18: A small ticker tape threads out with someone’s name on it; later that night on the local news our characters learn someone by that name has died
With S.H.E.I.L.D. in almost complete shambles, Fitz was meeting agents he never thought he’d ever in the same room with. Being level 5 (though he wondered how much that mattered anymore) Fitz didn’t know all the details of the mission. Not as much as Natasha did. But he still listened to her anyway. Then there was the strange box. And being mission partners, Fitz thought it would be thought to show it to Natasha. Bad idea. Mostly because then she felt the need to push the button. However, while Fitz dropped and flinched away from the box, nothing happened. All that was left behind was a name. Nathanial Dawson. Fitz did not know the name and by the looks of it neither did Natasha.
The results of their actions didn’t become obvious until the news was playing in the background later. “Nathanial Dawson died in crossfire in New York City and was killed by his own father.” Fitz could only sit there wide eyes as he stared at the telivison. Did they cause that to happen? Would that man still be alive if they hadn’t hit the button?
"Damn it, we need to find it!"
Natasha ignored Clint’s concerned look from where he sat beside her
"I’ll come over to help, but keep looking!"
Fitz didn’t know why he bothered yelling at Natasha. It wouldn’t solve anything and he didn’t know how she would respond to a low rank agent yelling right back at her.
"I’m lookin’. I migh’ have to call up Simmons to ask if she saw it. Dammit"
Natasha let the yelling go without mentioning it in favour of being productive
"Ring and ask her then, the last thing we need is someone else pressing that damn button"