Think They’re Just Friends

Think They’re Just Friends

hey! do you know any story that Tony friendzoned Steve?

I don’t really know of any exactly like that, though I guess it depends on exactly what you mean.  Sadly, no fics in the “Friendzone” tag. (there are plenty of pining!Steve, friends to lovers and friends with benefits fics, though), but here are some ideas for you where they think they are just friends first.


911 “What’s Your Emergency?” by LightsOut: Tony’s ex-wife, Pepper, is getting married but before
she does she’s determined to push Tony in the right direction with some
help from their friends. Tony and Steve insist that they are both ‘just friends’ but their
friends know better. Their friends are determined that it’s time for
them to admit their real feelings.

Always Mine by Tahlruil: Tony doesn’t have a lot of constants in his life – when
you’re a flashy, brilliant billionaire, things and people tend to come
and go. But he knows he’ll always have three things: his love of
inventing, Iron Man, and Steve Rogers as his class president. Sure he’d
maybe be totally down for Steve being more – a lot more, really – but
even if they were only friends, Steve would always be the best president
ever.And anyone who wants to say otherwise is totally going to have to fight him.

Who You Think You Are by Tahlruil:
In a world where no one knows the identity of Iron Man, Tony Stark is
the best thing since sliced bread, at least in the opinion of one Steve
Rogers. He doesn’t like to let anyone know that – especially not Tony –
but one day it sort of slips out. Luckily it’s only to his best friend,
and Shellhead won’t tell anyone. What could possibly go wrong?

Just For the Conversation by @msermesth: Tony’s fine. He’s back on the Avengers, Steve seems to have forgiven him, and he’s building Resilient to change the world.Then why is he so jealous of Steve’s new boyfriend?(Or:
that awkward moment when you realize you are in love with your old best
friend while having a three-way with him and his boyfriend, who just
happens to be your counterpart from another universe.)

All I Want For Christmas Is You by @captainneverever:
Tony is not going to miss his life-long friend Steve at all this
Christmas, since Steve left for a job in Africa. But then Tony starts
getting pictures of a traveling dinosaur and maybe things aren’t so cut
and dried.

Don’t Face These Nights Alone by navaan:
Steve thinks he’s developing a crush, but he’s not yet ready to even
consider any more than that, because he and Tony are such good friends
now and he wants to cherish that friendship. A little vacation trip
teaches him more about Tony – and perhaps that goes both ways.

Full Disclosure by MemoryDragon:
Steve Rogers wants to know more about his best friend online, but Iron
doesn’t believe in full disclosure when it comes to his own weak points.

I’ll Drive You Crazy (until you admit we’re not just friends) by allthingsavengers:
Tony is Tony, which means he tries everything to get Steve to admit they’re more than just friends. Steve
is Steve, which means he is adamant that they are nothing more than
very good friends… until even he admits that’s not really the case any

(kind of the opposite of your ask, but a very cute fic)

I can’t stop this feeling by S_Hylor: Steve likes Tony, they’re good friends, even if they had fought over the whole Civil War thing. Steve likes Tony just fine, he’d even go as far as saying that Tony
is his best friend at Avengers Academy, not just his roommate. Tony’s
great, he’s smart, he’s funny, he makes sure Steve doesn’t get too lost
in the 21st Century. He’s gay. But Steve knew that, and he was okay with that. At least he thought he was, but then Tony starts getting boyfriends
and Steve starts feeling sick at the sight of Tony with them. Steve really didn’t mean to suddenly develop homophobia.

Friend Zoned by StonyAvengerGirl16: Steve and Tony have become the best of friends, and
that’s enough for Steve. Until he’s introduced to the concept of the
‘Friend Zone’. Now he’s questioning his actual feelings towards Tony,
and wondering how Tony feels towards him. A little emotional at the end, but it all gets worked out.

Falling Into You by sabrecmc: Tony and Steve end up as fuck buddies after the events of The Winter
Soldier until Steve calls it off.  When Loki’s spell wipes all of
Steve’s memories since the last time Loki was in town, Tony decides it
will be so much easier to just not tell Steve they had something of a
relationship.  Spoiler:  It isn’t.  Or, how Steve fell in love with Tony and forgot about it, and how Tony fell in love with Steve and realized it.

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