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Winter and Spring by Sinclair_Spirits, thor/loki, NSFW, some dub con aspects, some violence, jotunn!loki, arranged marriage, 62.5k wip
    Loki is given to Thor by his brother as a ploy to gain Asgard's army. Much political scheming and conspiracies ensue as Loki finally finds his place in life and in Thor's heart.
    Chapters 1-10: THIS FIC. I do not know how I am going to be able to describe this fic without either going completely off the rails about it or keyboard mashing my way through it or settling for a description that does not quite feel like enough. When I first read the summary of this fic--"Loki as Daenerys and Thor as Drogo. Loki is given to Thor by his brother as a ploy to gain Asgard's army. Much political scheming and conspiracies ensue as Loki finally finds his place in life and in Thor's heart."--I said, yes, I am going to read that because that sounds AMAZING and maybe a little hilarious. I was pleased that the writing seemed to be really solid--there are a lot of typos and a few misspellings, but otherwise the writing is clean, smooth, and flows very well. But mostly I was just rolling around in the utter deliciousness of an AU politically arranged marriage that was super super tasty!

I'm not sure precisely where that changed, possibly around the third or fourth chapter, when the author wisely didn't try to make the fic stick strictly to the A Song of Fire and Ice fusion, instead it wound its way into its own plot and widening scope of events these characters went through. The Loki we see in the beginning is young and far more naive than the one we know, because he's so much younger and his circumstances were different, but he grows older and becomes more cunning and becomes more and more the Loki we know from canon. The author does a gorgeous job of making him so interesting, so engaging, and building towards canon!Loki while also building up the Thor/Loki relationship, with Thor falling ever further in love with his husband, while Loki is so much more complicated. The author also does an amazing job of showing the political side of this union, of the incredibly fine line Loki has to walk, with all the pressure that's placed on him to be one thing or another. The author does an amazing job of working in the characters around Thor and Loki, so that their motivations all further make the plot that much more complicated! Loki's brother wants his throne back, Thor just wants to be with Loki, Odin is hard as hell to read, the other Asgardians are a constant pressure on Loki, and on and on and on.

I love the worldbuilding in this fic, I love that it sucked me right into the plot and the political machinations almost as much as it sucked me into the Thor/Loki relationship. It made me want to read every single arranged marriage fic that exists for this fandom because it hit me so perfectly on-target. It's still a work in progress, but it's almost 50k at least! And the only downside is that, augh, I don't know if I can wait for updates between chapters, not with how badly I need to know how this turns out. *claws at face* But it's totally worth reading what's here, I think it might just be one of my favorites in this fandom forever. (Thor/Loki, NSFW, some dub-con aspects, some violence.)
    Chapters 11: Ahhhh, this fic. I know it wasn't that long ago that the author uploaded it to AO3 or posted the previous chapters, but some part of me had feared that I would never read more of it, which would have been terrible, because it's one of my very favorite fics in this fandom. And I love what this chapter of it accomplished! The parallels drawn between Loki and Sif, as she becomes his tutor now, are gorgeously done, the way they're not precisely friends, they way they still grate on each other a bit, but also there's a mutual respect that actually serves them both well. It's a fantastic way to draw Loki's character out more here, to make things first entangled and flesh the world out more, especially when contrasted against his scenes with Helblindi and the scheming that goes on around them. As much as the Thor and Loki relationship is definitely my favorite part of the story, seeing Loki interact with other characters, the way his acerbic and cutting comments lash out occasionally, even if just in his thought sometimes, all of it is so good and so well plotted and well paced.

A Prelude by umakoo, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, 10k
    Thor is young and reckless, eager to slay one of the ferocious frost giants and have the skalds sing songs of his mighty deed. He sneaks into Jötunheimr, but the giant he meets is nothing like the hulking, bloodthirsty creatures from the age-old stories they tell in Asgard.
    I got to test read this fic and I am still ridiculously pleased about that, because it's such a great story and it resonated with me so strongly. This is an AU, with Jotunn!Loki and a younger, more arrogant Thor, but it keeps entirely to the spirit of both characters while balancing that against them having grown up in different circumstances. There's a comfort level with the mythology here that makes the melding of it with the Marvel characters feel natural and seemless, all these little details make their way into the background world that's built here, so you can feel how much time and care the author has given this world, without feeling like you're being info dumped on. But it's also in the way these characters are so recognizable to me! Loki's cunning and sharp edges, Thor's arrogance and good nature, the banter between them showing off both of these things beautifully, like how the fic does a brilliant job of knowing when an insult would roll right off of Thor, when it would make him laugh, but also when another would make him genuinely angry. Or when Loki would swipe viciously over one particular comment and then just smile like he's got a secret over another, we only know so much about him as we see the fic through Thor's eyes, but you can feel how much more there is to the character and how this is a Loki who'd grown up in this Jotunheim.

In addition to all the attention put into the characters, there's also some truly fantastic sex. Intersex!Loki is perfect, the fic strikes a balance between the newness of each other and how well they work together even in these circumstances and, ahhhh, it's so good for me when Thor takes his time to explore Loki, who clearly enjoys the attention, the presence of both cock and vulva, the going down on Loki to taste him, all parts of him, the satisfaction of when Thor finally fucks into him, the safterwards when Thor's seed spills back out, jfc, that was really good. And, hell, there's still yet more to this fic, including stirrings of future trouble for Loki, more world-building details that are lightly touched on, a genuinely unsettling presence that approaches them later, and more. The author clearly crafted a whole world here and it shows well in just this one fic, even if there's totally also room for a sequel. ♥

Hammer, Horn, and Heart by umakoo, thor/loki + loki/mjolnir, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, in heat!loki, berserker!thor, mythology, NSFW, 10k
    Thor often chose to visit him in the summer, for his golden skin was not made to withstand the cruel winters of Loki’s homeland. They would hunt together and feast together, tell stories and sing songs, spar and play and roam the land. Sometimes they bickered and came to blows, but no argument ever kept them from fucking for days on end, taking pleasure from each other’s bodies until their youthful lust was sated.
    This is a sequel to A Prelude, which should probably be read first, but, ahhh, this fic is such a fantastic follow-up to that one, it keeps doing all the right things and hitting all the right buttons for me, so much that I'm left fearing a terribly incoherent rec once again. The fic continues to have that level of comfort and easy familiarity with the mythology, so that this truly feels like a fusion of both mythology and Marvel characters, it blends them seemlessly and feels very natural to read. The fic continues to have a strong sense of the world these characters inhabit, so many little details of culture and background world building worked into the story (instead of just being infodumped on the reader), but also a strong sense of who both of these characters are. I love the way this author writes both of them, Loki with his fierce independence even as he's lonely and rather dearly wants to stay with/go with Thor, and Thor with his temper and cheerful good nature and how he clearly cares deeply about Loki but doesn't push too hard.

And, oh, when berserker!Thor happens, not only was it already an excellent action scene (I LOVE ACTION SCENES, YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH, especially when they're written as super badass Thor against a terrible and fearsome foe like Angrboda, making it feel like a truly epic battle adventure of gods), but berserker!Thor is pretty goddamned terrifying. That's one of the things that this fic does so well, it balances Loki's sharp cunning and wily ways against the brewing storm that is Thor, I truly felt the god-like presence of Thor, especially in that fight. It balances that these two characters clearly care so much about each other, Loki trying not to be vulnerable but can't help how much he cares, Thor not wanting to put Loki in a cage or force him into anything but wanting to take Loki with him, wanting children with Loki, wanting more from him.

So, by the time the fic ends, I love that it's not about being super saccharine, but it's a happy ending, it's the perfect note the story needed to end on, right down to the words said to each other and the way they resolve their arguments. And I love that they do argue here, that it's a major part of the story that they fight just as fiercely as they fuck, because I love me some fluff for always, but my favorite is when they snarl and yell at each other just as much as they wrap themselves up in each other and fuck for days. Which, by the way, they definitely do as well. And, oh, the sex in this fic is so good for me, because it's intersex!Loki and there's Loki riding Thor's hand and then there's sex with Mjolnir that works so incredibly well because it's a combination of things, of respect for Mjolnir, there's clearly great affection from the author and the characters, so this is something glorious, not just a handy sex tool, but also because of the seidr and faint lightning Thor runs through, jfc, that was really good, and EVEN THEN THEY'RE NOT DONE, when Loki is on his hands as knees as Thor fucks into him and just. It's lengthy sex that hits so, so many of my kinks and is super hot and wonderfully characterized and truly feels like this is how gods fuck.

The entire story feels like a story about gods, really. The entire time I was reading, it felt like this is one of those adventures that's part of their epic mythologies, that further working with the feel of blending in the mythology here. So, to recap. Beautiful characterization (and in case I hadn't mentioned it, do you know how much I love that Thor is forever touching Loki in various ways, not always about sex, just that Thor is a very physical person, not even anything being made of it here, he just is), beautiful world building/blending of mythology into the characters, fantastic battle scene, an emotionally satisfying ending, and super satisfying sex. That's it, I'm done now, go on without me, I can't go any further.

Of Gods and Monsters by umakoo, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, 10k
    Moonlight shone in through the high windows and the cracks in the walls, creating a pale halo around Thor’s wooden frame. Loki laid his hand on the skillfully carved Mjöllnir that stood between the idol’s feet, tracing the patterns and runes with his fingers. He could not ignore the fact that the Thunderer held the place of honor in the mortals’ place of worship.
    This is the third part in a series that should be read in order.
    I really am just completely in love with this series, it's so good, it's a gorgeous mix of a more Norse mythology-based story with Viking culture, without losing that these are still well connected to the MCU versions. This fic in particular delighted me for it, because you can feel Loki's envy and darker moments are still there, even though they've been tempered by different circumstances growing up, there's still the issue of dealing with how he (doesn't) fit in with the rest of Asgard, there's his envy of Thor, his posseessiveness of Thor, the envy that roils up in him, these things will always be part of Loki. And, yet, this is a brighter, happier universe where they don't have the same looming tragedy hanging over them, even if not everything is perfect and sunshiney. It's just a really good mix of the two.

Yet, as much as I love this Loki (and, boy, do I!) I think I love the story even more for Thor, who feels right here, who has a good-natured personality, who enjoys being with other people, who enjoys helping, who feels responsibility towards others that he should protect, but there's also a temper to him, and a weight to the character. You can feel how much thought the author put into the characters, as much as was put into the world around them, which makes it all the better! There's thought for each of the characters, how they would be in this world, and how they would interact with each other, so when Thor knows how to find Loki (or the implications that they still have epic fights, just that they always return to each other again) or they spend time away from Asgard by themselves, content to hunt and fuck and travel together, it's just so good.

And then there's the sex. These are gods who fuck, who clearly enjoy each others' bodies, how it's almost filthy what they do to each other, except it's also sweet and so clearly fun for everyone involved! Which makes everything extra hot, unf. There's so much care in the fucking, so much adoration between them, even as they're still very clearly Thor and Loki, that it just warms me and reminds me that happier fics need not lose any of their sharpness! And then there's an excellent final couple of scenes, where Loki makes some important decisions, and the author crafts those scenes beautifully as well for how they're built up and meaningful to these characters. Just a really great read all the way around.

Thrice Blessed by umakoo, thor/loki + frigga + odin, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, pregnant!loki, mild childbirth scene, mild lactation kink, fluff, norse mythology elements, 14k
    Part four in my Jotun AU series in which Thor and Loki have their first child.
    This is the fourth in a series, which helps to read in order, but if you absolutely wanted to, you could read this one on its own, I think.
    There is so much I want to say about this fic, but I fear it's going to be one of those recs that only captures a fraction of what I adored about it, because every scene has so much going on with it, every scene has a point to it and further explores an aspect of this univverse that's interesting and full of feelings, and it leaves the fic with such a rich, lush feeling to it, even beyond the Norse mythology elements that have been married to the spirits of the MCU characters. I remark each time I do a rec for a fic in this series, on how well blended the Norse mythology elements are with the characters from the MCU, how it's clearly both mixed together, in a really organic and incredible way. I would recommend this fic just for that! But it's also in the way the author has clearly spent a lot of time expanding this world and having a strong view of it, which isn't info dumped onto the reader, but instead worked in with little touches, so that everything feels very fully realized! And I love writing like that!

That it comes with dometic fluff that still carries emotional weight and includes Jotunn!Loki and pregnant!Loki and that kind of cheerful, enthusiastic porn that I like is just even more of a bonus. I love how much culture there is in the writing here, both for their time in Asgard and for the bits of his own history that Loki brings with him, when it's something as simple as the paint he marks himself with or the food that's served or the rooms they inhabit. I love that another way to keep the spirit of the characters is that Loki has an absolutely beautiful relationship with Frigga here, which isn't the same as it is in the MCU, it can't be, but I still felt like this is how they would be if they had these contexts to them! And this Odin is absolutely SPOT ON, with the balancing of being as old as he is with as wise as he is with as much of a king as he is and with as much of a father as he is. I found myself really struck by his character especially on the second time through, when I had a stronger sense of what he was thinking, and that's exactly how Odin should be! Everything was perfect with him, everything was perfect with Frigga and how gentle and motherly she is, without sacrificing that steel core she has.

With those scenes, it added to the domestic fluff feeling of the story, which I absolutely loved, but it was more than that. This Thor and Loki obviously deeply love each other and they have a rock solid relationship, but it's not perfect. This Loki is still prickly and this Thor still sticks his foot in his mouth sometimes, but this Loki is also able to be more open about his vulnerability and this Thor is able to be calmer about supporting Loki through the pregnancy, so it's fluffy, but not too sickly sweet, not in any scene. And, oh, this is everything I love about pregnant!Loki, it hits all the tropes while still keeping them sharp and fresh, so you understand why they became tropes in the first place. And I love that there's focus on the actual birth and the kid after the birth and that sweetness of when you have a baby to hold in your arms, that little miracle of life, for both Thor and Loki as new parents.

Not everything is perfect, Loki is still a Jotunn in Asgard, which comes up a few times in the fic, but it too feels natural and organic to the storyline, one that is almost sort of necessary. Plus, it gives Thor a chance to fuck Loki in a place where they can sort of be overheard because let them hear and OH MAN GIVE ME THAT ALWAYS. Because I love how much these two really enjoy fucking, how Thor enjoys seeing Loki writhe in pleasure and how absolutely greedy for that Loki is, it's charming and heart-warming and all the hotter for it. Combine that with the deliciousness of anxiety over expecting a baby and how that brings up a lot of Loki's issues and it's a bumpy road at times, but there's genuine kindness and just. Ahhhh, it's so good, especially if you're looking for something to make you feel all warm and happy while reading it.

Through the Fire by umakoo, thor/loki + other asgardians, NSFW, jotunn!loki, pregnant!loki, intersex!loki, domestic fluff, mild violence, 18.1k
    The fifth and final part in my series of Jotun AU fics in which Thor and Loki are new parents and come face to face with their past.
    This is the fifth of a series of fics that should be read in order!
    Speaking of fics that I'm going to have a terrible time writing a rec for, where I'll either wind up writing a novel or just keyboard smashing for three paragraphs. This series has been wonderfully good for me, because it's a fantastic blending of mythology and the MCU characters, where they're not strictly one or the other, but you can feel the spirit of both them so very well, you can feel how familiar the author is with this world she's set up for them. But it's also more than that, because even a detailed headcanon of a world doesn't always translate to an interesting fic, neither does just simply dumping information or details about Norse culture and the mythologies in, so it's thankful that the fic has a gorgeous way of weaving them into the story. I often thought while reading this fic that I would like to use it for an example to writers who want to work details into their writing, how to not overwhelm or pause the flow of the story, but who have all these little touches that they want to use for enrichening the world. Sometimes it's as simple as quickly describing the trees or the food laid out before the characters or an object in their hand or the type of clothes they're wearing or how they travel from one place to the next. Detail that you don't notice unless you're paying attention, but that find that balance between describing the world richly and yet letting you picture it in your mind's eye.

But even more than just on a technical level, this fic is entirely satisfying on an emotional level for the domestic fluff aspect that doesn't let go of these characters still being themselves. The fic has a strong sense of both Thor and Loki, they both have such strong personalities, and I love that they fight more than once in front of the reader, true fights that feel entirely organic to the relationship, the kind that you can relate to with any married couple. Yet, even when it's a terrifying clash or when there are such angry words between them, there's never that hint of fear that they're going to break up for it, not even because the author doesn't write that kind of fic, but simply because it's just the way married people argue sometimes! That's not something that I get to read often enough in fic and so I loved having it here.

Then, on top of all that, this is a fic that's largely about Thor and Loki as parents, which actually does a great job of showing the kids' personalities beginning to show and not having them overtake the story too much. It's just the right amount of kids in kidfic, that it's really more about the parents (as they're the characters we're emotionally attached to) than it is about the children, finding that line between them being massively important to the characters and other things going on. So, that means the domestic fluff is half about showing them as parents (I am never going to be over this, because there is so precious little fic of them actually parenting kids, not just having babies!!) and also in how they simply live their lives. This is a world where it's not entirely accepted that Thor married a Jotunn, that his children are half-Jotunn, but it's not an evil or cruel world, just one that has a lot of lingering bigotry that you can believe will eventually be worked through. One day. Because the scope of this fic is nicely long, which makes you feel how very much these are gods who live thousands of years (or longer), as well as fits with the mythology feel of the story.

And I love the foreshadowing in this fic, which I will not talk too much about for fear of spoilers, some of which is build-up that you see coming (and are excited to get to!) and some of which comes out of nowhere, but it all feels wonderfully paced and properly built towards! The sense of the other realms (which aren't necessarily important to the greater plot, but are important in the sense of history and their daily lives) and the magic that the characters use and the way the entire fic is charismatic and left me just happy to have read it... I'm grateful for these stories and sad that this is likely the last of the major entries of it, even as this was entirely emotionally satisfying as a resolution, goddamn. It's got absolutely everything I could want from it, including some wonderfully enthusiastic and heartwarming sex that's still absolutely filthy and ridiculously hot. I really could not ask for more. ♥

A Backwards Courtship by Kay (sincere), thor/loki, mildly nsfw, arranged marriage, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, pregnant!loki, 17.7k
    If Thor wants to become King of Asgard, he must first take a frost giant to be his queen. No one is happy with this. And yet, somehow, happiness is found.
    I was really tempted to recommend each of these fics separately, because I enjoyed each of them for different things, but... to be honest, I read them all in one sitting and I'm not sure I could separate them out again at this point. Because, wow, did I tear through these. :9 I actually let out a ridiculous sort of noise when I saw they'd been posted, because I've liked everything I've read by this author and then arrainged marriage with Jotunn!intersex!Loki and eventually babies? Holy shit, it's like it was a Christmas present just for me! And, oh, it was so good. This is a universe where Thor and Loki weren't raised together, so they never affected each other growing up, which means they're a lot brattier here than they would otherwise be in canon, and that works so well, especially as they're forced together and eventually start to care about each other and positively effect each other.

One of the best things about this universe, though, is Loki's characterization, which is pretty exquisite, in the way he's really hard to pin down what he really means. He's polite and manipulative and funny and charming and there's something real there, too, in the way that only Thor's directness and honesty and genuinely growing love for him can bring out. The author uses each of the problems from their bingo card incredibly well, showing different moments along the timeline of their marriage, doing a gorgeous job of showing that they don't actually know each other, because how could they? And the little ways that affects them! So, by the time Thor is asking Loki on a proper date when they've been married for a year already and have a baby as well, it's just... it's a backwards courtship and it's perfect.

The other thing I love, of course, is that the fic has all these sharp edges and moments where things are a bit painful (Loki's reaction to the idea of celebrating their marriage or any time he explains just what he's going through and why his actions may seem so weird, there's this undercurrent of anger that he hides well, but you can feel it sometimes), but it's not a heartbreaking fic. It's fun and cute and light-hearted and does so with fantastic characterization. All my favorite tropes, fantastic writing, excellent characterization, and over 17k of it. Just. Fandom blessed me this day.

Monstrous Terrain by rayemars, thor/loki + other thor characters, NSFW, jotunn!thor + jotunn!loki, au, 30k
    At the conclusion of the war between the Aesir and the Jotnar, Laufey not only takes his choice of spoils from Odin's treasury, but also claims his eldest son as a hostage. Concealing his parentage from Thor would be easier were it not that an Aesir can't bear a jotun's touch--at least not a full-blooded one's.
    Well, I was up far too long reading this fic last night. But, once I'd started it, even taking breaks here and there, I couldn't entirely walk away until I'd finished it, because it's a fic with the roles reversed, where Thor is taken as a hostage and raised as a prince of Jotunheim instead of Loki in Asgard. I feel like I've been waiting for this fic to be done this well for ages, because I like the idea, but it's something that has to be so carefully approached and needed to be 30k words long just to do the necessary groundwork! But, oh, this author did what was the really important part--Thor raised in different circumstances would still be Thor in that alternate situation, which he was here. Even touch-starved, even as the least favored son, he was still loyal and honest and stubborn and good-hearted and had that incredible inherent strength.

One of the best parts of the fic was the Loki scenes where he knew what Thor could accomplish if he weren't holding back or being held back, that that strength of his would allow him to just take whatever he wanted. And that is Thor, because he wouldn't, but his physical strength is as such, even as magic allows others to fight more evenly with him. (The berserker rages he goes into, ones that have never really been learned to be tempered are all the more gorgeous for these different circumstances and how they worry Thor, scare him that he would kill everything in his path if he couldn't come out of it.)

And that's one of those things, when you put Thor as the less favored son, you run the risk of weakening his presence in a fic, that he'd get overwhelmed by the sharpness of Loki's character. But that's not the case here--he isn't the same egostical, arrogant prince he was in the beginning of Thor, but that doesn't mean he's not still Thor. That he continues to train every day, that he continues to seek Loki out even when Loki is near to impossible to be around, even when he keeps standing up, no matter how much is placed on his shoulders, that determination and strength of will is purely Thor. But, then, neither does the characterization of Loki suffer, either! He's so complicated here, so contradictory even to himself and, oh, that's so spot on for him.

This is a fic that's about an actual plot, so many gorgeous details being worked in of what happened in the war (and how that means everything is different, with Jotunheim's invasion of Midgard, with the lack of the Aesir presence around), there's so much happening in the background with Odin rebuilding the Aesir and Asgard, with Loki unable to stay out of trouble because he's not content to just stay it Utgard, with Loki long having known that Thor isn't biologically his brother, all of that is happening in the fic and it's beautifully paced for that. But, at it's heart, it's a story about Thor and Loki's relationship, how much Loki loves his brother and is unable to let him go, even when he knows it would be better for him. Even when he knows that Thor will not see things as he does, when that will bring trouble between them that would be better to wash his hands of it, he loves Thor too much. And Thor loves Loki just as much, even when Loki's words and actions are basically treason, of course he would choose Loki over everything else.

And the other lovely thing that this fic did, one of those that really sucked me into the writing, was that it mirrored the original movies in a lot of ways, there were little--and some big--parallels, the way some things would always unfold in similar ways, the way Mjolnir was similar to the use of the Casket in the original movie, but not entirely the same. That's such an important for me thing when you're writing an AU fic like this, when it deals with some of the same themes and underlying issues that the original movie did, but not being strictly beholden to them. It made the ending all the more thrilling for it, because this is a different situation, so the ending would be different, because Thor is not Loki, so he wouldn't react in the same way, even if their circumstances were similar. And, oh, it's certainly captured my imagination to daydream a bit about where their lives would take them after the end of the fic, but I think I almost prefer that slight open-ended quality, because the ending was perfect as it was.

All of this, as well as a really nicely done sex scene because, oh, Loki sitting across Thor's lap, working himself open with his own hand, so he can slide down onto Thor? Riding him until Thor can't take it anymore and rolls them over and fucks into him more intensely? Jesus fuck, that's one of those things that's on my list of things I'm forever weak to, especially when they're super fucking hot like they were here. Plot and porn and a happy (for them) ending and excellent writing/pacing/details? Yes. I don't care if I'm spoiled by this fandom, I want it forever.

Spoils of War by Fickle_Obsessions, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, war prize!loki, dub con, rough sex, 9.8k
    A Jotunheim born-and-raised Loki becomes Thor's prize after a war with the frost giants. Thor is thoroughly smitten, which unfortunately means he's not too keen to take the slow route. No, the path Thor take has a lot more hair pulling and it's Loki doing the pulling.
    I was intrigued by this fic as soon as I saw it was posted tonight, curious about a Jotun born-and-raised!Loki that becomes Thor's prize after a war with the Frost Giants. Fic like that always has the potential to go wrong, but, oh, this fic was so good. The author warns ahead of time what you're getting into here--so those who aren't into dub con should stay away--but also points out that this is a Thor that never went to Midgard to learn to grow up, which fits so well with the character we saw early in the Thor movie. Headstrong and stubborn and just taking what he wanted, but not without his charms and a caring heart and a good nature. But, oh, also this Loki. This sharp, cutting Loki who is brilliant and is beginning to be won over by this brute, but will never admit it, which beautifully keeps the spirit of their relationship. This is one of those fics that hits me where I live, the possessiveness and slightly rough sex that is super hot sexytimes and barbed banter and biting and hair pulling and intense fucking that takes its time and little details about the background woven into the writing and, ugh, just SO GOOD. This Loki is SO GOOD, so proud and difficult and ready to fight, which is actually the point, that's part of what turns Thor on and, oh, I love this Thor dearly, too, and, oh, what I wouldn't do for more in this universe. p.s. did I mention the super excellent sexytimes? Because they were pretty excellent. But, really, the whole thing is SO SATISFYING.

My Love Is Like To Ice, And I To Fire by amberfox17, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, 9k
    Post-Avengers, Thor brings Loki to face Odin's decree: he is stripped of his magic and confined to the palace but his true punishment is to be disowned and forced into his jotun form. Thor begins the slow process of trying to repair his relationship with Loki, and along the way discovers five new things about the jotun and one about himself.
    Every once in awhile, you get one of those fics that leaves you feeling satisfied again, that you don't need anything else from the fandom that day, because something was just so good as it was. The fic gave me pretty much everything I could have asked for--lovely writing, lovely characterization, fantastic world building, moments of humor, and the tropes I fucking love in this fandom done in a sharp, clever way. To the point that it's kind of amazing how much the author managed to pack in with under 10k, while still feeling like it didn't skip out on anything. The fic manages to take Loki almost immediately post-Avengers and show the progression of his calming down and his interaction with Thor, that slowly grows into something more, to the resolution of the UST between them, and showing us the future of their relationship, all set against a backdrop of exploring a bit of Jotunn biology and culture.

I never felt short-changed while reading this, the author knew what scenes and moments needed to be shown between the characters and those that could be inferred, so instead of this being a long, grueling process, instead you still feel the weight of it, the time it takes and all the long hours of bitterness and anger and frustration (on both sides) slowly giving way to something better, but it's a happy process. Not that I didn't have my feelings punched a little, but it's overall a happy piece, just very barbed and sharp along the way. Plus, oh, Loki in heat and Thor enjoying the hell out of Loki's intersex form and then the absolutely beautiful, I'm not even little bit kidding A+++ epilogue? Yes, way to make me happy again in this fandom. All of this on top of some satisfying porn where Loki demands Thor to hurry the hell up and fuck him already? Yes, please. Demanding!Loki about Thor taking too long is one of those things I shall never tire of. Never.

This was a fantastic read, one of those I recommend to pretty much anyone, but especially if you're like me and you love these tropes and you love happy endings and you love them working their shit out (and you LOVE LOVE LOVE Frigga interacting with her sons, as well as an A+ moment with Odin at the end), but you love it when it also comes with emotional weight behind it. I am happy once again now.

Gilded Cages by miss_aphelion, thor/loki + other asgardians, jotunn!loki, pregnant!loki, in heat!loki, good!laufey, fluff, 16k
    Loki is the cherished youngest son of the very overprotective King Laufey, and Loki has had quite enough of his father's restrictions. So he slips away to Asgard and has a tryst with the son of Odin—the consequences of which are going to be impossible to hide.
    A fic in which Loki is the cherished youngest son of Laufey, beloved but chafing under the watchful eye of his father, so he sneaks away to Asgard during mating season, and I see the fic is labeled with Loki getting knocked up? Oh, I read the shit out of this one, let me tell you. And I really loved it a lot, because the different circumstances--where Loki is overprotected and shown a ton of affection and not lied to--do make a lot of difference in his character, but he's still Loki. He's still far too clever and doesn't want to just be a protected thing hidden away from the worlds, he does as he wants and smiles and lies his way out of trouble. Yes, this is a much nicer dynamic than in the movies, this Loki and Thor don't clash, there's no resentment between them, but I still recognized them and was pulled right into the story this author was telling. The chemistry between them was delightful and of course it was my favorite part, but I actually found that I was reading this for the Laufey - Loki characterization as well! Laufey was still dangerous and threatening, but it was wonderful to see him as an overprotective parent that clearly loved his son, even as he smothered him a bit too much, it made for a satisfying change from the canon of the movies.

But also Loki being a sneaky little shit was so good for me, the writing was beautiful and I loved how elegant Loki's words were, how smoothly he lied or twisted words around, it made the trope of knocked up!Loki all the more delicious. And I love that this fic's entire point was about being happy, about bringing these characters together in a way that warmed my heart, that made me want to roll around in my bed afterwards and just glow with happiness! Fuck angst, there needs to be more happy fics! Happy fics where Loki's kid is already a little shit even before it's born and is messing with his magic and yet he loves it already and Laufey is like I HOPE IT'S JUST AS MUCH OF A LITTLE SHIT AS YOU ARE TO ME and you know it will be and everything works out? Yeah, I need more of these. Especially when everything is just super fucking satisfying.

Morganatic by anonymous, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, 5.2k
    Thor was not blind to those at court who were of the opinion that Loki was entirely too full of himself.
    I sat on this rec for a bit because there were only three chapters of this fic (at the time of the rec) so far and they're all fairly short. But this author gets so much in with each of these posts, already building quite a lot of background world for this politically intriguing AU where Loki is Thor's half-brother and a half-Jotun concubine, but still so incredibly Loki. He is all sharp words and lashing back before he thinks, except there's genuine love for Thor, who just loves him so much and clever lines of dialogue and, ugh, I just want this to be a fully realized fic so badly. All the moreso because Frigga is absolutely AMAZING in the third part, jfc, I love her and Thor and Loki and everyone.

The Plate of Fidelity and Harmonious Love by smuttysmuttysmut, thor/loki + other asgardians + jarnsaxa, NSFW, arranged marriage, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, 6.1k
    Loki and Thor are going to be married to each other. There are lots of preparations at stake. And numerous customs and rituals have to take place.
    I find myself at a bit of a loss for how to describe this fic (other than a note to read the original prompt because that's pretty accurate) and to convey just what it was about it that I found so fascinating. I was wary when I started this, because it sounded like it could go the route of too much second hand embarrassment for me, but I love arranged marriage fic and so I wanted to at least give it a shot. And the thing about this is that the author does a fantastic job of getting in the original prompt's requests (forced bath, inspection for virginity/fertility, public consumation) and yet being almost kind about it, having the people around Loki being firm but not cruel, being as gentle as they can. And that's what just made this fic for me. The fic didn't shy away from how this was more than a little terrifying for Jotunn!Loki who was being married off to Asgard's Prince Thor, making the reader feel such empathy for him, and yet....

And yet it was not unhot. It's difficult to make a scenario like this hot precisely, which is reflected in the sex scene being rather brief, but also kind, not uncomfortable but not meant to be drawn out and satisfying, either. Yet... I can't say there wasn't a lot of intrigue on my part, a fascination with the circumstances that I greatly enjoyed. The author just really struck a great balance between discomfort and enjoyment for me! Plus, oh, Jotunn!Loki and the sense of displacement he felt and the culture shock in the background (not the point of the fic, but it was there in the little details) and lovely writing that was smooth and fit the characters so well and bonus Frigga watching over Loki's preparations before the wedding night. Loki and Frigga! Who is firm but kind with him and just a;sldkjfaljks I will always take that relationship in whatever form in comes in! And! Despite that Thor and Loki really only had about a scene and a half together, already I am in L O V E with them because it's just a touch playful but also serious and this Thor is trying to be kind and reaching out to Loki as well and just. asl;dfkjasl;kjs this author did everything right in this fic and it hit soooo many of my buttons and favorite tropes.

A Fine Match by Smuttysmutwriter, thor/loki + farbauti/laufey + other jotnar, NSFW, arranged marriage, 9.8k
    A look at Loki and Thor's day the morning after and what lead up to the wedding...
    This is a sequel to The Plate of Fidelity and Harmonious Love, which really needs to have been read first.
    I enjoyed the previous fic to this a lot, so I was excited about the prospect of a sequel, but ahhhhh I did not expect to love it quite as much as I did. It's just. Everything of why I read AU fic and arranged marriage fic! The balance of everything the author put in here is so delightful to me that I'm having a hell of a time writing this rec, because I want to point out all of what the author did right (world building! characterization! fleshing out Loki's relationships with his family! the newness of his life after marriage being overwhelming! Loki's sharp tongue is forever and always part of him! a sense of humor at the right moments! super hot sex! all of the things!!), I want to talk about them coherently instead of just flailing all over the place. But I'm having a hard time doing that because, ahhhhh, this fic is so much what I wanted! When you get arranged marriage fics like this, it would be all too easy to not quite do something right, either there's not enough world building or else it takes the place of characterization or else it's too fluffy or too harsh. But this fic just hit all the right notes for me!

Yes, it's happy and the only angst really comes from culture clash and Loki's displacement, but it's not cruel and there are good things to be found in his new life, given time. And, oh, Thor clearly is taken with him and wants him and cannot keep his hands to himself, but he's also not a jerk about it, even if he is overwhelming at times. Which, well, that's Thor for you. He's a good spirit, but he's naturally a steamroller if he's not keeping a tight lid on it and I love that I felt both aspects of that here--that Thor is just so enthusiastic and direct with Loki, but that he's also capable of choosing to back off when it's better for Loki.

At the same time, the fic builds a background for Loki (Laufey and Farbauti are a delight in their few scenes, as well as an absolute treasure of a scene with Loki and his brothers) and for his new life in Asgard (Thor taking Loki to the stables was a wonderful scene), which is one of my favorite things in fic. And all of that is even before the fic gets to the sex and I love that there's a sense of newness to this, a bit of culture clash, but also a genuine enthusiasm (which I love with Jotunn!Loki fics, where Thor just wants to touch him and taste him and fuck him all the time) and it didn't even need to be more than a handful of paragraphs long to be super fucking hot. The author does a lovely job of just... getting in everything that I wanted, of clearly having given this world thought (which makes it feel much more organic and natural, when situations come up) and, oh, manipulative!Loki winding Thor around his fingers, knowing the best time to ask for something he wants, letting the reader know that he's going to be quite the handful, of this being a happy world, but still sharp and clever. That just sends me into orbit like I cannot even convey.

Arrangements by latitans, littlelostsock, thor/loki, arranged marriage, jotunn!loki, gender issues, 4k
    Thor is married to a young Jotun. Thor comes to see the trembling child that stood next to him at their wedding as a younger brother, and tries desperately to ignore that they must become something else once this child has grown.
    Oh, this fic was so, so good for me, what with the arranged marriage and Jotunn!Loki and eventually pregnant!Loki and all the gender issues at play and the lovely way it made their relationship that mix of brothers and lovers here, as two people who've known each other since Loki was young but also knowing he's not going to be young forever. There's a sense of just how incredibly long their lives are in this story, I adored the sense of just how truly epic and lengthy their lives are even just when they're young and starting out, how the slow pace of their relationship reflects that. It gives the story time to show the relationship as being more like brothers at first, but slowly developing into something more over the centuries, which I love, because part of the fascination with this pairing is the incest aspect and how it's either gotten over or just... works together with the romantic side as well. But I especially love how happy everything is here, how it takes the tropes of this sort of fic and keeps them fresh as ever, makes them just as much fun to read as the first time I did, but also gives me that sense of warmth and happiness by the time I'm done. I loved this more than I can probably put into words.

Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest by amberfox17 [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki, jotunn!loki, 1.1k
    "Shall we see what mischief we can manage before we are missed?" Loki asks with a smirk, gaze dropping from Thor’s eyes to his lips and then lower. "You have my word I will show you whatever has…aroused your interest."
    This is a short, but fun piece on Jotunn!Loki being a sly and seductive little shit, who drives Thor up a wall, and yet is so very pretty. I love when Loki is clearly a spoiled little shit, which you can pick up on in this fic, and it just makes it even more fun! It might be a quick fic, but it's a delight and totally worth picking up for charming obnoxious little shit Jotunn!Loki. <3

Public Punishment by Batsutousai, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, arranged married, mild humiliation, intersex!loki, 2.4k
    Tired of being mocked for his choice of clothing, Loki devises a prank to punish Thor. He may yet regret it.
    There are a few epithets that I would take out of this fic (and I hold with the 616!Thor characterization where he doesn't give a fuck who sees his junk, but this fic needed Thor to care about it, so I totally approve of the choice here!), which I mention just as mild caveats, because the rest of it? Holy fuck, YES. I was initially wary of the humiliation aspect, since I don't do well with secondhand embarrassment, but the author hits the perfect notes for keeping it mild and for Loki having a bit of an exhibitionist streak that he hadn't realized, finding that sweet spot in between the two, that this was still a punishment, but it was an enjoyable one for both of them.

This is a prickly Jotunn!Loki who likes having his own clothing and jewelry instead of the Asgardian style that Thor would have him dress in, who doesn't want to be an As, so there's delicious conflict and bits of worldbuilding here with that. But Thor's temper and determination, the way he is not having any more of Loki's shit, so he fucks Loki in public (it's less weird than it sounds when I say it), so every one can see and that turns Loki on but also teaches him a bit and Thor putting Loki on his cock in that firm handed way of his, all of it is SO GOOD and SO PERFECT. The author strikes this really great blend of Loki being so sharp and cutting, but Thor is more than a match for him, the sheer presence and steamroller nature of him, yet! They still manage to find middle ground together in the greatest moment where Thor's not the nicest person, which had me practically cackling with glee. This was such a great find to read! And really, really hot, jfc.

Loki is a little shit for the nth time but that’s what we’re all here for, so, eh, fuck it. P.S. there’s also porn by thisdorkyficthing, thor/loki + other thor characters, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, pregnant!loki, fluff, happy au, 84.9k
    Guilt bubbled up in his belly, not for the first time since he decided he needed to find a way to get out of Jotunheim permanently, but it was worse now that his plans seemed to be falling into place. For all his faults, Loki loved his father and knew he had his reasons to try and shelter him. Loki felt bad about having to trick him, but he’d never let Loki go otherwise. Asgard was going to be his home. Whether anyone else liked it or not.
    I've recommended this fic multiple times as it was being written, but I wanted to write a rec for the fic as a whole, now that it's finished. But, god, what can I even say about this fic? It was wonderful and so charming and was my happy place for as long as it was being written! It's an AU and it's happier versions of the characters, so they're young and in love and you never doubt that it will all work out, which might seem boring, but I never found it to be at any point. For all that you knew everything would work out, it was just fun to see them go through shit (like being separated from each other, finding out nasty secrets that drive a wedge between them, the nervousness over Loki's pregnancy, etc.) because you could just sit back and relax and trust the fic. It's one of those stories that I picked up when I wanted to feel good, when I wanted something that would make my heart happy to read it.

There's also loads of sex with intersex!Loki, which meant that I was in heaven with each chapter, because I love intersex!Loki, I love how much pleasure he gets from it, and I love that it means he eventually gets knocked up, because demanding, cranky, big as a house!Loki who just wants Thor to pamper him forever? Ugh, I would have read another 100k+ of this and not regretted it one bit. I love the later chapters where they know they're having a girl and everything in their lives is sliding into place and it's just entirely good, where there are roadblocks along the way, so many of the usual things that come up in these stories, yet never boring for it. The pacing is lovely, so that everything keeps moving, so that where they start out in the beginning of the story and where they end up at the end really felt like it had been a journey. It doesn't linger, for all that it's a very lengthy fic, it keeps a move on, so that stuff's always happening and moving forward and I found it a little hard to believe that it was almost 85k when it really did not seem that long.

If you're into the fluffier side of things, the author has a way of writing the characters that's utterly engrossing to me, so that I'm reading large chunks of fic at once and hardly realizing that time is passing me by, and afterwards I'm satisfied and energized at the same time. Especially every time Loki climbed into Thor's lap to ride his cock, I could have kissed this fic for how much I loved it. It's all the usual tropes (happy, fluffy family for Loki in Jotunheim, bratty Loki with a heart of gold and an attitude, Thor loving to pamper Loki and spoil him, they fuck pretty much every chance they get, Loki's pregnant and they're going to have a darling girl, everything works out, etc.) and it embraces them happily, which left me just... ahhh, warm-hearted and fluffy afterwards. This was my pick-me-up fic for ages, when I wanted to read about these characters in a happier life, and bless it for that, because I love when two characters get together and that's nowhere near the end of their journey. ♥

XVII by stereobone, thor/loki, NSFW, arranged marriage, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, 20k
    The marriage itself is a symbol of peace between Jötunheim and Asgard. The two realms have long been at war but this union is a mark of new times, peace times. Thor just wishes there were another way. He has never even seen his betrothed before, he only knows his name: Loki. He is King Laufey’s second son, and he is to be Thor’s until their death.
    Chapters 1-2: How to even begin this rec, I don't know. Because it's an arranged marriage between Thor and Jotunn!Loki by stereobone, as inspired by those gorgeous arts from marty-mc, only with Loki being older. Flailing and keyboard smashing just doesn't seem to be quite enough! But, oh, I am so deeply in love with this fic already, with everything it's doing to slowly build up the relationship between these two people forced together, the early instant attraction and Loki being prickly and distant, Thor trying to be patient but Loki is maddening and Thor definitely has a temper, but he's still good-hearted and wants to genuinely connect with Loki, wants to help ease him into this new life, and won't take him until Loki wants it as well. These things should probably all be cliche by now, they're certainly tropes, but they're all my favorite things and fic like this is why, because they're sharp as ever and there's such chemistry between them and, ugh, I just love everything about them. FEELINGS, okay.
    Chapters 3-4: I've recommended this fic before, but I do update recs often, there was a significant amount added to this fic, and you do not understand my hunger for and love for arranged marriage AUs. And this one is so wonderful, as it shows the progress of Thor and Loki's relationship over the beginning weeks/months of their marriage, how they go from strangers who are wary of but attracted to each other to people who find that they get along better than expected and are already fond of each other, slowly progressing towards love. It's not quite there yet and I love that about this story, that it shows how far they've come in the careful way Thor treats Loki, the way Loki allows more and more touches and shows more trust, the way Thor defends Loki from malicious gossip (there's also a great scene with Odin about that, too! which just made the fic even better omg) and that just... Loki doesn't know what to do with that. This isn't what he expected at all.

The fic never forgets that Loki is viciously angry, but that never seems to stop Thor or his progression into Loki's affections, it never forgets that Thor is good-hearted in the way he sees Loki, trusts him even when maybe he shouldn't, but is eventually rewarded for that trust. Not just in sex, but in Loki opening up to him emotionally, and all of this sounds so... trope-heavy and cliche and maybe it is, but it's the kind of fics that keep the tropes sharp and shows why they have such enduring popularity. There's even world building and a trip to Alfheim and resolution to the sexual tension between them and, jfc, when Thor is exploring Loki's vulva for the first time with his fingers, when Loki is goading Thor into ducking him even harder, it is so intensely good for me even beyond all the other things I love about this fic. And, bleh, coherency is for weenies, I'll do a better rec for this fic later, hopefully I can wait until it's finished, at least.
    Chapters 5: I tried really, really hard not to immediately pounce on/rec this chapter, I was trying to wait until the final chapter had been posted and then do a rec then. But then there was Thor going down on intersex!Loki and that is not a thing that I can easily resist! So, there's that satisfaction (because it was really hot, but also really sweet, which is a great combination and fits with the tone of this chapter especially well), but there's also a lot of sweeter moments in this chapter, just the two of them spending time together and getting to know each other. One of the best things about arranged marriage fics is the slow crossing of that distance between them, the learning to communicate with each other in a way that they're forced to more openly recognize, and the sharing of things with each other. And, as much as the cliffhanger in this chapter is frustrating (in the way it's supposed to be), I also love it because it shows just how far their relationship has come, when they're faced with a difficult choice and all the complications that come with it.
    Chapters [all]: I would say that you don't understand my love of arranged marriages, but I think this fandom probably does. But, oh, man, I really do love them and seeing a fic that's an arranged marriage AU will automatically make me click on your fic to read it, which so often nets me excellent stories like this one. I've done recs for the fic as a WIP, but now that it's finished, I wanted to do one final one, because I've been thinking/talking about what makes certain authors appealing lately and my feeling is that some of them just have this solid charisma to their stories, the indefinable quality that draws me in and I can always count on getting something that's worth my time. I think this author has that, so even if I can't point specifically to anything new being done here, that doesn't mean I didn't fall right into the delight of seeing each new chapter coming out, it didn't mean that I wasn't just about rolling around on my bed in happiness while reading.

One thing I can specifically point to, however, is that the fic does a fantastic job of balancing that everything in this universe is good, that it's happy here, that things will work out even when difficult decisions have to be made or people feel torn about what to do without sacrificing the emotional weight of it. It's not pure fluff, but yet I can trust it. And I love that Laufey is good in this universe, that he's protective of his child, which further helps that this is a happy and good universe, which I really need sometimes. Add in that the writing is just so smooth and easy to slide into and I have a fic that was a great joy to read.

Black As Coal by Runie (Runic), thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, arranged marriage, intersex!loki, happy ending, 6k
    It is tradition for the Æsir to give cats to new brides. For Loki, the little kitten Thor gifts to him is all he has, until he falls into a conspiracy to rid Thor of his Jotun Queen.
    I could have sworn I wrote a rec for this already... and then utterly couldn't find it in my notes! Which is a shame because this fic did a hell of a lot for me the night I read it, where I'd tried several different fics that I just wasn't feeling, leaving me grumpy and restless, like I couldn't find anything I liked to read! I didn't know if it was me or I just hit a bad run, but it was kind of ruining my night, that I felt like all these stories were slipping through my fingers. Then I read this and just... settled down and it focused me and kept my attention and was an utter delight to read, so this one is precious to me just for that. But it's also that it's all the tropes I love, where Thor and Loki are in an arranged marriage that's not about love at all, where it's angsty but you know it'll work out, so it's fun to read about Loki's isolation and the bonding he does with the cat that Thor gives him, and the tension between the two of them before they work their shit out.

By the ending, it's happiness and domestic joy, which I love, I love fluffy things, and everything is perfect, which is exactly what I wanted. There's such charm and heart to this fic that I read the whole thing in one sitting and just felt so much better about fandom and my reading time! Plus, ahhhh, there's some really delicious porn that I found very satisfying, and... I guess that's what this fic is to me! It was satisfying and perfectly timed and made me really, genuinely happy. ♥

Waiting for the Moon to Rise by cavaleira, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, king!thor, prostitution/brothel au, 77.8k
    As the newly crowned king of Asgard, Thor's life is filled with stress as he as he navigates political intrigue and struggles to figure out what kind of king he wants to be. Desperately in need of a night of relaxation, he finds himself at a brothel he used to frequent in his youth. It's there that Thor spends an evening in the arms of beautiful courtesan named Loki, and his whole world changes in ways he never could have imagined.
    I'm going to write such a terrible rec for this fic, because I practically inhaled all four available chapters at the time of this rec and couldn't put it down. The first thing I thought about this fic (and the first thing that made me fall in love with it) is that it's practically an ode to Loki's cunt and that is exactly the fic I needed to read. But it's also themed on a greater level on what the heart of their relationship is--Loki caring for Thor in a way that's all about him trying to remain distant and unaffected, manipulativing him and goading him for fun and profit, but biting off more than he can chew, until eventually Thor has completely undone him, half by simply being Thor and half because Thor is insightful and wants to see more of him. There are moments along the way where already Loki is precarious about being cracked open, but he's managed to hit it thus far, whether on a moan as Thor fucks him harder or by playing it off as a game. But this Thor is observant and thoughtful, so while he may not have a mind like Loki's, he still sees Loki. And each time they meet again, that connection gets stronger.

This is layered over by lovely details and bits of world-building and political intrigue, where the fic is careful to not have Loki overstep his bounds (until he does, because that's what needed to happen, because that's yet another way the fic shows the growing connection between them and it was both organic and necessary), and all of this works together marvelously well. And then the sex is ridiculously hot, whether Loki rides Thor or Thor licks his way into Loki or puts one leg over Thor's shoulder and fucks him hard. This is a god in bed, who enjoys taking Loki apart with his cock or his tongue, that perfect balance of how Thor likes giving Loki pleasure, in a way that's well-intentioned, but also that Thor simply enjoys doing this to loki, enjoys rolling him over to slide his cock right back in, enjoys going after him aggressively and yet respectfully, that the combination of those things is Thor. And, as mentioned, this is practically a love letter to Loki's cunt, whether with Thor's tongue or his fingers or his cock, and I love that that's practically a central theme of the fic, because I love when Loki's vulva is given such a central role in sex, that it's not just a one-time thing, but that it's beautiful and ridiculously good to read about every single time. I want more and more of exactly this kind of sex scene, where a vulva is the celebrated center of the sex scenes. *__*

This fic is everything I want from courtesan!Loki fic and I am greedy for more in this same vein, that they step closer and closer to something real, that every bit of worship to Loki's cunt strengthens the feelings and the narrative structure and themes of this fic. And the characterizations are exquisite, that this fic balances them both well, that Loki is a sharp blade, but Thor is this incredible presence that Loki cannot help but be drawn to and bowled over by, that their relationship keeps the same spirit as the canon, with every time Loki tries to stay at arm's length, tries to use emotion as a weapon to weild, only to be disarmed by Thor, who does not turn it back on him, yet still manages to lay him open anyway. And Thor cares and loves deeply, this brilliant person before him, this one who helps him to see more politically savvy points in his court, who balances his world view. Ahhhh, this was so good for me!
    Update rec for chapter 5: I hardly know where to start with this update, because it was so long and satisfying (over 15k for this chapter alone!). One of the central themes to the overall fic is continued here in what is practically an ode to Loki's cunt and how wonderful it is, which is one of my very favorite things about the fic, even if I have many favorite things about it. It's also... there's squirting in this chapter and it's fantastic, it's dirty and cheerful and enthusiastic and adoring of Loki's cunt and that's one of the things that has done me so much good in this fandom, that female parts are incredibly beloved and actually paid attention to and that there's such sustained enthusiasm for them! All the more fantastic because Thor loves doing this to Loki, loves writing this from him, and it's ridiculously hot, omg. Every time attention is paid to Loki's enture cunt, it's utterly fantastic and this chapter is no exception. *__*

But there's also more details from tehir childhoods, little touches that are utterly charming and show how Loki opens up to Thor and how the emotions between them progress and become all the clearer in this chapter. There's also lovely interaction with Sif and you see Thor becoming more thoughtful especially in these scenes, and it's lovely! The use of books and flowers are also lovely, with just enough detail and meaning put into them to add even more richness to the story being told! But, man, the sex. When Thor loves fucking into Loki, when he's so good at fucking like a beast bcause it's Loki and Thor can't hold back with him, how that's good just for reading the sex, but also in showing that that's how Thor expresses affection for Loki, by the way he wants to fuck into Loki at all times, when Loki's orgasms are so intense, when you can feel how much he enjoys Thor's fucking, etc. It's all just ridiculously good for me.

But you know what else really turns me on about this fic? That it's a courtesan AU fic that is a slow build and takes time to lay the pieces down that are necessary, where it isn't just that they instantly fall in love and the king of Asgard trusts a Jotunn courtesan with everything. There are doubts expressed by people who love Thor and genuinely want the best for him and for Asgard, who are willing to try believing, and are narrative on the side of good, too. There's Thor recognizing how this may look to others, but Thor lives by his instincts and his heart, which is such a Thor thing to do, even when Loki has shown moments of obviously not being honest or entirely trustworthy, when we know that there's more complications and machinations going on here. This is a story that keeps all those elements in, while still also keeping the sheer glee and joy of reading a "Thor falls in love with Jotunn courtesan Loki" fic, which, lbr, if this had been angsty and cruel and painful, it wouldn't have been anywhere near as much fun to read. There are serious moments that make you feel for the characters, but it also embraces the trope it's writing about, so it becomes that blend of idfic that's genuinely good and well structured. Fucking bless, okay.
    Update rec for chapter 6-7: I've recommended this fic before, but I wanted to write a rec again now that chapters six and seven have been posted! These last two chapters (well, one is an epilogue) don't have any sex in them, but I found that I didn't mind, not after the loving dedication to Loki's cunt of this fic in previous chapters (not that I won't always take more of Loki's female bits, because I love him so very much) and how this wraps up the story so very well. I mean, I want the lovingly detailed attention paid to Loki's cunt evry time, I didn't want anything else while reading it! But I don't mind the focus on the relationship and the cautious next step they took here, that it was instead about the feelings and things that are coming to a head, as is necessary to close the fic out and to have them progress forward.

There are some lovely lines of description here--my favorite, I think, is "Loki was a very talented sorcerer and he knew power when he felt it. And what Thor possessed could conquer realms and obliterate mountains into dust. Thor was joyful and wild, eyes blazing and hair whipping in the wind. He looked dangerous, and Loki felt a flush a desire shoot through him because he had always courted danger." because it does a beautiful job of showing this larger than life presence Thor has, while showing Loki's sharp edges and how he gets swept up in the storm of Thor and how he thrills at it, the danger he dances around, when it comes to Thor. It's a nicely done bit of character insight, as Loki realizes how much he loves Thor and cannot deny that, even as he tries to hold himself back. They're in different circumstances in this universe from the canon versions, but their spirits remain the same in moments just like that!

These chapters were a satisfying conclusion to a fic I enjoyed immensely, it was warm and comfortable to read, there was something a little sweet about the time they spent together here, under all the other stuff going on with them. It's an epic fic, a love story with a grand background, a prickly and sharp Loki, a Thor who knows what he wants and coaxes Loki out not unlike one would a stray cat, by being direct and honest and grabbing what he wants for them, but not in a crushing grip, instead a consistent and genuine approach. And sly, seductive Loki who still has so far to go, even at the end, but manages to take that step foward! So good for me, ahhhh. Especially lines like how Thor would fight for him but wouldn't chain him down. Ahhh, yessss, that's what I want. ♥ It's hard to believe this fic was almost 80k, it certainly sailed along more quickly than that--yet, at the same time, was entirely satisfying and perfectly finished up. Bless.

Spoils of War by SergeantHiddles (EleventyOne), thor & loki, war trophy!loki, jotunn!loki, implied non-con, 3.9k
    In return for quelling Laufey's rebellion, Odin gives Thor Laufey's youngest son as a slave. Captured and alone, Loki waits in fear of what he will suffer at Thor's hands. However, Thor turns out to be much kinder than Loki expected him to be.
    The author says this isn't slash and the relationship isn't implied to be heading that direction, but I'm going to include it with the Thor/Loki recs because I think you can pretty easily read it as pre-slash and the references to that that's what people assumed would be the direction of their relationship makes it close enough. And I just. I love this trope so muuuuuuuuuch, okay. And this is one of the instances where I can buy a softer, more afraid Loki because he hasn't grown up in the same circumstances and he's younger here and of course he'd be terrified out of his mind when thrown into circumstances where he expects the worst and then doesn't know what to make of things when Thor treats him kindly. And it's... for all that there's a fair amount of dark implications, there's also cuddling and taking care of Loki and treating him kindly and, ahhhh, it's so cute!

Boom Baby Boom by Runie (Runic), thor/loki + other asgardians, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, 1.7k
    There is a certain Jotun Ambassador that is rather skilled at getting under Thor’s skin.
    This was perfect for me today, because it's Jotunn!Loki being a little shit who goads Thor into angry sex, then there's wall sex, then babies!! There's some adorable happy family fluff after that, where they have a whole brood of children and doting grandparents, which is super fluffy, but I'm not kidding that this is exactly what I wanted today and how much better I felt after reading this. My heart is lighter and I'm in a better mood and just. Things are good again! ♥

of shame and trust by agitation, thor/loki, jotunn!loki, arranged marriage, intersex!loki, in heat!loki possible eventual pregnant!loki, 1k
    Asgard and Jotunheim decide an arranged marriage would help preserve the peace and benefit both kingdoms. Loki is a runt, and has had children before being married to Thor, and Laufey discreetly (but publicly) makes that known.
    This is short so far, but that is like a list of things that is guaranteed to make me click on your fic right there, holy shit. And while there's only the one chapter so far, it offers interesting tidbits of world building, glimpses of the potential for what Loki might really be like under his mask, and even a brief sex scene that was very nicely done. And I found that I actually really liked that, because they don't really know each other yet, the only reason there's any kind of affection here is that Thor's attracted to him and pities him, while Loki has to trust him, but that something real could very well develop here. I am definitely, definitely looking forward to there being more of this one!

Loki is a little shit for the nth time but that’s what we’re all here for, so, eh, fuck it. P.S. there’s also porn by thisdorkyficthing, thor/loki + other thor characters, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, pregnant!loki, fluff, happy au, 84.9k
    Guilt bubbled up in his belly, not for the first time since he decided he needed to find a way to get out of Jotunheim permanently, but it was worse now that his plans seemed to be falling into place. For all his faults, Loki loved his father and knew he had his reasons to try and shelter him. Loki felt bad about having to trick him, but he’d never let Loki go otherwise. Asgard was going to be his home. Whether anyone else liked it or not.
    First rec: I've been reading this fic for awhile, but every time I would just about catch up so that I could write a proper rec, it would update again and I'd wait to read it first because this fic is just pure, sheer fun! I grin my way through every chapter of this fic, for the way it just whole-heartedly embraces being a light-hearted, flirty, gleeful little shit Loki and with Thor being frustrated, eventually snapping to fuck into Loki like he's been goading Thor into it, until they finally settle into this adorable, banter-laden relationship that they clearly both enjoy the hell out of. It's just so much fun to watch them antagonize each other at first, with Loki a visiting Jotunn prince who abuses his diplomatic position, until Thor snaps and finally fucks him, like Loki's been winding him up for. And it's even more fun when the tables are turned on Loki, because Thor is always more bitten off than Loki can chew.

But it's my favorite when they settle into a secret relationship, where Loki continues to goad Thor on, but it's a friendlier sort of way, where they're both open about how much they enjoy fucking, how much Loki really enjoys Thor's cock and how much Thor really enjoys Loki's warm, wet folds, when Loki is ever seductive and Thor is ever willing to just charge right ahead or smash things, which turns Loki on more than he'd like to admit sometimes. It's a relationship that embraces the tropes of the fandom, but without sacrificing that sharp sense of utter glee I have while reading this, mixing it together with the warm-hearted joy of the writing. This dynamic they have right here, changed a little because this is an AU fic where they're not brothers, this is why I keep coming back to this fandom, and it's just all the better because, oh, man, I can never get enough of intersex!Loki with a cunt that Thor loves as much as I do. Like, seriously, I will never, ever read enough of Thor thoroughly enjoying it, whether with his cock or his tongue, while Loki basks in the attention and Thor's desire for him.

Which, by the way, is some pretty satisfying porn that comes with it because of that! There's a lot of sex in this fic, but I love each and every scene of it, both when they first have almost hatesex and when it later morphs into an energetic more mutually enthusiastic sex. I love that these two are just constantly fucking and I love that there's other stuff that goes on occasionally, too! Thor fighting in a tournament and, mmm, warrior god!Thor is my favorite. Plus supportive!Frigga! Nice!Laufey who would storm the castle if his darling son was being mistreated! So much fun and it's just 24k (so far) of pure joy. ♥
    Second rec: I've recommended this fic before, so this is more of an update rec, as this fic tends to get updated fairly regularly and it's one of those fics that helps keep me on a fannish even keel because I really need happy, fluffier things! And that's what this fic happily embraces, even as the characters start to twist themselves around a bit as they realize it's not just fucking around anymore, but that maybe feelings are starting to get involved here. But you know things will work out, it's the kind where it's just simply, joyfully fun to watch the characters and their antics!

Plus, there are always more sex scenes, sometimes even within the same chapter there's more than one--there's one chapter that has a fast and furious scene, which was up against the wall, and I'm serious, I will never tire of Thor actually being strong enough to just hold Loki up and fuck into him right there and there's hardly any strain for it. Then, within the same chapter, there was a sweeter, softer scene--not that it was without its snark--where Thor took his time and Loki enjoyed that, too. My two favorite things! Combined with how eager and greedy Loki's cunt is for Thor's fock, how it aches and is wet practically at just the thought of him. I love this with a ridiculous passion because I love Loki being attracted to Thor, I love that it gets them to fuck constantly, and I love how nice it is, how much happier this fic is than so much of the more ouchy fic out there. And everything here is just ridiculously cute and fun and charming and I enjoy it immensely.
    Third rec: I've also recommended this fic before, but there's been a significant amount of updates to it that, whatever, I do what I want, Thor. Because, oh, man, if I didn't have enough affection for this fic already, now there's Loki going into heat and getting pregnant. Bless, bless, bless. There's some lovely porn as well, when Loki's in the middle of his heat and just wants Thor's cock in him now and so I really appreciated that (because it was super hot, especially when Loki was fucking himself with his own hand in desperation, then the utter desperation for a good fuck, the intensity of it and how much Loki just wants it now, that is all really, really delicious to me), but I just love how much fun the fic as a whole is! The pining for each other is done with such obvious affection that it's joyful to watch when Thor is sent to Midgard and Loki returns to Jotunheim. Everything about this fic is a total scream and I could have easily read another 20k in one sitting, for how much this fic just pulls me right in and won't let me go. It's one of those fics that cheers me up when I need something fun. ♥
    Fourth rec: There is a tag on this fic that says: "Everything is Happy and Nothing Hurts AU", which is pretty much spot on. I've recommended this fic a few times before, but there's been a significant amount of updating since then and I wanted to write a better rec for the fic as a whole, especially because the point it's ended on at the moment (chapter 29) is a pretty good place of resolution. Not that I wouldn't be happy to have more, of course! Just that I feel like it has enough resolution to appeal to those who might not otherwise want to read a long running WIP fic for fear of nothing ever getting resolved until the very end. Because that's not what this fic is! This, as the tag says, is a happy AU where everything is fun and light-hearted and nothing ever hurts, it's a joy for those who want something long to read but who don't want their hearts crushed while doing so.

The entire point of the fic is what it excells at: Being a slice of life series of events of these two dumb gods, who flirt with each other, who we see the beginning of their relationship and its development into real feelings and Loki getting pregnant and how they figure their shit out in a happy, positive, fluffy sort of way. The fic is marvelously paced in the way nothing lingers too long and the writing just smoothly sails along, so you have this story where time and their dynamic keeps progressing forward, it's never spent too long on their pining just to pad things out or force the story to a longer length. It's never spent too much time repeating itself or forcing the characters into the same pattern of events over and over, just to make it longer. Each step forward truly is a step forward, it considers the history of what they've already gone through. A nd that may not sound important, but in a fluff fic that's almost 70k now? It's very important!

And the fic is definitely fluffy! It's pure comfort to read, nothing makes me feel good like sitting down with a fic that I know is meant to make me happy, while still being genuinely fun to read! Loki is still a little shit, but he loves Thor. Thor is still kind of an obnoxious dick, but he's better! It's a fic that wholly embraces the softer, fluffier kind of characterization, which is why you want to read it, because it will make your heart warm and happy. Also there is porn! The kind of delicious porn where they're constantly fucking and Loki enjoys Thor's cock ridiculous amounts and Thor enjoys Loki's cunt, like that is a magic mixture that will never, ever get old. The sex is delicious for its own sake, but it's also used to show how much Thor loves paying attention to Loki, who basks in it, who enjoys Thor's attention on his body and it's just. Ahhhhh, it makes me happy in my heart, okay.
    Fifth rec [OVERALL REC]: I've recommended this fic multiple times as it was being written, but I wanted to write a rec for the fic as a whole, now that it's finished. But, god, what can I even say about this fic? It was wonderful and so charming and was my happy place for as long as it was being written! It's an AU and it's happier versions of the characters, so they're young and in love and you never doubt that it will all work out, which might seem boring, but I never found it to be at any point. For all that you knew everything would work out, it was just fun to see them go through shit (like being separated from each other, finding out nasty secrets that drive a wedge between them, the nervousness over Loki's pregnancy, etc.) because you could just sit back and relax and trust the fic. It's one of those stories that I picked up when I wanted to feel good, when I wanted something that would make my heart happy to read it.

There's also loads of sex with intersex!Loki, which meant that I was in heaven with each chapter, because I love intersex!Loki, I love how much pleasure he gets from it, and I love that it means he eventually gets knocked up, because demanding, cranky, big as a house!Loki who just wants Thor to pamper him forever? Ugh, I would have read another 100k+ of this and not regretted it one bit. I love the later chapters where they know they're having a girl and everything in their lives is sliding into place and it's just entirely good, where there are roadblocks along the way, so many of the usual things that come up in these stories, yet never boring for it. The pacing is lovely, so that everything keeps moving, so that where they start out in the beginning of the story and where they end up at the end really felt like it had been a journey. It doesn't linger, for all that it's a very lengthy fic, it keeps a move on, so that stuff's always happening and moving forward and I found it a little hard to believe that it was almost 85k when it really did not seem that long.

If you're into the fluffier side of things, the author has a way of writing the characters that's utterly engrossing to me, so that I'm reading large chunks of fic at once and hardly realizing that time is passing me by, and afterwards I'm satisfied and energized at the same time. Especially every time Loki climbed into Thor's lap to ride his cock, I could have kissed this fic for how much I loved it. It's all the usual tropes (happy, fluffy family for Loki in Jotunheim, bratty Loki with a heart of gold and an attitude, Thor loving to pamper Loki and spoil him, they fuck pretty much every chance they get, Loki's pregnant and they're going to have a darling girl, everything works out, etc.) and it embraces them happily, which left me just... ahhh, warm-hearted and fluffy afterwards. This was my pick-me-up fic for ages, when I wanted to read about these characters in a happier life, and bless it for that, because I love when two characters get together and that's nowhere near the end of their journey. ♥

Custom by lies_d, thor/loki, NSFW, dub con/non con, jotunn!loki, 2.3k
    Norsekink prompt based on ric951's fanart. Thor and other highly-ranked noble Aesir have to prove their manhood by bedding a member of another race, the most difficult - and worthy - being a Jotun. Thor sets his sights on the sorcerous Prince of Jotunheim
    I was a little wary of this prompt--Thor and other highly-ranked noble Aesir have to prove their manhood by bedding a member of another race, the most difficult - and worthy - being a Jotun. Thor sets his sights on the sorcerous Prince of Jotunheim--because I usually want slightly different AUs with Jotun!Loki, but I liked a lot of the author's other fics, so I gave this one a shot, too. I wound up liking it a lot more than I would have thought! The author takes a delicate approach with Loki's characterization, which could have gone too far on the non-con scale for me, but instead there's something almost intellectual about him here, there's an undercurrent of cultural acceptance of fighting and then fucking your prize, and somehow that made the difference to me. It's still not going to be for those who don't care for non-con, but the genuine attraction and the way Thor just sort of fell for him, it made all the difference to me, so I ended up loving this one.

Transaction by EliraWinter, thor/loki + other asgardians, NSFW, arranged marriage, pregnant!loki, jotunn!loki, fluff, 14k
    The young Jotun Prince, Loki, is given to Asgard as a bride for Thor in exchange for peace.
    [ Chapter 1 ] Ahhh, there are certain things that I'm weak to in this fandom and this fic hit on three of them immediately--Thor/Loki, arranged marriage, and eventual pregnancy. Fuck you all, I eat this stuff up like it's candy and, oh, this fic is only just over 500 words so far, it's only the beginning and basic setup, not much beyond Loki being exchanged for the Casket, but it's solidly written, and has some lovely moments of imagery so far. I just. Picturing bb!Jotunn!Loki holding his father's hand, looking at the Aesir come to make him part of their family, I'm just. Ugh. So weak to this. And I really, really hope there's going to be more of this one soon. *rubs hands gleefully*
    [ Chapter 2 ] Oh, another short chapter, but I don't even care! Arranged marriage! Jotunn!bb!Loki in Asgard! And it's so darling and surprisingly sweet that I could just fucking coo at it because omg there's a brief scene of Loki seeing his first horse and then, because he's never ridden one before, he'll ride with Thor and, shit, that is apparently a weakness I never knew I had. ADORABLE BABIES.
    [ Chapter 3 ] I know I should wait a bit to let this story pile up some before doing another rec but, whatever, fuck you guys, precious baby Loki coming to Asgard for the first time and everyone being nice to the little Jotunn prince who doesn't know how to deal with all of this certainly not his arranged marriage to Thor but it's all so sweet and adorable that I just love it. This fic is all the things I'm weak to and this chapter was really good for me today, given that I've been reading a bunch of angsty fic all day.
    [ Chapter 4-10 ] I let this fic sit for a bit (not intentionally, I was just distracted for a few days with other things) and then decided to read this selection of chapters all in one go today. And you know what my favorite thing about this fic is? IT'S SO HAPPY. Everything is wonderful! Asgard thinks Loki is darling! Loki makes friends with Sif! Loki and Thor clearly love each other! Loki is being taught magic and it's totally fine! He's also learning how to fight because he wants to do both! The author has clearly thrown out whatever doesn't work (in making this a happy fic) and I could not love them more for it, because the entire delight of this fic is that IT IS SO HAPPY AND WONDERFUL. And it's not necessarily even saccharine about it (though, it's not for those who only prefer the messier, more complicated stories, but I have always been a fan of FUCK YOU SOMETIMES MY HEART JUST NEEDS TO BE HAPPY), it's just... everything goes right, everything is good, everything is darling. And, oh, the most recent chapter, while Thor is away on his first quest and Loki tries not to worry about him, but ends up doing so anyway, and you can feel that they're really falling in love with each other and just. Yes. This does my heart so much good.
    [ Chapter 11 ] This fic continues to be my happy place and I would be crushed if the author ever took it away from me. This chapter is simply about the morning after Thor and Loki's first time, where doubts creep in a bit, because Thor still feels Loki is young yet, but mostly it's just the sweetest thing and made me feel all warm and fluffy on the inside and I can't tell you how much better my day was for it, even just as soon as I saw it had updated, my day was instantly better. Plus, bonus quick scene with Thor and Frigga! Best.
    [ Chapter 12 ] I was originally going to wait until the next chapter of this fic had been posted but, ugh, no, I can't hold myself back because this is one of my favorites in the fandom. The chapters are always short, but they're just such bursts of sunshine in my life! Even when things are angsty (as they are in this chapter--as Thor wonders if Loki ever imagined being with someone else, which of course Loki has thought about, which sends Thor into a brood) I have trust in the author to use it to bring back the warm and fuzzies. Because it's pretty obvious that it's about how much they both want to be with each other and only each other, that jealousy is going to come up sometimes, and it'll be something for them to work through. Plus bonus Sif and Loki being cute while she has little patience for their spats! Adorable!
    [ Chapter 13 ] Once again, my day was better when I saw the latest chapter of this was posted, because my happy place! Even as, I can't lie, I've been following this fic long enough that I'm fond of the characters to the degree that the fluffy angst (when Thor misunderstands Loki's meaning, so he kisses someone else) kind of made me ache for them, even as I knew the author would eventually make it right. The other thing I found I really loved about this chapter in particular was that Loki was a little vicious here, for all that this is a much softer, much nicer universe for Loki, he's still able to whip around and very nearly hiss when he's angry. Still, though. This is a happy making fic and bless the author for it. *basks*
    [ Chapter 14 ] This is another short chapter, but ah! Sunshine in my life again! Especially because there are happy makeouts, but also Loki being firm about how, if this is going to work from now on, they have to be serious about each other and pledge themselves to each other, which means Thor is going to go all out. As Thor is wont to do. And that, too, is going to be so good for me because ahhhhh Thor trying to be thoughtful and willing to make up for his mistakes even if he messes things up sometimes! Yes, give me that always.
    [ Chapter 15-16 ] These two chapters read really well together, so I'm glad I waited to read them together (especially since chapter 16 is extra short) and, ahhhh, this fic is once again my happy place. It continues to be pure sunshine and rainbows as Thor goes to Jotunheim to ask permission to properly court Loki because he knows that will show Loki he's serious about this and Loki goes along and actually has a pretty good time on Jotunheim, where they're thankful for the sacrifice he's made to help better their Realm. I'm sorry that this fic seems to be meandering towards the end (WHAT WILL I DO WITHOUT MY HAPPY PLACE??) but these two chapters were lovely and heart-warming, putting to rest the issues Loki has with missing Jotunheim in a lovely way, where it's a good feeling now, but he belongs in Asgard now and, ugh, the small details of things like Loki slipping his hand into Thor's, that just makes me happy. Bleh, this rec was incoherent but whatever. This made me happy.
    [ Chapter 17-18 ] Ahhhh, I love this fic so much! And now it's been updated again! I love what this chapter does especially, where it's more sunshine and happiness and sweetness, where Thor really is working to figure out how to make things up to Loki, to treat him better, and finds a thoughtful way here. When he includes Loki the way he does in this chapter, it accomplishes several things, including treating Loki seriously and yet not shoving him into the same box that canon did, but instead letting him play to his own strengths. This was Thor asking, rather than assuming or demanding, this was Thor actually working to do something right, and it pays off wonderfully. But also there's a scene where Loki decides to cut his hair and has Thor help and it's just pure fluff, but in that way that makes me happy and works for me because a) this is a different universe with different circumstances for the characters and b) they're teenagers in love and they do shit like that. Also, fuck you, I love hair cutting. *__*

Red, Blue and Gold by K_dAzrael, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, 2.5k
    “Oh, don’t fret – I’ve lain with Aesir before.” Loki covered his mouth with his hand, eyebrows raising in an exaggerated show of dismay. “Oh dear, I wasn’t supposed to say that, was I?"
    This fic is not going to be for everyone, it's kind of... well, FROST GIANTS. But I am totally in love with arranged marriage AUs and this Loki, who is in Frost Giant form in this universe, is snarky and biting and kind of amazing. It's not a long fic, so there's not a lot of time for worldbuilding, but the author gets some great little moments in, especially once they're married and Loki has more power to weild and OH BOY DOES HE, in the greatest way. And that's what I really liked about this fic, how sharp the edges of Loki's character were!

'til nothing else remains (except the fires from which I came) by UndergroundValentine, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, in heat!loki, 7.6k
    Growing up had been a rather strange and indefinitely frustrating experience for Loki. Where most male frost giants became burly with age and training, shoulders broad and muscles defined, Loki was toned and lithe, and the cunt he'd spent years ignoring as equally as his cock began to moisten with heat.
    This fic does have a few too many epithets and it's of the soft and fluffy variety that's not for everyone, but that's what I need sometimes, especially when this fic is so good-hearted, charming, and sweet. It's every Jotunn!Loki trope that I love, the kind that makes me realize that I want more after reading this fic, and yet am entirely satisfied after reading it! It's every Jotunn!Loki with intersex parts fic that I wanted, where he's in heat and acheing and then there's Thor who enjoys Loki's tits and teases his cunt and cock, makes him come and then fucks into him to get Loki to come again and just. Long sex scenes that take their time with Loki's entire vulva are my favorite, especially for how much Thor likes him and enjoys him! How Thor is rough and sweet with him! How this is just pure sexy fluff that was so satisfying. Plus moetions of Loki touching himself to keep in Thor's seed and the writhing he does while he's in heat and riding Thor's cock are all really good for me. This was just pure joy and happiness to read!

1,000 by Misaya, thor/loki + other asgardians, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, some fem!loki, crossdressing, 5.3k
    For Loki and Thor's millennial anniversary, the Jotunheimr royal court comes to visit. Laufey is unperturbed by Loki's choice of gender, Odin is willing to give the frost giants the benefit of the doubt, and Loki wears a corset. Because Darcy said it would be good. And Darcy was right, as it turns out.
    I spent the first half of this fic partically rolling around in it like it was catnip, because it's everything I love and wanted to read! Super fluffy Thor/Loki anniversary, cracky antics around them, doting and over protective Laufey, Loki shifting to female form, wearing a corset, pet names, snarky banter that's a little catty and a lot sunny (for Loki and Thor respectively) and entirely full of love. It's just pure screaming fun in the first half! But the second half. Jesus Christ, I was ruined for the rest of the goddamned night after reading this. Loki stays in the corset and Thor enjoys the feel of Loki's stockings against him while he's got Loki's legs over his shoulders and is lucking his way into Loki's cunt, and it's a perfect balance of Thor wanting to give pleasure, enjoying taking Loki apart until he's a wreck, and being cheerfully direct and forthright about what he's doing to Loki. the focus on Loki's vulva, the descriptions usef for how Thor eats him out, they're ridiculously hot and really good for me sex, goddamn. The light teasing, the way Loki crabs the whole way until he's a mess, the way Thor then puts Loki on his hands and knees and fucks hinto him while holding on to the corset Loki is still wearing? Everything was entirely in my wheelhouse and I honestly couldn't read anything else for the rest of the night. This was the best combination of happiness and night-ruining porn I could have asked for!

30 Day OTP Porn Challenge! - 11. Explaining their relationship to a disapproving third party by amberfox17 [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, warlord!thor, dancer!loki, 3.8k
    Loki stands before the mirror and carefully winds the seventh and final veil around his head. It is quite a challenge to secure the gauzy fabric around his horns: too tight, and he will not be able to slide it free during the performance; too loose, and it will slide down his hair and reveal his face too soon.
    I think one of the best ways to start off this rec is to tell how I wrote it--I have a notebook for when I'm reading curled up away from a computer and I really, genuinely meant to just scribble down a line or two of thoughts because I was really tired and wanted to go to bed. Instead, I wrote about half a page on this one because my feelings kind of exploded on me. I have a ridiculous amount of love for warlord Thor and Jotunn!Loki, especially when Loki is beautiful and manipulative and playing by his own rules, using his charms to wind other people around his fingers while he works towards his own ends. And then you add in that there's dancing, which is beautifully described, with scarves and gold jewelry and Loki being so utterly Loki about it, that his ways are not typical brute force and that's the driving theme behind this story.

Well, that and the ridiculously hot sex, which is a hint of dub-con but not precisely, because Loki enjoys it and uses it deliberately, which, oh, that is my favorite. Just as much as Thor ordering Loki onto his hands and knees tonight, not a moment later he's sliding hard into him and, oh, yeah, that was really good for me. I love this Thor, he's all hunger and no shame or hesitation, he's not dumb but he's blinded by his lust a bit, so he's all power, but it's the kind that Loki can use to his advantage, he can guide Thor to exactly where he wants him and just. I seriously cannot convey how fantastic and perfect that is. The fic does a brilliant job of conveying how sharp both these character are, how there are moments of sweetness, which are genuine but also used by Loki for manipulation (or are signs that his manipulation is working) and that dual undercurrent is just so very Loki. All of this in addition to ridiculously hot sex with Loki on his hands and knees, which I really need more of Loki like that while he's getting a thorough fucking and enjoying it. Unf.

A Place Called Home by cavaleira, thor/loki + kids, NSFW, fluff, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, pregnant!loki, domestic, 5.6k
    A hectic day in the life of Loki, Thor, and their five kids (with a sixth on the way). Pure fluff.
    This was just so very satisfying for how fluffy and warm-hearted and good it was. I don't think I stopped smiling the entire time I was reading and I genuinely felt all warm and fuzzy afterwards! The brood of kids they have and all the little domestic details are perfect and then you add in the happy, warm, intimate, joyful sex where Loki rides Thor and they both love Thor's promises to keep fucking him until they have even more kids and I just-- I practically melted into goo. The good kind of goo! It's fluffy, but it's so very them, in a happier life and I love this completely without irony. It's a fantastic read and I can't recommend it enough if you just want to be straight up happy in the soul.

To Conquer by aesirborn, thor/loki + other thor characters, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, arranged marriage, dub-con/some non-con, 72.5k
    When Laufey and Fárbauti's second son was born a runt, they were forced to face the facts: Loki had no home in Jötunheimr. They meant to find Loki a new home, but all they lost was their own home. And through their lives, all three sons must face the consequences.
    First Rec: Sometimes you find one of those fics that has so many of the things that you want, that you could just roll around on the bed and hug your reader to yourself in joy, because you've been pining for a fic like it. Or, possibly, that's just me. Whatever. I have a new fic to wait anxiously for updates on and I'm not going to let anyone ruin my joy in that! Because, wow, bratty Loki who is doted on by his parents and a bit of world building on Jotunheim and magical shenanigans and they invaded Midgard so they could give it to their precious baby Loki, you have no idea how hard I am smiling over that, because, fuck yes, give me that right now.

I love Loki's relationship with his parents and his siblings, how they're all snarky and sassy in their own ways, but Loki is especially bratty! And I love how you can still see him as Loki, with a chip on his shoulder even as he knows he's loved and too smart of his own good and a little shit and a magical genius and he just goes ahead and does whatever he wants to do. And all of that is even before he gets to Asgard (where the dark elf's description of Jotunheim's bratty little prince is perfection), where he'll of course run into Thor. Eventually, there should be arranged marriages and intersex!Loki and more good!Jotunheim family and, ugh, I want all of it right now, please.
    Second Rec: I've been reading this fic for awhile and it's a complicated one to talk about, for several reasons, but I finally caught up and there are only two chapters left, so I think now is a good time to write this rec. I'll warn ahead of time that the fic is spellchecked but not proofed as well as it could be, there are a lot of typos and misused words, which occasionally distract. This is also an overall bittersweet fic, despite that it seems almost fluffy at first. But it's amazingly engaging and keeps an exceppent pace and a lot of stuff happens. There are moments of ooc and too much modern slang that doesn't fit, but I notice these things because this is such an incredibly solid story otherwise. It truly spans three separate worlds and cultures, the pace if just right for these long-lived characters, and it does all the work it needs to do to show the story that it's spinning. One other caveat I have is that I thought Loki's miscarriage was glossed over too much, but his childish and selfish actions later on are very clearly not approved of (by other characters and the narrative), yet it never loses the sympathy you have for Loki, I still loved him every step of the way.

I really enjoyed reading this fic and I will miss it when it's gone (after the last two chapters are posted), it's a story that I found I could read in long sittings, that an hour or two would pass me by and I'd hardly notice the time going, because the author has a way of pulling me in and keeping me moving right along with the story. For all that I was initially invested in a story that seemed kinda cute and fluffy (because Loki's parents love him and spoil him, they invaded Midgard to give him a home with other people his size, and everyone doted on him), that's not really what this story is about and I found that it's so interesting because of that, it shows how difficult arranged marriages are and how difficult selfish people can be to deal with, while still making it a good read for a Thor/Loki fan. Things are difficult between them and they do try, but sincere attempts do not always go perfectly. There's a lot of back and forth between them, it is not a smooth or linear road for them, which isn't something I see all that often in fandom.

I really like the tone of the author's style, there's something very caring and yet almost... whatever the opposite of cutesy is. For all that they coddle Loki, it's not babying him, they know he's selfish and spoiled, the story makes that very clear. It's a sparse sort of style, very direct and it's all about the story being told, rather than the words, which is the kind that I just eat up, so I would love to see more from the author in this fandom, even if I think this might be their last fic for it. Because, for all that I want things to work out and be happy and shiny and fluffy, I felt like the author had a clear vision of the problems that would come up between these characters in this situation and with Loki being as selfish and spoiled as he often is. Which means it's not always an easy read, but it is fascinating.

And I really do love just how much the fic covers, becasue it moves, including time in Asgard, time with the Avengers, time in Jotunheim, and then back to all three again, it's all here. There's political machinations and world invasions and the hard work of rebuilding after a war is ended and relationship ups and downs and this sense of... life, that it ebbs and flows in all things. Sometimes it's good and sometimes it's bad and sometimes it's bittersweet and then it'll eventually come back around to all three again. It's a hard read at times, but one I'm very glad I got the chance to do so.

untitled by rayemars [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki, NSFW with NSFW artwork, jotunn!loki, dub con/non con, war prize!loki, 3.8k
    The sorcerer turned to face him, a half-smirk on his face. "If you wished to strip me of my gold by hand, you should have done it in public. It would have made a better statement."
    I feel like I waited forever for this fic and then FINALLY IT WAS HERE and, oh, wow, that's gorgeous. kisu-no-hi's (nsfw) artwork of wartrophy!Loki is one of the most stunning pieces that the fandom has ever produced and the fic that goes along with it absolutely does it justice. There's such a gorgeous quality to everything here, the writing captures the feeling of the art so well, you could practically feel it right along with them and it was easy to keep the art in my mind's eye as I read. But also, oh, this setting is amazing. A war between Asgard and Jotunheim, even as it's just in the background, is so very well done and the toll it's taking on all of them and the different circumstances that lets these characters meet!

Which is why this is a different dynamic from usual, where this is a Jotunn!Loki who was raised in this Realm, who is still so very Loki in the proud, manipulative, ruthless, cunning, brilliant way he has. For all that he's a wartrophy here, the fic never lets you forget that he was a powerful opponent that it took the mighty Thor to bring down and, even then, it wasn't without heavy cost. This is reflected in the banter between them, that edge of hostility underneath the calm. And, oh, the sex was beautiful, for both of them, with Thor taking what he wanted because this person in front of him was gorgeous and Thor wanted him, had won him. This Loki submits but isn't broken and, oh, Loki trying so valiently not to react as Thor touched him, worked him open and began to fuck him, trying to keep that detached calm he's so good at, that was just all the hotter, because that's Loki for you. This was so, so good for me, ahhhh.

Paved with Ice by kiyala, thor/loki + canon!loki + jotunn!loki + other asgardians, 10.9k
    With Odin in the Odinsleep and Thor cast out of Asgard, Loki is king. He casts a spell to summon a future version of himself, to reassure himself that he is on the right path, but he is not prepared for the outcome. He must learn to overcome his issues with himself and listen, so he can figure out how to keep himself from losing everything he's ever loved.
    Oh, this fic was so good for me. I need a whole lot of fic in fandom where the events of the Thor movie are nudged in just the right direction so that everything doesn't fall apart, which is what this fic is all about doing--it's set up the same way, but Loki wants reassurance that he's on the right path, so he summons his future self to see how everything turns out. And I love the details here, from the use of Loptr for future!Loki's name to Loki deciding against asking the Norns because, once you do, your future is pretty much set in stone and he wants options here. But also I love this fic for showing why Loki isn't really suited to being king, aside from the whole emotional/mental instability thing and it's something I've agreed with for awhile--Loki's not really the kind who would do well with sitting and dealing with all the trivial details that it means to be king. He'd pretty much want to lock himself in the library after about three days just for some quiet.

This Loki is also a lot more... this is from his point of view, so we see all his insecurities and hesitations, when those around him wouldn't see them, because of his poker face. This is a softer Loki than we would see from the outside in the movies, but it's also a Loki who hasn't yet fallen into madness and is faced with a terrible future that would of course frighten the hell out of him, it's one I didn't have to work very hard to see. And, oh, when he rights himself enough to realize that he needs to put things back on track, that's where I really fell in love with the story, because it gave me so many feelings when he had to go talk to Thor and tell him the truth of things and, well, of course you knew it would work out, but I still felt that clawing need to know, to make sure it worked out, because the author got under my skin and wrote such a beautiful piece for them. And, actually, as hard as it was to read in a lot of ways, I'm really glad that it wasn't easy between Loki and Thor. Wrap that all up in really lovely, smooth writing and you have a fic that I loved dearly.

untitled by fickleobsessions [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki, jotunn!loki, ~1k
    Loki breaks into Odin’s vault on the day of his son’s coronation because he wants to remind the Aesir that priceless relic, the casket, does not belong to them.
    This is a short piece but one that is, oh, so very good. It's really just the one moment, where Jotunn!Loki sneaks into Asgard's vault to remind them of certain things and, of course, runs into Thor. This is a Loki who is devious and sharp and sly and deliciously competent, going up against such a strong presence like Thor's, which all too often gets lost in good Loki characterization. I feel like there's not enough fic in fandom where I get both, so I treasure it when I get it--which is especially fantastic, considering the lenght of the piece. And not that I wouldn't readk 100k words of this world and this set up, but I also thought it worked perfectly well as a short piece. Just, oh, this was really good. :9

It's An Institute You Can't Disparage by Coneycat, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, arranged marriage, 6.5k
    Prompt: "Let's say that Loki is Laufey's youngest, a useless runt except for how his small stature, shifting abilities and royal blood makes him perfect for a political marriage with Asgard."
    So. Apparently I now want ALL THE POLITICAL ARRANGED MARRIAGE FIC because, holy shit, this was ridiculously satisfying! Loki is arranged to marry Thor when they're young--too young in Loki's case--and it becomes a story of Loki fitting in with Asgard , how he slowly lets go of the fear of this new and terrifying place, how he and Thor come to care for each other and just. Ugh, SO GOOD. The writing is lovely, but the characterization is also really solid in this AU, just a little heartbreaking but mostly the kind that gives me the warm and fuzzies, because Thor is SO GOOD and everything turns out for the good and MY HEART IS HAPPY. Also, there's sexytimes by the end and that was even more satisfying. So, basically, I want to roll around in this fic for awhile and have more like it.

An Obligatory Loki in Chains Fic by thisdorkyficthing, [ tumblr + mobile ver. ], thor/loki, mildly nsfw, jotunn!loki, war prize!loki, fluff, mild bondage, loki in chains, 2.2k
    "All yours." Sif handed him the chain, attached to an overly proud looking Jotunn runt, the one who’d been giving them more trouble than entire armies of full fledged frost giants ever could. He was beaten and bloodied, nothing worse than the injuries Thor had. He couldn’t help but wonder how his men had finally managed to capture and put the magic stifling cuffs and collar on him. He gave the chain a tug, making the runt stumble forward and temporarily knock the cool expression from his face. He regained himself quickly, looking Thor right in the eyes, almost challenging him to keep eye contact.
    Screaming about it, yes. Loki as a war prize in chains and Thor the warrior prince who claims him and then there's seductive little shit Loki and cheerful dick Thor and banter. This is everything I wanted from this prompt, SO MUCH FUN and porn! They're both such amazing dicks, I love these dummies and I love thisdorkyficthing for writing this, because IT IS A TOTAL SCREAM, she is amazing for how much gleeful fun I have while reading her fic. And after that gifset of Jotunn!Loki in chains being handed over to Thor on Vanaheim that went around tumblr, I NEEDED THIS and it was provided beautifully, especially when you realize just exactly what Loki was doing by being so flashy about everything and how Thor is obnoxiously cheerful as fuck about it and just. as;ldfjkalskj oh my Norse asshole babies, I love them so much.

The Eyes are the Windows to the Soul by PadawanBrittany, thor/loki, jotunn!loki, crossdressing, fluff, arranged marriage, 3.6k
    AU. Prince Loki wants to attend the Prince Thor's mighty feast, but cannot go looking as the Jötunn prince that he is. At the same time, Thor makes a startling revelation.
    Speaking of how sometimes I just really need some fluff and good old-fashioned "Thor and Loki are arranged to be married, but they don't get along, despite secretly being in love with each other, they're just both kind of dicks to each other because they think the other doesn't like them" fic. I love this kind of thing and it also involves Loki crossdressing and Thor being like WHO IS THAT GORGEOUS CREATURE THAT REMINDS ME OF SOMEONE I CAN'T QUITE FIGURE OUT LET ME GO CHAT HER UP WOW SHE'S REALLY GORGEOUS AND SO INTERESTING EVEN WHEN SHE'S KIND OF A DICK TO ME and then they both realize, oh, they're kind of stupid for not realizing their mutual feelings earlier and, voila!, marriage. But then there's also a bit of kissing and the author clearly just had fun with this and it's hard for me not to get swept up in that fun. It's full of all the usual tropes, but I love those tropes, so I had fun with this fic.

Uniting the Realms by Jaivaramongolid, eventual thor/loki + other marvel characters, arranged marriage, jotunn!loki, 24.5k wip
    Instead of taking Loki from Jotunheim, Odin and Laufey arranged for Thor and Loki to be married when they were older in order to sustain a truce between the two realms.
    This is a WIP, but it's (at the time of this rec) already 18k of fic and it's about my beloved arranged marriage au! THIS IS DELICIOUS CANDY TO ME. The writing is a bit stiff at times, but I read all that was available of it in practically one sitting and the author has enough charm to have me impatiently tapping my foot to wait for more of this one. The background world is well-built, especially since this is a fic where Loki was meant to be abandoned on Jotunheim, but instead of taking him Odin tells Laufey that he'll give the Casket back if their kids form a union that will bring peace to both realms. This buys enough time for Laufey to see genuine reason to keep the baby with him and not just dash its head on the rocks or something, it buys enough time to start building a background world for Jotunheim's royal family, and then build forwards with Thor and Loki when they're a little older as well. It's adorable when they meet again and it's intriguing for the way the author is weaving in a lot of gender stereotypes between the two races (Loki is a sorcerer, while magic is usually for women, the Jotnar are sort of bigendered, while Asgard doesn't really know that much about them, etc.) and I'm intrigued about where all of this is going! It's nice that the author is taking time to set things up and I'm hoping that we're at least only at the halfway point!

Is there poison in that which is sweet to drink? by transemacabre, thor/loki, mildly nsfw, jotunn!loki, 1.4k
    Odin never stole Loki from the giants. The first time Thor and Loki encounter one another is when Loki sneaks into Asgard to steal Mjolnir, and Thor catches him in the act
    Have I recommended this one before? I'm at the point in my reading in this fandom where I can't always remember. Either way, it's one I reread last night and enjoyed a lot, so, on the list it goes! Because it's such an interesting idea, it's such a great Jotunn!Loki, who is so sly and crafty, when he sneaks into Asgard, when he sneaks into Thor Odinson's chamber to attempt to steal Mjolnir, and instead finds something else along the way. I love AU fics where Thor is immediately rather taken with Loki, where he immediately just wants him, where Loki is still Loki, even when he grew up differently. And, oh, the ending of this one is so perfect.

Something Given, Something Earned by Loveless_Angel, thor/loki + other asgardians, arranged marriage, jotunn!loki, 6.1k wip
    "A gift from the All-Father as a symbol of good faith to the new king. He is yours to do with as you please." Loki finds himself being betrayed by his father, and offered up as Thor's plaything with no way of escape.
    I will say two caveats about this fic upfront--there are too many epithets for my taste, they distract me when names or pronouns would do just fine. The second is that this fic is very short and is more of a teaser of that gift!Loki AU idea, rather than feeling like a fully finished fic, despite that it's labeled as being complete. That said, it's an interesting start and I would definitely be interested in reading a second fic in a series, especially because this Loki is so pissed off about being a gift for Thor, so full of fury that he's been taken from Jotunheim and stripped of magic and even his appearance, and, while I would have thought Thor would be more interested in him, I find the dynamic of him being less than enthused about suddenly being presented with this and the way he and Loki clash to be very interesting as well. This definitely has a lot of potential and ahhhhh I want more from this idea!!

From the Wild by Inuryuvr, thor/loki, NSFW, intersex!loki, jotunn!loki, 3.2k
    Based off of this. The jotun are seen as savage beasts by the Aesir, a thing to be used and thrown away. Thor takes up this challenge and finds more than he expected.
    This was an interesting fic! It does sort of jar up against my feeling of how the Aesir would be fine with having half-Frost Giant children and leaving them on Jotunheim and the writing is a bit stiff, but it's an interesting idea and I love that it's an explanation for the occasional Jotunn runt like Loki and I like that it was a surprisingly sweet fic, that Thor falls in love with this Loki because, even if they can't communicate with each other, somehow it's still Loki. There's a lot of potential in this fic and I'm intrigued by the world building here and it was adorable at the right moments and I enjoyed it. And, yeah, okay, I'm pretty weak to Thor and Loki actually having a kid, shut up. XD

Helping Hand by KillTheDirector, thor/loki, NSFW, younger!thor + older!loki, in heat!loki, jotunn!loki, 1.8k
    "Uncle!" Loki lets out a long sigh and turns gracefully on his heel, placing a tiny smile to grace the corners of his lips when Thor stumbles to him. The young princling's eyes are wide, and he laughs in childish delight when Loki allows him to grip one of the golden horns curving from the Jotun's skull.
    This fic is rough around the edges, some typos and stiff prose in places and too many epithets (but usually "the Jotunn" type, which is more tolerable than "the dark haired male", so I'm less strenuous about this than usual!) but there's so much potential here and I was intrigued by the set-up here (where Loki is Odin's sworn blood brother and older than Thor and fully Jotunn) despite that it's just there for background for the pwp. The opening scene with Loki and kid Thor was actually pretty darling and I would have greatly enjoyed more of that, but, I'll be honest. I read this for the porn and that's the best part here, where these versions of Thor and Loki still feel like themselves, like I could see this lifetime unfolding for them, still recognize them even as their dynamic is different here. And the sex is really, really good and satisfying--from when Thor first bodily hauls Loki up to abscond with him to the foreplay to the actual sex, the pacing of it is good and enthusiastic and just exactly what I wanted from this fic. Bless.

Blue by lies_d, thor/loki, nsfw, jotunn!loki, pregnant!loki, fluff, 1.1k
    Thor and Loki are trying for a baby, but Loki has to be in Jotun form to conceive.
    I'm pretty sure I've read this fic before and maybe even recommended it, but I assume it wasn't on AO3? Maybe on tumblr or the kinkmeme? Either way, whatever, I love this fic. Thor and Loki trying to conceive a kid, which isn't going so well, because they don't really know much about Jotunn biology, but they want this kid and they want to tie themselves together forever, so that Thor's position as Crown Prince can't force them apart, and that's all SUPER DELICIOUS for me. But what I really wound up loving about this piece was the physical intimacy between the characters, how everything was about touching and love, even when they were frustrated or Loki was all sharp edges and stinging thorns, it's about how Loki loathes his Jotunn form and doesn't want to be seen in it, while Thor thinks everything about him is Loki, so he loves that form just as much. Basically, this fic exists just to make me happy and fill my heart with love.

That Silver and Gold May Come Down and Cover Me by lexicale, thor/loki, cinderella au, jotunn!loki, 6k
    Going to Asgard has always been an impossible dream for Loki, but with some skillful magic and some not insignificant courage, he dares to disguise his form and visit the world of the Aesir for one night. But only one night -- because his magic will not hold forever.

An AU in which Loki lives/grows up on Jotunheim, and I try to write a Thor-Cinderella fusion. Or Cindereloki, if you will.
    You know what I love? Cinderella AU stories, especially when they're all about two people meeting and being intrigued by each other and hitting it off because you can be honest when you don't expect to see that person again and then the merry chase to find that person again. The author does a fantastic job with that, with giving Thor and Loki enough chemistry between them that, naturally, I want Thor to find him again when he runs off because his magic is wearing thin and I'm hopeful that the entire point of the fic is to be a little angsty, but mostly building towards something good. Which seems to be the tone of the first fic, anyway! And, boy, am I looking forward to more in this series! The first fic is pretty well stand-alone as it is, if you don't mind it ending when Loki has to leave, it gives a good ending point, but I'm also fond of this fic because it built the necessary background and told it to me in a way that I found interesting and worked well with the faux-Shakespeare dialogue this world has. The way the author built Loki's magic, why it works and why it doesn't work, the way he disguises himself, but it won't last forever, I thought that was interesting and clever as well. But mostly I love this Loki who is wary and secretive and good with words, except somehow this Thor turns everything on its head and gets under his skin, this Thor having such a presence when Loki talks to him, and you don't know how much I love that. I would have loved this just for the concept alone, but instead I really liked a lot of what the author did with it here.

Between the Shadow and the Soul by whimsicalmuse, thor/loki + other asgardians + jane foster, some canon!jotunn!loki, 56.6k wip
    Post Avengers slow burn meets trip down memory lane with a side of angst and a dash of gore. Odin's A+ parenting is at least a B-, Frigga is not to be trifled with, Thor has no idea what the hell to do but he shall provide a valiant effort, and Loki adjusts to see where all the players fall on the board, and what exactly Thanos has planned for him now that he's failed. Or how a pair of gods learned to stop bullshitting and face some uncomfortable music.
    I am approaching this fic with a healthy dose of wary, as it's one of those fics that has everyone in Asgard out to tear Loki down, the guards beat up their Prince and call him names when he's in his cell, the populace would throw things at him as he's being led to the throne room, etc. Usually, that kind of victimization of Loki doesn't indicate good things about a fic (because we actually saw no indication of Loki's vicitmization by Asgard), but I usually try to soldier on anyway because, eh, I'm a fan of Loki, of course I want to read about him in a sympathetic light. And I am wary of where this fic will be going, but! It did something I wasn't expecting in the first chapter--Asgard and Loki's family were actually kind to him. They gave him a genuine chance and it's obvious, even through Loki's angry narrative, that they love him and they're trying with him. The author balances this victimization out with Loki clearly egging everyone on, with clearly twisting everything around him and seeing the worst in people everywhere, to the point that it's not really any one side's fault what's happening here.

One of the other best things this fic does is actually show us this time spent trying to get Loki to calm down and slowly rehabilitate himself, shows us the time they're giving him to try to make better choices for himself, by helping out where Frigga asks him to. And I love the choice of having Frigga be one of the most important people he interacts with in the first chapter, both for my love of their relationship (and how well written it is here, how she clearly loves her son so very much, how Loki is so angry at so much around him, but it's the least with her, how it pains him to be treated like a child in need of clutching at his mother's skirts, but he can never really hate her) but also for how it's a lovely way to start unwinding everything that's twisted up in Loki. Thor is hardly in this chapter, mostly mentioned in passing, but I'm curious where the author will go with that dynamic as well, especially as Loki is so casually furious with everything Thor does or says, even when it's clear that Thor is simply happy to have his brother home.

The Die is Cast by ohmakemeover, thor/loki + some thrym/loki + other asgardians, NSFW, jotunn!loki, 14k (at the time of rec, 45.2k total now)
    To secure the uneasy peace between Asgard and Jotunheim, Loki is sent by Laufey to aid in Asgard’s war.
    I love a good AU fic that intrigues me with its premise and then really hooks me in with the growing attraction between Thor and Loki, even if I do want to scream that there are only four chapters so far (at the time of this rec, but that's still almost 14k of words, so it's a solid amount of reading) because they haven't gotten together yet, so I'm sitting here, stewing in my frustration. At the same time, it's hard to complain when the author has built up this situation where Loki has been sent to Asgard to help in their war against the Vanir, how Jotunheim was not friendly to their prince, but this new world he's thrust into is dangerous in all sorts of new ways. Which means he's prickly and spiteful at nearly every turn, because he's so guarded. He's sharp and cutting, covering up the attraction and longing he quietly feels for Thor, even when Thor clearly already cares for him in return.

The author does a lovely job of finding that balance between obvious-to-the-reader mutual attraction, but you understand why Loki is still viciously holding everyone at arm's length, and it only makes the wait for the eventual resolution all the sweeter. The author also does a lovely job of making Loki's life difficult (he has no respect on Jotunheim, he's a seiðrmaðr in a society that doesn't use much magic the way he does, he's never as far from Jotunheim as he'd like, etc.) but without making it too much. He finds a way to fit in, even if that means he pushes himself too far (and getting badass Loki as a fighter with something to prove, to the point that he's wounded in battle and that makes Thor angry with him, but he's also won the genuine respect of the Aesir), and he can hold his own wherever he is. That's the kind of difficult life for Loki that I find to be the most fascinating!

Even the relationships Loki has with other characters--most notably Thrym in the opening chapter--are fascinating! I was a little wary at first, that Loki had a relationship with Thrym here, but I liked what the author did with it, it fit with Loki's character so well, and it made sense for him. And, oh, I adore this Thor as well, who's a good sport, but still a warrior at heart, he's a prince and he's arrogant at times, which clashes with Loki so well (both in frustrating and delicious ways), but you can see why Loki is falling for him. Plus, ahhhh, battle scenes and politics and culture clash and world building all the things I enjoy about a good AU fic.

untitled by actualmenacebuckybarnes [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki, NSFW + NSFW artwork, jotunn!loki, 1k

    "Tell Loki to be awaiting me when I return from the baths," Thor said, just the slightest bit savage from his months on the ice, "Tear him from his bed if necessary."
    Oh, more fic based on kisu-no-hi's gorgeous artwork! And, oh, this one isn't the non-con direction that I would have thought, but instead it's more of a mutually biting, slightly rough approach to their marriage, where Thor brings his consort the prize he asked for, then takes his own prize in return. The author does a lovely job of making this a different dynamic but still recognizable as the characters, where Thor is a warrior through and through, he's rough and just a touch savage, but still loves truly, while Loki is openly manipulative and cunning and a;sdlkfjal;skj you guys don't know what that dynamic does for me when they're married. Add in really satisfying sex, where Loki goads Thor into fucking him harder and I am super happy to have stumbled over this piece.

Silent Lies by CsillaRising, thor/loki + other asgardians, arranged marriage, jotunn!loki, 3.2k wip
    The realm of Asgard has been forbidden to all of Jotunheim for eons. Unfortunately this doesn't stop Loki, armed with his powerful magic and even more powerful curiosity, from going there. But the Prince Regent of Asgard is nothing like Loki expected, and soon he is wrapped up in a whirlwind of quests and adventures that he never asked for. Chaos ensues.
    If this fic doesn't at least get another chapter or two, I am going to flip a table for serious. It's beautifully written, it has a sharpness to it that makes it an excellent read, but it's also so many of my favorite things! Thor/Loki arranged marriage, bratty Loki, doting parent!Laufey, Sif+W3 not being complete assholes, Jotunn!Loki sneaking into Asgard! UGH, SO MANY OF MY FAVORITE THINGS. The first chapter here covers two things so far--bratty Loki being doted on but overprotected in Jotunheim, then sneaking off to Asgard and getting swept up with Sif+W3, both of which are beautifully, charmingly done. I love that it's not instant bffery, but that I like everyone here, it makes me super anxious for more of the fic, to see how those relationships develop, almost as much as I want to see how Thor and Loki will interact with each other.

One of the best things about fics like this is that it's got a sharp quality to the writing, but it's not cruel or tragic or super violent (which have their place, but I definitely lean more towards this atmosphere), and when an author can do that for me, it's the best. And, ahhhh, the end of this first chapter did its job as a cliffhanger--it made me claw at the walls a bit and rather desperately want the next chapter now. I still like the way this fic stands on its own, even as just a first chapter, but, yeah, okay, give me the next chapter now, please.

Heavy Petting by Chianine, thor/loki + other asgaridans, jotunn!loki, 3.4k wip
    Thor is very amused to learn that Jotuns purr when they're very happy. He's less amused to realize he'd never heard Loki purr around him, so he tries to rectify that.
    This fic goes pretty deep into cracky territory, especially in Thor's characterization, but I really fucking love the prompt, so this was a cute, fun read. I'm confused about where/when it's set, but it's a silly thing so you don't worry too much about it. It's a fic for when you want something light-hearted, ridiculous, and fun, if you love the idea of Loki purring when he's content and, let me tell you, I will always click on all things relating to Loki and cats/cat-like attributes.

But Summer Does Not Come (to Jotunheim) by Metallic_Sweet, thor/loki, jotunn!loki, arranged marriage, 2.7k
    The aim of it--all of it--was to bring peace between their kingdoms. Instead, they got a sorcerer, a changeling, a creature born between worlds. Peace, their voices chanted. But war was in their blood.
    The plot of this fic is never very clear, the story of it is confusing and that does distract away from the fic to a degree, but I found that I liked it anyway, that I enjoyed the little details the author wove in, the little moments of character from Loki, who isn't really so easy to pin down. The use of jewelry and the way you're never really sure of him or what he wants and the sense of world building and machinations from nearly everyone, it's definitely worth a read, if only just for the really cute Thor and Loki interaction and how Thor doesn't really behave the way Loki expects him to, either.

relic by leeringsatyrspeeringeyes [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki + angrboda + laufey, jotunn!loki, jotunn!thor, 14k
    For the second time in his long life, Angrboda stood before the throne, holding a child, pleading for the child’s life after matters had gone wrong.
    The writing of this piece is a bit stiff in the beginning, which largely shows because the rest of the story is so very solid and good. This is an AU that feels logical and right, where Thor is the one stolen away to Jotunheim when he was a baby, this Jotunn!Thor and his relationship with Loki and the others of the realm, most especially (his lack of one with) Laufey and their caretaker, Angrboda. The fic has plot and the elements that mirror canon are well placed and genuinely work! So often, when adding in elements of canon, you feel what the author is doing, rather than it feeling natural to the characters, but here it felt right that these moments cropped up or that fate kept bringing these certain things around.

Thor being stubborn in loyalty and determination to be a worthy fighter and the use of Mjolnir and the way Angrboda was written (who cares genuinely for these two little shits, Thor and Loki, who are just as close, as they're the only two of their size in Jotunheim) and how I just tore through the whole thing in one sitting and the light tough of faux-Shakespeare and the sense of world-building--! The moment when Thor's thunder and lightning powers finally hit--! It was all fantastic and perfectly satisfying and I may have let out one of those ridiculous breathy sighs by the time I was done reading this.

untitled by mrhiddles [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki, pregnant!loki, arranged marriage, jotunn!loki, ~1k
    Loki doesn’t know if Asgard has ever bred a Jotun before, but surely, this is one for the books. Heir to Asgard, impregnates bride won in war. It is laughable.
    Oh, this was such a great piece, because it's so many things I love and it's so... warm-hearted, that Loki doesn't know precisely how to deal with being pregnant or telling anyone, especially Thor, how they'll react to a Jotunn being pregnant with the heir of Asgard's child. That he puts it off for so long, but eventually can't hide it (and I love the moment of the reveal, the how of Thor's realization, it's really cute!) and, being that this is a happy fic, the ending is sweet and lovely and good. This is one of those short pieces that just made my day shine that much brighter.

Pastries by Runie (Runic), thor/loki, fluff, war prize!loki, jotunn!loki, ~1k
    So, loki's-gspot posted this on tumblr: Jotun!Loki is given to thor as a sex slave and anticipates all the horrible things Thor’s gonna do to him because he’s heard of odinson’s reputation with giants but when he gets to Asgard and meets thor finally all thor wants is someone to watch him practice training with mjolnir and eat pastries with The end
    This is adorable and perfect, the best way I've ever seen this trope turned on its head! I was practically wiggling around in glee by the end because it was just so charming and delightful and good for me. It takes the prompt and makes it warm-hearted and sweet and just pure fun, I was so glad to see this one. ♥

Beck and Call by Runie (Runic), thor/loki, NSFW, intersex!loki, jotunn!loki, a/b/o verse, throne sex, 1.3k
    Loki does not like being told to wait, especially not from Thor, and not while he is in heat, so he marches right into the throne room and takes what he wants in front of everyone.
    I never used to have a public sex kink, but this fandom has given me that, too, especially with how brazen and wicked and delightful this Loki is. And so many of my favorite tropes are touched on here and a ridiculously hot throne sex scene made me very happy, because I love the dynamic between Thor and Loki here, how joyfully wicked Loki is in that way that's sort of... a happy wicked? I love that when an author can pull it off! And, oh, Loki marching right up to Thor, who pulls Loki right onto his lap, I just. I needed a minute, okay. I have needs and this gave them to me. *__*

Of Exchange by DictionaryWrites, thor/loki + other asgardians, NSFW, jotunn!loki + intersex!loki + spanking + rough sex + light dom/sub, 8.9k
    Loki is sent from Jötunheimr as a show of trust between two kings, with him coming to Asgard and Balder going to Jötunheimr. The Jötunn is not to be trusted, but Thor has to be civil enough with him, and soon enough he likes Loki far more than he'd ever anticipated.
    Oh, man, I will always read fic about sharp-tongued, bratty Loki being brought to Asgard, where he is obnoxious and snotty as hell, so of course he and Thor don't get along. And this Loki characterization is the best part of the fic, where he really is a shit about everything, even as you sort of understand why! But the very best is how the Thor and Loki antagonizing finally gives way to the fucking, that Loki is spoiled and needling, while Thor works out his aggression with his cock and some spanking of Loki, who is turned on by the rough sex and only eggs it on more. That is my #1 favorite thing, because it's so true to the characters' dynamic and what I want from them, where they snarl and are rough with each other, where Thor will grind those sharp words out of Loki, by fucking him roughly, flipping him over an opening Loki up and driving in, while Loki feeds on what Thor does and becomes because of him. He loves being wrecked as much as Thor loves wrecking him, all rough touches and hard fucks. The whole fic builds towards that and the sex is so satisfying and good here that I want to leave it on my reader for, uh, reasons.

Little Bird by thisdorkyblogthing, thor/loki + kid!thor & kid!loki + jotunn!loki, 1.5k
    “Whats a Loki?” Thor walked closer, stopping a few feet away from Loki, watching him curiously. Loki turned to him, his blue mouth curved in a smirk and red eyes wide and rounded. They didn’t scare Thor. “Whatever I like to be.”
    Ahhh, this was super cute! I love both fic where Thor and Loki are kids, but also fic where Loki is Jotunn and such an adorable little shit. This is pretty much pure cuteness, completely free of angst and everything is just darling here, which I love with this pairing sometimes. And I do like that there's a hint of a fairy tale-like element to the story, that just makes it all the cuter!

XVII; part 1 [ mobile ver. ] + XVII; part 2 [ mobile ver. ] [ also on AO3 ] by stereobone, thor/loki, jotunn!loki, arranged marriage, 5k
    The marriage itself is a symbol of peace between Jötunheim and Asgard. The two realms have long been at war but this union is a mark of new times, peace times. Thor just wishes there were another way. He has never even seen his betrothed before, he only knows his name: Loki. He is King Laufey’s second son, and he is to be Thor’s until their death.
    How to even begin this rec, I don't know. Because it's an arranged marriage between Thor and Jotunn!Loki by stereobone, as inspired by those gorgeous arts from marty-mc, only with Loki being older. Flailing and keyboard smashing just doesn't seem to be quite enough! But, oh, I am so deeply in love with this fic already, with everything it's doing to slowly build up the relationship between these two people forced together, the early instant attraction and Loki being prickly and distant, Thor trying to be patient but Loki is maddening and Thor definitely has a temper, but he's still good-hearted and wants to genuinely connect with Loki, wants to help ease him into this new life, and won't take him until Loki wants it as well. These things should probably all be cliche by now, they're certainly tropes, but they're all my favorite things and fic like this is why, because they're sharp as ever and there's such chemistry between them and, ugh, I just love everything about them. FEELINGS, okay.

of shame and trust by agitation, thor/loki, jotunn!loki, arranged marriage, intersex!loki, in heat!loki possible eventual pregnant!loki, 1k
    Asgard and Jotunheim decide an arranged marriage would help preserve the peace and benefit both kingdoms. Loki is a runt, and has had children before being married to Thor, and Laufey discreetly (but publicly) makes that known.
    This is short so far, but that is like a list of things that is guaranteed to make me click on your fic right there, holy shit. And while there's only the one chapter so far, it offers interesting tidbits of world building, glimpses of the potential for what Loki might really be like under his mask, and even a brief sex scene that was very nicely done. And I found that I actually really liked that, because they don't really know each other yet, the only reason there's any kind of affection here is that Thor's attracted to him and pities him, while Loki has to trust him, but that something real could very well develop here. I am definitely, definitely looking forward to there being more of this one!

I do not want what I do not have by AmunetMana, purplecho, thor/loki + odin/frigga + good!laufey, jotunn!loki, baby!loki, kid!thor, 3k
    "He’s going to marry Laufey’s son one day." Frigga had known right from the beginning how it would all turn out between her son and Laufey's. Getting Odin and Laufey to see it her way might take a little longer.
    Oh, my god, fic based on BrokenDeathAngel's adorable Jotunn!baby!Loki and it is just as fucking precious as the art. I practically cooed the entire time I was reading this, both in the first chapter when Frigga was doting on baby!Loki and in the second chapter when a kidlet Thor sneaked into baby!Loki's room to meet the adorable Jotunn prince and was super fucking cute with him. Or any time baby!Loki started chewing on the tail of his fox costume. Or looked up at anyone with those big baby eyes of his. Writing kids and babies can be difficult, but this fic pulls it off by making everything sweet and wonderful and adorable, the kind that's really good for me because it's still very well written and knows what it's doing. The entire time I was reading this, I was just happy, happy, happy and practically writhing at how good natured everything is and how fluffy I felt afterwards. I'm not even a bit kidding when I say I could read 100k of this preciousness and still come back for more.

Arrangements by latitans, littlelostsock, thor/loki, arranged marriage, jotunn!loki, gender issues, 4k
    Thor is married to a young Jotun. Thor comes to see the trembling child that stood next to him at their wedding as a younger brother, and tries desperately to ignore that they must become something else once this child has grown.
    Oh, this fic was so, so good for me, what with the arranged marriage and Jotunn!Loki and eventually pregnant!Loki and all the gender issues at play and the lovely way it made their relationship that mix of brothers and lovers here, as two people who've known each other since Loki was young but also knowing he's not going to be young forever. There's a sense of just how incredibly long their lives are in this story, I adored the sense of just how truly epic and lengthy their lives are even just when they're young and starting out, how the slow pace of their relationship reflects that. It gives the story time to show the relationship as being more like brothers at first, but slowly developing into something more over the centuries, which I love, because part of the fascination with this pairing is the incest aspect and how it's either gotten over or just... works together with the romantic side as well. But I especially love how happy everything is here, how it takes the tropes of this sort of fic and keeps them fresh as ever, makes them just as much fun to read as the first time I did, but also gives me that sense of warmth and happiness by the time I'm done. I loved this more than I can probably put into words.

A Prelude by umakoo, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, 10k
    Thor is young and reckless, eager to slay one of the ferocious frost giants and have the skalds sing songs of his mighty deed. He sneaks into Jötunheimr, but the giant he meets is nothing like the hulking, bloodthirsty creatures from the age-old stories they tell in Asgard.
    I got to test read this fic and I am still ridiculously pleased about that, because it's such a great story and it resonated with me so strongly. This is an AU, with Jotunn!Loki and a younger, more arrogant Thor, but it keeps entirely to the spirit of both characters while balancing that against them having grown up in different circumstances. There's a comfort level with the mythology here that makes the melding of it with the Marvel characters feel natural and seemless, all these little details make their way into the background world that's built here, so you can feel how much time and care the author has given this world, without feeling like you're being info dumped on. But it's also in the way these characters are so recognizable to me! Loki's cunning and sharp edges, Thor's arrogance and good nature, the banter between them showing off both of these things beautifully, like how the fic does a brilliant job of knowing when an insult would roll right off of Thor, when it would make him laugh, but also when another would make him genuinely angry. Or when Loki would swipe viciously over one particular comment and then just smile like he's got a secret over another, we only know so much about him as we see the fic through Thor's eyes, but you can feel how much more there is to the character and how this is a Loki who'd grown up in this Jotunheim.

In addition to all the attention put into the characters, there's also some truly fantastic sex. Intersex!Loki is perfect, the fic strikes a balance between the newness of each other and how well they work together even in these circumstances and, ahhhh, it's so good for me when Thor takes his time to explore Loki, who clearly enjoys the attention, the presence of both cock and vulva, the going down on Loki to taste him, all parts of him, the satisfaction of when Thor finally fucks into him, the safterwards when Thor's seed spills back out, jfc, that was really good. And, hell, there's still yet more to this fic, including stirrings of future trouble for Loki, more world-building details that are lightly touched on, a genuinely unsettling presence that approaches them later, and more. The author clearly crafted a whole world here and it shows well in just this one fic, even if there's totally also room for a sequel. ♥

untitled by mrhiddles [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki, pregnant!loki, arranged marriage, jotunn!loki, ~1k
    Loki doesn’t know if Asgard has ever bred a Jotun before, but surely, this is one for the books. Heir to Asgard, impregnates bride won in war. It is laughable.
    Oh, this was such a great piece, because it's so many things I love and it's so... warm-hearted, that Loki doesn't know precisely how to deal with being pregnant or telling anyone, especially Thor, how they'll react to a Jotunn being pregnant with the heir of Asgard's child. That he puts it off for so long, but eventually can't hide it (and I love the moment of the reveal, the how of Thor's realization, it's really cute!) and, being that this is a happy fic, the ending is sweet and lovely and good. This is one of those short pieces that just made my day shine that much brighter.

XVII by stereobone, thor/loki, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, NSFW, arranged marriage, 13k
    "You will be a fine husband," Frigga says. "Your father and I are very proud."
    I've recommended this fic before, but I do update recs often, there was a significant amount added to this fic, and you do not understand my hunger for and love for arranged marriage AUs. And this one is so wonderful, as it shows the progress of Thor and Loki's relationship over the beginning weeks/months of their marriage, how they go from strangers who are wary of but attracted to each other to people who find that they get along better than expected and are already fond of each other, slowly progressing towards love. It's not quite there yet and I love that about this story, that it shows how far they've come in the careful way Thor treats Loki, the way Loki allows more and more touches and shows more trust, the way Thor defends Loki from malicious gossip (there's also a great scene with Odin about that, too! which just made the fic even better omg) and that just... Loki doesn't know what to do with that. This isn't what he expected at all.

The fic never forgets that Loki is viciously angry, but that never seems to stop Thor or his progression into Loki's affections, it never forgets that Thor is good-hearted in the way he sees Loki, trusts him even when maybe he shouldn't, but is eventually rewarded for that trust. Not just in sex, but in Loki opening up to him emotionally, and all of this sounds so... trope-heavy and cliche and maybe it is, but it's the kind of fics that keep the tropes sharp and shows why they have such enduring popularity. There's even world building and a trip to Alfheim and resolution to the sexual tension between them and, jfc, when Thor is exploring Loki's vulva for the first time with his fingers, when Loki is goading Thor into ducking him even harder, it is so intensely good for me even beyond all the other things I love about this fic. And, bleh, coherency is for weenies, I'll do a better rec for this fic later, hopefully I can wait until it's finished, at least.

Spoils of War by SergeantHiddles (EleventyOne), thor & loki, war trophy!loki, jotunn!loki, implied non-con, 3.9k
    In return for quelling Laufey's rebellion, Odin gives Thor Laufey's youngest son as a slave. Captured and alone, Loki waits in fear of what he will suffer at Thor's hands. However, Thor turns out to be much kinder than Loki expected him to be.
    The author says this isn't slash and the relationship isn't implied to be heading that direction, but I'm going to include it with the Thor/Loki recs because I think you can pretty easily read it as pre-slash and the references to that that's what people assumed would be the direction of their relationship makes it close enough. And I just. I love this trope so muuuuuuuuuch, okay. And this is one of the instances where I can buy a softer, more afraid Loki because he hasn't grown up in the same circumstances and he's younger here and of course he'd be terrified out of his mind when thrown into circumstances where he expects the worst and then doesn't know what to make of things when Thor treats him kindly. And it's... for all that there's a fair amount of dark implications, there's also cuddling and taking care of Loki and treating him kindly and, ahhhh, it's so cute!

But Summer Does Not Come (to Jotunheim) by Metallic_Sweet, thor/loki, jotunn!loki, arranged marriage, 2.7k
    The aim of it--all of it--was to bring peace between their kingdoms. Instead, they got a sorcerer, a changeling, a creature born between worlds. Peace, their voices chanted. But war was in their blood.
    The plot of this fic is never very clear, the story of it is confusing and that does distract away from the fic to a degree, but I found that I liked it anyway, that I enjoyed the little details the author wove in, the little moments of character from Loki, who isn't really so easy to pin down. The use of jewelry and the way you're never really sure of him or what he wants and the sense of world building and machinations from nearly everyone, it's definitely worth a read, if only just for the really cute Thor and Loki interaction and how Thor doesn't really behave the way Loki expects him to, either.

relic by leeringsatyrspeeringeyes [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki + angrboda + laufey, jotunn!loki, jotunn!thor, 14k
    For the second time in his long life, Angrboda stood before the throne, holding a child, pleading for the child’s life after matters had gone wrong.
    The writing of this piece is a bit stiff in the beginning, which largely shows because the rest of the story is so very solid and good. This is an AU that feels logical and right, where Thor is the one stolen away to Jotunheim when he was a baby, this Jotunn!Thor and his relationship with Loki and the others of the realm, most especially (his lack of one with) Laufey and their caretaker, Angrboda. The fic has plot and the elements that mirror canon are well placed and genuinely work! So often, when adding in elements of canon, you feel what the author is doing, rather than it feeling natural to the characters, but here it felt right that these moments cropped up or that fate kept bringing these certain things around.

Thor being stubborn in loyalty and determination to be a worthy fighter and the use of Mjolnir and the way Angrboda was written (who cares genuinely for these two little shits, Thor and Loki, who are just as close, as they're the only two of their size in Jotunheim) and how I just tore through the whole thing in one sitting and the light tough of faux-Shakespeare and the sense of world-building--! The moment when Thor's thunder and lightning powers finally hit--! It was all fantastic and perfectly satisfying and I may have let out one of those ridiculous breathy sighs by the time I was done reading this.

XVII (chapter 5) by stereobone, thor/loki, nsfw, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, arranged marriage, update rec, 3.2k / 16.4k total
    In public, Loki is the exact opposite of affectionate. He walks next to Thor, gives him the occasional glance, but his body language lets Thor know that to touch would be a poor move. In private, Loki becomes a different being entirely.
    I tried really, really hard not to immediately pounce on/rec this chapter, I was trying to wait until the final chapter had been posted and then do a rec then. But then there was Thor going down on intersex!Loki and that is not a thing that I can easily resist! So, there's that satisfaction (because it was really hot, but also really sweet, which is a great combination and fits with the tone of this chapter especially well), but there's also a lot of sweeter moments in this chapter, just the two of them spending time together and getting to know each other. One of the best things about arranged marriage fics is the slow crossing of that distance between them, the learning to communicate with each other in a way that they're forced to more openly recognize, and the sharing of things with each other. And, as much as the cliffhanger in this chapter is frustrating (in the way it's supposed to be), I also love it because it shows just how far their relationship has come, when they're faced with a difficult choice and all the complications that come with it.

XVII by stereobone, thor/loki, NSFW, arranged marriage, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, 20k
    "You will be a fine husband," Frigga says. "Your father and I are very proud."
    I would say that you don't understand my love of arranged marriages, but I think this fandom probably does. But, oh, man, I really do love them and seeing a fic that's an arranged marriage AU will automatically make me click on your fic to read it, which so often nets me excellent stories like this one. I've done recs for the fic as a WIP, but now that it's finished, I wanted to do one final one, because I've been thinking/talking about what makes certain authors appealing lately and my feeling is that some of them just have this solid charisma to their stories, the indefinable quality that draws me in and I can always count on getting something that's worth my time. I think this author has that, so even if I can't point specifically to anything new being done here, that doesn't mean I didn't fall right into the delight of seeing each new chapter coming out, it didn't mean that I wasn't just about rolling around on my bed in happiness while reading.

One thing I can specifically point to, however, is that the fic does a fantastic job of balancing that everything in this universe is good, that it's happy here, that things will work out even when difficult decisions have to be made or people feel torn about what to do without sacrificing the emotional weight of it. It's not pure fluff, but yet I can trust it. And I love that Laufey is good in this universe, that he's protective of his child, which further helps that this is a happy and good universe, which I really need sometimes. Add in that the writing is just so smooth and easy to slide into and I have a fic that was a great joy to read.

Of Princes and Savages by RandomFan, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, war trophy!loki, non-con, 4.7k
    Loki is a Prince of Jotunheim, captured in battle by Asgard’s Prince Thor. However, the Odinson doesn’t know exactly who it is that warms his bed. Loki seeks to survive and return to his family and his people, but Thor won’t let him go. As the war escalates and both sides think the other to be monsters, perhaps the two princes in the middle can come to some sort of an understanding. Or perhaps it will all end in blood and death.
    I took one look at that summary plus those tags and went, "Yup, I am going to read the shit out of that." This is definitely non-con and a darker version of Thor, but it's deliberately so, which makes it easier for me to read, especially when the author keeps his cheer and arrogance and temper and joy all still mixed in. But it's mostly war trophy!Loki being fucked a dozen different ways, a fiesty thing who hisses and spits, but is still put on his back or his belly and fucked good and well. Sometimes you just gotta roll with being a terrible person and it will net you fic like this, when the fic clearly embraces what it is, makes it clear that this is non-con in the beginning but will likely soften up eventually. Because crafty!war trophy!Loki is something I want always. Not for those who want a step further than dub-con, but somehow this doesn't hit my usual N O P E buttons, but instead just goes for the kink in that sweet spot I have. Step carefully, if you're not sure if you'd like it, but if you're a terrible person, you might fare well with it! And I definitely find myself wanting more of it, I can't lie.

Of Gods and Monsters by umakoo, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, 10k
    Moonlight shone in through the high windows and the cracks in the walls, creating a pale halo around Thor’s wooden frame. Loki laid his hand on the skillfully carved Mjöllnir that stood between the idol’s feet, tracing the patterns and runes with his fingers. He could not ignore the fact that the Thunderer held the place of honor in the mortals’ place of worship.
    This is the third part in a series that should be read in order.
    I really am just completely in love with this series, it's so good, it's a gorgeous mix of a more Norse mythology-based story with Viking culture, without losing that these are still well connected to the MCU versions. This fic in particular delighted me for it, because you can feel Loki's envy and darker moments are still there, even though they've been tempered by different circumstances growing up, there's still the issue of dealing with how he (doesn't) fit in with the rest of Asgard, there's his envy of Thor, his posseessiveness of Thor, the envy that roils up in him, these things will always be part of Loki. And, yet, this is a brighter, happier universe where they don't have the same looming tragedy hanging over them, even if not everything is perfect and sunshiney. It's just a really good mix of the two.

Yet, as much as I love this Loki (and, boy, do I!) I think I love the story even more for Thor, who feels right here, who has a good-natured personality, who enjoys being with other people, who enjoys helping, who feels responsibility towards others that he should protect, but there's also a temper to him, and a weight to the character. You can feel how much thought the author put into the characters, as much as was put into the world around them, which makes it all the better! There's thought for each of the characters, how they would be in this world, and how they would interact with each other, so when Thor knows how to find Loki (or the implications that they still have epic fights, just that they always return to each other again) or they spend time away from Asgard by themselves, content to hunt and fuck and travel together, it's just so good.

And then there's the sex. These are gods who fuck, who clearly enjoy each others' bodies, how it's almost filthy what they do to each other, except it's also sweet and so clearly fun for everyone involved! Which makes everything extra hot, unf. There's so much care in the fucking, so much adoration between them, even as they're still very clearly Thor and Loki, that it just warms me and reminds me that happier fics need not lose any of their sharpness! And then there's an excellent final couple of scenes, where Loki makes some important decisions, and the author crafts those scenes beautifully as well for how they're built up and meaningful to these characters. Just a really great read all the way around.

One Night with the King by coma_grey, thor/loki + other asgardians, eventually nsfw, jotunn!loki, harem au, sort of implied future dub-con, intersex!loki, implied future pregnant!loki, 32k wip
    After a foolish night of drunkenness, the young King Thor is on a search for a new queen, this time a commoner that the people of Asgard can rise behind and love as one of their own. All Aesir youth who are of age and pass the initial tests of beauty, virginity, and fertility are to be housed in the king’s harem where they will be groomed and trained for potential queenship. After one year’s time, the king will then spend a single night with each of the chosen youth in order to choose his queen. The strangest youth in competition for the crown? A lying, thieving, mysterious trickster known only by the name of Loki. Little does the House of Odin know that Loki is neither Aesir nor a commoner.
    I do have two very light caveats before I begin my proper rec for this fic. One, Thor does seem like kind of a jerk so far in this story, but he's deliberately meant to come off that way and it does smooth out, the further you get into the fic. I do advise rolling with a really arrogant!Thor in the beginning (which I ultimately found not offensive and I think everyone knows how tetchy I get about good Thor characterization XD). Two, this is definitely a WIP fic, where Thor and Loki have hardly interacted much yet! They've had a couple of significant meetings in the 12 chapters that were posted as of the time of this rec, but if you hate WIP fics, this is not the one for you. ALL THAT SAID. Holy shit, I still can't believe this fic is 32k, because it doesn't feel like it at all, not with how easily and smoothly it reads, not with how much utter fucking fun and charm this fic has all over the place!

The world building is just so charming here, the author weaves so much of it into the story, about the background for Loki before he's taken to the palace and then life in Asgard proper, as he's taken into the harem, and his daily life there, all of that is a good part of the story in the early chapters. The set-up for this world is just as fun to read about as the characters and their relationships! This Loki is a little softer around the edges, because he was raised by a loving "uncle", because his family dearly loved him and wants him back when it's safe for him to return, but he's still this smirky little shit who's pretty goddamned full of himself because he's too clever for his own good. And he develops something like friendships while he's in the harem, with Amora and Lorelei and Sigyn, all vaguely catty and snarky with each other, but you can tell they're actually somewhat enjoying each others' company, too! Oh, man, the scene where they first get a look at Loki's parts could have been embarrassing, but instead the author has the deftness and charm to have made it just ridiculously fun like everything else! I genuinely enjoy Loki's friendships and his interactions with Angrboda, his "uncle" who raised him, and even when Loki runs into Balder or Skadi, the two responsible for grooming and guiding the harem members. It's really one of the best AU!Balders I've ever read.

The whole thing is beautifully paced as well, because nothing ever drags or feels like I wish it would just hurry along already or skips over something I wish had been focused on more. The fic definitely takes its time and I can see it becoming quite long, at the pace it's going, but the author has found a great, natural feeling pace to it and so I'm fine with however long it takes to get there. I am in love with the world-building and sheer, utter charm of this fic.

One Night with the King by coma_grey, thor/loki + other asgardians, eventually nsfw, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, harem!loki, 36k wip
    After a foolish night of drunkenness, the young King Thor is on a search for a new queen, this time a commoner that the people of Asgard can rise behind and love as one of their own. All Aesir youth who are of age and pass the initial tests of beauty, virginity, and fertility are to be housed in the king’s harem where they will be groomed and trained for potential queenship. After one year’s time, the king will then spend a single night with each of the chosen youth in order to choose his queen. The strangest youth in competition for the crown? A lying, thieving, mysterious trickster known only by the name of Loki. Little does the House of Odin know that Loki is neither Aesir nor a commoner.
    I believe chapter 13 is where I last left off with the previous rec for this fic, which means I probably should wait for a couple more chapters to be posted before doing an update rec, but, whatever, I can't wait, I like this fic too much to do that. And it's a short update/update rec, but, ahhhh, I do so love this fic and how smoothly it reads and how... easy it is to see a good future here, where Loki could mature into just what Asgard needs, in a way that would balance this Thor. And it's still a happier AU (I love the use of both Balder and Skadi in this fic, they are just delightful in the way the fic uses them!) so, even as I feel for Loki, even as he's a manipulative little shit and has been dealt some harsh blows (figuratively and literally), it's still good here. And, oh, the author is absolutely delightful at the, "I hate him!" / "He's just fun to tease, that's all." kind of banter that clearly indicates chemistry between the characters and keeps me coming back for more. Definitely one of my favorite WIPs right now and it makes me want all of it RIGHT NOW but also I don't want it to end any time soon, either!

Loki is a little shit for the nth time but that’s what we’re all here for, so, eh, fuck it. P.S. there’s also porn by thisdorkyficthing, thor/loki + other asgardians, NSFW, jotunn!loki, fluff, 24k wip
    Guilt bubbled up in his belly, not for the first time since he decided he needed to find a way to get out of Jotunheim permanently, but it was worse now that his plans seemed to be falling into place. For all his faults, Loki loved his father and knew he had his reasons to try and shelter him. Loki felt bad about having to trick him, but he’d never let Loki go otherwise. Asgard was going to be his home. Whether anyone else liked it or not.
    I've been reading this fic for awhile, but every time I would just about catch up so that I could write a proper rec, it would update again and I'd wait to read it first because this fic is just pure, sheer fun! I grin my way through every chapter of this fic, for the way it just whole-heartedly embraces being a light-hearted, flirty, gleeful little shit Loki and with Thor being frustrated, eventually snapping to fuck into Loki like he's been goading Thor into it, until they finally settle into this adorable, banter-laden relationship that they clearly both enjoy the hell out of. It's just so much fun to watch them antagonize each other at first, with Loki a visiting Jotunn prince who abuses his diplomatic position, until Thor snaps and finally fucks him, like Loki's been winding him up for. And it's even more fun when the tables are turned on Loki, because Thor is always more bitten off than Loki can chew.

But it's my favorite when they settle into a secret relationship, where Loki continues to goad Thor on, but it's a friendlier sort of way, where they're both open about how much they enjoy fucking, how much Loki really enjoys Thor's cock and how much Thor really enjoys Loki's warm, wet folds, when Loki is ever seductive and Thor is ever willing to just charge right ahead or smash things, which turns Loki on more than he'd like to admit sometimes. It's a relationship that embraces the tropes of the fandom, but without sacrificing that sharp sense of utter glee I have while reading this, mixing it together with the warm-hearted joy of the writing. This dynamic they have right here, changed a little because this is an AU fic where they're not brothers, this is why I keep coming back to this fandom, and it's just all the better because, oh, man, I can never get enough of intersex!Loki with a cunt that Thor loves as much as I do. Like, seriously, I will never, ever read enough of Thor thoroughly enjoying it, whether with his cock or his tongue, while Loki basks in the attention and Thor's desire for him.

Which, by the way, is some pretty satisfying porn that comes with it because of that! There's a lot of sex in this fic, but I love each and every scene of it, both when they first have almost hatesex and when it later morphs into an energetic more mutually enthusiastic sex. I love that these two are just constantly fucking and I love that there's other stuff that goes on occasionally, too! Thor fighting in a tournament and, mmm, warrior god!Thor is my favorite. Plus supportive!Frigga! Nice!Laufey who would storm the castle if his darling son was being mistreated! So much fun and it's just 24k (so far) of pure joy. ♥

Loki is a little shit for the nth time but that’s what we’re all here for, so, eh, fuck it. P.S. there’s also porn by thisdorkyficthing, thor/loki + other asgardians, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, fluff, 33k wip
    Guilt bubbled up in his belly, not for the first time since he decided he needed to find a way to get out of Jotunheim permanently, but it was worse now that his plans seemed to be falling into place. For all his faults, Loki loved his father and knew he had his reasons to try and shelter him. Loki felt bad about having to trick him, but he’d never let Loki go otherwise. Asgard was going to be his home. Whether anyone else liked it or not.
    I've recommended this fic before, so this is more of an update rec, as this fic tends to get updated fairly regularly and it's one of those fics that helps keep me on a fannish even keel because I really need happy, fluffier things! And that's what this fic happily embraces, even as the characters start to twist themselves around a bit as they realize it's not just fucking around anymore, but that maybe feelings are starting to get involved here. But you know things will work out, it's the kind where it's just simply, joyfully fun to watch the characters and their antics!

Plus, there are always more sex scenes, sometimes even within the same chapter there's more than one--there's one chapter that has a fast and furious scene, which was up against the wall, and I'm serious, I will never tire of Thor actually being strong enough to just hold Loki up and fuck into him right there and there's hardly any strain for it. Then, within the same chapter, there was a sweeter, softer scene--not that it was without its snark--where Thor took his time and Loki enjoyed that, too. My two favorite things! Combined with how eager and greedy Loki's cunt is for Thor's fock, how it aches and is wet practically at just the thought of him. I love this with a ridiculous passion because I love Loki being attracted to Thor, I love that it gets them to fuck constantly, and I love how nice it is, how much happier this fic is than so much of the more ouchy fic out there. And everything here is just ridiculously cute and fun and charming and I enjoy it immensely.

Loki is a little shit for the nth time but that’s what we’re all here for, so, eh, fuck it. P.S. there’s also porn by thisdorkyficthing, thor/loki + other asgardians, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, pregnant!loki, 40k wip
    Guilt bubbled up in his belly, not for the first time since he decided he needed to find a way to get out of Jotunheim permanently, but it was worse now that his plans seemed to be falling into place. For all his faults, Loki loved his father and knew he had his reasons to try and shelter him. Loki felt bad about having to trick him, but he’d never let Loki go otherwise. Asgard was going to be his home. Whether anyone else liked it or not.
    I've also recommended this fic before, but there's been a significant amount of updates to it that, whatever, I do what I want, Thor. Because, oh, man, if I didn't have enough affection for this fic already, now there's Loki going into heat and getting pregnant. Bless, bless, bless. There's some lovely porn as well, when Loki's in the middle of his heat and just wants Thor's cock in him now and so I really appreciated that (because it was super hot, especially when Loki was fucking himself with his own hand in desperation, then the utter desperation for a good fuck, the intensity of it and how much Loki just wants it now, that is all really, really delicious to me), but I just love how much fun the fic as a whole is! The pining for each other is done with such obvious affection that it's joyful to watch when Thor is sent to Midgard and Loki returns to Jotunheim. Everything about this fic is a total scream and I could have easily read another 20k in one sitting, for how much this fic just pulls me right in and won't let me go. It's one of those fics that cheers me up when I need something fun. ♥

Loki is a little shit for the nth time but that’s what we’re all here for, so, eh, fuck it. P.S. there’s also porn by thisdorkyficthing, thor/loki + other asgardians, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, pregnant!loki, fluff, 67.3k
    Guilt bubbled up in his belly, not for the first time since he decided he needed to find a way to get out of Jotunheim permanently, but it was worse now that his plans seemed to be falling into place. For all his faults, Loki loved his father and knew he had his reasons to try and shelter him. Loki felt bad about having to trick him, but he’d never let Loki go otherwise. Asgard was going to be his home. Whether anyone else liked it or not.
    There is a tag on this fic that says: "Everything is Happy and Nothing Hurts AU", which is pretty much spot on. I've recommended this fic a few times before, but there's been a significant amount of updating since then and I wanted to write a better rec for the fic as a whole, especially because the point it's ended on at the moment (chapter 29) is a pretty good place of resolution. Not that I wouldn't be happy to have more, of course! Just that I feel like it has enough resolution to appeal to those who might not otherwise want to read a long running WIP fic for fear of nothing ever getting resolved until the very end. Because that's not what this fic is! This, as the tag says, is a happy AU where everything is fun and light-hearted and nothing ever hurts, it's a joy for those who want something long to read but who don't want their hearts crushed while doing so.

The entire point of the fic is what it excells at: Being a slice of life series of events of these two dumb gods, who flirt with each other, who we see the beginning of their relationship and its development into real feelings and Loki getting pregnant and how they figure their shit out in a happy, positive, fluffy sort of way. The fic is marvelously paced in the way nothing lingers too long and the writing just smoothly sails along, so you have this story where time and their dynamic keeps progressing forward, it's never spent too long on their pining just to pad things out or force the story to a longer length. It's never spent too much time repeating itself or forcing the characters into the same pattern of events over and over, just to make it longer. Each step forward truly is a step forward, it considers the history of what they've already gone through. A nd that may not sound important, but in a fluff fic that's almost 70k now? It's very important!

And the fic is definitely fluffy! It's pure comfort to read, nothing makes me feel good like sitting down with a fic that I know is meant to make me happy, while still being genuinely fun to read! Loki is still a little shit, but he loves Thor. Thor is still kind of an obnoxious dick, but he's better! It's a fic that wholly embraces the softer, fluffier kind of characterization, which is why you want to read it, because it will make your heart warm and happy. Also there is porn! The kind of delicious porn where they're constantly fucking and Loki enjoys Thor's cock ridiculous amounts and Thor enjoys Loki's cunt, like that is a magic mixture that will never, ever get old. The sex is delicious for its own sake, but it's also used to show how much Thor loves paying attention to Loki, who basks in it, who enjoys Thor's attention on his body and it's just. Ahhhhh, it makes me happy in my heart, okay.

Stormbringer by singleorganicmachine, thor/loki, NSFW, some fem!loki + male!loki, siren!loki, human!thor, viking!thor, jotunn!loki, mer!loki, 16k
    Set in an Alternate Universe where Thor is a human Viking, the headstrong young Prince has set sail in search of a mysterious "monster" that has been destroying ships and luring men to their deaths. The journey appears hopeless at first, but he cannot turn back for his honor is at stake and he fears he will never be king if he fails. Finally there comes a clue, and on an unknown island rimmed with the skeletons of sunken ships, Thor finds that this "monster" is anything but what he expects.
    I love all things mer!Loki, so I was excited by Lady Loki here and I definitely found that that's when this fic was at its best. It has a strong Thor presence and the dynamic is lovely, with Loki being sensual and seductive to Thor's direct and forthright ways. He has that anger without being a jerk about it that really works for me with Thor's character, which can be a surprisingly difficult balance at times in this fandom. I'm also enjoying the world building a lot here! The author sets it up very well, there's a smoothness and richness to the descriptions and details worked into the writing, lending it a sort of fairy tale type of feel while still being a more direct, sharp story. Sometimes it's just a simply description of the previous boats that have crashed and sank into the lagoon of Loki's island or the description of the pearls around her neck, but other times it's more substantial in the way this feels well thought out.

I do like the ideas the fic puts forth, the use of Loki's magic and shapeshifting, the blurring of gender lines here and how he molds himself to Thor's wishes without losing that this is still entirely Loki, who is wily and cunning and sly and seductive. As mentioned, I do think this fic is at its strongest when Loki is in the shape of a woman (and I love that she is just as much Loki as the male form, that truly both are just extensions of Loki, same as her Jotunn form is), but perhaps at least some part of that is that I want Lady Loki in this. It's also, though, that the scene where Thor climbs the cliff to get to her and the rough way he puts her on her back and fucks into her, all while she lures him ever closer, is super hot, omg. That was far and away my favorite part of the fic and I'm eager to see where the rest of this one goes!

Five times Thor thought someone was flirting with his wife, and the one time they really were. by Wordbytes, thor/loki + other asgardians + avengers, jotunn!loki, younger!loki, arranged marriage, fluff, 2.k
    Thor might be a bit possessive. I could be entirely wrong about this, but something tells me otherwise.
    This fic is entirely about the cliches and tropes of fanon characterizations, as well as each scene is often times more a summary of an idea than an active fic, but if you're in the mood for something light-hearted and fluffy, this fic is an easy read and very sweet. It put a smile on my face every time Thor was posessive or jealous of Loki's attentions--even in a mostly platonic way--being on anyone else, the author striding the line between their arranged marriage being sexless for now because Loki's too young and the potential that it will be romantic in the future, when he's grown enough. It's cute and fun, which is just what I needed today!

One Night with the King by coma_grey, thor/loki + other asgardians, eventually nsfw, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, harem!loki, 36k wip
    After a foolish night of drunkenness, the young King Thor is on a search for a new queen, this time a commoner that the people of Asgard can rise behind and love as one of their own. All Aesir youth who are of age and pass the initial tests of beauty, virginity, and fertility are to be housed in the king’s harem where they will be groomed and trained for potential queenship. After one year’s time, the king will then spend a single night with each of the chosen youth in order to choose his queen. The strangest youth in competition for the crown? A lying, thieving, mysterious trickster known only by the name of Loki. Little does the House of Odin know that Loki is neither Aesir nor a commoner.
    I believe chapter 13 is where I last left off with the previous rec for this fic, which means I probably should wait for a couple more chapters to be posted before doing an update rec, but, whatever, I can't wait, I like this fic too much to do that. And it's a short update/update rec, but, ahhhh, I do so love this fic and how smoothly it reads and how... easy it is to see a good future here, where Loki could mature into just what Asgard needs, in a way that would balance this Thor. And it's still a happier AU (I love the use of both Balder and Skadi in this fic, they are just delightful in the way the fic uses them!) so, even as I feel for Loki, even as he's a manipulative little shit and has been dealt some harsh blows (figuratively and literally), it's still good here. And, oh, the author is absolutely delightful at the, "I hate him!" / "He's just fun to tease, that's all." kind of banter that clearly indicates chemistry between the characters and keeps me coming back for more. Definitely one of my favorite WIPs right now and it makes me want all of it RIGHT NOW but also I don't want it to end any time soon, either!

Heavy Petting by Chianine, thor/loki + other asgaridans, jotunn!loki, 3.4k wip
    Thor is very amused to learn that Jotuns purr when they're very happy. He's less amused to realize he'd never heard Loki purr around him, so he tries to rectify that.
    This fic goes pretty deep into cracky territory, especially in Thor's characterization, but I really fucking love the prompt, so this was a cute, fun read. I'm confused about where/when it's set, but it's a silly thing so you don't worry too much about it. It's a fic for when you want something light-hearted, ridiculous, and fun, if you love the idea of Loki purring when he's content and, let me tell you, I will always click on all things relating to Loki and cats/cat-like attributes.

An Obligatory Loki in Chains Fic by thisdorkyficthing, [ tumblr + mobile ver. ], thor/loki, mildly nsfw, jotunn!loki, war prize!loki, fluff, mild bondage, loki in chains, 2.2k
    "All yours." Sif handed him the chain, attached to an overly proud looking Jotunn runt, the one who’d been giving them more trouble than entire armies of full fledged frost giants ever could. He was beaten and bloodied, nothing worse than the injuries Thor had. He couldn’t help but wonder how his men had finally managed to capture and put the magic stifling cuffs and collar on him. He gave the chain a tug, making the runt stumble forward and temporarily knock the cool expression from his face. He regained himself quickly, looking Thor right in the eyes, almost challenging him to keep eye contact.
    Screaming about it, yes. Loki as a war prize in chains and Thor the warrior prince who claims him and then there's seductive little shit Loki and cheerful dick Thor and banter. This is everything I wanted from this prompt, SO MUCH FUN and porn! They're both such amazing dicks, I love these dummies and I love thisdorkyficthing for writing this, because IT IS A TOTAL SCREAM, she is amazing for how much gleeful fun I have while reading her fic. And after that gifset of Jotunn!Loki in chains being handed over to Thor on Vanaheim that went around tumblr, I NEEDED THIS and it was provided beautifully, especially when you realize just exactly what Loki was doing by being so flashy about everything and how Thor is obnoxiously cheerful as fuck about it and just. as;ldfjkalskj oh my Norse asshole babies, I love them so much.

Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest by amberfox17 [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki, jotunn!loki, 1.1k
    "Shall we see what mischief we can manage before we are missed?" Loki asks with a smirk, gaze dropping from Thor’s eyes to his lips and then lower. "You have my word I will show you whatever has…aroused your interest."
    This is a short, but fun piece on Jotunn!Loki being a sly and seductive little shit, who drives Thor up a wall, and yet is so very pretty. I love when Loki is clearly a spoiled little shit, which you can pick up on in this fic, and it just makes it even more fun! It might be a quick fic, but it's a delight and totally worth picking up for charming obnoxious little shit Jotunn!Loki. <3

Thrice Blessed by umakoo, thor/loki + frigga + odin, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, pregnant!loki, mild childbirth scene, mild lactation kink, fluff, norse mythology elements, 14k
    Part four in my Jotun AU series in which Thor and Loki have their first child.
    This is the fourth in a series, which helps to read in order, but if you absolutely wanted to, you could read this one on its own, I think.
    There is so much I want to say about this fic, but I fear it's going to be one of those recs that only captures a fraction of what I adored about it, because every scene has so much going on with it, every scene has a point to it and further explores an aspect of this univverse that's interesting and full of feelings, and it leaves the fic with such a rich, lush feeling to it, even beyond the Norse mythology elements that have been married to the spirits of the MCU characters. I remark each time I do a rec for a fic in this series, on how well blended the Norse mythology elements are with the characters from the MCU, how it's clearly both mixed together, in a really organic and incredible way. I would recommend this fic just for that! But it's also in the way the author has clearly spent a lot of time expanding this world and having a strong view of it, which isn't info dumped onto the reader, but instead worked in with little touches, so that everything feels very fully realized! And I love writing like that!

That it comes with dometic fluff that still carries emotional weight and includes Jotunn!Loki and pregnant!Loki and that kind of cheerful, enthusiastic porn that I like is just even more of a bonus. I love how much culture there is in the writing here, both for their time in Asgard and for the bits of his own history that Loki brings with him, when it's something as simple as the paint he marks himself with or the food that's served or the rooms they inhabit. I love that another way to keep the spirit of the characters is that Loki has an absolutely beautiful relationship with Frigga here, which isn't the same as it is in the MCU, it can't be, but I still felt like this is how they would be if they had these contexts to them! And this Odin is absolutely SPOT ON, with the balancing of being as old as he is with as wise as he is with as much of a king as he is and with as much of a father as he is. I found myself really struck by his character especially on the second time through, when I had a stronger sense of what he was thinking, and that's exactly how Odin should be! Everything was perfect with him, everything was perfect with Frigga and how gentle and motherly she is, without sacrificing that steel core she has.

With those scenes, it added to the domestic fluff feeling of the story, which I absolutely loved, but it was more than that. This Thor and Loki obviously deeply love each other and they have a rock solid relationship, but it's not perfect. This Loki is still prickly and this Thor still sticks his foot in his mouth sometimes, but this Loki is also able to be more open about his vulnerability and this Thor is able to be calmer about supporting Loki through the pregnancy, so it's fluffy, but not too sickly sweet, not in any scene. And, oh, this is everything I love about pregnant!Loki, it hits all the tropes while still keeping them sharp and fresh, so you understand why they became tropes in the first place. And I love that there's focus on the actual birth and the kid after the birth and that sweetness of when you have a baby to hold in your arms, that little miracle of life, for both Thor and Loki as new parents.

Not everything is perfect, Loki is still a Jotunn in Asgard, which comes up a few times in the fic, but it too feels natural and organic to the storyline, one that is almost sort of necessary. Plus, it gives Thor a chance to fuck Loki in a place where they can sort of be overheard because let them hear and OH MAN GIVE ME THAT ALWAYS. Because I love how much these two really enjoy fucking, how Thor enjoys seeing Loki writhe in pleasure and how absolutely greedy for that Loki is, it's charming and heart-warming and all the hotter for it. Combine that with the deliciousness of anxiety over expecting a baby and how that brings up a lot of Loki's issues and it's a bumpy road at times, but there's genuine kindness and just. Ahhhh, it's so good, especially if you're looking for something to make you feel all warm and happy while reading it.

Public Punishment by Batsutousai, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, arranged married, mild humiliation, intersex!loki, 2.4k
    Tired of being mocked for his choice of clothing, Loki devises a prank to punish Thor. He may yet regret it.
    There are a few epithets that I would take out of this fic (and I hold with the 616!Thor characterization where he doesn't give a fuck who sees his junk, but this fic needed Thor to care about it, so I totally approve of the choice here!), which I mention just as mild caveats, because the rest of it? Holy fuck, YES. I was initially wary of the humiliation aspect, since I don't do well with secondhand embarrassment, but the author hits the perfect notes for keeping it mild and for Loki having a bit of an exhibitionist streak that he hadn't realized, finding that sweet spot in between the two, that this was still a punishment, but it was an enjoyable one for both of them.

This is a prickly Jotunn!Loki who likes having his own clothing and jewelry instead of the Asgardian style that Thor would have him dress in, who doesn't want to be an As, so there's delicious conflict and bits of worldbuilding here with that. But Thor's temper and determination, the way he is not having any more of Loki's shit, so he fucks Loki in public (it's less weird than it sounds when I say it), so every one can see and that turns Loki on but also teaches him a bit and Thor putting Loki on his cock in that firm handed way of his, all of it is SO GOOD and SO PERFECT. The author strikes this really great blend of Loki being so sharp and cutting, but Thor is more than a match for him, the sheer presence and steamroller nature of him, yet! They still manage to find middle ground together in the greatest moment where Thor's not the nicest person, which had me practically cackling with glee. This was such a great find to read! And really, really hot, jfc.

To the Bone by Runie (Runic), thor/loki + tony/loki + other asgardians, NSFW, jotunn!loki, arranged marriage, some fem!loki, loki's kids, 6.2k
    Past: No one expected the marriage to go well, which is why the stipulation was made for Loki and Thor to separate once a child was produced. That is exactly what happened, leaving two broken creatures in its wake.
    Ahhh, this one is fun and I read all ~5k (until I saw there was a fourth chapter posted, which I also immediately read) in one sitting and it's got all teh things I enjoy, including mentions of Thor and Tony's friendship, Loki being gender and sex fluid, and they have a kid who actually puts in an appearance in the fic! Who actually seems to be part of the story, rather than just mentioned once and given no personality! (Not that I'm not guilty of that myself, shhhh.) The latest chapter also has a lovely conversation between Frigga and Loki, even if they're not mother and son in this universe, it's still a sweet conversation that kept the spirit of the original universe's characters. Overall, it's fairly short for now, but it's also the kind of writing that just absolutely flies by without me realizing how much I've read, because it's all the stuff I love, and each chapter alternates between the beginnings of the Thor/Loki relationship and the current distance between them, as they start to get mixed in with the Midgardians. It's just a lot of fun!

untitled by thisdorkyblogthing [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, married thor/loki, in heat!loki, 1k
    The scent surrounded Loki like a cloud, so sweet and tempting to Thor that he couldn’t help but inhale deeply whenever he caught the tiniest whiff.
    Apparently, I had this tab open for three weeks and only just now have fished it out again, good job, self. At the same time, though, that means I had a lovely piece to read this morning and it was utterly delightful and fun! One of the best things fandom has done with intersex!Loki (aside from that intersex!Loki is a thing) is just how enthusiastic Thor is about tasting Loki's cunt, how much he enjoys putting his mouth on it and licking and suckling Loki until he's a writhing mess from it, how that is super fucking good, like, I need all the attention on the vulva fandom is going to give me, thankkkkk. This is a short piece, but that's what it gets you when you read it, that sense of utter joy and enthusiasm and fun, when Thor just cannot resist Loki anymore and he's so spot on when he just... cheerfully, joyfully picks his spouse up and moves Loki to ride his face. Excellent.

Ah-Choo by Wordbytes, thor/loki + avengers, sick!loki, jotunn!loki, married au, 4.3k
    Thor's attention was broken away from the newspaper to the corner of the room where Loki was perched, limbs positioned in such a twisted way it was hard to see him as comfortable, almost thrown from his position from some sneezes. He arched an eyebrow at the sight and Loki carefully untangled himself to reach for a tissue. “Are you well?”
    This fic got me in the first half, where THOR KNOWS HOW TO USE MIDGARDIAN TECHNOLOGY because, honestly, Asgard is way more advanced than Midgard is, which is reflected in this fic, without Thor being a dick about it. Instead, he enjoys the ways of Midgard for what they are, so it's an utter delight to see the intelligence of canon!Thor reflected in something as simple as him making soup from scratch. It's fluffy, but the first half of this fic was utterly delightful for me on that front, and that's what I heartily recommend. The second half of the fic kind of wanders off a bit, with Loki's magic going out of control and he's labeled as dangerous by S.H.I.E.L.D., which isn't as strong as the first half, but it's a fun, fluffy sort of angst, so I didn't mind or anything. But, man. Thor making soup and being smart. I am all over this fic for that.

30 Day OTP Porn Challenge! - 11. Explaining their relationship to a disapproving third party by amberfox17 [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, warlord!thor, dancer!loki, 3.8k
    Loki stands before the mirror and carefully winds the seventh and final veil around his head. It is quite a challenge to secure the gauzy fabric around his horns: too tight, and he will not be able to slide it free during the performance; too loose, and it will slide down his hair and reveal his face too soon.
    I think one of the best ways to start off this rec is to tell how I wrote it--I have a notebook for when I'm reading curled up away from a computer and I really, genuinely meant to just scribble down a line or two of thoughts because I was really tired and wanted to go to bed. Instead, I wrote about half a page on this one because my feelings kind of exploded on me. I have a ridiculous amount of love for warlord Thor and Jotunn!Loki, especially when Loki is beautiful and manipulative and playing by his own rules, using his charms to wind other people around his fingers while he works towards his own ends. And then you add in that there's dancing, which is beautifully described, with scarves and gold jewelry and Loki being so utterly Loki about it, that his ways are not typical brute force and that's the driving theme behind this story.

Well, that and the ridiculously hot sex, which is a hint of dub-con but not precisely, because Loki enjoys it and uses it deliberately, which, oh, that is my favorite. Just as much as Thor ordering Loki onto his hands and knees tonight, not a moment later he's sliding hard into him and, oh, yeah, that was really good for me. I love this Thor, he's all hunger and no shame or hesitation, he's not dumb but he's blinded by his lust a bit, so he's all power, but it's the kind that Loki can use to his advantage, he can guide Thor to exactly where he wants him and just. I seriously cannot convey how fantastic and perfect that is. The fic does a brilliant job of conveying how sharp both these character are, how there are moments of sweetness, which are genuine but also used by Loki for manipulation (or are signs that his manipulation is working) and that dual undercurrent is just so very Loki. All of this in addition to ridiculously hot sex with Loki on his hands and knees, which I really need more of Loki like that while he's getting a thorough fucking and enjoying it. Unf.

'til nothing else remains (except the fires from which I came) by UndergroundValentine, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, in heat!loki, 7.6k
    Growing up had been a rather strange and indefinitely frustrating experience for Loki. Where most male frost giants became burly with age and training, shoulders broad and muscles defined, Loki was toned and lithe, and the cunt he'd spent years ignoring as equally as his cock began to moisten with heat.
    This fic does have a few too many epithets and it's of the soft and fluffy variety that's not for everyone, but that's what I need sometimes, especially when this fic is so good-hearted, charming, and sweet. It's every Jotunn!Loki trope that I love, the kind that makes me realize that I want more after reading this fic, and yet am entirely satisfied after reading it! It's every Jotunn!Loki with intersex parts fic that I wanted, where he's in heat and acheing and then there's Thor who enjoys Loki's tits and teases his cunt and cock, makes him come and then fucks into him to get Loki to come again and just. Long sex scenes that take their time with Loki's entire vulva are my favorite, especially for how much Thor likes him and enjoys him! How Thor is rough and sweet with him! How this is just pure sexy fluff that was so satisfying. Plus moetions of Loki touching himself to keep in Thor's seed and the writhing he does while he's in heat and riding Thor's cock are all really good for me. This was just pure joy and happiness to read!

The Witch-King and His Husband by Metallic_Sweet, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, jotunn!thor, 4.8k
    When Jotunheim triumphed over Asgard, it was agreed that Asgard's golden son would wed the first witch born into the royal family of Jotunheim in well over ten thousand years. In which Thor grows up on Jotunheim, largely alone, waiting for Loki to grow old enough to rule.
    This fic is a little tell-rather-than-show, but it's a fun piece to read and does solidly well at being a fic about Thor raised on Jotunheim. The best part of the fic is Loki being slowly cracked open by Thor, genuinely loving him, and how surprisingly sweet and good their relationship is in a world that could have made it really nasty. So, while reading this, while it's bettersweet or difficult in some places, it left me with a warm, positive feeling about the Thor/Loki relationship that I enjoyed a lot. And, oh, man, do I love when Thor is tasting Loki's cunt to make him writhing and when Loki rides Thor's cock, these are some of my favorite things pretty much ever! The fairy tale elements are nicely done, which helps the overall structure of the fic as well as just simply is a delight to read.

Beck and Call by Runie (Runic), thor/loki, NSFW, intersex!loki, jotunn!loki, a/b/o verse, throne sex, 1.3k
    Loki does not like being told to wait, especially not from Thor, and not while he is in heat, so he marches right into the throne room and takes what he wants in front of everyone.
    I never used to have a public sex kink, but this fandom has given me that, too, especially with how brazen and wicked and delightful this Loki is. And so many of my favorite tropes are touched on here and a ridiculously hot throne sex scene made me very happy, because I love the dynamic between Thor and Loki here, how joyfully wicked Loki is in that way that's sort of... a happy wicked? I love that when an author can pull it off! And, oh, Loki marching right up to Thor, who pulls Loki right onto his lap, I just. I needed a minute, okay. I have needs and this gave them to me. *__*

Pastries by Runie (Runic), thor/loki, fluff, war prize!loki, jotunn!loki, ~1k
    So, loki's-gspot posted this on tumblr: Jotun!Loki is given to thor as a sex slave and anticipates all the horrible things Thor’s gonna do to him because he’s heard of odinson’s reputation with giants but when he gets to Asgard and meets thor finally all thor wants is someone to watch him practice training with mjolnir and eat pastries with The end
    This is adorable and perfect, the best way I've ever seen this trope turned on its head! I was practically wiggling around in glee by the end because it was just so charming and delightful and good for me. It takes the prompt and makes it warm-hearted and sweet and just pure fun, I was so glad to see this one. ♥

Boom Baby Boom by Runie (Runic), thor/loki + other asgardians, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, 1.7k
    There is a certain Jotun Ambassador that is rather skilled at getting under Thor’s skin.
    This was perfect for me today, because it's Jotunn!Loki being a little shit who goads Thor into angry sex, then there's wall sex, then babies!! There's some adorable happy family fluff after that, where they have a whole brood of children and doting grandparents, which is super fluffy, but I'm not kidding that this is exactly what I wanted today and how much better I felt after reading this. My heart is lighter and I'm in a better mood and just. Things are good again! ♥

Avengers/Thor: untitled by anonymous - So, the prompt for this one was, Thor/intersexed!Jotun!Loki, Loki is not exactly what the Avengers expected, in which Thor brings his husband/wife/whatever to meet the Avengers, who is not at all what they expected because they honestly couldn't imagine anything by Thor's descriptions, but then they actually meet Loki and a;sdkfjal;ksj shit that's hot. It's a short piece, enough to fit in one lj comment, but it hits so many of the things I want and ahhhh it's so much fun and so good and I would totally read more of that universe, especially with the Avengers interacting with Loki. This was just a charming and delightful fill! (Thor/Loki.) → Had We But World Enough by Smuttysmutwriter, thor/loki + some steve/tony + clint/natasha, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, pregnant!loki, arranged marriage, 52k
    Written for the following Norsekink prompt: Loki and Thor have been married since they were little and they grew up sharing a palace wing. The boys never shared a bed because Odin and Frigga wanted to make sure nothing inappropriate could happen while they were still young. They also used to get chaperoned a lot so that there could be no hanky panky. Everyone assumes that Loki and Thor’s marriage has progressed to include sex now that they’re adults and if the maids notice that there are still two beds being used in the princes’ wing, they know better than to gossip about it. Loki and Thor both desperately want to move their relationship to the next level. It’s just really awkward to change up a centuries old platonic relationship with your spouse. Neither of them ever had a change to figure out this romance stuff naturally and neither of them wants to pressure the other.

It all comes to a head when the boys take a trip to another realm and are given a single room when their hosts hears that they’re married.

    Oh, I just sank into this fic and wanted to wrap it up around me and have it never end. It's one of those stories where it's probably around 45k words and yet it hardly felt like such! It felt like it just whizzed right by me because it was so much fun to read! And that's actually something I really appreciated about this fic, where the plot is centered around the relationship antics between Thor and Loki, the attempts to progress their marriage, to work through their issues, to have them interacting with the rest of the Avengers, because plots like that often drag when an author doesn't know how to structure or pace a fic, so it ends up feeling like endless filler. The fic is loaded with a lot of cliches, several things that you have to just roll with (like Thor and Loki haven't had sex even though they've been married for a hundred years, etc.), but that's not actually a criticism from me, because they're the point of the fic and the author does a fantastically charming job of showing why they're such fun to have in fic. The fic is entirely light-hearted even in its angstier moments, there's no worry of things not working out, instead you get to focus on the actual fun of the piece. You don't know how much I love that, when an author can pull that off in a way that makes me feel energized after having read the fic, like I want to tackle a mountain of fic, because I'm so deliriously in love with these characters all over again.

I love that feeling of being in love with things, which is my favorite aspect of the story, that it's all about the positive. Even when people want to bang their heads against the wall, it's in that way that made my heart warm--especially when Loki interacts with Natasha, who is the only one who can really explain anything to him (about sex and physical intimacy) and the friendship that grows out of that. This is a softer Loki in some ways, who has never measured himself against Thor, but he still has such a sharp tongue and precarious mood, who is sharp-minded and you do not want to cross him. Just as this Thor is friendly and well-intentioned and lets stuff roll on by because he knows a lot of stuff is flying over his head, but he also is someone you do not want to cross, he's someone who is a character of action and honesty. One of the best things about the fic is that Thor's hesitancy with Loki comes a little bit from inexperience (as he's not fooled around with anyone because of his bethrothal) but instead because he's concerned for Loki's comfort and circumstances, when so much has already been taken from him, Thor doesn't want to take more. And just. Oh. The situation these characters are in becomes all the more delicious and a better read for how Thor is good-hearted and deliberately holds himself back, which works about a hundred times better than trying to force him into the mold of simply being just too nerveless to do anything. I could smooch the author just for that alone!

But it's more than that still yet. It's in the way the author took what's kind of a cracky premise and turned it more into... a light-hearted rom-com, the kind of fic that was genuinely sweet and fluffy without being saccharine. It was the lovely pacing of it, where I never felt like the story was dragging its feet just to make it longer, but instead that these things genuinely took time, that every chapter had some progress being made and had a point to it. That there were ups and downs the entire way, but felt like a natural part of relationships, not just drama bombs thrown in for no reason. And, oh, there were a handful of sex scenes and they were so, so delicious, especially as they learned each other's bodies more and more. The first time being this exhilarating thing for them, that Loki's wary of the reaction to his intersexed parts, but Thor finds all of it great, that their first time is so enthusiastic and hot and oh, finally as Thor gets to fuck him because he wants Loki so badly, but also they eventually move on and the first time Thor goes down on Loki's female parts is so damned good for me (and really hot as well, especially for how Thor has been wanting to do that forever and it's a whole new experience for Loki and ahhhhhh) and then Loki eventually deciding that he likes riding the hell out of Thor because it angles Thor's cock better against both of his parts and just, oh, yes, that's perfect. I love love love that both sets of parts are paid attention to with Loki, that the author hit so many of my kinks with intersex!Loki.

This fic may not be for everyone, especially if you're not a fan of the lighter-hearted stuff or of Loki's character being a big 'fuck you' to gender binary lines (which is one of my absolute favorite things about what the fandom does with the character and it's so lovely here, that has moments of major discomfort, but overall is actually really comfortable with himself and I'm not even kidding about how I want more and more of that forever), but it's one of the most satisfying reads I've had lately, for how much I love the marriage between these characters and the work they do on their relationship and the progress they made and how it's not always smooth, but there's real love there, real love in another life with different circumstances that gives me hope for the canon versions as well. As you can tell by the ridiculously long rec I just wrote, I just have a lot of feelings, okay. And this is the kind of fic that stirs them up--even if I can't properly say why, despite that I just wrote all those words about it. It just does.

Had We But World Enough… Interlude III by smuttysmuttysmut, background thor/loki + odin/frigga + laufey/farbauti + sigyn + other asgardians, arranged marriage, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, 3.4k
    This is a look at a younger Loki and Thor, they’re 11 and 13 respectively and Frigga has decided that Loki needs a gentle push towards his true role in Asgard.
    This is a side-fic to Had We But World Enough, but I think it stands well enough on its own, too, if you're aware of the arranged marriage between Loki and Thor, that Loki is intersexed and dealing with a monosexed society in Asgard.
    I have some truly ridiculous feelings for this fic. One of the best things Loki fandom has done is to embrace the character as trans*, in which one of the ways is as genderfluid/bi-gender, that he has aspects of both genders, that he's not restricted by the gender binary. This fic is set in an AU where Loki has spent much of his life in Asgard, but he also has his own family, his own identity, and isn't being measured against Thor, so it's a scenario where he's not being jammed into a role that doesn't fit him. And, oh, that's so good because a) I really resent the whole idea of being forced into only one side, you can only be "masculine" or "feminine" and b) that's so much of what was terrible for Loki in the canon in the first place. So, seeing a fic where Loki is growing up and figuring himself out, where he doesn't want to just be one thing or another, that touched my heart a lot.

It's a fic where he wants to wear clothes that maybe are closer to what most girls wear, but he also wants to play in the mud and go look at frogs the size of your fist. He struggles with wanting to be both and the point of the fic is that it is indeed okay to be both, you don't have to stick to one or the other. With Loki's character, when so much of him was wrapped up in trying to be what he wasn't (ie, trying to be Thor, when he's not Thor), it's wonderful to have a touching fic where he can accept himself more readily, where there's a sense of, yes, this is okay, there's nothing wrong with him. The writing is lovely and sweet, it's actually a wonderful story just to read, rather than having an agenda about it (it's just that I, as a reader, have a lot of thoughts and this fic brought it up, so don't let me give you the impression that it's a lecture disguised as a fic, because it's not), it has wonderful details and, oh, the friendship that starts between Loki and Sigyn is absolutely darling.

It's not going to be for everyone (and that really is fine, it's not going to be to everyone's tastes and the beauty of a character like Loki is that there's room for many different interpretations), but I walked away from this fic feeling like everything was precious and darling, like I was just so happy for all of them. Especially since Frigga is so supportive and caring (Frigga and Loki is always and forever a favorite of mine, obv.), that no one tears down Loki for this. Just. Ahhhh, happiness and love and support always gets me in fic.

Had We But World Enough… Interlude IV by smuttysmuttysmut, background thor/loki + odin/frigga + laufey/farbauti + sigyn + other asgardians, arranged marriage, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, 3.6k
    A direct sequel to Interlude III (this won’t make much sense if you haven’t read that first). Loki has decided to change his look, how will Thor and their other friends react? Thor gets some advice, Loki shares a secret or two with Sigyn and Fandral behaves badly.
    This is a side story to Had We But World Enough and a sequel to Interlude III, which would help to read first. I think you potentially could read it on its own, so long as you're aware of the basic set-up, but it's definitely better in context of the greater whole.
    Ahhhh, I love these interludes! They're darling for focusing on Loki as a child who is working through the whole genderfluid thing in a society that is mono-gendered, but doing so in a way that's not soul-crushing. There's angst, especially when Thor's jealous of Loki's attentions turning towards more stereotypically feminine things, but there's no shame being put on Loki for figuring himself out here. Instead, there's natural curiosity, both from Thor&Fandral as well as Sigyn about her best friend, which is also never presented as too intrusive or repulsive, but instead almost kind of adorable. The author also does a lovely job of showing that they're young here, they're not ready for sex or sexual relationships, but they're at the age where they know a few things and want to know more.

Also! I love that part of the reason there's not really any crushing shame on Loki is because it's natural on Jotunheim and there's even stories about why that is, which is a little detail, but helps expand the world without stopping to info dump on the reader. Also also, Sigyn is pretty great here and I love her interaction with Fandral at the end (perfect omg) and you have no idea my love for well-written OC characters, especially when they're interesting twists on minor characters like this. ♥

The Plate of Fidelity and Harmonious Love by smuttysmuttysmut, thor/loki + other asgardians + jarnsaxa, NSFW, arranged marriage, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, 6.1k
    Loki and Thor are going to be married to each other. There are lots of preparations at stake. And numerous customs and rituals have to take place.
    I find myself at a bit of a loss for how to describe this fic (other than a note to read the original prompt because that's pretty accurate) and to convey just what it was about it that I found so fascinating. I was wary when I started this, because it sounded like it could go the route of too much second hand embarrassment for me, but I love arranged marriage fic and so I wanted to at least give it a shot. And the thing about this is that the author does a fantastic job of getting in the original prompt's requests (forced bath, inspection for virginity/fertility, public consumation) and yet being almost kind about it, having the people around Loki being firm but not cruel, being as gentle as they can. And that's what just made this fic for me. The fic didn't shy away from how this was more than a little terrifying for Jotunn!Loki who was being married off to Asgard's Prince Thor, making the reader feel such empathy for him, and yet....

And yet it was not unhot. It's difficult to make a scenario like this hot precisely, which is reflected in the sex scene being rather brief, but also kind, not uncomfortable but not meant to be drawn out and satisfying, either. Yet... I can't say there wasn't a lot of intrigue on my part, a fascination with the circumstances that I greatly enjoyed. The author just really struck a great balance between discomfort and enjoyment for me! Plus, oh, Jotunn!Loki and the sense of displacement he felt and the culture shock in the background (not the point of the fic, but it was there in the little details) and lovely writing that was smooth and fit the characters so well and bonus Frigga watching over Loki's preparations before the wedding night. Loki and Frigga! Who is firm but kind with him and just a;sldkjfaljks I will always take that relationship in whatever form in comes in! And! Despite that Thor and Loki really only had about a scene and a half together, already I am in L O V E with them because it's just a touch playful but also serious and this Thor is trying to be kind and reaching out to Loki as well and just. asl;dfkjasl;kjs this author did everything right in this fic and it hit soooo many of my buttons and favorite tropes.

A Fine Match by Smuttysmutwriter, thor/loki + farbauti/laufey + other jotnar, NSFW, arranged marriage, 9.8k
    A look at Loki and Thor's day the morning after and what lead up to the wedding...
    This is a sequel to The Plate of Fidelity and Harmonious Love, which really needs to have been read first.
    I enjoyed the previous fic to this a lot, so I was excited about the prospect of a sequel, but ahhhhh I did not expect to love it quite as much as I did. It's just. Everything of why I read AU fic and arranged marriage fic! The balance of everything the author put in here is so delightful to me that I'm having a hell of a time writing this rec, because I want to point out all of what the author did right (world building! characterization! fleshing out Loki's relationships with his family! the newness of his life after marriage being overwhelming! Loki's sharp tongue is forever and always part of him! a sense of humor at the right moments! super hot sex! all of the things!!), I want to talk about them coherently instead of just flailing all over the place. But I'm having a hard time doing that because, ahhhhh, this fic is so much what I wanted! When you get arranged marriage fics like this, it would be all too easy to not quite do something right, either there's not enough world building or else it takes the place of characterization or else it's too fluffy or too harsh. But this fic just hit all the right notes for me!

Yes, it's happy and the only angst really comes from culture clash and Loki's displacement, but it's not cruel and there are good things to be found in his new life, given time. And, oh, Thor clearly is taken with him and wants him and cannot keep his hands to himself, but he's also not a jerk about it, even if he is overwhelming at times. Which, well, that's Thor for you. He's a good spirit, but he's naturally a steamroller if he's not keeping a tight lid on it and I love that I felt both aspects of that here--that Thor is just so enthusiastic and direct with Loki, but that he's also capable of choosing to back off when it's better for Loki.

At the same time, the fic builds a background for Loki (Laufey and Farbauti are a delight in their few scenes, as well as an absolute treasure of a scene with Loki and his brothers) and for his new life in Asgard (Thor taking Loki to the stables was a wonderful scene), which is one of my favorite things in fic. And all of that is even before the fic gets to the sex and I love that there's a sense of newness to this, a bit of culture clash, but also a genuine enthusiasm (which I love with Jotunn!Loki fics, where Thor just wants to touch him and taste him and fuck him all the time) and it didn't even need to be more than a handful of paragraphs long to be super fucking hot. The author does a lovely job of just... getting in everything that I wanted, of clearly having given this world thought (which makes it feel much more organic and natural, when situations come up) and, oh, manipulative!Loki winding Thor around his fingers, knowing the best time to ask for something he wants, letting the reader know that he's going to be quite the handful, of this being a happy world, but still sharp and clever. That just sends me into orbit like I cannot even convey.

Transaction by EliraWinter, thor/loki + other asgardians, NSFW, arranged marriage, pregnant!loki, jotunn!loki, fluff, 14k
    The young Jotun Prince, Loki, is given to Asgard as a bride for Thor in exchange for peace.
    [ Chapter 1 ] Ahhh, there are certain things that I'm weak to in this fandom and this fic hit on three of them immediately--Thor/Loki, arranged marriage, and eventual pregnancy. Fuck you all, I eat this stuff up like it's candy and, oh, this fic is only just over 500 words so far, it's only the beginning and basic setup, not much beyond Loki being exchanged for the Casket, but it's solidly written, and has some lovely moments of imagery so far. I just. Picturing bb!Jotunn!Loki holding his father's hand, looking at the Aesir come to make him part of their family, I'm just. Ugh. So weak to this. And I really, really hope there's going to be more of this one soon. *rubs hands gleefully*
    [ Chapter 2 ] Oh, another short chapter, but I don't even care! Arranged marriage! Jotunn!bb!Loki in Asgard! And it's so darling and surprisingly sweet that I could just fucking coo at it because omg there's a brief scene of Loki seeing his first horse and then, because he's never ridden one before, he'll ride with Thor and, shit, that is apparently a weakness I never knew I had. ADORABLE BABIES.
    [ Chapter 3 ] I know I should wait a bit to let this story pile up some before doing another rec but, whatever, fuck you guys, precious baby Loki coming to Asgard for the first time and everyone being nice to the little Jotunn prince who doesn't know how to deal with all of this certainly not his arranged marriage to Thor but it's all so sweet and adorable that I just love it. This fic is all the things I'm weak to and this chapter was really good for me today, given that I've been reading a bunch of angsty fic all day.
    [ Chapter 4-10 ] I let this fic sit for a bit (not intentionally, I was just distracted for a few days with other things) and then decided to read this selection of chapters all in one go today. And you know what my favorite thing about this fic is? IT'S SO HAPPY. Everything is wonderful! Asgard thinks Loki is darling! Loki makes friends with Sif! Loki and Thor clearly love each other! Loki is being taught magic and it's totally fine! He's also learning how to fight because he wants to do both! The author has clearly thrown out whatever doesn't work (in making this a happy fic) and I could not love them more for it, because the entire delight of this fic is that IT IS SO HAPPY AND WONDERFUL. And it's not necessarily even saccharine about it (though, it's not for those who only prefer the messier, more complicated stories, but I have always been a fan of FUCK YOU SOMETIMES MY HEART JUST NEEDS TO BE HAPPY), it's just... everything goes right, everything is good, everything is darling. And, oh, the most recent chapter, while Thor is away on his first quest and Loki tries not to worry about him, but ends up doing so anyway, and you can feel that they're really falling in love with each other and just. Yes. This does my heart so much good.
    [ Chapter 11 ] This fic continues to be my happy place and I would be crushed if the author ever took it away from me. This chapter is simply about the morning after Thor and Loki's first time, where doubts creep in a bit, because Thor still feels Loki is young yet, but mostly it's just the sweetest thing and made me feel all warm and fluffy on the inside and I can't tell you how much better my day was for it, even just as soon as I saw it had updated, my day was instantly better. Plus, bonus quick scene with Thor and Frigga! Best.
    [ Chapter 12 ] I was originally going to wait until the next chapter of this fic had been posted but, ugh, no, I can't hold myself back because this is one of my favorites in the fandom. The chapters are always short, but they're just such bursts of sunshine in my life! Even when things are angsty (as they are in this chapter--as Thor wonders if Loki ever imagined being with someone else, which of course Loki has thought about, which sends Thor into a brood) I have trust in the author to use it to bring back the warm and fuzzies. Because it's pretty obvious that it's about how much they both want to be with each other and only each other, that jealousy is going to come up sometimes, and it'll be something for them to work through. Plus bonus Sif and Loki being cute while she has little patience for their spats! Adorable!
    [ Chapter 13 ] Once again, my day was better when I saw the latest chapter of this was posted, because my happy place! Even as, I can't lie, I've been following this fic long enough that I'm fond of the characters to the degree that the fluffy angst (when Thor misunderstands Loki's meaning, so he kisses someone else) kind of made me ache for them, even as I knew the author would eventually make it right. The other thing I found I really loved about this chapter in particular was that Loki was a little vicious here, for all that this is a much softer, much nicer universe for Loki, he's still able to whip around and very nearly hiss when he's angry. Still, though. This is a happy making fic and bless the author for it. *basks*
    [ Chapter 14 ] This is another short chapter, but ah! Sunshine in my life again! Especially because there are happy makeouts, but also Loki being firm about how, if this is going to work from now on, they have to be serious about each other and pledge themselves to each other, which means Thor is going to go all out. As Thor is wont to do. And that, too, is going to be so good for me because ahhhhh Thor trying to be thoughtful and willing to make up for his mistakes even if he messes things up sometimes! Yes, give me that always.
    [ Chapter 15-16 ] These two chapters read really well together, so I'm glad I waited to read them together (especially since chapter 16 is extra short) and, ahhhh, this fic is once again my happy place. It continues to be pure sunshine and rainbows as Thor goes to Jotunheim to ask permission to properly court Loki because he knows that will show Loki he's serious about this and Loki goes along and actually has a pretty good time on Jotunheim, where they're thankful for the sacrifice he's made to help better their Realm. I'm sorry that this fic seems to be meandering towards the end (WHAT WILL I DO WITHOUT MY HAPPY PLACE??) but these two chapters were lovely and heart-warming, putting to rest the issues Loki has with missing Jotunheim in a lovely way, where it's a good feeling now, but he belongs in Asgard now and, ugh, the small details of things like Loki slipping his hand into Thor's, that just makes me happy. Bleh, this rec was incoherent but whatever. This made me happy.
    [ Chapter 17-18 ] Ahhhh, I love this fic so much! And now it's been updated again! I love what this chapter does especially, where it's more sunshine and happiness and sweetness, where Thor really is working to figure out how to make things up to Loki, to treat him better, and finds a thoughtful way here. When he includes Loki the way he does in this chapter, it accomplishes several things, including treating Loki seriously and yet not shoving him into the same box that canon did, but instead letting him play to his own strengths. This was Thor asking, rather than assuming or demanding, this was Thor actually working to do something right, and it pays off wonderfully. But also there's a scene where Loki decides to cut his hair and has Thor help and it's just pure fluff, but in that way that makes me happy and works for me because a) this is a different universe with different circumstances for the characters and b) they're teenagers in love and they do shit like that. Also, fuck you, I love hair cutting. *__* → Helping Hand by KillTheDirector, thor/loki, NSFW, younger!thor + older!loki, in heat!loki, jotunn!loki, 1.8k
    "Uncle!" Loki lets out a long sigh and turns gracefully on his heel, placing a tiny smile to grace the corners of his lips when Thor stumbles to him. The young princling's eyes are wide, and he laughs in childish delight when Loki allows him to grip one of the golden horns curving from the Jotun's skull.
    This fic is rough around the edges, some typos and stiff prose in places and too many epithets (but usually "the Jotunn" type, which is more tolerable than "the dark haired male", so I'm less strenuous about this than usual!) but there's so much potential here and I was intrigued by the set-up here (where Loki is Odin's sworn blood brother and older than Thor and fully Jotunn) despite that it's just there for background for the pwp. The opening scene with Loki and kid Thor was actually pretty darling and I would have greatly enjoyed more of that, but, I'll be honest. I read this for the porn and that's the best part here, where these versions of Thor and Loki still feel like themselves, like I could see this lifetime unfolding for them, still recognize them even as their dynamic is different here. And the sex is really, really good and satisfying--from when Thor first bodily hauls Loki up to abscond with him to the foreplay to the actual sex, the pacing of it is good and enthusiastic and just exactly what I wanted from this fic. Bless.



AVENGERS/THOR: hail to the queen by ofamaranthlie

SUMMARY: Loki marries Thor and becomes Queen of Asgard, but queens do not possess much power in Asgardian society. Loki decides to change that.

REC: Oh, I enjoyed this a lot, too. I love fics where Thor and Loki get married, of course, usually as an arranged marriage, but there's also something delightful about them deciding to do so on their own, that it's about a good political match for their own reasons, but also because they're attracted to each other and like each other. And, oh, do I love ambitious!Loki who has all these plans and is brilliant and is going to dive right in! But finding out things are not quite as he expected, that his position as Queen of Asgard isn't what he thought (being from Jotunheim, his understanding of gender and the roles Asgard has for them isn't 100%) and that, oh, that is hardly going to stop him? Yes, give me that. Especially with a Thor who actually knows a good way to respond to Loki's anger, without being part of the problem, instead he clearly adores Loki for being so brilliant and fierce. Which is also why the sex was so welcome here, why it was so good--because Loki clearly enjoys his husband's attentions, clearly enjoys how Thor thinks of him, clearly enjoys Thor touching him and fucking him. He's still plotting and scheming, but it's in a really good, really fierce, delicious sort of way. I am greatly intrigued to see where this is going! (Thor/Loki, NSFW.)

AVENGERS/THOR: hail to the queen (ch2) by ofamaranthlie

SUMMARY: Sometimes, the biggest changes started with the smallest beginnings. Thus, instead of parading around the castle and fussing about Asgard’s nonsensical laws, Loki did absolutely nothing but watch; watch the Asgardians, see how they interacted with one another, observe how they treated him and what they expected of him as their queen. Recon may not have been the most exciting of work, but a truly cunning tactician would not overlook the importance of gaining valuable information in the surroundings first.

NOTE: This is an update rec, so it will focus on/link to the current chapter, rather than the fic as a whole.

REC: This chapter is fairly short for an update but ahhhhh I love this fic a lot. I admit, I went back to reread the first chapter because it was so good, but I love the second chapter as well because it's all about Loki gathering information on Asgard, getting acquainted with this new society that he's married into, and figuring it out, because they're not going to know what hit them when he finally puts himself into play. I love it because it's partially about addressing what a stagnant culture Asgard seems to have, but also because it's about Loki being so damned sharp and cunning and clever. And I enjoy that this is different from the canon Loki, who faced similar challenges, but here he has less built up resentment, here he has more of an active plan to change things, here you can feel that his anger is more a driving force for him to be more active, rather than stewing in resentment. And, oh, the potential for Loki and Sif to be allies here, ahhhh, I want that so much! (Thor/Loki, NSFW overall.)



AVENGERS/THOR: hail to the queen (ch 3) by ofamaranthlie



SUMMARY: "I do not speak of intangible rewards," Loki said immediately, and Sif's eyes were sharp on him, and he partly expected his skin to break beneath such a pointed gaze. "You possess more skill in the art of war than most of the men here combined. Surely they have granted you something in return."



NOTE: This is an update rec, so it will focus on/link to the current chapter, rather than the fic as a whole.

REC: Oh, I continue to love this fic for the Loki&Sif relationship it's developing. One of the most interesting things about their potential dynamic is that they both buck traditional Asgardian stereotypes and, while that could cause them to clash in canon, in a different timeline, where Loki isn't measuring himself against Thor, who is much more focused on his desire to actually change Asgard, finding an ally in Sif works so very well. I adored the conversation between them, both of them dancing around the issue a bit, as it's a bit of a dangerous topic, but soon realizing they're on the same page and, oh, I want to see that team up pretty much forever. But I also love that this isn't really an angry fic, because Loki clearly loves Thor (who loves him as well, who wants him to stay in bed just to be near him, but also doesn't hold him back) and they have a good marriage and, ah, the walk in the gardens at the end was lovely, both for how Loki doesn't need to tell Thor everything as well as just for the quiet time they spend together. Lovely. (Thor/Loki.)

No Blood in the Shoe (chapter 2) by lexicale


PAIRINGS/CHARACTERS: Thor/Loki, Jotunn!Loki
    This is an update rec, so it will focus on/link to the current chapter, rather than the fic as a whole. This is also a sequel fic to
That Silver and Gold May Come Down and Cover Me, which should be read first.
    I sat down to reread the first chapter when I saw this fic had updated (and may have done one of those ridiculous irl hand clapping motions when I saw the new chapter), partly because it'd been awhile, but partly because I just really enjoy the world building of this fic and the writing of it sails right along--I read all ~25k of this fic this morning and certainly have kept going without any trouble. And, goodness, is the world building here fun! Lots of little details about the use of magic and the different realms and the bits about Jotunheim in particular, the kind that sets a stage for the characters to interact on very nicely, the kind that doesn't take center stage, but also lets you still imagine the world they're in.

Which would have been fun enough, but what really gets me is that this fic is doing a combination of many things--including keeping up the Cinderella fairy tale theme, with Thor going after Loki to, uh, rescue him, but, you know. Loki is Loki and things aren't always as one would assume. I like the situation set up for Loki here, the biting comments he has when Thor seeks him out and the reasons why he sticks around during Thor's time in Jotunheim, they felt like things that Loki would actually do! This is a Loki that I can believe would have grown up on Jotunheim, but still Loki, right down to the way he's so scornful of Thor but still so drawn to him. Goodness knows I certainly love that dynamic a whole lot!

But what I noticed in chapter 2 is what really got me the most--through the circumstances they find themselves in, you can see Thor growing up as a character. Without a younger brother in his life or a banishment to curb his arrogance, there needs to be some sort of catalyst to smack him in the face, especially as the beginning of the fic establishes that he hasn't yet hit that point. The situations he faces in Jotunheim aren't as blatant as they are in the canon, but you can still feel them, that Thor has a brush with feeling mortality, that he's interacting with someone who doesn't treat him like royalty, that he's being challenged on his beliefs and views, that the fic is setting up the pieces that Loki would be the balance he needs once he's matured from his experiences a little. Add that in with delightful chemistry between them, good world building, and a fairy tale theme and you get UGH YES this is why I read fic in this fandom.

Part Of Your World by Velvedere, loki & angrboda + some thor/loki, jotunn!loki, disney fusion, 1.7k
    Jotun-born Loki visits an old witch to change himself into an Asgardian.
    This was short, but fun and I'm weak to Disney fusions, okay. I really kinda liked that this was largely about Loki's ambitions more than chasing after love, but that there were still hints of that in there, too. It worked reallyw ell for a Disney fusion, Loki's ambitions working well as a parallel to Ariel's!

This Baby Isn't Blue!?!?!?!?!? by thisdorkyficthing, thor/loki + other thor characters, some thrym/loki, jotunn!loki, pregnant!loki, arranged marriage (not thor/loki), fluff, 2.2k
    His father, sitting at his throne and giving Loki the most exasperated look he could manage, cleared his throat. “Well, Loki? Do you wish to explain yourself?” "Not particularly."
    This isn't a long fic, but it's delightful fun, where Loki is an unrepentant little shit and gets knocked up by Thor before he's arranged to marry Thrym and isn't one bit sorry when he's caught. That Loki is rather gleeful about getting to tell Thor the nws, the way he's so spoiled here, and the brief bit of sex are all wonderful, making for a cheer-up read today that I needed! Plus, some really sweet fluffy moments! Just... ahhhh, so good for me. ♥

Fantasy Night by Runie (Runic), thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, spanking, handcuffs, rough sex, 3.4k
    So far, Loki has been making Thor’s fantasies reality. Tonight, Thor is determined to give back.
    When I read this fic, it absolutely ruined me for the rest of that night, because it's rough sex with Loki wanting to be Thor's Jotunn whore and Thor indulges him, which makes it this really great mix of fucked up and not fucked up and rough and sweet, in a way that works for these characters. For all that it's dub-con, it's a bit on the sweet and fluffy side of Loki, but I like that you get that there are still a lot of things about him that are a complete mess. You can feel how much Thor loves him and even in the roleplay, that affection is entirely clear as he fucks the delightful Jotunn beneath him. Add in some very nice sex and this was really good for me.

Alienation of Affection by rayemars, thor/loki + background balder/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, arranged marriage (balder/loki), 23.8k
    The marriage was arranged as a way to end the skirmishes arising between Asheim and Jotunheim’s borders. Neither Asgard nor Utgard wished for another war; memories of the last one were too fresh.
    I greatly enjoy many of the tropes of Jotunn!Loki in Asgard fic and I will always want more of them, but I'm also totally here for fic that's deft enough to go another way, as this one is. It's not about them falling in love here (though, that's not out of the question someday, but it doesn't need to be) and instead about the wariness between two people who don't know each other very well, who are not similar in many obvious ways. The fic does a gorgeous job of drawing them together, showing their chemistry and the attraction there, while not making it too easy. It works here, this is everything I could ask for from a fic like this, right down to the characterization, where Thor has all this heavy weight as a character, while Loki is this sharp dagger of a character. Where Thor is thoughtful and insightful but not manipulative. Where Loki is cunning and scheming and hard, but kind of a mess and vulnerable.

And, oh, the way Thor is so direct here and Loki can only push him so far (but certainly gets under Thor's skin at the same time), the way he's compassionate to Lokii's situation but also does what he thinks is the thing to do, the way he won't back down on pleasuring Loki, in making this good for him, even if it tears Loki open a little bit at the seams, yes, that is Thor and that is why Loki gravitates to him in every universe, because some part of him craves being dashed on the rocks of Thor and being accepted. Add in the really, really satisfying sex, how long it takes to ease Loki open and work into him, jesus, it was good. And was further used to show Thor's patience and determination, to show Loki's willingness to hurt himself in order to protect himself, but then opening up as a character, and, yeah, this was a goddamned joy to read.

A god's best friend by Simarillion, thor/loki + balder, jotunn!loki, captive!loki, pet!loki, 1.6k
    After his female human pet dies Thor accompanies his brother to the Asgard shelter to look for a new companion.
    You guys, I am a terrible person sometimes. An AU where the Aesir keep other races as pets? Where Thor takes Jotunn!Loki as a pet? Oh, shit, sign me up for that. The beginning fic is very short, it's mostly all set-up, but it's kind of cheery and yet knows it's fucked up and that's just the balance I want, because it's embracing that this is not really a good world, but it's not actively mean-spirited, either. It's not going to be for everyone, but if you're okay with being a terrible person, this is really fun! This was just a beginning for now, but I will definitely be keeping an eye on it.

Knowing What You Want by Runie (Runic), thor/loki, arranged marriage, intersex!loki, jotunn!loki, in heat!loki, partial kidfic, 1.2k
    What Loki wants, Loki will have.
    Oh, my god, this was delightful and everything I love. Adorable babies and Loki being a precious little shit as a kidlet and that is hilarious in how spoiled he is, then the Jotnar having tits during their heats, Thor and Loki being horny teenagers, gorwing up and getting interested in teach other, and, of course, making their parents' life difficult as hell. It's just pure fun and joy to read fic like this, I am so glad Runic is in this fandom, ahhhh. ♥

untitled by thisdorkyblogthing [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki, jotunn!loki, pregnant!loki, fluff, ~1k
    thorki want: an au where the war between asgard and jotunheim never ended and thor and loki meet for the first time as adults on the battlefield. they start a secret relationship but loki ends up getting pregnant, and they have to tell everyone and end the war
    I don't think I stopped the entire time I was reading this because it was sharp and snappy and pure fun. I loved that Loki was totally turned on by warrior god Thor and was a total little shit about everything and I loved them sneaking around and of course Loki ends up pregnant! I wouldn't be surprised if it had been on purpose even. :D This was sheer joy and delight to read.

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