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08 December 2009 @ 12:12 am
Iron Man Gen Fiction: "Betrayed" (Tony, Obi, PG)  
Title: Betrayed
Fandom: Iron Man Movie-verse
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Tony, Obadiah (Gen, Angst)
Rating: PG
Summary: There weren't many people Tony trusted...
Author's Notes: This is another one of the stories for the 15-word fic meme that I'm posting up separately.

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There weren't many people Tony trusted, beyond the fact of those he paid to do what they were told and that it usually worked out.

But Obadiah Stane had been like a father to him, supporting his ideas all those years and being honestly interested in him in a way his real father had never managed.

The cold glimmer in Obi's eyes as he took the arc reactor from Tony's chest was like the star-broken blackness of night above the cloud-layer, pitiless and frozen.

Tony lay there paralyzed and helpless while the pain rose inside him, signaling the movement of deadly metal as it tore toward his heart.

Obi watched, unconcerned, as the damage increased until Tony gasped with fear and anguish. Then he smiled—the bastard smiled—and turned his back on Tony and the entire history they'd built over the years.

The arc reactor gleamed in his hands as he walked away, leaving Tony to the cruel inevitability of his fate.


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The Huntresshuntress69 on December 9th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
I think this is the only movie he's done that truly made me hate Jeff Bridges.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: IronManhalfshellvenus on December 9th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
It's such a shock, too, because you know how important his support would have been to Tony over the years (not that he'd admit it), and then the betrayal-- the deadly betrayal, twice.

Ouch. *whimpers*
The Huntresshuntress69 on December 10th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
I dunno if you got notified, but I posted an Iron Man 2 Pic!Spam earlier today.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: IronManhalfshellvenus on December 10th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
I meant to look at it once I got home!

And I finally got a couple of comments in my email, though they were from 2-3 days ago. :0

I can see when people are commenting on my journal, but when they're conversing with me on their own journals I'm clueless. :/
The Huntresshuntress69 on December 10th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
I can now see the ones at my own LJ, but yeah, I think I am missing others. But I did want to let you know about the pic!spam!
realpestilencerealpestilence on July 30th, 2012 02:53 pm (UTC)
Very, very real and true. I think it's easy for viewers to forget, because it's so much fun watching Tony's wittiness-naughtiness, that just because he doesn't talk about Obie (or Yensin, for another example), it doesn't mean he's forgotten. Or forgiven.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: IronManhalfshellvenus on July 31st, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
The side-stories of Tony and Obie/Yinsen are one of the things I loved so much about the first movie. There was snark and naughtiness, but there were also moments of excellent drama (every aspect of Yinsen!) and the undercurrent of that emotionally neglected childhood that make the movie so much more interesting than just "Whee, awesome, car-torching, kaBLAM!"
realpestilencerealpestilence on July 31st, 2012 11:29 am (UTC)
Tony is a surprisingly naked character, for all his barbed armor. I can't imagine anyone playing him better than RDJ, and not just for the unfortunate parallels.

There's so much depth to his portrayal that, even in the character's worst moments, you still feel for and understand the guy. It's intimate to a degree I don't remember interacting with a fictional character before-certainly, not often, and not in a long time.