Remake Yourself and Rise
25 Jun 2018
S.H.I.E.L.D. has fallen, and in order to rebuild, they need to look outside. Alexa Shaeffer pops up on their radar as a possible candidate for the position of Head of Physical Therapy at the new Avengers HQ. Learning from the mistakes of the past, Fury and Hill have done a very thorough background check; what they find, however, doesn’t seem possible, and brings up more questions than answers.
Alexa Lynn “Lexi” Shaeffer has lots of secrets. Luckily, she’s been very good at keeping them. She should be—she’s been keeping them since she was a little girl. She has elevated keeping a low profile to an art form, not allowing anyone to get close enough to learn the truth. Until one day, that is, when she’s approached about a very unique job opportunity.
Finally able to use the knowledge that she’s accumulated, Lexi starts a new life with people that she can trust not to expose her secrets. Everything begins to settle down into a nice routine—until one day, when James Buchanan Barnes is brought in from the cold.
- Part 1 of Remake Yourself and Rise
20 May 2019
Lexi has left her identity and Avengers HQ behind, determined to get to Bucky and destroy the people she believes have forced him back into cryostasis. When she learns the truth, however, she is left feeling crushed, betrayed by those she had thought of as family, and she disappears.
The darkness she has fought so hard against takes over, stripping her of emotion and leaving only cold calculation in its place. At her biological mother’s urging, she travels across Europe and the Middle East, nameless and faceless, anonymously assisting her friends in their mission to rid the world of alien weaponry with ruthless efficiency.
When Bucky wakes up, finally free of Hydra’s programming, though, her heart and mind are suddenly thrown into chaos, torn between running to him and running away so he never gets the chance to hurt her again. When she finally faces him, he can see her haunted, blank expression, and he recognizes it as the one The Asset wore for decades—and this time it’s his turn to help her find her way out of the dark.
With Bucky’s help, she learns to accept that both her light and dark sides are necessary; she’ll need them to keep herself and her family alive.
Because Thanos is coming.
- Part 2 of Remake Yourself and Rise