4. Healer

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Nobodies POV

In Banner's lab; referring to Victoria.

"How's she doing?" Banner ask "thankfully better, thanks to Cho and our tech." Tony says

"How about Barton." Banner asks "Oh, unfortunately, he's still Barton." Tony says "That's terrible." Banner says

"He's fine. He's thirsty. Alright. Look alive, JARVIS. It's play time. We've only got a couple days with this joystick so let's make the most of it. Update me on the structural and compositional analysis." Tony says

"The scepter is alien. There are elements I can't quantify." Jarvis says "So there's elements you can." Tony says

"The jewel appears to be a protective housing for something inside. Something powerful." Jarvis says

"Like a reactor?" Tony ask "Like a computer. I believe I'm ciphering code." Jarvis says.


To Dr. Cho as she tends to Barton's and Victoria's wounds.

"You sure their going to be okay? Pretending to need them, really brings the team together." Natasha says

Victoria chuckles.

"There's no possibility of deterioration. The nano-molecular functionality is instantaneous. Their cells don't know they're bonding with simulacrum." Helen says

"She's creating tissue." Banner says

"If you brought him to my lab, the regeneration Cradle could do this in twenty minutes." Helen says "Oh, he's flatlining. Call it. Time?" Tony says

"No, no, no. I'm going to live forever. I'm gonna be made of plastic." Clint says.

Stark hands Barton and Victoria a drink. "Here's your beverages." Tony says "You'll be made of you, Mr. Barton. Your own girlfriend won't be able to tell the difference." Helen says

"Well, I don't have a girlfriend." Clint says

"That even she can't fix." Victoria jokes "what have I done to deserve such meanness." Clint jokes

"By you." Victoria jokes

"This is the next thing, Tony. Your clunky metal suits are going to be left in the dust." Helen says

"Well, that is exactly the plan. And Helen, I expect to see you at the party on Saturday." Tony says

"Unlike you, I don't have a lot of time for parties." Helen says

She hesitates a moment before asking. "Will Thor be there?" Helen ask

Victoria smirks.

In the lab.

"What's the rumpus?" Banner ask "Well, the scepter. You see, we were wondering how Strucker got so inventive. So, I've been analyzing the gem inside you may recognize." Tony says

He brings up a 3D image of Jarvis's consciousness. "Jarvis." Banner says "Doctor." Jarvis says

"Started out, JARVIS was just a natural language UI. Now he runs the Iron Legion. He runs more of the business than anyone besides Pepper." Tony says

"Oh." Banner says "Top of the line." Tony says "Yes." Banner says

"I suspect not for long." Jarvis says "Meet the competition." Tony says.

He brings up another 3D image of what's inside the scepter.

"It's beautiful." Banner says "If you had to guess, what's it look like it's doing?" Tony ask

"Like it's thinking. I mean this could be a...it's not a human mind, it..." Banner says "Um-um." Tony says "I mean, look at this! They're like neurons firing." Banner says

"Down in Strucker's lab I saw some fairly advanced robotics work. They deep-sixed the data, but...I gotta guess he was knocking on a very particular door." Tony says

"Artificial intelligence." Banner says "This could be it, Bruce. This could be the key to creating Ultron." Tony says

"I thought Ultron was a fantasy." Banner says "Yesterday it was. If we can harness this power, apply it to my Iron Legion protocol." Tony says

"That's a mad-sized if." Banner says "Our job is, if. What if you were sipping margaritas on a sun-drenched beach turning brown instead of green? Not looking over your shoulder for VERONICA." Tony says

"Don't hate, I helped design VERONICA." Banner says

"As a worst-case measure, right? How about a best-case? What if the world was safe? What if next time aliens roll up to the club, and they will, they couldn't get past the bouncer?" Tony ask

"The only people threatening the planet would be people?" Banner ask

"I want to apply this to the Ultron program. But JARVIS can't download a data schematic this dense. We can only do it while we have the scepter here, that's three days, give me three days." Tony says

"So you're going for artificial intelligence and you don't want to tell the team." Banner says

"Right. That's right, you know why, because we don't have time for a city hall debate. I don't want to hear the man was not meant to meddle medley. I see a suit of armor around the world." Tony says

"Sounds like a cold world, Tony." Banner says "I've seen colder. This one, this very vulnerable blue one? It needs Ultron. Peace in our time. Imagine that." Tony says.

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