Keeping promises

After having successfully ripped out the outlet from the wall and split it into a four-socket outlet with 20% more power he had taken a look at the Visitor Clearance of his Tower.

Kota, Amara. SHIELD Agent (P) had been the last to be added and after some digging in the databases (totally legal this time) he found her name listed as the new Probie. Cute.

Which would explain her getting punked! So he will show that asshole Agent who’s getting punked. It might make him a hypocrite since he punks everyone on a daily basis but it’s not like he’d care.

Getting a bewildered look from Bruce when he gives him a kiss goodbye to go to SHIELD makes the whole thing just a tad sweeter. He promises to bring back some confiscated alien tech they haven’t gotten their hands on yet.

It’s not like Tony didn’t have a lot of those, they were kind of all over the city. But there are still some treasures the squirrely agents had been faster to snatch.

Using his identity card to open doors as he goes he ignores any and all agents that try to make conversation.

He knocks politely on the door of the office the database told him was hers (or where she’s assisting?) and slides his card through the reader - then he waits for the green light to appear meaning it’s unlocked and he can enter.


Notice of Promotion to Field Work:

This memo is to notify all agents that the following have been promoted to probationary field work. Should you encounter these agents, they are to be accorded all protection and instruction afforded to junior agents in the field as per page 456 in the SHIELD manual regarding lower clearance level operatives on a secure site.

The following are cleared for light duty and instruction in the field:

  • Agent Amara Kota
  • Agent Ashe Matsumoto
  • Agent Jackson Hood
  • Agent Lisa Timberstone

Clearance level appropriate handlers are to be on site to monitor performance. Should no handlers be available, the probationary agents will report directly to the commanding officer in charge of securing the site.

The code of conduct for a live weapons patrolled site is strictly enforced. Insubordination will not be tolerated. Should the probationary agents fail to comply with orders, they will return to headquarters for re-evaluation of their elevation in rank.

This is in accordance with bylaw 17-b in the SHIELD handbook regarding elevation in clearance rank.

Any questions regarding an increase in clearance level may be brought directly to Jasper Sitwell between the hours of 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The Winner Takes All

Once the song and light show was over, Arcade tucked the microphone under his arm to clap. Every bot around him turned their speakers up on high, playing an applause track until all the clapping died out. And the spotlight fell on Arcade.

“Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the first annual Murder Games!” he laughed out loud before the bots laughed with him. But with a sharp hand motion, everything stopped at once. “Oh, I know, I know what you’re thinking. ‘Murder Games’? Why doesn’t that sound like – Yes, yes, so I got a little inspiration! So I ripped off a rip-off of another rip-off, but you know what makes MY rip-off the greatest? Everything! Allow me to elaborate….”

He began to pace, his hand flapping and flourishing with every word. “This world - Murderworld, if you will - has been designed specifically to test the body and the mind. I’ve dealt with your kind before, a special case named Phillip. Philly taught me a few things. Namely, you don’t have to be a mutant or a super to give these old bones some new excitement. But, the point is, I’ve come up with the best environment for you all to battle and die in and make it a very exciting show! 

"I’m sure you’ve already noticed the maze; I didn’t blind any of you, after all. It’s quite simple, really. Hidden in this maze, in it’s center, is a tunnel. That tunnel will lead you to safety, but here’s the catch - it’ll only allow a random amount of you through. It could be set to only allow one, it could be set to allow all four. Who knows? I sure don’t, I set the programing to go unscripted so it’s completely randomized! So, in other words, not only is this a race for survival… it’s a race against your friends.”

Arcade stopped in his tracks and grinned. He threw his arm up towards the four screens around him as each flashed a different image of the agents - one for Ashe, one for Amara, one for Jackson, and one for Lizzy. “This is your competition! These are the agents you’ve worked along side and will have to defeat in order to survive! These are the friends you’ll have to kill!”

He stopped and let out a roaring laughter. “Oh, but you don’t think I’m that dumb, do you? I know your type - so full of pride and loyalty. You won’t kill your friends. Which is why I have these….”

The platform around Arcade made a complete circle of a spin. Each corner of the covers hiding the floating objects was attached to it so the motion tore them off, revealing four look-a-likes of each probie. Their right eyes all began to glow an unnatural color before fading back to normal, leaving nothing left to differentiate them from their human counterparts.

“And this is where the fun begins. An unknown amount of perfect copies are lingering around down there, waiting, wandering. You’re all unarmed but you’ll find various items like crowbars and pipes and, if you’re lucky, a gun and ammo. Take as much as you want, kill as many of my Chameleons as you find but you better be sure who you’re aiming that gun at,” he snickered before the platform began to raise. The four floating Chameleons lowered themselves into the center of the maze, disappearing from each agents’ sights just as Arcade vanished into the ceiling.

“Oh, and I almost forgot,” his voice echoed in the room as the glass doors opened for the agents to enter the maze. 

“Welcome to Murderworld.”


Notice of Assignment to Active Field Duty

Date: 03/07/2013

Location: Stonington, New York

This memo is to inform you of your newest assignment, under Agent Clay Quartermain.

Agent Quartermain has requested assistance in breaking down and dismantling the Dee-Lite Amusement Park. You are to travel there by 10:00 AM today to assist in this operation. Please dress in tac-suit, your usual uniform may not hold up to spec. 

One thing of note – there have been reports of a suspicious figure lurking in the park, and junior agents are requested to stick to groups of two or more while dismantling equipment. Senior agents have encountered this figure only once, below is the best description available.

Should you run across this figure, your orders are NOT to apprehend! Suspect is considered armed and extremely dangerous. Maintain radio contact at all times, and identify the suspect to your handler and the Agent in charge of the secured site.

Again, do not pursue and apprehend, suspect is considered armed and extremely dangerous.