Decked out in his usual black trench coat with the addition of a festive Santa hat (and fuck anyone who said a fucking word about it), Nick made his way up into the Avenger's pent house and paused when he saw Jessica. He probably should've said something but liked watching her amble from behind. When she noticed him he gave a small smile and raised his eyebrows innocently before approaching to mumble, "Merry Christmas."
He leaned down and kissed her and then stole her candy cane, turning to look around at the decorations with vague interest. He'd just left Christmas dinner with his secretary's family- it was a thing he'd been doing for years- and decided to stop in here because it occurred to him that if he rarely got to see Jess, he'd managed to see Tony and Cap even less. Super-powered terrorists didn't go on holiday just because it was Christmas, but Nick was pretty sure he could afford a few hours break.