Chapter 56This was easier than he expected; maybe he could finish before four? Tony looked over the machine and redid some wires as well as replacing other parts before backing up for a moment. There wasn’t very much that needed to be fixed. The machine actually ran pretty well on its own, but Tony’s guess was that Fury wanted the software fixed. Machines could be replaced, files and documents couldn’t. So the inventor turned it on, let it run then got into the mainframe and started working his magic.Chapter 561 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"No. Well not really."
"He's sort of in trouble for not getting his work finished because the baby was being born and he wanted to be here. But there was so much happening he never went back." Loki explained.
Steve entered the room along with Clint and both waved to Tony. "Hey Tony." Steve hugged the man.
"Bruce told me about Remus. How's it feel to be a dad?"
"Is the kid blue?" Clint asked.
“It feels amazing. I can hardly get any sleep but I get to hold my kid now. Loki was
Chapter 53“He has beautiful eyes. Just like his daddy.” Tony smiled and kissed Loki softly before Bruce’s voice was heard.Chapter 531 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Tony? What is it?”
“Yeah Stark, what’s so important you had to interrupt all of us?” Clint, Nat, Steve and Pepper all chimed in and waited for an explanation.
“You guys, Loki just had the baby. I’m a father!”
There was a stunned silence followed by a mass of congratulations and questions.
“What color is the baby?”
“Boy or girl?”
“What did you name it?”
“Can I go over and see?”
“Tony, why didn’t you tell me sooner?”
“Hey, hey! Everyone settle down. I didn’t know until just before the big moment, so there was no way I was going to take the time to invite all of you. Besides, Loki and Remus need to rest.”
Both Natasha and Pepper cooed at the name.
"Agent Barton I think it's time for your flying lessons." Loki smirked. He'd felt h
Chapter 52A few more weeks went by and they were looking at the time frame of the birth of their child.Chapter 521 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Come on. As much as I've enjoyed the thought and process of having you I want my body back. That and my liver." Loki told his belly.
Tony chuckled at Loki as he watched the god talk to his belly. It was really quite the sight to behold. Toki looked at his father then back at his notebook and continued with his designs.
“Loki, one of these days people will think you’re insane.” Tony grinned and walked over to his husband with a bowl of fruit.
“Papa, look!” Toki held up his drawing with a big grin.
"Very lovely, thank you." Loki took the bowl with a smile.
Looking at Toki's design he smiled.
"Sir Director Fury is calling. It's not an emergency."
"For once Loki told him.
Stark we need you to come in tomorrow for a few hours to help the tech team upgrade the security systems."
"But tomorrow's Valentine's day." Loki stated.
“I don’t c
Prequel Chapter 28“What do you want for dinner?”Prequel Chapter 281 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I would like to try Chinese food this night." He said.
“Oh! I know the perfect place!” Tony grinned then turned, going out into the hall. “Jarvis!”
“I’m calling now Sir. Will you be having your usual order?”
“Yeah, and get Loki a sampler.”
"Thank you Jarvis." Loki said.
Tony checked his phone then grabbed his water bottle. “Hey Bruce, we’re having Chinese!”
The doctor blinked as he walked out of his room but shrugged. “All right.”
"Hey Tony come here for a second." Bruce called to him.
Tony looked at Bruce and walked over to the doctor. “What’s up?”
"Did Loki give you an answer about all those scars on his body?" He asked.
Tony nodded. “Yeah. He said they’re from battles he was in as a kid. He was thirteen when he started fighting in battle.”
"Are you serious?"
Tony nodded. “It’s intense.
Prequel Chapter 41"Mr. Laufeyson could you please attend to Mister Stark. He's injured himself." Jarvis said.Prequel Chapter 411 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Loki nodded getting up to go help Tony fix whatever mess he'd made.
Tony was cleaning up the glass then went into the kitchen to wash the blood off. It wasn’t too bad, but he had pieces of glass in his hand. He winced a bit, clenching his jaw.
“Don’t laugh Jarvis.”
“I would never laugh at you Sir. The hydrogen peroxide is in the top left cabinet Sir.”
Tony reached for it then noticed Loki. “Jarvis.” He sighed out upset.
“Sir, I simply asked him to help you.”
"It's easier to remove glass when someone else can do it for you." he said.
“I’m fine.” Tony said, not looking at the god. He yanked out a piece of glass and groaned. He was quiet for a moment then sighed in defeat and let Loki look at his hand.
Loki found tweezers under Jarvis’ instructions and pulled the glass out of Stark's hand.
Tony winced slightly as Lo
Chapter 51“JARVIS, what repairs need to be made to the suit?”Chapter 511 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Minor fixes sir. The biggest issue would be with the energy stores. It seemed you did not let the suit recharge well last time.”
“All right, keep it charged for me and show me what needs to be fixed. Also list any possible upgrades that can be made to the suit.”
“Of course sir. Also, Mr. Loki Stark is coming to the bathroom. He wishes to take a bath.”
Tony jumped a little as the bathtub started to fill itself up and sighed.
“Oh, JARVIS do I have any bath salts?”
“Yes sir, I believe they’re on the top shelf in your pantry.” Tony went over and pulled out a canister of bath salts he knew Loki would like. He’d seen Loki pour them in almost every time he took a bath. The inventor poured some in and adjusted the temperature of the water.
Loki waddled into the bedroom one hand on his belly and the other at his back.
"Afternoon Anthony." Loki smiled softly.
Chapter 48“Ah!” Tony tried to kick himself free only to have the thing grip his other leg. It gave a hard tug and Tony shut his eyes as he was pulled into the mushy thing. It felt like nothing he’d ever experienced in his life, and with any luck he would never feel it again. Tony started to panic as he realized he wouldn’t be able to breathe or pull himself free.Chapter 481 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Loki tried to assess the situation to plan his attack before rushing into the lab and attacking the white blob. He had Jarvis call Bruce to get him over to the tower and help them.
Loki bit at the blob hoping it to have some effect.
The blob quivered and shot out an appendage at Loki, though its hold on Tony seemed to loosen. The thing didn’t seem to have very much strength left in it, but it was persistent. Tony managed to squeeze himself just enough room around his face to breathe and he was more than thankful for it.
“Sir Dr. Banner is here.” No sooner had JARVIS said that when Bruce burst in
Mary and the Hero CostumeMary and the Hero CostumeMary and the Hero Costume3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mary strode down Main Street, glowering at the crowds of people around her. Friends and townsfolk that would normally stop and wave or even pause for a friendly word hurried past when they glimpsed her face. Her normally smiling mouth was turned downward into a snarl, and her brows were furrowed as she strode along, barely noting the people as they hurried past with their purchases clutched under their arms.
It really wasn't her day, she thought as she bumped into an elderly lady holding her small shopping bag. She felt bad when she spied the cane the woman had been leaning on. A surge of guilt filled her, and she hurriedly picked up the cane and gave it back to the woman, babbling her apologies. The woman simply gave her a grandmotherly smile and told her it was all right.
"It'll be okay, dearie. I've had far worse getting out of bed in the morning." She said cheerfully.
What a nice old lady, Mary thought with relief. Happy that she hadn't hu
Locker Room - TGI peeked into the girl's locker room, swallowing my fear when I saw that it was empty, and cautiously making my way inside. My friends were never going to forgive me if they found I was down there. The girls would beat me, the boys would want to know why I didn't take them with me, but not a single one of them would have ever even considered believing me. I couldn't even blame them - I wasn't sure if I believed me, either. All I knew was that I'd seen something down here, last time, and I wasn't going up until I figured out what. Of course, telling them that I'd accidentally wandered into the girl's locker room the first time around wasn't exactly going to be helping my case with anyone, either, even if it had been almost entirely empty.Locker Room - TG5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I breathed in the scent, inside, blushing a moment later when I realized what I was doing, and fighting the urge to do it again. The panties were the next test, the lacy pink things drawing my eyes and almost my hand, before I managed to wrench myself
lies, she wrotei. just a mimicry, really;lies, she wrote2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
desperate to shine.
ii. counterfeit & clockwise,
tasting words on her
iii. with a dysfunctional mind
& apocryphal dictionary,
she cannot clone it all.
iv. "say anything," the pen
whispers as she trembles
among ink-scented fraudulence.
v. but she just laughs & plays the part,
forgetting what the pages told her:
"truth is stranger than fiction."
Unheard of and undefinedSometimes,Unheard of and undefined2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have this sudden impulse to
bite off my tongue.
It wasn't made for
pretty words and kept promises
in the first place.
Back to back and
straight on til daybreak,
our soliloquy seems never ending.
When was the last time
you remembered to cry for all the broken hearts
that were not your own?
.the birds fly.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i and youwho is it thati and you2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you dream of?
is it me
with the knife in your back;
do you see me
the woman with
a wolf jaw
cut slack in a growl?
do i pounce you?
do you defeat me
with the knife
i gave you?
and i wonder the sound
of me when you
finally put your demon
she is a venus
(her body cut from
the ivory tusk with hips
like that of a valley,
breasts shaped as
two moons caught in
and i am the trap
she slips into.
i cut her head
into a loop land wear
her round my neck
combatantI.combatant2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
it strikes me
that this woman
could be a palace.
I marvel at
the opulent dome of
her brow, her arch
skin like a courtyard of
a thousand intersecting
golden lines about her
head and neck.
she beams from atop her
beatific and beautiful,
spreads her arms like
invites you to be one of
who have wandered her
I’ve often thought
as a castle:
all rough-hewn stone
a temper like molten
my head is crowned
at the crenels.
I look out from my
guerites, my brattices,
eyes like arrow-slits
and a murder-hole
for a mouth.
I wouldn’t blame you
for choosing her
for regarding my fortress
as too daunting,
for deciding easy acceptance
better befit you
than proving your worth—
I could forgive you
for being a coward.
but you swam the moat,
killed the guards,
scaled the battlements,
demolished my fortifications—
divinationI wish I had somethingdivination1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
that I could call a portent,
that I could swear into your skin
like an omen;
I wish I had a promise
that I could keep no matter
But I cannot read the tarot cards
in your skin
despite their weather-beaten folds,
nor do I understand
the lines on your palms
any better than I do myself.
I'm not a fortune-teller,
our love isn't a carnival game,
and there will always be something about you
that resists any attempt
to define it.
You think you can
bounce from tent to tent
to see the freaks held
in my hall of broken mirrors;
No crystal ball, no scrying bowl
can close the gap between us.
ReincarnateI imagine that I’ll come backReincarnate2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
as a librarian, a man and somewhere
in Borneo or Edinburgh,
trying to make sense
of the things I left behind,
we’ll find each other, again -
they say souls travel
in the same circles, and we’ll remember
over words, poetry
and the music you made;
the keys to Freon playing behind us.
it may be a poignant reunion
of once weary souls,
filtering through the universe
time and time again.
I’ll tell you we were lovers in a past life
and you’ll roll your eyes
as you did once before –
a firm scientist and open cynic.
I’ll shrug, as always,
and show you how we unravelled ourselves
sleep disorderI want you to write poems about me.sleep disorder2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want you to think about me, first thing,
when you're still half-asleep and dream-giddy
and reaching across your nightstand for something
to write with.
I want you to use me as your
standoff, one-night stand,
fuck, I’d be your standby if you asked me to.
I want you to love me more than I
love you, because otherwise I’m unhooked,
unhinged, I’m not even good for that.
I just want you, I want you, I want you
a lack of language, in coloursyou tell me you miss mea lack of language, in colours3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and that i am more beautiful
than any girl in georgia
or even barcelona.
everything is fitting like magic
between fingers when they
and i swear for the past three nights,
that's all i've dreamt.
give me acrylics
and i still can't make you see
the exact shade of warm
you are to me.
give me the ocean
and there are not enough waves
in its body
to show just the way i feel
when our own vessels move together.
seven months since we last said goodbye,
since we last said hello-
i could fill libraries
to love you.
what i really want to ask
is if you think you can
love me this time.
I Will Become a Martyr (Peeta)Nobody can ever understand what it is like to be Reaped until it happens to you. The word in itself is capitalised out of respect, to show the importance of the occasion, the greatness of it. They might as well capitalise Death for all it is worth. There's always that suspicion in the back of your mind that it might be you - that shadowed cluster of terror that comes back to haunt you when you wake in the middle of the night as you pull yourself free of a nightmare; or when you find yourself contemplating the use of your very existance. What's the use of living? I have asked myself so many times. What's the use of even trying to make something of yourself when there's a chance I might be dead before my 18th birthday? The Capitol think we're stupid. They think we believe all our propaganda about how winning can change your life forever for the better. Watching all these old tapes of the previous Hunger Games makes me realise. Winning doesn't help you at all. In fact it makes it worse. II Will Become a Martyr (Peeta)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
BBC Sherlock: The Ghost of YouOctober 31, Halloween. Just another day, another empty date in the calendar. All days were the same since Sherlock had died. John woke up, took a shower, went to work, returned from work, sat idly while staring blankly at the wall, took shower again, went to bed. Stuck in a loop. Dull, tedious, predictable, unbearable.BBC Sherlock: The Ghost of You3 years ago in Drama More Like This
The stupor and ennui weren't all that bad, though. They helped John to distance himself, to switch his mind off, not to think about what he had lost and how hollow, how broken he felt. Nothing could change his miserable state. His friends' efforts to help him move on were all in vain. John noticed the grinning jack-o'-lantern that Mrs Hudson had put on the table in the faint hope to cheer him up, but the doctor didn't care. Not anymore. He closed his eyes slowly, sinking in Sherlock's armchair. Oh God, how he missed him...
He still could hear Sherlock in his head. The man's deep voice, magnetic eyes, distracting cheekbones, his lean figure, his dark, curly hair
ocean lungsyou weigh something like gravityocean lungs2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in my tired expanse. you are
(my once splendid mountain)
my love is the ocean
that has worn you down.
with my monstrous tongue,
i pulled you in.
as you fall,
sweeping peacefully into the depths
and filling each crevice,
i am learning to inhale shores.
some would say i'm suffocating
and bring me buckets of air (only to have it
escape my slippery grip).
no, the tides need something heavy
to make of her
Chapter 63"Good night Toki." Odin left the boy to bed once he'd climbed in and started walking Fenrir to his room.Chapter 631 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Why did you take me away from Papa?" Fenrir asked.
"I know what I did was wrong and I am sorry for that Fenrir. I am the All-father, I had to do what was right even though it wasn't to keep the family image." Odin told him.
"I am sorry to you, and your sister as well as your older brother."
Toki watched as the man left, and could hear his voice in the hall, though he couldn’t make out what he said. After it went silent again, Toki cuddled up under the blankets and fell asleep.
Tony walked back over towards the dining hall completely sober now. He’d need to figure out what was in that antidote later. As he walked along, he was stopped by certain brunette and her three friends. For the life of him he couldn’t remember their names, but it didn’t matter much to him. They got on his nerves.
“Man of Iron, we wish to speak with you.”
“I have to ge
WritingI am a writerWriting2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I write what
I wish I could say
Trapping my feelings
On paper everyday
I am a writer
I write what
I see around me
My eyes; wide open
Have set me free
I am a writer
I write what
I need to do
Clear and confused
Just give me a clue
I am a writer
I write what I feel
And I feel what I write
But when I stop feeling
I stop writing
And my little world
I am a writer
Who writes to find reason
And maybe even some treason
In this world
Where insanity rules
Behind a piece of paper marked:
"Here are the fools"
Prequel Chapter 42"It's cold." Loki said. "Why is it cold?" He asked.Prequel Chapter 421 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Is it cold? Oh. Umm, Jarvis go ahead and adjust the temperature.”
“Very well Sir.” The AI adjusted the temperature.
Tony looked at Loki then away. “You sleep okay?”
He nodded. "Did you?" he asked.
“Not really. I kept waking myself up.” Tony shrugged then stood and set his cup in the sink.
Loki nodded and then sighed. He went to the fridge for a class of water. "I'm going back to my room."
Tony looked at Loki and nodded. “All right. I’ll be down in my lab if you need anything.” He grabbed a beer and headed towards his lab. So close. Loki was so close to hearing what he’d said. It surprised him though; why was he being so nervous about this?
"Sir you'll have an easier time getting over it if you just accept this truth."
“Nope.” Tony put on his gloves and goggles then started working on one of his suits. “It’s just a passing crush. Like with