Hey, all, I posted a new free short story called “Cap’s Reward.” Yeah, it’s fan fiction. Yeah, it contains spoilers for the movie AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Yeah, it probably isn’t consistent with what the directors of the film or the writers are saying about how time travel works, but I think it works and makes sense, or at least as much sense as something like time travel could make. Is there a paradox? Maybe. Maybe not. Is there an alternate timeline created by his actions? Maybe. Maybe not.
Anyway, you will find it up there under the Free Stories menu. Here’s the link: Cap’s Reward
Here’s a brief excerpt:
Steve Rogers looked at the sad figure floating in front of him. His brain told him that he should kill the guy, but he simply couldn’t mount much of an angry response now.
“Steve, son of Joseph. You are here to return the soul stone to its place.”
“You know me?” Steve asked. “You remember me?”
“It is my curse to know all who seek the stone – and to know those who bear its burden.” The apparition lowered its hood, revealing the red visage that was burned in his memory. “Your hatred of me is justified. But it is, as they say, water under the bridge.”
“They you also know why I am here.”
“You are here to return the soul stone to its place. For that, there is no price. You simply must throw it off the precipice.”
Steve walked over to the edge of the cliff and looked down. A familiar figure lay on the stones at the bottom of the drop. Blood made her red hair look even fuller from this distance. Tears came to his eyes.
“Perhaps I have a price for its return,” Steve said, forcing back a sob. “A soul for a soul.”
Red Skull shook his head. “Alas, it will not allow for that. It did not allow for it even when commanded by the green one. Her soul was the price paid by your friend Clint. Or, more accurately, by herself.”
To read more, go to the FREE STORIES tab on the menu above, or click this link: CAP’S REWARD