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And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes and heroines found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, the Avengers were born – to fight the foes no single super hero could withstand! Through the years, their roster has prospered, changing many times, but their glory has never been denied! Heed the call, then-for now, the Avengers Assemble!
My life was strange. I had dreams about things of the past, present and future. I told them as stories to my little brother. His favourite were the stories of Luke and Tom in the Golden City. I had come up with the names, for I never heard their names. But then, the night before it all happened, I had the dream.
I was crouched behind some rocks and watched the scene unfold. A creature, an armoured creature, stood next to a horned shaped shadow.
"The Tesseract has awakened." The creature hissed. "It is on a little world. A human world. They would wield its power." The shadowed figure was handed a sceptre. It had a long golden handle, fitted with a blue gem encircled with silver blades. "But our ally knows its working as they never will. He is ready to lead. And our force, our Chitauri, will follow. The world will be his. The universe yours. And the humans. What can they do but burn?"
I woke up with a start. The dream came flooding in and I sighed, tossing it aside. But in my head, I kept going over the shadowed figure. He looked a little like Luke. The horned helmet was exactly like the one he wore. At least I would have a new part of the story to tell William.
I got out of bed and rushed down stairs. At the bottom of the stairs, I took a left and entered the kitchen. I grabbed some bread and popped it in the toaster. When it emerged, I spread jam on it; sitting down as Will came rushing in.
"Indi!" he called.
"Yes Will?" I answered.
"Did you remember Aunty Maria is coming today?" he asked.
"Of course." I lied. Truthfully I had completely forgotten because of the dream that Aunt Maria was taking me to see what she does.
"Can you tell me a story before you go?" he asked.
"Sure." I answered. "Would you like one about Luke and Tom?"
"Yes!" he squealed.
"Okay." I sighed. "Luke had survived his fall into the never ending pit, saved by some aliens, who wanted the Tesseract for themselves."
"Wasn't the Tesseract in the Captain America story?" he asked.
"Yes." I answered. "And know it's in this one. Anyway, the aliens told Luke that if he wanted to keep on living, he was going to help them take over earth."
I was about to continue when the doorbell rang. Will and I glanced at each other before racing to the door. Of course, I won, being older and much taller than my six year old brother. I opened the door and Aunty Maria stood there, looking very happy.
"Aunt Maria." I smiled, wrapping her in a hug.
"How are you Indi?" Aunt Maria asked.
"Fine." I half lied. I was slightly shaken from the dream. "Would you like to come in? I need to get changed."
"Thank you." She smiled.
I stepped aside as Will attacked her and I went upstairs. I walked into my room and pulled on sneakers, loose jeans and a black t-shirt. I wrapped a grey hoodie around my waist, then putting my ipod in my back pocket. Grabbing my suitcase, I closed my door for what would be the last time in a month. I picked up the suitcase and thumped down the stairs. Will was telling Aunt Maria about the story I had just told him as I walked into the living room.
"Ready to go?" Aunt Maria asked.
"Sure." I smiled.
Mum came over and wrapped in a hug so tight, I couldn't breathe.
"Can't breathe mum." I choked.
"Sorry, just don't die, okay. Make sure Maria takes good care of you." Mum said, releasing me from her death grip.
"Okay." Aunt Maria and I both sighed at the same time.
"Have fun kiddo." Dad smiled, fist bumping me.
"Bye." I called over my shoulder as Aunt Maria and I both exited the house.
Outside, a large four-wheel drive was waiting for us. Aunt Maria loaded my suitcase into the boot and I climbed in the front. Aunt Maria climbed in the driver's seat and we took off.
We drove until nightfall, and then took a helicopter to New Mexico with a man who was introduced to me as Director Fury. He seemed nice enough, but I defiantly did not want to get on his bad side. When we landed, people were running around, like some sort of evacuation. A man in a suit stood waiting for us as we climbed out of the helicopter.
"How bad it is?" Fury asked.
"That's the problem, sir. We don't know." The man in the suit answered.
"That's Agent Coulson." Aunt Maria whispered in my ear.
Agent Coulson lead us down some stairs and through what looked like a radiation facility. Hundreds of technicians and other staff ran around, only taking essentials.
"Dr. Selvig read an energy surge from the Tesseract four hours ago." Agent Coulson explained.
Tesseract. I thought. That glowing cube in the Captain America dream. And wasn't Selvig the guy Tom met in New Mexico?
"NASA didn't authorize Selvig to test phase." Fury said.
"He wasn't testing it; he wasn't even in the room. Spontaneous advancements." Coulson countered.
"It just turned itself on?" Aunt Maria asked.
"What are the energy levels now?" Fury asked.
"Climbing." Coulson answered. "When Selvig couldn't shut it down, we ordered the evacuation."
"How long to get everyone out?" Fury asked.
"Campus should be clear in the next half hour." Coulson answered.
"Do better." Fury ordered.
Coulson left and we continued heading down.
"Sir, evacuation may be futile." Aunt Maria said.
"We should tell them to go back to sleep?" Fury countered.
"If we can't control the Tesseract's energy, there may not be a minimum safe distance." Aunt Maria explained.
"I need you to make sure that PHASE 2 prototypes are shipped out." Fury ordered.
"Sir, is that really a priority right now?" Maria asked.
"Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on. Clear out the tech below. Every piece of PHASE 2 on a truck and gone." Fury ordered.
"Yes, sir." She sighed, before turning to some agents. "With me."
Fury placed a hand on my shoulder.
"You're coming with me." He ordered. I walked in his tow again before he spoke up. "What do you know about the Tesseract, Miss Hill?"
"Only that it's bad news." I answered.
"And how do you know that?" he asked, now interested.
"I have these dreams." I explained. "Things from the past and the present. The Tesseract popped up a lot in dreams about a guy called Captain America. But recently, it was the topic of conversation between an alien and a guy I call Luke."
"Interesting." He mumbled.
We entered a rather elaborate chamber with people tapping away at computers.
"Talk to me Doctor." Fury ordered.
Dr. Selvig emerged from behind one of the computers, looking concerned. I glanced over at the Tesseract and watched as it glowed unusually brightly and flare rings shot out randomly.
"Director." Dr. Selvig greeted Fury. "And?"
"Indiana Hill." I introduced myself.
"How old are you?" Selvig asked.
"Sixteen." I answered.
"Is there anything we know for certain?" Fury asked.
"The Tesseract is misbehaving." Selvig replied.
"Is that supposed to be funny?" Fury asked.
I zoned out and started staring at the Tesseract. After all those dreams of it, I could finally see it in person. Something I had desperately wanted to do since I started having those dreams. Seeing Dr. Selvig was also pretty cool, considering that he had met Tom. I moved to one of the boxes and sat down, watching as people were furiously studying their computers.
The Tesseract glowed increasingly brighter and a beam of light erupted from it. A shockwave threw everyone back, pushing me into the gap between the two boxes. I heard heavy breathing start on the platform at the end of the chamber. I watched as the guards slowly approached, weapons trained on the platform. A figure was kneeling on the platform, smoking coming off it. He raised his head, showing a mischievous grin. I gasped and hid myself further in between the boxes. It was Luke! The Luke from my dreams. What was he doing here?
He stood up, holding the sceptre I had seen given to him in that dream. Things were just getting creepy now.
"Sir, please put down the spear." Fury ordered.
Luke looked at the spear and suddenly pointed it at where Fury and another man were standing. Blue explosive light erupted from the blue gem in the spear, hurtling towards the men. The other man tackles Fury, barely missing them. All hell broke loose. Machine guns fired at Luke, but the bullets bounced off him without a thought. In the blink of an eye, Luke had taken down several of the guards with knives and energy blasts from his sceptre. He stopped and waited to see he would take him on next. The man Fury had been with stood up, but when he raised his gun to Luke, Luke grabbed his hand.
"You have heart, Barton." Luke snarled.
He pointed the tip of his spear at Barton's chest, lightly tapping it. It was clear, even from my distance, that Barton's eyes turned black. The spear pulled away from the man's chest, and he stood up straight. I just noticed Fury placing the Tesseract in a case before Luke did.
"Please don't. I still need that." Luke snapped.
"This doesn't have to get any messier." Fury said slowly, turning to face Luke.
"Of course it does." Loki countered. "I've come too far for anything else. I am Loki of Asgard, and I am burdened with glorious purpose."
Loki? I wasn't that far off on the name.
"Loki? Brother of Thor?" Selvig asked, standing up from behind his computer bench.
"We have no quarrel with your people." Fury intervened.
"An ant has no quarrel with a boot." Loki smiled smugly.
"You planning to step on us?" Fury asked amused.
"I come with glad tidings, of a world made free." Loki smiled happily.
"Free from what?" Fury asked.
"Freedom." Loki answered. "Freedom is life's greatest lie. Once you accept that, in your heart, you will know peace."
Like a gunslinger, Loki turned to face Selvig, placing the spear on his chest, making Selvig's eyes glow black. I gasped loudly, causing everyone's heads to turn towards me. Within seconds, two guards had grabbed my arms, dragging me towards Loki.
"And who is this?" Loki asked, mildly amused.
"Indiana Hill, and that's all you'll know." I spat.
"We shall see about that, my darling." He smirked.
Loki raised his sceptre and placed it on my chest.
I hope you enjoyed my first chapter!