- Growth - (a Stony fanfic)
(“Soulmate"AU where you get a tattoo for every person you fall in love with)
Pepper’s tattoo is on her hip. Well, the one that isn’t faded yet.
There are five dull, grey ones scattered across her body, seemingly random and different in shape and size, but what do they matter? They’re done. It’s over. The only one she looks at these days are the sunglasses on her hip. They’re big. Obnoxiously big and shiny and she knows who they’re for, of course she knows. Tony has a little stiletto to match, right there on his ankle, bright blue and sparkly and the first time he showed her, she nearly apologized. It’s hideous and the both know, but it means love, so who’s gonna complain?
Understandably, no one is happy when the sunglasses start losing colour. At first, it isn’t even visible, the fade from black to grey barely noticeable, but then the grey becomes off-white and the glass loses its shine and Tony leaves, a bright blue stiletto still sparkling on his skin.
But Tony is fine, he said. Its fine, he’s fine - he’s always fine.
And Pepper sighs and strokes the steering wheel on the back of her hand that just appeared the day before.
Tony is fine.