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
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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.6Chapter 6: Just talk…Mending broken bonds ch.61 year 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.1Chapter 1. A cool reception.Mending broken bonds ch.11 year 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.31 year 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.2Chapter 2. Promises, promises.Mending broken bonds ch.21 year 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 ch810 months 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 9Chapter 9: Memories.Mending broken bonds ch 910 months 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.
Mending broken bonds ch.7Chapter 7: Reunions.Mending broken bonds ch.71 year 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.10Chapter 10: Soap and sour faces.Mending broken bonds ch.109 months 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
Spiderwebs - Chapter 13Bruce couldn't believe what he was hearing.Spiderwebs - Chapter 131 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I told you, Banner, I saw him."
"Are you positive?"
"I saw him."
"Right," Bruce mumbled, trying to piece together the steadily fraying threads of what he knew as reality. If Loki was--because Loki wasback, it spelled trouble for all of them. The last time that snake had been in their midst his stomach turned at the thought, and for a moment he was actually so upset by the idea that the Other Guy growled and pushed uncomfortably against the walls of his consciousness. For a brief terrifying minute, Banner wrestled painfully for self-control. Clint watched in fear and horrible fascination as the doctor shuddered violently, quaking with effort and clutching his head as if that alone could stop the transformation. Eternity seemed to pass before he collapsed in his desk chair, sighing in defeat and exertion. The archer noticed, as no one else would have, that Bruce seemed to have a few more gray hairs than before.
Spiderwebs - Chapter 17Spiderwebs - Chapter 171 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Agent Hill thought she had prepared herself for the archer's reaction. She was well aware of his attachment to Romanov, and half-expected him to quite literally shoot the messenger. She was trained to handle shock and bewilderment and at least a dozen different established patterns of violent traumatic response, to incapacitate the threat if necessary, if he posed a danger to himself or the situation in his response. But what he did was completely unexpected. He did not freeze in shock and surprise, nor did he snap into a violent rage or become bewildered. He simply set his face in a hard-lined grimace of determination and was gone, running off without a single word of response. He had known.
She frowned at the implications. Something was afoot here. Something much bigger than she had anticipated. Something Nick Fury would be quite eager to uncover….
Natasha's eyes fluttered open as a sudden breeze pulled her through the veil of darkness and out into a new, brilli
Spiderwebs - Chapter 14Eventually, all creatures will revert to what they know. And what Loki knew was mischief. Even here and now, when he had so much in the palm of his hand, and it would take so little to lose it all, it seemed he just couldn't stay out of trouble. He was literally incapable of not disrupting the peace.Spiderwebs - Chapter 141 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
This was the first thought that entered Loki's mind as he stood looking bemusedly down at the distraught archer at his feet.
"Gods that arrow looks sharp" was his second.
Hawkeye had wasted no time in springing to his feet, drawing his bow in an instant.
"You," he growled, glaring menacingly over the perilously tensile bowstring.
"Me," Loki replied unaffectedly. Behind the indifferent façade, his heart hammered wildly. Weapons did not discern between Aesir, Jotun, or human flesh. They were not so easily deceived as their wielders, and they pierced all victims equally. There was nothing separating him from pain or death except three anxious fingers and a fragile, unpredictable human wi
Spiderwebs - Chapter 16Natasha could not believe the change that had come over him overnight, but in a sort of delighted awe she had to admit Loki was almost unrecognizable. He beamed with enthusiasm as he gestured excitedly up at the stars, pointing out Asgardian constellations and the centuries-old stories that went along with them, stories of warriors and creatures that Natasha couldn't help but notice he referenced from a very personal standpoint. She wondered how many of those tales he had been involved inor causedand was overwhelmed by the unbelievable nature of her situation. Here she was, sitting on the rooftop of an unfinished skyscraper in New York City, gazing up at the stars with her fingers twined loosely in the hand of a legendary god, her lips still tingling from his kiss.Spiderwebs - Chapter 161 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Could things like this even happen?
There was a time when she wouldn't have believed any of this. When the very idea of magic and mysticism and superhuman beings would have caused her to scoff in disdain and quot
Spiderwebs - Chapter 15"Yes."Spiderwebs - Chapter 151 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Loki was stunned by the sound of his own voice. He did not remember even deciding to answer at all, and certainly not to strain his luck with the archer by speaking. But the word, clear and firm and resolved, now hung in the air between them, and it was too late to take it back and too early to question it. Later, if he still possessed the faculty of thought, he would wonder if what had sprung unbidden from his lips was truth or convenience. For now, though, his declaration was made, and he would stand by it.
A strange thrill coursed through him. He was unused to having something to stand for. This type of risk was entirely new to him. And he wondered, for a second, if maybe it were not a wholly unpleasant feeling. He remembered earlier being impressed by the archer's determination and tenacity, his sense of having something to fight for, and wondering if he himself would ever experience such a thing. He knew now that he could. Whether out of affection or passion
Trials and Torments: The Return Book 1-Version 1Trials and Torments: The Return Book 1-Version 11 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was all over. Everything was slowly coming to an end. And Loki knew it. Unfortunately, he also knew that even his fabled silver tongue couldn't get him out of the inevitable pain and torture he would undoubtedly face.
He, Loki Laufeyson, God of Mischief and Lies, was staring into the eyes of death. And there was nothing he could do to tear his gaze away.
Even as his tacticians' mind raced, attempting to find a solution, he knew, in his dark, icy heart, that all hope was long lost.
If the Alfather doesn't kill me, then Thanos surely will, he thought to himself, as his "older brother", Thor Odinson, drug him through the streets of Asgard.
He was pretty sure Thor had purposely done this to him. I had been embarrassing enough to have to stand there in front of those damned Avengers, chained up and muzzled like a criminal. But now this! He was a king, not a criminal! To have the multitudes of Asgardian men, women, and children, staring at him as he was humiliatingly escorted to
The Avengers: A Beach Day 6 - The DepartureI went back on the computer when we were all comfortable in the house. I talked to my grandparents about the park a little bit before going on the computer. The Avengers were all packing for their trip home. I didn't know what Loki was doing.The Avengers: A Beach Day 6 - The Departure1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
That always popped into my head... Loki staying over. I knew nothing bad was going to happen since we're in my grandparent's house in a private area. But I kept thinking about how Lauren told Loki that he was my 'favorite'. That new knowledge totally made him act differently around me. Personally, I prefer when he didn't know about my fondness for him. I was dreading spending an entire week with him.
I was checking my deviantART account mail, while listening to One Direction's 'Up All Night' album. I found myself humming along to the songs, mostly because I didn't know the words. I just knew the basic tunes.
I heard Tony arguing with Steve about something. I shook my head, but thought about why they were fighting. How did they even get near each o
The Avengers: A Beach Day 4 - The Morning AfterI had been having a weird dream about the high school I will be attending in the fall when I finally woke up. I opened my eyes very slightly because they couldn't open any more than that. It was like they had gotten glued together over night. I looked around me and I realized that I was in a twin bed in a bedroom in my grandparents' house. It was the room I usually sleep in when I visit. I closed my eyes for another minute, listening to the fan spin quickly. It made a clinking noise every two seconds, which really annoyed me.The Avengers: A Beach Day 4 - The Morning After1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
I decided to roll over after another five minutes. I was all tangled up in the sheet and blanket. Then I looked at the clock through my blurry eyes. I made out that it was almost eight in the morning, the usual time I wake up. I looked at the bigger bed across from me. I think it was Steve I saw in it.
The funny thing about waking up was that I didn't remember how I got in the house or in the bed. I pulled the blanket off of me and sat up straight on the edge of m
The Avengers: A Beach Day 3 - The Boredom Sets InAfter Tony's announcement of forcing all of us to stay up, I became nervous. I just hoped that nothing would break during the course of all of us staying awake.The Avengers: A Beach Day 3 - The Boredom Sets In1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
"I'm still tired," I said to see if anyone cared.
"Okay. But now it's 9:45. Really? You can't stay up any later than this?" Tony said, amazed at my lack of energy.
"I usually want to go to bed right about now."
"Well, what do you do with your girl friends when you have sleepovers with them?" Bruce asked.
"I've honestly only been to one sleepover in my entire life. And that one was pretty hectic."
Loki tried to muffle a laugh that crept up on his lips.
"I-I'm sorry," he said, now smiling, "How hectic?"
"There was a party, where boys were invited... and then the sleepover only had girls."
"Hey, but we're guys," Tony said.
"I know. That's the bad part of the whole story. The boys."
"Okay. Forget the sleepover remark, then," Bruce folded his hands.
"But no one else is tired? After spending a whol
The Avengers: A Friendly Conversation - Part 2Bruce was still in the lab. It was getting late, as he could tell by the darkness outside. He also noticed that there was a storm occurring. Bruce wondered what from because it was perfect weather earlier today. He began getting nervous, waiting for his teammates. Tony, Steve, and Thor had been gone for a while. He had no one to talk to because Natasha and Coulson went with them. Bruce's work amount was quickly depleting as the time passed.The Avengers: A Friendly Conversation - Part 22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Come on, come on, come on... Shit!" Bruce was frustrated with his computer. It finally shut down on him. He removed his glasses and stood back from the computer. He sighed and rubbed his eyes. Bruce stood back for another minute before he put his glasses back on, and then went on to another project.
While Bruce was looking for some papers on a desk, he knocked over something. Whatever it was made a clinking noise as it hit the floor. He groaned and bent down to pick it up. Bruce smiled when he held what had fallen in his hands. It was t
Once Again Chapter 30Once Again Chapter 301 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hello, dear daughter."
The book fell from Hela's hands.
"Hello." She looked up at the shimmering form of her father. "How did you get here?"
"I rarely forget the way to a place, once I've been there." Loki smiled. "Hela, my beautiful daughter, your realm is delightful as always-"
"Just spit it out, Father."
The Trickster chuckled. "I need two favors."
Hela scowled. "What makes you think I will grant them?"
"That saddens me, daughter." Loki grasped his chest dramatically. "Will you not even hear me out?"
"Fine." Loki lowered his head and looked at Hela with his deadly puppy eyes that had slaughtered many before, not sparing Odin and Thor. "Then I'll just have to stay here a little longer..."
Hela grasped her hair instinctively, warily.
The God of Mischief just grinned.
Finally, the Goddess gave an incredible sigh and sat down tiredly.
Thanos leapt to his feet, disgruntled. He was in a marble hall, unfamiliar and strange. Where was he?
"Welcome to Hell."
The Avengers: A Beach Day 5 - The ParkWe started driving. I sat in the back, next to Dominic and Dylan. They were looking at something on Dominic's iPhone.The Avengers: A Beach Day 5 - The Park1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Those are your friends, bunny?" my uncle asked me.
"Are they good? They all look like they're good at basketball."
"I don't know if they really play sports. I know Tony does. And most likely Steve, too."
"Yeah, they're big guys. Hehehe," Uncle Dan chuckled.
"How did you meet them?" Lauren asked, turning slightly in her seat.
"I was in Manhattan to see a play with my mom. And the group of them, minus Loki, were walking through the street. Thor bumped into me, and I fell over. He apologized, and the rest of them felt bad. I don't know. They liked me, I guess. And they wanted to hang out more. That was about two months ago."
"And what are their names?"
"Okay the one with the long blond hair is Thor. His brother is the one with the longish dark black hair, Loki. Tony is the one that talks the most. Steve is the huge one with the short blonde hair. And Bruce i
Once Again Chapter 29Once Again Chapter 291 year 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
Spiderwebs - Chapter 1Spiderwebs - Chapter 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Two perfect gunshots shattered the silence, reverberating in the enclosed chamber with the effective volume of a Lear jet breaking the sonic barrier. Natasha, with her headgear securely fastened around both ears, heard nothing, but her finely tuned senses picked up every vibration in the room as the bullets spiraled through the air and embedded themselves in wooden targets 30 feet away. Slowly, she lowered her handgun and walked over to inspect the damage. Perfect round channels were bored through the exact center of each target, still framed in a wispy smoke. She traced a finger lightly around each one, almost caressing them.
A good gun and a standing target--the only two things that had never failed her in life. Men come and go, alliances shift, hearts break, truths change, but a shot will always be as steady as the hand that wields it. Or sometimes even steadier...
In the blink of an eye each bullet hole was suddenly protruded by a feathered shaft. In the space of
The Avengers: A Beach Day 2 - After The BeachSo, The Avengers, Loki, and I arrived at my grandparents house after our day at the beach. I had so much fun, and I hope they did, too.The Avengers: A Beach Day 2 - After The Beach1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
I was actually really nervous of how the superheroes and former villian would act around my grandma and grandpa. Tony pulled up in the driveway, and everyone was silent. They were all staring at the house in front of them.
"I think I should go in first," I said. Steve turned his head to look at me.
"Why?" he asked me.
"Because I need to give them a heads up of what you guys really are like."
"That's nice..." Bruce said sarcastically and smiled at me.
"Please, guys. Just stay, like, outside the car or something. Empty out the cooler... do something, is my point. I'll come back out and get you guys."
"I agree that this is the best thing to do," Thor said.
"Thanks. Uh, Thor I need you to get out so I can go out," I told him and unbuckled my seatbelt. Thor looked at the door curiously. I sighed and opened the door for him. He steppe