Tony walked in the living room. He held himself very straight and his face was a carefully emotionless mask, but Steve could see he was fuming.
"What happened?" Steve asked.
Tony stopped, turned to look at him and took in a steadying breath. “I told you someone wanted to make an Avengers movie.”
He had. It was weird, to think of people wanting to make their lives into entertainment — but the cartoon, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, was harmless enough, and Tony made sure that the majority of income from all such projects went to charity, so Steve thought it was all right.
Bruce, sitting in the corner, raised his head. “Another one?”
"Why, it is only normal people want to hear stories of the adventures," Thor said.
Tony looked at Bruce and something flickered on his face. Steve raised his eyebrows. “Tony?”
"I broke the negotiations," he said, very calmly.
It happened. It didn’t explain how furious he was. Steve wanted to ask, but then Tony continued, “They wanted to make it without Jan.”
There was a moment of silence, and then Steve punched the coffee table so hard it broke, a thunderstorm started outside out of nowhere and the Hulk broke loose.
There was no Avengers without Jan.