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16 Oct 2014
“Sergeant Barnes,” she said quietly. His gaze snapped to hers. Blue eyes, she noted. Pale and very focused, like a predator. “My name is Dr. Newbury. I’m sorry I startled you. . .I know people in white coats have done terrible things to you for a long time. I’m not like them. I’m the physician here. If you get hurt or ill I’ll treat you. But I can’t help you if I don’t understand you.”
She hadn’t looked frightened. He’d looked right into her eyes, hand wrapped around her wrist, her pulse pounding against his fingertips. And all he’d seen was resignation. He’d seen that in the eyes of his missions before. Usually someone he’d been hunting a long time. Warriors at the end of their rope. It hadn’t belonged in the eyes of a female doctor, safe behind the walls of Stark Tower.
- Part 1 of Tales From the Tower