Tony however felt that Ivy’s grip wasn’t relenting on his hand either, but she continued to drag her feet towards her mom and Tony’s grin matched his daughter’s as he watched her. She was growing up so quickly it was terrifying him.
Pepper chuckled at her daughter, glancing up to Tony with a grin before she could feel Newt nuzzling against her free hand for attention. “Oh yes? What would you like?”
Had her eyes always been so blue? He coughed and then smirked lightly at Pepper’s question. “Perhaps. But then again it is me who is dancing with you right now, is it not?” he asked her, his smirk growing as he watched the redness on her cheeks, making her freckles stand out even more.
"Well, in that case— yes, I did come here with someone else," lies. It was all lies, she didn’t come here with anyone. In fact, she only just met up with her friends.
"Go to mommy, go on" Tony urged Ivy as she let go of one of his hands to hold it out to Pepper, keeping a tight grip on his with her other hand and letting out a grunt when she couldn’t reach her mom. "You’ve got to work for it, munchkin" he laughed, moving slowly so that she got the idea and dragged her feet across the floor with him.
Pepper reached a little further to take her daughter’s free hand in her own, urging her to let go of her father’s for just a moment to walk towards her. “Come on, you. I’ve got you— Just a little further.”
He grinned and kept his hands on her waist, flicking his eyes over Pepper’s face and then nodding “You smell good” he told her softly. Why hadn’t he noticed all those freckles before? Perhaps because he’s never been this close. “Did you come on your own?” Tony then asked her, keeping his eyes on Pepper’s face as he asked the question. He certainly wouldn’t have left her alone had he come with her.
She shook her head, knowing that a bright red blush covered her freckled cheeks. “I smell like… my mom,” she might’ve taken some of her perfume for tonight. His next question caught her attention fully, and she looked up to catch his gaze. “If I said yes, would you be jealous?”
"So that daddy doesn’t keep shaking the presents to see what is under there" he laughed down at Ivy, helping her to take a few more dragging steps towards Pepper.
"That might be a large portion of the reason, yes," Pepper grinned, leaning forwards to hold her hands out to Ivy. "Come on then, you. Show us what you’ve got."
Tony ignored the three other females with her who he could see eyeing him out of the corner of his eyes, of course they were, he was Tony Stark. Hadn’t he slept with one of them before? Shaking his head to make himself concentrate, he gave Pepper one of his winning smiles and held out his hand towards Pepper. “Just one dance, Virginia. I’m not proposing marriage to you”
The smile was one thing, but the touch of his hand on hers was a whole other ballgame. She instantly gripped his hand and walked with him to the dancefloor. He was right, this wasn’t a marriage proposal. And considering they both had different majors, he was going to go off and do his… mechanic-y stuff, and she would do accounting and business. This might be the last time they have the chance.
(meme) As always, Natasha tries to figure out everything that goes on around her-- so when the red-headed woman starts drawing smoothly and softly on her back, waking her up, the engineer tries her best to make out what it is. She thinks, as Pepper continues, that it's probably just a couple of hearts-- or a word she can't understand.
She’s actually drawing baby names, with a few hearts thrown in there too. Initially, it’s just Maria— That’s what she’d wanted to call their child since she found out they were planning to have one. But soon her mind is open and she jots down everything she can think of.
—And even though the movement of her finger on her wife’s back isn’t permanent, the letters become embedded in her mind for her to remember.