1 -New York City, New York- March 1, 2013 “Let’s go out to Linda Saunders who is in the conference room at Stark Tower!” The 40-something male anchor said. “Thanks George, as you said I am here in the main conference room of Stark Tower which takes up the entire fifteenth floor of the building.” The camera leaves Linda and pans around to show the vast room to show just how big it truly is. There are reporters jam packed in the room, giving no one much room to move. “As you can see and hear there is certainly a buzz in the air. Billionaire, Tony Stark called this press conference three days ago and people from all around the world have filed into New York to hear what he has to say.” Linda announced as the camera focused back on her. “Linda, is there any new information to what this press conference is actually about?” George asked. Linda shakes her head, “No, George. Of course rumors are out there, we haven’t been able to get any concrete answers. But Tony Stark is due on the stage here in a matter of moments so we won’t have to wait much longer.” The noisy room became louder as Tony Stark entered the room accompanied by an entourage of men in suits. Tony himself wore an expensive black suit with blue tie. “There will be plenty of time for questions after the announcement.” A middle aged man announced standing at the podium. “Here he is, the man you’ve been waiting for, Mr. Tony Stark.” The room quieted down in sheer anticipation of what Tony had to say. “Thank you all for coming,” Tony started off, mildly clearing his throat and adjusting his tie, yet to make eye contact with anyone. “The reason I’ve called this press conference is because Stark Industries has made a major breakthrough.” A new energy source for the world amongst other things escaped the mouths of several media members. “Although this isn’t just a discovery from Stark Industries. We’ve had help from two other people, without them none of this would be possible. So I’d like to call them into the room. Some of the residents of New York might have gotten a little closer to this man than feels comfortable last year… You know him as The Hulk… I know him as a friend and esteemed colleague, Dr. Bruce Banner!” Tony announced. The tension in the room was palpable as Bruce Banner walked into the room. He gave a shy nod to the audience as he stumbled on stage. He approached Tony and they shook hands and Bruce stood by his side as Tony continued. “I was introduced to this next individual just a few months ago. Logan, come on up!” Tony led the applause. The man known as Wolverine to many mutants appeared and walked up onto the stage. The look on his face was surly and he did not seem to enjoy the attention. He wore a white t-shirt with a black leather jacket and dirty blue jeans. “Glad to see you dressed for the occasion,” Tony joked. Logan shook Tony’s hand a little too hard. “Guess I should have worn the suit,” Tony remarked, shaking the pain out of his hand. The audience laughed at the joke and Tony took a sip of water and cleared his throat. “So um, where was I?” Tony looked around at the other people on stage. “You think I should just come out with it? Yeah? I don’t know, I’m sort of enjoying the anticipation. Can you all feel it?” There was a large murmur in the crowd, agreeing they were ready. “Thanks to this collaborative effort…” Tony paused, soaking up the moment. “We’ve cured cancer!” There was a low rumble in the crowd that then turned into a furious race to see who could raise their hand first and get the first question. “How!” “Our friend Logan here is what we affectionately refer to as a mutant.” Tony said. “By the way, do you find that term offensive, I never asked.” Wolverine glared at Tony. Tony’s eyes widened in discomfort as he turned back to the media. “I guess he doesn’t care for it. Regardless, his mutation is a very rare one. He has the amazing ability to heal at such a rapid pace that he can’t die. Wait… can you die?” Again, Wolverine glared. “Well, he isn’t dead yet so I guess he wouldn’t know.” Tony joked. “Studying his cells combined with Dr. Banner’s extensive knowledge of gamma radiation and using electric currents from my arc reactor technology, we have discovered not just a treatment for cancer but a way to eventually obliterate it from the face of the Earth.” More hands flew to the air. “I’m going to let our team of scientists here at Stark Industries answer your questions.” Tony waved to the crowd and Banner and Logan followed him out of the room as reporters yelled for him to come back. ** “You know we still have final testing to do.” Bruce mentioned as they approached the elevator. “We’ve been over it a thousand times, don’t worry.” Tony said. “You don’t say much, do you?” Bruce said, looking at Wolverine. “I thought I was always angry.” Wolverine scoffed, folding his arms as the elevator made its way to the penthouse of Stark Tower. “That wasn’t really my type of scene. I’d have rather stayed a silent contributor.” Tony led the way to the bar and grabbed a bottle of scotch. “Well, it’s too late now big man. Scotch?” “How about a beer?” Wolverine huffed. Tony grimaced looking around the bar. “Yeah, I’ll get right on that. Jarvis, how long would it take you to brew some beer.” “I’m afraid, Sir that even with the vast technology in Stark Tower that we do not have the wares to perform such an action.” Wolverine walked up to the bar and snatch the bottle of scotch out of Tony’s hand and took a long drink. “You know that’s not really good hygiene to drink from an open bottle, no telling where it has been. You could catch something.” Tony pointed out sarcastically. “I’ll take my chances.” Wolverine said, wiping his mouth.