Loki felt Trinity’s hand grip his shoulder gently. “Loki... I have to go” she whispered in his ear, trying not to fully wake him up. They had spent the entire night in the hidden garden, they just sat together and talked, and watched the stars while drinking wine. It was the first time they got so much time alone together and neither of them had wanted it to end. They stayed out all night, but somewhere alone the line, when they were laying down on the blanket and looking up at the sky, Loki had fallen asleep. He tried with great effort to stay awake, but like Thor said earlier that night, Loki had had a rough couple of weeks, and once he was laying down and relaxed he just couldn’t keep himself awake.
Loki could barely hear Trinity’s soft voice, but he could feel her breath in his ear, so turned over And tried to open his eyes. “What.... you have to leave? Why?” He Groaned, his voice rough from sleeping. She leaned over him, one hand on her chest and the other raking his hair out of his face. “Yeah... I have to go. I have to get home and get some sleep myself. I have work tomorrow” she said softly, trying to get him to keep sleeping, there was no reason for him to wake up too, he needed rest, probably more than anyone. She would’ve just left him alone, but she didn’t want him to wake up and think she just bailed on him. “You have work tomorrow? What work?” He was still half asleep, and his tired mind forgot that she was a healer and that he was a council member; they both had a lot of responsibilities even though the war was over. “I work in the palace remember? And I should really get some sleep before tomorrow’s shift” she told him, gently kissing his lips. “And you should go back to sleep too...” she mumbled against his lips. He shook his head a bit and kissed her back.
“No.... no I’ll walk you home” he mumbled, holding her waist as he sat up sleepily. He didn’t want to wake up, but he wanted to walk her back to her house to make sure she got home safely. Somewhere in the back of his mind he felt doubt about their safety, like Laufey might still be able to hurt them.... somehow. (Cont)