"Well, hellooo, Peter." Tony smirked and returned the kiss.
"Reed Richards the physicist?" Tony asked, startled. "He’s a supervillain? He’s the guy who appears on Cosmos every so often sounding like he thinks he’s smarter than everybody. Rhodey and I have a bet on when Neil DeGrasse Tyson is gonna snap and punch him.”
Antonio winced and nodded, pouring himself the glass, and almost unconsciously, his other hand reached up to the scar he had across his forehead, which was luckily mostly hidden by his bangs. “Yeah, that’s the one…”
"Well, hellooo, Peter." Tony smirked and returned the kiss.
Loki’s calm demeanor fell slowly with every word Antonio would burden him with. Once more, he looked like a child, not showing his years but rather, within his eyes, there was fear and shock, grief for this world unknown.
"Asgard and it’s sons dead.. Galactus.. Even the Avengers all fallen.. Is this to be the fate of our world as well? …Your time line differs in many ways, Antonio, but in many ways it is similar.…Is there a reason you came to this one in particular? Or was it merely at random, our meeting and all? Anthony Stark, your counterpart here, has become a fair friend to me since my return. It was rather coincidental we would meet in the park today as we did. Though maybe we may learn from one another.. eh?"
"Mine is not a pleasant world, I’m afraid." Antonio commented "But I highly doubt that. I’ve looked into this world and many things are different, including the life of my counter-part. And … a lot of people that are dead in my world are still alive in this one. A couple of years ago, most of New York was just … leveled, along with many superheroes that resided there, as well as all the people that lived there too…" He sighed softly "I spent a great fortune in trying to rebuild the city but obviously we can never replace those we have lost. As for why I’m here, it is just one of the many worlds I could pick and one that is currently at peace. I travel as a … distraction, in a way."
"Well, with a name like that of course he’s gonna be a supervillain,” Tony joked. ”He didn’t really have a lot of choices. Nobody’s gonna go to a Doctor Doom who does anything else. In my universe Latveria’s one of those places you keep hearing about on the news deposing the leader of the month,” he explained. ”Maybe he’s just waiting in line. This place sounds a lot more… uh, interesting, in the Chinese Curse sort of way.”
"That is true… though he isn’t exactly the worst supervillain I’ve faced." Tony shrugged and grabbed a glass, retrieving a bottle of scotch from the cabinet. "I mean, I guess Galactus was the worst threat to the world, maybe … and you know, the Chitauri and … but personally, I guess, I would say, erm… Reed Richards…"
"If you’re actually thinkin’ of pouring cement into my skull I’m tellin’ you Tony, I’m not afraid to take a chunk out of you. My brain may be actin’ a little funny but I’m still sure as hell hungry."
"Not literally! … I mean, like .. like the medical stuff that they use to seal a skull with during surgery. It’s like a .. specialized polymer thing. I can get that. And please don’t try to eat my brains, ‘cause I have too many and you’ll get an indigestion. Also, you know, tumours. I don’t think they would taste nice."
I’d like to think I can figure out the face thing on my own, thank you very much!! But no, Kid doesn’t get any beer. And I want ironxmaiden to help me get my wardrobe together. No uggs though.
"I’m eighteen! That’s legal in Canada! brainseverywhere-sendbooze lets me drink!”
"I like to think we’re slightly more responsible than our Earth-1610 counterpart. Sit your butt down and have a soda or something."
What she said. Believe it or not getting into it with the law is the last thing I wanna do tonight.
I’m plenty responsible! I just have other strengths than where it concerns alcoholism…
"You’re telling me there’s seriously a guy in this universe who everybody calls Doctor Doom?" asked Tony. He snorted. "Does he call himself that or is it something other people say to make fun of him?”
"You don’t know Doctor Doom yet?" Antonio asked a little surprised, then chuckled, shaking his head "Well, you’re lucky then. He’s the ruler of a European country called Latveria… and no, actually, his name really is Victor von Doom. Just don’t ask him for a health check-up, I have doubts about this man actually being a medical professional.”
"Physical? Do you have the world’s best light bright in your chest as well?"
As Antonio spoke, the child across from him decided it only fair to be as open as this new man of iron was being. Taking off the golden crown that sat upon his head, Loki pulled down the black, skin tight cowl, revealing neck length, messy black hair. Upon hearing that he had died there as well, he gave a sad frown, playing with his food a bit.
"Died huh… Here, Loki, the one you may be more familiar with died as well. All of Asgard did. But we were given new life. The Nine Realms need gods- they need Asgard still. All were brought back as they were save for me. I was brought back as a child with no memories of my evil deeds preformed as an adult. All recall them though, but I do not wish to fulfill what is expected of me. I want to be known as mischievous, not a villain," he said firmly. "Does Asgard remain in your time? You seemed familiar with Thor and Captain Rogers as well."
"No, not that, no … I have a rather unique physiology otherwise though. With its own upsides and downsides. I never had an arc reactor in my chest however." Antonio shrugged, then raised an eyebrow watching Loki. "Hm… yes, rather valiantly according to Thor. To defend Asgard against… well… unfortunately, Asgard still fell, as well all the Asgardians. I was barely able to get Thor out of there… not that he liked that, but still, it gave him a chance for revenge." He explained.
"Hm… you could hardly be blamed then for what are basically someone else’s actions. And I do believe in second chances." He looked down sadly at the question "I am… they were my teammates. They both died, recently … sacrificed themselves in fighting Galactus. I, er… I died myself a while ago, but… well, we had the Infinity Gems on hand at the time, so…"
Hank Pym - the name was oddly familiar, but it took Tony a minute to place it. It was the nickname ant-man that made him remember. ”Oh, yeah, I saw him on TV once! There was this thing where he was talking to David Attenborough about how ants communicate and how he could make them do what he wanted using pheromones and stuff,” he explained. ”He was creepy, but I would have figured if he were going to destroy the world it would be with his ants, not by building the Terminator.”
"Yeah, that guy. It’s, er… complicated. In my universe, he is not a very nice man. He came up with the Ultron system because he was kind of jealous of … well, everyone else that SHIELD did want in their team seeing as he got kicked off due to, er… something really bad." Tony winced slightly thinking back on it and rubbed the back of his neck a bit awkwardly. "Then later on, Ultron got reprogrammed by Doctor Doom and all hell broke loose. But I’ve heard of other universes where it got a hell of a lot more powerful."