Prequel Chapter 33"We don't have colorful birds like that."
“We have tons of them. It’s only male birds though. The females always have boring colors so it’s easier for them to hide from predators.”
Loki sighed. "Crows are favored in Asgard.
“Why’s that?” Tony coughed a bit then took another long sip of his coffee.
"They are smarter than Midgardians care to think.”
“No, they’re evil.” Tony shook his head a bit then finished his coffee. “And they’re creepy. They just stare at you with these dead eyes.”
"Their eyes aren’t dead." he said.
Tony laughed. “No, it’s an expression.” He sneezed again and sniffled. “Can we go back inside?” He sneezed louder.
Loki sighed but nodded. He'd at least gotten a few moments outside.
“Sorry. We can come back outside tom-“ Tony stopped and sneezed again. He groaned a bit as they got back inside. He took off his jacket and shoes, frowning when
FrostIron Prequel: chapter 2“Any other fixes I need to make Jarvis?”FrostIron Prequel: chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“It’s just a matter of letting the fresh insulation set Sir. Also, I have implemented the energy fixes. You should be able to go an extra four hours.”
Loki sat down on the bed so he could eat his breakfast in peace but suddenly found the urge and hunger gone from him. Lying out on the bed he stayed there in his thoughts which only kept turning in the same maddening circle.
Tony sat in his lab, making extra fixes to his suit. He was still trying to work out the kinks after he’d been in that wormhole. He stared into space for a moment then shook his head. No, he wouldn’t go there.
“Hey Jarvis, test the insulation and see if it’s ready.”
“Right away Sir.”
"Sir perhaps you should find something to keep Loki occupied." Jarvis said. Loki was pacing and rocking in his seat.
“Yeah but what? Get him a little glowing staff?”
“Perhaps some bo
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 351 year 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
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
Prequel Chapter 37“It’s a temporary thing. He’ll be able to use them when he’s on a mission with us. Right now we’re keeping it secret. If I tell Fury about it now he’ll toss Loki back in a cell forever. We’re gonna wait until he’s helped on a few important missions and break the news then.”Prequel Chapter 371 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Pepper nodded. "Smart idea." she said. "You should get him back into training. All that time at shield he wouldn't have just lost weight but muscle mass as well." she explained.
Tony nodded. “I’ve caught him going into the gym a few times and he fights with my suits. I’ve had to repair them every week.” Tony smiled a bit. “He’s freakishly good at fighting. He moves so fast, it’s weird. Like how Natasha fights.”
"I actually want to see him fight." Pepper commented.
“I’ll see if I’ve got video of it.” Tony grinned when their dessert arrived. “He almost destroyed one of my suits when he wa
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 381 year 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 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 401 year 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
Prequel Chapter 36“Loki?”Prequel Chapter 361 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yes?" he answered.
“I’m taking Pepper out to lunch tomorrow. The place is in another state, so I’ll be gone for a little while. The tower’s gonna be on lock down and Fury’ll send agents to keep watch.”
Loki looked at him. "You'll make sure they can't get to me?" he asked.
Tony smiled and nodded. “Don’t worry; they won’t get inside the tower. And I won’t be gone too long, so you’ll be okay.”
Loki nodded. "Thank you."
Tony just shrugged. “I try. We’ll be leaving pretty early in the afternoon tomorrow so you’ll have the tower to yourself. I gave you new permissions, so as long as you stay inside you’ll be fine.”
“Also, the new books arrive first thing in the morning Mr. Laufeyson.” Jarvis added.
Loki nodded. The god would be well occupied with himself. He had books, movies, TV and Jarvis to keep him busy for a few hours.
Tony smiled at Loki then went back
Prequel Chapter 29Loki started laughing. Bruce watched the god laughing. He could see that was a real laugh.Prequel Chapter 291 year 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?
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
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 391 year 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 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 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 311 year 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 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 341 year 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 30Loki sighed. "I wish we could shape shift." he said.Prequel Chapter 301 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“If it is any consolation, she will be gone in a few hours Mr. Laufeyson. Mr. Stark prefers to be alone but often times he seeks out company, even if it is only momentary. Though I must say, he seeks out these female companions less often since you arrived.”
"But that doesn't mean I don't want to shift." Loki said again.
“If you do not mind me asking, just what can you shift into?” Jarvis asked rather curiously.
"Anything living." Loki said. "Animals, peoples, insect. I can't shift into plants though."
“That sounds like quite an amazing gift to possess. It must have been quite difficult to learn, I imagine.”
"Extremely." Loki replied.
“Your brother mentioned once that your magic and Midgardian science are very similar, if not quite the same. Is this true?”
"Yes." Loki nodded. "The way your science mixes things together to get what you use to heal people. We make creams and salves the sa
Prequel Chapter 32Jarvis finished running through all the information and double checking everything. "Sir one hour until I'm into the system."Prequel Chapter 321 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“All right. You just stay low until I get these things built.”
“There are some spare parts you could use with minimal work Sir.”
Tony went over and scrounged up some pieces. “Get my coffee going Jarvis.”
“Right away Sir.”
"Of course Sir." Jarvis got a pot going for him.
Tony got to work on the bots, working through most of the night until he got four done.
“All right. Send these in and try to get as much as you can. I’ll make some more in a bit.” Tony went upstairs to get more coffee. He’d been living off it all night.
"Sir are you sure you don't want to handle this?" he asked.
“I’m not sneaky Jarvis, I thought we established that. If I try to go in myself I’ll get caught then Fury will find out everything else. At least this way it won’t be obvious.”
Prequel Chapter 43“We got anything new?”Prequel Chapter 431 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“The energy is fluctuating more, like something’s trying to come through. We’ve got crews on site, but this doesn’t look like anything friendly. They won’t be able to handle combat.”
“So you’re sending us down?” Natasha asked.
Fury nodded. “We’ll give you specialized suits just in case this gets tougher than we expect.”
Natasha shared a look with Clint. "Where's Thor when you need him?" She asked, though not loud enough for anyone to hear here.
“If this gets out of hand, we have crews standing by with stronger weapons.”
Everyone nodded ten got ready to be taken to the site. Tony didn’t need one of the suits, neither did Bruce; both would do just fine without the extra protection.
Jarvis meanwhile relayed all the information to Loki, keeping him updated on the situation.
Loki started to put his armor back n and get dressed once more. He even found a pair of scisso
Prequel Chapter 1Tony couldn’t believe his rotten luck. He stood with the rest of the Avengers, his arms crossed and his lips pursed.Prequel Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Thanks for throwing me under the bus, guys.”
“You know he’s not staying with me or Nat. We’ll kill him.”
“I’m not taking him in.” Steve said with a slight frown and Bruce nodded.
“It’s been decided Stark.”
“Yeah, I’m glad my input had so much importance.” He said sarcastically then looked at the cell to his left. And there he sat, Tony’s new roommate for the next several years: Loki of Asgard. As if it wasn’t bad enough he’d have to let the god stay at the tower, he’d also have to play babysitter.
“I am sorry to burden you with this Anthony, but returning him to Asgard means only death for his crimes.” Thor looked at the inventor, hoping he would understand. Tony nodded and rolled his eyes.
“He has no powers?”
“None at all
Prequel Chapter 18"Sir I would like to remind you of the deal you made with Ms. Potts." Jarvis reminded him.Prequel Chapter 182 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Yeah, I remember. Call me when she gets here.”
“Very well Sir. What will you be working on then?”
Tony shrugged and looked over some designs for his reactor. “Give me a quick scan.”
"Certainly Sir. Scan finished." He replied.
Tony looked over the results of the scan and sighed.
“Might I suggest a new magnet Sir? You have been using this same one for quite some time now.”
“Yeah, you’re right. Help me switch em out.”
Pepper arrived at the tower soon enough and walked in. Not seeing Tony at the bar she headed down to the lab. She had a gift bag in her hand.
“Hey Tony I-Oh my God.” She quickly looked away. She was still squeamish about Tony changing his reactor out.
“Oh hey Pep.” Tony grinned.
"I'll never get used to watching you do that." she said. She waited until she heard the telltale click that it was back
Prequel Chapter 16“It’s actually been fine. He’s really polite, you know that?” Tony said as he spoke with his friend. Now that he thought about it, this was the first time Bruce had spoken with him since Loki’s first week at the tower.Prequel Chapter 162 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Tony nodded. “It’s weird though. You wouldn’t ever think him and Thor are related the way he acts. He actually has table manners and he doesn’t just hit things before he knows what they are.”
Bruce chuckled a bit and shook his head.
"So has he tried to escape or beat on you?" He asked. "Has he talked to you at all?"
“Yeah we talk sometimes. He’s actually told me a few things about himself, you know, past and stuff. But he hasn’t tried escaping at all.”
“He’s probably waiting. Might be trying to get your guard down.”
“Right, because when I’m not paying attention neither is Jarvis.” Tony said sarcastically. The AI was constantly moni
Prequel Chapter 10He wasn’t expecting it to be morning so soon. Jarvis woke him up early so he could get ready for the meeting. He grumbled and got up, jumping into the shower and forgetting for a moment that Loki was there. He walked out of his room with a towel around his waist and a toothbrush in his mouth.Prequel Chapter 102 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Might I suggest the light blue one Sir? It will make you look more awake.”
“Oh, the Armani?”
Tony nodded in thought then spat into the kitchen sink before grabbing some water.
“She is getting ready now Sir and will call to confirm.”
Loki on the other hand planned on stay in bed all day. "Jarvis do you have anything that will make me sleep."
“I am unsure of its effects, but might I recommend the sleeping pills Mr. Stark keeps? It’s a mild tranquilizer; one pill knocks Mr. Stark out for a solid ten hours. Perhaps those would work?”
Tony guzzled down one of hi
Prequel Chapter 14"You're not alone. I'll be right by your side, I swear." Loki told him.Prequel Chapter 142 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Tony felt his heart skip a beat as he looked at Loki shocked. “Why are you doing this?” He asked quietly. He was afraid, but for some reason, he felt he could trust Loki.
"Because you shouldn't let fear control you this much." He said. "You should face your fears." He said.
Tony nodded, shaking slightly and tensed when the lights in the lab went out. “Jarvis?!”
“I have not lost power Sir, but I believe this will help.”
Tony felt his heart start to race and his breathing quickened as well. He felt cold suddenly and the lab began to fade into nothing around him.
Loki tensed a bit as well but calmed himself down. "If you were ever afraid of the dark as a child how did you get over it? See this as that."
“I was never scared of the dark when I was a kid.” He tried to steady his breathing, jumping slightly as the thunder outside boomed again. “I wasn’t scared of
Prequel Chapter 11“Just remember that you work for me and that you, as far as I know, are still on humanity’s side.”Prequel Chapter 112 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Yeah, I’ll remember that the next time I have to replace my reactor.”
Fury clenched his jaw and sighed heavily. “Don’t fall for his games Stark. He didn’t soften up for his family and he’s not gonna soften up for you.”
“I’m not an idiot Fury.”
The men stared each other down for a moment before Fury left. Tony sighed and ran his hands over his face and through his hair.
“Jarvis, make me a smoothie.”
“Of course Sir.”
Tony walked towards his room, removing his tie. First Fury, then Bruce now Pepper. Who else was going to lecture him? All he needed now was for Steve to parade in and scold him too.
When Loki finally came around it was early evening.
"Mr. Laufeyson, might I suggest getting something to eat?" Jarvis said.
"I'm not hungry Jarvis."
"Very well." He replied.
Tony was buzzed b
Prequel Chapter 17Bruce sighed heavily and ran his fingers through his hair. “We have to do something Tony.”Prequel Chapter 172 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“I know and that’s what I’ve been doing over this month he’s been here. We open up to him slowly and let him chose what he wants to do next.”
Bruce nodded. "Hey Tony now that I'm back in the states and SHIELD isn't holding me hostage can I crash here for a few weeks?" Bruce asked.
“Yeah, sure. I have a room you can use and we can get anything you need.”
Tony smiled and nodded. “What else can I do for my best friend?”
Bruce chuckled and shook his head. “You sure Loki will be okay with it?”
Tony hadn’t really thought about that. “I’ll talk to him. You just go ahead and get settled in.”
Loki was playing another game of chess with Jarvis. After they finished he was going to show him how to play scrabble.
“I do think you’ll like this one. It is rather fun.” Jarv
Prequel Chapter 12Loki on the other hand was fast asleep and having pleasant dreams for once or rather dreaming of a pleasant memory. He was in the arena with Frigga and she was training him to use his speed and agility to his advantage.Prequel Chapter 122 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Tony lapsed in and out of sleep the entire night before just giving up and going into the kitchen for coffee. He sat at the island and checked through his phone, sighing when he didn’t see any replies from Pepper.
Loki finally emerged from his room. He sighed when he realized it was a rainy day out. "Am I allowed on the balcony?" he asked Tony.
Tony looked over at the god and nodded, sipping his coffee. “Yeah, go ahead. Might want to wear a jacket though, it’s raining pretty hard today.”
“Sir, shall I cancel your meeting with the board?”
“Yeah, reschedule and tell em I was sick.”
“Of course Sir. Also, Ms. Potts is on the line.”
Tony quickly picked up his phone. “Pep?”
Loki didn't care if it was cold