Mending broken bonds ch.5Chapter 5: Not only clothes make a man.
Loki threw the door to his room back in its hinges and pushed his back against it. His breath was rapid from running and adrenaline. He heard Sif's heels go by his room without slowing. Apparently she thought he had run elsewhere, to Thor's room perhaps. He let out the breath he hadn't realized he was holding and a wheeze of a laugh. Laughing at himself. He had run out of all things, ran away from a single person. It was idiotic, and downright sad for someone of his stature. You have no stature. His mind was swift to correct that thought. For a man that once had such stature then. He lowered his gaze from the ceiling to look out into his room. It was like Thor had said, nothing had been touched. Dust lay on things in a grey blanket, nothing had been touched, not even for a bit of cleaning. The covers of his bed still lay on a heap as he had left them when he had woken up from that restless nightmare that had become truth by the end of that day. L
Mending broken bonds ch.4Chapter 4: White lies.Mending broken bonds ch.42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Heading back to the large gates of Asgard happened in silence. Thor tried to make small talk about the other Avengers and their incomprehensible Midgardian habits but had trouble avoiding a few pitfalls when doing so. Besides, Loki wouldn't talk back because he was afraid his voice would be recognized, even though they were alone on the bridge, nobody would hear them out there. They stopped at the golden slabs of metal. They made any man feel puny, yes even the hulk. They were massive, proud, truly fit as the only way in and out of Asgard. The only physical way in. Loki's mind corrected him. He knew a few others, very few though and he was fairly sure he was the only one. The massive wall of gold was but interrupted by a seam that was not even big enough to fit a finger between. And then the real walls stretched onwards out of sight.
"You haven't seen them for long, have you?" Thor concluded as he watched Loki brush his fingers over the strong surface.
Mending broken bonds ch.1Chapter 1. A cool reception.Mending broken bonds ch.12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The storms on Jotunheim were never-ending. They would go on for months, ravaging the land with ice and snow as sharp as knives. The winds were so cold the sweat on a man's skin would freeze instantly. But freezing sweat and storms didn't bother Thor. Jotunheim's worst blizzard wouldn't kill his determination, he would face it, head held high and push through the merciless winds.
But Thor wasn't in Jotunheim to test the blizzards and ice. He wasn't there for the Jotuns either. He sought for someone. Yet his eyes darted around suspiciously, this someone didn't want to be found so it seemed. And Thor knew him well enough to be sure an attack could come.
"Loki!" he shouted.
His words seemed to lose power as the winds raged around him. Nothing but a weak echo came back to him. A chill had filled his chest, one not caused by the cold around him though.
This was useless, Jotunheim was so vast, and he could barely see a few feet ahead through the
Mending broken bonds ch.3Chapter 3: An awkward return.Mending broken bonds ch.32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As Loki woke up his eyes seemed frozen shut. He let out a groan and shifted his arms. His muscles popped and groaned, protesting against any movements. He managed to crack one eye open. His face was glued to the rocky floor. Daylight hardly made it through the crack where he had come in through the evening before. The icicles had melted even farther, the dripping water was probably even what woke him up. He tried to sit, his back aching so severely he feared it would just snap in two as he pressed himself against a nearby wall. He was still spoiled, all these years of soft beds and warmed rooms had left him used to nothing at all. He stared ahead. He'd had that dream again, the memory. Thor had promised him years, centuries ago to stay by his side. Loki had deemed that a children's promise, had forgotten it even as he ruined Midgard and when he had fled his cell. But Thor had never forgotten, he had kept his end of their promise, came for him in the cold o
Mending broken bonds ch.6Chapter 6: Just talk…Mending broken bonds ch.62 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When he felt presence again Loki refused to open his eyes, or to move from his curled position. He knew where he was, what waited. He just refused to acknowledge that it was actually happening, again. Asgard was supposed to finally be safe…. To be a haven from them. They weren't supposed to get to him there. He let out shaky breaths.
"Now, now… where did your pride go? There is no need to be afraid…. Not yet."
The Other's voice, he had learned to know it blindly once. There had been a day when they had taken him from Jotunheim. Then they had dripped a stinking acid in his open eyes. It had burned and burned and they hadn't allowed him to close his eyes again until his sight had been completely burned away. It had taken days to heal, weeks maybe, he couldn't tell light from dark that time. The memory made his heart pound again. The hopeless darkness, relying on just his other senses for what they were worth. He bit on his lip, never again. He wouldn't go through it
Mending broken bonds ch.2Chapter 2. Promises, promises.Mending broken bonds ch.22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A loud shatter accompanied the explosion of glass on the floor of the Allfather's room. Loki froze with shock. He had only meant to look. Now the glass that had been a sun-clock lay in a thousand pieces across the floor. Someone had knocked on the doors to his father's chambers. Because he'd been on edge his sudden jerk had caused the clock to slip from its pillar to the floor. The doors swung open and Thor burst in. Mjolnir was aimed straight at the presumed intruder and his gaze was unforgiving.
"You made a grave mistake intruding the Allfather's chambers you ."
Thor stood baffled.
He lowered his weapon again.
"Why are you here?"
The younger set a few steps back.
"I didn't mean to- I just .I was curious. And father wouldn't tell me what it was .."
Thor's eyes fell on the glass shards.
"You broke father's clock?"
"It was just an accident."
Loki looked genuinely desperate.
"Father will kill me .."
Thor closed the doors behind h
Mending Broken Bonds ch8Chapter 8: Like the old days.Mending Broken Bonds ch82 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Loki sat on the golden steps to the throne. He rested his head on his fingertips and stared to the polished floors. His head was a whirlpool of questions and thoughts. He was alone now. His father and mother had left. Asgard was ally in a war to another party, and things werent going as planned so they had to go back to the meeting rooms. They had made quick apologies and promised answers. Thor had stayed behind, worried still over his melt down. He didnt dare bring it up but Loki could already see from the look on his face that it was clearly on his mind.
Is there anything I can do? hed asked him.
Loki had slumped on the steps where he sat now and had shaken his head. But again his stomach reminded him of its emptiness with a rumble. Thor had excused himself to go and find him something to eat. And thus he was alone again, with his mind that would not stop spinning and twisting. He was confused. How could his parents feel gui
Mending broken bonds ch.7Chapter 7: Reunions.Mending broken bonds ch.72 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The golden sunlight of Asgard reached a warm hand to Loki's face as the sleep left his mind. He felt it on his cheeks and it coloured his eyelids a deep orange when shining through. He groaned and turned on his other side. The warmth seemed to put an extra blanket over his shoulders. Slowly he opened his eyes to let the light seep in gradually. It burned at first, as bright as it was even now that he was not looking in it. Through the curtains were closed it still managed to make the room bathe in gold. He had tangled with the blankets overnight, leaving his feet bare and his arm caught against his ribs. But it was good. He had missed the feeling of waking up without frosty eyelashes, no numb fingers or toes, no ice in his hair. He enjoyed the silence, the vague chatter of birds outside. He felt rested now, and he wondered how long he'd been sleeping. He pushed himself up on one elbow and pushed the blankets backwards. The shirt Thor had given him had come together
Mending broken bonds ch 9Chapter 9: Memories.Mending broken bonds ch 92 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Thor didnt look at Loki as he spoke those words, his voice small. He frowned and sighed, thinking of his conversations with the Allfather.
Father did not tell me much. He just said that he would sometimes see you. Always through the eyes of your attacker. He said he could never see where you were, only the small focus that was you. But he said that those images would haunt him in his sleep, that they were often red with blood, accompanied by screams.
Thors voice wavered at the last few words.
He often said that he wished he did not see
Nothing more? Loki asked, not a trace of emotion on his face this time.
Thor did not like this. Only a moment ago he had been yelling and letting go of his control.
No nothing. But the Chitauri why did they do that to you? How can they be that cruel?
Because I failed my end of our bargain. I did not bring them the Tesseract as they wanted me to.
One Step Forward, Four Steps Back Chapter NineteenONE STEP FORWARD, FOUR STEPS BACKOne Step Forward, Four Steps Back Chapter Nineteen2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A THOR/AVENGERS FANFICTION
CHAPTER NINETEEN: Jealousy
Loki and his elder-self were getting along better than the young boy had anticipated. They had their fair share of arguments, most of which resulted with Loki in tears, but overall the two shared a bond that neither could explain. Elder-Loki was clearly fed up with the chattering of a five-year-old and that was where all the fighting came from. The man would get so agitated with the little boy's talking that he'd snap. When they weren't fighting, however, the two of them got along splendidly. However, Loki still spent much of his time with Jane and Thor, elder-Loki sulking silently in the background.
A full two weeks had passed, and Loki was beginning to breakdown more and more during the day. It happened at least once a day; the boy would just start crying for no apparent reason but all the adults knew why. At
Avengers Day Off"Whos idea was this again?" Steve asked, as he and the rest of the group walked through the parking lot and closer to their destination, each of them carrying totebags on their shoulders. It was a clear, bright summer day, and was one of the only days where Director Fury let the Avengers forget about their duties, and go enjoy themselves. It was mildly hot out, and the sun beating down on on the earth below made the heat index rise, making it feel much hotter then it actually was. And of all days, this was the day which the air conditioning inside the Avengers tower broke down. Tony had instructed JARVIS to fix it immiditely, but the estimated time needed for the repair was a good 3 hours. Nobody could stand the heat. The temperature inside was hotter then outside! So, everyone suggested ideas of what they could do for the time being to keep themselves cool.Avengers Day Off2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Tony and Clints." Natasha said, answering the captains question. "Well... mostly Clint's idea."
The place that everyone was at,
Stitched Up (8/?)"Stark, what the fuck is he doing here?" Clint growled, arrow already notched and aimed at Loki's forehead, whose eyes were wide with fear. Tony dropped the knife, moving round the table to push in front of him. Clint lowered his bow slightly, but his face remained royally pissed off. Natasha appeared behind him, hand flying to her gun. Her eyes swept the room, locking on the God of Mischief, who had left his seat and crouched, shaking, in the corner of the kitchenette that was furthest from the assassins. The black widow holstered her gun, approaching the God with unexpected hesitancy. Tony watched, tense, ready to jump to Loki's aid if necessary.Stitched Up (8/?)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What happened to him?" She murmured, kneeling in front of him, not touching, nor so close as to scare him. She looked almost....concerned, Tony thought.
"Odin." Clint whipped around to face Steve and Bruce, entering from the balcony. Steve moved rapidly across the room, pushing Clints bow down in his surprise. If the Cap and Banner w
Mending broken bonds ch.10Chapter 10: Soap and sour faces.Mending broken bonds ch.102 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The cloud of steam that enveloped the brothers when walking in almost suffocated Loki. It was thick like smoke and made the walls look foggy. The lights of the high windows cut through it in yellow beams to light the humongous room. In the middle the floor was cut out to hold a giant pool of hot water. It rocked silently against the edges and would probably spill over the top when rocked too rough as they were in it. But it was soothing and inviting, the sound and sight of flowing water. Loki took a deep breath that seemed very unsatisfying.
Can you open a window? Im way too warm in here. He huffed.
Thor pulled his own shirt over his head.
Then you should undo your clothes brother.
He cast his shirt to a safe place where it would not get wet.
Its not like I never saw you naked before he laughed.
Loki turned his face away, his lips thinned. He was in no way ashamed of his body, he had never been
Stitched Up (5/?)Bruce looked around the room at his companions. Steve was sipping slowly at a glass of water, looking vaguely green, and Tony was sat on the end of the bed, rubbing his face with his hands. At this point, Loki was back in the bed, face completely devoid of emotion. Getting him out of the corner after their little conversation had been difficult, considering the three avengers were trying not to throw up at the news they'd just received. Steve had managed to get Loki to eat a couple of grapes, not nearly as much as he needed, but it was a start, by leaving the grapes next to the bed and asking the other two men to leave. As Tony and Bruce watched on a video feed -kindly provided by JARVIS-, they saw Steve telling Loki stories, engaging him in conversation, every now and then picking up a grape for him to eat, and tossing one to lightly land on Loki's stomach, before immediately keeping talking. After a few turns of this, Loki's hands drifted somewhat towards the grapes, eyes stuck firmlStitched Up (5/?)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Thorki: SleepThor was tired. Not only tired, but exhausted. But, for some reason he couldn't sleep. He guessed it was because of the person sleeping next to him in his bed. Thor watched as his brother's chest heaved up and down slowly and gently, meaning that he was peacefully asleep.Thorki: Sleep2 years ago in Romance More Like This
It was early in the morning. Too early for anyone in Asgard to really be awake. Thor thought about a lot of things as he watched Loki sleep. He knew, truthfully, that Loki was the reason he couldn't sleep. Thor didn't want anything to happen to Loki. He loved him too much for anything bad to happen to him.
Loki slept like an angel, Thor observed. Thor was not only watching Loki, but he was studying him. Loki wasn't snoring, much to Thor's delight. Thor also noticed that Loki's eyelids fluttered a tiny bit every time he exhaled. And the moonlight from Asgard's three moons shined down directly upon Loki's pale skin. It made him seem almost ghostly. But Thor knew he was real, and that Loki was th
Stitched Up (7/?)Tony woke earlier that morning than he usually did. A lot earlier. Wiping the sleep from his eyes he looked around him, out on the balcony. Thor was snoring steadily in his place on the floor, spread out like an eagle. Bruce was curled up in the tiniest little ball possible on his mattress, despite having the entire king size to himself. Steve lay ramrod straight on the lounger, a habit left over from his days in the army. The only change, besides his own wakefulness, was Loki. The Trickster God was curled up in the corner of the low wall, eyes closed as though in sleep, though his unsteady breathing gave him away. Tony frowned, concerned at the Gods penchant for isolation, but he supposed it was only to be expected. In his time as an avenger, he's seen his fair share of torture victims, and they all seemed to have a pretty similar profile. Keeping away from others, from a fear or rejection or from fear they would be hurt, was a common tell. Yawning widely, Tony stretched and stood froStitched Up (7/?)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Teddy BearFriendship. Nothing else made Loki's mind swim as much as that single word. What defined a true friend? What made these humans crave friendship so greatly? Was it real or nearly another habit the creatures clung to, like brushing their teeth at certain times throughout the day?Teddy Bear2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Loki didn't need friends. He had ever had them and he never would.
The Avengers. He was technically a part of them now, but he had never felt so on the outside before, so not belonging with them. (Or anyone, for that matter.) Even he and Thor, who's relationship had been somewhat salvaged, no longer felt genuine. At least, that's what Loki thought about the matter. Loki thought about a lot of things, especially during his daily walks, which, thank you, he preferred to take alone.
On this particular day, he noticed a small child, a girl with blonde hair who couldn't have been older than seven. She had tripped and scraped up her knees pretty badly. The girl's mother held her as she cried, her head resting against
Once Again Chapter 29Once Again Chapter 292 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I've paid my dues
Time after time
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime
"You know, when you said you wanted to complete at least one mission with us," Tony said as he ducked and Loki zapped a row of aliens over Tony's head, "this wasn't quite what I had in mind."
"I was sick then," Loki looked uncomfortable. "I do not usually show such sentiment-"
Tony smiled reassuringly. "Hey, it's perfectly okay to show sentiment-"
An arrow flew between them, hitting a Chitauri straight in the eye.
"Guys, sorry to interrupt again," Clint panted, nocking his bow again, "but let's wait till evil aliens aren't taking over the world before we start having moments, okay?"
Loki shrugged and snapped his fingers. The Chitauri around them burst into flames, shrieking.
"So, Tony, what did you have in mind?" He asked casually, like he wasn't blowing up extraterrestrial creatures fifty at a time.
"Well, not exactly saving-the-world kind of mission." Tony shrugged. "But thi
Once Again Chapter 28Once Again Chapter 282 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When Thor and Loki had been younger, Thor had once ripped his favorite stuffed toy clean into half in a particularly violent playtime. While Loki had taken much amusement in seeing the Golden Prince bawl his head off, the crying quickly became annoying. Loki had nonchalantly grabbed the remains of the toy, and mended the two halves together with magic.
Thor almost went into a fit, laughing through tears and hugging the toy so tight it almost tore again.
It was almost a repeat of the incident. Except this time there was no toy, just a defenceless, magic-less, half-his-normal-size Loki.
"Stop, Thor!" Loki couldn't hide his smile, but tried to sound stern all the same. "I can't breathe!"
Thor ignored him, shaking with laughter and tears as he squeezed Loki with strength that could have crushed a Destroyer.
"Oh, you get used to it," Tony flexed and laughed, a breathless, relieved snort. "Because I'm next!"
Loki only managed a squeak before Tony clamped him into a hug that would hav
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Tony hefted Clint off his shoulders and set him down on the marble floor of the Avengers Tower kitchen, as gently as his suit would allow. The titanium helmet mask slid back, letting Tony have an unobstructed view of his fallen comrade.
"Hey, don't you dare die on us." Tony bit his lip. He'd evacuated Pepper and everyone else in the tower. All the medics too. Genius move, Tony. He swore. In the middle of a war and you just sent off all the doctors to God-knows-where.
Natasha burst through the staircase doorway, headed straight for the archer and knelt by his side. She didn't even look tired.
"Where are the others?"
"They took the elevator." The spy replied absently, her eyes hollow and empty, like she wasn't really there at all.
"God, it was ninety-three floors, Tasha."
Natasha stifled a gasp as her head shot up and she met Clint's gaze. Sure, his eyes were glazed over and the stormy blue faded to a dark grey, and his voice not more than a rasp, but he
Once Again Chapter 31Once Again Chapter 312 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Odin slipped into his chambers, breathing unusually heavy for a powerful God like him. He slammed the door, and pressed his back against it.
He couldn't take it anymore. He was going insane.
Loki was everywhere.
Odin had woken in the morning to find emerald eyes staring right into his, flickering like an old hologram, but still there.
Odin had just very nearly screamed, but he managed to compose himself and ignore the iridescent image that followed him everywhere. He was hallucinating, he told himself. It was the grief that caused him this.
"It's not the first time you've lost a son," He said firmly to himself. "You got over Baldur's death just fine-"
By the Gods, he was a fool. Remembering Baldur was the very last thing he needed. Odin staggered away from the door, haunted by memories. He remembered how Loki had saved the kingdom by killing his little brother, who had been plotting against Thor. Had Loki not shot Baldur through the heart, Thor would not be
Stitched Up (6/?)As they all settled around the polished table of the one meeting room Tony actually allowed in his tower, Bruce asked JARVIS quietly to give them a video feed of the living room. He wasn't too worried, but he didn't think Thor, or any of them for that matter, really wanted Loki to wake up alone right now. He took a few deep, calming breaths, waiting for the downfall to begin.Stitched Up (6/?)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"So, point break, you mind telling us what the heck is going on here? Because I mean, one minute Loki's terrified to see you, trying to throw himself off the balcony as soon as he knows you're coming, and the next he's clinging to you like you're his mama? What's up with that?"
Thor sighed, his eyes falling to the gleaming wood of the table. When he spoke it was with utter remorse, and dejection.
"Loki....Loki was punished...severely. He may have feared I was going to take him back to that. The last time we saw one another....I was the one hurting him. The allfather commanded I hold him down as his lips were sewn