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'We all eat lies when our hearts are hungry..' (Book 2.) The Avengers.

Chapters : 1 2 3


Fury is facing several large monitors as he as a conference with the world security council. #1

"This is out of line, Director. You're dealing with forces you can't control." One said. #2

"You ever been in a war, Councilman? In a firefight? Did you feel an over abundance of control?" #3

"You saying that this Asgard has declared war on our planet?" #4

"Not Asgard. Loki." Fury corrects. #5

"He can't be working alone. What about the other one? His brother." A second member offered. #6

"Our intelligence says, Thor is not a hostile. But he's worlds away, we can't depend on him to help either. It's up to us." #7

"Phase 2 isn't ready, our enemy is. We need a response team." #8

"The Avengers Initiative was shut down." #9

"This isn't about The Avengers. We need a response team." #10

"We're running the world's greatest covert security network and you're gonna leave the fate of human race to a handful of freaks." #11

"I'm not leaving anything to anyone. We need a response team. These people may be isolated, unbalanced even, but I believe with the right push they can be exactly what we need." #12

"You believe?" #13

"War isn't won by sentiment, Director." #14

"No, it's won by soldiers." #15

Later... #16

Steve is pummeling a punching bag in a gym, as he remembers how he ended up getting frozen in the ocean, he becomes angry and knocks the punching bag off it's chain, as he picks up another, Fury walks in. #17

"Trouble sleeping?" Nick asks the Soldier. #18

"I slept for seventy years, sir. I think I've had my fill." He reasons. #19

"Then you should be out, celebrating, seeing the world." #20

"I went under, the world was at war, I wake up, they say we won. They didn't say what we lost." #21

"We've made some mistakes along the way. Some very recently." Fury admits. #22

"You here with a mission, sir?" Steve asks, whilst packing his things away. #23

"I am." #24

"Trying to get me back in the world?" #25

"Trying to save it." He corrects, catching Steves attention as he hands him a file. It was about the Tesseract. #26

"Hydra's secret weapon." He mumbles, opening the file. #27

"Howard Stark fished that out of the ocean when he was looking for you. He thought what we think, the Tesseract could be the key to unlimited sustainable energy. That's something the world sorely needs." Nick tells him. #28

"Who took it from you?" #29

"He's called Loki. He's not from around here. There's a lot we'll have to bring you up to speed on if you're in. The world has gotten even stranger than you already know." #30

"At this point, I doubt anything would surprise me." Steve denies. #31

"Ten bucks says you're wrong." Fury said, confidently. Steve turns and picks up a punching bag. #32

"There's a debriefing package waiting for you back at your apartment." With the punching bag on his shoulder, Steve starts walking out of the gym. #33

"Is there anything you can tell us about the Tesseract that we ought to know now?" #34

"You should have left it in the ocean." #35

"Sir, Agent Coulson of SHIELD is on the line." Jarvis informed Tony Stark, who was just about to enter his new tower. #36

"I'm not in. I'm actually out." Tony dismissed. #37

"Sir, I'm afraid he's insisting." #38

"Grow a spine, Jarvis. I got a date." He walks into the room Pepper was in. #39

"Levels are holding steady...I think." She mumbles, biting her lip. #40

"Of course they are, I was directly involved. Which brings me to my next question. How does it feel to be a genius?" Stark asks, standing behind her. #41

"Well, ha, I really wouldn't know now, would I?" #42

"What do you mean? All this, came from you." He points at her. #43

"No. All this, came from that." She points at the energy in his chest plate. #44

"Give yourself some credit, please. Stark Tower is your baby. Give yourself... twelve percent of the credit." #45

"Twelve percent?" She shouts in disbelief. #46

"An argument can be made for fifteen." #47

"Twelve percent? My baby?" #48

"Well, I did do all the heavy lifting. Literally, I lifted the heavy things. And sorry, but the security snafu? That was on you." She sits down near a table, pouring a glass of champagne. #49

"Oooooh!" #50

"My private elevator." Tony sits down as-well. #51

"You mean our elevator?" Pepper asks. #52

"It was teeming with sweaty workmen. I'm going to pay for that comment about percentages in some subtle way later on, aren't I?" He grimaces. #53

"Not gonna be that subtle." #54

"I'll tell you what. Next building is gonna say 'Potts' on the tower." #55

"On the lease." He goes to tap glasses with her but pulls back. #56

"Call your mom, can you bunk over?" She laughs in reply. #57

"Sir, the telephone. I'm afraid my protocol's are being overwritten." Coulson's voice can be heard through Stark's phone. #58

"Stark, we need to talk." Stark picks up his phone and looks into it at Coulson. #59

"You have reached the life model decoy of Tony Stark, please leave a message." #60

"This is urgent." #61

"Then leave it urgently." At that moment the elevator door opens and Coulson with Nyx at his side stand there. #62

"Security breach. That's on you." He aims at Pepper. Nyx runs up to him, Tony grins and pats her head. Pepper looks wide eyed, before shaking her head. #63

"Mr. Stark." Coulson greets. #64

"Phil! Come in." Pepper shouts. #65

"Phil?" Stark questions, standing up. #66

"I can't stay." Coulson tells them as they walk towards them, Nyx was sitting on a table at the back of the room. #67

"Uh...his first name is Agent." Tony corrects. #68

"Come on in, we're celebrating." Pepper ignores Tony. #69

"Which is why he can't stay." Tony said. #70

"We need you to look this over." He holds out a file towards Stark. #71

"Soon as possible." #72

"I don't like being handed things." Tony shakes his head. #73

"That's alright, cause I love to be handed things. So, let's trade." She passes her glass of champagne to Coulson and takes the file from him, then takes her champagne glass back from Coulson and passes the file over to Stark. #74

"Thank you." #75

"Official consulting hours are between eight and five every other Thursday." Tony mumbled, sarcastically. #76

"This isn't a consultation." Coulson replies. #77

"Is this about The Avengers?" Everyone looked at her. #78

"Which I...I know nothing about." #79

"The Avengers Initiative was scrapped, I thought. And I didn't even qualify." Tony called out, walking towards the table Nyx was at. #80

"I didn't know that either." #81

"Yeah, apparently I'm volatile, self-obsessed, don't play well with others." He set the file down next to the big cat. #82

"That I did know." #83

"This isn't about personality profiles anymore." #84

"Whatever. Miss Potts, got a minute?" She walks over. #85

"You know, I thought we were having a moment." He mumbles. #86

"I was having twelve percent of a moment. This seems serious, Phil's pretty shaken." #87

"How would you know if it's..? Why is he Phil?" #88

"What is all this?" Pepper avoided his questions. #89

"This is uh.-" With a flick of his hand he spreads all the profiles of the other Avengers on to the different computer screens. #90

"This." Pepper looks at all their profiles in awe, one in particular catching her attention. It was Nyx, killing or attacking multiple people. Next to it, was a photo of her human face. #91

"I'm going to take the jet to D.C. tonight." Pepper tells Tony. #92

"Tomorrow." #93

"You have homework. You have a lot of homework." #94

"Well, what if I didn't?" #95

"If you didn't?" #96

"Yeah." #97

"You mean if you finished?" Stark nods his head. #98

"Well, um...then-" she whispers something in his ear and Coulson looks away in embarrassment. Nyx just does a goofy tiger grin, again. #99

"Square deal. Fly safe." Pepper kisses him. #100

"Work hard." The two SHEILD agents leave with Pepper. #101