Author's note: Thanks to nyteflame who is helping me go through Little Mouse to fix up any mistakes made. Enjoy and review!
Agent Caitlin Scott walked down the busy halls of the Helicarrier. There was news about of Thor arriving on earth and Loki being captured, something that should surprise anyone who heard but Caitlin had experienced too many weird things in her life to be surprised. Her interest however was piqued.
Caitlin quietly stepped into the control room where everyone was gathered. She spotted the mighty Thor with Fury, he stood out in his Asgardian battle gear. The other main men were there too, Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner, Tony Stark and her favorite assassin, Natasha Romanova. They were all discussing the matter at hand, Loki and the still missing Tesseract. Thor was being welcomed to SHIELD though Stark seemed to have some issues with it. It was ironic, she thought, how the most powerful men known could be joined together easily for the same cause and yet be so completely against one another. She watched the discussion silently from the sidelines, knowing the men would inevitably cause each other issues. Each of them had their own issues to deal with: Banner not wanting to get involved, Stark wanting to cause trouble and get attention, Rogers wanting to take the lead and Thor still not used to dealing with mortal men. Agent Scott remembered the brief report on Thor.
"Scott!" Her thoughts were interrupted, looking over to see Fury and the others watching her.
"Sir?" Caitlin asked a little timidly. She'd spoken to a few of the men already but she was somewhat shy and with all the eyes on her she felt embarassed.
"Loki uses magic to trick and deceive, with your abilities you can protect yourself, so it will be you who is responsible for him while he's on the carrier. You will make sure he gets his meals and anything else, no luxuries, just what is needed to survive." He said sternly, showing there was no way she could get out of it. Caitlin simply stared in disbelief; she was in charge of the god of lies?
She nodded her head in response, not knowing what else to say, wanting to whine and plead to get out of it but knowing how pathetic that would be. Caitlin could barely hold a decent conversation with a regular man let alone a mad god trying to take over the planet. A number of thoughts ran through her head as she imagined how bad it would be Would he play with her like a child would with a bug? Would he insult her and see her as lowly scum not fit to clean his boots? She imagined some horrible beast of a man, completely unaware of how he would actually react to her.
The meeting continued as she stood and zoned out, not even noticing the team break up and head to their quarters until she felt a strong grip on her shoulder. Caitlin looked up to see the god of thunder, Thor, looking down to her with a soft look in his eyes.
"Please, my brother is not the monster people believe he is. He is simply confused and hurting..." His voice was deep and powerful as he explained the story of Loki.
As a child Loki believed he was often overlooked and overshadowed by Thor. He had admitted to his jealousy in the past while still claiming to love his brother. He was different from the others, didn't seek glory or attention, stayed in the background hoping to be appreciated. When Thor was sent to earth, everything fell into chaos for Loki. He was always making mischief but when he discovered the secret of his birth, he lost it. It had brought all his insecurities to the surface and he was desperately trying to prove himself, first by trying to wipe out his own race and now by ruling earth. Once Caitlin had heard all this, her heart softened a little for the man trying to claim earth.
Caitlin soon decided to go and introduce herself, the sooner she did the less time the knots in her stomach had to twist. She strode into the large room as strongly and confidently as she could. Two large men stood inside the room, as if it was supposed to help her feel better. She walked up to the large glass cell and looked in to see him. Loki, the almighty god of mischief, frost giant, villian. She simply saw a man standing proudly trying to hide his obvious exhaustion. She tried to match his stance but her failing nerves were showing.
"Well well well, looks like I have a little mouse paying me a visit." He smirked. So, she was to be a toy to him.
"Good evening Loki, my name is Caitlin Scott and I will be keeping an eye on you while you are with us." She looked into his eyes for the first time, his amazing green eyes. Caitlin normally felt awkward around even average men, but a man as good looking as this one she felt beyond hopeless . She hid this well of course, she wasn't about to inflate his already large ego.
He took his time to examine the little mouse. He was shocked discovering that with all the powerful half wit men on this ship, they sent a woman to watch him. It wasn't just a woman; she was small and appeared too soft to be guarding a god. He She was short and had short brown hair. Her large eyes were almost black but shone with emotion despite her attempts at keeping a blank face. She was cute more than anything. There was nothing very special about her that he could see. She did not appear to be the type of woman that made mortal men swoon. She seemed more likely to be practical than to spend her time grooming herself for appearances. He didn't mind this. It was a weak mind that fell so easily for nothing more than looks.
He tried to read her. While he encouraged the rumors back on Asgard that he could read minds, he could not delve deeply into them. He was able to get an understanding of people though, it was this that gave him the gift of the silver tongue. He could briefly look into their minds, see how they feel, what they want, what they need. It made it oh so simple to manipulate them. When he tried to look over this agent's mind however, he got nothing. This had never happened before, mortals were so easy to read. With her though, he felt blocked. Clearly this is why they chose her as his guard.
"Well my little mouse, it appears you have a gift of the mind." He watched her reaction closely. She seemed nervous that he had worked it out so quickly. While he may not be able to read her mind, he could read her reactions easily enough. Loki knew this would be fun.
"You work quickly..." Caitlin finally managed to say.
"As does any man who knows what he wants. Tell me dear, did they pick you to look after me, hoping your pretty little face would keep me happy?" Caitlin immediately tensed. He was playing with her and she knew it was working. Her cheeks burnt and she looked to the ground. Aggressive men had always made her uncomfortable. Her reaction must have pleased him because she heard a deep chuckle, not loud or long, but she heard it. Looking up to him, with his green eyes that seemed to light up, and she knew he was in his element messing with her.
"This is going to be trying..."