Wiping the sweat from her head with the fresh towel, (Y/n) looks into the mirror on the inside of her locker in the changing rooms.
She can see the scales retreating from her skin, slowly regaining her natural colour as opposed to the deep, blood red of the dragon scales.
Yeah that's right, a dragon mutant, (Y/n) is a dragon mutant, only just learning to control her powers, which just so happened to be the reason for this intense training that left (Y/n) aching in places she didn't think you could ache.
Reaching up to wipe her brow off yet again, something stops her in her tracks, hand poised infront of her eyes as she listens.
"What if she hurts one of us, she's not exactly delicate." The feminine tone of Widow's whisper made it's way through (Y/n)'s ears.
"She can shoot fire, that is not someone we want forgetting we are on her team halfway through a fight is it?!" Tony's voice could now be heard surrounded in a cloud of muttered agreements.No, it's alright.
(Y/n) thought as she lent against the cool metal of the locker for support. It's just because they don't know me for who I am, Danny will set them right, he knows me.
"You have a point. She is yet to learn how teamwork is like after so many years on her own." Danny's voice sliced through (Y/n)'s eardrums like a lemon drizzled paper cut. And boy did those words sting.
Tears clouded (Y/n)'s vision as she ran out of the back entrance of the training rooms. The patter of her feet against the concrete paving created a distraction from her pestering mind and ragged breaths. That was until she ran headfirst into a meat wall.
And that meat wall just so happened to be the teams beloved principle Coulson.
"What's up (Y/n), a girl like you shouldn't be crying, it doesn't suit you. Come on you can tell me." the older man holds onto (Y/n)'s shoulder trying to make eye contact through her tear filled (e/c) orbs.
"It's nothing" (Y/n) shakes of the hand, dismissing the thoughts in her head. "It's probably a mistake anyways. I have bigger things to worry about, the art show is approaching quickly, I'll see you later." she says as ruby flecks appear on her back and soon form grand, spiked wings, and with that the flies off down towards her school, staying within the shadows as usual, people nowadays are so narrow minded they will faint at the sight of anything non human. And soon enough she is gone.
"Coulson! Coulson have you seen (Y/n)?" Peter calls as the team run throughout the base.
"Yes as a matter of fact I have, and I'm guessing you're the ones to be blamed for her tears earlier am I right?" Coulson's mouth forming into a flat line as he waits for the answer he knows is coming.
"She really did hear then... Oh God Coulson do you know where she went?! We have to apologise right away." Peter looks towards the ground, that conversation had sprung up out of no where, it wasn't meant to have been over heard by anyone.
"Yes, you do, all of you need to. I don't care what you have said, but whatever it was hurt her, more than words should, but I suggest you do not disturb her art preparations and instead wait for the exhibition to start and then find her." His wise words soothing the team as they get dressed and set of in search of (Y/n) in this huge exhibition.
(Y/n's) long sweeping formal dress sparkles in the dim light of the art show. She had been here for 1 and a half hours so far, with another 3 hours to go, she was glad she opted for the flats looking at the multiple females of the room wincing in their heels with each step they took around the rooms. While she glances around she notices a group of people she knew all too well.
Averting her gaze towards the people closest to her work she dives straight into conversation, anything to just not speak to them would be great.
"(Y/n), (Y/n)! I know you can hear me, we just want to speak about it." Danny's voice surfaces once again, only to fall in defeat when it's met with a dark glare.If looks could kill..
He thought as he turned towards the team.
"She won't listen to any of us, we have half an hour until the show is over." It had been an hour and a half of constant struggle for the team, the only sound they could get (Y/n)to surface would be constant coldhearted remarks such as " Well maybe you should just leave because I'm too dangerous and unpredictable.
. I wouldn't want to ruin your dresses."
" Right I tell you what Danny, we're going to get rid of any distractions from this area, and you are going to speak to her, you're the only one who actually has a chance if you get her at the right time." Peter says already standing guard of the artwork, no one was getting near (Y/n).
Mustering enough courage to be so persistent towards (Y/n) he walked towards her.
"(Y/n)" His voice was soft and sorrowful as (Y/n) turned around slowly, the hurt look in her eyes breaking Danny's heart, he was the one that has caused this, and he'll be damned if he wasn't the one to fix it.
"(Y/n), I'm so sorry, we're so sorry. It's just the team got scared y'know? When compared to you in battle we are but ants to a human, we can't compete, and I think the team just got worried at the fact of how dangerous you could be if you ever thought we were the bad guys. You're wonderful, dangerous, but wonderful, and I don't want to forget that. I know you overheard us in a moment of doubt, but we are always doubting ourselves,and sometimes, it's the fact we could've been making a mistake, what if you didn't want to be in a team but didn't know how to get out? What if you didn't actually want to be with us?" Danny's eyes now filled with tears he didn't know had surfaced as he looked towards (Y/n)'s face for permission to continue.
"Don't for one second think I'm making excuses, because I know what we did was absolutely horrible thinking back on it, and I can't believe I didn't stand up for you, but I just want you to know that we are so,so sorry for our actions, behind your back as well. Oh God, I just.. I don't want to lose you. I'd have nothing to live for, just please, forgive us, forgive me."
The last part of Danny's apology sounding more like a question as he looks anywhere but (Y/n) knowing it would break him if she refused.
But was instead met with a small smile and a kiss on his cheek.
"Well, I guess if you put it that way, you make a pretty convincing case Mr Rand. I think I'm over it now, it just really got to me. How about we review it over some pizza at my place?" (Y/n) says as she places a hand on Danny's chest.
"Why there is nothing I'd rather do, and it looks like we timed this just about right." Danny says as he looks around to see people slowly leaving, even the team slyly slinking out of the doors, but not without one last glace at the couple, it's not often the saw them together like this and they were going to relish in the moment.
The walk home was quiet... once (Y/n) stopped Danny's constant apologies with a kiss, it seemed to be the only way to shut him up.
(Y/n) looked down towards their intertwined hands and their feet patting against the ground at the same time, smiling at how well they fit together, and how normal this felt.Normal, huh, never thought I'd ever feel that.
Looking up to see the dark sky, the stars that seemed to have been pictured and transferred directly onto her dress, twinkled in Danny's eyes as he looked longingly at (Y/n) as they approached her door.
"You up for a movie? I think I've got Sherlock Holmes:A game of Shadows. Doesn't the actor who plays Sherlock remind you of Tony?" (Y/n) says as she slides the key into the lock and letting them into the warmth of the house, neither partner bothering to change out of their clothes as they plopped down onto the bed.
"Hmm, I never thought of it like that. In the face you mean, yeah. I can see that" Danny says as the film starts.It looks like Sherlock is in drag, seems like something Tony would do to mess with Steve
(Y/n) thinks about halfway through the film, when suddenly she feels something soft and wet drag itself across her neck."
Uhhhh, Danny what are you doing?" (Y/n) gasps as he softly bites at her collarbone.
"The movie was boring anyway." He says as he pulls (Y/n) over his lap, getting a better angle at her lips. He can feel (Y/n) smiling into the kiss as she unbuttons his shirt, revealing his dark dragon tattoo.
"You could say we're connected in some way" (Y/n) says as she traces her lips over the slightly puckered skin of the tattoo as Danny reaches behind her to pull at the zipper that is sewn into the soft fabric of the dress, his hands moving through the dress to pull at the clasp of her bra, when he hears a window being pulled up.
Looking over (Y/n)'s shoulder, essentially getting her attention placed at the window to see a certain Spider-man trying to climb out of the window, and not succeeding.
"Soo, this would be a bad time to Instagram this?" He asks as he pulls his phone out and shrugging.
"PETER!" Danny calls as he hears a similarly threatening growl from (Y/n) next to him.
"Okay I'm going I'm going" Peters screams probably would make the neighbors suspicious, but (Y/n) was too busy laughing as she watched Peter try to scramble out of the window before iminant death came.
"So, where were we?" Danny turns around from the now locked window,to face (Y/n) with a seductive look in his eye as he climbs onto the bed.
"Oh I don't think I remember, I think you'll have to remind me." (Y/n) says as she looks up the very close Danny Rand, her hand tracing the tattoo once more, she was definitely going to remember this.