There's a cafe that Pepper frequents, because they make good coffee and she can work without the risk of being pulled away into some kind of orgy, and while it's not really Tony's place,
he doesn't dislike it. It's light and airy with a few interior walls made of out of glass cubes, and a lot of very nice potted plants that Tony worries about knocking over.
He weaves his way into Pepper's favorite little grotto, and there she is, sipping an espresso and looking amused.
“What is it?” Tony asks, coming up to kiss her cheek.
“The man in the corner has been watching me,” she says, glancing that way.
“Oh really?” Tony asks, looking along her line of sight. “You want I should break his knees, boss?”
Pepper giggles. “No, it's been respectful little glances. Poor thing looks tired.”
“In a hot way,” Tony agrees, because damn. He's the kind of shy nerd that Tony used to pick up in robotics clubs, hiding behind his glasses and apparently unaware that his hair is perfect.
“Should I go talk to him?”
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