Divided Chapter 29The preternatural quiet of the palace lay heavy on his ears. At the end of the hall before the great gilded doors stood Thor, his hands clasped before him, Jane to his left, looking up at him. He could see Thor had been crying even from a distance away and it unnerved him. Thor opened his arm and caught him in a hard embrace.
“Thank you for coming so swiftly, brother. Old Clotho has been at his side all night as has mother. There is naught to be done. Let us pay our respects while he may yet hear us.”
Frigga looked up from her chair beside the bed when the door opened. She was sitting in a padded chair, a tome in her lap, holding Odin's hand and he was struck by how she seemed to have aged so over the past season. A smile brightened her face, melting away a few seasons.
“Boys,” her voice was soft, “Come, he knows you are here.”
All at once he felt panic stricken as he had when he was a boy, knowing he must face his father for whatever reason, b
Divided Chapter 28The wind buffeted Eris about as she wrapped her jacket tighter around her shoulders. In the distance, gray clouds were amassing, bringing the Fire island lighthouse into sharp relief. A light rain had started to fall. The guide at the front of the crowd looked up at the sky.
“We'd better wrap up the tour and get back on the bus.”
Eris stepped in line as the guide, a middle-aged man dressed in a three piece suit and sporting dark sunglasses, gestured to the bus driver to open the doors. In a week, they would return to the site to depart for Asgard. Eris slunk into the seat as the bus roared to life. She took her cell from her pocket and started to scroll through the messages. Alex had told her she wouldn't last a day in Asgard without all the modern conveniences and the reality depressed her. Maybe she was going to attempt the impossible but it certainly wouldn't be the first time. The rain outside had built to a downpour.
She'd always been resilient, a direct result o
Divided Chapter 12Eidra pulled Fen closer before her, keeping her hands firmly on his shoulders.
“They are all old. Did they not bring any children?”
“No,” Jane scanned the people filing into the Throne room, “No families were scheduled for this trip. At least not to my knowledge.”
Brenna reached over and knuckled him atop his head, “They were smart, they left their little worms at home.”
Fen swatted at her and missed as Eidra snapped, “Will you both be still?”
Brenna stuck out her tongue at Fen who hunkered closer to Eidra with a scowl.
“See how much older Stark is?” Jane exclaimed, “Good god.”
The doors of the Throne room swung shut with a boom as Thor stood up from the throne, starting down the stairs to greet the group. Loki swung his gaze to his left, catching Eidra's eyes as he followed his brother and giving her a thin smile.
Simon had been guided to one side by Beth and as such was able to see Tony extend a hand