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Emily Brock walked down the streets of San Francisco and into her favorite convenience store, and said to the lady at the counter, "Hey, Mrs. Chen."

 

"How are you doing, Emily?"

 

"I'm doing good."

 

"What about your friend?" She asked.

 

Emily stopped and turned to Mrs. Chen, "He's been good. Hasn't eaten anyone and he wants tater tots and chocolate for dinner."

 

"That's not very nutritious," Mrs. Chen told her.

 

"Yeah, try telling him that but I counter it by eating what I like, healthy foods and exercise. Just be glad that your not the one who has to bite people's heads off, and kinda digest them."

 

"Ugh, Emily, that's disgusting. Why did you have to tell me that?" She asked, "And next time when your friend decides to eat someone do it outside or not in my store, okay?"

 

"Yes, Mrs. C," Emily answered. She walks past the isles and to the freezers to get the tater tots and chocolate.

 

"I don't see the problem," Venom said.

 

"Well, maybe it has something to do with people being eating alive right in front of her."

 

"Perhaps."

 

After getting the tater tots and then went to get the chocolate, she heard the bell at the door ring, meaning someone just walked in. She looked over from where she was, begins one of the isles, and saw a man in a ski mask pointing a gun at Mrs. Chen, and she looks terrified, as she gets the money.

 

"Fight?" Vemon asked.

 

"Yeah, mask on," Emily replied.

 

Emily soon became a ten-foot-tall humanoid monster with claws, oily black skin, pronounced white veins and eyespots, a large maw with three rows of fangs. She shoots a tendril at the man's gun arm restraining him, and he drops the gun. Venom walked to the man, who had a terror in his eyes, and said, "You must not be that smart to come here, little man. I will enjoy eating your eyes, lungs, and pancreas after I bite your head off."

 

As she opened her mouth, ready to bite the man's head off, she heard another man say, "I've seen enough."

 

She looked towards the direction of the voice and saw a man with an eye patch.

 

"Ms. Brock. Venom. I would appreciate it if you put my man down in one piece," He said.

 

Venom compiled before asking, "Who are you?"

 

"I'm director Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D, and I want to recruit you for a team I have."

 

"What is this 'team?'"

 

"It's a group of remarkable people, that could fight the battles that we never could. That's the team, and I wanted to see if you would like to join," Fury explained, "And I was wondering if I could speak with Ms. Brock, if I may?"

 

Venom retracts, and Emily returns to normal and said, "If you're going to tell me what you just told him don't bother I hear everything he hears while he's in control. Can we do this somewhere else? I don't want to scare Mrs. Chen anymore tonight."

 

"Sure," Fury then walks to the door and holds it open, waiting for Emily.

 

"Night, Mrs. Chen," Emily said, "Sorry if I caused any trouble."

 

Emily walked out of the convenience store and walked beside Fury, while the agent walked behind them, and she asked, "So, why do you want me and my friend?"

 

"There's no one on the planet that can do what you do, Ms. Brock," He told her, "And I guess you can say I wanted to be sure you stayed on our side, even if you bite people's heads off."

 

"Bad guys' heads off," Venom corrected.

 

"Actually it's only bad guys' heads, " Emily repeated," And technically, I kinda don't have a say in what Venom does, and be glad I told him only bad guys’ heads because if not then he would eat people not caring if they're bad, okay?”

 

“So, you're his conscious?” Fury asked.

 

“Yeah, we’re kinda like the hulk, I guess you can say. You know, I still don’t get why you want me on your team,” She told him.

 

“Because you have abilities that can help save the world.”

 

“What do you think, big guy?” Emily asked Venom.

 

“Let’s do it.”

 

“You’re lucky my friend’s in otherwise, I wouldn't be able to go," She told Fury.

 

Fury gives a signal and another agent walks up to them, "Agent Coulson this is Emily Brock. You and she will be heading to New York to recruit Stark."

 

"Yes, sir," Coulson said.

 

Coulson nodded and said, "Follow me, Ms. Brock, this car will take us to our jet."

 

They got in the car and drove to a Quinjet. Emily looks at it and says, "Cool." She and Coulson enter the Quinjet, Coulson sits up front with the pilot and Emily took a seat and buckled up. At the speed, the jet was going they landed in New York and took a car to Stark Tower.  While in the car, Emily looked at the window and saw Venom’s face.

 

“Who is Tony Stark?” He asked,” You have memories of him.”

 

“Tony Stark is a playboy, billionaire, philanthropist with a company, that his father started, that the government has a contract with to produce high-tech and powerful weapons for them. I did an interview with him and he asked me if I wanted to have drinks with him,” Emily answered.

 

“Thanks for telling me,” Coulson said.

 

“Oh, no, I wasn’t talking to you. Venom asked who Tony Stark is and I answered his question," She told him, "I know it can be a bit confusing when I’m talking to someone who only I can hear and that can make me look kinda crazy. Which is why when I’m in public I take out my phone to make it look like I'm talking to someone."

 

"Thank you for explaining, Ms. Brock."

 

"Your welcome, Agent Coulson."

 

They soon arrived at Stark Tower, and when they entered the building, Emily and Coulson walked over to the elevator and pressed the top floor button but the doors wouldn't open.

 

"I'm sorry Agent Coulson, but Mister Stark said that he won't be seeing anyone at the moment."

 

Coulson ignored him and override the security with the panel and soon the doors opened, and they were on their way to the top floor at a fast rate, and Coulson takes out his phone to call Tony.

 

"Stark, we need to talk," He said.

 

There was a small pause before a response from Tony, "You have reached the life model decoy of Tony Stark, please leave a message.

 

"This is urgent."

 

"Then leave it urgently," Tony told him before the elevator doors opened to reveal Emily and Coulson, "Security Breach. That's on you," He said to the woman, Pepper Potts who Emily had met once, sitting across from him.

 

"Mister Stark," Coulson politely said as he put his phone away.

"Phil, come in," Pepper said with a smile.

 

"My associate and I can't stay," Coulson told her.

 

"Phil?" Tony asked as Pepper stood up, with a champagne glass, and followed her as she walked over to Coulson and Emily, "His first name is 'Agent'.

 

"Come on in," Pepper said cheerfully, "We're celebrating."

 

"Which is why they can't stay they can't stay, "Tony told her in a somewhat hushed before putting on a fake smile. Tony looked over at Emily and asked, "Do I know you?"

 

"Emily Brock," She told him.

 

"Oh, that's right. 2007, you interviewed me, and I asked if you wanted to have drinks at my place."

 

"And which would have then lead me to sleep with you, based on your reputation."

 

"We need you to look over this," Phil said, he held out a tablet that was tucked under his arm to Tony, "As soon as possible."

 

Tony looked at it and said, "I don't like being handed things."

 

"That's alright because I love to be handed things. So, let's trade" Pepper said, she grabbed the file and gave Coulson her glass. Pepper then gave the file to Tony and took his glass.

"Official consulting hours are between eight and five every other Thursday," Tony said.

 

"This isn't a consultation," Coulson told him.

 

"Is this about the Avengers?" Pepper asked. Coulson looked at her, and she said, "Which I know nothing about."

 

"The Avengers initiative was scrapped," Tony said as he walked away and set up the file, "I thought," He turned to face Coulson and stated, "And I didn't even qualify."


"I didn't know that either," Pepper said, and Coulson smiled at her. Coulson and Emily divert their gaze to Tony.  

 

"Yeah apparently I'm volatile, self-obsessed, don't play well with others," Tony said, walking to a desk and uploading the file from the tablet.

 

"That I did know," Pepper said.

 

"This isn't about personality profiles anymore," Coulson told him.

 

"Whatever," Tony said without looking away from the tablet, "Miss Potts, got a sec?"

 

Pepper looks at them and gives an apologetic look. She holds up a finger and says, "Half a mo," She then walks away and joins Tony at the desk.

 

"You seem to feel threatened by Pepper," Venom said.

 

Emily rolled her eyes before grabbing her phone and holding it up to her ear, "I do not feel threatened."

 

"Yes, you do. Your brain has released stressed hormones, and your heart rate has elevated."

 

Emily turns to Coulson and asks, "Can I have that?"

 

"Sure."

 

Emily takes the glass and shoots it before handing it back to Coulson and asks Venom, "There, no stress."

 

Emily looks over at Tony and Pepper and sees photos, video, etc. on those in the file on transparent screens. She also saw photos and videos of her as Venom and as her.

 

Pepper walks over to them and asks, "So, any chance you're driving by LaGuardia?"

 

"I can drop you," Coulson told her.

 

"Oh, fantastic. Oh, I wanna hear about the cellist. Is that still a thing?"

 

"She moved back to Portland," He told her as they stepped into the elevator.

 

"What? Boo"

 

Coulson pressed the lobby button and the doors closed. Coulson and Pepper continued their conversation as the elevator went down. Emily's eyes wandered around the small space until she saw Venom instead of her reflection in the mirror above them.

 

"You should tell him how you feel," He told her.

 

Emily takes out her phone, "I don't really think now is the best time to discuss this."

 

"Fine, but the longer you wait to tell him the less of a chance you will have."

 

By the time Emily put her phone back in her pocket, the doors opened to the lobby floor. They got in the car and drove Pepper to the airport. They waved goodbye to her before Coulson drove them to where they would be staying for the night.

 

On the way to the hotel, Emily asks, "So what makes you or Fury think that Tony will join?"

 

"Fury said that once he took a look at the file, he'll join."

 

"And your boss is that confident?"

 

"Yes."

 

The rest of the ride was silent until they reached the hotel.

 

"S.H.I.E.L.D. took the liberty of packing some of your things, and they're already in your room," He told her.  

 

They walked into the hotel and got their room keys. Emily walked into her room and lied down on her bed .

 

"Now can we discuss your feelings for Tony Stark?"

 

Emily groaned in annoyance, "The only feelings that I have for Tony Stark are how I'm feeling about you right now. Now, I don't want to hear from you unless it morning or there is an attack, got it?"

 

"Got it," Venom replied.

 

Emily got up from the bed and went through her bag that was on the floor. She found her toothbrush and paste and went to the bathroom to brush her teeth before going back to dig through her bag. She took out her pajamas and got dressed before laying down on the bed and going to sleep.