The CaveThe Cave1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Leave me alone!” I screamed and I hustled my little feet along the snow ridden field behind the school. I was quickly running out of breath. Running really was not an activity made for fat people.
Alfred caught up to me and shoved me to the ground. “You’re really asking for it, aren’t you kid?” He smirked. “Why do you have to be so mean to me? All I was asking for was a little peek on your test.”
I sighed. “Sorry, I won’t do it again!” I begged. Alfred was taking his gloves off and standing over me.
A sudden pain ran through my chest. He kicked me! I could barely hold back the tears of pain.
“Make sure you don’t. Unless you’re going to run to your mommy and whine about a little poke to the ribs.” That hurt worse than the kick. He knew that my parents had died last year in that horrific car crash. But maybe I should just keep my mouth shut.
My eyes grew hazy. The pain shouldn’t last this lon
Chapter 52A few more weeks went by and they were looking at the time frame of the birth of their child.Chapter 522 years 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
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 562 years 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 532 years 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
Prequel Chapter 39Loki saw the two front his spot at the bottom of the pool and refused to move from where he was.Prequel Chapter 392 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Tony and Pepper had a splash fight for a while before the redhead tried to swim away. She was giggling and squealed when Tony caught her.
“Tony, stop!” She laughed as he began to tickle her. “Stop it, stop!”
Tony laughed as he tickled her more yelped when the woman returned the favor. He fell apart and his foot slipped, dragging him under the water. He surface, sputtering and gasping.
“Water went in my nose!” He coughed and flailed.
Loki finally resurfaced showing only enough for his nose to get through so he could breath.
Pepper laughed at Tony and shook her head then pulled in one of the floating chairs. She got on it and sighed relaxed.
Tony shook his head then looked over at Loki. His eyes had a playful glint as he suddenly swam towards the god.
Loki hadn't seen what Stark was planning for him.
Tony swam under water, coming up under the god and pushin
Prequel Chapter 38“Today. We just need to pack. My jet’s waiting for us, so we should be there in just a few hours.” Tony checked his phone. “You’re gonna love it there.” He grinned at Loki then went to pack his things.Prequel Chapter 382 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Loki grabbed the first bag he found and started to pack his things.
Tony tossed a few things into his suitcase then set it out near the door.
“Jarvis, tell Fury his boys need their own ride.”
“He is getting them ready now Sir. They will meet you there and give you a short security brief.”
“All right.” Tony made sure he had everything. “Does my lab there still work?”
“I have been maintaining it regularly Sir. It is functioning perfectly.”
Loki smiled as he went to find Tony with his bag over his shoulder. His bag however was, mainly full of books.
Tony looked at the god and chuckled a bit. He looked so excited to get out of the tower. “Ready?” He grabbed his own things and headed ou
Prequel Chapter 35"We'll get you out of here soon, okay? Then you canﾅyou can go home." Tony smiled a bit, but saying that made him feel lonely already.Prequel Chapter 352 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"It will be a long time still before I am welcomed home."
"I dunno about that. I mean, your dad agreed to give you back your powers, didn't he?" Tony looked at the god then grabbed some more tissues.
"With limited access. I cannot return until I have earned the right to have my powers back entirely."
"It'll be easy. You'll be back in no time." Tony paused a moment and blew his nose. He picked up his tea and took a sip. "I promised I'd make this right and I won't stop 'till you're happy."
Loki finally flipped himself back onto his feet.
Tony sniffled a bit. "You really like riding horses?" He asked curiously.
"Yes." he nodded.
"I could get you a horse to ride you know." Tony sneezed a bit then sniffled and kept talking. "We could smuggle you out of the tower and take you to some farm or something."
"That would be unwise, Sir. Even I could not hold
Fox and Wolf TFI stood in the corner of the room, watching my classmates have their conversations that lead to nowhere. Talking about the usual; sports, girlfriends, boyfriends, cars, fashions, and more. I didn't join into those kinds of talk because I didn't have anything to talk about. I was the ghost of the school, the alien, the one who didn't belong to any social groups.Fox and Wolf TF6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Even if I did have something to say, I was usually ignored for no reason. Perhaps it's because I was the alien there that people didn't pay any attention to. It got bad when I would play a team game with my classmates because, usually, no one except me knew which team I was on. But it was silly and stupid when my classmates were encouraging me to speak out more, be more social, but how could I have if the same people ignored me, making the whole argument pointless?
'I don't belong here,' I thought. 'I belong somewhere else.'
There' were times, like being ignored, that made me feel like I was being abused by everyon
Mary and the Hero CostumeMary and the Hero CostumeMary and the Hero Costume4 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
Second Identity Ch. 3Second Identity Ch. 36 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Second Identity Till All Are One
A Transformers/Costume Shop fan fiction
Summary: A Transformers fangirl gets more than she bargained for when she commissions a Transformer costume from everyones favorite wish wizard. Costume TF - G1 Prowl
It took an hour to walk from the downtown market to her house in the outer suburbs, but Amy didnt care. She had her costume, and that alone was enough to attach wings to her heels that sped her home in no time at all. Humming cheerily to herself, she skipped up the front steps, fumbling for her keys as she balanced the two boxes carefully on her hip. As she strode through the door and took the stairs up to her room two at a time, she took a moment to wonder where her folks had gotten off to before she remembered. Mom and Dad were off at the airport, waiting for the plane that would take her father up to his job up in Alaska. Gran had told her before she left that she would be going out grocery shopping. Nobody ho
Chapter 63"Good night Toki." Odin left the boy to bed once he'd climbed in and started walking Fenrir to his room.Chapter 632 years 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
Chapter 57Tony chuckled at Steve’s bashfulness. You would never suspect someone who had been through so much to be so polite and quiet, but Steve was living proof of just that.Chapter 572 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“He feels kinda cold.”
“Loki gets like that sometimes, so Remus will until he can control it.”
“But that doesn’t hurt him, does it?” Pepper looked at Loki rather worried. She didn’t know really anything about Loki, much less if something like this was necessarily healthy. She still compared everything to what was normal by human standards.
“Sir, Agent Romanoff is here.”
“He’s not asleep, is he?” Natasha peeked into the room then smiled at the baby in Steve’s arms. She walked over quietly, and ran a single finger along Remus’s cheek.
“How are you two doing?” She turned her attention to Loki, trying to keep eye contact with him rather than just staring at Remus. She’d never seen such a cute baby.
"No he feels no
Chapter 55"Oh sod off." Loki glared playfully.Chapter 552 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Looking at Toki Loki could see a change in the boy. He wasn't the white pale of a maggot like before he had a pinkish coloring like a new born baby.
Placing his hand to his forehead Loki was sure the child felt fine.
"I can detect nothing out of the ordinary sirs." Jarvis informed them.
Toki looked at his parents oddly then shrugged and went back to hugging Loki.
“Oh I see. I don’t get a hug?” Tony groaned as Toki giggled and tackled him suddenly. The inventor tickled his son but couldn’t help feeling worried. What was going on?
“If I may sir, it seems Toki is simply going through some changes. The DNA splicing must have some slow-reacting effects.”
“True. Maybe he’ll outgrow the maggot genes on his own?”
“Toki is turning normal?” Fenrir chimed in and cocked his head to the side in curiosity. It would strange to see what Toki looked like without his maggot-spliced features.
"She did g
Prequel Chapter 34Tony woke up some time later for some more tea. He sniffled and hobbled into the kitchen with the blanket wrapped around his shoulders.Prequel Chapter 342 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Tony looked like a little kid all wrapped up in his blanket. Loki remembered Thor looking like that on a few occasions.
Tony sniffled and took a large whiff of his tea. The steam opened up his nose a bit and he sighed before taking a sip. He turned and hobbled back to the couch.
Loki finally came around and got up. "I guess I should feed him?" He asked.
"That would be wise." Jarvis chuckled.
Tony looked through the fridge, sniffling more. He sneezed and his head throbbed slightly from the sinus pressure.
“Sir, would you please lie down and allow me to make you a soup?”
“I can do it Jarvis!” Tony said angrily, though his throat was sore.
"No you can't." Loki said, coming into the kitchen. "Now lay down and let me cook for you."
Tony pouted at Loki upset but then went and shuffled back to the couch. He huffed and plopped down.
Prequel Chapter 41"Mr. Laufeyson could you please attend to Mister Stark. He's injured himself." Jarvis said.Prequel Chapter 412 years 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
Prequel Chapter 40Tony welded a few parts together then grinned. He looked at his new invention; some strange blaster he’d created before joining the Avengers.Prequel Chapter 402 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Jarvis, pull up the notes for this.”
“Of course Sir.”
"Thank you Jarvis.” Loki replied.
“Sir, are you sure hiding in your lab is the appropriate response at the moment?”
“Jarvis, run the schematics on this and-“ Tony huffed when the AI shut his screens down. Tony pursed his lips and sat, pulling his goggles up. “I’m giving him space, Jarvis.”
"Sir he didn't require space." Jarvis pointed out.
Tony sat there a moment. “What do you want me to do Jarvis? Go up there and cuddle with him?”
“Sir, at the moment you are the only person in whom Mr. Laufeyson can trust. You have shown that you are here to help him and hiding away when things become serious is not helping.”
“I know you do not handle emotions well Sir. Bel
Chapter 47Loki smiled as he looked at the screen.Chapter 472 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yes Thor that would be the baby."
"Here's the head, hands and the baby's feet. Want a picture for your scrap book?"
"Yes please doctor."
"Might I have one as well? I would like to show Mother and father their grandchild." Thor smiled.
“Oh my God I’m really going to be a father.” Tony almost couldn’t hold himself back. He kissed the back of Loki’s hand and used the rest of his energy not to cry. He smiled and looked down at his husband.
“That’s our kid.”
“Tony if you want to cry you can.”
“I’m not going to cry Bruce!” The inventor pouted at his friend then looked back at the image. His child.
Bruce printed two pictures one for Thor and then one for Loki and Tony to have.
"Baby brother?" Fenrir questioned.
"We don't know yet we won't know until the baby is born so be patient." Loki smiled.
Getting back to the baby shower Loki sat down and started eating a
Prequel Chapter 28“What do you want for dinner?”Prequel Chapter 282 years 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 42"It's cold." Loki said. "Why is it cold?" He asked.Prequel Chapter 422 years 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
Chapter 51“JARVIS, what repairs need to be made to the suit?”Chapter 512 years 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.
Prequel Chapter 31Tony turned off the blaster and set his glove down. "Usually takes a while before the wires start to heat up. The energy gets lost in heat as it's conducted." He took a sip of his water. "Jarvis has more wires though. He handles a lot more so he needs more connections." Tony opened up a panel in the back wall to show the god. "See?"Prequel Chapter 312 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"So what else can Jarvis do?" he asked.
"Almost anything really. He controls all the functions of the tower. Simple appliances and even the more complex stuff like the machines in here. He handles connections coming in and out of the tower. And anything else he can control the suit to do. Like the time he made me an omelet for breakfast." Tony grinned a bit.
"And when he had the suits build that library." Loki stated.
"I am grounded to not only this tower but to Mr. Stark's home in California."
"He also follows me in the suits. I can move him into most other systems back hacking it and letting him through the firewall. That's how I can get into systems with
Prequel Chapter 29Loki started laughing. Bruce watched the god laughing. He could see that was a real laugh.Prequel Chapter 292 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Tony didn’t seem too amused, though he found the god’s laugh so charming. It was so light and happy. He pouted and got some water in a glass, splashing Loki.
“There, now we’re all even.” He stood a bit taller, pushing out his lower lip like a triumphant child.
Bruce’s eyes widened, and he stifled a laugh, watching what would happen.
Loki shook his head. "Far better than what I can say for you." Loki said.
Tony blinked puzzled but didn’t question the god. He shrugged and went into his room, pulling on some dry clothes.
Bruce shook his head then went and put on a dry shirt. “At least the food didn’t get wet.” He sat down and sipped his drink.
Loki continued to eat and try the new food before him. "We don't have things like this in Asgard." he said.
“Really?” Bruce looked at him curiously.
“What kind of food do you have?
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 482 years 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
Chapter 49Toki wasn’t entirely sure what was going on, but he nodded. The boy nuzzled his face into Loki’s neck and sighed.Chapter 492 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Loki wrapped a rather large paw around Toki in a hug.
"Eat?" Fenrir questioned.
Loki sighed. His boys would always be hungry. Letting go of Toki he made a start to the kitchen to find his children something to eat.
Tony watched Loki for a moment before going over.
“Babe that’s really cute but you’re kind of a wolf right now. I can get it.” Tony smiled at his husband and rummaged through the fridge before getting something for Fenrir. He looked in a separate fridge and pulled something out for Toki.
“Okay boys, just remember that I’m not as good at cooking as Daddy Loki, so be patient.” Tony rolled up his sleeves and got to work.
Loki plopped down on his rear end.
"No cook." Fenrir told him taking a steak for himself out of the fridge.
Putting it on the table, he started putting together stuff he knew his Papa usually ate