When people leave the theatre, they’re going to be arguing about who was right in the movie, whether it was Tony, or whether it was Cap. Tony has a very legitimate argument in the movie that’s a very adult point of view, about culpability, about the Avengers’ responsibility to the world, and the world’s right to have some sort of control over the Avengers. It’s a very complicated emotional arc for Tony Stark in this movie. Downey is utterly amazing in the part. I think he’s taking this character he’s been crafting for years and goes to some very risky places in the movie with the character.
Prompt: You were found by Shield at only two years old, at the sight of a building collapse in China. Over the course of your life you’ve has been hidden from the Avengers Initiative because of some emotional instability and a very dangerous secret. But now SHIELD and the rest of the world need help trying to stop an alien invasion. Will you be the one to save the world; or destroy it?
Words: 3080 - thats so long wtf
Warnings: Swearing, drugs and violence
“Are you sure?” Steve asked tentatively.
“Yeah, yeah I’ll be fine! Now crouch, it’ll give me more force when I rip the bastard’s head off!”
You ran towards Captain America, stepping up onto his knee and then bounding off his shield. In mid-air you were able to rip a dagger from your belt, and with a twist you slashed forwards and decapitated the 8-foot tall Chitauri monster.
Gently lowering yourself to the ground, you turned to Steve with a smile. “Nice doing business with you.”
He chuckled and nodded his head slowly, “Same to you Ma'am.”
It took nearly twenty minutes to clear the street from the hoard of Chituari that had you all surrounded, but it felt really fucking fantastic when you did. Just when the Avengers all fell to the ground, thinking you could take a breather, the God of Thunder called everyone’s attention.
“Leviathans!” Thor yelled gruffly to the ground team, pointing to the sky. Long, disgusting looking things started pouring out of the portal.
“Does it never end?” You groaned, pushing your sweat-plastered hair away from your face.
Natasha touched her ear, “Stark are you seeing this?”
“Seeing, still working on believing.”
These creatures looked like giant alien pill-bugs, but not the kind someone can step on to kill. These sons of bitches would need a lot more than that to take them down. But you found yourself feeling pretty up to the challenge.
The small revving of an engine pulled you away from the battle plan your mind was weaving. You’d been fighting on this bridge for almost an hour, what civilian would be stupid enough to drive across with aliens everywhere?
Steve had been sitting on the ground, catching his breath until he heard the sound too. He bolted up and stood beside you, his hand coming up to shield his eyes as he looked into the distance. A faded figure putted towards the group, his shaggy, dark hair ruffling in the wind.
“Is that Bruce Banner?” Your nose crinkled, “On a motorcycle? I want a motorcycle…“
Steve gave you a sharp look before waving over the Doctor. Banner got off his bike and walked towards the two of you.
"Well…This all looks…horrible.” He said anxiously, rubbing his forearm.
Natasha’s face hardened slightly, “I’ve seen worse.”
“Sorry.” He mumbled sheepishly in her direction.
“No, no.” She waved him off with a small and very tight smile, “We could use a little worse.”
“Stark, we’ve got Banner!” Steve wasted no time in turning back into military mode.
There was only a second of silence before a huge roar shook the ground.
“Banner? Tell him to suit up because I’m bringing the party to you.” Tony called.
Less than twenty blocks down, Tony flew around a corner with a Leviathan on his tail. It was way bigger that it looked in the sky which almost set off your game, almost.
“I don’t see how that’s a party…” Natasha mumbled.
You smiled, getting pumped for the next round of ass-kicking. “Hell yeah! I do!”
“Doctor Banner…” Steve ignored you and glanced at the nervous doctor who was looking rather afraid, “Now would be a good time to get angry.”
“That’s my secret Captain.” Bruce Banner smiled sadly taking a few steps forward, turning to the giant worm flying in your general direction. “I’m always angry.”
You watched in amazement as Banner hulks up, turning green in a matter of seconds. You found yourself wondering if that’s what your transformations look like. Bruce makes it look rather graceful, until he starts roaring everything.
The Hulk ran towards the Leviathan, slamming it directly in the center of it’s face. The tail curled forwards, the creature’s entire body about to flip over and slam into the team. You extinguished your plasma-covered hands, flew over and wrapped one arm around Steve’s waist, the other reaching out and grabbing Natasha around her hips. Then you soared up and to the right, putting yourself and your companions away from any danger.
“I’ve got Cap and Widow,” You called into the earpiece, “Where’s the Hawk? Thor?”
The dust cleared and The Hulk was standing beside the Leviathan’s dead body roaring and pounding his chest.
“Both accounted for, and thank you for asking about me Purple Nurple.” Tony called sarcastically, landing back on the bridge with Thor right beside him, twirling his hammer and Clint in his grip.
“Purple Nurple…” You snorted into the earpiece, “That one is my favorite so far.”
You floated down to the bridge, letting Natasha and Steve go once they were on solid ground.
“Thanks.” Natasha mumbled to you before stumbling over to Clint.
“Thank you Ma'am.” Steve smiled, picking his shield up off the ground and holding it in front of him again.
You felt the smirk on your lips, “Anytime.”
“Alright,” Tony’s face mask went down, “Call it Cap.”
“OK, Barton I want you up high calling out patterns, strays, anything. Stark, I need you on the perimeter. Anything goes past it and I want you to turn it back or turn it to ash. Remember that there’s a lot of civilians past that perimeter that we need to protect.”
Clint nodded, “Stark wanna give me a lift?”
“Right! Better clench up Legolas!” Tony grabbed him by the back of his jacket and they shot up into the air.
“Thor! I need you to blast the portal! You’ve got the lightning, so light the bastards up before they get too far.”
Thor smiles, “Yes Captain Man, it would be my pleasure.”
With a swing of a hammer he was gone, leaving just Natasha, Steve and you standing in the rubble. Banner had disappeared sometime during the Captain’s speech, at least, you couldn’t see him anywhere.
Steve turned to you now, “Natasha and I are sticking to the ground, Banner goes wherever he wants. I want you anywhere and everywhere. You’re fast, skilled and you can fly which means you’re going to blow down as many of these bastards as you possibly can. If someone needs help, air or ground I need you to be there for them. Can you do that?”
“Sounds good.” Your eyes flashed purple, smirk growing wider as he complemented your power. “Cap.”
You popped the p on his nickname and soared up into the sky.
He watched you fly away in absolute awe, your purple hair flying out behind you. He thought you were so small and fragile, it was hard to watch you go off and fight an alien race without him worrying for your safety. Though, five minutes ago you was tearing the enemy apart with your hands so maybe he didn’t have anything to be worried about.
“What just happened there…Cap?” Natasha asked, popping the p at the end of Steve’s nickname and raising an eyebrow. “Did you and Wonder-Grape just have a moment?”
He chuckled, “Wonder-grape…This job get’s weirder everyday.”
Steve ran past Natasha, shooting down three aliens swiftly. The next forty minutes went exactly like that, him pulling a trigger and occasionally using his shield to decapitate enemies. Natasha fought quietly along side him, her orange hair flickering like flames as she sped around killing target after target.
At some point Steve was facing away from Stark Tower, taking on a whole group of Chitauri when one grabbed him from behind. He turned and kicked it in the chest, sending it flying.
“Romanoff, Cap, how’s the ground look?”
He looked around, not seeing the orange flames anymore.
“Romanoff isn’t on the ground, she’s in the air somewhere.” He shoved a creature off him and then slammed his shield into the back of it’s head.“I’m managing. If you could send Banner my way, that would be helpful.”
“Gotcha.” Tony confirmed. “Jarvis do a city-wide scan for Bruce Banner. Think ginormous and green, maybe a little angry looking. Barton, I’m leading a pack your way. I’m thinking twenty or so.”
“Bring it.” Clint replied.
Three Chitauri started walking towards Steve, so he ran at them. He easily somersault-vaulted over their heads and gripped the edge of his shield as he used it to decapitate the creatures from behind.
The sound of an explosion in the sky, less than two blocks away startled Steve. He watched a whole hoard of monsters fall in a burning heap to the ground.
“Stark you bastard, that was more than twenty!” Clint grunted over the earpiece.
“Well you took them all out anyway…Think of it as an early Christmas present, Barton. No need to thank me.”
A flash of purple and white flew across Steve’s field of vision, landing on top of a car only a few blocks down. He jogged over, smashing his shield and his fists into anything that got in his way.
You were laying on top of the crushed car, wrestling a Chitauri with your bare - though slightly glowing - hands. “Die you stupid bastard!” You screamed at it but it just roared back in your face unintelligibly. You kicked it in the chest, with no avail.
Steve hopped onto the hood of the car, grabbing the creature by the back of the neck and pulling its head off its body swiftly. You stared at him in awe, your eyes wide, “Thanks.” You breathed.
He smiled holding out his hand, which you took gratefully, “No, thank you for helping us.”
You frowned pulling out a dagger and throwing behind him and into a creature, before you hopped off the car and started jogging down the road. He followed you, watching as you blasted creatures out of you way magnificently.
“You know…” You said, jogging beside him, “This fight is getting a little old. These things are just going to keep coming at us if we don’t do something about that portal.”
Steve motioned for you to duck, throwing his shield at another creature running beside the two of you. He swept back and grabbed the shield from the ground before catching up with you once again. “I know, we need to do something about that.”
“I can close it!” Natasha said over the mic, “Can anyone copy? I can close the portal!”
You stopped running and so did Steve. The both of you locked eyes for less than a second and you knew he was thinking the same thing as you.
You and the Captain locked eyes.
“Do it!” You called out at the same time.
“Wait!” Tony yelled, “I have a nuke coming this way and I have a much better use for it. Captain, I can end this…”
Steve turned away and spoke slowly, “You know that’s a one way trip Stark.”
In a flash of purple you were gone from the Super Solider’s side. He called after you, but you didn’t look back. If Y/N wanted to be a hero, today you would go down in history as the girl that saved the planet and Tony Stark. You could sense Y/N’s fear somewhere deep inside of you, but you flew on - choosing to ignore it.
“Sir, shall I try Ms. Potts?” A robotic voice called over the earpieces. That must be Jarvis, you’d read about him in Stark’s file. It was basically an extremely smart and completely over-qualified maid for Starks technological life.
You had Tony Stark in your line of vision and willed yourself to go faster. You were so close behind him that you could reach out and grab his ankle.
So you did. You melted the jets on his right ankle and then on his left with your plasma-covered fingers. With his hands wrapped around the nuke, the only thing keeping him in the air was you and the bomb.
“What the - ?”
You grunted, pulling yourself to the underside of the nuke. “Tony let go.”
“What?” He asked in disbelief, “You’re just a kid, you let go.”
Jarvis stepped into the conversation. “I’m sorry sir there was no answer with Ms. Potts.”
“I don’t have anyone Tony, but you do.” You smiled, placing your hand over his. You could feel Y/N’s subconscious returning but there was no way you could reach the third syringe now. “Tony…let go. Help them turn off the portal and go see Pepper again.”
There was a moment of silence before Steve spoke in your ear, “Neither of you have to do this. There’s got to be another way.”
Tony’s mask went down and he met your eyes, “There’s no time for anything else Cap. This is it. It’s now or never.”
And with that Tony Stark let go of the nuke.
You refused to watch him fall back to Earth, afraid that looking back might change your mind. The fear meant that you were back, and the battle-minded alter-ego, Meta, was gone. You felt a tear slip down your face.
“Y/N?” A voice whispered.
You knew she had been listening the whole time, everyone in SHIELD had a headset on.
“Maria…” You choked back a sob and smiled, “I’ll have to rain check getting our asses whopped by Fury. I’m so sorry.”
“It’s ok Y/N, he’s here and he’s not mad at you. No one is mad at you.”
You were approaching the giant hole in the sky where the portal began and you could see the over-sized ship where all the aliens were coming from.
“You do have people Y/N. You have me, Phil, Jemma; we all love you.” Maria sniffled softly, “You just shoot the nuke in there and come right back, ok?”
You shook your head, forgetting that she couldn’t see you. “I can see the mothership. Fury do you copy?”
“I copy Agent Wu, but I’m ordering you to stand down.” The director replied, authority ringing in every word.
You smiled, letting a little giggle escape your lips. “I’ve never been good at following orders have I? Sorry Nick but I’m going for it.”
You pushed through the portal, steering the nuke towards the big black ship. Your plasma was still working, but the oxygen was not. Your throat felt tight as you held in the last bit of air you had from planet Earth. You may be able to shoot plasma with your hands, but you needed oxygen as much as the next person.
The earpiece buzzed static in your ear, it was dead.
When you were close enough you let the nuke go, extinguishing your hands. You could just float in space, no need to try and fly. You watched the bomb approach the mother ship and shielded your eyes as it exploded. The force of the blast, sent your whole body flying backwards.
Your entire right side smacked off something, knocking you unconscious.
“I’ve never been good at following orders have I? Sorry Nick but I’m going for it.”
The team watched in silence as you flew into the portal, disappearing into the abyss.
Her name was Y/N…
He’d never even thought to ask her what her name is. Steve just treated her like military backup instead of a real person and now she may die saving the world.
“I need to close it.” Natasha urged from atop Stark Tower. “Before the nuke detonates.”
Steve was about to tell her to wait, maybe if she waits just one more minute…but Director Fury stepped in. “End it Romanoff. Now.” He demanded.
The blue beam that was shooting into the sky flickered and faded into nothing right as the explosion went off on the other side. The monsters that had been approaching on his left fell to the ground all at once.
“They all dropped! She must’ve done it!” Clint called, “She blew up the mothership!”
They watched as the portal started to shrink, like it was weaving itself closed. Just as the last stitch closed the portal completely, a little shape slipped through.
Steve’s eyes widened, and he took a few steps forward helplessly. “She fell through!” He called, “Stark! You need to catch her before she falls!”
There was a grunt, “I’ve already got Legolas and Kim Possible hitching a ride, and I only have half my thrusters working! I’m out of room Rogers…”
Steve pulled at his hair and bit his lip. “Damnit!”
You were falling faster and faster, until suddenly, you weren’t anymore. The Hulk jumped off of Stark Towers, catching you in his arms. He eased himself down the side of another building until he was less than a block away from where Steve was standing. He started running towards him.
As he got closer, Thor landed beside him, running alongside him.
“Is she breathing?” Steve called, running and kneeling beside you. He checked for a pulse, “Her heart is still beating!”
Tony, Clint and Natasha landed a few feet away before running over. Clint dropped to his knees at your other side and started feeling your neck and the back of your head. “No broken neck or fractures to the skull.”
Nick Fury spoke over our earpieces, “I’m sending down a helicopter with medics. Someone subdue Banner.”
Natasha turned to Hulk with a smile, “Come on big guy, it’s time to come back. You did really good today, but now it’s over. Everything is ok now.”
She kept talking him down from his power-trip. Her voice fading into the background of Steve’s mind.
Steve stopped paying attention to everyone around him and looked closely at you. Just like before, your suit was purple but now your skin and hair were different. You had long black hair - not purple anymore, just Y/H/C; your skin covered in dirt and blood but it was a human-looking Y/S/C instead of purple. He noticed you hands and feet were no longer white and clouded with some sort of gas, instead your feet were bare and your hands only covered by torn finger-less gloves.
Now, without all the purple, you looked tiny, human and absolutely broken.
The Hulk let out a deep roar, shaking the ground beneath our feet with one effortless yell.
“Holy shit!” Your eyes snapped open and you sat up screaming before covering your face with your hands and laying back on the ground. Steve breathed a sigh of relief and sat back, letting the medics swarm him; pulling him away from the crumbled city.
The Avengers fought together and won, Steve thought to himself, And thankfully Y/N is still alive.
what’s even going on idk you guys have to tell me if you actually like it because I’m not sure if I wanna keep writing it…