Due to being a member of SHIELD, your weeks could either be really calm and quiet, or really loud and hectic. This week since Tony was assigned most of the missions because Captain America was busy dealing with the drug cartel in Siberia, your week had been chaotic. The billionaire had strolled around the facility like he owned the place. He would occasionally flirt with you, which you didn’t mind but whenever you were busy with your work, you had to remind him with force to leave you alone.
So to help take off the stress you had been feeling, Natasha had decided to take you shopping this weekend. Currently you were at the mall with her and had just finished buying a pair of black pumps.
“God I love working for SHIELD just for these reasons,” you smiled, looking down at the pair of shoes in your shopping bag.
“Yeah it does pay good,” Natasha nodded. “What store do you want to hit next?”
“Hmmmm…” You paused to look around. “Oh! How about that dress store over there?”
Natasha looked over at your excited face and nodded with an amused grin. “Well since my black dress got torn in my last mission…..I supposed we could go.”
“Yay! Nat, you’re the best!”
You threw your arms around her quickly before dragging off to the store, eyes becoming glazed with awe as soon as you stepped inside. There were short summer dresses, frilly spring dresses, long, elegant gold and black dresses and just dresses everywhere. You weren’t sure where to start looking. You drifted off towards the black dresses with Natasha who was feeling the fabric with her fingers. In the end she picked out a simple black maxi dress and a one-shouldered dress with a red sash. While she tried it on in the dressing room, you looked around some more to see if you could find anything you’d like. All the dresses were beautiful but there was one that caught your eye.
The top was gold and sparkly with a sweetheart neckline whereas the bottom was long, and flowy with a short skirt underneath. The entire bottom half of the dress was a light beige color that you liked very much. When you approached the rack, the first size you noticed was a double 0. It made you frown slightly but you just pushed it aside. The next size you found was another double 0….then a 0….and more 0’s until the biggest size you could find was a four.
An employee who had noticed your confusion and discomfort approached you with an uneasy smile.
“I’m sorry m’am. But in this store, we don’t carry plus sizes. If you’d like, I could direct you to other stores in the mall in which they do.” She gave you her kindest smile, trying her best not to make you feel bad.
Her intentions were good and nice but it didn’t help you. Yes, you were overweight however that didn’t stop you from being the fabulous confident person that you can be. However, in times like this, you couldn’t help but get knocked off your feet a little. You stared down at the shopping bags in your hands that were filled with clothes that were all large or extra large. The more that you thought about it, some of the clothing wasn’t even that cute. For some strange reason, fashion designers decided that bigger girls shouldn’t be allowed to wear cute or sexy clothing. The idiots.
“Oh...well thank you Miss, but I’m quite alright…” you trailed off with a weak smile.
“Are you sure…?”
“Positive,” you nodded. “My friend just left the dressing room and is already paying for her dresses so I have to get going anyways.”
Before she could respond, you quickly made your way over to Natasha who had just finished purchasing her dresses. Her green eyes scanned your face, noticing the off look in your eyes.
“(Name), is everything alright?” she asked concerned.
“Fine. Everything is just fine. I’m just feeling a little tired so can we go home?”
She looked you deep in your eyes, her glare tempting you to spill what was on your mind. But you stood your ground and she sighed; exiting the mall with you and driving you back home to the tower.
The first thing you did when you got home, is build a large pillow fort in the living room on your floor of the tower. You sat on top of fluffy pillows and had blankets as your ceiling. You were now watching horror movies with the lights off too since you weren’t particularly in the mood to watch a romance movie. You were just thinking about what had happened earlier in the dress store when you heard a strange creaking sound on the left side of your fort. You reached for the remote of the TV, thinking that this will have to suffice for a weapon. Just when you were about to investigate, Loki’s head popped in through the entrance.
“Darling, is something—OW,” he cried when the remote you threw in panic, hit his nose. Loki held his nose, tenderly massaging it.
“I’m so sorry!” You went over on all fours to encourage him to enter your fort, having Loki lie down next to you. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I thought you were some sort of intruder.”
“Oh my Odin….” he hissed. “What are those things made out of?”
“Not sure,” you squeaked. “But looks like it’s made from some strong stuff.”
“Yeah, looks like it,” he huffed. There was a short pause. Loki looked down at you and noticed that something wasn’t right with you. Shifting in the fort, he put his arms around your shoulder to pull you closer to him. “Darling, what’s wrong?” he asked, softly running his fingers through your hair.
You shrugged and didn’t say another word.
“(Name),” Loki said, lifting your chin so that you could look into his eyes. “Tell me. What’s wrong? You know you shouldn’t feel the need to hide anything from me.”
“I would never! It’s just….” You sighed and thought over what to say. “It’s just that…..Today I went to the mall with Natasha, you know?”
“Yes, I am aware of that.”
“Well when we went to this store that sells dresses, the biggest size they had was a four in the dress that I wanted. I would have checked the other dresses but the saleswoman said they don’t sell clothes for people my size…” you trailed off bitterly.
“Do you wish for me to spite this woman?” Loki asked seriously.
“No, no! It’s not her fault. I just wish I had clothes that were cute and were actually my size. Most girls that aren’t super model skinny, have pretty lame clothing. And I know that making my own clothes is an option but I’m no sew master and why should I have to do such a thing when someone like Natasha could just walk outside and buy something with no problem? It’s no fair, Loki. Sometimes I wish I could have gone to Asgard with you since I bet they make clothes for all types of body shapes.”
The way your voice broke at the end made Loki feel a pang in his chest. He could tell that this was bothering more than you’d like to show. For a good few minutes he sat in the fort with you still in his arms as he tried to think of what to do to make you feel better. Then, a grin graced his lips when he got a spectacular idea. Loki gave you a quick kiss on your forehead before letting go of you and crawling out of the tent.
“Loki, where are you going?” you asked, puzzled.
He didn’t respond to you so you crawled out after him. When you stepped out, he grabbed your hand and pulled you to his side.
“What’s going on?”
“Shhh, just you wait and see,” he smirked. He turned to block the view of your pillow fort, taking both of your hands in his. “Now, I want you to close your eyes and not open them until I say so, okay?”
“Just do it.”
“Alright,” you murmured, closing both eyes.
Loki placed a kiss on top of both of your eyes, thumbs rubbing the back of your hands. He then let go of your hands and you heard the sound of him slowly walking away. After that, there wasn’t much you could hear. There was a shredding sound that could be heard on occasion that made you wonder what was going on, but Loki told you to not open your eyes so you didn’t.
“Alright darling,” Loki said, taking your hands in his again. “You can open your eyes now.”
There was an excited tone in his voice that made you wonder what he had done. But when you opened your eyes, the questions in your head were answered. You gasped seeing all of the clothes that filled the room that were breathtakingly beautiful. There were cute, and sexy clothing of all types everywhere and the best part was that it all was in your size. You were shocked, speechless and filled with joy.
“Loki….you did all of this...for me?”
He walked over to you to wrap his arms around your waist. Loki pushed your hair back with his hands, leaning his forehead against yours as he looked into your (e/c) eyes. “Of course I did,” he murmured against your lips. “I didn’t like seeing you upset like that so I used a bit of magic to change your clothes and now you’ll be dressed like the Queen that you are.”
You closed the gap between you two, wrapping your arms around his neck to bring your lips crashing on his. The kiss was rough and passionate but slowly turned soft and sweet. When you both parted, you were both smiling from ear to ear.
“Now,” Loki said. “Would you like to try something on?”
“Of course!” you beamed.
Loki walked over to the couch and pulled something out: green, gold and black lingerie.
“How about this then?” he smirked.
“I’ll save that for last,” you laughed, already making your way to dresses he had made.
I promised I'd post pictures of my display today, so here they are!
I'm 90% happy with how this looks now, and I know exactly how to tweak it for my next miniature show in June. I'll be adding some risers and steps to display my food and doing away with the wood blocks in front.
The room boxes are (from left to right): a chocolate/candy shop, a grocery store, a retro diner, and a bakery. I still need to add in some signs and decorations, but the boxes have their wallpaper and floors and set pieces of furniture (minus the diner that still needs a few more stools).
These are my Inkling FCs/OCs in Splatoon and they are Lydia, Trent and Ryen. I was inspired by the Tumblr meme "Hold my Flower."
Lydia is very sweet and fragile, but in the Turf War, she's definitely out for Inkling blood. You better watch out for her Heavy Splatling when you see her.
She's still in Turf War mode so watch out uvu