He gave her hands a little squeeze tears rolling down his face. Pepper had been his special one waiting at home, not for a while but she was still special to him. “Pepper…” He sighed deeply and smiled at her, “truth is I’m all alone…no one loves Tony Stark anymore. Your all I…
His heart sank, his girl couldn’t remember even the smallest things, “yeah…you do, I’ll be back in a moment.” He made a quick exit to the hallway and clamped his hands over his face, sobbing deeply into them. This had hit him harder than he first thought. “It’s ok Tony, she’ll remember soon, pepper will come back” he reassured himself.
Wiping his eyes he walked to the coffee machine and got peppers favourite. Decaf latte with no sugar. Hopefully his would jog her memory he thought as he reinterred peppers room.
Tony had forgotten something when he’d left, and pepper had grabbed it when he’d gone. It was his phone, not that she was quite sure about it, but when she prodded it the screen lit up, showing her images of herself and him. Using her index finger she prodded at it, making the images change as she looked through them.
There was one thing glaringly obviously explained by the images. He loved her, and obviously she loved him back just as dearly… But why couldn’t she remember?! Looking up when he came back into the room she held it up to him: “You… You’re my boyfriend!”
"I ! I was…pepper you dumped me a while back, I can’t remember why but you did." He passed her the coffee he’d gotten, "it’s no surprise that JARVIS worked for you, he always works for you."
Tony sat next to her on the bed, “pepper it’s up to you if you want to be my girlfriend again, god knows I’d like you to…but again your choice.”
She paused, ignoring him to stare into the brown liquid he’d brought for her, sipping it and smiling slightly: “This is nice… And i don’t remember…if…if i say yes you’ll stay with me?”
"Pepper…I wouldn’t leave you even if you say no. Do you…d-do you love me Virginia potts?" He pulled out his mothers ring that had been on peppers hand a few months before. "Look I never thought I’d get a second chance to do this but I want you to have this…it’s my mothers engagement ring…" He twiddled it between his fingers, the ring topaz and white gold.