I believe in Chief edits with will wood songs supremacy
I believe in Chief edits with will wood songs supremacy
Many thanks to @dontbecattyratty for introducing me to the most cursed version of a witw adaptation I've ever had the pleasure of encountering
Waitress - Alexia McIntosh (she/her) as Nurse Norma, requested by @joshharding1
Birth Place: Birmingham, England
Theatre credits include: Anna of Cleves (Six), Tina (Sister Act), Tiger Lily (Peter Pan), Mimi Marquez (Rent), Chief Weasel (Wind in the Willows), Sarah Worth (The Sugar Wife), Mrs. Andrews (Earthquakes in London)
(Pictured on the right is Kelly Agbowu, who played the role in the West End production)
Tucked away in the corner of the warehouse down by the water thought to have been abandoned territory since its neighbor not so far down vanished into an unexplained implosion of sorts Venom sat atop a beam with pen in hand and night vision in handy to copy down word for word what was being said below. Two weeks now he had it timed to a science, three hours blips here where a team worked on these husks to something they would combine later before they would all go to the office farther in town. He supposed it had to do with the implosion.
These Russian muttering bodies far below in varied coats and states of weaponry or lack there of seemed to be more mobile to aid in avoiding being caught. Eddie had learned the language from you and made use of it through Venom to spy on these people. Above taking notes. Then below when they left to snap ample pictures with his own camera Victor had been developing for him with each full roll. And away from the useless empty metal husks that resembled hollowed out soup cans paneled with something close to glass he moved to the corner of the warehouse just packed with books he copied the titles of and noted which today they had left open on the tables.
Daily they would pour over these books and obviously had been taking messages in code, which thanks to Venom’s great vision and memory sight of the cipher was used to copy it along with today’s note he used alongside the proper open book he saw them use to translate the note for his next location. Each of which he went to for further investigation.
Tonight however excitedly while he waited for the enhanced radio connected typewriter to print out the note sirens sounded and to an irritated snarl and glare to the window now lit up by colored lights that announced the arrival of cops who sent the group into a flurry to Gran what they could to cover their tracks.
They didn’t get very far as bodies of cops flooded into the doors before the cars could even be heard stopping and now the glaring symbiote remained in his pouting mood up in his shadowy corner for the spoiled investigation he had grown so proud of unfolding its every detail with his other half. Over the bodies of cops that crept their way through the building between suit clad lower ranked SSR Agents, and higher ranked men in a group of five who headed the inspection of various ends of the warehouse to spoil any evidence Venom had hoped to check later when alone.
“I want this whole place taped off,” Chief Thompson stated and to the approach of cane wielding Chief Sousa who had arrived in town hours prior who a couple of the cops had looked to wondering which of the two was fully in charge of the investigation. “You can take the books, I’ll handle the bomb lab. Can’t have you stumbling us all into a mushroom cloud.”
Sousa rolled his eyes in the blonde’s path around him with more orders to other Agents and cops off to more important areas. Sousa passed to the other end of the warehouse to the sound of an Agent saying, “Didn’t think the Weasel Bomber had this kind of pull for a place like this.”
The one beside him said in a shift of a door for them to check another vast room of what they deemed to be useless junk in un-indistinguishable mounds to form a maze inside the room they had two cops beside them to inspect for them. “Well all the prices around here have dropped, might have been desperate for a renter and he picked up on the realtor slump.”
The first sighed in his glance inside lit up by the flashlight in his hand that scanned over the closest pile. With a nod of his head he said to the cops, “After you,” they rolled their eyes and headed inside with flashlights of their own and free hands on their holsters just in case. “Especially with this junk.”
The second followed them inside, “Keep an eye out for tripwires too. Weasel is fond of those.”
Sousa once in the corner of the book loaded corner of the floor plan muttering, “Weasel didn’t do this.” At the closest book on the edge of the table he tapped his finger to the end of the cover he eased open to read the paper wrapped cover page for the title of the book he closed and sighed to look over the walls of books, “None of this has his fingerprints on, whatever this is…” Book to book he moved and when the team of men with crates came in to load up the books he moved to the papers and notepads full of coded messages he couldn’t make heads or tails of.
Over an hour later Thompson leaned in the library and let off a whistle, “Hey, Peg leg we’ve found an address on some crates where we think they moved the bombs to, must have just been behind Weasel. It’s down by the docks, hop to it if you’re tagging along.”
Sousa sighed and looked up at him, “This isn’t Weasel.”
“Look, we’ve been on this for five months, you just dropped in today with your claim of a Barbados bound killer with some vanishing tech, we’ve got bigger fish to fry, if you’re in then grab your hat follow us to the docks.”
Sousa said in his step back, “You go ahead, this isn’t Weasel and someone has to figure out who did all this.”
Thompson rolled his eyes and put on his hat in his hand, “Have fun chasing ghosts. I’m taking the uniforms with me, Bilson is on his way with another truck for the rest of the library.” Out of the warehouse he went and a subtle tick of the corner of Venom’s mouth was triggered by the buzz that came out of the radio transmitted typewriter that readied to type the latest message. On all fours across the beams above he moved to just over the typewriter and by the coded message in the corner to know which book to use to translate the message he noted that and the page to use in his copy he had back at the house. Eagerly atop the beam crouched on the balls of his toes Venom crouched watching the paper inch higher with glances at the Agent who had just begun to turn in search of the noise.
To keep from the note being snatched away out his arm shot to fling a string of webbing that latched onto the page. A deliberate act to keep the note from notice. Though the sudden whip of the page turned the eyes of the Agent upwards to widen when Venom came into view. Slack jawed his hand shifted to fumble for his weapon only to have his arms and legs to be bound at his sides with another shot of webbing followed by one to swing down to grab the man, his abandoned hat and cane to fling off into the night.
Somewhere over the first 80 foot leap out of the window closest the body in Venom’s hold went slump and didn’t show much reaction the whole way back home again where he landed on the roof and climbed down under cover of darkness and let himself in the back door he locked again behind him and made his way back to one of the back guest bedrooms. Out of those available he chose the one with its own bathroom and across the twin sized bed he laid the man out. Curiously he peered at the unconscious man and after he set his hat and cane carefully beside the bed he removed the webbing on his legs and arms to settle him more comfortably. Out of the room he turned and readied a variety of snacks and a pitcher of water and a glass he set beside the bed then went to the door he locked and used the tie he split the cover around his neck to remove the tie Eddie had put on that morning. Around the knob neck he hung that and was off again to head off to the library to translate the message for his next stop of the night after he’d hidden the gun he’d taken off the stranger.
Deeply a breath was drawn in by Daniel Sousa to the end of an odd dream muddled of various hopeful encounters with the woman he’d moved across the country to get over to let her know he had moved back again. He thought he’d had a chance to move on, yet a single trip from her to California by her and his fiancé had left him to face the truth that she wouldn’t be his hiding place or the anchor keeping him from his cherished Peggy. The moment he opened his eyes however sight of the wallpaper he didn’t recognize had him jolt right up. Rapidly his chest rose and fell to the swivel of his head to figure out where he was when the memory of the creature who had taken him flashed back in his mind again.
Sideways on the bed he settled his feet on the floor to get a better look at the spread next to a note. Timidly he lifted the sheet to see the note, ‘Do not frighten or harm our young ones. When Sister returns home tomorrow we will bring her to speak to you.’
To himself he murmured, “What the hell?” A shrill cry of a child to a police siren raised his eyes that sank again in his silent observation of those who lived around where he was being kept to uncover a possible location. However any urge to try and break out with help of the gun that had been left with him died at his realization it had been taken off him. Not to mention the apparent parade of children he heard that traveled through the house that solidified his choice to simply wait until the creature returned to interrogate him with this mysterious sister. Ample food and water had been left to him along with access to his own bathroom for his basic needs that gave him at least a hope that this wouldn’t be a situation he couldn’t talk his way out of alive. Tries at the knob however gave moments of fear that waned to the steps away that followed only to make him wonder how long this wait would last inside this windowless room.
Eddie appeared from his rushed shower with towel still over his shoulders he had been drying his hair with that laid over his haphazardly buttoned and untucked shirt. Panting at his rush to be here and stare before you opened the door, “I can explain.” At his confused family he said in another grip of the towel to rub it over a side of his head he felt beads of water on his mostly dried hair that left it even more askew than it was moments ago.
“Friend from work?” James asked to Eddie’s plop of the towel to his shoulder again in his steps forward.
“Um, sort of,” Eddie said in a quick wet of his lips. “Well you know that story we’ve been chasing?” you nodded in his eyes that settled on yours. “Got close to a break last night then some cops showed up talking about some Weasel guy and completely broke a wedge in our case, but now since last night we found out a new location where they’re building up their new parts for those weird canister firing globe things I told you about.”
You pointed to the door, “And the guest?”
“Yes, getting there,” he said and shifted his weight on his feet, “Well Venom was waiting for the message over the typewriter and it went off and he snatched the sheet before they could take that. Only, the guy across the room saw us and reached for his gun. Venom webbed him and snatched him to keep him here.”
“You kidnapped a cop?” Dawn asked with brows risen in shock.
Eddie’s head ticked to the side, “Detective, possibly, he was in a suit not a uniform.” For a moment his eyes shifted close to a puppy dog stare in a plea for your support in this and Venom’s head from the side of his neck said, “The injured one spoiled our investigation.”
Eddie, “He’s got a cane. We took his gun.” In the smooth of a hand over your cheek to brush your bangs behind your ear he asked, “Bunny?”
“So,” you said to the lower of your hand to bounce side to side accenting the choices you were trying to understand yourself, “Is this a wipe his mind right off, or are you wanting to drill him for information then wipe his mind and send him home?”
Venom, “The other suit stated he arrived that morning, none of them seemed knowledgeable on our investigation.”
Eddie nodded, “They must have stumbled in by chance. Found an address off near the docks they left him there to chase it. I think maybe we can talk our way out of this. If he did just come in they could be assuming he’s off on a lead if we can get him home today.”
Suddenly you rolled your eyes and turned to head down the hall past him, “I have to pee again.”
The guys smirked and Dawn said to the whistle of the kettle, “I’ll get that.” Norma went to check on the babies and by the time you came back the guys were back at the door.
There you asked, “What’s his name?”
Eddie whispered, “They called him Peg leg.”
“I’m not calling him that,” you whispered back and turned to knock on the door saying in what you hoped to be a calming voice for the evidently frightened man you could sense was seated on the bed. “Hey there, um, just gonna open the door.”
You eased the door back and the wide eyed man first stared at you in your wave and flinch of a grin at him then to Eddie over your head who smiled and said, “Hey Buddy, get enough sleep?”
Sousa asked, “I slept, where is it? The thing that brought me here?”
“Venom isn’t a thing,” you replied to the tiny head that drew Sousa’s wide eyed stare in its hover over top your head. “And he didn’t manage to catch your name. I’m Bunny.”
“I’m an officer of the law and people will be looking for me. It’s best to let me go now.” He replied and you sighed softly and smoothed your hand over your belly that shifted his gaze between that and your eyes again. “That, Venom, he left me here, can’t you just let me go? What could you get out of keeping me here?”
“For now I think you could use something to eat. Dinner’s on the way and we can talk through this.” You said, not ominously but in your turn out into the hall his hand found his cane and he began to find his feet at the offer of food for your unexpected guest he couldn’t find it in himself to refuse or storm out. To the living room he went and puzzled even to himself in the ease of his path past the front door without try to escape. In front of the loveseat he was to choose across from the chair you’d stopped at to watch his notepad drop out of the pocket of his jacket pocket that Eddie bent to pick up. The edge of the paper sticking out from the cover had Eddie curiously ease it out and smirk at the familiar face in the picture clearly cur from a larger image.
“Pretty Dame,” he said in a flash of the picture of Peggy’s face your way that had you shift on your feet and accept James’ hand to step over Pepper in her nap blocking your way to the phone.
Sousa snapped back at him, “I’m not talking to you no matter what you try to use against me. That’s just a picture I use to get people to talk when they clam up, she died.”
That had you smirk and bite your cheek to keep from giggling as James let your hand go and moved to take his seat beside yours and started the wave of the men settling down while Dawn came in with drinks and Norma entered the room with Leonora in her arms parting his lips in recognizing her. “I know you, you’re, Marilyn, right?”
She nodded and sat down beside Victor and said, “Yes, that’s my stage name, Marilyn Monroe.”
Leaning forward he asked lowly, “How’d you get involved with this, that creature snatch you up too?” That had her giggle and him to sigh and lower his gaze to the coffee table after a glance at Victor who took hold of the girl that reached for him to Dawn’s offering Norma her drink from the wheeled cart. The comics on the table had him lean forward to grab one of them that had Venom across the cover that he eased back to flip through. With lips parted on the issue centered around Venom around the house in wait of the trip Bunny, Wolverine and Sabertooth took on a mission flooded with his tries to work on a story and watch of the three babies alongside Eddie.
Out of the room you went and at the phone you dialed the number that Peggy had given you for her office. A cheery voice came through the line asking how they could connect you through the bank that acted as cover for the SSR Headquarters in New York and you faked a smile to keep your tone cheery and aloof as if you didn’t know it was a farce. “Hello, Peggy Carter, please?”
After a moment of pause the woman asked, “Might I ask who is calling?”
“Bunny Pear Howlett.”
That parted her lips and she replied, “Just a moment.” The line switched and the woman connected the call that went straight to Peggy’s desk that broke her focus on a plan to sneak into the room packed with books and papers she wanted to get a look at to try and break into the codes she heard was written across all of them.
“Hello?” She said with eyes still on that room when the receiver met her ear.
“I have a Bunny Pear Howlett on the line for you? You know the Baroness Bunny Pear Howlett?” The second question came a bit softer in shock that made Peggy smirk to herself.
“Yes. Please put her through.” The line switched and she asked, “Bunny? How was your day?” She asked curious what might have happened to have you call her at work.
“Oh, it was interesting, had my photography club after my classes. Um, I know I probably caught you on the tail end of your shift but I was wondering if you might be up to a supper at our place.”
“Also um, we sort of found one of your co-workers I think.”
That had her shift in her seat, “Found how?” She asked with her pulse spiking and her eyes wandering around the near empty room as two more of the guys were on their way home for the night to get an early start tomorrow.
“Well that’s um, we should probably tell you that when you get here, Eddie found him while on lookout for a scoop, and he doesn’t seem to know his name but he knows you.”
She glanced at the clock on the wall and said, “Give me half an hour, I’ll be right there.”
“Thank you, I know this is a bit out of left field.”
“No, thank you, they brought in a boat load of evidence they won’t let me look at and it’s driving me mad sat here in watch of it. I could use a home cooked meal with friends, and maybe he could help give me a clue to what’s going on.”
That had you smirk and hang up as she did in your parting and while she collected her things and was off to the subway to get a ride to a hopeful clue to something to let her help crack this case. You however turned to head back to your chair that James helped you into where the guys focused on the children to your attention that turned to the book on Ancient Greek you began to read through to memorize while Sousa was onto his second comic from the selection laid out on the table.
By the time you had finished the book he glanced up in his taking hold of another comic to see you start to write out the translation of each word separated by brackets for those that had more than one with copies of the un-translated words left in their place in the sheet. Once you finished you lifted the book of the newer variation of Greek that his eyes narrowed watching you flip from page to page between his own glances at each sheet of the comic until you finished the book and set it aside to start a second sheet with more translation variations.
“That Greek?” Sousa asked and drew your gaze to him after his catch of the spine on the book on the table. “What do you need books on Greek for?”
Through a smirk you answered, “I was sent a letter in Greek. I’m translating it.”
That had his brows furrow, “If someone would know that you don’t speak or read Greek then why would they write you in Greek?”
“They don’t know me personally, and I am not certain if people in Greece speak English as a common language. Do you know Greek?”
“No,” he replied then looked back at the comic in his hand and you passed the notepad to James who smiled and shifted Teddy on his lap to read the first sheet.
“Another sorry you’re dying letter and a bit on well wishes and hopes that the Goddess will watch over me.” You said in French that had your confused guest glance at you, “Plus a wish one day that their country would be safe for me to visit and learn more about her and their culture.”
Victor stated, “Won’t be long now. Been hearing whispers of some big council Truman is trying to push up for the world forces to bring about peace and some accountability for war mongering leaders.”
That had you giggle to Dawn’s stating, “Oh yes, just what we need, a way to put country leaders to be put in time out for misbehaving.”
“Sorry, who’s dying?” he asked. Making you smirk at the man who let it slip he speaks French and realized he let you all in that you didn’t have a language you assumed to use to speak he didn’t understand to ruin his chance to listen in and find a way out or hints on things to use to his advantage later.
“Me, according to the press.”
“Bunny,” that had his face fall realizing the connection with your name and stories in the press he’d read, “That Baroness, Bunny Pear!” He lifted the comic in his hand to show you the cover, “What is this?! That, Venom, is all over it!”
“A comic we write and design with help of some of our troop back in Canada. Venom is my brother.”
He looked you over, “So why don’t you look like him, all big, with that, tongue, and, teeth… He doesn’t even have a nose or ears.” His voice trailed off in Venom’s ease out of Eddie’s neck with a glare to the man he took as bordering on insulting you that had him lean closer to where James had sat down.
Victor said, “Squishy won’t eat you. Don’t worry, he’s domesticated.”
Venom stated, “I am not.”
Teddy however clapped luring his attention and grin out to the boy who said, “Grr,” and faked claw marks that had the guys smirk around confused Sousa.
Venom gave him a snarl back making the boy giggle as Venom said, “In time little one you shall be formidable.” Around Eddie’s neck he looped and rested his head on top of his head only to drip inside of him then out again from his chest to nuzzle his head to Marigold’s in her reach for him. “Hello precious one, supper is nearly here and you shall feast.”
Sousa’s narrow eyed gaze at Venom shifted to you and you smiled saying, “Not everyone is born in the same package. Some of us have unique quirks to us.”
“He’s got a head coming out of his chest!” Sousa retorted.
“Not always out of his chest,” Dawn teased and then added, “He didn’t mean to take you. You saw him and you had a gun, he was protecting Eddie, and you, whether you believe it or not.”
Sousa scoffed, “Protecting me?! What could I possibly need protecting from?!”
James, “Hypothetically,” that turned the Chief’s head to him, “Let’s say you went back to Headquarters and describe Venom, how would that go for you?” Sousa’s head shifted to look him square on and he said, “Before we met Venom I would have laughed you out of the room. Which is part of the dinner. We’re not going to hurt you or keep you longer than dinner and just want to talk this out and maybe you could answer some questions for Venom and Eddie.”
Eddie stated, “I highly doubt they could be helpful, seemed your group all just stumbled across that building by chance and trampled all over our investigation.”
Sousa scoffed again, “Investigation, on what? All you did was take, where is the sheet you took? That’s part of a criminal investigation! And you are-,”
“I really wouldn’t go around arresting people just yet.” You said sensing a familiar heartbeat on your front stoop.
His brows furrowed at you in confusion until the doorbell rang and his head turned to follow Norma on her chosen task to answer the door where his expression shifted to one of momentary panic hearing her say, “Oh hello Peggy, come on in.”
The door was shut and locked for Norma’s path back to the living room where right in the doorway she paused a moment, “Daniel?”
His head turned to catch you lift your cup of tea stating, “Daniel. You know Peggy.”
He asked, “How did you-?”
He scooted forward more into her view in her step into the room closer to him asking, “When did you get back?”
After clearing his throat he answered, “Today, well, yesterday. Showed up just before the call to head out on the Weasel hunt Thompson set off. Where I was abducted.” He said with a pointed gaze to Eddie.
Eddie scoffed and said to Peggy in her glance his way. “They interrupted our investigation by chance and Venom snatched a message I could follow up on and he spotted me and was going to shoot me so Venom grabbed him so we could get him to not hunt us down later in whatever nonsense led them there into our way.”
Unable to help it she giggled and then said to him, “Daniel, I’m certain this was all a bit of a misunderstanding. And truly if Eddie and Venom are investigating there they would be great assets to ask for help.” She looked to him, “What have you found out?”
The oven timer chimed and you accepted hold of Leonora to let Victor and Norma head to get dinner on the table with Dawn’s help to Eddie’s sharing of the basic details of the group. He then said, “From the few diagrams I found it’s this globe thing that shoots out the canisters, which aren’t being used for bombs, best Jaqi can figure from the chemical makeup sheets I got photos of they’re used to trigger some sort of acid rain, so far from whatever Weasel Bomber those moron cops,” he glanced at Sousa. “No offence, you said right off didn’t look like his work,” then he continued looking to Peggy, “But they set off the chain reaction to move the actual assembly line to a different location. They said as much at the location I followed the clues to.”
Sousa and Peggy asked, “What clues?”
Eddie, “The messages, they stay at that factory for a few hours then follow the message to the next meet up spot where they work on the chemicals.”
Peggy sighed and said, “So everything they brought in is useless to hunt the bomber?”
Eddie shrugged and said, “I haven’t heard anything about this Weasel guy. But Venom and I could root around a bit.”
Sousa, “No! Just leave it to our team. And you should turn over what you have on everything you’ve found.”
Eddie and Peggy both said, “No!” and Sousa looked at her to catch her determined expression that had him shake his head knowing she wanted to butt in.
Peggy, “Clearly the case needs some more digging before it could be taken seriously. Acid rain wouldn’t be taken seriously by Thompson.” She looked him over and asked, “Why did you come back? Please tell me it wasn’t because the bomber went to California.”
Sousa inhaled sharply then answered curtly, “I would rather not answer that here.”
You giggled and said, “Everyone here can see he moved back to be near you.” That had him wide eyed staring at you as you said, “I can hear your heartbeat, Daniel. Most people are unaware of pulse rhythms that give off clues to attachments between people.”
His lips parted and he asked, “You-,”
You smirked and said, “I can also tell when people lie to me.” Your eyes shifted to Peggy to amusedly say, “You look rather healthy for an apparently dead woman with no connection to your friend Daniel mystery surname of the unknown affiliation to I am assuming the same organization you work for.” Up onto your feet you rose when James had taken hold of the girl in your arms to head for the table.
Eddie chuckled in Peggy’s asking him, “You told them I was dead?”
“Interview tactic to engage sympathy with a picture of you,” Eddie clarified. Then added in Russian to her, “Make a move, he shows promise, Bunny likes him.”
She smirked in her hold back on the scoff she wanted to give him and moved to help guide the confused Daniel to join you all for supper, “Let’s eat. We can trust them, and on the ride back on the train you can tell me about your case after we see what Eddie can help about this case of his.”
Sousa said, “He still abducted me.”
Peggy tilted her head to the side, “He’ll get used to you. Bit guarded, wants to keep Eddie and Bunny safe.” His brow arched up and she said, “If he didn’t like you he’d have eaten you.”
“Thought he only ate Nazi’s according to the comics on the table?”
Eddie smirked and moved to put Marigold in her high chair and went to fetch her a jar of food to match the ones he grabbed for Teddy and Leonora he passed out for their meals. Small bits of food to go with his jar were cooled in the freezer and given to Teddy he snacked on to servings being given out to each adult to Peggy’s asking, “Did I see that you were studying into Ancient Greek?”
With a nod to your first offer of a spoonful to Teddy you answered, “Got a letter from Greece, they sent me a pendant of Persephone and quite a lovely I’m sorry you’re dying letter with hope that one day I could visit the country and learn the culture once their civil war is over.”
Sousa, “Persephone? I’m a bit rusty, what significance does she hold?”
You caught his eye and answered, “The Dreaded Persephone, Queen of the Underworld wed to Hades. When she was first led there by Hades her mother Demeter sent the world into barren weather conditions, led the world to near ruin which drove Zeus to send out the other deities to find hints of her daughter. Eventually Zeus managed to talk a deal out with Hades, three or six months depending on the variation Demeter would live without her daughter and with her absence Fall and Winter would pass and in the return Spring would burst across the world in celebration. Goddess of Fertility and Harvest.”
He nodded and asked, “Well, why her?”
“My middle name is Persephone, James’ is Pluto, one of the named for Hades, who I would assume would not be someone you would send a pendant of him to us under the circumstances of the world being under the assumption I’m barren and dying.” His eyes shifted to your belly and you added, “They test for pregnancy on frogs and turns out my frog died of metal poisoning.”
Dinner again blended back to conversation on Venom’s case came back up and afterwards into the library Eddie led you saying, “They came up with some new diagrams last night.”
Victor from his darkroom brought the pictures from the roll he had developed earlier, an added bit of excitement to fill the nap times when his little girl was asleep. From the stack every detail was gone over by him with more notes for his files while you looked over the pictures of the notes on the new diagrams to uncover what it could be for. Over your shoulder Sousa peered at the photograph and said, “You should turn these over we have experts who could look at this.”
Eddie replied, “You’re not taking my notes I don’t care how many times you try to lock me up for questioning. Besides, your guys seem to have their hands full hunting a bomber. This is bigger than a bombing.” He nodded his head your way as you looked between a pair of photos you used to copy onto a notepad to try and work out what the makeup of the second compound was for. “Got a tail of it yet?” He asked you recognizing the furrow of your brow wondering why they would make this.
“I think they wanted this to reverse the effects of the acid rain on bodies of water.”
“But?” Peggy asked curiously glancing from the confusing diagrams of molecules and formulas to you again.
“Well it looks like it would strip the water of oxygen and turn it to a hydrogen gas.”
Eddie nodded and said, “So someone’s either trying to build a power plant or they’re going to kill people by trying to reverse the acid rain cloud.”
Peggy, “How big a cloud could this acid rain cover?”
“That would depend partly on how much humidity is in the air, this whole section is where it latches onto water molecules. If conditions were perfect it could be, fifty square miles? But that depends on so many other variables…”
Venom’s head eased out and in his own look at the diagrams stated, “Your calculation is correct. The fleshlings however are foolish to not counter the chemical reaction to the selenium inside the first compound cloud.”
Peggy, “Do you have any clue who is behind this yet?”
Eddie said, “Not yet. Few more weeks of surveillance and they should let it slip.”
Sousa asked, “Not even gonna bat an eye at the fleshlings comment?”
“You get used to it.” James said, “Everyone has an elder in their family who says odd things.”
Peggy asked, “How old are you, Venom? You cannot be very old, you seem to be rather in your prime.”
“My people do not age.” Venom answered.
Sousa, “There’s more of him…”
Venom, “Not on this planet. I was banished and considered deranged for a wish to for a bond with my host. I was considered weak, but with Eddie we are strong and our little ones are thriving.”
Sousa looked at you and said, “Don’t worry, the planet Klyntar is several galaxies away. No worries for little grey men to be invading Earth.”
Peggy, “You’re actually from another planet. What’s it like?”
Venom, “Though we are a benevolent species, there is no literature on my home planet. And though it is our goal to make the universe better, we create no art, no music, no culture. At least, not as other civilizations would understand it. All we have are our hosts, the beings we join with, to forge through the cold and unforgiving cosmos with. The bond between a Klyntar and its host is sacred. They give our lives context and our existence meaning. They give us history. All we have are our hosts to tell us who we are.”
Sousa, “And how were you deranged?”
Venom, “That is rather complex to answer. There is no chance to share the truth for you without instigating a wave of fear for your people and how infantile your knowledge of the Cosmos is compared to others.”
Sousa, “That answer doesn’t give any comfort either.”
Venom smiled, “I know. I can hear your heartbeat.”
He looked at you and you said, “Family is family. He puts his help to good use to uncover good scoops with Eddie.”
Dawn said to his next concerned glance at Venom’s tiny head, “Venom served in the war same as the four of them, he’s more than earned a chance to be free and live here with us.”
Venom stated, “We pay our taxes same as you.” His eyes furrowed in a focused glare, “Unless you do not pay your taxes, Daniel, friend of Peggy.”
Sousa said, “I pay my taxes.”
Victor said, “Well, Daniel, I can drive you both back to Manhattan or wherever you’re bunked up.”
Peggy grinned and said, “Well thank you. That would be very kind of you.” After a gentle hug for you she smiled at the rest of the your family in her turn to join Victor. On his way out Sousa caught a good look at the pictures of Pre-Serum Steve and Bucky surrounded by photos of the shows they had gone to. The sight made him clench his jaw and simply walk with the others to the garage wondering on how this unknown friend of Peggy’s had continued to keep her hold on those unbreakable feelings she held for Steve.
“You can sit up front,” Peggy said in her move to the back seat of the car, “Let you stretch out.” Her body turned however at the fur coated body of Pepper in her eager bound into the back seat, “Oh,”
Victor over the hood chuckled and said, “Pepper always loves night drives. Won’t bother you any.”
Peggy simply chuckled and moved to take up the other seat beside the excited puppy to Victor’s drop inside while Sousa watched the garage door lift up on its own then turned to see your wave goodbye he nodded to in return and lowered to ease into the car. Once the door was shut Victor backed out and started the half hour drive back to Manhattan. “Do you have your apartment set up Daniel?”
He turned his head and said, “I’m up at a hotel, my things won’t arrive until tomorrow. A friend is letting me rent their town home.”
Victor, “One of the large ones or a two story closet kind?” Sousa glanced his way and he said, “Eddie’s in the middle of finalizing on the building next door after their building company fell out of funds thanks to the code enforcers and bribes to get the permits in order.”
Peggy, “So they’re moving out?”
Victor smirked saying, “No, we’re going to knock out most of the connecting wall on the main floor and combine the two. They’ve got two munchkins and Bunny’s got the girls on the way, we’re going to need some room to grow into. Won’t be for a while yet, the old owners only got the plumbing and electric work done the place is still gutted. Jimmy and me have a bet going Dawn’ll be on her third by the time that we have the place done. Whole block fell through for the builders, let a good bit of the old families take up ownership again. Eddie’s sister Gina and her family have the one on the other side of Eddie’s new place. She’s hoping for a girl to match for their sister Ambrose and hers in the next few years.”
Sousa said, “Thought my family was the only one with numbers like that.”
Victor chuckled, “Irish Catholic families tend to be big, what with the promise to love all the babies you’re given in the wedding vows and all.” He asked, “Where are you from?”
“Twin Falls, Idaho.”
“Big jump from home.” He said then turned his head to take the next turn safely.
Sousa said, “Sister lives in Jersey, took the closest job I could find.”
Victor, “Bunny almost went to Princeton in Jersey. Columbia is closer to her hometown though, family won out. Nearly thought she’d have to go to Princeton for Graduate Courses but they have a sort of vote for female students from Barnard to attend Columbia for those and she’s won over a good deal of votes already and she’s in her second year.”
Sousa asked, “What is she studying to be?”
“Not sure yet. Mainly Math, Science, Histories, Arts. Set for a few degrees at least and we’re going to see her to her Masters Degrees no matter what it takes.”
Sousa, “Masters Degree?”
Victor nodded and Peggy said, “That must take quite some time to achieve.”
Victor shrugged, “We figure she could get it down to six or seven years total including her Bachelors degrees she’s nearly finished with after next year. Doctorates are next and Masters after.”
Sousa said, “Not to be rude, but, what would be the point in all of that if she has no goal in mind?”
Victor smirked and said, “She’s 22, besides only 3.5% of women graduates earn Masters degrees, 2% lower than men. By the time she gets there who knows how many doors could be opened to her to continue her studies and find a career path all her own. Already designing her own tv after studying up on the one we bought her for when she’s got to be on bed rest.”
Peggy, “Well I cannot wait to see it when she is through.” She then picked up the conversation asking about a new film that had come out that none of you had seen yet she had heard good things. Eventually settling in that she could join you all on the usual family film nights you shared, an offer that extended to Sousa as well in the friendly gatherings ahead if he ever wanted another home cooked meal. An offer that stunned the man who sat mostly silent except for when Peggy specifically pulled him into the conversation until they stopped outside of her building where she smiled and bid the duo a good night and climbed out to head inside.
Both men watched to ensure she was inside before Victor turned to ask, “Which hotel am I off to?” Sousa named it and they sat in silence for a few minutes until Victor said, “Squishy didn’t mean to snatch you out of work. Just a bit jumpy on being seen since the war by people with guns.”
“I suppose by what he has helped to find he could have been protecting that as well. Can’t imagine who could want it, I’ve been chasing a group who have vanishing technology. Never would have thought of acid rain weapons.”
Victor shook his head with a chuckle, “Nope, wouldn’t say it would come to my mind either when it comes to weaponry.”
Sousa nodded and asked the burning question on his mind, “Who is the fan of Captain America?”
Victor glanced his way and he replied, “None of us. We own his image and comics. Been working on revamping Peggy’s role especially.”
Sousa’s brows furrowed, “Then why do you have his pictures in your library?”
“Oh, that, he’s Bunny’s half brother.” Parting Sousa’s lips to the shocking revelation, “Not that he acted on it. He got custody of her when she was 12 and fought the Judge on that every step of the way. Left her out on the stoop hungry in the rain while he was off with his friend Bucky, and when she was inside he wouldn’t pay the gas or electric so she could cook for herself on the few scraps he left change for her to buy. Eddie took her in and three years later Steve just took off without so much as a note and willed away everything to the church when he finally found someone stupid enough to let him into the Army to be their dancing monkey.”
Sousa’s mouth closed as his mind reeled to the news. “He hurt Bunny worse than anyone could imagine, but he’s her brother and to honor her mother she keeps his trumpet and pictures in that corner of the library to not pretend he didn’t ever exist.” He drew in a breath then added, “Should have seen Peggy’s face when she found out they turned the Tin Man into America’s supposed greatest weapon and made him up to be a monkey in tap shoes.”
“Can’t imagine she took that well,” Sousa muttered to himself.
“Nope, but she’s realized someone so idyllic is never that, and she deserves a real hero to stand up with her against whatever she is facing off with.”
Sousa said, “What we do, our jobs are meant to be,”
“Classified. We get that.” He eased over in front of the hotel entrance and smirked at Sousa, “Maybe one day now you know about Venom we might let you in on what we can really do to have won his place in our family.” The returned Chief looked over his face then to Victor’s offered hand, “Victor Creed.”
After a sigh the handshake was returned, “Daniel Sousa.”
Victor nodded his head in the release of their hands, “Look forward to getting to know you better. Especially when you make your move.”
Sousa inhaled and replied quickly, “I hired a crew to help me move my furniture already.”
Victor chuckled when he moved to the door handle to open the door, “Deflect all you want. If we have to we’ll just nudge Peggy to make you swoon to get things going.”
“I doubt that would happen. Peggy is an immovable force like a tank on legs.”
Victor chuckled and said, “Bunny’s hurled panzers at planes before,” causing him to freeze with a leg and his cane out of the car, “Nothing is immovable. Keep your eyes open at the least if you insist on being stubborn. Hate for you to miss a moment of the magic of impossible coming right at you.”
Sousa simply looked him over then shifted to find his feet and closed the door to start the walk to the door hearing Pepper hop over the back of the seat to sit up front and Victor’s following chuckle at that. Happily she settled down in the sat in the turn of the car to head back home again while Victor smiled to himself imagining how you might feel pleased knowing that you now had a suitable match for your odd new friend to settle evenly into your group. It was odd to say the least to want to set up the dame your brother had lied to and died leading her on but he knew that the pair of you did make an interesting duo for a friendship. Not to mention how he knew it stung to know that Steve had burned another young woman in his death and to see her settled and cherished by someone who was honest with her to possibly have a family of her own one day instead of dwelling on the past that could never be.
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Chief has a teddy bear cause I say so
Lesser and Chief (Benji) as kids cause im bored and they're my emotional support weasels
Hugs & The Wind and the Willows Musical
Hadestown - Alexia McIntosh (she/her) as Hermes, inspired by @yeoldespacebuns
Birthday: September 17, 19??
Birth Place: Birmingham, England
Theatre credits include: Anna of Cleves (Six), Tina (Sister Act), Tiger Lily (Peter Pan), Mimi Marquez (Rent), Chief Weasel (Wind in the Willows), Sarah Worth (The Sugar Wife), Mrs. Andrews (Earthquakes in London)
(Pictured on the right is André de Shields, who is currently playing the role in the Broadway production)
I started playing Minecraft again and watching Minecraft videos (leave me alone) so I thought it would be fun to see how Wind in the Willows characters would play, so enjoy!
Mole- Mole only plays in creative mode, he has a mushroom house and a mooshroom farm.
Toad- He's desperately running around in survival, he has no weapons and no armor but he's trying to fight the Ender Dragón.
Ratty- He's actually playing, he has a nice little house on the river. and he's more just wandering around than trying to beat the game but he'll get there.
Portia- She similar to Toad in energy but is much more successful. She is currently living in the Nether, and no one can make her move out.
Lesser- Lesser likes to build in creative mode with Mole. They have built many intricate house together Chief and Cheryl are very impressed with his talent
You've heard of Elf on the shelf, now get ready for
Which Chief Weasel (Benji) are you?
I could take him down whenever I want to-ah Benji
Evil weasel grins Benji
I dont know how to caption this Benji
I'm a mix of whAt Benji, 0o0 Benji and moody Benji
Badger would of known Chief (aswell as the other wild wooders) when they were kids and I find that very cute.