A/N: Yay! People like my writing! A very sincere thank you to all that have reviewed/favourited/read my ficcy-babes, I love you.

Quote of the Week: Tony Stark- I don't know if I'm a sword or a shield, but I do know that Hammer is a tool.

- The epicness that is the writers of IM is too much for words. Nearly as much as Mr Downey, Jr his very self.

Thanks to Charlie Schultz for the eternal cloud-gazing scene, and Jennifer Lyn Weston for the idea. Cheers!

(I've actually started asking people now. Aren't I polite?)


Disclaimer: No, I don't own it, and see my flattery up above? Does that make it all cool with us?

Pepper, Rhodey, and Tony lay back on the grassy hill, watching the clouds gently drift by.

"You know, if you use your imagination, you can see a lot in clouds. Their shapes and forms can signify many different things to many different people. It's a sign of a healthy soul if you can relate them back to your life. Rhodey?" asked Pepper.

"Well, I see rows over there, like the lines of military men. I see a face screwed up in concentration, aiming his rifle."

"...Aiming his rifle..." Tony snickered to himself.

"I see tears, tears of the fallen. There's a bomb exploding, and an airplane speeding across the sky."

"That's a real plane, dumbass," Tony mumbled, as the, quite real, plane scooted along.

"...Well, yes. I see a man helping his co-pilot out of a wreckage. I see a medal, and a bullet, and a helmet. There's a sand dune from Afghanistan. I see a Humvee, and a mounted cannon. And over there's a soldier shielding an innocent civilian. That's what I see."

"That's really good, Colonel. I can easily tell from that you are very passionate and focused on your job. You obviously are well-settled within yourself. What about you, Tony?"

"Well, I was just going to say I saw a fluffy cat and a marshmallow, but I change my mind."

Did you like? JLW wrote it with Pirates. Awesomene.