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United Epilogue“He is going to break his neck.” Loki muttered as he leaned against the rails of the paddock.
Eidra lifted Bryn, who'd started to fuss, to her shoulder and started to pat his back. Behind her, she heard another whimper, “Of course Astrid cannot be left out.”
Helgi had given Astrid her knuckle to worry, “Of course not, why should brother have all the attention?”
A plainative curse was heard across the paddock as Chase hit the dirt once more and the others laughed. Blackberry shook her head and pawed the ground as if to challenge him as Brenna gave him her hand to get up. “You must be gentle with her.”
“Where have I heard that before?” He grunted.
“That horse be whipping yo' ass.” Brian laughed.
Sophie nudged Brenna, “Get up there and show him how it's done.”
Brenna rolled her eyes but she was smiling, “If I must.”
Loki watched the teens with no small measure of glee. Across the field, he coul
United Chapter 76They walked out of the hallway through the broken door into the twilight where Loki saw a few yards distant a circle of black vans around a black SUV upside down on its back. His brother was standing beside a man with his hammer raised and Loki could only surmise it was the driver. When he realized who it was, he began to run.
Chase and Brian jumped step after step on their way back down the stairs. They had watched from Chase's father's office as Thor had flipped the SUV, Ironman alighting on the front lawn of the hospital as staff began to run outside to see what was happening.
“Damn, it don't look good.” Brian huffed as they burst through the lobby doors into the night and saw someone running across the lawn at the SUV.
Loki heard Brenna call out to him but all he could see was David ready to turn around for the handcuffs an agent had in her hands.
He struck David in the chest, his hands coming up to David's temples, “I told you I would see you dead!” He roar
United Chapter 75David opened the door to Loki's room. Stepping inside, he walked to the cot, nudged it once, twice with his knee before Loki opened his eyes.
“You're looking a bit out of sorts.”
Loki closed his eyes. David kicked the cot, harder now.
“I think if I let Brenna see you now, she might change her mind about helping me. What if I promised to get you medical treatment?”
He kept his eyes closed, “Why did you take her from me?”
“To teach her a lesson. People must be trained just as animals. Conditioned to respond to stimuli. Pavlov did it with dogs. He trained them to salivate at the sound of a bell because they associated the bell with food. I want to train your daughter to perform as a way to preserve your safety.”
Loki chuckled thickly spasming as he began to cough.
“I don't see the humor in this,” David bowed low over him.
Loki took a deep breath, “Do you not?” He gathered what strength he could, pushing himself up fro