Broken by the death of his father, Loki’s trip to Stark Towers, begging Natasha to kill him, could have been the worst choice he’s ever made. Instead, Natasha offers him comfort and makes him promise that he will come back the next time he feels lost. This vow sets him on an unexpected journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and redemption.
But dark shadows from his past threaten to tear apart his new life. Loki is being hunted down, and the ripples and echoes of his mistakes have put the people he now holds dear in unfathomable danger. Still saddled with the guilt of his father’s death, Loki will stop at nothing to protect his new family and atone for his sins.
“Just hear me out,” Bucky interrupted, and Sam did so. “Steve knows a lot of my secrets, but there’s one I haven’t told anyone. I like you a lot, so if I’m ever going to talk, it has to be now—before things ever get serious. You get that, don’t you?”
AU. 2000. When Thor lands a touring gig as the rhythm guitarist for Star-Lord & the Guardians of the Galaxy, he invites Loki along to interview the band. As a music journalist, Loki’s always looking for a cover story, but when sparks fly between him and the group’s leader Peter Quill, Loki finds himself questioning his future and reassessing his past.
Loki and Peter meet and fall in love in a Good Place-style afterlife. Even after the Snap is reversed, Loki finds his way back to Peter, because love is not a dagger, but its own kind of magic.
Or: 5 times Loki falls in love with Peter Quill + 1 time he does it all again