|Reviews for A Plague of Loki|
| Kerttu chapter 11 . 7h ago
FINALLY! Both for the chains and Tony coming clean with his feelings! *does a happy Beagle dance*
| sakaiya chapter 11 . 3/12
To lazy to log in, but that was the sweetest love confession I've ever read and i think it was even better for the fact that the word love wasn't in it. It wasn't needed. I really came wait to see weekday happens next and how things progress even further.
| KieraPSI chapter 11 . 3/12
| Maia2 chapter 11 . 3/12
Oh, yes! That was such a satisfying ending (which of course only means you are going to *devastate* me in the next chapter, right?). But I don't care. I am going to enjoy and savor the moment before one of them ruins it.
I loved the market thing, and Tony's serious StarWars nerdiness. He totally *had* to enjoy it. I loved the trinkets. I *love* that the lightsaber/dagger was a curling iron. And i love his reaction to the slaves.
And I especially love the realization he came to. Smart Tony. And I loved his rambling confession (so Tony) and I loved that Loki kept trying to stop him (so Loki).
I love these two.
Thanks for the update.
| wbss21 chapter 11 . 3/12
Oh my gaaaawd, so sweet I think I'm gonna die. No, seriously, this chapter was just so, so sweet, just absolutely gorgeous, I swear, I think I was grinning like an idiot from start to finish, only my smile was just one of happiness for these two at the end.
As usual, you do the most remarkable job of balancing the humor with the more serious aspects of what's going on, and it makes for an absolute joy to read. Just seeing Tony's nerdy excitement being in that underground marketplace and reading his internal dialog about everything had me laughing out loud, and that contrasted with Loki's sarcastic, bored reactions to him just made it all the funnier. I also just adore the level of detail you manage to breath into this. Asgard really comes alive and feels like a real, living, breathing place in the way you write about it.
I thought it was just pure adorable, the way Tony was insisting on taking photo's of Loki when they were in the garden, and there was something strangely poignant about it. Just this sort of imagery of Loki not really understanding or grasping what photo's are, or what they're for, not really understanding the sentiment behind it, but then Tony captures this one picture of him which in a way shows who Loki really is, underneath all his defensive meanness and sarcasm. It was this really nice, quiet moment, of Loki sort of in repose and just being who he really is, and that was kind of beautiful.
I also just really liked seeing Loki navigating through the marketplaces with such familiar ease, because it reminds the reader that this is Loki's home. This is where he grew up, and has spent most of his very long life, and it just really grounds the whole scenario and again makes it more real.
And I continue to love how accurately you capture both Loki's and Tony's characters, and again, seeing Tony's enthusiasm and excitability over "alien technology" and just his overwhelming desire to have it, even though as Loki keeps pointing out, it's useless junk which he doesn't need, was just adorable.
But then you bring it back around to this sort of very sobering moment, with the slaves for sale, and the awful shock that is to Tony, and how much is truly disturbs and frightens him. And I just thought it was so REAL, the way he saw that, and all he could think about was Loki. Because that's a normal, human reaction. To see something terrible, and to worry over it in relation to yourself and the things and people you care about, and to feel fear that it might somehow happen to you or them. And that is what's so awful about that contract Tony signed, and the idea of Loki as any kind of slave, or as property to be treated as such, not as an actual living, thinking person, let alone a Prince, and it just is so, so upsetting, and you really conveyed just how upsetting to Tony that really is.
And I thought the build up here to Tony finally just bearing his heart to Loki was wonderful, how you eased into it with humor and lightness, with Loki raining all over Tony's parade by telling him his "light saber" was just a supped up curling iron, lol.
But obviously, this scene at the end was pivotal and it was just so touching, and so emotionally powerful, I swear I had a lump in my throat reading it. The way Tony just says "Screw it" and decides then and there that if he wants Loki to be able to be more open and honest with him, and able to start trusting him, he's going to have to be the same to Loki in return. It's an amazing moment of maturity and development for Tony. And just listening to the things he says to Loki, about how much he cares about him, and how he just wants to take care of him, even though he knows Loki doesn't really need him to and can take care of himself, it was just a beautiful moment.
And made all the more beautiful by Loki's reaction. Because we see, in how quiet and sparse Loki's words become, again this underlying insecurity and uncertainty that anyone really cares about him at all. And him hearing so directly and so bluntly from Tony that, yes, someone DOES, you can see what a deep impact that has on Loki, that he doesn't even really know how to handle it. Because he's usually so sure and strong willed and quick witted in his replies, and here he just sort of looks away and seems almost shy and like he doesn't know what to say. And it breaks your heart at the same time it makes it soar, because this is just so new to Loki, and so hard for him, you can tell, but it's what he needs so very, very desperately. And Tony does the most perfect thing, by not putting any pressure on Loki to say the same things back, in being able to understand that this is hard for Loki, and that just because he doesn't say it aloud doesn't mean he doesn't also think it and feel it, and that he needs time before he's comfortable enough to be so open.
And all of this leading to Tony finally being able to remove the cuffs from Loki was just the icing on the cake sort of. That he worked around the contract and it's wording, not by thinking of himself as Loki's owner and master, but by thinking of Loki as his, in bond and love and friendship. And it doesn't undermine Loki at all, or put him in a position of feeling lesser, or lower than Tony, but instead as Tony's equal. It's a beautiful, deep, poignant moment, and just perfect.
An amazing chapter, and as always, I can't wait to see what happens next! Once more, thank you so much for sharing!
| IggySwitzy chapter 1 . 2/8
(Sorry I'm not logged in, but that's my name)
I haven't started reading this yet, but I've read your first one (Are You There, God of Mischeif?) and I LOVED IT SOO MUCH and I'm sure this will be amazing too :)
| marukawa chapter 9 . 2/2
loki you kinky sunovabitch. rofl
can't wait to read more! haha
| marukawa chapter 7 . 2/2
| marukawa chapter 5 . 2/2
uh oh, loki is in trouuuble! *CACKLES*
| marukawa chapter 4 . 2/2
loving this! tony is hilarious and in-character, too!
| marukawa chapter 1 . 2/2
i never read FrostIron before..and it's been years since i've read slash...let's see how it goes! liking it so far
| wbss21 chapter 9 . 1/29
Ahhhhhhhhh, oh man, oh man, okay. AWESOME, as always. Calm, easy breaths, and the review can begin.
First off, man, it is such a RELIEF to see that Loki is recovering, if slowly, well, it's better than not at all. Second, Odin can eat sh*t and die. Honestly, I know like you said he's not strictly evil, but man, if he isn't the worst dad to ever live, than I can scarcely imagine a worse one. Like you also said, if you couldn't believe Odin as he appears in the first film doing this to Loki, well, you can with the way Odin totally disavowed himself and rejected Loki in the second film. Gah! But more on that in a minute.
Loki and Tony here were just, plainly, adorable, and the way Tony was just so eager to help Loki in any way he could, even if it seemed like something so small as helping him take a bath and get warm. And Loki just seemed so lost and vulnerable, so much like a little boy. And man, I was freaked out when he started talking and at first nothing coming out of his mouth was making sense. Obviously, I think, Loki is thinking relatively clearly, but he's brains all switched around and things are coming out an incoherent mess at the moment. I'm impressed actually with Tony's ability to keep his calm, given how scary it really is, and how little he actually understands any of it, or how to fix it. He's just going on his gut instinct here, and for a man of science like Tony, that's got to be difficult. Just seeing how he's holding it together for Loki's sake is amazing.
And man, that was just brilliant, that Loki's chills and his freezing state turns out to be his Jotun form trying to fight its way to the surface, so that it's Loki's actual core temperature that's freezing. But I swear to God, when Loki explained to Tony what Odin had done, and what Odin's intentions were, I just felt my heart sink. I mean, how could Odin DO this to Loki? That's his son man. I know Loki went a little ballistic and killed some people, but it's not like Odin hasn't done that and a million times worse in his lifetime. Just the realization that Odin was hoping Tony would fall for his trick and undo Loki's shackles so Loki would lose control and kill Tony, just to give Odin an excuse to kill Loki, Jesus man, that's some twisted, jacked up mess right there. If Odin's treating Loki like this now, it's no wonder Loki has so many issues with him and lost it the way he did, and it makes you shudder to wonder what Odin must have treated Loki like growing up. But you do a miraculous job of capturing and conveying the cunning, manipulative nature of Odin, and how his power allows him to basically run roughshod over everyone, including his children. But man, he's a beast. No wonder Loki has such an inferiority complex. His Father basically treats him like he's good for nothing but dying. Of course, you realize also that Odin is the King of Asgard, and his Kingdom comes first, and he's, in some sick way, just trying to uphold his kingdoms strength and protect his people, but man, he doesn't have to be so cruel to Loki in doing so.
And then seeing how dismissive Odin is towards Tony and Tony's life too, again, it's no wonder Loki and Thor thought so little of the human race, if they grew up with that as example. Heck, even if you take Odin's lines in Thor 2 about Jane Foster and how meaningless her life is, is it really any wonder Loki came down to Earth thinking people were ants that needed to be crushed? Whatever Odin.
I loved seeing Thor here though, and seeing how behind this he is, even if he doesn't particularly like it. But for Loki's sake, it just serves to reinforce how much he loves and cares about his little brother. But man, that was scary as hell, when he said what he did to Tony about not doing it for him, and that if he came to regret any part of this plan, Tony would regret it more. Thor can be scary as hell sometimes.
And damn, the revelation about Frigga, and her non-role in all of this, just, damn. Now Frigga thinks Tony is a backstabbing, vindictive bastard who's out to completely humiliate and hurt her youngest child, and then there's this whole twist of Tony needing to act in public like Loki's his slave, and treat him as such, and that has me really, really worried. Given the already extremely hostile attitude of Asgard's people towards Loki, if Tony has to bring Loki out into public, and put on a show of abusing him, I'm afraid that's only going to egg the other Aesir on into trying to hurt and humiliate Loki in turn. And if that's the case, Tony's not going to be able to stop it or intervene without giving the game away. It's seriously troubling.
And now there's the problem with the cuffs, and Tony's inability to accept or believe he owns Loki. We see the huge divide in culture here again between Earth and Asgard, and Tony's again faced with the antiquated social norms of Loki's culture. It's pretty sickening, but of course makes perfect sense given Asgard's monarchy and political set up and class system. But again, given this is what Loki and Thor grew up in, they're own views and ideas aren't exactly hard to understand. That Loki didn't understand why it was so hard for Tony to accept that he's contractually Loki's owner now was just sad, I thought. And just in context of where Loki started, as the Prince of Asgard, to now being regarded as less than a servant, as an actual object owned by someone, it's just so awful I think. And Tony's horror felt really sincere.
I had to laugh though during the argument between Thor and Loki over their plan, lol. And just like that, they're back to their sibling rivalry and quarreling. You capture the dynamic of big brother/little brother between them so perfectly.
Let's hope Tony is able to get the cuffs off of Loki soon here. I'm definitely eagerly anticipating your next update, though I'm worried for how it's all going to go down, given what a vindictive and clever bastard Odin is proving to be.
As always, thank you so much for sharing!
| Maia2 chapter 9 . 1/29
Oh my goodness. This was great. And hilarious in a tragic kind of way. This was so... *this universe* of yours. With ridiculous Loki, ridiculous Tony, obliviously ridiculous Thor. Over the top situations that seem perfectly reasonable given the context. Just perfect.
I was a bit scared at the beginning. And then when i fully understood what the catch was, horrified. Odin is one sly SOB.
I am really impressed and scared by Thor. Impressed that he was able to orchestrate all this, and that he went through the trouble of doing so for his brother. Scared because... well, he's Thor. Of course he'd leave stuff out.
Kinda sad about Frigga, but I have faith she'll figure it out.
And oh, man... now Tony "owns" Loki, huh? That should go well. Hee.
Should be fun.
| Letty Malfoy Potter chapter 9 . 1/29
Oh Tony... I loved the chapter! A lot of magic, and stuff and feelings and I'm glad that Loki is okay now!
| Letty Malfoy Potter chapter 8 . 1/13
This was an amazing chapter! What is happening to Loki? I can't wait to know!