FingertipsLoki was sitting in his cell moveless, silent. Trying not to think so much, but thinking was the only thing he could do now. His bandaged eyes covered himself in endless darkness.
The god even didn`t know if it was night or day. No light reached his eyes. How long has he already been there? He didn`t know. He lost all his feeling for time. His eyes became useless to him.
His bounded hands even didn`t allow him to raise his arms more than few centimenters and if that wouldn`t be enought, Odin had also bounded his feet to the ground. Forced the god to sit there in an unatural posture. Oh, how much Loki wished just to move his legs in a different position. But it was senseless. His whole body was useless to him now.
He already had tried to rip out the chains from the wall the very first time he was imprisoned. He screamed, yelled all the time. Threats and insulting came out of his mouth followed by beggings for mercy. But after a time he gave up. There seemed to be no one who was there to
The Half-dead"How could this happen?" Thor's hands were clenched into fists. He wanted to destroy the magnificent table in front of him with one bat. "How could anyone dare to act against your judgment, All-Father!"The Half-dead2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Calm down!" Said Odin. His voice filled the room. "Almost everyone here in Asgard harbored a grudge against Loki."
"This is not an excuse," cried Thor. His body trembled with rage. Odin's word was law. No one was allowed to act against it.
"But above all it was an act of cowardice." Thor bowed his head. The last one he spoke in a whisper, almost not hearable, but Odin knew and nodded approvingly.
"How is Sigyn?," asked the young god, after he had calmed down a bit.
"Bad", the All-father said. "The poor thing is still completely distraught. I just hope she does not think she is guilty. "
"How could she? She only did what was told her. She could not know that the meal was poisoned and she will hardly be in a position to carry out such an act. "
"Certainly not," sighed Odin. "But I do not
DevilishLoki was cooking the fish, when Sigyn awoke from their sleep. It was already daylight and God looked to her. She sat up in bed apathetic and motionless. Loki took the pan and put it on the table, in the middle of the room. The cabin was warm and a fire was crackling in the fireplace.Devilish2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Loki walked to the bed and nudged the young woman gently against her arm. Her shoulders shuddered and her head persisted in a slanting position. The god took her hands and pulled her into the air as a request that she should follow him. First Sigyn refused, but the smell of freshly cooked food made her to move finally. She had to admit that she was indeed suffering from hunger. Waverers step she let him lead her to the table, but when Loki wanted to feed her, she whipped the fork out of his hand. Suddenly she gave him a deprecating stare. She didn`t need someone to feed her. Afterall she was not in chains. Loki sighed. He gave her the fork and just watched her eating without touching his own meal. The god
Dancing with the fireSigyn loved the fire.Dancing with the fire2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She sat in front of the fireplace. While sitting there she felt so much more than just the heat of the flames. Her hands played with the sparks that leapt about, but they never burned her.
Fire had always a special meaning for the blind woman, because it was the only thing her eyes could see. Even if the whole world around her was hidden in the depths of darkness, for some reason it didn`t count for the golden flames. She loved to watch them dancing. Sometimes it felt like they were dancing just for her.
Since their birth Sigyn was blind and deaf, she had never seen her mother, never the sun nor the moon, but she saw herself every night in her dreams. Since the beginning of her time, she had only one dream, over and over again. Back then as a child, now as a woman she saw herself on fire. Although she had never seen herself in any reflection, Sigyn always knew that it was her who was ablaze in her dreams. But instead of pain, fear and suffering she felt nothing bu
RefugeSigyn did not know where she was. Fear controlled her body and countless tears ran down her cheeks. It was cold, ruthless cold. She sobbed, froze and panic filled her body. Wherever she was, she was far, far away from everything she knows, far away from Asgard. Cold wind ruffled through her hair and made her shudder. What had happened? Was she punished? Sigyn remembered how Odin's guards have come into her room and made her following them. She remembered the stranger who has surrounded her suddenly, this strange woman who brought her into a room where she has persevered and suddenly, quite suddenly, from one moment to the next she was located here. Outdoors in an unfamiliar environment. She felt her legs sank up to her knees in the snow.Refuge2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Had Odin punished her for the death of the prisoner? She did not do that! No, she did not! She had taken care of him. She had done everything to ensure he stayed alive. For weeks she had taken care of the man why should she had done something to him th
the ring on his fingerLoki was walking through the snowland. His luck seemed to run out. Just now a snow storm had come up, which made him watch into the distance impossible. The new snow and cold wind destroyed all the traces of the young woman, but still he did not give up and trudged in the direction in which he had followed her footprints til now.the ring on his finger2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Loki gasped, it was not the cold, which bothered him but the strong headwind almost forced him to his knees. Even if he had to summon all his strength just to get ahead at all, how did she manage it go along? The God shuddered as he had to admit that the frail woman might already succumbed to the cold and has been covered by the snow. Was he even booted on her white grave without discovering her? No, no, it could not be! He tried to convince himself that if he had really lost her in the ice, his daughter Hel would have already been appeared as early as the soul of the young woman appeared in Niflhel. There was still hope to find the young girl alive.
ResurrectionSigyn`s fingers twitched nervously. She saw how the flames in front of her became smaller and smaller. The fire needed food, otherwise it would be go out soon. The young woman waited. Usually he would come now and light the fire in the fireplace again. Every time Sigyn rejoiced when she saw the flames flame up again. The crackling flattered around her ears, it was the only sound she could hear.Resurrection2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sigyn felt anxiety rising in herself. Where was he? This morning he still had served her a bowl of corn and bread, but now he seemed to have disappeared.
So she thought at least. Loki was actually only a few meters away from her, panting and gasping on the floor. He had stood up and wanted to walk to her. But his gait had looked more like an drunkard and suddenly everything went black around him, his legs collapsed. This was the result of his lack of appetite and sleep now. The God wasn`t able to stand anylonger. Loki cursed. How could he be so weak? He did not know this feeling. On Asgard Loki
GuiltLoki was shocked when he saw icy clouds in front of his mouth. He felt an icy, well known shiver ran down his spine.Guilt2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"It has been a while," he heard a voice behind him. He hardly dared to turn to her.
"Angrboda" gasped the God. "How unexpectedly to meet you here on Midgard."
The giant grinned. Her big red eyes fxed him and her long black hair blowed in the wind while she slowly went to Loki. Her skin was pale, so pale that you could see her veins through it, which gave her body a bluish sheen. Coldness enveloped her.
"Did you really think, I wouldn`t be able to find you, Loki," she said with a smile on her blood-red lips. "I told you that I will always find you. That you can`t escape or hide you.”
Loki tried to utter a cramped smile. "I must admit, I did not expect you here. I'm a little surprised. "
"So?" They stood in front of him and her cold hand stroked the God`s cheek. The giantess was a head taller than Loki and her fingers adorned long, sharp nails. All in all, she was a
Back in Asgard"How is she?" Thor wanted to know when he saw Frigga coming out of the chamber. She had a warm smile on her lips. Thor sighed relief. "So she's fine, right?"Back in Asgard2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Yes, of course she is still weak and tired, but otherwise she lacks nothing."
Frigga laid her hand on Thor's shoulder. "We all knew you would make it to bring her back."
Thor nods. "But I never have thought it would be so easy."
"Indeed," Frigga smiled and turned toward the huge terrace. Her footsteps echoed in the high corridors. Thor followed her. "Well," he began. "It seemed as if something led me directly to her. I know it sounds strange, but I had no choice but to get to her. "
Frigga looked questioningly to the thunder god. Wanting him to speak further. "When I arrived in Jotunheim, the wind whipped me. It was impossible for me to go in a different direction, "continued Thor. "But as I have seen these rocks in front of me, I just knew that I needed to get there. I can not even explain what led me. Maybe it was just the hope
Loki`s shadowThor didn`t sleep well that night. Wild dreams plagued him. He dreamed of a deadly fire that burned through the golden walls of Asgard. He saw men and women carbonized in the flames. He heard mothers screaming for their children, all their laments. There were so many charred bodies, burnt walls. He saw death everywhere, all this destruction by the voracious flames. Relentless, unstoppable, arbitrary flames.Loki`s shadow1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Writhing and sweating the god lay in his bed. But yet at the same moment in his dreams Thor saw a group of strong men warming themselves by a campfire and how these small flames secured their miserable lives from a merciless cold around them. He saw a woman who cooked the meal over a fire for her six hungry children. Many little offshoots sprang again from the charred earth. Thor could watch how burnt cities were rebuilt. Much Bigger, more impressive. From several chimneys smoke was belched into the air and there was Sigyn in all those pictures of Thor`s dream. She danced in all tho
DesireIt was already day as Loki awoke. But he did not want to get up. Sigyn still nestled in a deep sleep up to him. He felt her soft, gentle breath in his neck, a firm grip on his hips and her legs clasped his. But he had an uncontrollable desire to see her face. Carefully he tried to turn arround without disturbing her sleep.Desire2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Her face was like of a porcelain doll. So graceful, yet fragile. Gently he stroked her through her curly hair. The god gave her a kiss on the forehead. He wished he was just able to watch her forever, but he could not. Just as he had tasted her skin on his lips, his desire grew to more. Immediately he gave her a kiss on her cheek again, and another on her bright red lips.
Sigyn began to smile as she felt all the kisses on her face. A soft giggle escaped her throat and immediately she felt her body was pressed firmly against his. The young woman felt Loki`s quick breath on her forehead, followed by another kiss. She enjoyed his caresses. The fire which was kindled in
ReluctanceSigyn felt a cold breeze on her face. Her fingers touched the beet sheet on which she sat. It was cold. No one had been slept there in the last hours. Sigyn knew that she was no longer in the hut. She felt that the world around her was a different one and that it was not a good one. The young woman stood up, with tottering steps, she explored her new surroundings. The walls were made of bare stone, wet and humid. The room was not large, and it seemed to contain no furniture, except the little bed she had been sitting on it. On one side of the wall she sensed a small window. Cold wind blew in her face. Sigyn's hands were resting on the window sill and she felt little snowflakes which melted on her the back on her hand into tiny drops of water.Reluctance2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
How did she come here?
With a wailing cry Sigyn pulled her hands firmly on her body and staggered back to the bed. What had happened? Where was she and where was he? Why had he left her or was it himself who had brought her here?
Suddenly Sigyn se
Freezing coldWas not that the deal?" snorted Loki. "I obey, and you let her go?"Freezing cold2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Angrboda lips formed into a wide grin. "I can not remember to have signed such a pact with you, dear. I just gave you only a more solid reason for you to return than your word, which you once gave me. "
"But that I will let her free... I never mentioned," the giantess said delighted.
In the first moment the God was ossified by what he has heard, but he was quickly caught again and remembered his rhetoric art. With his head raised, he walked up to Angrboda, hiding his fear when he sat down beside her and looked at her with wide eyes.
"You want her to be your prisoner? Locked her up in this cold walls for all eternity. Make her life miserable.”
"Wouldn`t you like that? You were the reason for her spoiled life. You would see her suffer and know that this is all your fault and that you will never be able to rescue her", hissed Angrboda.
"But I would still be able to see her." Determined the God
DelusionThe attendants were running into the large hallway terrified. They were trying to protect their faces with their arms from flying objects Loki angrily threw at them to dispose of their presence.Delusion1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Go away”, the god shouted. "Leave me alone!"
Angrbodas servants hurried away. Actually, they had only wanted give him new clothes and fresh laundry. Of course they were also curious. They already had heard much about the former husband Angrbodas, who once also lived here before their time. He was known as good looking, but also as fiery and impetuous from the mind. Now they knew that both were true. When they had entered his room he was sitting at the window, looking into the distance of Jotunheim. They had been polite and had told him that they brought him new clothes and linen for the bed. Embarrassed, they had asked him to get rid of his outer garments, so that they could wash them. Loki had been staring silently.
They also announced to him that Angrboda would take care of his under g
Sigyn`s dealStaggering Sigyn ran through the wide corridors. "Frigga," she gasped. Her throat hurt while speaking. Her footsteps echoed in her ears. "Frigga", it escaped her lips again. At the end of the hall, she could see a shadow. Slowly it became clearer. Sigyn's eyes had not be completely accustomed to the light yet.Sigyn`s deal1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Thor saw Sigyn running towards him. Confused, he stood frozen, when he saw the young woman with an outstretched arm to run on him calling for help.
Just before him, the young woman stumbled, but before she fell to the ground Thor had been caught her and held her in his arms.
"Sigyn! What happened? "
Sigyn's eyes were red from crying, her lips quivered. Thor looked at her anxiously; he had grabbed her shoulders with both hands and helped her back to her feet.
"Sigyn", he repeated. "How is that possible?"
The young woman suddenly began to weep bitterly. Thor sighed and took the visibly confused Sigyn firmly in his arms. With quiet words he spoke to her. All his questions h
Loptr englSleepy Loki blinked around the room. His mouth was terribly dry and his legs still felt numb. Still he enjoyed the warmth of the pillow and sheets around him, so he would have preferred to re-crawl deep into it and continued sleeping.Loptr engl1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
But suddenly he was complete awake. His hackles rose. Did he really fall asleep in Angrboda`s arms? Did he really become so weak to allow this? Loki gritted his teeth. He could imagine how much she had enjoyed it seeing him that helpless. Why had he just admitted it, why didn`t he stayed awake. Loki struggled himself free of the sheets, he had wrapped tight around his body while sleeping. To his horror, he noticed he was undressed. Loki's anger was growing even further. How could she dare to humiliate him, to treat him so condescending? The god tried to calm down, but it was just not possible at this moment. Just the thought of Angrbodas grinning face made him mad with anger. How had he permitted that? Why had he been so weak? The anger towards the giante
Sick Fires. The sun was particularly hot today, it bit at your skin viciously. If you were any normal easily sun burnt kid you would want to cry right about now, but your no sissy kid; You're a Strider, and Striders had to walk as big as they talked. You've been training like this on the hot tar roof with your brother longer than your memory could provide you. The blade came swinging as close to your face as it could come without actually cutting you. You should really remember to stop being so forgetful, zoning out is a bad idea when your that close to the edge of a 20 story building.Sick Fires.3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Bro.." You spoke deliriously. Somehow talking really seemed to aggravate your already upset stomach. The image of your brother seemed off, obviously your eyes were acting up, as they do from time to time. The world seemed to tilt back and forth, when you realized you were actually moving in this motion. You drop to your knees, feeling as though you were about to lose the bit of
Unfinished storiesSwedenxReaderxFinlandUnfinished stories1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
You winced as the bone needle slipped, pricking your finger. It was the third time in less then five minutes. No surprise really, you resented your task. And what a task, a horrid and loathsome task.
You weren't sewing a wound, nor putting together a death shroud. No, you were stitching a wedding gown. Your wedding gown.
Your father was a rather pushy man, He had been the one to decide that it was high time you were married off. Although your mother was against it at first, he had managed to convince her that it was for the best. After that, it was only a matter of picking the particular man.
The blacksmith Beilshmidt? Even though he was strict and some what intimidating, he had a kind side, helping those in need. But did your father pick him? No, of course not, he was a foreigner, therefore unfit for the job.
Tino the sheep herder? The only man in the village who would go berry picking with the women and w
PrussiaxReader Drabble oneshotPrussiaxReaderPrussiaxReader Drabble oneshot2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A heavy weight was crushing your chest. You tried to shift out of the way, knowing without opening your eyes what it was.
"Get off Gilbert."
"Nien." He mumbled, tightening his hold on your waist.
You propped yourself up on your elbows, frowning down at the man.
His face was pressed in between your breasts, his arms wrapped tightly around your waist.
He did this every night. Sneaking into your bed, leaving you to wake up extremely pissed.
Gilbert had been doing this for two years now.
You could lock your door, set up booby traps and even a burglar alarm. The Prussian managed to get past all of them without waking you up.
"What will your girlfriend think Gilbert?"
He scowled, nuzzling his face against your chest. You blushed, trying to hide it with an angry glare.
Okay. Maybe you liked waking up with him at your side. Maybe you forgot to lock your door every now and then.
You liked Gilbert, more tha
AftermathNearly three long days had passed on without any such news of Altair's awakening and Malik was growing all the more wary. The rafik had sifted through documents and various letters that Altair had collected from targets and still these truths brought him no confidence. Not a trace of possible sabotage against the Brotherhood was ever unraveled, however, Malik still had a deep pit in his stomach. What was the Templar leader planning? What had Altair truly uncovered? Diverse affairs surfaced and dissolved in a matter of days.Aftermath3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The bleakness of the unpredictable skies above Masyaf were never so grey. Fariha inattentively closed the set of glass shutters within Altair's chambers as the shouts and ringing metal from the training arena below brought forth every trace of impeding war. She quickly shot a glance to the warrior whom still remained comatose then decided to take her leave after tending to him. She halted in her strides momentarily as her green eyes fell upon the many pape
CanadaxReaderFast forward: Part oneCanadaxReaderCanadaxReaderFast forward: Part one1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fast forward: Part one
You glared at the text book in front of you, rubbing your tired eyes. Why was learning history so hard sometimes? It was like the authors wanted you to die of boredom before you got past the first chapter. And of course, the subject you had picked was the worst of any type of history.
Revolutions. Sure they were necessary in some ways, but seriously, there was only so much one person could read before they found themselves drooling on the book, fast asleep.
You rubbed your eyes again as the words blurred on the page. Glancing at your watch you cursed. Five minutes until the public library closed. Getting up, you stretched and sighed. Putting the books back, you walked past the head librarian and outside.
A cold wind whipped through the air, messing your hair and making your shiver. Why was is so windy on a spring day? You blinked and stopped in your tracks, turning in a slow circle.
There was no one on the stre
Conversation"I am driving in a Hummer. I am on a two lane highway. I was listening to Counting Crows before panic threatened to cut off my air supply. Air supply is a band. I have no idea what they sing. I'm pretty sure they were a clue on Jeopardy once. I…I…have to pull over so I can breathe."Conversation2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Omar put on his blinker and steered the over-compensation-mobile to the shoulder of the road. He fumbled with the lock on the door and his heart felt like it was going to burst through his chest when he tried to get out of the car and couldn't. Seatbelt. It was just the seatbelt. His hands were slick with cold sweat by the time the belt whizzed cheerfully back into its place and he managed to slide out onto the shoulder of the road.
He was glad it was so late and glad that the highway was so deserted. He was trembling so hard that the change in his pockets rattled and he never would have been able to speak if someone had pulled up and offered to help. He hated for people to witness his panic.
CanadaxReaderFast Forward: Part twoCanadaxReaderCanadaxReaderFast Forward: Part two1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fast Forward: Part two
Moments after you had agreed to help, you found yourself being escorted to a large black vehicle. Matthew grabbed you about the waist, lifting you in. You blushed and watched as he and the others clambered in.
"Buckle up." He pointed to the seats lining to interior of the vehicle. You sat down in one and pulled the seat belt on. It was on of those kinds that buckled in an X across the chest. The other four also sat in the back, strapping themselves in.
Matthew entered the cockpit, sliding the door shut behind him.
Silence fell in the cabin. you stared at your hands, trying to ignore the fact that the other men were staring at you.
"So um.... What else have the Vargas brothers done?"
They all flinched when you spoke, then relaxed. Geez, it was like talking to skittish cats.
"Vell, zere's me." The albino spoke up, grinning cockily. You stared at him, waiting for him to elaborate. His smile faltered, then v
RQ: CanadaxReader Fear of the doctorCanadaxReaderRQ: CanadaxReader Fear of the doctor2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fear of the doctor.
"Come on Mattie, you have to get that bite taken care of."
You leaned against your friends door and sighed. He still wasn't coming out.
Earlier while playing with Kumajirou, the bear had suddenly bitten Matthew rather violently. The Canadian had freaked out and called you. When you had arrived and told him that you couldn't do anything and that he would have to go to the doctor, Matthew had hidden in his room.
"If you don't get a shot, then they have to kill Kuma to test for rabies." You reminded him.
It was kinda sad that to test for rabies the in question animal had to be killed.
You heard a shaky breath come from the other side of the door. A shuffling sound and then the door was open and you fell backwards.
Matthew caught you before you hit the floor. Wincing as his injured arm was jolted.
" It's alright." He whispered, clutching his clumsily bandaged right arm to his chest. You sighed