Loki and I stood outside the museum, dressed in out gala outfits. Loki sceptre was disguised as a cane. Loki tugged on my arm and we walked into the gala. Loki and I walked onto a balcony, so he could make a grand entrance down the stairs. We walked along the balcony and descended down the stairs to where a man was making a speech. He let go of my arm and I stood on the stairs as Loki flipped his cane and wacked a guard in the head. As soon as Loki picked up the man making a speech, chaos erupted. Loki pulled out a glowing blue stick from his jacket and plunged it into the man's eye. The man twitched in pain as everyone ran out of the museum. I was the last, apart from Loki, to exit to building.
As we ran away, the police arrived. With a glance behind me, I watched as Loki, now in armour, sent a blast with his sceptre at the car, instantly flipping it.
"Kneel before me." Loki ordered.
The crowd ignored him. Loki started appearing everywhere. Each Loki raised their sceptres with a mischievous grin.
"I said. KNEEL!" Loki ordered.
Everyone became quietly, and slowly, we kneeled.
"Is not this simpler?" Loki asked, extending his arms out, smiling. "Is this not your natural state? It's the unspoken truth of humanity, that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life's joy in a mad scramble for power, for identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel."
As the words resonated within the crowd, the old man next to me stood up heroically. I stood up next to the man.
"We will not kneel." I said.
"Not to men like you." The man finished boldly.
"There are no men like me." Loki said smugly.
"There are always men like you." The man countered.
"Look to your elder, people." Loki sighed, lowering his sceptre, ready to fire. "Let him be an example."
Just as I pushed the man behind me, Captain America appeared in front of me, blowing the blue energy beam with his shield.
"You know, last time I was in Germany, I saw a man standing above everyone else, we ended up disagreeing." Captain America said boldly, walking towards Loki, who was sitting on his butt, having fallen over from the rebounded energy beam.
"The soldier. A man out of time." Loki said, standing up.
"I'm not the one who's out if time." Captain America countered.
From above, a Quinn Jet appeared, its machine guns pointed at Loki.
"Loki, drop the weapon and stand down." A female voice said from the Quinn Jet.
Loki fired at Quinn Jet and the crowd started to scatter. I started helping everyone away. As soon as everyone was out of the way, Shoot to Thrill by ACDC came out of the Quinn Jet's speakers.
I grabbed a walking stick someone had dropped and walked over to stand behind Captain America as Loki raised his hands in surrender.
"Good move." Stark decided.
"Mr Stark." Captain America greeted Stark.
"Captain." Stark greeted back.
The Quinn Jet landed just behind us and a woman in a black jumpsuit and short red hair stepped out. With Stark, they piled Loki into the Jet, the Captain turned to me.
"Miss, may I ask you to return to your evenings activities?" he asked me.
"Sure." I answered. "I'm coming with you."
"I'm sorry ma'am, I don't understand." He said confused.
"The last two days for me have involved being kidnapped, taken prisoner, hurt and being Loki's partner for this evening." I explained.
"Wait, did you say being kidnapped?" the woman with red hair asked.
"Yes." I answered.
"You wouldn't know Indiana Hill, would you?" she asked.
"Coulson told me about that girl." Stark piped in.
"I know he did." I informed Stark. "I'm Indiana Hill. And these two men are Tony Stark and Steven Rogers."
"How do you know that?" Steve asked.
"I have a gift." I answered. "Can I come with you know? I really want to see my aunt."
"Is your aunt, Maria Hill?" the woman asked.
"Yes." I answered.
"Then you might want to come with us." She said.
"I don't like it." Steve said.
Loki was cuffed to his seat. Tony, Steve and I were watching from a distance.
"What? Rock of Ages giving up so easily?" Tony asked.
"I don't remember it being ever that easy." Steve explained. "This guy packs a wallop."
"Still, you are pretty spry for an older fellow. What's your thing? Pilates?"
My laughter was muffled behind my hand at Tony's comment.
"What?" Steve asked, confused.
"It's like calisthenics." Tony explained. "You might have missed a couple of things, you know, during your time as a Capsicle."
"Fury didn't tell me he was calling you in." Steve countered, turning to conversation away from him.
"Yeah, there are a lot of things Fury doesn't tell you." Tony answered.
Thunder and lightning nearly hit the jet, making it shake violently.
"Where's this coming from?" Natasha asked.
Loki stared intently out the window, looking a little scared as the Thunder rumbled more.
"What's the matter? Scared of a little lightning?" I asked.
"I'm not overly fond of what follows." He replied.
A blinding light hit the jet. Tony opened the hanger door to see what was out there, when a man a recognised stormed in.
"Tom?" I asked shocked.
He shot me a quick glance before ripping Loki from his seat and jumped out of the jet.
"Now there's that guy." Tony muttered as he pulled on his helmet.
"Another Asgardian?" Natasha asked.
"Think the guy's a friendly?" Steve asked.
"Doesn't matter. If he free Loki, or kills him, the Tesseract's lost." Tony answered/
"Stark we need a plan of attack!" Steve yelled as Tony prepared to jump out.
"I have a plan. Attack." Tony answered, and jumped out.
I snapped out of my shock and grabbed my dress, ripping it so it became a t-shirt with the leggings underneath. I kicked the heels off and grabbed a parachute.
"What are you doing?" Steve asked.
"I know you guys better than the back of my hand." I explained, clipping myself in. "I'm the only one who can stop this without violence."
I stepped into the middle of the jet, and ran, jumping out. The wind rushed against my face and body. When it felt right, I pulled the rope, opening the shoot. I softly floated until I hit the ground. As soon as I did, I started undoing the buckles.
"You have no idea what you're dealing with." I heard Tom say.
"Shakespeare in the park?" Tony asked. "Does mother know you weareth her drapes?"
I burst out laughing and continued to untangle myself from the harness.
Once I finally undid myself, there was a large shockwave, pushing me back. I ran, barefoot, to the clearing, where the three men stood around awkwardly.
"If you boys are done, it would probably be a good idea to get Loki and head back to the Helicarrier." I suggested.
"And who are you?" Tom asked.
"Indiana Hill." I introduced myself.
"I am Thor of Asgard." Tom/Thor introduced himself. "I have come to bring my brother to justice."
"Get in line buddy." I muttered.
"He really grows on you, doesn't he?" Banner muttered.
"Loki's gonna drag this out." Steve decided. "So Thor, what's his play?"
"He has an army called the Chitauri." Thor explained. "They're not of Asgard or any world known. He means to lead them against your people. They will win him the earth. In return, I suspect, for the Tesseract."
"An army? From outer space?" Steve asked in disbelief.
"So he's building another portal." Banner realised.
"That's what he needs Erik Selvig for." I realised.
"Selvig?" Thor asked.
"He's an astrophysicist." Banner stated.
"He's a friend." Thor said.
Of course. How could I have been so stupid?
"Loki has him under some kind of spell, along with one of ours." Natasha said.
"I wanna know why Loki let us take him." Steve said. "He's not leading an army from here."
"I don't think we should be focusing on Loki." Banner decided. "That guy's brain is a bag full of cats, you could smell crazy on him."
I flinched, knowing that Thor was not going to like that.
"I don't care how you speak." Thor boomed. "Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard, and he's my brother."
"He killed eighty people in two days." Natasha said.
How did I miss that?
"He's adopted." Thor mumbled quickly.
"Iridium, what did they need the Iridium for?" Banner asked.
I was about to answer when Stark walked in.
"It's a stabilizing agent." Stark answered. "Means the portal won't collapse on itself, like it did at S.H.I.E.L.D. Also, it means the portal can open as wide, and stay open as long, as Loki wants." He turned to the crew of the ship. "Uh, raise the mid-mast, ship the top sails. That man is playing Galaga! Thought we wouldn't notice. But we did." He covered one eye and looked at the panels around him. "How does Fury do this?"
"He turns." Aunt Maria answered.
When did she get here?
"Well, that sounds exhausting." Tony decided. "The rest of the raw materials, Agent Barton can get his hands on pretty easily. Only major component he still needs is a power source. High energy densities, something to kick start the cube."
"When did you become an expert in thermonuclear astrophysics?" Aunt Maria asked.
"Last night." Stark answered. "The packet, Selvig's notes, the Extraction Theory papers. Am I the only one who did the reading?"
"Didn't need to." I muttered.
"Does Loki need any particular kind of power source?" Steve asked.
"He's got to heat the cube to a hundred and twenty million Kelvin just to break through the Coulomb barrier."
"Unless, Selvig has figured out how to stabilize the quantum tunnelling effect." Tony agreed.
"Well, if he could do that he could achieve Heavy Ion Fusin at any reactor on the planet." Banner continued.
"Finally, someone who speaks English." Tony sighed.
"Is that what just happened?" I joked.
Banner and Stark mumbled to each other when Fury walked in.
"Dr. Banner is only here to track the cube. I was hoping you might join him." Fury said.
"Let's start with that stick of his." Steve agreed. "It may be magical, but it works an awful lot like a HYDRA weapon."
"Seconded." I agreed.
"I don't know about that, but it is powered by the cube. And I'd like to know how Loki used it to turn two of the sharpest men I know into his personal flying monkeys."
"Monkeys? I do not understand." Thor said confused.
"I do!" Steve exclaimed. "I understood that reference."
"Yet I wasn't effected." I said.
"Still a mystery we have to solve." Fury answered.
Stark and Banner muttered to each other before leaving the room, undoubtedly heading to their lab.
"Lady Indiana, may I have a word?" Thor asked.
"Sure Thor." I answered, following him to a corner
"What are your powers?" Thor asked when we stopped.
"I can see the past and present in dream." I answered.
"What about your other powers?" he persisted.
"What other powers?" I asked innocently.
"My father, Odin, gave you your powers." Thor answered. "I would hope that you know that you are what humans call; a telekinetic."
"I know." I answered. "I just don't use it, nor do I like it."
"Of course." Thor sighed.
I turned and walked calmly away till I saw Aunt Maria. I ran and hugged her, so happy that she was safe.
"Indi, are you alright?" she asked, holding me close.
"I've been better." I admitted.
"Did they hurt you?" she asked.
"No." I lied.
"I should send you home immediately." She decided.
"Not in your life time." I snapped.
"It is not up for debate." She said.
"I am staying." I said forcefully. "I have powers."
"What are you talking about?" she asked.
I slapped my hand over my mouth, realising what I had said. I felt a hand on my shoulder, and looked to see Thor.
"Lady Indiana has the gift of Vue." Thor explained. "She can see the past and present, and she is a telekinetic."
Aunt Maria looked at me in shock.
"Why didn't you tell me?" she asked.
"Because I don't use it." I answered.
"You are going to go to the lab right now, Indi." She ordered.
"Fine." I groaned.
Thor left us and Aunt Maria walked me to a lab and left me there as Steve walked out. He flashed me a quick smile before walking down the corridor. I walked in and Aunt Maria left.
"That's the guy my dad never shut up about?" Tony said. "Wondering if they shouldn't have kept him on ice."
"The guy's not wrong about Loki." Banner agreed. "He does have the jump on us."
As the boys talked, I jumped onto a bench and zoned out as they talked. I grabbed a screen hanging here me and watched as Natasha talked to Loki. I grabbed an iPod next to me and plugged the earphones in my ears. I casually watched the different screens and was aware of when people came into the room, even if I wasn't listening. On the last screen I saw, a jet was coming in. when the hanger door open, and Barton aiming his bow, I yelped. As he let go, the arrow flew and something exploded.
Okay, i could really do with some help. do you think that Loki should kidnap her again, or should she go with the Avengers to the battle?