"Mum, will you stop messing with the focus and zip me up please?" I asked as my mum stared through the lens of her telescope. She was wearing blue, a deep shade that I always thought made her look so beautiful, I could see why my father could have fought for so long to have her.
"Sure honey." She turned around and helped pull up the zip. "You know, it's been quiet around here without you."
I had moved out a couple of weeks ago so that I could be closer to the city. My mum prefered her house in the suburbs, and I liked the constant hustle and bustle of the city.
"We shall get used to it." My dad's voice boomed as he appeared on the back porch. "But it is quiet." He was dressed smartly, in a suit, which was odd because I was so used to seeing him in his battle gear.
"Dad, you live in the suburbs. It's always been quiet."
He grinned at me and then wrapped his arm around my mother's shoulders.
"Come, or else we shall be late. You both look beautiful."
"I just have to sort out the focus so that I can see..." My mother started, but I grabbed her arm and started hurrying her through the house.
"No time mum. We have a party to go to remember?"
"Why so eager?" Dad asked, following us out of the front door.
"All her best friends are there remember Thor? And some of them are guys..."
"Mum seriously, it has nothing to do with the guys ok? I just want to go and enjoy myself. I haven't seen any of them in a long time ok?"
"Ok, ok. We're going." She muttered as she climbed as gently as she could in to the car. I jumped in the back and arranged my dress so that it didn't crinkle, and my dad got in the front grinning.
We pulled up outside of the Stark house and my dad climbed out of the car, pullling at his suit because he wasn't used to it's restrictions. Mum got out at the same time as me, and we both took advantage of the height of the rangerover to check our dresses before a valet took the car. Then we headed in, past all the security and to the front door. I scanned the room to see if I could see my friends.
"Thor, good to see you. Jane, how're things at the observatory?" Tony Stark said, kissing my mum's hand. "Demetria. You look great." I grinned. He was as much of a flirt as my dad said he had been before I was born, but of course he never acted on it these days because of Pepper. I called her my aunt although she wasn't. Pepper was brilliant.
"Hey Mr Stark. Is Katherine around?"
I escaped the formalities and went to find my friend. As I weaved in and out of the guests, I took particular pride in the feeling of eyes watching me. Of course it made me want to reach for my gun, but I also knew that Stark security would never have allowed it through, so I hadn't got one anyway. But neither had the people who were watching me.
I caught sight of Katherine standing at the window with Jeremy. Grinning I hurried over.
"Well, look who it is." I said loudly, one hand on my hip. The two of them turned round and Katherine looked pleasantly shocked before she laughed and threw her arms around me.
"Demi! I've missed you!"
"I missed you too Kat. Hey Jeremy." I smiled over Kat's shoulder.