Hello everyone. It's been soooo long since I've written anything for here. But recently, I was inspired by Captain America and the new Avengers movie coming out in May.
I'm doing research into the Captain America world and learning, but I'm making it my own, too. So hopefully, everyone who reads this will find it entertaining. (fingers crossed).
I don't own any of the Captain America, Avengers, or their storylines. Please don't sue.
Please read and review. It's much appreciated.
Into the New World
"Have you been monitoring his vitals?" a female's voice said.
"Since we got him out of the ice, Doctor," a male voice said.
"But he hasn't woken yet?"
"No. Vitals are strong, though. Off the charts," another male voice said.
"Of course," the female said in a matter-of-fact kind of way. "He's Captain America. He was injected with a 'super-soldier serum' in 1941 by Doctor Abraham Erskine."
"You seem to know a lot of info about this man," the second man said.
"Hawkeye, you know my great aunt worked with him in World War II. This is Captain Steven Rogers and we need him," the female said.
"Amanda, we do know," Nick Fury, the first man, replied. The man in the eye patch grinned at her.
The three of them watched a variety of monitors blinking and beeping, reporting the life signs of Captain America.
The female was Doctor Amanda Carter. She was an agent in the spy organization SHIELD. She worked for Nick Fury and was also the agency's resident physician.
The discovery of Captain Rogers in the North Atlantic was possibly the agency's most amazing to date. When the ship crashed into the ocean 67 years prior, the world grieved the loss of their very own superhero. Without him, HYDRA and its leader, the Red Skull, would have taken over.
Doctor Amanda Carter was Peggy Carter's great niece. And if you didn't pay that close of attention, you would think Amanda was Peggy. She had her aunt's long dark hair and fair complexion. She even shared her aunt's mean right hook. The major difference between the women, other than their age, was Amanda's bright blue eyes.
Her aunt was about 85 years old now. She wasn't particularly thrilled about her niece's line of work, but Peggy certainly liked being kept in the loop of information. And she was going to flip when she knew the Captain was still alive.
"Doctor, he appears to be waking," a nurse called.
The SHIELD team had taken many precautions to recreate his apartment in Brooklyn 1941. Being that it was 2012, they had to do some serious research, then renovations, in a very short amount of time.
"That's my cue, Nick, Hawkeye," Amanda said.
She removed her lab coat and revealed a retro nurse uniform. She grabbed her clipboard and checked her bright red lipstick in a reflective surface before opening the door to Captain Rogers' room.
"Captain Rogers," she said softly as she walked into the room.
"Who are you? Where am I?" the man asked.
The man was visibly confused and upset, yet a flash of recognition passed through his own clear blue eyes.
There was a baseball game being played through a radio on the table by the window.
Amanda surveyed the man who was now standing before her. The t-shirt he wore hid none of his scientifically enhanced muscles. It was hard not to be impressed by his physique…from a strictly medical point of view, of course.
"Captain Rogers, my name is Amanda. And, of course, you're in Brooklyn, 1941…"
"I remember that game…"
"Because I was there," Steve Rogers said.
Despite the fact that he almost recognized the woman before him, it wasn't the same. It wasn't right.
Steve was panicking. And in an effort to escape the panic, he ran right through the wall of his fake apartment and into the much larger modern facility. The research assistants, security team, as well as Hawkeye and Nick were stunned by his reaction for a moment.
"Captain Rogers!" Amanda called after him, but it was no use; the man was running at his superhuman speed.
"I'll take this one," Nick replied.
Steve kept running. Frantic thoughts crossed through his mind. He reached the outside world. And it was not the New York he knew.
"You can quit running, Captain," Nick said.
Nick Fury had caught up with the Captain at Times' Square. The traffic kept going around them, seemingly unaware of how important this man was.
"My name is Nick Fury. I am the creator and executive director of SHIELD. An agency formed to protect the world from the bad guys."
"What happened?" Steve asked.
"It's 2012, Steve. You have been frozen for the last 67 years."
After a little more explanation, Steve finally agreed to return back to the SHIELD headquarters.
Amanda was waiting. She had changed her clothes, into something more modern, but something much less threatening than a lab coat and suit.
"I believe you already met Amanda," Nick said.
"Sorta," Steve said sheepishly.
"I'm Doctor Amanda Carter—"
"Carter?" Steve repeated.
"I think I need to have my head examined," Steve said, shaking his head.
"Well, we'll make that part of the exams, but I know what you're thinking. And yes, the family resemblance is there."
"So, you're related to Peggy? Daughter? Granddaughter?"
"Great niece. Aunt Peggy never got married," Amanda replied. "And she is going to be so happy to come meet you again."
"She's still alive?"
"She's going to be so pissed that you said that," Amanda laughed.
"I have a meeting I have to get to Amanda, why don't you keep Captain Rogers company?"
Nick bowed out and left Steve and Amanda alone.
"Captain Rogers, we would like to keep monitoring your vital statistics for a while, you know, so we can may be see what Doctor Erskine might have used to create the serum."
"To what end?" Steve asked.
"To make sure whatever Erskine used, well…we want to make sure that it isn't going to have an adverse effect on you," Amanda said. "Since he only had the formula in his brain, it left us no knowledge of what it has done to your body or what it could do."
Steve nodded slowly, understanding what Amanda was saying.
"Of course, whatever you need to do." Steve said, even though he was unsure of what he was saying and agreeing to.
"But first, Captain, we would like to make sure you have an opportunity to make yourself at home here, in 2012. We have a room for you, without a hole in the wall…And, if you're hungry…"
"I'm starved," he smiled.
"Well, then first, let's go get you something to eat, Captain."
"Please, call me Steve, Doctor."
"Only if you'll call me Amanda," she smiled back.
She was beginning to understand why her aunt was so fond of him. At first, he was just Amanda's science project, but now, the look in his eyes, despite having superhuman strength, they said that he just needed a friend.
Hopefully, it was going to be an easy transition into the modern world, but Amanda knew it wasn't going to be that easy.
A/N: Yes, I've changed Peggy's niece's name from Sharon to Amanda. Hopefully people don't mind too much. Thanks!