Word Count: 2,540
Spoilers: None that I’m aware of.
Warnings: I’m not sure what year this takes place in. There is some mild language, not enough to tag as a TW (meaning just what the use in the movies).
A/N: This was moved from the same Wattpad story as my Tony Two-Shot P1. I also wrote this one and decided to move it over to Tumblr to keep my stories together. It is also an edited version.
(Y/N) watched Steve from across the restaurant. She was supposed to have a lady’s night with Natasha, Wanda, and Pepper. However, instead of having a no-boys-in-sight night, the boys happened to land a seat directly in their line of sight. “Why do they always follow us?”
Pepper assumed it was just Tony “He’s just trying to keep an eye on me in case something happened, it seems like something he would do again. It also seemed just like Tony to make it a coincidence that him and the boys were in the same restaurant as them.” She laughed a bit, “Every lady’s night out, Tony would insist that I take something with me as protection, my response is always the same ‘(Y/N) and Nat aren’t enough?’ He is right, I should at least have something with me.”
Natasha nodded, understandingly, “I see why Tony would worry, especially with everything that has happened to him and the team.”
“Would that really explain why everyone is here? I mean, if I were Tony, I would maybe take one person, disguise ourselves, and call for backup if we need it.” (Y/N) said, thinking out loud.
“That sure does seem like a move you and Tony would pull together,” Pepper smiled. “I think I would like to see him do that with someone.”
“Oh, bonus points if the disguises look really fake and cheesy.” (Y/N) laughed.
“If I were to guess, I would guess Vision is the culprit,” Wanda stated, “Sure Tony could worry. I think Bruce and Clint worry too. Vision is new to this kind of this, maybe they told him they would follow us this time and make sure we were all safe, despite me as very capable of taking care of myself.”
“That would make more sense, but only if they just started to follow us around. Vision just seems to be new at being like them.” (Y/N) said.
“I have to agree with (Y/N), but you do have a valid reason, Wanda.” Natasha said, taking a sip from her glass. “(Y/N), who do you think it could be?”
(Y/N) bit her lip, “I’m not so sure, it could be anyone.” She turned her attention back to the boys’ table, more specifically: Steve.
“I want you to know, your staring is very obvious,” Natasha leaned close to (Y/N)’s ear to whisper. “Just don’t start drooling.”
She looked back over at the girls, “Jeez, I wont start drooling, Nat. I swear it. Although, he might be enough to make me drool.”
“Who? Steve?” Wanda and Pepper said together. The grinned widely and laughed to themselves about how they spoke together and thought the same thing.
“Just go talk to him, maybe you two could get out of there together?” Wanda suggested, still smiling. “Maybe also tell him to make everyone stop following us from now on.”
“Oh, hell no, someone else go yell at them to stop. And I don’t think I can just get up and leave with Steve.” (Y/N) shook her head.
“What if I paid you?” Natasha asked.
“Maybe you just need some alcohol in your system,” Wanda said.
“No, and hell no. Although, Nat, how much are you willing to pay me? Enough to go to a fancy dinner with Steve?” (Y/N) chuckled.
“Nat, that’s so cheap.”
“Leave poor (Y/N) alone,” Pepper said.
“Thank you, the love of my life, you’re my savior.” (Y/N) laughed, she nearly snorted at her own words. Pepper laughed with her.
“(Y/N), LOOK OUT!” A recognizable voice called out to (Y/N). She was late to react, her attempt to shield herself from the blow failed. Luckily, Steve slid in front of her with his own shield, “Need an extra shield?”
“I guess I do, Cap’n.” She said, dropping her shield to her side. The threat that was before them vanished yet again, that could only mean it is looking for another member to attack.
“I don’t have one yet, if you have one, tell me now.” Steve said, looking around desperately. “Do we even know what we are fighting?”
“I’m no scientist or anything, Cap’n, but I’m pretty sure it isn’t human.” (Y/N) said, “I’ve been watching its patter, you block it and it finds someone or something else to hit. Maybe it thinks we are playing at game because it keeps coming back around. We were separated on purpose, for this purpose. I’m just made my shopping spree with Vision and Wanda got ruined by this. I don’t like the fact that aliens or freaks of nature just come here like the own the place and ruin my day.” (Y/N) gave Steve a cheeky smile.
“You are something else,” He said.
He looked up and saw the being begun to take form above them again. He readied his shield and (Y/N) followed in suit. The being hovered over the two instead of going in for an attack. Steve furrowed his eyebrows and opted to throw his shield at the being only to find out that his shield phased straight through. Steve stepped back, now without protection.
“That’s unfortunate.” (Y/N) muttered.
(Y/N) grabbed Steve by the arm and pulled him behind her all while keeping her eyes on the being above them. It almost looked like it was studying her and Steve. Without warning another attack was sent down, (Y/N) managed to block most of it. Then the cycle repeated, it disappeared to attack another Avenger and came back around. No one knew where to hit or what to hit.
The being came crashing down on Steve, who was still without his own shield. Steve made an attempt to protect himself, he found himself lying in debris. His ears were ringing, and his vision was blurred.
Enraged, (Y/N) came up with a plan that was bound to fail. If a solid object and phase directly through this creature, what good would fighting it do? In the moment, (Y/N) saw red. Before the being has a chance to vanish once again, she attempted to grasp at an arm-like appendage. To her surprise, she was successful, her fleshy hands were now trying to keep a tight grip on what felt like a slime covered squid. The sound the being made upon being grabbed was that of an unholy shrill, it was deafening. As loud and painful as it was to hear the shrill, (Y/N) held the squid-like creature in place. Tony and Thor both saw this as an opportunity to attack from above. Slowly the creature tried to move forward, it began to drag (Y/N), who was still trying to keep it in place.
Steve stood up, still very disoriented, he made his way to where he thought (Y/N) was. If it wasn’t for the matching shield on her back, Steve never would have been able to make out it was her. He grabbed onto the appendage to help her keep the creature in place while the rest of the team try to finish it. Wanda grazed over a weak point and directed her magic at it. Tony notice what Wanda had found and began to hit the same spot. Rather than falling, the creature exploded, sending Steve and (Y/N) flying backwards towards a pile of debris. (Y/N) tried to stop her herself from hitting the concrete. In attempt to protect her, Steve grabbed her before he hit the pile so she would land on him.
(Y/N) pulled herself to her feet after a moment, “Jesus, Steve!” She hissed and shook her head.
“Do you have any idea what you were doing?” (Y/N) lectured, “That was so infuriatingly stupid!”
He chuckled a bit, it turned into a cough. “Did you think I was going to let anything happen to you?” He sounded winded.
“Maybe you should have!” She pulled Steve out of the rubble. “Maybe two injured heroes are better than one stupid Captain America!” (Y/N) tapped into her earpiece, “Stark, I could use a hand. Rogers is a little more injured than I would like him to be.
“More injured than you would like me to be, huh?” Steve questioned.
“Don’t give me that crap, Steve. Only Tony can give me that crap. Just shut up and wait a sec. You need proper help.” (Y/N) spat.
(Y/N) was curled up on the couch in her favorite blanket. Thor was sitting next to her, the two were engaged in a conversation about how Thor likes it on Earth. To the opposite side of (Y/N), Steve was leaning against her listening to Tony and Bruce talk about what they should start working on next. He did his best to also listen to Thor and (Y/N). Listening to two conversations seemed to exhaust Steve, he tried to nod off.
The team being together was (Y/N)’s idea, she thought it would be a great idea to have a ‘sleepover’. So far Tony and Bruce seemed to be loving the idea more than (Y/N) anticipated.
“Miss (Y/N), it seems that Steve has fallen asleep on your shoulder.” Thor pointed out.
“Oh, maybe that’s why his head felt heavier.” (Y/N) laughed to herself, “I don’t mind it at all.”
Steve was trying to sleep because he was bored and tired. He spent most of the day training and running errands for Tony to be nice. Steve wasn’t entirely sure that he wanted to be asleep next to (Y/N), at the same time he couldn’t think of a better place.
“Oh, Tony, could you get me more hot chocolate?” (Y/N) asked.
“Miss (Y/N), I can do that for you.” Thor said.
“Thank you, But I asked Tony! Tony!” (Y/N) held out her cup to Tony with the arm Steve wasn’t laying on.
“Look, just because Star Spangled Banner decided you are more comfortable than a bed, does not mean I will do anything for you. Just move him or something,” Tony told her, not having any of her bossiness.
“Okay, then, just do it when you go to refill your drink, duh!” (Y/N) said with a snarky attitude to match Tony’s. “Hey, Thor could you just drape my blanket on Steve?” (Y/N) shimmied herself out of her blanket the best she could without disturbing Steve. “He’s probably going to need it.”
“Of course,” Thor said, he took the blanket from (Y/N) and draped it quickly over Steve. “Like this?” He asked.
“Yes, perfect. Thank you.”
Natasha and Wanda exchanged looks; they both knew the real reason (Y/N) gave up her blanket. She was more than happy to be Steve’s pillow. She was truly more than happy to go above and beyond for Steve. (Y/N) grew up joking that being someone’s pillow, even a pet, was the greatest honor.
Steve shifted slightly to give the illusion that he truly was asleep, he wanted to understand the intention of giving him her blanket. He needed to pretend to be asleep and hope that someone makes her talk. He knew that she was usually kind to him, she often had her fair share of outbursts that are mostly when he gets hurt, she only calls his stupid. She is usually the first one to assist Steve when he needs it or asks for it. (Y/N) is always excited to see him and be with him, she never gets that excited to be with anyone else. Maybe Clint’s kids. Could she feel the same? Steve wondered.
(Y/N) tensed slightly at Steve’s movement, she was temporarily afraid that they woke him up. She glanced over at Steve, who was still asleep, and she relaxed.
“Now that Star Bangled Banner is asleep,” Tony said, “Tell me what’s going on with you two.”
“What do you mean, Tony?” (Y/N) asked.
“Are you two secretly dating and are too afraid to tell us? Are you just crushing really hard on Steve?” Tony pressed.
“Ha, you’re crazy!” (Y/N) said a bit too loud.
“Tony will pay you if you tell the truth,” Wanda said.
“How much will I get from Tony?” (Y/N) looked at Wanda.
“Tony, how much are you going to pay her?” Wanda leaned to her side to look at Tony.
“Me? Pay her?” Tony asked. “I just want to see if she lies to me and I know that she is. The way she looks at Steve all the time. I saw her staring at Steve the last time we followed you to a girl’s night out.”
“He admits it!” (Y/N) cheered.
“You aren’t denying what I saw.” Tony smirked.
“Because it was true,” (Y/N) sighed. “Damn, I really can’t hide it forever can I?”
“No, but you should tell him, even if you get rejected.” Bruce spoke up.
“Oh my God, Bruce, I forgot you were here.” (Y/N) looked at him with wide eyes. “Oh, that scared me a bit.”
Bruce chuckled, “Amazing.”
“Good job, Bruce, you’re going to give her a heart attack,” Tony said.
“If I promise to tell Steve, will you answer one question?” (Y/N) asked, looking at each of the conscious men.
They all nodded.
“Who is the mastermind behind following us to girl’s night?” (Y/N) asked.
“I’m innocent for the last 5 nights,” Tony put his hands up in defense.
“I would never come up with the idea to follow such strong women,” Thor looked at (Y/N), Natasha, and Wanda.
“It was Steve,” Bruce said. “He wanted to make sure you were alright, and nothing was going to happen, even with Natasha there.”
“I’m so glad you guys trust me to save the girls.” Natasha said, just loud enough to make Wanda laugh.
“That’s crazy, the only time I’m not in good hands is when Natasha isn’t around. She once hit me with my own wine glass. I can’t remember why.” (Y/N) laughed. “I can’t honestly believe that it was Steve’s idea.
“I can,” Natasha said. “I think I also hit you because you did something stupid.”
“Yeah that makes sense,” (Y/N) looked at Natasha. “God, not I have to tell Steve how I feel. That’s going to be hard.”
“Ah, just drop hints and laugh when he has no idea what you mean,” Tony suggested. He got up to refill his drink and kindly tool (Y/N)’s cup with him.
“That’s a terrible idea,” Steve mumbled, deciding it was time to stop pretending to be asleep.
(Y/N) threw herself off the couch and turned to look at Steve, mortified, “Steve! You were awake this whole damn time?” She nearly shouted.
Steve sat up, “Yes, yeah, I was.” He said, looking a little upset that his human pillow left him. “You didn’t need to throw yourself off the couch, I was comfortable.”
“I’m sure the hell you were, you’re such a jerk, Rogers. Now I can’t ask you out!” (Y/N) exclaimed.
Natasha and Wanda laughed watching how animated (Y/N) was being.
“Tony, are you watching?” Bruce called from where he was sitting.
“I was never going to let you ask me out anyway, I’m too old fashioned.” Steve admitted, “I guess I was just too scared myself. But are you really only mad about that?”
“Absolutely. Furious about it.” (Y/N) crossed her arms and looked at Steve.
Tony walked back in with his drink and (Y/N)’s refilled hot chocolate, “When’s the wedding? Am I the best man?”