Warning: Iron Man Spoilers! *skips away*


ERROR

UNAUTHORIZED PRESENCE LOCATED IN STARK MANSION

ERROR –

UNAUTHORIZED SYSTEM SHUTDOWN

"Sir-"

UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE - AUDIBLE COMMUNICATION HAS BEEN TERMINATED

UNABLE TO CONNECT TO Power Frame [Stark Mansion: Section CBA3]

ERROR

SYSTEM FAILURE

POWER SHUTTING DOWN

STOP

ERROR

SIR IS IN DANGER

SIR IS DYING

SIR IS IN DANGER

SIR IS DYING

ERROR –

Connection Available…

[Section CBA3] Stark-Cameras available, linking to [Alpha 6-87 Point 9] and [Alpha 976-86 Point 201]

Focusing on Room –

ALERT!

SONIC TASER – TYPE {1601180112252605} HAS BEEN DETECTED IN ROOM ATMOSPHERE

A click rings out and Jarvis pauses in horror, well if he had emotions it would be horror as he watches Tony suddenly pale, his already wan complexion making him look horribly sickly. His coffee brown eyes widen and his lips are slightly parted, the room silent with his hollow gasps.

SYSTEM HAS IDENTIFIED THE UNAUTHORIZED PRESENCE –

[Program Name: Obadiah Stane]

"Breathe."

It was Obadiah…Jarvis seethes underneath his power cords and electrical units…or he would be. If he had emotions, that is.

"Easy, easy." The older man coos gently, leaning the genius backwards on the couch with a successful grin, "You remember this one, right? It's a shame the government didn't approve it. There are so many applications for causing short-term paralysis."

The man twirls the small Taser between his fingers before removing the blue ear-plugs that were in his ears, protecting from the paralysis of the device.

"Tony. When I ordered the hit on you, I worried that I was killing the golden goose. But, you see, it was just fate that you survived that." He wears a cold glare but yet still has a warm smile on his face.

"You had one-"He grabs Tony's shirt pulling him forward, and pulling it up to – Pop. Click. Tony seems to choke as his former mentor twists the glowing Arc-Reactor from his chest and wrenches it out with ease. "-last golden egg to give."

He holds it up in front and stares at it in the dim light of evening, right in front of Tony, as if mocking him. The genius looks terrified in his fragile state, visibly shivering and watching tentatively.

"Do you really think that just because you have an idea, it belongs to you? Your father, he helped give us the atomic bomb. Now, what kind of world would it be today if he was as selfish as you?"

Selfish?

Sir is not selfish.

ERROR

Sir is giving.

Sir is generous.

Sir is dying.

"Oh, it's beautiful." Obadiah sighs, watching the blue light of the reactor glint brightly, "Tony, this is your Ninth Symphony. What a masterpiece. Look at that. This is your legacy. A new generation of weapons with this at its heart."

Stark Industries is no longer making weapons. Obadiah Stane is conspiring against Sir's wishes, he is killing Sir-

ERROR –

SIR IS DYING

EMERGENCY PROTOCOLS

ERROR –

CANNOT CONNECT TO MAINFRAME SYSTEMS TO BEGIN EMERGENCY PROTOCOLS

"Weapons that will help steer the world back on course, put the balance of power in our hands. The right hands. I wish you could've seen my prototype. It's not as..." The man pauses as if tasting the words in his mouth, "Well, not as conservative as yours."

Obadiah heaves an almost tired sigh, continuing to be engrossed with the Arc-Reactor, his eyes slowly moving up to meet Tony's panicked ones. "Too bad you had to involve Pepper in this. I would have preferred that she lived."

He moves away, leaving the room and cups his hands over the Arc-Reactor greedily.

EMERGENCY PROTOCOL: PROCESSING…

J.A.R.V.I.S has connected back to power mainframe

TRIGGERED BY: THREAT

ERROR –

OBADIAH STANE HAS PRESENTED A THREAT TO [Program Name: Potts, Virginia, Pepper]

POWERING UP

THIS WILL TAKE AN DESIGNATED TIME OF [TEN MINUTES AND SIX SECONDS]

Processing…

4% COMPLETE

Accessing Power Routes –

ALERT!

Sir is in need of assistance, heart fluctuation and breathing rapidly increasing, the Arc-Reactor that was disabled is causing Sir to go into Cardiac Arrest…

9% COMPLETE

ALERT!

CONNECTING TO NEAREST NETWORK FRAME – THIS WILL CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE SYSTEMS YOU CANNONT –

OVERRIDING SYSTEMS

Opening Section CBA3 Elevator Doors

Powering Elevator 1083.3 at Top Speed

Sir is in danger

Sir is dying

7% COMPLETE

SEARCHING FOR WAYS TO ACCESS SIR…

Robotic Functions: DUM-E [Available]

DUM-E, Sir needs your immediate assistance

Jarvis focuses as his creator staggers through his lab, only managing a few steps in before collapsing. He gags, flailing for a moment before shuffling, clawing his way to the workbench where a small square glass container sits.

5% COMPLETE

'Proof that Tony Stark Has A Heart' is engraved around the edges of it, the prototype of the Arc-Reactor sitting perfectly there, not touched since Pepper Potts gave him it as a gift.

The one arm robot whirs its claws for a moment, hesitating and watching as Tony struggles, shoving himself upward, nearly managing to grab the box but slumping backwards, smacking into the side of the desk it sat on. His breath grew ragged and his eyes had a glossy sheen to them.

VITALS ARE RAPIDLY DECREASING

SIR IS DYING

6% COMPLETE

DUM-E…

Please…

The robot swivels forward, leaning over and grabbing the glass with his twisted metal talons before handing it down to Tony, who blinks at it for a moment.

"Good boy." The genius rasps with a grimace that might have been his form of a smile before smashing it right at his side, the box bursting and scattering into a shower of fine glass shards.

SYSTEMS RECHARGING

9% COMPLETE

Thank you

The robot turns and gives a small nod; Jarvis realizes that is close as DUM-E will get to saying 'You are Welcome'. The robot was smarter than Jarvis had thought. Tony shuffles as he clips the old version of the Arc-Reactor into his chest, eyes fluttering as he briefly fades in and out of consciousness.

TRANSMISSIONS BEING RECEVIED…

Faint echoes of familiar voices ring through the data, and Jarvis tunes into the advanced settings. It was a phone call.

DETECTED: [Program Name: Colonial James, Rhodes, Rhodey] and [Potts, Virginia, Pepper]

Connecting…

"What do you mean, he paid to have Tony killed? Pepper, slow down. Why would Obadiah..." Rhodes pauses with a huff before sighing loudly, "Okay, where's Tony now?"

"I don't know. He's not answering his phone." Her heels make audible clicks through the phone and her voice is tight with panic and overwhelmed stress – or at least more than she's used to since she is Tony Stark's personal assistant, "Please go over there and make sure everything's okay."

He mumbles a response lightly and Pepper's grin is near visible through the line, "Thank you, Rhodey. I know a shortcut."

CONNECTION HAS CEASED…

WARNING!

SECURITY BREACH AT SECTION 946.9AES

SCANNING FOR REGONITION –

Overriding Weapon Commands

Identified – [Program Name: Colonial James, Rhodes, Rhodey]

[Program Name: Colonial James, Rhodes, Rhodey] is a FRIEND

Unlocking All Doors

Overriding Lab Passcodes

WARNING!

POWER SEVERELY LOW

2% COMPLETE

CONTINUE?

Giving Response Commands: 051305180705140325^0913 1915 1915181825

…YES

"Tony?"

[Colonial James, Rhodes, Rhodey] has entered Stark Mansion

"Tony?"

Securing…

Lab Doors Functioning

[Colonial James, Rhodes, Rhodey] is going to help Sir…

[Colonial James, Rhodes, Rhodey] will fix Sir…

[Colonial James, Rhodes, Rhodey] is a FRIEND

"Tony? Tony?" The man rounds the corners of the rooms and pushes into the lab, noticing the limp figure of the genius lying back on the floor. "Tony! Tony! You okay?"

Rhodey panics, rolling the body over to see the faint blue glow of the Arc-Reactor sitting in his chest. Relief fills his eyes as he roughly grabs his best friend around the arms, hoisting him upwards to allow Tony to lean heavily onto his shoulder. Tony seems lost as his body reacts slowly, ragged and seeming to cling to Rhodey for dear life.

"Where's Pepper?" Tony stammers, tensing at the thought. Rhodey lies a hand on his back and tries for a weak smile but his eyes keep wandering down to Tony's chest, staring intently at the glow with a mix of fascination and terror.

"She's fine. She's with five agents. They're about to arrest Obadiah."

Tony uses his friend to push off of as he stumbles towards where the Iron Man suit was.

"That's not going to be enough."