The tension was still there, growing thicker and thicker by the minute. Loki knew what Talia was wanting to say, even though she had yet to speak a word.
To get away from it all, just so that he could have a moment to breathe, Loki walked into Kyler's room and found him in bed reading a book.
"Ready for bed?" Loki asked, doing his best to hide the stress he was overwhelmed with by putting on his bravest smile.
"Yes, Daddy." Kyler smiled, not noticing the tension Loki was under. "I had fun tonight! Did you?"
"Yes, son, I did." Loki lied, feeling terrible for storying to his own flesh and blood.
"Do you think we can do it again?"
"I'm not sure son." Loki already knew the answer. You would never be coming back for another dinner or anything else for that matter.
"I really like, Ms. Y/n, Dad. She's such a nice lady."
"Yes she is." Loki answered with a small smile on his face. "Now, my little warrior, it's time for bed."
"Goodnight, Dad." Kyler grinned, leaning up to hug Loki as tightly as he could.
Loki blew out the candles that lit up the bedroom and closed the door, not wanting Kyler to hear what he knew was coming next.
"What were you thinking?" Talia asked as soon as she saw Loki walk into the living room.
"Tonight was a complete disaster! I cannot believe that you would do something like this. What possessed you to invite her?"
"Y/n Is an old friend that I haven't seen in ten years and I thought it would be nice to see her again and just talk. Kyler seems to enjoy her company as well."
"Ha! Just an old friend, huh?" Talia laughed bitterly. "More like an old lover! Don't think for one second that I haven't seen the looks that you've been giving her ever since she arrived in Asgard. Even after all these years, you still have feelings for her."
Loki said nothing. He didn't need to. He didn't feel like fighting, but it seemed as if he had no choice, once Talia was set on something, there was no turning back.
"And as for Kyler, I don't appreciate him spending as much time with her as he does. It looks wrong. If someone didn't know better, they would think that she was his mother, instead of me."
3:30 a.m. and you were wide awake, unable to sleep anymore. You let out a deep sigh and slowly got out of bed, not wanting to wake Tom. You walked over to the chair by your bed and put on your pink silk robe before heading downstairs.
You went into the living room and noticed that the kids had left their popcorn bowls on the floor from when they watched The Jungle Book. You smiled to yourself as you leaned down, picking the bowls up, and taking them to the kitchen. You dumped the popcorn in the trashcan and then placed the bowls in the sink.
As you started to wash the bowls, you couldn't help but smile to yourself as you thought of how amazing it was going to be, adding another member to the family. Sure, you were scared and didn't know what the future held, but you were so ready to meet this new, little blessing. You were more than ready to hold this little one in your arms.
"Darling, what are you doing?" Tom asked sleepily as he walked up behind you.
"I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep." You said as you placed the bowls in the dishwasher.
"Well, please don't overdo it, honey." Tom replied, kissing your temple.
"I won't. I promise." You smiled, turning to look at him. "What are you doing up?"
"Well, I woke up from this very intimate dream of you and I, and noticed that you were gone." Tom smiled, wrapping his arms around your waist. "Oh really?" You blushed.
"Yes." Tom answered, kissing your cheek, causing a wildfire to spread across your body. "Would you like for me to show you what happened?"
"I think so." You replied, lightheaded with lust and desire.
"Wow...That was amazing." You smiled, rolling over to face Tom. "And much needed."
"I agree." Tom replied, draping his arm around your waist.
You were both laying on the couch, covered with nothing but a blanket.
"How are you feeling?" Tom asked, tucking a stray piece of hair from your face.
"I'm feeling pretty good actually. How are you?"
"Other than getting tired, I'm wonderful."
"Do you need anything?"
"Not a thing." Tom smiled, kissing your forehead. "Do you need anything?"
"Just sleep, but unfortunately, I'm not that tired."
"How can I help?"
To get a good view, you can climb the church tower. You can see very far from there. But I really do not think it's allowed, so we may not need to talk about how I caught this angle across the square... They are making a new movie in the city where many of the Wallander films were created, and I want to catch that in my sketchbook. It's hard to see faces from the top of the church tower, hehe, so I had to peek at the photo in the daily paper to draw Bodil and Göran. It was exciting to see how the production company managed to troll away all modern attributes and make Ystad look like it might have been in the summer of 1968. Hope I get the opportunity to do more sketches of the film recording, preferably also at a closer distance. Swipe for progress and close ups