Chapter 14

"Do you think there's something off... with that Candance?" I ask Tony the following day in the lab.

"What do you mean?" Tony mutters as he tinkers around with the imermeable frost.

"Doesn't she seem, I don't know, suspicious?" I ask. "She came in here, asking all those questions, when we already told everyone what we were going to."

"She said she had an interest," Tony shrugs.

"She never had an interest before," I point out. "And Natasha said she missed a training session."

"You worry too much," Tony murmurs kissing my forehead.

"I'm just saying, maybe we should keep an eye on her," I suggest.

"Maybe," Tony says.

I roll my eyes, "Did you think of a way to use that yet?" I point to the frost.

"No. I'm still experimenting. You could get over here and help," he gestures.

I giggle and walk over to him.

After staring at the frost for awhile, I had an idea.

"What would happen if...?" I mutter to myself. I chip off a piece of the frost and put it on a burner.

After about a minute, it melts.

"Hmm," I murmur. "Tony, it melts, to a liquid."

"Really?" he asks interested.

"Yes, I think we can use this," I say.

"But, how's it going to trap Loki?" Tony asks.

"Good point," I frown.

"Let's break for lunch," Tony says. "We'll think better on full stomachs."

I make sure to lock the lab securely behind me. I don't want anyone trying to break in.

"Do you want to go back to the lab?" Tony asks me when we finish eating.

"Um, how about we go to one of the training rooms and work out for a bit," I suggest. "We don't want to become lethargic."

"Yes, that would be oh so terrible," Tony mutters.

"It would if they replaced you as Iron Man," I tell him.

He glares at me.

I just shrug.

"Let's go," he sighs.

I grin and take his hand.

"Where are the two of you going?" Thor asks as we pass him in the hallway.

"Training room. She thinks I'm fat," Tony frowns.

"I never said that," I roll my eyes.

"See you guys later," Thor shakes his head.

Tony and I do a bit of hand to hand combat.

I manage to knock him to the floor and crouch over him.

"I win," I grin triumphantly.

"I am too old for this," Tony grunts.

"Excuses, excuses," I shake my head.

"I'd win if I had my suit on and that's all that matters," he says.

I roll my eyes, "Let's get back to the lab. I want to work more on the trap."

Tony's eyes light up, "Thank god."

I look at him.

"That's my natural element," he shrugs. He winks, "I prefer hands on excercises."

"We just did hand to hand combat," I point out.

He just walks out of the room.

We've been in the lab for a good 3 hours, working on this trap.

Okay, I've been working on it. Tony's tinkering with some improvement to his suit.

I still had the melted frost sitting in front of me. This discovery had to help somehow.

I decide to clean up the lab table while I think on the project.

My mind is all over the place while I'm cleaning, so I'm not paying much attention to what I'm doing.

I turn around to put some of Tony's tools away, and I run right into him.

The tools I have clutter to the ground and whatever Tony's holding goes flying through the air.

"Shit," he swears.

We turn around to watch it fly through the air and drop right into the liquid frost.

I gasp.

But what happens next is even more amazing.

Whatever Tony was holding caused an electric shock when it fell into the frost. The shock caused the frost to return to its solid state, trapping the item inside it.

"I think we just figured out how to trap Loki," I murmur.

"We're never admitting to how this really happened. Those were electrical cords, it will look like it was on purpose," Tony says slowly.

"I agree," I say. "We still have to figure it out on a larger scale."

"Easy. We decide where we want the trap to go. Jane and Darcy are on that. We dig a hole and put the liquid in. We lure Loki into it and then we have electrodes hooked up to it, and cameras on it. When he's submerged, we shock it. He's trapped. End of story," Tony explains.

"And how do you expect the god of mischief and lies to be lured into a questionable pool of liquid," I ask him.

"Hmm, good point," he mutters.

"Yeah," I sigh. "If we put it underground would it break through the soil?"

"Maybe the top soil," Tony says. "Let's test it."

"Do you have dirt down here?" I ask.

"Sweetheart, I have everything down here," he laughs.

I simply roll my eyes.

Our experiment works.

"Let's find Fury and let him know," Tony says.

"Only him. I'm still suspicious of that girl," I tell him.

"Okay," Tony agrees.

Fury is happy, or as happy as he can be, with our success.

We got the go ahead ot correspond with Jane and Darcy, so that's where we are headed now.

Tony knocks on the door.

It's usually open so we don't want to barge in.

I start humming to myself as we wait for someone to answer the door.

Tony moves to stand behind me.

"What are you doing?" I ask him.

"Nothing," he murmurs leaning down. He plants slow kisses along my neck.

"Mm," I murmur. "Tony, stop. What if they open the door?"

"I've been wantin gto kiss you all day," he mutters. "They can deal."

I giggle.

He continues kissin gmy neck. Then he gets impatient. He knocks on the door again, harder this time.

"Hang on a moment," Jane calls from inside.

Tony sighs. He wraps his arms around my waist.

Jane finally appears at the door.

I can't help myself, I burst out laughing.

"What?" Jane frowns.

"You have sex hair," Tony states.

Jane blushes and disappears back in the room. We can hear Thor's deep chuckle.

"We'll come back tomorrow," Tony calls as he pulls me away.

"Our turn to have some fun," he laughs.