finaglingming:

#how i met your father #Hel calls this Daddy’s Everything’s Going To Be Okay Smile
oh no CUTE
Imagining any version of Loki being this happy is a terrible exercise. It seems too unlikely!

the first time Hel saw her father smile this way was after her accident. she had awoken in a bed that wasn’t her own, more conscious than she’d been for a long time, a time she would only remember later through a haze of medication and pain.
he had been sitting by her bed, and she remembered thinking that she had never seen him look quite so old.
he patted her arm, then, the one that was untouched, and he told her everything was going to be all right. 
he had smiled as he said it.
she had been very young then, and so she had believed him. 
for a given value of “all right”, he had not been wrong.

finaglingming:

#how i met your father #Hel calls this Daddy’s Everything’s Going To Be Okay Smile

oh no CUTE

Imagining any version of Loki being this happy is a terrible exercise. It seems too unlikely!

the first time Hel saw her father smile this way was after her accident. she had awoken in a bed that wasn’t her own, more conscious than she’d been for a long time, a time she would only remember later through a haze of medication and pain.

he had been sitting by her bed, and she remembered thinking that she had never seen him look quite so old.

he patted her arm, then, the one that was untouched, and he told her everything was going to be all right.

he had smiled as he said it.

she had been very young then, and so she had believed him.

for a given value of “all right”, he had not been wrong.

how I met your father - alternate take on chapter 8’s ending

Summary: A 494-word discarded (for now) take on the ending for Chapter 8 of How I Met Your Father. So this is an alternate take, rather than a preview.

If you wanted to skip straight to an alternative-path happy ending, this would be it.

A/N: I wanted more gratuitously happy fic (this chapter will be… not as happy as the ones before, but have faith!) 

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how I met your father - chapter 8 preview

A 322-word preview of the next chapter of How I Met Your Father.

Summary: Thor discovers that at least one of Loki’s children has inherited their father’s talent for being able to throw him instantly off-balance.

This scene takes place not long after the last chapter.

A/N: Only partially brought about by reading Hveðrungr’s Children by (pre-Hobbit Durincest AU) (thanks to the lovely information that Hveðrungr is one of Loki’s names). (You would have gotten this snippet on Thursday night/Friday morning, but work got in the way). I confess I wrote this last year, but only recently got around to cleaning it up.

I loved being able to write the kids again. :)

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milodrums:

crisscrosscutout:

Teacups and Trance.

(Tea was cold-brewed Lady Grey steeped for 30 seconds).

omfg this little wee snake likes tea? Sob

THIS SNAKE IS SO CUTE

[you know I can never resist these things]

[this clearly takes place Some Months Later]

"Your son is asleep on the table," Loki would comment, doing nothing whatsoever about the tiny boy fast asleep amongst the chinaware. Sometimes it would be, "Your son is in the gardens getting himself dirty," or "Your son is flooding the bathroom."

"Why is he always my son at these times?” Thor would ask.

Loki would roll his eyes. “Because being this troublesome is clearly something he got from you.”

milodrums:

snakeclub:

#snake #pet #bathtime by brendan_ns http://instagr.am/p/P6AjWBA4JS/

awww

"Sometimes I wonder," remarks Loki, as he towels Jormungandr’s hair, "Whether I had a son, or a sea creature."
Thor, who is busy mopping up the truly monumental spills that have resulted from Jormungandr’s bath, is leaning decidedly towards the latter at the moment. 
"I’M A SHARK," declares said offspring, unrepentantly. "I’M GOING TO EAT EVERYBODY!" “Yes, yes, you are, you troublesome thing,” says Loki, but his eyes are fond as he looks upon his son.

milodrums:

snakeclub:

#snake #pet #bathtime by brendan_ns http://instagr.am/p/P6AjWBA4JS/

awww

"Sometimes I wonder," remarks Loki, as he towels Jormungandr’s hair, "Whether I had a son, or a sea creature."

Thor, who is busy mopping up the truly monumental spills that have resulted from Jormungandr’s bath, is leaning decidedly towards the latter at the moment.

"I’M A SHARK," declares said offspring, unrepentantly. "I’M GOING TO EAT EVERYBODY!"

“Yes, yes, you are, you troublesome thing,” says Loki, but his eyes are fond as he looks upon his son.

pancakesandplaid:

beingevil reblogged your photo

loki how i met your father coughcough I THOUGHT THE SAME THING \O/ then, a sudden mental image of Loki smacking Thor in…

Hel watching from a side being Not Impressed by how her father(s) is(are) behaving

"Daddy," says Hel, "That was disgraceful."

Loki’s face contorts for a moment in complete disbelief, before he gets it under control.

He's being disgraceful!” he retorts. 

Hel shakes her head. “You both are,” she sighs. “But you’re older, so I expect better of you. Even if you’re acting like you’re Jor’s age right now.”

[Not sure if writing Hel’s reaction to the scenario above, or Hel’s reaction to Chapter 8 (not posted). Probably both.]

pancakesandplaid:

beingevil:

thormal:

にゃっはーw

[Hel says this is how Daddy looks at Thor when he thinks Thor is not looking.
Her brothers (save for Jor, who doesn’t get it) edge slowly away from her, and Sleipnir thinks Hel’s definition of “twitterpated” isn’t exactly what the dictionary says it is.]

oh hel
and sleipnir is like
“im pretty sure that’s daddy wanting to do.. bedroom things to thor not twitterpated”

tags: loki Avengers how i met your father
"Don’t be silly, Sleipnir," said Hel, severely. "There are many ways to be twitterpated. Daddy’s is just… different."
"If by ‘different’ you mean ‘staring at Thor like he wants to eat him alive," muttered Sleipnir.
Hel only smiled mysteriously.
It disturbed Sleipnir when his sister did that. It reminded him too much of their father in his particularly scary moods.

pancakesandplaid:

beingevil:

thormal:

にゃっはーw

[Hel says this is how Daddy looks at Thor when he thinks Thor is not looking.

Her brothers (save for Jor, who doesn’t get it) edge slowly away from her, and Sleipnir thinks Hel’s definition of “twitterpated” isn’t exactly what the dictionary says it is.]

oh hel

and sleipnir is like

“im pretty sure that’s daddy wanting to do.. bedroom things to thor not twitterpated”

tags: loki Avengers how i met your father

"Don’t be silly, Sleipnir," said Hel, severely. "There are many ways to be twitterpated. Daddy’s is just… different."

"If by ‘different’ you mean ‘staring at Thor like he wants to eat him alive," muttered Sleipnir.

Hel only smiled mysteriously.

It disturbed Sleipnir when his sister did that. It reminded him too much of their father in his particularly scary moods.

(Source: quenttynmartell)

pancakesandplaid:

reading a thorki fic and going

oh no

this isnt

going to end well is it

oh no

no no no no no

(And then somewhat hoping that Chris has an update/ficlet SO I CAN RECOVER)

for you? always!

The first 200+ words of the next chapter of HIMYF:

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[How I Met Your Father Extra] (I mean with this photograph, how could I resist)
[Thanks to amandes for the beta!]
"Hello," says Baldur, cautiously.
Jormugandr peers warily at him from the shelter of Thor’s arms. 
"Hello," he offers, at length. 
Baldur smiles encouragingly at Loki’s youngest son. 
"I’m Baldur. And it’s very nice to meet you at last." 
"I know," Jormugandr replies. 
Unexpectedly, he leans out towards Baldur, and smiles. 
"He looks like you," Jormugandr marvels, as he settles back into Thor’s arms.  
"Count yourself fortunate," Loki remarks, dryly. "He’s usually never that good with strangers."
Much to his father’s horror, Jormugandr’s characteristic reserve fades unusually quickly with Baldur. Before the end of the hour he is insistently demanding to be carried, and Baldur is only too happy to oblige.

[How I Met Your Father Extra] (I mean with this photograph, how could I resist)

[Thanks to amandes for the beta!]

"Hello," says Baldur, cautiously.

Jormugandr peers warily at him from the shelter of Thor’s arms.

"Hello," he offers, at length.

Baldur smiles encouragingly at Loki’s youngest son.

"I’m Baldur. And it’s very nice to meet you at last."

"I know," Jormugandr replies.

Unexpectedly, he leans out towards Baldur, and smiles.

"He looks like you," Jormugandr marvels, as he settles back into Thor’s arms. 

"Count yourself fortunate," Loki remarks, dryly. "He’s usually never that good with strangers."

Much to his father’s horror, Jormugandr’s characteristic reserve fades unusually quickly with Baldur. Before the end of the hour he is insistently demanding to be carried, and Baldur is only too happy to oblige.

how i met your father - chapter 6 preview

Summary: The morning after.

After the last chapter, of course. We’re not

Yet.

Spoiler/Warning: This scene? When I saw this artwork (worksafe) had me reacting with “Heh, that looks like something I planned to happen later in my story…” This is FINALLY that “later”. It’s floating around on Tumblr here - artist was linked to it and said that was cool because she doesn’t use her tumblr for much outside of browsing. That link also links that comment.

A/N / Warning: I buried my head in my hands outlining this scene weeks earlier, and I am burying my head in my hands editing this scene because it is just so gratuitous. butihadsomuchfunwritingit. Well, to me at least. There is a fair chance it will disappear from the final version of the chapter, or be rewritten, so… er, enjoy, if such a thing is possible?

A/N 2: I have a… it’s not a rule, really; where if I have a crazy day at work I should come back and post fic, no matter how late it is, as long as I can. That way something good (well, other than experience and making a living) comes out of it.

Okay, I will stop stalling.

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how I met your father - chapter 6 bonus scene preview

HIMYF preview of part of the bonus scene for the next chapter.

Warning: Non-spoilery allusions to events that occur in the chapter that some might consider spoilery. There is no description of said event.

Summary: A Laufeyson Family Conference.

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pancakesandplaid:

beingevil:

pancakesandplaid:

beingevil:

(x)

/flounces
Also oh god it’s HIMYF

Cue children snickering in a corner at their Daddy being so flustered and worked up over what to wear when Thor shows up.

This is after Thor finally works up the courage to ask Daddy out, which Daddy had very coolly accepted with a dismissive, “Since I have nothing better to do”.

Fenrir peers fearfully out of his door. “Is he done yet?”

The pacing and muttering downstairs hits fever pitch.

“No, not yet,” says Hel, drinking in the sight and enjoying every second. “He’s still busy being twitterpated. I’ll tell you when he’s done.”

She moves aside to text Thor. I should warn you. Daddy’s going to be a little late.

Oh gods I can SO see this in my head. Playing cool, Loki? Your kids see everything. :b Hel is such a devil. I bet she’s going to recount it in detail sometime later.

A plain black tie? No, too schoolboy. Pin dot? Doesn’t go well with some of his other outfits. And anything with too much of a pattern is a no-go either. Oh good lord, did he remember to shine his shoes? Does his belt match his shoes, does the cufflinks stand out too much? Suddenly everything in his closet seems too old-fashioned or inappropriate to be worn.

They finally arrive at the restaurant, half an hour late. Forewarned by Hel, Thor had called ahead to reschedule the booking.

They had waved goodbye to the children at the front door, and Hel in particular had seemed to be trying not to laugh as she reached up to adjust her father’s collar with a gentle, “Let me get that for you, Daddy.”

Thor looks at Loki across the table, glaring at the menu as if it has personally insulted him, ever-so-slightly ruffled, and cannot think about anything but how lucky he is for everything that has led him to this moment.

(Source: nedthepiewaker)

How I Met Your Father Outtake - The Conversation that the Clock Cut Off

For ragenserenity

Outtakes from How I Met Your Father: The Conversation that the Clock Cut Off.

A/N: The Highly Convenient Clock was not in the first draft of Chapter 5 of How I Met Your Father. This was. I cut it because I felt it didn’t fit, and I didn’t feel that they were at the stage where they would be having this conversation.

Warnings: Thor/Loki, possible spoilers for a future scene.

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[I COULDN’T RESIST. I’M SO SORRY.
but seriously is strawberry milkshake not a magnificent colour for a snake]
When Jormungandr turned up one day looking as if - well, it wasn’t as if anybody was going to forget what he looked like in a hurry - Sleipnir, Hel and Fenrir were shocked to find that their ordinarily acid-tongued father had nothing at all to say by way of reprimand.
When Loki burst into peals of delighted laughter, all of them, Jor included, were stunned silent. Their surprise only intensified over the next few days, in which their brother wasn’t scolded or punished in the slightest, which they all (Jor still included) thought was rather odd, considering all the altercations he had had with their father.
Soon enough, they (Jor in particular) realised that the only reason that Jor had escaped their father’s wrath was that Loki was very much of the opinion that the worst punishment was having to live with one’s mistake. 
As Jor realised for every day of the three months he remained that delicate shade of strawberries-and-cream.

[I COULDN’T RESIST. I’M SO SORRY.

but seriously is strawberry milkshake not a magnificent colour for a snake]

When Jormungandr turned up one day looking as if - well, it wasn’t as if anybody was going to forget what he looked like in a hurry - Sleipnir, Hel and Fenrir were shocked to find that their ordinarily acid-tongued father had nothing at all to say by way of reprimand.

When Loki burst into peals of delighted laughter, all of them, Jor included, were stunned silent. Their surprise only intensified over the next few days, in which their brother wasn’t scolded or punished in the slightest, which they all (Jor still included) thought was rather odd, considering all the altercations he had had with their father.

Soon enough, they (Jor in particular) realised that the only reason that Jor had escaped their father’s wrath was that Loki was very much of the opinion that the worst punishment was having to live with one’s mistake. 

As Jor realised for every day of the three months he remained that delicate shade of strawberries-and-cream.