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"TGIF! TGIF!" Tilly burst through Pepper's door and jumped on her sleeping sister's bed.
"GET UPPPPP!" She jumped and took the covers off to expose Pepper curled up in a ball. Pepper blinked a couple of times and adjusted her vision to see Matilda's wicked grin.
"What, what time is it?" Pepper muttered, her voice hoarse.
"7am, you slept in. ANDDD it's Friday!"
Matilda tried to mock a face of disgust, but landed herself into a fit of giggles. She placed herself on the bed and gave Pepper a light hug. Despite the constant bickering and rivalry between the two, Pepper and Matilda did love each other.
"You're giving me a lift this morning, and if you don't get your butt out of bed and get ready, we'll both be late." Matilda frowned and nudged her sister who was reaching for the duvet on the ground.
"Just…5 more minutes." Pepper buried her face in the blanket.
"Fine." Pepper sat up and playfully pushed her sister off her bed. "Get out unless you want to see me stark naked."
Matilda's ears perked up, "Stark?"
Pepper quickly realised what she said, "No. I mean…. Like…."
"Yeah yeah, whatever." Matilda grinned as she left and closed the door.
Pepper felt her face blush. Typical that Tony's name had to be related with nakedness.
"Are you and Tony… like friends? Or…." Matilda looked at her sister as they were nearing the Middle School.
"Honestly Tilly, I don't even know." Pepper stopped the car outside the entrance of Matilda's school.
"Has he texted you yet?"
"Hurry up, you're going to be late."
"You didn't answer my question."
Pepper cleared her throat. No way would she give Tilly that kind of information.
"Tilly, I'll tell you later, just go to school!"
Matilda pouted but noticed that the amount of kids outside the entrance had decreased, probably because the bell had rung.
"Fine!" Matilda opened the passenger's door and stepped out, "Just so you know, I can tell that he likes you!" With that, Matilda closed the door and hurriedly walked to the school, a small skip in her step.
Pepper raised her eyebrow and watched her sister disappear through the front doors. As she drove away, Pepper thought about what Matilda had said. She was right about something, Tony did have an interest in her; he wouldn't leave her alone.
But Pepper wasn't sure if she wanted Tony to like her, she'd convinced herself that he was trouble. Her mind wandered back to the party, when his eyes met hers, and the genuine concern he expressed when they talked after. She exhaled as she reached the school and parked her car away from the drain.
That scenario wasn't going to happen again.
As she walked to her lockers, Pepper spied someone she had completely forgotten about.
"Oh shit." Pepper muttered as she remembered the message she didn't read. For some reason Olivia was the last person Pepper wanted to talk to.
It was too late to turn around and Olivia instantly spotted Pepper and ushered her over. Pepper faked a smile and hurried to her friend's side.
"Hey. How are you?" Pepper asked as she opened her locker door to avoid eye contact.
"Better, I think I just ate something bad." Liv opened her locker and grabbed her books.
"That's good." Pepper smiled, unsure of what to say next. They weren't as close as usual.
Olivia frowned, "Did you get my text?"
"Yeah of course." Pepper lied.
"Why didn't you reply?" Liv closed her locker and stared at the nervous Pepper.
"You forgot about me?"
"I was… busy."
"Doing what?" Olivia was getting more and more frustrated.
Pepper wasn't sure if telling Liv that she spent all of her afternoon with Tony Stark was a good idea.
"I was with someone." Pepper exhaled, she didn't know what to say next.
Pepper paused and tried to look busy by looking at her nails.
Olivia put her free hand on her hip, "Do you want to be friends Pepper?"
Pepper couldn't believe what she had just heard. "Excuse me?"
"Well these past couple of days you've like, changed."
"It's like you don't like me anymore, ever since Tony Stark talked to you you've been acting like you're top shit or something."
"Are you actually serious?" Pepper closed her locker and glared at Olivia.
"Yeah, and I don't really like it. So…"
"I was with Tony okay, and no, I am not 'top shit'." Pepper inserted air quotes while mimicking Olivia's tone.
"I knew it! I knew you had something going on with him."
"There's nothing going on between us!"
Olivia snorted, "When you're hanging out with Tony, of course something is going down. I just never imagined YOU to be one of those girls."
"Oh shut it Liv!" Pepper huffed and walked away, leaving Olivia dumbfounded next to their lockers.
She walked to homeroom, but was 10 minutes early, so Pepper stood outside the classroom and read the text she missed from Olivia.
Hello? I'm sick, feel bad for me!
Yeah, Pepper wasn't going to miss Olivia as a friend at all.
Tony speeded to school, making sure he had his sunglasses to hide the growing bruise on his right eye. His father hadn't returned home yet, most likely because Howard had taken a plane to another country for 'work'. Tony gritted his teeth at the hatred for his father pulsing through him.
He barely made it to school on time, and was welcomed by his entourage surrounding his locker.
The only reason he had decided to come to school today was to see Pepper. Everyone else could buzz off.
"Tony! Where have you been?" Someone in the crowd squealed. "Nice sunglasses!" Another added.
He gave them all a grin and they automatically cleared so he would have access to his locker. Tony quickly grabbed his stuff and bid his farewells to his fans and walked off.
On his way to homeroom, he spied a familiar red head and beamed to himself as he made his way over to her. "Hey Pep." He smiled.
Pepper quickly turned around and jumped, making her feet stumble. Acting swiftly, Tony wrapped his arms around her waist to steady her. "Woah." He breathed.
Pepper's eyes went wide as she noticed that she was practically hanging in Tony's grip, gathering the attention of the whole school. She placed her feet flat on the ground and pushed Tony away, who had a small smirk on his face.
"Why do you always catch me by surprise Stark!" Pepper hissed as she hid her face. She turned around from the crowd and stared at her frazzled reflection in the window of the door, smothering her hair and shirt to get rid of the imperfections. She could hear the whispers of her fellow classmates and wished at that very moment that she would crawl into a hole and die.
Pepper felt his hot breath near her neck and heard him whisper, "Sorry, I didn't mean to make a scene."
She just shook her head.
Tony placed his hand on her shoulder and offered, "Do you want to go somewhere else?"
She bit her lip and nodded as the whole student body went crazy. She could hear various voices saying, "Who's he talking to?" and "What's her name?".
This is exactly what she tried to avoid, all of this attention was insane and Pepper didn't like to be in the spotlight. She quickly closed her locker and waited for Tony to make his move. He nodded at the crowd and held out his hand to Pepper; who stared at it. She scrunched up her face, "No way."
He chuckled and shrugged at the crowd. Pepper shook her head and walked behind Tony, who headed outside.
What are your thoughts on Liv and Pepper's friendship now? Did you guys like Tilly? :)
Oh, and what do you think will happen next chapter? I'll give you a hint: PEPPERONY GOODNESS
YES IT IS COMING NEXT
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