Ch. 7 - Dancing

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"Will someone tear these two apart, what is this kissing all about, this is a licenced premises, not a brothel!"

Iris and Steve pulled apart, Iris shooting glares at Stark, who was grinning his face off.

"Gone a little red there, Bridsmaid." He merely commented.

"Did you seriously just rewrite Les Mis?" Iris asked, "gotta wonder how long you were practicing that in front of a mirror."

Tony merely winked, before darting off to the bar. Iris sighed, as the music smoothly changed from "Back In Black" to "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing"

"I quite like this song." Steve hummed from behind her, wrapping his arms round her waist.

"It is a good song. My grandfather was a fan of Aerosmith." Iris commented.

Steve chuckled, before spinning her round, "would you do me the honour of a dance?"

Iris smiled softly, "Steve, I may be able to fight, but I can't dance."

"Oh, it's simple really. C'mon, I'll teach you."

Before Iris had a chance to respond, Steve had swept her onto the dance floor.

"Now, you put your hand on my shoulder, I place my hand there on your waist, if that's ok, ok, and I hold this one. Now, follow me, one, two three..."

With that, he began to lead her round the floor, swaying in time to the music.

"I don't wanna close my eyes, I don't wanna fall asleep, cause I'd miss you babe, and I don't wanna miss a thing..."

"I missed you, you known that?" Steve asked quietly.

"I know... I missed you as well." Iris murmured.

"Why didn't you comer back?"

"I did, about a year ago. Stark said, you had run off with some blonde maid or something..."

"I don't wanna miss one smile, I don't wanna miss one kiss..."

"Oh. Yes, Susan. I did attempt to date her, but, she didn't feel right. She, she wasn't you." He admitted.

Iris looked into the Captain, her Captain's eyes, and smiled.

"Did you find anyone else?" he asked.

Her smile fell.

"I tried. Even Odin tried to find me a, a 'suitor' as he called it, but, it didn't work. I didn't fell the same about him, like I felt about you."

Steve smiled himself, before his arm the one that had rested on her waist, slid round, pulling her to him so she rested her head upon his chest.

"I just wanna hold you close, feel your heart so close to mine, and just stay here in this moment, for all the rest of time..."

"I love you." He muttered.

"And I love you." She sighed.

For a moment, they just swayed on the spot, enjoying the silence between them. Then, the song faded into "Still In Love With You" by Electro Velvet started to play.

"The 20's return I see," Iris giggled, "do you know how to Charleston?"

"I'll be honest, no." Steve admitted, a red blush on his cheek.

"C'mon, my turn to teach then." She grinned, pulling away, before taking his hand, "right, this foot first..."

Within a minute, Steve had grasped the basics of the dance, and was dancing with Iris.

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