Iron Man defeats Titanium Man, but at the price of Happy's health. As Happy lies dying in hospital Tony is forced to recharge his armor. Tony finally arrives at the hospital and greets Pepper. The Countess is there too and wants Tony's attention, but he tells her to shut up after she makes an unpleasant remark about Pepper. The Countess leaves, slamming the door. Tony is unable to to explain his tardiness in visiting Happy. A specialist doctor arrives, operates on Happy, and then suggests that Pepper and Tony go home. Pepper believes that Tony is heartless and harbors bad feelings towards him.