I don’t know where I am. I just know I’m running. Sometimes it’s like I’ve lived a thousand lives in a thousand places. I’m born. I live. I die. And always there’s the doctor. Always, I’m running to save the doctor again, and again, and again. And he hardly ever hears me, but I’ve always been there. Right from the very beginning. Right from the day he started running. Run you clever boy, and remember me.
“I’m the impossible girl… and this is why”.
He’s dying all at once.
Castrovalva→The Name of the Doctor
#you’re all i have too #shall we talk about how pepper is just as complex and damaged as tony and just as much about rising and rebuilding and pushing #we just see more of tony’s bc he’s iron man #she’s a girl who had nothing; no one else except tony stark; in himself; but also the business; the legacy #she believed in it all because she believed in him #and he believed in her belief so much; believed her way was better than his to the point where#he abdicated his throne; his power of his empire; to her #where he’d built a goddamn iron man suit to prevent obadiah from wresting control #because she - clear eyed clarion call - saw tony stark; man and empire and legacy; for what it could be #and he aspires to that #he didn’t give her his heart or his legacy because he merely loved her #he gave it to her because she was the best hope; the only hope for his world becoming what it could#he’s a mechanic; a prophet; a visionary; but not a leader; not used to interacting with reality #she took his dreams for his empire and could make them a reality; in her own vision; her own interpretation of him #who she loved and saw clearly both for what he was and what he could be #and that’s the only reason; to him; textually stated; the only reason he hasn’t spiralled into obsession and darkness #because of her; and her love yes #but also because of what she sees and how she shapes him and his legacy in ways he never could #she keeps his original vision; his empire; his future pure #she rejects extremis on the basis of it being weaponizable; she is the leader and pioneer of the new stark industries #which carries his hopes for the future and for humanity #actual textual light around which he revolves above the abyss #like #!!! #guys this is not a whiny girlfriend#this is the only human being on earth who can call him back from the dark (okayophelia)