“Here they come! Quiet down.” Steve whispered harshly, shushing all the other children when he caught sight of Loki and Thor. It was time to put their plan in action. They had talked about it all weekend and it was bulletproof. Everyone smiled genuinely when the pair walked up to them.
“Hello, everyone. I am Thor and this is Loki, my brother.” The blonde brother said with a broad smile. It was like staring into the sun but you couldn’t look away. It was so infectious how he could smile and be merry. Even when his brother was a little, cute black sheep.
“Hiya. I’m Tony and this is my little pup, Steve,” Tony introduced and ruffled Steve’s hair. The blonde blushed and introduced everyone else.
“Hi, and these are our friends. She’s Natasha, and they’re Bruce and Clint.” He said pointing to the trio. They said their hellos and smiled at the little one.
“Hi, everyone. Hey, Thor, can we play hop scotch?” the raven haired child whispered to his big brother. Thor was going to answered, but was cut off by Bruce.
“Loki, would you like to come see one of my books? They’re over there.” The shyest of the bunch asked in a whisper. Loki’s eyes lit up when he saw the brunette. He was wearing a purple shirt and khaki’s. He wore dress shoes and had the most adorable glasses ever, it made adults melt when they’d see the cute little man.
Loki looked to his brother and then back at the kid genius. He nodded his head and walked closer to him and took his hand. Bruce went read in the face and walked with the tiny child to where his books sat. Everyone aww’d and smiled.
“Isn’t that cute?” Steve cooed, looking at the beautiful scene playing in front of them. Loki was leaning his head against Bruce’s arm while he was reading “No, David!” Tony nodded and smiled at his pup before turning to Thor.
“Thor, buddy, we would like to ask you something.”
“Okay. What is it?”
“We would like you to join our group. It’s called the Mini Avengers and we’d love if you and Loki would join.” Clint added, smiling his infamous smile. Natasha put her arm around his shoulder and nodded her head in agreement.
“Are you sure? As you can see, Loki is violently shy and I’d doubt if he would like to.” Thor answered back. He had a worried look on his face and it made Steve feel warm inside. Thor was genuinely scared for his little brother. If only Steve had one. Maybe he could ask daddy and papa.
“See, that’s the plan. If you both say yes, you and we can work on a plan to break him out of his shell. We’ve noticed it and it’s very unsettling. So, what do you say?” Natasha asked, holding out her hand. Thor looked at it and at the faces before him. He contemplates for a whole second before shaking her hand.
“You have a deal Miss and Gentlemen!”
“Mr. and Mrs. Odinson, thank you for coming. I sure hope that you know why Mrs. Potts and I have called for a meeting?” Coulson said, sitting behind his desk with Pepper. She was in her best since this was the first time she ever met the couple.
“No, in fact we do not know.” Jalk responded, already irritated. Phil saw Frigga roll her eyes and he woud have chuckled if he wasn’t terrified by the man.
“Honey, we have talked about this. Mr. Coulson and Mrs. Potts have been concern about Loki. In fact, so have I.” Frigga answered her husband. She placed a hand on his knee and patted it. It didn’t do much.
“Yes, it has been very unsettling to some of the children. When anyone but Thor tries to get near him, he shies away. He is always with Thor and they never really make friends.” Pepper informed the couple, crossing her legs and placing her hands on her lap.
“Of course he does. Thor is his older brother. They are stuck like glue!” Jalk bites back with a roar.
“Too stuck. When Thor is talking to others, Loki runs and doesn’t come back until Thor is alone. In fact, he sat in Thor’s lap all day, the first day. It was shocking!”
“I have not seen this behavior! It is non-existent!” Jalk barks back, trying to rip his wife’s hand from his knee. He had fire in his eyes, but his wife never backed down.
“Look, just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. I have noticed it, they have noticed it –“ Frigga pointed to the teachers. “Hell, Thor has even seen the behavior. You could ask him if you’d like. You obviously care more about him than our other little boy!”
“Guys, this isn’t necessary. We can talk –“ Phil tried to break up the fight.
“I will go sit in the car!” Jalk yelled and walked out the room. He slammed the door with a force that rattled the decorations and made some of them fall. Everyone sat down and tried to calm down. Coulson shook his head and scrubbed his hand down his face. Pepper rubbed his back and looked at the pissed woman before her.
“Maybe this wasn’t a good idea. We’re so sorry for saying anything. We didn’t need to hear any of that. It was your personal business.” Pepper apologized frantically. Frigga gave a weak smiled to the redhead and shook her head in dismissal.
“Please don’t be sorry. But what I want you to be helping my son out, okay? I want you to do whatever you need to help. I don’t care how drastic.” Frigga frantically spoke. She was turing to leave but Coulson gripped her arm.
“We will but you have got to help out. There is the community center that most of the kids go to after school. They hang out there. My son, Steve, is one of them. My boyfriend usually goes with him. I can ask if he could watch out for your son and then come to me if anything changes.” Phil said. Frigga fidgeted and looked unsure. Loki in a new environment? That doesn’t sound too good, but she’ll try. She’ll try anything.
“Okay, Mr. Coulson and Mrs. Pepper. You have a deal. I will bring Loki to the center on Friday. I just hope you are right.” Frigga said, smiling nervously. Phil’s features softened and you could hear Pepper sigh with relief. She broke out into a grin and shook Mrs. Odinson’s hand.
“Thank you for the help, Mrs. Odinson. We couldn’t have done anything without you today. I just hope your husband will budge.” Pepper said, nervously. Frigga shoock her head and chuckled.
“Jalk is as stubborn as a mule. He won’t budge for any of this. He hates when people try to help. But, what he doesn’t know, can’t possibly hurt him.” She said patting them on the shoulder and leaving the classroom.
“Well, that was an ordeal. I wouldn’t have made it through that meeting without slapping Jalk!” Pepper gritted between her teeth. She was sent a raised eyebrow but with an agreeing look.
“At least we got permission to try and help Loki out of his shell. That’s all I needed to know. Now, we need to start planning out our plot.” Phil responded.
“Woah, we are teachers, not evil scientists or villain.” Pepper joked. Phil just chuckled and packed up his stuff, ready to go home and kiss his son and love of his life.
“If that is so Pep, then no one mentioned it to me.” Phil joked back. Pepper just chuckled and lightly punched Coulson’s shoulder.