The Begining of a New Journey...
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Nick Fury was behind his desk. His mind was on other matters than the electronic paperwork on his desk. The screen remained silent waiting for his input. On the screen a diagram of the SHIELD personal combat armor, rotated from left to right, front to back.
Tony Stark had delivered as promised. The armor was equivalent to Stark's Mark IV, but different. It had a different look, color scheme, weapons layout, and twice the armor of the original, however It had no native onboard long range weaponry. What it did have was a plasma sword in the right arm, and a universal tool, that included a laser torch, that could be used as a weapon of last resort in the left arm. On each shoulder pad, a modular weapon mount that could slide to the back of the armor, much like the War Machine Colonel Rhodes borrowed from Stark long ago.
Stark had stuck to his guns about not delivering any weapons. He had said that a case could be made for the armor being a life saving protective, search and rescue vehicle. He had also sent over modified plans for a Phase 3 version of the new assault energy canon used by the marines during the invasion. He had said it was something he was playing with it was ip to SHIELD scientist to build and they would be the ones producing this weapon. To tell the truth, Nick preferred it this way. He even managed to talk Stark into building another fifty suits. He convinced the man that with his absence, there was no guarantee that the design wouldn't die with him.
The other weapon mount had more support for a bigger, more offensive weapon. SHIELD was in the process of designing several options. From missiles to large gravity rail guns. Smaller versions that Stark was willing to design for the Space Carriers. The first modified carrier would be ready for space deployment by the end of the month. Five others would be joining it, one per month.
After that, the new designs would be ready to go into production. Fury had insisted that these carriers were to be built right away. He felt naked without a presence in space. For some reason it had been really easy to sell the expenditure of funds to rush the ships into production, to both the president and congress. No one wanted another New York on their hands. The bill for the destruction had passed the trillion dollar mark a while ago. It would be cheaper to fight the next battle in space.
They would also be getting the Quinjet space variant fighters to use aboard the carriers. For defense the carriers would use the AI controlled repulsor technology, and for long range punch the Stark/Richards gravity canons. Other systems would include a variety of missiles from nuclear to the exotic Phase 3 energy torpedoes.
On the ground Stark had talked himself into building a mechanized robot force of fifty tons mechs that had small gravity units built-in for added all terrain mobility. Stark even had a couple of small factories converted to meet the demand of fifty Mechs a year.
The Avengers were getting ready to start their trip to Asgard in a few minutes. The New Avengers would be on standby just in case Murphy decided to have some fun.
His Shadow Avengers would be ready to deploy as well. They consisted of a core of four SHIELD veteran super soldiers. The Finns along with John Walker and Graham Miller. The Lensher twins Pietro and Wanda, along with Hank and Janet Pym made it as the official black ops team.
Frank castle would be his secret weapon in the superhuman shadow war. Castle now known as Lt. Colonel Jonathan Thunder would lead the Thunderbolts. Electro, Rhino, the Beetle in the new Mach III armor, Sandman on loan from Silver Sable. Nick was still investigating how the mercenary had pulled that one off. Clay Quatermaine and Julia Carpenter two more super soldier graduates, would back Castle, as well as keeping an eye on both Castle and the coerced criminals. Phil Coulson would be the only one to communicate with the three teams, aside from Fury himself.
"About damn time." Nick saw that the original group of people that first made up the Avengers roster, minus Captain America, were about to start their 'Grand Adventure'.
Iron Man held a stripped down version of the gateway machine in his hands. The Watcher Summers had placed her hand on his back. On a power converter that would channel her energy directly into the device.
Behind her Rosenberg and Sharon Summers were channeling their energy and adding their power to the watcher.
The device started to glow a brilliant green, until the light became too bright for the camera. When he next saw people on the screen, they were missing the Avengers and their prisoner. Rosenberg was the next person to disappear.
Rogers and Sharon Carter Summers then got the New Avengers together and they left the launch area. For once nothing catastrophic had occurred. If anything it was anti-climatic.
Nick sighed and returned his attention back to the paperwork. 'At least I don't have to worry about the old council. Harris and Logan had really gone crazy on their ass.' he shuddered as he remembered the crime scenes. 'Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of pricks.'
The next chapter will focus on our heroes as they make their way to their destination.
Thank you all for your patience, but I felt I needed to put in a bit of background before sending them on their way.
Let me know what you think, and where their first stop should be.