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A Beautiful Journey

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A Beautiful Journey


Future Avengers-

Tom Holland as Peter Benjamin Parker/Spider-Man

Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson                                               

Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Professor Hulk

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch

Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Captain America

Katherine Langford as Morgan Stark/Ironheart

Bex Taylor-Klaus as Lila Barton/Hawkeye

Emma Fuhrmann as Cassie Lang/Stinger

Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird

Chloe Bennett as Daisy Johnson/Quake

Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil

Elodie Yung as Elektra Natchios Murdock/Black Sky  

Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle/Punisher

Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones Cage/Knightress

Mike Colter as Luke Cage/Power Man   

Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker/Hellcat        

Future X-Men-

Hugh Jackman as Logan Howlett/Wolverine

Sir Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X

Famke Janssen as Jean Grey/Phoenix

Halle Berry as Ororo Munroe/Storm

James Marsden as Scott Summers/Cyclops

Future Fantastic Four-

Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic

Charlize Theron as Susan Storm Richards/Invisible Woman

Zac Efron as Johnny Storm/Human Torch

David Harbour as Ben Grimm/The Thing

Viewing Party-

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America

Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson

Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow

Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye      

Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch

Paul Bettany as Vision

Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/White Wolf

Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon

Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine  

Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man

Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne/Wasp

Tom Hiddleston as Loki

Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther  

Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts

Marisa Tomei as Aunt May

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill



 Avengers Tower, 2035

“So the decision is final?” Morgan Stark asked Peter Parker.

“Yes. I think this is the best we can do, Morgan.” Peter said with a sigh, “I just hope it works.”

“What if it doesn’t?” Cassie Lang asked him.

“Then I don’t know what I’m going to do.” Peter said with a sigh.

“Let’s not dwell over that right now.” Thor Odinson said, “We need to try it.”

“Thor’s right guys.” Bruce Banner or as he was now called due to his appearance, Professor Hulk, told them, “This is the only way now.”

“So we’re decided on who to bring?” Reed Richards asked.

“Yes.” Sam Wilson said, “The decision is final.”

“I hope watching all of this makes them get their heads out of their asses.” Logan Howlett commented.

“Good thing you’re saying it now and not later.” Peter said, “Cap would hate it.”

“Yup.” Logan said, “I know.”

“I don’t feel like I can face him right now.” Morgan said with a sad sigh, “I need time.”

“Same.” Cassie said, “I need to compose myself.”

“Even I do.” Lila Barton said.

“It’s all right.” Peter assured them, “Go right now. You can come whenever you want.”

The three nodded at him gratefully and walked away.

“If you need anything, I’ll be around.” Bobbi Morse said as she nodded at them and walked off.

“Let us bring your comrades from the past.” Charles Xavier said with a smile.


May 2018

Stark Tower

Tony Stark and Pepper Potts were arguing about something, with James Rhodes watching them from a corner when they disappeared in a flash of light.



Peter Parker had just returned home from school and a bit of superheroing as Spider-Man. As Aunt May asked him how his day was, the two disappeared in a flash of light.


Hope van Dyne was adding the final touches to the Quantum Tunnel with Scott Lang watching her when the two disappeared in a flash of light.



Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff and Sam Wilson were visiting Bucky Barnes when all of them disappeared in a flash of light.


T’Challa was about to head to his court when he disappeared in a flash of light.



Wanda Maximoff and Vision, who was in his human form, were having lunch together, when both of them disappeared in a flash of light.


Clint’s farm

Clint was about to teach Lila Barton some archery when he disappeared in a flash of light.


Unknown location

Nick Fury and Maria Hill were about to get into their car when they disappeared in a flash of light.



Thor was telling Loki why they should take the Asgardians to Norway, with Hulk lingering at the doorway, when all three of them disappeared in a flash of light.


Avengers Tower, 2035

All of them crashed onto the floor at the same time.

“What the hell?” Tony groaned as he got up.

“Mr. Stark?” Peter asked in shock.



Tony turned to see Steve standing there.


“What’s happening?” Bucky asked.

“Barnes?” Tony asked with a hint of anger in his voice.

“Tic-tac?” Sam asked in shock as he saw Scott and Hope.

“Hey man.” Scott greeted cheerfully.



“Never would have seen this coming.” Fury muttered.

“Sir?” Natasha and Clint said at the same time before noticing Hill, “Maria?”

“Where are we?” Wanda asked.

“Wanda?” Sam asked in shock before turning to see who was next to her, “Vision?”

“You were with her the whole time?” Tony asked Vision incredulously.


Everyone turned in shock to see the owner of the voice.


Tony, Steve, Natasha, Clint, Fury and Hill looked at him with glares that made the phrase ‘if looks could kill’ come to mind.

“My friends!” Thor greeted happily as they turned to him in shock.


“It’s so great to see you guys!” Thor said happily, “And great news, Loki is a good guy now.”

“How can you forgive him after everything he did?” Tony asked angrily.

“What if he is fooling you?” Steve asked, getting into business mode.

“Puny God good.” Hulk commented as everyone turned to him in shock.

“Bruce?” Natasha asked.

“Not Bruce. Only Hulk.” Hulk said.

“You can speak full sentences? Congratulations pal.” Tony said with a smirk.

Suddenly, Hulk grabbed his head as everyone looked at him in concern. He fell to his knees, holding his head, and eventually fell to the ground, and to everyone’s shock, his skin started getting normal again as his size reduced.

Hulk wasn’t there now. It was Bruce Banner.

“Hey guys!” Bruce groaned as he rubbed his head and got up, “What’s going on?”

“Uhhhh, Dr. Banner?” Aunt May said politely as she gestured below him for a second.

Bruce looked down and gasped in shock as he realized he was naked, “Oh God!”

“Do not worry, Dr. Banner. We were prepared for the event that you would need clothes.”

Everyone turned to see a bald man in a wheelchair with a kind smile on his face.

“Who are you?” Tony asked him, “Wheels?”

“My name is Professor Charles Xavier.” Charles introduced himself as Reed Richards walked up next to him.

“Dr. Banner.” He said as he handed Bruce a spare set of clothes, “Let’s get you changed. Come on.”

Banner nodded thankfully as Reed let him out.

“Professor Charles Xavier?” Tony asked in shock, “As in the one who wrote the thesis in genetic mutation.”

“Yes, Mr. Stark, that’d be me.” Charles said with a kind smile.

“Where are we?” Steve asked him.

“Look out of the window. You will realize you know this place like your own name. It’s the situation which makes you not realize where you are.” Charles told them.

Everyone looked out of the window and the Avengers realized they recognized the view.

“This is my tower?” Tony asked in shock, “So we disappeared and reappeared in my tower?”

“Now that’s a coincidence.” Pepper muttered.

“How did that happen?” Rhodes asked, “And how did we get here again?”

“Because I brought you here.”

Everyone turned to see the older Peter Parker walking in.

“Peter?” Aunt May asked in shock as she looked between him and her Peter, “How can there be two Peters?”

“Genetic cloning?” Tony tried to joke but no one laughed.

“You’re-you’re me?” Peter said in shock.

“I am you.” The older Peter Parker said, “From the future.”

Everyone’s jaws dropped at that.

“The future?” Tony asked incredulously, “Are you kidding me?”

“It’s true.”

This time, an older Thor Odinson walked into the room.

“You’re me?” Young Thor asked in shock.

“Yes. I am you.” Older Thor said, “This is the future.”

“And if you still don’t believe us, you can take a look at me.”

Everyone turned to see Professor Hulk walk in.

“B-Bruce?” Tony asked in shock.

“What happened to you?” Steve asked.

“I stopped looking at Hulk as some kind of disease and started looking at him as a cure.” Professor Hulk said.


Everyone turned as Bruce walked in, dressed in clothes, “So you’re me from the future?”

“Looks like Dr. Richards has told you of the matter.” Older Peter said.

“Oh! And Loki is a good guy now.” Professor Hulk told them, “So no need for hostility.”

“No need for hostility my ass.” Tony said angrily.

“Language!” Steve said out of habit.

“Yeah, of course! Language! I’m pretty sure you curse when you’re alone too.” Tony said as he whirled on him.


“What? Angry things are not going the way you want to?”

“Now I know why the two of you need to get your heads out of your asses.”

Everyone turned to see Logan walking in.

Steve’s and Bucky’s eyes widened in disbelief.

“James?” Steve asked, still in disbelief.

“Yes Cap. It’s me.” Logan said with a smirk.

“You two know this guy?” Natasha asked Steve and Bucky.

“Yes.” Bucky confirmed, “We fought with him. In World War II.”

“Okay, what?” Tony asked in total disbelief, “You gotta be kidding me. Unless he was on ice too.”

“I have a healing factor.” Logan told them, “It prevents me from ageing.”

“Where were you this whole time?” Steve asked him.

“I was drinking to remember.” Logan said cryptically.

“Now I believe we are in the future.” Hope commented, “But why did you bring us here?”

“To prevent a catastrophe.” Older Peter said, “And for that, we need all of you to trust each other again.”

“And how’re you gonna do that? Because I don’t see myself trusting these liars right now.” Tony said as he pointed at Steve, Natasha, Bucky, Wanda, Vision and Sam.

“Tony.” Pepper smacked him on the arm, “Be nice.”

“You all need to understand each other.” Older Thor said, “All of you know each other well. Some of you do understand each other pretty nicely.”

“Like Cap and Bucky. Mr. Stark and Rhodey. Natasha and Clint.” Older Peter said, giving examples, “But for all of you to trust each other again, all of you need to understand each other. What makes you tick. What made you into the kind of person you are.”

“And how are you going to do that, Mr. Parker?” T’Challa asked him.

“Please don’t tell me we’re doing therapy.” Tony said with a scared expression.

“No. That won’t be necessary.” Professor Hulk said, “In the future, a device has been constructed that allows people to record their memories in a visual medium, enhanced with eye witness reports, written articles, diary entries, what others said about them, CCTV footage, Internet pages, and a lot more.”

“Wait a second?” Peter asked, “You’re telling me our lives are a TV show?”

“TV show. Movie. Whatever works for you.” Older Peter said.

“This technology does sound fascinating.” Vision said, “Humans can do a lot of things if they put their minds to it.”

“Well, you’ve finally convinced me this is the future.” Fury said with a sigh.

“So you want us to watch the entire life of every single person in this room?” Hill asked incredulously.

“No. Not the entire life.” Older Thor said, “Only the important events that made you into who we are.”

“So I’m guessing it will include the time I was a bad guy.” Loki said dryly as everyone from the past except Thor and Bruce shot him dirty looks.

“Look, I know you don’t trust him. And I know you two do not trust each other.” Older Thor said as he looked at Steve and Tony, “But right now, you need to be civil to each other. Can you do that?”

Steve and Tony glared at each other for half a minute before looking at Older Thor and nodding.

“And him too.” Older Peter said as he pointed at Loki.

“All right.” Tony groaned.

“So we’re getting started?” Wanda asked.

“Yes.” Older Peter said as he pointed to a four huge couches, “Make yourselves comfortable.”

All of them started taking their seats. At the leftmost couch sat Tony and Pepper, Peter and Aunt May and Rhodes.

On the next couch sat Steve, Bucky and Natasha, Wanda and Vision, Sam, Scott and Hope.

On the next couch sat Thor and Loki, T’Challa, Bruce, Clint, Fury and Hill.

“Wait a second!” Clint suddenly asked, “If we’re going to stay here for a long time, wouldn’t the others back in our time wonder where we have gone?”

“That is not something I am comfortable with!” T’Challa said, remembering his duties as king.

“Don’t worry. We got that handled.” Logan said.

“After all of this is finished, we will drop you back to the exact time from where we picked you up.” Professor Hulk said.

Everyone instantly calmed down.

“Smart, buddy.” Tony commented.

“Is it just me or did I look better either of the other ways?” Bruce asked as he looked at Professor Hulk.

“You did.” Everyone commented at the same time.

“Yeah, I can understand why you feel that way.” Professor Hulk said, “But I feel the best I have in this form.”

Everyone simply nodded, deciding that Bruce knew best about what he preferred to look like.

“All right everybody. It’s starting.” Older Peter said.

“One more thing.” Tony asked, “How am I supposed to differentiate between the older and younger versions of you lot if I have to call you?”

“Call me Benjamin.” Older Peter said.

“My middle name.” Younger Peter commented.

“Odinson.” Older Thor said.

“Good.” Younger Thor commented.

“Professor Hulk.” Professor Hulk said.

“Professor Hulk. I like it.” Banner commented.

With that, Benjamin, Odinson, Professor Hulk and Logan sat on the last couch as Professor Xavier wheeled his chair next to them.

The screen was turned on.