Well, that was...different. Out of all the people that Rick would expect to hear a glowing recommendation about S.H.I.E.L.D. from, Skye had been the absolute last. Nevertheless, here they were now. Still, the way Skye spoke about them...she had to have been through a lot with them, to think of them like this. Maybe the Rising Tide had been wrong about S.H.I.E.L.D. after all. Even with what had happened with those HYDRA guys and that mess over the Potomac River.
But that wasn't the most shocking part, really. That came when Skye mentioned that they had known who her birth parents were. His eyes widened. "No way!"
It had been something that had always bugged Skye, he knew. It had been one of the things they'd bonded over - lost parents. But Rick had known where his were, sad to say. Skye hadn't...but now, she did. "Where...I mean...Who...I mean...what happened? How did they do it?"
He asked rather clumsily, about a billion different questions coming to mind in the fraction of a second after Skye had told him that.
Rick looked even more confused as Skye seemed...pained about talking about something that had happened. She'd hurt people? Skye
? Rick didn't believe it for a second. She went on, talking more about S.H.I.E.L.D. and the things they had done. "Wait...gifted?"
Rick raised a brow. He didn't remember Skye having any kind of superpowers. "What were you...I don't know...exposed to gamma radiation? Super Soldier Serum? Found out you were the daughter of aliens?"
Given how the world was going, there was very little that Rick wouldn't
At her words, Rick nodded slowly. "Yeah...yeah, I can, Skye."
It reminded him of when he moved in with his Aunt, a few years after his parents died in that car wreck. "...oh, I didn't get to tell you. My Aunt passed."
He said, it coming to him with that thought. Not to change the subject, but Skye had been the only person in the Rising Tide to know about Aunt Polly, much less her name.
Skye had often liked to hear the stories of Rick's former world traveling, adventure-prone aunt.