Wanda Maximoff strode through the New York Metropolitan Museam and smiled as she moved through the crowd of people that had gathered there for the auction.
Wanda was also known as the mutant called the Scarlet Witch. She was a member of the superhero team known as the Avengers. The heroine was at the museam as a representative of the Avengers.
An auction of Avenger memorabilia was being held at the museam. It was all a charity benefit to help raise money to aid the homeless people of New York City by building more shelters for the street people.
Scarlet Witch had made a private donation to the cause and she had volunteered to appear at the auction to help bring people to the benefit so they would donate money. She was there to pose for pictures and sign autographs.
It had been a long day. They had raised a lot of money for the charity and Wanda was tired. She was on her way to the exit to head back to the Avenger's Mansion.
As Scarlet Witch passed through the crowd, she did not notice the man who was watching her every move closely. The man reached into his jacket pocket and removed ring from it.
He slipped the ring onto the middle finger of his left hand and was careful not to close his hand. The ring had a sharp pin on the underside of it and the point had been dipped into a powerful tranquilizer drug. He kept his hand open and made his way after the heroine.
The man was called Magnnus. He was a super villain by trade and he was out to capture the Scarlet Witch. He was obsessed with her and intended to make the girl his.
Maggnus was over six and a half feet tall and had short black hair. He was clean shaven and had deep blues eyes. He was dressed all in black and he had a muscular physique and broad shoulders.
He was the posessor of a mystical energy called the dark force. The dark force gave him the power to control the black energy of the human soul.
He was able to discharge bursts of energy from his body and use the black, tarry power to form various shapes at will.
The villain only had a small portion of the dark force within him and as a result he could be beaten by more powerful forces and beings.
He watched Scarlet Witch as she made for the exit. Wanda was in her normal heroine costume which consisted of a septor, a red cape and leotard. The red leotard covered a pink bodysuit she always wore.
She had a red tiara on her head and wore red boots. The heroine was in excellent shape and had an amazing body. Her full supple breasts bounced as she walked to the exit.
Wanda went through a door and entered a stairwell. She walked down the steps to the parking garage. Magnnus entered the stairwell behind her and followered her to the garage.
He entered the poorly lit garage and saw Wanda stopped by a bench and pulling her boot up her trim leg. Magnnus went in her direction and made as though he was going to walk past her.
Scarlet Witch barely noticed as the tall man passed by her. She was busy thinking about getting home and climbing into a bubble bath.
Magnnus trod past Wanda and held out his hand. As he walked by, his arm brushed against hers and his ring scratchd her upper right arm.
Scarlet Witch screeched as the ring scratched her skin and injected the tranquilizer drug into her system. She looked up at Magnnus and noticed he was rather good looking. "Ow!" she said to him. "Watch where you're going fella."
"Oh, I am so sorry miss. How clumsy of me. Are you all right? You look rather pale." he asked in concern. Wanda looked at him and her vision blurred.
She suddenly felt very tired and confused. It was getting harder to think clearly. The drug had a quick effect on the heroine. "What... what's happening?" her voice became slurred.
Magnnus laughed and that set the warning bells off in her head. She had been drugged by this man! "What have you done to mmmeee?" she asked as her head swam.
"I injected you with a knockout drug Scarlet. It will put you to sleep very soon." he told her. "Bastard!" she yelled. Wanda tried to raise her hands to cast a hex spell at Magnnus but the drug hit her hard and her arms were too heavy to lift.
Her arms fell limp to her sides and the septor fell out of her left hand and clanked to the floor. Wanda moaned and then blacked out. Magnnus rushed to her side and caught the heroine as she started to fall.
He picked her up in his arms and carried her to his car. He put her in the back seat and covered her with a blanket. Magnnus drove Wanda back to his secret hideout.
The hideout was an abandonded warehouse near the docks. He entered the building and took Scarlet Witch up to his apartment loft on the second floor.
The villain laid her down on a leather sofa and waited for the heroine to awaken. Thirty minutes later, Wanda groaned and started to come around.
She opened eyes slowly and the bright lights made her wince. She was groggy and disoriented. The room slowly began to take shape around her and she saw a dark figure looming above her.
Scarlet Witch tried to focus on the blurred image that stood before her. She was still dizzy and confused. She shifted her position on the leather sofa but it was hard for her to move.
"Wh...what happened?" she stammered to the man. "You passed out in the museam. You look ill." he answered.
She tried to sit up but couldn't do it. The room spun around and her head swam as she moved. Wanda looked down and saw her torn sleeve and the scratch on her upper arm. Then everything came flooding back to her mind. She had been drugged!
Scarlet Witch looked up at Magnnus and glared at him with hatred. "YOU did this!" she yelled in anger. He went to her side and tried to calm her down. "Easy there. You aren't back to your full strength yet. Yes, I am the one who drugged you." he confessed.
"Why?" she asked in shock. He looked into her eyes and said. "Because I have wanted you from the first time I saw you in a bar two years ago with your friends The Wasp and She-Hulk. The 3 of you were out for a night on the town and I was at the bar when you all came in for drinks."
"I noticed you as soon as you walked through the door. I was dumbstruck by your beauty and fell for you hard. I have admired you from the shadows for years now and I couldn't wait any longer to be with you. When I learned you were appearing at the museam for the auction, I knew I had to make my move." he concluded.
Wanda just stared at him in shock. She was light headed and still weak. "You want me!? Admired me!? What right does that give you to drug me and drag to this warehouse?" she demanded.
"You are very beautiful Scarlet. I apologize for my actions, but I had to be alone with you. The ache was too great in my heart and I could not hold back any longer." he told her.
"What do you plan on doing you lout?" she spat. "I thought we could get better aquainted and perhaps get to know each other better." he said.
"You could have just introduced yourself to me and talked to me. Why all this?" she asked as she looked around the room.
"It's the villain in me I'm afraid. If I see something I want, I take it. Besides, I did not want your hero pals to butt in and save you." Magnnus explained.
Wanda then got huffy with him. "I am the Scarlet Witch and I don't need to be rescued. I can take care of myself!!"
She tried to sit but collapsed back onto the sofa. The drug was still strong in her system. "Why... alone with me?" she slurred.
Magnnus got a wet cloth and mopped her brow with it. He sat down next to her. "Because I wanted us to be together." he replied. Scartlet Witch felt feverish and ill. "Together?" she asked.
"Go easy Scarlet. That drug will sap your strength for a while yet." he told her. "I think you know what I mean. I want to make love to you Wanda. And yes, I know you are Wanda Maximoff."
Scarlet Witch was shocked to learn that he knew her secret identity. But her head grew hazy and she lost the thought.
"I do not have sex with people that I do not know. Especially villainous louts like you!" she growled. Magnnus looked at her. "I live in the shadows Wanda and I have been alone for a long time. You were a ray of light in the darkness and you made me rethink the life I live."
"I have been in the darkness for too long. I care for you Scarlet Witch and I want to take care of you." he professed. Wands struggled to get up but she couldn't do it.
Magnnus put a hand on her shoulder and pushed her back down on the sofa. "Care...for...me?" she mumbled. "Yes, I care for you. I know it's hard to believe but it's been a long time since I have felt this way." he stated.
Wanda breathed heavily and tried to put all her efforts into recovering. Magnnus looked into her glassy eyes and brushed a loose strand of hair off her face.
"You could have told me all this and given up your evil ways. But you drugged me!" she said. "That was a grave mistake. I see that now. If I had told you how I felt, you would have laughed. How could a heroine like you be seen with me?"
Her eyes filled with anger. "I'm sorry, it's the only way I know." he declared. "No...no!!!! I will not let this happen! You are a villian...I must take you to the authorities!" she tried to rise again.
Magnnus glared at her. "Stop this nonsense!" He pushesd her down with a little force now. "Stay there!"
"No!!!!!" Scarlet Witch kicked out at Magnnus with little success. He batted her leg away with his hand. He got in her face and looked mad.
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