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    Maria continues to settle in and try to sort her mind out.

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    After a beat to let that sink in, Sam says, "Swap coffee for drinks?"

    "What a smart man you are," Laura replies. "I'll buy."

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    Clint asks, "Why did you have to adopt two fucking Catholics?" in an almost-plaintive voice, turning his head slightly. It takes her a little by surprise - the wording does, anyway, the exact shape of the plaint - and Natalia chokes a little on the laugh.

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    The kitten wants to be somewhere on Bucky just about all of the time. And she makes a lot of fucking noise until she gets what she wants.

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    "You know one of the first pieces of advice Rhodey ever gave me, after the stupid fucking Expo?" she asks, quietly, picking an imaginary piece of lint off the shoulder of his shirt with her free hand. She goes on before Tony can come up with something smart and says, "He said you were guaranteed to say stuff like that. That you would definitely have times where you said you had no idea why I had anything to do with you, or even ask me why. And that I should never, ever actually tell you."

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    They finish up with Live Free or Die Hard at around quarter to midnight.

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    In theory, she's supposed to be taking a couple days off - so "off" that she just lets herself recover. Maria even believed herself when she said that. She really meant it. It was a good idea.

    That just goes to show she's pretty good at lying her damn face off to herself, as well as a lot of other people. And that she never fucking learns.

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    While they spoke Pierce listened, still standing and occasionally pacing the small observation room, thoughtful, looking through the window down at the asset. He'd taken his jacket off and draped it over the back of a chair, having apparently removed his tie on the way here. As he moved he took off his cuff-links, put them in his pocket and neatly and carefully rolled back his sleeves, although it was - as always - on the edge of chilly in the facility.

    By the time the Yuri had finished the summary, Pierce returned to the table, resting his hands on the back of one of the chairs and still seeming deep in thought.

    When he said, "Dr Mueller," Vicki startled. She couldn't even think why, hadn't thought she was tense. She controlled the response by the time he looked up at her. "You mentioned that you'd forwarded the idea of electric and nerve feedback as behavioural control. That never crossed my desk."

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    A quintet of essential moments including the Stark Industries Chief Legal Officer.

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    Matías likes getting to the office early. Always has. He figured out in university that his day just worked better if he rolled out of bed, stumbled through dressing, a breakfast bar and his first coffee, got dressed for whatever the day held, and then finished the mental work of waking up over his second coffee wherever he was meant to start his day - or at least nearby. It meant his brain got right into gear.

    So he's at the Tower by around seven-thirty, and gets his second coffee of the day from Dandelion and Driftwood.

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    "She chewed out her stitches," he says, hears himself say - something like that.

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    Around about the time Tasha physically steals his phone out of his pocket, Steve has to actually admit to himself - and by necessity to Natasha - that he's not handling this very well.

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    But it's Eva who asks, in the oblique-casual tone that knows damn well it's fooling nobody but is going to keep the act up anyway, because that sends its own message, "Are you aware of what Captain Rogers is doing?"

    Maria looks at her and then closes her eyes. Takes a deep breath. And says, "Jesus Christ that's the most terrifying fucking question I've been asked in years."

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    "Stark," Sam says. Gives in and says.

    It's funny: when Tony Stark turns around, for just a split second he looks like he's panicked. Like Sam caught him doing something wrong, somehow, except he's not even sure what it would be. It's faint, it's gone in seconds, but Sam's been doing his job for a while now and he's good at catching those tiny flashes from men who tend to be past masters of hiding what they feel, even from themselves.

    He thinks about a talk he and Laura had about developmental ages versus years lived and wonders where she'd peg Tony Stark, if she knew him. Teenager? Younger?

    Stark doesn't actually answer in words, just uses his face and his whole posture and stance to say, yeah, what? It's pretty adept, actually: be really easy for that to come off irritable or dismissive or anxious, especially without words or tone of voice to point you the right way, but Stark manages to communicate something totally different. A kind of weightless curiosity, like sure, he wants to know what you want, but he's not fussed about it.

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    "Why," [Sam] asks, slowly and carefully, "are you so god-damned certain Steve's not at risk?"

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    The origami is deliberate. The pottery is an accident.

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    After the talk with Dr Ross, Sam sends Steve home.

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    Matías formally accepts the job, does some HR paperwork, and talks to his family.

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    "No offense meant, but I'm not up for games, Pepper - what do you want?"

    Pepper startles Maria by being just as blunt - not that Pepper plays around much, but she's usually one for observing basic social niceties and putting the kind of lead-up to a conversation that means you more or less know where things are going. Apparently not right now. She just takes her cue from Maria instead.

    "I want you to sign this," she says, as Eva takes a folder out of her bag and leans over to place the SI-stationery file she takes out of that in front of Maria on the table, "I want you to take the job I'm offering you, and I want you to sort out the absolute fucking rats'-nest of a mess in the security and personnel end of my company. I want to make goddamn sure that nobody ever manages to do what they did on Insight Day again."

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    Five moments in Clint Barton's life.

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    Sam has a friend come to visit.

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