Prologue - I R O N M A N

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"Tony Stark. Visionary. Genius. American patriot. Even from an early age, the son of legendary weapons developer Howard Stark quickly stole the spotlight with his brilliant and unique mind. At age four, he built his first circuit board. At age six, his first engine. And at 17, he graduated summa cum laude from MIT."

"You know Obadiah, I also deserve this. I don't know why they always see Tony." You said to your Uncle beside you.

You're (Your Full Name), a genius, millionaire, playgirl. Yes, you and Tony were almost alike. ALMOST. Tony we're famous for developing weapons, while you we're famous for making gadgets especially for Tony Stark's weapons. While Tony provides the latest weapons for the military, you provide the latest gadgets for them. Meaning, to use the full capacity of Tony's weapons they need to use your gadgets. It's a strategy that you and Tony planned actually. But in the past few years, most of the praise that the people were giving is for Tony only, it is like you're left in the dark.

"Then, the passing of a titan. Howard Stark's lifelong friend and ally, Obadiah Stane, steps in to help ll the gap left by the legendary founder, until, at age 21, the prodigal son returns and is anointed the new CEO of Stark Industries."

You and Obadiah clapped along with the others, "Wow, they even mentioned you. How about me? I mean, I helped him with the development too. This sucks. Why am I here? And why am I doing this?" you irritably said.

"Calm down, (your name). You know him, he doesn't like going to this kind of things."

"Yeah, so instead of him, I always walk up at the stage and get his awards. That's nice, I looked like his PA. I don't know why am I still doing this uncle, I don't understand."

"You'll understand it soon, my dear."

"and you always said that."

"Ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to present this year's Apogee Award to Mr. Tony Stark." Colonel James Rhodes said and the crowd claps again. "Tony?"

You heard that the crowd were asking where's Tony, so you looked at James and you shake your head saying that he's not there.

"I'm gonna go and get it Uncle." You said.

"Sure dear. The stage is yours."

You stand up and make your way to the podium.

"Hey Rhodey." You greeted, then shakes his hand. "You know him, don't be mad at him."

"I know, I know. Thankfully you're here. It's really awkward here, you know." He said, handling you the ARES.

You smiled at him and face the crowd while admiring the award, "Look at that, beautiful. Thank you. Thank you for this. This is wonderful." You stopped, then you look at the crowd, "Well, obviously, I'm not Tony Stark." You joked and the crowd laughs, "But if I were Tony, I would tell you how honored I feel and what a joy it is to receive this very prestigious award. Tony, you know...The best thing about Tony is also the worst thing. He's always working. God only knows why is he like that!" you said and you laugh awkwardly not knowing what to say next. "So, yeah. In behalf of Tony Stark, thank you! Thank you for this award." You said, you hug Colonel James Rhodes then you exit the stage.

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