Wow the anti-Pepper discourse started up IMMEDIATELY. Honestly though, what is wrong with somebody needing to take a break from their relationship? Pepper went through several traumatic experiences, is the CEO of a major company, and isn’t a superhero - she’s terrified that Tony is going to disappear, die, or be irrevocably changed by his experiences because all of those things HAVE happened. Tony (who I love) is incredibly self-destructive and Pepper isn’t his therapist!!
The MCU didn’t bother to flesh out their break or anything AT ALL but it’s pretty easy to fill in the blanks in ways that aren’t “Pepper Potts, Tony’s long-time friend, employee, and lover, doesn’t care about Tony and is a terrible person”. Has no one considered her taking a break for her own emotional stability? To take the time to learn how to help Tony and herself cope with the world-shaking issues they have to face together? To determine for herself whether or not she’s willing to continue loving somebody who will inevitably die before her?
The way people treat women in film is incredibly disappointing. The “strength” required of them to be “good” is always above the strength expected from male characters.
Do you do like headcanons or bullet writing stuff? If so, can I request a "Being Thor's daughter and dating Peter would include" it even that as a fic! Because I think Thor's daughter would be cute and fun 😋