The return to Asgard was tense. No words were spoken between the two brothers and they landed out of the portal. Thor leads Loki quietly through the back roads of Asgard away from the people who's judgment and comments were not needed. At one point Thor chanced a glance at Loki as they approached the palace to see if Loki would show any emotion or reaction. Fear, uncertainty, disdain. Neither look crossed Loki's face, his expression schooled into one of complete aloofness. Thor turns away from Loki and leads him through the palace doors and into the throne room. Odin and Frigga are the only two there. Frigga stands beside Odin her eyes quickly looking to Loki, looking at his condition. Her eyes become suspiciously wet and she blinks once. Loki looks back to her for a moment an odd almost vulnerable expression crossing his pale face before vanishing completely. Odin looks from Thor to Loki before stepping forward motioning for Thor to remove the gag. With nimble fingers Thor takes off the gag nervousness eating at his insides at the though of which punishment would befall his wayward brother. Loki does not spare Thor a glance, silently staring at his father that cold expression in place. Thor moves to leave before Odin waves him back.
"Thor stay. I wish for you to be here to hear the punishment." Odin states. Thor looks from Loki to Odin and steps forward. "Father I must plead with you to not kill my brother, he-"
"Silence Thor," Odin orders softly and Thor falls quiet. "I am not going to kill Loki. His mother and I have thought it over. Loki has killed many people and caused wide spread panic and destruction. That can not simply be over looked. We have decided rather than kill him or have him tortured as many would prefer, we instead shall reverse his life." Odin states looking at Loki. Thor blinks confused by what his father meant. But Loki catches on quickly. "You think making me a child again will make it all better?" He sneers. Odin sighs softly. "You will be reverted back to a new born child and given to Midgardian to raise. On your 18th birthday you shall be returned to us, your memories restored and hopefully with a new sense of life and no hatred in your heart." He states gravely. Loki blinks. "Even so All father, my memories could return to me with just a glance in the mirror." He replies eyes never leaving Odin. Odin nods. "Yes, you've always been rather clever. It has also be decided that you will be turned into your female counterpart. You rarely ever used her so it would be less likely to jog that memory of yours." He states.
Thor and Frigga were silent. Thor looks towards Loki who lifts his chin defiantly. "If you think taking my memories and gender will make the difference than so be it." He mutters coldly. Odin nods and takes the scepter that rested against the throne. He pointed it at his defiant charge and meets his eyes. "I shall see you again Loki." He whispers before a light consumes the God of Mischief. When the light clears away a crying baby remains were Loki once stood. Frigga quickly goes to the babes side and scoops her up from the cold marble floor. The child's cries soften slightly. Frigga looks to Odin. "We must dress her in something." She mutters and she coos at the baby. Thor quickly removes his scarlet cape and hands it to his mother who wraps the child in it. Odin comes forward and with his wife and son studies the newborn. It it no doubt Loki. Thor thinks as he gently touches the downy black hair upon his tiny head. Her face scrunched up and her eyes peered open showing a brilliant green. Thor swallows and smiles at the infant. Odin strokes the top of her head before looking to Thor. "Thor I am putting the duty upon you to find her a home and family. I would prefer someone you can stay in contact with."
Thor looks from his father to Loki as Frigga hands her to him. He holds her gently almost awkwardly in trying to be gentle. His fingers reached for her cheek and Loki's little hand came forward grasping his finger. Thor looks to his father. "He shall have no memories or powers?" He asks. "His memories are sealed away for now, his powers hidden until the time is right." Odin replies watching his adopted daughter/son with a heavy heart. With one arms still cradling the baby he places his hand on his father's shoulder. "I shall not fail you father." He swears. Taking his deaged brother/sister, he heads towards Heimdall knowing exactly where to take his charge.