lost prince of asgard

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In the Grip of Grace - chapter 16/16 - by proantagonist
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This story is now complete.

THOR/LOKI. HURT/COMFORT. SLOW BURN. AU - CANON DIVERGENCE. URBAN SETTING. WORLD TRAVEL. 90,309 WORDS.

Summary:  When Loki learns the truth of his heritage, he quietly leaves Asgard behind. The search for the lost prince continues for nearly a year until Odin hires a professional tracker to find him, sending Thor along on the hunt to ensure Loki’s safe return. They locate him on Midgard, living on his own in a run down apartment—depressed, weakened, and trying very hard to disappear.

Imagine you work at the palace in Asgard. Your best friend works there as well and comes sometimes in contact with the younger prince Loki. In usual gossip with her, it turns out that she has a big crush on him. Shaken by the fact that she, a servant girl, will never get a chance to be with a prince, she asks you, who has a natural talent for art, to draw her a picture of him. After some time you are done and present it to her. You could capture the beauty of him to its fullest, your friend is very happy and like a professional you have also signed it for her. Unfortunately, in the hustle and bustle of the work, the artwork gets lost. And of all the people at the place it manages to land precisely in the prince’s hands!! After all that time, you’ve managed to go unnoticed, you have gained the attention of the sinister young prince Loki, who, after a while of wondering has found out whom the name of the artwork belongs to.

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In the Grip of Grace - Ch 10 - by proantagonist
By Organization for Transformative Works

Thorki. Slow burn. Hurt/Comfort. Explicit.

Summary:  When Loki learns the truth of his heritage, he quietly leaves Asgard behind. The search for the lost prince continues for nearly a year until Odin hires a professional tracker to find him, sending Thor along on the hunt to ensure Loki’s safe return. They locate him on Midgard, living on his own in a run down apartment—depressed, weakened, and trying very hard to disappear.

Thorki fic rec update - multichapter

Some of these are WIP! As usual, a complete rec list is here.

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Title: dream state
Summary: Years after losing his brother, Thor sees someone that looks exactly like him.
Rating: E
Wordcount: 25k
My comment: What a great story. There’s pinch of everything - angst, guilty pleasure, smut, action and fighting..

Title: Wergeld
Summary: It was springtime, and Thor had taken his men war-faring to seek goods for themselves; but raiding a foreign temple brought him far more than he’d ever imagined–in either goods or trouble.
Rating: M
Wordcount: 80k
My comment: Amazingly drawn historical AU, I was totally captivated. There are amazing nuances in Thor and Loki’s relationship and the complications it all brings to the life they lead. Stunning world-building.

Title: The Old Ways
Summary: “And I thought you liked tricks.” Loki only sighed, low and light, his chest barely moving against Thor’s own. “Oh, I see. Just not when they’re played on you.” Based on a Norsekink prompt in which Thor and Loki get fake-married to avoid a diplomatic incident in the outlands of wild Álfheimr. Except they got real-married. And they’re going to find out the hard way.
Rating: E
Wordcount: 41k
My comment: Behold the fic in which Clarice gave us what we all wanted. Fake marriage turned a real one? Some heavy angst? Indulgence? Yes, thank you. Brilliant.

Title: In the Grip of Grace
Summary: When Loki learns the truth of his heritage, he quietly leaves Asgard behind. The search for the lost prince continues for nearly a year until Odin hires a professional tracker to find him, sending Thor along on the hunt to ensure Loki’s safe return. They locate him on Midgard, living on his own in a run down apartment—depressed, weakened, and trying very hard to disappear. But finding Loki turns out to be the easy part. Thor must figure out a way to get through to his brother before his anger finally boils over into violence.
Rating: E
Wordcount: 34k
My comment: This author is a magician when it comes to exploring pain and healing. The atmosphere is almost palpable in this story.

Title: Out of the Mouths of Babes
Summary: “He’s my brother,” Thor says with a shrug. “I don’t expect you to understand.” He doesn’t. He doesn’t understand any of it himself, after all.
Rating: E
Wordcount: 196k
My comment: This is a very long series, paired with The March of the Damned bellow, exploring extremely harsh topics, including domestic abuse, suicide, drug addiction.. it hurts and it puts a strain on your view of all the characters, but it’s an amazing work.

Title: The March of the Damned
Summary: From time to time I feel the urge to write a Loki’s POV story from the Babes!verse AU. As any of you who’ve read Out of the Mouths of Babes know, its stories are nearly entirely told from Thor’s POV. So, the Loki stories will go here.
Rating: E
Wordcount: 227k
My comment: As said in the summary. Very brutal, but captivating.

Title: Never Doubt
Summary: The Aesir won’t accept a king who would ride into battle and be unable to tell enemy from ally, so when his berserker nature is discovered, Thor and Loki’s inheritances and roles are upended drastically. But some things never change.
Rating: M
Wordcount: 35k
My comment: Angst. Angst everywhere. I love this reversal play.

Title: A Poison that Never Stung
Summary: Loki is a seventeen year old runaway that gets taken in by Thor. (Thor’s probably gonna regret it)
Rating: E
Wordcount: 29k
My comment: I love everything about this, the setting, atmosphere, characters.. both Thor and Loki are stubborn, but relatable, you can easily see both of their points of view and it’s all fluffy and angsty..

Title: Where Shadows Lie
Summary: “We could call the enemy ‘Walkers’,” offers Bruce. “Like they do on The Walking Dead.” Thor thinks they should be called Shamblers or Stumblers instead, but keeps his silence. His teammates might take offense to their iconic television show being referred to as The Stumbling Dead. Zombie AU. Written to sate my desire for Thor/Loki-centric apocalyptic fiction. Title from Tolkien’s Ring verse.
Rating: E
Wordcount: 30k
My comment: This was so well and compelling! What a ride.

Title: Godchild
Summary: When Loki finds a de-aged Thor wandering alone on the battlefield, Loki takes the five year old child in and resolves to figure out how Thor was transformed and why… The whimpering grows into sobbing and Loki waves the steam away with a sweep of his arm to reveal a blond haired boy wandering across the cracked pavement. The child stumbles over Mjolnir and falls to the ground. Loki starts and not because the child is crying anew, but because Mjolnir shifted a small measure as the boy’s weight leaned against it. The hammer moves for no one save for the God of Thunder himself. “Thor?” Loki questions and before he becomes fully aware of what he’s doing, Loki sweeps in, snatching the child into his arms.
Rating: T
Wordcount: 39k
My comment: As might be obvious from the summary, the fic is Gen and explores the brotherly relationship of Thor and Loki. It’s unbelievably brilliant and without any hyberbole at all I am telling you I actually cried towards the end. Real tears and sobs.

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In the Grip of Grace - Ch 11 - by proantagonist
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Thorki. Canon universe with an AU twist. Hurt/Comfort. Slow burn … that has actually already burst into flames.

Summary: When Loki learns the truth of his heritage, he quietly leaves Asgard behind. The search for the lost prince continues for nearly a year until Odin hires a professional tracker to find him, sending Thor along on the hunt to ensure Loki’s safe return. They locate him on Midgard, living on his own in a run down apartment—depressed, weakened, and trying very hard to disappear.