SAVE TIME (idk help me title this?)
A/N: alright this is gonna be a weird post because I haven’t really written anything like this, the inspiration for this fic is the Loki trailer and something i do a almost every night. (no its not that you lil perv!) just stick around to find out what it is. :) P.S. this is not a reader insert fic, or Loki x Reader type of thing, because IDK how to write things like that :'))
Summary: this is just part one so basically mostly its just like the trailer.
warnings: swearing i guess..?
They had brought in Loki the god of mischief to the Timekeeper’s domain, where he will stand in trial for causing the timeline to diverge into multiple other timelines, for taking the Tesseract, he was chained up and now stood before the council.
"I know what this place is." Loki says as he was dragged by the arm, the person had Loki on one hand and the Tesseract on the other. He was thrown into a room and was stripped off of his clothes and was given a new set of clothes that resembled prison jumpers, but in Loki's case it wasn't orange, it was a dull beige color. "The Timekeepers have built quite the circus." he says to himself as he was escorted to another room that looked like a courtroom in Midgard. He looks up and says; "And I see the clowns are playing their parts to perfection."
“So, Loki God of Mischief—” the council member states as she looks at Loki’s documents, “Don’t wear it out love.” he says cockily, the council ignore this and she continues; “We preserve the flow of time, but when you picked up the Tesseract you broke reality.” she looks to her side as if she was thinking, “Now what do we do with you..?” turning back and says. “I— I propose an idea.” a blonde man steps forward, “Why not use Loki to fix what he broke?” Loki looks at the man brows furrowed, “What?” he asks, “Look he broke it, now he’s going to help fix it.” the blonde man states. “Very well Mobius. You’re in charge of fixing this. Since you were the one who proposed this idea.” Mobius eyes lit up and a small smile played on his lips, “Yes ma’am.” he looked at Loki, “This’ll be fun.” Loki just rolled his eyes.
Mobius then escorted Loki out of the room and into an elevator; "You're taking me somewhere to kill me." Loki says to Mobius without looking at him. "No, I'm taking you some place to talk." Mobius replies, "Well, I don't like to talk." Loki says with a straight face, "But you like to lie," Mobius pauses, "Which you just did. 'Cause we both know you love to talk." He shakes his head chuckling slightly. "Talky talky" he teases Loki, "How long have you been here?" Loki turns, Mobius sighs, "I don't know, it's hard to say. You know, time passes different here in the TVA." he says like it was common knowledge to Loki, "What does that mean?" Loki asks, "You'll catch up." Mobius smiles as he placed his hand on Loki's arm to lead him out of the elevator.
As they walked the cold warmly lit hallway, Loki noticed the bare walls, the few doors he did see on the way to 'some place to talk' were just normal doors, or so it seems when he noticed flashing lights under the door, he was a little nervous but of course he held a cold unreadable stance while Mobius walked with him.
They stopped in front of one and Mobius opens the door and motions Loki to go in, reluctantly he steps inside and what he saw was a very normal looking room with a table with chairs on either sides and a computer on one side, "Sit." Mobius motioned to Loki, as he sat on the side where the computer was, the door behind Loki closed and disappeared, he looked behind him and turned back to face Mobius and took the seat adjacent to him.
"You know, you're such a big metaphor guy. I love it, makes you sound super smart." Mobius tells Loki, "I am smart." Loki retorts, "I know." Mobius replied.
"Okay." Loki says as he crosses his arms, "Okay..." Mobius then starts typing, "So here's the deal Loki, this is basically your fault." he starts, Loki just listens, "The thing is that it is causing us quite a headache trying to fix what you broke," he pauses his typing, "and I think it would be really nice if you helped fix this; since this is your fault." he looks up from his computer, "And? Now you want me to work with you?" Loki replies, "Yes, and who knows maybe the council might be more merciful to you after you fix this." Loki's brows furrowed as he thought, he was in the mercy of the council and at the mercy of Mobius for the moment, maybe if he played along he would be able to plan an escape; and escape at the time when they least expect it, he thought, he just has to make them trust him. Loki is always ten (10) steps ahead. Loki sighed lowly, "Alright, you piqued my interest."
"Alright let's do this then!" Mobius then started typing again with a smile on his face, "Oh and before we start, you will be called as Variant. Think of it as a nickname of sorts." he looks up briefly to Loki, "Now let's get started." Mobius says smiling, Loki looked confused, "See you in a bit bud." was the last thing Loki heard from Mobius after Mobius pressed a button on the computer before a trap door opened up below Loki dropping him down to another room.
All Mobius heard was Loki screaming as he fell down, a smile on Mobius face as he found Loki's screaming humorous. Loki then fell down on a chair, he looked at himself to check if he was alright, he looked up and saw a man behind a table looking unamused, Loki looked around to find himself in a square office, and to his left he saw a cat laying lazily, the man then slid a huge pile of papers towards Loki and says, "Please sign to verify this is everything you've ever said." Loki looked at the pile of papers in disgust. "This is absurd!" Loki exclaimed, immediately after saying that the printer beside the man started to hum indicating that it was printing then a beep signaled that it was done, the man in front of Loki sighed and lazily turned to his printer and took the paper and placed it on top of the pile, "Sign this too." he tells Loki, Loki just looked at the man and let out a sigh of defeat. He then took a pen from the table and started signing the papers, the time that he had been signing felt like eternity due to the repeated process of signing every single piece of paper, when he was done he sighed and leaned back on the chair he was sitting on, he looked at the man in front of him, he was arranging the papers neatly and stacked them on the side of the table, Loki was about to say something but decided against it and waited. "Okay you're cleared, I'll send you back to Mobius now." the man then typed on a typewriter, suddenly Loki's chair shot up the ceiling, it was not there anymore, he was whisked up and suddenly he was in front of Mobius again. Loki's hair looked like a mess, his heart racing due to the suddenness, Loki then brushed back his hair sending a glare to Mobius. "Enjoying the transport?" he let out a chuckle, he then motioned to the screens, "This Loki is the center where we keep track of everything." he then starts typing, "And this is where you messed up." Mobius motioned for Loki to look at the biggest screen in the middle of the room.
Loki was shown the weight of his mistake, the multiple worlds and realities that was created just by touching the Tesseract. He wasn't a monster, he felt bad for some of the things that happened of course, but he was still mischievous, of course he still wanted to escape the Timekeepers, but for now he has to play nice and pretend to be their ally. Mobius really thought that he got through Loki, he was really hoping for these things to work out in the end, because he really doesn't want Loki to have to rot in a cell for eternity, he had fun watching Loki these past few years so it would really be a shame if he were to rot somewhere and not be able to cause the world a little mischief, Loki and Thor are like two sides of a coin, one cannot exist without the other.
After that Mobius took Loki for a short tour of the Timekeeper's domain, he thinks its a good idea for Loki to at least see that their domain isn't that boring or dull or worse absent of any sign of life FUN. Mobius takes Loki first to the cafeteria of course; the other Timekeepers where there exchanging looks with themselves and with Loki, they whispered, the looked but it was nothing that Loki wasn't used to. Up next was the 'Waiting Room' as the Timekeepers call it, it was a weird magical area in their domain where Shifters come and go, or interact with some of the Timekeepers.
As the Narrator I have the obligation to explain to you what Shifters are. Shifters are for the lack of a better term; entities with varying amount of psychic and reality bending magic. Shifters are people who can go to a different reality, a reality they desire while their physical body stays on their original reality. The Waiting Room is where some less experienced or less powerful Shifters go before they reach their desired reality, some Shifters that are more experienced or more powerful can shift immediately to their desired reality, but some are so powerful that they can get past the Timekeepers illusion and they notice and interact with the Timekeepers who keeps them safe.
there are also other “shifters” who actually just end up lucid dreaming and those were most of the cases, there are only a handful of infinities of shifters that actually shift their subconsciousness into a different reality. by a handful meaning most of the shifters in their respective realities are lucid dreamers, the one’s who actually shift realities are very few. and some shifters are so strong that by the time their life expires on their reality they are given a chance by the timekeepers to join them, most powerful shifters choose not to be a timekeeper due to wanting to be reborn to a new reality without their memories, or be born in their desired reality without their memories, or just simply not wanting to be an entity that never expires and to have the heavy responsibility of keeping time itself stable.
Loki was then led to The Waiting Room, "Are those children?" Loki turns to Mobius in confusion. "Oh them?" Mobius asks him back while cocking his head towards the many people who are in a line and seemingly waiting for their turn to enter a door on the other side of the door, "Are you dull or what?" Loki says annoyed because of Mobius, "Yes, but most of them are in their early adult stage and no. Those right there are shifters." He motions to them, "Reality shifters from infinite realities." he states. "What?" Loki asks again, "Who do you think we were before we became Timekeepers?" Mobius looks at Loki, Loki just shrugged not really bothered or had the want to wonder how Timekeepers were made. "Only a handful of us here were actually from when time was originally conceived. Most of us here were Shifters once upon a time." Mobius points to one that was talking to one of the Timekeepers, "That Shifter is one of the special ones that get to choose whether they'd want to be reborn to a new reality or choose this life, an unending and full of responsibility of a life." Mobius ends his monologue, "Who would want that?" Loki says with a disgusted face, "That man and all the other crazy people." Mobius laughs, Loki was now intrigued.
On the other side of the room a Shifter different from the one mentioned before saw Mobius and Loki, she then approached them; "Mobius hi!" she greeted him, "Evie, nice catching you here." he shakes her hand, Loki then clears his throat, "Oh you didn't tell me you had a new friend Mobius!" she turned to him, "Loki this is Evie, the most promising Shifter of her reality." She extends her hand to Loki then noticed that he was still chained up, this brought a frown to her face, "Mobius why do treat your new friend like that." she sighed, she then winked at him and waved her hand and the chains on his hands where now gone, "Loki, of Asgard." he stretched his hand out for her to shake, she took it and shook his hand firmly, "Pleasure to meet you Loki." she smiles up at him due to her short stature, or maybe he was just tall. "You know Loki, in my reality you are just a comic book and movie character! I am amazed for the sheer coincidence that you look like the actor that plays you." Loki raised his brows in slight amazement too, "Alright you two stop it, don't you have somewhere to be Evie?" Mobius says to her, "Oh yeah... But before I bid you my farewell Loki, this is my gift for you." Evie kissed the tips of her fingers and blew a kiss towards Loki then a white and specs of golden light swirled around Loki, Loki was now dressed in a very nice-looking suit. "Why don't you ever give me a new suit Evie?" Mobius asks in a playful hurt, "Because my dear Mobius, I like Loki more." she smiled at Mobius sweetly, "You've literally just met!" Mobius protests, "Alright here." she waves her hand and Mobius now had better tie and different trousers, "You look much better now." Mobius thanks her and tells her his goodbye, "Hope I see you around more Loki." Evie smiles at Loki as him and Mobius walked away, Loki turned to smile at her, "I'll make sure of that love." he said to her before seeing her snap her fingers and Mobius suddenly fell face first to the floor beside him, "Evie!" Mobius yelled, Evie just waved back at them giggling as she ran to one of the doors not even falling in queue like the others, the others seemed to be in a trance like state and didn't even notice Evie cutting in front of them, Loki then thinks to himself, 'I think I'm going to like that girl.' he then turns back to Mobius who was able to stand back up and was able to unstuck his shoes from the floor.
A/N: part 2 coming soon :))