|A Change in Reality
Author: Tsuki Hoshigaki PM
While attempting to send off Thor and Loki as they go back to Asgard, The Avengers are suddenly teleported to another reality. In this version of reality, they find themselves without any of the qualities that made them special, but as luck would have it, they meet a couple of fans who are willing to help them out. Rating subject to change. LokixOC StevexOCRated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Romance - Loki & Captain America/Steve R. - Chapters: 31 - Words: 52,323 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 01-27-13 - Published: 09-12-12 - id: 8519892
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Co-Written with Jademoonfire
The Avengers gathered to see Thor and Loki go back to Asgard. Tony walked up and shook Thor's hand. "See ya." Thor nodded while he held on to Loki, "Yes, when I come back I shall visit." Loki, who was gagged, rolled his eyes at the conversation. Clint came up from behind and clapped Thor on the shoulder, "You take care of him. Make sure he doesn't come back alright?"
Thor smiled at him, "I will make sure of it." Steve and Bruce came up next to say their farewells. Steve took Thor's hand in his, "It was a pleasure working with you." Thor smiled back at Steve, "And it was a pleasure to go to battle with you."
"Take care," Bruce said. Natasha had walked up at this point and she only smiled at Thor and took a step back.
"Farewell my friends," Thor said. They all took a few steps back, waved and said their various goodbyes. Thor led Loki along towards the area that they were to depart from. Loki pulled away from Thor as they made it into the circle, which Thor assumed was from anger. Thor just rolled his eyes and laughed jovially, "We'll be home soon brother."
Suddenly, there was a blinding green light that came in between the pair. The rest of The Avengers rushed forward towards Thor, who instinctively grabbed Loki. All of them could feel themselves being thrust forward which Thor felt like he was being thrown through the Bifrost. They found themselves standing in the same spot that they once were.
"What just happened?' Clint asked with his brows furrowed.
"I'm not sure," responded Bruce, looking around.
"We're still in New York, aren't we?" Natasha asked taking a couple of steps away from the group.
"Let's check." Tony replied taking out his cell phone, "Jarvis, where are we?" When there was no response, Tony tried again, "Jarvis?" There was still no reply. "What the hell is going on?"
They all looked around. "Where's Selvig?" Clint asked.
"Where's my bike?" Steve pondered. They started to realize that there were subtle differences to the scene around them, their respective vehicles were gone, Selvig and the Tesseract were missing, and Loki was no longer bound and gagged.
"Guys, I can't reach anyone on my phone," Bruce commented. The group was startled out of their confusion by a squeal.
"Oh my Odin! This is the spot!" Squealed a pale young woman of medium build with long brown hair and big stormy-grey eyes in her early twenties as she ran forward to the bridge that lay just ahead of them.
"This is the spot where Thor took Loki back?" The other woman, who had shoulder length black hair, blue eyes and a caramel complexion asked calmly as she followed behind her younger friend. "Raina, what's up?" She went on to say as she bumped into her hyper friend.
Raina could not speak; all she could do is stare ahead and point. "R-Rae!" She finally got out. The older girl looked to where Raina's hand pointed. Just a few feet ahead of them stood a group of people that they thought were dressed up just like The Avengers.
"Dude! They look so much like them, that cosplay is so legit!" Raina squeaked out; she then ran up to Thor and grabbed his hammer. "Wow, this hammer is so real looking!"
"Rain!" Rachel scolded as she came up behind Raina, smacking her on the back of the head, "You can't just go grabbing other people's stuff!" She took the hammer back from Raina and handed it to Thor, "I'm so sorry, she just gets a little excited sometimes."
"Ow, dude what the hell?" Rain muttered as she rubbed her sore head.
Thor took his hammer and examined it closely, "How can you raise Mjolnir?"
"You ladies got a cell phone on ya?" Tony asked before Raina or Rachel could answer Thor as he began walking towards them.
"Yeah," responded Rain, giggling. She quickly pulled her phone from her pocket, she handed Tony her phone and he took it, giving her a strange look and thinking that they looked familiar; Rachel was also giving him a similar look, just not as extreme. Tony went to click the phone, and then made a strange garbled noise as he saw the picture that was set as the background. It was a picture of Loki standing in the holding container on the helicarrier. At this point the rest of the Avengers, and Loki, still being held by Thor, had joined them.
"You uh, wanna explain where you got this?" Tony questioned the two.
"Uh, from the movie." Rachel said, cocking her head.
Rain giggled. "The Avengers movie, silly."
"I don't follow." Tony said, somewhat irritated. Raina looked at Tony, and then the rest of the Avengers.
"What do you mean? You're cosplaying them." Rachel looked between Raina and Tony, and then something clicked.
"Rain, I don't think they know about the movie."
"What movie!? How do you know about the Avengers?" Tony questioned, frustrated.
Rain and Rachel shared a look. "Are you guys okay? Did you hit your heads or something?"
Natasha stepped forward, "No, we didn't hit our heads, just tell us what's going on." Other people were stopping and staring at the group so Rachel suggested that they move to a new location. Rachel led the way and as they walked, Raina walked next to Loki, not taking her eyes off of him. It took the group a while to get to Rain and Rae's house. The house was out of the city and the street that they lived on only had three houses on it.
One was on the right side as they walked down; Rachel explained that no one lived in that one yet, and that their house was the one at the very end on the left side and that they had paid more to get close to the woods and a river. Their house had white siding and purple shutters. There was a covered wrap-around porch, which didn't cover the right side of the house. Once they got to the house, Rachel let them in and when they had all gotten inside, Rachel led them past the stairs on the left and down the hall and into the living room.
"So," Rachel started awkwardly once they were all assembled, "Are you sure you're okay? How do you not know about the Avengers movie?"
"We're the Avengers," Steve insisted.
"But not Loki," Clint added. Rain, who was still staring at Loki, replied with, "We know."
"But how?" Tony asked. Rachel walked over to a desk in the living room and opened a laptop. She typed something into her search engine. Once she had gotten her page to load she turned the laptop to face the group.
"The movie," she stated simply. The Avengers walked into the living room and gathered around the laptop. They looked at the screen to see themselves in what looked like a movie preview, which was confirmed when the movie title popped up.
"What-" Bruce started.
"The hell." Clint finished.
"We could be in an alternate version of our world." Natasha said.
"We are," Loki snapped. Everyone turned to look at Loki. "What are you talking about brother?"
"Amora," Loki hissed.
"The enchantress?" Rain asked sitting down on a sofa and looking at Loki. Thor's brows contorted in confusion, "Yes, you are familiar with our people?"
"She's recently become obsessed with Norse mythology," Rachel said sending a sidelong glance at Loki. Thor turned to Loki who was still standing in the doorway to the living room.
"Why brother? Why would you bring the Enchantress into your plans?" Thor asked, clearly hurt.
"I couldn't rely on just one plan brother; however, I did not think that she would bring me along as well." Loki hissed.
"Bring you where?" Steve asked, alarmed.
Loki shrugged, "A parallel reality."
"What do you mean Loki? Why would you have her take us to a parallel reality?" Thor asked.
"It was just supposed to be you." Loki said while glaring at Thor, "She just wanted you, but everyone else got caught when they rushed forward to help you," Loki said while jabbing a finger at the rest of the Avengers, "And I got taken when you grabbed me!" Loki exclaimed. The room was silent for a full minute.
"Loki, which version of our world are we in? What does that mean for us?" Bruce asked.
"How should I know? I did not pick it," Loki hissed. Rachel interrupted what was starting to become a fight. "Well, if you guys aren't crazy, and you actually are in a parallel reality, then this is the one where you are comic book characters. And I'd say that any power you had won't work here. Raina could pick up Thor's hammer." The Avengers stared at her.
"W-we're not real?" Steve asked, shocked and sinking into an armchair. Rachel looked sympathetically towards Steve as she leaned against the desk, "Sorry, but technically, no, none of you are real here."
"Well, I hate to break it to you ladies, but you're not real in our world either," Tony started, "I know why you two looked so familiar, you're from that movie that Pepper made me watch with her." The two young women just stared at Tony as he plopped down onto a sofa.
"Oh. Wasn't expecting that." Rachel said, then added after a second of thought, "Though it does seem like poetic justice."
"What does?" Bruce asked, joining Tony.
"You guys are not real and in a movie in this universe and we're not real and in a movie in yours."
"The point is," Rain interjected, "How can they get back?" Everyone's attention turned back to Loki.
"I don't know," he started indignantly, moving into the room and sitting on the arm of the sofa that Rain was on, "there was no plan to return. Thor was to stay here with Amora. No one else was supposed to come here." He reminded everyone again.
"Well wasn't she in love with Thor? Wouldn't she have come with you guys?" Raina asked as if it were obvious.
"If she's here, can't she get us back?" Steve asked, hopefully.
"But if we don't have our technology and powers, how could she get to us here?" Natasha interjected; she and Clint took the love seat.
"Well, until we can manage to figure that out you can all stay here-"
"Raina-" Rachel cut in.
"We have plenty of room and everything, as well as enough money to buy you some clothes." Raina was getting excited.
"Rain, I know what you're thinking."
"We would be most grateful." Thor told them. Rain practically began to glow as she began giggling.