E.G.G Q&A: Episode 16.1
This Q&A Session contains full spoilers for E.G.G Episode 16.1: AvE Fallout. If you have not read it, please click here to do so now!
The day after the Avengers' final battle with E.G.G, the whole team was effected in one way or the other. Acacia visited a town called Cedaren, where she met with a school teacher named Fumiko Aoki. Fumiko turned out to be the wife of Terry, the demon who had given Acacia the riddle. After a chat, Acacia left in a hurry, leaving the slightly open file with the words "The Imperative".
Eileen, on the other hand, had a one on one training session with the Black Widow. When she expressed that she wanted to control her powers after the incident on the Helicarrier, Black Widow agreed to help, succeeding in focusing her lightning into channeled blasts. But then, in an unexpected twist, Eileen began to fly...
Josh was just trying to figure out what to write on his AvE (Avenger v.s E.G.G) report, when he was approached by Agent Allyson Whitcomb. The two talked, some compliments were exchanged, and before either of them knew it, a kiss ensued! Allyson quickly apologized, but Josh let her know it was fine, and suggested that a secret relationship might just work...
Saturday? What about Friday!
Okay, so for those of you who follow me, you may be wondering why I posted 16.1 on Saturday instead of the usual Friday. Heck, by the time I finish this one it'll be past midnight, but it's Thanksgiving, give me a break! Well, I had an unexpected guest over, and I didn't have a free minute to put up E.G.G. But don't worry, 17 will definitely be up tomorrow! Or today... depending on when I finish this...
Now, I also bet you're wondering "What's with the .1? Why isn't it just 17?" Well, if you read comics, there's a such thing as a point one issue. Point one issues (of .2, .3, etc.) are issues that advance the story, but aren't big enough concept wise to be a full issue. This was the fallout of Avengers v.s E.G.G, and while it's important, it's not full-issue worthy. There will be more point one issues, and now you know what it means!
The Aoki Family
“Seek the heart in the everlasting dominion.” Fumiko looked up.
“Terry wanted you to find me?” She asked. Acacia turned.
“I don’t know, why would you say that?”
“Because he always called our love for each other our everlasting dominion. And he always said I was the heart that kept it alive. He always told me that as long as I lived, our love would thrive.” Acacia thought for a minute.
“Makes sense why we found this behind your picture in his old room.” She handed Fumiko the file that Clay Quartermain gave to her. She opened it and looked in.
“Oh no,” She said. “This… Terry said… This can’t be right…”
“What does it mean Fumiko?” Acacia asked. Fumiko looked up.
“Acacia, you and all of your friends are in grave danger.” Suddenly the classroom door opened and a young 12-year-old girl rushed in.
“Mom!” She exclaimed, hugging Fumiko.
“Celeste, hello.” She replied. “Did your day go well?”
“Yes mom.” She said, smiling. “I had fun with the other kids. We played softball in the field, and I scored a goal!”
“That’s amazing Celeste.” Fumiko said.
“Well I guess I’m invisible.” Acacia sighed. Celeste turned and her eyes lit up.
“Auntie Acacia!” She said, running over and hugging her. Acacia hugged her tightly.
“Ooh, you’re getting big!” She said, lifting her into the air. Celeste laughed. “Lay off those donuts kiddo!”
“I will, I promise!” Celeste said.
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So think back to Episode 10 when the demon Madness infiltrated Mother Egg and Ghost Rider had to stop him. Remember when it was revealed that he was Acacia's old S.H.I.E.L.D partner named Terry? Also, remember the riddle "Seek the heart in the everlasting dominion" he gave her that Acacia's been working on in the epilogues of all the issues? Well, now you know where it all leads! Sort of. Fumiko is Terry's wife, and the heart of the evelasting dominion. And whatever was in the file Clay Quartermain found behind her picture in Terry's room must be the answer to this mystery! Oh, and they have a daughter named Celeste. Remember her, she's important.
Acacia looked at the file.
“For your sake S.H.I.E.L.D,” she said to herself. “We had better not be too late.” She left the classroom. The file lay on the desk, part of a paper sticking out that read two simple words: “The Imperative”.
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Marvel fans know what this is. And right now, they're all going "Awwww yeahhhh!!!!". Don't worry, the rest of you will figure out soon enough.
She can fly! She can fly! She can fly!
“You can’t just come out and do it! You have to focus!”
“Sorry, okay.” Eileen closed her eyes and held up her hands.
“Feel it coursing through you.” Natasha said. “Channel it!”
“I can feel it…” Eileen said. She balled her hands into fists and they began to light up.
“Hold on Natasha, I’ve got it!”
“And… Now!” With that, a beam of lightning shot out of each fist and blew two holes in the wall. “Ha! I did it! Did you see that, that was amazing! Maybe I can try to get my fire to come out of my hands too…”
“Eileen!” Natasha shouted.
“You’re flying.” Eileen looked down to see herself levitating three feet over the ground.
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Well... That's weird. Must be a side effect of the Extremis. But I got the fanboys yelling at me "Extremis doesn't make you fly!" It doesn't? Hm, well then what on Earth would cause Eileen to fly? Strange, strange indeed.
“‘Thanks to Director Westbrook’s bravery and fearless leadership, we were able to prevail’! Now, I know I’m good, but I had no idea I was that good!” Allyson blushed.
“Yeah, you were pretty great out there.” She said.
“So were you.” Josh added. Allyson smiled. Then she leaned over quickly and kissed Josh on the lips. She immediately gasped and clasped her hands over her mouth. Josh sat there dumbfounded.
“I am so sorry!” She said. “I don’t know what came over me, I… I just… I should go!” She stood up and began to leave the room.
“Allyson wait!” Josh said. She stopped and turned.
“I’m so sorry, I really am, I have no idea what I was thinking.”
“Well, it was probably the same thing that I was thinking.” Allyson looked at him.
“And what were you thinking?” She asked. Josh put his arms around Allyson.
“I was thinking this.” He said, and he kissed her. She wrapped her arms around his neck and began to kiss back. Then she pulled off.
“We shouldn’t…” She whispered.
“I don’t think it’s… appropriate.”
“Well that makes one of us.”
“Josh, you’re my superior. It’s… unprofessional. I’m pretty sure against some kind of rule…”
“Oh, yeah, it’s definitely breaking the rules.”
“So, we can’t…”
“We can… we just can’t let anybody know.” She looked at him and smiled.
“A secret relationship? That could go very, very wrong.”
“Or, it could work out perfectly.” They kissed each other into the night. Josh never did finish his report.
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I don't know if this is an "Awww" or an "Uh-oh". Josh, the Director of E.G.G, is officially canoodling with an agent of his organization? This can either go really, really right, or really, really wrong, and really, really fast!
Acacia has been all over town gathering clues to a mystery left by her long past partner. It all has led to this. This is the beginning of the end for E.G.G as a daring new foe appears, and hits really close to home. Catch all the action tomorrow, November 28, in E.G.G Episode 17: The Imperative!
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Remember after you read Episode 17, post comments and any questions you have so that I can answer them in the Q&A next Thursday, December 4!