Okay guys, I'm going to be juggling my school work and my costume for Avcon, so my updates may get a little slow. But i will try to keep them going.
I fell off my bench and landed on the floor next to Thor. I jumped up and ran out. I ran to a door and opened it, to find it leading to a weapons room. A smile spread across my face as I grabbed a holster and a hand gun, then a dagger and its strap. I then ran out and followed my gut instinct to where the detention block was. When I entered, I watched as Loki appeared behind Coulson, and stabbed him in the heart.
I screamed and ran forward, putting myself in between Loki and Coulson. As I kneeled in front of Coulson, Loki pressed a button on the console, sending Thor falling in his cell.
"You're going to lose." Coulson said.
"Am I?" Loki asked.
"It's in your nature." Coulson said.
"Your heroes are scattered, your floating fortress falls from the sky… where is my disadvantage?" Loki listed.
"You lack conviction." Coulson explained.
"I don't think I-" Loki started.
The weapon in Coulson's lap fired, sending Loki flying through walls.
"So that's what it does." Coulson muttered, smiling slightly.
"I'm not going to lose you." I said.
"Go." He ordered. "Go stop Loki."
"No." I replied. "I'm staying with you. I'm not leaving you."
"This was never going to work if they didn't have something to keep them together."
"Shut up, Coulson. You're going to be fine."
"Go, Indi, go stop Loki."
I sent him a fierce glare, but obeyed, getting up and running to where Loki had been thrown. Loki wasn't there. I ran back and out of the room, shooting Coulson a quick smile. I kept running till I reached the deck.
"Loki, don't you dare get on that jet." I yelled.
"I'm sorry miss, but you have no say in this matter." Loki replied, as he boarded the jet.
"Stuff you Loki" I mumbled as the jet took off.
I turned around and slowly walked back inside. I heard one thing over the radio. One thing that sent me into oblivion.
"They called it." Fury said.
I knew instantly that those words meant that Coulson was dead. I cried softly, walking silently to the lab we had been in earlier. I didn't know what to think. I heard as Fury called Stark, Steve and I to the meeting room, but I didn't go. I just sat on the floor, looking at the hole Natasha and Dr Banner had fallen down when the engine exploded. I just cried softly and listened.
There was one order that caught my attention. Barton was alive. Barton was on the ship. Barton was freed from Loki.
I immediately shot up and ran down the corridors to wear Barton was being held. I opened the door to see Natasha talking to him.
"You idiot." I yelled.
"Um…" Barton asked.
"Please just say that you couldn't control yourself." I pleaded.
"I'm really sorry about what happened Indi." Barton apologised. "I didn't have control."
"Just never do it again." I ordered.
"What are you two on about?" Natasha asked.
"He did this." I said, pulling down my sleeve to show the bandage. "But he wasn't in control."
Steve walked in and looked at us.
"Time to go." Steve decided.
"Go where?" Natasha asked.
"I'll tell you on the way. Can you fly one of those jets?" He asked.
"I can." Barton said.
"You got a suit?" Steve asked.
"Yeah." Barton answered.
"Then suit up." Steve ordered.
A young S.H.I.E.L.D. agent stood on the jet we were about to borrow.
"You are no authorized to be here-" The young S.H.I.E.L.D. agent started.
"Son," Steve interrupted, "just don't."
The agent obliged and got out of the jet.
"Miss Hill, what are you doing?" Steve asked.
"Coming with you." I said.
"No you're not." He said.
"Fine." I grumbled.
I walked off the jet and faced the hanger door. I ran, running really fast and jumped, falling for a few moments in mid-air before starting to fly.
"What are you doing?" Steve asked in shock.
"It's called flying, Captain." I smiled over the comm. "Try to keep up."
I flew off at speeds that would make Thor jealous, much to my delight. I finally came to a stop outside Stark Tower. Tony was walking in and Loki was on the other side of the room. I landed and ran to keep up with Tony.
"Please tell me you're going to appeal to my humanity." Loki asked.
"Uh… actually, I'm planning to threaten you." Tony corrected.
"You should have left your armour on for that." Loki smirked.
"Yeah, it's seen a bit of mileage." Tony countered. "You've got the glow stick of destiny. Would you like a drink?"
"Stalling me won't change anything." Loki snarled.
"No, no, no! Threatening." Tony corrected. "No drink? You sure? I'm having one. What about you Indi?"
"Underage." I answered, now sitting on the counter, swinging my legs like a school girl.
"The Chitauri are coming, nothing will change that. What have I to fear?" Loki asked.
"The Avengers." Tony said receiving a confused look from Loki. "It's what we call ourselves, sort of a team. 'Earth's mightiest heroes' type of thing."
"Yes, I've met them." Loki grinned.
"Yeah, takes us a while to get any traction, I'll give you that one." Tony sighed. "But, let's do a head count here. Your brother, the demi-god; a living legend who kind of lives up to the legend; a man with breath-taking anger management issues; a couple of master assassins; a teenager with super powers from your father, and you, big fella, you've managed to piss of every single one of them."
"That was the plan." Loki smiled.
"Not a great plan." Tony said. "When they come, and they will, they'll come for you."
"I have an army." Loki snarled.
"We have a Hulk." Tony countered.
"I thought the beast had wandered off." Loki questioned.
"You're missing the point." Tony said. "There's no throne, there is no version of this where you come out on top. Maybe your army comes and maybe it's too much for us, but it's all on you. Because if we can't protect the Earth, you can be damned well sure we'll avenge it."
Loki slowly walked up to Tony raising his sceptre.
"How will your friends have time for me, when they're so busy fighting you?" he asked.
Loki tapped Tony's chest with his sceptre, where he was greeted by a small clang. Confusion spread across Loki's face as he tried again, causing me to burst out laughing.
"This usually works." Loki muttered.
"Not always." I laughed.
"Well, performance issues. You know." Tony said, holding back laughs.
Loki, in frustration, flung Tony across the room, sending him crashing down the room. I almost rushed to go catch him, when I heard the armour come out from behind a wall and project itself after Tony. A few seconds later, Tony, in his armour, came into view, flying just outside the window.
"And there's one other person you pissed off!" Tony announced. "His name was Phil."
I looked up at the sky as Loki was hit by energy beams. A big black hole opened in the sky, and the Chitauri came out.
"Right. Army." I mumbled. I ran out the broken window and flew quickly down to the ground, ready to give a special earth greeting to anyone who got in my way.