Wither Wings (An Avengers Crossover)
"Your old gods are dead. Long live the new."
Six dead, thirty injured. That's what the news report said regarding the fire at a medical research facility in northern Washington, except witnesses that escaped the premises won't say a word and the bodies they announced were never recovered. But when a SHIELD surveillance team is visited the same day of the fire by what they can only describe as a girl with wings, the mystery begins to get deeper.
Maximum Ride lost her entire family in that fire, a detail she conveniently forgets to add when agent after agent lobs questions at her from a hospital room. She won't speak to a soul, not for anything in the world, and pushes away food like poison. Why shouldn't she? It's an out of the frying pan, into the fire situation to Max and SHIELD is the place that's going to make her burn. But as Max recuperates and finds as stable a home she can get, dark secrets from her past begin to resurface, causing everyone around her to beg the question... who is Maximum Ride?