Thanos held up his Gauntlet, now partially damaged. A glow began to emanate from the next stone on his weapon. "I may not be able to conquer Deadpool's mind, but yours, is another story."
Frank grabbed the sides of his head as his ears began ringing. Blood trickled out his ear lobes, as he screamed in agony. Thanos stepped toward him with his hand outstretched.
"Cave in to your mind, Castle."
Castle dropped into what felt like a state of hypnosis. It was as if he was falling. And then. He woke up in bed. A night terror? Is that all it was?
His wife lay next to him. But that couldn't be. She was..... "NO!" Frank screamed as the bed began filling with blood. "Daddy what's wrong?" His kids cried as they ran into the room.
"N... Nothing." Castle said as he realized there was no blood. His wife had shot up in bed with a shock when he yelled. "Nothing's wrong..."
Hours passed. Frank went through his morning routine, and kissed his family goodbye as he went to work. But there was this, this CRACKLING sound in his ear.... Why couldn't he get it out?
The day went by.... He felt as though maybe he WAS going crazy. A world full of SUPER POWERED villains? How nonsensical! Frank was relaxed upon returning home with this thought.
His wife was crying in the living room however...
"How could you do this Frank???" "Do what...?" Castled asked, before he realized she was cradling her two children in her arms.
"You did this to them..." She sobbed as she turned around. Frank was horrified. When she faced him there was blood streaming down her face.
"You LET US DIE FRANK!" Frank stepped backwards towards the door.
The two bodies that were once his children began transforming into something terrifying. Their limbs extended, and became skinnier. They grew claws and spoke with raspy hushed voices.
"GUILT! Regret!" They hissed as they approached him.
Frank didn't understand what was happening. But he knew he wouldn't live if he stuck around. He ran for the door as the creatures lunged at him. Grabbing the doorknob he began to open it...
Then he lowered his head in anger. "No.... You don't exist. Not in MY life." The monstrous children screeched as he said this, and their skin began turning to stone. "Guilt is not in my life.
Neither is Regret!" The children's skin burned as they turned to statues.
"And you! I have enough Blame in my life!" He said pointing to the being that was once his wife.
"But you know what's stronger?" The creature lunged a claw at his chest, as Frank grabbed it by the wrist.
"Repentance!" He grabbed the pointer finger, and snapped it in his hands. A flash of bright light occurred as the Mind Stone broke on the Gauntlet.
The being shriveled away as Castle found himself on the moon with an out of breath Thanos.
Thanos collected himself and smirked. He began to clap. "Truly a champion among men. But I grow tired of these games. It is time to end this!" Frank stood up and cracked his neck.
"I couldn't agree more."