Everyone is controlled by fear. Characters: Alexander Aaron, Tony Stark, Thor Odinson, Nick Fury, Loki, Justin Hammer, Mystique, Bruce Banner/Hulk Setting: Dover, New Jersey, various Content: Violence, Foul Language, Death Summary: It's time to retrieve the cube
This had to be done right.
One, it was a kid, and after the whole HYDRA and brainwashing shit that had just broke, they really didn't need the public to see them beating up a kid.
Two, it was a kid. Even if they didn't have their own reasons for wanting the cube (and Justin was fairly certain literally every person involved wanted it for themselves at that moment), a teenage boy having that kind of power was bad. Super bad. For all involved. Unless they wanted to be trapped in a perceptual porn world of bouncing tits and money shots.
So this had to be done right. It had to be done quiet, and it had to be done fast. Maybe they'd luck out and the kid's father would just hand him over, but as of right now, with the amount of trouble this kid had caused, force was most definitely an option.