Redemption and Love
…will find you even if you´re not searching
LOKI: Hello mother. Have I made you proud?
FRIGGA: Please, don’t make this worse.
LOKI: Define worse?
ODIN: Enough! I will speak to the prisoner alone
Frigga leaves the throne room.
LOKI: (As he laughs) I really don’t see what all the fuss is about?
ODIN: Do you not truly feel the gravity of your crimes? Where ever you go there is war, ruin and death.
LOKI: I went down down to Midgard to rule the people of Earth as a benevolent God. Just like you.
ODIN: We are not Gods. We are born, we live, we die. Just as humans do.
LOKI: Give or take 5,000 years
ODIN: All this because Loki desired… a throne.
LOKI: It is my birthright!
ODIN: Your birthright … was to die! As a child. Cast out onto a frozen rock.
ODIN continues as Loki stares in disbelief: If I had not taken you in you would not be here now to hate me.
LOKI: If I’m for the axe then for Mercy’s sake, just swing it. It’s not that I don’t love our little talks it’s just… I don’t love them.
ODIN: Frigga is the only reason you’re still alive, and you’ll never see her again. You’ll spend the rest of your days in the dungeon.
LOKI: And what of Thor? You’ll make that witless oaf King while I rot in chains?
ODIN: Thor must strive to undo the damage you have done. He’ll bring order to the nine realms and then, yes … he will be King.
The guards walk him out of the throne room towards the dungeons but first they are going to frisk him.
No! He thinks, if any of them talks about it they will want answers I am not willing to give.
How to avoid it? I´m still in chains and they are not likely to take them off until I´m in my cell.
Dammit! If only they didn’t look so fresh …
He could feel his heart thumping faster as the distance to the dungeons reduced, maybe if I throw a tantrum they will believe it and let me keep my shirt on, they can frisk me all they want, but I will not let them undress me.Or if I raise enough of a hell they will not notice, although he doesn’t believe it.
He is so much into planning he misses Thor walking a few meters away from him, he´s probably on his way to double check Loki´s cell security, so when Loki starts raising his voice at the guards and making as much rattle about being a prince and not wanting to be undressed before them it only takes a heart beep for Thor to walk into the room.
-Hello brother! Come to see them humiliate me? Does this works for you? They already frisked me why can´t I have some dignity left?-
-After all you have done you think you still have some dignity? – An enraged Thor answers him as he tries to pull Loki´s shirt off.
Loki tries so desperately to keep him from getting a hold on him that his shirt tears apart which causes his older brother to gasp.
-Out! -He thunders to the guards –I want to speak to my brother alone-.
Everyone leaves leaving the two brothers alone.
-What!? – Loki snarls
-What do you mean by what?! Explain these- He shouts at him a mix of concern and anger.
-When you go missing for a year lots of things can happen to you! Things just happen. –Loki states calmly.
-Loki, stop that and tell me who did this to you and why-Thor insists
-Like you cared. Are you not going to lock me for good? Just do it and leave me alone. These does not concern you-
-Those are really fresh. I would say just a couple of days before you tried to conquer Midgard with the Teseract. Do not tell me is not my business. The last time we saw each other you said to me that you never wanted a throne and the next time I see you that is exactly what you are aiming for.I am not as smart as you but I would be a fool of I didn´t saw the connection.-
-Brother – Loki says his voice reflecting the trembling that had come upon him- Let it go, please! It serves no purpose. Just forget it, and take me to my cell where no harm can come.-
Thor hadn’t noticed the redness and moist that was threatening to pour out of Loki´s eyes. He felt pity for him, why would he feel this way after all that Loki had done? Why? But he did, he wasn´t going to leave the matter alone, but he could give Loki a respite.
-All right, for the moment I will leave it alone, I will call back the guards and you will cooperate with them.-
Not even Loki had realized he was holding his breath until he found the words – Thank you.-