Weeeelllll if you like hypothetical scenarios, please consider:
Ricky and the MC have a major fight (maybe to the point of them thinking it might be the end) when the MC gets critically injured on a mission. So Ricky goes off to the hospital and pretty much spends the night there — like pulls rank as the MC’s “husband” or something so he can stay
So the MC wakes up the next morning, Ricky is asleep like in the corner or maybe close by, and much feelings (a lot of complicated feelings, if you want) happen
Now let me raise you this: Imagine this happens whilst Ricky has no clue about the MCs real job. So he sees that theres this story on the news that some big battle happened and a building collapsed or a bridge fell or what have you, and gives it no thought at first- 'cause, y’know, Nickelport. Also it was in a relatively empty area so, again, no thought given.
But then he gets a call- my first thought would be that its Finley who calls him since they keep track of emergency contact numbers for all their employees. Maybe he ignores the call at first- it’s not a known number and he gets a lot of essentially spam calls from reporters trying to snag an interview or what have you. Probably ignores it the next two times, as well. But now the same number has called four times and okay, yeah, that’s a little odd. He picks it up, fully intending to not-so-politely tell whoever is on the other line to take a hike, but then they mention the MCs name- and then he hears the word ‘hospital’.
And… well, you can see where it spirals from there. Confusion, terror, a lot of ‘what the hell happened’ and ‘why were they there’ when he learns how they got injured.
The MCs worst nightmare.
Hmm… does hypothetically combining two people into one mass force of destruction count as love? If so, it’s no wonder I’m single. Never tried that before.
She’d probably be the one singing it, too. Just pull the microphone outta her dress and rock on out.
MC: "You… You’re…"
Lucy: "Yes, I’m sorry I lied to you but-"
MC: "Actually I expected this."
Lucy: "… I’m sorry- what?"
MC: “I mean… you pulled a microphone outta your dress to rick roll everyone at our wedding. It’d be weird if you weren’t a villain.”
Cue Ricky panicking to the hospital and having a chat with Finn once he gets there. Like there are more details, and also why the MC listed him as an emergency contact :)) and maybe Finnley chewing Ricky out for a bit (in a concerned way for their friend more than anything) if they know about the previous fight