|Cracks in the Mirror
Author: Fictitious Fake PM
Sequel to The Tesseract. Helena hasn't seen the God of Mischief for 2 years but things haven't been going well for either of them. Helena's powers have been on the fritz and Loki's been trapped in Asgard, serving punishment for his crimes. What could be called more than coincidence, they meet again and are dragged back into the danger's of the universe. Loki/OCRated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Adventure - Loki - Chapters: 39 - Words: 46,422 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 05-12-13 - Published: 09-23-12 - id: 8549277
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Helen wet her thumb and then flicked the page of the book trying to look as calm as possible even as spikes of electricity rolled off of her like water. The blue electricity hit metal panels on the wall surrounding. She was sat in a dome like container and her power was being sucked up into one of Tony Stark's generators that whirred loudly and span a huge fan.
"How are you feeling?" Bruce asked through the intercom.
"Peach-a-riffic." She turned the page again but there was a flash at her hand and the paper disintegrated. She growled under her breath and looked through the glass panelling at Bruce who stared in, a sombre look on his face though he always looked like that.
"This is for your own good."
Helen threw the book into the air and it exploded into dust from a bolt, "And how many times has that been said to you?"
His eyes averted from her and suddenly Tony appeared next to him in a wife-beater and jeans.
"No worries Sparky. You're doing this for the good of mankind."
"You mean for the good of your suit."
He shrugged, "Yeah that too but the energy you're outputting is the purest I've ever seen. Who wouldn't take advantage?"
"A decent human being."
"Yeah but those don't exist. At the moment," He pulled a see through screen towards him, "you're getting close to the same power as that Tesseract."
Helen resisted moving her hand to her chest where a cube shaped blue scar was, seared into her skin two years previous in exactly the same building she sat now.
"It's probably why you're emitting so much electrical charge." Bruce said, pulling a screen towards him too and checking over some stats.
"So when will it stop?"
"It's hard to say.
"Just don't go swimming." Tony winked and walked away.
"Well," Helen sighed and stood up, "I've been in here for two hours now. That must be enough?"
"You've still got high levels of-"
Helen ignored Bruce and raised her hands; she took a deep breath then gave a large push.
There was a blinding flash of light, the electricity screeched, controls burst, monitors went off the scales and with a loud bang, the lights went out.
There was darkness for a second or two then a flickering and light filled the space.
"Helen!" Bruce snapped and she glimpsed him tremble for a second.
Helen gasped and put her hands to her head, "Oh Jesus, sorry Bruce. I didn't think." She rushed to the door as Bruce tried to take steadying breaths and clenched his fists. Grasping the wheel, she turned it and stepped into the much cooler laboratory however she ignored the normal cooling down period and rushed to Bruce.
"I am so sorry." She apologised again.
He looked at her and she saw that his eyes had gone slightly red.
"I'm fine." He said through gritted teeth and turned away, heading to the calm room that Tony had built specially for him.
Helen watched with worry just as Tony came back, apple in hand.
"Hey what have you done with the green man Sparky?"
"He err," She glanced at the chamber she had just been in then turned to him and saw he was heading towards his suit, "Is it powered enough?"
"Oh yeah," He took a bite from his apple, "Actually it was fully powered from the last time you did it. I wanted some back-up stuff.
"I wouldn't call it lying. I just didn't tell you." He grinned.
They both turned and saw Pepper Potts at the stairs with a file of papers in hand.
"What is it snookums?"
She ignored this and said, "S.H.I.E.L.D are on the phone."