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Comment Fic Drabbles

Author: ciaranbochna
Fandoms: MCU, one original
Characters: Loki, Sif, Yggdrasil
Disclaimer: I own neither the characters nor the world of MCU
Warnings: Grief
A/N: Written for prompts on comment_fic   As brooding as ever.

Author’s choice, author’s choice, the scariest sound in the world (MCU, Loki, Sif, Yggdrasil)

The water does not ripple. It curves around the pillars below the bifrost, afraid of the undertow.

Trees in the courtyard are unwavering, no air moves between their leaves.

Sif trains in another courtyard. The water from a nearby fountain is muted, moving sluggish and thick, as if filled with silver.  Her swords moves through the air, cutting particles of sunlight trapped, static, around her.

The guards outside the throne room twitch, as if something beneath their skin consumes them.

Loki smiles from the throne, temporarily assuming his own face. The stone trembles under his hands, breath barely moves his chest.

It slows matter around him, tests the boundaries of time, pain.  Most days he contains it, keeps it close as the shattered pieces of sleep and memory.

He can feel Yggdrasil’s arms around him, cradling his back more than the faltering stone.

When he fails, Yggdrasil keeps  it from spreading beyond Asgard. But he can see the light of stars begin to warp when he stands at the edge of the bifrost.

He doesn’t want to share this, but the edges have been corrupted.

His shield falters.  He cares less each day to hold it in place.

Fairy tales, any, villainy is a subtle thing

I know everything that grows in these woods. Do you see that fox? It knows to leave the voles alone. The voles only eat elderberries –their flesh is poison.

No one ever sees me. I am a thing to be swept into the fire.

I stay here for hours. There is so much that travels through the cracks in the windows, in the stones. They think no one knows.


They all tell you stories. Give you pieces  of themselves to build anew. The invisible, once discarded, will raze those who kept them chained.

Comments

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caffienekitty
Feb. 2nd, 2015 05:47 am (UTC)
Very evocative.
ciaranbochna
Feb. 2nd, 2015 03:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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