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09 May 2009 @ 12:59 am
Iron Man Slash Fiction: "The Principle Of Parabolic Persuation" (Tony/Rhodey, PG-13)  
Title: The Principle Of Parabolic Persuasion
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Tony/Rhodey (Iron Man Movieverse, Slash)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Sometimes the world can wait…
Author's Notes: Drabble Meme offering for tyrical, who wanted Tony/Rhodey on a lazy afternoon. Standalone, or could be seen as part of the "Aligning Chemistry" series.

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"Feels like every time I come over here, I wind up strapping on the suit."

Tony looks up at the sound of Rhodey's voice, his hands busy with something on the workbench. "You're tired of it already?"

"No!" Rhodey moves closer to see what Tony's up to. "You know I love the suit. And our rescue missions too—all that Superman stuff is tight man, totally the shit. But it's just… it's hard to relax, you know? I never know how much time we'll have where it's just us, before something else comes knocking."

Tony smiles with a hint of mischief, pulls Rhodey in close, forehead-to-forehead. "Got no plans to put the suit on today," he murmurs against Rhodey's lips.

"But you don't know, right? I mean, it could happen."

Tony gives him one of those kisses that could probably be used as an interrogation technique. "Sure, but lots of things could happen. A plane could fall out of the sky—doesn't mean I'm planning on the possibility."

Rhodey slips his arms around Tony's waist, rolls up against him in a slow, smooth tease. "Finally found a way to make the world behave itself, huh?"

"Nah." Tony kisses him again, sucking on Rhodey's lower lip and licking his way inside until Rhodey almost forgets he had a point he was trying to make. "I'm putting Jarvis on babysitter duty instead. Anything lower than a catastrophe goes straight to the police or the fire department. He'll do the monitoring, and I don't have to know about it unless it's important."

"Ah," Rhodey says, a grin starting to form, "basically, you've found a way to keep yourself from being tempted."

"I wouldn't say that," Tony frowns.

"You almost went after a fender-bender last week. I mean, a school bus was involved, but still."

"It was a slow afternoon."

"That was the idea! You and me, with no appointments or schedules to keep. I know you've got the sports cars and the houses in Majorca and Dubai and all, but what I've got is you. My idea of luxury is the time we spend together, even if being with me isn't as thrilling as a lot of other things you could be doing."

Tony shakes his head. "The houses and cars are mostly a distraction. All of it is, really. When you don't have what you want—the things that matter—it's a whole lot easier if you just keep moving." He strokes Rhodey's cheeks with his thumbs, gazing deeply into Rhodey's eyes as if to make sure he understands. "Everything's different now," he says, in the softest voice Rhodey has ever heard.

"So you're cool with just hanging out here, nowhere to be, no-one to save." Rhodey says lightly.

"Does it involve you getting naked?" Tony asks in serious tones.

"Damn right it does."

Tony rubs his hand across Rhodey's ass, cupping it as he nips Rhodey's earlobe with his teeth. "Then I'm very okay with that," he whispers, kissing Rhodey's neck until it makes Rhodey shiver and draw him in tight.

"Here?" Rhodey suggests as he rubs against Tony with savage interest.

"Fuck, yeah." Tony pulls him toward the sofa and attacks Rhodey's neck, picking up where he left off. "Good thing I already set this up. Jarvis?"

"Sir?"

"You're on your own. Watch the store."


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tyricaltyrical on May 11th, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)
Thank you, I loved the hint of insecurity from Rhodney. Tony's answer was perfect. The best way to spend a Sunday.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: IronManhalfshellvenus on May 11th, 2009 05:22 am (UTC)
You're welcome! It wound up being a decent-length interlude, too.

I can imagine the war that each of these men has with himself. Rhodey has seen the parade of Tony's partners, and the restlessness and all the toys-- how can he possibly compete? And Tony is just sure the other shoe's going to drop: Rhodey has only ever been interested in women before, so how long before he goes back to that? And Tony knows he can't possibly live up to the high opinion Rhodey has always held of him. The twinges of angst may always lurk at the edges...

But on the other hand, the now is inarguably wonderful-- great toys, great purpose, and most of all... each other.

I'd love to spend a Sunday afternoon eavesdropping on theirs. ;)
happy is as happy does: Robert & Terrence - Ironman (movie)happywriter06 on May 22nd, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
"That was the idea! You and me, with no appointments or schedules to keep. I know you've got the sports cars and the houses in Majorca and Dubai and all, but what I've got is you. My idea of luxury is the time we spend together, even if being with me isn't as thrilling as a lot of other things you could be doing."
Oh, my heart. I can see him saying this. *hugs this OTP*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: IronManhalfshellvenus on May 22nd, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
I so love these two together, and it's painful to have the fandom sort of die away. They're still pretty and shiny, and the new movie hasn't come out yet. Let's enjoy them while we can!

And let them porn around and save the world together. ;)
happy is as happy does: Jim happywriter06 on May 29th, 2009 07:00 am (UTC)
And let them porn around and save the world together.
It's a tough job but somebody's got to do it.
n3m3sis43n3m3sis43 on October 11th, 2012 11:07 am (UTC)
So much hotness in so few words. I don't even need to know what happens next.