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Once Upon a Jotun by jeansouth, thor/loki, kidfic, fairy tale, 1.9k
    Once upon a time, there was a small blond prince, in a faraway land of sweeping spiral castles, rainbow bridges, and wishes that came true. Prince Thor was a believer, thanks to his nursemaid Ona, and believed that if he wished for something hard enough, he would be lucky enough to get it.
    I have a weakness for fairy tale fics when they're done right, because it's a fine line to walk between capturing the feel of a fairy tale but also staying true to the original canon, but when it happens? Ahhhhh, so good. And I really was terribly charmed by this fic, which was more about containing fairy tale elements than a straight up fairy tale, but that really worked for me here--little baby Thor makes a wish for someone to love, someone that could be enough to love, and grows up not realizing that he's missing something, until he meets his other half and it's like a brick to the face for both of them. It's sooooo cute and I love Thor/Loki marriage fics and it's darling as all get out and just. The perfect thing I wanted to read today.

Thor's Quest is Loki's Headache by anonymous, thor/loki, fairy tale, 1.4k
    Prompt: Prince Thor is on the honorable quest to save and probably marry an unknown princess from the hands of the evil sorcerer Loki. Only there is no princess, it was Loki experimenting with shapeshifting. He get gets regular visits from noblemen trying to kill him, which is more annoying to Loki than anything else.
    AHHHH, FAIRY TALE AU, YES, GOOD. It's so darling and cute and charming that I just totally fucking loved it--Loki is an anti-social sorcer who is rumored to have captured a beautiful princess, so Thor goes to rescue her, only the situation isn't as it originally appeared and then they're all darling while Loki's life is really difficult. It's touched with humor and adorableness all the way around and the characterizations (both of Thor/Loki and the other characters that pop up in the fic) are absolutely a joy to read. ♥

Serpent by twhitesakura (twsakura), thor/loki, mildly nsfw, fairy tale au, 1.2k
    You can send frost away, if you give it form.
    Oh, this was an interesting fic! It's a fairy tale AU, where Loki is a snake that sneaks his way into Idunn's orchard, where Thor spends time, and they simply talk for a brief while. And then again more times over as Thor grows older. There is... not quite an event to this story, there's not really anything that changes by the end, but it's not really meant to, I don't think. Instead, it's a lovely tale with beautiful writing and these gorgeous snippets of conversation between them and an attraction that you can't quite put your finger on, but you can feel it building. I adore AU stories and this one was a delight to find tonight.

Promise by anonymous, thor/loki, fairy tale au, kidfic, 3.8k
    Young Prince Thor falls into a pool while avoiding his chaperones and is rescued by a passing peasant. The peasant brings the sopping boy home, not knowing he's a royal, and nurses him back to health. When Prince Thor wakes up, he announces his childlike horror at the peasant-y surroundings and is taken back to the palace, that's that. Only, he's a good kid at heart, so before he leaves, in gratitude for saving his life, he gives the peasant a good sum of money. And also decides to come back and marry his son, Loki (who's what, 4 or 5 at this point? XD), when they're both of age. How silly. No one expects him to actually do it.
    Oh, I have such a weakness for fairy tale au fics and this one is so sweet and adorable and fun! When Thor is young, he falls into an icy pond and is saved by the young son of a peasant family, which Thor pledges to marry when he grows up. And then remembers his promise and brings Loki back to the palace to marry him. UGH, SUCH A DELIGHT. The fic is light-hearted and happy, despite that Loki seems distant and there's a touching on tragic canon events (but it doesn't bring the fic down, instead makes it sweeter) and Loki just has this way about him, that you can't really read, except you sort of can, and that's perfect here. And Thor, of course, is always a delight in how straight forward he is and how much he cares about Loki and how adorable they are together. Just. Ugh, feelings.

I Know You by amberfox17, thor/loki + sif/jane, fairy tale au (sort of), disney fusion, 1.4k
    Well, this is a pleasant surprise. I set my trap for a peasant and lo! I catch a prince. Away with him…but gently my pets, gently; I have plans for our royal guest – Maleficent, on catching Prince Philip.
    I love fairy tales and having Prince Phillip!Thor and Maleficent!Loki is a complete delight, just pure fun! The other half of the fic is Sif/Jane, which is adorable and cute and I would love more brainy girls and warrior goddesses smooching, please. This was a shorter piece, but it's lovely and fun and put me in the mood for more fairy tales again, which is about all I can ask. Also, Maleficent!Loki is pretty much the best thing ever, yes.

untitled by anonymous, thor/loki, fairy tale au, 3.4k
    Now every day they came up with new demands - Loki, fetch us this magical ring, Loki, trick some dwarves into building us stuff, Loki, there's this Asgardian trying to steal my daughter, make him go away, Loki, we need you to turn into a maiden to distract some dragons so we can steal their treasure...
    Thor/Loki Cinderella AU fic! Yessss, let me at that. And, actually, it wound up being less Thor/Loki than I expected (though, there is a kiss and an obvious physical attraction here) but still a wonderful story for how well the author parallels the original Cinderella story with this one, how well this characterization of Loki is so beautifully perfect. I picked it up because it was a fairy tale fic, but I actually enjoyed it more for the cleverness of both Thor and Loki (not that Thor will ever be as clever as Loki, which is why Loki balances him so well, whether as a brother or as a future consort or whatever else)--especially because it's Thor who figures out a way for them to be together!--because they're both fearless in their own way and the writing is so lovely and I just love... how much they both instantly click with each other, there's such an intensely interesting relationship here, even in an AU, right from the beginning. This was really a fantastic piece.

Apples (or, The Quest for Breakfast) by incandescent (lmeden), thor & loki + idunn, fairy tale-esque, 3.9k
    In which Loki provides the adventure, and Thor provides the muscle. An Hansel & Gretel AU.
    I hesitate to label this as purely a fairy tale, because it fits pretty well with possible MCU canon, but... it's also definitely inspired by fairy tales! And I feel like I should hvae read this before (and probably already recommended it?), but it's been long enough that my memory is fuzzy. Either way, it's a darling fairy tale-like story with an action scene and young teenagers being little shits and lovely language and neat use of the mythology remixed. Plus, the closeness of Thor and Loki can be read as pre-slash and I love when they go on adventures! So this was pretty great for me.

I Know You by amberfox17, thor/loki + sif/jane, fairy tale au (sort of), disney fusion, 1.4k
    Well, this is a pleasant surprise. I set my trap for a peasant and lo! I catch a prince. Away with him…but gently my pets, gently; I have plans for our royal guest – Maleficent, on catching Prince Philip.
    I love fairy tales and having Prince Phillip!Thor and Maleficent!Loki is a complete delight, just pure fun! The other half of the fic is Sif/Jane, which is adorable and cute and I would love more brainy girls and warrior goddesses smooching, please. This was a shorter piece, but it's lovely and fun and put me in the mood for more fairy tales again, which is about all I can ask. Also, Maleficent!Loki is pretty much the best thing ever, yes.

thorloki swan princess au ficlet by thorgasmed [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki + other thor characters, swan princess fusion au, semi-fairy tale, 2.4k
    Prince Thor of Asgard is eight years old the summer when Prince Loki of Jotunheim visits him for the first time.
    There are sometimes these fics that just make you want to gush over them because they're so wonderful and sparkling and perfect, which is how I feel about this fic and what's going to make this probably a terrible rec. This is half-fairy tale and half-fantasy au, and ENTIRELY delightful! The simple scenes are perfectly paced and get all these marvelous details in and tell a whole, complete story in a way that's very deft about it. Loki is such a little brat and the characterization here is pot on and these kids are little shits but eventually grow up and watching them fall in love is a treasure. It's not always easy to write in a style like this, where it balances getting enough in without over padding it or feeling too sparse, but the writing accomplishes it wonderfully, so that I felt entirely satisfied afterwards, especially so because each instances was utterly pitch perfect in how easy it was to picture. This was entirely happy-making and wonderful! Sometimes you just come across a fic that fucking sparkles and have a terrible time putting that into words and this is what happened with me here.

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