Stark beamed, "See? I told you it'd be brilliant," his excitement showed through his bragging.
The previously named Stark Tower had a new name, new tenants, and a new sign. In six different colors, the logo proclaimed "Avengers" for New York City to see.
Nearly two days prior, Tony had asked everyone on the team for the color they thought best represented their position and name (except Nick Fury- Tony took the initiative to assign him grey). Banner chose green, Thor yellow, Steve light blue (Tony had already claimed red), Clint brown, and Natasha black. Tony spent the rest of the day, and following night, shut up in his workshop, blasting music.
Now they were gathered outside, beneath the tower on the city streets. None of them could deny it was bright. Tony had even managed to make the black and grey letters shine strong enough to match the other letters.
"Can even be seen brightly at day," Stark continued, looking to see everyone's reaction.
"Not bad," Banner admitted, admiring the light green "A" that represented him, "A bit much, but not bad."
Thor was elated, "Spectacular work!" he boomed, attracting stares from the people walking by, "It will stand as a beacon for our companionship and might!"
"Does it need to be so… flashy? I mean…" Steve hesitated, staring up at his "E". Seeing Tony's insulted expression, he quickly started babbling about how it was "Very…. Uh, nice. Very nice."
Clint said nothing as he stared up at the brown letter "N", which curved slightly, and nodded approvingly.
Natasha bit her tongue over her complaints, instead muttering "Well done getting the black to show on the "G".
Fury glared daggers at Tony with his good eye (which was plenty enough to get the job done). He clearly was not amused at Stark's color choice, or the fact that the fluorescent red "E" cut off a section of the grey "R". Although, Tony thought in retrospect, it could have been that he had called an emergency meeting for this.
"Wait a minute," Natasha cut in incredulously, "Stark- whose S is that? What, one letter not big enough for your massive ego?" Tony's arrogance had been wearing on her for a long while.
Tony raised his eyebrows, "No, actually, it's not. Thanks for the compliment, though, it's a great idea."
At this point, everyone's attention was brought back to Tony, expecting for him to add some obnoxious comment that presses everyone's nerves just a bit more. When Stark finally continued, they fell silent.
"It's Phil's letter."