Yeah but what about a fic that starts off like 7 bajillion Stony fics then suddenly—
"Tony, I’m so sorry," Pepper says, "I can’t do this any more, I can’t watch you putting yourself in danger while I sit on the sidelines wondering if you’ll come home safe this time."
Tony stares at her, his eyes wide and dark and sad. “But, Pepper—”
"Tony, make me some damned armor. Dark red, classy. I want to be flying by this time tomorrow."