"Mr. Stark…you are already three hours late. Colonel Rhodes was very insistent that you need to be on time." Pepper cried out for the third time into the garage where Tony and Happy were having a battle of the cars – which one to take?

"Sir, taking the Rolls would make more sense so your Audi is not sitting in the parking lot while you are away." Happy stated as he loaded Tony's luggage into the trunk.

"Yeah but my Audi is a lot cooler and will get me there faster since Rhodey is about to have puppies."

"Why not take both?" Happy suggested.

Tony smirked and grabbed his keys and pulled his jacket on. "Race you to the airstrip." He told Happy. "I'll even give you a head start since you'll need it."

Happy sighed but grabbed the keys and pulled the car out and drove away.

"Mr. Stark…you really need to be going," Pepper insisted once again as Tony stopped in front of her with a small smile on his face.

Tony leaned in and gave Pepper a small kiss on the cheek before walking towards his Audi. "I'll see you in a few days. Have the champagne ready for when I get back because we'll have some celebrating to do."

"Promise you'll behave over there and come back when you said?" Pepper questioned as Tony slipped behind the wheel and started the car.

"I promise." Tony stated before peeling out of the garage at full speed to catch up to and surpass Happy.

As Pepper watched the car go away, he hand absently touched her cheek where Tony had kissed her and something didn't feel right. It was like she was saying goodbye for a lot longer than a few days.


A/N: I would like to thank all my reviewers for all their support with a story I had a lot of fun writing and did not want to see end. Fear not, Chances still continues and I have another multi-chapter fic swimming around in my mind.