CHAPTER 6: THE ESCAPE
Disclaimer: These events take place during the movie The Avengers.
I climbed into the backseat of the car. Agent Maria Hill was down in the garage where we were getting into one of the cars. I was sweating. I was worried. Everything was going to blow up at any moment. Clint and Erik were under mind fuckery. Director Fury was shot. Now Maria was near this mad man, well mad God.
A gun shot came from Clint’s pistol. I started and looked at him from the backseat. Maria seemed to have dodged it, thankfully. He got into the car and we drove off. Maria chased the car for a good distance. Loki fired blasts from his scepter at some of the incoming cars, making them flip out of control. Most likely killing, or badly injuring those inside the vehicles.
Clint eventually turned the car around, driving backwards. We were now facing Maria and they were firing at each other. I wanted to tell them all to stop this madness, to fling my arms to stop Clint from shooting at his friends, but I couldn’t. Loki’s words echoed in my mind, “I will kill all your friends.” I felt utterly useless, to myself and everyone around me. Especially to Erik, he helped raise me after my mom and Jane’s dad died. He was the closest person to a father I had.
After a bit more gun shots, Clint turned the car back around. We barely made it out the tunnel before it collapsed. I did not see Maria come out.
Next, a helicopter was firing at us. It was Director Fury who was doing the shooting. A small amount of relief that at least one of them survived. Then Loki shot down the helicopter and I lost sight of the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. We drove off into the night. I buried my head into my hands and cried the whole way to our hideout.
When we arrived, everyone exited the car. I was still in the back trying to catch my breath from all the sobs. The back door was opened, and Clint pulled me out. I tried to pull away from him, but all my strength was leaving me.
“Let her go.” Loki walked up next to me and placed his hand in the middle of my back. He used enough pressure to make me walk forward. I followed them into the base. Once settled, Erik began testing the equipment. Clint looked through some files and Loki left my side. My legs gave way. I nearly collapsed. So much happened in the matter of a few hours.
Loki went to the far end of the building and sat between two pillars. A short time later, I decided to go to talk to him. I wanted to find out why he did all this. Also, how I could stop him and rescue my friends. Just as I reached him, the orb on top of his staff began to glow blue. A mist emitted swept over Loki and me. The room began to shift.
“The Chitauri grow restless.” I nearly jumped when I hear the eerie voice and form attached with it.
Loki projected himself to talk to the thing. “Let them gird themselves. I will lead them into glorious battle.”
“Battle? Against the meager might of Earth?” I could hear the distain in the creature’s voice.
“Glorious, not lengthy. If your force is as formidable as you claim.”
A force? So that is why he needed the portal. It was starting to make sense now. Why they needed Erik to work on the portal to begin with. The voice I heard since the first day he appeared at S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters in New York. He wanted to bring an army to Earth.
“You question us? You question HIM? He, who put the scepter in your hand, who gave you ancient knowledge and new purpose when you were cast out, defeated.”
They must be talking about when Thor fought that giant suit of armor a while back.
“I was king, the rightful king of Asgard! Betrayed!” I could hear the sadness in his voice. He was hurting, I know that feeling all too well. Just for different reasons.
“Your ambition is little, born of childish need. We look beyond the Earth to greater worlds the Tesseract will unveil.”
So, the cube that makes the portals is called the Tesseract. I need to learn more on this when I get a chance. Also, how many other worlds are there out there? It seems they want to conquer not just Earth but every realm in existence.
“You don’t have the Tesseract yet.” As soon as Loki said that, the creature nearly leaped at Loki. I took a small step back. Fear was rising in me even more. I don’t like the vibes this thing has been giving off. “I don’t threaten, but until I open the doors, until your force is mine to command, you are but words.”
“You will have your war, Asgrdian. If you fail, if the Tesseract is kept from us, there will be no realm, no barren moon, no crevice where he cannot find you. You think you know pain?” The creature was stalking its way behind Loki while he spoke. I began to bite my lip, this isn’t going to end well. “He will make you long for something as sweet as pain.” The room returned to normal. The stone stopped glowing.
Loki shook his head a little before turning around. His eyes stared straight into mine. He looked livid.
I heard a small step. Someone was with us. I will deal with it after I am done speaking with The Other. Once the vision ended, I shook my head. The pain was only momentary. A reminder that he can affect me even worlds away. I turned my gaze to where I heard the footstep earlier. As I predicted, it was that Midgaridan women standing there. She needed to learn her place!
“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to eavesdrop.” She looked shaken. I can’t really blame her after what she just witnessed.
I stood up. She began to take a few steps back. I slowly walked forward. Her back was against the wall. I reached for her and grabbed her arm. She is learning far too much.