Breaking The Silence

Landing at Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Havering, Hermione gathered her belongings and stuffed them in her beaded bag. Bruce waited to escort his wife from the plane. The witch paused before exiting and stared at the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, "Bruce will be calling me often. If, for reasons beyond his control, he cannot call me before three days have passed, you will do so on his behalf because if something happens to my husband, I will hunt you down."

Bruce gave Natasha a lopsided grin, "Hermione is rather protective."

The agent kept her eyes trained on Hermione as she was currently the bigger threat, "I assure you that nothing is going to happen to Dr. Banner."

"And I assure you," Hermione smirked at Natasha, "You had better hope not."

The scientist blushed and guided his wife off the plane with a hand gripping possessively at her hip, "You're sexy when you get so territorial."

"Territorial? Am I to mark you next?"

"I wear a wedding ring. Isn't that enough?"

"Perhaps or perhaps I simply need to nibble on you a bit more." Hermione laughed softly at Bruce's growl and continued off of the plane, pausing long enough to pull her coat tighter around her at the bottom of the steps. "I forgot how cold England can be."

Her husband followed her off the plane in order to wrap his arms around her and bury his nose in her neck. Bruce inhaled deeply, "I'm going to miss you."

Hermione wrapped her arms around his shoulders and pressed her body to his, "Then don't go."

Bruce chuckled, "I have to go, babe. Not many people are familiar with gamma radiation. The threat is currently contained in America, but if it isn't taken care of now it can spread around the world. You know I can't sit by and allow that to happen if I can help stop it before it gets that far."

She sighed softly and tightened her hold, "I know in my head, but my heart wants to keep you close and safe."

AN: I blame all of you who reviewed Nothing But Silence and said you'd like to see more. Introducing Breaking the Silence. Chapter 1 - I Will Hunt You Down will be posted shortly.