Husband [Loki x Reader (pt34)]"Okay stop," you demanded, breaking your wrist away from him. Loki turned around, looking at you curiously. "I don't want to learn any more stupid magic. I want you to stop avoiding my question. Who is Lynda married to?"
"Please don't," he begged. "You really wouldn't like the answer..."
You crossed your arms, stomping a foot firmly on the ground. "Tell me, Loki! At this point, I think I get it, I just want you to tell me."
His expression went from pleading to almost offended. "If you think you have any idea what Lynda and I have been through together, you can think again. Now if you really don't want to fight alongside me, that is perfectly okay, I can just leave you in that room and steal Lynda's vortex manipulator to make certain you won't get out and do something stupid to hurt yourself--"
"Don't you try anything," you warned. "You're trying to distract me by getting me angry but it's not going to work. You tell me right now what's going on with that ring and why it d
Ring [Loki x Reader (pt33)]When your eyes fluttered open, you immediately smiled, chest filled with golden joy. It only took you a second to remember the reason; Loki's arms wrapped snugly around you, his cheek pressed against your back.Ring [Loki x Reader (pt33)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
And that gave you even more of a thrill because you remembered how close to naked you were. It made your stomach twist, and made you giggle stupidly and smile even bigger. You snuggled against him and snuggled your face into the pillow you shared, trying to keep your breathing at a steady rate.
"You're awake?" he asked, giving your back a light kiss. Shivers ran through your whole body and you smiled so hard your cheeks hurt.
"Yeah...good morning, Loki." That felt so good to say! You turned around in his arms, wrapping your own around his bare torso and nuzzled your forehead under his chin, kissing him just under the collar bone. He let out an audible exhale.
"Oh my, that was unexpected..." He kissed you on top of the head, tightening his arms around you. His cool fingers slid o
Plan [Loki x Reader (pt38)]After Jareth vanished, leaving you to choke on a puff of glitter, you headed through the hall to find Loki. And where had Tony gotten to so fast? You couldn't hear anyone's footsteps but your own.Plan [Loki x Reader (pt38)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You heard talking as you passed the tree trunk room.
"...sudden you trust him? I don't know, Tony..."
"I know. I'm not saying put all your trust in him, I mean as soon as he pulls something funny we're crackin' down, but Thor and her trust him so let's at least give him a chance."
"I really don't know..."
"Alright, forget them. You trust me, don't you?"
You continued down the hall, finding it came to a dead end. "What the...? Damn labyrinth..."
You patted the walls down, checking carefully for any of those hidden openings, and then you heard Loki's voice back down the way you had come. "Loki?" You looked up, and saw him disappear at the tree trunk room, so you went back that way and walked right in.
"Loki, I w--OH MY GOSH."
"AAH!" Tony shouted while a shirtless Steve blushed in his arms. "FOR
Road [Loki x Reader (pt29)]It was strange, it was restless, the sleep you fell into. You could feel your heart pounding through every inch of you, like a drum. Your ears picked up blips of reality, spinning them into nightmarish visions. Thor, it was Thor, calling your name. He was stuck, he was dying, he was burning. Struggling. Fighting.Road [Loki x Reader (pt29)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You felt cold. Why were you cold if there was fire? Why was Thor telling you to wake up?
Your conscious awoke. This was a dream. You were frozen. Every image faded into black, all you could see were fuzzy light spots under your eyelids. You tried to make yourself move. What could you do?
You fought the dormancy of your subconscious, trying to maintain a steady train of thought. What had you been thinking about? Dammit! Thor was screaming at you from a mountain top. What had you been thinking about? It was snowing. It was cold. The snow stung so badly it was almost unreal. No, not unreal, real! Yes, that was it, wake up!
The dream snapped. You couldn't open your eyes but you he
Armor [Loki x Reader (pt32)]He had left you in a very small, round room that looked like it could be the inside of a giant tree, and left down a very narrow hall with Thor and Lynda.Armor [Loki x Reader (pt32)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
So now you were lying on the floor because the room was very empty and it wasn't like there was much else you could do. You had already tried to eavesdrop but you couldn't hear through Loki's door, and as you progressed further down the hallway to explore you conveniently forgot your motivation. You assumed it was a side-effect of the Labyrinth. Actually, now that your mind was clear and un-muddled, you might just try your hand at cheating the mind trick...
"Hello," Loki's voice said softly as he knocked on the wooden wall. He smiled softly and looked around for a moment. "Just going to tell you so you don't feel so alienated, the Underground weirds me out too. Why a tree?"
You smiled up at him from the floor. He looked down at you and then crouched, face a foot above yours. "So what were you talking to them about?"
His smile faltere
Victory [Loki x Reader (pt44)]Well, it was a nice, peaceful, glitter-free breakfast, until Jareth poofed in, in a flurry of sparkles and barn-owl feathers.Victory [Loki x Reader (pt44)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"The metal man told me...that Lynda was..." He tugged his fingers frantically through his blond hair, switching between that, rubbing his temples, and pressing his knuckle to his lips as he spoke. "And it was Jack...he...she saw, and then...oh you horrible creature!" he whined, seizing Loki by the shoulders before he had the time to dodge. "Maybe if you had payed more attention--"
"Jareth, calm down," you said. "Lynda's..."
"Maybe she wouldn't have thrown her life away like that if she had known that I--I--"
"Zat you what?" Lynda interrupted, leaning over the counter with a pair of tongs clutching crispy bacon.
Jareth's eyes went wide and he released Loki immediately. "That I um...you...are not dead?"
"No. I am alive and perfectly capable of scolding you for once again getting glitter all over Thor's bacon. I am not stopping him from wha
Home [Loki x Reader (pt26)]It was time to go, so Tony said. So you bit your lip and blinked back tears, and turned and hugged Thor. His breath tickled your neck as he chuckled sadly and said goodbye.Home [Loki x Reader (pt26)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"It isn't the end, we shall meet again," he promised, petting the back of your hair.
"Alright, big boy, let go so the rest of us can say g'bye," Tony said, a hand on your shoulder. You stood up and shook your head, holding open your arms for Tony but he waved you off to Steve. "I'm driving you there. We can say goodbye later, whatever."
Steve stood and gave you a nod, smiling fondly. Looked like it would be handshakes or salutes with him, but then you caught him chewing his lower lip, a spark of sadness in his eyes and you almost stumbled into a hug. He hesitated but lowered his arms around you and hugged back--a little stiffly, but it was still a hug.
When he let go, Virginia stood and smiled and you immediately headed for the elevator, followed by Tony.
"Allons-y. You ready?" he asked as the doors closed on your n
Friends [Loki x Reader (pt30)]Lynda had stopped in the car. She was still moping about having to make you another portal, which she informed you would close in an hour.Friends [Loki x Reader (pt30)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The hotel hall was very dimly lit and a cold breeze whistled through as you and Thor stood before a scuffed and scratched white door.
"Maybe you should..." You nodded to the side and Thor took a few steps down the hall, waiting against the wall.
You knocked the rhythm you and your friend had agreed on. One, two, three, four. One, two, three, four. Silence. "Hey, it's me," you said. "It's me, I'm sorry I've been gone so long. I'm alive, open the door!"
You waited. You heard a click through the door, and then three chkks and a squeak--the sound of four locks--and the doors opened only as much as the chain lock would allow.
You saw half of her face, wary, scared and tearstained. You smiled apologetically and she whimpered, visible eye relaxing as she closed the door to undo the last lock. When she opened the door again she embraced you immediate
Garden [Loki x Reader (pt35)]Turns out it didn't matter which option you picked, because before you could open your mouth Loki grabbed you by the hand and took you down through the Labyrinth, saying, "Actually, I have a better idea. Let's go for a walk. You've been inside all morning and there is no better place for a walk than inside a giant maze!"Garden [Loki x Reader (pt35)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Oh, okay. Sounds legit," you said, stumbling along behind him through the glittery walls. You nearly tripped over a root that snagged your foot and your hand slipped out of his. "Ah! Slow down!"
He turned around, steadying you by the shoulder. "I'm sorry, I'm sorry...hah, I did say walk, didn't I. Not sprint."
"Yeah, like what?" you laughed, shaking him off and taking two exaggerated steps forward from the roots. "Do you have a specific destination or something?"
Loki smiled softly. "Well...yes. As strange as this place is, and as twisted, there is a beautiful, nearly untouched garden--oh, it's only the most beautiful thing in the universe. Besides you. Now let's go,
Closure [Loki x Reader (pt25)]You began to pack that very night, so excited were you to go home. And as you packed, you thought of how very wrong it felt to just leave Loki behind. I mean, it's not like you could just come back whenever. Oh, this would be just so much easier if Loki had at least forgiven you! You could attain some closure! But then there would still be the issue of him being a little bit...imprisoned.Closure [Loki x Reader (pt25)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You hadn't realized how spread out you had become since you got here; remembering you left some shoes somewhere and a shirt in the bathroom and whatnot. You really had started treating it as your home. That would just make leaving even harder...but no. You had to deal. You had to leave, and so you had to get your closure.
You hurt Loki, for personal reasons, as vengeance. And morally, you figured, that was a bad thing; but every excuse you had used until this acceptance was still true.
He had stalked you from the beginning. He kidnapped you. He manipulated you into being dependent on him, h
Cold [Loki x Reader (pt42)]The way you understood it, the goal was to literally freeze the mome raths' ability to transform. Doing so would in effect kill them, and since every single mome rath has to match the next one exactly, they would all go out.Cold [Loki x Reader (pt42)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But it wasn't just freezing them, it needed to be biological--so basically, you were infecting the entire race with a sort of fabricated virus that would instantly wipe them out, drawn from an essential element in the spell keeping Fenrir's ghostlike form. How convenient.
"But how do we catch him?" you asked.
Loki chuckled. "Already taken care of, sweetheart. Did you think all the fun stuff waited to happen until you got here?"
From there it was explaining parts and pieces. Harkness and Tony would work the thingy-mah-wutzit from Torchwood, effectively extracting the anideal from the spell. The particles would be scattered, and invisible, and that's what made your job important. Using the ring you would draw the particles together into a dense, visible stream which
Eclipse [Loki x Reader (pt23)]The jingling of the shackles echoed through the mournful room as his palm rested against your injured hip. You sucked air through your teeth.Eclipse [Loki x Reader (pt23)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"You you came to see me." His velvety voice caressed your heart, and his bright eyes pierced the darkness of your soul. "Thor told me you were injured "
His hand cooled your sore hip, bringing much-needed relief from the pain. You nodded, a tear rolling down your cheek as you placed a hand over his. "They all lied to me, Loki."
His eyes dropped. "You're getting tired of that, aren't you?"
"Why did you lie to me?" you asked, throat tightening. "I thought you actually cared about me. I thought I meant more to you than just a just a side-kick."
He didn't say anything, still looking away. The cold hand on your hip caused you to shiver.
"I did not mean to hurt you," he said sadly.
"That's what Thor said. But you still did hurt me."
"I did not mean to," he repeated. The cold spread down into your thigh and Loki still would not look
Goodbye [Loki x Reader (pt43)]The world was numbed and silent as you all converged under the panel. Thor came running up from where his post had been, by the wolf's cage and hidden from you. It wasn't right to see him so mournful; as a person, he was far too full of sunshine, and it was wrong to see him crying into Steve's shoulder.Goodbye [Loki x Reader (pt43)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It had been a cruel death, you decided, watching the world in slow motion as Loki cradled her limp corpse in his arms.
She had just had the hope torn out of her and then she...died. Just like that. You knelt down with Loki and very gingerly touched her pale, freckled face, chest twisting the most at how heartbroken she looked.
"Oh, Lynda," came Loki's broken, weak voice. He bowed his head to her neck, breaths sharp and desperate. You looked Lynda all over, memories of your time with her pouring into your brain. You had shared so little time together but suddenly it was all very precious to you, and it hurt.
You couldn't look at her, so you looked beyond, biting your lip. Iron Man was st
Bound [Loki x Reader (pt24)]Rubbing the soreness in the back of your neck from the night with Thor, you pointed the key toward the lock, heart ramming your ribcage with each centimeter closer you brought it--and Thor's fingers enclosed around your wrist. You looked up.Bound [Loki x Reader (pt24)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"There's..." Thor said, soft, uneasy. "There's something I should tell you first..."
Your heart caught a brief spell of vertigo. "What? What is it? What's wrong?"
Thor held up his hands, shaking his head. "It is not anything gravely important...it is only...he won't be able to talk to you."
"What do you mean?" Wasn't that the point of coming down here?
"He's...wearing a muzzle."
You were more confused than anything else. "A muzzle? But why...?"
"The tongue is his sword," Thor explained--though the fact was fairly evident. "Well...now it won't be such a shock when you see him." He nodded you on, and you unlocked the door, the key shaking in your hand.
You took a deep breath and held it, leaving Thor's side for the dark chamber. "Loki?"
Not the eager
Captain [Loki x Reader (pt39)]"No, seriously, what is it?" you asked as he slipped the ring onto your finger. "Asgardian engagement ring?"Captain [Loki x Reader (pt39)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He looked up at you, panicked. "En-engage--!" He shook his head, coming back to his senses. "Uh, n-no. Hah...it's...It heightens your magic abilities. In layman's terms."
You raised an eyebrow, examining the round pink gem. "How about we try not-layman's-terms? I'm not exactly a beginner at this whole magic thing."
He chuckled, patting your shoulder. "Of course you're not...ah, it basically helps to condense your magic energies, as you tried to do on your own. It has a special kind of...well, it's like a magnet, but for energy. It's like...it's like...iron filings in a little clear box of sand. I've seen Midgardian children play with them, run a magnet over the box and all the little filings follow the magnet."
"I'm a little insulted, you're using toddler logic to tell this to me?"
He pressed his lips together and growled. "Are you just out to make me feel like I can't say anyth
Friendly [Loki x Reader (pt19)]"Alright, follow me, I told Thor to go spar with Steve or something. That should keep them busy for awhile," said Tony as he stepped behind you out of the building, zipping up his thin hoodie and donning a pair of aviators. It was uncanny, he looked like a completely different person!Friendly [Loki x Reader (pt19)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
People are stupid.
Because no one even suspected him the whole five blocks, so his conversation with you went uninterrupted, for which you were not so thankful.
"So how much did you hear?" Tony asked you as you two started down a sidewalk.
You feigned confusion. "Huh?"
"Oh please." He peered at you over the top of his glasses. "As if I didn't figure out you were evesdropping when I came out and saw you with the Cap."
You watched your feet. "I heard when she wanted to come back to work for you."
"Mm," he said. "Are you okay with her staying?"
"Why wouldn't I be?"
"I dunno," he shrugged. "You don't seem too thrilled about it. In fact, you didn't seem all that thrilled about her being safe and okay. Did some
Stark [Loki x Reader (pt16)]Tony pushed you down onto an expensive sofa after a long trip to the top of Stark Tower. "I want to go home," you demanded for the enth time, far beyond any pretense of patience. "I gave you Loki, now I want to go."Stark [Loki x Reader (pt16)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Quit your squirming," Tony whined, pouring himself a drink. He raised it out to you before taking a sip. "Thirsty?"
"Tony," warned Steve as he pulled off the mask, removing the drink from Tony's hand.
Tony pointed at you, reasoning with Steve with his eyebrows raised. "I'm being a good host--"
"She's been through a lot tod--"
Steve stared down at him and growled, "Tony, stop it."
"Alright, okay!" Tony submitted, backing down with his hands up in surrender. Steve set the drink down and went to sit by you on the couch, and Tony muttered something sarcastically, grabbing his drink before walking around to lean over the back of the couch. Steve opened his mouth to say something but Tony cut him off.
"So because you have taken a Mjolnir-sized weight of
Jack [Loki x Reader (pt40)]"She already has a man. Back off," said Loki.Jack [Loki x Reader (pt40)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I was just saying hello--"
"Loki?" said Lynda, suddenly emerging from her room a few yards down the hall.
Loki looked from her to Jack, eyes wide. "What are you doing? Go hide before she sees you!"
"Don't need to," said Jack, staying put and perfectly calm, though not looking at Lynda. "Just pretend like you're not talking to me."
What? "But what's going...what do we talk about?" You panicked a little, trying to think up some sort of casual conversation, when suddenly Loki caught you by the lips, pinning you to the wall and kissing you passionately.
"Mmfh!" After a moment of shock, you eagerly kissed back, holding his head in your hands and wrapping a leg around his waist, drawing him closer. It didn't take long for your lips and tongues to battle back and forth, the both of you moaning and quickly getting caught up in your actions. You almost forgot about the handsome man and Lynda and why you were so confused.
"Best casual conversation I
Intruder [Loki x Reader (pt36)]"So," you said, toying with the rubbery edge of the calla-lily as you hopped off the bottom rung of the ladder. "You're avoiding an answer."Intruder [Loki x Reader (pt36)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What? Oh." He rubbed the back of his neck, looking at you and then the entrance to the tunnel. "Yes. That. Um...I was going to tell you but you were a bit distracted..."
"Hang on, I'll tell you." He took your wrist and led you into the tunnel, you trying ever so diligently to be patient. It was a bit difficult to crouch through the small tunnel with all of these calla-lilies in your hand, but you shoved aside the irritation and started to nag.
"Some time today, Loki." The tunnel opened up and he turned and glared.
"Patience, woman! I was going to tell you right now."
There was a stretch of silence with him standing awkwardly, not meeting your eyes.
"He's not dead," he said with a strained voice through clenched teeth, toying with his black hair nervously.
You blinked. "Wait, what? You mean you didn't...kill him?"
Escape [Loki x Reader (pt28)]"You do not have a teleporter," you said, matter-of-fact as Lynda popped the trunk of the car, rolling her eyes.Escape [Loki x Reader (pt28)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Yes, I do." You watched her haul out a paint can with drips of white paint dried on the sides. "Merde!" she exclaimed, dropping the can back into the trunk. You leaned against the side of the car, watching her shuffle around irritably and don a pair of yellow Rubbermaid gloves. She took the can out again and set it on the ground, next taking a flathead screwdriver out of the trunk and jamming it under the lip of the lid. With one swift stomp on the handle the lid flew to your feet, the wet popping sound echoing in the abandoned parking lot. Tipping the can, she spilled a little puddle of the paint onto the asphalt.
You sighed. "You still didn't answer me. Why should we save Loki?"
"Thor sorted it out," she said, rummaging through the trunk and getting increasingly frustrated and impatient. "'E said Virginia 'as planned to kill Loki. She must to 'ave 'is blood and last breat
Virginia [Loki x Reader (pt12)]"I did it!" you celebrated, creating another pulse of heat through the air from one palm to the other.Virginia [Loki x Reader (pt12)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Loki granted you a half-hearted smile, walking to one of the walls of the training room. "Good, great job," he congratulated blandly. He touched a few of the bricks and they vanished in a whirl, allowing bright light to pour over the floor. You blinked at the brightness. "So you can play with your own body. That will not get you anywhere."
"Humans haven't nearly enough energy," he explained. "So they need to learn to draw from other sources. A good source is sunlight."
"Wait," you said, "But...we're underground."
"Actually it's the Underground, we're not under the crust of the earth..."
"And we're downstairs."
He nodded toward the window and you looked out and sure enough, it was a sun. Perhaps it was a bit too orange to be your sun, but it was definitely a sun, as you could tell from the swimming black dots in your vision when you looked away. "Ow. How is...?"
Acquainted [Loki x Reader (pt37)]"Alright, how the hell did you get down here?"Acquainted [Loki x Reader (pt37)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Watch your language, young lady," said Tony, manually tossing parts of his armor onto your bed. "Okay. Whatever is in that gay magic glitter is really fucking with the suit."
"Watch your own language," you snapped. "Is there a reason you're shirtless?"
"Well...when you broke in and then out of the Tower, it was kind of a really inopportune time and your father was left very upset...he'd been having a pretty hard night already and that was just mean."
"Wasn't exactly the best timing for me either," you mumbled. "But how'd you get down here? How'd you find us? Why are you here?"
"Well I followed you," he said, "after Jarvis informed me of your posse leaving with your prisoner boyfriend--"
"Lover--" Tony's mouth shut and he cringed. "God. God. Ew, god. Why?"
"I don't ask 'why' about you and Steve."
"Point taken. Where was the topic? Right. So I got the rude interruption, left without even finishing, followed the
Kiss [Loki x Reader (pt15)You were startled by a surprising awakening. The moment you opened your eyes, you saw long, curly blonde hair stretching down a woman's torso. A feminine hand stroked your face, and thumbed away a residual pool of salty water at the edge of your eye. Cautiously, you looked up at Lynda's face, her features drawn with concern.Kiss [Loki x Reader (pt15)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Heyllo," she said softly, smiling a little at you.
"Mm?" you replied, voice tired and rough. You cleared your throat and sat up, and her hand fell away. "Good...good morning?"
"Is it?" she asked, crossing one leg over the other and locking her hands together at her knee. "Har you okay?"
Your eyes stung with the threat of tears but were too dry to betray you like that. "Yeah, why wouldn't I be?"
"Loki said 'e was concerned."
You grit your teeth, not masking your resentment. "Oh did he, now."
She sighed, relaxing, and a quick bright light made you blink. You looked down and noticed it was the glint of the diamond ring on her left ring finger. "What have you seen?"
Hero [Loki x Reader (pt20)]Your cheeks were still burning after dinner, because you couldn't stop thinking about that little slip-up and how you should have kept your mouth shut. You were on your way back to "your" room when Steve rested a hand on your shoulder.Hero [Loki x Reader (pt20)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey," he said, and you turned around. "Mind if I talk with you for a moment?"
Oh geez, how many "talks" were they going to try to wring out of you? But you nodded and motioned for him to come along with you, and you sat criss-cross-applesauce on the bed and he pulled up a chair.
The way he straightened up and folded his arms over his chest made you feel uneasy. His out-of-date wardrobe only added to his paternal demeanor.
"I...I wanted to talk to you a little, about what was said at dinner."
About what, about Loki? That thing you said? About him and Tony joking about what they do in the bedroom? Oh good land, he wasn't going to give you The Talk, was he?
"I do understand it's your body. But I also...want you to understand that you're still pretty young.
Pain [Loki x Reader (pt22)]And you came right back out, guns blazing.Pain [Loki x Reader (pt22)]3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Not really. It was more like a discus, like the Captain's, only it wasn't flashy and colorful, and it had buttons.
Pretty buttons. And they did things.
For example, the one you pressed as you left Tony's lab had unsheathed three rows of barbs around the outer edge, leaving a few bleeding cuts in your palm. But you didn't care, you needed to get out there. As if Tony was gonna put you in time-out when they could use all the help they could get.
And they could use that help right about now, because at this point they were horribly outnumbered. Law enforcement were scrambling around trying to get civilians out of the streets and Captain America, bless him, was helping and simultaneously blocking the needled tails of (what you now realized were) the giant squirrels swarming the city. Squirrels. Just why?
You pushed aside the urge to find any sort of method to the mome raths' madness and looked for something to do. Iron Ma