Dust is Gonna Settle - Iron Man fic (sort of)
Also, it's kinda about people for whom there's little to no canon. So, you know. I'm making this all up. If you happen to know that, in issue #blah, Tony mentions that his mom was a really nice lady who loved everyone including kittens, well, to be frank, I don't care. These are the Starks that live in my head.
OKAY ENOUGH CHATTER, ON TO THE STORY.
title: Dust is Gonna Settle
fandom: Iron Man, ambiguous universe
rating: R, for sexual content between people of rather different ages
leaning: Maria/Howard Stark, very pre-movie, 1945
beta by the amazing: obsession_inc
ownership: is sort of Marvel's. but it's not like they're doing much with them.
summary: Her father still isn't home. Her mother is dead, but Maria has her scarlet red lipstick, and her dark, clever eyes. She's made herself a ham and cucumber sandwich; she lies on her bed and takes small bites upside-down, the fission book splayed open across her stomach. She considers the life of the spy Howard thinks she is.
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p.s. Massive thanks go out to the entire Hivemind, who helped me through these trying times and offered entirely whacked-out suggestions. Some of which I incorporated.