Steve: Hop on. Tony: There’s got to be another horse running around somewhere. Steve: Hop on! Let’s go. Tony: Any excuse to get me to hold you. Steve: You see right through me. Tony: Where’s Thor? Steve: Don’t know exactly. I’m following the lightning.
— From Avengers Prime #3 by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Alan Davis
Tony really does spend this entire min-series flirting with Steve. And it’s about right here that Steve starts flirting back.
Tony: Every time I’ve had to rebuild this armor, I’ve always made it better every time. Wait till you see my new stuff. Steve: We’ll see. Tony: We’ll see what? Steve: I’m not convinced letting you keep that armor is in the best interests of the country, Iron Man. I haven’t made up my mind. Tony: Oh really? Steve: You knew this conversation was coming. Tony: Did I? Steve: We’ll talk about it at the appropriate time. Tony:. Well, Captain Rogers, or whatever the hell we’re supposed to call you now that you’re the new Nick Fury… Steve: Don’t get on your high— Tony: I’ll tell you something I promise is true. Steve: I knew you’d be like this— Tony:. There will never be an appropriate time to tell me that I can’t have what is rightfully mine. Steve: Well, look who’s all for civil rights all of a sudden. Tony: That has nothing to do with anything— Steve: Fine. Tony: So what you’re saying is these inalienable rights that you were willing to die for — freedom of power and all that… all of that goes out the window now that you’re in charge! Steve: I’m saying that it was you who put this entire country in danger when you let a maniac like Norman Osborne have the keys to your armoryTony: I did what? I let him—? Maria Hill:. Uh-oh. Steve: We’re lucky he didn’t nuke the planet, Tony. That could have happened. Tony: I let him do what? Steve:. By trying — listen — by trying to get the American taxpayers to foot the bill for your toy box you led the country down a path that led to Norman Osborne getting his hands on it. Tony: That is a massive over-simplification— Steve: That is exactly what happened. Tony: I was working for the government — our government at the— Steve: You allowed this— all of this— Thor: If you two are here on my behalf… please feel free to take your leave.
— From Avengers Prime #1 by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Alan Davis
I love that Thor can completely shut their entire fight down with one sentence.