It was a few days since the news that the US Senate announced a committee with the task of dealing with metahumans. Today was when the Senators started their work with interviewing some key witnesses. Wonder Woman didn't believe that they actually planned on using her as a scapegoat. While they weren't going after the real dangers of society. Regardless, she still planned on protecting innocents caught between conflicts. That was why the World Veterans Federation announced their plan to beside S.H.I.E.L.D. to providing aid to the victims. Then, she heard about Iron Man's demise at the hands of Yuri Petrovich and his personal Iron Men. She soon saw the footage of Petrovich holding Iron Man's helmet and became angry enough to rush ahead.
"No more," Diana told herself while thinking about him and other heroes that died for a good cause.
Eventually, she found herself above Velinsky and saw citizens fleeing towards Sokovia. Petrovich's soldiers had been raiding the town for a while. One of the groups rushed towards an apartment complex while several residents retreated back into the building. A young soldier pulled out a Molotov Cocktail and planned on using it to lure the civilians out. Wonder Woman tried to prevent him from throwing it, but the other soldiers opened fire at her. She used her bracelets to block the bullets before landing nearby the complex. Then, she pulled out her shield and advanced forward; however, the young soldier threw the Molotov and joined in the firefight.
The flames started the spread at an alarming rate and Wonder Woman knew that the civilians needed her help. And that meant ending this battle. She charged towards one of the men and bashed him with the shield. Before he had time to react, Wonder Woman pulled out her sword and swung strong enough to decapitate him. The other soldiers cried out in horror while running away. They were smart enough to flee instead of dying. Of course, she wished that nobody died; but, she learned the hard way decades ago to never hesitate. Especially when somebody wants her dead.
After the brief fight, Wonder Woman's full attention was on the burning complex. She ran towards it as several citizens escaped in time. One of them, a young woman, ran towards her and grabbed Diana in an attempt to implore for her help. "Please save my fiance! He hasn't returned since he went back in to save our cat. You have to save them!" the woman pleaded in Trasnian.
"I will," Diana responded in Trasnian and sprinted towards the complex. Once inside, she saw a few more citizens escaping from the flames. Wonder Woman climbed up the stairs until she saw a white cat nearby its owner which wasn't responding to its meows. She ran towards them and saw that the owner was knocked unconscious, but his right leg was bleeding. Knowing that cats always land on their legs and survive without injury, she grabbed the cat and broke open a window. Diana dropped the cat over the trash to soften the landing. After that, she went towards the man and slowly picked him up to not break anything else.
Meanwhile, the young woman witnessed as Wonder Woman carried her fiance outside and carefully placed him on the ground. The white cat came out of the trash and started walking towards its owners. The woman went towards him and began to thank Wonder Woman for saving them. Diana nodded and heard more gunfire in the distance. She turned towards the crowd and ordered, "Go towards the border! People are waiting on the other side that can help you."
The crowd started to make their way towards the border while some of them offered to carry the husband. Wonder Woman flew off towards the sound of a firefight. She needed to stop Petrovich's men from destroying the town and restore order.
Controversial book about Wonder Woman to be released on Friday
By Samson Cohen.
Updated 1:32 PM ET, Monday.
The book, titled, "Wonder Woman: Untold Stories of The First Superhero," will shine a light on the Diana Prince's controversies throughout her time as Wonder Woman. However, Emmett Mueller told Fox News that his book wasn't influenced by the Senate committee. In a statement, Muller said that the book was made for "the sole purpose of enlightening civilians about Wonder Woman and how she isn't a perfect hero." Despite the statement, his publisher said that the book will be released this Friday.
Mueller is a well known anti-metahuman activist, historian, and now, an author. In the statement, he also said that the book has been in the works for three years now. And how he has been working on books about Captain America, Black Lightning, and Wildcat. His publisher, however, declined to comment on the matter. Meanwhile, both Wonder Woman and the World Veteran Federation haven't responded yet. A spokeswoman for the organization said that Wonder Woman is currently busy working with WVF and S.H.I.E.L.D. to help victims in Trasnia.
Detroit, Michigan // Present
Emmett Mueller had been waiting for ten minutes in the lobby of Empire Enterprises to have a meeting with the CEO, Veronica Cale. He had an idea why he was there, and it involved his upcoming book about Wonder Woman. It wasn't a coincidence that one of the biggest media companies in the country took an interest in him while the committee started their work on the same individual. Now, he was sitting around while the office secretary was answering the phone and taking notes. Mueller heard his phone buzzing and pulled it out of his pocket to see that his publisher messaged him a few seconds ago.
Nobody knew that he was going to Empire Enterprises. Thankfully, Mueller saw that Cale opened her office doors and escorted a few people out. She walked towards him and kindly said, "Mr. Mueller, it is nice to finally meet you in person."
"You too, Miss. Cale." Mueller responded and made his way to the office with Cale following behind. "To be frank, I know the reason behind this trip is because of my book about Wonder Woman. You weren't the first person to call me today."
"I appreciate your boldness, Muller." Cale honestly said as she was sitting down on her chair. She pressed a button on her desk to turn the massive window behind her into a flat screen. It was on C-SPAN and showing US Senator Calvin Swanwick reading a piece of Priscilla Rich's biography regarding her life as the first Cheetah during and after World War II. She retired after her last battle with Wonder Woman nearly left her paralyzed in the late 1960s. Rich was unofficially succeeded by Sebastian Ballesteros, who went on a rampage across South America in the 70s and 80s. "And that's what this enterprise needs. Boldness and honestly. I know that you're with a smaller publisher, but we are willing to do whatever it takes to convince you to end that relationship."
"What's your offer?"
"It's simple. Edward Publishing will ensure that your book ends up on the New York Times Best Sellers and major bookstores across the nation. You will be paid double whatever your current publisher offered. And we will allow you to start working on your second book about Captain America. What do you say?" Cale extended her hand out in the hopes that Mueller accepted the deal.
Mueller thought about it for a moment and knew it was a better deal; yet, he felt like there was a catch. And he knew what it was. "You want me to add something about the committee?" he asked while pointing at the television.
"Well, there will be a big bonus if you did. Now, do you accept the offer?"
Without any delay, Mueller grabbed Cale's hand and shook on it. The deal was accepted with thirty-six hours to complete a new epilogue regarding the committee and the future of Wonder Woman. And after further talks, Mueller left Empire Enterprises satisfied about his trip to Detroit. His phone rang out loud and saw that his former publisher was calling him. He answered and listened to them yelling in his ear for not responding sooner. He tolerated it for a while longer until it was too enough and said calmly, "I have enough of our business and found a better opportunity."
Then, he ended the call before they could respond to the announcement.