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Maria Hill, Natasha Romanoff, Barbara Morse, Lance Hunter, Clint Barton and Mike Peterson were all sitting at a cafe in a diner. Mike Peterson (Deathlock) had to wear sunglasses to hide his cybernetic eye. They were each eating a hamburger and slowly washing them down with coke.
“Soo… Tony wanted us to be here 15 minutes ago,” said Clint as he took a big bite out of his burger.
“Even if he got the coordinates wrong, I’m not moving until I finish this burger and probably 5 more. This is the first proper meal I’ve had in days,” replied Maria. Everybody really respected her, for quitting S.H.I.E.L.D, just to be able to help them take down Loki once and for all.
“It’s also quite nice to finally have a normal diet, instead of the fruit, veg and steroids that S.H.I.E.L.D made us eat everyday,” said Lance. “Although it would be nice to…”
“Don’t even think about asking for beer here,” Barbara reminded him.
“You can read my mind.” Suddenly, as they were eating their food, Clint got recognised. A family of four came up to him.
“Oh my gosh! It’s you!”
“Me?” Clint wasn’t used to this attention. He was usually the Avenger who would let Tony, Thor and Steve handle the spotlight.
“Uhh… what do you want? I can show you my ID. Stark takes care of all of my taxes. I don’t owe anything to anyone and I don’t want to buy anything either.”
“We want to thank you.”
“You saved our lives in New York in 2012! Those… alien things… trapped us and at least 20 other people in a bus. They planted some sort of mine or bomb in the driver’s cabin. Just when we thought that we were going to die, you broke into the bus, shot those aliens with arrows and defused the bomb.”
“You’re welcome?” Clint wasn’t sure what to say. Ever since he joined S.H.I.E.L.D, and later The Avengers, killing aliens was the normal thing for him to do.
“Would you mind if we have photo with you?”
“Umm… sure.” The took a photo with the family and signed it. They were super excited. As soon as the family walked away, they revealed that Thor, Bruce, Tony, Steve, Wanda, James and Sam were sitting at another table. They all walked up to Clint and his friends. They all had big baseball caps on and they were in street clothes, to avoid being spotted like Clint.
“Well, Legolas, how was your first photo-taking and autograph-signing? I had at least 50 this week,” said Stark as he took a seat beside Natasha.
“Anyway….” began Bruce, “Now that we’re all together, Loki is attacking Earth again… ”
“We know,” Barbara stopped him mid-sentence.
“So… Avengers Assemble?” Steve said unsurely.
“That sounds like a pretty cool catchphrase, Brooklyn!” Stark remarked.
“So do you have a nickname for everyone now, Tony?” asked Maria.
“Of course, I do. Steve is Brooklyn. Thor is Hammertime. Bruce is Goliath…”
“I hate that name,” said Bruce.
“Deal with it, Goliath. Anyway, Clint is Legolas. Natasha is Mariinski Ballet. Wanda is Oz. James is Green-eyed Monster and Sam is Angel. ”
Meanwhile, at the S.H.I.E.L.D base in Washington, a bunch of agents were killing the time by playing poker.
“I’m putting in two.”
“I’ll look into that two.”
“What’s wrong, Mate?”
“I think I heard something. I’ll go check.” He walked to the security room. “Hey, Dave, can you see anything funny on the camera feeds?” he asked through the door. No answer. He opened the door and went in. As soon as he entered the room, five chituari soldiers shot him with a blaster.