Loki's Lullaby

AN: WARNING! DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU HAVE SEEN THOR: THE DARK WORLD! This is another one of my "Lullaby" fics. I used "Wild Horses" the Susan Boyle version because it's freaking beautiful!

DISCLAIMER: I do not own the characters or the song.

A/N: I recommend listening to "Wild Horses" by Susan Boyle when you read the lyrics, and/or while reading this.

Thor was losing air, fast. The monster had him on the ground, and continued punching and beating the thunder god. Thor felt only pain. His head was spinning, and he felt that he would cloud out at any moment, and that would be the end of him. Suddenly, the creature and the beating stopped and it let out a loud cry of pain as a blade pierced his heart. Thor looked to see who the attacker was…it was Loki. The monster veered on him…too fast…much too fast…. and plunged that same blade through Loki's stomach.

"NO!" Thor cried out in agony as his brother gasped in pain and fell, clutching his abdomen.

"See you in Hell…monster!" Loki cried from the hard, cold ground.

At that moment, Thor readied Mjolnir and attacked the beast, and after a short, but life-threatening battle, the monster was gone. Thor panted heavily and caught his breath. Then he ran toward his brother, dropped Mjolnir, fell to his knees, and cradled him like a small child.

Thor fought back tears and he said, "Fool, you didn't listen!"

"I know…" Loki replied, "I'm a fool…I'm sorry, for everything. I'm a fool. I'm a fool. I'm a fool."

Thor closed his eyes and pressed his cheek against Loki's and rocked him, "Shhhh, shh, shh, shh. It's okay Loki, shh..." Thor trailed off, unable to do anything except rock him and cry for him. This was his brother. His baby brother. His only brother…and he was dying in his arms.

"Thor…" called his weak voice.

Thor opened his eyes and looked down into Loki's fading gaze, his green eyes wide, looking like an innocent child.

"Yes Loki?"

"Can you sing for me….like Mother used to…when we were… young?"

Thor sniffled and nodded, tears blinding his eyes. He blinked them away, moved some loose strands of hair out of Loki's face, and cleared his throat. He clutched one of Loki's hands in his, and then he started to sing, in a voice deep and soothing, gentle, but shaky with tears...the only song he remembered.

Childhood living is easy to do

The things you wanted, well I bought them for you

Graceless thunder, that's what I am

But you know I can't let you just slide through my hands

The wild horses couldn't drag me away

Wild horses, couldn't drag me away

I watched you suffer a dull, aching pain

Now you've decided to show me the same.

No sweeping exits or offstage lines

Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind

Wild horses couldn't drag me away

Wild horses couldn't drag me away

I know I dreamt you a sin and a lie

And I have my freedom but I don't have much time

Fate has been suffered, and tears must be cried

Let's do some living after we die

The wild horses couldn't drag me away

Wild horses couldn't drag me away

…..Away.

Thor's voice stopped and he hung his head, a fresh stream of tears falling down his cheeks.

"Don't cry for me, Brother." Loki's fading voice said as he reached up with a shaky hand and wiped his brother's tears. He let his hand fall away and his eyes close as his brother's voice faded out and he was enveloped into nothing. Thor hung his head and let tears fall onto Loki's still face. He slowly laid him down and forced himself off the ground. When he was up, he grabbed Mjolnir and let out a loud cry of agony and threw it as far and as hard as he could. He'd failed.


A/N: *Cries* I hope you all enjoyed this. Please leave reviews below. J Thank you.