Prompt: Loki tries to talk down to the reader, needless to say, it doesn’t turn out very well.
Note: This, like everything I write, is an AU of sorts. That being said, this is taking place under the assumption that CW never happened.
You took a deep breath, holding your head as the team faced you with reality. Loki was staying with the team, as ordered by Odin. It made sense, if it made Thor a better person, it should do the same with Loki. The only problem was that he was driving you insane. While many people were willing to bow to him and serve him, you were different. You were an Avenger, and the only time you took orders is when you were either on a mission or going on one.
Loki always acted as if he was better than everyone else, and it got under your skin more than everything else. While he was better than most people of Earth when talking about his skill in magic, he wasn’t the only one with the ability. You’ve met others who share the ability to use magic, or cast illusions, and you’ve battled people a thousand times more frightening than he is. While he does get on everyone’s nerves, Nat, Bucky and Tony are really the only one to say anything.
“He’s going to be here for a while, you might as well just ignore him.” Steve said and you sighed.
“The duration of his stay does not change his treatment of others.” You defended.
“No, but-” Nat began.
“What are you mortals talking about?” Loki asked, entering the room, “Trying to wrap your small mortal mind around something, Y/N.”
“Go away.” You demanded.
“Is the poor child upset?” Loki taunted.
“This is your last warning.” You spoke in a low tone.
“What are you going to do?” Loki questioned, “You’re just a puny human girl who-”
“That’s it!” You yelled abruptly.
You stood up, and took a few steps back so you could give yourself proper room. Loki was caught off guard for a moment, not sure what exactly you were doing. You whipped back around and glared at him as you took a running start. Once you were close enough you jumped up and used Loki’s body as a staircase. You gave a harsher kick once you reached his chest, and he flew back. You curled your body and did a backflip the rest of the way.
You landed in a crouch, and you looked up with your hand touching the floor to balance you. While you wouldn’t have acted this way with his usual comments, you drew the line at sexism. You knew plenty of women who could kick some major ass, just like you knew people who had powers similar to his. Black Widow was one of the badass females that you knew. Regardless of your connections, you didn’t tolerate sexism of any kind.
“Damn.” Natasha commented, and you turned your head.
“I think it would be best for you not to anger her again, Loki.” Thor warned, trying not to smile.
You slowly got up from your position and walked toward the god that was motionless on the floor. You stood above him, face hardening as you put your boot on his chest. He definitely looked shocked, above all things; but you also knew he wouldn’t be making his comments again. You cocked your head to the side and he raised a brow at you. There was something else in his eyes that you couldn’t quite decipher.
“Did a weak little girl just take you down?” You questioned in a dangerous tone.
“No,” You put more weight on the boot that was on his chest, “A woman just took me down.”
“Still going to make your comments?” You continued.
“No, I can assure you, I will not say anything like that again.” He promised.
“I tolerate a lot, sexism is not one of those things.” You clarified, and he nodded.
“My apologies.” He spoke.
You stood there for another moment before taking your boot off of his chest. You offered him your hand as he got up, and he cautiously took it. Tony was the first to start chuckling, which led to the rest of the team laughing. All at Loki’s experiences too, so that’s a plus. You decided that he had learned his lesson about not just insulting you, but being a closed minded moron in general. As he stood on his own feet, Thor spoke up again.
“Loki probably will be harboring hate for you for some time, but I assure you it’s not personal, it’s just Loki.” Thor spoke.
“On the contrary, I quite like her.” Loki confessed, looking at you with a smile.
“Like? What do you-oh my god.” You rolled your eyes.
Well, you had managed to both kick Loki’s ass, and get him to have a crush on you, all in one day. You took a deep breath before coming to a conclusion: at least he wasn’t going to be making those comments anytime soon. Instead, you might have a whole new set of comments to deal with.