NEW YORK (2017)
- Present Time -
Helen Walker was a feared woman to any and all people who knew her. The way she carried herself proved that she in fact was not afraid of anything. She was elected president of the US military operative defense 4 years ago, and ever since then no one has had the mind set or guts to run against her.
"Mr Stark.Captain." she greeted the two men arguing in front of the SHIELD commons room.
"Helen, how nice of you to drop in. Did you change your hair? It looks great-"
"Cut the shit Stark, I'm here on official US military business. Now I want you and all of your little Avengers group, rounded up and in the conference room in 5." The stress in her tone caused Tony's face to drop it's joking facade and Steve to straighten his posture.
"Well you've got us all here. So what's all the big disturbance about" Tony's voice hinted with slight annoyance as he gestured to the 6 that sat around him.
"There has been a breach in one our military tech facility just outside of Southern Arabia. We caught the bug a few days ago, but from what we have gathered it's been there for weeks."
"So re-encrypt the system again, set up more firewalls and enhance the security on it? I mean what are we talking about her, a few dozen gun and US shipment locations" Clint fired out while leaning back in his chair tiredly.
"Close Mr.Barton. A week's worth of any information regarding Launch codes, target locations, and very very important files that the US government cannot afford to loose."
"What kind of 'files' are we talking about here Walker" Natasha's voice spoke out, her eyes slightly narrowing as she attempted to search Walkers face for any signs of odd behavior.
"That's classified information for US militarist ears only." She spoke out blankly making Natasha raise her eyebrow.
"Well considering it will be my team investigating and tracking this threat down, it better get un-classified, real quick." Steve finally pitched in while crossing his arms to seem a little more intimidating. Helen narrowed her eyes at the group annoyed before letting out a exhausted breathe.
"prisoner files" She breathed out while rolling her eyes in annoyance.
"prisoner files? Last I checked the US military didn't hold prisoners, so try again." Tony chuckled dryly while crossing his arms as well.
"I'm telling you the truth. Look I don't have time to sit here and try to convince you to believe me otherwise. So get me those files, and I'll get you your proof." She snapped while throwing a debriefing packet in front of them, doing up a button that had come loose on her suit and proceeding to exit.
"And what happens if we decline cleaning up your little mess?" Stark's curious voice cutting her movements off.
"Mr. Stark, for the sake of the US-for the sake of the world, I suggest you don't" Helen's expressionless tone leaving the avengers to glance at each other curiously before she had fully made her leave of the room.
"I don't like it." Wanda's voice cut into the silence that had settled on the group in the absence of Walker.
"me either." Bucky agreed looking at Steve to see if he was thinking the same.
"I've never seen Walker so worked up about something." Natasha's voice holding an large amount of confusion. Romanoff was good at reading people, of course she would be, she was trained that way. But whatever Helen Walker was hiding from the group, it was important.
"Alright pack your bags guys, it's time to work for a living. 20 minutes and then we rendezvous in the quinjet." Stark took charge causing everyone to fan out except Steve.
"I don't like this Tony. We're going in blind, tracking something we don't know anything about. Something with the skill to hack into a triple fire wall government tech base." Steve looked tony up and down analyzing that Stark was thinking the exact same thing.
"I was never good with ignoring curiosity Cap, and neither were you" were Tony's last words to Steve before he patted him on the shoulder, grabbed the packet and left the room to gather his things.
He had no idea what he was getting them into, but he knew it couldn't be any good. It never was.