Age Of Miracles
"That’s the last box" Tony said as he placed down the current box he was carrying.
Tony and Steve had helped me move in my belonging into the tower, currently in the 80- something floor or so. We were in what looked like a living room, but it was huge.
When Bucky left, I had been hanging out with Tony for a couple weeks. Not long after he asked me to move into his super awesome Avengers Tower and I couldn’t turn down the offer.
"Thanks guys. You know, this building is really cool, but having to come up and down constantly for all my crap is kind of um, pestering. Did you really need to have 90 floors?" I asked Tony as I opened a box that was placed in front of me.
"This hideous building is cool?" I heard Steve mumble which caused Tony to glare at him then turn to me. "Look at the bright side, you get your own room, you don’t have to be constantly annoyed by spangles over here"
As the two bickered, I pulled out stuff from the box. It was stuff I brought back as a ravager. My suit was in there, the blasters, and other Knick knacks I brought as souvenirs. I quickly put the ravager stuff in the box but Tony came up next to me and looked inside. "What is all that?" He asked, trying to grab something from there but I swatted his hand away. "Nothing its nothing, just old stuff" I explained trying to close the box much to my failure. Tony quickly grabbed one of the blasters and examined it.
"Whats that?" Steve chimed in, looking interested. Tony started pointing the Quad Blaster at object, settling on a vase, he pressed the trigger and the electric shot blasted the vase into tiny pieces.
Tony and Steve turn their heads to me, with a surprised and questioning look. All I could do is smile sheepishly and scratch the back of my neck.
"Why do you have, this?" Tony asked playing with the blaster. All Steve could do is stare and wait for an answer.
"Um, well, they gave it to me?" I said unsure. "Are you telling or asking?" Tony asked, giving me a look.
I looked at both of them and gave out a sigh. I walked to where Steve seated and sat next to him, patting the seat next to me indicating for Tony to come sit as well.
"Is this a long story because if it is im going to make a drink first" He said walking to a mini bar he had across the room. "want something?" "Stark can you just s-" "-Id like a beer please" I cut Steve off before he could lecture Tony. I stood up and grabbed my ravager box then sat back down next to Steve, when Tony was done fixing us our drinks he sat next to me.
"Erm, at a young age, I sort of ran away from home, on that same day. . I was sorta kind of abducted by some men. . " I started out. Tony was about to lash out but I quickly cut him off. "That is where I met Peter, he was also abducted and he was really nice to me. Growing up with him, he was like my brother, he protected me, he picked on me, fought with and along side me. And the men who had taken me, they- we call ourselves Ravagers. Just a bunch of thieves. But they were like family too me, even Yondu. . Anyway long story short, they took me in as one of them and taught me how to steal. .the blasters are just to stun, in case you got caught, ya know?" I explained. Not completely telling the truth but not lying either. They didn’t need to know so much about my past. At least not yet.
"here you're going to need these" Peter said as he handed me two funny looking guns. "What are these?" I asked as I lifted one in front of my face, barrel facing upward. "That, short-stack is a Quad Blaster. Top one is the Lethal shot, bottom one is Electric Shot, in case you need to stun someone" he explained. "WHY do I need these Peter?" I was a bit perplexed, I don't feel comfortable using weapons. "Incase something happens in a raid. Duh" He hooked his blasters to his sides. "Get your gear we are going on your first raid, Yondu's orders" I stared at Peter before giving out a sigh and slowly making my way to my room. Not really feeling all to great about this idea.
Tony and Steve glanced at each other. I stood up and walked to were all the boxes were places and began rummaging thro them. "Are you, okay with all of this? I mean what happened to you" I heard Steve ask behind me. I turn around only to bump into his chest. I took a step back and looked up at him, considering he was taller than me. "Trust me, I am absolutely okay, and to be honest, its probably made me a better person, I mean look at it this way, if I wasn’t kidnapped and had to live with Erik the whole time I would of probably ended up being some sort of killing psycho~" I smiled and gave him a gentle punch on his arm. "Yea that makes me feel great sleeping with you in the same building" I heard Tony mumble from behind, watching him also rummage thru my boxes as well.
It took almost all day to take everything out the boxes and decorate my living head quarters to my liking. Tony and Steve left a while ago but they were more than enough help.
As i was all done I decided to rest a bit on the living room couch. I grabbed the remote control and threw myself into the soft cushions. Turning on the T.v. I looked for something interesting to watch when I heard the elevator ding. I turned my head to see Tony, Steve and another man. "We bought you food, im sure you havent had anything to eat yet" Steve said as they made their way towards the couch. "Well technically I bought the food seeing as it is MY money" Tony said as he placed the bag he was holding down in the counter in front of the couch.
The man i had'nt met before came up to me, making me to stand up. "Hello, Im Bruce Banner, Tony has told me a lot about you" Bruce smiled as he stuck out his hand. I smiled back and shook his hand. "That seems impossible seeing as he only really talks about himself" I softly said, hoping Tony wouldn’t hear. Bruce chuckled and I saw Tony glare at me from my peripheral vision. "Its really nice to meet you Doctor Banner, I think its really cool how you turn all crazy and green. - You guys didn’t have to buy me food" I giggled seating myself, watching Tony taking the to go boxes out the bag. Bruce sat to the left of me "Once again, it is MY money" Tony grumbled handing Bruce a box, then one for me.
"So how are you liking it here?" Bruce spoke up, taking a bite out of his food. "Its vey lovely! This place is amazing! Its such a beautiful building!" I said excitedly also taking a bite out of my chinese food. "Thank you!" Tony said with surprise and happiness in his voice which caused Steve to make a disapproving noise.
"So Marie, what is it that you do for a living?" Bruce asked. I sat up straight and turned to look at Tony and Steve. I then turn to Bruce, not really knowing how to reply. "I um, erm-" "She's like Catwoman, taking diamonds and all that" Tony spoke up, munching on his dumpling. "Tony!" I heard Steve call out. I blushed but turned to Bruce and nodded my head. "Its true" I said picking up my fork filled with chow mein. "Wait im confused, you are a burglar?" He asked, completely baffled. "No! I AM not a burglar. . Anymore." I explained quickly shoving more food in my mouth. "besides, I like the term raider, or looter, thief, smuggle, or pirate what ever." I mumbled. "You were a smuggler?!" Steve asked loudly causing me to choke a bit on my food. I shook my head, and coughed a bit. "What, no. .no. .i said anymore"
Peter, and myself were running from a group of Sakaarans. We were suppose to steal some sort of artifact, but one of the Sakaaran soldiers caught us, which now lead to this. "I TOLD YOU THIS WAS A BAD IDEA" I yelled out at Peter, dodging the blasts from behind us. "You're just too much of a wimp, you goodie-goodie" Peter insulted, blasting the Sakaarans as we ran towards the M-Ship. Horuz was inside waiting for us, to get out get away. As Horuz notice us running to the ship, he quickly opened the door. Peter and I climbed into the ship and we flew off, Sakaarans trying to take the ship down. "Did ya get it?" Horuz asked, eyes staring at the space in front. "No! We were too busy getting shot at!" I snapped. Taking a seat next to the pilot. "He wont be to happy about that" Horuz lectured. "Actually I think he'll be ecstatic" We heard Peter say from behind us. Both Horuz and I turn to see a smug looking Peter holding the artifact. I looked at him in utter surprise, then gave him a grin. "Peter how were you able to get that?!" I asked excitedly, jumping out of my seat and running towards him. "Like I said Short-Stack, you’re just too much of a wimp"
Bruce turned to look at Tony and said. "How does it feel like having a convict as a sister?" "You don’t know that!. . "I said defensively, blushing red as a tomato.
Tony gave me an impressed looked before he chimed in. "HAVE you been incarcerated before?" He asked. "Umm. . .who wants to watch a movie?" I suggested.
"Oh well if it isnt Star-Prince and Plant-Girl" I heard some one say as they picked me up from the floor. I look up to see Rhomann, one of the Nova Corps. "Its Star-Lord man, Star-Lord" Peter said too his annoyance. "Oh Sorry, LORD, I picked these guys up a while ago, petty theft. They have code names" Rhomann said to his partner who apprehended Peter. " Come on man, its an Outlaw name" Peter explain. "Relax pal, its cool to have a code name, its not that weird." He said, trying not to laugh. I sighed and looked to Rhomann. "Its not Plant-Girl, its HEMLOCK" I tried explaining to Rhomann for the umphteenth time.
"We have a mission tomorrow, and Pepper is back in Malibu for some business so you'll be by yourself okay. Try not to cause an infringement while im gone" Tony said as I walked everyone towards the elevator. "ha. Very funny" I mumbled. "Thanks guys for making me feel so welcomed here! And be careful tomorrow!" I said, I gave Bruce a hug followed by Steve. They all waved, got into the elevator and then the doors closed. I made my way to the couch and once again threw myself onto it.