To Know You're Alive: Chapter 13 Astrild entered the bustling city. SHe walked to her favorite market, her mind racing with thoughts about the palace. SHe looked over the many items in front of her and chose a few snack item and new cape. Of course, it was pure black, just how she liked it. She continued her walk down the crowded streets in relaxation. For once, Astrild wasn't worried about being watched or followed. A majority of her enemies had been killed by Loki. Astrild continued walking until she reached horse mrket. She bought a young mare for transport then quickly led the mare to the forest. She mounted bareback then started the mare at a trot. It was only a minute or two before she stopped and dismounted. A old tree with a hollow trunk stood in a dense part of the forest. Astrild found that the trunk was thick enough to hide her tack in. She reached in and pulled out the bridle and slung it over her shoulder. She then reached in and grabbed the saddle but quickly paused. Her bre
To Know You're Alive It was obvious from the very second of his capture, life would be much different and much more challenging. What awaited him at Asgard? Flogging? Inprisonment? Both? It was unknown and left Loki on edge as he grabbed the other end of the tube containing the Tesseract. Loki looked up at Thor as he turned the handle and the portal opened. The next thing they knew, they were flying through space at an outragous speed. There was still enough time for Loki to think about and anticipate the events that were about to unfold. After about a minute. everything slowed as the two landed on the iconic rainbow bridge of Asgard. Loki had closed his eyes seconds before and didn't ave the heart to open them yet. Thor took the case from Loki and held it at his side. "Come on brother." he said, firmly as he began walking down th bridge. Loki looked up, ever so slightly then down at his cuffs. After a moment of hesitation, he followed Thor to his fate.
To Know You're Alive: Chapter 2Loki was led to a out door courtyard intended for floggings. It would be private, no outsiders. The guards released his arms and walked away, leaving he and Thor alone. Thoe walked up beside him but stared forward. Loki watched him from the corner f his eye wondering what he was thinking. Thor sighed and finally turned to face is brother."Loki, I have realized my treatment towards you was unfair and cruel. I had no right to do so." he said with serious tone and expression. He waited for a few seconds before he continued. "My time on Earth taught me humiliation. I must thank you for enforcing my banishment and apologize for the wrong I have done you."Loki swallowed hard and looked down He never expected to hear anything like that from Thor and it had caught him off guard. Thor watched him, waiting for a response. Loki looked back up at Thor. "It is relieving to hear that, brother. I am sorry for my treatment towards you. I only ask for your forgiveness." Loki replied, honestly. His fa
To Know You're Alive: Chapter 3 Loki tensed as the second whip hit its mark. He clenched his fists at every slash. By the twentieth slash, Loki's back was unrecognizable. He was pulling on the chains, begging for relief. The last two whips cracked then everything fell silent. Loki stood, tense and bloody. His back was covered in blood and cuts, his wrists sliced from pulling on the cuffs. He panted and hung his head as the guards released him. Loki opened his eyes and straightened. The guards brought over his clothes and armor but he quickly waved them away. He might of been a demigod, but he still felt pain. Thor rushed to his side and took his arm. "Come brother." he said in a soft tone as he led him towards his room. Loki nodded then looked up at Odin. His face was serious, as always. Loki sighed and looked away as they entered the mansion. Loki pulled his arm away from Thor and limped forward as his brother stared at his back. "Loki." Thor called, firmly. "Enough, brother. I can do i