The beginning, Pt 1



Standing in Shield's headquarters, Loki, unseen to anyone watched on as something amazing happened.

A scientist touched the cube with her bare hands, something no one had ever done before. Everyone had either used gloves or tongs; no one was every stupid enough to touch skin to skin and get burned. Why this woman decided to brush he fingers against the cube was a mystery to him.

She instantly started to twitch and moan, and no one could seem to pull her away from the cube. That was when she began to talk. She opened her eyes, which were now the same smoldering color of the cube.

"What do you think you're doing? I demand you free me now! Who are you?"

It was then that Nick Fury stepped forward. "What are you talking about?"

"Why do you have me? I am not a toy to be tampered with! Where am I?" The woman stuck to the cube glanced around, eyes cold and blue. "How is it I have become this way?" Her eyes focused on Loki and her lips parted slightly. "You. You have magic in you. What are you?"

The few people in the room glanced around. "Who are you talking to?" Fury asked. "Who are you?"

"I go by many names." The scientist said again. "I am The One. Who are you mortal man?" Her eyes regarded Fury silently; emotionless.

"You are... the cube?" Another scientist spoke up, a fat chubby man. "How is this possible?"

Once again the scientist looked at Loki, standing there gaping at her. "The cube is my dormant sate... I... I don't understand how I came to be this way. I need to return to the world." The lady began to twitch again, blood starting to seep from her finger tips down to her elbow.

"Let her go." Fury said, glaring at the possessed scientist. Said woman looked down at her hand and frowned, giving a sigh. In a moment she was thrown backwards and the wall, her arm sizzling and the Tesseract just smoked a bit and went back to normal.

Loki watched as the humans scrambled around their nest, to the woman, who instantly started to explain how she saw a blue, fiery woman in her mind was being helped out of her hole in the wall, shivering and shaking madly.

An order was given out not a few minutes later that no one was ever allowed to touch the cube bare handed again, and what they just saw was top secret; any talk about it would be considered a betrayal of Shield.

Loki stepped forward, entranced by the cube. He reached out and touched it, but nothing happened as it burned his skin. Except... he felt a presence, maybe not like the woman had just felt, but a presence in the back of his brain none the less.

Loki smiled to himself, ignoring his burning flesh. "I will free you my little fire woman."

He let go now, walking away. There had been many legends about the Tesseract. Once people of Asgard would claim it used to be a person, a living breathing person, who had formed from the remaining particles of energy after the creation of the universe. They called it, "The One", sometimes going by other names as well. The energy of this woman wore out her body like no other; all that power with nothing to do she began to create life, create planets, and after she was satisfied with her work, all her power spent, she had gone dormant, loosing her physical body and becoming the said cube, which disappeared quite some time ago, although now Loki knew it had been on Earth all this time.

Those were just legends; creative stories passed on through the times, told to little children as bed time stories.

Or so Loki had thought. He needed more information.

Loki had just stolen the cube from Shield, and in the back of the car speeding down the highway, he opened the brief case, looking at it; at her.

He touched the cube, burning his flesh once again. He felt her again, in the back of his mind. Loki closed his eyes and smiled. "I feel your agitation," He laughed. "I sense you in there woman." He didn't know why she couldn't take his mind as he did the woman, probably because he wasn't as weak.

Loki opened his eyes again and laughed out loud once more. "Marvelous." He whispered, before he let go. He raised his hand to his face and inspected his burnt hand, turning it back on forth. "Just marvelous..."

"Who'd showed you this power? Who controls the would-be king?"

Loki turned around angrily from his brother. "I AM A KING."

"NOT HERE!" Thor shouted. "You give up the Tesseract, you give up this pointless dream!... You come home."

Loki smiled, giving a brief chuckle. "I don't have it." He said, voice a husky whisper and looked at his brother. "No one controls me, I am doing this for her, and once she is free my will will be done."

"Who?" Thor implored.

Loki ignored his brother's question. "You need the cube to bring me home, but I've sent it off; I know not where."

"You listen well brother," Thor said, face angry.

And then he was gone in a flash of fire, pushed off the cliff. "I'm listening." He said out to the air before he smiled slightly on the edge of the cliff to watch the show.

"How desperate are you? You call on such lost creatures to defend you."

"You threaten my world with war, you steal a force you can't hope to control, you talk about peace and you kill 'cause it's fun. You have made me very desperate. You might not be glad that you did."

"Ooooh, It burns you to have come so close. To have the Tesseract, to have power; unlimited power. And for what? A warm light for all man kind to share?" Loki paused, staring at the camera and smirking. "She is much more then you realize," he looked back at Nick and smiled wide, clapping his hands together, "Ahhhh but you already know that, don't you?"

Fury leveled Loki with his one eyed gaze and turned abruptly with a twitch of his mouth, "Well lemme know if you need a magazine or something."

Just as Capt. Slammed the gun down on the table and the discussion turned into an argument, Steve quickly getting in Tony's face, demanding him put on his suit. Tony stole a second glance at the monitor, only to do a double take. "You've got to be kidding me." He murmured, stepping closer to the screen and maximizing the 3D model of a woman, skin made up of the same burning flames as the cube.

"You've been hiding this too?" Tony said, looking at Fury. All talk ceased, although Bruce was visibly still fuming over the whole weapon thing.

"What is that?" Steve asked.

"What is this?" Thor said, his brow furrowing. "You can't believe in such legends! She isn't real!"

"What legend?" Bruce asked, looking around.

"Oh yes, do tell." Tony said, growing angry. "So maybe this will all make some sense, no?"

Fury met their gaze, not saying anything. Even Black Widow seemed surprised, staring at the model in wonder.

"She isn't real." Thor stated.

"Are you so sure god?" Fury looked sideways at him. "Why do you think Loki is fighting so hard? He knows the truth the same as we do; he wants her free."

Immediately the room burst into yelling again, The iron man Stark yelling over who this woman was and once again Capt. Got in his way, telling him to back down, Black Widow standing there trying to justify Shield's actions, and Thor auguring about how Fury was wasting his time in nonsense.

In just a moment Bruce was yelling, upset, demanding to know why they are making weapons from the Tesseract and who the woman is.

The only thing that stopped a potential catastrophe with The Hulk was when Bruce snapped out of his daze when he heard his computer beep.

And right after that is when everything exploded, and went to hell.

Agent Barton was here; soon Loki would be free again.

Still stuck in The Avengers Movie, but after chapter two it should move on. :3 The first two chapters I intend to be short, do you like so far? Comments? :D