Life with the New Avengers on Earth 616.
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I would like to thank nemogbr for taking over the Beta position.
Thank you nemogbr.
Avengers Hideout, Brooklyn. 09/2009
Avengers Meeting. Around the table Clint Barton, his ex wife Barbara "Bobbi" Morse-Barton also known as Mockingbird. Jessica Drew Spiderwoman, Luke Cage Power man, Standing up next to him was his wife Jessica Campbell Jones Cage, holding their daughter. Sitting beside her was Carol Danvers, Miss Marvel and beside her was Buck Barnes, the current Captain America. Behind him sticking to the wall were Peter and Xander Parker.
"No Wolverine." states Clint Barton.
"He had to head back to San Fran." replies Jessica Drew.
"I want to talk to you people about the mess that you..." Buck Barnes says trying to start the meeting.
"And he didn't tell anybody." says Clint Barton Ronin ignoring him.
"He told me." Jessica Drew tells him.
"Can we talk about this mess that..." Buck tries to steer the conversation back to the topic at hand but this time Luke Cage is the one who interrupts him.
"Oh hey, I heard from Doctor Strange. He said thanks to everyone. And that him and Doctor Voodoo are doing great. he really wanted me to tell you how grateful he was." says Luke.
"Yeah that was cool. We kinda won that one." says Carol.
"If he was so grateful, why didn't he send me home?" asks Xander.
"You know why." says Peter beside him.
"Explain it to me one more time." says Xander.
"He couldn't do it because he's no longer the Supreme Guy on the block. That Brother Voodoo. and do you really want your Kiester thrown all over the multi verse by some who got the job like ten minutes ago." asks Peter.
"I feel so ripped off..." Xander says in disgust. He knew that there was nothing Peter, or the New Avengers could do to help him out. He was grateful that they gave him a place to stay. Although it did take Peter, Logan and Jessica going to bat for him with the others.
"Can I just...?" again Buck tries to get control of the meeting.
"I want to talk about the media war against Norman that you've started." says Jessica Drew ignoring Buck.
"I want to talk about it too." replies Clint.
"You shouldn't have done it." says Jessica.
"I know." says Clint.
"And you shouldn't have done it without talking to us about it." continues Jessica.
"I agree." agrees Clint.
"It involves all of us." she says.
"Yes." he simply says.
"So you were wrong?" she asks not sure they were both on the same page. He was agreeing with everything.
"Yes." he confirms.
"Well... Okay." She concludes.
"I feel like I'm at tennis match, but not..." Xander tells Peter.
"Same." agrees Peter.
"What I should have done, is gone to Avengers Tower and Killed him." says Clint.
"I still can't believe you allowed Norman to get this far." Xander says to Peter.
"He took everyone by surprise. A lot of people dropped the ball..." says Peter. They've been over this ground many times in the last week.
"So how do you like your new nanite suit?" Xander asks.
"I love it. It's going to save a ton of money on laundry." he jokes. "Are you sure that you've had all the surprises removed from the original suit?" Peter asks his soul brother yet again.
"Yes I'm sure. How do you like the power boost?" he asks.
"I feel zippy." says Peter. " I know Buck like his new and improved nanite Cyber arm. It's so life like." he adds.
In the last week Xander had been busy. He gave the New Avengers a bit of an edge in technology and with the help of Doctor Strange, he managed to share the Hyena boost with everyone. Clint and Bobbi were still getting used to the super human edge they got from being members of the pack.
Xander also created nanite suits for everyone and synced up the cyber connections, making each suit almost a part of the user. He also managed to download a copy of their base personalities. He even got a couple of extra Jet-Wings made.
"What did Clint just say?" Xander asks Peter.
"I think he said that he wants to kill Norman." says Peter.
The rest of the Avengers give him a blank stare.
"There's no other way to get him, and this has gone on long enough. I'm going to take him out. Those of you who want to help... I will be thrilled to have it." says Clint.
"Well then I quit." says Peter.
"Hold on Bro..." says Xander.
"Really? That's what you say? This madness has to end. What would be your alternative plan?" asks Clint.
"How about: Rising above it?! How about: Representing the greater good?" says Peter.
"Every second that this is allowed to continue, every second this madness goes on... is our fault." replies Clint.
"Uh, Am I the only one here who wants to, you know, act heroic in the face of adversity?" says Peter.
"I don't know bro... What he says could finally resolve your Mean Green issues once and for all..." says Xander.
"I ain't killing... No one is killing Norman Osborn." says Luke Cage.
"Thank you." says Peter tells Luke.
"But this does need to be discussed." says Luke.
"It does? In what way?" asks Peter.
"It's just talk." says Luke.
"By all means, let's talk." says Xander.
Work in progress...