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Stark Tower, Rooftop.
Steve took the opportunity to remove the 'Cosmic Cube' from the portal machine built by Dr. Selvig.
As soon as the 'Cube' came in contact with Steve's hand the 'Cube' glowed a slight pink color. Steve didn't know enough about the 'Cube' to tell if this was significant or not, but since nothing else happened he let it slide for now.
He then checked in on the rest of the team. Something of great significance was going on, but here again he didn't have enough information to go on. "Natasha, are you alright?"
"Natasha detected the concern in Steve's voice, "Yeah, physically I am good to go, for a few more rounds, but this spear..."
"...What?" she looked at the spear in confusion.
*MY NAME IS GUNGNIR! YOU ARE NOW THE PRIMARY WIELDER! THE UNIT FAITH HAS BEEN DOWNGRADED TO SECONDARY WIELDER STATUS!*
"Why would you do that?" Natasha held up her hand to forestall Steve obvious questions. Clint came over without Bobbi Morse.
"Tasha?" he looked at her and Faith's spear still in her hand. The question in his eyes obvious to those who could read the man, which pretty much was her, Phil Coulson and maybe Xander Harris.
*THE FAITH UNIT IS TOO UNPREDICTABLE AND CHAOTIC AS A PRIMARY WIELDER. YOU HAVE A CORE OF ORDER WOVEN INTO YOUR VERY FIBER!*
"It looks like the spear, Gungnir, is his name by the way; just dumped Faith as the main wielder. It seems I'm more his cup of tea." she said with a tight smile. "Now if only he would let me go..." she held her hand palm out facing down to show how the spear was now stuck to her skin. "How long are you going to keep doing that?" she asked the spear.
*NOT LONG! I WILL FINISH THE FINAL STAGE OF YOUR UPGRADE SHORTLY!*
Natasha knew better than to argue with something that has it's own agenda. She would bide her time.
"You been keeping up with the new drama?" she asked Clint.
"Yeah. They've decide to talk, but no one is stepping off defcon 1 just yet. Captain I suggest we get our people out of here and secure the Teseract."
"I was about to suggest the same thing myself agent Barton. You beat me to be punch." Steve began issuing orders. Sam Finn and her team led a manacled Loki to the rooftop.
"Loki. You will pay for what you have wrought brother." Thor declared.
"Not so loud you oaf. That mindless green beast has had his way with me. I am still recovering." Loki winced as Thor laughed loudly at his predicament.
"Enough. You insufferable wretch..." his tirade was cut short by Sam as she stuffed a ball-gag she found in Stark's private playground. She would have to try some of the more interesting devices with Riley when they have the time.
"Captain..." Thor got Steve's attention, "...I will need the Teseract to transport Loki home for the punishment he so richly deserves."
"I can't just give to you yet Thor. I will need to talk to the others."
"Give him what?" Tony was slowly gaining in strength. In fact he was getting stronger, with the ejection and removal of the last bit of shrapnel from his heart there was nothing holding his body back. The suit was back online and JARVIS had been feeding him constant updates on the changes. And what changes they were: Faster reaction times, stronger and denser constitution and all that went with it, heightened senses, regeneration which started the ball rolling in his case.
He kept a small eye on what was happening around him, but seriously the changes occurring in his body took precedence.
The Avengers were gathering as a group and he had joined them. "Give him what?" he repeated.
"He wants the Teseract." Steve raised the cube in his hand.
"Sorry. Can't have it. We're going to need it." was Tony's quick reply.
"Without the Teseract both Loki and I will be stuck here, until the All-Father has repaired Biffrosti."
"Excuse me, but repaired the what?" Tony was curious. Any thing that needed to be repaired usually meant technology, and no offense to the big guy. He was sure that Thor wasn't stupid by any means, but he wasn't technically inclined, but then he didn't know much about his culture, he could be his people's... Well him. Wait no scratch that. Loki was more like Tony than Thor. Him he could see as the innovative thinker. The big looked like a jock and he hit like one too.
"Bifrosti is my people's bridge to the nine worlds. With it you can instantly travel from one world to the next. Due to Loki's schemes it was severely damaged. My father has to dig deep into his internal energy reserves to send me to Earth."
"That's, well that actually sounds kinda impressive. So you and mister sneaky are stuck here unless you use the Teseract to go back home then?"
"That is the meat of the matter." agreed Thor.
"I'm for giving it to him." Tony raised his hand to indicate that he was voting in Thor's favor.
"It's not up to us. Director Fury..."
Tony interrupted rudely Natasha, "Director Fury can go such a hairy lemon, if you know what I mean."
"I know what you mean. An ten year old knows what you mean. It's Director Fury's decision to make."
"I have to go with Tasha on that one." Clint weighed his vote with Natasha's.
"Oh what do you know? You're a brainwashed extension of Fury. Of course you're going to agree with her."
"I hate to say it but I have to agree with Stark about the Teseract. And about Fury's intentions. I just don't agree with the man's underhand practices."
"That's two for and two against. Let's see what the others think. Is Phil an Avenger?"
Tony called Xander and the the girls over. He quickly explained the new situation.
Dawn snorted. "It's really not p to you." she told them.
"What do you mean?" Steve hated to be out of the loop. He didn't know if it was something that he should know or not.
"I mean it's up to the slut baby over there. Not you." she pointed to the Teseract in Steve's hands. She snorted again at how she was behaving.
The Teseract pulsed.
"Ah! I can't believe you said that."
Another pulse was her answer.
Steve held the cube up with his hand and looked deeply into it trying to decipher what it was doing, and how Dawn was talking to it, or her as Dawn kept on insisting. The Teseract glowed pink again.
"See what I mean; a slut bomb in the making..."
Another pulse was the reply.
"Oh really. In that case you won't object to my telling him. Will you?"
"Object to what?" Steve asked.
"Yeah. What he said." Tony wanted to know just how, and what kind of intelligence he was dealing with here.
"This slut has a crush on Steve. Why do you think she turns that shade of pink every time he holds her up like that. She can't help herself." Dawn was smug. 'Let's see her try and defend against that.'
"What? You take that back you bitch..." Dawn poked the Teseract. Another pulse was the answer, but this one was different. It looked like Dawn had stuck her finger into a live electrical socket. She jerked around until Xander pulled her back.
There was a flash of light and a naked woman was standing in front of the group.
"Sharon?" Steve could not believe his eyes. Sharon Carter was standing naked in front of him. "How?"
"You bitch!" Dawn jumped out of Xander's arms and tried to attack the new woman in front of them.
"Why isn't the Teseract glowing any more?" Tony ever the scientist asked.
"That's because the bitch raped me and decided she was ready to be born." she snarled like any angry cat.
"How so Lady Dawn?" asked Thor.
"Isn't it obvious. She copied my genetic material and made herself a body." she spit out.
"Is this true?" Steve asked Sharon's copy.
"Yes it is. But it was my time to come out. She just made it simpler. She was the only one who could have helped me open the doorway from inside the shell."
"Yeah shell." Dawn pointed at the cube. "It's like a cosmic egg. It hold the essence of things like her. The bitch..."
"Oh I wouldn't talk mother after all look at you."
"Don't you dare go there missy, or I'm so putting you over my knee...and take that back. I'm so not your mother."
The new Sharon looked at Steve and smiled, "You want her desperately and your fondest memories are if her. She's also a good person to emulate, and my only other option was her." she pointed to Dawn.
Again Dawn jumped to claw the other cosmic being's eyes and again Xander was there to stop her. He new his girls well enough to predict what would set them off. "Sharon. You might want to tone it down a bit."
"Too much?" she asked Xander.
Xander nodded his head and Sharon sighed, "Okay, but only because you asked so nicely. Say who's that?" she pointed at the floating old man that just appeared next to Dr. Strange.