This is a takeoff on a comic by Marvel, ‘The Five Nightmares of Tony Stark’. I decided to write a five part story, five little drabbles. I was originally going to post it all as one story, but I think I’ll give it to you in five parts.^^
“Is something wrong with that robot?”
Tony looked up to see which robot Clint was referring to. “….many things.”
“Why do you keep it around.”
“Mostly sentiment. It was one of the first I built. Also, it saved my life.”
Tony told Clint how Obadiah Stane had ripped the arc reactor from his chest, how he had stumbled his way to the lab, going into cardiac arrest, and while on the floor, on the verge of passing out, the normally clumsy robot had been there to hand him the spare arc reactor that saved his life.
As Tony told the story, Clint’s eyes widened, a sick feeling in his heart as he thought of how close he had come to never knowing Tony at all. He gave the robot another look, new appreciation in his eyes.
“…..yeah, never get rid of that robot.”
And Tony smiled.