Nick Fury + children
nick rarely has any interactions with children. the few he does have are usually playful but brief because they’re cut off by irritated parents dragging their children away.
the only prolonged contact he’s had with kids were when when clint and natasha were brought in. all right, that’s not entirely true. they were both well past the ‘kid’ stage by that point, but drifting, damaged, slightly lost teenagers desperate for some kind of safety and guidance pretty much count when you’re forty-something and seeing just how broken they are up-close and personal.
saying that he adopted them emotionally, if not legally, wouldn’t be much of a stretch, and he can admit feeling particularly protective when it comes to strike team delta. which is ridiculous considering, out of all of his operatives, they’re some of the most likely to be able to take care of themselves. and while most of the rest of the agency doesn’t recognize that he feels like way, he has endured plenty of teasing from coulson, may, and hand about his attachment especially when clint’s feeling like a particular dumbass and decides to do the 'buuuuuut daaaaaaad’ whine to fury.