Dani's P.O.V. {New York}

I flew over New York with Bruce in my hands, the two of us intangible so nothing could hurt us. I glanced over the city and noticed the team, minus Tony, all standing in the street. I dropped down to the ground behind them and let go of Bruce and my intangibility.

"So this all seems horrible," Bruce stated, moving towards them.

"I've seen worse," Natasha replied. Bruce rubbed the back of his head.

"Sorry," He said.

"No, we could use a little worse," She exclaimed.

"Stark, we got them," Steve said into his earpiece.

I pulled out my modified Fenton Phones and shoved one into my ear. Tony had modified it slightly so that it would sink up with his suit and any S.H.I.E.L.D. coms close by.

"Banner? Dani?" Tony asked.

"How ya doing Tone's," I exclaimed, smirking.

"Just like you said," Steve replied.

"Hello Dani I see you're using the modified Fenton Phones. Tell Bruce to suit up, I'm bringing the party to you," Tony answered. I glanced back to see Tony fly around a building in his iron man suit with a giant Leviathan right on his tail.

"I- I don't see how that's a party," Natasha stated.

"Oh no I can just see the banners plastered across that thing. That my friend is the best kind of party," I exclaimed, smirking.

Natasha's lip twitch up slightly into a smile, and I heard a snort from Tony's end, and a chuckle from next to me. I glanced over to see another man I'd never met before standing next to me but I recognized him from the files Tony had gotten. I shrugged it off and went back to watching the Leviathan flying towards us. Suddenly Bruce turned and started walking towards the thing.

"Doctor Banner now might be a really good time for you to get angry," Steve suggested.

"That's my secret, Cap. I'm always angry," Bruce informed.

Suddenly he turned back around and smoothly transformed into the Hulk and punched the Leviathan right into the ground. Tony blasted at the creature and it exploded. Steve and Natasha both ducked under Steve's shield, but Thor just stood there, and I let my intangibility wash over me. Tony landed on the ground next to me and nodded at me. The Hulk roared, and I charged some ecto energy in my hands.

"Guys," Natasha exclaimed, glancing up at the sky. I glanced up to see dozens more of those Leviathans and hundreds of aliens flying through the portal.

"Ah crap," I muttered.

"Call it, Captain," Tony shouted.

"Alright listen up. Until we can close that portal up there, we're gonna use containment. Barton, I want you on that roof, eyes on everything. Call out patterns and strays. Stark, you got the perimeter, anything gets more than three blocks out, you turn it back or you turn it to ash," Steve ordered.

"Wanna give me a lift?" Clint asked, looking over at Tony.

"Right, better clench up, Legolas," Tony replied. I snickered and shook my head as the two flew off.

"Thor, you gotta try and bottleneck that portal, slow 'em down. You got the lightning light the bastards up," Steve said. Thor swung Mjolnir and flew off, and Steve looked over at Natasha.

"You and me, we stay here on the ground, keep the fighting here. Hulk! Smash," Steve ordered. The Hulk grinned and leaped off, and Steve turned towards me.

"Dani get to Stark tower and see if you can get the portal shut down," Steve stated. I stared at him for a second.

"Oh hell no, he did not use my 10% baby as his power source," I growled, flying off towards the tower. I heard an exasperated sigh mixed with laughter come from Tony's end of the com.

"Would you let that go already," Tony shouted.

"Nope never you're going to have to live with that for the rest of your life and afterlife," I replied, speeding towards the tower. Tony sighed.

"Be careful shorty. Oh and there's a barrier around the Tesseract I'm pretty sure you might be able to get through if you really tried," Tony stated.

I landed on the roof and glanced around. I noticed a large machine at one end of the roof and an older man lying on the ground who I recognized from the files as Dr. Selvig. Suddenly I heard a noise behind me and I glanced back to see Loki standing behind me.

"You'll never shut it down. None of this can be stopped," He stated, smiling like a Cheshire cat.

"See that's where you're wrong. I can stop this, all I have to do is go intangible and reach through that barrier around the Tesseract and yank it out and this whole thing ends," I shot back. The smile disappeared off his face, and before I could react he shot me with his scepter. The blast hit me in the stomach and I groaned in pain.

"Cheap shot," I ground out, gasping for air. He grabbed me by the neck, cutting off my oxygen. I was about to go intangible when suddenly the Hulk landed next to us and ripped Loki away from me and tossed him down onto the balcony.

"Dani okay?" Hulk asked.

I nodded my head and he grunted and jumped down onto the balcony. I turned back to the Tesseract and stared at it for a moment. I sighed and moved over towards the Tesseract. I put my hands on the barrier and felt a surge of power rush through my body. I ground my teeth and let my intangibility wash over me once again. My hand slide painfully through the barrier and I felt a burning sensation run through me. I gasped as pain raced across my hands, and up my body.

"I can close it! Can anybody hear me?" I exclaimed, grounding my teeth.

"Do it!" Steve shouted.

"No wait!" Tony interrupted. I grimaced in pain and pulled my hands back slightly.

"Stark these things are still coming!" Steve said.

"I got a nuke coming in, it's gonna blow in less than a minute, and I know just where to put it," Tony explained.

"Sun of a bitch," I muttered. I knew what Tony was going to do, and I felt a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach, though that may be the pain from having my hands through the barrier.

"Stark, you know that's a one way trip?" Steve asked.

"Tony please be careful! And maybe hurry up a little bit having my hands through this barrier is really painful," I exclaimed.

"Don't worry Shorty I'll be fine, and I'll make it as quick as possible," Tony replied. I watched as the Iron man suit flew past me and up into the portal with a nuke in his hands. I watched as a light show went off inside the portal.

"Come on Tony," I muttered, searching frantically for him.

"Close it," Steve orders. I stared at the portal for a few seconds, and grimaced in pain again. My hands felt like they were on fire but I didn't care.

"Dani close the portal," Steve ordered.


"Dani, close it," Steve said, cutting me off.

I felt a tear run down my check, and I pushed my hands towards the Tesseract. I ignored the white hot searing pain in my hands as I pulled the Tesseract out of the device. My fingers burned and I set the Tesseract into the case sitting next to the device. I glanced up to see that the portal had closed, but I also noticed a figure falling through the sky. He made it!

"Son of a gun!" Steve exclaimed. I waited for Tony to slow down but he just kept falling.

"He's not slowing down," Thor stated.

I was just about to take off towards him when all of a sudden the Hulk jumped out of nowhere and grabbed Tony. I let out the breath I didn't know I was holding, and then hissed in pain. I felt the two rings wash over me and I fell to my knees as pain over took my senses. I glanced down at my hands to see that they were covered in burns and bruises. My fingertips where black and the skin was cracked.

"What the hell? What just happened? Please tell me nobody kissed me?" Tony exclaimed in my Fenton Phones.

"We won," Steve stated.

"Alright, hey, alright good job guys. Let's just not come in tomorrow. Let's just take a day, have you ever tried Shawarma? There's a Shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don't know what it is, but I wanna try it," Tony replied. Despite the pain running through me I managed a small chuckle.

"We're not finished yet," Thor answered. Oh yeah right we still have to deal with Loki.

"And then Shawarma after," Tony stated. I carefully made my way down to the pent house and I could see Natasha and Clint already standing around Loki. The two looked up at me for a second then back at Loki then did a double take.

"Dani?" They both asked, eying me suspiciously.

I nodded my head, and crossed my arms hiding the burns on my hands. The elevator doors opened and Tony, Steve, and Thor all stepped out, and the Hulk landed on the balcony outside. Steve and Thor stopped and stared at me for a second.

"Oh yeah guys. Dani's only half ghost. This is her human form," Tony stated, as if it was the most natural thing in the world for someone to be half human half ghost.

"How can she only be half ghost?" Natasha asked.

"Not sure I just am," I replied, shrugging my shoulders. Loki started to sit up and we immediately surrounded him.

"If it's all the same to you, I'll have that drink," He stated. I wasn't completely sure what he was talking about but I just shrugged it off. Thor cuffed Loki, and left him sitting on the couch in the destroyed living room.

"Aw look at my 10% baby. She's in pieces," I exclaimed, glancing around the destroyed room.

Everyone chuckled and Tony shook his head. I flinched as pain ran through my hands again and up my arms. I felt like I'd been shocked. I'd pry absorbed a crap tone of energy from the Tesseract, and the blast Loki had sent my way didn't help much. I spent a second or two trying to even out my breathing but it was hard considering the pain in my hands. Everyone started moving around talking and I noticed that Tony had just walked back into the room without his Iron man suit on and Bruce had also just walked back into the room in a new set of clothes. I let my hands fall to my side, and grimaced in pain again.

"Lady Dani, you're hurt," Thor exclaimed suddenly, staring at my charred and burnt hands. Suddenly Tony and Bruce had both rushed over to me, each grabbing one of my hands, while everyone else gathered around me.

"Holy crap Dani what happened?" Bruce asked, staring at my completely black hands.

"I pulled the Tesseract out of that device thing with my hands," I replied, flinching as the two prodded at my hands.

"Come on we need to run your hands under some cold water and get them wrapped," Tony stated, grabbing me by my upper arm and pulling me over to the sink at the bar.

Surprisingly the sink still worked, and the second the cold water ran over my hands I felt slightly better. After that was done Bruce wrapped my hands and I plopped down on the love seat in the corner.

"Hopefully it won't take too long to heal," I muttered. The team looked at me with sympathy, and I closed my eyes.

"We're going to go get some Shawarma, want to come with us?" Tony asked. I cracked an eye and looked at him for a second.

"Na, just bring me something back. I'm tired, and well… I don't think I'd be able to hold anything right now," I replied, lifting up my bandaged hands. I let my hands fall back down next to me and I slowly drifted off to sleep…


Authors note: This is not the end of the story. I have several more chapters planned out. Don't forget to review and let me know what you thought of this chapter!