Avengers Assembled- Ch 4: 'SMASH LAS VEGAS!'
OVER ARIZONA AIRSPACE
What do they think I’m supposed to do here?
Sitting by himself at the end of the row of seats, Steve Rogers clutched the edges of his shield in contemplation. He was leaned forward in his seat, the concave side of the shield up against his knees. This was the first time he could remember harboring such doubts, but then again, he had just woken up after almost 70 years, so maybe he was entitled to some existential questions.
Days ago, after they had gotten him to calm down, Fury and the others had filled him in on several vital areas. Firstly, the fate of best friend. They had never recovered Bucky’s body, never even found a trace. While millions of dollars were spent trying to recover Captain America, the authorities at the time considered Bucky KIA, lost to the frozen waters of the north Atlantic.
They had given him as much time as he needed to get cleaned-up, a shower, some clean clothes. But he had found the proce
Avengers Assembled- Ch 3: 'Awakening'
NEW YORK HARBOR
“Hold on just a second.”
Dressed as if they were attending a meeting of the College Republicans, Janet van Dyne and Hank Pym stood patiently as the agent who had greeted them at the entrance tried yet again to get their passes to work. Holding one of the laminated passcards under the red light of what looked like a space-age can opener, the dumpy agent in a suit smiled nervously as he waited for the computer to green light the data-chip encoded cards.
“It doesn’t usually take this long, I don’t know why it-”
With a pleasant chime, the light became green, and the grateful agent presented them to Hank and Janet. They took the passes, and slipped the lanyards over their necks.
“Alright!” the agent began, clasping his hands. “Now that you’ve been properly vetted, I’d like to introduce myself; I am Agent Eric Koenig, Triskelion security, and I would like to formally w