Chapter Six: Scarlet Fever.
“Noooooo!” Kaine yelled in fear as he rushed to save Mary Jane before he was pinned against the wall by Otto.
“It’s too late now! Soon in a few moments she’ll die of the fall and I will be closer of achieving a Peter-less world! A SUPERIOR WORLD!” Octavius said in triumph as Kaine was helpless as he saw Mary Jane plummet closer to the pavement below.
And just as the young red headed woman was going to face her end, a blue and blur swung at high speeds and caught Mary Jane just in time.
“Thank God I got you time.” Miguel O’Hara, Spider-Man 2099, said in relief as he gently held MJ to safety.
“Peter…” Mary Jane groaned in pain as she shifted in and out of consciousness.
“You’re okay ma’am. I’m taking you to safety.” Miguel tried to calm Mary Jane down.”
“I’ve let you down Peter…I was so stupid…I’ve should’ve known…” MJ whispered before becoming unconscious again.
“Who the hell was that!?” Otto Octavius demanded to Kaine as his plain the frame the clone failed.
“Forget him…” Scarlet Spider growled as he gained new found strength and used one of his claws across Otto’s chest, letting the impostor let go of his grip “…you are going to deal with me!”
Seeing red, Scarlet Spider took the opportunity to defeat Octavius quickly by lunging at him through the open window. As they began to plummet to the pavement below, Scarlet Spider attacks Octavius with viscous blows fuel by his growing anger towards Octavius. The onslaught ended with both of them slamming onto a parked taxi, crushing the roof.
“Is…that…all…you got clone?!” Octavius hissed in anger and pain as he trying to comprehend just how quick Scarlet Spider gained the upper hand.
“Unless you give up and have the Avengers send your ass to hell, I’m to keep at until one of us f**king dies!” Scarlet Spider answered as he grabbed Otto by his leg and tossed Octavius to nearby convenient store, crashing the window and lacerating Otto’s already damaged body.
“I’m not going to lose to this clone!” Octavius thought as he tried to get back on his feet “After I kill this inferior copy, I hunt down whoever saved the woman and kill them both! Nothing will stand in my way! Nothing!”
Just as customers and employees fled to avoid the oncoming fight, Scarlet Spider simply walked into the store just as Octavius managed to recover and took a combat stance.
“I will not be defeated by an inferior clone…” Otto threatened.
“There’s a difference between us Ock!” Scarlet Spider angrily said as he addressed Octavius with an almost offensive word to his views “…You stole that body to kill, however, I was made to kill!”
The two spiders then began to attack each other in an almost animalistic fight. While Otto had problems with Venom’s brute strength and powers, he found Scarlet Spider was much more skilled in combat and seemed to have a style designed to attack an opponent until it either tires out or dies.
“Maybe if I can use the claws in my gloves I can distract him long enough so I can send a signals to the spider bots and end this squabble much more quickly.” Otto planned as he tried to claw Kaine’s face, but was stricken with a sharp pain as he saw Scarlet Spider use one of claws to stab Octavius’s hands dead center.
“Too slow Doc!” Scarlet Spider mocked as he took the claw out of Octavius’s wounded hand as Otto grasped it in pain.
“Damn…you.” Otto growled as he tried to stop the bleeding.
“The other guys want that body alive so we can evict you from Peter’s head. But that doesn’t mean I can still kick your ass!” Kaine growled as he then suckered punch Octavius in the remaining masked part of his mask and damaged the last functioning goggle.
“Blast it! My mask can’t send a signal to the remaining spider bots!” Otto cursed to himself as he removed his mask and exposed his bruised face. And now at the boiling point, Octavius lunged at Scarlet Spider and the two continued their fight until they now completely tire from the viscous fight of their lives.
And just as they were ready to finish each other off, a familiar voice is heard “HALT SPIDER-MAN!”
The turned above to see a Quinjet above them as Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Red Hulk, Spider Woman, Wolverine, and Black Widow made their decent from it and surround Octavius and Scarlet Spider.
Now at the edge, Otto decided to use his original plan against Kaine and tried to use his Peter impersonation on the Avengers “Oh thank god you guys are here! This crazy clone tried to attack MJ and I tried to save her but…”
“Nice try Otto, but they know…” Another familiar voice was heard as Octavius saw Agent Venom on a nearby rooftop with a sniper rifle aimed at him.
“And soon you will pay for your crimes.” Carlie Cooper growled in anger as her police car came and she had her pistol aimed at him.
“No, this can’t be happening!” Octavius said in denial as the Avengers starred down him with pure anger in their eyes.
“Tried to fool us by stealing Peter’s life!?” Wolverine growled as he took a feral stance.
“This ends here punk!” Red Hulk said as he cracked his knuckles.
“Avengers Assemble and take Octavius into custody!” Captain America ordered as all the heroes began to assault a now injured Octavius.
Otto tried all he could to avoid the attack, barley managing to avoid bullets, punches, repulsor blasts, lighting, Captain America’s shield, and other attacks. It took several minutes for Otto to finally collapse in exhaustion as the heroes finally have in cornered.
“It ends Otto, here and now!” Venom said as him and his team now finally has a chance to stop Otto’s masquerade.
“Actually, I’ve just proven, you are inferior to me!” Otto said sinisterly as a small amount of Spider Bots began to surround them and began to form a strange formation.
“At least I have enough to escape from these idiots!” Otto thought as he pressed a button on his wrists and suddenly the spider bots began to create a screeching noise as all but Otto were afflicted in pain.
“Now’s my chance!” Otto said as he grabbed a nearby manhole and slid down into the sewers below as sever spider bots began to fill the hole and create a firm wall between the upper streets and sewer below as well as stop the ear piercing sound.
“The f**k was that!?” Scarlet Spider asked in outrage.
“A neural assault…” Iron Man explained “…seems Octavius had on last escape plan for us.”
“I’m going to report this and have anyone willing to see Otto’s lies and try hunting this bastard down!” Carlie said as she grabbed her radio.
“Right now we need the Mayor’s help in this. Doubt this will change his mind.” Captain America added.
“At this point, I just hope MJ is okay…” Venom said to as he hoped Spider-Man saved her in time.
Meanwhile at the entrance of Mercy Hospital, Miguel landed softly with Mary Jane in his arms and rushed her to the Emergency Room and immediately yelled for assistance.
“Hey, this woman is badly injured and she needs help!” Spider-Man 2099 yelled as several doctors and nurses grabbed a stretcher and rushed her into surgery.
“IT SEEMS DISASTER WAS AVERTED…” A mysterious voice said in Miguel’s mind.
“I guess you’re at this hospital too Web?” Spider-Man 2099 communicated.
“YES, YOU’RE CLOSE ENOUGH FOR ME TO COMMUNICATE, AND I MUST CONGRADULATE YOU FOR SAVING MARY JAME.” Madame Web said.
“Yeah…then why do I feel so bad about it?” Miguel whispered in regret.
To be continued.