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[Felicia looks pleased with herself, the string (looking complicated) in her hands uncross with a simple move before coming to rest in her lap.] I’m glad you think so, Mr. Osborn. Is there anything else I can help you with?

[ Harry signs away 250,000 dollars from his own account to Doctors Without Borders without so much as an after-thought, leaning back again with the accompanying demeanor you’d expect from someone who’d just ordered a single used sock off eBay. He ponders Felicia’s question, pursing his lips and flexing his fingertips against one another until he visibly ‘a-ha’s, sitting upright and uncrossing his legs as he leans over the desk, pointing an interlocked ‘finger gun’ gesture across to Felicia. ]

Thoughts on S.H.I.E.L.D. Go.

[It’s not a number she blinks at, she’s stolen more, but still, as far as donations went it was a sizable amount.] S.H.I.E.L.D, huh? [This time nothing personal passes her features save for a thoughtful look. She’d been captured by that damn robot, she’d been kept in holding for much too long, and was denied a visit from johnny. she wasn’t the biggest fan, but she knew there were others with stronger feelings.] There’s usually a good thought behind what they try to do, but there’s poor execution. Their PR leaves a lot to be desired seeing as they’re continually losing the public’s favour despite sporadic gestures that help them out for a time.

[a pause] Their known attempts for change in the ‘grande scheme’ of things is what keeps getting them stuck, they trip over their own red-tape and then something goes wrong [it’s either an indirect result so not of their own power, or it’s something directly from their actions] when they should be seeing things on a smaller scale.

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[ Just as he’d thought. There was definitely some form of personal experience in all this, but it wasn’t his business. Might help explain some things about her though, it sure scanned pretty well. He made a mental note to remember that, but for now tucked the information away for another day. ]

[ Harry listened intently as she talked, lowering the file onto the desk again and even sliding it from him to focus on Felicia’s opinion, nodding once at her assessment of the reason Betty responded: he agreed. In fact he knew for a fact it was the latter guess; that reaction he’d heard over the answer machine sure sounded ‘genuine’. He puts his index and middle finger to his lips in thought at Felicia’s initial recommendations, still feeling unsure about that degree of contact so soon. But at her final one, he snaps the fingers of both his hands, points both of them at Felicia before bringing them up again. ]

Treat yourself to a fancy dinner tonight Felicia because that is genius.

[ Already he was leaning over the desk, opening a browser across it and tapping away at once. ]

It’s got both the gesture and the open invitation for her to contact me, so basically exactly the kind of thing I was looking for. This is great, yeah.

[Felicia looks pleased with herself, the string (looking complicated) in her hands uncross with a simple move before coming to rest in her lap.] I’m glad you think so, Mr. Osborn. Is there anything else I can help you with?

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Sounds like you speak from experience… [ He raised his eyebrow in her direction, a quiet pointed inquiry, not making it clear whether he assumed she had known of plenty grieving people before, or had been one herself. He let it stay that way, briskly moving on with a flick of his eyes back down to his current file. ]

[ Though he’s looking at the papers in his hand he’s clearly seeing right through them, his whole attention on her words and what she’s saying. It occurs to him that, as usual, he had impeccable judgement. Felicia’s frank insight was already proving a thousand times more helpful than the boot-kissing, ego-pleasing and cautious comments he’d gotten his way before in seeking advice from his personal assistants. ]

Okay. I’m listening. Next question: how would you go about contacting her next? To kickstart the whole ‘broaching’ process, in the context of having left messages for her twice, both of which she responded to once. The first having been just a straight up job offer, the second condolences for her husband.

[There’s a brief look that passes over her face, not a verbal answer by any means, but a quieter, subtler affirmation that she has had..some, in terms of grief. She’s thankful that he subject remains professional from then on. It wouldn’t do to linger on the past when there’s so much to be done for the future.]

The fact that she’s responded to the condolences could potentially be a good sign. I mean, she’s either polite about things or there was a genuine reaction to hearing from you. [Felicia picks up the string again and resumes the game she was playing earlier without breaking her stride] I would say another phone call would be a good idea, offering a lunch date could be…hm..no, no no, that might not be a good idea quite so soon. I would say a brief chat, a check-in of sorts?

[there’s a small frown on her face] If I remember the obit correctly, there was something about donating to Doctors Without Borders in lieu of flowers and I’m pretty sure they do the whole..notification thing when donations are made in someone’s name so that could also be another way to broach her while being more indirect about it.

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[sets down a file on the desk, sliding another over to him, lifting it up and looking at it instead] Yeah, that’d be great. Have a read through while you’re at it, I want your opinion on how hard I should go after her.

… [drops the file down in his grasp just to stare at her, pre-empting sly humor] For her research, before you say one word. [lifts file up again] Her work in cellular microbiology, genetics and biochemistry align exactly with the focus of Oscorp’s foremost department. I could really use her input on an important flagship project I’ve got going on right now.

Thing is, as you know, her husband just died. I tried to recruit her before that happened, gave some condolences after, but… I dunno. Since then, ‘come work at Oscorp, it’ll make you feel better’ hasn’t felt like a promising line to take for some crazy reason. So, I wanna know if it’s worth it. If I should just drop it for a while, come back to it after this whole ‘Ultron’ mess, maybe…

[She pulls the file over and starts to skim through it, nodding as he speaks though there is a slight smirk on her lips (and a quick glance in his direction). She would say something but decides to bite her tongue on the cougar/cub comment. The mood shifts back to the business at hand afterward, and the file is set down to give him her full attention.] You can never tell how someone mourns, whether it’s the ‘work so much i can’t think’ type or the ‘unable to function so i think too much’ type. It’s…tricky. 

[Felicia looks to the calendar, she remembers the news wasn’t too long ago.] It’s been around a month now since his death, I don’t know their history and I don’t know her, but I would at least advise gently broaching her in the meantime. If her work is worth it and you think it’s what the project needs, it’s better to work the long game.  I’m sure you’ll be able to either get her to come to you on her own about the job or you’ll be able to ask her about it again without fear of her thinking it was done only for the sake of hiring her. 

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