Weekly Prompt: Secret
Takes place during “Thor”. Yes, I am jumping ahead. Don’t get mad at me!!!! It’s just a prompt!
Loki swung the door to his chambers open and slammed it shut, then turned around and punched the wall. And it felt good. Made him feel powerful. Made him forgot for a brief second what he was.
As he rubbed his knuckles, Loki crossed the room as hundreds of thoughts ran through his head. A frost giant. It made a lot of sense actually. The fact that he was the black sheep of the family and that Lucy looked more blood related to Thor than he did. Lucy. What was he going to tell her? What was he going to tell anyone? A piece of paper on his piano caught his eye. Picking it up, he scanned over it, his eyes getting wider as he read. ‘This just gets better and better.’ He sprinted out of the room to get to the Bifrost.
Lucy stood outside the huge dome to the Bifrost. She knew that she had to do this. Thor needed help, and she was the only one who could help. Loki had to stay here, and she had to go. It was the only way. She took a deep breath, then started inside.
“Lucy!” She whirled around and saw Loki riding up on his horse. ‘Oh no,’ she thought, biting her lip. This wasn’t how she wanted to do this. Apparently Lucy hadn’t been fast enough leaving her note and getting to the Bifrost.
“So you were just going to leave without telling me or anyone for that matter?” he asked coldly.
“Loki, I didn’t want to have to tell you because I knew this right here was going to happen.”
“What do you mean by this?”
“You’re upset! I didn’t want to have to upset you!”
“Well you didn’t do a very good job. Of course I’m upset! You’ve favoring Thor over me, like everyone else!” he retorted. He felt guilty when his last sentence came out when Lucy’s face dropped. It wasn’t her fault that he was already so upset. But she was going after Thor, which added to his irritation with life. “I’m sorry…”
“No,” Lucy cut in. “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have left without saying goodbye. But I’m not favoring Thor. You know that he’s going to need help if he wants a chance at getting back home.” She looked up at him, then frowned. “There’s something else isn’t there? What’s really wrong?” Loki was silent. He couldn’t tell her. It was too much. And as much as he loved Lucy, he wouldn’t let her ruin his plans, or know that he was a monster.
“It’s nothing. Father’s condition has passed the role of king to me, and it’s just been very shocking since Thor was banished.”
“That’s why I need to go and you stay here. You have to take care of Asgard. I’m sure you’ll do a fine job.” She looked down at the rainbow bridge, her eyes welling up with tears. Loki wrapped his arms around her and held her close. ‘If only you knew dear Lucy, you might not be saying this.’ He wiped a few stray tears away from her cheek.
“Be careful little sister,” he said as he kissed her forehead.
“I promise. And Loki?” she said, looking up at him. “Don’t ever forget that I love you.” Another shot of guilt hit Loki. She was so innocent, unaware of what he really was. The great secret that he carried with him.
“And that I love you.” She gave him one last hug, then entered the golden dome. Heimdall was ready for her, and just before the portal opened, Lucy turned and gave him a little wave. Then, she was gone. Loki’s little companion was gone, throwing a wrench into his plans. He hoped, for her sake, that she would be unsuccessful in her mission. Loki mounted his horse and rode back to the palace, his palace, carrying the weight of his secrets on his shoulders.