"You have homework. You have a lot of homework."

"But what if I didn't?"

"If you didn't? You mean when you're finished?"

This is important, she knows that Tony needs to get on top of this. But he'll resist, just because Phil's told him to do it. Telling Tony to do something never works.

Bribery, though, always does. If you bribe him with the right thing.

And there is one perfect, never-fails way that Pepper, and Pepper alone, can bribe Tony Stark.

She steps up, and whispers in his ear.

"I won't make you come to meetings for a month."