Heroes die. Thankfully, as Loki so loved to remind him, he was no hero.
Perhaps that's why he's lying here, electricity convulsing through him, feeling the little life within him slowly ebb away as blood, hot and sticky, coats his thighs. The electricity will not kill him, no... and neither will watching Thor walk away from him and their unborn babe without so much as a second glance...
No, only heroes die and are whisked away to Valhalla. Villains live just long enough to find that one thing they cannot live without, only to have it cruelly torn away from them.
- Part 1 of Heroes Die
Fandoms: Thor (Movies), The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
20 Apr 2018
Companion to "Heroes Die", set pre-Chapter 7.
“May its magic sustain you in this world and the next, and guide you safely to Valhalla…"
She knew that he was dead, could feel it like a knife, fresh off the anvil, carving its way through her chest. Her Papa, her sisters, her lover... all gone, and it was only a matter of time until she joined them.
Gunnhild, delirious from infection and bloodloss, remembers a semi-happier time where she bestowed upon Fandral a very special gift...
- Part 2 of Heroes Die