Hi! What about a Tony x Reader x Pepper?
This is such an interesting request! It’s fun to explore poly relationships!))
-You had zero intention of entering a relationship with anyone when you first got your job at Stark Industries. Really, you were completely focused on work and work alone. You didn’t have romance on your mind at all.
-Of course, you started out pretty low on the ladder, as an assistant to the assistant’s assistant. And even that was a glorified term.
-You were fresh out of school, a baby in the eyes of all the all the other geniuses in the company.
-That was why it was such a surprise to you that your work got noticed by the big bosses. The mentioned work was really nothing more than a dream, little doodles and sketches. You didn’t think they were that revolutionary.
-As is customary within big companies, the higher ups liked to give all the meaningless little tasks to the underlings, essentially bossing you around. You were in a bit of a rush, a stack of papers in your arms. You were playing delivery person that day. The delivery that changed your life just happened to be to Pepper Potts herself.
-You had met Pepper before, of course, but really you only saw her as your boss. You thought she was a lovely individual yes, but you were mostly indifferent to her. And indeed the feeling was mutual. She was far too concerned about Tony’s antics to pay much attention to anything else. It was during a darker time in their relationship.
-As expected, with so much on your mind and so many papers in your arms at once…you slipped up a bit and gave her the wrong paper.
-You had rushed out of there quickly in order to deliver the papers on time. You didn’t even realize that you were carrying your ideas along with you, you supposed you were in such a hurried panic that you accidentally grabbed them and took them with you.
-Either way, the woman found herself impressed with your work. She was by no means an expert on science like Tony was, but even she thought it was really something special and potentially revolutionary.
-Of course, since it was simply a sketch, just some ramblings, you neglected to sign your name and take credit for your idea. Pepper frowned, it wasn’t often she became invested in something so quickly, which is why she decided to give this to Tony.
-All employees were required to take a number of tests and such before they entered the company. Such tests included, you guessed it, a writing submission. He had a sample of writing from every employee that had ever worked for him. Due to recent events, he wanted to be incredibly careful on who he hired and how he handled them.
-With just a few question from Pepper, he knew who wrote this. After he relayed this information to Pepper, she made him read your thoughts over. And like Pepper, he was rather impressed.
-Once they had their work done, they tracked you down. Though it was mostly Tony, he was the more impulsive one. He wanted to drop everything and confront you. He always enjoyed having random conversations with intelligent individuals.
-That’s really how your interest in Tony and Pepper began, and likewise with you with them.
-From then on, they grew invested in both your idea (they gave you some offers and such) and you as a person.
-As they helped you, all of you grew closer. You even came to call them your dear friends.
-Your romance had actually started with Pepper first. Well, that was really worded wrong. She was the one who expressed interest in a romance first, after talking to Tony of course.
-You weren’t exactly sure at first, and honestly neither was Tony. The both of you weren’t sure of how exactly this was going to work.
-After a while though, it became a lovely and trusting little arrangement. Their contrast was endearing. Tony would gladly spoil you with gifts, expensive dates and such, even wanted to promote you.
_Both Pepper and you disagreed with his notion to promote you, you didn’t want to take the easy way up. You wanted to work it all out on your own.
-Cuddles were rather often. You all loved to hold each other. Usually, your position was Pepper in the middle, you and Tony resting your heads on her chest or shoulder, her arms wrapped around the both of you as Tony and you held hands.
-Tony and you love to work on things together, and indeed love to annoy Pepper together. And to your surprise, she loves to get you two back.
-Your addition to their relationship was really what they needed. You added an element of fun into it, something that managed to calm the both of them down substantially.