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Young Hearts Spark Fire
Season 3, Episode 9
29-Young Hearts Spark Fire
Airdate 9/1/2018
Written by Bridgetterocks
Directed by Bridgetterocks
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The Second Coming Arc

THE SECOND COMING ARC

This chapter belongs to Marvel's Young Avengers's Season Three "The Second Coming" Arc

Young Hearts Spark Fire is the ninth episode of Marvel's Young Avengers' Season Three and the twenty-ninth episode overall.

Plot

Previously on Marvel's Young Avengers

As the fight took place, a wave of cosmic energy hit the ship, destabilizing it for a second. Kasius, Kate Bishop and the crates around them were pushed against the wall.

Suddenly, the room was covered in light as a figure flew inside the room.

-LEAVE MY FRIENDS ALONE!- The flying individual screamed, firing fire at Kasius as he disintegrated.

Looking up, she saw Wiccan sporting a different outfit with fiery wings behind him.

-Billy?- She scrunched her face, as the rest of the Young Avengers appeared in the balcony.

-Cool, isn’t it?- He smiled, flying around the fight pit.

-Let’s get the hell out of here.- Noh-Varr muttered.

-I can help with that.- Wiccan smirked and teleported them back to Earth without the need to verbalize his wishes.


-I’m serious, guys. I’m fine.- Wiccan insisted, as Prodigy did some research on the possible explanations for what had happened to Billy.

-You didn’t see yourself back in Kasius’ ship. You didn’t look like yourself.- Hulkling replied.

-Any idea what happened?- Kate asked David, standing behind him as his fingers moved rapidly through his tablet’s screen.

-I would hypothesize we were hit by cosmic energy. All of us. However, it only seemingly affected Billy.-

-Are you sure?- Speed inquired.

-As Christopher Bullock said in 1716, “’tis impossible to be sure of anything but death and taxes”.-

-Wasn’t that Ben Franklin?- Kate wondered.

-Yes, but that was in 1789. His letter was not the origin of the phrase.-

-Can we please… Focus?- Dorrek pleaded.

-Sorry.- Prodigy nodded and looked at Tommy. -To answer your question, I am quite certain. We have not gained or lost any abilities, our physical appearance was unchanged… I would have to run deeper genetic analysis to confirm it, but I lack the equipment to do so.-

-Has there been any case like this before?- Stature asked, sitting on the couch besides Alleyne. -I’ve heard about powers due to exposure to Pym Particles, like my dad and I.-

-You mean if Billy is the first one to be altered by cosmic energy? Absolutely not. The Fantastic Four themselves earned their powers this way.-


-Thank you for having us, Dr. Richards.- Kate smiled, as Mr. Fantastic led the teenagers through his lab.

-You can call me Reed.- The scientist smiled back. -So tell me, what is the matter?-

-We believe we were hit by cosmic energy. However, only Billy here has displayed any sort of abilities.-

-I told you guys, I’m fine.- Wiccan insisted.

-How long after exposure did these powers manifest?- Mr. Fantastic asked, moving a scanner in front of Billy, who sat on a stretcher.

-Immediately.- The teenage mutant replied.

-Oh… Wow. I have never seen readings like this.-

-What is it?- Hulkling asked nervously.

-The cosmic energy… It appears as if it is residing inside him. But not as spread energy. As a whole different entity.-

-The Phoenix Force…- Prodigy whispered.

-Hmm?- Reed turned at David.

-Professor X told us about it. An immortal, indestructible and mutable cosmic entity. And he told us Billy was a suitable host.-

-Of course.- Mr. Fantastic nodded, turning to one of his computers. -The readings are compatible with a cosmic entity using him as a host.-

-And that’s why none of us was affected by it.- Speed figured out.

-Although cosmic energy is my area of expertise, I have never encountered a being cosmic in nature. You probably should ask Professor Xavier for guidance.-

-I don’t need guidance! I told you over and over again that I am fine!- Wiccan yelled as he started hovering.

-Billy…- Teddy said, reaching out to his boyfriend.

-Ya better calm down, we already got a flamin’ hothead over there.- Thing said, walking inside the lab.

-That’s me.- The Human Torch flew inside, followed by the Invisible Woman.

-Please, calm down.- Kate muttered, as Noh-Varr put his hands on the Nega-Bands.

-You want to attack me?- He turned to the Kree, smirking.

-I don’t… But I will if I have to.-

-Good. Then here’s a reason.- Extending his right arm, the Phoenix Force host fired an electric blast at Marvel Boy, but Susan Storm cast a force field around the Young Avengers.

-Kid, stand down!- Thing ordered.

-Let’s fight fire with fire, then. Flame on!- Johnny flew towards Billy and blasted a fire stream at the mutant, who was unaffected by it. -Oops, that wasn’t a good idea.- Using telekinesis, Kaplan pushed him against the ceiling and then slammed him back into the ground, making him flame off.

-I do hate the kid sometimes, but no one messes with him, but me.- Thing started running towards Phoenix. -It’s clobberin’ time!- He screamed, leaping ready to punch him. However, he was stopped midair and pushed back out of the lab.

-STOP!- The Invisible Woman created a force field around the mutant, trying to drown his fiery powers.

-You really think cosmic fire needs oxygen, Susan?- William chuckled.

-Well then, I guess I must make a rougher move.- She replied, pushing him against the wall using the same force field she had previously created.

Easily breaking free from the restraint, Phoenix used Wiccan’s powers to create a force field of his own around the Fantastic Four member. Soon, it became harder for Sue to breathe.

-You’re killing her!- Kate exclaimed, reaching out for her bow reluctantly.

Mr. Fantastic tried to stretch towards his wife but the Phoenix held him against the ground, unable to move.

-Billy, stop!- Teddy pleaded, and Wiccan did so. -Understand that we are concerned about you.- He looked into his boyfriend’s eyes. -We are your friends, Billy.-

The mutant closed his eyes, as he lowered himself until he was sitting back on the stretcher. -I… I’m sorry. I don’t know what got into me…- Then, he looked at the injured Fantastic Four and started crying. -D…Did I do that?-

-I’m afraid so…- Prodigy muttered.

Tears started rolling down Wiccan’s cheeks, as he pleaded for forgiveness. -I’m so so sorry… I… I didn’t mean to do that…-

-It’s okay, Billy.- Dr. Richards reassured him. -We are alright. But you are not and I know you are aware of that.-

Kaplan nodded, ashamed of his actions.

-That’s why we need to see the Professor. He has experience with both the Phoenix Force and mutants.- Stature explained.

-I… I understand.- Billy nodded.

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Episode Guide

Marvel's Young Avengers episodes
Season 1 Start of Something New | Brooklyn Baby | Arrows | Gods and Monsters | Cassandra | E.T. | The Children's Crusade | You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Season 2 Begin Again | Innocent | Magic | Cloud 9 | Prodigal | Tik Tok | The Story of Us | Dark Side | TALK ME DOWN | Heroes (We Could Be) | Social Casualty | See You Again
Season 3 Hello Cruel World | Who's That Girl? | Another Girl, Another Planet | Tonight | I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper | U Got the Look | Mistakes and Regrets | The Past is a Grotesque Animal | Young Hearts Spark Fire | Young Hearts Run Free | C'mon Billy | Fire N Gold | Save the Last Dance
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