Developments and Compromise...
I'll also be slowing down a bit. College is a week away.
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A door opened and Max Dillon saw a tall black man with an eye patch enter the room. Max tried to blast him with a lightning bolt, but he couldn't generate the needed effort.
The man pulled a chair and sat in front of Max. He stared at Max for at least a minute.
Max finally pulled enough energy to ask, "Who are you?"
The silent, but intimidating black man. 'Pirate!' and 'Danger' kept popping off in his mind.
Max tried again, "Where am I?"
"Do you know why you're here mister Dillon?"
"Say, where is this place anyway?"
"Focus mister Dillon. I'm a busy man. I don't have time to play twenty questions." the angry man told him.
"Sorry. I'm a little woozy. I don't know what's come over me?"
The man with the eye patch snapped his fingers. "I said focus! Do you know why you're here?"
"No!" max tried to sound angry, but his heart wasn't in it.
"You are here, because your boss the kingpin sold your services to me."
"Mr. Fisk wouldn't do something like..."
The man gave him a deep stare.
'Yeah he would. If there was profit in it, the kingpin would sell his soul to the devil.'
"Who are you?"
"My name is Nick Fury and from this moment on...you belong to me."
"I'm no one's slave." he still couldn't muster the energy to protest further.
"You will be payed just like anyone who works for me Mr. Dillon, but if you ever disobey an order, weather from me or from anyone I assign you to I'll make sure it's the last thing you ever do. Do you understand?"
"Yeah? What are you going to do? Kill me?"
Nick Fury pulled out a gun and shot Max Dillon in the head.
Fury woke up in his body in the Psi-ops wing of the Hellicarrier. He looked at the linked telepath lining the wall. They were under some strain keeping the electrically powered villain in a semi-receptive state. He saw Commander Hill waiting for him. "Again Hill! Again." he sighed. 'This will be a long fucking day!' he thought as he slipped back into the mental simulation. He had a badass villain to brainwash, and the day wasn't getting any younger.
Above Manhattan, N.Y.
Invisible SHIELD Hellicarrier.
Fury stood at the edge of the runway. His next appointment would be landing in a few seconds. 'There's the showboat now.' he thought.
Tony Stark hovered in front of him, just outside the runway.
Fury sighed, but the point was made. Stark may cooperate with him, but he didn't work for him. He stepped back and gestured for the man to land beside him.
Tony took the invite in the same spirit it was made. Reluctantly.
"What took you?"
"Traffic's murder at this time if day."
Fury looked down at the clear sky. The Stark Tower was right below the Hellicarrier. "Funny man. I don't like funny men. Are you here to do business?"
"I wouldn't be here if I wasn't."
"Yeah slight change there. You'll be getting a team from most of the people who fought at the battle, but not the same line-up you stared with."
"How so?" this was not his day. Dillon was proving more difficult to work with and now the clowns were making the decisions on their own.
"Well it's like this..." he raised a finger and continued, "One: Thor will be taking the trouble child home to be spanked by their daddy..."
"Yeah? Tell me something I don't know..."
Another finger came up, Tony didn't even bother to respond to the interruption, "Second: we'll still be getting a council team, just not Xander and his bunch..."
Fury pinched his nose, 'Harris might be an ass, but he's a competent ass.' he motioned for Stark to continue, "Who?" he asked.
"You know the kid, Spiderman?"
"I know him. He was on an alternate list."
"You're in luck then. Somehow he was taken as a watcher by the slayer Julie, who's be known as the Black Cat while on Avengers business. You even get another Slayer, but with a twist..."
'So far not too bad. Parker at least has power and experience, he just about ready for the big leagues, the slayer Julie, or Black Cat had the moves, but like most slayers she looked too young, but with a mask...', "What kind of twist?"
"This one doesn't want to be known for now, so she's getting a version of my armor, the one I was making for Pepper, but she's kinda new to the Slayer and 'Masked Mystery-person' set."
"She better be getting some training..." he growled.
Tony put up both hands to forestall him, "Again you're in luck, Colonel Rhodes in the Mark IX War Machine armor will be on the team to add some firepower and discipline." he saw Fury calm down, 'He he, just mention discipline and the military mind calms down. Not sure why, personally it's highly overrated.'
"Captain America will lead the team..."
'At least I can sell a team with Rogers at the helm.' he made the 'Gimme more' sign.
'This hardball is a tough sell, looks like I need to throw the old man in.', "Last but not least from our end anyway the sixth man will be James Howlett..."
That caught Fury by surprise. "How the hell did you get Logan to agree to... TELL ME YOU DID NOT BLACKMAIL..."
"Whoa! Hold it! I don't do blackmail. Bribe, maybe..."
"Just tell me this is not going to come back and bite me on the ass..."
"It's not going to bite you on the ass." Tony repeated.
"Funny thing, Spiderman turned out to be a grand kid somewhat removed, just how old is this guy anyway?"
"If he didn't tell you yet, then you obviously don't need to know."
"Fine, not that important..." he sulked.
'Dear god he's sulking. Why do I have to work with such children?', "Any more surprises?"
"Just one. You know that Tesseract?"
"Yes. I know the SHIELD Tesseract, where is it? And more importantly when am I getting it back?"
"She'll be our seventh member for the New Avengers."
"SHE! What did you do?"
"It wasn't my fault. I wasn't even there. I was in space at the time..." he wasn't sure it he was or wasn't, but he didn't need to know that. "Blame the Summers kid. She's sorta...the mother. You get Sharon Cater Summers as your seventh."
'Sharon Carter Summers. Fuckin' great. The council and Rogers as her sponsors. €¥£#€}€^|%##!!!!!' he thought. "Where's Barton and the Widow in all this?"
"Widow will be coming with us to take care of a medical condition that came up during he battle, and Barton will be going with her to make sure she comes back intact."
"I'm loosing two of my best. Tell me Coulson is staying behind!"
"Uh, yeah, Coulson is staying behind..." Fury's eye narrowed dangerously. "Honest." he gave the boy scout salute, even though he was never a boy scout.
"You will be taking on another SHIELD agent. No! Two agents. Agents Drew and Danvers will be joining and evaluating this team at the earliest opportunity. In fact they'll. E flying down with you."
"I don't do passengers." Although he remembered Drew, she was built. He wondered who she was supposed to distract. It. Certainly wouldn't be him, as he'll be away, and Pepper wouldn't let her stay in the Tower until she knew her better. Danvers, 'Hmm. Drawing a blank, doesn't matter, looks like I sold it. Now we can take the show on the multiversal road as soon as the 'Witchy-Kind figure it out. Better recalibrate JARVIS to detect all energies involved. This I don't want to miss.'
"What about Banner?"
"Faith will be taking him along, she said she needed a Boytoy firths cold lonely nights..." he saw another explosion heading his way, "Hey. Hey, hey. Do you want to tell her no?"
Fury did not in fact want to even talk to the dark slayer. He was not in no way shape or form suicidal. "I want to meet the team as soon as possible."
"No problem. As soon as you tell me what you're planning to do with the 'Ex-Cons' you've been recruiting. And I hope to god you're not calling them Avengers of any kind." Stark let the threat hang.