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02 June 2013 @ 11:32 pm
at the top of my lungs  
Notes: For the now defunct 13drabbles's gamma theme. Title is taken from Echo by Jason Walker.
Title: at the top of my lungs
Fandom: The Avengers
Pairing: Steve/Tony
Prompt: 12. down
Words: 184 words

at the top of my lungs

The only sound over communications is Tony swearing. Then silence. The line dies with a sharp crackle of static.

After that, the only sound that Steve can hear is the sound of blood rushing through his head. He counts the heartbeats as the silence stretches out from seconds into minutes.

There is the sound of blood in his veins, his heart thudding wildly, and the sounds of his feet hitting the ground. Steve hadn't thought he could run this fast, had never thought to try. All he knows is that he needs to reach Tony. He has to find him.

He needs to know he's alive; needs to see him.

In his ear is the sharp blast of noise, Natasha saying something, Thor yelling, and Clint's voice cuts through it all with only a few words.

“Iron Man's gone down two blocks over.”

They are the only words Steve hears and they repeat themselves over and over again in his head.

There is nothing from Tony. His silence is notable. Steve feels the bile in the back of his throat and bites it back.

Tony will be fine. He has to be.

FIN.
 
 
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