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Divided Chapter 5Colin took the grid scanner out of the satchel at his feet and let himself down from the wagon. Loki had moved to stand beside Thor, watching.
“What do you think of them, Master Denehy?” Thor swept his hand across the landscape.
Colin shook his head, “You know, let's dispense with the niceties. Call me Col, Colin, Denehy, anything but master, bleedin' hell...” He held up his hand, “If it please yer Majesty.”
Thor shrugged, “As you wish, Colin. What say you to the longhouses?”
Colin started to speak, then smacked his forehead, reaching up into the satchel again to pull out his tablet. He tapped it once and started to read, put it down on the floor of the wagon and slid the button up on the grid scanner. At once, a red laser grid of intersecting lines descended onto the landscape in front of them, longhouses included. Colin slid the button back, the grid disappeared and he touched it to the top of the tablet.
“Ah yeah, you naile
Divided Chapter 4“For the final time, I shall drive the wagon!”
Colin splashed the water from the wash basin onto his face, clearing the last of the shaving lotion, grabbed the towel from the stand and walked to the window. Down in the courtyard, Loki and his eldest daughter were standing.
“I do not see why it matters if I drive the wagon. I am perfectly capable...”
Brenna had her arms crossed before her. Loki knew the stance, Brenna was ready for an argument.
“It matters because we will have our guest and Astrid as well,” Loki yanked on the harnesses to make sure they were secure.
“I need a better excuse. Come on, try harder.” She bent down to look underneath Lightning's belly where her father was now tightening a strap, grinding his teeth, trying not to explode.
“No? Then I will make one for you,” She stood back up glaring at him across Lightning's back, “How about this? Brenna I do not want you talking to our new guest. Remember we mu
Divided Chapter 3Colin could count on one hand the times he'd been on the back of a horse, two of them included pony rides at the local carnival. He'd mounted the pretty bay well enough but anything faster than a walk quickly proved impossible.
Colin watched Loki keep his stallion at a trot, doubling back every few minutes to stare at Colin before moving off again. His silence was maddening.
Finally Colin could stand it no longer, the stress of the last two days loosening his tongue.
“I hope yer Majesty will fergive me for impeding yer forward progress.”
Loki pulled his horse up short as if about to speak. Instead he trotted ahead yet again.
“If you wish, you can ride on ahead. I'll catch up presently.”
He saw Loki's back stiffen as he turned the horse and waited till Colin was even with him, “Seeing that they are the mode of transportation here on Asgard, was no amount of forethought given upon choosing someone who knew how to ride a horse?”
“Ah, thank G
Divided Chapter 2Colin had closed his eyes when the fabric of the sky was ripped apart by multi-colored daggers of light. There'd been a sudden lurch and he'd felt his stomach drop as if he'd been riding the Big Dipper at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
When the world stopped spinning and he finally felt safe to open them again, he wished he'd kept them shut. Before him was a giant of a man arrayed in burnished dark gold armor plate over leather trappings, his white blond hair done up in a thick braid at his back, beard trimmed neatly at his chin. He stood beside a set of high, intricately carved stone doors which had been thrown open to reveal a polished quartz walkway, glittering with the colors of the rainbow, what lay beyond the walkway, however, was what made Colin drop his suitcase with a clunk.
“I've landed in fecking Disneyland!”
Lily glowered at him as she bowed to the man in front of them, “Thank you Heimdall. This is Agent Colin Denehy.”
Heimdall's piercing tawny eyes
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