Warforce One, American airspace, two weeks ago
“Nice plane!” whistled Scalphunter as he looked around the Supreme Commander’s flying fortress “But I can ride in a plane any old time, what the stark do you want man?!? I was this close to getting that silver cow”
The Supreme Commander sat quietly in his chair, monitors flickering around him. Behind him on the left stood Iron Claw, his killing machine, staring at the gibbering idiot.
“This takes precedence” said the Supreme Commander “Now we know where Silver Sable hangs her hat when she isn’t meddling in my affairs, I can deal with her at my leisure”
“Don’t you give this job to that idiot Bishop or I’ll kill you myself!” protested Scalphunter, Iron Claw snarling at the veiled threat.
“Watch your tongue!” The Supreme Commander telekinetically slapped Scalphunter to his knees.
“Stark me!” yelped Scalphunter “Can’t you take a joke”
“I haven’t given away your kill” said the Supreme Commander “I have called you to execute a plan I have set in motion months ago”
“Operation Misdirection” said Iron Claw
“Did you let the Chechyen monkey name it?” asked Scalphunter as he tried to get up “Because that is the worst name I’ve EVER heard for a mission. Why not call it Operation Make Stuff Go Boom!”
Iron Claw fired up his hands, blades rotating. The Supreme Commander snapped his fingers and Iron Claw stepped back into line. He threw Scalphunter to his feet.
“I’ve been feeding misinformation via several sources to S.H.I.E.L.D about a secret location of where I keep my most powerful objects”
“Rocket launcher, anthrax…”
Scalphunter’s jaw dropped “Shut up!”
“And Danvers is sending her cavalry to relieve them from my grasp” The Supreme Commander stood up.
New York City
Kaine Reilley walked down the street with Daniel Warstar. He looked at the striking young man walking beside him.
“So you had a dream about me?” said Kaine cautiously
“Yeah” he replied with a smile “And judging by your question you’re a little creeped out”
“Well its a little starking crazy! One minute I’m trying to avenge my parents who starked me over to the Iron Army. Next I’m fighting for my life and crawling through a sewer” Kaine looked up at a screen to see a wanted ad for an Anthony Salazar then Kaine’s face appeared straight after it “And then there’s that!”
“I can fix that” Daniel waved his hand and out of nowhere appeared a sombrero and a pair of plastic glasses with a large plastic nose and moustache on Kaine’s head “See; disguise!” Daniel burst into laughter, Kaine couldn’t help but smile.
“So what’s the plan?” asked Kaine adjusting his new hat
“I’m not really sure. I have these visions that kinda lead me to places. And now that I got given this” Daniel pointed to the Eye of Agamotto around his neck “It’s even crazier! I saw blue, a decapitation, you in a sewer, an eagle with two machineguns, a man with a garbage lid, a blonde guy with a hammer, an angry tin can and some other stuff that is more feelings that I can’t explain. All I can tell you is that we just keep walking and something happens”
“That’s kinda vague”
“Yeah but it’s how I roll” said Daniel
“You call yourself contempt?” asked Magni as he flew beside Distain
“No, Distain” replied Darius “It’s a play on words. My name is Darius Stane. It works on two levels”
“You are disdain or have disdain?” asked Magni
“At the moment…I have” said Darius “You’re lucky Danvers vouched for you, I would’ve happily left you on the floor of that bar with your father”
“HE’S NOT MY FATHER!” the sky responded to Magni’s words getting darker
“Sorry I asked” said Darius as his eyes locked onto an incoming message “What is it Danvers?”
“New Latveria is under attack!”
Distain screeched to a halt in the air, Magni did a loop to come back to his partner.
“What is it?” asked Magni
“We’re going back to New Latveria”
“No!” Carol’s voice roared down the comms “This is the perfect opportunity to hit Stryfe while he’s concentrating on Doom”
“Good plan” complimented Darius “Where to?”
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Nicholas Rogers stood next to Master Izo as two figures flew into view.
“You are a terrible student!” said Master Izo raising a glass to him “A slow learner and a sloppy fighter!”
“And you’re old, rude and a drunk” replied Nicholas
“Very true” Izo downed his wine and walked off.
Distain and Magni touched down in front of Nicholas
“Corporal America” said Distain
Nicholas looked at the known terrorist Darius Stane in his Distain armour. Beside stood Magni, an obvious Thor worshipper. His skin crawled.
“Distain. Magni” Nicholas extended his hand “Where are the others?”
“New York” replied Distain “Did you get the briefing?”
“It’s the reason I’m suited up”
“Then let us shake the Iron Army to the ground!” stated Magni, thrusting his hammer into the air
(just a bit of spruiking)