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21 October 2015 @ 08:12 pm
25 Times the Cast of 'Agent Carter' Season 2 Were Awesome  
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The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 31st, 2015 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy Hallowe'en, Pt 2
“I'm a tiger,” JJ said. “But a nice one. You don't have to be afraid of me.”

“Oh, awesome,” Tony said. “I was really worried there for a second. Who did your face?”

“Daddy,” JJ said, with a smile to Steve. “He's good at making your face look like a tiger's face.”

Steve might have gone overboard with the design, but Nora said JJ got a lot of compliments on it.

“That's a useful life skill,” Tony said. “So, how did it go? Did you use my algorithm? You better not have listened to Holmes, because I will withhold my candy in a fit of pique.” He paused. “That's a lie. I will give you candy for days, because I have no willpower against little astronaut bees and adorably sincere tiger faces.”

“We used Uncle Sherlock's algorithm on some streets,” Winnie explained. “And yours for the big houses.”

“It worked good!” JJ said.

Tony narrowed his eyes. “Acceptable,” he said. He pointed to Winnie. “I want a full report on the trades you make, and how well my candy does over Holmes'.”

“Okay,” Winnie said.

“Now, go and eat until you puke,” Tony ordered, pointing to the table.

JJ and Winnie ran off. Steve opened his mouth to warn them, but was elbowed with Bucky's metal arm, and even Steve could get the wind taken out of him with that thing.

“Lighten up,” Bucky said.

“Don't bother, I've tried for years,” Tony said.

“I've tried longer,” Bucky said.

“Normally I would take that as a challenge and try to one up, but your century- long friendship is probably in the Guinness Book of Records by now, so I got nothing,” Tony said. He nodded to Steve. “Where's your missus?”

“At home,” Steve said. “She's getting ready for the party.”

“As long as she's coming,” Tony said. “But you don't have a costume on. I'm judging you.”

“I wasn't walking here in it,” Steve said. “I'll change later. But, I've been told by pretty much every kid that came to my door tonight that I have a really great Captain America costume. So, maybe I'll just stay like this.”

“Fuck, Cap, you aren't even in uniform,” Tony said, when he'd stopped laughing. “You just exude Red, White, and America, doncha? What about you, Barnes? Is your Not Missus, But We're Still Friends and Everything's Fine, After All This is the Twenty-First Century and I Don't Have Any Issues About It coming?”

“You could call her Joan,” Bucky said.

“Even Baby Mama might be better than that,” Steve said.

“No, I still hate Baby Mama,” Bucky said. “She went to join Holmes on a case. She was putting it off to take Winnie around.”

Tony was disappointed for about five seconds, before he recovered. “Guest list should be okay, though,” he said. “Barton's out because he's too busy being Farmer Clint, but he's definitely coming for Thanksgiving, so I'm allowing it. Most of the Avengers are coming in, except for the ones on Avenger duty. They were drawing lots last time I checked, which was five minutes ago. Thor and Lady Jane are hammering in, and Pepper is getting ready. We got a sitter for the brats. Epic partying will ensue.”

“Yay,” Bucky and Steve said, in perfect, dry unison.

“If I didn't love your children, I would never invite you two anywhere,” Tony said. “You just harsh all the vibes. I'm going to get ready. You two try to have fun and stop being dads.”
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 31st, 2015 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy Hallowe'en, Pt 3
Steve did the having fun part, but didn't stop being a dad, because you couldn't stop that once you'd started. He fished himself some greenish liquid from a punchbowl filled with floating eyeballs, and took a sip. It was definitely alcoholic, but it tasted good. JJ and Winnie were still exploring the spread, and arguing over how many candies it was okay to take from the bowl. JJ thought JARVIS just said one, but Winnie said all of the Avengers would give them treats if they were there, so they should take one for each of them.

“It's a logical deduction,” she said.

Steve left them to work it out on their own. He took a seat on the couch, and was still there when JJ and Winnie separated. Winnie went to show Bucky her haul, and JJ came to Steve.

“Having fun?” Steve asked.

“Yep!” JJ said. “Hallowe'en is fun. Next year, I can paint your face, and you can come with me and Winnie.”

“Sounds great,” Steve said.

JJ climbed up into his lap, and bit into a cupcake that oozed something like blood from the center. Bucky was dancing with Winnie to the music, giving her a twirl around under his arm. She tried to do a move on him that Natasha must have taught her, trying to take him down from behind, but he had her up over his shoulder and giggling before she succeeded.

“Say, 'trick-or-treat',” JJ told Steve.

“Trick-or-treat,” Steve said.

JJ smiled, and dropped a candy into his hand. “Now you know how to do it!” he said. “Because you didn't get to, when you were little.”

“Thanks,” Steve said. He opened the candy and popped it into his mouth.

Tony came back out a little while later. He had some sort of costume on-- something Steve couldn't identify. Kind of Victorian, but with a lot of cogs and clocks and gears on him.

“Steampunk,” he said. “I have to go mainstream with Pepper. She's all weird about not making a fool of herself. She literally vetoed 120 suggestions.”

“You look like a pirate,” JJ said, with approval. “Who likes clocks.”

“There's got to be a pun I can make,” Tony said. “A pirate pun...Nope. I'll have to work on it. Get back to me latarrrr. In the meantime, who wants to play with liquid nitrogen?!”

“Me!” JJ and Winnie declared.

“Uh,” Steve said. “That sounds kind of dangerous?”

Winnie turned and smiled at him. “It's okay, Uncle Steve,” she said. “I'm wearing a helmet.”
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 1st, 2015 07:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy Hallowe'en, Pt 3
You have no idea how happy this ficlet made me. I was smiling like a loon for most of it. I loved JJ and Winnie's costumes and Steve trying to be responsible and constantly failing thanks to Bucky. I loved Tony being an awesome uncle and his choice of costume because Tony would go as some steampunk gentleman. I internally squeed a lot that you folded in some of our natterings above about Tony and Sherlock's algorithms, Ernie the Bee, and JJ approving of pirates.

Also, Tony's descriptive nickname for Joan was kind of hilarious.

Now I kind of want to write a companion ficlet with Joan and Sherlock wrapping up their case in time to come to Tony's party. Joan more enthusiastically than Sherlock, obviously.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 1st, 2015 10:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy Hallowe'en, Pt 3
Yay! I'm glad you liked it! It was a lot of fun to write. I tried to get as much of our natterings in that I could.

I loved Tony being an awesome uncle and his choice of costume because Tony would go as some steampunk gentleman

That was the one that immediately jumped out at me when I was looking around for ideas. A lot of the couples costumes were very cringey, but I could see Tony building himself cogs and gears that spun and whirred and actually did stuff. And Pepper consenting to it as the least embarrassing option presented to her.

I was pondering what Nora and Steve might come as. Probably a book character on Nora's part, but I don't know if she and Steve would match or do their own things. One of the headcanons I have for them is Nora catching him up on Disney movies, because Snow White was such a big thing when it came out and Steve remembers that and was an enthusiastic Disney fan back then, and is stoked to find out they made so many more movies. Maybe they'd be something Disney-related.

Now I kind of want to write a companion ficlet with Joan and Sherlock wrapping up their case in time to come to Tony's party. Joan more enthusiastically than Sherlock, obviously

I would love to read this. Sherlock amongst the Avengers would be very entertaining, and I feel like Joan, Nat, Nora, Pepper, and Jane would be having a blast together.

Tony: You do realize together they could take over the world, right? Should we be letting them talk? I'm just not comfortable with the amount of laughter going on.