Update in which I round up some stuff that seems to have slipped my attention and approve of some fresh and new additions. All my recs.
Title: Safe and Sound
Summary: They have not called each other ‘brother’ since Svartalfheim, but when Loki gets injured in front of Thor, his reaction is not that of an enemy, or a grudging ally.
My comment: This was simply brilliant, I don’t know where to start. There’s push and pull, the feeling of an interlude, but with so much happening anyway, a good dose of hurt/comfort and all the delicious details that come with domestic situations.. Love it.
Title: Alienation of Affection
Summary: It’s Thor/Loki, but there are references to Balder/Loki.
Note: contains intersexuality, gender dysphoria, size difference, and adultery.
Once when Thor was younger, he was severely injured in battle.
His friends were able to return him to Asgard. But for over a week he lay in the healers’ quarters, stricken with fevers and bleeding from his sewn wounds. At last Eir went to the king and queen and informed them that while she was doing her best, Asgard might lose its crown prince.
So Balder was taken from his foster parents and made known to the court, and himself, as an Odinson.
My comment: Out of this world. It’s so well done and nuanced. Amazing read.
Title: Five Times Loki Tried To Apologize
Summary: “What is this, brother?” Thor says, way too suspiciously for Loki’s liking. He is still wary around Loki. And honestly, Loki’s attempts at reconciliation would proceed that much more smoothly if Thor would just try.
My comment: In which Loki doesn’t even try not to be an idiot. Lovely and cute, but still so on point.
Title: heartbeat, same as mine
Summary: Loki becomes part of a time and place not his own.
roughly based on the viking/time travel romance prompt going around a while back, where Loki is a sad hipster boy who accidentally falls through time and starts living sort-of-not-really alongside a band of warriors and Thor takes a keen interest in him.
My comment: I don’t think you’ve lived until you had the image of Viking warrior Thor asking hipster Loki to take a selfie with him. Seriously. I love this with all my heart.
Title: So Far Away
Summary: It’s been three years, give or take a few days, and it seems like nothing has changed between them in spite of it all. He’d expected it to take longer, finding him. He hadn’t known, had no way of knowing, that Thor was just one town over with nothing but an old photograph and his unfaltering hope. Somebody had pointed him in the right direction and then there he was.
My comment: Runaways? Tattoos? Hotel rooms? Hot desperate sex? That’s all I want from human AUs like these. Loved it.
Title: Can I tell you a secret?
Summary: Loki looked up from the papers he’d been staring at for what had to be at least thirty minutes and blinked at the man standing in front of his desk. “Don’t be ridiculous, Thor. You don’t have secrets,” he pointed out, and let his gaze fall back to the paper at the top of the big pile, trying to make sense of what was written on it.
My comment: Adorable and hot.
Title: My Life as a Palimpsest
Summary: This is a story of Loki, and it starts in Vegas, when instead of getting a time-out from your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Thor drags his bruised, beat-up brother off the street and into a nearby motel room. Things only get messier from there.
My comment: Watch out for some serious story-telling skills. And I don’t mean Loki’s. Brutal, amazing.
Summary: Would you have come willingly? If I simply asked?“
My comment: This was like the pure essence (and tragedy) of these two put into one short fic.
Title: Caffeine and Filth
Summary: ‘Thor should feel ashamed, he really should, but there’s still adrenaline running through his veins and he craves more of it.’
My comment: Shameless. Awesome stuff full of tension, infidelity and age difference.
Title: Last Try
Summary: After a year of ruling Asgard under the guise of Odin, Loki comes to Thor for help.
My comment: Extremely intriguing fic dealing closely with the aftermath of canonical events. Bunch of hurt/comfort, impending angst and adventure and tons of plot? I’ll take five, thanks.
Summary: There had been yet another terrible fight between him and The Avengers that had ended with Thor grabbing him by the throat, whisking them away with his hammer and taking him to an abandoned building. Loki had let him, wanting to see what his dear old brother would say to him this time.
It had started with their usual yelling, harsh, unoriginal jabs thrown back and forth between each other. But then harsh words had somehow turned into a harsh kiss, bruising each other’s lips with sharp teeth and tongues searching for something. Thor pulled him to the ground, and there they tore their clothes off, tangling their bodies together in the rubble until they both went slack.
My comment: Angsty, fluffy and cracky kid fic. As in, Thor and Loki have a kid. Head this way for some awesome domesticity that is only hindered by the fact that Loki and Thor know how to be right idiots.