Weekly Prompts: Crossover
Just a quick crossover for the Loki Literature group. Loki has gone bad, and makes a new friend in Gotham, and Lucy (now an Avenger) gets some help from the Dark Knight. Post Avengers. Kind of a spoiler of how Lucy and Loki’s relationship falls apart after “Thor”.
This was bad. Very, very bad. Lucy had her hands tied behind her back and that disgusting Joker was laughing his head off and Loki had a smug look on his face. ‘I’d like to wipe that look off your face,’ Lucy thought, glaring at him. If Thor or any of the Avengers were here, she wouldn’t be in this mess.
Joker’s lady friend Harley, the one who had knocked her out with her huge hammer, was hanging off his shoulder. “What are we gonna do now Mr. J?”
“You tell me Loki. She’s your sister.” His voice made Lucy feel sick. Loki walked over to her and cupped her chip roughly in his hand.
“Where is the information the clown wants?” Lucy scowled at the man she once called brother.
“Bite me.” He frowned and then jerked her head to the side.
“You know, I’d really rather not hurt you, but my friend’s here don’t really care what happens to you.”
“Darn right!” Joker shouted and Harley cackled.
“I’ll ask you one more time, and then I turn you over to them. Where. Is. It?” Lucy spat in his face, which he answered with a slap across the face. Her eyes watered from the pain from his slap spread across her face. “She’s all yours,” Loki said coldly, turning away from her.
“I’ve never sliced up a goddess,” Joker said, whipping out a knife. His terrible breath made her eyes water even more when he got right up in her face. He pressed the blade to her throat and ruby beads of blood escaped. She didn’t feel much pain, but the Joker that close to her face made her want to throw up. So with a quick motion, she head butted him, knocking him back. Harley shrieked and ran over to Joker, whose nose was gushing blood. Lucy felt the cut heal and she smugly craned her neck to show it off.
“Didn’t you warn your friends about me Loki?”
“Why don’t you do what you did to the Bird Boy,” Joker said, grinning even though his nose was bleeding.
Lucy’s eyes widened. Robin was half-dead after Loki was done with him. “Loki, don’t you dare.” She tried to keep her voice as cool as possible, but fear still creped out. He looked from Lucy to Joker, his eyes stone cold. Loki started towards her, pulling Joker to his feet on his way as if he was a bag of feathers. “Loki please!” Lucy begged, terrified now, but he didn’t care. He placed his hand on her forehead, and awful, excruciating pain exploded in her head and spread through her whole body. She didn’t want to scream, give him the satisfaction, but she couldn’t keep it in. The pain seemed to last for hours, but it was only a few seconds until he let go. She fell forward, panting as the last of the pain faded away.
“Why are you doing this to yourself Lucy?” Loki said softly, lifting her chin up, not as roughly as before. She thought she heard a bit of the old Loki in his voice, but she knew that he was gone. A tiny smirk formed on her face.
“Stalling.” He raised an eyebrow, when suddenly, the door burst open and a black figure came swooping in, knocking Loki, Joker and Harley into the wall. “Perfect timing Batman,” she said as he cut her loose. She jumped up, a little shaky, but ready for action. “Did you get it?”
“Yes. Let’s get out of here.” Lucy had been stalling the three villains while Batman had been retrieving the information that would give Joker the keys to bomb the White House. The two went for the door but were cut off. Lucy blocked attacks from Loki and Joker as Batman dodged a wild Harley with her huge hammer. Loki was able to jab Lucy a few times in the stomach, which gave Joker the opportunity to get behind her and sink a knife into her shoulder. She grimaced as she pulled it out, kicked Joker back and turned on Loki. Throwing a punch the would have connected if the Loki had been real, Lucy made the copy of Loki disappear. The real Loki had snuck up behind her and grabbed her, holding Lucy in a choke hold.
“Give it up Lucy,” he said, tightening his grip as she tried to squirm away. Instead, she stabbed the knife into his arm. He let out a growl as he jerked the knife out and grabbed Lucy’s hair and banged her head into the wall. She staggered up and ducked out of the way from Harley, who apparently had gotten bored of Batman. Lucy was angry now, and could feel her blood pumping adrenaline through her. She jumped up and kicked the crazy clown girl in the jaw and then blasted Joker and Loki into the corner.
“Let’s go!” Lucy shouted as she took off into the air and raced down the hall. Batman threw a knock out gas bomb into the room as he dashed after her.
“We need to move. That gas will only slow Loki down,” Lucy said.
“Don’t worry,” Batman answered, clicking a button on his belt. Just as they ran out the door, his sleek black car pulled up by itself.
“Nice!” They both jumped into the car and raced away. Only until they were a few blocks away did Lucy sit back and relax. “Is Robin alright?”
“He’s going to be fine. Dick is tough.”
“I can’t imagine what it felt like for him. I mean, I felt like I was going to faint after he did it to me, and I’m well…”
“You’re much more powerful than he is,” Batman finished. She nodded. “So what went wrong with you two?”
“What?” Lucy asked. His question had caught her off guard.
“You told me that he was your brother and that something happened. What happened?”
Lucy thought for a moment, then sighed. “I don’t really know. Power I guess. Jealously. Revenge. In a way, I guess I betrayed him, and he hates me now.” She swallowed, trying to push her emotions down, but a single tear escaped. She wiped it away before Batman could see it. But he did see it. And he didn’t say another word on the matter.
Loki coughed as he pulled himself to his feet. He felt tired, and irritated. More with himself than anyone else. The two clowns were awake again, and Joker was very unhappy.
“I thought you said you could get the job done,” Joker said to Loki, his voice dangerously low.
“And I thought you said you could handle the Bat,” Loki retorted calmly.
“This is why I like working alone!” Joker shouted.
“Hey!” Harley exclaimed.
“Shut up!” Joker turned to Loki. “You let your feelings for your precious little sister get in the way. You love her too dang much.”
“I do not!” Loki shouted, grabbing Joker by the collar and slamming him into the wall. “She betrayed me! She chose Thor instead of me!”
Joker, whose toes were just barely touching the ground, grinned. “Your eyes lie.” Loki lifted him up higher. “Listen big guy, if you didn’t care about her, you would have killed her a long time ago.” Loki loosed his grip slightly, and Joker’s grin got even bigger. “I should have my own TV show doing this.”
Loki threw Joker across the room and Harley caught him as the god started to pace. He wanted to be right, and for that crazy clown to be wrong. He thought he knew what he felt now. So why was he second guessing himself in the back of his head?