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What would Loki do? - Act 2

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A week later, Fury came to the tower and he and Loki flew away with the Helicopter. Tony and Loki had finally started getting enough sleep and fell into considerably normal sleeping patterns, every now and then. Steve had started texting. Although every time he ended a text with: ‘Sincerely, Captain Rogers’. At least he was texting.

On the way to their location, Loki had gotten such a text.

Steve: ‘Hello Loki, I still plan on coming to the tower this weekend. The run this morning was wet. Could we maybe do a movie-night on the weekend? I always liked them. And if we could stock up on eggs and flour so I could make a cake, that would be great too. Have you made cake before? I will send Tony the ingredients later. Barton said he was coming if there was cake. But only if you make sure that I am not poisoning anyone. Sincerely, Captain Rogers’

Loki chuckled a bit as he came to the end of the text.

Loki: ‘Hey Steve, I'm sure everyone would love the idea of a movie-night. If you send Tony the list, we will get everything so you and I can make a mess of the kitchen. If you can get Nat there, we could make it an Avengers weekend. Loki’

He tended to copy Steve’s general writing style, so the Captain did not feel bad for it. Once Tony got a private messenger on his server running, he actually planned on making a group chat and then Steve would probably start adapting to the others.

“We’re not alone today”, Fury said, as they stepped of the Helicopter, leaving behind their stuff.

“Really? You found someone you trust?”

“Yes. Though, you can check yourself.”

They walked through the door and a black-haired woman turned to them. “Nick, Loki.”

“Hill. Loki, may I introduce Agent Maria Hill?”

“I think we met. Or well, physically.”

She grinned. “You gave me quite a chase.”

“I hope I left no scars, Agent Hill.”

“Nothing too hard. So, do I get a test?”

“This one will be quick, give me a moment.” Loki pulled a spell-book from his dimensional pocket and flipped through it quickly. When he found the right page, he grinned. “There we go.” He showed them both quickly, even though they couldn’t understand a word written on there. “A truth-spell. Putting it on someone would be cruel though, so…” He started throwing things out of his dimensional pocket. When he found a black opal in form of a marble he rejoiced. “Perfect.” He quickly cast the spell before clearing out everything else. “Ask me anything, so we know it works.”

“What is your name?”

“Loki Stark.”

Hill seemed a bit confused by that. “Not Odinson?”

“No, I was never Odin’s son.”

“Alright. Umm, do you want to take over the world?”

“No. But you should be more specific. The world is up to perspective.”

“Do you want to take over any world?”

“No.”

“How old are you?”

“In Midgardian years, over a thousand years old, I don’t know the exact year and I most certainly don’t know the date.”

“When did you first visit Earth?”

“Oh Norns, first time? Around 1200, almost met Genghis Khan. Wouldn’t have been a nice meeting. Mother was angry, said I still was young.”

“How did you get to Earth?”

“That time? I found a passing between worlds.”

“How many kids do you have?”

“At the moment, alive? Two.”

“How many kids did you have?”

“In total? Four.”

“How did the two die?”

Loki sighed, before giving it up: “Narfi was killed by Váli, after Odin transformed him into a wolf and Váli was killed by Odin, while I was away.”

“I think that’s enough”, Fury said, and Loki handed Hill the marble.

“Okay, Agent Hill, may I call you Agent Hill?”

“Yes. It’s appropriate.”

“What is your full name Agent Hill?”

“Maria Hill.”

“Really, so short?”

“Yes.”

“Is Agent Coulson dead, Agent Hill?”

“No.”

“Are you HYDRA, Agent Hill?”

“No.” She looked a bit confused to Fury.

“Do you trust Director Fury?”

“At the moment, yes.”

Loki nodded. “Unsurprising. Could you ever find yourself trusting me?”

“I don’t think so.”

“That’s good. We met under different circumstances, never give anyone your trust easily.”

He placed the marble from Hill’s hands into Fury’s. “What, me too?”

“Yes, you too, Director Fury. What is your full name?”

“Nicholas Joseph Fury.”

“Finally, a beautifully long name. Do you trust Agent Hill?”

“Yes.”

“Do you trust me?”

“I trust your word. I don’t trust you as a person.”

Loki chuckled. “Wise. Are you HYDRA?”

“Hell no.”

“How did you lose your eye?”, Hill asked, intrigued.

“Motherfucker, Agent Hill. I got scratched by a space-cat.”

Loki and Hill both laughed. “A space-cat?”, Loki asked to confirm.

“A Flerken.”

“Oh, such magnificent creatures. Highly toxic.”

“Learned that the hard way.”

“A good companion. I think that’s why sometimes Earth is avoided. Years ago, a rumour went around that Earth was overrun by Flerken and Humans had adapted with an antitoxin. Some people were even collecting armies of Flerken for their own protection and worshipping them.”

Loki took the marble from Fury and put it back into his pocket dimension.

“Now dearests, how about we get this over with, I have a very paranoid husband to return to.”

“So, you and Stark really are married.”

“Yes, Agent Hill. I’m Tony’s husband. Sometimes it still surprises me.”

“So, Loki… Any news on the HYDRA front inside the Avengers?”

“Bruce is clean.”

“How do you know?”

“We exchanged memories. I would not have had to, but the opportunity arose.”

“Why?”

“Oh, because I went to D.C. with Tony last week.” Loki grinned. “Your systems really cannot detect my magic. It is fantastic.”

“You… You were Banner last week.”

“Yes. Bruce is also helping me with my future problem.”

“How?”

“We are exchanging ideas. Getting me a phone was one of the first ones.”

“So, you found a mind to pick.”

“Yes. I could not worry Tony with it.”

“And what about our HYDRA problem?”

“I cannot worry the Avengers about them, especially not the ones working within S.H.I.E.L.D., we will force their hand one day, but at the moment nobody can know I am working with you and what we discovered.”

“So, we just wait and see?”

“HYDRA has to believe they are in control. I’m pretty sure that Tony is not, by the way. I have not checked though.”

“There was a recording.”

“There isn’t anymore.”

“Good.”

“Will we have any further contact, Director Fury?”

“Once a month, if possible. Otherwise you can contact Agent Hill.”

“I am sure it will not be necessary.”

Fury nodded. “Otherwise everything good? We didn’t talk about you being out of commission for three weeks.”

“All is… as well as it can be at the moment. Health-issues are being dealt with. Runa is fine, our little one. She brings light to our lives. I am very thankful for her.”

A smile came upon Fury’s face. “I am glad.”

 

They talked about a few other issues that were occurring at the S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, before Fury eventually brought Loki back to the tower. When they got there, it was eerily quiet and J.A.R.V.I.S. informed them, that Tony had gotten an alarm around half an hour after they left.

“Shit”, Fury murmured under his breath.

“J.A.R.V.I.S. how bad is it?”, Loki quickly asked, “And who is in the field?”

“If I can quote Sir, he said it was ‘just a few bastards that got their hands on alien tech’. Mister Odinson is with him in the field, Doctor Banner has decided to quote ‘sit this one out’ and is on comms from the Stark Mansion. Captain Rogers and Agent Barton are on their way and it seems that Agent Romanoff and Colonel Rhodes are on their own missions at the moment.”

“Goodbye, Director Fury”, Loki said and nodded to him, “I got this under control. J.A.R.V.I.S. where is Jane?”

“Jane is at the St…”, suddenly J.A.R.V.I.S. stopped talking.

“I don’t think you got this under control.”

“Tell the pilot to go. I hope you have your gun.”

“Always.”

“You Americans”, Loki said and shook his head, “I will check in at the Stark Mansion, I will be right back, don’t get killed.”

Fury nodded, before walking back out. Quickly Loki teleported to the Stark Mansion.

 

“J.A.R.V.I.S. come back, J.A.R.V.I.S.”, Bruce called out, before noticing Loki.

“I know this must be a terrible time, but Mother, did you cast guards around the mansion?”

“I will now”, Frigga answered, laying Runa back into her bed. Jane was nervously staring between the three.

“J.A.R.V.I.S. is down”, Bruce told him, and Loki rolled his eyes.

“I had not noticed, Doctor.”

He nodded for him to follow him and they took the elevator to the workshop. He jogged over to the platform, before realising it was also not responding. Quickly he opened the case with his suit and switched his clothes to a tight shirt and leggings, before carrying the armour out.

“We have to do this manually. Do you have any idea how to do this?”

“No?!”, Bruce shrieked, and Loki rolled his eyes at him again.

“Calm yourself, Doctor.” Loki opened a few latches and started grinning. “Can you do this?”

“Sure can.”

“Alright. I will check in with the bots and then with Fury, good?”

“Yeah, yeah, fine.”

Loki quickly walked around the workshop to find the bots in the corner, nervously beeping. At the sight of him, they quickly rushed forward.

“Hey you two. Do not worry, we will get J.A.R.V.I.S. back. Can you help Doctor Banner out there to open my suit?”

DUM-E and U beeped shyly, and Loki petted their ‘heads’.

“Good. I’ll come back in a moment.”

Loki took a quick breath and teleported back to the tower. Fury stared at him.

“Wardrobe change?”

“J.A.R.V.I.S. is down, there, too. We’re manually opening a suit that Tony has built for me, we won’t have any communication with the team, until we’ve gotten J.A.R.V.I.S. back online. I hope he’s in the suit, otherwise I’ll have a whole other problem. Stay put.”

 

Without waiting for an answer, he teleported back into the workshop and took his phone out of the pocket dimension and he called Steve.

“Pick up, pick up, pick up”, he murmured as he ran over to Bruce and the bots.

“Steve Rogers.”

“Good. J.A.R.V.I.S. is down, are you okay?”

“We’re still on the Quinjet, what do you mean J.A.R.V.I.S. is down? We lost contact with the team, but Clint decided to stay on course.”

“Good. I think the tower could be under attack and truly hope that…”

‘Loki!’, Tony screamed in his head.

“Shit. Bruce, take the phone!” He handed the sweating man his phone and teleported away, while catching Tony’s vision. Tony was getting attacked from all sides and Thor was fighting somewhere else. “What a bastard”, Loki said, before throwing away the attackers with just the force of his power, grabbing Tony and teleporting him into the workshop.

“Loki!” Tony’s breath hitched and Loki knew, he was scared.

“Right here. Please tell me J.A.R.V.I.S. is still in your suit.”

Tony shook his head. “Complete blackout.”

“Fuck!”, Loki shouted and curled his hands through his hair. “Fuck.”

“I can get him back online”, Tony said, while shakily peeling himself out of his armour.

“Where?”, Loki asked and pressed his hand against Tony’s forehead, extracting the location from his mind, as he thought of it. “Good. Now strip. Bruce, don’t bother with the suit, please handle Runa.”

“Will do”, the doctor called back and handed him back his phone.

“Rogers?”

“We’re still on our way there.”

“Thor will need it, I’m sure he has not even noticed, that I took Tony away. Good luck.”

“You too.”

Loki hung up, before cursing again.

“I must say, it’s a huge turn-on, when you’re freaking out and become commanding, love.”

Loki rolled his eyes at him. “Get out of your suit, Stark.”

“Already at it, Stark.”

Loki grinned at him and helped him peel of the boots. “I left Fury on our roof”, Loki suddenly said and snickered.

Tony laughed at that. “He’s probably freezing.”

“It’s March, not January.”

Tony purred. “I know. What did you do anyway, with your hand?” He pointed to his head.

“I asked you of a location, you thought of it, I pulled the image from your mind.”

“Nice.”

“Actually, not very nice. Step out.”

Loki took Tony’s hands and helped him out, before teleporting them away, into the server-room in the tower. Quickly Loki laid his hand on top of Tony’s mouth. He had concealed them, as soon as they arrived, but sounds would still travel through the air. He laid his other finger on his own lips and Tony nodded.

Loki let go of Tony and summoned his blades. Tony sighed a bit and then made a few hand movements, which Loki interpreted as: ‘No killing’. Loki rolled his eyes and let his blades disappear again, before laying his hands at the back of the necks of the two men who were standing guard. He held them for a moment, after they fell unconscious and laid them down softly, before checking the rest of the room and returning after subduing another attacker.

“How long now?”

“Give me a moment.”

“I’ll tie them together on the roof then. Make J.A.R.V.I.S. stay quiet.”

“Here.” Tony fished out a comm and handed it to him.

Loki smiled a little and put it in his ear. “I’ll be back.”

“Yeah, yeah, terminator.”

Loki grabbed the two men and teleported them on the roof.

 

“Hey Fury. How are you? Got a frostbite yet?”

“Not yet, who are they?”

“Guards in the sever room, Tony is getting J.A.R.V.I.S. back online. They are only unconscious. Sadly.”

“I’ll forget the last comment.”

Loki handed him a rope. “Please watch them.”

“Oh, he says please.”

“Fuck off, Fury.”

Loki teleported away again and brought the last person, dropping the woman next to the other two.

“Sadly, I have no chains with me, so you’ll have to make do with rope at the moment.”

“Is it like, special rope?”

“Nope. Simple rope, climbers gear, I think. So, good rope.”

“I thought you Asgardians made everything special.”

Loki rolled his eyes again and teleported back to Tony.

“How long?”

“Damn, Loki, calm down.”

“I will not, someone has conquered the tower. Our home. Runa could have been here. I was away, you were away.”

“Hello, Mister Stark”, J.A.R.V.I.S. said in his ear, “I am so sorry for worrying you.” Tony grinned at him.

“Finally. I will seal this room, so it can only be entered by anyone approved.”

“Not now, later. Workshop.”

Loki rolled his eyes and grabbed Tony to bring him to the workshop. “I feel like a taxi.”

“Yeah, yeah, yeah. J, suit me back up.” Tony opened his arms and the suit flew to him.

“Please tell me my suit can more than just walk now.”

“It can fly too.”

“I’ll take it. J.A.R.V.I.S.?”

“Step onto the platform, Mister Stark.” Loki quickly stepped forward. What else could go wrong today? “I meant to inform you both that Bruce has transformed into the Hulk outside.”

“Shit”, Loki murmured. He had not interacted with the Hulk since the battle of New York. “I’ll be right back.” He teleported into the living room. Outside Hulk was throwing things around and Runa was crying. “Here goes nothing.” Loki grabbed Runa from Jane’s helpless arms and rocked her, while walking outside.

“Puny God”, Hulk said, as he stared at him. Loki felt a shiver run down his back.

“Hello Hulk.”

“Where am I?”

“The Stark Mansion.”

“Where’s battle? You battle? You don’t look like battle. You look like mother.”

“This is Runa. Tony’s and my daughter, do you know who Tony is?”

“Tin man.”

Loki smiled. “Yes, tin man.”

“Tin man make tinier tin man?”

“Yes. Last time we met, Hulk, I was controlled. Someone had taken over my body and made me say things I did not mean and do things I did not want.”

“Puny Banner trust you. Banner like you and tin man child.”

“You know things he knows?”

“Yes. We share, sometime. He not like me much, he wanted to get rid of me.”

“Are you angry at him?”

“No. He thought it better, but then was danger. He trust me, I trust him.”

“Okay. So, we’re good?”

“Where real battle?”

“I can bring you there if you’d like.”

“Yes.”

“Okay. Runa darling, see, everything’s good now, sweetheart.” He kissed her forehead and brought her back inside to lay her in Jane’s arms. “You’re doing great, Jane.” Then he walked outside and offered Hulk his hand.

“You better than last time?”

“I am a little better.”

“Me hurt you much?”

“You freed me.”

“Am glad then.”

“I am Loki, by the way.”

“Loki. Hulk like Loki”, Hulk decided, and he took Loki’s hand softly. Loki teleported him to Thor’s battlefield. “Hammer man!”, Hulk shouted, and Thor howled loudly back. Hulk ran to him and Loki sighed a little, before teleporting back into the workshop onto the platform.

 

“J.A.R.V.I.S., suit me up, please.”

“You talked to Hulk?”, Tony asked surprised.

“Yes. He and Banner talk. I brought him to Thor”, Loki answered, as the suit assembled around him.

“I got scared for a moment there.”

“Sweetheart, you have no reason to be.” The faceplate fell closed and Loki walked over to Tony. “I really don’t like this suit, but I rather have this armour then none. I hope this works.” He laid his arm around Tony’s waist and pressed him close, before teleporting them into the server room at the tower.

“You are so sexy right now, Lokes.”

Loki grinned under his faceplate. In the corner of the HUD, Tony smiled back at him. “Lead the way, Iron Man.”

“Oh right, what would be your secret identity?”

“Nothing with ‘Iron’ in it, please.”

“Well, Rhodey got War Machine. They tried renaming him Iron Patriot, but I refuse.”

“And this is just a temporary suit, let’s go.”

“Alright, Boss.”

Iron Man walked out of the server room, directing J.A.R.V.I.S. to tell them exactly were the attackers are and if anyone was in danger. Apparently, they were still trying to break into the lab, which is always in total lockdown and was withstanding their weaponry pretty well, as it was made to be stable with the frequent occurrence of things blowing up inside. It was even Hulk secure.

“I don’t think I invited guests. Hello there.” Tony had a smug look on his face as he fired off his repulsors at the tech they were using. Loki teleported behind the men and took off his gauntlet, before subduing them one by one with his grab on their necks. “Man, that was really… Sad, don’t you think?”

“You did not want me to kill them. Humans have very weak minds.”

“Hey!”

“I like a good fight as well, Iron Man, so, I’m pretty bummed out too. Normally in a good fight, one can’t get a hold of the bare neck out people. It takes a bit longer through more layers. And even holding on for three seconds could cost you your life. At least in a good firefight. Now you know why it’s considered cheating as a warrior.”

“J, inform Fury, that he should get someone to arrest these people and ask what we should do with the tech. I’d prefer to analyse it. But he would probably not like us getting our hands on it.”

“J.A.R.V.I.S. please tell Director Fury I’d prefer to keep them in-house as well.”

It was silent for a moment and Loki put the gauntlet back on.

“Director Fury said you should secure them here.”

“Nice!” Tony grabbed the tech and took it into the lab, spreading them out in the middle of the room. “Analyse them while we’re taking care of the rest, will you?”

“Certainly, Sir.”

Loki looked to Tony.

“I can’t go into battle”, he said after long silence.

“Okay. You stay here then.”

“I can bring you there.”

“We’ll do that.”

Iron Man stalked over to him and Loki laid his arms around him. “Ready when you are.”

Tony smirked. “I still love the suit on you.”

“I still don’t.”

“Come on, it ain’t that bad.”

“I miss my cape.”

“Aww, boohoo.”

Loki grunted and teleported them away. “I also miss my face getting hit with air.”

“You’d be unprotected.”

“We’ll talk later, go, fight.”

“Your gorgeous face, Lokes.”

Loki rolled his eyes as they stepped apart. “Of course, you’d be the one not wanting to share with the world.”

“Secret identities!”, Tony shouted as he flew away and Loki returned to the tower.

“Masks”, Loki answered and let J.A.R.V.I.S. disassemble the suit, before switching into a casual suit.

“Now I feel like I’m fighting with myself”, Tony spoke in his ear.

“Dear, you always are. J.A.R.V.I.S. do we have handcuffs?”

A cabinet opened. “Here you go, Mister Stark.”

Loki grabbed half a dozen handcuffs and walked out of the lab, finally being able to take his time, as he cuffed them and brought them to the roof one by one, before cuffing the other three there and taking away his rope.

“Crisis averted, how are things going, Director Fury?”

“They are on their way. But they won’t come by helicopter.”

Loki groaned. “Cars then?” Fury nodded. “J.A.R.V.I.S. bring up the elevator.” Annoyed, Loki took two at once, dragging them to the elevator only to return to Fury and doing it twice more. He dumped them into the elevator and turned to Fury. “After you, Sir.”

Fury stepped in and stood at the side of the elevator, right next to the buttons and Loki followed him, before pressing that of the garage. “You don’t like this very much, do you?”

“Not in the slightest.”

“Why did you want me to wait on the roof?”

“They weren’t going to escape from the roof. I did not know if I could bring J.A.R.V.I.S. back online and without him I would have problems with finding them. I could have needed you as back-up, but I’m pretty sure, you would not have wanted me to hurt them either.”

“Quite the opposite.”

Loki raised his eyebrows at him. “Care to elaborate?”

“I would have wanted quick results. If that meant a knife in each of them, sure.”

A smirk graced Loki’s face. “Can’t believe Tony’s the reasonable today. You would probably hear a lesson about unnecessary injured from Rogers or something.”

“No, you would, Loki.”

Loki nodded at that. “True. Nobody would believe I’d actually follow orders, Fury.”

The doors slid open and Loki shoved the people out, that were all still unconscious. “How long’s the spell?”

“Fifteen minutes. The first should wake up soon.”

“Do you use it often?”

“Aside from battles I find too boring to actually fight in?”

“Yeah.”

“No. It is not an equivalent to sleep. Of course, if one’s exhausted and gives into it, it can result in sleep, but usually one is still very aware. Not that they know what’s going on, but that they know, that they are not conscious and know, that they are not sleeping either.”

“How do you know?”

“Tried to make myself sleep with it.”

“Oh.”

“Also tried it in various bad situations. Like stabbing myself and then using it.”

“You’re suicidal?”

“Was. Unlike some other members of the team that pick fights they can barely win, apply to go into war, when they can’t even really run, only to drop themselves onto the first grenade while everybody runs to safety and enter into an experimental procedure that could have easily killed him.”

Fury bellowed with laughter. “Yep, seems about accurate.”

“I should start calling him ‘suicidal Steve’, but I don’t think anyone would like that.”

“Banner did an experimental procedure on himself.”

“With having been the person that invented it.”

“Stark made a suit that could have ripped him apart.”

“Also being the one who invented it and I’m sure he tested every individual movement and had J.A.R.V.I.S. there to help him, if he were to overlook something.”

“He dove into a wormhole with a nuke.”

“After you could not prevent it being sent.”

“There was no good outcome with it.”

“Yet he would have been hailed a hero, whether he made it back or not. Rogers would have been called a stupid kid, if he would have not made it out alive. Or an untrained soldier, if he would not have survived while rescuing the soldiers.”

“You really don’t like him much, do you?”

“Oh, is that how I make it seem?”

“Yes.”

“I will constantly worry about the mental health of any and all of my comrades. I might not always look like I care, but I do.”

Before them two men in the circle they’d created, started stirring.

“Hello there, sweethearts. Got anything to say?”, Loki asked while laying his hands on his back, curling his left hand around his right wrist. One of the men spat at him. “How intriguing. You got this?”

“Yeah. You go back up.”

A little nervous, Loki called the elevator and stepped inside. When the elevator was closed, Loki teleported into the server room and started sealing it. Tony would take care of the online side later on.

“J.A.R.V.I.S., honey, do we know how they overpowered you?”

“They used back-up protocols and stairways I have no eyes in.”

“Who knows of those protocols?”

“Employees. But they were not in my database of any of those.”

“So, they got their information from any of them. Fuck.”

“I will recommend consequences to Sir, when he is back. For now, I advise not letting any employees on the upper levels and creating access card for level access that only activate with a retinal scan or a fingerprint.”

“Both of that could easily be defeated by me, I would pick those as back-ups, but the stride of a person should be the identifiable test.”

“Thank you for your input, Master Stark.”

“Master?”, Loki asked and gave a small chuckle, before finally getting up from the ground, “I am honoured, J.A.R.V.I.S.”

“It is only fitting. Without your help today, I would have been helpless. DUM-E and U were very glad that they could be of help, they were pretty scared when I disconnected.”

“Is there still something I can do for you, J.A.R.V.I.S.?”

“It appears that Harley Keener is slightly worried. He was unable to connect to our servers while I was affected.”

“Right.” Loki closed all doors of the server room before teleporting into the lab. “Connect me to him, will you?”

Loki knelt and studied the machines the people had used.

“Mechanic?”

“Hello Junior-Mechanic. Did we have you worried?”

“Trickster. Yeah, what were y’all doin’?”

“Well, Avengers mission and someone broke into the tower.”

“Oh shit, y’all need my help?”

Loki laughed. “J-M, you got bullies to take care of and have to protect your sister.”

“But if I’m needed, you’ll get me, right? I’ll learn to fight. And I’ll protect Runa. You can go out fightin’ and I’ll protect her, I swear, I’ll protect her good.”

“I believe you.”

“So, anythin’ I can do from here?”

“Stay safe, text when you get into trouble, stay in school and show them all how great an honorary Stark can be.”

“Man, you want me to be a valedictorian?”

Loki chuckled. “I never said you’d have to be nice. And I did not say ‘if you get in trouble’, I said ‘when’, so deal with it.”

“I wish the Mechanic would let me make my own suit.”

“First of all, those are way too dangerous, youngling, second, I am sure he doesn’t want to have to adjust it every time you hit another growth spurt.”

“Oh, come on, darlin’, if I can use a flash grenade, I can use repulsors!”

“Then build them yourself, without any help from J.A.R.V.I.S.”

“I’ll figure it out, I tell ya.” And with that, Harley hung up.

Loki snickered. “J.A.R.V.I.S., make sure he doesn’t blow his garage up. And don’t give him any ideas.”

“Will do, Master Stark.”

“Any idea what these are?” Loki pointed to the three weapons on the ground.

“It seems to be some kind of alien technology combined with the technology on earth.”

“From the New York attack?”

“Yes. A lot of stuff went missing after the attack, before the government clean-up crew could get to it, at least, it is believed so. There are no actual statistics on how many ships and creatures there should have been.”

“All in all, it was kind of a mess.”

“Yes. Agent Barton is still missing some of his arrows, it is believed people took them home to possibly sell them for a lot of money or as collectibles. Tony has a tracker on the online market for any suspicious dealings.”

“Of course, he has.” Loki knelt down next to the devices and carefully laid his hand on the violet device. It was hot, unbearably hot. He flinched back and hissed. Quickly he used his Seiðr to analyse it. Pure power. “Oh shit. J.A.R.V.I.S. please tell me this has already been documented.”

“The United States Department of Damage Control has not shared their outcomes of potential tests; they mainly just store anything that is not from Earth.”

“The what now?”

“The D.O.D.C. was originally a S.H.I.E.L.D. organisation and is now in the hands of Stark Industries and the United States Government.”

“And they just store that stuff somewhere?”

“Yes. Is anything the matter Master Stark?”

“These… devices, weapons, whatever, are powered by the cores of Chitauri vessels. They are also highly unstable, at least I believe so.”

“Putting them in containment now.” The ground under the devices shifted and Loki noticed it was made out of multiple layers and J.A.R.V.I.S. planned on dropping them onto a different layer to contain them.

“No!”, Loki screamed and rushed forward, but one of the devices was already dropping.