[…]“Very well. If you truly mean to gift me…”
“Reward,” Loki corrects and Thor raises his head with a sad smile.
“Reward, then. I would ask that you let me hold you tonight.”
Loki waits a second. “Hold me?”
“I always knew that beneath all that thundering surface you could be a little dull and boring, but this? Where is your inner animal Thor? I thought you wanted to show it to me.”
“Don’t pretend you don’t know what it is I really want of you,” Thor frowns and finally breaks free from Loki’s hold.
“And what would that be?”
Thor pauses, eyes searching Loki’s face. Loki fights to keep his focus on Thor, vision swimming a little.
“Love,” Thor replies laconically and turns to undress.[…]