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Fic Title: Road to Nowhere
Author: Lise
Fandom: Thor
Universe: MCU
Main Characters and/or Pairings: Thor, Loki, Frigga, Hela
Length: 27,722 words
Brief summary of fic: When Loki shows up and asks for Thor's help, it's with unquestioning loyalty that Thor follows. Not even knowing what Loki has planned, Thor blindly follows him to Hel and back to rescue Frigga from death.

Reason for rec: Frigga's death was literally one of the most infuriating parts of the entire MCU for me. It felt so pointless and unnecessary, so anything that seeks to undo it stands a good chance at automatically being something I'll be into. But the fic is really about Thor and Loki having to trust one another again, in order to make it to their final destination; a difficult task when Loki is involved. He keeps everything close to his chest, and Thor doesn't help by not asking questions until it's too late. He's smart, but a bit thick at times, and quick to jump to conclusions. When they reach the final gate, Thor takes an absurd amount of time to work out what Loki means to happen, but it doesn't feel like it drags out. Instead, he's just too damn trusting for his own good. It has a very satisfying ending as well, with everyone getting what they want to a degree, even if things still aren't perfect.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/1155790
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Fic Title: A Kindness Repaid
Author: Potboy
Fandom: Thor, Captain America, Avengers
Universe: MCU
Main Characters and/or Pairings: Loki, Steve Rogers
Length: 23,992 words
Brief summary of fic: Steve rescues Loki from an unfortunate situation. Loki unexpectedly returns with an even more unexpected display of gratitude. Turns out, Steve doesn't even want it.

Reason for rec: I really like these two together. Steve's levelheadedness is a nice counter for Loki's antics, and I am a sucker for Loki redeeming himself while still being a complete asshole. My only gripe with this fic is the action that sets the whole thing off, and it relies on Thor raping Loki. It's a pretty major hit against it, and I admit it took me several times to try to get to this fic. When I finally managed to get past that, it wound up being rather lovely. Loki finds weird ways of displaying his gratitude, like stabbing Steve, and kidnapping him and making him an accessory in overthrowing a monarchy. But better still is that the Avengers don't automatically all suddenly decide that Loki deserves sympathy, and aren't too pleased to find out Steve's getting pally with the resident super villain. It's got a great build-up between the two, and the adventure in the second half is the part of the fic that's always stood out best for me.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/277998

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