"BRUCE!! I'M BORED!!" Tony Stark's voice echoed through the room. Ever since he had moved in with his boyfriend, Bruce had played the part of entertainer, cook, and all-around caretaker for the spoiled, overgrown toddler that Tony was. He didn't mind. Having someone to care for again, having a reason to get up in the morning, filled him with warm happiness. The kind of giddiness that one associates with a schoolgirl spending time alone with her crush. Bruce poured some creamer into his coffee and walked over to Tony, who was draped lazily on the couch, upside-down.
"Careful, Tony, or all of your blood is gonna rush to your head." No reaction from Tony. "And you'll explode."
"Not until you find me something to doooooooooo."
"Wanna play a video game?"
"I've already beat every game we have."
"How 'bout a new game?"
Bruce grabbed a tablet lying on the nearest coffee table and went to a game review site. The first game he saw was 'Slender.' Is that some sort of weight loss game? Bruce's eyes widened as he read the user reviews. Tony would freak out. And if it gave him nightmares, then he would cuddle closer to Bruce at night. Perfect.
"JARVIS, download 'Slender' to the game database."
"Zat some sorta weight loss game?"
"Yeah. You see how fast you can get your avatar-thingy to lose weight."
"What? Bru-uce. Boring."
"I'm joking. It's about some guy stalking you or something."
"Ooh, yes, Tony, very very fun."
"YES! Two pages down, six to go!" Bruce and Tony were riveted to the screen. This game was awesome, as well as terrifying.
"Huh. You hear that drumming, Tony?"
"Shh." Tony's character was wandering down a hallway, feet clomp-clomping on the tile as if he was wearing Crocs. Bruce ordered JARVIS to turn off the lights. There was a terrible silence, the only noise came from Tony's game-feet. He crept down the hallway of the house, holding his breath. His nerves twinged as he saw a knocked over chair that he could have sworn was upright earlier. The drumming grew louder.
And there he was, in the corner of the room: The Slenderman. Tony shrieked and jumped violently. Bruce could feel himself getting a little muscular....
"JARVISLIGHTSNOW!" Tony was close to tears. As the lights turned on he grabbed on to his boyfriend and sobbed.
"Uh, there, there?" Bruce was astounded. The man who had faced a gang of terrorists, angry Russians, and Loki's army was sobbing into his shoulder. Over a video game.
After a few hours of hiding in the kitchen cupboards, Tony finally made his way to bed, where Bruce was snoring lightly. He wrapped his arms around his lover, and fell asleep, knowing that if the Slenderman came after him, the Hulk would destroy him. Not to say that he didn't have nightmares...