someonegivemeagun:

[the smile on her face is brief and wry at the mention of her job change but she goes back to neutral soon enough only to have disbelief colour her expression] I— what? Are you serious? [Of course she is, this is Maria, Director of Seriousness] My own team?

[Maria nods. She tries to keep a professional face, no one can say Vic doesn’t have the experience or the respect for this kind of position. But when Maria’s advisers brought the idea of three strike teams to the table, Vic was automatically in the top three]

Yes, your own team. If you’re up for it. I mean, I’ve got three teams to form and about seven leadership candidates so if you don’t want it, I mean…. 

[she leans back and crosses her legs, barely containing a grin]

someonegivemeagun:

nickfurywasright:

[Maria smirks] I wouldn’t go that far…

—Actually, I would. Which is why I’m glad I’m here. There was something else I wanted to talk to you about.

[Vic narrows her eyes, her expression saying ‘watch it’ but with no heat behind it thanks to the failing attempt to not smirk back.

Her expression turns curious a second later and she sets the glass down] What is it?

I know you initially didn’t take the news of your demotion/promotion too well, but you’ve done wonderfully. With the Avengers out of the picture, I’m in need of a few strike teams, led by people who know how to command.

So I’d taking you out of accounting. Starting next week, from a file provided, you’ll need to starting recruiting a team of eight agents. 

someonegivemeagun:

Old school is probably the better idea with Stark’s tech. [she chuckles quietly] we’ve got a few vetted people we can place ASAP into jobs that most people ignore. We need to be quick, quiet, and thorough considering that lot likes to act. 

[Vic sits up and grins a little, fingers still curled around the glass] I know, I know, I’m amazing. [She grins again and takes a drink] 

[Maria smirks] I wouldn’t go that far…

—Actually, I would. Which is why I’m glad I’m here. There was something else I wanted to talk to you about.

someonegivemeagun:

[she only grins a little in her direction and takes a drink from her own glass. she sets the glass and hums quietly, a slight furrow to her brow] The notice leaked, then. If you’re asking me, I would say wait and observe.

The Avengers, at least some of them, have the skills to be able to keep trackers on one another’s names so we’d have to take into consideration who is the fugitive working with. If the Avengers as a whole are harbouring him, we keep surveillance on them, tails if necessary. If it’s one or two, increase the surveillance and try and figure out their own plans before they act. By doing that, we can minimize whatever fallout there could be, as soon as possible.

[maria listens and takes mental note. it’s all good ideas, and she’s smiling a little as she sits back in the chair—more relaxed—and thinks it over]

That’s good, Vic… I’ll probably get some stealth surveillance on the Tower if it’s possible. I know Stark probably has ways of detecting as much so I might have to go old school with a few ground agents, maybe different agents daily—set up as passersby. [she sighs]

This is why I beelined here and I didn’t even realize it until now. Not that I don’t think I’d have come to the same solution an hour or so from now. [smirks] But you got me there a little quicker.

someonegivemeagun:

You know what I mean, Maria. [she rolls her eyes, a small fond smile on her face before she sits back in her own chair and listens to her] Mmm…true…but usually when days aren’t any different, you don’t beeline to my office at this time. [small pointed look] 

[she glares at her halfheartedly] What makes you think you know me so well? [takes a drink] There’s a fugitive I’m looking for. I’m thinking he might be in the wind. 

Either that, or the Avengers are harboring him. 

I’m trying to decide if that’s a war I want to wage.

thor-odinson:

nickfurywasright:

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Oh? Will I?

Most certainly. [grins cockily and turns to leave]

[Rolls her eyes] If you say so.

thor-odinson:

nickfurywasright:

The Avengers are no longer “SHIELD’s” courtesy of Captain America. As far as I’m concerned there is no “team”.

So I see. Then good luck in thy endeavor. You will need it.

Oh? Will I?

thor-odinson:

nickfurywasright:

I don’t entirely mean this offensively, but I don’t recall asking for your assistance.

T’was it not a mandate posted for all of SHIELD and its Avengers? AM I not part of this team?

The Avengers are no longer “SHIELD’s” courtesy of Captain America. As far as I’m concerned there is no “team”.

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