“What am I doing...There has to be more to life than this...flipping burgers in NY, what a dream” Stark thought to himself as he stared into nothingness.
“TONY! Get those bloody burgers ready!” Mr Andrigo, Tony Stark’s superior shouted at him.
Tony flipped the burgers tediously and thought to himself, “When is it my turn to take a bite from the big apple...” - “Heck, I am the best damn cook in this place; God knows how many things I have fixed for Andrigo and all I get is a pay cut..”
Tony stumbled for a few moments holding his head in pain, “This headache, I need some painkillers”, Opening the draw and grabbing the cheap first aid kit Tony picked up the painkillers , he swallowed three without hesitation “ahhh…Much better” Tony closed his eyes and felt a tingling in his spine – “Drugs make everything better”
“TONY! Hurry up, I am running a business here!” Andrigo screamed without patience.
Starks eyes shifted to the window at the end of the kitchen, “Who is that….?” He thought to himself, Tony started walking towards the window and peered through it, a dark man in a worn brown suit exchange a suspicious letter to a man who was just out of view apart from his hands, The Dark man quickly met Tonys stare, tony stumbled backwards in a rush and tripped over falling onto Mr Andrigo.
“S..Sorry, I was just –“He was interrupted.
“I don’t care why you’re sorry, just clean this mess up and get on with your job, your nothing more than a cook in a burger joint – Don’t forget that” Mr Andrigo triumphantly left the kitchen.
Disheartened, Stark looked down onto the tiled floor and thought about his life so far.
He looked at the window to be terrified by the dark man staring at him. Stark gasped and it was like time had frozen, he could not move out of shock. The man turned around and walked away. Stark began to get ready to leave work with his hands shaking; he grabbed his stuff and left the kitchen.
“What a day” He thought to himself while opening his cars door. Stark got into the car and started the engine, the car engine bellowed out a cranky noise, the car must be busted,” Again...Darn it!” He got out of the car and lifted open the bonnet – A load of brown smoke engulfed him, Coughing with his eyes watering he backed away , he felt lightheaded. Tony began trying to get a handhold as the world spun around him, or was he spinning? The world slowly faded away…
“Tony stark, 22, possibly carrying the power of Precognition or clairvoyance…Powers have not been unlocked yet” Muttered 2 men who watched over stark
“What’s happening? Who are you?” Tony spoke with fear
“My name is T’challa, This is Doctor Okonkwo, We think you have a power."
Dr Okonkwo swiftly hit T’challa on the chest “Enough, no need to tell him yet”
The Doctor walked out leaving T’challa starring at Stark, He slowly walked closer to him while feeling his own knuckles. “I want your power. I will get your power.” He spoke in a hungry tone.
“Please, I don’t know anything about a power! I am not special – “T’challa quickly cut him off
“On the contrary, you are VERY special – Your blood contains the abilities to find a way out of any situation, any trouble, the problem is – Your own negativity has blocked this gift. We searched your working quarters in that Burger bar, it seems you’re very addicted to painkillers, why is this?”
“Just headaches, Sometimes it feels like my head is going to explode, the painkillers make it feel better. Even if I have to take more than allowed.”
“Interesting, you have been masking your body’s suffering of not using your powers with painkillers, very interesting. – I will not make such a mistake” T’challa smiled, his eyes widened with anticipation.
Continued in part 2.
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