Yes, I realize that's a weird way to start a story. But it's kinda normal to me.
I'm Alex. Short for Alexandra Melevna. But I dropped that name when I stopped my father from setting off a bomb in New York City, and shipped him off to a top secret SHIELD prison.
I'm an Avenger. Yeah, yeah, those wackos. Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow.
I've not been an Avenger for very long, but I've stopped a few bad guys. Outed a few Hydra agents. Saved a few lives.
Oh, I forgot to mention. SHIELD has fallen, and Hydra's back out in the open. Well frick. That screws up a lot of plans. But hey, the Avengers don't have any Hydra agents in their team.
As far as I know.
"Way too many evil people around here!" I shout, shooting at a transport up ahead.
"Ya think?" Nat asks, swerving around a tree.
"Careful!" I say.
"Less backseat driving and more shooting," Clint nocks three arrows from beside me and shoots.
"I'm gonna take another transport!" I say, and climb onto the frame of the car that we're in.
I know Nat's rolling her eyes right now at my craziness.
I leap off, shooting as I fall into the transport next to us. I take out the driver and grab the guns, shooting a couple times before actually taking the wheel.
Clint leaps onto the transport behind me.
"Is now a good time to mention that I don't know how to drive one of these."
"Watch out!" Clint shouts, and the car rams into a tree.
"Oops," I leap out.
For a moment it's one of those weird syncopated moments. All of the Avengers are leaping at once, before we hit the ground and start fighting. I hit the ground, shooting at the soldiers around me, before taking out a few with the taser in my staff.
"Shit!" Tony says through the comms.
"Language!" Steve responds.
I laugh, still fighting.
"JARVIS, what's the view from upstairs?" Steve asks.
It was a little disconcerting at first, people talking in your ear, but I've gotten used to it now. I duck behind a tree out of the gunfire and start shooting at people on the ridge.
"The central building is protected by some kind of energy shield," JARVIS reports, "Strucker's technology is well beyond any Hydra base we've taken."
Thor says, "Loki's scepter must be here. Strucker couldn't mount this defense without it. At long last."
I run up the ridge and leap onto another transport below, taking out the drivers easily, before leaping off.
Nat appears beside me, and leaps onto the back of a soldier, as I kick another to the ground.
"Fancy meeting you here," I laugh.
"You know fights usually have less talking?" she has the time to raise an eyebrow at me before another soldier comes at her.
I kick him in the back, and leap over Nat as she hits the ground.
"Behind you," she says, and shoots the soldier behind me. I duck under an artillery blast as Nat shoots.
"At long last is lasting a little long, boys," Nat shoots at the driver of yet another transport, talking into the comms.
Through the comms, Clint comments, "Yeah, I think we lost the element of surprise."
"No, duh," I shoot back as more soldiers come our way, "But we weren't exactly being inconspicuous."
Nat and I climb the next ridge, shooting and fighting as we go. I pull my staff apart into two batons, and hit people. It's a really good way to relieve stress. Try it sometime.
"Wait a second," Tony laughs, "Nobody else is going to deal with the fact that Cap said language."
Nat and I laugh.
"That's not going away for a while," Steve grumbles.
Nat leaps away to deal with some more soldiers.
Static goes through the comms, before Steve says, "We have an enhanced in the field."
"I can take 'em," I growl.
"Be careful," Cap warns, "Not everyone is just stronger and more agile like you."
I crest another ridge, and see Nat leaning over Clint.
"What happened?" I shout, throwing a grenade at a nearby bunker before running over.
Nat looks up, "Keep fighting, I'll bandage him up."
I nod, and run back out into the frey.
Steve's shield flies out of nowhere and I catch it, before using it to hit a few soldiers.
"This thing works pretty well," I marvel at it for a moment before Steve runs out of the woods.
"Get up to the base," he orders, "Stark'll have the shield down in a minute."
I salute him, and run off, shooting blasts out of my staff as I go. Tony gave it a pretty nice upgrade. It can now shock people and produces shock bolts.
"Yee haw!" I shout and shoot a grappling hook out of the end of my staff.
I leap up onto the top wall of the building .
"Oh, shit," I sigh, and pull out my guns.
"Why... can't... you guys... just stay down!" I say between leaping around hitting soldiers in the head with my staff.
"I got eyes on the prize," Tony says through the comms, "Disengage and head for the quinjet."
"But I was having fun hitting people," I whine.
"Just go," Steve sighs.