You're not sure when it was exactly that you had so smoothly been incorporated into SHIELD, but by this point the thought of not being a part of it was appalling to you.
Everyday there was something going on- computers to program, missions to fulfill, experiments and research to be done. It had been somewhat daunting at first, now that you thought about it; but it was just a part of the job now. Similar things could be said about the effect of the Avengers on you. It was like they were always there.
The same could be said about you when it came to them. You were basically one of the team in a little under a day when you first met them all. You all just clicked together without much thought.
This is why it was pretty normal for you to be seen with the others at Avenger tower on a Friday night. This factor was also there was little surprise to Tony's flirtation toward you.
"How you doing, [name]?" Tony asked as he sauntered up to you dramatically.
"Better now that you're here." You smirked.
"Aw, I missed you too huggy boo-boo bear." Tony grinned leaning forward and knocking heads with Steve- whom had chosen that exact moment to stand.
"No stop. Das gay, Tony." You stated in mock horror as you smiled.
"Oh, you're just jealous." Tony replied flipping his imaginary long hair.
"You two done yet?" Steve deadpanned.
You glanced over at the super soldier for a moment, taking in his unamused face. Looking back at Tony, the two of you exchanged a grin before turning back to Steve.
"You mad bro?" The two of you asked in unison.
"Stop it." Steve furrowed his brow.
"Ah, he mad." Tony snickered.
"So mad." You giggled.
"Seriously, [name]? Seriously?" Steve raised an eyebrow.
"Oh, don't be a stick in the mud." You stated, pushing his shoulder a bit. "We're just having a little fun."
.I'm not sure you understand the concept of 'fun'." Steve sighed.
"Wow, rude." You huffed.
"All I'm saying is that internet memes are starting to get old." Steve replied defensively.
"Holy biscuits and gravy, Batman! You're right!" You smirked at him.
"Don't you dare start that again
" Someone groaned from across the room.
"Aw, let me have a little fun with that Bruce." You whined.
"Please no. We couldn't stop Steve for a month after you started that with him." Bruce sighed, rubbing his temples. In the corner of your eye, you saw Steve's face go scarlet.
"Well a pox on you then, sir." You grinned.
"Nay." Bruce shook his head. "Thou shalt ne're speak of such blasphemy."
"How then, my lord, shall I speak of wit?" You smiled openly.
"Declare then thy wishes, but not as a knave." Bruce smiled slightly.
"Alas, I fear a loss of such ability." You chuckled.
"You two are giving me a headache
" Tony moaned.
"Senseless oaf. I bite my thumb at thee." You smirked.
"Yeah, yeah, yeah." Tony dismissed you. "You need a new hobby."
"Why? The one I have now keeps me on my toes and strengthens my mind." You shrugged.
"Well, give it a rest for tonight at least." Steve grinned. "Plenty of time to continue later."
"Hmmmm, true." You replied with another shrug.
"I take it you're done bantering back and forth?" Natasha asked as she walked in.
"Yep. And I take it you were hiding from the banter as per usual?" You nod to her.
"Precisely." Natasha replied with a small smile.
"Wow, Nat. Verbal combat hater much?" You frowned playfully.
"Get used to it." Natasha smiled.
"Already am." You laugh. "So, beside making each other's heads spin, what else did we have planned for tonight?"
"Tony said he had a plan. Right?" Steve stated turning to the billionaire.
"Yeah, I recently found something on the internet that struck my interest. I figured we could try it tonight." Tony shrugged.
?" You prompted.
"All will be explained shortly." Tony flashed you a smile. "There are still Avengers missing."
"I have a bad feeling about this
" You murmured to Steve.
"So do I, but you can't stop him once he starts." The soldier sighed.
You frowned in thought of what Tony could have possibly found. Knowing him, it was something physical and intimate. Joy. A sigh escaped you as you looked up; the rest of the team was entering.
.Well. It would be interesting to say the least.
" You stated in a warning tone as something occurred to you. "This had better not be like truth or dare
"Trust me babe, I'm not stupid enough to repeat that." Tony frowned. "This will be more
"Yeah. THAT'S a vote of confidence." You scoffed slightly.
"Look, I guarantee it'll different than that train wreck." Tony reassured you, placing a hand on your shoulder.
..Ok." Y smiled wryly. "I'll trust your judgment on this
You walked over to the circle being formed by the rest of the team. Turning to your side, you gave Peter a smile as you sat next to him. He returned the gesture in kind before turning to Tony as the genius began to speak.
" I'm sure you're all DYING to know what we'll be doing about now." Tony mused with a smirk.
"Yeah, 'dying'." Steve rolled his eyes. You giggled.
"I found this recently actually." Tony continued ignoring Steve's comment. "It seems pretty popular among people who want to get closer to the person they like."
You paled as the description of the item Tony found struck a chord of recognition. He couldn't be talking about-
"It's called the Nervous Game. And it seems to be a trust exercise that doubles as a confessionary tactic."
Dread filled your core as your recognition proved to be correct. This was a very Tony move, you mused as the other team members asked questions about how the game worked. Next to you, Peter had a blush so red it looked painful. Patting his shoulder in an attempt to alleviate his embarrassment and minute panic, you yourself blushed slightly at the prospect of what could possibly happen. Peter nodded to you in thanks after he had calmed down and you smiled slightly.
"Everyone get it? Good." Tony stated dragging your attention back to him. "[Name]! You go first!"
"What!?" You blanched; eyes wide.
" You've heard of the game before, right? Well, since you have experience you can guide the others." Tony smiled suggestively.
"Hearing about a game and actually playing it are two ENTIRELY different things!" You shouted, blushing furiously.
"And? You're still going first." Tony smirked.
"Mark my words, Stark. You WILL regret this later." You growled crossing your arms and glaring.
"Yes, yes. You'll be the cause of my eternal torment; hell hath no fury like a woman scorned and whatnot." Tony replied, pushing you toward the door to one of the guest rooms. "Now sit in here and wait while we choose who your partner is."
You whipped around to give him some sass, but he had closed the door on you. Huffing, you sat down on the edge of the bed in the room; quietly waiting for the next person to enter.