Sleepy Loki blinked around the room. His mouth was terribly dry and his legs still felt numb. Still he enjoyed the warmth of the pillow and sheets around him, so he would have preferred to re-crawl deep into it and continued sleeping.
But suddenly he was complete awake. His hackles rose. Did he really fall asleep in Angrboda`s arms? Did he really become so weak to allow this? Loki gritted his teeth. He could imagine how much she had enjoyed it seeing him that helpless. Why had he just admitted it, why didn`t he stayed awake. Loki struggled himself free of the sheets, he had wrapped tight around his body while sleeping. To his horror, he noticed he was undressed. Loki's anger was growing even further. How could she dare to humiliate him, to treat him so condescending? The god tried to calm down, but it was just not possible at this moment. Just the thought of Angrbodas grinning face made him mad with anger. How had he permitted that? Why had he been so weak? The anger towards the giantess moved to anger against himself. He just could not accept that he was overwhelmed by such a simple physical need like sleeping. He was a God. THAT could not really had happened to him.
Provocatively the giantess had provided fresh clothes for him on a chair next to his bed. Loki grabbed them and after getting dressed, he sat down on bed, sighing deeply. His heart still raced by anger and he believed to boil inside. His pulse was pounding at his temples. Suddenly there was a knock at the door. Enraged, he looked up, but it did not open. Instead, he only heard a timid voice:
"My lady calls for you."
Loki snorted, but did not answer.
"She is awaiting your appearance in her chamber" it sounded from the other side of the door.
Loki did not want to see Angrboda. In whatever form she might be now. He would have preferred to bury himself, deep, deep into the earth. It took a while until he could pick himself up. He knew if he did not come to her, she probably would come to him sooner or later anyway.
He crept down the long corridor sipping and scowling to Angrbodas room. He did not knock, but went just in. Smugly smiling Angrboda sat there in her true form, her legs lasciviously beaten over each other.
"Slept well, my love?" she asked gleefully.
Loki did not answer, but stood in the doorway. The giant rose from her seat. "I have to show you something, I think it is about your interests."
"So?" Loki crossed his arms demonstratively.
Angrboda pointed to a small mirror in the corner of her room. "You still know for what this is made for?"
"Yes," Loki replied shortly. "And?"
"You know, so that I can look into the other worlds through this mirror?"
"I think I've seen something that will be of your interest," the giantess said with a wide grin on her lips. First, Loki refused to approach her request, but when Angrboda turned the mirror in his direction, so he could see the image of Sigyn, he stormed downright add it. His just hard facial features turned into soft as soon as he saw the face of his beloved. His fingertips glided over Sigyn shape in the mirror and a smile graced his face. But it disappeared as soon as he saw the image of Thor. Angrboda watched his facial expressions match with benevolence. Loki's face hardened more and more. With his mouth open, he stared into the mirror, unable to close his eyes to it.
Even as the giantess put her on his shoulders pretending her pity, he did not respond.
"I'm so sorry, my love," she feigned.
Loki was still staring at the happening before his eyes: Sigyn and Thor in an intimate embrace firmly nestled together, so familiar, so lovingly.
"That's a lie," Loki snorted. "Do you think to fool me with such cheap trick, Angrboda? I would have expected more from you. "
But the giant grinned. "Loki, once we both have used this mirror to look into the other worlds, you know well that none of us can manipulate it. It shows only the events of time. No one is able to intervene. What you see is just that what happened. No magic can change that. "
Loki clenched his hands into fists. "Sigyn would never do this. She belongs to me. She loves me! "
"Love is also just a feeling, which dies away like hunger after you have eaten. Especially you should know that. "
"Silence," shouted Loki.
"Have you noticed how she walked through the corridors?" Angrboda continued. Loki looked despising to the giantess. "Have you noticed your posture? How she covered her belly with her hands and stroked it off and on? "
Loki's eyes widened.
"As far as I know you, you certainly have used the very first chance you had" continued the giantess. "But now Thor had enough time to get closer to her as well. Who knows whose breed is growing there right now. "
Loki shook his head. "They would not do that."
Angrboda stood behind the god, and embraced his hips. Her head nestled against his neck, and she began to caress those with kisses while her hands roamed over his upper body. "They are Aesir, my love," she whispered in his ear. "What did you expect from them? Have they ever treated you with necessary respect? You just do not belong to them. You never did. You belong to the giants and to me. "She kissed his neck."
"You seem to forget a little detail, my dear," Loki said with a calm voice, while the giantess became more intrusive towards him. "Now that I know that I was wrong about Sigyn and all my efforts were pointless and from a simple-minded nature, you also have nothing on me anylonger. While now her fate doesn`t matter to me anymore, I have also no reason to stay here."
The giantess froze. "What?"
"I only returned because of Sigyn and because I wanted to protect and save her from you, silly woman" The God broke away from the giantess. There was a fire in his eyes. "But if she is only another whore of Asgard, she will be also condemned." Loki's voice trembled with anger.
"You can `t leave me, Loki," hissed Angrboda. "You belong to me. You have made a pact! "
“This is void now!"
As Loki turned his back on her and walked towards the door, the giantess screaming wanted to lunge at him, but before she could reach him at all, she was suddenly thrown back by a unexpected force. She crashed against the stone walls of her room and fell to the ground groaning. She cursed while she bobbed up again. Angrily, she looked up, but right at the moment she faced Loki grinning in front of her, she was deeply shocked. His skin had a shiny reddish glow, and his once emerald eyes were now bright red, just like his hair. But worst of all his whole body was ablaze.
Angrboda gasped. The whole room was suddenly filled with an eerie heat. "Loptr," she gasped, trying to apply a despairing smile.
"Nice, you remember my birth name. I almost forgot it. "
"What are you going to do now? Do you really want to burn down Asgard?" The Giantess was gasping for air.
"No," breathed of God still smiling. "Asgard and everyone who inhabits will be drowned by the waters of former Jotunheim."
Angrbodas eyes widened in horror.
Hel sighed. Disturbing rumblings were heard outside of her world. She already knew what that mean. "Mother," she whispered. "What have you done?"