[It was really more a conditional kind of thing. The
more generally comfortable he was around someone, the less guarded he was about
what he was thinking, or feeling. Compound that with a whole load of
recent stress and terror, and yeah that usually edges his game off
too. Also he was a little overly wired over the fact that he really, really didn’t want Maria to find reason to step in and shut down this project.]
If you wanna talk ‘extreme’, you’re getting into the science of it. Which is probably what they broke over…
[Given their all-consuming interests.]
Like any big project, this one had its hurdles. Things had to be worked
out, it was causing a bunch of stress… One thing led to another, I
[ It doesn’t take Osborn’s tells to clue her in to something being OFF. It’s been a series of red flags. Agent Simmons’ report, the argument and ensuing disaster at the Casino, Harry’s unwillingness to delve any further than face value in regards to the project. Maria’s not used to being on the outside looking in when it comes to sensitive information, so she’s more than just a little irritated. ]
Do you have any reason to believe that the ethics of the project came into question? In the past they seem to have seen eye to eye on most collaborations.
[ Hill shrugs. It’s a stab in the dark, the first thing that comes to mind in regards to Banner and Stark’s partnership. What was the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back? ]
You guess? You mean you don’t know?
Seems strange. You not being privy to such a high-profile disagreement when you’re one of the major players in the project–