The Game Begins Anew...
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"JACOSTA, please assume humanoid configuration." Tony sent the command to the silver and red AI unit.
"Yes, sir. Assuming humanoid configuration now," she replied and shifted her form from a pod on Tony's shoulder to an attractive human looking version of the armor. Her features were a duplicate of Pepper Pots.
"Holy shit! What the fuck is that?" Faith shouted.
"That is JASCOSTA. She's our life support and medical systems combined into one," Tony told her.
"Stark, you are one sick puppy. You built yourself a traveling girlfriend. So what else does she do? Any certain bedtime tricks?" Faith walked around JACOSTA inspecting her from all angles.
"Could you please stop that?" JACOSTA asked Faith. "You are making me feel uncomfortable."
"Seriously?" Faith face was a picture on Fascination.
"Seriously. You're making me feel like I'm some kind of freak."
"No I'm not. I'm an artificial person, but a person just like you. I'm metal, and artificial flesh and circuits, and you're flesh, blood and guts, but we are the same."
"You know you're a lot like Spice girl. You're alright." Faith slapped her on the back to show no hard feelings.
JACOSTA stumbled a step. "Hey. Not so hard. And for your information, my brain was patterned after Miss Potts."
"Whoops. Sorry. I thought you were built tougher than that."
"I am tougher than that. You however are far above the human norm."
"C'mon, cookie. Tell me all about what's it like being metal and all I mean? Do you remember what Spice girl knows, or what's the deal?"
While Faith was busy with JACOSTA Tony asked Dr. Betty Ross to help the android out. She did help out with JACOSTA's medical programming after all.
"Sure Tony. Not a problem."
Tony looked at Bruce, who nodded and joined Betty and Faith as they checked out JACOSTA.
"JARVIS, it's your turn."
"Ready to deploy, sir."
"Deploy!" Tony gave the command and stood back.
The JARVIS combat pod transformed into a duplicate of the current Iron Man armor Mark VIII.
JARVIS flew fifty feet into the air extending the overlapping energy field coverage. "Mountain range fifty degrees north detected." he reported.
"Looks like we have a direction. Let's go." With no better options open to them, they went.
"Our sons are back," Frigga told Odin as she walked into the throne room.
"Yes, Frigga, I know. Gungnir has already contacted me."
Odin confirmed with a nod.
"At least they're alive. Don't be too harsh with the boy. He did save your life."
"True, but he was also the one who put it in jeopardy in the first place." Odin sighed as he thought about the situation with his boys.
"What are you planning, old man?" The smile on her lips assured the old king that his queen was being playful. She knew him well.
"I am sending the Warriors Three."
"Send Sif as well."
He gave her an inquisitive look.
"It's not what you think. They need a cooler head to keep them out of trouble," she explained.
"You are playing matchmaker again."
"It is a mother’s prerogative."
Odin's snort told her what he thought of that.
Frigga was about to argue the point when she saw that Odin's heart was not in it. "What troubles you so?"
"Gungnir's obsession with order has left us vulnerable in the future if proper action is not taken."
"What has he done now?"
"He has created Asgardian/Human hybrids with the aid of Jord's Avatar."
"Mother's awake. Why did you not tell me this sooner?" Frigga was shocked by the news. Jord, or Gaea as she was Known on Midgard, was Frigga's mother, and she her Asgardian Avatar.
"I told you as soon as I found out."
"I take it you are communing with the spear as we speak?"
"I am. He has chosen several Midgardian warriors to be his WIELDERS. The current WIELDER is a female. He has physically bonded with her until he makes it back to me."
"What a terrible punishment. What has this warrior done that is so vile to deserve such punishment?"
"That my dear Frigga is just it. She was the best option available to the spear. He had bonded with two others that were both your Mother's champions. That action woke her up to the possibilities. When he rejected them as being too chaotic for his liking; she used the opportunity to carry out her plans. There now exits a Force of Earthly Valkyrie dedicated to her service. If she had to take such an active role to protect herself, then this tells me that the great game is about to start again, with Midgard as the focal point of the battle his time."
"I now understand your concerns, husband. I will try to reach Mother and find out more." Frigga left Odin to his thoughts.
Odin went back to watching the struggles of his children and their near kin companions.