1) The first fic is one where Steve and Tony are together, and they have a child. I can't remember whether it was mpreg or whether the kid was adopted, or whether it was Peter Parker. I think the kid was quite young. And somehow, Howard Stark comes into the future, or is reanimated or whatever. He's basically a dick, but only to Tony. The thing that stands out the most is the homophobia though, I remember him telling Tony something like "You're not good enough for Steve" or something. And I remember a scene in which Howard is yelling at Tony and the kid, and Tony yells back because no one offends his child. And then Steve walks in and thinks Tony's misbehaving and tells him off, in front of everyone, as if he's the one to blame. I remember the kid (maybe?) asking Tony if daddy didn't love them anymore. I'm pretty sure it was resolved in the end. Anyone know which fic I'm on about?
--> In related requests, any recs for fics where the team/steve find out about just exactly how massive a bag of dicks Howard Stark was. I don't mind if there's time travelling, or if it's just videos or what, as long as Tony's validated. Naturally, I'd like if Tony wasn't a woobie, but sometimes I guess it's unavoidable.
2) The second fic is much darker than the first. The fic revolved around a kidnapping. In the sense that Tony'd been nabbed by someone and he fought his way out of it because he didn't expect anyone would care. The team noticed he was missing but when they asked him where he'd been, he brushed it off as having been on holiday or something. Maybe Steve scolded him for it? They found out that he'd been kidnapped in the end though, and that he was medicating himself and taking care of his own injuries and everyone was horrified. I remember that later in the fic it came out that Tony had some serious illness which had required him to recuperate somewhere out of New York, and that while he'd been healing, he'd built and designed Jarvis. There was also some sort of code-word between Tony, Happy and Jarvis, where they used it to point out something important, in front of the rest of the team. I remember that Jarvis mentioned he didn't trust Rhodey, even though Tony had forgiven him, because he'd never forget the suit stealing incident. I remember it being heart-breaking, and very well written. I hope someone knows what I'm talking about!
--> Are there any fics in which Tony is more cautious, and more serious than he's portrayed in fandom? Like fics where everyone who spends any time with him can tell that his TV personna is a personality only, and that he doesn't talk when he doesn't need to, and doesn't spend any time with the people he doesn't need to see, and that he's actually just working all the time. Any fic in which people genuinely respect Tony, and I'm not just talking about the Team. Like other people. His board, his business partners, people who work for him, because he's a good boss. They work hard and he takes care of them. Am I making sense?
I hope you guys can help me! I'm losing my mind here! Thanks in advance!