"Was there any bystanders that witnessed what happened? Was the store even open?" Benni wonders as she checks to see what times the place is open, feeling there is something more going on.
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Benni gets a confirming response to both queries. After a quick debrief with the officer in charge, Benni feels a little more confident that she hasn't missed something.
Until someone asks "didn't Punisher have a van?"
A quick check of the neighborhood reveals no such suspicious vehicles, so it must be somewhere else...didn't EnergyStar say when she was kidnapped that Punisher had a driver?
Oh, well, perhaps it is a mystery better handled by the police once he regains consciousness.
The heroes, fresh from another victory (although not all of them are smelling quite fresh), are back at Avengers Tower within the hour and find themselves greeted by MinuteMan shortly after their arrival.
"I heard the report - nice work, guys...uh...and lady...why don't you take a couple moments to freshen up and meet me in the conference room upstairs. We have a visitor."
With MinuteMan's cryptic statement peaking your curiosity, you quickly take care of business and head up to the conference room. MinuteMan, Blue Marvel, and Jericho Tesla are already present, as is a fourth gentleman some of you recognize...
What? You were expecting Samuel Jackson?"Good morning"
, the man in the eye patch grunts as you enter. "I have a little problem I could use your team's assistance with. It has to do with a little piece of garbage your friend, the litterer here, discarded."
Nick motions to Jericho when he makes the 'litterer' remark.
"I need a team to test some equipment. For reasons I'm not at liberty to discuss until I get your acceptance, I believe you are the best team for this little project."
"Nick never steered us wrong in the past"
, MinuteMan says glancing between the group of you. Turning his head towards Nick and speaking in a confident and deliberate manner, he adds "I assume he doesn't mean to start now"
Nick returns the icy stare. After a brief pause, Nick adds "project may only be a week or two at most. It will be at a SHIELD facility here in New York. So, can I get a 'we're in' so I can give you the details and drop all this cloak-and-dagger crap?"