Loki stumbled out into the sitting room barefoot and bare-chested with only his pair of black pants from the night before. He stopped in his tracks when he saw the back of an unfamiliar head, but he remembered it was Rebecca. He was still a little mad that his mistress went to bed without him after supper. What was that all about?
Loki padded over to behind his chair where Rebecca was sitting and cleared his throat.
“Excuse me, did you just call me sunshine?”
“Yeah, your such a miserable ball of broken-heartedness so I’ve decided to call you sunshine.” Rebecca looked up at him and smiled softly.
“You know, you’re sitting in my chair.”
“Oh am I? Gee, I’m sorry, it’s just super comfy, kind of like the one back…home.” A somber expression overcame Rebecca’s face. She picked up a large book of some sort and a plate of toast before she moved over to the sofa.
Loki sat happily in his chair and looked at the breakfast platter in confusion. “They delivered breakfast already?”
Rebecca nodded with a piece of toast in her mouth.
“And you didn’t wake me?”
Rebecca nodded again, looking at the book in her hands.
“And what’s that?”
Rebecca swallowed her toast, “They dropped off some of my belongings. After I got kidnapped they said they would allow me to spend one hour on Earth to collect anything that I wanted.” She paused and looked at Loki, “Rikes came with me so I couldn’t escape. So yeah, this is a photo album that I made when I was fourteen. It’s kind of cheesy, but it’s the only thing from my childhood that makes me happy.”
It dawned on Loki that even though she was tough and sarcastic, Rebecca was just scared and that she missed her home.
“It’s funny, you know?”
Loki shook his head, “I don’t understand.”
“The life that I had was so mundane and boring and I wished someone would come along and make it fun for me. Then all this happened,” Rebecca gestured to all around her, “and now I just want to go back to my life where nothing happened because that’s all I needed. I had gone through all the excitement that one person could possibly bear and all I needed was some peace.” Rebecca looked back down to her photo album. “It makes me laugh because they told me that if I played my cards right, I could go home and see my family again. But I don’t have a family anymore, and what’s a home without a family?
“Surely you know what it’s like to have the feeling of a family and only to have a ripped away from you.” Loki shifted his position in unease; family was not a topic he liked to discuss. “Your father builds you up from day one and then in one final look he just completely disowns you.”
“How do you know all this information about me?”
“You’d be surprised at what I can do.” Rebecca stood up suddenly and looked down at Loki, “Subject change! Your hair looks greasy.” Loki was taken aback by the comment. “Oh stop it you little diva, here’s a suggestion: you go hop in that swimming pool of a bath tub and I’ll wash your hair for you.” Rebecca paused and studied him for a minute, “You need a trim too.” She strode off towards the bathroom and let her hand rest on the doorknob as she looked at Loki, “Well?” Loki stood up and grinned, maybe his mistress would do her job finally.
The bathroom was stone just like the rest of the chambers with a full size mirror, a sink, and bath tub that could be easily mistaken for an in-ground swimming pool. There was some sort of plumbing system that circulated fresh water into the pool all day. Loki smirked as he walked by Rebecca confidently. When his back was turned to her, Rebecca stuck her tongue out at him. She didn’t care how attractive he was; she hated cocky men who thought they could own a woman.
Loki turned back to Rebecca and winked as he started to take off his trousers and then his boxers. Loki could see Rebecca was struggling to keep her stony gray eyes on his face and made his presence more profound. He stood in front of her entirely naked and gave her look to say she should do the same. Rebecca laughed and raised her hands, “Sorry, man, I already took my bath.”
Loki furrowed his eyebrows together, “You can’t just suggest to bathe with me and then refuse to get in the water with me!”
“Actually, I never said anything about getting in the tub, I just suggested me washing and cutting your hair.” Loki scowled at her, “So don’t get your nonexistent panties in a bunch and get your fine ass in the water!” Oh dear, did she just tell him he had a fine ass. Rebecca bit her lip, well it could have been worse, she could have commented on his cock. She assured herself, Yes, it could have been so much worse.
Loki mumbled incoherently under his breath as he slipped into the water. Rebecca was a little dismayed that she would have to keep her abstinence going for as long as she could. She walked over to the cabinet where she grabbed a bar of soap and scissors and then she padded back towards the edge of the tub and sat next to Loki. Hiking her dress up to her thighs, Rebecca let her feet dangle in the water. Her toes hardly brushed the seat that went around the inside of the tub. The water was warm and soft on her skin. She smiled sadly remembering going to the beach and visiting her little secret creek and understanding that she’ll probably never go there again. “Go under,” she whispered.
Loki looked back at her, “I’m sorry what?”
Clearing throat she repeated herself. Loki studied her for a minute before he let his head go under the water. When he resurfaced, droplets of water traveled down his perfectly chiseled face. Rebecca found herself following one droplet that could have been mistaken for a tear. Shaking her head, she dipped her hands in the water and rubbed the bar of soap between them. She worked her hands through his hair that was a bit of a mess. After a few minutes, Loki closed his eyes and started to relax. He leaned against Rebecca’s legs and his breathing slowed.
Rebecca was very good with her hands; her fingertips moved in circles and massaged his head. It was very relaxing what she was doing to him, it reminded him of when his mother would bathe him and Thor together when they were very young and she would make faces at them. Loki’s thoughts traveled back to Rebecca’s skilled hands and started of thinking in what other ways she could be good with her hands. He imagined her pushing him bare chested onto his bed and slowly undoing his pants. He could see her reaching her hands down and- Rebecca cleared her throat. Loki became aware at how clear the water actually was and how she had the perfect angle to see his erection.
“I’m going to speak a little out of character for a second.”
“If you’re going to try and seduce me you’ve already done that with your hands.” Loki adjusted his position sitting up a little straighter.
“Funny. But seriously, shut up, I need to make something clear with you.”
Tilting his head backwards, Loki eyed her suspiciously.
Rebecca started giggling, “I’m sorry, your face- it was just…” Regaining her serious composure, Rebecca looked down at Loki, “Okay so here it is: you said you wanted to free humans from freedom.” Loki nodded, still confused as to how Rebecca knew all of this information. “Well, you were stupid.”
Rebecca smacked the back of his head, “Shut up and let me speak.” Pausing she took a breath, “If you really think about it, there is no freedom. There are always rules that you have to obey. Rules are everywhere, religion, driving down the highway, even in nature! In nature you’re not allowed to eat this or fuck that animal because it’s not allowed. So you see, you wouldn’t be freeing us from freedom, the idea of it yes, but not from actual freedom.” Loki sat in silence contemplating what she had said. She was wise, but she was forgetting something…
“Of course you already knew that, didn’t you? You knew that there is technically no freedom in the world, you of all people know. So you were stupid. You weren’t stupid about the freedom thing. No, you were stupid about Odin not being suspicious.”
Despair crept over Loki’s face, “Father still doesn’t understand.”
Rebecca stopped washing Loki’s hair and leaned forward so her lips were next to his ear, “You and I, we’re alike. Damaged goods. But we both took different ways to relieve our pain and that’s where it stops.” Rebecca sat up straight and Loki turned all the around and really looked at her. He took in her soft brown hair that fell in soft waves around her round face with sad, gray eyes. He didn’t trace her body with his eyes, he only bore into hers. Looking into those gray eyes he saw a girl who had been at the rough end of life.
Loki needed to know, “What makes us so alike.”
She just smiled at him and teasingly said, “That’s for me to know and you to never know.” Rebecca placed both hands on Loki’s shoulders and shoved him away from the edge of tub causing him to slip under the water.
Loki came up splashing and spitting water, when he looked at Rebecca he saw that she was lying on her back laughing at him. Standing up at his full height he could reach the bottom of the pool so he planted his feet and crossed his arms. “What was that about you stupid whore?”
Rebecca stopped laughing and eyed him, “What did you call me?”
Realizing he hit a soft spot Loki stepped forward towards her, “Whore.”
“How original, asshole.”
“Watch it,” she growled.
“Oh that is it you little fucker!” Rebecca stood up and dove into the water tackling Loki. Pushing him under she started to scream at him. “You wanted a fight, well here’s a good one for you!” Loki managed to push himself above the water and gasped in the air. Drawing up to his full height, he towered over the human. He looked down at her fiercely and she matched his glare.
“You dare to fight me? A demi-god? I could-“ Rebecca punched him across the face. Caressing his jaw, Loki opened his mouth to say something.
Smacking him across the face Rebecca growled at him, “Save it!” Rebecca had to swim back over to the edge of the pool because she was too short and her dress weighed her down too much. Her head slipped under the water a few times but her dignity never left. When she finally reached the edge she stood up, gave one final glare towards Loki, and stalked out of the room slamming the door behind her.
Loki watched her leave. As soon as the door closed he chided himself. She was the only company he had now and he pushed her away, even though she pushed him first.