Okay, somebody needs to shop this so that the cars are from the 30’s. Because in my headcanon, Howard Stark built his company and his fortune from the ground up.
Yeah, no, if you haven’t read Grunt!Tony yet, you should:
Almost No One Makes It Out by atrata
He puts Clare on bomb duty, has him build IEDs for use against the Bradleys, writes out detailed instructions, comes up with design after design intended to maximize vehicular damage and minimize casualties. Clare isn’t an explosives guy but can read schematics, so he goes slowly, stalls for time. Ascher and Corrigan, both of whom are explosives guys, work on rigging up the room, work on making it unnoticeable in case one of the Ten Rings guys decides to pay them a visit. He rotates the duties every once in a while, has someone else build bombs, spreads the guilt a little more evenly, just in case. Tony himself doesn’t build any, but the designs are his and so is the deal, and he’s giving all the orders, and he figures that’s most of the guilt right there.
Captain America Indiana Jones!AU. Steve and Peggy as dueling archaeologists.
Tango scene in Take the Lead.