Trickster's Game - Chapter 8 (LokixOC)
“I… don’t think I can do this.”, Abby whined and smoothed out the non-existent wrinkles in her costume – for at least the hundredth time.
“Of course you can.”, Loki objected, not able to keep a note of impatience out of his voice, “Just like I told you six hours ago for the first tour.”
Her eyes looked at him in a silent plea, but Loki shook his head and replied sternly: “No, Abby. I let you get away the last two tours when you said you wanted to see my version of the Museum Loki again to get ideas for your own, but now it is definitely time. Go for it.”
She frowned again and Loki saw her insecurity rise again. What would it take to make that woman see what she was capable of? What indeed?
Checking the watch on the wall behind Abby in her office, Loki smirked:
Trickster's Game - Chapter 7 (LokixOC)
„You cannot hide in there forever.“, Loki chided through the tightly closed – and locked – bathroom door, “Abby, we have to leave soon.”
It was ridiculous, yet he had not expected anything else from her. How could a person be so insecure about themselves, even more so a woman like Abby? Shaking his head, he smoothed out the wrinkles in the dinner jacket he was wearing for the sponsors’ ball of the British Museum tonight. He had actually found a dinner jacket and dress pants in deep, noble black, and a waistcoat in darkest green. Abby’s mother had possessed treasures that could almost hold a candle to Asgardian tailoring, almost.
“Abby…”, Loki muttered again, his temper rising in impatience.
“Alright, alright!”, she called through the door and he heard her sigh in defeat, “
Trickster's Game - Chapter 6 (LokixOC)
„I wonder…“, Abby mumbled, but Loki interrupted her almost harshly, „Don’t. I brought you here so as to not talk about this thing.“
She giggled lightly and then sighed in mock defeat: “Alright, I surrender. I will not talk about this thing.”
“Good. Enjoy the roses then.”, Loki suggested and to his surprise, she did. Closing her eyes, Abby inhaled the scent deeply and he could not help but watch her, see how her sorrows fell away from her and how she relaxed visibly, the constant frown she wore ever since the incident with the purple Gem was removed from her pretty face for the moment.
Smiling, Loki allowed himself, too, the relaxation which the scent of the roses brought him, even though it was mingled with grief, the utter sadness over Frigga’s loss. However, it also brought
Trickster's Game - Chapter 5 (LokixOC)
“Here is our expert on Viking culture, Mister Tivan.”, Doctor Seward called to the man that Loki guessed was the Museum’s sponsor and guest of today. Mister Tivan turned around to them and smiled at Abby, who greeted him: “It is so nice to meet you after I have heard so much about you.”
“Only good things, I presume.”, Mister Tivan jested and smiled as he took Abby’s hand, but instead of shaking it, he placed a tender and very old-fashioned kiss on the back of her hand.
In the very instant Mister Tivan looked at Abby again, Loki decided that he did not like him. He had the white, thin hair of an old man, but looked far too young for the appearance of his hair. His eyes, however… the expression in those dark depths spoke of ancient times and of age Odin Allfather himself had not seen. When those dark eyes focused on him, an ine
Trickster's Game - Chapter 4 (LokixOC)
Trying his best to look fully occupied with the leaflet Abby had given him to learn more about some other exhibitions the British Museum had going so he could “enhance” those as well with his acting, Loki sat there in her office and perked up his ears. Three…two…one.
“Loki!”, came the accusatory sigh from the desk behind him where she kept her tea kettle, “Where did you put my mug again?”
“Oh, you mean Julian?”, he asked, turning around to her with an innocent smile on his lips, referring to the ambiguity of the word, “I thought he was in his office. And since when is he your idiot? Is there something you haven’t told me?”
The glare Abby gave him for this made it very difficult not to crack up and laugh himself breathless immediately. He lost that fight for good when Abby
Trickster' Game - Chapter 3 (LokixOC)
The week Loki had by now spent as Abby’s lodger had taught him much about his quarry. She was insecure, that he had already known, but she was also stubborn. Afraid of the dark, which was almost too cute. She could get excited over Norse mythology, roses, good tea and cookies, but be as easily depressed by the merest hint at a slight insufficiency of herself.
He had walked the hallways of the museum with her and had witnessed far more than one lapse of her assistant, Mary, yet he had never seen Abby lose her temper or even a bit of her patience. Had she herself, however, made a mistake, she continued to beat herself up over it for hours.
So it was of no surprise to him that he had had to leave her in almost a nervous fit when he left her office to change for the opening of Abby’s Viking exhibition. Never had he guessed what her mother had left her in that big house o