Coulson's Menagerie Chapter SixSHIELD Agents were taught a number of things through their years in training, by operatives older and more experienced than they themselves were. And then, when they became field agents themselves (always assuming, of course, that that was the path they chose to take), they were taught even more things by the outside world and their own experiences. But one thing held true in all their teachings; never show your fear.Coulson's Menagerie Chapter Six by EdgeofFear
There was, more likely than not, a list somewhere of all things a proper SHIELD agent wasn’t supposed to do. (Living with superheroes was probably on that list, if only for health reasons.) Showing your fear was one thing that every agent could agree was on the list, whether it existed or not.
Most would also, if asked, probably agree that squealing like a little girl was probably also on the “Do Not Do” list.
Of course, Coulson was fairly capable at ignoring the rules when it suited him.
Though he would later deny that he did not scream like a little
Coulson's Menagerie Chapter FiveCoulson looked up at the tentative knock on his door, wondering why Bruce would be visiting so soon after a mission. They’d just come back from battling bots in Florida, and everyone was tired. Bruce normally just passed out for the night—or day or two—after a mission. And Coulson knew it was Bruce just by the knock; Clint and Natasha just walked in, comfortable as you please, though they rarely visited him in his suite. Tony barged in, the door banging off the wall, but only when he was irked at Coulson, or Fury, or SHIELD, and nothing had happened in the two hours since they’d returned for him to be irked at. Steve’s knock was polite but strong, and Coulson would know it anywhere. Bruce, though, had only ever knocked on his door once, at that was back at the beginning of their time cohabiting, to ask him to join them for dinner. Thor had never visited his rooms.Coulson's Menagerie Chapter Five by EdgeofFear
Coulson called for Bruce to enter, but didn’t stop changing from his ruined suit. Hones