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“Right here is fine.”
Hulk nods and sits Edward down as though he were nothing more than a ragdoll.
“And you are?”
Tony points to the blonde. She kept her eyes locked onto Hulk. When she wouldn’t give her name he growled directly upon her. She grimaced and took a few steps back.
“Well please won’t you have a seat Rosalie?” He utters in a scoffing matter.
He pulls up a wooden chair next to the one they had Edward in. She cautiously makes her way over and sits.
Tony taps his finger about his chin. Hulk continues to sneer upon Edward. He huffed out soundly with annoyance.
“Ok, here’s the deal. I’m going to ask you a series of questions. You will answer them or my green friend here will take matters into his own hands. You see he has a bit of an anger issue. You never know when he might just SNAP!”
He slaps Edward across the face and winks as he says this. Tony looks to his hand oddly as it stung the hell out of it.
He cups Edward’s chin and twist his head about checking him over.
“First question…” Tony squeezes the hell out of his cheeks, but only to realize his skin isn’t that of a normal human’s.
“What are you? A porcelain doll or something?”
Edward rolls his eyes and snarls back. Tony gets a good lock of his hair and forces his head back.
“Do yourself a favor and answer me!”
He still doesn’t answer. Tony shrugs.
Tony nods hintingly towards Hulk. He rapidly picks Edward up and tosses him across the garage.
“NO!” Rosalie shouts.
His face, neck, and torso crack at the impact.
“Not no! But YES!” Tony smarts.
Tony walks over to Edward and drags him back to the chair by a lock of his hair. He sits him down.
“What are you?”
“Vampires we’re vampires!” Rosalie desperately cries.
“Rose…” Edward hisses.
Tony has a good laugh at this and Hulk snarls back.
“Vampires? Oh please! You two have got to be the prissiest vampires I’ve ever seen. And what was that we saw outside earlier? I mean seriously, did you two go to a Kesha concert before you arrived?”
Tony looks upon the both of them.
“There’s nothing about you that resembles a vampire? You don’t even look remotely frightening and you barely have any fangs. Soooo I don’t get it… Are you the PG versions of vampires? Maybe you’re about to do a CW series or something.” Tony looks up to Hulk.
“What’s that one show? The one with the two brothers and that hot chick that can’t make up her mind which one she wants to bang for the current week? You know the brother swapper? Disgusting when you really think about it…” Hulk shrugs.
“You mean Vampire Diaries sir.” Jarvis so eloquently added.
“Ah, yes! Thank you Jarvis. You see they truly don’t make them like they used to. However, I bet those brothers could give you a run for your money. And I’m sorry to say sweetheart, but that chick has you beat by a mile. Just don’t tell Pepper I said that Jarvis.”
“I wouldn’t dream of it, sir.”
“You don’t dream. Isn’t that cute? The A.I thinks he dreams! Yet I’m concerned about his knowledge for TV shows. Did I truly equip you for such information?”
“It was the young Ms. Stark sir. She wished for me to keep her updated on her favorite shows.”
Tony sighs “now that makes more sense” he uttered and pulls up a chair he straddles it. He folds his arms about it and stares Edward down.
“Why my daughter?”
“She is my true mate, sir.”
Edward nods confidently.
“And what has you believing this?”
“I’ve seen it. I knew your daughter was to be my mate before she was even old enough to be considered as one. She was just a child.”
Tony narrowed his eyes.
Edward sighs and shakes his head.
“She is meant to be my bride not this Thor’s. He was never even in the picture!”
“Picture what picture? What his all this bullshit you keep mouthing off about?!”
“Our sister, Alice… She can see things.”
“Don’t we all?”
“He means the future .Things that could happen.”
“Could? Could, but isn’t definite?”
Tony comes back to his feet. He points to Edward irately.
“So … YOU COME AFTER MY DAUGHTER! HAVE THE MOTHERFUCKING BALLS TO TOUCH HER AND THINK YOU CAN PLAY SOME SORT OF BULLSHIT CARD AND TAKE OFF WITH HER? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO THE FUCK I AM?”
Edward shakes his head as if merely annoyed. Tony shakes his head as well and grabs Edward by the collar of his shirt.
“WHO AM I?”
Edward grits his teeth.
“TELL ME WHO THE FUCK I AM YOU SACK OF SHIT!”
“And who is Tony Stark, Mr. Cullen?”
“Iron Man.” Edward sneers.
“Very good, I see someone’s paid attention during class. Let’s hope it continues. I’d sure hate to give you an F!”
“And who is Isabella Stark?”
“No, no… See there you go. Things aren’t looking so great for you. S.t.a.r.k my flesh and blood, my creation, my pride and joy, Isabella Marie Stark. See I have this problem… a problem with individuals such as you waltzing right on in and making claims to my little girl! What did you honestly think would come of this? Tell me Mr. Cullen what did your fucked up illusionist of a sister see for your current future? I can assure you my daughter is not in the deck of cards.”
Edward begins to shout on top of his lungs. The future he saw in his sister’s mind. About how they were to wed, have a child, and that he would eventually turn her. Once he’s done he has the audacity to holler out.
“AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT SIR! I’M SORRY, BUT ISABELLA WILL BE MINE! I WILL HAVE MY FATHER ABORT THE FETUSES WITHIN HER WOMB! SHE WILL BE MY WIFE! I WILL TAKE CARE OF THIS THOR MYSELF!”
Hulk goes to end it once and for all. However, Tony gets this positive beam to his face.
“No, no I say we let him take care of Thor! In fact I’ll take you there myself! And by all means please do not hold back whatever it is you have to tell him beforehand.”
Tony turns back to Hulk.
“Hulk stay… Don’t let this one out of your sight. I’m not quite done with her.”
Hulk huffs out as if bored and agitated.
“Beam me up Heimdall!” Tony calls as he gets a good hold on Edward.
“Thor…” Bella giggled into her pillow.
“Is something the matter?” He taunts running his fingers along her waist and thighs tickling her.
Bella rolls over realizing they were no longer in the cave.
“I’ve my ways.” He whispers with a shrug and pecks her on the lips.
Thor looks upon her tummy and gently runs his hand along it. He freezes and a smile forms along his face.
He reaches over and takes her hand and places it where he had his. Bella’s jaw dropped.
“Oh my god.” She rises up and takes both her hands to her belly now.
“I can totally feel them!”
Thor nods and leans over kissing her tummy. Bella smiles and takes his hand so he can feel again.
“Already strong like their father.”
“And their mother…” Thor adds sincerely.
“I love you.” He hears her whisper.
He smiles and rolls over hovering over her. Thor kissed her and ground himself against her.
“Hmmm and I love you too Isa.”
They both turned towards the door as there was a knock. Thor cleared his throat and lifted his eyes towards Bella.
“Yes?” He called out.
“Your grace it seems you have a visitor.”
Thor looks back towards the door.
“I’ll be right out.”
He pecks Bella on the lips once more before he slips out of bed. He starts to get dressed. He chuckles as Bella cuts him a pouty look.
“Ah, believe me Isa. If I could I’d bed with you for months! Years even!”
“Why don’t you relax and run you a bath? I will meet with you shortly. I’m sure my mother will be awaiting your company for breakfast.”
Bella raises her brows as Thor finishes getting dressed. She wondered often enough how he even managed to fit into his clothing, especially his tunics, shirts, or anything covering his chest!
“What?” He questioned innocently making him even sexier somehow.
“I do believe you’re easily the most gorgeous man that’s ever lived.”
“Ah, but I am not a man…” He says in a taunting manner.
“Well not anymore…” She scoffs playfully in return.
He grins and winks before he exits the room.
The guard escorts Thor towards Heimdall. He cocks a brow upon Tony and Edward.
“And to what do I owe this visit?”
Tony genuinely smiles.
“Oh it seems he had a few things he wanted to say to you.”
“Is that so?” Thor folds his arms about his chest.
“Perhaps in a more secluded place?” Heimdall hints already knowing what was to come.
Tony chuckles and Thor narrows his eyes.
“Very well… follow me…” Thor says and Tony happily shoves Edward in front of him as they follow Thor.
Once Thor finds a better place he turns back around. He looks to Tony in wonder.
“You brought him here?”
“Why would you bring that… here?!”
“Why don’t you tell him what you told me Mr. Cullen?”
Edward sneers back at Tony.
“You think I don’t know what it is, you’re trying to pull?! I might not be able to read his mind, but I can read yours!”
Tony sighs as if bored.
“So you’re a mind reader and your freak of a sister is a fortune teller? Are you vampire gypsies? So what’s your bitchy blonde sister do? I mean she is your sister right? I gather from the looks of her she’s a professional DOM?”
Edward growls under his breath.
“Enough of this…” Thor bellows.
“Tell me what you deem important enough to say!”
Edward clamps his lips together and shakes his head. Thor smiles.
“Do you fear me, vampire?”
“I fear no one!”
“Well you should… Now tell me what is it you have to say?”
Behind gritted teeth Edward repeats everything. Only this time he lets something else slip through the cracks.
“I would have gathered her then, but it was too much of a risk…” Edward says when he begins to refer to the day Charlie and Renee were murdered.
“The Swans were already in trouble for knowing our secret.”
Tony froze and raised his brows.
“Do you mean to stand there and tell us that you witnessed the murder of Charlie and Renee Swan?!”
Edward nods with a sigh.
“We had no choice. We could not interfere not without the risk of revealing ourselves.”
Tony grits his teeth and his hands fold into fists.
“You just stood there and watched as they were murdered?! You stood there and DID NOTHING WHILE A LITTLE GIRL THAT YOU PRESUMED TO BE YOUR POTENTIAL MATE WATCHED HER PARENTS GET KILLED! YOU WATCHED AS SHE RAN FROM THOSE MEN IN ULTIMATE FEAR!” Tony was shaking all over and tears were beginning to form in his eyes.
“YOU REALLY ARE THE WORST VAMPIRES I’VE EVER HEARD OF!”
“WE COULDN’T THEY WERE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS! THEY WERE ALREADY KEEPING TABS ON US DO TO THEIR SUSPICIONS.”
“YOU WATCHED MY LITTLE GIRL GO THROUGH LITERAL HELL AND DID NOTHING! YOU LET THEM DIE! YOU LET HER ALMOST GET KILLED! YOU HAVEN’T ANY IDEA THE CONSTANT NIGHT TERRORS! THE PAIN THE AGONY I WITNESSED IN THAT LITTLE GIRL’S EYES!”
“We had no choice. Besides we knew she’d be in good hands with the shifters, even if they are our natural enemies they too were friends of the Swans.”
Edward takes in a breath.
“It’s all within my father’s journal. He’s been friends with the Swan’s ever since we first found Alice and saw the vision. It became our personal mission to protect the family and my future mate. She is the reason I’ve waited for so long.”
“EPIC FAIL! YOU ALL SUCK AND PUN INTENDED FULL HEARTEDLY!”
“You don’t understand!”
“DON’T YOU EVEN BEGIN TO TELL ME THAT! YOU LITTLE SHIT! THAT WOMAN THAT YOU WATCHED DIE, I NEVER ONCE STOPPED LOVING HER! I STILL LOVE HER. SHE WAS AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY. NOW I FIND OUT THE ONLY REASON SHE EVEN DIED WAS BECAUSE OF YOU AND YOUR FUCKING FAMILY! THAT MY LITTLE GIRL ALMOST BIT IT BECAUSE YOU CAME INTO CHARLIE AND RENEE SWAN’S LIVES! BELLA WILL NEVER EVER BE YOURS TO CLAIM! I WANT YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY TO STEER CLEAR OF MY DAUGHTER!”
“That’s not happening sir! Like I said! Bella is my true mate. I’ve been waiting for her and I will wait no longer! SHE WILL COME WITH ME! I WILL RID OF THE ABOMINATION WITHIN HER WOMB AND PLANT MY SEED WITHIN HER! I’VE SEEN IT AND KNOW WHAT IS TO BECOME! SHE IS TO BE MY WIFE!”
Tony raised his brows as Edward suddenly vanished. So did Thor. All that was heard was this whistling sound from above. Clouds began to appear all around them. Flashes of lightning and thunder now filled the area. The whistling sound grew louder. Tony looked up and staggered back seeing Thor come crashing down with Edward in his clutch. All of Asgard shook at the aftermath. Tony nodded in approval as Thor buried Edward deep within Asgard’s core and sent multiple electric charges amongst the vampire. Thor didn’t stop until Edward was nothing more than a pile of ashes. Thor dusts himself off once he bounds back out of the hole in which he had Edward’s remains. Tony and Thor nodded to one another in silent understanding.
“Is she up?”
“I believe so. Why don’t you join us for breakfast?”
“Do I have to dress all Asgardianish?”
“We’ll let it slide just this once.” He taunts.
Frigga and Bella were already at the table. Bella looked up with a genuine beam.
She scooted her chair out and made her way over. Tony hugged her and seated her back down.
“I can’t stay long. I have other business to attend to, but wanted to see you kid.”
“So what happened? I mean who was that crazy ass guy dad?”
“I’ll let Thor explain that one. Like I said, I don’t have much time. I’ll eat with you and I better head back, before Hulk decides he’s bored.”
“Oh yeah, you two haven’t exactly met now have you?”
She shakes her head looking confused.
“Well, I guess we’ll have to fix that then won’t we? You don’t have a flower girl yet by chance?” He smirks in thought.
After they eat breakfast Bella walks with her father back to Heimdall. She gasped out in surprise and put her hand upon her belly once they were before Heimdall. They both looked upon her concerned. She froze and lifted her eyes towards Tony. A smile formed along her face. She takes her father’s hand and places it upon her abdomen.
“Well I’ll be damned. They really are aliens!”
“That’s actually kind of cool Bella.”
He sighs and looks back towards Heimdall.
“I better go. I’ll see you soon.”
Heimdall sent Tony back and Bella started back.
Bella turned and smiled as Thor was making his way over. He holds out a hand.
“Come with me, Isa.”
Bella takes his hand and he leads her toward the waterfall. She laughs.
“Feeling lucky Thor?”
He turned to her with raised brows.
“Lucky?” He inquires.
“It’s what we say when you hope to have sex.”
“In that case, yes! Very much so!”
Bella narrowed her eyes though as she looked into Thor’s eyes. He backed her up against a tree and took off his tunic and leaned into her.
He nodded with a grin as he pressed himself against her. She leaned into his ear and whispered.
“Or do you prefer Loki?”
Before he even had a chance to comment, Bella socked him across the face. He staggered back in surprise and landed on the ground.
Bella leaps on top of him and pops him one again.
“YOU SICK SON OF A BITCH! YOU THINK I WOULDN’T KNOW MY OWN FIANCE LOKI! DON’T YOU EVER TOUCH ME LIKE THAT AGAIN!”
She grits her teeth and punches him so hard she breaks his jaw. He transforms back and reaches to his jaw in complete stupor.
“How are you doing that?!” He demands and tries to charge after her.
When that doesn’t work he tries using his staff. Bella sends out her hand and whatever he’d meant to send out upon her hits him. Loki drops the staff and stumbles back.
“ISA!” Thor had just caught the tail end and was rushing over.
Loki falls to his knees and reaches to his temples. Thor immediately places his hands upon Bella’s shoulders and checks on her.
“Are you alright?”
She nodded, but felt completely drained. Loki begins to shriek out in terror. The spell he’d tried to place on Bella backfired because of the ring. He’d casted a spell upon Bella, in which she’d be cursed in a lifetime of facing her worst fears. Only since it boomeranged, the curse was now on Loki. He dug his fingernails into the earth. Tears streamed down Loki’s eyes.
“What have you done brother?!”
The ground beneath them trembles and Thor narrows his eyes to the distance.
“No…” Thor utters in disbelief.
He gets protective hold on Bella. Some sort of black portal appears before Loki. A frost giant steps out of it. He looks upon Loki.
“SUCH A DISGRACE!”
Loki merely blinks with tears in his eyes. The frost giant roughly cups Loki’s chin. Thor and Bella look on in shock as Loki’s true form is revealed. Loki recoiled.
“Loki?” Thor softly questioned.
The frost giant picks up the staff. Thor sends out his hammer just as the frost giant disappears.
Thor lifts his eyes back towards the massive army of frost giants. The Asgardians and Warriors Three were doing their best to fend them off.
“Not again.” Thor utters.
Thor promptly flips Loki over his shoulder and takes Bella by the hand. He hurriedly searches for his mother. The guards were already coming out of the dining hall with her in their clutch. Thor nods towards them and turns his direction back to Bella.
“Go with my mother. The guards will lead you both to safety. You’re not to come out until I come for you. I mean it Isa. You as well mother please the both of you must listen to me on this.” Thor winces as the ground beneath palace shakes now as well.
“Do not worry about us. We will be fine.”
Thor glances upon Bella once more.
“I promise my son.”
Thor nods and swiftly takes off then locks his brother away. He then helps defend Asgard. The guards take Frigga and Bella into a hidden chamber within the castle. Bella paces the area once they’re escorted inside. Frigga smiles warmly.
“He will be fine, Isabella.”
Bella takes in a breath and runs her fingers through her hair.
“There are so many…”
They feel the earth shake again and they both look upon one another apprehensively. Frigga waves her over. Bella reaches out and Frigga had just taken her hand.
“GET AWAY FROM HER!” Bella shouted as the frost giant that took Loki’s staff appeared behind Frigga.
Bella took a few steps back discreetly reaching for a blade in a nearby display case. She gripped it firmly. Her jaw dropped as he suddenly had the staff he’d taken from Loki within the Queen. He eyed Bella as he twisted the staff with one hand and snapped Frigga’s neck with the other. The room around Bella spun. She aimed the blade upon him and shook her head with tears in her eyes.
“You bastard…” She uttered with a broken heart.
He smiled and ripped the staff back out of the Queen. Frigga collapsed and Bella kept her eyes on the giant with her blade still aimed upon him.
“Frigga…” Bella whispered with tears in her eyes.
She took her hand and squeezed it. Bella ran her hands over Frigga’s eyes putting her at peace and stood back up. The giant nodded upon Bella and swung his staff upon her. Bella blocked it with the blade. She placed both hands about the blade and shoved the giant back against the wall. He tilted his head upon her.
“What’s this?” He inquires with a challenging smirk his crimson eyes glared upon her with interest.
“It isn’t just magic that protects you.” He looks upon the small bump.
“Interesting… It seems I cannot harm you. However…”
He points his staff upon her stomach.
“I could curse one of the infants within your womb.”
“LAUFEY YOU WILL DO NO SUCH THING!” A loud boisterous voice carries over and the entire room shakes. Bella reaches out to the wall in order to keep her balance.
Bella turns back feeling another presence about the room, the man had hair and beard that looked as though snow. He wore a golden patch, gold and silver armor and a red robe. Bella knew automatically… She immediately bowed down respectfully. He shook his head and made his way over. He offered and hand and gently raised Bella back up.
Bella winced at hearing his voice. Thor came dashing in taking in everything before him. Bella and Odin turned however to see Laufey had vanished. Thor held his mother close to his heart and he shut his eyes as his heart shattered. Odin turned back towards his wife and son and dropped Bella’s hand. Bella covered her mouth and the tears streamed down her face. Odin nodded towards his son and scooped his wife up. He held her close and kissed her lips once more.
Thor glanced upon Bella as they locked eyes. Odin came to his knees and rocked Frigga in his arms. Bella shut her eyes as her heart broke for the both of them. What was left of the guards burst into the room. The battle outside the palace had continued.
“Take Isa to our chamber.” Thor softly demanded in a broken tone.
Bella headed towards the guards. Before she left she put a hand upon Thor’s cheek. He closed his eyes and leaned into it momentarily. Once he opened his eyes again he nodded towards her and the guards escorted her out of the room.
Odin and Thor glanced upon one another.
“I will put an end to this battle. Take your mother to our chamber. Have the maids get her prepared. Then you are to bring Loki, Sif and the Midgardian to me.”
“We haven’t the time to discuss this!” Odin barks and he hands his wife over to Thor.
Thor sighs as his father quickly exits the room and tends to the battle outside the palace. Thor did as his father wished. Meanwhile, Bella paced their chamber waiting for word. Odin fought alongside of the other Asgardians, Balder, and the Warriors Three, even Sif stood amongst them as they fought to protect what was left of Asgard. When he was ready Odin nodded towards Heimdall. Odin began to open up a portal sending the frost giants back to Jotunheim. He then sealed it shut so they couldn’t return.
The maids began to prepare Thor’s mother. They gathered one of her favorite dresses and from there they began readying her for the funeral. Thor kissed his mother’s forehead and took her hand once more before leaving the room. Afterword he went to gather Bella first. She turned to him with desperation in her eyes. Thor swallowed back as she ran to him and locked her arms around him. Thor could no longer contain his own emotions. He grabbed hold of Bella and cried. Bella cried as well. She cried for Frigga, Thor, Odin, and the rest of Asgard. Once Thor somewhat collected himself, he collected Loki as well. He was about to gather Sif when his father walked in with her and the Warriors Three.
Odin looked upon no one as he went and sat upon his throne. Odin had his eyes closed for sometime before he spoke. Everyone had bowed down before him.
“Rise…” He spoke sternly.
“As you all can see I have awakened. I know and see all that takes place during my absence. I am well aware of what everyone in this room has said or done. I must say I am GREATLY disappointed yet on the other hand I’m full of pride. First thing’s first…” He directs his attention towards Bella.
He sucks back a breath of air and goes to speak, but stops and narrows his eyes.
“Actually, I believe I will save you for last!” He bellows as though angry.
Bella winces, but doesn’t dare speak against him. She simply nods. Odin changes his focus onto Lady Sif.
“Come now child and stand before me.”
She takes in a nervous breath and does as commanded. She takes to one knee before him and lowers her head.
“You Sif, are strong, courageous and the perfect match for my son.”
Bella flinches at his words, but says nothing.
“Father!” Thor starts to defend.
“HUSH!” Odin demands slamming down his staff.
“Not a single one of you are to speak out again! You all will listen to everything I have to say! Do we have an understanding?”
Each of them nods, but Thor gritted his teeth and looked upon Bella apologetically.
“I was always in support of the two of you. Sif and Thor ruling Asgard together as one! Any prideful father’s wish, with the two of you side by side, I knew Asgard would be in safe hands. You’d bear children fit to be future kings or queens of Asgard! I’ve spent many years in hopes of the two of you finally awakening and seeing that you two were meant to be! Only now I come to find a Midgardian has taken the place of one of our own! One that has supported my son, fought in the name of Asgard, and became as though family herself.”
Bella’s heart sank and she felt completely nauseas. Sif had a genuine beam to her face and she began to hold her head up high.
“I must say I am truly disappointed! Outraged by these events even!” Odin slams down his fist and stares Sif down.
“You had me and everyone else here completely FOOLED!”
Sif’s jaw dropped and Bella’s eyes widened. Thor lifted his eyes towards his father and Sif.
“We welcomed you into our home! You were treated as though family! You were knighted and you swore to an oath that you did NOT KEEP! You not only betrayed my son! But you spoke against my future grandchildren! The very future of Asgard. You disrespected their mother! Through that you disrespected my son! MY WIFE, THE QUEEN OF ASGARD WHO RULED IN MY STEAD!”
Sif staggered back a bit and lowered her head.
“You dared to stand against my son! You dared to use my name in order to do this?! My son’s punishment was light in comparison to what I would have done! I would have not only stripped you of your armor and title! I would have imprisoned you for LIFE! But out of respect for Thor, I shall keep the punishment he has given. You will obey this, if you do not you will answer to me and you will not like where I take things from there. The only thing I will add is you are to find the beast in which you were to slay. You are to bring it back to the palace at once! The steed is a battle horse. I stand behind Isa on this matter! The horse is to become hers! If you do not do this and in a timely matter I will enhance the punishment in which my son has already given. You are now dismissed!”
She nods with tears in her eyes and she’s escorted off royal grounds. He then looks upon Loki, who was still affected by the curse. He was paranoid, hearing and seeing things. Anything that involved Loki’s worst fears and despite what he wanted to tell himself. Odin was one of them. So at the moment he wasn’t sure what was real and what was not. Loki tried to focus and fight it, but there was no escape. Odin leaned back and gently rapped his fingers along his staff. Each of them jumped as he suddenly slammed down his staff. A wave of blue light hit Loki and he was brought to one knee. The curse was temporarily lifted.
“And you… you already know just how much trouble you’re in! You truly thought you could take MY PLACE?! THAT I WOULD NEVER WAKE! AFTER EVERYTHING I HAVE DONE FOR YOU! You have me kidnapped and taken into a realm in which no one could find me because you had place a block on Heimdall when it came to my whereabouts!”
“EVERYTHING YOU EVER TOLD ME WAS A LIE!” Loki fires back.
“And I had set everything straight with you! I even apologized for keeping this from you!”
Thor looked upon his father and Loki oddly. He hadn’t a clue what they were referring to.
“I did what I did in order to protect you! Nothing changed! You were still my son just as Thor! None of that ever mattered to me!”
“I want to know why?!”
“Why not tell me the throne was never mine to be offered! Why not tell me I wasn’t truly your son! Why not tell me I was nothing more than a FUCKING MONSTER?! Why have me believe in something that was never there to begin with?!”
“We’ve been over this!” Odin shouts.
“And I never really got any answers!”
“VERY WELL YOU WANT AN ANSWER?!”
“YES, YES I DO!”
“I’D HOPES IN SOME SORT OF PEACE BETWEEN OUR REALMs AND THEIRS IF WE TOOK YOU IN. THAT AND YOU WERE ONLY A CHILD! EVEN I COULDN’T BEAR THE THOUGHT OF THE CRUELTY IN BEING RAISED BY THEM! AT LEAST UNDER OUR ROOF YOU WERE LOVED! YOU HAD A MOTHER, A FATHER, AND A BROTHER! You had friends! Dammit Loki you were loved!”
“Were…” Loki scoffs with a bitter tone.
“There is so much darkness within you now Loki! More than even I know what to do with. You’ve done made up your mind about each and everyone of us. The only one you even seem to love is your brother and even through that you haven’t enough to respect him! You’d give your life for him! I’ve seen it within you my son! And yes despite what you say, think, or do you are my son! You always will be! I raised you as though one and nothing’s changing that. As to why my decision hurts that much more! Like Lady Sif you have proven that you too cannot be trusted. That Asgard cannot count on your support or protection. If anything my son you have become nothing more than our enemy! Who’d have ever thought! You have not only broken mine and Thor’s hearts, but your mother who is no longer with us! I’ve seen it all my son and you destroyed your own mother! And now Laufey has your staff with the Tesseract within it! Just how do you think this will all end?”
Loki looks to Thor and Odin in shock.
“What…” He says turning pale and staggering back.
“What are you saying?!”
Thor grimaced realizing his brother hadn’t a clue about their mother’s departure. Bella swallowed back and her heart sank as well.
“Do not tell me… no!” Loki reached to his heart.
“Twice! Twice they have attacked Asgard because of something you have done to betray us all! Through your jealousy and this need for revenge! How many lives must be affected because of YOU!”
Odin turns to Bella.
“You would never actually take the life of your brother. Yet in order to hurt him. You wished to take the life of his lovely bride to be. One that is carrying your niece and nephew! You wanted to take one of the children and cursed them to meet the same fate you had. To punish Thor over something he had no clue about! He never had knowledge of any of this! Yet you seek to punish him.”
Loki looked upon Thor and shook his head.
“What do you mean he didn’t know?”
Odin slams down his fist.
“LIKE YOU, HE THOUGHT YOU WERE BROTHERS! FAMILY! THAT WAS HOW YOU WERE RAISED! HOW YOU WERE TAUGHT! WHAT WE WANTED AND EXPECTED OUT OF YOU! Tell me Loki say you succeeded in taking this young lady’s life? Or the children within her even or any of these random schemes that go through that head of yours! You destroy your brother by taking away what bit of hope and love he has. THAT’S WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU THE MONSTER! NOT YOUR BLOODLINE! NOT THE TRUTH BEHIND YOUR REAL APPEARANCE! YOU’RE WHAT MAKES THIS ILLUSION OF HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF A REALITY. YOU BECAME WHAT YOU FEAR AND YOU WERE THE ONE THAT MADE CHOICE TO DO SO! NO ONE ELSE, YOU CHOSE THE PATH IN WHICH YOU WERE TO TAKE!” Odin looks to Bella a certain way.
“If you only knew Loki…” Odin softly states.
“You aren’t the only one affected by the unknown and things of the past. This young Midgardian woman has a lot on her shoulders as well. You have more in common than you realize. You might’ve taken the life of someone that was to become as though a sister. You may never know what was to become of any of this now. As much as it pains me to do this, I know I have no choice. You are to be imprisoned at once, never to see outside the walls in which you are placed again. We as a whole can no longer trust you. Goodbye my son.”
Odin waves his hand about and Loki’s looks upon him in disbelief. He is sent flying back just as he had done to Thor. Thor grimaces and looks upon his brother.
“I’m sorry!” Loki quickly calls out to Thor.
Thor and Bella exchange glances. Despite whatever his father might have to say or do. Thor makes his way over to Bella. He grabs hold of her as if for dear life. He looks to his father in a pleading matter.
“Woman come forth…”
Bella cringes and Thor drops his hold. Before she stands before Odin, Thor pecked her on the lips. He took in a breath with a silent prayer as Bella went before his father.
“You lack the qualities Sif had in making the perfect Asgardian wife for my son.”
Bella shakes her head feeling rather pissed.
“Your kind is weak, often unethical, unwise, self-centered… and a long list of other things I’ve come to learn about Midgardians.”
Bella half laughs.
“YOU however are none of those things.”
Bella freezes at his words.
“Because of you my son has become what I always hoped he would! He has become humble, more respectful, and accountable. Through you my son seeks to better himself. He has grown and will only continue to grow with you alongside of him. You seem to complement each other in ways no one else would truly understand. You are both young and with so many relying on the both of you to carry them through. To show them right from wrong and to fight alongside of them rather than in the shadows merely observing. Isabella Stark I never truly dreamed I’d ever say this to a Midgardian. But things tend to change and sometimes for the better…” Odin comes to a stand.
“Isabella Marie Stark welcome to Asgard and I offer you both my full blessing. I support this marriage wholeheartedly as well as the children within your womb. Now if you would leave us be so I might talk with my son in private.”
Bella nodded. She did a slight bow.
“Thank you, sir.” She too was escorted out of the room, by Balder.
“You can breathe now.” Balder says with a slight grin.
“Are you sure?” She says still shaking somewhat.
“He likes you Isa. This is a good thing! And it’s not always easy to be on Odin’s good side. So you must’ve done something quite impressive.”
“Now if only you honored your father as much as your fiancé has hers!”
Thor takes in a breath, but continues to look upon his father.
“Like you though she has made her share of mistakes. Has had a somewhat rebellious attitude as well. In fact you two have so much in common with it comes to your personality it’s somewhat uncanny.”
Thor resisted the urge to grin. He forced it back and merely nodded.
“But like the young Midgardian woman when it came to my absence, you made decisions in my stead. Like she they were wise and I know if I was here I would have supported you. It truly is ironic. I’ve one son that wants the throne so much he’ll do whatever he can think of in order to get it. The other wants nothing to do with it. Yet you have proved you have what it takes to be king.”
Thor smiles somewhat and shakes his head.
“I’ve no desire to that the throne anytime soon father. It belongs to you.”
Odin raises a brow.
“Have you changed your mind?”
“Not exactly, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned and that’s through Isa… Sometimes the easy road isn’t always the best one to take. You have to do what’s right and that doesn’t always mean it’s what you want.”
“I believe this woman has done you wonders my son.”
“That she has and I’m thankful for each and every day that I have her in my life.”
They both look upon one another rather sadly. Odin takes in a breath.
“Never take a single moment of that time for granted. That’s the best advice I can give you.”
Thor nods and feels himself about to tear up again. He swallows back that knot.
“You should know… you were the number one pride and joy in your mother’s heart. I’d never say that to Loki of course, but you need to know that. Don’t you ever forget it. Whenever you feel as though you cannot achieve something you think about your mother! I mean it! Never doubt yourself again.”
Thor nods yet again and quickly wipes his eyes.
“Now let’s go and shine some hope across Asgard and clean up this mess.”