A/N: Another one-shot.

"I told you not to play with it anymore!" Pepper snapped as she kneeled in front of Tony, who was sitting on the couch in the living room.

"I know, Pepper!" Tony snapped back. "I couldn't help it."

"That's a lame excuse."

Tony shrugged and watched Pepper as she kneeled in front of him.

"Oh boy…" Tony exhaled, the small hairs at the back of his neck standing up.

Pepper put one hand on his knee and reached her hand up.

"Let me see it." She demanded.

Tony offered her what she demanded and Pepper stared at it wide-eyed.

"Oh my god, it's dripping." She said in a hushed whisper. "I need to-"

"No." Tony cut her off, laying his hand on top of hers on his knee. "Just… suck it."

Pepper shook her head. "It's not healthy, Tony, and you know it."

"Seriously, Pepper. Look, it's dripping. You have to suck it now!" Tony insisted, but Pepper just shook her head.

"I have to clean it."

"Suck it or I will." Tony pouted.

"Tony, you can't possibly make me do that. It's gross."

Tony sighed and passed a hand through his hair.

"Okay, okay. Go grab what you need and I'll be here waiting."

Pepper nodded and stood up. She walked into the kitchen and brought what she needed, then she kneeled back down in front of him.

"Give it to me." Pepper demanded, holding her hand out.

Tony moved his hand into her grip and closed his eyes.

"It hurts…" He whined as she cleaned his deep cut.

"At least it's not dripping anymore…" Pepper said as she finished cleaning his bleeding thumb. She wrapped a bandage over his thumb and sat up.

Tony stared at his neatly bandaged thumb with a small smile.

"Thank you for taking care of me." Tony said sheepishly. "Again…"

"You're welcome, Tony." The redhead murmured as she leaned down to press her lips to his forehead. "Just promise me you won't play with it anymore."

Tony nodded his head and watched her leave.

"Dummy, please clean up this mess." He instructed to the robot. "And polish the edge of the gauntlet. I don't want to end up with something cut again."

Dummy chirped and began to gather the small bits and pieces of Tony's gauntlet from the floor.

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