Disclaimer: I beg you to just let me borrow it! I won't hurt Loki, and you'll get him back in just as good condition.
Day 658 con't:
After making sure Loki was locked up, Thor, Fandral, and Hogun joined Sif and Volstagg as they kept vigil outside the Halls of Healing.
"Is there news?" Hogun asked softly.
"Loki hurt her very badly." Sif said, her cheeks red from tears and her eyes angry. "Eir does not have the skill, nor the power that Sigyn has. She do what she can and hope Sigyn is strong enough to make it. What did you tell the Allfather?"
"Nothing." Thor replied absentmindedly.
"What?" Sif shouted angrily. "That bastard gutted her! I do not care if he was your brother! He deserves to die!"
"Something is right here, Lady Sif." Thor insisted. "And until I figure out what that is, we do not tell Odin anything!"
The door opened at that moment and Eir slipped outside, shutting it behind her.
"Well?" Volstagg asked anxiously.
"She was severely hurt." The healer reported tiredly. "I have done what I can to repair the physical damage, but we have a more urgent problem."
"What?" Thor asked.
"Her power reserves are almost depleted." Eir reported. "I have not seen them this low since she brought you back from the brink, my prince. And I cannot find a source. It is like her power is being drawn away from her and I cannot stop it."
"What do we do?" Sif whispered.
There was a crash from behind the door.
"Excuse me." Eir said quickly.
She rushed through the door, not closing it completely. The others moved towards it and saw Sigyn struggling against the Novice Healers.
"Let me go!" she shouted.
As Eir ran to her, the others saw that she was dressed only in her undergarments and a large white bandage around her abdomen that had a slowly growing red stain.
"My Lady, you must rest!" Eir insisted.
"I will rest when I figure out what the in the name of Odin is happening!" She shouted.
"You were stabbed!" Eir told her. "You need to rest!"
"I cannot!" Sigyn shouted. "I can-I cann-ot…"
She collapsed and Thor rushed forward to pick her up and set her back on the bed.
"My magic." She said weakly.
"It is being drawn away." Thor confirmed.
"The wards." She said. "They-they are reacting to the attack and locking down the room. Where did you put Loki?"
"In the dungeons." Thor replied.
"The wards will have moved to surround him." She said. "I set them up-up so they…would activate…if I was in peril at…at Loki's hand. They are to lock down completely, with me as…the only one who can lift them, but I did not anticipate…their need to relocate. Until I can take them…down, they'll continue to draw power, but the power it took…to-to move them was too much. I do not have enough to take them down."
"So what?" Fandral asked. "They'll just keep drawing power until you die?"
"Unless I can access another source, yes." Sigyn said softly. "I need to see Loki. I need to understand what is going on."
She looked up at Thor, fire burning in her eyes.
"Take me to him, or I swear I will do it on my own." She told him.
Thor studied her for a moment before leaning over and pulling her to her feet and handing her a pair of leggings and a robe. She pulled them on, and when she was dressed, he picked her up.
"My Prince!" Eir protested.
"Thor!" Sif and the Warriors Three cried.
He ignored them and strode out of the room, Sigyn safe in his arms. The others trailed after them as they made their way down to the dungeons. When they reached Loki's cell, he sat up, a horrified look on his face.
"No." he whispered. "I saved you! She said it would save you. You cannot be here! She will punish us both."
"Put me down, Thor." Sigyn said softly.
He set her on her feet, but held on until she was steady.
"Please." Loki begged, practically in tears. "You must go!"
"It is alright, my lord." Sigyn said softly. "I am safe. And I will keep you safe. I am going to come in, alright?"
Loki crawled to the farthest corner of the cell as Sigyn stepped inside.
"Do not try to follow me." She told the others. "The wards will allow me, but no one else."
She knelt down in front of Loki, wincing in pain as blood began to soak through her shirt.
"What has happened to you?" she whispered, looking into his eyes.
She sighed and reached out to take his hand.
"This is going to hurt." She told him softly.
The bands on their arms glowed with a bright light and Loki whimpered. Finally the light faded as Sigyn pulled back and Loki pulled himself even further into the corner.
She turned and the others saw that her eyes were glowing green.
"Your magic is silver." Sif whispered.
"This Loki's." Sigyn replied.
She raised her hand and the wards glowed before disappearing.
"I've moved the wards back to our rooms." She said, her voice far away.
She turned back to Loki and took his face between her hands.
"Who did this to you, my love?" she said.
"What is wrong with her?" Thor asked Eir urgently.
"A combination of an adrenalin rush from using Loki's magic and blood lost." She whispered. "She needs to rest."
"Where are the things we ate?" Sigyn called.
"Still in the glen." Hogun said.
"I need it." She said. "All of it."
She turned back to Loki and Fandral and Volstagg went to do as she said.
"I am going to fix this." She told him softly.
She took his face between her hands again and green magic pulsed between them. A second later, Sigyn pulled away.
"Sigyn?" Loki asked, confused. "Wha-?"
"Loki." She said, smiling.
Then she collapsed in his arms.
"Sigyn!" he shouted. "Someone help me!"
The others rushed into the cell.
"Get her back to the Halls of Healing." Eir ordered.
Two novices stepped forward and picked up Sigyn, carrying her out.
"What is going on?" Loki demanded. "Who hurt her?"
"You did, you bastard." Sif hissed.
Loki stared at her in confusion.
"I do not – I do not understand." He said, shaking his head. "I could not have done this."
"You took her off, away from us." Sif said viscously, kneeling in front of him. "And you gutted her, you sick bastard. She trusted you, and you betrayed her. You should die for that alone."
Loki just stared at her, not comprehending.
"Sif." Thor said gently, pulling her to her feet. "Go check on Fandral and Volstagg."
Sif glared at Loki one last time before leaving.
"Brother, we must move you back to your rooms." Thor said softly. "The wards here are not as strong and I can't risk something happening before we get this sorted."
Loki nodded weakly and stood up, allowing Thor to bind his hands.
"Thor." He said, stopping and looking at his brother. "I do not remember. Did I really hurt her?"
"Yes." Thor replied simply before leading him off.
A/N: Okay, so I'm going to drag this out. So sue me. Just let me know what you think.