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.