Bzzzzzz. Bzzzzzz. Bzzzzzzz.
Tony didn't move a muscle. He kept sitting with a blank face, firmly ignoring the buzzing on his thigh.
"The stock market is expanding and the shares are --"
Bzzzzzz. Bzzzzzz. Bzzzzzz.
"Oh for -- Tony, just pick it up!"
Tony grinned sheepishly, hoping that it was enough of an apology. He took his phone out and saw Steve calling and drew his eyebrows together in confusion. Steve knew to not call him during the SI board meetings. Unless.. Something had happened.
"Sorry, I have to pick it up," he excused himself and slipped out of the room, escorted by Pepper's burning look. When he was gone, she raised her eyes dramatically in the ceiling direction and shook head, making her neat ponytail fly with the movement. But it was okay, she was a professional and used to such behavior from Tony. She changed the slide and continued the presentation.
When Tony made it out of the room, he caught the last signal and put the phone to his ear.