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Title: Breaking Point
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Avengers/Marvel verse
Pairing: Bruce/Tony/Pepper implied
Rating: PG
Word count: 250
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: Five days after Bruce leaves Tony throws a spectrum microscope through a seventeenth floor window.

Author notes: Written as part of Halloween fangirl weekend with [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and [livejournal.com profile] dreamersdare. We all wrote to same fandom (Marvel) and prompt (absence).



Five days after Bruce leaves Tony throws a spectrum microscope through a seventeenth floor window, hits someone’s – thankfully empty - car and gets his face plastered on the tabloids again. Must be a fucking Tuesday.

He throws money at the problem until it goes away, or to be more accurate, he gets Pepper to throw money and her considerable charms at the problem until it goes away, but the end result is the same. Well, apart for how she ends up standing in his lab, arms crossed, and a less than pleased looking expression marring her features.

Tony,” she says and there’s a whole world of meaning in that one word, like his name is a book with a thousand and one stories. Pepper has of course read them all which makes the fact that she’s still here nothing short of a miracle.

“What?” he barks and then regrets it immediately, holding out a conciliatory hand, sagging with relief when she takes it.

“Tony. Just…” She sighs, squeezing his hand tightly, her grip so much stronger than she seems, just like she’s so much stronger than Tony. “What are you still doing here?”

He looks at her, noticing the sad cast of her eyes, the tired way she’s holding herself. Tony is not the only one missing Bruce. “Go get him,” Pepper urges, giving him a little shake and smiling for what feels like a first time in five days as she pushes him toward the suit. “Bring him home.”



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on 2016-12-17 06:36 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] daria234.livejournal.com
AWW LOVE this

on 2016-12-17 07:23 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kat-lair.livejournal.com
YAY! I'm glad to hear it! Thank you!

on 2016-12-17 06:41 pm (UTC)
spikedluv: (avengers: hawkeye - back view by inkvoic)
Posted by [personal profile] spikedluv
I don't normally read this pairing, but it is one that I quite like in theory, and I enjoyed this take on Tony's reaction after Bruce leaves, and Pepper's more 'problem-solving' response. *g*

on 2016-12-17 07:27 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kat-lair.livejournal.com
Bruce/Tony is one of my favourite pairings, and Tony/Pepper my favourite canon pairings, so while I don't usually read/write threesomes, this one I cannot resist! Thak you very much for taking a chance on this little ficlet and your comment, I'm glad I got it in character :)

on 2016-12-17 08:07 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] pushkin666.livejournal.com
'Bring him home'. Yes Tony really should. They need Bruce. I love the way you write these three. It works really well.

on 2016-12-17 09:31 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kat-lair.livejournal.com
Bruce just needs a clear invitation to stay. He's second (third, fourth, fift) guessing him into knots around his insecurities and doubts. Besides, it's easier to leave than to stay.

Anyway, thank you!

on 2016-12-18 12:00 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] citrusjava.livejournal.com
Aww....

on 2016-12-18 11:30 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kat-lair.livejournal.com
Glad you liked, hun.

on 2016-12-18 09:21 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] milly-gal.livejournal.com
Oh my LIFE I love this!!! So MUCH!!

on 2016-12-18 11:31 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kat-lair.livejournal.com
Yay! Your enthusiasm is so motivating :D Thank you sweetie!

on 2016-12-18 01:20 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] milly-gal.livejournal.com
I can't help myself. There's something about your writing that just ticks all my boxes. Deep and intense with a seam of humour running through it. In this instance it's the level of intuition you give the characters which rings very true to me.

on 2016-12-24 09:20 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kat-lair.livejournal.com
You massive flatterer! I don't think my ego can take it... :D

on 2016-12-26 01:20 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] milly-gal.livejournal.com
Me, flatter you? Never! ;) ♥

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