Title: Demons (sequel to Stick Around)
Author: Jilly James
Fandom: NCIS, MCU, The Sentinel
Genre: Drama, Fusion, Crossover, Romance
Relationship(s): Tony DiNozzo aka Dom Rossi/Tony Stark
Content Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Canon-level violence, explicit sex, cases involving kidnapping, and canon-typical issues.
Author Notes: This is a sequel to Stick Around. Dominic Rossi was born Tony DiNozzo. The reason for the name change is explained in the first story.
Challenge: Written for Rough Trade April 2019 Take Two challenge.
Beta: Thank you, Ladyholder.
Word Count: 72,900
Summary: While Tony tries to get the Avengers Initiative moved under the U.N., outside voices keep telling him that his relationship with Dom is doomed to failure. Tony has to wrestle with his own demons to fight for the man he’s fallen for.



Robert Downey Jr., Michael Weatherly, Matt Bomer, Jason Statham



Demons was plotted at the same time as Stick Around, and the inspiration for both was the song Demons by Imagine Dragons.

Additional Art

For Rough Trade, Polaris provided me a cover and banner. I love both, so here they are!

Art by Polaris

Art by Polaris


  1. YES! This work is one of my personal favorites.

  2. Happy birthday and thank you for your work. Huggles to you and carrots for your plot bunnies!!!

  3. Lovely eye candy , thank you

  4. Happy birthday, and thank you for the lovely gift! I’m just going to go re-read it a few times now. 🙂

  5. I clicked this so excitedly and THEN I realised I had somehow missed “Stick Around”. So I basically just had the best evening ever. It was decadent. Thank you so much for writing this beautiful series and making it available. In awe of how amazing it was.

  6. Happy Birthday! And thank you for your gift to us!

  7. So excited to see and reread this story! Stick Around and Demons are 2 of my favs of your amazing work!! Thank you for sharing it with us!


    Love this story so much. Tony Stark deserved a better ending, and you gave him one. Thank you.

  9. I know I’m posting a comment a few days after reading this amazing story, and the fact I rarely ever comment, but personally this was the perfect way to end my birthday and thank you for your brilliant writing.

    Also I gather by some of the other comments it has been your birthday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🙂

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it, and Happy Birthday! Yes, my birthday was the 11th.

      • Thank you. Snap for my mum and I as we were both born on the 11th (I was her 30th birthday present) – a year later my brother decdided to sleep in for 5 days otherwise he would have been the 11th as well. 🙂

  10. This was a wonderful story! Love your Dom and Tony! And the kids made me cry, especially U knitting Rhodey a blanket. Just the perfect beginning to 2020.

  11. Super excited when I noticed this one come up, and I wasn’t disappointed!
    I love your Dom and Tony, they are perfect for each other – Dom with kids is adorable.
    I did particularly enjoy see them all give it to Fury, and liked that Steve wised up (I must be reading too many team Tony fics, because it actually surprised me that Steve got a clue).
    I also loved that the kids are “real”, if you know what I mean – and I could definitely understand Dom and Tony’s protectiv instincts in regards to them.

    Thank you for sharing with us Jilly, and while it’s a little bit late – Happy Birthday!

    • I have a hard time with Steve these days, but if I write a story set before or even during Winter Soldier, I’m gonna try to turn Steve around. Eventually 🙂

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  12. I’ve read this twice, and absolutely love it. I particularly like the additional details, but am not going to try to pick out a favourite bit as there is so much awesomeness.

    Congratulations on posting one million words, and belated birthday wishes (I was so glad to see this post I completely overlooked the previous one :)).

    If you do have more inspiration in this world, I will happily read it, but if not, you’ve given us an amazing pair of stories with wonderful versions of the two Tonies, so thank you very much for this.

  13. So excited to read this second installment. Had to of course read it twice. Honestly, Pepper, she made her choice and should just live with it and move on. I love this healthy relationship between Tony and Dominic it was great to read. And Steven making a smart decision to take some time to learn about all of the changes in the world.
    There is so much I want to gush over but I’ll leave it here by saying thank you for this. 🧡💛

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