It doesn't help that my f-list linked me to this fanart.
[Click for Steve kissing Tony... with tongue... while suited up.]
source: marielikestodraw @ tumblr (follow the link and click for a bigger version... nngh)
How am I supposed to function like a proper adult in the face of that, huh? Huh??
I... don't remember where that's from, sowwy.
Don't tell me that never happened, I'll stare at it for a bajillion years anyway.
So, yeah. Rendered useless by fandom yet again. AO3 tries to be helpful by being down all the time. It's too bad I turn into a F5ing rage monster when AO3 goes down and thus don't get anything done anyway. Thanks for the attempted intervention, I guess?
Three stories I can recommend if you're so inclined:
Arms And The Man by sam-storyteller @DW
His best friend keeps cockblocking him, his relationship guru is a computer, and he might be gay. The future is very complicated.
The reason you ruminate the shadowy past by Mizzy @AO3
So, Captain America effectively manages to cockblock Tony for a year. It's not Steve's fault. Well, actually, it is. But he was just proving a point - that if a superhero is gay, how can it be wrong? Steve just picked the wrong superhero to make the point with. Now America will think they're dating - and Tony's not going to be the guy to break Captain America's heart. There's only one way out. To save face, Steve and Tony have to become fake boyfriends. Steve thinks the "boyfriends" bit will be the hardest to act... but maybe it's the "fake" part that will be the hardest act of all...
(First Impressions Are) A Work in Progress by porthos @AO3
Tony has a point system for the times he can get Steve to be less than perfect.