Cap couldn’t believe this. This thing wasn’t even reacting to their attacks! Even worse, he seemed to be recovering swiftly from any damage that was actually done. Maybe we can’t destroy him…but we have to at least slow this thing down! Gears turned in his head, and Cap began quickly reevaluating the situation. If they couldn’t do any real damage to Apocalypse himself, they would have to go after things that might distract him. While Cap really wanted to break this thing’s jaw and maybe spit in it’s eye, there was something that was perhaps a bit more vital to Apocalypse: The bio-armor. Cap knew Jan was doing her best, but it wouldn’t be fast enough to really do much. He had to make a move now. The question was, how?
The cables. They were two big, thick things that seemed to connect each of Apocalypse’s arms to his waist. Cap didn’t know what they did, but if he could cut one of them – and he thought he could, if he struck at the base of one using his shield – and shove an exposed power line in there…maybe it would do something. Maybe not. With any luck, it would be something important. He doubted it would do much to the suit proper, but perhaps some vital function of it… It was worth a shot.
Cap swung back around onto Apocalypse’s shoulder and took off running in a dead sprint. At the very last moment, he hurled his shield down and with a deft hop, went surfing straight down Apocalypse’s half-raised arm. A deft kick at the back edge of the shield sent it flipping up in the air as he neared the wrist, and he let himself drop, grabbing the shield on the way down. One arm wrapped around the thick wrist of the giant, while the hand with the shield plunged down and across with all Steve’s superhuman might, cutting the cable in one fell swoop.
He quickly wrapped his other arm around Apocalypse’s wrist and used his newly free hand to grab at a power line nearby. Apocalypse’s own hand did much of the tearing as it rose and collided with it, and one good yank from Steve finished the job. There were no one-liners now. It was all business and every second counted. Pulling hard on the power line, keeping the exposed wiring away from his own body, he brought it up and into the socket once occupied by the cable.
And THAT got a reaction. Not one of pain, but a sudden quick turn of the giant head and a definite look of anger. Not only did this mean that Cap had taken out something good, it also meant that Apocalypse was less focused on where he was going, and thus Parker’s part of the plan was probably going to succeed.
Of course, now Cap was left dangling on the giant’s arm, while said giant was pissed at him…
Luckily, the fall was not a fatal one, although Cap's legs would be sore for a few days after this. God, I never thought I'd miss the Hulk...