I think she always knew there was more to this existence than a desk and caring for time. She knew there was more to her than this. Of course she never spoke of the doubts she had in fear of being killed off like anyone who steps out of character has.
It was until Loki. When he came running to her desk and hid under it. “ Hey what are you doing?! “ she asked as she hurriedly started picking up the paper work he had made fall all over. Paperwork involving him of course, she was in charge of making sure all Variants were counted for. “ Shhh!” was all he said and pulled her down with him. The yank was unexpected and she fell a little too close to him. She had never been this close to anyone. She felt his breath on her face and saw the blue of his eyes. “ I’m sorry, truly I am but I need your help “ he whispered. She raised an eyebrow “ And how could I possibly help you?” She knew everything about him. Well everything that was written of him. She had studied him like so many other Variants but he was special because he too was stubborn. Too stubborn to accept his reality. The difference is she never let anyone know. “ I need to get out of here but you must come with me “ he said in a hush as others walked by not noticing the whole ordeal. “ What?! Leave are you crazy! I don’t even know you and you’re a criminal!” she screamed. Loki put his hand over her mouth. “SHUSH!- you of all people should know I’m crazy I mean darling all you do is read my files “ he said with a wink. Her face turned red and she pushed his hand away . “ Why would I want to go and most importantly why would I let you escape let alone help?”. Loki looked at her intently. He had watched her while under the TVA. Seen how she stood out of every moron in that place. She’d be caught looking away from her work probably daydreaming. She had eyes so dark they seemed like dark holes he’d seen in space. And hair as pink as the flowers in Asgard’s gardens. He sensed she had the same doubts and longings as him. “ You’re just like me and I can show you just what you’ve been missing out on “ he said louder this time. A little too loud since they heard the guards coming. She stared at him and looked around the mundane room and the fluorescent lights flickering. She felt the dread in her chest. She didn’t know Loki not really and she knew the importance of the TVA and the role she played. But she also knew how she longed to not only be alive but to live. So she opened a portal, stood up and reached out her hand to Loki. His wide eyes stared at her hand for a second, processing what was going on. “ Come on then, take me away “ she said with a wide grin. He let out a small laugh and took hold of her hand. “HEY. WAIT DONT WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?” the guard yelled as she helped Loki up from the ground. Loki took her from the waist and looked at everyone in the room. “ I’m awfully sorry for this, but it seems this one will be retiring from her job until further notice” and with that he pulled her along with him and ran through the portal.
And so it seemed she and Loki explored the stars. Rewrote them. For they were never destined to meet. Let alone fall in love. And it all went against destiny. Which excited Loki but terrified him. How unfair that the woman he loved wasn’t meant for him. He’d hold her closely as everyday passed in fear they’d take her away. And she felt the same. She would sink into his arms and count his heart beats. They had found a lonely planet and they had found comfort in the cosmic skies of purple above them. She sat in the comfiest spot she could find and got lost in thought. “ No matter how far I take you, you always seem to think and think and look back” Loki said as he walked up to her. She smiled. “ Loki, I’ve never had much to lose, and now it seems I have everything to lose. I didn’t expect this, I didn’t expect you. Everything has its consequences I know it more than anyone. And so do you. It seems selfish to save ourselves and let others perish.” He sighed at her words, sat next to her and looked up at the sky. “ I’ve never belonged anywhere. So it seems I’m not meant for much but to help others grow because of my failures. And you, you were just a beautiful woman meant to rot behind a screen and paper work. It is selfish. But I have every right to be selfish, to want you and to want this” he said as he grabbed her hand and held it up to his chest. “ Aurora, you were named after a sunrise for a reason. You are my light, I’ve been in the dark for too long and it’s too much for someone to ask but stay with me.” Aurora gripped Loki’s hand and smiled at him as a tear slipped down her face. He was still in the dark, so she stayed in the dark with him