ithildin
30 December 2013 @ 07:20 pm
'You May Not Pass This Way Again' (01/01)  
Title: You May Not Pass This Way Again
Fandoms: Iron Man/Marvel Movies, Pirates of the Caribbean, Highlander
Rating: General Audiences
Characters: Tony Stark, Howard Stark, Peggy Carter, Walt Disney, Clark Gable, Charlotte Sparrow/Black
Notes: I've always said that the Jack Sparrow I write is the one from the end of the first movie, after he shoots Barbossa, the Jack with the façade stripped way. As this series as progressed, I began to realize that Charlotte's Jack isn't necessarily the exact one presented in the films. This is my explanation.
Summary: A chance meeting at a party, one man's dream versus another's, can change your future.
 
 
ithildin
09 September 2013 @ 05:49 pm
'Priorities' (01/01)  
Rating: PG
Character(s): Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Ezra Standish, Methos, Charlotte Sparrow.
Notes:: A bit of a sequel to Vigil, set during those last scenes in Iron Man III. Het flavoured friendship fic, complete, Highlander/Iron Man with Magnificent Seven seasonings.
Summary: Tony knows what his priorities are.



Priorities

"How's our patient?" Charlotte asked Ezra as she entered Tony's Shanghai hospital room—though room didn't quite cover it. It was more like a penthouse suite in some five star hotel. )

 
 
ithildin
13 May 2013 @ 05:21 pm
'What's Rule Number One?' (01/01)  
Rating: PG
Notes: Gen friendship fic. One of these days, I hope to write a full story based around the events of IM III, but till then, I had to write this little epilogue to get the voices out of my head. Spoilery note at the end.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Original Character
Summary: Tony has a lot to be grateful for - even if he did forget rule number one.

=______________________=



What's Rule Number One?

"Happy is going to hit the roof when he wakes up!" Charlotte said, pointing a finger at Tony. "What's rule number one, Tony?" she demanded.

He crinkled his eyes, as if thinking. "Don't swim for an hour after eating?"

"Try again."

"Don't tick you off when you're holding the bail money?" A smile tugged at his lips. )

 
 
ithildin
26 March 2013 @ 06:05 pm
Wow, they talk  
So working on part four of Equivocal Coalescence, and have managed about 2000 words of Tony and Charlotte talking. Everything from pecan pancakes to Benjamin Franklin. Really, guys? Well, on the flip side, it's a nice set up to the angst of Tony's birthday party and the mansion going boom. And Tony finally finding out that Charlotte knew his father in WWII.
 
 
ithildin
02 March 2013 @ 05:19 pm
I appear....  
to be writing the sequel to Transformative Variations - at least for now. Even have a title: Equivocal Coalescence. Thought it kept the title theme going, along with the first story, Practical Applications. And boy, little did I know where my little Tony Stark one shot in PA would lead to! Dratted man.
 
 
ithildin
11 February 2013 @ 06:07 pm
'Riding Into the Sunrise' (01/01)  
Fandoms: Iron Man/Marvel Movieverse, Highlander
Rating: PG15
Warnings/Notes: Complete, 1700 words, gen friendship fic with background Tony/Pepper and Methos/OFC. This is an epilogue 'Til These Memories Are Pearls, and If I Never Knew You, and is set at some indeterminate point between The Avengers and Iron Man III.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Methos, Charlotte Sparrow.
Summary: Methos and Tony resolve to control their destiny.

_________________________===============_________________________



Riding Into the Sunrise

"Did you sleep well?" Charlotte asked Tony as she joined him at the corral fence.

It was quiet in the predawn, only a few birds twittering sleepily, waiting for the rising of the sun. )

 
 
ithildin
26 January 2013 @ 03:10 pm
''Til These Memories Are Pearls'  
Fandoms: Iron Man/Marvel Movieverse, Highlander
Rating: PG15
Warnings/Notes: Complete, 1500 words, het flavoured gen friendship fic. This is my way of dealing with the IM III trailer, and the story is set at some indeterminate point between The Avengers and Iron Man III. Tony/Pepper and Methos/OFC implied.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Charlotte Sparrow.
Summary: After New York, Tony tries to pick up the pieces of the life he had before that day the Tesseract awoke.

Added Note: While there is no major character in this, deaths from a century before are discussed.

============_________________________============



'Til These Memories Are Pearls

"Tony," a hitch of fear caught at her voice. "Has something happened? Pepper—"

Coming home to find Tony sitting in her kitchen, drinking her whisky, was not what she'd expected when she walked in to preheat the oven for supper. What was wrong? )

Link on AO3

 
 
ithildin
20 August 2012 @ 09:23 pm
Pardon Me Whilst I Look Back  
Doing a little rereading after putting together the preceding summary. I think this bit from Tequila Lullaby--which is set just after Afghanistan--really is the heart of the Tony & Charlotte friendship. Also, it always makes me weepy.

"When I sleep, I remember. I can't drink enough to stop remembering."

"So you don't sleep."

"Yeah." He wrapped his arms around her. "So I don't sleep."

"You can sleep tonight, Tony love," she assured him softly. "I won't leave, I promise."

"You love me, right, Birdie?"

"You know I do."

"I mean, you love me for me. Despite me being me."

Laughing, she held him close. "You just realizing that?"

"I've always known, but maybe I didn't really always believe it." He sounded so very tired. Once again, Charlotte was struck by his fragility. He'd spent three months in hell, and he looked it. More than that, he radiated it. "They think I'm crazy, the board, the world. I'm not, Birdie, you know I'm not."

"I know, Tony."

Slumping against her, he whispered, "I should be dead, just like Yinsen, just like Jimmy. How come I'm alive and they aren't?"


How many times had she asked herself a similar question? Why did she get to live forever when those she loved grew old and died in what seemed like an eye blink? )
 
 
ithildin
20 August 2012 @ 09:23 pm
Pardon Me Whilst I Look Back  
Doing a little rereading after putting together the preceding summary. I think this bit from Tequila Lullaby--which is set just after Afghanistan--really is the heart of the Tony & Charlotte friendship. Also, it always makes me weepy.

"When I sleep, I remember. I can't drink enough to stop remembering."

"So you don't sleep."

"Yeah." He wrapped his arms around her. "So I don't sleep."

"You can sleep tonight, Tony love," she assured him softly. "I won't leave, I promise."

"You love me, right, Birdie?"

"You know I do."

"I mean, you love me for me. Despite me being me."

Laughing, she held him close. "You just realizing that?"

"I've always known, but maybe I didn't really always believe it." He sounded so very tired. Once again, Charlotte was struck by his fragility. He'd spent three months in hell, and he looked it. More than that, he radiated it. "They think I'm crazy, the board, the world. I'm not, Birdie, you know I'm not."

"I know, Tony."

Slumping against her, he whispered, "I should be dead, just like Yinsen, just like Jimmy. How come I'm alive and they aren't?"


How many times had she asked herself a similar question? Why did she get to live forever when those she loved grew old and died in what seemed like an eye blink? )
 
 
ithildin
20 August 2012 @ 09:23 pm
Pardon Me Whilst I Look Back  
Doing a little rereading after putting together the preceding summary. I think this bit from Tequila Lullaby--which is set just after Afghanistan--really is the heart of the Tony & Charlotte friendship. Also, it always makes me weepy.

"When I sleep, I remember. I can't drink enough to stop remembering."

"So you don't sleep."

"Yeah." He wrapped his arms around her. "So I don't sleep."

"You can sleep tonight, Tony love," she assured him softly. "I won't leave, I promise."

"You love me, right, Birdie?"

"You know I do."

"I mean, you love me for me. Despite me being me."

Laughing, she held him close. "You just realizing that?"

"I've always known, but maybe I didn't really always believe it." He sounded so very tired. Once again, Charlotte was struck by his fragility. He'd spent three months in hell, and he looked it. More than that, he radiated it. "They think I'm crazy, the board, the world. I'm not, Birdie, you know I'm not."

"I know, Tony."

Slumping against her, he whispered, "I should be dead, just like Yinsen, just like Jimmy. How come I'm alive and they aren't?"


How many times had she asked herself a similar question? Why did she get to live forever when those she loved grew old and died in what seemed like an eye blink? )
 
 
ithildin
17 August 2012 @ 06:23 pm
'Project Tortuga' (01/01)  
I've never written Bruce Banner before....

Fandoms: Marvel Movies, Iron Man, Incredible Hulk,with references to the Highlander concept of Immortality.
Rating: PG
Warnings/Notes: Complete, friendship, post Avengers. The fifth installment in the 'Small Moments' serial.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Bruce Banner
Summary: Tony attempts to build a foundation of trust between two friends.

Project Tortuga

"A cocktail party? Really, Tony?" Bruce Banner pushed his glasses farther up his nose, giving Tony Stark an unbelieving look.

"Not a cocktail party, I told you," Tony objected. "Just drinks with friends. She may have agreed to your participation in our little project, but I want Birdie to get to know you. It's important; she has enough to be afraid of."

Tony had shown up in the lab space he had given Bruce in Stark Tower a short while earlier to go over ideas for what Tony was calling 'Project Tortuga'. Not that Bruce had any idea exactly why he'd named it that. He was beginning to chalk up such mysteries as 'it's just Tony', even though he'd known the man less than a month. )


Previous Installments
A Life Safety Issue
Pirate's Holiday
Still What We Are
Obi Wan Tony, You're My Only Hope

On AO3

 
 
ithildin
17 August 2012 @ 06:23 pm
'Project Tortuga' (01/01)  
I've never written Bruce Banner before....

Fandoms: Marvel Movies, Iron Man, Incredible Hulk,with references to the Highlander concept of Immortality.
Rating: PG
Warnings/Notes: Complete, friendship, post Avengers. The fifth installment in the 'Small Moments' serial.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Bruce Banner
Summary: Tony attempts to build a foundation of trust between two friends.

Project Tortuga

"A cocktail party? Really, Tony?" Bruce Banner pushed his glasses farther up his nose, giving Tony Stark an unbelieving look.

"Not a cocktail party, I told you," Tony objected. "Just drinks with friends. She may have agreed to your participation in our little project, but I want Birdie to get to know you. It's important; she has enough to be afraid of."

Tony had shown up in the lab space he had given Bruce in Stark Tower a short while earlier to go over ideas for what Tony was calling 'Project Tortuga'. Not that Bruce had any idea exactly why he'd named it that. He was beginning to chalk up such mysteries as 'it's just Tony', even though he'd known the man less than a month. )


Previous Installments
A Life Safety Issue
Pirate's Holiday
Still What We Are
Obi Wan Tony, You're My Only Hope

On AO3

 
 
ithildin
17 August 2012 @ 06:23 pm
'Project Tortuga' (01/01)  
I've never written Bruce Banner before....

Fandoms: Marvel Movies, Iron Man, Incredible Hulk,with references to the Highlander concept of Immortality.
Rating: PG
Warnings/Notes: Complete, friendship, post Avengers. The fifth installment in the 'Small Moments' serial.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Bruce Banner
Summary: Tony attempts to build a foundation of trust between two friends.

Project Tortuga

"A cocktail party? Really, Tony?" Bruce Banner pushed his glasses farther up his nose, giving Tony Stark an unbelieving look.

"Not a cocktail party, I told you," Tony objected. "Just drinks with friends. She may have agreed to your participation in our little project, but I want Birdie to get to know you. It's important; she has enough to be afraid of."

Tony had shown up in the lab space he had given Bruce in Stark Tower a short while earlier to go over ideas for what Tony was calling 'Project Tortuga'. Not that Bruce had any idea exactly why he'd named it that. He was beginning to chalk up such mysteries as 'it's just Tony', even though he'd known the man less than a month. )


Previous Installments
A Life Safety Issue
Pirate's Holiday
Still What We Are
Obi Wan Tony, You're My Only Hope

On AO3

 
 
ithildin
12 August 2012 @ 06:01 pm
Obi Wan Tony, You're My Only Hope (01/01)  
Fandoms: Marvel Movies, Iron Man, with references to Highlander characters and the concept of Immortality.
Rating: PG
Warnings/Notes: Complete, friendship, post Avengers. The fourth installment in the 'Small Moments' serial.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Charlotte Sparrow
Summary: Charlotte places all her trust in the only genius on her speed-dial.

Obi Wan Tony, You're My Only Hope

Tony takes a swallow of his espresso, studying his friend's face. She was doing a lousy job of hiding her feelings, pretending to be interested in his explanation of his latest experiment. )


Previous Installments
A Life Safety Issue
Pirate's Holiday
Still What We Are
Next Up: Project Tortuga
On AO3

 
 
ithildin
12 August 2012 @ 06:01 pm
Obi Wan Tony, You're My Only Hope (01/01)  
Fandoms: Marvel Movies, Iron Man, with references to Highlander characters and the concept of Immortality.
Rating: PG
Warnings/Notes: Complete, friendship, post Avengers. The fourth installment in the 'Small Moments' serial.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Charlotte Sparrow
Summary: Charlotte places all her trust in the only genius on her speed-dial.

Obi Wan Tony, You're My Only Hope

Tony takes a swallow of his espresso, studying his friend's face. She was doing a lousy job of hiding her feelings, pretending to be interested in his explanation of his latest experiment. )


Previous Installments
A Life Safety Issue
Pirate's Holiday
Still What We Are
Next Up: Project Tortuga
On AO3

 
 
ithildin
12 August 2012 @ 06:01 pm
Obi Wan Tony, You're My Only Hope (01/01)  
Fandoms: Marvel Movies, Iron Man, with references to Highlander characters and the concept of Immortality.
Rating: PG
Warnings/Notes: Complete, friendship, post Avengers. The fourth installment in the 'Small Moments' serial.
Character(s): Tony Stark, Charlotte Sparrow
Summary: Charlotte places all her trust in the only genius on her speed-dial.

Obi Wan Tony, You're My Only Hope

Tony takes a swallow of his espresso, studying his friend's face. She was doing a lousy job of hiding her feelings, pretending to be interested in his explanation of his latest experiment. )


Previous Installments
A Life Safety Issue
Pirate's Holiday
Still What We Are

On AO3

 
 
ithildin
21 July 2012 @ 08:09 pm
'Pirate's Holiday' (01/01)  
The second in the 'Small Moments' serial, the first being A Life Safety Issue.

Fandoms: Marvel Movies, Iron Man, with references to Highlander characters and the concept of Immortality.
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings/Notes: Complete, friendship, love.
Character(s): Tony Stark/Pepper Potts, Charlotte Sparrow
Summary: It's the little things that matter.

Pirate's Holiday

"What about Monaco this year?" Tony asked, fingering the wine glass in front of him.

"I don't know, Tony…." Pepper shook her head slightly, looking at Charlotte.

"You'd be mobbed," Charlotte said. "After everything that's happened the last week, I think we should skip it this year."

"But that's our place. We go every year." He didn't sound happy. Tony and Charlotte had met there eleven years ago at a party, and the two of them had gone every year since, along with Charlotte's cousin and Tony's best friend, Ezra.

Pepper poured more wine into her glass. )


Small Moments
A Life Safety Issue
Pirate's Holiday
Still What We Are

 
 
ithildin
21 July 2012 @ 08:09 pm
'Pirate's Holiday' (01/01)  
The second in the 'Small Moments' serial, the first being A Life Safety Issue.

Fandoms: Marvel Movies, Iron Man, with references to Highlander characters and the concept of Immortality.
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings/Notes: Complete, friendship, love.
Character(s): Tony Stark/Pepper Potts, Charlotte Sparrow
Summary: It's the little things that matter.

Pirate's Holiday

"What about Monaco this year?" Tony asked, fingering the wine glass in front of him.

"I don't know, Tony…." Pepper shook her head slightly, looking at Charlotte.

"You'd be mobbed," Charlotte said. "After everything that's happened the last week, I think we should skip it this year."

"But that's our place. We go every year." He didn't sound happy. Tony and Charlotte had met there eleven years ago at a party, and the two of them had gone every year since, along with Charlotte's cousin and Tony's best friend, Ezra.

Pepper poured more wine into her glass. )


Small Moments
A Life Safety Issue
Pirate's Holiday
Still What We Are

 
 
ithildin
21 July 2012 @ 08:09 pm
'Pirate's Holiday' (01/01)  
The second in the 'Small Moments' serial, the first being A Life Safety Issue.

Fandoms: Marvel Movies, Iron Man, with references to Highlander characters and the concept of Immortality.
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings/Notes: Complete, friendship, love.
Character(s): Tony Stark/Pepper Potts, Charlotte Sparrow
Summary: It's the little things that matter.

Pirate's Holiday

"What about Monaco this year?" Tony asked, fingering the wine glass in front of him.

"I don't know, Tony…." Pepper shook her head slightly, looking at Charlotte.

"You'd be mobbed," Charlotte said. "After everything that's happened the last week, I think we should skip it this year."

"But that's our place. We go every year." He didn't sound happy. Tony and Charlotte had met there eleven years ago at a party, and the two of them had gone every year since, along with Charlotte's cousin and Tony's best friend, Ezra.

Pepper poured more wine into her glass. )

 
 
ithildin
21 July 2012 @ 02:41 pm
'A Life Safety Issue' (01/01)  
The small cozy fic won out, at least for now. This is going to be along the same format as my Pirates of the Caribbean serial, The Strangest Places, a series of short interconnected stories. I'd really enjoyed writing those in that manner, so revisiting the concept.

These are set a few days after the end of The Avengers.

Fandoms: Marvel Movies, Iron Man
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings/Notes: Complete, gen, friendship.
Character(s): Tony Stark, JARVIS, Original Character.
Summary: It's the little things that matter.

Small Moments ~ A Life Safety Issue

"Have everything you need there?" Charlotte Sparrow asked, leaning against the kitchen door frame, arms crossed, tapping a foot.

The shoulders of the man raiding her fridge tensed slightly, before turning around, an apple pie in his hands.  )


Small Moments
A Life Safety Issue
Pirate's Holiday
Still What We Are