Appeal to My Humanity

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Thor and Loki plummeted from the sky. As they landed atop the peak of a darkened mountain, Thor threw Loki down who grunted upon landing. Loki simply lay there and laughed while Thor looked at him sternly.

"Where's the Tesseract?" asked Thor.

"I missed you too," Loki replied, still laughing, a smug smirk crossing his face.

"Do I look to be in a gaming mood?" Thor demanded.

Loki still seemed to be amused at the entire situation. "Oh, you should thank me. With the Bifrost gone, how much dark energy did the All-Father have to muster to conjure you here?" He asked, sitting up. "Your precious earth," he spat with a grimace and attempted to stand.

Thor dropped Mjolnir and grabbed Loki by the arm, holding him by the back of his neck, "I though you dead," he confessed quietly.

"Did you mourn?"

Thor stared at Loki for the briefest of moments. "We all did. Our father-"

"Your father," Loki interrupted quietly, holding his index finger up to correct his brother and shoving Thor's hand away. "He did tell you my true parentage, did he not?" Loki took a few limping steps away from Thor.

"We were raised together. We played together, we fought together. Do you remember none of that?" Thor demanded, pleading with his brother.

Loki turned to face Thor. "I remember a shadow, living in the shade of your greatness. I remember you tossing me into an abyss. I who was and should be king!"

"So you take the world I love as recompense for your imagined slights? No, the earth is under my protection, Loki," Thor warned and took a few steps forward.

Loki laughed, "And you're doing a marvelous job with that. The humans slaughter each other in droves, while you idly threat. I mean to rule them; and why should I not-"

"You think yourself above them," Thor interrupted.

"Well, yes."

"Then you miss the truth of ruling, brother. A throne would suit you ill," Thor told him simply.

Loki's rage boiled beneath his very skin, his eyes spitting venom at his only brother.