[color=#daa520;]IC: Howard [/color]
[color=#b22222;]It had been well over a week since Iron Man had been last seen by the public, as well as Noel Rogers. In fact, most of the Avengers had hardly been seen, if at all. [/color]
[color=#b22222;]In light of recent events, people began to wonder where these new Avengers had been when the President had been murdered, where had they been during the attack on Las Vegas? Where was Howard Stark? [/color]
[color=#b22222;]The answer was rather simply really, he'd been busy. [/color]
[color=#b22222;]The sound of machinery and other mechanical constructs filled the large workshop within the Stark Tower, like the Avenger's room it was a well-kept and hidden secret. Huge mechanical arms were hard at work, each of them working on some sort of mechanical part, be it an arm, leg, torso. [/color]
[color=#b22222;]Howard himself was working on the most important piece, the arc reactor. He was designing the fist sized device with the utmost care, the one currently residing in his chest, while still quite functional, was an old and outdated model, one that had been used by his father in fact.[/color]
[color=#b22222;]Now it was time for Howard to design a suit of his own. His father had given him the knowledge and the tools to do so, now he had to take it to the next level.[/color]
[color=#b22222;]Like his father had been, Howard was very much a futurist, therefore he had no qualms about making everything about his new suit far superior to what his father had done, in the end he was merely improving upon the design. His new suit would function more or less the same way as his father’s suits had, with standard repulsors, HUD system, uplink to JARVIS, and etc. It would have it all. The difference would be that unlike the hand-me-down suit Howard had previously been using, this one would be created with the latest and greatest technology from the ground up. It would be faster, stronger, tougher armor, having a much longer lasting and more powerful arc reactor, overall it would be far more efficient. [/color]
[color=#b22222;]Howard looked up at the television on the wall, for the longest time it had been replaying video from the disaster in DC, the execution of the President of the United States, Pietro’s speech, followed by his death by the one called Daken. [/color]
[color=#b22222;]Howard [/color]hadn't been there to stop it, no one had, people were asking where the newly reformed Avengers had been, and what they were going to do about the cowardly attack against the nation’s leaders. Where were the Avengers when they had been needed most?
[color=#b22222;]Howard’s face was one of determination as he looked back down at his [/color]workbench and sealed the new arc reactor with a welding torch, the circular device flickered with blue energy before exploding in bright light. He was finally done.
[color=#b22222;]Slowly Howard removed his shirt, revealing the arc reactor still attached to his bare chest. When his mutant powers had activated by accident three months ago, the arc reactor had merged with his body, now it was time for it to come out. He hesitated a bit, unsure if what he was about to do was safe, or healthy. [/color]
[color=#b22222;]Howard grasped for the arc reactor, activating his powers as he got some grip, slowly the arc reactor began to pry free from his chest, though it was every bit as painful as he had imagined. Grimacing he yanked harder, the arc reactor came free. [/color]
[color=#b22222;]Howard collapsed to his knees, holding the arc reactor in his hand, the new reactor still on the table. To his surprise he didn’t have a big gaping hole in his chest, it seemed unmerging with the tech had restored the flesh. At the same time his [/color]heartbeat was quite irregular, one of the monitors displaying his vitals were flashing red, his body had become so used to having the arc reactor it was now going into a state of shock.
[color=#b22222;]Not wasting any time, he grasped for the new reactor, practically swiping it right off the table above his kneeling form. His powers activating once again, he brought the device to his chest, it began to sink into where the original reactor had been. [/color]
[color=#b22222;]Slowly Howard rose to his feet, breathing heavily, it was done. [/color]
[color=#000000;]“Merge with reactor successful sir.” JARVIS chimed in. “The Avenger Armor is complete and ready for full assembly.” [/color]
[color=#b22222;]“Good.” Howard replied, walking toward the center of the room. His new reactor glowed brightly on his chest, it wasn’t merely more powerful than the previous reactor, it gave Howard the ability to assemble his new armor onto his body with a mere thought, without further aid from his powers. Pieces of the new armor began to fly toward Howard’s body, attaching in the appropriate places, in a matter of seconds the suit was fully formed. [/color]
Edited by A billion cats, Mar 29 2013 - 05:21 PM.