“The area is secure Sir” Captain America said into his com system, “Loki didn’t bring nearly as many soldiers as before.”
“Excellent Captain, everyone regroup and head to the jet” Fury’s voice said over the com system.
“Anyone have eyes on Ms. Wonder?” Iron Man asked as he flew over Widow’s head.
“Negative” Hawkeye replied instantly, “I haven’t seen her since she flew to the northeast corner”
After a quick search of the area it was evident that Ms. Wonder was in deed, missing.
“Where are you Beth?” Captain America whispered.
A mile away, Beth opened her eyes. She blinked back the light and looked around. She was in a bright white square room with glass windows. She looked around and saw nothing but white harsh light.
“Hello love, glad you woke up”
Beth looked behind her and saw Loki standing behind her in the flesh. “Who are you?” She asked in a strangled voice.
A man dressed in green and wore a helmet with horns smiled down at her, “Why I’m Seul Rolik my dear. But my close friends call me…Loki” He drew out in a dramatic pause.
Beth pushed herself off the ground and lunged at Loki. She made to grab at his waist but he disappeared when she touched him and fell to the ground hard.
“Is that any way to treat your host?” Loki’s voice said from behind her once again. Beth turned around but before she could react Loki had hit her across the cheek and then in the stomach. He picked her up and slammed her on the floor, much like the Hulk had done to him in New York.
Beth looked up and Loki weakly, “Why are you doing this?”
Loki rolled her over with his foot and pressed it hard on her abdomen, “Because, love. My god-forsaken brother and his band of misfit ‘superheroes’ need to be paid for what happened in New York. They don’t take me seriously so I thought the threat of nuclear war was ‘earth-threatening’ enough to spark the interests of the ‘Avengers’” Every word in italics Loki stressed in a harsh tone.
“What does nuclear war have to do with me?” Beth asked in a weary tone.
Loki smiled again, “Well dearie, I know it was you and Captain America in Dubai and I know he has a soft spot for a damsel in distress. So I’m going to keep you here and find out every little insignificant detail about your relationship and send in my new friend” Loki waved his hand to a door that had just as a door appeared. A woman with blue scaley skin and short red hair walked into the room and put her arms on Loki’s shoulder. Before Beth’s very eyes the woman changed into a young woman with blonde hair and blue eyes, it was like she was looking into a mirror.
Beth’s own blue eyes widened as she uttered a single word “Mystique”