I don’t want to hear how you’re feeling about this from the news Maria, I think I deserve something a little more genuine than your public statements [Which isn’t to say they weren’t genuine, but statements made for the public always had a different feeling to it for her.]
[She runs a hand down her face] I feel like the biggest fuck up on the side of the planet. Is that what you want to hear? I fucked up. Badly. Not only that but there’s more to it than that—I’ve fucked up badly again. What am I doing here, in this position? In charge of all these lives that I only end up discarding like they’re nothing. Like their cause means nothing. I tell them to come and work for me, come and protect others and I can’t even protect them. What do you want me to say?!
And it actually became a very important pillar to approach, to play a female superhuman character.
Maria, it’s been a month and there hasn’t been a peep from you about this. I know that Ultron had potential, I know you thought this was going to be it for us that this would put SHIELD in a more positive light, and I know we could have never anticipated this, but I have heard nothing from you about this.
Vic, everything that you could have heard from me, you’ve heard on every news channel there is I’m sure. CNN can’t get enough, don’t even get me started on the press conferences from the CIA, the FBI—all concerning this decision that “none of them would have risked”. [She rolls her eyes] What do you want me to say?
Are you going to say anything?
What is there for me to say? If the way you’re looking at me is any indication, then there’s nothing for me to say anyway.
Oh so now you want a kind word from me. Nice. You’ll get your empathy when you give me mine, thanks.
As for the business, last I checked all of five minutes ago it was going amazingly well, so. There you go.
I don’t want a kind word from you or anyone else. Nor do I need your empathy. I thought for certain most adolescents know humor when they hear it.
But, good for you, Osborn. Some of us actually have things to do though..
So am I.
I can keep in touch. I think it’s important that we put the past behind us. We’re willing to do so if you’ll do the same. We still don’t know how he managed to take Banner out but the fact remains that he was able to kill one of the most powerful people on our roster.
SHIELD can’t do this alone. And I know that you know that.
[Pauses, sitting without speaking for a moment]
… Keep me posted.
[Stands and walks away, hands in her pockets]
He upgraded himself using Tony’s tech during the attack. We’re still not a hundred percent sure what exactly was taken. Stark’s still reviewing his inventory. But we’ll know within forty-eight hours.
I’ll let you know what we’ve got if you’re able to do the same.
…. I’m sorry about Banner.
Do you have any leads? A last known location?
I’ve got engineers working around the clock. They’re getting closer, but every time, he finds a way to throw them off. His tech is.. It’s different.
I don’t know. I hear promotions tend to make people a lot “handier” that’s for sure.
I’m guessing you haven’t checked your email, then. Considering you received a pay raise just last week.