#SATURDAY MORNING IN THE BANNER STARK HOUSEHOLD #TONY GOT UP AND MADE COFFEE AND GOT THE PAPER #AND NOW BRUCE(OR MILES) IS STUMBLING DOWN THE STRAIRS #AND TONY IS JUST FULL OF AFFECTION AND CONTENTMENT #IT IS GONNA BE AN AWESOME WEEKEND #RDJ
I feel like Miles is a kid who sleeps until at least 10 a.m. and Bruce wears himself down to the bone during the week, so this is how the weekends always go, Tony sneaking downstairs early and letting the dogs out and drinking his first cup of coffee barefoot on the deck before he heads inside to read the paper and start the crossword puzzle and sudoku (but he never finishes them, even when he can, because he and Bruce share them). And he’s in the office downstairs, in the sun, with a dog sleeping at his feet and the business section in his grip when he hears the first footsteps on the stairs.
And maybe it’s Bruce, maybe it’s Miles, maybe it’s both of them. Because sometimes Bruce smells the coffee and wakes to that, and some other times, he rolls onto the cold side of the bed and jerks awake when he realizes Tony’s not there (something he’ll never admit to, but Tony can always tell because those are the mornings when Bruce comes through to the office and puts his nose in Tony’s hair for a minute before he steals the newspaper, like he woke up afraid that their life together was a fever dream, and only touch proves otherwise).
And sometimes, Miles stumbles out of bed to pee and stays up, and some other times Jarvis mews in his face because he’s hungry (he won’t come down with Tony and the dogs, he is sleeping with his boy, thank you very much). And then there are the times when Miles comes down quietly, and sits with Tony without saying anything, and Tony knows there was probably a bad dream somewhere in his morning, but he never needles, and Miles only sometimes tells.
And because sometimes, Bruce decides to shower before he comes down, or Miles shouts at the dogs for coming into his room to bother Jarvis, or a phone rings, and the two of them end up awake at about the same time, already chatting and teasing on the stairs. And those are the best mornings, if Tony’s honest, because those are the mornings he knows he can con them into anything, the ones where the day is full of mini-golf or go-karts or double-feature matinees or spending two hours screwing around in the mall, days when they borrow Dot or invite Ganke along for the ride, and days when Tony totally forgets that he ever lived alone.
MY HEART THOUGH
places my mind IMMEDIATELY dashed off to:
Vulture tells Mark Ruffalo about Science Bros. Mark loves it, plans to call RDJ about it.
Does that mean he’s never heard of “Science Bros,” an Internet subculture celebrating the friendship of Bruce Banner and Tony Stark, the characters Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. played in The Avengers?
“No, what is that?” he asked.
And then the giggles began.
- “Yes! It’s me and Robert! Look at this! There’s thousands of them!” Ruffalo tried to contain himself. “It’s called the Science Bros. This is awesome. I’ve never heard of it. Why hasn’t anyone told me about that?”
- “So, are they all quasi-homoerotic?” he asked. “Like tinged with … ” Yup. “That’s cute!”
- Is he now a Science Bros shipper, then? “Yeah! I love it; it’s awesome,” Ruffalo enthused. “I endorse it 100 percent. You know what it is? It’s open-source creativity.”
- Ruffalo couldn’t wait to drop his newfound knowledge bomb on Downey Jr. “I’m going to call him and tell him, and he’s going to laugh his ass off,” Ruffalo said. “He’ll love that.”
I give it until the premiere next week, where Ruffalo is supposed to attend like all the Avengers, until RDJ figures out a plan to troll the fans on the red carpet, in any way.
I’ve said it on twitter when I saw that but this is by far one of the HEALTHIEST, most AMAZING reactions to fanwork I’ve ever seen.
Slow clap, Mr Ruffalo, I adored you already but this GOLD.
YOU DARLING MAGICAL CREATURE YOU