Disclaimer: The MCU universe and its characters do not belong to me. I only enjoy playing in this world once in a while.
Image Disclaimer: The cover image does not belong to me. Credit goes to the original artists (likely people who worked on the movie). (I just changed its color and added a title).
Rebirth was not something that he had thought possible. Perhaps, he had had some vague hopes of reincarnation cycles as the more desirable option to afterlife. But being reborn in what he believed to be a fictional universe had only seemed as the premise of stories.
Waking up to a void of nothing, no light, no body, no feeling, and then being thrown into the midst of what had once seemed a mere fantasy— it was too much.
As an A.I., how much could he change? Could he save Tony? Could he save the world without his sacrifice? Or should he not do anything? What if his existence was the butterfly that would destroy the timeline, and with it, the universe?
Was this even a choice? Was he to play the villain? So the timeline could remain intact?
Could he even do that?
"You doing ok, kid?" Tony asked him.
"I'm fine, Tony, really."
No, no, he couldn't.
Hello dear readers! Please read the note below for IMPORTANT information regarding the story, the updating schedule and, in case you need to know some warnings beforehand.
1. Action, drama, fluff, angst, and family feels - no sex scenes, focus is on the narrative.
2. MC is not a pure Self-Insert, but an OC inserted into an MCU character.
3. MC starts with the android body of a kid. A kid! Wait 100,000 words before even thinking about a relationship, ok? He is an AI and switched later, but this is the situation at the beginning of this story.
4. MC is bi. Relationships with both men and women will happen (in the very far future). Not explicit. Only subplot. Sub. Plot. Romance is in the very back backstage here.
5. Not Harem. Dear god, just no.
6. There will be violence, some gore, trauma, and coarse language.
7. No bashing! Of any characters. But... I am obviously on Team Iron Man, dear readers! And I will punch logic into Steve's head if I have to!
8. I will stick with the MCU movies. Until it naturally devolves into an AU. That means movies post-Endgame and any and all TV shows, or even the X-men verse, are all not considered canon for this fic, and as such, do not exist. Stan Lee's cute cameo appearances are also not considered canon. Some small comics' elements might be there, though. Other changes are just me.
9. Updates are twice weekly, on Monday and Friday nights. Each chapter will be somewhere around 1000-2000 words.
10. There is an age change for the Maximoff twins. By the Age of Ultron movie, they are 16 years old for this fic. The reasons for that are explained in the A/N note at the end of this page.
11. Thank you for reading and enjoy yourself!
A/N: OK, dear readers.
Let me explain why Wanda and Pietro are 16 years old in this fic.
When I started writing, I was reading along the movie scripts and Captain America, who was frozen on ice in his mid-twenties, kept calling Wanda, "just a kid", so I was convinced she had to be a teenager. I also asked around on some sites and quora and googled at the time and the most common answer I received was 15-17 as well. I checked the MCU fandom site recently, (I wasn't using this at the time, back then I was strictly working off canon) and since the WandaVision series, it says their birthdate is 1989. Well, it's too late to change that now. Even if I rewrote this, I cannot imagine Steve calling a grown woman similar to his age a kid or even try to rationalize the twins joining the Nazis as a 'mistake' to grow from when they are in their mid-twenties.
A 16-year-old making such a mistake, I can understand. A 26-year-old becoming a Nazi and killing people or trying to? F. NO. Send those idiots to jail!
So, for the purposes of this story, Wanda and Pietro are 16.
In addition, I have recently decided to keep the Jarvis!Vision/Wanda pairing. In this fic, Jarvis was created in Tony's mid-twenties, in the 1990s, and by Age of Ultron, Jarvis is 18 years old. However mature, Jarvis is still an inexperienced AI, so when I think of a body for a real universe for a real Jarvis, he looks young (as much as I love Paul Bettany, he looked like he could be Wanda's father in the movies, which really disturbed me) and honestly experiences the world in very young, though alien way. So, making Wanda 26, and Jarvis still a teenager who can't drink alcohol in US? Ugh, no.
This sums up my reasons for the new age of the twins. Please keep it in mind when reading the story.