It would be so easy to jump. The clouds would envelop him in their embrace; delicate tendrils would brush his face, like a lover's gentle hand touching his cheek. When the clouds let him go, he would fall, but it wouldn't really feel like falling, not really. It would be more like flying. When he landed, though... Well, Tony Stark didn't want to think about that part.
"What are you doing?" He looked up, and Steve Rogers stood a few feet from him, a look a panic marring his usually calm face. "What are you doing on the roof?"
"Thinking," he replied casually, honestly. Steve took one tentative step towards him, and slowly outstretched his hand, as if moving any faster would startle Tony.
"Tony. Please get away from there." His voice was shaking. Odd, Tony thought; Steve was always so calm and confident, even in the midst of battle. He looked down at his feet, and realized just how close he was to the edge of the tower. One slip and the sky would swallow him. He toed the edge a little too calmly.
Steve froze, his eyes wide, his muscles tense. "Please, Tony, come here."
Tony looked at him. "I'm not gonna jump." Steve didn't relax. Tony took a step away from the edge to prove it.
Steve grabbed him and pulled him closer, away from the roof and the clouds and the end Tony longed for. He wrapped his arms around Tony, slowly dancing them further and further from the ledge. Tony let himself be pulled away.
"I wasn't going to jump," he whispered when they stilled.
"I know," Steve replied quietly, his arms still around Tony and his face buried in the shorter man's hair. He took a shaky breath.
"I wanted to, though."
Steve tightened his grip, digging his fingers into Tony's ribs and pressing their chests together. Tony buried his face against Steve's shoulder, hiding his eyes. Steve placed a hand protectively on back of Tony's head and rested his chin on top. They stood like that for a few moments, until Steve finally answered, "I know."
They both pretended not to hear the other cry.
I'd really appreciate input on this. I'm a bit rusty on my writing, so constructive criticism is awesome. Thanks for reading!