· 1 review · [ Marvel ] · by RayShippouUchiha
mature · ongoing · 214k words · updated 11 months ago
So Jarvis is the one who pulls her up onto her feet, presses a tool into one hand and a book into the other and tells her to create. Tells her that if the numbers and the shapes and images in her mind hurt so bad then she should build them, should give them form so that they can finally leave her alone Jarvis is the one who finally teaches her how to breathe. Or Toni Stark grows up with the tale of Icarus swirling in the back of her mind. Instead of taking it as a precautionary tale about hubris and overreaching she decides it's more about the limitations of wax. Years later when she builds herself wings of her own she makes sure to build them out of better material.
submitted by error_cascade · updated by · approved by God_Of_Donuts
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error_cascade | 2 months ago

This is absolutely not the fic for fans of the Stark parents. The themes are heavy, involving child abuse and sexism, but I found something resonated in the story with me. A lot of fiction writers choose to relay horrors like abuse with a feather light touch. This story just lays it on with a straightforward writing style. I'm also quite enamored with the build up for the relationship, despite it not being my preferred pairing.