Because I’m the monster parents tell their children of at night?
"One day I’ll remember, remember everything that happened. The good, the bad…"
a fanmix for two tricksters having fun across the verse and falling in love along the way. a happy non-angst view of their world.
01. Accidentally in Love - Counting Crows // 02. Trouble - Lily Kershaw // 03. Anything for You - Ludo // 04. I Choose You - Sara Bareilles // 05. Heart in My Pocket - The Orion Experience // 06. True Love - Pink ft. Lily Allen // 07. Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men // 08. Momentum - The Hush Sound // 09. Something in the Way You Are - Kimbra // 10. Upside Down - Jakalope // 11. Heaven - The Orion Experience // 12. Lucky - Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat // 13. Chasing the Sun - Sara Bareilles
for aonorunic, who wanted Bruce uncertain of whether Loki loved him or the Hulk more:
"You would truly think that of me?"
The expression on Loki’s face hurts.
"No. Yes. I don’t know," Bruce mutters. He rubs at his eyes, "You’re not the only one with anxieties, you know?"
He smiles, soft and self-deprecating. He doesn’t want Loki to think he was aiming a jab at him, the way far too many of their initial interactions went.
What a pair they make. Both filled to the brim with issues and jagged edges, where the slightest turn of phrase could make them bristle defensively or brood over it for far too long. Or both. Really, it’s a wonder they’ve lasted this long at all.
And Bruce tries, he does. But something ugly twists in him whenever he sees Loki’s expressions aimed at the Hulk, that wild manic smile reserved only for the Other Guy. The Hulk’s already taken everything else away from him, he doesn’t want him to take away this, however crazy the others think he is for shacking up with Loki.
It’s not that Bruce doubts Loki feels affection for him - they’d hardly be where they are if he didn’t - but he sometimes thinks Loki prefers the Other Guy. Prefers the unleashed chaos of his destruction, the towering muscles and power. It’s not like it’d be that surprising. Bruce has seen Frost Giants since becoming involved with Loki; it’d make sense Loki would prefer something his instincts would be more drawn to -
Bruce’s thoughts grind to a halt at the long fingered hand curling into his hair.
He looks up into Loki’s eyes, breath catching in his throat.
"I shall say this only once and never again - if you think I prefer your berserker to you, you are sorely mistaken. Though I must admit my first meeting with your other half certainly had an impact, it is you with whom my affections lie.”
Loki moves closer, forcing Bruce to look up. Loki’s eyes are very very green this close. It sends a thrum of desire tingling down Bruce’s spine.
"Any regard I hold for him stems from him being a part of you and not the opposite. I admit that I enjoy his rage, but it is your serenity that I love.”
It takes Bruce a moment to register what Loki says. Even Loki looks a bit taken aback. Oh. Oh.
Bruce smiles. He pulls Loki down, pressing their foreheads together. Loki closes his eyes, hand tightening in his hair.
"Love you too." And he does. He might be crazy for it, but he does.
They stay that way for a long time. Bruce replays the conversation over and over in his head, lingering on Loki’s confession. He sears it into his memory, trying to burn out any lingering ghosts of doubt. That Loki said it, that he hadn’t closed himself off at the first sign of doubt (like before) meant everything. Maybe they weren’t so hopeless after all.
He groans when he realizes something.
“Oh my god, I can’t believe you made that pun at a time like this,” Bruce laughs against him, shoulders shaking.
Loki smiles, eyes shining.
"As opportunities go, that one was far too good to give up," Loki tries for a haughty tone, but ends up giggling. Bruce loves it. It is little moments like this that made him fall for Loki in the first place, little glimpses into the fact that Loki is more than the bag of cats that is his brain.
"Never doubt I meant what I said," Loki murmurs.
"Okay," Bruce says, feeling his heartbeat starting to calm, "Okay."
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night
-Mary Elizabeth Frye
— for forthanalingus —
In honor of getting 700 followers, I’ll now be taking prompts! It’s intended for gifs/graphics, but I’ll also take fic prompts for a short fic (~1000 words max)
Accepting prompts for:
MCU (+ for Loki, frostiron, froz3npizza, ladies of Marvel, other gen stuff, odinbros but not thorki, I’m also not very keen on Steve/Tony)
Penny Dreadful (also pretty much anything Eva Green related)
(also, just because I might not list a character or pairing, doesn’t meant I won’t accept a prompt for them. the ones I won’t do are already noted)
I won’t be taking prompts for NSFW graphics. This is about as racy as I’m willing to go.