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On Trebuchets and Broken Families
When Bruce was five, after a particularly brutal attack by his father, his mother brought him to one of the Maria Stark Foundation's shelters for victims of domestic violence. At the day-care centre there, he met a boy who dared to talk about the scientific method as it applies to fairy tales, who could go toe-to-toe with him on building anything from trebuchets to radios, and--most importantly--who never, ever saw him as a freak or a monster. Unfortunately, his mother went back to his father and Bruce never saw his friend again. Still, he cherished those few days at the shelter as the best of his childhood and never forgot the boy he met there, whom he considered to be his first friend. Several decades later, after the events of The Avengers, Bruce comes across an old photograph tucked inside a dusty engineering handbook in Stark Tower--a photograph of a boy who is unmistakeably the boy from the shelter.
source:AO3  author:notbeloved07  status:complete  words:1K-5K  relationship:m/m  relationship:friendship  rating:Teen  fandom:Marvel  character:OFC  pairing:Bruce  theme:kid!Tony  theme:kid!Bruce  warning:abuse  character:Bruce-Banner  pairing:Bruce-Banner/Tony-Stark  character:Tony-Stark  theme:met-in-the-past  character:Edwin-Jarvis 
september 2014 by beckswithrecs

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