walmer92 (walmer92) wrote in avengers_search,

Anti-Pepper fics

I know that many people may not agree with me, but I was frankly appalled by how Pepper treated Tony in Iron Man 3. She responded to PTSD symptoms by attempting to guilt him into behaving better. She acted as though his previous, admittedly quite anti-social, behaviour which she had dealt with as his PA, not his girlfriend, somehow justified treating him like a child who had used up all his trust, and who should always place her above playing with his "toys", which were in fact a huge part of his life, his work, and his safety blanket after living through many traumatic events. It's perfectly reasonable to say that you can't cope being in a relationship with someone who lives a dangerous life, or has PTSD; it's quite another to try and yell or guilt them into changing, especially when they're traumatised.

OK, rant over.

With that in mind, are there any fics out there which don't portray Pepper in a good light, or which more specifically deal with her treatment of Tony in IM3? And if possible, could they either be gen or Stony? Science Bros and FrostIron are great ships, and I get why people ship them, but Stony was established as my OTP well before the movies came out, and I've tried reading the new ships to no avail, they just don't work for me.

So, after that appallingly long preamble, does anyone know any gen or Stony fics which portray Pepper in a bad light, specifically in reference to her actions in IM3, or which at least deal with the fact that she acted badly? Thanks! 
Tags: character: pepper potts, character: tony stark, pairing: tony/steve, search: fic (recs), theme: iron man 3, theme: ptsd

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