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Chapter 27

Clash of Morals

"Wakandans were among those killed during a confrontation between the Avengers and a group of mercenaries in Lagos, Nigeria, last month. The traditionally reclusive Wakandans were on an outreach mission in Lagos when the attack occurred."

Wanda was constantly changing channels while sitting in her room in the Avenger's facility.

"They are operating outside and above the international law. Because that's the reality, if we don't respond to acts like these."

"What legal authority does an enhanced individual like Wanda Maximoff have to operate in Nigeri. . ." Steve who entered her room saw Wanda staring at the news with teary eyes turned off the TV.

"It's my fault." Wanda said sadly while looking away from Steve.

"That's not true."

Wanda snorted, "Turn the TV back on. They're being very specific."

"I should've clocked that bomb vest long before you had to deal with it." Steve said with a sigh and sat down beside Wanda, "Rumlow said "Bucky" and… all of a sudden I was a 16-year-old kid again, in Brooklyn. And people died. It's on me."

"No, it's on both of us."

The two were talking about the incident that happened when the avengers were on a mission to stop Brock Rumlow from stealing a bio weapon in Lagos, Nigeria. The team was able to secure the bio weapon but Rumlow distracted Steve and blew up his rigged vest, Wanda who was nearby encased the blast and contain with her powers. Wanda tried to send the blast up in the air but she lost control in middle and as a result an explosion in a floor of nearby building, killing many people.

Steve put his comfortably on Wanda, "This job… We try to save as many people as we can. Sometimes that doesn't mean everybody. But if we can't find a way to live with that, next time… maybe nobody gets saved."

Just then Vision entered her room, "Cap, Wanda, Mr Stark is here and he is here with a guest."

Steve frowned, "We know who it is?"

Vision nodded, "The Secretary of State, Thaddeus Ross."


Bruce and Natasha hadn't contacted Harry back for some time and Harry was getting worried for them, since King Bora was planning to stay in Nidavellir for some more time Harry was planning to go search for Bruce and Natasha but fate wouldn't have it. Harry was in Death Star when he got an urgent transmission from Tony Stark and Hedwig, Harry decide to listen Tony's massage first.

"Hey Harry, I heard you are somewhere in space doing god knows whatever but right now I need you man. Wanda, she lost control of her powers during a mission and many people died as a result. It was not her fault but media and UN are not ready to be convinced, they are calling for Wanda's arrest and there will be a discussion about it soon in an UN meeting. The Sokovia accords are finally up and I have decided to sign it, I don't know the team will do but I think the accords are needed. You should come back quick because only you have the power and influence to stop the UN from going after Wanda, she needs you Harry."

The transmission ended living a shell shocked Harry, Harry quickly heard to what Hedwig had to say. Hedwig massage was small but to the point, "I know Tony sent you a massage, I am sending you the video footage of what happened there in the mission. Wanda's in trouble and you are needed to get her out of the trouble, get back here as soon as you can." Harry proceeded to watch the video footage of the mission that put Wanda in trouble and he continued on to what the News channels were going on and on about.


The whole Avengers team including Rhodes, Steve, Tony, Vision, Sam and Wanda were sitting around the table while Ross was standing in front of them. "Five years ago, I had a heart attack. I dropped right in the middle of my backswing. Turned out it was the best round of my life, because after 13 hours of surgery and a triple bypass… I found something 40 years in the Army had never taught me: Perspective. The world owes the Avengers an unpayable debt. You have fought for us, protected us, risked your lives… but while a great many people see you as heroes, there are some… who would prefer the word 'vigilantes'."

"And what word would you use, Mr. Secretary?" Sam asked.

"How about "dangerous"? What would you call a group of US-based, enhanced individuals who routinely ignore sovereign borders and inflict their will wherever they choose and who, frankly, seem unconcerned about what they leave behind?" Ross activates a screen behind him as news footage from past Avengers and SHIELD matters flash on the screen. "New York, Washington DC, Sokovia, Lagos."

Wanda was particularly affected by the footage of Lagos, seeing this Steve spoke up. "That's enough."

Ros nodded and turned off the screen, "For the past four years, you've operated with unlimited power and no supervision. That's an arrangement the governments of the world can no longer tolerate. But I think we have a solution." Ross passed a thick booklet to Steve, "The Sokovia Accords. Approved by 117 countries… it states that the Avengers shall no longer be a private organization. Instead, they'll operate under the supervision of a United Nations panel, only when and if that panel deems it necessary."

Steve frowned, "The Avengers were formed to make the world a safer place. I feel we've done that."

"Tell me, Captain, do you know where Thor, Black Widow and Banner are right now?" Steve glared at Ross who continued unfazed, "If I misplaced a couple of 30 megaton nukes… you can bet there'd be consequences. Compromise. Reassurance. That's how the world works. Believe me, this is the middle ground."

Rhodes asked, "So, there are contingencies."

Ross didn't reply, he rather looked around and said, "Three days from now, the UN meets in Vienna to ratify the Accords. Talk it over."

"And if we come to a decision you don't like?" Sam asked.

Ross replied blandly, "Then you retire."

Vision asked, "Is there any decision regarding Wanda?"

Ross nodded, "Yes, right now a UN council meeting is going to be held to decide Miss Maximoff's fate."

Tony interrupted, "You don't have to worry about it Wanda, nothing will happen to you."

Ross glared at Tony, "How can you be so sure?"

"Because you don't know who Wanda is." Tony said while snorting, "Believe me, the UN doesn't have the guts to piss off her brother."

Ross smiled, "We know of her brother, Pietro Maximoff. He is a mutant like her and is currently with Charles Xavier X Men. We know about his powers and he is no threat for us or UN."

Tony laughed, "Who said anything about her biological brother." Ross looked at the smiling Tony in confusion, "Don't worry Mr secretary, you'll find out soon."


T'Chaka was addressing the UN council that was meeting to decide Wanda's fate, "Our people's blood is spilled on foreign soil. Not only because of the actions of criminals, but by the indifference of those pledged to stop them. Victory at the expense of the innocent, is no victory at all. Wanda Maximoff may be an Avenger but she has to made responsible for the lives lost due to her actions. . ."

Just then a voice rang through the whole hall, "Her actions? What are you trying to do? List her as a convict that murdered people in cold blood, are you morons so blind to see the reality of the situation?"

The voice belonged to the billionaire and one of the most monetary and socially powerful person in the world, it was Harry Potter. The US representive barked at Harry, "Mr Potter you have no right to be here, we don't need your input to do our job."

Harry clapped sarcastically, "What a splendid job you have been doing, wow. A young girl puts her life in line to fight against the crimes but your eyes are somehow closed on that but you are ready to point out when she failed at something, that bomb was going to blew the whole city killing everyone in it but she stopped it and the only loss was in a single floor of a building. Would you have preferred that the whole city was levelled up rather than what happened?"

T'Chaka countered, "Lives were lost Mr Potter, lives are precious and that too of civilians who had nothing to do with the whole situation. The one who are responsible for this are needed to be punished, that's the meaning of justice.

Harry laughed loudly, "The Avengers prevented a bio weapon from going off that could have erased Nigeria from the World map and you are talking and you are talking about punishing them. If this is justice then you should punish every police and soldier because their duty was to stop crime or to stop terrorism but they failed and lives were lost, why don't you sack every soldier out there fighting the terrorists, after all they are not able to bring down the terror and innocents lives are getting lost."

There was a deathly silence as no one had a reply for Harry, they just wanted to punish Wanda to show the world that they are doing something and Harry knew it. A Russian representative said to Harry, "Even if you are right Mr Potter, you are not needed here. You are not a part of this council and you have no purpose of telling us what we should or shouldn't do."

"You are right, I have no purpose here but what are you doing? You are planning to decide whether to punish someone or not but that is the purpose of a court not the UN, you can't just stamp someone as a convict without proving it in a court because that's how the justice system works. Wanda is my sister and since you are ready to decide her fate, I am here as her representative, I am here to defend her case. She may not be my sister by blood but I see her as my young sister, she is very dear to me and I will not let you morons put her in jail just because you want to show that you are doing something."

That silenced everyone present there, the news that Wanda Maximoff was related to Harry Potter who was most probably the most influential man on the planet was a big shock for them. They knew very well that Harry will never let them go ahead with their plan of putting Wanda in a cell, Harry Potter had made the whole meaning of the meeting pointless by that proclamation.


The whole Avengers watched the live fee of the UN council meeting that was set to decide whether Wanda should be punished or not, they watched on as Harry entered the room with a bang and tore the council piece by piece. The proclamation that Wanda was Harry's younger sister made half of the UN shit their pants, they didn't have the gall to punish the sister of the most influential and powerful man for made up crimes. It didn't take long for the council to come to the decision that no charged will be pressed on Wanda but everyone knew that council took that decision in the insistence of Harry.

Tony turned off the TV and turned around to face the team, Steve asked. "I thought Harry was unavailable."

Tony nodded, "He was, I sent him a massage and told him to come back."

Sam spoke up, "Well since Wanda's matter is cleared we have to deal with that thick rule book that idiot Ross handed us."

Rhodes frowned, "Secretary Ross has a Congressional Medal of Honor, which is one more than you have. The Sokovia accords are not that bad if you think about it."

Sam argued, "So, let's say we agree to this thing. How long is it gonna be before they LoJack us like a bunch of common criminals?"

"117 countries want to sign this. 117, Sam, and you're just like, 'No, that's cool. We got it'. It doesn't work like this Sam, we should be answerable for our actions."

Vision interrupted, "I have an equation."

Sam replied sarcastically, "Oh, this will clear it up."

Vision was unfazed by Sam's sarcastic comment, "In the eight years since Mr. Stark announced himself as Iron Man, the number of known enhanced persons has grown exponentially. And during the same period, the number of potentially world-ending events has risen at a commensurate rate."

"Are you saying it's our fault?" Steve asked.

Vision sighed, "I'm saying there may be a causality. Our very strength invites challenge. Challenge incites conflict. And conflict… breeds catastrophe. Oversight… Oversight is not an idea that can be dismissed out of hand."

Tony was lying on the couch with a hand over his face, Sam said to him. "Tony, you are being uncharacteristically non-hyperverbal."

Steve grumbled, "It's because he's already made up his mind."

Tony snorted as he stood up, "Boy, you know me so well. Actually, I'm nursing an electromagnetic headache." Tony walks toward the kitchen and grab a mugof coffee, "That's what's going on, Cap. It's just pain. It's discomfort. Who's putting coffee grounds in the disposal? Am I running a bed and breakfast for a biker gang?"

Everyone was staring at Tony who seemed a bit off but Tony without bothering displays a photo from his phone, "Oh, that's Charles Spencer, by the way. He's a great kid. Computer engineering degree, 3.6 GPA. Had a floor level gig at Intel planned for the fall. But first, he wanted to put a few miles on his soul, before he parked it behind a desk. See the world. Maybe be of service. Charlie didn't want to go to Vegas or Fort Lauderdale, which is what I would do. He didn't go to Paris or Amsterdam, which sounds fun. He decided to spend his summer building sustainable housing for the poor. Guess where, Sokovia." Everyone looked down at that, "He wanted to make a difference, I suppose. I mean, we won't know because we dropped a building on him while we were kicking ass."

Tony took a headache pill with some coffee and continued, "There's no decision-making process here. We need to be put in check! Whatever form that takes, I'm game. If we can't accept limitations, if we're boundary-less, we're no better than the bad guys."

Steve eyed Tony, "Tony, someone dies on your watch, you don't give up."

"Who said we're giving up?"

"We are if we're not taking responsibility for our actions." Tony lift the Sokovia accords document, "This document just shifts the blames."

Rhodes interrupted, "I'm sorry. Steve. That - that is dangerously arrogant. This is the United Nations we're talking about. It's not the World Security Council, it's not SHIELD, it's not HYDRA."

Steve countered, "No, but it's run by people with agendas, and agendas change."

Tony spoke up, "That's good. That's why I'm here. When I realized what my weapons were capable of in the wrong hands, I shut it down and stop manufacturing."

Steve argued back, "Tony, you chose to do that. If we sign this, we surrender our right to choose. What if this panel sends us somewhere we don't think we should go? What if there is somewhere we need to go, and they don't let us? We may not be perfect, but the safest hands are still our own."

"If we don't do this now, it's gonna be done to us later. That's the fact, that won't be pretty." Tony said with a sigh.

"Unfortunately, he is right." Everyone turned around to find Harry standing near the door, "The accords are not new, the UN has been planning on it for some time now but the Sokovia incident gave them the fuel they needed."

"Hey Harry, I like what you did in the council meeting." Tony said going completely off topic.

Harry frowned, "Tony, I'll just say one thing to you, I have a feeling that in the near future you'll regret to sign the Sokovia accords."

Steve looked shocked and so did Tony, "That's the first time you agree with me, you always sided with Tony." Tony too agreed to what Steve said.

Harry sighed, "Steve, I sided with Tony because he was right and you were wrong but this time the case is opposite."

"You mean you don't trust the United Nations?" Rhodes clarified.

Harry snorted, "I don't trust any form of government, neither of any country nor the UN. Half of the members in the UN council meeting today were corrupt, a few of them are just puppets that do whatever their country head wants them to do. They want to control the Avengers and they will do that one way or another, I am not saying that the accords are a bad idea but I don't trust the one who will control the Avengers once you sign it."

"It's still a better option than us running rampant, doing whatever we wish to do." Tony argued, "The avengers need to be kept in check."

Harry shrugged, "I don't know Tony, If I were you I wouldn't be signing that accords but no matter what in the current situation you have to sign it if you want to stay an Avenger." Harry then looked at Wanda, "Wanda, pack up your things."

Wanda frowned, "Why?"

"Because even though the UN can't take any action against you right now they will stop at nothing if you sign that accords." Harry replied, "You lost your control Wanda, you had so many options to prevent what happened but you forgot it at the heat of the moment. You are powerful Wanda and I know you want to help but you are still very young, right now you have to distance yourself from the Avengers."

Before Wanda could protest Tony spoke up, "Harry's right kid, you are one of the most powerful member in our team but right now it'll be better if you stay away from the Avengers. You can re-join after things settle down but not right now, you are not ready to sign these accords yet."

Wanda sighed and reluctantly nodded, she got up and went to her room to pack up her belongings. Harry looked at everyone, "You all are in a tough spot right now, choose wisely."


"Margaret Carter was known to most as a founder of SHIELD… but I just knew her as Aunt Peggy." Sharon Carter was speaking on the funeral of Peggy Carter, her aunt. Harry was sitting on the end of the church and he could see Steve sitting quietly ahead of him. "She had a photograph in her office. Aunt Peggy standing next to JFK. As a kid, that was pretty cool. But it was a lot to live up to. Which is why I never told anyone we were related. I asked her once how she managed to master diplomacy and espionage in a time when no one wanted to see a woman succeed at either. And she said, compromise where you can. But where you can't, don't. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move… it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye and say 'No, you move'."

After everyone was gone Steve was alone in the church as Harry approached him, Steve turned to them and said. "When I came out of the ice, I thought everyone I had known was gone. Then I found out that she was alive. I was just lucky to have her."

"She had you back too." Harry added, "My godfather once said to me, 'The one that loves us never leaves us, they always stay with us in our hearts'."

Steve smiled, "I know but it's hard losing a loved one." Steve then asked Harry, "Who else signed?"

"Tony, Rhodey, Vision."

Steve nodded as he expected it, "What about Clint and you?"

Harry sighed, "Clint has a family that he kept hidden from everyone, he is having a son now."

"So, he's retired?"

Harry shrugged, "Don't know but that's what it looks like." Steve sighs and bows his head. Just because it's the path of least resistance doesn't mean it's the wrong path. Staying together is more important than how we stay together."

"What are we giving up to do it?" Steve looked at Harry, "Please tell me the what you really think Harry, should I sign it?"

Harry sighed and sat down on the bench, "To tell you the truth Steve, this is the first time I don't have a suitable answer for you. The Avengers need to stay together and that means sign the accords but otherwise I don't think anyone should sign it."

"What would you have done if you were at my place?"

Harry smiled, "That's a very hard question to answer Steve. I have a few moral codes, I am not bound by many rules but there are a few that I have to follow. If I was in your place I would have left Avengers, personally I would never sign the accords."


At the end Steve decided to follow his heart and not sign the accords but the fate wasn't going to let him stay away from the whole situation, she had special plans for him. At the UN Summit there was a bomb blast in which the Wakandaian king T'Chaka was killed and the main suspect was Winter Soldier or as Steve knew him, Bucky Barnes. Steve couldn't help himself and he had to get involved in the whole mess when Bucky was mentioned, on the other hand T'Chaka's son T'Challa vowed to kill the Winter Soldier for revenge.

Bucky Barnes was found in Germany, special armed forces were there to capture him or take him out but Captain America interfered. In a chase through the streets in Germany Steve was helping Bucky escape with Sam Wilson but T'Challa arrived in his Black Panther suit and interfered, there was a long fight but in the end the Special force captured Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson with the help of Black Panther and War Machine.

Harry who was following the news thought hopefully that things could at least settle down, Harry could have interfered but he didn't know which side to take. Going according to the law Harry should stand up with Tony and against Steve but on his personal values he was with Steve, Harry would never let anyone bind him to do their bidding because all in all that was the truth of Sokovia Accords. Harry heard that there were talks going on to register every super powered individual, Harry knew that such law could cause a war and on a much bigger scale. Harry started using all his influence and power to make sure that such law never makes the day of light.

Harry knew that Wanda was angry at him for taking her out of the Avengers but that was the only way he could keep Wanda safe and out of harm, Harry had a bad feeling about the whole Accords case and unfortunately, he was right. Bucky escaped from the prison, at first Steve tried stopping him but then he too joined Barnes and escapes the confinement with Sam. Tony agreed to bring in, Steve, Sam and Barnes within 48 hours. Steve acquires help from Clint and Scott Lang aka Ant Man, Tony with Vision, Rhodes and a new kid called Spiderman tries to stop Steve and Barnes from escaping. But in the end, Tony failed.

The Avengers were broken, Rhodes was badly hurt and Steve escaped with Barnes while Ant Man, Falcon and Hawkeye stopped the opposition from interfering. Harry sighed and called Coulson, "Hello Coulson, I hope you know what's been going on?"

"I think everyone knows what's going on Harry, the Avengers team is broken."

"I know Coulson, that's why I called you." Harry said, "You need to get more active, all the cases that Avengers took now you'll have to solve it, it's time to rise from the shadows slowly Coulson. Activate program, 'Secret Warriors'."


AN: - I'll taking a short break from this story to bring one of my new stories a few more chapters up but rest assured, this is not abandoned. Hope to see you next time, until then Toodles.