What do you think about SI employees obstructing the rogue Avengers from seeing Tony after CACW?
I think SI employees would absolutely obstruct the rogue Avengers from seeing Tony.
Like the first moment one of them steps foot into the lobby, the secretaries have sent out a red alert. The rogue Avengers were going to meet with Tony, but they find him rushing out of the conference room, wild-eyed, shouting, “EVACUATE! EVACUATE NOW!” and suddenly there are klaxons and everyone’s running and Tony gets lost in the shuffle and the security guards are barking at them to get out NOW. (Later, the secretaries send a very stern reprimand at R&D. “DO NOT RIG SOMETHING TO EXPLODE WITHOUT MR. STARK’S IMMEDIATE ATTENTION AGAIN. MRS. OLSEN IN PUBLIC RELATIONS WAS ALMOST TRAMPLED.”
The second time the secretaries send out a red alert, Tony walks into the conference room to meet them but doesn’t manage to do more than open his mouth when Friday cuts in, “Boss, all of the servers went out in HR and it’s possible we lost everything for the next two weeks” and instead of words coming out of Tony’s mouth it’s just a high-pitched scream as he turns on his heel and runs for the elevator to get to the servers because it’s gonna be a clusterfuck if his employees don’t get paid. Friday gets a very polite email from the secretaries thanking her for her help.
The third time, Tony actually gets through some civil pleasantries before an intern bursts through the door and shouts “MR. STARK HELP!” And Tony’s on his feet and following this intern going “What? What’s wrong?” But the intern doesn’t really know because he panicked but luckily one of the other interns sees him and clutches her chest and wheezes, “My inhaler!” “WHERE IS FARAH’S INHALER?!” Tony shrieks. (”I didn’t know you had asthma,” the intern says, and Farah gives him a blank look because she doesn’t.) The interns get a pizza party. Tony assumes it’s because of a breakthrough or morale but it was for thinking on their feet to get him out of that conference room.
The rogue Avengers are, of course, starting to suspect, so when another intern rushes in just before Tony has to say something, Clint grabs them by the arm and asks them angrily what’s going on. And then he is blindsided by Tony’s fist, so much so that he doesn’t even have the chance to stumble before he goes down, and Tony snarls, “Don’t you touch my employees. Yes, dear, what is it?” And Esme stutters and thanks him and then says their numbers have turned out all wrong and their manager is out for lunch but the data is due in ten minutes and they don’t know what to do, and Tony would really rather help this intern about to burst into tears than someone who would threaten them. “You had your chance,” Friday tells them ominously after Tony and Esme are out of earshot. She unscrambles Esme’s data and when they see it they do burst into tears because they swear it was wrong a minute ago Mr. Stark!!! “I believe you,” Tony says, giving one of Friday’s cameras the side-eye, and Esme ends up with a thousand dollar bonus in their next paycheck because Friday really should have chosen a less anxious target.
“…You knew, boss?” Friday asks meekly.
Tony scoffs. “I knew the minute R&D called me about the explosive situation. Protocol calls for immediate evacuation, not the entire R&D team milling about anxiously for me to arrive.”
Friday still has a lot to learn, but luckily the secretaries compile a digital list of protocols for each division for her, even Accounting, and they still like to deal with paper.