|Life As A Country Song
Author: JoshHutchersonlover21 PM
If there was one thing Tony Stark remembered about Pepper Potts was that she was a country girl at heart.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - A. E. Stark/Tony & V. Potts/Pepper - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,322 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 05-05-12 - Published: 01-08-12 - id: 7722999
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I own nothing. The characters belong to Marvel and the song belongs to Scotty McCreery. R&R and enojy!
If there was one thing Tony Stark remembered about Pepper Potts was that she was a country girl at heart. He could count how many times he returned home from a mission, to find the fiery red head sitting on the couch in the living room singing the latest country song to herself while she worked. The thought even now made a smile to rise to his face as he stood back stage at some concert she took off to attend. He straightened his tie and took a deep breath, as Scotty McCreery sang through his album, waiting for the next song to start. It had been a year since the attack at the expo and their relationship had truly bloomed. She watched him leave for every mission thrown his way and was there to welcome him home with a smile and open arms.
"Mr. Stark?" He heard a woman call his name. He turned his attention to the woman just as the song ended. The woman smiled and motion for him to walk up the stairs and stand just off stand. "As soon as the last chorus plays you can go out." She said. He nodded once and thanked her. As soon as she left he felt the first rush of nervousness. His foot tapped to the slow beat as he mouthed the words to himself.
"I know I'm still young. But, I know how I feel. I might not have much experience. But, I know when love is real. By the way my heart starts pounding, when I look into your eyes. I might look a little silly. Standing with my arms stretched open wide."
He turned his attention to the screen and smiled when he saw her. She was with her sister and mother singing to the song, while laughing at their faces. He laughed quietly and continued to sing to the song.
"I love you this big. Eyes have never seen...this big. No one's ever dreamed...this big. And I'll spend the rest of my life. Explaining what words cannot describe but I'll try. I love you this big."
When she disappeared from the screen he looked down and sighed. Just the look on her face for that short moment made the heart under the RT pound. He shoved his hands into his pockets and waited for the song to come to the climax.
"I'll love you to the moon and back. I'll love you all the time. Deeper than the ocean, and higher than the pines. Cause girl, you do something to me. Deep down in my heart. I know I look a little crazy. Standing with my arm stretching all apart."
The song in some ways was true about it. The way his heart pounded when she smiled. The way she snored lightly and the way her feet tap when she's bored out of her mind. All the imperfect things about her made him love her even more each day. He stopped mouthing the song and looked to the crowd singing along.
" I love you this big. Eyes have never seen...this big. No one's ever dreamed...this big. And I'll spend the rest of my life. Explaining what words cannot describe but I'll try. I love you this big."
The climax to the song started making him fuss with his tie and a light sweat brake out on his forehead.
"Tony." He heard someone call his name. He turned around and smirked as Rhodey came walking up slowly.
"It's about time you showed up Platypus." Tony said. Rhodey smiled and handed him the box and fixed his tie.
"It's almost time." Rhodey said. Tony nodded once and took a deep breath before looking to the crowd again. "You alright man? You look pale." Tony nodded not knowing if he could answer. The words to the song hit him as he turned around and his hand gripped the box tighter. He watched as the country singer walked into the crowd and took her hand. The look on her face made tears well up in his eyes. He sang to her and tears fell from her eyes. He wiped his eyes and smiled widely as she swayed to the music. He caught the country singers quick glance and nodded. His microphone turned on as he sang the next lines to the song.
"So much bigger than I ever dreamed my heart ever would. I love you this big. And I'll write your name in the stars across the sky. If I could, I would."
He saw her look around the stage before he walked onto the stage from the corner arms open wide. She covered her mouth when she saw him walk on stage. He walked to her and took stood before her with open arms.
"I love you this big. Oh, eyes have never seen...this big. No one's ever dreamed this big...And I'll spend the rest of my life. Explaining what words cannot describe but I'll try. I love you this big."
He finished his part and smiled to her letting the country star take over.
"Hey Pep." He said. She rushed to him and embraced him tightly.
"Oh Tony." She said. He pulled away from her and smiled again.
"I love you Pepper." He said. She nodded to him and wiped her eyes. He got down on one knee and looked up to her. He took her left hand and pulled out the box. I know I may not be the marrying type, but I'm willing to try for you. Marry me Virginia." He said. Screams were heard throughout the concert hall, as she looked down to him tears falling. He waited for her to answer as did everybody else, slowly feeling the rejection creeping up on him. She nodded quickly, tears falling from her eyes.
"Yes..." She whispered at first. She nodded quickly with a smile. "Yes." She said louder. The crowd cheered as he slid the ring on her finger and rose to kiss her. The song continued in the background as they swayed to the music, singing along.
" I love you this big. Oh, eyes have never seen...this big. No one's ever dreamed this big...And I'll spend the rest of my life. Explaining what words cannot describe but I'll try. I love you this big."
"I love you Virginia Potts." He said. She smiled and kissed his cheek.
"I love you too Anthony Stark." She said. He realized now the song truly did symbolize the two of them. How much she loved him and how much he knew he loved her. And now he had the rest of their lives together to grow more and more in love.