In Mens Imperium Veritas

by Nix
(crimsonquills AT gmail DOT com)

After that first uncomfortable conversation, they agreed never to talk about it. They'd both been mind-controlled and the woman pulling their strings had been crazy.

So Steve didn't say anything when he noticed Tony's social life steadily dying down. Tony didn't say anything when he realized Steve kept finding excuses to touch him.

Neither of them spoke when Steve, his uniform blood-stained and gaping to show bandages, shoved Tony in his scorched, dented armor up against the wall and kissed him. And neither of them spoke when Tony hung on a little too tight with armored hands, and kissed back.