I uploaded a new chapter to my Avengers fanfict Two Scientists and a Baby.
Synopsis – Tony and Bruce have settled into domestic bliss but a chance encounter with a bundle of squirming cuteness may change the course of their relationship. Fluffy start yet will become more serious
Excerpt from chapter 1 – “What do you want delivered,” came Bruce’s muffled voice from the refrigerator. He had opened the fourth Styrofoam science project and had given up on finding anything edible.
“We should go out, we haven’t in a while. There is a new restaurant opening on the west side, we could check it out,” called Tony from the couch in the living area opposite the kitchenette as he flipped through channels.
“There is always a new restaurant opening,” Bruce replied taking the safest choice, a soda, out of the fridge. “Most are very skimpy on portions and insanely expensive. Besides new restaurant opening means a million people in one place.”
“Exactly, and what would a huge party be without Tony Stark.”
“Only half a party,” Bruce recited the tired response. “But if the big guy shows up it will be a disaster.”
“Are you still working on your crowd anxiety?”
“Yes, mediation, post hypnotic suggestion, I even talked to a S.H.I.E.L.D. shrink. I guess it’s improving but not to that level yet.” Bruce flops on the couch beside Tony “Sorry, babe. Hey why don’t take Pepper? She’s doesn’t mind the crowds and I can always order something in.”
“She’s probably already picked up the sprog from daycare.”
“She’s babysitting for her friend who’s in the hospital. Hmm, she probably could get someone to watch the baby for a couple of hours though…”
Tony was rarely shocked but he slowly turned to Bruce with a look that could only be described as somewhere between bewilderment and the shock of seeing someone grow an additional head. “You? Watch a baby?”
“Don’t give me that look Tony. I’ve been around babies before; I’ve even delivered a few while in India. I like them, they don’t judge.”
“But what about the big guy?”
“They don’t trigger him. Besides JARVIS can monitor me, if I’m going to be a danger I can leave and security can be sent up to watch the baby. Not that it will happen. Just ask Pepper, please,” Bruce finished giving Tony his best puppy-eyed expression.
“Okay, okay Brucey. But I think you should ask Pepper. With that look you can get anything you want.”