Obviously, Maxxie was quite an industrious little devil as of late. An it shown. The place was a home. Tony hadn't counted on that. Really, he wasn't sure what he imagined would be here for him, but he felt like getting up early and making breakfast for Maxxie. It felt like a good start.
"I didn't know you could even do it." Maxxie was shocked at the mess he'd made in the skillet. True, you couldn't make out if it were a crepe or just eggs.
"I might surprise you." Tony's tense blue eyes met Maxxie who sort of smiled as he sat down as if it were Tony's turn to be domesticated.
"Yeah, I know." Maxxie was a bit mysterious.
"And you surprised me, with, you know, perfection." He looked around. "Didn't think this shit hole could take it, you know. And you proved me wrong."
Tony put down the plates of food. Maxxie started off with downing his juice. And then a laugh broke through.
"What's wrong?" Tony looked at him serious.
"Nothing." Maxxie tried a bit of the mess which was filled with cheese and ham. "Its great." He faked a smile.
Tony doubted it, but he ate anyway because he was hungry.
"So Tone, where you been?" Maxxie nursed his black coffee then.
"Why? I fucked Spence." Tony said so matter of fact.
Maxxie spewed his coffee everywhere. Some even went up his nose. It made Tony smile. He reached for a towel to clean him up.
Maxxie got in a coughing bit, but then cleared his throat. "How so? You mean, literally, or..."
"Max," Tony rolled his eyes. How could he explain it? He sat back down and took a minute to think with his coffee. "Look, there are some you fuck, because, well, they have a nice bum. And some do it out of the pure joy of just fuck'n them over. And that's what I did to Spence." Tony shrugged.
"Jesus! Tony! Why did I ever let you back in my life!" Maxxie squinted hard as if Tony had ripped his heart out and stomped on it.
"Maxxie, you have to get over shit like this. Its done. I did exactly what I set out to do. And I'm back, with you. Don't be such a baby."
"A baby?" Maxxie looked Tony straight in the eye then, licking his dry lips. "Well, I have some news for you. There is a baby. And its coming home any day. I'm not sure I want you around. Cause you'd fucking fuck that up for me. Now wouldn't you?"
"A baby?" Tony scowled. "What the fuck are you going on about?"
"Sketch is having my baby." Maxxie pressed his lips hard.
Tony squinted back so bitter as if Maxxie had done the unthinkable.