Things Left Unsaid
By: Thessaly Corgin
Epilogue: Dust and Cigarette Ash
It was the longest month of her life. Words kept tumbling over and over again in her head:
"I won't leave you."
"I'm course I'm staying, go to sleep, dear."
"We'll be back at work soon, just like before."
Right after she got back to New Mexico, Agent Coulston had shut them down, taking Erik Selvig and ordering them all to pack their things and go back to whatever they had done prior to S.H.I.E.L.D. Loki had left her that Christmas Eve with a kiss on the cheek and a sly grin that told her that he was panning something - but he would come back some day.
As she stood outside the facility waiting for her taxi, it occurred to Darcy that nothing had ever felt as lonely as watching the winter winds kick up a combination of dust and cigarette ash, blowing all of her hurt and confusion back through her head. Her hair danced in the gusts as she wrestled her bags into the taxi, her sweater getting caught on the handle of the door and her glasses falling off her nose and onto the seat. As she pulled away from the desolate building she finally realized that the empty place in her heart existed because she just kept scanning the roof tops with her eyes, looking for a man who might not have ever even been there at all.
A/N: FEAR NOT, DEAR READERS. This abrupt end is actually a GOOD thing because the sequel is now being posted in the AVENGERS section with the same relationship and a new exciting continuation beyond what happens in the Avengers! So once you see the movie, you can continue reading the happy fun adventures of Darcy and Loki in "Murmurs on Heartstrings".
I love you all, thank you so much for reading even if you don't continue :)