OK, I personally think that this is one of the funniest and fluffiest things I've ever written, so enjoy!
Pepper let out a long yawn.
"You look tired" came a voice behind her.
"Oh, hi Rhodey, didn't see you there. I get a very little sleep last night" she told him and gave him a shy smile.
"Hmm, let me guess, nightmares?"
"No, not exactly, but you could say very disturbing dream" and with that she yawned again.
"Now you intrigued me" Tony said, climbing up the stairs from his workshop, entering his living room.
"Hey, Tony, I came by to leave for you same documents. The militaries want shared custody over the suit. I told them this won't work, but they insisted" he told him as he handed him a blue folder.
"I don't like being handed things, leave it on the table" Tony said with arms in his pockets. "So, Pepper, what did you dreamt about last night that was disturbing?"
"Oh, you know, things that are not your business, Mr. Stark" Pepper snapped at him, not taking her eyes from tablet she was working on.
"Come on, tell me!" Tony was a big child and she knew it, but hell she couldn't tell her boss that she had a very crazy and graphic dream about him, how he kissed her and did other thing to her. She tried to act normally but failed miserably. Pepper felt her cheeks getting red and hoped Tony didn't notice. "Why are you blushing? Your cheeks match your hair…"
'Oh, God, why didn't I called sick? Yeah, now I remember, because Tony would have come to my apartment to check on me, that's right…' she thought to herself. "No, they don't" she tried to spare her embarrassment and put her arms on her face.
"Ohhh, you got sexual dream! Am I right?" Tony asked with a huge childish smile. "Who was the lucky man?"
"OK, so you don't deny that it was sexual dream" 1 point for Stark. "Come on, who was it? Was it Happy? Did you do something in the limo?"
"Tony, only you dream about sex in limos" Pepper said with the calmest voice.
"So it wasn't only making out, it was sex?!" point 2 for Stark. "Was it Rhodey?" he pointed at his friend, who was now seating in one of the armchairs, silently enjoying the interrogation. "I knew you had something for men in uniforms!"
"No, Tony, now please let it go" Pepper said annoyed.
"Fine!" her boss said in childish voice and went for the stairs to his workshop. A few seconds later Pepper heard running 'Oh God' was the only thing she thought. Her boss' head popped from the entrance with the goofiest smile on it. "Was it me?" he asked.
What could she have said to him? She decided to pretend she didn't hear him and proceeded with her work. And as if this was what he was waiting for.
"Oh my Gosh! It was me!" point 3 for Stark. "What did we do? Was it nasty? Where were we? You already said it wasn't in the limo, so where was it? Was it in the workshop? No, it was the office, wasn't it?" he was really enjoying that. He could have continued like that for the rest of the day if Pepper hadn't said anything.
"Tony, I asked you to let it go" she told him, now her cheeks more red than ever.
"I can't believe it!" he continued to smile like an idiot and started going down the stairs one more time.
"Hey, Pepper, don't worry, he also have dreams like that about you" Rhodey said from his observant place.
Tony came in the room again, now faster than ever. "You promised not to tell!"
"Well, Tony, it is only fair if you tell Pepper about it, isn't it?" his friend told him with the face that said watcha-gonna-do-now.
"Now you intrigued me" came Pepper's now calm voice as she looked at Tony.
"I hate you, Rhodes!" Tony said, obviously embarrassed. And he was Tony Stark for crying out loud! He was never embarrassed.
"Yeah, I know. But come on, tell her. Tell her about the first time you ever dreamt her. From what you told me, it wasn't sexual, so I think you don't have what to be embarrassed from" he gave Tony a devilish smile.
"Yeah, Tony, tell me" Pepper insisted.
"Oh, come on, I'll tell you what I dreamt if you do." God, this woman knew how to manipulate him.
"Hmm, it's not worth it" Tony said after a few seconds thinking, gave her a half-smile and went to his workshop for the last and final time.
"That was weird" said Pepper and looked at Rhodey.
"Hey, don't look at me, I promised not to tell, but I think you'll find out soon enough" and with that he stood up. "I gotta go, see you tomorrow."
Tony sat at his desk and put his head in his hands. God, he had long forgotten about that particular dream of his.
"You got a family?" asked Tony.
"Yes, and I will see them when I leave here" told him Yinsen. "And you, Stark?"
"No" he answered quietly.
"So you're a man who has everything, but nothing."
God, why couldn't he save him as well?!
"We gotta go. Come on, move with me. We got a plan, and we're going to stick to it" yelled Tony.
"This was always the plan, Stark..." Yinsen said.
"Come on, you're going to go see your family. Get up" the young genius instructed him.
"My family is dead, Stark... and I'm going to see them now. It's okay, I want this... I want this" everything went silent for a couple of seconds.
"Thank you for saving me" was the only thing Tony could say.
"Don't waste it... don't waste your life, Stark."
Tony promised himself he won't. That's why he did build the suit in first place. He remembered going to sleep the next night thinking of Yinsen's last words and about how he had to buy more cheeseburgers. He dreamt about Pepper for the first time then. He dreamt they were married and had a daughter. The three of them were sitting around a table, eating homemade cheeseburgers and laughing. Then they went and sat in front of the fireplace and Tony grabbed a blanket. His two girls cuddled in his arms and they watched the fire. Suddenly a group of terrorist barged in and took his daughter and his Pepper. He couldn't reach them in time. Then he heard a gunshot and woke up. It was by far his most awful nightmare. He then understood that he had a family – Pepper. She was all that he had…
Tony groaned loudly and turned around, ready to break something into pieces. He didn't even know why he was so angry. He saw Pepper typing in her code and entering his workshop. "I'm going home. Do you need anything before I go?"
Pepper nodded, closed the door and left. Tony stared at the door for a few seconds. "Actually yes, I need to hear that you love me…"
Did I do well? Well enough for a review maybe?