Chapter 1

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I lay, half conscious, on the floor of our spaceship. There was a knife sticking out of my hip, and I could barely hear the conversation going on right next to me. When the alien dude, whoever he was, walked past me, I faked being dead. My hearing had returned more, and I could hear what the alien-thing was saying.

"Hear me... and rejoice. You have had the privilege of being saved by the Great Titan. You may think this is suffering. No. It is salvation," he proclaimed. His voice was annoying enough, his words just made it worse. I passed out again for a moment. When I came to, I heard a different voice.

"Destiny arrives all the same. And now, it's here. Or should I say... I am."
It was a deep voice, and something about it made my skin crawl.

"You talk too much," Thor said. I would have rolled my eyes, but my head hurt too much. I opened my eyes, and let my vision clear. After a second, I saw a giant purple figure holding Thor's head with his ginormous hand, Loki standing in front of him, and guards surrounding them all.

"The Tesseract. Or, your brother's head. I assume you have a preference?" The purple figure, who I deduced to be Thanos, said.

"Oh, I do. Kill away," Loki said coolly, smirking. Thanos smiled evilly, and dug his knuckle, that had what I'm guessing was an infinity stone on it, into Thor's head. My jaw dropped. "Alright, stop!" Loki shouted, clearly troubled by the treatment of his brother. Thanos dropped Thor, who was gasping, and holding his head.

"We don't have the Tesseract. It was destroyed on Asgard," Thor said, laughing slightly. Loki sighed, looking down for a second. Then he brought his head back up, his eyes closed, and lifted his hand. There was a blue light, and the Tesseract materialized into his hand. "You really are the worst, brother," Thor sighed, looking exasperated with Loki.

"I assure you, brother, the sun will shine on us again," Loki said. Thanos crushed the Tesseract, then picked something small, that had a sheen of blue glow. He held it above one of the spaces on his golden gauntlet. The stone seemed magnetically attracted to the spot, and once he let go, there was a blinding flash of blue light. Thanos laughed.

"Your optimism is misplaced, Asgardian," Thanos said, with a glint of amusement in his eyes.

"Well, for one thing, I'm not Asgardian. And for another..." Loki said, starting to smirk, "we have a Hulk." Loki quickly sidestepped before the Hulk smashed into Thanos' back, sending them both flying to the other side of the spaceship. Once
he'd made sure Thanos was good and distracted, Loki rushed over to the place where I lay. His eyes widened when he noticed my wounds. I kept dipping in and out of consciousness. He kneeled down next to me, his jaw dropped when he got a closer look. I stayed focused on his face to keep me awake.

"I'll be okay," I said weakly, lifting my hand to brush his cheek.

"Yes... yes you will be. Just hold on, darling. I can fix this..." he trailed off, staring at the knife with much concentration. "One moment, darling," he said. He cautiously grabbed the hilt of the knife. "This is going to hurt," he told me plainly, all the while keeping his eye contact with me. Though his voice was calm, the look in his eyes was only fear.

"Don't worry, Loki. I'll be fine," I said sweetly, smiling, "nothing you do could hurt me," I finished, closing my eyes after he nodded. A split second later, he pulled, and I felt as though my entire lower body had exploded. It took all my willpower not to scream. Instead, I bit down on my lip so hard, I tasted blood. Loki never looked up from his work. He conjured up supplies whenever he needed it.

Soon, my hip was completely bandaged up. It still stung quite a bit, but it was much better than it had been. I sat up, and got to one knee, so as to keep that side straight up and less painful. He hugged me tight, but not so tight it could hurt me. I kissed him when he pulled away from the hug. He smiled, taking a spot next to me, to watch Thanos bash the Hulk into the ground... knocking him out. That shouldn't be possible, I think. Apparently Loki was thinking the same thing, because his jaw dropped seeing Hulk lay still on the ground. I looked back from Loki to what was going on in front of me. I thought I saw Loki twitch a little, but when I looked at him, he seemed the same as he had a second before. Suddenly there was a bright light that looked like a tunnel, it went through the spaceship, and then Hulk was gone.

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