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One Hundred Steps Back

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Loki stood on the high dais by his mother. His eyes were turned to the far end of the room, where Thor had just entered to the cheering of the crowds.

It was his coronation day, after today, Thor would be King of Asgard.

And Loki would be the Queen.

Beside him stood a boy of 250 - just, his birthday had been a few weeks prior - and a little girl who needed to hold her brother's hand to stay close, she was only 132 and would be taken to bed as soon as the ceremony was over.

Odin stood in front of the throne of Asgard. His face was serious, but full of pride. Loki turned away from him to watch as Thor began his approach to the throne.

He had a hundred steps to make before he reached it.