Not!Tony-babble is terribly fun to write. This entire scene is very stream-of-consciousness.
Not!Pepper fixes his dislocated finger:
"On three," she said. "One, two--" Crack, she'd cheated, but it was back in place with a jolt of pain on top of the pain he already had and then the pain stopped and who'd have thought that pain merely stopping would feel so good?
ETA: Wow, that scene took a lot out of me. I'm literally sitting here, exhausted from writing it, and it's not just because it's 1am.
Also, I'm wondering if I broke him too soon. *headdesks*
Um. Guess I should get an endgame in mind, here. Also, backstory, and spec element. Because, really.