Loki's Corner



A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.

–Agnes Repplier, A Short Defence of Villains (1892)



The Dark World

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loki-thesilvertongue:

 

"What makes you think I would ever—Loki started, but froze at Thor’s next words, eyes darting from his hand on the door to Mjolnir at his belt. 

"That…what?

No, it was a trap, this had to be a trap, Thor was lying, Mother was fine, Mother was all right and he should go to her now instead of letting Thor torment him with lies before killing him…

"I—get out, Thor.”

"Loki, she may die,” Thor said gravely. It hurt, knowing how big a possibility it was to lose his mother. She had saved Jane and possibly lost her life in the process. 

"I can take you to her without father knowing, but you have to come with me, now." 

He dropped his hand from the door and just looked at his brother. Thor knew him well enough to know that there was panic bubbling up inside Loki, the same panic Thor felt for their mother. If he prayed, it would be that Sigyn found a way to reverse the damage done to the Allmother. 

"You know I am not lying.”

Loki tightened his grip on the daggers to keep his hands from trembling—what Thor mean, Mother was dying? And he would not put it past Odin to blame him for this, somehow, if Asgard had been attacked… he was a convenient target… 

"Keep away from me," he snarled. "If Mother is truly—there is more than one way into Asgard, Odinson. I need not go with you.”




living in the shade of your greatness. I remember you tossing me into an abyss, I who was and should be king!



The Dark World

sigyn-goddess-of-constancy:

Thor waited, shifting his feet impatiently. He was about to raise his fist to knock again when the door was swung open. Thor took a small step back and opened his mouth to speak. But he saw the color drain from his brother’s face, and his unpleasant expression slip to one of fear. 

"Loki, no," Thor put a hand on the door to stop it from being slammed in his face. He pretended not to notice the daggers, they would pose no risk if he talked quickly. "I need your help."

Well, that would not do. Sigyn had told him the easiest way to get Loki’s help. Tell him the truth, and quickly. 

"Asgard has been attacked," he paused, looking down for a moment before meeting his brother’s eyes. "And mother might not live."

"What makes you think I would ever—Loki started, but froze at Thor’s next words, eyes darting from his hand on the door to Mjolnir at his belt. 

"That…what?

No, it was a trap, this had to be a trap, Thor was lying, Mother was fine, Mother was all right and he should go to her now instead of letting Thor torment him with lies before killing him…

"I—get out, Thor.”