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Aanon Burr, Sir ([personal profile] aanonburr) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2016-05-07 12:44 pm

the picture prompt

the picture prompt meme

I — Comment with your character.
II — Others will leave a picture (or two, or three...)
III — Reply to them with a setting based on the picture.

IV — Link to any pictures that are NSFW, please.
V — Be aware that this meme will likely be image-heavy. That's kind of the point.

Link to an image:

Embed an image in your reply:

You can control width and height of your pictures:
ironegotism: (pic#)

Is post-CW okay? If not, lmk, I can change!

[personal profile] ironegotism 2016-05-09 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
After everything that's happened, one thing after the next--all wham bam thank you ma'am--it was almost too easy for Peter to slip from his mind. Too easy, once he'd rushed off to handle the next part of the ever-ongoing crisis in the Life of the Avengers. It should have been a soap opera, honestly. Except instead of tragic, overly-contrived hospital scenes, there could be explosions. Their group seemed to be naturals at that.

Now that said crisis is finally over, the little nagging voice inside his head (pretty sure that's Pepper) is telling him to go check up on Spider...man. Yeah.

Which is exactly why he's back in Queens. Not at the apartment--that might seem a little too fishy if he makes too many appearances there. Nope, FRIDAY's already tracked the little web-slinging acrobat, and he's zipping past buildings in his suit, hot in pursuit. And when he finally finds who he's after? Well, he'll land beside him on a rooftop.

Maybe hunting him down as Iron Man is a little excessive, but this check in is long overdue. At least there's one thing he can try to make right.

"Hey kid."
spideyguy: (Talking)

Works for me!

[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-09 12:46 am (UTC)(link)
The fight Tony brought him into was never his own. Peter's been ignoring his guilt over the whole thing for a while now, and he intends to keep it that way. He was there for the day to day crime, fighting out on the streets. He grabbed the purse snatchers and stopped speeding trucks. Occasionally something more intense would drop into his lap, but that was an occupational hazard. Getting involved in a superhero family feud? He should have known better.

Peter heard the suit coming in his direction, but he figured if he retreated far enough into Queens, Tony would pass him by. No such luck. He's perched on the edge of the building, debating the merits of jumping off. Whatever he wanted, Tony knew where he lived, so it was only putting off the inevitable.

"You know I pay taxes, right?"
ironegotism: (pic#10146418)

[personal profile] ironegotism 2016-05-09 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
"A law abiding citizen." He whistles low, once he flips the mask up from his suit. "Good on you."

Too bad he doesn't sound very sincere. Taxes. Pfft. When's the last time he worried about paying taxes? He has Pepper to handle those sorts of things, and it doesn't make him any less of a man, thank you very much.

He purses his lips, looking Spidey over, taking in the minute details of posture, state of the uniform, etcetera etcetera. "How's it working?" He inclines his head.

Roundabout way of asking how Peter's doing? You betcha.
spideyguy: (SM Crawl)

[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-10 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
"An over 18 law abiding citizen." Peter corrects, observing Tony with mild caution. He would rather not take another beating from Captain America, so if Tony was here for his help again, he'd probably attempt to say no (he says attempt, as it was unlikely he would be successful in refusing).

"It's working." Peter shrugs a little, dropping from his crouch to sit on the edge of the building. "Tears a lot less. I hate sewing, so thanks."
ironegotism: (pic#10240835)

Hi! Sorry for the delay, was on a trip this week. Totally braindead the last few days

[personal profile] ironegotism 2016-05-14 01:11 pm (UTC)(link)
"Okay, Underoos." Eighteen. Might as well have taken him out of the cradle. Not that he regrets his decision for reaching out, for dragging the kid into battle. No, he doesn't regret that--especially not now, knowing that Peter's got more resources on his side.

It's totally not because he can sort of see himself in the kid. Nope.

"Of course it tears a lot less." He's a genius, after all, with money on his side. "You let me know if there's any issues with it."

Tony pauses, meeting that caution with a calm gaze. Then he's turning his focus to the city streets when Peter crouches. If he wasn't wearing his suit, he'd have shoved his hands into his pockets. This next part--this is why he's here, but it doesn't make it any easier to broach the subject, and maybe that's why his question feels a little awkward. "How're you doing? Took a pretty hard hit against Capsicle back there."
Edited 2016-05-14 13:15 (UTC)
spideyguy: (Talking 2)

Totally fine, I feel that RL pain (:

[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-14 03:23 pm (UTC)(link)
"Have you ever worn spandex? They are so not the same." Well, maybe to somebody ancient like Tony. Don't worry, Peter would start in on the fossil jokes soon enough. He's a little shit, it's bound to happen.

"I'm working on more durable utility pouches. Crushed my phone again."

Peter watches as Tony looks out over the city. The view is a lot less impressive from here than Stark Tower; this is just regular Queens, not even the good side, and it's from a helluva lot lower. But it's New York; it's still the best view Peter's ever had. The silence is weird, but Peter isn't the one to break it, letting Tony gather his thoughts.

"I'm healing. Concussion's pretty much gone, ribs creak a little but they're fine. Mostly just bruises now." He would heal, and soon enough he'd be back to before, as though it had never happened. Unfortunately, not everyone had that ability. "He's strong, but I've been hit harder."

"What about you?" Peter tilts his head. "You okay?"
ironegotism: (pic#)

Gosh yeah, I'm getting ready to move, so it's been insanity over here!

[personal profile] ironegotism 2016-05-16 04:54 pm (UTC)(link)
He's ready for them, baby face.

Tony doesn't answer that question in a conventional way, because his not-fossil ass definitely has worn spandex at some point, and he knows these things. One does not dress the way Tony Stark dresses and not know. "Uh, hello--genius billionaire playboy philanthropist?" Duh, his tone says.

"Phone crushing should be a crime." No, it really shouldn't. He'd be spending three lives in prison... if he still used conventional phones, anyway. Do suits count? "Didn't your hot aunt ever teach you to play nice with your toys? This is why we can't have nice things."

Stark Tower is Stark Tower. No view can match that; but there's something to be said about a change in scenery. Even he can appreciate the view that a place like Queens can offer, from time to time.

"Glad to hear it." And you know, surprisingly enough, he's actually being sincere for once. "You did good back there, you know. Gave 'em a run for their money." Especially for a kid who got pulled into a fight that wasn't his. But hey, still not regretting it, alright, he did what he had to do. So the praise'll have to be enough.

What he doesn't expect is the question about himself and how he's doing. It throws him for a second, one he uses to cut Peter a look. No, that son of a bitch who killed my parents is still alive, he doesn't say. There's the whole thing with Pepper. Dealing with the ramifications of the deaths the Avengers have caused all this time. The fallout with Steve and the others.

Instead, he smirks and taps on his suit's chest, listening to the metallic clang of armor being bumped. "Iron Man. Of course I'm good. More than good, actually. You got the designs all drawn up for that utility pouch? You should stop by the Tower sometime, we'll get you something so you don't go breaking your dinosaur tech. Might need you again soon for something."
spideyguy: (Talking)

Oh good luck! At least one thing breaks every time I move xD

[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-16 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"You say that like stringing those words together means something." Peter would raise an eyebrow if Tony could see it, but at least the suit gave off the best deadpan Peter would ever be able to pull off. "Do they even sell Underoos anymore? You're like the cryptkeeper."

"Add it to the vigilantism," Peter snorts flippantly, dropping from his crouch to sit on the ledge. "Little hard when you're thrown into a brick wall at 30 miles per hour. I'll try harder next time."

"Hope it was worth it." He doesn't mean anything by the statement, no hidden judgement. It wasn't his fight, it was more like a favor. So he hopes, whatever Tony and his side were looking to get out of it, they got it. "Thanks, I try."

Peter just waits, mask a good way to look patient. He doesn't believe him - can't hear the catch of Tony's heart lying, not with the suit in the way - but he doubts it. For all the world liked to spin its fantasies about Tony Stark, the guy Peter saw on the battlefield was one that cared way too much and let it cut him far too deeply.

Maybe Peter empathized because he knew that feeling intimately.

"I didn't ask about Iron Man, I asked about you. Iron Man's only half of the equation." Peter cocks his head to the side, considering the offer. "I prefer the word 'garage chic'. But sure, why not?"
ironegotism: (pic#10252174)

Thank you! Oh gosh, I hope nothing breaks on me lmao. Where are you living now?

[personal profile] ironegotism 2016-05-18 04:06 am (UTC)(link)
An owlish blink. "Of course the words mean something. What've you been doing, living under a rock all these years?" Jfc, kid. "Nah, if anyone's the cryptkeeper in the group, it's definitely Cap. You know he's like a walking fossil, right?" Him, the cryptkeeper? Pfft. Not a single grey hair on his beautiful head, thank you very much. "Watch out, he might be tempted to go pinch your baby cheeks, next time you two run into each other." And judging by his tone, guess who will encourage that sort of behavior? The kid's cheeks don't stand a chance.

There's the metallic thunk, thunk of footsteps as he steps closer to the ledge, then he's crouching, elbows balanced on his thighs. Was the fight worth it? The Avengers are essentially split. There's those sticking with Steve, and then the few who've stayed behind, behaving, not causing trouble. Maybe they're not necessarily with Tony, but close enough. Maybe.

Was it worth it? Rhodey taking that fall; the others jailed up like common criminals, looking at him with various levels of distrust and betrayal; discovering that his parents were murdered in cold blood? Pepper's still not talking to him.

He... really doesn't know anymore.

How the hell's this kid so perceptive, anyway? Aren't people his age supposed to be too busy sticking their noses against their phone screens? "Alright Dr. Phil, super-identity is only half of the equation." He makes a show of rolling his eyes. "The suit's good, I'm good, everything's good." Not even close, but he's a firm believer of faking it til you make it. And copious amounts of alcohol to help with the process.

"Oh my god, you're killing me here. Picture that for a second, will you?" Tony is, and he's ready to drag a palm down his face. "Spiderman web-slinging around the city. This is the guy meant to stop evildoers in their tracks, right? And look, he's decked out in a spectacular suit, if I do say so myself. But what's that? Look at his belt. It's a garage chic utility pouch. That's not fear-inspiring."
spideyguy: (Hmph)

East Coast, up near D.C. Lived here for a while now, so CA:WS was really funny. Hbu?

[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-18 04:31 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm sorry, but my world doesn't revolve around you." Tony's inventions, maybe, and okay he was secretly an Iron Man fan, but the tabloid crap had never interested him much. "He's in the body of like a 24 year old. Meanwhile Grandpa Stark over here - " Peter shakes his head, tapping his webshooter. "Touch me, seriously, I dare you."

It's what Zemo wanted all along, and maybe he wasn't aligned with Hydra, but he did a pretty good job of tearing world peace to shreds anyway. Peter's not sure he's on board with that program, so he hangs back, sticks to his own. He does know they're lucky this is as bad as it's gotten, because with all of them at it? Could have been a lot worse.

Unfortunately, his phone is broken. Besides, who's he going to text? His friends are dead or in an asylum.

Maybe they have more in common than they think.

"Good. What a shitty qualifier." His legs kick against the concrete, dull thuds through his boots. "You know, they always say not to take your work home with you." Not that Peter is the best example of that, but he tries, and that has to count for something, right? He was Peter Parker before he was Spiderman and he damn well expects to be afterwards, too. Somehow he thinks Tony Stark may have gotten lost in the soup; not that Tony didn't have a tougher time of it anyway, being who he was day to day.

"Spiderman isn't supposed to inspire fear, he's supposed to be a sign of hope." Although Peter did tend to inspire fear anyway. It was about a fifty-fifty split, but Queens was warming up to him faster than the rest of the city. "Why are people looking at my belt, anyway? Don't my devilishly good looks count for anything?"
ironegotism: (pic#10146768)

NY. Manhattan explosions in Avengers, A+. I'm moving down to Richmond, we'll be close-ish! :>

[personal profile] ironegotism 2016-05-19 05:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Grandpa? Hell no. Gloves are off now. "I hope you know I squish spiders." Yes, Tony has been reduced to acting like a five year old, again. "Fun hobby. You should try it sometime. Or is that considered familicide, because..." He waves his hand vaguely toward Peter, then gestures toward his own body, head to toe, before lifting his hand in a shrug. Spiderman. Enough said.

From Tony's perspective, it's pretty bad. Zemo got his way, yeah, and he might be playing right into the guy's hand by harboring his grudges and anger the way he does. But the anger isn't all that's there. Disappointment, loneliness--the kind where he feels like like he's been untethered and is drifting aimlessly--those are just as prominent. Just as annoying.

So yeah, he's thrown himself into his projects with major gusto. So sue him. "Totally a thing underachievers would say." And that right there? That is him intentionally misinterpreting Peter's meaning, because he's not going to get lectured by someone who is half his age. Nope, not happening.

"It's possible to inspire anything. Just depends on your target audience." Past experience shows that most bad guys--the sort of bad guys the Avengers fight--aren't exactly a redeemable crowd. "Doesn't mean you shouldn't look the part."

Speaking of looks... a chuckle rumbles in his chest, and maybe, just maybe, he feels a note of affection for the kid. "You're hiding under a mask when you're swinging around like a monkey. How're they supposed to see those 'devilishly good looks,' again?"
spideyguy: (94)

Nice! Yeah that's about an hour away from me (: I used to live there a while back

[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-19 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
"If you can catch them." Two juvenile superheros? Check. Peter at least had the excuse of being young and barely into adulthood. "Do you even know how this happened?" Peter asks, gesturing to himself, though mostly with incredulity.

"Yeah, total underachiever with a 4.8 GPA. Really slacking, I should get on that." He'll let it go for now, but it's pretty obvious Tony is still metaphorically bleeding from this whole affair. After all, Peter knows plenty about hiding your inevitable breakdown as a series of increasingly worse jokes.

"I protect the little guy." Even when they weren't exactly the most grateful. "I'm not some untouchable alien-fighter. I don't need fear." Yes, they fought the insurmountable threats, but what about the domestic ones, that affected people's lives just as firmly? He'll still let Tony fix the belt; even if he is going to catch flak for hanging with an Avenger.

"It's an innate quality. You should see some of the mock drawings people do of me. Chiseled jaw, perfect teeth. I'm worried about how accurate it is."
ironegotism: (pic#10291332)

Awesome! :> How'd you like it? Also! Are you on plurk?

[personal profile] ironegotism 2016-05-23 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
"If I can't stomp them, there's always the shoot them dead option. It's just about the same." If he squints. He's not squinting now, though, while studying Peter again. He doesn't have much to work with, in terms of the 'origin story,' Just rumors online. "I take it you're going to take this moment to enlighten me of your spidery ways. Go for it." Let him build his files.

He'd argue that his jokes are still great, not worse, thank you very much. At least they're better than this talk about fear--which brings him back to a time pre-Iron Man. "Even the 'little guys' have their little guy bad guys to deal with. Sometimes fear can be a good thing. In moderation, of course. The whole point isn't to run yourself ragged.

"But you've got me there, kid. Point to you." There's the dull clank as he taps an armored finger to his helmet in a mock salute.

"FRIDAY's already pulled up some of the works." Which has a chuckle morphing into a laugh. "Got yourself a bit of a fanclub going there. Not bad."
spideyguy: (70)

It's a pretty nice area! Not a huge nightlife, more suburban. Not that much anymore, but I am on AIM

[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-23 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
"Mm, sure, blow it up. Real classy." Peter just canted his head to the side, heels thumping against the ledge as he swung his legs idly. "No, I'm good with the soul-baring existentialism. Just wondering if you knew. Since you seem to know everything." He honestly doubted Tony cared. Peter served his purpose, and that was fine - plenty of other vigilantes felt the same way.

"I'm glad you think the giant lizard monster was a 'little guy' bad guy. Or the electric man that took out the entire city's power grid." He leaves Harry out of his count because that fight was his and his alone. "No biggie, naturally. Just small fries. Not like there was a risk for the worst biological weapon ever released on US soil to be unleashed or anything."

His sarcasm is bordering on bitter, and Peter takes a second to reel himself in. Connors was his fault, anyway, or that's how Peter viewed it. It was still worrying that no one else had thought to step in, though. You'd figure with the Fantastic Four and the Avengers down the street, somebody would give a shit or two.

"There are entire blogs dedicated to my ass. I'm pretty sure at least two of them are run by Deadpool, but." Peter shrugged, managing to crack a smile beneath his mask at Tony's laughter. "You're the one with actual licensed merchandise."