65. It’s no secret that Tony and Clint are the biggest pranksters in the tower. It’s even gotten to a point that JARVIS will tell both Natasha and Bruce whenever they are in the same room alone and look to be doing something suspicious.
Natasha sometimes brings back souvenirs when she has missions away, but never for herself.
It was never something she set out to do. After one mission she just kinda pried the bullet that almost caught her between the eyes out of the wall on a whim and, when she got back to the Tower, dropped it…
Bruce and Maria Hill’s dog Freckles on the lab couch
Hill has a St Bernard named Freckles (Maria will not explain how he got that name and refusing to drop it is how Clint ended up on that eight week mission to North Greenland, so NO ONE asks anymore). He is generally cool and dismissive of everyone but for some reason loves the fuck out of Bruce. Whenever he goes missing when Maria is forced to bring him with her, her first stop is always at Bruce’s lab, where he just cuddles around Bruce’s feet.
(Bruce doesn’t do pets, but he LOVES Freckles. Hulk never feels further away than when Freckles is snoozing at his feet.)
THE ONLY THING THAT COULD EVER MAKE ME UNMITIGATEDLY HAPPY IS SPIDERMAN BEING IN AGE OF ULTRON
PETER PARKER BEING INCLUDED WITH THE REST OF THE AVENGERS (◡‿◡✿)
PETER BEING ALL NERVOUS AND SKITTISH WHEN FIRST INTRODUCED TO STARK TOWER BUT BRUCE GIVING HIM A KNOWING SMILE AND TAKING HIM ON A…
Steve was the overprotective mom and Bucky is just like ‘meh’
“Bucky stay away from the fridge, you’ll get the magnets stuck to you again.”
“Bucky please don’t challenge Thor to an arm wrestling match, I have a feeling someone’s arm is going to snap in two.”
“Bucky NO MORE THROWING SPIKES AT…
When Steve was younger, he and his mother, and later, he and Bucky, never baked much. At the very most, they might’ve baked a loaf of bread, but rarely did they ever have the resources or time, and the smoke from the furnace always made Steve’s asthma act up. Their broth was watered down, they stretched their rations, and salt and sugar were reserved for special occasions - not that Steve could’ve had much anyway, due to his stomach ulcers.
Now, there were so many different types of new foods, so many different types of ingredients, in an incredible abundance, and all easily accessible to him. The future is wonderful. Steve spends most of his time trying out new cuisine, and loves every single thing he tries. Steve’s never had the chance to be a particularly picky eater, but thanks to the serum, he doesn’t have to worry about his stomach acting up again if he eats anything fried. He makes it up to his pre-serum self by trying funnel cakes with powdered sugar at Coney Island he was never able to eat those 70 years ago.
Steve never quite gets the hang of cooking in the modern age, though. Everything is perfectly cooked through, he makes sure of it, but he never loses his habit of under-seasoning from the Great Depression.
But baking, on the other hand, is an entirely different story.
Since Steve never really learned how to bake in the first place, he starts entirely from scratch. The very first recipe Steve tries is one from Sam’s family: chewy ginger spice cookies. Sam nearly breaks into tears when Steve pulls out the tray to cool, because they’re perfect (though more than a few come out a bit lopsided) and the house smells just like his grandmother’s.
Natasha teaches him how to make Russian tea cake, which, Steve later learns, isn’t even Russian. Nat tells him it’s because she likes rolling the pastries around in powdered sugar, and also because she likes how they can be called by different names. Steve feels this is vaguely symbolic, somehow.
When Steve moves into the Avengers Tower, JARVIS is always there to help him out and provide him with new recipes. Steve makes all sorts of bread, usually whole wheat and flecked with fruit or red beans, but he makes his cinnamon pull-apart bread — which contains ludicrous amounts of sugar, cinnamon, and butter — whenever the Avengers come back from a particularly trying battle, or if it’s a special occasion. Banana bread is the only way he can tolerate the fruit.
Bruce quietly requests a light, matcha bread on his birthday.
True to what he stands for, Steve’s apple pies are absolutely perfect, though he thinks his lemon coconut pies are the best (at least, for this month). He spends so much time in the kitchen that Tony buys him a special apron, an old-timey checkered thing that has the words “Cap the Cook” embroidered on it.
When he finally, finally succeeds in making the raspberry chocolate souffles he’s wanted to make all week, Steve does actually cry a little, while he’s drizzling a homemade caramel sauce over them.
He bakes and he bakes and he bakes, donuts, beignets, profiteroles, croissants, peach turnovers, brownies, and so many different types of cookies. Thor eats absolutely everything, even when Steve messes up. Steve learns so much from the Avengers desert preferences, which, ridiculously enough, also reflect their personalities and fighting tactics, but, then again, that wasn’t too surprising.
The Girl Scouts actually add Steve’s boysenberry jam filled cookies onto their roster for a limited amount of time. They call them “Cap Cookies” and even include a little frosting flourish of a star to make them look more like his shield.
The Avengers all believe, with Clint leading the march, that this is Steve’s plan for world domination: to fatten up the only people who can protect Earth from global disaster and then take over the world with his superior metabolism. But, in the end, because no one can resist Steve’s baking, the amount of group training sessions they have increases exponentially to work off all the extra calories, which, in turn, builds up their trust and cooperation between each other.
Who knew cake would be what brought them together?
Tony- Tony would be an overprotective, loving, supportive and sometimes overbearing dad. I think he’d try to be the parent his father wasn’t. He’d be one of those parents who cries over his son/daughter’s participation medal or 9th place ribbon (he would also help make the most kickass science…