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    “I know I said I was up for anything--” he told Hogarth carefully, trying to surreptitiously slide the files back onto her desk.

    She slapped a hand on them and pushed them back towards him.

    “Mr. Nelson, you are one of the best lawyers on staff, and I am seriously considering the pros and cons of a potential partnership here,” she told him, staring up at him without moving her face or hand. Somehow, the files continued to dig into the meat of his palm.

    “--but it turns out,” he valiantly carried on, “I am actually and suddenly extremely busy with the destruction Jessica will cause in approximately twenty minutes, which will have nothing to do with me or any favors or bribes or anything like that—” 

    (Someone brings Team Red's (and the Punisher's) loved ones back from the dead to torture them for information on their vigilantes. Hogarth coerces Foggy to handle the resulting legal fallout and he is both the worst and best person for the job.)

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  2. Public Bookmark 95

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    "Frank." Matt says, voice quiet. "Breathe." Frank flushes. Never going to get used to the hearing thing. Invasive. Like chaining a man to a roof and taping a gun to his hand. Matt probably won't ever get used to his jumpy pulse either, so it's a two-way street. Matt sits at the end of the bed.
    “If I'm honest.” He starts.”I thought it was a long shot, when we asked you to work with us.”

    After the events of An Understanding, Frank is ordered by Claire to stay in the base and heal up. The other Defenders and friends adjust to the awkward presence of the Punisher lurking around the base. Meanwhile, Matt seems to be avoiding him following letting slip his feelings in a moment of worry.

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    16 Jan 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 99

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    Strange blinks at the two Spider-Men like it’s the first time he’s ever seen their faces, and says, “And the others? Where are they?”

    Otto looks up at the statue, and then back down. “If I had to hypothesize, I’d say they’ll try to get out of here the moment they’ve realized your trick didn’t work.”

    “It’s not a trick, you halfwit,” Strange says. “And it mostly worked. Other than these two men being Spider-Man, I have no idea who they are. So, ergo, doctor, I’d say we’re at a halfway decent C+ in terms of universe stability.”

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    Otto says nothing. He knows it's best to stay silent in the negotiation process of being handed money to be someone's pet scientist. This is no different.

    "I hear no complaints," Norman says after a moment of extended silence. He'd been waiting for one of them to shoot down all this nonsense, but that moment never comes. He can't help but take the reins. "Sounds like a deal to me. Do you have a pen?"

    Strange shakes his head. "This isn't a Wall Street deal. No legal contracts. The deal is this– I'll set you up to survive, and if you do anything that morally frustrates me, I pull the plug."

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    15 Jan 2022

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    There was no other way.

    Repeat the same thing enough and it begins to taste like truth. For twelve blurry months, Stephen chanted those words to himself, unable to wake from the nightmare of what had come to pass. And now the unthinkable happened. Now Spider-Man proved him wrong.

    Fate could be altered. Destiny was but a front.

    Stephen performed the spell at Liberty Island with a vice around his heart. It was perhaps due to this revelation, that he failed to notice one unlikely traveller slip through the closing rift.

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    [Set immediately after the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home.]

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    11 Jan 2022