Iron Man Genderbend (Iron Maiden)
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 150
“I’m in the mood for hedgehog” means Tony wants Sonic.
Pepper was shocked and a bit scandalized the first time he heard it, which pretty much is accurate for everything he had to get used to working for the Anthonia Stark.
The phrase serves two purposes, he suspects. First, he thinks that it’s put exactly the way it is precisely in order to get the reaction it does—shocked, scandalized, disgusted.
Secondly, when Tony gets frustrated with her latest project and wants to take the edge off—assuming she doesn’t skip straight to the bottle or sleeping with the latest person to catch her eye—she breaks out her admittedly impressive collection of video games. More than once Pepper’s actually fallen asleep to her swearing good-naturedly at the screen and absently eating a piece or three of utterly cold pizza. It’s gotten easy to tune out. Background noise. Comforting, even.