Ghost Shrimp The Avengers (MCU)
Tony Stark was still a ways out, heading back to the tower from a publicity stunt no one else agreed to join in on, when the iron suit HUD alerted him to another presence on the rooftop balcony. He gave a phony salute from the air and received a half-wave in return.
“Barton!” Tony called out after the balcony landing pad had removed his helmet. “What do your hawk eyes see?”
Clint grinned at the joke. “Nothing out of the ordinary tonight except you.” He was leaning against the balcony railing, looking out over the city as if he’d been put on guard duty. His bow and quiver lay nearby but, much to Tony’s pleasure, nothing seemed to have been used for target practice. ”How did your stupid party thing go?”
“It wasn’t stupid and it wasn’t a party, really, and it went well, thank you.” The balcony landing pad automatically removed the iron suit, leaving Tony in his jeans and t-shirt, and surprisingly chilly. His first instinct was to head inside and down to the lab, but instead he stood for a moment by the door.
“Can you really see all the way to the street from this high up?” Tony asked. Clint leaned over the edge of the railing to look directly downwards.
“Just about,” he answered. “Almost well enough to get a decent shot, if the angle wasn’t horrible.”
Tony almost quipped back with a warning not to shoot at civilians, but decided against it, instead saying, “That’s unsettling.”
“What’s unsettling are your creepy fish,” Clint retorted, turning around to point through the window at the large 50-gallon fish tank sitting by couch.
Tony pretended to look hurt. “My fish? What’s wrong with my fish?”
“They’re see-through, Stark. Fish aren’t supposed to be invisible, they’re supposed to be gold or purple and normal looking.”
“My fish aren’t invisible,” but as Tony looked over at the tank he realized he couldn’t see any, either. “There’s just not very many of them. That’s not creepy, that’s just… forgetful of me. I’ll have Pepper buy some more.”
“Not if they’re all going to be as creepy as the ones you’ve got. They’re see-through, Stark,” Clint said again
“Oh, are you talking about the shrimp? Yeah I guess they are - and they’re not fish. Shrimp are crustaceans.”
“It’s not ‘whatever’, it’s kind of a big difference in-“
“They’re creepy,” Clint cut Tony off with a serious look. “Just thought you should know.”
Tony scoffed. ”You just have no taste.”