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Steve and Darcy manage to keep their relationship under wraps for a while. They each have a secret-keeper they can talk to: Steve’s is Sam and Darcy’s is Thor (not Jane, Thor is much more subtle and Darcy knows it). But one of Steve’s missions takes that bit longer than either of them are used to and when he gets back he goes straight to Darcy, kind of forgetting to check who’s looking. He blows past Tony in the corridor without even noticing. Only Tony’s Dad Radar has been getting more and more fine-tuned ever since Darcy moved into the Tower and something about Steve just sets it right off. He find them cuddling on the sofa, Darcy in Steve’s lap and running her fingers through the scratchy beard Steve came back with.
When Steve buries his face in Darcy’s hair, Tony has to take a deep breath and call Pepper in the middle of a board meeting, "Pep? What do you know about giving scary father-boyfriend talks?"
The heavy metal door to the rooftop swung shut with a bang and Darcy tried to dry her eyes as quickly as she could. It wouldn’t do to be caught having her little freak out by whoever had just come up.
She’d done herself proud at how well she held herself together throughout the whole day, from tasering a homeless drunk and government agents stealing their research to alien sibling rivalry tearing a fiery trench through town. It was only when Agent Coulson had presented her with a hefty non-disclosure contract to sign that she’d felt her throat close up and had desperately wanted somewhere quiet to clear her head. She’d left Jane downstairs, nipping at SHIELD’s heels as all the agents returned their equipment, and come up to cry and shake and get a grip on herself.
Whoever had joined her on the roof wasn’t trying to be subtle about their approach. It definitely wasn’t Jane, sounding more like steady strides in sturdy boots. And it wouldn’t take them long to find her, tucked behind the base of the showroom’s beat-up neon sign. But the guy who poked his head around her hiding place wasn’t one of the suits from before. He was dressed more like military than government, with a visible side-arm and fingerless gloves.
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cornmouse wanted more Clint x Darcy, so it's her fault.