“How do you manage to do it father?” Hela asked.
“Do what?” Loki replied in confusion. He picked up his youngest child and carefully fed him the bottle. Green tendrils slid around his hands while a happy fanged mouth sucked at the nipple contently.
“Do this!” she yelled annoyance. “How in all the worlds do you manage to bring in another bizarre child?”
“Whatever do you mean daughter?” Loki placed the baby on his shoulder and gently patted his back. A burp escaped and he grinned at her. “All my children are not bizarre and they are very beautiful to me.”
“I know you think this father, but you have to admit it is a bit odd. “ Hela brought up her right hand and pointed at each finger. “Your first born Fenrir is a wolf and your second Jörmungand is a giant serpent who likes to eat the strangest things. I am part giantess and Jotun, plus I get to guard boring Niflheim when I am older. “Hela made a sour face at this. “Sleipnir is an eight legged horse who is super quick and super annoying. And I know you probably have more children hidden somewhere, but lets not get into that.”
“And your point is?”
“Why can’t I have a normal baby brother who is not an odd creature or a vegetable?”
Loki blinked and shrugged helplessly. “I cannot say what will happen when I am male or female. Sometimes the fates are whimsical, but I can say that I am glad that each of you was born healthy.”
“Whatever, father.” Hela rolled her eyes in irritation. Whirling in a flurry of black lace and inky black hair, she stomped out of the room.
Loki watched his daughter leave with a smirk. It was always fun to rile his daughter. A sudden tug on his long black hair caught his attention and he smiled warmly at his youngest. Red eyes looked up at him in question. “It is ok Pumko; your sister is just upset that you look like an evil orange pumpkin and not like her.”
Pumko cooed at him.
“Don’t worry my son once you are older then I am sure you and your sister will get along swimmingly. Now let me introduce you to your other siblings and your shockable, Uncle Thor.”