Here's a chapter to keep you going. Enjoy!

Own Nothing.

Ten


Darcy was taking a walk, she needed some fresh air, and everything was a lot these last few days. She let her mind shut down and she just walked, not knowing where her feet were leading her but she just let it happen.

When she finally looked up, she noticed that she was in the park her and Bruce has taken Loki when he a just a kid. She walked over to a bench and sat down. She looked at all the kids and the family playing and she smiled lightly.

"Hello again Dear." Darcy looked over to see the old woman from the last time.

"Oh hello." Darcy smiled.

"What's wrong Dear?" The old woman set next to Darcy. "Did you and your husband have a fight?"

Darcy let her smile drop. "Kind of, I don't what's wrong."

"Well I'll tell you about a time my husband and I had a spat, I was so angry at him, I don't even remember what it was about, it was so long ago." The old woman pursed her lips and Darcy listened. "He went off to fight in the war and I was terrify about rather or not he would return. I never realized how much I truly love him until then." The old woman looked at Darcy sadly. "Do you understand what I am saying?"

Darcy nodded slowly. "I think so, but what if he believes that is isn't worthy? I've cared for him for a long time, since we've met but he worries that he isn't a good father figure."

The old woman shook her head. "Men don't have that maternal instinct women get, but when their child is in danger, it's there. You should let him know that you believe in him. Your husband will act like a father when his child is threaten."

Darcy smirked as she stared at the woman. "He isn't my husband ma'am. It's complicated. But I love him and I know he has feeling for me. But it's hard."

"Love is simple, you either have it or you don't." The woman shrugged. "I've been with my husband for what seems like centuries and I fall in and out of love with him all the time."

"Why do you stay with him then?" Darcy asked

The old woman sighed. "He is my best friend first, my husband second. He does what he believes is best for our family and he works hard. Sometimes he forgets to be a good father or a good husband and just becomes a provider for the family. But family is first."

Darcy sighed. "What should I do?"

The old woman smiled. "Think of it like this Dear, if something happened to him, if you would never see him again, wouldn't you want him to know that you love him?" The old woman stood up. "That's all I can say about it."

Darcy watched as she left before being brought back to reality by her phone ringing. "Hello? Okay I'll be right there." Darcy hung up and stood up and raced back to the Tower.


Darcy ran into the living room to see Loki, Jane and Pepper sitting there in front of the TV, watching the Avengers fight a monster. "I didn't do it." Loki stated.

"Of course you didn't sweetie." Darcy hugged him, sitting next to him. They watched in silence as the Avenger fought the monster, the fight was over quickly and Darcy saw from the S.H.I.E.L.D footage that the Hulk was hurt. As he changed back into Bruce, she watched as Tony carried him off. "Pepper, where would he be taken?"

Pepper looked over at her and thought about it. "The med bay, on twelve floors down."

"Good." Darcy raced to the elevator; she hit the button and the doors closed. When they opened up again, Darcy walked onto the medical wing of the tower, she had never been there before, she never needed to be, but it was all white and very sterile. "Where is he?" She asked one of the nurses. "Bruce Banner? Where?"

"Darcy over here." Tony called out and she rushed over to them. "He's fine, a few cracked ribs and he his unconscious. He probably has a concession, but we wont know until he wakes up."

She nodded and cupped his cheek with her hand. "Please Bruce wake up." She whispered as she leaned over and kissed him on the lips. She pulled away to see his eyes opened. "Hey, you had me worry."

"Am I forgiven?" He asked in a hoarse voice.

She smiled and rolled her eyes. "Get better and you can show me how much you're really sorry."

He blushed and they could hear Tony snicker at them. "Shut up Tony." Bruce groaned as he moved to sit up. The doctors rushed over and gave him a once over.

"Here are some pain medicine to help you, but you need to stay awake for a full 24 hours." The doctor instructed.

"Don't worry Doc, I'm sure we can find something to do to keep him awake." Darcy smiled as she helped Bruce out of bed. "Come on big guy."

"You two go play naughty nurse and patient." Tony smirked as Darcy broke out into a grin. "Just don't break anything."

"No promises." Bruce stated as they walked to the elevator and pushed the button. "I am sorry Darcy." Bruce whispered after the doors closed. "I never meant to make you feel like you and Loki aren't anything to me."

She pushed him up against the wall, ignoring his winces of pain as she kissed him, her hands crawling through his hair as she deepened the kiss. He wrapped his arms around her and held her close despite the pain in his ribs. She pulled apart when the elevator stopped on the right floor. "Show me how sorry you really are." She stated as she walked out of the elevator. He smiled and followed her back to her room as they bypassed the living room.

Loki looked up at them, wanting to hug Bruce but Pepper stopped him. "Later." She whispered as she smiled at the two of them. Bruce nodded in thanks as he walked back to Darcy's room.

He closed the door and looked around for her, he heard the shower turn on and he smirked. "You need to get clean." Darcy told him as she walked out of the bathroom. She reached for the shirt the put him in and started to unbutton it, she pushed it off his shoulders and she moved to his pants. They dropped to the floor and Darcy smiled up at him. "Missed me that much eh?" She asked

He blushed and nodded. "You have no idea." He whispered as he kissed her. His hands undid her pants and pushed them down. Breaking apart Darcy pulled off her shirt and quickly unsnapped her bra, standing just in her underwear. "The water should be warm enough." He stated as he pulled them to the bathroom. Darcy pulled her underwear, stepping out of them once they hit the ground and they entered the shower.