After several weeks of near nonstop working, the suit was finally ready for the first flight. Tony stood in the lab, in the suit, bouncing on the balls of his feet as he glanced over at Bree. "It's now or never..."
Bree typed out a few commands on the computer then sat back in the desk chair. "It's all on you Tony. Jarvis, watch over him."
Tony nodded and closed his helmet, then he was off. It took a few moments to get the hang of things, but soon he was shooting through the sky. This is the best feeling! He weaved around clouds and shot straight up as high as he could go and quickly found out that he had more things to work on with the suit. "Jarvis? reboot!" he called out as the suit coated in ice and he began to fall. He reached for the knob on the side of his thigh, fumbling with it while he fell. Once he turned it, the flaps in the suit opened, causing the ice to break and reboot the system. "Jarvis?"
"Remind me to fix the icing problem."
When Tony returned from his flight, he hovered over the garage. "Kill power." He hollered instantly, because of the weight of the suit caused him to fall through the roof and into the garage, startling Bree. He sighed and roughly pulled his helmet off. "Make a note to fix the icing problem." He grumbled, just as one of his robots sprayed him with extinguishing liquid.
"Just icing?" Bree questioned. She walked through the rubble and up to Tony. "Are you okay?"
"I'm fine. That was an exhilarating experience." Tony chuckled. "But yes, just icing for now."
Bree sighed and stepped back so Tony could stand up. "I'm sure between you, Jarvis, and I, we can figure it out."
"We will, I just don't want to forget before my next flight." Tony commented as he slowly walked over to the platform he started at and began getting out of the suit.
Bree watched as the robots began helping Tony remove the suit. "That looks like it's a bit complicated."
"It is. I'm going to work on a better system for putting it on and taking it off." Tony replied.
When Tony ended up standing on one foot while the robots tried to get the suit off, Bree couldn't help but laugh. "I'm sorry Tony, but the sooner the better."
"Sir, please hold still," Jarvis stated. "It will be easier."
"I am holding still." Tony snapped. "I am working on it and I know how ridiculous I look."
"It's okay Tony, they almost have it," Bree chuckled just as the last boot was removed and Tony could stand back on two feet.
"I just need to make some adjustments to the program I already have. It shouldn't take long." Tony said, then he stopped on his way to his computer. "We should have a nice dinner first."
"Dinner?" Bree asked. "Are you adding to our usual hot tub date?"
"Yes I am. I also feel bad for getting so lost in my work and not paying as much attention to you this past week. I want to apologize for that." Tony said sincerely.
Bree walked up to Tony wrapped her arms around his waist. "Well, if this date is like the last one, I think I will enjoy it."
"I hope you will enjoy it." Tony smiled. "I will let you decide if we stay in or go out for dinner."
"I believe I will," Bree replied. She ran her hands up and down his back slowly, wanting to relax him. "What are you in the mood for?"
Tony shook his head. "I need to know what you are comfortable with. I will be happy either way."
"Mr. Charming," Bree praised sweetly. She untucked his shirt to run her hands under his shirt along his back, then his chest, wanting closer contact. "We could... do seafood? Eat on the patio? That sounds good."
"That works for me. I will have it ordered from the finest restaurant in the city." Tony promised. He placed his hands over hers, enjoying the warmth of her skin against his.
"You know what I like." Bree leaned up to peck Tony's lips, letting her nails gently scrape his skin. "I've been feeling a little more myself recently," she murmured.
"That's very good to hear." Tony said truthfully. "What kind of seafood would you like?"
"Crab is my favorite, but I know it's expensive," Bree answered. "You can get whatever."
"Expensive? Do you think it will run me broke?" Tony joked.
"No, but you don't need the most expensive all the time," Bree countered.
"If crab is what you like, crab is what you'll have." Tony insisted. "There's no point in having money and not spending it."
Bree smiled and leaned up to peck Tony's lips again. "I look forward to whatever food you decide to get."
"Jarvis, place the order." Tony said, then pulled Bree flush against him and captured Bree's lips in a deep kiss.
"Yes sir," Jarvis replied quietly while Bree wrapped her arms around Tony's neck and eagerly responded to his kiss.
"Let's go get the patio ready?" Tony suggested once he pulled away.
Bree smiled. "That sounds like an idea."
"I like to do the work myself sometimes. It's nice to take small breaks from the cars." Tony chuckled. He took her hand and walked with her, leaving the lab.
"There's nothing wrong with that." Bree opened the sliding glass doors that led out to the patio and smiled at seeing the sunset.
"I will be right back." Tony told Bree, then he walked back inside and to the kitchen. He grabbed a small pail and filled it with ice. Looking through the bottles, he found the wine he wanted and stuck the bottle in the bucket. Lastly, he grabbed two wine glasses, then took it all to the patio and set the pail and glasses on the small table that was beside the hot tub.
Bree smiled, feeling warmth in her chest at all of the stops Tony was making. "You're so sweet Tony. You're going to spoil me."
"I'm not sweet, let's not get carried away." Tony chuckled. "Do you want to relax in the hot tub while we wait for the food?"
"You are sweet, you just like to hide it. I'd have to go up to the bedroom to get my swimsuit, but I don't mind," Bree answered.
"You don't need to go get it. It is just us here. I will leave that up to your comfort level though." Tony assured Bree.
Bree looked behind her and smirked at Tony, seeing him leaning against the sliding doors with his arms across his chest. "I have been sleeping in only a t-shirt lately," she pointed out.
"Like I said, it's up to you. We can wear swim clothes if you like, or go au natural." Tony chuckled, truly fine with whatever she chose.
"Au natural huh?" Bree chuckled. I wonder what he would do if I decided to tease him? Bree turned and faced the city once more before she removed her t-shirt and tossed it to the tile floor, then reached behind her to unclip her bra and let it join her shirt. "Like this?" she asked, not looking behind her.
A million times, yes. Tony slowly walked up behind Bree and grinned. "Is it alright if I touch you?" He asked softly, his voice just a whisper in her ear.
Bree felt her body become hot as a blush filled her cheeks and neck. She felt her voice catch, feeling his breathing against the skin of her shoulder, and could only nod in response.
Tony lifted his hands and gently rubbed them slowly along Bree's arms, starting at her shoulders, to her wrists, then back again. "You still smell like vanilla and strawberries." He murmured, nuzzling his face against her neck.
"That's my perfume and my lotion," Bree murmured back in response as she tilted her head to the side, feeling his lips ghost against her skin.
"I kept that smell in my mind the entire time I was gone. There were many times I wondered if I'd ever smell it again." Tony admitted quietly.
Bree reached behind her to place her hand on the back of Tony's head, letting her fingers comb through his hair. "You're here Tony," she whispered. "You're safe."
"You're the one I'm worried about." Tony said truthfully. "I need you to be here and safe."
"I'm not going anywhere." Bree ran her hand down the back of his head, then rubbed his neck gently before she trailed her hand along his shoulder, then his arm, realizing he'd also shed his shirt. She leaned back against his chest, then turned her head to kiss his cheek. "As long as you want me here, I'll be here."
Tony turned Bree to face him then he pulled her into a slow heated kiss. When he pulled away, he cupped the side of her face with one of his hands. "I want you to stay."
"Stay? What are you asking me Tony?" she asked softly.
"Right now, I'm just asking you to stay for the time being. We can figure the rest out as we come to it." Tony answered.
"I'll stay," Bree assured him. "Like I said, I'm not going anywhere." She wrapped her arms around his neck and hugged him tightly before she kissed his neck gently.
Tony sighed softly at the contact. "We should get into the hot tub." He mumbled.
"That's probably a good idea." Bree slowly let go of him, then turned and walked up to the hot tub and turned on the water and jets so it would heat up. As soon as she started seeing steam, she unbuttoned her jeans and slid them down her hips along with her underwear before she climbed in.
Tony openly watched Bree undress with hungry eyes, then removed his jeans and boxers. He followed her into the water and sat beside her. "Is it hot in here or is it just me?" He asked teasingly.
Bree rolled her eyes but chuckled at Tony's cheesy joke. "You're such a goofball," she said. "How long do you think it will be before food arrives?"
"It shouldn't be much longer now. Maybe twenty to thirty minutes." Tony answered, checking his watch as it was waterproof.
"I'll need to cover myself when they arrive, so I figured I would ask." Bree leaned back against the wall of the hot tub and sighed as one of the jets worked on her lower back."
"They won't come past the front door." Tony promised. "I will go get the food when it arrives so you don't have anything to worry about."
Bree chuckled and leaned back. "I'm surprised. Just make sure you grab a towel."
"Why? You don't want anyone to see what I have?" Tony asked with a smirk.
"Not particularly," Bree admitted. "I kind of like being the only one that knows."
"Alright, I can go with that. You will be the only one to see me nude from this point on." Tony promised.
Bree chuckled as she reached out for Tony's hand and pulled him to stand in between her legs. "That sounds wonderful."
"I can't delete those nude photoshoots though. They make me almost as much money as the weapons." Tony joked.
Bree raised an eyebrow at him as she ran her thumbs over his hips. "Really now? Why haven't I seen them?" She teased.
"That's unfortunate. To make up for that, I could pose for you." Tony offered, shifting his hips to be a little closer.
"That sounds very tempting." Bree gently ran her hands over his ass, up his back, then back down again.
"Enjoying what you feel?" Tony smirked. I know I am.
Bree bit her bottom lip as her hands made the same trek again. "I am," she said softly. "I like how your skin feels."
"How far do you want to go?" Tony asked, letting Bree set the pace.
"I'm... I'm not sure," she murmured in response. "I'm just going with the flow."
"I won't do anything you don't want." Tony promised. He sat next to Bree and gently pulled her onto his lap, so she was straddling his waist.
Bree smiled down at Tony and caressed the side of his face with a damp hand. "I trust you," she said softly.
Tony moved his hands to gently hold Bree's hips. He helped her move slowly, feeling himself growing aroused when he felt the friction of her body against him.
"That feels nice," Bree breathed. She placed her hands on his shoulders and slowly rolled her hips to rub herself against Tony's growing erection.
"I haven't been with anyone since that night we spent together." Tony breathlessly said, wanting Bree to know. "But I've thought about you all the time."
"You've been waiting for me?" She asked softly. Bree ran her hands into his hair and gently pulled while she felt herself becoming more excited despite the water that whirled around them.
"I told you I came to get you when I first came home." Tony managed to say. He lifted her hips, then moved one hand between them to position himself to enter her slowly.
Bree bit her lip at the slight pain she felt as she let herself slide downward onto his erection. Ugh, it's been awhile. Water doesn't help things actually glide either. She tilted Tony's head back so she could steal a kiss. "I haven't been with anyone else either," she murmured.
"Are you alright?" Tony asked, keeping his hips still for her to adjust to him.
"I'm... okay. Although lubricant would be nice," Bree replied softly. "Water isn't the best lubricant." She caressed his shoulders gently and played with the hair on the nape of his neck.
"Do you want me to go upstairs and get the lube?" Tony offered, not wanting her to be uncomfortable.
Bree was about to respond when a knock sounded at the front door, causing her to chuckle. "Along with the food."
"That's very unfortunate timing." Tony chuckled. He gently helped Bree off of him and let her stand. "We can continue this in bed later." He said in a sultry tone.
"Yes, we can," she agreed softly.
Tony reluctantly left the hot tub, wrapped a towel around his waist, then walked inside and through the living room, not caring that he was dripping water the whole way. Opening the front door, he collected their food, then returned to the patio. "Ready to eat?"
"That smells lovely," Bree commented. She'd climbed out of the hot tub and was wrapped in her own towel.
Tony set the food on the patio table, then took the trays out and split up the food. "I got a couple sides for us to share."
"That sounds great." Bree walked over to the table and sat at one of the chairs. "This looks amazing."
Tony poured the wine for them, then sat down at the table. "Tuck in."
Bree got a fork full of pre shelled crab and took a bite, only to moan softly. "This is the best crab I've ever had."
"It is from the best restaurant in the city." Tony said proudly. He cracked open his lobster tail and took a bite.
Bree smiled as she took another bite. "I believe you. This tastes so fresh."
"Caught fresh daily." Tony grinned.
"I believe it." Bree finished off the crab on her plate, then moved to her broccoli.
Tony ate his lobster in silence, simply enjoying Bree's company. "This is good, but I would have been happy with another burger too." He chuckled.
Bree rolled her eyes as she wiped her mouth with a napkin. "You and burgers. I think you would live off of them if you could."
Tony nodded. "There is nothing as good as a good burger."
"I can think of a lot of food that's better than a burger, but I also know the feeling of eating the perfect burger or even hot dog," Bree replied, making small talk.
"It's better than what I was eating." Tony chuckled.
Bree furrowed her brow. "If you don't like lobster, why did you order it?" she asked. She took a sip of her wine, then sat the glass aside.
"I meant the last few months, not the lobster." Tony clarified. "Lobster is my favorite seafood."
"Oh. I'm sorry Tony, I didn't understand what you meant." Bree pushed her mostly empty plate to the center of the table and looked at the containers of food. "There's so much left... but I don't think I can eat anymore. That's the most I've eaten in quite a while."
"It's fine, don't worry about it." Tony said, not lingering on it. "We can save the rest for another time." Tony said, then finished his food.
Bree shrugged. "Would it be better to freeze it to store it? I'm afraid it will end up at the back of the fridge if we don't."
Tony shook his head. "I always order food like this. My kitchen is cleaned out every few days and the extra food is taken to a local homeless shelter."
"I didn't know that." Bree stood and began cleaning up the table. "I like learning new things about you."
"Very few know that and I'd like to keep it that way." Tony said as he stood to help her.
Bree nodded. "I won't tell anyone."
"Thanks." Tony flashed a little grin, then picked up several of the food cartons and headed towards the kitchen.
"I think it's nice of you, to help others. Isn't that what you plan on doing with the suit?"
"Yes, but the suit is also to help myself." Tony admitted, unashamed.
Bree put the dishes and silverware in the dishwasher, then filled the soap and started it. "There's nothing wrong with that."
"I'm actually glad to hear you say that. Most people would frown on using a suit like mine." Tony chuckled. He stepped closer to Bree and gently tugged her towel loose. "I am going on a longer flight tomorrow, but we still have all night."
"I'm not sure I can go all night like we used to Tony," she whispered. "I don't want to disappoint you."
Tony hooked his finger under her chin and lifted it so she was looking at him. "It doesn't have to be sex. We can finish that bottle of wine, cuddle, share embarrassing childhood memories or a combination of them all."
Bree smiled softly as she put her hand over top of his, grasped it, then pulled it to her lips. "As long as I'm with you, it doesn't matter what we do."
"I will go get the wine and you can tell the first story." Tony grinned. He stole a quick kiss, then walked away to go get the wine and glasses from the patio.
"I'm not sure if I have any," she responded. Bree began her way towards the stairs, turning off lights as she went. Although halfway up the stairs her towel slipped and fell to the floor. Bree looked down at it for a moment, then left it and went up the rest of the stairs and to Tony's room before he could see.
Tony walked into his room only a few minutes after Bree. "I grabbed us a couple bottles of water also." He said as he closed the door behind him.
"That sounds perfect," Bree called from the bathroom, the door shut between them.
Tony set everything on the bedside table, then walked over to the bathroom door. "Are you taking a shower?"
"Just freshening up. Although a shower does sound nice to get the chlorine out of my hair," Bree replied.
"Do you want me to join you?" Tony offered.
Bree smiled as she stood at the mirror, brushing her hair. "The door's unlocked," she replied sweetly, knowing he'd get a nice surprise once he opened it.
Tony opened the door and gulped at the site that was bestowed to him. "Shower it is," he murmured.
"Lose your voice?" Bree asked as she looked at him through the mirror. Please don't see me differently once you see my side.
Tony pulled himself out of his thoughts when he realized he was staring at her ass. "Not lost, just misplaced." He chuckled.
She looked over her shoulder at him and smiled, purposely hiding her injured side. "I think I like having this effect on you."
"It's not the only effect you're having on me." Tony mumbled, then stepped forward, closing the space between them. He turned Bree to face him and captured her lips in a hungry kiss.
Bree instantly kissed him back, feeling butterflies erupt in her stomach as she wrapped her arms around his neck. "I think I can feel that other effect against my stomach," she said softly when they pulled apart.
"I can't wait to wash every inch of your body." Tony said in a breathy whisper, just before shifting to kiss her neck.
A shiver rolled down Bree's spine at Tony's words, but a sliver of doubt stayed rooted in her mind. "You may not like every inch anymore," she said softly.
"What's not to like? I like you, Bree." Tony assured her.
Bree shut her eyes tight and hid her face against Tony's neck before she took one of his hands and placed it against her side, just above her ribs. She slowly trailed his hand downward, following the jagged scar, until it ended just over her hip. "Even now?" She mumbled.
Tony slowly felt the trail of the scar as Bree guided his hand. "Yes, even now." He promised her. I will make them suffer for hurting you.
"There's another one on my inner thigh," she whispered. "It's wider... and a deeper indent."
"Why didn't you just tell me? Is this why you've been so nervous around me?" Tony asked, holding her close.
A few tears rolled down Bree's cheeks as she continued to hide her face. "I didn't want you to see them. I don't like to see them. They make me feel ugly."
"They don't make you look ugly. They show how strong you are." Tony said softly, hugging Bree tight.
"I don't feel strong," she replied, then sniffled as she clutched to him.
"You don't have to feel strong right now. I know you are and you will come to know it in time." Tony said softly.
Bree sniffled and placed a kiss to Tony's neck before she slowly looked up and met his eyes. She could see just how much he cared for her by the way he looked at her, which caused her to give him a tiny smile. "Should we... get in the shower?"
"Do you still like the water extra hot?" Tony asked as he slowly let her go so he could turn towards the shower and turn the water on.
"Not burning hot," Bree clarified. "But hot enough to enjoy, yes."
Tony tapped the controls on the wall to set the water temperature, then he tugged his towel and let it fall to the floor. "After you."
Bree couldn't help but to ogle Tony for a few moments before she turned and stepped into the glass walled shower. As soon as the hot water hit her skin, she felt herself begin to relax, wanting to let all of her stress go down the drain.
Tony made no attempt to hide that he kept his eyes on her ass as Bree stepped into the shower. "I can adjust the temp if you want." He told her as he stepped into the shower behind her.
"It's perfect." Bree turned to face Tony and tilted her head back to soak her hair, letting her eyes close at the feeling of the rushing water.
Tony grabbed the cloth and soap. When he had the cloth lathered, he slowly began washing her body for her.
Bree smiled, feeling the cloth against her skin. "That feels good," she said softly.
"Your body is so beautiful." Tony murmured as she washed her stomach.
Tears came back to Bree's eyes and mingled with the spray of the shower. I don't know how much I believe you. She smiled at Tony as she let him lather her in soap. "I didn't think I'd ever hear that word again associated with me."
"You can have all the doubts you want, but here I am, enjoying your beauty." Tony said softly as he moved down to her legs.
Bree watched him pay extra attention to her legs, then her feet. I've never had anyone do this before. Treat me like I'm going to break. "You're an amazing man, you know that?"
"Of course I know that." Tony chuckled, making light of it to avoid being serious.
"Tony, I mean it," Bree told him. She got him to stand, then leaned up to kiss him softly. "You've helped me so much the past couple of weeks."
"You've helped me just as much." Tony said truthfully.
Bree smiled as she rinsed off her body, then grabbed for the shampoo, put some in her hand, then began to lather her hair. "You've been sleeping better."
"So have you. Have you thought any more about returning to work?" Tony asked.
"I haven't really thought about it," Bree said honestly. "Could I start small?"
"Of course. I will have Jarvis pick out some of the best tasks for you to start with, just so you can get your feet wet." Tony agreed. He set the cloth aside and picked up the shampoo and added a very small amount to his hand.
Bree rinsed her hair then grabbed for the cloth and filled it back with soap before she began to wash Tony's chest. "Small sounds good for now."
"I'm looking forward to working with you again." Tony said truthfully. He lathered up his hair while he watched her wash his chest.
"I'm looking forward to working with you too," Bree agreed, then ran the cloth along his lower abdomen. "Among other things."
"I think it will be a good working relationship." Tony said with a smirk.
Bree bit her lip as she slowly lathered in between his thighs. "Only a working one?"
"Work and pleasure are one and the same in my world." Tony sighed, enjoying the sensations she was creating.
"They deserve some separation," Bree retorted as she moved to lather his legs.
"Does that mean you don't want to have fun in my office?" Tony teased.
"Last I saw, your office is here in your home. So no, I wouldn't mind," she teased in return.
"We can review your presentations, then I can bend you over my desk." Tony mumbled, growing aroused by the thought.
"You'll have to be easy with me," Bree replied. "It's been a while."
"I was only showing how the two can mix. I meant it when I said there are no expectations here." Tony said truthfully.
Bree shrugged, then made Tony turn around so she could begin to wash his back. "I was just stating a fact."
"When you are ready for that, I will be gentle with you." Tony promised her.
"I don't know if I'll ever be ready. I felt ready earlier today, but was nervous. I still am." Bree smiled to herself as she ran the cloth along Tony's ass, then then gently underneath, between his legs.
"Then we will just have to cuddle." Tony chuckled. "It does feel good to have you washing me though."
Bree kneeled down to wash the back of Tony's legs and placed lingering kisses to his lower back, just above his ass. "I enjoy it too."
"I enjoy just being in your company, regardless of what we are doing." Tony admitted. When Bree had finished washing him, he turned around to rinse himself in the stream of water.
"I enjoy it too," Bree replied. "It's nice hearing you say that you like having me around."
Tony rinsed his hair, then stole a quick kiss from Bree. "Come on, let's dry off and cuddle."
Bree chuckled and reached around Tony to turn off the water. She opened the glass door, stepped out into the steamy air, and grabbed a fluffy grey towel from a nearby rack to wrap herself in. "I feel better after that."
"A hot shower can do wonders." Tony chuckled in agreement. He grabbed his towel and wrapped it around his waist.
"Yes it can." Bree quickly dried her body, then used her towel to wrap up her hair. "Time for pajamas. Unless you have plans to go somewhere."
"I don't have any plans tonight." Tony said truthfully. "Will it bother you if I wear only my shorts?"
"No sweetheart," she answered automatically before her eyes went wide and she cleared her throat. "Umm... no, it won't bother me. Could I borrow one of your shirts?"
"Sure. You can pick whichever one you want." Tony replied. "They are long enough on you that you don't need to wear anything else if you don't want to."
"Thank you." Bree walked over to Tony's closet and picked out a Rolling Stones band tee and pulled it on, over her head. "How do I look?" She asked as she twirled for him.
Tony tilted his head as he watched Bree. "You look as sexy as ever." He grinned. Walking over to his dresser, he pulled out a pair of basic shorts and pulled them on before he tossed his towel in the hamper.
Bree toweled her hair a bit more before she tossed the towel in the hamper along with Tony's. "Thank you," she said softly as she searched for a brush to use.
"Your scars don't take from your beauty, you know that, right?" Tony asked as he walked over to the bed and sat on the edge.
Once Bree found a brush, she began running it through her wet hair. "It's going to take a long time until... I find myself pretty again," She admitted.
"Don't worry, until you're ready, I will keep reminding you of how pretty you are." Tony assured her.
Bree put the brush away on the dresser, then turned and climbed into bed. "You're sweet, but I don't know if I'll ever feel the same about myself again."
"Of course you won't. You aren't that same person anymore. You just need to find a way to make that a good thing." Tony replied, then laid down and pulled the blankets over them.
"I'm not sure I'll ever see the good in anything anymore," Bree mumbled. She pulled the blanket up to her chin and curled herself into a ball, wanting to hide herself.
Tony rolled onto his side, snuggled up against Bree and wrapped his arms around her, pulling her close. "It's alright, just relax for now." "
Bree felt her body relax in his embrace and gently entwined their legs together. "Good night Tony."
"Goodnight Bree." Tony said softly. He placed a gentle kiss on Bree's neck.