One More Dance--Tony Stark x Reader
Word Count: 1,086
Pairing: tony stark x reader
Prompt: Hold my hand dammit, we gotta make this look convincing!
A/n: In this au Tony and Pepper aren’t together and Pepper is still Tony’s assistant, also I like to think this takes place somewhere between AOU and Civil War.
You loved working for Stark Industries. Being the head designer for the company came with a lot of perks, you had your own personal office with the latest technology and your own personal mini fridge–which was a blessing when you were working long nights at the office. However being in such a high position also meant that there was a lot required of you, such as attending the yearly holiday gala.
You were currently making your rounds, greeting a few of the other designers, making idle chit chat with the developers and engineers you were heading over to talk to Happy when you saw your ex walk into the room.
Your eyes went wide and you quickly rushed out of his line of sight. You were mentally cursing trying to figure out your next move, were you going to try to sneak out as soon as possible or were you gonna fake a date? You really had no one to blame for this mess but yourself, you knew it was risky dating within the company, rules are in place for a reason, but no, you had to go off and date one of the top engineers…stupid.
You were trying to figure out the fastest and safest way to the door when Pepper stopped you.
“Hey, I’ve been meaning to talk to you, Tony wants to schedule a meeting to talk about some of your most recent designs and on ways to improve some of your old designs. When do you think you could talk to him?” Pepper asked as she caught hold of your arm.
“Umm, anytime really, I’m free whenever he’s available just buzz me into his office when he’s got time.” You said quickly trying to make your escape.
“(y/n).” Your ex said as he made his way next to you and Pepper.
“Hey, Eric, how’ve you been?” You asked trying not to be rude.
“Good, I’ve been good. I’ve missed you. I’ve missed us. I was thinking maybe we could give us another try.” He said reaching for your hand. You thought this was very inappropriate, not only were the two of you at a work function, but you were in front of your boss’ personal assistant.
“Oh,” You said awkwardly as you moved your hand away from his grasp. “Eric, I’m seeing someone.” You lied, looks like you were gonna have to go with the fake date scenario after all.
“Who? Do I know him?” Eric asked his entire body language changing. You glanced at Pepper hoping that she’d chime in and help you.
“(y/n)’s recently started dating Tony.” Pepper piped up when she saw you were at a loss for words.
You did your best to keep your expression as collected as possible considering Pepper just told your ex you were dating your boss.
“Tony as in Tony Stark?” Eric asked raising an eyebrow.
“The very same one, we’re trying to keep it quiet.” You said carrying on the lie.
“Really?” He said you knew he didn’t believe the lie.
“Yeah, speaking of Tony, I’m gonna go look for him. See you around Eric, Pepper.” You said excusing yourself to search for your boss. Hopefully, you’d find Tony before Eric did.
After about ten minutes of searching, you ran into Tony and Happy. Holding such a high position in the business meant that you had constant contact with Tony and Happy leading to a somewhat friendship forming between the three of you.
“(y/n) there you are–”
“Tony not now, it’s an emergency. Listen I ran into Eric–yes my ex Eric–and he started talking about how he was interested in us getting back together and I obviously don’t want that so I told him I was seeing someone and when he asked who Pepper chimed in and said that I was dating you. So here I am praying that you didn’t bring a date to this thing and hoping that you don’t fire me for asking this, but can you be my fake date to get him off my tail?” You blurted out.
“Hold my hand.” Tony said confusing you.
“What?” You asked not sure what to say.
“He’s coming this way. Hold my hand dammit, we gonna make this look convincing!” Tony said as he intertwined his fingers with yours and pulled you close to his side.
“Act like I just said something funny.” Tony whispered in your ear. You giggled and used your free hand to cover your smile.
“Eric, I heard you found out about us.” Tony said as your ex approached the two of you. “Ironically (y/n) here was the one who wanted to keep us under wraps.” Tony said pulling your hand up to his mouth and placing a kiss on the back of it.
Eric quickly changed the subject obviously uncomfortable with the small gesture, he went on about one of his latest issues with one of your designs and you were just annoyed at the fact that he chose now to bring it up.
Tony picked up on your annoyance. “That’s interesting Eric, but right now I’m just not interested in hearing it, set up an appointment Monday, and we’ll talk about it then. Right now I have a date that I have to dance with.” Tony said pulling you away from him and towards the dance floor.
“Thank you.” You said as the two of you began your dance.
“Don’t worry about it, this isn’t the craziest thing someone’s done to get a date with me.” Tony said smirking.
“I-I didn’t do this to get a date with you, Tony.” You said looking at your feet trying to hide your blush from him. It was no secret that the man was attractive and on top of that he had an aura that captured you and left you helpless–in short you weren’t sure you’d survive him flirting with you.
“Of course you didn’t.” Tony said winking at you.
“Thank you Tony, but I think I’ll be going now.” You tried to walk away from him but he just used this as an opportunity to spin you and pull you back into his arms.
“But if you do that he might think this is all an act, and we wouldn’t want him to think that now would we?” Tony asked as he continued the dance.
“No, we wouldn’t. Maybe just one more dance.” You said resting your head on his shoulder.
“Yeah, just one more.” Tony repeated, happy to have you in his arms.
Requested by @tabi-toast