Shades of Green: One Month
Two Women, One Hulk
The Realm of Asgard
Thor was now leaving Asgard after visiting his father Odin, who wished to speak with him regarding the mortals that helped saved the nine realms from destruction at the hands of Loki. The conversation between Odin and Thor, like most of their discussions, was very brief and left the Thunder God wondering, for it seemed like Odin knew something that nobody else did and was intentionally hiding it. Thor could only begin to guess what his father was hiding, but whatever it was, it was something that was not meant to be revealed to anyone at this particular point of time.
He could only hope that whenever this secret was, it would be revealed to him and his fellow Avengers before it is too late. Thor continued to walk through the halls, his mind deep in thought regarding his conversation with Odin, and thus did not seem to notice the sound of approaching footsteps. It was only when this particular person announced her presence did Thor take notice, stopping dead in his tracks as he turned to greet this female.
Dressed in her Asgardian armor and clothing, which was mostly silver metal and black colored clothes, her long flowing golden hair braided into two tresses, was none other than the Asgardian warrior woman known as Valkyrie. She is as beautiful as she is formidable in combat, her skills equal to or even greater than that of Sif's, her piercing blue eyes capable of instilling fear in her enemies or causing most men to fall in to an amorous state of mind. However, there was only one being whom had managed to unknowingly captured her heart, a being whom she was very fond of and also saved her life while in battle.
That being was a certain Green Goliath, one who Valkyrie has been meaning to confront regarding her fondness for him. That being was none other than the Incredible Hulk, and it was for that reason alone why she was meeting with Thor at this very moment, for she had decided to go with Thor to Midgard, where she would finally confront the Green Goliath who won her affection. Besides, it wasn't like any other females were interested in the noble Jade Giant, right?
"Greetings, Thor.", Valkyrie greeted with a warm smile.
"Valkyrie! 'Tis good to see you again.", Thor responded, smiling warmly at the blonde Asgardian warrior woman.
"Do you plan to return to Midgard?", Valkyrie asked, crossing her arms over her chest.
"Aye, I do. Why do you ask?", Thor answered before questioning the beautiful blonde.
"I ask because I was wondering if I could journey with you, Thor.", Valkyrie stated calmly.
"If you do not mind, Valkyrie, might I ask why?", Thor questioned, arching an eyebrow as he locked eyes with the Asgardian warrior.
"My reasons are my own, Thor. Besides, I would very much like meet my fellow heroes once again, for it has been too long since I've enjoyed their company.", Valkyrie answered firmly, a light smile gracing her features.
Thor began to contemplate whether he should allow Valkyrie to accompany him to Midgard, allowing himself to thoroughly think this through, making sure to evaluate every detail of this situation. In the end, Thor came to the conclusion that Valkyrie joining him on his journey to Midgard would do no harm, considering that the female warrior was more than capable of keeping her temper under control in the presence of mortals. However, what Thor forgot to take into consideration was the fact that Valkyrie was very fond of a certain Gamma Goliath, which would bring her into conflict with a certain pale green-skinned female who also loved the Hulk.
"Very well. If that is your wish, you may journey with me to Midgard, Valkyrie.", Thor obliged, allowing an understanding smile to form on his face.
"Thank you, Thor.", Valkyrie replied, slightly bowing her head to the Thunder God.
Without further conversation, Thor and Valkyrie departed for the bifrost bridge, which would take them to Midgard. Valkyrie had to smile at her accomplishment, for she knew that she would soon confront the Hulk, and once she did, she was determined to make the Green Goliath all hers. After all, there was no other female that could compare to her nor was there any who could hope to gain the Hulk's affection. However, Valkyrie would soon discover otherwise, because there was another female who wasn't going to allow another woman to steal Hulk's affection away from her.
The Training Room
"GRRAAAH!", Hulk roared, tearing through the last remaining obstacles of the exercise with a ferocity that was without equal.
Shego and Janet waited on the sidelines, both of them seemingly in awe at how easily Hulk smashed his way through the highest level of the training exercise course at a speed that seemed nearly impossible. Then again, there was a reason why he was called the Incredible Hulk, after all. Still, it was just insane as to how easily he could tear through such powerful weapons and technology as if it were mere tissue paper!
Shego had to admit, Hulk impressed her, and considering that she wasn't so easily impressed, that really meant something. She was not only impressed by Hulk's power, but also in awe of it, for she could only imagine what it must be like to wield such unstoppable might. Still, under all that power and rage, Shego could sense the compassionate and noble heart that the Hulk possessed. It was this, among many other traits that the Hulk possessed, that made him so endearing to her.
As she watched the Hulk rip through the defenses with an incredible ferocity and speed, Shego couldn't help but feel her heartbeat quicken ever so slightly as her emerald green eyes focused on the towering Green Goliath. She couldn't stop herself from becoming increasingly closer to the Hulk, an amorous feeling entering her heart at the mere thought of him, which caused her conflicted mind to wonder if she was in love with the Jade Giant. Could she really feel this way towards him? And if so, how was it even possible?
All of her life, Shego never cared about another being, let alone think of an amorous relationship regarding another person. She couldn't understand why she felt this way for the Hulk, and it certainly didn't help ease the overwhelming feeling of uncertainty regarding her intitial intentions regarding the Gamma Goliath. Why was this happening to her? What was it about him that caused her to feel this growing sense of affection for him? What made the Hulk so different?
"Final Exercise Level Complete.", JARVIS announced over the speakers, signaling the end of Hulk's destructive rampage through the course.
"Hmp! Stupid machines!", Hulk growled, tossing aside a massive chunk of metal from one of the robots as if it were nothing.
"Well, you've beaten your old record, Hulk. Congratulations!", Janet remarked in her usual cheerful tone.
"Whatever.", Hulk replied in a bored tone of voice, coming to a stop in front of the two females.
"What's wrong, green & handsome?", Shego asked, letting a hint of concern enter her voice.
"It's nothing, Shego.", Hulk lied, adverting his gaze away from Shego's own.
"Uh-huh. You honestly think I would believe that, Hulk?", Shego questioned, a knowing smirk gracing her features as she rested her hands on her hips.
"Not really.", Hulk answered nonchalantly, his green eyes locking onto Shego's briefly.
"Then would you mind telling me?", Shego asked, raising a challenging eyebrow.
"I don't have to tell you anything!", Hulk growled lowly.
"Why not?", Shego demanded calmly, crossing her arms over her chest.
"Why do you care?", Hulk retorted with a snarl, narrowing his eyes upon the beautiful pale green-skinned woman that stood before him.
"Because I like you, Hulk. And it's because that I like you, that I feel concerned. For the past couple of days, you've been either extremely aggressive or depressed, but it isn't just that, because I've also noticed that you seem more distant than usual. Something is troubling you... and you're not telling me. I want to know, Hulk, and I want to know now!", Shego stated firmly and sincerely, her posture and the determination displayed on her features and in her emerald green eyes clearly indicating that she wasn't intimidated and wanted a straight answer.
Hulk let a low snarl escape his throat, turning his head away as he slowly closed his eyes, not wanting to meet Shego's gaze or allow her to see the conflict that raged within him. He couldn't tell Shego that it was because of her, that is was his growing affection for her, that was causing the conflicting emotions within himself. Suddenly, Hulk felt a pair of hands reach up and gently grasp his face, causing him to open his eyes, which locked onto Shego's own emerald irises as her fingertips soothingly caressed his green flesh.
"It involves me, doesn't it?", Shego questioned, causing Hulk to release a heavy sigh as he adverted his gaze away from her own.
"It's... it's none of your concern.", Hulk answered in a sorrowful tone of voice, gently grasping Shego's hands within his own as he removed them from his face.
"Hulk, I can help if you let me. Please, let me...", Shego began only to be silenced by a mild roar of rage from the Green Goliath.
"Shego... Let it go.", Hulk snarled, his voice savage and threatening.
Without saying another word, Hulk walked away from Shego and Janet, leaving the two females to wonder what was going through the mind of the Gamma Goliath. It was quite apparent that he wasn't ready to talk about it, but Shego couldn't help but feel the urge to reach out to the conflicted Jade Giant and comfort him in any way that she could. However, that was easier said than done, because Hulk definitely wasn't in the mood to be approached, even by someone that was as close to him as Shego is. Still, she came to a decision that she would confront him, but not right now.
"He'll be okay, Sheena.", Janet offered reassuringly, placing a comforting hand on Shego's left shoulder.
"Yeah, I hope so. I just wish he wouldn't be so distant all the time.", Shego replied, glancing in the direction that Hulk had taken.
Hulk lightly bashed his head against the steel door of the refrigerator, leaving a massive dent in the process as he kept his forehead resting against the cold steel. Hulk was angry, not at Shego, but at himself regarding how he treated Shego, even when she was just trying to comfort him and help sooth the conflict that still raged within. He didn't want to become close to anyone, for fear of having to deal with the pain of a broken heart, and yet there was a part of him that wanted to be closer to Shego.
Hulk couldn't understand how it was possible, but after spending just a little over two weeks with the beautiful pale green-skinned woman, it was becoming more and more evident that she was winning a larger piece of his heart. He didn't want this to happen, to become close to another after Betty shattered his heart, but he could not deny his growing affection and feelings for Shego. It could even be stated that Hulk secretly loved Shego, but the Green Goliath refused to believe his heart and his feelings, causing the conflicting emotions within to nearly overwhelm his thoughts.
Confused and angry, Hulk let out a snarl of exasperation, closing his eyes tightly shut as he tried to rid himself of these thoughts and feelings regarding Shego. He was the Hulk, the Strongest One There Is, and to him, to show emotion and possess feelings was for the weak, or at least that was what he thought for so many years. Now, his affection for Shego threatened to change everything, for it was this very revelation that caused him to wonder. Could he really love Shego? Would it really be so bad if he would let Shego get close?
"Stupid... Puny... Humans.", Hulk whispered, releasing a heavy sigh of confusion and utter frustration, seemingly unaware of the sound of approaching footsteps.
"Hulk! Turn around and face me, for I would like to have a few words with thee!", A familiar female voice commanded, startling the Green Goliath from his thoughts.
"Huh?", Hulk muttered in confusion, slowly turning in the direction that the voice originated from.
Hulk turned around, his eyes widening in surprise as they looked upon a very familiar female, who now stood leaning against the entrance to the kitchen. He could never forget the beautiful blonde Asgardian warrior woman, whom he saved during Loki's conquest of Asgard and the other nine realms. It was also this very same female who harbored a secret affection for the Green Goliath, even going as far as kissing him under the mistletoe during the holiday season just a few months ago.
"Valkyrie?", Hulk asked, raising a confused eyebrow as his green eyes locked upon the female Asgardian.
"Yes, it is me.", Valkyrie answered calmly, allowing a warm and affectionate smile to form on her features.
"Why are you here? Did Strange send you after me? Or is this one of Janet's schemes?", Hulk questioned, narrowing his emerald eyes at the beautiful blonde.
"Nobody sent me, Hulk, for my arrival is of my own choice. Now, as to why I'm here, I thought it would be quite obvious, even to you.", Valkyrie responded, taking a few sauntering steps closer to the Jade Giant.
"What do you mean?", Hulk asked, confusion evident in his tone.
"You really don't know, do you?", Valkyrie chuckled in amusement, taking great amusement at the Hulk's obliviousness.
"What do you want, Valkyrie? Tell me!", Hulk demanded, his patience wearing thin as he clenched his massive hands into fists.
"If you must know, what I want is you, Hulk.", Valkyrie stated, walking up to the Gamma Goliath and slowly reaching up to caress his left cheek with her right hand in a affectionate gesture.
"What? Me! Why?", Hulk exclaimed, his eyes widening in shock as he moved back away from the female Asgardian until he braced himself against the counter.
"Because, out of all the beings in the nine realms, only you have captured my heart.", Valkyrie answered before proceeding to approach the Green Goliath, genuine affection and adoration glinting in her blue eyes.
Hulk never expected Valkyrie to reveal this unexpected affection for him, and to be quite honest, he didn't know how he should react to the whole situation. It was true that Valkyrie was stunningly beautiful, something that Hulk could not deny, but he always viewed the blonde female Asgardian warrior as a friend, nothing more and nothing less. She could have anyone she desired, but instead here she was, confessing her love and affection for him, The Hulk. It was certainly unexpected, but what was even more concerning was the fact that Hulk couldn't think of a way to approach Valkyrie and convince her that she should reconsider her loving affection for him.
"Valkyrie... Stop! Think about what you're saying! I mean, look at me! I'm The Hulk... I'm a monster!", Hulk exclaimed, trying to reason with the beautiful blonde as she stepped closer, leaving only a diminutive gap of space left between them.
"No, you're not, Hulk. You helped save the nine realms, fought nobly in battle against numerous foes, and saved my life. Now, does that sound like a monster to you?", Valkyrie retorted, an affectionate smile gracing her features as her lovely blue eyes stared deeply into the Green Goliath's own emerald green orbs.
"No... it doesn't.", Hulk replied uneasily, uncomfortable with the close proximity that he was forced to share with the female Asgardian warrior.
"Then you understand, for it is your noble heart and indomitable will that has allowed you to garner my affection, which is something no other mortal or immortal has been capable of accomplishing. Out of all the heroes of Asgard and Midgard, it is you that I fell in love with, Hulk.", Valkyrie confessed with the utmost sincerity and genuine affection, her arms slowly reaching up and wrapping around Hulk's neck.
"Valkyrie... I...", Hulk managed to say before being silenced by Valkyrie as she placed her index and middle finger of her right hand against his lips.
"No more words, my love. Our passion is all that is needed.", Valkyrie whispered in a seductive tone of voice.
Before Hulk could say another word, Valkyrie leaped up and firmly placed a passionate kiss on the Green Goliath's lips, making sure to put every feeling and emotion into it as she kept her left arm wrapped around his neck while her right hand ran through his messy dark hair. Hulk was too shocked to do anything except accept Valkyrie's token of affection, his mind and body frozen as she deepened the kiss. Hulk never could understand why so many beauitful women, whether they were heroic or villainous, seemed to be attracted to him. However, that was the last thought on his mind, especially since he seemed to be in a state of shock from Valkyrie's unexpected kiss.
Neither Hulk nor Valkyrie seemed to hear the sound of approaching footsteps, signaling the arrival of a certain pale green-skinned female, who is discovering that she is falling in love with the Green Goliath. Shego walked into the kitchen, coming to a sudden stop as her emerald green eyes focused on the scene happening before her. It was when Shego seen Valkyrie kissing Hulk, that something inside her finally snapped as a jealous rage greater than any she had ever experienced coursed through her very being.
Never before had Shego felt so angry or jealous of anyone or anything, for the mere sight of seeing this blonde Asgardian woman kissing Hulk was enough to send her into a state of rage unlike anything she's ever experienced before. She wasn't going to let this blonde witch get away with this, because if anyone was going to kiss Hulk, it was going to be her and nobody else! She couldn't believe that she felt this way, this possessive feeling towards Hulk, which shocked her on so many levels. But right now, Shego didn't care, as she narrowed her angry emerald eyes at the blonde Asgardian female.
Without the slightest hint of hesitation, Shego angrily marched up to Valkyrie and pulled her off of Hulk, forcing her to break the passionate kiss with the Jade Giant. Before Valkyrie could even comprehend what was happening, a plasma encased right fist smashed into her face, sending her crashing back against the wall near the entrance. Wiping a small trace of blood from her lip, Valkyrie slowly stood to her feet, narrowing her blue eyes at the pale green-skinned female who dared to attack her and interrupt her romance with the Hulk.
"Keep your hands off him, you sleazy bimbo!", Shego hissed, getting into a fighting stance as she kept her hands ignited in fiery green plasma.
"You dare attack me, witch?", Valkyrie hissed in reply, clenching her hands into fists.
"Oh, I dare! So unless you want that pretty face of yours torn off, I'd suggest that you leave and stay away from Hulk!", Shego retorted, defiance evident on her features.
"I do not fear you, pale green wench! As for the Hulk, his love and affection are mine to claim!", Valkyrie declared with unyielding determination.
"Sorry, but if anyone is claiming Hulk's love and affection, it's me! So, if you want Hulk, then you'll have to go through me!", Shego stated defiantly, not backing down to the female Asgardian warrior.
"Then so be it!", Valkyrie responded before racing towards the female mercenary.
"Bring it on, blondie!", Shego sneered, running full speed towards the female Asgardian.
The two women collided, the impact of their collision combined with their incredible momentum, sends both Valkyrie and Shego soaring out the entrance of the kitchen. The two women fought violently, kicking and punching one another without the slightest hint of hesitation or remorse, neither willing to admit defeat to the other. Eventually, Shego managed to kick Valkyrie off of her, allowing herself to get back on her feet. The two women circled each other, neither willing to make the first move in their fight, as if looking for a weakness of any kind.
They both knew what they were fighting for, because to both Valkyrie and Shego, Hulk's love meant more to them than anything else in the universe. They both cherished the Hulk in their own way, not as an object or a trophy to be won, but as a friend and a loved one. He was worth fighting for, and judging from the look of animosity on Shego & Valkyrie's faces, it was quite apparent that neither was going allow the other the chance to romance the Green Goliath without a fight!
"You do not deserve his love, mortal! Your kind have treated him with nothing but disdain, refusing to see the hero within! What makes you any different?", Valkyrie challenged, not taking her eyes off the former villainess.
"I'm not like everyone else, because I know what it is like to be feared and hated! Hulk is the only person I've ever cared about, and I'm not gonna let you take him away from me!", Shego shouted back in response.
It was after that last remark that Valkyrie lunged at Shego, tackling her to the ground as the two warrior women continued their fight, seemingly unaware of a certain female brunette's presence. Janet had heard everything, her mind coming to the conclusion that Shego and Valkyrie were fighting over the Hulk, but she didn't know how it started nor of where the Green Goliath was and why he wasn't taking part in stopping the confrontation. It was then that Janet looked off to the entrance to the kitchen, where it was most likely that Hulk was at this point of time.
"I've got to find Hulk! He's the only one who can stop them from killing each other!", Janet whispered to herself, barely avoiding a bolt of plasma energy as she raced into the kitchen.
When Janet entered the kitchen, her eyes immediately settled on the Hulk, who was standing completely still, as if he were in some kind of trance. Janet knew that she had to snap him out of it, not only to get some answers as to what caused Shego and Valkyrie to start fighting, but also to get Hulk to stop the fight before it could get any worse! Janet quickly raced up to Hulk, waving her hand in front of his face, but received no response from the Green Goliath.
"Hulk! Snap out of it!", Janet ordered, smacking the Jade Giant as hard as she could, which had the effect of bringing him out of his trance.
"What! Huh? What did I do? Why you hit Hulk, Wasp?", Hulk questioned, raising a confused eyebrow at his fellow female teammate.
"I'll explain later, but first, tell me what you remember happening last.", Janet answered firmly.
"I was in the kitchen... thinking. Then, Valkyrie showed up and I talked to her... and she said she loved me... then she kiss Hulk. That's all I can remember, Janet.", Hulk responded, running his right hand through his messy dark hair.
"So that's why Sheena and Valkyrie are fighting! She must of came in while Valkyrie was kissing you and she lost her temper!", Janet concluded, gasping slightly in shock as the situation became clear to her.
"What! Shego and Valkyrie are fighting! Over me!", Hulk exclaimed, rage and confusion evident in his tone.
"Yes, they are. You have to stop them, Hulk!", Janet informed, her violet blue eyes filled with concern.
"Why me?", Hulk demanded, narrowing his eyes at Janet, who managed to stand her ground.
"Because you're the only one who can! Besides, if they continue fighting, they'll get hurt! Do you really want Sheena or Valkyrie get hurt?", Janet stated, crossing her arms over her chest.
Hulk adverted his gaze away from Janet's own, closing his eyes so that she wouldn't see the guilt, for he knew that he was the cause of all this. He didn't want Shego to get hurt nor did he wish to see Valkyrie injured in a confrontation over him. It was then that Hulk knew that Janet was right, that he was the only one capable of stopping this fight between the two dangerous and beautiful females. He would stop the fight, but not because Janet told him to do so, but instead to protect the woman that he cared about more than anyone or anything... Shego.
"No.", Hulk finally answered, releasing a short and heavy sigh as he opened his eyes.
"Good.", Janet replied with a warm smile, unaware of a certain individual who enters the kitchen.
"Would someone like to tell me why there is two women fighting in the mansion?", Hawkeye questioned as he leaned against the entrance to the kitchen, his tone amused and yet wanting a straight answer.
"They're fighting over Hulk.", Janet answered as she and Hulk finally noticed the archer's presense while also noticing the smile of amusement that quickly crossed Clint's features.
"Whoa! Way to go, Hulk! You're just a big green love machine, ain't ya, stud? I mean, how many men can claim that they had two beautiful women fighting over him?", Hawkeye chuckled in amusement, walking over to the fridge to get something to drink.
"Shut it, cupid!", Hulk growled narrowing his eyes at the archer.
"Hulk, focus! Now would be a good time to stop Sheena and Valkyrie from killing each other!", Janet reminded, getting the Gamma Goliath's attention.
"Or you could let them fight it out and see who wins.", Hawkeye suggested in a joking manner, only to receive an enraged glare from both Hulk and Janet.
"Okay... I'll just shut up now.", Hawkeye muttered in a low voice.
Releasing a low growl, Hulk proceeded to walk out of the kitchen, leaving Wasp and Hawkeye to themselves. It wasn't difficult for Hulk to locate Shego and Valkyrie, who were continuing their conflict uninterrupted, both seemingly evenly matched as they blocked and exchanged blows. Hulk watched them for a few seconds, witnessing Shego judo flip Valkyrie onto her back, who countered by sweeping Shego's feet out from under her. Within seconds, both Shego and Valkyrie were back up on their feet, locking hands as they pushed against one another, trying to determine who was stronger.
It was then that Hulk decided that he had enough, releasing a low snarl of rage as he approached the two women, intending to end this conflict once and for all. Valkyrie and Shego continued to test their strength against each other, seemingly unaware of Hulk's approach, Shego's fiery emerald green eyes glaring defiantly into Valkyrie's icy cold blue irises, neither willing to submit defeat to the other. It was only when a pair of muscular green arms grasped them both in a tight embrace, that Valkyrie and Shego ceased their conflict with one another, turning their gazes upon the Green Goliath who lifted them off the ground.
"Hulk!", Shego and Valkyrie exclaimed in unison, struggling to break free from Hulk's crushing embrace.
"Ladies! Stop fighting... now!", Hulk ordered, keeping a secure grip on both of the aggressive females.
"Why? She started it!", Shego replied, glaring accusingly at the blonde Asgardian.
"You attacked me first, witch!", Valkyrie hissed, narrowing her blue eyes at the pale green-skinned mercenary.
"Who are you calling a witch, you sleazy blonde bimbo!", Shego retorted, wishing that she could bash in the female Asgardian's face and then burn it beyond recognition.
"You dare insult me?", Valkyrie questioned in a hiss.
"Do you see any other sleazy blonde viking around?", Shego sneered sarcastically, causing Valkyrie to let out out a low growl of anger.
"Enough!", Hulk snarled, tightening his grip on the two females ever so slightly.
"I'll make you both a deal. If you two promise not to fight, I'll let you go.", Hulk offered calmly.
There was a brief silence between Valkyrie, Shego, and Hulk, as each waited for a response from the other regarding the Jade Giant's offer. Shego didn't like it one bit, especially since she was still enraged that the blonde Asgardian female for trying to seduce Hulk away from her. Valkyrie, on the other hand, was willing to accept Hulk's offer, if only to show him that she was more than willing to put aside her dislike of Shego for his sake.
"Very well, Hulk. I agree not to fight and set aside my dislike of this woman.", Valkyrie agreed reluctantly.
"Shego?", Hulk asked, his emerald green eyes focusing on the former villainess.
"No way! Not gonna happen!", Shego protested, adverting her gaze away from Hulk's own.
"Shego... please.", Hulk pleaded in a soft whisper, causing Shego to return her gaze to meet his own.
"Fine. I won't fight.", Shego said in a defeated tone, knowing that she could never refuse a plea from the Green Goliath.
Satisfied with ending the conflict between the two women for the time being, Hulk released Valkyrie and Shego from his grip, allowing them to stand on their own feet on the floor before him. True to their promises, neither Shego or Valkyrie attacked, but that still didn't stop them from glaring at one another in utter animosity. Now that peace was at least temporarily restored, Hulk decided that it was time for him to receive some answers from both Shego & Valkyrie.
"Why were you fighting?", Hulk asked, looking directly at Shego and Valkyrie.
"I was fighting merely in self defense after she attacked me.", Valkyrie answered, pointing her finger at Shego, who glared daggers at the blonde Asgardian.
"Why did to attack her, Shego?", Hulk questioned, turning his attention towards the pale green-skinned woman.
"Why should I tell you?", Shego demanded, crossing her arms over her chest as she looked away.
"Because I want to know.", Hulk stated firmly, leaning down until his forehead rested against Shego's own, his emerald eyes staring deeply into her own.
"She kissed you.", Shego answered in a low voice, adverting her gaze from Hulk's own.
Hulk stared at Shego for a few moments, not saying anything as a smile of amusement slowly formed on his features. He never thought that it could be possible, but it would appear that Shego was jealous by the fact that Valkyrie kissed him. The discovery of this incredible revelation made Hulk realize just how much Shego cared about him and genuninely loved him for who he is. Slowly, Hulk reached out with his right hand, lifting Shego's gaze so that she could meet his own. For what seemed like an eternity, Hulk stared deeply into Shego's eyes, not willing to break the contact that they shared as the large digits of his left hand gently caressed her pale face.
"Shego... Valkyrie is just a friend.", Hulk stated in a gentle and reassuring voice.
"Didn't look that way to me.", Shego remarked, trying to hide the jealousy in her voice.
"Valkyrie is my friend. Nothing more, nothing less.", Hulk responded, not breaking eye contact with the pale green-skinned woman.
"Then what am I to you, Hulk?", Shego asked, curious as to how Hulk would answer.
"I don't know, but I think you should trust me, as I trust you, Shego.", Hulk answered sincerely after a brief silence.
"Okay, I believe you, Hulk.", Shego replied, a light smile gracing her features.
"There's just one more thing I would like to do first.", Shego stated suggestively with a sly smirk.
"What's that?", Hulk asked, raising a questioning eyebrow.
"This.", Shego answered before quickly wrapping her arms around Hulk's neck and pulling him down for a passionate kiss, much to Valkyrie's displeasure.
It took all of Valkyrie's self restraint to not tackle Shego to the floor and start their conflict once again. However, she promised Hulk that she wouldn't fight Shego, and her word was her bond, which she would never break even under these circumstances. Hulk merely accepted Shego's token of affection, enjoying the sensations that he felt coursing through his very being as Shego continued to kiss him passionately until she decided to end it, which oddly left Hulk wishing that it would have lasted longer.
"Now we're even.", Shego declared after breaking the kiss, her emerald green eyes glaring at the female Asgardian.
"Hmp! You act as a young girl, Shego. Perhaps Hulk would prefer to spend his time with a real woman, rather than a girl like yourself.", Valkyrie remarked, looping her arms around Hulk's massive left arm.
"Not if I have anything to say about, Valerie.", Shego replied, wrapping her arms around Hulk's right arm, giving him a slight tug so that he would be closer to her.
"It's Valkyrie, not Valerie, mortal!", Valkyrie hissed, pulling on Hulk's left arm.
"Whatever!", Shego exclaimed, pulling on Hulk's right arm.
"I don't need this.", Hulk muttered, closing his eyes for a brief moment.
Hulk could only sigh in exasperation, allowing Valkyrie and Shego to continue their verbal fight as they played tug-of-war with his arms. Now, Hulk was forced to spend the day with two beautiful females, who were competing for his love. He could only imagine what Valkyrie and Shego would do to gain his attention, not to mention the teasing he would receive from his teammates, especially Janet Van Dyne. It was going to be a long day.