Word Count: 2,943
Spoilers: The Avengers
Disclaimer: None of the characters or worlds, in any incarnation, belong to me.
Author's Note I: Written for challenge 14 over on its_always_been. Instead of one story with three cities, I chose to write three stories, they'll be very loosely related, but are completely readable as standalones. For this story I used New York and Montreal.
Author's Note II: Surely by now soundingsea must be sick of all the words I send her, but she's amazing and gets back my betas so quickly. Thanks again! Words are not enough, and gods know I have plenty or words. ;)
Summary: The need to be alone with her, without the skeletons of a half-destroyed city, the broken bones of buildings and scorched overpasses a reminder at every turn of how close they came to losing, is powerful and more than a little selfish.
You can read it here on my lj or over on AO3
on my lj
Any graphically-inclined people out there feel the yen to make 'Avengers' icons and want to do some Tony and Pepper ones, I would love to snag some.