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Chitauri Apocalypse; Chapter 1: End of the Beginning

[show info]Title: Chitauri Apocalypse
Author: Del Rion (delrion.mail (at) gmail.com)
Fandom: The Avengers (MCU)
Era: Post-Avengers movie
Genre: Action, drama
Rating: M / FRM
Characters: Bruce Banner (Hulk), Clint Barton (Hawkeye), Jane Foster, Nick Fury, Happy Hogan, J.A.R.V.I.S., Loki, Pepper Potts, James “Rhodey” Rhodes (War Machine), Steve Rogers (Captain America), Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), Lady Sif and the Warriors Three (Fandral, Hogun and Volstagg), Tony Stark (Iron Man), Thor
(Brief/smaller appearances: Odin, Maria Hill, Darcy Lewis, The Other, Benjamin “Benny” Pollack, Erik Selvig, Jasper Sitwell, Claire Wise.)
Pairings: Happy/Pepper, Jane/Thor. Mentions of: Benny/Claire, Pepper/Tony
Summary: Iron Man never fell back through the portal. The Avengers must deal with the loss of their comrade and move on – until Earth once again comes under an attack from the Chitauri and their new-found weapons that decimate everything in their path with unmatched power and intellect. As cities and nations collapse around their decreasing resistance, the heroes of Earth must find a way to defeat their enemy before there is nothing left to avenge.
Work in progress.
Written for: Apocalypse Big Bang, Round One (apocalypsebang at LiveJournal)
Art: Imaan (insteadofdeath at dA/DW/LJ)
Warnings: Graphic description of torture, major character death, apocalypse & invasion themes (including but not limited to: mass destruction, terrorism, holocaust, death, violence and gore), brain-washing & mind-control, language (including some remarks that could be seen as racist). Serious spoilers for the ending of The Avengers (and other random spoilers for the rest of the movies in the Avengers cinematic universe).




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art by Imaan (insteadofdeath)




Written for Apocalypse Big Bang, Round 1 (apocalypsebang at LiveJournal).





Chapter 1: End of the Beginning



“I can close it. Can anyone copy? I can shut the portal down!”

“Do it!”

“No, wait!”

“Stark, these things are still coming.”

“I have a nuke coming in. It’s gonna blow in less than a minute. And I know just where to put it…”

“Stark, you know that’s a one-way trip.”

The roar of repulsors cut through the air above them as Iron Man guided the nuke up along the side of the Stark Tower – and right into the waiting portal which was tearing a hole in the sky above it.

As the seconds ticked by they waited, dreading and hoping, then saw the glimpse of a detonation as the Chitauri began to fall all around them as if someone had sucked the very life out of them. It wasn’t what Steve had been expecting but he took it in stride, not questioning their good luck; whatever Stark had done up there had worked.

Again they waited, staring up, searching the portal, watching the small flicker of light grow as the mothership on the other side was consumed by the explosion.

“Come on, Stark,” he heard Natasha mutter, the comm signal still open between the team. She said what they all thought, yet he knew they couldn’t wait forever; the blast and the possibly remaining Chitauri had to be contained on the other side, and there was no way of knowing whether Stark had made it.

He was aware of Thor beside him and that the Asgardian knew as well as he that the portal had to be closed. If Stark were able, he would have already flown back. He had known the risks.

“Close it,” Steve ordered, yet the words barely left his throat, coming out strained.

Natasha didn’t hesitate; she used whatever means she had discovered and shut the portal, the hole in the sky shrinking, drawing back in on itself, and try as he might he couldn’t find a red-and-gold shape emerging from its folds.

Quite suddenly the sky was clear again, the portal gone – and Iron Man with it.





to be continued…


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