Disclaimer: I own nothing except my OC Jackie Walker
It was a normal day in Stark's Tower.
The sun was shining, the streets were filled with people walking in a fast pace. Pepper was doing her work, while Tony was distracting her more or less.
I was sitting on the big black comfy leather couch in Tony's penthouse, furiously typing something on my laptop. Every few seconds I have to push my glasses back, because it kept slipping off from my nose.
Yes, I finally went to the doctor to get my eyes checked and got glasses right afterwards. But next week I'll start wearing contacts because it's really hard to actually find a pair of glasses that fits me perfectly.
"Can you tone down that typing sound?" Tony called from the other side of the room "It's really annoying and old-fashioned."
I rolled my eyes at the 'old-fashioned' remark and yelled back: "Well, some people don't have JARVIS, who does the whole work for you."
"I know. I real shame, right?"
Not bothering to answer that, I read through the document a last time and finally dared to press the print option. Shaking my now sore hands, I patiently waited for the printer to start working.
Which it never did.
Too lazy to actually get up and check why it's not working, I shouted: "Tony, your printer isn't working!"
"What printer?" He asked sarcastically.
"That on in the corner, next to the plant that looks like the flesh-eating plant from Sims 2 Education Career?" You know, the cow-like plant, that already ate three Sim of mine?
"Oh, that one. It hasn't been used for the last three years. It's just there for decoration. Printers are so old-fashioned now." Tony said.
One more comment about old fashioned stuff and I will throw my laptop at him.
The billionaire playboy sauntered over to me and looked over my shoulders to see what I just wanted to print out.
"Guideline to living with the Avengers…" He mumbled under his breath.
I explained lamely: "Yeah, Fury forced me to do this, after the missing-lamb-prank I did with Loki…"
He raised an eyebrow, but didn't comment on it. "If you want to print it out, I believe you have to go somewhere else."
Letting out a frustrated sigh, I went back to the document, ready to save it. Instead of the World Document file, my desktop was now completely blue, and I couldn't move the arrow anymore.
"What the hell…" I muttered. I have a bad feeling about this.
"Oh, that's the newest security wall I developed in case someone tries to hack into my system, which I highly doubt they would." Tony told me.
"And why is it in my laptop now?" I asked worriedly.
"Uh, maybe it's because you tried to connect your laptop with the printer there and JARVIS saw it as a threat?"
An animated Iron-Man appeared on the blue screen now. It raised his right hand. An energy ball started to form there, and then he shot it out. Confetti were flying now, with the text 'Give it up'. And then the screen turned black.
I presses the power button repeatedly, but my laptop didn't turn on again.
Tony patted my head and said: "Give it up, JayJay, your laptop is dead. It's a pretty good security wall, isn't i?"
"Tony, I don't care about my laptop. Fact is the GUIDELINE I worked on for the last three months was on it and now I can't use my laptop anymore!" I was completely hysteric now. Fury is definitely going to let me redo the whole thing, being the asshole he is.
"At least you saved a copy on a USB stick." Iron-Man shrugged off the problem.
I chewed my lower lip and remained silent.
"… You made a safety copy, didn't you?" He dared to ask.
I meekly shook my head. Nope no, I didn't. How was I supposed to know that something like this would happen? And now I have to do the whole guideline AGAIN.
I cannot even believe my luck. If I didn't know it better, I would say that Tony purposely did that just to see me suffer. Yeah, that's the explanation for it.
I hate living with the Avengers.
Nah, just kidding.
Hint hint for sequel :P
Wow, I really can't believe I managed to submit 300 hundred rules and few one shots. A big THANK YOU to all my loyal readers who alerted, favorited, reviewed and took their time to read this, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Really, without you guys I wouldn't have made it so far. Thank you so much for your rule idea, for your encouraging reviews and for those people who kept asking me whether there was an actual story for Jackie, withtout you guys I wouldn't have started writing 'One Step Ahead' and 'One Step Aside'.So again, THANK YOU.
I started to work on the sequel a looong time ago, and hopefully it will submitted next week.
Can't make any promises though because Pokemon black and white 2 just came out today and I'm getting my copy on monday... Yeah, you get it :P