Author: Kat Lee
Dedicated To: dancingdragon3 Recognize anybody, my dear? I would've loved to have been able to do this to that @$$ for all of y'all on that awful day! ***HUGS***
Character/Pairing: Iceman/OMC, Thor/Loki
Challenge/Prompt: slashthedrabble 490: Trash
Warning(s): Incest, Homophobia
Word Count: 500
Date Written: 22 June 2018
Disclaimer: All recognizable characters within belong to Marvel Comics and Disney, not the author, and are used without permission.
Bobby sat in his seat, trying not to move as a hater strolled through the night club, screaming out about how the people there were going straight to Hell. He had faced Sentinels and even giant, planet-eating aliens with less fear. “Let’s just go,” he whispered to his date.
The cute guy he’d been so happy to be seen with tonight looked at him through wide eyes. “Don’t you want to do something?” he hissed.
“I mean, yeah, but -- “
“But you’re Iceman! Put his ass on ice or something! Look!” He pointed. “He just made that Queen burst into tears!”
“Put your hand down,” Bobby hissed through clenched teeth, grabbing his hand and yanking it down quickly. “You don’t want to be seen -- “
“I don’t want to be seen being a coward!”
Anger, embarrassment, and hurt all filled Bobby’s face. He was about to stand up and do something when the man who called himself a Preacher suddenly shut up. The silence was instantly followed by a huge, crashing sound. Bobby and his date jerked their heads up with expectation as cheers rang throughout the crowd. “Honestly, I do not understand your mortals and your religions. What God would care who His or Her followers loved? Love is love.”
Bobby gawked as Loki, his arms wrapped around his brother, turned Thor. “Come, brother. I think you have had enough for one night.”
“Now that’s what somebody should’ve done to that trashtalker,” Bobby’s date muttered angrily, but as he rose, Thor looked directly at him and swung his cup of ale.
“Leaving the party so soon, young mortal?”
“My date turned out to be a -- “
“Your date is the fabled Iceman! He is one of the most valiant heroes I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. We must choose our battles, young one. Sometimes it does not do us any -- Ow!”
He jerked as Loki pinched his behind. “Come on, brother. You’ve done enough for one night, and besides, tonight is my night to cuff you.” Thor swung back the rest of his ale, winked at Bobby, and left with his brother.
Bobby’s head was still spinning as his date sat slowly back down. He stared at him expectantly. “I’m not going to defend my actions -- “
“You mean the lack thereof, of course.”
Bobby blew out a breath. “Look,” he said, raising his hands palms up, “my people are already hated for being different. Our people are hated, and my other people -- mutants -- are hated. If I had used my mutant powers on that asswad, it would have only added to the hate and fear. Sometimes,” he concluded, remembering something the Professor had tried to teach him years ago, something he was only beginning to understand, “it’s stronger and braver to be silent than it is to act.”
Bobby’s date stared into his eyes for a long moment. Then, finally, he asked quietly, “Can we start this date over?”
Bobby smiled and took his hand. “I’d like that.”