I've found Steve Rogers and Tony Stark pictures all over the net and I just want to share the love.
Okay I just can’t not keep all this to myself in my head anymore. Be warned below there will be a whole hell of a lot of spoilers for Two Parts Broken and one for Possession. If you don’t want spoilers of insight into my mind do not read this post.
Okay the way all my stories start out is as an idea that builds and builds in my head. Often it is an impression or a reoccurring thought that has some sort of dark poetry to it. If they’re good they stick around. Sometimes I’ll write the concept down in the true immense file called Ideas and Parts on my computer. Some of those ideas have a good three of four pages of actual scenes of the story written before they are left alone. That’s sometimes all I need to let them go so they are no crowding up my head.
World building is something I love doing. I love thinking of concepts and then building things around them. Steven’s world for example came from my love for Werewolves and fantasy in general. I like the thought of him living in an America that spoke French because I once heard that French was almost chosen as America’s official language and it’s always been something I’d like to see as an AU.
The original concept for Two Parts Broken crashed into my head a good six to 8 months before anyone ever saw anything posted. It was inspired by Hickman, the illuminati, and what I read about what was going on in Tony’s origins all of which where things I heard about at the same time. My mind saw the pieces, put them together, and went Oh MY GOD! I saw Tony feeling helpless and crushed by a fate he couldn’t control (something I could see doing temporarily but getting over quickly because he has a fairly good support system and incredible powers of denial.) So Tony, reeling from having every part of himself engendered, doesn’t ever have time to reconcile with the incursion happening. He builds the devise that destroys another universe because he doesn’t think he has a choice. With his knowledge of the programming he falls victim to it. …. And I’m losing track of my thoughts.
Anyways I initially tried to push this whole concept out of my mind but it kept coming back. It brought friends in the form of Steve’s anger and retribution over the mind wiping and the liberties taken by the Illuminati to save the world. I thought about where would be the best place to imprison Tony? The answer is an island without technology. The location of the island is only known to Steve and Maria Hill, and possibly Namor (it is surrounded by the ocean after all.)
Because Tony can ether break out of or be broken out of any of the prisons that are available if the other inmates don’t kill him first.
Why leave him with only two crates worth of stuff?
Well at first he didn’t have anything but that didn’t feel right. Steve was and is pissed with Tony but He still loves him, more then he’s willing to admit to himself, and the UN was calling for Tony’s head. Steve, with the backing of Maria Hill, is able to get a different sentence then outright death. Of course reader won’t really find out about this until part three. The two boxes where what the UN allowed to be left.
I find dreams fascinating. I actually almost left all the dreams out of the fic but I realized that not only did they give you background for Steven but they also showed you what Tony’s brain was doing to him. It made the heart break and insanity more real. There are actually more dreams then were originally planned and I think they have made the fic stronger. I see from the comments that they have also made people really hate Steve. Believe it or not hating Steve was not the point. I want you to be angry at him yes but I have a feeling people are really just going to keep hating him for a while.