First shot at an Avengers story here, sorry if everything isn't accurate but i'll try my best! Let me know what you think :)
It had been a mere matter of hours since the Avengers team had defeated Loki and the Chitauri, the team was exhausted. Thor had already made sure his brother was unable to escape, he bound his wrists together and placed a guard over his mouth. Loki would pay for the destruction he had caused back in their home of Asgard. The team had gathered in Stark Tower, which was now barely standing after the brutal fight that had just taken place. All but one of the letters had fallen off the side of the building, the A was still standing and to Stark this was a sign that the Avengers was meant to be.
"Can anyone hear something?" Natasha asked as she took a seat.
"What do you mean?" Steve Rogers replied.
"I can hear someone else in here."
Tony stopped in his tracks and began to circle the penthouse apartment, he wanted to make sure there was no one else lurking around that they needed to take care of. Room after room was empty but Natasha was right, he could definitely hear something. Lastly he checked one of the spare bedrooms, he could see the shadow of a slim figure against the wall. He prepared himself and stepped around the corner before he could throw a punch the figure grabbed his arm and pulled him over their shoulder, forcing him to the ground.
"Charlie?" Tony gasped for air.
"Oh my god. I'm so sorry."
"That's a nice way to greet your big brother." Tony replied.
"I didn't know it was you!" Charlotte replied as she helped pull her brother up from the floor. "I was a little paranoid, I've been watching the news. I had to come and make sure you were okay."
"Umm aren't I the one that's supposed to be protective of you? You're the baby." Tony replied as he put his arm around his sister's shoulder.
"Yes but it doesn't mean I can't worry about you. You might be some superhero now but still it's not fun to watch."
"Lets go have a drink, you can meet the rest of the group." Tony pointed his arm towards the door and his sister quickly followed in that direction.
"They're all here?"
"Yeah, even the bad guy. Stay away from him, I know how you love pissing people off as much as I do but I'd rather you didn't with this one." Tony explained.
"Fiiine. I'll be on my best behavior." Charlotte replied.
A few moments later the two stepped into the lounge. Tony's sister hesitated a little, it was an intimidating sight. The room was filled with six of the most powerful superheroes, things that most people didn't believe actually existed. The six of them had just saved the world, they had just made sure that Charlotte and everyone else could still have a life worth living and she was grateful for that.
Then there was the bad guy, Charlotte spotted him a mile away. He stood at the back of the room, chained to the wall. His mouth was covered and a look of defeat was etched across his face. Another tall muscular figure stood not to far from him, Charlotte could tell he was making sure the bad guy didn't make a move. His face was filled with disappointment and after just saving the world Charlotte couldn't really understand why.
"Guys this is my sister Charlotte. Well I call her Charlie." Tony explained. "Charlie this is the group. Guy over there is Steve, Captain America." Charlotte smiled as Steve nodded in her direction. "Geeky guy in the back, that's Bruce. Brilliant scientist and also turns into a huge green Hulk."
"Nice to meet you." Bruce replied.
"This is Natasha, or Black Widow." Natasha smiled as Tony pointed towards her. "That's Clint or Hawkeye." Charlotte nodded. "Long haired guy in the back is Thor." Thor smiled enthusiastically then turned his attention back to the other guy. "And the ugly defeated guy in the back is Loki, the bad guy."
Charlotte didn't really acknowledge Loki's presence and her brother seemed to appreciate that. She quickly took a seat and kept to herself, she didn't really know what to say to anyone. Her brother continued walking onto the bar and poured himself a drink. Charlotte noticed a lot of the group seemed to be lost, they didn't know what to do now that their mission had been completed.
She glanced towards Steve, Captain America. She could tell he was hurting, he held onto his side tightly and would clinch his fists together every minute or so. He was in pain, they all were. It had been a long day for all of them and it certainly hadn't been easy, Loki had made sure of that. Charlotte desperately wanted to help him but it felt rude to offer help to someone who was clearly trying to hide the fact he was in any pain at all.
Charlotte hadn't seen her brother in quite a while, since her brother had taken over Stark enterprises Charlotte had focused most of her attention on school. She didn't want to be a part of the family business, no matter how hard her brother tried to persuade her. She was twenty three years old now, had been out of school for a year and was most recently living in Chicago. Charlotte was a nurse and that was why it was her instinct to help Steve but she also knew that you can't help someone that doesn't want it.
"How long are you in town for sis?" Tony asked as he took a seat next to her.
"Not exactly sure. I have been thinking of moving out here, you know. To keep a closer eye on you." Charlotte smirked.
"Umm aren't I the one with super powers?"
"You mean a suit? You don't actually have powers." Charlotte quickly replied, causing Steve who was listening nearby to start laughing.
"Shut it Captain." Tony growled. "Still I'm a superhero and you're not." Tony said as he turned his attention back towards his sister.
"Yes, I know. Something you'll never let me forget." Charlotte smiled.
Within a few moments the door swung open and in entered a man Charlotte had never seen before, he was tall, dressed in mostly black and had an eye patch covering his left eye. Charlotte could tell this was going to be strictly superhero business so she decided to make her way out onto the balcony to give them some privacy. As fascinating as their meeting would probably be, she didn't want to intrude and if they were about to be under attack from some other bad guy, Charlotte would rather not know about it.
She stood outside overlooking the city of New York or at least what was left of it, buildings were missing walls, streets were covered in debris and people were still looking around in complete shock. What had just taken place earlier today was a disaster that people had never experienced before, people didn't believe in another world but now they're fully aware that earth isn't the only place out there.
It had been over an hour now, Charlotte would glance back towards the apartment and look through the glass every now and then but they were still in discussion. Her phone had been blowing up non stop since she had left Chicago, a lot of people knew who her brother was and after watching his performance on the news a lot more people wanted to speak to her. Charlotte had been ignoring majority of her calls unless they were from close friends, she didn't even know what she could say to anyone else.
"So Charlie, isn't that more of a boy's name?"
Charlotte turned her attention onto Steve who was walking towards her, she smiled and let out a small laugh. This wasn't the first time she had been asked this question.
"It is. When I was born my brother was disappointed that I was a girl, so he refused to call me Charlotte and instead called me Charlie. After a while it just stuck, I actually like it now." Charlotte replied.
"Well that does sound a lot like your brother." Steve replied as he stood next to Charlotte.
"Yeah, he can be a jerk a lot of the time but he means well. I hope." Charlotte smiled.
"What he did today was selfless, he took a serious risk."
"I saw that, that wasn't something my brother would usually do. Someone must have gotten through to him." Charlotte replied.
"I think so."
"So if you don't mind me asking, what exactly is your superhero power? Still trying to get used to this whole superheroes exist thing."
"I don't exactly have superpowers." Steve replied. "I'm more of the perfect soldier, it was an experiment gone wrong."
"And this happened recently?" Charlotte asked.
"Well to me yes but it actually happened in 1942." Steve replied. "I was frozen for over 70 years."
"Seriously?" Charlotte gasped.
"So this is all new to you?" Charlotte asked as she pointed into the city.
"Yes. I've never seen anything like it and the technology now just confuses me." Steve laughed. "It's probably why me and your brother don't always agree with each other."
"Yeah, technology is how my brother functions. But that's so crazy. So you don't know what this is?"
Charlotte pulled her cell phone out of her pocket and handed it to Steve, it was still ringing constantly so she knew it would vibrate in his hands. The look of confusion on his face was priceless and Charlotte couldn't help but smile. He inspected it thoroughly, turning it upside down and shaking it.
"It's a cell phone." Charlotte giggled.
"Yes, you know like a regular phone but you can take it anywhere. It does a bunch of other stuff too but I feel like we should just stick with that for now." Charlotte smiled. "Don't want to confuse you too much."
"Yes, please don't. There's a lot I have to catch up on."
"Well if you need any help don't hesitate to ask, could be a little overwhelming if you try asking my brother."
"I'll keep that in mind. Thank you." Steve smiled and extended his hand towards Charlotte, he took her hand in his and placed his lips against it. He quickly turned his back towards her and headed back into the apartment.
Charlotte stood in complete shock of what had just happened for a few moments until Natasha appeared, the look of confusion was still on her face.
"He's old fashioned, still thinks he's in 1942. That's where the hand kiss came from, don't worry I won't say a word to your brother." Natasha laughed.
"What is there to tell?" Charlotte smiled.
"Exactly." Natasha replied.
The meeting had finally come to a close and Charlotte made her way back into her brother's apartment, Thor had disappeared along with Loki but everyone else still seemed to be there. Charlotte took a seat at the bar that was set up across from her brother, he smiled at her and slid a drink across the table.
"It's gonna be a pretty full house here." Tony sighed.
"Everyone's staying?" Charlotte asked.
"Yeah, well Thor and Loki have made their way back home but everyone else will be staying here until they decide where to head to next."
"There any room for me?"
"Of course, you're my sister. I'd risk kicking the Hulk out so you could have a room if I had to." Tony laughed.
"I'd like to see you try. I'm pretty sure you couldn't take him."
"Oh no, he definitely couldn't." Bruce laughed as he joined the two at the table, Charlotte was beginning to feel a lot more comfortable with her brother's new friends. As intimidating as a superhero seemed they were just like everyone else, lost and searching for something to live for.