Plot: Post-Avengers. Loki has to face up to his crimes, and Odin decrees his son must be imprisoned on a burning planet as his Frost Giant side would find it unbearable, which he hopes will break him. Can Thor stop it in time and bring his brother back to side of the good before the Chitauri find him and war begins? Thorki bromance, non-slash. Rated T for slight gore and language.
Disclaimer: I do not own Marvel or any of it's wonderful creations!
Loki might be a bit OOC for this chapter, but don't worry he'll return to his usual snarky badass self next chapter!
"We have reached our destination."
Loki looked up at the castle, his face unreadable at the sight of his former home. The sun hit the windows perfectly, causing a beam of rainbows to shine skywards, but Loki could not focus on its beauty when he knew as soon as he stepped within its gates, he would be treated as a criminal.
Not only a criminal. A traitor. A monster.
Wasn't he though? Countless killed on his orders. Even more so at his hands. Attempted takeover of Midgard. If only those damned Avengers hadn't gotten in the way, he would be ruler. He would finally get the chance to be a King.
He could say nothing with the muzzle strapped to his face so continued to walk, Thor's sledgehammer like-hand surgically attached to his shoulder to guide him, which he refused to move, even with Loki's hate-filled glares which silently told him to let go.
"I shall remove the device around your mouth Loki, under one promise. You have to promise me you shall not attempt to escape."
Thor's voice was gentle, which to Loki felt almost patronising. He hated the way Thor had tip-toed around him the entire hour walk, constantly asking him if he was okay and if he wanted a rest. He had wanted one, but had refused to let Thor see a weakness so they hadn't stopped the entire hour, and Loki was so exhausted he could barely stand.
The promise Thor wanted however, was one he automatically shook his head, his first response to anything since their arrival in Asgard. Why wouldn't he attempt to escape? He would not willingly confront Odin again, have to face retribution for his crimes.
Thor merely raised an eyebrow at him, and Loki knew he had no other alternative but to agree. How degrading a sight would a muzzled Loki be as he was facing the court of Justice? The shamed Prince, forced into silence?
Maybe, with his silver tongue, he could convince his big-hearted older brother to help him.
He nodded one in assentment, tilting his jaw upwards to allow Thor to unchain the muzzle. Once he had Loki couldn't help a sigh of relief as he moved his jaw and licked his lips, revelling in the freedom for his mouth.
"A verbal agreement, brother. That you will not try to escape." Thor was adamant and stubborn when he wanted to be, Loki knew that.
"I am not your brother." His voice was hoarse with lack of use but his words still had an acid bite to them. "But I will agree to your terms. As long as you promise me one thing as well, Thor."
Thor looked suspicious and wary, but nodded for him to continue, so Loki said, "I want you to convince Father to kill me."
Thor stared at his brother, his chiselled jaw nearly touching the floor. "That is a promise I cannot make brother." Thor replied, uncharacteristically quiet as he began to walk again, plastering his hand to Loki's shoulder, who was glaring over his shoulder at him.
"Listen to me you fool!" Loki hissed, the green pools of his eyes narrowing, "They will find me if Odin keeps me alive!"
"Who will find you? Our castle's defenses cannot be breached Loki. No enemy can enter its walls."
His brother. So firm and unshakeable in his beliefs. Loki wanted to hit him, to scream at him, to do anything to get him to see that the Chituari would find him. He had failed them. And the consequence...
He didn't want to find out what that was.
But he knew if he told Thor, he would pity him, would inform their father, and arguments would ensue whether or not it was advisable to go to war with the Chituari. And Loki couldn't handle the looks of sympathy Thor would give him; he would rather gouge his own eyes out than face that.
He would just have to hope Odin was angry enough to order his son's execution.
Or Loki would make him angry enough to do so.
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