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Moment of Awesome: Susan Storm/Invisible Girl Catching Reed Richards working late, Sue indulges in some friendly banter.


"Why Mr Richards, you know all the right things to say to sweet talk a lady don't you," Sue replied with a friendly grin saluting Reed with her beer bottle, "It's hard to find someone, even around here, who you can talk to about more than one thing. Everyone is an expert in their fields and has no interest in anything else. It's rare to find a true Polymath here, even if you do tend to come down a little biased on theoretical knowledge and miss what's right in front of you." she noted as she flashed Reed an impish grin.

"Without a solid theory, you can't practice good science," he protested with a grin. "I'm fairly certain that's a fact. -- no, I KNOW that's a fact. You can't trick science with your pretty face, Ms. Storm. You have to look at the foundation and build from that."

"Oh, it's so on," Sue span on the spot to face Reed, "While you and your precious theory are rebuilding science from the basics those of us who have a more....practical approach would have already looked at the problem and constructed a device to deal with it. You can explain it later but we'd already have figured it out and how to use it." She grinned teasingly at him, "you can always come along and fill in the gaps later." she teased sticking her tongue out at Reed. "And I'll have you know that this pretty face has fooled plenty of science before, you didn't think it's scientifically possible to look this good do you?" Her smile lost the teasing quality, "but thank you for the compliment. If Reed Richards notices then I must be doing something right."

"How could I not? You're gorgeous," he said, confused. Did she think he didn't see it?

Oh wow, how did they end up here, "Reed, you're probably the smartest person I've ever met, but you're also probably the most oblivious person I've ever met. I've literally seen you miss every sign that a woman liked you, It's hard to know what you think about other people," she noted giving him a wry smile, she knew from experience watching other people and her own. "Besides, you know sometimes it's nice to be told if someone finds you attractive. Compliments are always welcome."

Reed had to think about that for a while. Taking a sip of his drink, he turned his attention to the show and continued to eat, all the while things moving in his head

About fifteen minutes, he interrupted Sue mid-sentence. "Wait -- what signs have I missed? What woman?" He groaned. "It's not Kat the intern, is it? She does seem overly concerned about my lab coat...."

"Kat, and Jenny from accounting, and Lisa from the next lab, even Robert from security, need I go on?" Sue smirked at Reed, "for someone who's been here for such a short time you've amassed quite a following Mr Richards," she teased."

Reed blinked a few times. "I don't think I understand."