Oh does the FrostIron Fairy has me intrigued. I would wonder if Tony questions his willingness to engage with him. How long has Loki really been following him and is he one of the fairies that visits Thor?
Loki has visited Thor several times, but never gets too close to the woodsman. He is a giant after all, but Thor always leaves pretty things for Loki, and one time as Loki perched in the the tree above Thors wood pile, watching as the man swung an axe to fill his wood shed, Thor spoke without looking up, without pausing in his work–
“You remind me of my younger brother, Thomas. His hair was curly, but the way you are quiet and watch is how he used to. He died when we were young, we were on a bridge and he fell off the edge and I couldnt save him. But with you hanging about, it almost seems like he is here again.”
Loki didnt answer, because he never did, but the next time Thor left one of those lovely scarves out on his deck as a gift, Loki wove a flower crown and left it as a thank you.
He laughed until he nearly fell from the tree when Thor wore it the next time he went to chop wood.
They have an odd friendship, but Loki thinks if it wasnt for him, Thor would be all alone in the woods, and that makes him sad, so he keeps coming back.
Please don’t tell me I’m beautiful… at least not in the same sentence as “I love you”. I know it’s supposed to instill me with confidence, but the truth is – nothing terrifies me more than the thought of somebody who’s only attracted to looks. Because looks fade; people age; and there will always be somebody who’s better looking and younger than me out there and as soon as I know that’s what your love hinges on – I know it won’t last.
So don’t tell me I’m attractive or beautiful… tell me I’m a beautiful person and that you’re attracted to my sense of humor. Don’t text me about how hot you think I am, look into my eyes and tell me of my warmth. Tell me I have a sexy mind that arouses your intellect. Tell me one thing about who I really am that you actually love… something that will last … Because I need to know that you can see the depth of my soul and are not just fascinated by the shallow reflection on the surface. Tell me something real… something that shows me not only that you see me – but that you love me for who I am…
“As a younger woman, that pressure of looking perfect got me down, but I’ve made my peace with it. With airbrushing and digital manipulation, fashion can project an unobtainable image that’s dangerously unhealthy. I’m excited about the aging process. I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect. They’re more compelling.”
The anticipation for this chapter was really something else. I don’t think I’ve seen people so antsy for spoilers in a while. I’m guessing that was a mix of the previous chapter being out so early, the fact that this chapter is the volume closer, and the eagerness to see even a glimpse of the main cast again after a few months without them – depending on your preferences of course.
(They did not make an official appearance)
This chapter is odd for me, because the content itself is great and makes for a meta-writing goldmine, but despite how eager I was to get the chapter I didn’t even read through the whole thing until the official release date. Like I wasn’t in a rush to get translations by the time the scanned pages were out.
Apparently there’s a page citing this all as Marley’s arc, not volume, which makes me think we might not actually be returning to Paradis anytime soon. Couple that with an interview with Isayama scheduled for release next month regarding the direction the story will be taking, that possibility sounds even more likely to me.
It’s a bold move if true, I’ll say that much.
If there was one thing in particular I wanted from these Marleyan-focused chapters, it was the warrior trio’s backstory. My wish was granted.
Reiner, Eren…turns out you two have more in common than you care to admit.
“As a younger woman, that pressure of looking perfect got me down, but I’ve made my peace with it. With airbrushing and digital manipulation, fashion can project an unobtainable image that’s dangerously unhealthy. I’m excited about the aging process. I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect. They’re more compelling.” —Emma Watson