DON’T FUCKING TELL ME NATASHA IS COLD AND HEARTLESS.
Remember how he jokingly threatened her and got a powerfully afraid reaction?
Then remember when he cornered and almost killed her as the Hulk?
This man lives under an avalanche of guilt about the way he’s treated this woman.
And what she says here is, “you’re useful. We need you. Your abilities are a benefit to this situation.”
There is no higher compliment from Natasha. The kind of woman who will bare her soul to an evil god in order to get the information she needs from him values utilitarianism above all else.
She’s comforting him here, reminding him that even though he’s different, even though they’ve clashed, she needs and wants him on the team.
NATASHA ROMANOFF IS A QUEEN.
Last week, I may have gone too far. I’ll explain it quickly. Basically, I found out where he gets his clothes dry-cleaned. Custom ordered the same suit, made with tear-away velcro. And… you can fill in the rest.
good thing harry potter didnt choose slytherin