Who: Tony and Remy Where: Riding in his car When: Late last night Why: He's screwing up their marriage and they need to talk Rating: R for language because they'll end up yelling at some point
He could be a man about this. He could tell her that, yes, he was in love with Pepper, but he didn't love her any less. Tony knew he felt like this for both of them and had known it for a little while now, but he had buried it down as deep as he could. It was easy to ignore that when he didn't see Pepper aside from her speaking to the other version of himself. But that night, seeing her dying and the face she was so in love with the other had been it. It'd broken him, made him angry and he'd finally admitted every bit of it to himself and to her.
But in turn, he was ruining the best thing that'd ever happened to him. And it was slowly killing him inside that he was destroying the one person he'd promised he wouldn't, despite that he'd told her up front how he was and that old habits died hard with him. He pulled into the parking lot of the motel she'd told him to pick her up at, his fingers drumming on the steering wheel out of nervousness as he spotted her.