Title: Begin Again
Genre: Family, Kid!Fic, Fix-It
Content Rating: PG
Warnings: Prior Addiction, Death-Minor Character, Discussion-Torture, Discussion-Other Trigger Topics, Disturbing Imagery, Dubious Consent, Violence-Canon-Level
Word Count: 50,126
Summary: She tugged Tony against her body, the baby cradled between them. With her forehead pressed against his, she murmured a blessing. “If you would save all creation, look beyond each single life. Mourn the fading of each dead leaf but do not pause to stop it. Instead, create anew. Create out of ashes and death. Create out of darkness and chaos. Remake yourself, Anthony. And rise.”
Thank you to TheOtherWillow for the *amazing* art. I can’t quite wrap my head around how you managed to draw a baby without making it look like an ambiguous blob, but you did. Even more, thank you for your kind words about how much you liked the story, I really needed to hear that.
To the darling Mods, thank you for putting this together. Considering how much I struggled just getting things posted, I can’t imagine how difficult it was to manage all of this. Never in a million years would I have put this story down on paper if this Bang didn’t exist, and I’m so glad I did. I’m not usually proud of my work, but I am of this one, so thank you for the opportunity to get there.
And L, who is mortified every time I ask for a fanfic beta but does it anyway.