|Moment of Awesome - Sue Storm/The Invisible Girl : When Hope Abbott uses Reed Richards to get sensitive business information, Sue confronts her.
There was nothing but disdain in the way Sue looked at Hope, crossing her arms and staring down at her. "The polite and proper act might work with most people but I've seen it used by experts Miss Abbott, I know you're smarter than that." She took a slow breathe, her eyes narrowing, "But if you need me to spell it out for you, Reed."
"Ah, I see." Hope replied coolly. "Reed was kind enough to help me with some work I needed done. Work of which, by your words, he is more then capable of. I am very grateful for his assistance."
Blue fire flashed in Sue's eyes as she shook her head, "Remember what I said about the polite facade working on me Miss Abbott?" The older woman stepped closer to Hope, staring up at the taller girl without a hint of intimidation in her eyes. "You used him Hope, you took the kindest most trusting man at the mansion and you used him, and you used me to do it." A slow clap echoed around the empty room, "Congratulations, you wanted to make it in society? You just made it, you're no better than any socialite using other people to get their way. All you had to give up is what made you a good person, what made you someone I thought was my friend."
"I asked him to help me, Sue. To do something you have stated yourself he is well capable of. And for something I could go to no one else to ask for." Hope explained, once more pushing down the guilt she felt. She had not set out to manipulate his feelings as much as she ended up doing and that was something...
"That's a lie, and you know it," Sue countered, "Sure Reed is capable, he might be the most technically capable person I know, but that doesn't make him the right choice." The woman closed her eyes and breathed out, "When she started speaking again her voice was more calm and controlled, "He's naive Hope, he's an innocent. All he cares about are his friends and science and you used that."
"He was the only one I could go to." Hope objected, folding her arms over her chest.
"Really?" Sue crossed her arms over her chest, leaning on her back foot as she stared up at Hope coldly, "cause you don't know any other hackers do you?" Sarcasm dripped from her words like venom, "Except we both know that's not true, you know two of the best in New York, so why don't you try again Miss Abbott?"
"Really?" Hope echoed Sue, raising her eyebrow sharply. "I did consider going to you, but last week I realized I could not do that. Not after what I read in the newspaper about Hurricom taking over Angleman Inc. I came to the conclusion it would not be good to ask you to look for such potential sensitive information."
The blonde arched an eyebrow at the younger girl "One of my dad's subsidiaries brought out another company? That's hardly news, we buy a company or two every month. That's the way business is done, you find a company you need, you buy it out to get your hands on the technology you want."