nick & hope
Nick wisely didn't say anything about Scott needing Hope to help him out. That was probably the truth, but seeing as Nick barely knew the other man, he felt it better not to comment. Instead, he gave her an actual smile, albeit a small, tightly controlled one.
"I think I have your number. I'll send you the address and ensure you have the credentials you need. It's not an official thing," he said, answering her unspoken question, "at least not in a way that I can advertise, but well, when you're funded by Stark..." He let that also unsaid. There's no way Tony would allow any of his projects to be underfunded, and under-resourced. Nick was actually really proud of the person Tony was becoming, and how he was able to put his ego aside to work with others.
He tipped his head to her and lifted the celery stick. "Until the next time we meet, Ms. Van Dyne."