"Mortals... welcome to my realm." Mephisto said with a sinister smile.
Vance Astrovik stared in horror at the horde lying before him. Mephisto sat on his throne, a horde of tortured souls lay at his feet. Vance slowly stood up and glanced at what was left of his team.Firestar, Nova and Goliath. All were staring in horror at the devil incarnate.
"Vance..." Nova said as he stood up with the rest of the team. "Take Angel and Goliath... and run." He said.
"What?" Justice said as he thought about what Nova had just said. "Rick?! We can't ju-"
"GO!" Nova yelled as he fired several energy blasts of energy from his hands. Mephisto raised a finger causing them to halt in mid air.
"Now... THAT was foolish." Mephisto said with a look of boredom as he sent the blasts flying back towards the Warriors.
"Goliath!" Justice yelled as he ducked beneath one of the blasts. "TAKE FIRESTAR AND GO!" Justice levitated into the air, bringing with him several rocks.
"What about you?!" Goliath asked as he watched Justice follow Nova into the horde.
He received no reply.
"Miriam... what's Parkour doing here?" Iron Man asked as he lowered himself into the room. Miriam Sharpe sat calmly on her chair as the unconscious form of the super villain Parkour lay at her feet.
"I tried getting information from the Hood out of him..." Miriam sighed. "He didn't give it..." She muttered. "What do you want Stark?" She asked.
"Project New Warriors has failed. After what Night Thrasher did, the public are going to be frightened of superhumans again... we need something new."
Miriam frowned as she pushed her glasses back up her nose. "What are you suggesting?" Iron Man tilted his head slightly forward and Miriam got the distinct impression he was smiling beneath his helmet.
"I'm saying... we show some Initiative."
Night Thrasher groaned as he opened his eyes. It took a second before he remembered what had happened. Then he realized what he was wearing. His black and red costume had been replaced with an orange prison jumpsuit. Night Thrasher looked up to see Prodigy staring at him through a glass door.
"Sorry about that dude..." Prodigy muttered awkwardly. His helmet cupped under his shoulder. "They put me on the spot back there." Night Thrasher frowned at him.
"Why'd you do it Prodigy?" Night Thrasher asked. "Turn us over to Stark I mean. You were always boasting how you took Stark on in a fight..."
Prodigy sighed as the door whirred open. He took a seat on a bench connected to the glass wall and placed his helmet next to him.
"Do you want to know WHY I picked a fight with Stark when the Registration Act was being discussed?" Prodigy asked. Night Thrasher nodded. "It was because I was drunk... not because I was sticking up for Superheroes rights... because I let myself get wasted..."
"Why?" Night Thrasher asked quietly.
"I was thinking... about my old days as a Slinger... how terrible they went..."
"You've changed since then." Night Thrasher muttered. Prodigy perked up with a smile.
"Do you really think s-" He started to say.
"Prodigy." A stern voice said from the doorway. Night Thrasher turned to see Iron Man staring at both of them with a frown. "No talking with the prisoner."
Nova yelled in pain as he smashed into the rocky ground. He looked up to see a black shape leaping towards him.
"You're amusing mortal..." Blackheart said as he landed on Nova's chest. "I'm going to enjoy eating your soul."
"Eat this!" Nova yelled
Nova fired a blast of energy from his hands knocking Blackheart backwards. He hissed at him as Nova flew into the air. Nova quickly scanned the area to see Justice fighting in the middle of a crowd of zombies. Nova dashed towards him.
"Vance!" Nova yelled as he landed behind Justice, he fired a blast of energy disintegrating some of the zombies. "I told you to run!"
"It's hell!" Justice yelled as he levitated a large fat zombie into the air before chucking him aside. "You don't think I'm just leaving you here do you?!"
"Same here!" The crowd of zombies set on fire as Firestar flew towards the group, Goliath following her in giant form. "Besides where are we going to run?" She asked with a frown. The four of them stood back to back as more members of the realm advanced towards them.
"This may be it guys..." Goliath muttered. He was only at half his usual giant height. Whatever Stark had done to him earlier must have affected him badly. "It's been nice working with you..."
"Same here." Nova agreed. He frowned as he saw the familiar red form of Mephisto rise above the crowd. "Wanna kill the devil before we die?" The team nodded.
"I must admit this whole ordeal has been highly entertaining."Mephisto said as he stared at the group with a wretched smile across his face. "However... you're causing a lot of damage to my realm... and we can't be having that now can we?"Mephisto sighed. "Destroy them..."He muttered. The New Warriors stood their ground as the army of hell started to close around them.
The air turned cold as black light filled the area. Nova turned around to see a man dressed in a green costume, stood alongside the Slinger known as Dusk.
"Warriors." Solo said as he cocked a machine gun. "Let's get your asses out of here."
To be continued...