The Linguist Chapter 6

The Linguist (a Loki fanfiction)
Rating: Mature (meant for 18+)


Disclaimer: These events take place during the movie The Avengers.


I climbed into the backseat of the car.  Agent Maria Hill was down in the garage where we were getting into one of the cars.  I was sweating.  I was worried.  Everything was going to blow up at any moment.  Clint and Erik were under mind fuckery.  Director Fury was shot.  Now Maria was near this mad man, well mad God.

A gun shot came from Clint’s pistol.  I started and looked at him from the backseat.  Maria seemed to have dodged it, thankfully.  He got into the car and we drove off.  Maria chased the car for a good distance.  Loki fired blasts from his scepter at some of the incoming cars, making them flip out of control.  Most likely killing, or badly injuring those inside the vehicles.

Clint eventually turned the car around, driving backwards.  We were now facing Maria and they were firing at each other.  I wanted to tell them all to stop this madness, to fling my arms to stop Clint from shooting at his friends, but I couldn’t.  Loki’s words echoed in my mind, “I will kill all your friends.”  I felt utterly useless, to myself and everyone around me.  Especially to Erik, he helped raise me after my mom and Jane’s dad died.  He was the closest person to a father I had.

After a bit more gun shots, Clint turned the car back around.  We barely made it out the tunnel before it collapsed.  I did not see Maria come out.

Next, a helicopter was firing at us.  It was Director Fury who was doing the shooting.  A small amount of relief that at least one of them survived.  Then Loki shot down the helicopter and I lost sight of the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.  We drove off into the night.  I buried my head into my hands and cried the whole way to our hideout.

When we arrived, everyone exited the car.  I was still in the back trying to catch my breath from all the sobs.  The back door was opened, and Clint pulled me out.  I tried to pull away from him, but all my strength was leaving me.

“Let her go.”  Loki walked up next to me and placed his hand in the middle of my back.  He used enough pressure to make me walk forward.  I followed them into the base.  Once settled, Erik began testing the equipment.  Clint looked through some files and Loki left my side.  My legs gave way.  I nearly collapsed.  So much happened in the matter of a few hours.

Loki went to the far end of the building and sat between two pillars.  A short time later, I decided to go to talk to him.  I wanted to find out why he did all this.  Also, how I could stop him and rescue my friends.  Just as I reached him, the orb on top of his staff began to glow blue.  A mist emitted swept over Loki and me.  The room began to shift.

“The Chitauri grow restless.”  I nearly jumped when I hear the eerie voice and form attached with it.

Loki projected himself to talk to the thing.  “Let them gird themselves.  I will lead them into glorious battle.”

“Battle?  Against the meager might of Earth?”  I could hear the distain in the creature’s voice.

“Glorious, not lengthy.  If your force is as formidable as you claim.”

A force?  So that is why he needed the portal.  It was starting to make sense now.  Why they needed Erik to work on the portal to begin with.  The voice I heard since the first day he appeared at S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters in New York.  He wanted to bring an army to Earth.

“You question us?  You question HIM?  He, who put the scepter in your hand, who gave you ancient knowledge and new purpose when you were cast out, defeated.”

They must be talking about when Thor fought that giant suit of armor a while back.

“I was king, the rightful king of Asgard!  Betrayed!”  I could hear the sadness in his voice.  He was hurting, I know that feeling all too well.  Just for different reasons.

“Your ambition is little, born of childish need.  We look beyond the Earth to greater worlds the Tesseract will unveil.”

So, the cube that makes the portals is called the Tesseract.  I need to learn more on this when I get a chance.  Also, how many other worlds are there out there?  It seems they want to conquer not just Earth but every realm in existence.

“You don’t have the Tesseract yet.”  As soon as Loki said that, the creature nearly leaped at Loki.  I took a small step back.  Fear was rising in me even more.  I don’t like the vibes this thing has been giving off.  “I don’t threaten, but until I open the doors, until your force is mine to command, you are but words.”

“You will have your war, Asgrdian.  If you fail, if the Tesseract is kept from us, there will be no realm, no barren moon, no crevice where he cannot find you.  You think you know pain?”  The creature was stalking its way behind Loki while he spoke.  I began to bite my lip, this isn’t going to end well.  “He will make you long for something as sweet as pain.”  The room returned to normal.  The stone stopped glowing.

Loki shook his head a little before turning around.  His eyes stared straight into mine.  He looked livid.



I heard a small step. Someone was with us.  I will deal with it after I am done speaking with The Other.  Once the vision ended, I shook my head.  The pain was only momentary.  A reminder that he can affect me even worlds away.  I turned my gaze to where I heard the footstep earlier.  As I predicted, it was that Midgaridan women standing there.  She needed to learn her place!

“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to eavesdrop.”  She looked shaken.  I can’t really blame her after what she just witnessed.

I stood up.  She began to take a few steps back.  I slowly walked forward.  Her back was against the wall.  I reached for her and grabbed her arm.  She is learning far too much.

Character: Emily Nelson

Created: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
Last updated: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Emily Nelson is the cousin of Jane Foster.  When her story begins, she is a college student at Arizona State University.  She is recruited by the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, otherwise known as S.H.I.E.L.D., to study the Tesseract with Dr. Erik Selvig (longtime friend and mentor of Emily's).  This came about because of the events that took place in New Mexico, when Thor was banished to Midgar (Earth).  Reference Thor (movie).

In The Linguist (read chapter 1 here), Emily is abducted by Loki, an Asgardian prince.

The Linguist Chapter 5

The Linguist (a Loki fanfiction)
Rating: Mature (meant for 18+)


Disclaimer: These events take place during the movie The Avengers.


“I got it!” I screamed with glee.  I turned around and bumped into Clint, forgetting he was with me momentarily.

He put both hands on my shoulders so I would stop trying to walk into him.  I was just so excited I couldn’t help it.  “Slow down their tiger.  Got what?”

I grinned “I know what it does.”  I pointed to the book I was holding.  “Here, look for yourself.”

“The cube is a doorway to the other end of space.  It is not yet confirmed to where it actually leads.”  He read out loud.  “You mean that the thing you and Selvig have been studying is basically a door?”

“Yes, but a magical one.  Just think about it.”  I took a giant gulp of water from the bottle I was holding with my other hand before continuing.  “The attack in New Mexico, where your people found me, had tons of magic.  What makes this any less likely?”

“I see your point.”  After discussing all my findings with Clint, I headed home.  My work with the project had finally been done now that they know what it was, and I wasn’t a scientist, so I couldn’t be of much more use at the time.  I still visited often to see if I could find out more about the device and any history that wasn’t found yet.

A few weeks later I was still studying the secret volumes at S.H.I.E.L.D., which they let me have access to since I was helping Erik with his project.  Thankfully Clint didn’t tell them I found most of the answers they were looking for.  I wanted as much time to study these books as I could get.  Alarms began to sound throughout the base.

An agent came into the library.  “You need to leave.  The whole city is being evacuated.”  I placed the book I was studying back on the shelf, grabbed my backpack and started heading out of the building.  Before I reached the entrance, I remembered Erik was there and probably in the testing room.  I sprinted back through the building to make sure he was alright.  I arrived at the room.  I was catching my breath when something happened.  I was not prepared to see it.

A beam came from the cube and a seismic blast erupted.  From the blast, a blue silhouette of a man appeared that was engulfed in the flames.  As the flames faded the man looked up.  The smile on his face sent chills down my spine.  He nearly blasted Nick, thankfully Clint saved him.  Then he lunged and punctured one of the guards with the scepter he was holding.  Daggers were thrown, more blasts emitted from the jewel on top of the scepter.  He went to Clint and touched him with it.  Then another agent.  Nick grabbed the cube and put it into the brief case.

“Please don’t.”  I immediately recognized the voice as the one I heard the first day Erik came to the facility.  Plus a few other times throughout the months I was working with Erik on the cube.  I knew I wasn’t crazy! “I still need that.”

“This doesn’t have to get any messier.” Nick said, gripping the briefcase tighter.

“Of course it does.  I’ve come too far for anything else.  I am Loki, of Asgard and I am burdened with glorious purpose.”  If I could see myself in a mirror, my eyes would have probably looked like they were bulging out of their sockets.  I was not prepared to meet a GOD!  Let alone one that I worshiped.  How could one be burdened with glorious purpose?

“Loki, brother of Thor.”  Erik chimed in.  He began to stand back up.

“We have no quarrel with your people.”  Nick said to Loki.

“An ant has no quarrel with a boot.”

“Are you planning on stepping on us?”  As Nick said that, I thought that was exactly what he planned on doing.  He is revered as a god is mythology.  It wouldn’t be hard to see that as a possible outcome.

“I come with glad tidings of a world made free.”

“Free from what?”

“Freedom.  Freedom is life’s great lie.  Once you accept that, in your heart…” he pointed his scepter at Erik.  Oh no! I thought furiously.  Please be alright. “You will know peace.”

“Yeah, you say ‘peace,’ I kind of think you mean the other thing.”

Clint broke in.  “Sir, Director Fury is stalling.  This place is bound to blow and drop one hundred feet of rock on us.  He means to bury us.”

I looked up.  The portal where Loki came from did look to be unstable.  Fear rose in me.  I had to get Erik and the others out.  I must use my abilities, I thought.  I took a few deep breathes to steady my nerves.  My mother was right, this always helped me to focus on tasks I needed to accomplish.  I just hope, Erik moved to the computer.

Erik was on the computer and reading the data.  “He’s right.  The portal is collapsing in on itself.  We’ve got maybe two minutes before this goes critical.”

“Well, then…” Loki looked over at Clint.

Clint raised his gun and shot Fury.  I screamed.  That was a mistake.  Loki turned and saw me.  His mouth moved and a barely audible “Oh” came from him.

Clint grabbed the briefcase, Loki grabbed me, and we were headed out the door.  I tried to pull free, but his grip tightened as I struggled.  As we were heading out, he whispered to me.  “If you so much as try to escape or say a word to anyone.  I will kill all your friends I just took and anyone who tries to aid you.”  I stopped struggling.  He let me go and I followed them out to the garage where the cars were.



A scream drew my attention.  It was the same female who I keep seeing whenever I visited Midgar.  How is it our paths keep crossing?  In a split-second decision, I ended up grabbing her.  There will be time to use my scepter after we are safe from the wormhole.

“If you so much as try to escape or say a word to anyone.  I will kill all your friends I just took and anyone who tries to aid you.”  To my surprise, she stopped struggling.  I let her go.  There was no need to hold her anyone.  I knew she would heed my words as true.

She went into the backseat of the car we took.  I sat in the truck bed so I could blast anyone who might follow us.

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