09 6 / 2013
it has come to my attention that I haven’t been posting my Gintama Avengers fanfiction correctly. I;m not sure how this happened, but I am very sorry. it’s still a work in progress but I’ll post what I have here.
Gintama Avengers fanfiction
the events of the Thor movie never happened. Loki was aways known to not be asgardian. he and Thor are lovers. after being crowned king, Thor believes that he isn’t being shown enough respect by the people who still see him as a prince. on a goodwill mission to Earth, he gets the idea that this weak planet would make an easy conquest to present to his people as a prize.
meanwhile, on earth, Tony Stark is made to show Steve Rogers around after he awakens from the ice. one of the biggest things that Captain America has to adjust to isn’t all the new tech, but also the new residents of earth who come from all over the universe Via to the fancy new space gate after the six year war. much worse than that, though, is the presence of a certain glowing blue box he thought he had left at the bottom of the ocean.
loosely based on Gintama
part one under the cut
15 9 / 2012
wait, Thor has a sister? why do Loki and Thor look so different? and why does Tina keep getting hit in the face? something has got to be done!
05 9 / 2012
A new girl suddenly appears at the school. the new girl is a physicist, and Tina is determined to be best friends with her, whether she likes it or not. what secrets is the new addition hiding? and, why does she push everyone away?
Avengers girls school episode two: The New Girl
It was the middle of the semester and things had settled down quite a bit for Tina Stark. Though she and Stella weren’t exactly buddy buddy, they got along much better than they had before. Clara and Natasha were another matter. They were always together, it seemed. Tina had watched them spar in the gym one day, and decided not to get in the middle of the strange co-dependent relationship they had going on. That left Thor. Tina liked Thor. She was funny and weird. She was easy to manipulate with words and easily confused with slang. Tina enjoyed confusing her. The problem was, no one else seemed to understand her love for science and engineering, and Tina, in turn, didn’t really care about what they cared about. So, Tina spent all of her free time in the lab in the basement. The facility was amazing, not as good as her father’s back home, but awesome none the less. With that kind of equipment she could build “it” the project that had been bouncing around in her head for years. An amazing weapon, both a sword and a shield. The problem had always been a power source, but now…She ran a finger over the cool metal of the Arc Reactor.
“So,” Mr. Coulson, the one teacher in the whole place, was droning on. Tina had so many more important things she could be doing, like inventing…or sleeping. “Who here can tell me what makes the world go round?”
“Science!” Tina shouted, standing from her desk, a fist held high. Thor, who sat in front on her, turned and laughed at the gesture.
Mr. Coulson just sighed that same sigh he always did when Tina did something absolutely hilarious. “Miss Stark, while that is technically true, I would remind you that this is a literature class. That is not the right answer.”
Tina sat back down in a huff. “Science is always the right answer.”
“Love,” Answered Natasha from her seat behind Clara.
“Thank you, Natasha. That is correct, at least in this context. Now can anyone name me some different kinds of love, excluding the obvious romantic?”
“Agape?” Stella put in.
“Very good, Miss Rodgers. Agape A.G.A.P.E is a kind of altruistic love for all mankind.”
“Sounds tedious,” Tina said.
“Well, you certainly don’t see it everyday,” Mr. Coulson replied.
“The love between siblings!” Thor said(shouted), holding up her hammer for no obvious reason. She did that a lot.
“Good, Thor. We’ll call that familial love, the kind you might have for your mother or father, sister or brother. Anyone else?”
“Friendship.” Tina wasn’t sure why she said it. She usually didn’t participate in class…at least not in a way the teacher would find helpful at all. She had been thinking about it though, having a friend, someone who shared her love of science, someone she could really talk to.
“Yes, friendship. That is a very special kind of love. It’s a very strong bond and one that can turn complete strangers into a team, a cohesive group,” Mr. Coulson said, lacing his fingers together to demonstrate. “Keeping the theme of friendship and love in mind, for the rest of the course we will be reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy, paying particular attention to the coming together of a group towards a common goal. I have some handouts here…oh shoot. Can one of you run to the copy machine for me?”
“I’ll go!” Tina was quick to say.
Mr. Coulson looked skeptical. “You have to actually get the copies.”
“And come back here.”
“Before class time is over.”
Tina huffed over to his desk. “Sheesh, don’t you trust me, Teach?”
“Not really, but here. Prove me wrong.” He held the paper to be copied out to her.
“Yeah, about that. I don’t really like being handed things so…”He rolled his eyes and put the paper down on the desk in front of her. “Better. Not perfect, but better.”
Tina was on her way to the copy room, really she was, but those old hallways were just too good at conducting sound. From where she was, she could hear people in the front lobby. Tina wasn’t usually a snoop but…okay yes she was. Stealthy she crept through the halls, ducking behind corners, just like those games of hide and seek she used to play with JARVIS. Stupid AI always won. Finally she was able to see into the lobby. There were three people there that she had never seen before. Two of them were dressed in dark suits and the other…a girl, thin, with short dark hair and glasses sat in a wheelchair. She looked heavily sedated, but her hands and legs were shackled to the chair. The two men lifted the chair up and carried the girl up the stairs, leaving a couple small bags behind. When the men were gone, Tina approached the bags on the floor. They looked ordinary enough. What was going on?
“Don’t touch those.” Tina looked up and saw one of the men staring down at her.
“Who are you?”
“We’re S.H.I.E.L.D agents.”
“Who’s the girl in the chair?”
“I believe it’s still your class time, Miss Stark,” he said and took the two bags upstairs. I guess it’s no surprise he knows who I am. This whole situation still stinks, though.
When she returned to the class she handed over the copies. “You were gone for a while,” Mr. Coulson said.
“Yeah, short attention span for things that aren’t interesting,” Tina said, and then leaned in a little bit and said, soft enough for only the teacher to hear, “So, who’s the new girl?”
Mr. Coulson looked her straight in the eyes, no hint of being caught at anything. “I wasn’t told of any new girl, Miss Stark.”
“Is old man Fury keeping secrets from you?”
“Take your seat, Miss Stark. I don’t have time to talk.”
After class, Tina went looking for answers in the only place she thought she could. She found Clara on one of the shooting ranges that were on the school property. It was cold outside, but Clara still wore a sleeveless shirt as she practiced with her bow. “Seriously, bow and arrow? What, are we in the third century here?”
“You got some balls saying that around here, Stark. You itching to get one of these through that flashlight in your chest?”
Tina would have explained what a very, very bad idea that would be, but she could tell Clara was joking. “Your sense of humor could use an adjustment.”
“I could say the same for you.” She pulled back and let an arrow fly directly into the center of the bull’s eye that sat about a hundred feet away. “You want something, or just here to watch?”
“Who’s the new girl?”
Clara didn’t look surprised, or even much of anything. Her face was blank as she said, “What new girl?”
“You work in the front office. You should know when we get new people.”
“If, if we got someone new, why would I tell you about it? So you could cause trouble?”
“What trouble? I’m just interested.”
“Yeah, interested in causing trouble. Listen, if we ever get a new student, she’ll be introduced eventually. Just wait.”
“Okay, okay, I got it. Don’t get your panties in a knot, pal.” Guess I’m on my own for answers then.
The next thing Tina tried was testing doors. There was nothing out of the ordinary on the third floor where all of the other girls had their rooms, so she tried the second floor. All the doors were unlocked down there, save one. In her experience only the best things were kept behind locked doors. One of the best lock picks, other than the outdated bobby pin, was the credit card, of which Tina had many. It took her a few tries(movies make it look so easy) but in less than a minute, she was in.
Inside the room the same girl she had seen in the wheelchair was tied down to the bed, sleeping. Tina shut the door and locked it back before coming all the way into the room. She gently sat down on the bed next to the girl. She really was thin and kind of small. Slightly curly black hair framed a delicate looking face. Her glasses were folded on the beside table.I wonder what your story is.
Suddenly the girl’s eyes opened. Tina smiled down at her. “Good morning sleepyhead. What’s your name?”
She looked around, confused. “Who are you?”
“I asked you first.”
“That’s a cute name. I’m Tina Stark.”
“You’re Tina Stark? I read about your work in robotics at MIT.”
Tina grinned. “You’ve heard of me?” me and not my dad. “Are you a scientist?”
“Physicist. How did you end up here?”
“I ask myself that everyday. So, want to be friends?”
“Rude. Why not?”
“They haven’t told you anything about me, have they?”
“No, that’s why I had to break in here.”
“Well, let me fill you in a bit. I don’t want to be friends with you, and trust me, you don’t want to be friends with me. I don’t know who thought it was a good idea to bring me here, but I’m sure it won’t end well. Stay as far away from me as you can.”
“Hey, I get that this isn’t the best place but…” Just then they heard someone come to the door.
“Unless you want to get in a lot of trouble, go hide in the closet.”
Tina didn’t have time to argue. She slipped into the closet just as the door opened. She sat on her knees on the floor and stared out of a small crack between the door and the doorway. It didn’t surprise her to see Mr. Coulson walk into the room. She was already sure he had been lying about not knowing about the new girl.
“Miss Banner, can I just say that is a pleasure to meet a scientist of your caliber? Your work on gamma radiation was truly groundbreaking.”
“Yeah, well, let’s just say I didn’t mean it to be as ‘groundbreaking’ as it turned out to be. You wanna tell me why your S.H.I.E.L.D goons kidnapped me?”
“We consider that a rescue mission. One teenaged girl travelling alone in South America? You could have gotten hurt.”
“Are you kidding me? I was doing just fine until you guys showed up. I hadn’t had an incident in almost three months.”
“I don’t suppose you would believe me if I said this is all for your own good? And indeed the greater good?”
“I’m not sure if I buy into what S.H.I.E.L.D thinks is the greater good.”
“Think about is as taking away the risk. There’s a reason this place is so isolated. There’s nothing around for hundreds of miles. There’s nothing for you to destroy.”
“Except this building and everyone in it. You know as well as I do that the only way to ‘take away the risk’ is to kill me.”
“Well, there is risk inherent in life, after all.”
“I hacked into your files on the way over here and did some reading about this school of yours. I have to say, I was surprised. A couple master assassins who I’m sure are here to put a bullet in my brain the moment I act up, the fine Captain, AKA the girl who leapt through time. I’m sure she’s really strong, but I’m also sure she’s no match for The Other Guy. And then there’s Tina Stark. Now that was a great idea. That car bomb almost killed her. She’s wounded, vulnerable, and what do you do? Put her in the middle of nowhere with, what do you call it? Oh yeah, The Hulk. That’s a pretty interesting collection of action figures S.H.I.E.L.D has here. The only question is what game we’re being set up for.”
“I can assure you, Miss Banner, this is no game. There are more things on heaven and earth than are dreamt of by most men…I’m paraphrasing of course. Seems that you missed someone in your reading, someone S.H.I.E.L.D doesn’t have a file on yet. We’re still compiling it, but the name might sound familiar. Ever heard of Thor, god of thunder?”
“Yeah, though mythology isn’t my field.”
“She’s no myth, though I don’t think the ancients really captured how cute she is. Gender aside, the rest is true. She wields a war hammer, controls lighting and is incredibly strong. All I’m saying, Miss Banner, is feel free to relax a bit. If the unthinkable were to happen, there are people around who stand a very good chance of stopping you.”
“I hope you’re right. I would hate to make a mess of this place.”
“Is that a threat?”
“No. Unlike S.H.I.E.L.D, I don’t use The Other Guy to threaten people.”
Mr. Coulson inclined his head. “Rest for now, Miss Banner. We’ll be putting you in classes in a few days.”
After Coulson left the room, Tina came out of the closet. She stared at Beatrice with new found awe. “You’re The Hulk? I remember something about a lab accident a few years ago and then something about some strange disturbances, but it was all so vague.”
“Now you know why. And now you know why you have to keep your distance from me.”
Tina wasn’t listening. “Bea, can I call you Bea? No never mind, I’ll do it anyway. It’s you and me Bea. We’re going to be friends, best friends! We’ll be like the Science Sisters or something…I’ll work on the name. The point is, you and me are gonna be buddies, whether you like it or not.” with that Tina left Beatrice alone.
Contrary to what others may think, Tina Stark isn’t all thick skin. Insults still penetrate her walls of humor and bravado, especially if they are painfully true. She skipped the rest of her classes that day. She didn’t feel like learning, she felt like creating. She was almost done with the exoskeleton. She had the arm on now, doing some fine calibrations, Beatrice’s words spurring her on. Wounded. Vulnerable. She hated feeling that way, remembering what it was like to feel that way. Feeling her chest pierced, the taste of hot blood filling her mouth, the fear, the pain. By far the worst part of it was seeing the look of fear on her father’s face, the fear of losing his child. That look of love wouldn’t have been so painful if he had shown it to her at any other time than when she was dying.
She raised up the arm and shot the repulsor in the palm, shattering the glass of the lab door. She turned and did the same to the second glass door. “Sir, please be advised that your heart rate is rising quickly.”
“JARVIS, delete the heart monitor program. I don’t need it anymore.”
“Are you certain of that, Sir? Your father insisted on it.”
“Well my father isn’t here. Delete it.”
“Already taken care of, Sir.”
Two days later, Beatrice was introduced to the rest of them. She stood up in front of the class, rigid, defiant and, Tina thought, not just a little sad. “My name is Beatrice Banner and I hate all of you. I don’t want to be here, I don’t want to be friends with any of you and you don’t want to be friends with me. Stay as far away from me as you can, and don’t make me angry. You really wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.” With that she sat down at the desk furthest away from everyone else, the last desk in the back by the window, alone in her own row.
Everyone in the room was stunned into the silence, except for Tina. She had an idea. She stood up, waving her hand enthusiastically. “Mr. Coulson, may I change seats to the one in front of Beatrice?”
“Haven’t you ever seen anime? Second seat from the back by the window, that’s the main character seat, and I am definitely the main character.”
“Fine, just don’t interrupt class.”
Tina moved to her new seat with glee. When Mr. Coulson started in on his lecture, Beatrice leaned forward and whispered to her. “I know what you’re doing, and it’s not going to work.”
Tina turned and gave her a wide grin. “That’s what you think.”
For the next two weeks, Tina was all but Beatrice’s shadow, asking her about homework(though Tina hardly did it anyway), sitting with her at lunch so she wouldn’t be alone, and even cutting back her lab time to be available, (an unprecedented sacrifice). Even with all of this, Beatrice wasn’t warming up to her. She hardly ever said two words to her, and more often then not, those words were “Go away.” It all came to a head one day when Tina was following Beatrice up the stairs. Beatrice turned from where she was higher up the staircase. “You really need to stop doing this. We’re never going to be friends. I’m doing this for your own good. Why can’t you just respect that and leave me alone?”
“Because I like you. Is that so hard to believe?”
“Yes! What part of The Hulk don’t you understand?”
Tina put her hands up in surrender. “Hey, Bea, calm down, okay?”
“I’m fine…for now, but you had better give me some space or I don’t know what’s going to happen.” She turned on her heel and ran up the stairs.
“Fine!” Tina yelled after her. “I’ll give you your space, but I’m not giving up!” Suddenly, Tina didn’t want to go back to her room. There were too many emotions warring in her guts. She wanted, needed, to be elbow deep in complex circuitry.
Three days. It had been three days since Stella had seen any trace of Tina Stark. Something had been going on between her and the new girl Beatrice, and that concerned her. If what she had heard about this girl could be trusted, Tina was being particularly reckless with her. Stella felt bad for Beatrice. When she had first woken up from the ice, everyone treated her like an emotional time bomb. Howard Stark Jr. was the only person who treated her like a normal, rational person and told her the truth about what was going on. Stella would be forever grateful to him for that.
Stella had a pretty good idea where Tina was hiding out, which was what brought her to the basement lab that night. Tina had been skipping classes again, and, oddly enough, neither Mr. Coulson, nor principal Fury seemed to think this was a bad thing. No one else used that lab, and Stella sometimes wondered if it had been specificity made for Tina herself.
The two glass doors that Tina had somehow shattered had been replaced. Stella pressed her thumb to the plate beside the door and heard a small rush of air as the doors were unlocked. Tina, who seemed to be pondering some abstract art or something, didn’t think her sudden presence there was worth looking up for. “Since when do you have lab access?”
“Since I asked for it. It’s been days, Stark. I came down here to see if you were still alive.” Stella, from where she stood, was able to see some of the elaborate blueprints laid out on the lab table. “Hey, what are you making here? Rocket boots?”
Tina laughed, something in between a hiss and a snort. “Rocket boots are so nineteen forties SCI FI…no offense.”
“So what is it? What’s so great that you would cloister yourself in here?”
“I’m glad you asked, Captain. Take a look.” Tina walked to the other side of the lab and pulled a dark green tarp off of something. What was underneath was, in a word, amazing.
“Whoa..what is that?”
Tina was smiling like Stella had never seen her before. “I call it the Iron Man Suit.”
“Why do you call it that?”
“Well duh, just look at it. It looks kind of like an iron man, doesn’t it? Though that’s not the most accurate name. It’s actually a gold titanium alloy.”
“It’s amazing. Why did you make this?”
Tina sat down with a sigh. She looked really tired all of a sudden. Her face was covered in sweat and grease. Her designer clothes were gone, replaced by jeans and a simple sleeveless black shirt. “There are a lot of complex reasons for that. It’s incredibly bad ass for one thing. It’s not only a weapon, it also protects the person inside of it.”
“I’m sure your dad will be impressed with it.”
“My dad is never impressed with anything I do. Besides, I’m not telling him about it.”
“You like my dad a lot, don’t you?”
“I guess you could say I do. He was the first person I saw when I woke up. He was the first person I got to know from this time.”
“Do you know what his nickname in the media is? Merchant of Death. I’m going to tell you something that even he doesn’t know I know. That bomb that almost killed me was made by Stark Industries. One of the things he’s always saying to the press is that the weapons we make aren’t getting into the wrong hands, but they are, and he knows it.”
“Are you sure?”
“Yes. Sorry to ruin the shining image you may have had about him, but death is a dirty business. When I take over Stark Industries, things are going to be different. This,” she gestured towards the suit, “is just the first part of that. I’m determined that no Iron Man suit will be created unless it’s mine. I created this suit…to protect.”
“A weapon that protects…I like that.”
“You would. Isn’t that exactly who you are?”
Tina rolled her eyes. “Who here has a weapon that is itself a shield?”
“Okay, wise guy, I get it.”
Stella was getting up to leave when Tina started talking again. “Hey, Cap, why do you think we’re here?”
“No, not the headline, the real story. I mean, I was at MIT. These classes are nothing to me. Why send me here? We sit in class with a demigod and a physicist who turns into a giant green rage monster. We’re in the middle of nowhere. Don’t you ever think about why?”
“I’ve thought about it.”
“Everyone here is pretty amazing, right?’
“Yeah, I’ll give you that.”
“You ever think there might be other amazing people in the world who might not be so nice?” Tina nodded in a thoughtful way. “Who could fight these powerful, amazing people if they decided to attack? Who would be strong enough?”
“A band of freaking super heroes! That’s such an insane idea. I love it!”
“It’s just a theory, but I can tell you one thing. When I was fighting Hydra, it would have been great to have the rest of you guys fighting along side me” Stella smiled, but then gave Tina an odd look. “Stark, how many hours has it been since you slept?”
“Huh? Oh, I lost count.”
“You need to sleep.”
“Yeah, I will later.”
“Yeah okay I promise.”
Stella nodded and left the lab.
It had been days since Beatrice had seen Tina Stark around. She wasn’t in class, at the cafeteria or in the hallways. It should have been a nice reprieve, but she found that she missed the attention. Tina’s resolve to be her friend was flattering, even if it was a terrible idea.
With Tina gone, no one else talked to her. Captain America(seriously, she hadn’t had time to digest that it was really her!) once asked if she needed anything, and she sounded sincere about it. The other blond, Thor, just stared at her sometimes, like she couldn’t understand someone who would want to be left alone. The two assassins kept mostly to themselves, and she didn’t think about them that much.
This was better. No matter how much it hurt to push everyone away, this was the way things were supposed to be. Monsters were supposed to be on the outside, far away from everyone else. And if there ever was a monster, the Other Guy was it.
There was a terrible thunderstorm that night, which was odd for that time of year. The violent thunder made her wonder if Thor was angry at someone. It was almost a miracle that Beatrice could sleep at all with all the noise, but she was just tired enough. It was a mistake to fall asleep. She should have been more vigilant, but she couldn’t know where all of the problems would come from.
Somewhere between sleeping and waking, the rumble of thunder turned to machine gun fire. The stink of the polluted city was in her nose. She was running through a twisting turning maze of houses built one on top of the other. Up and down cold metal stairs, though any door she could find. She had to get away, away from the men with guns, away from the innocent people. She was running for her own life and theirs. Her heart was pounding out of her chest, the beeping of the heart monitor she wore on her wrist was constant, an added sound to the cacophony of the city.
She would never tell anyone, because she was sure they wouldn’t understand, just how painful the transformation was. She was never sure if it was the stretching of her body or the strain of trying to suppress it. Would it be easier if she let it take her freely? The thought was terrifying and she would never admit just how much she thought about it.
It was happening, inside her dream and out of it. She tried to suppress the fear and the rage, to keep her body from changing, but it was like pushing a freight train uphill. Everything was working against her. It was already too late.
Tina yawned. She had AC DC blaring in the lab, but even that wasn’t keeping her awake anymore. “JARVIS, what time is it?”
“Midnight exactly, Sir. May I suggest that you retire for the night? The software has been uploaded to the suit and the troubleshooting program run twice over. At least for now, there is nothing else that needs to be done.”
“Did you upload yourself to the suit?”
“Done some three hours ago, and, may I remind you, the last time you tried to pull what I believe you called an ‘old weeker’ you ended up in the hospital?”
“Okay, Okay fine. Man, maybe I should have named you Nanny.”
“Your latest quip has been noted, sir. Have a pleasant rest of the morning.” Jarvis turned the lights off in the lab, she was sure, so she wouldn’t change her mind. While she generally hated being told what to do, she couldn’t help but think just then that she was very glad she created JARVIS.
Tina was sure that those stairs were getting longer. Fury must have gotten a crew together to lengthen them in the middle of the night. Did it usually take her this long to get to her room? When she finally made it to the landing, she noticed that it was only the second floor. Great, just great.
She was turning to go back to the stairs when she heard a sound, something like a feral cry. It started off higher pitched and gradually became deeper. She instantly thought of Beatrice. Was she in trouble? She turned again, ready to run to Beatrice’s room when the wall collapsed, something huge and green barreling through it. This was it, wasn’t it? The Hulk. Suddenly Tina got just how much of this she didn’t understand, but she was still suitably impressed. This was a wonder of science standing before her, turning to peer at her, bellowing at the top of it’s lungs…
In an instant she was sprinting down the stairs. At the bottom Stella was looking up at her. “Tina, I’ve been looking for you. What’s going on?”
Tina grabbed her by the wrist, dragging her along with her. “No time to explain, just run!”
She could hear The Hulk running after them. “Is that Beatrice?” she heard Stella ask.
Tina finally stopped running when they got to the lab. “JARVIS lights on!”
“Did you have a good sleep, sir?”
“Very funny. We have a situation here. Implement protocol Alpha.”
“Stark, we have to get back out there. Someone could get hurt.”
“No duh, Captain Obvious. What do you think I’m doing?” The suit opened, unfolding just enough to let her slip inside before closing again. “Oh, in case you want to use it, I found your shield and did a few upgrades to it.”
“Yeah. They had it in storage down here. Go figure. It’s over there.” It was hung on the lab wall, a spotlight showing off the new paint job. The helmet came down over Tina’s face and locked into place just before the multi-layered display came to life. “How we doing JARVIS?”
“Levels are holding steady.”
“Give me two percent on the thrusters. I just got to hover.”
“Stark, we need a plan of attack.”
“I have a plan, attack.” When the thrusters came online, Tina smashed through the lab doors before getting her bearings. Oops. Oh well, there were more doors where that came from.
Up top, the Hulk was on the first floor staring down Clara and Natasha’s bow and guns. Both arrows and bullets bounced off harmlessly. Thor was hung about The Hulk’s neck like a yuppy sweater. “Calm yourself, noble beast! There is no need to be upset!” One big green hand snatched her up and threw her against the wall, turning it into a pile of broken wood and dust. Meanwhile, Clara and Natasha were reloading.
“Hey, wait! Stop!” Tina threw herself in between The Hulk and everyone else. She had said she was going to attack, but now she wasn’t sure. This was Beatrice after all, and not only was nothing having an effect, it was only making her more agitated. “Hold your fire!”
“Stark, look out!” Stella was yelling.
One second Tina was standing in the hall, and the next she was on her back in yet another pile of broken wall. There was searing pain in her chest, below the Arc Reactor.
“Sir, Part 30C of the suit has been compromised.”
“What a time to fine a structural weakness. JARVIS, unlatch the helmet.”
“Sir, I would advise against such a rash move.”
“Noted, just do it.” The helmet came unlatched and Tina slipped it off her head before standing again in front of the Hulk. “Beatrice! It’s me, Tina Stark! You know, the annoying girl who won’t leave you alone! Remember me?”
“Stark, get out of there!”
“Hold your fire and wait! I know what I’m doing!” I hope. The next thing Tina knew, the Hulk had picked her up like a doll and smashed her up against one of the last unmolested walls. “Sir, Part 172A of the suit has been-”
“Yeah I get it, the suit needs some work.” Tina was waiting for something horrible to happen, but it didn’t. Instead, The Hulk was just holding her there, looking intently at her. “I’m not giving up on you, Bea. I know you’re in there somewhere. You’ve already overcome so much. You can do this too. Please, remember me.”
The Hulk gave a guttural growl that sound suspiciously like “Stark”.
“Did it just speak?” Tina could here Natasha say in awe.
“Yeah, it’s me, Bea. I’m right here. You know me, don’t you?”
“Stark,” The Hulk said again, much clearer this time. She set Tina back down on the ground where she sat down against the wall. The Hulk then fell on her backside with a loud thump. Before their eyes, Beatrice changed back, her skin changing color first, and then her body shrinking down. She collapsed on the floor, Stella running to her side and taking her pulse. “She’s alive, just unconscious. How did you know that was going to work?”
“I didn’t. I’m really glad it did, though.”
“You’re far too reckless, Stark. You got lucky this time.”
“Somehow, I don’t think it was luck,” Natasha said. “Good job, Stark.”
Tina grinned. “Thanks.”
Stella scooped the now sleeping Beatrice into her arms. “I’ll take her to one of the spare rooms upstairs so she can sleep. You gonna be okay, Tina?”
“Oh yeah, I’m fine. I’m just gonna, you know, hang out here for a while.”
Natasha and Clara followed Cap up the stairs. A moment later Thor came out from somewhere, shaking the dust from her hair. There was a little blood below her nose and a few tears in her eyes.
“Friend Stark, what you did here today was truly beautiful. Songs will be sung about this day in the halls of Asgard when I am king.”
“Uh thanks…I think.
When Tina was finally alone again, she opened the suit and crawled out, clutching her ribs. Just as she stood up again, Mr. Coulson decided to make an appearance. “Hey, where the hell have you been?”
“Observing from a secure location. We wanted to see how you guys work as a team.”
“Did you orchestrate this?”
“No, but it was decided long ago that agents wouldn’t interfere. Besides, what would you want me to do? Bullets had no effect.”
“Yeah…I guess that’s true.”
Mr. Colson smiled. “You did good work out there tonight, Stark. You took control of the situation using something stronger than brawn.”
Tina rolled her eyes. “That’s so hokey. Do you really think she likes me?”
“I think if she didn’t, you might be dead right now. You want to go to the infirmary?”
Tina winced at her tender side. “Yeah, I really do.”
It turned out Tina just had a couple bruised ribs. She would have been back in the lab making repairs to the suit, but Stella was watching her like a hawk to make sure she rested. So, here she was in the infirmary, keeping herself sane by playing chess against JARVIS on her tablet. When she got too frustrated from losing, she had to try hard not to launched the device into the wall. “Shall we go another round, Sir?”
“No way. You cheat.”
“Perhaps if you practiced a bit more, you wouldn’t accuse me of cheating.”
“No thanks. Got better things to do.”
Just then, Beatrice came into the room. She was carrying a beautiful bouquet of flowers. “Hey, Bea. Are those for me?”
“Of course. You’re the one convalescing.”
“Where’d you get em?”
“They let you go into town?”
“No. I asked Mr. Coulson to get them.” she arranged the flower in a vase on the bed side table. “In the language of flowers the Plum Blossom stands for longevity, the dark pink Rose for gratitude and the Geranium for friendship.”
“It’s beautiful. So, are we…?”
“Yeah. You’re the first person to ever talk The Other Guy down. I’m really grateful for that. I just hope you can forgive me for hurting you.”
“There’s nothing to forgive. It wasn’t your fault, after all.” Tina gave a wide grin. “Science Sisters?”
Beatrice returned the smile. “Science Sisters.” They then sealed their friendship with a fist bump.
“Well, Miss Banner, putting aside several thousand dollars in structural damage, I’d say you’ve had a pretty good first few weeks here,” Fury said. The director of S.H.I.E.L.D, the eminent secret spy organization, looked just about exactly how Beatrice expected him to. Why he chose to personally play principal in this little scheme remained to be seen. “It seems we have found something, or someone, who could be useful should The Hulk show up again.”
“You’re talking about Tina Stark? I’d rather she not be put in danger.”
“There might be more danger if she isn’t there. Besides, this will be a moot point once you learn to control it.”
“So that’s what this is about? You want to make The Hulk a weapon?”
“A deterrent would be a better word. Anyway, it would be better for everyone involved if you learned to control The Hulk. Now, do you have any questions for me?”
“Yeah, just one. What is The Avengers Initiative?” To this, Fury just smiled.
Episode 2 end.
01 9 / 2012
Avengers girls school AU Episode one: welcome to the school for freaks
summery: Tina Stark, billionaire, playgirl, and teenaged girl, is dumped by her dad at an obscure and mysterious boarding school run by something called S.H.I.E.L.D, and quickly concludes that the whole place is fucked up.
more episodes to come as I can write them. I’m in school right now, so it might be a little while.
01 9 / 2012
07 6 / 2012
Title: The Avengers 2: The Children of Loki.
Parings: Thor/Loki slight Steve/Tony.
rating:R for language and non explicit sex.
summary: After the events of the Avengers movie, Loki, now back in Asgard, must bear his brother’s odd punishment, all the while planning how he will escape to see his children again. Will the trick he uses only cause his and Thor’s bond to grow stronger? Meanwhile, the Avengers are settling into their new home, Stark Tower, and Tony is being a dick because Steve is so easy to embarrass. Complete story is under the cut.