Hi guys! This is my first ever fanfic, so I'm super excited! I got this idea from an awesome pic on Pinterest, and it just kind of snowballed from there.

I own nothing, sadly.


This was it. This was how it ended.

Sides were chosen, battle lines were drawn.

Both teams stood stoically, attempting to glare each other to death before the fight even began. A rare moment of quiet hovered around them.

Stark took a breath in preparation to deliver what would most likely be a sarcastic quip to start the war. Before he could speak though, an angel's voice rang out over the battlefield.

"ANTHONY EDWARD STARK! WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING?"

A very irritated Pepper Potts strode out onto the battlefield, grabbing Tony's suit by the shoulders and shaking him hard.

"I was gone for one week. One week, Tony! And you manage to destroy part of a city and start what might as well be World War 3! And you're fighting your own friends for Pete's sake! How many times have I told you that violence won't solve all your problems? If you had just listened to me the first time we wouldn't even be in this mess!"

"But Pep, I…"

How do you think I felt when I come home to an alert from FRIDAY saying that you were off to 'bring justice to your parents' or some such nonsense? Seriously, Tony? We are going to have a long discussion about this. And no lab access for you for a week."

"But Pep…" Tony whined, stepping out of his suit.

"No. You're coming with me. And don't think I've forgotten about you, Captain Rogers. I know this wasn't all Tony's doing." Pepper said, grabbing Tony's elbow and striding towards Steve.

She reached up and grabbed Steve's ear, ignoring his cry of protest, and proceeded to drag the two grumbling superheroes off the battlefield. "Now we're going to have a nice, long talk, and you two will be apologizing."

The remaining members of Team Cap and Team Iron Man looked at each other for a long moment before bursting out laughing. Hands were shook, hugs were exchanged, and apologies were made before they all headed off together to find some place to eat.

And that folks, is how Pepper Potts single-handedly stopped the Civil War.