Author: crazytomboy78 PM
Tony is finally 18, and he's all ready to take over his father's company. But what happens when the company isn't going to be in NYC anymore?Rated: Fiction K - English - Drama/Romance - Tony S. - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,652 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 08-15-11 - Published: 04-07-11 - Status: Complete - id: 6886025
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Before you say anything, I deleted Can't Take This Anymore because I got an awesome idea that requires almost completely redoing the idea. So, here we go. Oh, and by the way, if you think the beginning resembles Taking Over, it's not the same. It's going to go very differently, you'll see.
Tony was excited for today being his eighteenth birthday, yet he was not. He was supposed to have a meeting with the company board and Stane after school, and he had a feeling it wasn't going to go very well. Stane had a tendency to…have a temper. Tony figured that as long as Roberta was going to be there, he would be safe because sometimes when she gets angry she gets scary.
Tony was startled out of his thoughts when the last bell rang, signaling the school day was over and everyone could go home now. Tony took his time standing from his desk chair, and then followed his friends to their lockers. He wanted them to take a long time, because he was nervous about meeting with the company after two years, and after all he's done inside the building that would have led them to question him. He'd broken in—twice—and been caught (only once) and he was pretty sure that they were wondering why he'd done that.
Tony cursed under his breath. His friends had taken too short a time to stop at their lockers. Now, because he didn't need to stop at his, they could leave school. Rhodey and Pepper practically had to push Tony out of the school to get him to budge. Tony resisted, but then finally gave in and walked on his own. But, he still didn't want to. And he would regret every step.
Unfortunately, they reached Stark International all too soon. Tony stood outside the front doors, thankful that the guard out front had to wait for permission to let him up, because he'd never been so nervous in his life. Not even when he tried to tell Pepper how he felt. Except that time he actually didn't do it. Now he wished he had that option.
The guard received the okay for Tony to go up, and Pepper and Rhodey left him to his meeting. Tony slowly walked through Stark International, expecting everyone to be serious and working. Contrary to what he expected, people were actually at their desks and smiling. Some people even said hello, how ya been? And Tony kindly said good, and you? In response. Before, he'd run this company with his father. But now, he was on his own. With no fatherly advice, no one who would guide him through. He had to learn how to run a huge company on his own.
He reached the meeting room. He nervously opened the door to see the whole company board, Roberta and Obadiah sitting in there. It was almost like he was in trouble and they were all there to punish him. But they weren't, and that was no relief to his nervousness. Nothing relieved his nervousness.
Someone from the company board pulled a seat out and waved Tony over to sit in it. Tony nodded and sat down hesitantly. They began discussion.
The head of the table, also head of the board, neatened a stack of papers and set them on the table in front of him.
"So, Mr. Stark, your eighteenth birthday is today at 2:56pm. So, today at precisely 3:00pm, Stark International will be yours. As long as you sign all the appropriate paperwork." He explained. Was it really that plain and simple?
Tony nodded and took the paperwork when it was held out to him. Roberta stood behind him, reading the paperwork to make sure there was no hidden stuff. She didn't even let Tony sign anything until she was done reading it, just to be sure they didn't miss any loopholes.
Roberta and Tony had finally finished reading the contract and signed everywhere it required Tony's signature. Tony cautiously signed, and once everything he was required to sign, and handed the contract to Stane. Tony may have found the one thing to relieve his nervousness: seeing Stane sign over the company and seeing what kind of fight he would put up.
"Now, I don't want to start an argument, but I just want to note the behavior and antics of Mr. Stark over the past two years," Stane said before he picked up his pen. The head of the company board sighed and sat back in his seat.
"He has broken into the building and the second time was caught in the act. I am only expressing that I feel he is unfit to run this company." Tony sat up in his seat, but Roberta held him back.
"We, as the company board, do not agree. We think Mr. Stark is just fine for the position." Tony smiled to himself. As long as they agreed.
The rest of the meeting went as planned. Stane signed the paperwork and the company was transferred to Tony just in time for 3:00. Tony had the rest of the day to pick up things where they were abruptly left off: just one last thing they needed to say.
"Mr. Stark," Tony stopped them briefly to say,
"Just call me Tony. My dad was friendly with the company, so I am too. There's no reason you can't have a little fun at work."
"Tony, there's one more thing. Before we got to sign the company over to you, Mr. Stane issued a move. By now, there's nothing we can do to stop it," they paused nervously,
"The company is moving to California."
So, see where its different from Taking Over? I hope so. I'd like to reiterate that this is a remake of Can't Take This Anymore. Although I liked that idea, and I might actually continue it, (but I have to review the idea first. Although I might just post it.) Actually, that noted, maybe it's not. I don't know. I'll think about it and then tell whether it's a remake or not. SO, review!