David chuckled at Felicity’s comment about his shrugging. Well she had a point, and was far from wrong.. As she usually was far from wrong.. Easily the smartest person on the team, which was saying something considering they had an ADA, Oliver Queen, a Dragon rider/ Son of Zeus and a previous club manager on the team as well. He knew she was just giving him a hard time, so he figured he would give her one back by saying “Thats good, considering I had not meant to commit to it!”
That was when she brought up how his mission was also the team’s mission... since it concerned Star city. David had to admit, she did have a point. However he still felt, as an Agent of SHIELD, it was more his responsibility to worry about Hydra. They had been SHIELD’s arch nemesis since the very beginning, and had grown like a parasite within SHIELD for over 50 years. It was his mission to find out what Hydra wanted with Star City.. It was Team Arrow’s mission to protect it. “Well, the team has its hands full defending the city from HIVE forces. I figured I would tackle finding out the connection between HIVE and Hydra by myself, so the team could focus on keeping the City safe, like the mission tells us to” He shot back, smiling at his own smartness.. Was smartness even a word?
If David were to compare Team Arrow to the Avengers, he would say Oliver was the Captain, the strong leader who took the blame for everything. John was Tony, the second in command.. Though John would be more like Black Widow in his attitude. Laurel would so be Natasha in skill AND attitude. Thea was Percy, with a mix of Saphira with her tendency to go a little too far. Now Felicity could only be JARVIS.. Or now FRIDAY he should say. The over watch person whom did all the techy things and made everyone look smart.
David did chuckle when she pointed out he wasn’t as heart broken as she though and said “Oh, I have Natasha to fix any heart broken-ness I may have.. Shes good at that kind of thing. Probably because all she has to do is take off that suit of hers and suddenly I can think of nothing else” He winked, continuing to smirk. It wasn’t a lie though, she did know excactly how to make him feel better, though at the same time she knew sometimes that wasn’t the right thing to do.. Like after their battle at the shipyard with all the Scarlett Witch dreams. The vision of her older self dead flashed in his mind, but he tried to push it out. Focus on Felicity.
When she mentioned they were missing something, David nodded “Hive wants something to do with Star City.. Something it has that no other city has I guess. Darhk took an interest in the lake, so it has to be something revolving around that correct? Now Hydra wants control of the world.. But at this point they also want somewhere safe to regroup and rebuild themselves. SO far they only have one head that I know of.. Grant Ward.. Well two. Mallick, but Grant is he bigger threat. They will be in need of more heads, more power... and I have no idea where I am going with this... that is the problem. I can not see the connection.” They were missing something.. Something that was obvious.. But was not obvious to them. What did HIVE and Hydra have in common? What did the one have that the other wanted and vice versa?