.i remember the spring. in Free Verse More Like This
when you did not grow
and our arms unfurled
for no one
.everything i hold dear. in Free Verse More Like This
i hold too tightly;
i am so sorry you were
marked when i had to
let you go
.we are one and the. in Free Verse More Like This
same, that old willow and
me, we stand tall with the
scars that life gave us -
with the names of lovers
carved deep in our limbs,
and old burns from my
.when i look back at. in Free Verse More Like This
the past, she looks
right back at me
she points at the
future, glint in her eye
.you pulled. in Free Verse More Like This
all the strings;
now i connect more
with the puppet than
i do the puppeteer
.the rabbits twitch. in Free Verse More Like This
in their sleep;
of red bitten necks
wet with spit,
the birds dream of their eggs
and runny -
the mice dream of hearing
that tabby cat scream
as the teeth of life rip
.the sea spits. in Free Verse More Like This
me back onto
the shore -
the waves say
this is not the
right tide, the
Loki X Reader (Chapter 92)Loki X Reader (Chapter 92) in Romance More Like This
Mikayla sat on the bed as she looked around curiously, Bruce walked over to her and sat across from her.
"I'm going to teach you parts of the body..." Bruce said.
Mikayla looked at Bruce a bit confused.
"I am a man, and my name is Bruce" Bruce said pointing at himself, "And you are a women, and your name is Mikayla" Bruce said.
"B-Bruce... T-The m-man..." Mikayla said pointing at Bruce, "I-I am a women... a-and m-my name is M-Mikayla..." Mikayla muttered.
Bruce smiled nodded his head.
"Eyes..." Bruce said pointing at his eyes than Mikayla's eyes.
"E-Eyes..." Mikayla muttered softly pointing at her own eyes.
Bruce nodded his head, "Nose..." Bruce said pointing at his nose.
"N-Nose..." Mikayla pointed at her nose.
Bruce chuckled as he than pointed at his mouth, "Mouth..." Bruce said.
"M-Mouth...?" Mikayla muttered touching her lips.
Bruce nodded his head, "Your doing great" Bruce gave Mikayla a thumbs up.
Tony suddenly walked into the room, "So hows the teaching going?" Tony asked lookin
Loki X Reader (Chapter 90) [Bring her back!]Loki X Reader (Chapter 90) [Bring her back!] in Romance More Like This
You quickly pushed Loki off of you and ran into the living room.
"Tony!? Bruce!? What happened!?" You shouted looking around.
Loki came up behind you rubbing his head trying to ease the pain, Loki looked around the room.
Tony ran out of the lab smiling innocently.
"Tony? Where's my little girl?" You asked as you suddenly heard the crying suddenly stop.
"I uh... uh.. Bruce and uh.... hm... Hulk he..." Tony looked down.
You pushed Tony out of the way and ran into the lab, there you saw standing feet away from you was The Hulk holding your baby girl close.
Tears were streaming down The Hulk's cheeks as he looked up quickly backing away and holding your baby girl close, though he tried to hide her in his arms.
"Brucie... what's wrong?" You asked looking at The Hulk worried.
"Hulk sorry..." The Hulk muttered.
"What are you sorry for?" You now looked extremely worried.
"Hulk hurt baby girl..." The Hulk sighed sadly.
Tears clouded in your eyes as you walked up to The Hulk, "Brucie, let me see
LokiXReader (Chapter 35) [The Darkness Within You)LokiXReader (Chapter 35) [The Darkness Within You) in Romance More Like This
The next morning
You awoke finding Loki fast asleep beside you, you smiled and kissed Loki's forehead, you got out of bed trying not to wake Loki as you slowly got dressed wrapping a fur blanket around you.
You opened the door of Loki's room walking into the hallway, you suddenly felt the floor turn ice gold as you gasped looking around curiously.
"Hello...?" You asked softly walking into the dining hall.
You suddenly saw King Laufey standing feet away from you, you gasped looking at him surprised.
You were about to scream for Loki when King Laufey walked up to you.
"I am not here to hurt you, I am just here to talk" King Laufey said sternly.
"What do you want to talk about...?" You asked softly.
"About you..." King Laufey chuckled, "You are pregnant and hold a child, A Jotun child" King Laufey smirked, look... I shall make you a deal..." King Laufey said.
"What?" You asked rolling your eyes.
"You give me your child when you have given birth... and I promise never to disturb or harm As
Loki X Reader: Insanity (One-Shot)Loki X Reader: Insanity (One-Shot) in Romance More Like This
You walked into Asgardian Prison with two guards, you slowly walked up to Loki’s cell as you just stared at Loki who was sitting on his best tossing an object in the air over and over again, You watched Loki and sighed looking down.
Loki suddenly stopped and put the object down, he turned his head slightly and looked at you, Loki than got up off his bed and slowly walked toward you.
“I want to go inside…” You muttered to one of the guards.
“He might hurt you milady…” The guard looked at you worried.
“I said I want to go inside!” You let out a slight growl as the guard quickly walked away.
A few moments later the force field went down, you slowly walked up the steps and walked into Loki’s cell, you saw the force fields go up again as you looked at Loki curiously.
“What are you doing here?” Loki asked glaring at you.
“I want to talk to him alone!” You glared at the guards around Loki’s cell, they
Loki X Reader (Chapter 32)Loki X Reader (Chapter 32) in Romance More Like This
The guards through you into the All-father's room as they closed the doors quickly, you managed to pull yourself off the floor as you saw Odin standing right in front of you, he helped you stand up straight.
"I am sorry about the guards, but I had to speak with you as soon as possible" Odin said looking at you extremely worried.
"What is it master...?" You asked softly.
"We must get you ready for the ceremony..." Odin said as he gently pulled you toward two maids.
"W-what ceremony...?" You asked as the maids made you stand on a stool.
Odin did not answer as he just watched the maids dress you in a beautiful goddess like dress, You had never worn such a dress like this, you felt like royalty, you felt so beautiful.
Odin smiled as the maids helped you off the stool, "You must take off your shoes my dear..." Odin said.
You quickly took off your small slip-on shoes as one of the maids quickly took them from you, "I am going bare feet to the ceremony?" You asked.
Odin nodded his head, "Such
Loki X Reader (Chapter 89)Loki X Reader (Chapter 89) in Romance More Like This
Once you and Loki got back to Stark Tower
Loki walked into the bathroom looking in the mirror, Loki jumped back as he ran out of the bathroom staring at you.
You sat on the bed looking at Loki curiously.
"You healed me, didn't you?!" Loki shouted.
You crossed your arms shaking your head, "No I didn't..." You muttered softly.
"Yes you did! Wait... how did you do that?" Loki asked walking up to you.
"I don't know..." You muttered.
"Ah so you did heal me!" Loki smirked.
"Fine I did" You giggled and smiled, "Besides even if I did heal you I have no idea how I did it... I just hated seeing you hurt and well... the bruises just disappeared..." You muttered softly.
Loki gently pushed you down on the bed climbing on top of you, "Well thank you for healing me darlings..." Loki whispered to you as he kissed your forehead.
"Your welcome..." You blushed.
"Your so beautiful..." Loki smiled gently moving your hair out of your face.
You blushed even more and giggled cutely, "Why thank you my handsome
Loki X Reader (Chapter 52)Loki X Reader (Chapter 52) in Romance More Like This
"I'm not quite sure about this..." Loki muttered softly as you both walked up to a British lady at a desk, the lady looked up at you and smiled but when she looked at Loki she gave him a strange look.
"I'm trying to find my boyfriend some colored contacts and maybe even some reading glasses" You smiled at the lady sweetly.
"Well... let me see what I can find hunny" The lady smiled as she walked into a back room.
A few moments later
The lady walked out of the room with trays of glasses and a few boxes of different colored contacts.
"So... sir, your eyes are a rather bright emerald green... so I think perhaps a bright grey would look brilliant" The lady smiled, "Or perhaps even a bright icy blue would look fantastic" The lady said as she handed Loki some boxes of contacts.
Loki looked at the boxes curiously but just smiled a bit.
"After a few hours or so of wearing them they should fit to your eyes perfectly... and about the reading glasses, I have a few black and dark brown pairs that y
Loki X Reader (Chapter 50) [London, England]Loki X Reader (Chapter 50) [London, England] in Romance More Like This
Both You and Loki appeared in a small apartment in London England, you and Loki put your luggage down as you smiled at Loki happily.
"Our first apartment" You smiled.
Loki smiled looking around as he turned and looked at you, he gently turned your head toward his, both your eyes met as Loki kissed you passionately.
"Come on... let's go unpack..." You picked your luggage up carrying it into the bedroom.
Loki chuckled and grabbed his luggage as well following you.
You put one of your suitcases on the large king bed and opened it, "We each have our own closets and own shelves we can put our belongings on... and later today... or tomorrow we can go clothes shopping for you" You smiled.
"I can't wait to go shopping" Loki smiled happily.
You laughed at the happy look on Loki's face as you unpacked your regular day clothes and hanging them up.
You than took a picture frame out of your suitcase, it was a picture of you in The Avengers all getting along together as you smiled and placed it on y
Loki X Reader (Chapter 36)Loki X Reader (Chapter 36) in Romance More Like This
Loki ran into the room looking at you concerned, "Darling... please calm down..." Loki begged as he closed the doors behind him taking a deep breathe.
"Is it true?!" You screamed at Loki.
"Is what true my darling...?" Loki asked walking up to you and lovingly grasping your hand.
You pushed Loki away, "That I'm just another weapon that Odin created!" You shouted.
"Darling... that's not true... deep inside you know that too..." Loki said as he pulled you close and kissed your cheek.
Thor suddenly burst into the room, "You let him get away!" Thor shouted angrily at you.
"Thor this is a bad time, please leave" Loki begged, Loki didn't dare to let you go as he lovingly stroked your hair trying to calm you down.
"But this is all her fault!" Thor shouted angrily.
Your eyes began glowing a bright icy blue.
"Thor shut up and leave!" Loki growled, "Shhh... there is no need to get angry darling... just listen to my voice okay...?" Loki whispered to you.
You nodded your head closing your eyes.
Loki X Reader (Chapter 38)Loki X Reader (Chapter 38) in Romance More Like This
You than gently pulled away from Loki looking at him curiously, "Where's Thor...? Did you see if he was okay...?" You asked looking at Loki worried.
"Don't worry... he's fine..." Loki muttered.
You nodded your head, "I just hope he doesn't get mad at me... I didn't mean to hurt him..." You muttered.
Loki kissed your cheek, "Don't worry... he won't get mad..." Loki said.
"Okay..." You smiled for Loki kissing his cheek, "Do you mind if I go talk to Odin for a bit... I just need to ask him a few questions..." You muttered.
"No go ahead darling..." Loki smiled.
You smiled back and walked out of the room heading towards Odin's chambers.
Suddenly out of no where Thor grabbed you pulling you behind a curtain.
"Thor!" You screamed.
Thor quickly covered your mouth, "shhh... please don't scream..." Thor begged as you tried to break free but Thor grabbed you holding you down.
"Don't even try..." Thor growled.
You looked at Thor growling angrily as you kicked him in the place where it hurt most.
How did you get those scars?And I asked her,How did you get those scars? in Free Verse More Like This
"Do you remember
why I counted tiles-
sat in silence for hours,
wishing on the black holes
in my pockets?"
Stuttering against quiet delusions,
She bit a vintage tongue.
I tried to bury myself alive that night,
just to engrave the taste of rose thorn monsters
between the cracks of my glass skin."
Licking dry lips,
She asked to taste them.
wishbones and flowers I think it’s selfishwishbones and flowers in Free Verse More Like This
how I have compared
every other kiss
( After all-
good things don’t
invite themselves into the lives
of little girls who categorize
their disorders by the scars
on their wrists and who
allow strangers to hang them
from their necks like wishbones. )
But, no one’s hands
have ever staked claim
to this scavenged wasteland
not even my own.
And it’s hard to forget that;
please forgive me.
As you will always
be the one who taught me
that it’s okay to be sad.
roadkillYou told meroadkill in Free Verse More Like This
I was November’s ambrosia
sweet on your tongue.
But now all I feel
is discord, sieging
the 3,000 year old tree
inside of me.-
Centuries to grow so tall
9 mere minutes to
You no longer smile anymore.
And I am here,
silent as stone-
the carcass of a dead...
hoping you don't leave me
on the side of the road.
It is 9 in the afternoon& I have forgottenIt is 9 in the afternoon in Free Verse More Like This
how to write in poetics-
tongue kissed & gaping like
a siren missing from her sea.
I have been coughing up black
for days. Unable to clean the taste
from my mouth, these broken
typewriter keys sewn into my
fingertips scream something fierce.
They ache with longing
to tell of a story
that left them
for a better high
a story that never deserved
to make a home under the skin,
to crawl breech through an
-& out through the wrists
of young girls much too ripe
to fall from their beds.
I am so damn tired
of looking over railings
& wondering what
it would feel like
Sad poems need pretty titles.April was lungs weak of blue, andSad poems need pretty titles. in Free Verse More Like This
scalpels held in heartless,
You told me you were no coward
that the seas and the oceans
whispered in your ears and told you
only the bravest of men
deserve to kiss their beds.
May passed too quickly.
No time for mourning
when I gained ten pounds
of pure muscle
holding up your stars.
People asked too many questions.
People told me I was strong.
One day in June
you woke up to a skeletal frame
that wasn’t yours and the biggest,
strongest ribcage I’d ever seen.
I had cornfields in my eyes;
You misplaced your anchor
and your mind.
( 4/05/2014 )poets got it hard( 4/05/2014 ) in Free Verse More Like This
when the muse
only falls in love
i hate her,
that rat girl
who thinks she’s
god sent hero
or some shit.
in her own
to think about
& giving them
all they do is
living out of my suitcase
wasn’t such a bad idea-
i’ll be running away
any day now,
boys with bird names cant actually fly.i fill my lungs with blackberriesboys with bird names cant actually fly. in Free Verse More Like This
& nicotine because it is the only way
I can stomach the taste.
a phoenix told me once
that he could teach me
how to burn properly,
as if scolding
[ like the intercostal
spaces of a ribcaged
he fell in love
with my words
before he knew
the height of my
or the annoying
sound of my laugh.
he said he could count
all my scars on one hand-
even the ones that wake me
at 3 am with an itch i swear
begs me to rip them open
& i told him he could keep
his pretty words and fiery fingers
creatively away from me.
i am tired of smelling of hell
& ash when -
Sundiveri.Sundiver in Free Verse More Like This
When I was six a phoenix
tried to drown me.
Underwater I grabbed for fire.
Like Icarus, I was reaching
towards the sun.
I hope he still has
bald spots. I hope he still
cradles searing scars.
He was death,
I was the bird.
My uncle knows plastic-
wrapped soaps as well
as he knows fine wines.
If he drinks enough,
he thinks it’s love-
carved names rubbing
the silver drain smooth. Diver: 28 days
sweating, ship black against
sea. Like it had been peeled
from amber tongues.
On my fifteenth birthday, the boy
with stars on his fists and Saturn’s
rings in his eyes told me I was pretty.
It was the first time
anyone had said so. I learned
how to hold my breath,
how to apply foundation,
how to cry
without bleeding tar
down my cheeks,
and how to wear my bones
He says he does it for the money.
He says you have to come up slowly
or else something inside of you will explode.
I didn’t understand what he meant
until I realized my throat was still
somewhere in hi
Writer ScarsI have told my secretsWriter Scars in Free Verse More Like This
through loves ink -
painted them to my skin
with watercolor defiance.
& writers, we sometimes
write about our scars
in riddles, layers upon
layers of thought, -
care for them
on the warlands
of our bodies.
we give them faces,
we give them names,
we give them gravestones.
We kill them off
in our stories,
make them villains,
make them heroes.
I have wrists that roar,
& I will be damned
if I don’t let them
tell their stories.
~Love is in the air~~Love is in the air~ in Free Verse More Like This
I’m sorry I was holding my breath
But air was getting thick
I’m sorry I was suffocating in front of you
But it was getting quite stuffy
I’m sorry that I was running out of oxygen
But the noose was being a little tight
And you didn’t give me space to breath
You were walking on air & in the process
You failed to notice me as I gulped for air
That’s how much you cared for me
My nonverbal cues do matter
Unless you’re blind & no, I don’t mean of love
Hope the honesty wasn't so overwhelming that
-chuckles- took your breath away
oh, and i almost forgot, turns out that
I'm not sorry! Mind-blowing huh?
~I'd wish to...~~I'd wish to...~ in Free Verse More Like This
Walk on my toes on a tight rope
Greet the sun flying up above
Kiss the teardrops of a flower
Watch the view from Eiffel tower
Find an old forgotten treasure
Write a letter with a feather
Learn how to ride my horse
Cut my hair a sudden short
Fly on my own magical cloud
Let myself be lost and found
Make some unexpected friends
Or be a spy for the feds
Make drinks at fancy bars
Play all day bumper cars
Sing as loud as I can
Or be stolen by a man
Stay awake all day and night
Have a crazy pillow fight
Wear a beautiful corset
& Be called a mademoiselle
Watch the sunsets colors fade
Play my Scottish accent game
Last page~Last page~ in Free Verse More Like This
I saw you in my dream
a mess you left behind
and a locket with a key
that didn't fit...
i think it's about time
i say goodbye,
to this stormy relationship...
in the end was it worth it~?
all these bruises for a beating heart...~?
~Absolute You~~Absolute You~ in Free Verse More Like This
I want you boundless
Your thoughts never to stray on another woman
I want you exclusively
Your hands never to meet another woman
I want you abruptly
Your song to be only for me
I want you profoundly
Your eyes to be solely for me
I want you absolute
~Wonderwall~~Wonderwall~ in Free Verse More Like This
Oh how she’d love to make him see~!
Plan her onslaught
Stalk her precious pray
Seduce him in her trap
Attack him with a kiss
Crush their lips together
Immobilize him with a simple touch
Blend their thoughts
Mess with his mind
Tease him till he speaks her name
Make him fight for his beliefs
Let this fire take over & engulf them
Till there’s nothing left of them
Oh but how selfish can this love be~?
~In my minds eye~~In my minds eye~ in Free Verse More Like This
Let me distort the facts
& have a little fun with possibilities
Let me ignore the rules
& live for a little while in my virtual reality
Let me play this tricky game
& give up when i want to
Let me live in my dream land
& forget the consequences
What a mess i've created~!
Time to clean this up, don't you think~?
Happy_moments.mp3Happy_moments.mp3 in Free Verse More Like This
Happy moments, scattered smiles
Pure, fulfulling joy dives
I think i'm lost inside my mind
Feeling neutral for some time
Trying to go back to this time
When i was content & alive
won't let those moments pass me by
sink in my soul and slowly die
I'll keep them hidden deep inside me
Replay my happy_moments.mp3
In the net of memories i am caught
Drowning in a thought once more . . .
~Star Crossed Lovers~~Star Crossed Lovers~ in Free Verse More Like This
Your love poem was not the only exposure i had had to poetry
Then why whenever i read it, it felt as if it was the only poem i had ever laid eyes on
It would dictate my thoughts and numb my defense mechanisms
And i would slowly surrender to the bubbly and sweet smell of innocent first love
When we were braced with the confidence of the fool and the faith of the wise
No doubts could fit in between our holding hands
No question braved its way out of our mouth because we knew
Nothing could break us apart, or so we thought
And it would struck me out of the blue
Like now, in this soaked moment
Where my eyes remain closed yet my mind keeps stumbling on your poem
the one i hold dear, the one that never stopped losing its shine
Because in my pitch dark mind this was the North star which shined for me
As the universe, a crevice, stood in the way
Because of my mistake
In my haste to play, I tripped over a scarlet string
That sensitive vein that connected us deeply
I cut it open in my effort to a
~A Chemical Reaction~~A Chemical Reaction~ in Free Verse More Like This
Poems are puzzle pieces waiting to be reunited
A fading meaning waiting to be discovered
Dots in the sky waiting to be connected
But the true hand painted puzzle, the uncanny constellation
The mystery waving behind the exclamation mark
The riddle devoted to the risk of exposure
That is no other than the poet himself
He is a well stirred mixture of tears and soil that is trying to decode itself
by blinking at the palms of its creator
He is a soothing breeze that is trying to hold its breath while the world spins
and swirls between its fingertips in a jestingly effort to be chased
He is golden green leaves that are waiting to bow down & kiss the feet of Mother Earth for granting them life unconditionally
But more of that,
He is a human flirting with ideas that are unfolding in the vast landscape of his mind
For no other reason than to evoke a reaction from the reader, a chemical reaction
~A Die-Hard Poet~~A Die-Hard Poet~ in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Poems are everything to me
They're the very breaths I breathe
They're the bits I dare to show
Sparks & snowflakes of my soul
I am not simply a poet
But an entity of poems
Cause every inch of me
Sings a different poem
Every bump & pit of me
Is bound by its own story
My hair will brag about how enchanting the way it dances in the water is
My eyes will explain their never ending curiosity to explore everything
My nose will confide on you about the crush it has on sunscreen smell
My cheeks will hesitantly tell you about their shy and gullible nature
My lips will complain of how they miss the thrill of adventure
My ears will insist that they never get tired of the melody of giggles
My fingers will mumble about their effort to find their counterparts
That’s why of all the things I am
I’m proud to be a poet
A die-hard poet
The One Chosen To Learn - Part 12Manadis was speechless. She only looked at Loki with her mouth hanging open slightly. Then she smiled.The One Chosen To Learn - Part 12 in General Fiction More Like This
“Of course. I’d be honored!”
Loki laughed and said, “Great! But I still haven’t said anything to my brother or Odin. You are the only person who knows about this. Don’t tell anyone until you get permission by either Sigyn or myself.”
“I am not sure how father would react to this. But I love her.”
Manadis smiled warmly at him before saying, “He can respect that, Loki. You won’t have any problems.”
“I hope not.”
“And I bet Thor would be ecstatic to hear this.”
“He will, if I know my brother.”
They shared a silence. Manadis watched the sunset, while Loki laid back down on his back. Manadis soon joined Loki in laying down. She lowered herself to the ground and folded her hands on her stomach, then closed her eyes.
“I’m very happy that we made up
The One Chosen To Learn - Part 19Manadis was firm and stood by what she said. The whole room was now silent. Then, she ran to the door, opened it, looked left and right, and darted out of the room.The One Chosen To Learn - Part 19 in Drama More Like This
"The mortal will die," one of the men who laughed at Manadis before spoke, then lowered his head.
Manadis ran carefully through the castle. She wanted to help, but she really wanted to find Eskel. Manadis went back to the place she saw Eskel last, and turned the same way he did. There was no sight of him. This was when Manadis began getting nervous. Her heartbeat picked up speed and she breathed faster. She kept thinking to herself that he was fine and out of harm's way.
There came a loud bang from the ground outside. Manadis, grabbing her arm in pain once more, took one of her sai blades in her hand, ready to fight. But her arm hurt too much to do anything almost. And the blood coming from it stained her entire left sleeve. Manadis chose to do what she did in the past: use pieces from her clothing to cover the wound. She d
The One Chosen To Learn - Part 4This man was quite young. The man looked to be in his late teens. He looked nervous, if that was possible. His hair was very blond, blonder than Thor’s, but definitely not as long. And a red hat covered his ears and a little bit below them.The One Chosen To Learn - Part 4 in General Fiction More Like This
“Hello. You are Manadis?”
“I am Eskel. And I am here to teach you.”
“Okay. Come in.”
Manadis opened the door fully to let her tutor in. She closed the door once he was in. Eskel set his books down on the large table in Manadis’s room.
“Do you teach all of the subjects, or...?”
“No, I teach everything you need to know.”
“Okay. Are we working here?” Michelle pointed to the table as she walked over to it.
“Yes, I believe so.”
Eskel set himself on one side of the table. Manadis sat opposite of him.
“What have you learned so far?” Eskel asked Manadis.
“In what subject?”
“I didn’t ask for
The One Chosen To Learn - Part 16Eskel never ended up showing Manadis his gymnastic flips and tricks. His girlfriend pretty much forgot about that, too. But soon Manadis was alone. In her room, which she felt very comfortable in by now.The One Chosen To Learn - Part 16 in General Fiction More Like This
This was the first time in a long time that she felt bored. She didn't want to practice now because her hand still hurt. She didn't feel like using the Internet. She wanted to do something different.
Manadis did a full turn around her room. She observed every inch and corner, searching for something to do. Then, her eyes fell upon a black rectangular object hidden underneath her nightstand. It was dusty. The mortal girl smiled.
Manadis walked over to her nightstand and bent down to pick up her clarinet case. She grabbed a tissue and cleaned off all of the dust that had collected on the case.
Manadis hadn't played this instrument in over a month. She was so excited to finally see it again, and have time to play it. But she didn't know where she put all of
The One Chosen To Learn - Part 8After training, Manadis walked by herself back to her room. He wasn’t in as much pain as yesterday, but everything still hurt. The first thing she did was shed her armor. Manadis just left her armor on the floor and plopped down on her bed. She stretched, and decided to wash up for her tutor.The One Chosen To Learn - Part 8 in General Fiction More Like This
When she was still in the shower, someone knocked on her door. But Manadis couldn’t hear it over the running water of the shower and her singing.
Eskel was waiting outside and he was the one who knocked. He couldn’t hear anything from inside, so he just opened the door and looked around. He heard the water in the shower running, and was about to close the door gain. But he lingered when he heard Manadis singing. After some time of listening, he heard the water shut off. Eskel closed the door quietly behind him and decided to take a short walk down the hallway to give Manadis some time to get ready.
The moment Mnadis finished putting on all of her clothes, she he
The One Chosen To Learn - Part 18Manadis didn't know what was happening. She was in the dark. Literally. The mortal was in a dark cellar underground, being held by Eskel. She wanted to help above ground in the battle, but Eskel didn't want to risk her safety. He held her close to him, and every time the cellar shook he squeezed her closer to him. During that time, Manadis asked Eskel things. She was scared.The One Chosen To Learn - Part 18 in General Fiction More Like This
"Eskel?" she asked in a whisper.
"How long does the Odinsleep last?"
"It depends. Sometimes only a day. But other times a week or more. But this one didn't seem too serious. I wouldn't worry."
There was faint screaming and more crashing from above them.
"But I am worried, Eskel!" Manadis suddenly released herself from her boyfriend's protective arms. She grabbed herself in her own lonely hug. Manadis felt like crying. She bit her tongue and kept her eyes wide open.
"I'm sorry. I keep forgetting that you're from Midgard. All of these things must seem very scary to you. Michelle, I didn't mean for yo
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Another Asgardian seemed to be looking down while walking down the halls in the opposite direction of Loki. He had a pile of books and papers in his hands, and was too busy making sure they wouldn’t fall to notice where he was going. This man crashed right into Loki and fell backwards onto the floor.
“Fool!” Loki spat. The man had a hat on and it fell off of his head when he hit the floor. Loki stared at him curiously.
“So, you are an elf... Very clever way of hiding those,” Loki picked up the man’s hat and held it in his hands. The person who fell was very red in the face. He had long pointy ears, which was what Loki was referring to.
“I’m sorry, sir,” the elf said quietly. He had also dropped all of his thing
The One Chosen To Learn - Part 23In the next four years, not much had happened to Manadis. The most astounding thing she got to do was talk with her family through a hologram for almost three hours. Odin and Thor still had not permitted her to go to Midgard or any other realm. The mortal had still not fought in any type of war since the funeral of Sigyn. Though, she continued training with Thor, harder than ever. The now 18-year-old girl hadn't changed much at all, although she dropped about fifty pounds in fat and gained it back in muscle since her first days training. She was still dating Eskel, both very passionate about one another.The One Chosen To Learn - Part 23 in General Fiction More Like This
Manadis had not heard from Loki for weeks after that funeral. And she hadn't tried talking to him either. But now he seemed... cold. He had grown very bitter, with a wicked sense of humor. And, in those five years, he had not uttered more than twenty words to Manadis. She barely acknowledged him anymore. Her only true friend was Thor. He had stayed with he
The One Chosen To Learn - Part 29Manadis awoke the next morning early, knowing she had yet another training lesson ahead of her. Eskel's arm was wrapped around her waist. He was still sleeping. The mortal didn't want to wake him by moving his arm, but she couldn't be late again for Loki. Manadis tried adjusting herself to let Eskel's arm slip a bit from her waist. She managed to wriggle out from under Eskel's grip and went out on her balcony to check the time.The One Chosen To Learn - Part 29 in General Fiction More Like This
The young woman gasped when she went out on the balcony because she saw Loki on his own next door. She smiled, clutching her chest.
"I'm sorry for frightening you," Loki walked to the closest corner of his balcony to Manadis's. Manadis did the same.
She was trying to make herself more presentable since she was in her pajamas, which consisted of a tank top and shorts.
"Are you always up this early?"
"Pretty much. Are you?"
"Yes, I suppose I am."
"Are you gonna be teaching me today?"
"Okay. How am I doing?"
"Very well, c
The One Chosen To Learn - Part 30The next couple of weeks presented themselves with uneventful days. Training with Loki normalized after a day. Manadis did notice that Loki was quieter and more... pensive. He seemed to be hardening himself, all the way through. The mortal could tell that Loki was trying to keep himself closed and distant from her.The One Chosen To Learn - Part 30 in General Fiction More Like This
Finally, only three days before Thor's coronation, Manadis plucked up the courage to question the prince. It was when she arrived at the training platform with Loki for a session.
"How are you today, Manadis?"
"Yes, really. Now today I want to--"
Loki just looked at Manadis, surprised by the interruption.
"Are you sure you're okay? I'm just noticing patterns and I want to make sure you're fine."
"This is not the time nor the place to be asking me about such--"
"Why not? We're alone in a public setting. It's a perfect time, if you ask me."
Loki did not respond to the mortal. He just looked her up and dow
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S - Shared
If someone asked Tony what his favorite place in the Avengers Tower was, he would immediately answer with his workshop. If someone would ask Steve about that, he would say his gym. But the truth was that they both shared their favorite place, which was the couch on their floor where they spend many days, Steve drawing, Tony working on his tablet, always close and cuddled to each other.
T - Toppings
Tony liked more intense flavors - chocolate, caramel, sweet, overwhelming. Steve liked whipped cream and fruits. Nevertheless, they quickly found out that whatever they licked off the other's body, it tasted heavenly. Steve was thinking of using it to get Tony to eat some vegetables.
U - Underwear
Tony, being Tony, had all kinds of underwear, depending what kind of clothes he was wearing. When he was wearing a suit, he usually went with boxer briefs, finding them the most comfortable. On his free days, when he was running around his worksh
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The right partner. It was Steve's own concept and something he always longed for. A person who always understand him. Who fit nicely into him while they lay next to each other. Someone who won't laugh at him, but share his ideas.
From these three points, Tony just fulfilled one.
The second one. Thanks to his smaller, softer frame and not so impressive height.
But it was fine. Love wasn't easy and they loved each other deeply.
Now it was one of these moments Tony truly hated Steve.
"Babe, wake up," Steve repeated into the darkness as he was laying on his side pressing warmth into Tony's side who was flat on the bed, face smashed into the pillow. "Tooonyy.."
"Huh?!" Tony abruptly snapped his head up, blinking sleepily. "What?! What happened?!" he demanded groggily. It was still dark outside so Steve surely had a good reason to wake him up at this ungodly hour.
"Nothing, everything is fine," Steve said softly, nuzzling Tony's warm cheek, who just groaned in response. "You promi
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"Tony, are you here?"
Tony grunted and rolled his eyes, hearing his boyfriend's voice. He pulled the covers over his head, hiding more into the bed. No, he wasn't here. He was somewhere else. Somewhere in his happy place. Like his private beach in Malibu. Sun, warm sand, sea shells..
A hand on his hip got him back from his thoughts, as Steve sat next to him. Tony didn't answer, just curled more in the bed, definitely pretending that he is not here.
"Babe.." soldier started softly, moving his hand to other's back, as Tony was lying on his side, completely wrapped in the covers. "Are you alright?"
"M'fine.." Tony muffled.
"I heard that you caused an explosion in your workshop."
Tony stiffened, and lowered the blanket, craning his neck to glare at his boyfriend.
"Who told you that?!"
Steve gave a timid smile, and rolled his eyes in the ceilings direction. Tony understood.
"JARVIS, who asked you?!" he growled, burying himself back under the cover
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He couldn't take it. It was quiet. The Tower was full of people, full of life, but he was alone. Part of his heart was gone.
Tony Stark didn't have an easy life. He was successful in his job, had many lovers, many cars and more money than he could ever spend during his whole life. But it was just like Yinsen described him once - "so you're a man who has everything... and nothing." And it was the truth. But since than so many things had changed in his life.
Of course he went through more ordeals, but there were also happy moments in his life. Becoming friends with rest of the Avengers. Becoming friends with Steve. His first date with Steve. Their first night together. The day he had proposed to Steve. He wouldn't say that his life was perfect, but it was much better since Steve stepped into it.
But now Steve was gone.
No, it was worse.
Steve was still here, currently nine floors below him, sitting on the couch between Thor and Bruce, as the whole team gathered to watch a movie.
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Steve was going back from a mission SHIELD sent him a week ago. It ended a day earlier, so he was allowed to come back. Steve was a realist. He knew that Tony and their teenage son will probably go wild without any supervision, so he just asked Tony to not order junk food for every meal for both of them and make sure that Peter doesn't stay up late every night. Tony just smiled and reassured him that everything will be fine. Steve had no other choice as to believe him. So when he got out of the elevator on their floor, he did expect to see some mess. But what he saw, wasn't a mess. It was pure chaos. He dropped his bag to the floor, looking around the apartment.
The floor was trashed with bags of chips and wraps from take-away food. A whole army of empty alcohol bottles on the table told Steve that Tony recently organized a party. He saw some damaged furniture with scorch marks, probably Thor's doing. It was one of Tony favorite drunk games, to provoke the demigod that some ungodly pow
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Tony shifted in his sleep uncomfortably. A beam of sunlight was flashing directly on his face. He lazily opened his eyes. The blinds were up. It must have been Steve. He turned around on the bed, facing the side of the bed where the blonde usually slept. Yep, he was gone. He hear a low sound of rushing water coming from the bathroom.
Tony placed his hand on the creased sheets, sliding it up and down as looking for a familiar shape. He grunted, shutting his eyes. He was still sleepy. As his hand slid up he felt something under his fingers. He half-opened one of his eyes. He was looking at a blue covered notebook. Tony sat up, crossing his legs, one hand holding the rectangular object, other one scratching the back of his head. He lift up the notebook to his eyes, as examining it. It wasn't his.
"Heey, Steeve..." he drawled the words, his voice still raspy from sleep.
Tony heard the bathroom door open. Steve took a step out of the room, wiping his face with a towel. He was freshly shaved
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"Tony, you are so.. So.."
"What, Steve, I'm what?!"
"Spoiled, Tony, you are spoiled!!"
"Spoiled?! Who's spoiled?! What do you mean I'm spoiled?!"
"You know damn well!!"
"I don't know, maybe you should enlighten me!!"
They were standing on the different sides of the rooms shooting daggers at each other. Steve hated days like this. Somehow they started arguing. And one thing pulled the other, turning their bickering into a full brawl. And Steve usually backed down in such moments, but this time he knew he was right and wasn't planning on giving up. He took a deep breath, trying to calm down, knowing that shouting will just make Tony shout more.
"Tony, I mean that you never help me around the house.."
"I don't need to help you, you don't need to do that either, we have robots for that!"
"Tony, let me finish, okay?!" he snarled, making Tony quiet, but still eyeing him in a quiet protest. Steve sighed. "Babe, you know that usually I don't mind cooking or cleaning for you, but sometimes I ne
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M - Memories
Steve didn't have many mementos from his past. Most of them got lost with time, some of them were kept in the museums.
Now he was collecting everything he could from his shared moments with Tony, even things others might considered as trash - a cinema ticket from a movie they went together, a leaflet from an art exhibition Steve dragged Tony to. Steve kept it all hidden in his nightstand in a box with his old sketchbooks and drawing supplies, knowing that Tony will mock him if he ever finds out.
But the truth was that Tony was doing exactly the same thing, just he hid them in his workshop - in a safe, in a cigar box, next to his spare arc.
N - Nightmares
They both were having nightmares from time to time.
Steve's were about war, about Bucky dying in front of him, about being frozen all over again.
Tony's were about captivity in Afghanistan, and about being left on the other side of the Tesseract.
But no matter how bad their nightmares were, they
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Tony was stomping loudly through SHIELD's corridor, fists clenched, teeth gritting, feeling some agent's puzzled looks on his back. Yes, Iron Man was pissed. He just got back from a meeting with Fury and didn't like what he had heard. No, he hated what he had heard. He punched the elevator button with his fist and when got inside, punched the button to his and Steve's floor. He had to do some talking with his boyfriend.
"STEVE!!" he yelled, when the door slid open, getting out on the floor.
"In the kitchen!" Steve shouted back in a calm voice. Tony took his steps there.
When he entered the kitchen, he saw blond preparing dinner. From the smell, he could tell that he was making tomato soup. Tony was sure that later on he will blend it, erasing the traces of any other vegetables he liked to sneak into brunet's food. But Tony was too angry to think about it right now.
"Hi babe, you have to wait for a while, it's not ready yet," Steve chirped, not turning around from the stove, mixing the
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Tony was walking towards the kitchen direction. It was 10 p.m. and he knew that he still has at least two more hours of work to do, but he was already sleepy and needed coffee. As he entered he saw Steve, his back facing Tony, doing something at the kitchen counter. Tony snuck up on Steve and wrapped his arms around his waist.
"Hi there sexy," he said in a seductive whisper. Steve shuddered.
"Tony! Don't scare me like that!" he scolded the brunet.
"Sorry" Tony murmured pecking his cheek. "What are you doing?" he asked looking over Steve's shoulder.
"I'm making brownies for you." Tony smiled hearing that. He always liked Steve's cooking and lately he also got into baking. Still, he refused to use the kitchen robot and preferred to do everything with his own hands, but it seemed that he found comfort in it so Tony was not trying to convince him to use the benefits of technology.
"I like your brownies" Tony said, nuzzling Steve's neck. Steve shuddered again, but this time from a different
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Thor loosened his grasp on you and you pushed yourself on the ground. You weakly crawled towards the Iron Man suit that had bunch of disconnected wires coming out of its broken surface and your eyes were filled with tears assuming Tony was dead. You saw Thor growling and shooting himself directly towards Loki without a word and they started fighting each other, not playfully like brothers but as true enemies going for the lives of one another. As you saw Loki fighting Thor with his scepter on top of his chariot, you put your hand in your ear to talk to the rest of the Avengers for help.
“Steve! Steve, Loki is here! Please, we’re very close to the Stark tower and it’s on my north. P-please, Tony is…” you couldn’t finish your sentence and held your right hand on your mouth trying to keep the pain within.
“We’re coming ____(y/n), Bruce is in our perimeter we’ll bring the whole party there!” Steve shouted vividly.
You held Tony
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You slowly moved on the comfy bed with your bare legs touching the silky fabrics that your skin would never get used to. Nothing of that sort existed naturally on Earth but you considered yourself to be the luckiest woman on the planet because your set was imported from Asgard. You barely opened your eyes to come across with a familiar scene, your eyes lingered on the wide window on your left side and they were slightly overwhelmed with the moonlight peeking into the room each time the curtains moved. You stretched your arms up with a wide smile taking over you and the cool air sneaking inside tickled against your arms that you just put over yourself. You could feel that your nightgown was almost completely pushed up, nothing was certainly covering your legs, and you felt the absence of warmth on your right side that you were very used to feeling with your big husband sleeping next to you half naked every night.
You groaned and turned toward your right side to see that he wasn’t
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His hands were shaky.
As if his godly porcelain body was not of his kind, for a moment it felt like he was a timid human boy you had a crush on for so long that you finally managed to open up to each other and this was your first hug. His big yet weak hands were still around you and you could feel the pleasant icy feeling down your spine—how you yearned for his touch was unexplainable; you came back to your senses when his hands brushed and fell from your shoulder. You pulled yourself and looked into his eyes and your heart started to race because it’d been too long since you saw them, “his” emerald eyes. The worry in them was yet another dagger in your heart and it made your eyebrows curl just like his beautifully ordered ones. Loki’s thin lips parted gently and you knew he was going to tell you something but you stopped him with your erratic whisper.
“I will save you, don’t say anything. I will save you…” you squeezed his arms ti
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You let go of Tony and turned to face lady Eir’s worried complexion. She put away the empty bowl and slowly walked back to where you were sitting with the lucky man next to you; she took a seat in front of you and started to wrap her hand that she had to cut again to save mortal lives. She gave a graceful smile to both of you and Tony seemed very uncomfortable returning her curious gaze.
“Did Freyja try to enforce the idea that Skadi was innocent to you as well, lady ____(y/n)?” she said with a dull face and continued to wrap her hand.
“How did you know that? And she really seemed sure that her mother was innocent, I heard that she sent you here for some reason too” you told her with a frown and adjusted the awkward straps going around you that bothered your shoulders.
“Yes, she did for I disagreed with her opinion. She’s blinded to see the truth, the truth that our father has fallen by Skadi’s hand, her own weapon—which is behind y
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Your feelings were scrambled, and it felt as this chaos was painted on your face. Your backpack awkwardly moved on your back as you swiftly went down the countless stairs to find him. You could almost feel him in your veins; his burning poison that he’d been feeding you for so long—it was somehow something you couldn’t live without anymore, where all reason disappeared and there came his beautiful face in your mind. His sweet smile by the shore was imprinted inside your heart, was this how love was? Your credulity was going to cost you everything, but for some reason nothing mattered as you went past iron bars on both your sides. You didn’t see any soldiers, but you could hear muffled and unfamiliar chatters deeper into the mazes. It also didn’t matter so much since you had the gift of teleportation, all you had to do was close your eyes and try your best to locate his aura.
Your heart started to beat faster than it did when he laid his lips on yours, you
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You and Steve landed inside your chambers. It was also where you had the strange dream about Loki that proved to be very accurate per se now that you thought about it. You didn’t let constant teleportation take the best of you; you stood stronger than you’d ever done for him because you knew how stupid you were for almost throwing away your life before. You let out a big gasp as you tried to keep Steve steady with your awkward landing and he looked around himself with amazement trying to figure out what you just did. You gave out a forced chuckle while searching in his eyes.
“I’m sorry about that but I had to do this, I need to talk to you alone. I don’t think they will understand me” your chuckle left its place to sadness as your eyes scanned over your Mythology dictionary lying on the table, you took a couple subtle steps towards it while Steve took a step towards your bed to sit and gather himself.
“I am about to freak out, just what is goin
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There was a brief silence as everybody waited for the Thunderer to say something about what was happening. You knew the Avengers were more clueless than you considering they weren’t there to listen to Odin and his captivating story of Skadi’s dramatic life. Thor’s eyes scanned around him in worry, but the worried expression was already gone from his face when his eyes landed on his brother who stood very erect and still—not trying to keep his eyes from his. You felt that Thor’s frown was the hint giving away how upset he seemed with him but somehow you couldn’t catch hatred in his sky blue eyes; it was as if malice would never be nurtured in his big heart.
“I cannot tell you everything here my friends. We do not know what purpose Thanos had leaving my brother behind in our care” Thor took a couple thoughtful steps towards the God of Mis
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“____(y/n)?” you heard Natasha’s hesitant voice echoing in your ears as you kept staring at Tony completely frozen with overwhelming guilt. He didn’t seem like he had any idea of what was going on and your silence was surely making everyone uneasy around you. Thor slightly shook you while your eyes slowly filled with tears. You killed Tony Stark because you tried to save him, was that it? Were you foolish to think you could change the future?
“When I saved Tony, I did so by mixing my own blood with his because I had lady Eir’s blood flowing inside me. But my blood has…” you swallowed the rest of the sentence in your disappointment in yourself for not thinking your actions through at all. You felt Thor’s grasp tightening on your arm.
“You mixed your radioactive blood with mine?!” Tony shrieked and seemed quite sweaty under the suit. You walked towards him very fast and took a hold of his arm, giving every single one of y
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You felt so uneasy standing before Freyja’s throne that was slightly higher from the ground level. Her gaze was cold, emotionless and almost lacked any formation. You silently stood before her with Thor on your side who seemed to share your feelings. Both of you waited for the proud queen to start talking first. She sighed and her eyes scanned you from head to toe, you kept your eyes on hers without fear.
“Heimdall has informed me with such information that I do not doubt will be some danger in all realms” she spoke with such ease with her elbow resting on the side.
“So here stands the ultimate being before me that will save the neglected universe we’ve all abandoned in our hopes since eternity. Your father is responsible for my mother’s position and you know that, Asgardian prince” she said with a frown, her eyes moving onto Thor’s silent figure.
“I do not recognize your father’s authority at all. I will only help you because
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Thanos’ chariot slowly landed on the ground and no Avenger made a move towards him, even the Hulk stood on his spot and you knew it was deliberate. You quickly looked around to see the beaten and miserable figures of the Avengers after fighting for such long periods of time. Your eyes went over to Loki’s figure who managed to get his head up and stare at Thanos with the smirk that didn’t seem to leave his mischievous face ever since he showed. The red monster gave out a lusty laugh before getting off his chariot; he was holding a gigantic sword that had a constant black aura.
“It’s very unfortunate for you that you’ve turned down my offer, Skadi” he lightly said and took a couple ste
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“So you intend to kill me, is that it, Loki?” Titus inquired as he gripped his sword and slowly began to move. “Are you so set on retribution?”
Loki watched Titus with his cold glare as the two began circling each other. “I’ve killed for less,” he replied simply, stopping as he faced the man before him as he tilted his head up slightly. “And taking the one thing I love from me – that is certainly worth killing for.”
Titus grinned. “You think you’re so much better than your brother. That you don’t act as rashly as he. But you are just as horrid. Even if you kill me your fate is sealed. Do you really believe that Asgard will be safe for you if you return? You will be executed. You have no salvation.” He taunted.
Loki held his gaze. Titus was right. Returning to Asgard would mean imprisonment and death. But for Caedra, he would return to see her safe.
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Loki took Caedra through the palace, weaving his way through the dark and empty halls until he came upon an empty room. He pushed the door open far enough to slip through, trying to make as little noise as possible.
The room was small for a bed chamber, and resembled that of one of the healer’s quarters. Sif glanced around skeptically. “Where are we?” she inquired, forgetting to keep her voice low.
Loki glared at her, his eyes darting to the partially opened door. He gently set Caedra on the bed and unwrapped his coat from around her, covering her with a warm blanket. He brushed her hair out of her face, his eyes searching as he listened closely to her breathing. Though still shallow, it was not as weak as before.
“We’re near the healers’ quarters,” Loki answered, glancing back at Sif, who had moved to shut the door completely. “After battles or whenever there was an excess of wounded, they would use these rooms to tend to
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“The difference between grace and mercy is simple.
Mercy is not getting what you deserve, and grace is getting
What you do not deserve.”
As Loki walked around the palace, he made his way to the gardens. He still couldn’t believe that Thor had simply let him go without a punishment. Yes, he had sentenced Loki to imprisonment in the palace, but it was no different from what his life had been before he’d escaped to Jotunheim. There was no added stipulation, there was no privilege removed. Nothing had changed.
He continued to walk, lost in his thoughts, until he heard someone come up beside him. Glancing over his shoulder he saw that it was Frigga.
“May I join you?” she asked.
Loki nodded. “Of course,” he replied, and the two continued to stroll through the variety of trees and flowers.
“I am pleased with Thor’s d
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It had been hours since Loki had been dragged out of the throne room. Just how many hours it had been, he didn’t know, and at this point, didn’t care. He had been screaming and fighting the whole way back to his chambers, and even then he had banged on the door for hours after, all the while continuing to shout and scream. He didn’t care that ultimately it did him no good. He just wanted out. He needed out.
He only fell silent when from complete exhaustion he collapsed on the floor between the door and bed. When he awoke a few hours later, he was still alone, though he could tell that someone had entered while he had been asleep. A tray of food had been placed on the table, as well as a bucket of ice and a think, sturdy cloth.
Loki stood up and glanced down at his hand. It was badly bruised and slightly swollen, especially around his knuckles which had carried the brunt of the force as he’d hit Thor.
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“Where are they?” Thor asked Heimdall, his patience wearing thinner with every passing moment. They were in the throne room again, alone, save for Tanrys.
The guardian was well aware of his king’s impatient and tensed state, but he remained as monotone as ever. “They have fled the Jotuns, though they will soon be discovered. Lady Sif has been provided with proper clothing. The cold is no longer something she has to fear.”
Thor stopped his frustrated pacing and stared at Heimdall curiously. “How could she have gotten new clothes there?” he asked.
Heimdall’s golden eyes found their way to Thor. “Your brother is a master of magic,” he reminded plainly.
Thor gritted his teeth. Even the mention of Loki angered him. “I should have known better,” he said, more to himself than to anyone that might have been listening. “I should hav
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The dungeon in Asgard was the same as it ever was. The place had been built by Odin’s grandfather, and though its foundations were ancient, its magic was strong and furnishings just as ornate and lavish as the rest of the palace.
Loki sat in the same cell as he had before, waiting. He sat close to the “window” of magic and leaned his head against the wall, tracing the runes that glowed across the window with his finger. Like always, he thought of Caedra. Though he knew she was safe wherever she was, he still longed to have her back.
He’d heard no word from Thor since he had been locked away. He expected it wouldn’t be much longer until Thor had decided his fate and would sentence him. Loki had little hope that Thor would show him any mercy. Though often in the past his brother had tried to reason with him and give him another chance, Loki was sure that Thor would not show him clemency this time. He should never have, but then again
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A FEW DAYS LATER
The hours of the night passed quickly and the first rays of the morning light began to show through the window. The warm light on his face made Loki open his eyes slowly. He had found peace in his sleep, which was not something he could usually find when awake. Sif’s words from the prior night still haunted him. He wondered how much this man Gallan knew of his niece. Not much, it would seem since he had not come for her, and Sif insisted she was the only one that knew Caedra was even related to this man. But Loki could never be careful enough. His bargain with Sif could be easily broken by either person. Even so, Loki couldn’t say he was completely ungrateful that she was giving him something of a chance to keep Caedra.
He glanced down and smiled. Caedra lay curled up against his chest, her hair a tangled mess in her face. She breathed steadily and (more importantly) peacefully. Over the past week she’d had a few more night
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It took no time at all for news of Frigga’s death to spread all throughout the city. Many, too many, had died in the Dark Elves’ attack, and while each death was a horrible loss, there were few as affecting as that of the Queen’s. Clair had been in the palace at the time, and she was one of the first to know, and she was stunned by hearing it. Frigga dead? There had been very few people in Clair’s life that had ever died, nor had they been murdered, and none of them had been anyone she had been particularly close with...until now.
In the time that Clair had come to Asgard, she and Frigga had become rather close – their shared concern, love, and care for Loki was a bond that was shared by very, very few. Clair and Frigga would spend hours on end talking, and quite often Frigga would tell stories about Loki when he was a boy. Clair had always enjoyed listening, and she never ceased to find it touching how Frigga’s love
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It was not until morning of the next day that Sif and Loki left their shelter and continued on their way through the vast land of Jotunheim. Loki was particularly upset that they’d had to wait so long, but the Jotuns had been very thorough in their search. Even leaving now was still a risk of being caught, but Loki would wait no longer to go after Caedra. If the Jotuns found them, then they would simply have to fight.
Sif gave a sigh as she stared out at all the land before them. “How far away are they?” she asked, glancing at Loki, who stood next to her, looking, watching – searching. He kept silent as he searched - his magic feeling for any signs of life of another master of magic.
“They are close,” Loki concluded as he turned and began walking.
Sif followed after him closely. Loki seemed more determined than ever, and much angrier than his usual self. “What is it?” she inquired.
“They are close to leaving,
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After handing Loki over to the Frost Giants, Titus quickly rejoined Lucius and Dronicus, who had taken Caedra further away. Titus had not wanted to risk the child seeing Loki and of course making far too much noise. He did not wish to kill the child, though if she saw Loki, he might just have to. What he had said to Loki was true – he would not kill an innocent child. But what could be defined as “innocent”? That was a question that no one could truly answer.
“We must keep going,” Titus commanded to Lucius and Dronicus absently as he walked past them, hardly caring that they had stopped.
Dronicus, as always, was the first to complain. “Can’t we just have a short break? We’ve been going on forever.”
Titus paused and turned sharply back towards him, his red eyes glaring. “No!” he snapped. “We must keep going, or do you wish to die out here in the cold? Don’t think that the Frost Giants are the o