Re: Hmmm I agree with you on some points And god do I hate Tony/Pepper. It's too skeevy and weird for words.
Thirded, but let me clarify- back in the books the two had that whole starcrossed lovers going on between them. Tony was in love with Pepper to the point of madness, but held back because of his dicky heart. Pepper was in love with Tony and got over it and found Happy - so, they had their chance back in the day, but that ship sailed, water went under that bridge and a whole host of metaphors.
They are different people now than they were then, with a lot of history and baggage and the rest of it. So for Fraction to try and make it happen (someone said that it might be editorial mandate to tie in with the movie, to this I say, make it STOP) at this point in time, especially after civil war, etc... it's just alarming.