“I just really don't understand why I'm here, I mean that keyboard was a perfectly reasonable price.
A thousand bucks for a CUSTOMIZABLE KEYBOARD, c'mon, Rhodey, you can't tell me you'd pass that up!”
It’s not as bad as, say, a toddler throwing a fit as their parent drags them through the mall, but it’s not exactly quiet or hard to miss.
Pepper can’t help but glance up from the Margaret Atwood book she’s reading but once she does, she knows she can’t leave poor Rhodey to that.
So she closes the book, grabs her coffee, and approaches her apparently-harangued friend. “What’s the issue here?” she asks, using her smoothing-it-over customer service voice.
“I was just escorting His Highness here over to his job training session at Sharper Images,” says Rhodey, sarcastic as ever.
The man who had been so loud has crossed his hands over his chest and is now pouting - maybe the toddler comparison hadn’t been that off after all.
Of course Pepper recognizes him; she’d have to be utterly oblivious not to.
Tony Stark’s face has been periodically featured on the local news for as long as she’s lived here, since everyone loves to watch spoiled rich children’s illegal escapades.
She’s even fitted him for a suit or two in the past, and while the bragging rights were nice, they hardly made up for the hours she’d spent dealing with this adult child.
And now here he was again. For a job training session?
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