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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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Thor sat upon the throne, waiting. He had made his decision regarding Loki, but even now there was still lingering doubt in his heart. Was this truly the best choice? As much as Loki deserved such severe punishment, Thor was not sure he could condemn his brother. They may not have shared common blood, but they were still brothers.
With a sigh Thor rubbed his forehead. He had made his choice. As king, he must be able to make a decision for the good of the realm, not to ease his sentimental heart.
“Thor?” he heard someone say from his left.
Thor looked up quickly to see his father standing there, watching him. “Father,” he said, standing quickly in respect. “I did not think you would be here for this.”
Odin slowly stepped forward. “It may not be a pleasurable time but it is of great importance to you as king.” He said.
Thor nodded slowly as he looked out and stared forward. “Do you think I will make the right c
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“But Loki!” Caedra whined as she clung determined to Loki’s arm, trying to keep him from leading her back towards her chambers. The young sprite of a girl was determined to stay up as long as she could on this night. Never mind that it was already well past the hour that she was to be in bed already – she was far from tired, as her energy now displayed.
Loki, though amused by the young girl’s stubbornness, was well aware that he had already been quite lenient with the feisty, red headed child. “We had a deal, little one,” he reminded the five year old as he continued leading her down the hall to her chambers, which were close to his own. “Our agreement was that I would let you remain awake for a while longer to see the fireflies, and in return you wouldn’t argue when you were to go to bed.”
“But I didn’t see the fireflies!” Caedra continued to persist, hoping that suc
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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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“All the clocks in the city began to wear and chime.
Oh let not time deceive you, you cannot conquer time.”
W. H. Auden
The fever broke the next day and from there Caedra’s health returned at a rapid rate. She was still the quiet child she had always been, but Loki could once again see the energy and life gleam in her eyes. She didn’t say much of Jotunheim and of course Loki would not mention it, but it seemed that Caedra would have little or no difficulty continuing in life. Loki had never doubted that the child was strong, but even he was surprised at how well she could handle something so traumatizing.
The days passed quickly and Caedra was becoming more and more impatient that she could not go outside. Loki could not explain to her why she could not leave, nor did he intend to try. He knew t
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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 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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The door leading to the cell where Loki was kept opened, and two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents came in, escorting a young woman. Loki watched, intrigued to see this girl, for she was hardly more than that, being brought here. She looked to be maybe nineteen, and more than likely did not work for S.H.I.E.L.D. Not that Loki doubted the organization having such young recruits, but this girl watched the two guards with a special hatred in her eyes. It was one that could not be imitated, even by the best of actors.
Loki remained standing near the “bed” of his cell as the door slid open and the girl was rather forcefully pushed in. She stumbled a bit as her foot caught on the last step, and fell to her knees in the cell. The door slid closed behind her and the guards walked away silently. She was alone with Loki.
The girl kept her head down, her dark, messy hair covering most of her face. She stayed still and silent.
Loki was genuinely curious to know why this girl had been
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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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It had been a bloody battle, to say the least. Countless soldiers from each side had been killed all over the palace. The chance of finding survivors among the carnage was unlikely at this point, but soldiers were still sent out to search. The people still wanted the hope that all had not been lost.
Hope. It was such a weak sentiment. What good was hope in a time like this? Hope would not get them anywhere with retaliation. Revenge, anger, that was all one needed. But Thor is ever hopeful…and pathetic.
Loki strolled down what was once a grand hall in the palace, taking little notice of the desolation around him. He had wanted, no needed, to get away from the screaming and crying of those who had survived. Their screams were aggravating to him. It probably would not have bothered him so much if he had caused their screams…
In the silence he looked around, trying to remember how the palace looked before the attack. Even he had trouble remembering what it onc