E for "a lane to the land of the dead"? tbh I have Thoughts about like, Steve touching the scepter after they recover it, getting back that last dream, and telling Thor everything
If you wrote a sequel to [insert fic], what would it be about?
Man, I was fighting so hard to contain this one, because it definitely…could have turned into something a whole lot longer. I feel like it’s less open to a sequel, though, than it would have been to expansion in the middle (which is the part that I was fighting to contain).
But if I did write a sequel…I think it would involve Steve rather than remembering, getting glimpses and flashes of things, because if Loki’s magic can keep Steve mostly out it doesn’t work entirely, and especially as Loki begins to lose control of both himself and of Asgard, that ability increasingly wanes.
I actually like the idea of the thing that breaks that barrier down entirely being Wanda working her magic on Steve, messing with his brain again, which retrieves that memory. And he would tell Thor then, just before he leaves for Asgard, which leaves Steve with a whole bunch of still unanswered questions and because of that actually trying to reach Loki in his dreams, because dammit, he wants answers.
But he can’t. At least not clearly; instead it ends up being sort of a blend, a merge, Loki’s nightmares meshing with his and making things worse for everything involved.
And I’d probably end this one with a garbled message that might be Loki giving Steve some kind of desperate warning, and then nothing. And Thor is still gone.
Steve has the feeling that something’s gone very wrong.