I’ve been idly mulling over an idea for a canon AU fic lately where Coulson is actually Death, and the reason he works for SHIELD is because Fury is an industrious bastard who managed to bind Coulson to him.
This makes me want to expand that idea so that Pepper is one of Coulson’s reapers.
“I’m just saying, there’s the drinking, the drugs, the reckless driving, the even more reckless science experiments, not to mention the great big hole in his chest.” Phil tilts his head to the side, eyebrow ticking upward in sardonic amusement, and vaguely waves his forkful of pancakes at Pepper. “I think you might be bending the rules a little. You haven’t become attached, have you?”
Pepper just smiles back at him, serene and sweet as sugar venom, and asks, “And how exactly is it that our Captain Rogers is still walking around?”
Shit, Jen, is it too late for me to try to write this for the fanmix instead? *headdesks*
(But yes, it probably is at this point. Plus, I was looking forward to the adventures of Darcy and Clint and Clint’s moustache. XD )