Elsa woke up to find Loki standing by her side. Her breath hitched and for a moment she thought he hated her. This was all so stupid. What if I lost him?
"I love you," he said softly. "And... I'm sorry. You shouldn't have had to do this. I should've told you everything when you asked." He was holding her left hand in both of his, a thumb moving slowly over it. He leaned over and kissed her. "I promise I'll be more open. I don't want to worry about losing you again."
"I don't want to lose you, either," she told him. "I don't want to lose you to yourself because you take yourself away from me, Loki. We're married and I'm-" she stopped, remembering what had happened. "And we're parents!"
Loki started smiling. "We are."
"Oh, where are they? I want to see my babes."
"Anna and Thor are watching them," he told her as he smoothly picked her up. "I'll take you to them."
She smiled at him, her arms around his neck. She couldn't believe this was actually happening.
"You almost killed Loki's wife!" Sif said, slapping the King as hard as she could-really as hard as she dared. Bound in enchanted chains, he couldn't do much to her though. "She's been in a coma for a week-you're lucky that she didn't die or Loki would have killed you!"
"He's been talking about it a lot," Steve added. A single eye stared at the Midgardian. "I'd assist him, to be honest, if he wanted it."
"As would I. But she is awake and I think she will dissuade from revenge, lucky for you. Anna might give her extra insight though. Maybe you will die tonight."
They knew he thought they were kidding but they weren't. Loki wanted to kill Odin, Thor would let him kill Odin, the Warriors Three, all of the Nine Realms would let him kill Odin. After all, the King had tried to kill a pregnant woman. It matters not that she was Loki's wife. She was still a living, caring, being.
"By the way, the lightning crystal," Steve began. Sif raised an eyebrow. She knew he was talking about Anna's lightning crystal but…
"There is nothing special about that," Odin hissed. "A toy at best."
Still, the warrior couldn't shake off the feeling that it was something bigger than that. She didn't contradict the man in chains though.
"They're so beautiful and healthy," Elsa said, relieved, as she held her children. They were perfect; her daughter had brown hair and light blue/green eyes while her boy had dark red hair and grey eyes.
"I know! I just love them to death," Anna said, smiling.
"They are wonderful children," Thor commented as he stood by Loki, watching as the women fondled over the children.
"Enjoy the time you have with them," Loki told him quietly. "I plan for us to leave tomorrow after I finish some business."
"What business have you garnered over the past two weeks?" Thor asked him.
"I plan to kill Odin," Loki hissed.
The blond nodded. He thought as much. "Who do you think should be King then, brother? Surely you do not expect me to be it."
"I don't. I was hoping you would support Sif," Loki said.
Blue eyes stared at the lean black haired man. "Sif? Are you sure?"
"Yes. She is dedicated to her people," he explained. "She let you raise her son, after all."
Thor nodded. Sif had told him that Loki was her son, as well as Loki's-which took him a moment to figure out because she had blurted it out in a rush. "And I am happy that she and I will be sharing custody of him."
His brother smiled slightly. "And where do you plan to live, Brother? I would surely hope not with Jane still."
"We are going to try to work things out soon, but I do so believe I'm staying here for a while."
"Good. You can make sure Sif is completely settled into her position then."
"I will happily do so. But, Loki, when will I see you and your family again?"
He stiffened. "I don't know."
"Your family is my family. You can not hide a world away forever, because I will find a way to get to you."
Green eyes looked towards him. "Will you?"
"Yes, of course. I love you and the twins, and Elsa and Anna are wonderful people. I want to be a part of your lives, and I'm sure Sif wants her son to be as well."
"Elsa doesn't know about that yet," he said quietly.
Thor stared at him. "You must be joking."
"No, no I'm not. She's only been awake for an hour, brother dear. I'm not going to throw something like that at her."
"But Anna just did," Thor said.
"What?" Loki's head whipped to Elsa. She was bone still but then she smiled as she looked at him.
"We must have them over for dinner, love," she told him. "It's only fair, yes?"
"Of course, darling," he responded. He was surprised by Elsa-that she wasn't jealous, that she acted so calm. It was completely different than the usually anticipated response. Then again, Elsa was anything but "usual."
"Do you have the guts to kill me this time?" Odin asked. He could tell that Loki was lurking in the shadows.
"I have plenty of guts, All-Father," he growled. "You tried to kill my wife and then you insulted me. I don't take these things very well," he explained.
The King looked around. Where was Loki? He found that it was setting him on edge that he couldn't see him.
"I've found that when my prey tenses, they live longer. In agony, of course."
The old Asgardian growled, but he was defenseless. There was nothing that could help him-no one who would help him.
Out of the corner of his eye, he saw movement. Somehow, he knew that wasn't his executioner. "Show yourself, Trickster."
His chin was forced up and he found himself looking into a pair of green eyes. "Who is the trickster here? I am defending my wife-I am supposed to be a loyal husband. You tried to kill her, a defenseless husband-you are supposed to be a strong, defensive, just king."
"Just kill me, Loki. Let me join my wife in Valhalla."
He looked at him, and in that moment, he understood. "You tried to kill Elsa because you knew I would kill you. You've known all along that I was alive, haven't you?"
Nothing came from the old man and the Trickster was tired of these games. With a quick move, Loki slid a knife into Odin's neck.
"You're all alive," Tony said as Loki, Elsa, the twins, Anna, Steve, Thor, and Sif appeared in Stark Tower.
"Odin is not," Sif told him.
"Oh. Big guy, are you finally accepting your position as king?" he asked Thor. The god gave him a questionable look. "Or not? Don't tell me Loki is running Asgard again."
"He's not, Sif is. She's here to have discussions with Director Fury about… well everything," Steve explained. "I'm escorting her."
"And then they're going for dinner!" Anna said, smiling.
"How many times have I told you you're not supposed to go blurting out other people's personal affairs?" Elsa asked her, pinching the bridge of her nose.
"Yes! My boy finally has a girl," Tony said, restraining himself from a happy dance.
"We are not going there, and I am not your boy," Steve told him, crossing his arms as he blushed. Sif was staring at the ground.
"Oh, fine, be like that. Still, I'm happy for you two. Are you going now?"
"Yes, actually," Sif managed to say. She went over to Elsa and Anna and hugged her. "Be careful, you two. I will do my best to visit soon."
"You and Loki are always welcomed," Elsa told her.
Sif smiled before going over to Loki, pulling him aside.
"I really don't have much to say. It was great meeting you two and I hope to see you again. Good-bye," Steve said before he hugged the sisters. He gave a wave to Loki before he and Sif left.
"So you," Tony did a count, "five are leaving?"
"Yes," Thor answered for them. He was holding both his niece and nephew in his arms.
"Do we get an introduction?" Pepper asked as she went up to the babies.
"This is Lillian," Anna said as she carefully took the babe from Thor's right arm. "She's the younger one."
"And this is Crown Prince Rune," the older blond said. It was clear that he had as much pride in the child as his blood relatives did.
"They're precious!" Pepper said, smiling. "You're going to have to visit, or we'll come to you."
Elsa smiled at her. "Of course."
Bruce looked at the children and saw that they were looking around everywhere. Their eyes settled on him and he felt as though they truly were looking at him, but he was sure that that was just his imagination.
"Are you leaving now too?" Tony asked. He figured that if Steve and Sif were about to tell Fury about what had been going on, it'd be better for him if Loki wasn't actually there though.
Loki wrapped one of his arms around Elsa. "Yeah, I think it is time for us to go home."
She smiled and leaned against him slightly as Thor carefully gave her Rune. "I want to thank you all for everything. I know I might've caused trouble for some of you, and brought up some bad feelings for others, but I feel close to all of you. I hope I get to see you all soon!"
"We'll be more than happy for that to happen," Pepper said before Tony could protest.
And then, with comical green smoke, they were gone.
Thor took a deep breath as he sat down on the couch. "It's like they were never here."
"We'll see them again," Bruce told him, putting his hand on Thor's shoulder.
"I hope you're right."
"You're home!" Kristoff said, taking Anna into his arms and swinging her around. "I was getting worried but I knew I couldn't leave Arendelle."
"Next time, we'll do this a lot better," Elsa told him. They'd just come from the nursery, where Loki had demonstrated his impatience by creating furniture for both his children, and it was all in metallics. "And I mean the trips, not the pregnancy."
Loki's eyes widened. "Elsa, I don't think, given our record-"
She turned around. "Sh, we'll discuss that later."
Anna giggled while Kristoff raised his eyebrows. Whatever had happened happened but he knew he was going to get an earful about it from his wife tonight. He didn't care though, knowing she was alright.
"Let's just call it a night," Loki told them. "And in the morning we can catch up on all the events-both ours' and Arendelle's."
Elsa took one of Loki's hands into one of her owns. "I agree with this plane. Good night!"
"Are we going to be alright?" Elsa asked Loki as he laid down next to her.
"We're going to be more than alright," he told her. He leaned over and kissed her softly. "I love you."
"All of me loves all of you," she told him. "That's why I went after you, because I love you and I wanted to know about you, all of your imperfections, to understand you even better."
"I know. And I'm an open book for you now," he told her, skilled, pale, fingers running through platinum blonde hair. "Anything for you."
They kissed once more before closing their eyes on their shared pillow, falling into a peaceful sleep together.
Author's Note:Alright, so I had a different chapter for the ending, but then I realized you'd hate it for several factors (one of which was Odin didn't die...)
I hope you enjoyed this chapter over all, I hope you realize that Elsa's speech to the Midgardians and Sif & Thor was also my speech to you that I figured I would write to kill two birds with stone, and I hope you think this is an adequate ending! :)
Also, I am writing a prequel to this that I will hopefully post this summer, and I aso with post an Author's Note chapter on this so y'all will know however the prequel's description will say it's a prequel of this...
Alright, I think that's it.
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