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What Lies Beneath

Chapter 6

Felicity was sitting in a cell now, her hands no longer cuffed, but she was still scared to death. They had kept her from seeing anything really, and that was the worst. If she got out of this cage, how would she get out? That was the point though, she wouldn't know how to get out. She stood up and walked around for a moment, before walking over to the glass wall. She could see Loki from where she was, sitting in a big round room, and it was almost as if that cell was floating, like it could be dropped from something. She pressed her hand against the glass that kept her locked in her own cell, and wondered what was going to happen next. This had to be it, right? She sighed a bit and looked down for a moment before turning and walking back over the bunk, sitting down and then turning herself, so that she was laying down.
“This was not how you saw things working out this weekend, all you wanted was to get drunk and get some nookie....instead....you're stuck wondering if a god has just risked everything for your dumb ass.”She mumbled to herself lightly.
Felicity was starting to feel herself getting stir crazy. She wanted out of here, she wanted to get the hell out of dodge. She wasn't sure if they were going to try to question her or not, and that made her nervous. She didn't want them trying to force knowledge out of her that she didn't have. She blinked a few times before looking over towards the large glass door that was locking her in, watching as Loki paced, his face tense. She frowned a bit before looking back up at the ceiling. She should have ran. He wouldn't be trapped, okay, probably, wouldn't be trapped in this place, if she had just done what he'd said.
She started to sit up when three figures appeared at the cell door. A man with dirty blond hair, a bow hooked to his back, a red head woman, with no visible weapons, and a tall black man with an eye patch. She watched them for a moment, before standing up, moving back away from the door, until her back hit the wall behind her. The red head opened the door and stepped inside, and Felicity narrowed her eyes. She wasn't going to make this easy for them. She wasn't going to give in, and she certainly wasn't going to talk, because she had nothing to say. She didn't know anything, he hadn't told her anything, so their efforts were pretty much going to be useless.
“Felicity, we need you to come with us.”The woman said, and Felicity stopped for a moment, and just stared at her.
“How do you know my name?”She asked, narrowing her eyes.
“I know a lot of things, now, step forward, and don't put up a fight, it's not going to do you any good.”The red head replied.
“It's not going to do you any good to drag me anywhere.”Felicity said simply before starting forward,”But I'm in no mood to really fight anyone, so let's just get this over with.”
The woman grabbed Felicity's arms and cuffed her, before guiding her forward, walking around the big cell that seemed to be suspended over nothing, that was now holding Loki. Felicity tried not to stare, as she didn't want them getting anything in their head. She bit her lip just slightly and looked around for a moment, before glancing towards Loki again. She had to figure out something. It was clear that he wasn't able to get out right now. She met his gaze for a moment, and then looked away, not wanting him to get into anymore shit then he was already in. She closed her eyes for a moment, taking a deep breath as they left the holding area and started down a long, very hospital looking hallway.
After a few more minutes of walking, though Felicity really wasn't paying much attention to the surroundings anymore, she found herself being led into a large open room that was full of computers, and standing there, was Patriot act, and Tony Stark, as well as another man that seemed far to calm at the moment. She was led to this glass table, and sat down, her hands still cuffed. Everyone else stood there, watching her closely, and she furrowed her brows before looking around for a moment.
“You need to tell us everything.”Said the black man with the eye patch.
“Like I said before, I don't know anything.”She said simply, before shrugging,”He didn't speak a word of anything to me.”
“He trusts you enough to tell you to run, to try and keep you out of trouble, you must know something.”Tony said, as he took a seat across from Felicity.
“Well, I don't....all I know is that he brought me here to protect me....and exactly three days ago, he saved my life.”She replied, as she leaned forward,”Why can't you just accept truth when you hear it.”
“Because I have trouble believing you're telling the truth.”Tony answered her, raising an eyebrow as he watched her closely.
“Well...then don't believe me, but I am telling you the truth, I even tried getting him to tell me what was going on, he didn't, and now that I'm sitting right here, I'm glad that he didn't speak a word to me,”She said as she looked around then back to Tony Stark, who looked overly amused right now.
“Do you think we're the bad guys?”The black man spoke again, leaning over the table, his hands resting on it to hold him up.
“I don't think you're particularly nice, no.”She answered him honestly,”I haven't seen Loki do anything wrong, he saved my life, and while he was keeping me away from my home, he hasn't hurt me, hasn't threatened me or done anything that should condone your actions,”
“You're very wrong about that.”The man said, shaking his head as if she was a foolish child or something.
“Not really...I haven't seen once of bad out of him, despite who he is and what he is notorious of.”She said and snorted a bit,”Look...you guys might have some bad blood with Loki, but I'm telling you right now, he hasn't done anything, and you're holding him, against his will, I might add, without telling him what his charges are, therefore, you're breaking the Constitution, and that's illegal.”
“You think we care?”Tony asked with a bit of a laugh,”We're a bit over the heads of the government, and as long as we keep Earth safe, it doesn't matter what we have to do.”
“It should.”Felicity replied,”Hero's don't act like the bad guys,”
“Your opinion of us is biased based on your experience with the one that really is the bad guy here.”Steve Rogers spoke up,”We're only doing what we have to, what is best, and you should be willing to accept that.”
“In my experience, anything that you're forced to accept, is usually a bad thing.”Felicity pointed out, with a bit of a smirk,”So tell me again why I shouldn't think of you guys as doing the wrong thing here?”
“Because....my brother has done many things, things that make me feel as though I shouldn't call him my brother with pride.”A voice from behind Felicity said, it was deep, and it made her pause for a moment.
“That's his past....can someone not change?”She asked, as she slowly turned to look at him.
“My brother....it is very unlikely with him,”The man replied. Felicity was taken aback for a moment. The man was tall, his hair blond and shoulder length, and he was wearing armor, and had bright blue eyes much like Loki's. She wondered what his name was. She wasn't all that good with mythology, so she would just wait until he spoke his name.
“Then why did he save me?”
“Personal gain, would be what I suspect.”He replied.
“What has he to gain with me, I'm just a human girl, nothing special.”
“He can use you as a distraction, he can use you as a shield, to keep us at bay, there are many things to gain.”He replied.
“He wouldn't....his claim is that he is going to protect me, and he has thus far, except for the whole, you guys taking me prisoner thing.”She said simply.
“You're naive human girl.”The man finally said before shaking his head,”Men change, Gods do not.”
“And you're naive to think that someone, god or man, can't.”Felicity said simply.
The tall warrior one just shook his head before looking at the black man with the eye patch, motioning for him to step back, as well as the others. Felicity wasn't paying attention to this, she was busy trying to figure out how she was going to get herself and Loki out of here. She wasn't sure if she should keep defending the god, since everyone and their brother, no pun intended, seemed to think that he was nothing but trouble. There had to be a good reason for that, right? She shrugged it off as she noticed everyone but the tall blond walking off. The man then took a seat next to her, placing one arm on the table. She studied him for a moment before looking away.
“Why do you defend him?”He asked, his tone very serious.
“Because, he saved my life, I at least owe him for that.”She replied simply. She was starting to think it was more then that, but she wasn't going to get into details about that with some stranger.
“He has tried enslaving your planet, and he has tried doing the same to Asgard, my home.”The man said to her, as if trying to get through to her just how bad Loki was.
“Like I said, that was his past, why is it so hard to believe that someone can change?”She said to him, as she turned and completely faced him.
“In all the years I have been alive, never once have I seen a change in him, so now, I find it hard to believe it can happen.”The man said to her as he looked down at his lap, then back up to her.
“Well...sometimes the impossible isn't nearly so.”Felicity argued slightly.
The man just shook his head and started to stand up. Felicity wasn't sure if that was good or not. She doubted it. With Loki's brother here, there was a very slim chance they could get away now. She bit her lips slightly before looking down. She wasn't sure what she was going to do now. She was the reason they were in this mess. She should have just run like he'd told her to.
“You're very sure of yourself, human girl, but you must know, sometimes all is not as it seems.”The man said lightly.
“If that's what you truly think, you're welcome to it, but until I see it, I wont change my opinion.”She replied before she looked up at him,”What is your name?”
“Thor, the God of Thunder.”He replied simply.
She blinked a bit before looking away. She sighed before looking down at the table trying very hard to figure out what she was going to do. This was a sticky situation to say the least. She heard someone clear their throat and looked up to see Tony Stark, and the very calm scientist looking guy standing there, watching her. She raised an eyebrow before slowly standing up.
“Look, we believe you...nothing in the way you're acting or carrying yourself, makes us think you are lying.”Tony finally said after a moment,”However, you still need to understand, Loki is not someone you need to associate yourself with, you need to get the hell out of here and forget everything you saw.”
“Well...I wanted to leave two days ago, but plans have changed, and this time, I'm not leaving without Loki, so I suppose you'll have to just keep me.”She told him, her voice firm and very serious, leaving no room for doubt.
“Fine.”Tony said simply, and took her by the arm and started to lead her back to where the holding cells were,”However, don't assume you can find a way out, this place is locked down tight.”
“Stop.”Thor said, having stepped back into the main room, standing in the way of the hallway, looking at Tony and the other man,”You need to let her go, regardless of what she says.”
Felicity snarled her lip at Thor. She wasn't leaving that easily. She wasn't going to run like a scared child and leave Loki here to deal with this load of crap. She glanced up at Tony, and then back to Thor and rolled her eyes, letting out a laugh. She pulled away from Tony Stark and walked over to Thor, trying very hard to hide the fact that all of this left her wishing she could go home. Made her wish that this was a dream and that she'd wake up and none of this would happen.
“I'm not leaving, not without Loki.”She said to him,”I've made that very clear...you're judging someone based on their past, and you're holding him without reasonable doubt or suspicion, so I think you should stop telling me what is best for me, and take me back to that damn cell, because I'm not going anywhere.”
“Listen, human girl, you're going to do what you're told, because it's very clear that you don't know what is good for you.”Thor responded easily. He was clearly not even the slightest bit intimidated by her words, and she hadn't expected him to be.
“You're very wrong, I'm figuring out just fine what is best for me and what isn't, so don't try that.”She told him, smiling grimly.
“Enlighten me.”Thor said, looking amused by what she was saying.
“It's none of your business.”She retorted before stepping around him,”Look, if you wont take me back, I'll walk myself.”
“No need for that.”Tony said and sighed before following after her, patting Thor on the arm as he did so.
“That's what I figured.”She mumbled slightly, as she continued forward. She wasn't sure what she was going to do, but she was trying hard to work it out in her head.
Felicity stayed silent as they entered the holding area again, and looked around. There had to be something. She didn't see the woman or the man with the bow. There was no sign of anyone other then Loki, standing there watching her from behind the glass. She held her head high as she glanced around, trying to piece a plan together in her head. She could do this. She got them in this mess, she could get them out. Then she spotted it. There was something near Loki's holding cell, something that looked like the key to getting him out. She bit her lip and looked at it carefully as they walked. It was something similar to a sound board, but she was willing to bet, that close to his cell, it was like the one just outside of hers, with a button that would open the door if she hit it. She had to get over there, and quickly. She glanced back at Tony and the other man, the one who was looking far calmer then anyone else she'd seen. Could she do it with them right behind her? She had some confidence in herself, she had to believe she could. She'd have to be fast, as they'd easily catch up with her, and stop her, but she was sure if she could just get over there, over to where she could open the door, she could get Loki out of that cage before anyone stopped her. She took a deep breath and took off running. It was now or never.


I'd love to read a sequel to this story!
It's really great
drakkya drakkya
Please update I'm addicted I need more
larasong larasong
I love this story!!! Please update soon!!!!
JKinzz JKinzz
Saw your footnote in chapter 8 - you're welcome! :) I feel bad for Felicity and how she has to start moving around just as she got settled in. Can't wait for the next update!
thatsrealjazzy thatsrealjazzy
Woohoo! I love when you update! Please do so more frequently, because I'm anxious to see how this turns out. :)
thatsrealjazzy thatsrealjazzy