The muffled hum of the QuinJet's engine make for a much more audibly comfortable journey than you would have expected from a craft of its size.
You headed out early this morning, Bova getting up early to prepare breakfast (which you ended up packing up and bringing along), as well as boxed lunches, even though you will probably be in New York before noon.
EnergyStar shot off a quick message to Doctor Pym indicating they would be on their way shortly, who would be coming with them, and an approximate ETA.
The resident "mad-scientist" with the white hair from the lab showed up shortly before departure, dressed in a football uniform and looking like an overaged high-school jock, complete with a pile of textbooks under one arm and a football and helmet in his opposite hand. Actually, now that you see him in something other than an oversized lab coat, he seems to be in pretty good shape for his apparent age. He hands the books, several texts on Physics, to Beorn. "Here's some reading material from our library for your trip. I thought you might find these interesting." Casually flipping through the pages, Beorn notes that there are numerous annotations written in the margins, possibly the work of the old man himself. He turns to address some of the other heroes and says, "You kids take care of yourself and don't do anything foolish!" He then forces the football helmet onto his head and leaves.
Marlo and the rest of the "support staff" were there to see you off, all stading in an orderly line and wearing their Avengers-logo'd jackets as if to imply "don't worry, everything will be in good hands while you're away". Even Gamble showed up just as you were getting on board to leave, wearing an Avengers jacket (you've never seen him do that before) and casting a quick wave in your direction with a smile (or was that a smirk?) on his face.
Cap spoke to Jim, Rad, and Pulsar about their run through of the danger room. Overall, those who watched the battle from the safety of the control booth were pretty impressed with Rad's mixture of Weather Control and Speed-based attacks, as well as Jim and Pulsar's defensive ability and resistance to certain attack forms. Cap and EnergyStar are very interested in studying Pulsar's vibrational conversion ability in more depth in the future, as they both see great potential in it for different applications of the power.
Unfortunately, Cap informs Jim and Pulsar, the limits of what can be produced by the danger room may not be sufficient to adequately test their powers, so he'll have to see what he can do to account for that if you use the room in the future.
Cap is pretty conversational during the trip (which is primarily being run by auto-pilot) and will ask Jim and Pulsar how long they've known each other, their backgrounds, etc. He will ask Beorn how long he's known Ray (The Bum). If anyone inquires as to why Ray is always referred to as "The Bum", Cap will smile and explain that they first met Ray when another hero, The Mystic Spiral, who was an alien, first appeared to them and joined the team. Ray was his constant sidekick and "spiritual advisor" upon Spiral's arrival on our planet and due to some initial misunderstanding of language and expression when the two of them first met, The Mystic Spiral always refferd to his partner as "Ray The Bum" as if that was his true name.
You are currently flying towards the east and are over the finger lakes region of the state. You are all amused (except possibly for Jim) at how everyone presses their face to the QuinJet's glass windows to get a good view of the lakes withe several "Ooohh...pretty..." comments being made as you look down on the region.
You have some time before you get to NYC. Any topics for discussion?