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What Lies Beneath

Chapter 4

Felicity felt much better as she slowly made her way back to the hotel room. She had a chance to really just breath and feel normal for a moment. No one had looked at her as if they were searching for answers she really didn't have. She had kept her eyes and ears open, making sure that no one had followed her back, as she slipped back inside and made her way to the elevator. She was sure that she'd given herself plenty of time to calm down. Felicity might be a fire cracker, a bit edgy, but she wasn't stupid. She needed to stop pushing. She needed to not pick fights with this man, it was clear he was dangerous and could honestly kill her if he wanted to.
She walked down the hallway, seeing the room at the end. She wondered if she could get something out of him, get him to talk about whatever it was going on in his head. She shrugged it off. It shouldn't matter. She just needed to stay out of the way. That was the biggest thing here. Stay out of the way and don't get killed. She grabbed the handle to the room and pushed the door open, slipping back inside, and looking around. It was quiet. He wasn't here. Or he was hiding with a big knife, or that staff, to kill her because of earlier. Whichever it was, it made her all the more alert of her surroundings. She slowly made her way through the room, looking around, taking everything in. She grumbled slightly when she found him just sitting on the couch, flipping through television channels.
“Really....you're a god....you have all the power in the world....and you're watching sitcoms on local cable.”She said and snorted a small laugh before starting towards the kitchen.
“Don't mock me.”He said simply.
“I couldn't if I wanted to.”She retorted, before she looked around. She needed something to eat. She was starving.
“What are you looking for?”Loki asked as he stood from the couch, and started towards the kitchen, following after Felicity.
“Food.”She replied, before looking back at him,”I need to eat.”
“There is no food in here.”He told her, to which she gave him a blank stare.
“No kiddin', did you figure that one out on your own, or what?”She finally replied after a moment as she started laughing.
“Where do you want to eat?”He asked, trying to ignore the fact that she was laughing at him. The nerve of this woman.
“I don't know, I've never been to New York City....”She replied, and shook her head,”I don't know what places there are to eat here.”
“Fine, I'll pick.”He said simply, before waving her away.
“Fine...but some place with hot food, please.”She said simply, and smiled lightly at him. She looked around for a moment, before turning away from him, walking away, since she was starting to feel the urge to poke and prod at him again.
“Let's go.”He said as he started towards the door, and before Felicity could say yes or no, he was gone.
She sighed a bit as she followed after him. Where was he going to take them to eat? Did gods even need to eat anyway? She wasn't sure. She was certainly going to find out, though, she was willing to bet. She made her way to the elevator with him, and stood there, silent as the grave. She was still unsure of what do to do with this situation, fight...run...accept it? There was so much going through her mind at this time, that it left her dazed and confused. She'd figure this out one way or the other. They left the hotel together, and were walking down the street. She noticed that Loki didn't have his staff at the moment, though something told her, that he'd have it in a moment's notice if need be. Loki glanced at her for a moment, and saw that she was simply doing what was asked of her this time. He wasn't sure if he liked that or not. Surely this little human girl wasn't giving up so easily, right? He shrugged the thoughts away. Right now, this little human was simply a play toy, he had bigger fish to fry. He was going to prove to his bother that he was a better god then anyway in Asgard could ever be.
They came to a stop in front of a rather lovely restaurant and Felicity wondered if they served little bits of food, teaser plates, that's what she always called it. She glanced at Loki for a moment before shrugging and stepping inside. She looked around for a moment. This place was full. She was a bit surprised. Wasn't this one of those places that required a reservation? She turned and glanced back at Loki before looking at the hostess who smiled bright at them, and asked if they had a reservation.
“Yes.”Loki said simply, before looking at Felicity, then back to the hostess,”Harper.”
“Oh, okay, let me look here.”The hostess said, and looked down at her big book of names and phone numbers.
“Um...L-...”Felicity began before Loki cut her off, shaking his head as if to tell her not to speak right now.
Felicity wondered curiously what that was about, before the hostess looked up and confirmed the name, grabbing two menus and leading them towards and empty booth. Felicity was a big surprised at this, but decided it wasn't the most shocking thing that had happened in the last few days, so she'd just leave it be for now. She took a seat and watched as Loki took the one across from her. She began to look through the menu before a small cough caused her to look up. She turned her bright hazel eyes on this man, who was handsome, and looked like he was probably very cocky. He had blue eyes, black hair, and a goatee, and he was looking at Loki. She raised an eyebrow before looking at the one across from her, who looked amused.
“What are you doing here?”The stranger asked.
“Oh now Tony, don't worry, just bringing a nice lady out for dinner.”Loki replied with a small chuckle.
“It's never that simple with you, Loki.”Tony snapped, narrowing his eyes at the god before him.
“Is it not?”Loki replied,”As I recall....I've served my time, I have free reign to do as I please.”
“We can get your brother back here in a heart beat, you know that don't you?”
“Yes...very aware, and honestly, bring your fight, see if I don't smite you like the insects you are.”Loki hissed, a gleam in his eyes, one full of glee and mischief, one that said without the words, that he wanted the coming fight.
“This isn't over.”Tony said simply, before standing up again, looking at Felicity, smiling lightly, turning quickly and walking off.
Felicity was caught by surprise over what had just happened and just sat there for a moment. What was that about? She looked over at Loki, who was watching Tony walk away, that smile still curling over his lips. She wanted to know what was going on. What brother...what fight? What the hell?!
“Should I even ask?”She finally spoke, after several minutes of silence.
“You can ask away, doesn't mean that I'll speak a word of what you want to know.”Loki replied simply.
“That's what I figured.”She said, her tone giving away her mental exhaustion over this whole ordeal.
“You seem....frustrated.”Loki pointed out as he looked up from the menu, over the table at Felicity.
“Yes, very much so, because I'm being dragged all over by you, you were just threatened, and you aren't telling me anything other then to be a good little girl, so yeah, I'm slightly frustrated.”She replied simply, before looking back down at her menu,”Oh, steak sounds nice.”
“Well, you'll simply have to get used to this frustration, because I wont be sharing anything with you, that would be risking far to much.”He said simply, before the waitress came over to take their orders.
Felicity told the waitress what she wanted before looking at Loki for a moment, giving a small sarcastic laugh, and a small snarl of her lips. She then took a sip of her wine, and rolled her eyes, as she caught the amused look on his face.
“Well I'm sorry that I'm messing up your plans, but remember who took who.”She said simply.
“I never claimed you were ruining anything.”He replied lightly,”I just can't allow you to be filled with knowledge that you can't handle.”
“You're talking to me as if I'm some child that doesn't know how to walk.”She said lightly, as she leaned back a bit, tilting her head at him.
“I'm trying to protect you from the coming storm.”He responded as he looked up at her,”I brought you here to protect you, not put you in the middle of a fight.”
“Well by the way that man spoke to you, I don't think you did a very good job,”She pointed out, still keeping her tone light, as if they were having the most casual conversation in the world.
“If I had left you where you were....first, that man would have come back for you, I didn't kill him, you know, and second, someone would have found out that you'd had contact with me.”He said simply,”And they would have demanded knowledge that you don't have.”
“Well...someone knows....so what are you going to do about that?”
“Nothing, you're by my side, you're safe.”
“Do you really think that?”She asked,”Do you really believe that I'm safe?”
“Would you still be here if I didn't?”He responded, raising an eyebrow as if daring her to question him.
“Part of me thinks yes....because there is something just not right with your brain.”She answered him easily.
Loki looked at her for a moment, giving a small laugh before looking up as their food was brought to them. He waited until it was set in front of them, and the waitress had left them alone to take a small bite. He didn't really need to eat, however, it wasn't something that he would turn down given the chance. There were many feasts he had attended in Asgard. He enjoyed sitting and eating and talking, even if it was just to play and toy with this human.
“There is something about you that has my interest, Felicity, and I will not let harm come to you, as for what I am planning, my reasons for being here, they are not of your concern, so long as you follow my lead and pay attention....when I say run, you run, when I say hide, do so, and so on.”He finally spoke after several minutes of silence, as Felicity was eating away at the steak she had ordered.
“I'm not a soldier, I don't take commands.”She told him plainly.
“This isn't a matter of choice, it's a matter of survival, if you want to see the end of what's coming.”


I'd love to read a sequel to this story!
It's really great
drakkya drakkya
Please update I'm addicted I need more
larasong larasong
I love this story!!! Please update soon!!!!
JKinzz JKinzz
Saw your footnote in chapter 8 - you're welcome! :) I feel bad for Felicity and how she has to start moving around just as she got settled in. Can't wait for the next update!
thatsrealjazzy thatsrealjazzy
Woohoo! I love when you update! Please do so more frequently, because I'm anxious to see how this turns out. :)
thatsrealjazzy thatsrealjazzy