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June 13/ 2012
Destroyed Ice Giants Camp.
"Where do you want to start?" Tony asked Dawn.
"Right there." Dawn pointed at the damn spot.
"Alright places everybody...are you sure this will work?" Dawn glared at Tony, "just asking." Tony raises his hands in surrender and backed away from the glare of death.
"Dawnie relax. You'll do fine." Xander placed his hand on her right shoulder, while Faith did the same on her left.
"What's going to happen?" Betty asked Bruce.
"First Dawn concentrates on Loki's signature. Now that it's in the portal machine's memory, it's just a matter of matching the code. The theory is that she'll be able to home in on him, where ever he might be." he pointed at the spot and continued, "It helps that they're starting from the same place he left. Xander and Faith slowly funnel their energy into Dawn to give her the constant energy she'll need to keep the portal open so that they can follow."
"What about them?" she pointed with her chin at Bobbi and Clint.
"Security. JACKIE will be along just in case a medical emergency comes up. After they step through, the three will of them will pretty much be drained. No idea what they'll meet on he other side. So we're taking all precautionary measures."
"And then we wait here until they come back."
"Betty there's nothing simple about any of it. A simple mistake anywhere and they could wind up anywhere from here to the beginning of creation, or the end of it."
"Then why are they chasing after him like that. Loki is a criminal after all. Why not cut our loses?"
"Politics. That's my take on it anyway."
"What politics. We're in the middle of nowhere, at the ass end of the universe."
Bruce knew that Betty grew up on army bases throughout the world with her parents. She could use a colorful vocabulary when she wanted. "What did you think happened during the invasion?" he asked her.
"We were invaded. By Aliens from outer space."
"As far as that goes sure. But what that did was expose us to the universe at large. We're on our own and unprepared in any real meaningful way. Back home an arms build-up like you've never ever seen or heard of in the history of our planet is currently underway and mostly in secret. What the public will see will be the tip of the iceberg. Fury is going to use the New avengers and whatever secret groups and super soldiers he develops under every ones radar; to razzel dazzle the man on the street and probably in the one Whitehouse to the real arms build-up."
"That's a pretty cynical view of the world you've got their hon."
"It would be, if it wasn't backed up by evidence. You didn't see the weapons they were building. That Phase 2 stuff they've got going is just the test version, they weren't ready to use them, they shouldn't have used them, but their hand was forced I guess. By now I expect Phase 3 and is in production and Phases 4 and 5 are probably in R&D."
"You saw all this..."
"Yeah I saw all that. Stark's AI JARVIS decrypted the files when we were on that flying monstrosity of theirs, and best guess-estimate with the evidence we've uncovered that's where we're heading."
"That still doesn't tell me about the politics angle."
"Honey, when the next invasion from space comes, and believe me it will, who are our allies?" he asked.
"..." Betty thought hard about that one. She drew a blank, until her gaze fell on Thor and then she looked to where Natasha and her pet Ice Giants were standing. The ice Giant was carefully memorizing everything that Dawn and the group were doing. "Thor's people?"
"Yeah. Thor's people. We'll see what we see when we get there, and we'd better have the that Loony Toon with us when we meet up with them."
"Ah." she now saw and understood exactly why they were going to all that trouble. Allies. No, not allies, but the hope of an alliance.
"I'm ready." Dawn told Tony.
"Then if you're ready, get gone already." he smirked.
"You're a billionaire genius, and that's the best you can come up with? Please." she rolled her eyes but finished her prep and opened the portal. "Hurry I can't keep this open for long." the strain was already starting to get to her and she barely started.
Just before Xander stepped through he glanced up and said, "The hell is that?"
"What?" asked Faith.
"Yeah I see 'em. Sure are a lot of the suckers."
"WHAT?" Faith shouted.
Land Of Timeless Mists.
"Ice Giants. And a lot of them." he told her as the last of them stepped through the portal and into the Land of Timeless Mists.
"SHIT!" was all she could say as the portal closed behind them. She Harris and Dawn sagged to the ground together. she was spent. She felt like she's been fighting for her life night and day for a whole week straight with sleep or rest. she was that drained.
All three went into a deep sleep right where they fell.
"Jackie, could you please set up one of those cube habitats. I don't think we're going anywhere for a while." Clint asked her.
"Yes sir. Right away."