Hello everyone and yes it's time for my Iron Man fanfic! Whoot! Anyway, this story is finished so I'll post a new chapter once a week so that gives people enough time to read at their own pace and review. So, without much to say, enjoy the read!

Disclaimer: I do not own anything except my Oc.

P.S – I'm going to make Tony around 29 and Aurora around 26 so their age sounds a little better. In the second movie, which I will add on to this fic, will be 31 and Aurora will be 28-29.


I remember, when I was a little girl, I had this imagery friend who I used to talk to. I know, I know some way to start a beginning but you need to know this before we go anywhere. You see, this imagery friend, was…is real. The reason why I need to tell you this is because this all leads up to something very important that I…think I caused but the details are still sketchy.

I remember meeting her at a park my parents took me to when I was around four, I was dressed in a t-shirt and jeans along with girly sneakers, seeing her just sitting on one of the swings made her look…out of place. My parents were talking, not minding where I was so long as I stayed on the playground. I was smart of my age actually for a four year old. I walked over to her, her white hair covering her face as she looked down at the ground, at her bare feet. She was wearing a white nightgown that when to her knees with frilly sleeves.

"Hello? Are you okay?" I asked her, coming closer. She tilted her head up towards me slowly then when she saw me she fully faced me, a smile graced her lips. Her eyes…they looked like a miniature sun was placed in her eye sockets. They glowed, they moved, and more importantly I could feel heat coming from them. Creepy and yet it looked so cool. "I'm Aurora Chambers. What's your name?" I held out my hand to shake hers. The strange girl looked down at my hand, thought for a moment, smiled, and then grasped my hand in a warm shake.

"My name is Serenity. I come here often to play. Earth has entertaining things." Serenity said in a weird speech. I tilted my head to the side in confusion. What did she mean 'Earth had entertaining things'? Surely she must be from Earth. "I can see you look confused. Silly me, I forgot that…never mind. Would you like to play a game? I'm really fond of games you see. That is why I come here to play." Serenity quickly changed the subject. I looked over the girl sitting on the swing in front of me. Sure she is strange but there's something about her I can't put my finger on.

"Sure. What do you wanna play?" I asked her. Serenity got off the swing and I noticed that she was a good hand and half feet taller than me.

"Let's play Hide and Seek. I so do enjoy that game." Serenity said with a smile.

"Okay but we can't leave the playground or the place near my parents. They'll worry." I told her. Serenity smiled and nodded her head.

"Of course." She took my hands and placed them over my eyes. "Count to ten, I know you can. Come find me, let your journey begin." She said once again in a strange way. I nodded my head and began counting.




Things are hard, things are rough

Sometimes you just need to toughen up




Soft arms, pretty smiles

Can change someone's mind be worth while




Believe in yourself, it's up to you

You can change a life, repair it too


Close your eyes, count to ten

When you open your eyes I am gone

So let your journey begin

I opened my eyes and she was gone. I looked around me wondering how she could've spoken to me then disappear too quickly. I figured she was still playing Hide and Seek so I went and looked for her. I looked all over for her but I couldn't find her anywhere. Either she was really good at hiding or she left me here.

"Aurora, time to leave!" My mother called from where she stood next to my father near the bench they sat. "We're going to Mr. and Mrs. Stark for lunch. You get to meet Anthony."She said. I looked around real quick before running back towards her. She took my hand as the three of us walked back towards the car.

On our way to the restaurant my mom kept telling me about how the Starks have always been family friends and how daddy works with Anthony's, Tony is his nickname, daddy and all that stuff I probably couldn't care about. I watched, out the window, as the building of the city we lived in passed by. I've lived in the city since I was born. We own a large penthouse on top of one of them that looks over the city. Every night my mom and I would go out on the balcony and look at the glow of the city. I never get tired of watching the city lights…

"Aurora, we're here." I looked to see that we were parked in the parking lot with my parents staring at me. I giggled then tried to get out of my seat. My parents chuckled then got of the car, handing the keys to a person in a uniform. It was a classy, casual, expensive restaurant where we were meeting my parents' friends and co-workers. When we arrived at the table I noticed a boy around 7 sitting at the table, playing with something in his hands. Introductions were made but Tony still wouldn't look up from whatever he was playing with.

"Go talk to him." I turned around to see Serenity standing behind me. I gave her a look and opened my mouth to speak but she covered it with her hand. "No one can see me except you. No one can hear me except you so don't respond to what I'm going to tell you." She let go of my mouth. "Go over and sit next to him. Ask him questions till he gets annoyed. When he does notice you he'll ask 'And you are you?' and you will reply 'You're new best friend.' Be out going, do not be shy. You'll do fine." Serenity said then walked out the front door. We took our seats in the large booth; my parents ordered my drink for me as I sat next to Tony.

"What are you doing?" I asked him. Tony didn't look up from whatever he was doing nor did he answer. I looked over his shoulder to see that he was playing a game of some sort. "What kind of game is that?" On and on the questions went until Tony paused whatever he was doing to turn and face me.

"And you are?" Tony said it in the exact way Serenity told me he would.

"You're new best buddy." I said with a smile only a four year old could do. Tony looked at me for a few moments before a smile came over his face and he laughed. Our parents looked at us in a weird way but smiled when Tony handed me whatever he was playing with.

"It's something my dad gave me for my birthday. You have to solve puzzles and stuff. Give it a try, there's one I can solve yet." Tony handed the device to me and I took over. The puzzles were about how to make such and such work, using little energy or no energy and things like that. When I got to the puzzle Tony got stuck on I quickly realized his mistake.

"You see these red and blue lines? You need to cross them but connect the red with the green and not with the blue." I said and handed Tony back the device. Tony and his dad gave me a look then looked down at the device. "I have a thing with puzzles."

"It's true. I give Aurora the same puzzles Howard. She's a natural." My dad and patted me on my back. I smiled and soon the talking began. Tony and me talked about this and that, getting along with each other like we've known each other all of our lives. Our parents chatted while we continued on with Tony's game, mostly Tony while I'm giving him answers when he gets stuck. There were times where Tony would make a comment but I would shut him up real fast, making his face turn red from embarrassment. Our dad's laugh and Howard patted his son on the back, whispering something is his ear that made Tony smile and nod his head.

As the night rolled on it seemed like Tony and I had known each other for years, even at our young age. After dinner, and tiramisu for desert, Tony and his family said good-bye to us for the night. Tony didn't let my hand go until the last second, whispering in my ear that I would be the only friend he needed. I giggled and gave him a hug before catching up with my parents.

"I promise." I held up my pinkie finger and he took it. Our silent promise.

Since that night, for six years, Tony and I did everything together whenever we could. We didn't go to the same school but afterwards, even on the weekends, we either went over to Tony's house or over to mine. We helped out our dad's, pulled pranks, and did 'normal' kid stuff together. During those six years I never saw my imaginary friend again. A few times I thought I saw her but it turned out to be nothing. I thought everything would be normal but nothing prepared us for what happened on my tenth birthday.

On my tenth birthday, November fifth to be exact, my mom and dad dressed me up and took me to a Russian Ballet. They knew how much I loved to watch them dance on stage, acting out parts in a play with no words only movements to tell the story. They even bought me a doll dressed in a red velvet dress with white frills and bows, brown hair in ringlets, and a small hat with a white veil over part of her eye. I had a collection of dolls in my room, a bit old for my age but I always liked collecting them. Tony had given me one before we left and it was my favorite doll out of all of them. She was dressed in the same outfit I was wearing when we met for the first time, her face and hair like mine as well. I never had a doll like that one. Sure my parents gave me ones that looked like me but that one...is better than all the rest.

"How did you like the play Aurora?" My mom asked, turned around in her seat to look at me. I was sitting in the back seat, playing with my new doll, making her dance around in the back seat like the ballerinas on stage.

"I loved it. They're so beautiful and graceful. When can we go see them again?" I asked. My dad chuckled.

"They tour every three years so maybe on your thirteenth birthday we'll go see them again." My dad said as he drove down the dark road. I looked up and smiled at my mom. She smiled back and faced forward. We drove in silence for a while until I felt a hand on my arm.

"Serenity, what are you doing here?" I asked her in a soft voice.

"Tell your dad to keep his eyes on the road and pull over. Tell him to get off the road. Now!" Serenity said to me, her face looked worried and scared.

"What do you mean?"

"Aurora, who are you talking to?" My mom said.

"My friend. She says to tell dad to pull over." I told her, uncaring what Serenity said about not telling others about her.

"Why?" My dad asked.

"Just tell them that they need to pull over! Hurry!" Serenity said.

"Why? What's gonna happen?" I asked her and tears started to fall from her eyes.

"Aurora, why do we need to pull over? James, do you know what she's talking about?" My mom asked my dad as they drove.

"Serenity, please, tell me what's wrong." I asked her and after that everything to go into a blur. Everyone started to argue and not pay attention. My parents kept trying to get me to answer them but I couldn't unless Serenity would tell me.

"Kanda no!" Serenity shouted and suddenly glass shattered, my head hit the seat in front of me, my mom began to scream that suddenly went silent, my dad managed to come into the back seat to cover my with his body. The last thing I saw was a man with black eyes and a grin that scared me...


I don't really remember much about that night, that's why my description isn't much. I do remember waking up in a very expensive hospital bed with the Stark family by my side. I was hooked up to machines and something to help me breathe. I hate hospitals.

"Aurora, you're awake! Can you talk? How are you feeling?" Tony asked me as soon as he saw that my eyes were somewhat open.

"Tony?" My voice felt scratchy and dry. Mr. Stark went to get a nurse as Mrs. Stark held my hand and Tony held the other. When the nurse came in she checked everything that needed to be checked and removed my breathing mask.

"Don't allow her to talk much. She still needs rest. Let me know when she starts to feel pain again. I'll come back with more pain killers." The nurse said and left the room.

"What happened?" I asked them. Their faces seem lost and saddened.

"Honey, you and your parents were in a crash...they didn't make it." Mrs. Stark said to me. Tears weld up in my eyes when she told me what happened. "A truck driver, he was drunk and he crashed into your car. He's alive and I promise that we'll do all that we can to put him behind bars." Mrs. Stark said to me, squeezing my hand. Tony squeezed my other hand and I looked at him.

"Peggy, can I talk to you in the hall for a minute?" Mr. Stark said and went out in the hall way. Mrs. Stark gave me a small smile and left the room. When she left I turned my attention towards Tony. His eyes seemed so last as a frown stayed on his face.

"I'm sorry Tony. It was my fault their dead..." When I felt tears fall Tony whipped them away.

"No, the man who was drunk did this." Tony said his voice stern.

"No, it was somewhat my fault. I...I can't...all I remember is everyone was talking loudly, and everything seemed to blur but I know it was my fault! I told my dad to pull off the road and when he asked why I didn't give him an answer. Everyone was talking at once and then we crashed..." I said and began to cry. I really can't remember much about what happened because I think I hit my head but I do remember everyone talking at the same time and not paying attention to the road.

"No, no don't say that. He was swerving through the lanes. Even if you guys were talking loudly he still ran into you. He put you in here..." Tony stopped and took a breath. For a thirteen year old he's really protective of me. "Mom and dad...they told me that in your parents will they left you everything...and named us your guardians. You're gonna be living with us when you get out of here."

"Really?" I asked him with a smile.

"Yeah, totally! You're gonna have a room right next to mine and we're do all sorts of things together! I even started designing something for us to work on! So you have to get better!" Tony said, practically jumping up and down in his seat. I smiled at him, a bit wider. Tony has always been the one to make me smile. Always.

"Do I get to decorate my room?" I asked him. Tony chuckled and ruffled my hair, making me pout.

"Of course. Tomorrow, I'll bring some stuff over so we can get your room ready before you come home." Tony said with a large grin.


"Yeah, Aurora, home." Tony said and took my hand in his again. His thumb rubbed over my knuckles, creating this warmth to go through me.

"Promise?" I asked him holding up my pinkie finger.

"I promise." He answered me taking my pinkie finger. I smiled and I didn't seem so scared anymore. That guilt will always be there, settling in my gut, but I must move on. I have so much to live for...I need to keep going. My mom and dad would want that.

Now you all know. I still don't remember what really happened that day but there are two faces that keep slipping from me. I keep searching, trying to look over the case, seeing if I might have missed anything but still...there's nothing. And I will continue looking.

Over the next few years Tony and I have grown even closer. I was still in high school when Tony graduated. He could have graduated earlier but he stayed for me. I've been living with the Starks since I was released from the hospital and I've been there when Mrs. Stark's health took a turn for the worst which ended her early death. Tony and Howard were devastated, including me, but I stayed with them, helping them with whatever the need.

After Peggy Stark's passing I spent many nights in Tony's bed like I did when I first started to live with them. I had nightmares and snuck into Tony's room, climbing into his bed and waking him up.

"Wha...what's wrong? Are you okay?" Tony asked me on the first night I came into his room.

"I had a nightmare. Can I stay here with you?" I asked him, lying on top of the covers facing him.

"What are you doing on top of the covers?" Tony asked me.

"I didn't want to wake you and I didn't know if you actually want me in here." I said to him, my face heating up. Tony grumbled then started to pull the covers out from under me.

"Get in here." He said and I jumped into his arms. "I will always chase away your nightmares just as you chase mine away. You're like my mini nightlight." Tony laughed and wrapped me tighter in his arms.

Once his mom died I stayed in his arms every night until he no longer cried at night. I held him just as he held me when I cried for my parents. I would pet his hair and rub his back as soon as I climbed into his bed. Tony never cried in front of anyone except for me.

Things, however, got interesting when I turned sixteen. My body has developed very well in my opinion and that got one boy at my high school to notice me. Marcus Binder is one of those boys that are normal/ a bit weird and he's a really nice guy. A week before the homecoming dance Marcus asked me to the homecoming dance with his head down and his face bright red. The only reason why I actually said yes is because I decided to give the homecoming dance a try since I only have one year left. So, I said yes.

That night, I called Marcus to tell him I would meet him at the dance after the football game and he said okay. I dressed in a pair of very slimming jeans that hugged my developed ass with a two tanks, and a pair of heels to deal with the warm weather. As I looked at myself in the mirror I noticed that I never really do anything with my hair so I decided to curl it and apply a light amount of makeup I never even use. Tony was in the living room when I walked in to ask him how I looked.

To put it bluntly his jaw dropped.

"Where are you going?" Tony asked me as I made my way over to the door with him following me.

"Homecoming. I did ask you if you wanted to go with me but you said no so when Marcus –"

"Marcus? Who the hell is Marcus?" Tony asked, backing me into the door, his arms boxing me in. My heart was beating so fast I swear Tony could hear it.

"Just a boy from school that asked me to the dance so I said yes. What's wrong with that?" I asked him, my famous temper flaring.

"He's a boy and like every boy once he sees you he will either try to get you drunk or into your pants or maybe even both!" Tony said.

"That won't happen Tony, I'm smarter than that. Ye of little faith." I said to him and Tony shook his head.

"Faith has nothing to do with it. Your under age and that means you'll try anything to get noticed and –"


"Don't you dare!" I shouted at him. "That was uncalled for Tony. I don't want to hear from you from the rest of the night." I pushed him away and walked out the door with Tony still holding his cheek where I slapped him.

When I arrived at the dance I noticed that Marcus was talking with a few kids that I have in my class but they...weren't the type of people I could hang out with. When I walked up to him Marcus smiled and wrapped his arm around my waist which I shrugged off.

"Are we going to the dance?" I asked him and he shook his head.

"My friends and I have a better idea than to go to the dance. A few other kids are having another party at one of their houses so we were thinking of going. You wanna join us? Marcus asked me and I felt a little...worried. I didn't want to look like a stiff so I agreed and got in Marcus's car. We drove for a bit and arrived at a large house where kids of all ages were partying. I had a bad feeling about this...

And I was right.

The party was nothing but booze, sex, and kids going wild. I took a few sip of my drink but swore to never let it out of my sight. When I had to go to the bathroom I asked Marcus to hold it while I went into the bathroom, trusting him to make sure nothing was done to it. When I came back he handed it back to me and we began talking. I took sip after sip after sip and soon I felt a buzzing feeling. Marcus asked me if I wanted air and I agreed so we went outside. Marcus took me to a place where it was quiet and there was no one around. He pushed me up against a tree and started to kiss my neck, his hands groping my body. When I tried to shove him away I noticed that my strength felt like it was zapped out of me.

"No...Marcus stop..." I said to him.

"Come on, let's have some fun. I can tell by the way I watched you all night that you've been dying for a good fuck." His dark chuckle reminded me of a laugher that made me afraid of the dark. I wanted to go, I wanted to leave, I wanted to get away from the dark figure that still haunts me.

"No...no, stop. Please...don't!" I felt hands on my jeans and tears started to weld up behind my eyes. I should have listened to Tony...Tony...God what would he say when he sees me. I'm gonna be raped and left like trash...no...

"Stop struggling! It's gonna feel good, I'm gonna make sure of that." He grunted and I whimpered.

I managed to wrap my leg around Marcus then shove him to the ground. Once he was there I staggered away from him, trying to put as much distance between him and me as possible. After only a few feet I ran into a brick wall that was hot to the touch. When I looked up I saw the face I've been begging to see.

"Tony..." I groaned as he gently places me on the ground.

"Stay here Ro. I'll be right back." Tony said and his voice sounded stained as he said the nickname he gave me.

"No...don't go. Don't leave me." I said to him and Tony simply kissed my forhead.

"I'll be right back. I will never leave you, ever." Said and I fell to the ground. In the next few seconds I heard grunts and hands meeting faces and I figured Tony was kicking Marcus's ass. Who knew he had that in him. "Come on Ro. Let's get you home." Tony's voice was right next to me as he lifted me into his arms. I wrapped my arms around his neck, muttering I'm sorry all the way to his car. As soon as we drove away cop cars were pulling up in front.

"You called the cop on them? Why?" I asked Tony as we drove away.

"They drugged you Ro! Every one of those bastards deserve to arrested for underage drinking, use of rape drugs, and every hell they brought or have with them! I told you Marcus would do something like this and you should be grateful I didn't kill your boyfriend then and there." Tony growled as he drove. I reached over to touch Tony's hand. Tony sighed and took my hand in his, kissing my knuckles before he started to go the speed limit.

"He's not my boyfriend. I only agreed because I wanted to at least go to homecoming just to see what it was like. We're always working with your dad or on our own projects that...I forgot what it is to be my own age." My speech was slurred but I'm sure Tony understood me.

"Yeah, we really haven't been acting our age since we were born." Tony chuckled, still holding my hand. "Enough talking. Get some sleep. You're gonna feel it in the morning." Tony said. I smiled and closed my eyes.

When we got home Tony carried me all the way inside, all the way to my room, and placed me in my bed. Tony took off my shoes and his shoes and crawled in with me, wrapping his arms around me.



"Can you kiss me?" I asked him, looking up at him with sleepy eyes. Tony didn't say anything except pull me closer.

"Is that really what you want?" He asked me, the breath from his lips so close to mine.

"If I want my first kiss taken from anyone I would want it to be you." I told him. Tony's hand rested against my cheek, bringing my head up so our lips were even closer. Once I felt Tony's lips against mine I felt this shock go through me and it felt like my lips were on fire. I knew Tony has more experience with women than I have with men but his lips were moving against mine like...dancing almost. I kissed him back softly as he pulled me even closer to him. His fingers raked through my hair as our lips met over and mover. His tongue slipped out and ran over my bottom lip, asking for entrance, and I surely gave him that. Once our tongues met it was like...I can't even describe the electricity that was coursing through me or maybe even him. I felt Tony groan as he rolled over to lie above me, our mouths never leaving each other. With both is hand combing through my hair I ran my hand up his chest, my nails scratching lightly as I made my way into his hair. We stayed like that in what seems like forever, our lips locked, and our bodies pressing together. It felt like bliss. It felt like we were meant to kiss...

"We need to stop." Tony's breathing was labored as he rested his forehead against mine. I tried to calm my fast beating heart as he lightly pressed kisses against mine before resting his face in my neck. I had no words as we lay there, trying to catch our breath and our hormones. I could feel something against my thigh but I didn't think anything of it. When Tony started to get up I grabbed the front of his shirt to stop him.

"Stay. Please? He'll come back. He'll come back and finish –" I was stopped when Tony pushed me back on the bed and kissed me a bit harder this time. When he pulled away he tucked me under his chin and from there we stayed.

"He'll never touch you ever again. I promise you that." He took my pinkie finger with his and kissed our joined fingers. I rested my head on his chest and fell asleep.


We never did talk about what happened that night. Marcus left me alone and everyone at the house, besides me, was fined and some were even arrested. I pushed what happened with me and Marcus in the back if my mind. I had work to be done and the pressure is on when Howard Stark employed me to work long side him and Tony in his lab. After I graduated high school I went into college as a kick ass scientist/mechanic. And with this big brain of mine, I'll get done in two years tops.

Turns out it took me three and a half years because there was a class I really wanted to take so I did and it has proved very useful. Once I was done with college, an overseas college I might add, I was excited to return home after being away for so long. I'm 21 now and I'm ready to shine by the Starks side.

What I didn't expect to find was my best friend a whole new person.

When I arrived at the Stark house a servant answered the door and I asked if Tony or Howard were in.

"Mr. Stark is in his office. As for Anthony Stark he has...company over." The woman said and let me inside.

"Company?" I asked her. The woman's face turned red and she simply shook her head, leaving me in the entrance way. I heard a giggle above me and I looked up to see Tony kissing a pretty blond with enough lust and passion for the both of them. With one last kiss he escorted her down the stairs. When they reached the ground floor Tony's eyes met mine with a very strange look.

"I'll call you later, okay toots?" He said and stood in the doorway with the blond.

"Sure Tony." She gave him one last, a bit too long, kiss then left.Once the door closed Tony looked at me with his really creepy smile.

"Sorry about that, old girlfriend that wanted to talk." He moved closer to me.

"Tony what are you doing? Don't you recognize me?" I asked him as my back met the wall.

"I will...upstairs." Tony growled and I frowned. What the hell happened to my best friend? I grabbed Tony's arm, sliding underneath it, then with the strength that I've worked up over the past years I flipped him onto the ground. When Tony groaned out loud Howard Stark came into the room to see what was happening.

"Aurora, I see you remember Tony." Howard said when he saw me.

"Aurora?" Tony got to his feet and pointed at me. "This...woman is our Aurora?" Howard chuckled and wrapped his arms around me in a tight hug.

"It's good to see you again Aurora. How was college?" Howard asked me once he let go.

"Great. I would've graduated sooner but they had self defense classes such as martial arts, kick boxing, and other things. I guess they paid off." I glanced over my shoulder at Tony whose eyes lingered everywhere. Howards coughed and brought Tony back to the present. When he snapped his head back up a slight blush was on his cheeks.

"Come, I'll show you to your room. Tony, put some clothes on." Howards said and led me upstairs. The room he brought me to was pained a deep purple and gold color with a four poster bed with matching dresser and vanity. Everything seemed perfected, too much for my liking anyway. "What do you think?" Howard asked me.

"It's wonderful, thank you Howard." I said giving him a smile.

"I'll be down stairs if you need me. I'll have someone collect your bags so you can unpack. It's good to have you back Aurora." Howard placed his hand on my head and gave it a squeeze.

"It's good to be back." I said and he left the room. Once he was gone I let out a sigh, placed my laptop, my design and creation by the way, on the desk in the corner then went to lie down on the lavender scented bed. My favorite, they remembered. I felt so tired from the long flight I didn't even realize that I closed my eyes and passed out.

When I woke up my bags had been brought up and a blanket was covering me. I yawned and starched before going down stairs towards the kitchen for something to eat. I was surprised to see Tony sitting at the island with a cup of coffee in his hands, reading something in a folder.

"What are you doing up?" I asked Tony. He looked up from what he was doing. Tony smiled and closed the folder.

"Nothing. That was some nap you took." Tony said and I looked towards the clock. It read 11:29 p.m. Yeah, that was some nap I took.

"Just because I took first class doesn't mean I slept. I really can't sleep on planes." I said and sat in front of him. "What's that?" I asked, reaching for the folder but Tony only slid it further from my reach. "Tony."

"Sorry, princess, you can't see this. Company policy." Tony said with a smirk on his face. I frowned and narrowed my eyes at the ego-headed Tony.

"Don't call me that." I said and reached forward for it some more but Tony kept it just out of my reach. "Tony, give it." I said and sat back on my seat, palm up, demanding her hand the folder over. Tony laughed then handed it over to me.

"Don't say I didn't warn you. Dad's pretty strict on who sees your projects." Tony smirked.

"Why the hell do you think I'm here?" Tony gave me a look and I laughed. "A few days before graduation your dad called me and asked me if I wanted a job. I, of course, agreed and said the only job I would take would be top designer and programmer and mastermind behind everything. He agreed but not to everything. I do get to work with whatever you two do." I smiled at Tony's reaction. "I'll be the woman behind it all."

"What?!" Tony shot up from his chair and looked at me with a look I couldn't help but laugh at. "That can't be true! It's always been my dad and myself!"

"Bullshit Tony! I was there too! I stood by the two of your for years and the second I go off to college I get the boot? Oh, hell no!" I said, standing up and getting into his face. "I've always been there, beside you Tony and yet the moment I step away you make me out like I'm a traitor." My eyes looked over Tony and he sighed.

"How about...we start over, from the beginning?" I asked and stuck out my hand towards him. He looked down at it then back at back at me. He grasped my hand and shook it firmly.

"I'm Anthony Stark but everyone calls me Tony." He said with a Billion dollar smile.

"I'm Aurora Chambers, your new best buddy." I repeated the lines I said those many years ago. We were going to start over; not from scratch but far enough that we still remain close. In that firm handshake our promise from long ago still burned just as brightly. We would never leave each other, making sure the other one has each other's back, making sure the other one is never alone.

And a few years later when the father we grew up with passes away we're still together. During the funeral our hands clasped each other's so that comfort was feeding off each other. I felt Tony's hand tighten around mine as we watched his dad being lowered into the ground. I freed my hand and wrapped my arms around him, feeling him return it just as much. Later that night when I went to bed I felt someone crawl into mine. I turned around and wrapped my arms around the sobbing Tony. "Shh shh it's ok. Let it out Tony, I'm here. I'm not going anywhere." As I held him as he held me, his silent tears wetting my top. I stroked his hair and held him close. I would never leave him ever again. Never.


There you have it! A very long first chapter! Please review and tell me what you guys think!