There were plenty of things that had been said to Tony hundreds of times in his life. He wasn’t as clever as he thought he was. God, he was such a jerk. He needed to get the hell over himself.
What the actual hell’s going on with that hair?
There were a crapload of things said to Tony over and over again and, fuck, it was difficult to come up with an original quip every single time.
In time his friends came to notice that he was recycling. In fact, that was one of the reasons that he was grateful for his new buddy Bruce, who had yet to hear all the old material.
Thing was, there were a number of things to which Tony’s response was completely automatic.
For example, when Pepper called up to ask if he had remembered to eat (“Ma’am, yes, ma’am”) or when he saw someone almost trip over but recover before they went down (“He didn’t fall?
Inconceivable” followed by a tired, equally automatic “You keep using that word; I don’t think it means what you think it means” from Rhodey if he was nearby, which as of late he hadn’t been).
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