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7 Mar 2012
"So," Tony says casually, "you're saying he'll be rude to us?"
"To be fair," Bruce says, "he's really good at rude."
In which Thor is distressed about family, Loki and Doom are snappish and proud, the Avengers gossip, Bucky Barnes is a Winter Soldier, and most people get laid, except Hank Pym, who would really just like to know what's going on.
- Part 2 of Hapless Queer Avengers
"I can't do that," she snaps, far too honestly. "I am not made of metal, as you pretend to be, as convenient as I am sure you find it."
"You're made of feelings," Doom sighs. "Inconvenient that you can't conceal them. Are you all right?" He adds this last abruptly, as if he thinks she won't notice it.
"Of course not!" she retorts. "I am haunted by Thor and his new-found benevolence, worse than Balder’s, and the weakest point in his armor is still stronger than I am!" She is white and perspiring, and though she is less likely to cry in this form, her eyes burn.
She is already shamed. There is no reason to spare herself with Doom.
"Loki," Doom says roughly. Words of comfort will make him vulnerable and her furious, so he simply pulls her to him roughly. He doesn't want to see her face anymore. She looks terrible.
Loki is rigid and panting and trembling. "Why?" she says. "Why, why, what do you want? Stop."
"I would like for you to calm down," Doom says. He doesn't let go.
Loki says, in an awful, keening voice, "When am I calm? When have I ever been calm? When is that not a lie, you stupid, conceited, arrogant mortal? Why can you not ask for something I can give?"
Doom laughs. "I'm not asking. I'm not. Do you understand that, Loki? I'm not asking you for anything." It's important to clarify. Very, he thinks.
"Then why am I here?"
Loki shrieks into his cloak, her eyes shut, her fists knotted at his shoulders. She is useless. Even he is saying that she is useless.
"Loki, Loki, shh," he says, stroking her back. "You're here because I enjoy your company, you fool."
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