“Don’t you want to change your shirt too, Stark?” He asked
“I’ll be fine; I’d rather avoid doing this in public. Besides, it really looks uncomfortable”, he replied, eyeing Steve again, pointing at his shirt. He had a look around, and he noticed that people went back to their conversations as they saw him looking around.
“For me, yeah, but it’s your size.” He said, taking a sip of the warm coffee as the waitress walked up to them and placed a stack of pancakes in front of the two,
“If there’s anything else you’d like, just ask!” She said, once again returning to her duties. Steve licked his lips and grabbed the fork; it’d been a while since he had treated himself to his favourite dish (asides from hamburgers, of course) which he’d ordered for the two. It was the personification of him; simple.
“I’d rather stick to my own clothes, thank you very much”, he said to Steve and nodded thankfully at the waitress that left a plate in front of him. He poured some honey from a bowl next to them and started eating.
“Suit yourself, if you get sick, don’t blame me.” He said, eating the food happily and only stopping to take a couple of sips of the hot drink.
“You worry too much about my health, Rogers”, Tony pointed out. He wasn’t feeling that cold now, the warm atmosphere of the shop, the hot coffee and the pancakes made him feel a lot better.
“Better to be safe than sorry.” He added, eating the pancakes. The soft fluffy batter was what he loved the most, there was no other place in the area that could even compare, which was the main reason that he loved working there; the food.
“I guess so”, Tony muttered, taking another sip from his mug, adding some more milk in it. “It’s a nice place”, he complimented to break the silence between them.
“Tell me about it, I love working here.” He said, wiping his mouth with a napkin.
“Yeah, must be nice”, he said, leaving his fork and knife on the side of the dish.
“Mhm…” Steve said, not knowing what to say next as he took a gulp from his drink, loving the warm sensation that trickled down his throat. “You want anything else?”
“Nah, I’m fine, it was really.. .tasty”, he added nervously, running out of things to say.
“Really? Not the fine dining you’re used to, right?” He asked as he twirled the teaspoon in the cup.
“Fine dining is only on certain occasions, Rogers. I really do appreciate a good old fashioned American hamburger, if you ask me”, he said, looking straight into the bottom of his mug.
“Wow, we have something in common, for once.” He said, getting up and taking the pot of coffee from the counter and bringing it over to their table, pouring it for the both of them.
“We do?”, Tony said, raising an eyebrow. “Thanks”, he added as he was steadily holding his mug in place so Steve could pour the hot coffee in it.
“Yep. The love for an American Burger. Guess that’s the only thing we have in common.” He said as he returned the pot to its original place and sat back down in the booth, holding the coffee close to him.
“Well, if you stick by me a bit more I’m sure that we can come up with more things”, he replied, taking a big sip from his mug, coughing as he forgot how hot the coffee was.
Steve chuckled as Tony coughed, “Well you think I really want to hang with you after that argument?” He asked
“You are hanging out with me right now”, Tony said with a calm tone.
“Yes but you’ve yet to do or say anything that will redeem you in my eyes, like I said before, I’m giving you a chance, Stark.”
“If you’re hoping for an apology or me begging you to forgive me, or something like that, let me tell you, it’s not going to happen. In fact, if you apologise to me, I may apologise too, but don’t expect me to have a change of heart or something similar”, Tony replied, taking another sip of his drink and placing it down with unnecessary force.
“I’ve got nothing to apologise for.” Steve said calmly, carding his fingers through his hair before placing his mug to his lips.
“Really now? Nothing at all? You insulted me countless times and yet you have nothing to apologise for? I thought you were a better man, Rogers, wanting to be a soldier and all”, Tony said with a steady voice. He was getting upset again, he tried so hard in his own way to make things up, buy it seemed like Steve didn’t want to try at all.
“I’ll apologise when you redeem yourself. I said I wasn’t looking for an apology, I want to see why should consider trying to pursue this relationship.” He said, leaning back in the booth.
Next Chapter: [Chapter 50]