Back at the Avenger’s craft, the group received a surprise guest.
“Hello all” A medium sized balding man in a nice black suit appeared in the control room.
The Avengers turned around in shock. Fury smiled to himself and stood beside Agent Coulson and Agent Hill. The three laughed at the Avenger’s shocked faces, even Tony didn’t see it coming.
“Coul’s son! You’ve returned from the great beyond!” Thor said slapping Agent Coulson on the back.
“Well I’ll be” Rogers said in a far-off voice, “Glad to have you back” He said shaking Coulson’s hand.
“It’s good to be back with the Avengers” Agent Coulson said with a smile, “My SHIELD team will get on fine without me for a while.”
The team turned round as a large thump was heard on the deck outside. Bucky who was closest to the deck door grabbed the figure that fell inside. She was covered in bruises and the long scratch going down her neck was half-healed.
“Beth?!” Rogers exclaimed as he ran to the limp girl in Bucky’s arms.
Beth looked up through her blonde hair and saw Steve. She pushed off of Bucky’s arms and threw herself onto the captain. “Oh Steve” she said before draping herself upon him and pressing her lips firmly to his.
“His second kiss since 1945” Tony said smirking.
“Well she really missed him didn’t she?” Natasha remarked to Barton.
He put his hand to his chin in thought, “Yeah…she’s sure showing him pretty publically.”
Rogers broke the kiss and hugged Beth close, looking over her shoulder at Barton and they exchanged a look.
“Ms. McCormack! However did you escape?” Agent Hill asked.
Fury walked up to Beth, “Never mind that, how did you find the ship?”
“Oh, I put a tracking device on your walking stick a while ago Fury” Beth replied breezily as she put her arms around Steve’s waist, “You know, in case I got separated and such”
“You go sister” Stark remarked smiling.
Before Fury could answer Beth looked up at Rogers, “I’m so tired, do you mind carrying me to our room?” she asked in a sweet but sultry voice.
“Uh-of course hun,” Steve replied. He glanced quickly at Fury and then picked Beth up in his arms bridal style and made his way to their room.
The Avengers looked at each other, shrugged their shoulders and continued their work.
At the back of the ship Steve Rogers had just placed Beth on the bed.
“You should have a nap and relax” He said to her, “I should go see if anyone needs my help”
Beth bounced up off the bed, “Why don’t you join me handsome?” She placed one hand on Rogers’ bicep and one on his chest. Her fingers made a trail downwards and played with the hem of his shirt.
The Captain grabbed her hands and held them in his, “I think you should just sleep for now sweetheart, you’ve had a trying time.”
“Baaaabe” Beth whined coyly. She got close to him again and ran her hands the expanse of his chest and then played with his belt buckle. “C’mon, come to bed with me, I know you missed me.” She said close to his ear and then licked it.
Steve grabbed Beth by her arms and pulled her away. He looked into her eyes and saw blue eyes flicker and change to a lizard yellow. Steve’s face clenched up and he pushed Beth hard. She smashed through the door and hit the wall in the hallway.
Barton, Natasha, Dr. Bann and Stark ran into the hallways just as Rogers picked up Beth by her neck and held her up against the wall.
“Either they like it reaaaally kinky or that’s not Beth” Stark said faintly
Rogers slammed Beth against the wall again, “Who are you? What have you done with Beth?”
Before everyone’s eyes Mystique reverted back to her original blue form. She flashed a smile at Rogers and bent her foot in an inhuman-like way and tickled his ear. “Oh, she’s in good hands sweetie” She said with a wink.
Rogers went to bang Mystique’s head again the wall again when Fury’s voiced sounded from down the hall.
“Enough!” He said walking towards the group, “Enough”. Fury regarded Mystique for a moment then said, “Take her to the chamber, we’ll interrogate her there.”
As Rogers, Barton, and Natasha escorted Mystique to the chamber her new master used to live, Fury pressed the button in his coms unit, “All agents get into position, we may have a way to find Loki”