LOKI By: Debbie Roche – Act 1

A Loki Screenplay

Written by: Debbie Roche


Before The Events Of “Thor” Earth Time: 977 AD to 2005 AD

TD-13 EXT. SPACE 1

EARTH spins slowly before us as we hear a voice, deep and resonant — the voice of HEIMDALL, Gatekeeper of Asgard.

HEIMDALL (VO)
Questions, they’ve always asked
questions — this race called man
on this planet they call Earth.
Passionately longing to know how
they are connected to the heavens.

We pull away from the planet, widening, past other worlds, cosmic debris — leaving first our solar system, then our galaxy.

HEIMDALL (VO) (cont’d) In ages past, they looked to us as gods, for indeed so many times we saved them from calamity. We tried to show them how their world was but one of the Nine Realms of the Cosmos, linked to all others by the branches of Yggdrasil…

We pull back until we see it — YGGDRASIL. Immense, sprawling, like a quasar or a nebula twisted into the vague shape of a tree, its branches of glowing energy stretching out into the black void of space.

HEIMDALL (VO) (cont’d) …the Worlds Tree. Nine Realms in a universe of wonder, beauty, and terror that they barely comprehended.

We move in through Yggdrasil, until we reach what looks like a galaxy, slowly spinning before us.

HEIMDALL (VO) (cont’d) But for all their thirst for knowledge, they let our lessons fall into myth and dreams. Where did he come from? He came from us, the proudest race of warriors the Worlds have ever seen. He came from this — the greatest Realm the universe has ever known.

We move through the galaxy’s mists and astral matter, then over and up, through a band of prismatic color to reveal what’s on the other side:

HEIMDALL (VO) (cont’d)
He came… from Asgard!

977 AD

2 EXT. ASGARD 2

Beautiful beyond imagination. We fly over the magnificent landscape of the Realm, through the gleaming capital city, modern yet timeless. The palace rises countless stories tall, gleaming with an otherwordly majesty, towering high above the Realm sprawled out before it.

THE CAMERA ZOOMS INTO THE PALACE.

3 INT. PALACE 3

THE CAMERA ZOOMS THROUGH THE PALACE AND STOPS IN A HALLWAY.

4 INT. HALLWAY – PALACE 4

Two girls (DESYLVA and SIRI), are watching YOUNG THOR and YOUNG LOKI.

DESYLVA is wearing a pair of dark green leather gauntlets on her arms. The gauntlets go from her wrist to almost her elbow.

(Note: She will be wearing these gauntlets in every scene unless it is stated that she is not.)

THE CAMERA IS POSITIONED BEHIND THE GIRLS.

SIRI
Stop staring. They’ll catch us.

DESYLVA
No they won’t.

SIRI
If they do, it won’t matter who your father is.

DESYLVA
I’ve been watching them for 7 years. They haven’t noticed yet.

SIRI
You sure?

DESYLVA ignores SIRI’s question. She returns to staring at YOUNG LOKI.

SIRI (cont’d)
You have access to the palace only because of your father.
(beat)
Does he know you follow the prince around?

DESYLVA ignores SIRI. She whispers, softly, more to herself than to SIRI.

DESYLVA
One day.

SIRI
One day what?

DESYLVA
He will be mine.

SIRI looks at DESYLVA.

SIRI
Are you crazy? He’s a prince! You’d never stand a chance.

DESYLVA
You’ll see. I shall be at his side.

SIRI
Never happen Des. There’s a long line in front of you. And most of them actually stand a chance.

YOUNG SIF joins the boys. SIRI looks at YOUNG SIF.

SIRI (cont’d)
Starting with her.

DESYLVA
Who? Sif?

SIRI
It’s no secret she…

DESYLVA
She, has eyes on Thor. I, do not.

SIRI looks at DESYLVA.

SIRI
Wait. What?

DESYLVA says her line without looking at SIRI. She continues staring at YOUNG LOKI.

DESYLVA
It is not Thor I desire.

SIRI raises an eyebrow. DESYLVA continues.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
I want Loki.

SIRI
Loki?

DESYLVA
Yes. And I WILL be with him.

SIRI can’t believe DESYLVA actually wants Loki. She’s always thought Loki was a bit strange. Thor on the other hand.

SIRI
Loki? Really?

DESYLVA
Maybe not today or tomorrow, but one day.

SIRI
Does your father know you want Loki? Somehow I don’t think he’d approve. I mean Loki is…

DESYLVA looks at her.

DESYLVA
I’ve seen it. One day Loki will be King. And I will be at his side.

SIRI looks at DESYLVA in disbelief.

SIRI
Loki? King? Never going to happen. If Odin ever steps down, Thor will be King.

DESYLVA looks back at YOUNG LOKI.

DESYLVA
Just wait and see.

An EINHERJAR guard approaches YOUNG THOR and YOUNG LOKI and says something to them. They all walk off.

DESYLVA is about to follow. SIRI grabs her arm and looks at her.

SIRI
I don’t think you’ll be able to follow them where they’re going.

DESYLVA
What makes you say that?

SIRI
(raise eyebrow)
That was an Einherjar Guard. One of Odin’s personal…

DESYLVA
I know that. I have followed him before when he’s been with an Einherjar Guard.

SIRI gives her a look. DESYLVA heads after YOUNG LOKI. SIRI shakes her head and follows DESYLVA.

JUMP TO:

5 TS-XX HALLWAY OUTSIDE OF WEAPON’S VAULT 5

ODIN, YOUNG THOR, and YOUNG LOKI walk down the hallway. Two guards follow them. ODIN is telling them the story of the “Battle of Tonsberg, Norway — 965 AD”.

CAMERA IS POSITIONED IN FRONT OF THEM AS THEY WALK DOWN THE HALL.

YOUNG THOR is holding ODIN’s right hand, and YOUNG LOKI is holding ODIN’s left hand. YOUNG THOR and YOUNG LOKI are intently listening to ODIN’s story.

ODIN
Once, mankind accepted a simple truth, that they were not alone in this universe.
(beat)
Some worlds man believed to be home to their Gods. Others, they knew to fear.
(beat)
From the realm of cold and darkness came the Frost Giants, threatening to plunge the mortal world into a new ice age.
(beat)
But humanity would not face this threat alone.
(beat)
Our armies drove the Frost Giants back into the heart of their own world.
(beat)
The cost was great. In the end, their king fell. And the source of their power was taken from them.

They reach the door to the weapons vault. The guards open the doors. ODIN, YOUNG THOR, and YOUNG LOKI enter. The guards close the doors and stay outside.

6 TS-XX WEAPON’S VAULT 6

CAMERA IS AT THE BASE OF THE STAIRS.

ODIN, YOUNG THOR, and YOUNG LOKI descend the stairs. While ODIN speaks, they head to the item at the end of the hall, “The Casket of Ancient Winters” which sits upon a pedestal.

CAMERA MOVES BEHIND THEM AND FOLLOWS THEM DOWN THE HALL.

ODIN
With the last great war ended, we withdrew from the other worlds and returned home to the realm eternal, Asgard.
(beat)
Here we remain as a beacon of hope, shining out across the stars. And though we have fallen into man’s myths and legends, it was Asgard and its warriors that brought peace to the universe.

They reach the end of the hall.

CAMERA POSITIONS ITSELF BEHIND THE CASKET LOOKING AT ODIN, YOUNG THOR, AND YOUNG LOKI.

ODIN stops. So do the boys. ODIN lets go of their hands.

ODIN (cont’d)
But the day will come…

ODIN steps in front of the boys and turns to look at them.

THE CASKET IS NOW DIRECTLY BEHIND HIM AND THE CAMERA IS IN FRONT OF HIM.

ODIN (cont’d)
…when one of you will have to defend that peace.

CAMERA FOCUSES ON YOUNG LOKI.

YOUNG LOKI
Do the Frost Giants still live?

CAMERA PANS TO SHOW YOUNG THOR AT YOUNG LOKI’S SIDE. TO YOUNG LOKI’S LEFT, CAN BE SEEN MJOLNIR RESTING ON A PEDESTAL OF ITS OWN.

YOUNG THOR
When I’m king, I’ll hunt the monsters down and slay them all. Just as you did, Father.

CAMERA FOCUSES ON ODIN.

ODIN
A wise king never seeks out war. But…

ODIN looks at YOUNG LOKI, then at YOUNG THOR.

ODIN (cont’d)
…he must always be ready for it.

ODIN walks forward, passing the boys. The boys look at each other for a moment, then run after their father.

CAMERA PANS TO THE SIDE AND FOCUSES ON MJOLNIR, SITTING, WAITING, ON ITS PEDESTAL. AFTER A FEW MOMENTS THE CAMERA RETURNS TO ODIN, POSITIONING ITSELF IN FRONT OF HIM.

The boys reach ODIN. YOUNG THOR grabs ODIN’s left hand and YOUNG LOKI grabs ODIN’s right hand.

YOUNG THOR
I’m ready father.

YOUNG LOKI
So am I.

ODIN
Only one of you can ascend to the throne. But both of you were born to be kings.

As they continue towards the exit, YOUNG THOR and YOUNG LOKI share a look.

CUT TO:

985 AD

7 INT. HALVIR’S ROOM 7

DESYLVA and her father, HALVIR, are eating dinner.

DESYLVA
Anything interesting happen today?

HALVIR
Prince Loki returned.

DESYLVA stops eating and looks at HALVIR.

DESYLVA
Really?

HALVIR
Yes.

DESYLVA
Did he say where he’s been?

HALVIR looks at DESYLVA.

HALVIR
I didn’t ask.

DESYLVA wants to know everything. Where has Loki been? He’s been gone for almost a year.

DESYLVA
Did you hear anything?

HALVIR raises an eyebrow and looks at DESYLVA.

HALVIR
Why the interest in where he was?

DESYLVA
Just curious. He’s been gone for almost a year. Loki’s not the type to just vanish without a trace for so long without a reason.

HALVIR
It’s none of my business where he was, or what he was doing. You shouldn’t make it yours.

DESYLVA
Come on, father. This is Loki! He must have…

HALVIR
Desylva.

DESYLVA stops talking. But she’s not going to drop this. She will find out where he was. They go back to eating.

HALVIR can tell DESYLVA is a little upset.

HALVIR (cont’d)
He didn’t come back empty handed though.

DESYLVA is curious.

HALVIR (cont’d)
He brought back a grey foal.

DESYLVA
(raise eyebrow)
A foal?

HALVIR
Cute little guy. 8 legs.

DESYLVA
8 legs?
(beat; softly)
I wonder where he found that?

HALVIR
Not sure. But he will be one fast horse when he grows up. I pity the rider who tries to ride him.

DESYLVA
I’d like to see this foal. Is he in the stables?

HALVIR
At the moment, no.

DESYLVA
No? Where is he?

HALVIR
Prince Loki is keeping him close.

DESYLVA
Are you saying the foal is staying with Loki?

HALVIR
I’m not saying anything. Prince Loki can do whatever he wants.

HALVIR returns to eating. DESYLVA gets lost in her own
thoughts.

JUMP TO:
6 MONTHS LATER

8 EXT. PALACE GROUNDS 8

DESYLVA is sitting under a tree daydreaming. LOKI walks by. DESYLVA sees him and mutters softly to herself.

DESYLVA
Loki. I wonder where he’s going?

DESYLVA rises and follows him.

9 EXT. PALACE GROUNDS 9

DESYLVA follows LOKI to the stables.

10 INT. STABLES 10

LOKI enters the stables and goes to YOUNG SLEIPNIR’s stall. DESYLVA follows. LOKI reaches the stall. YOUNG SLEIPNIR looks up at LOKI and neighs. LOKI enters the stall.

PAN TO:

11 DESYLVA 11

DESYLVA tries to find a hiding place to watch. She recognizes the colt as the one that LOKI brought back from where ever he found him. She notices the name on the stall — SLEIPNIR.

DESYLVA
(quietly)
Sleipnir? The Sliding One? Really?

PAN TO:

12 LOKI 12

LOKI walks over to YOUNG SLEIPNIR and he comes straight to him. LOKI hugs him. YOUNG SLEIPNIR places his head on LOKI’s shoulder.

PAN TO:

13 DESYLVA 13

DESYLVA raises an eyebrow. She wonders what LOKI is up to.

PAN TO:

14 LOKI 14

LOKI and YOUNG SLEIPNIR break the hug and touch heads.

LOKI
How are you today, my boy?

YOUNG SLEIPNIR neighs as if answering him.

PAN TO:

15 DESYLVA 15

DESYLVA can see LOKI and YOUNG SLEIPNIR, but she can not hear what LOKI is saying. She watches LOKI with YOUNG SLEIPNIR.

DESYLVA (THOUGHT)
Looks like Sleipnir’s actually understanding what Loki is saying.
(beat)
I wonder what they’re saying?
(beat)

He is being so loving towards Sleipnir. If more people could see this side of Loki, they would understand why I feel the way I do about him.

LOKI strokes YOUNG SLEIPNIR.

DESYLVA (THOUGHT) (cont’d) Lucky horse. I wish I could change places with him.

DESYLVA continues to watch LOKI.

JUMP TO:

1000 AD

16 INT. HALLWAY – PALACE 16

DESYLVA is watching THOR and LOKI. THOR and LOKI walk off. DESYLVA is about to follow, but senses someone behind her. She turns around. SIF is standing there. DESYLVA says SIF’s name in a “hey” tone.

DESYLVA
Lady Sif.

SIF
(raise eyebrow)
You know my name?

DESYLVA
Everyone on Asgard knows your name.

SIF
I see.

DESYLVA turns and looks back to where THOR and LOKI were. They’re gone. DESYLVA starts to go after them. SIF stops her.

SIF (cont’d)
Not so fast.

DESYLVA stops, turns, and looks at SIF. She says line in a “What do you want” tone.

DESYLVA
What?

SIF
Why are you following us?

DESYLVA is surprised she was spotted. She thought she was being careful.

DESYLVA
You saw me?

SIF gives her a look. She had thought she was a spy, but now she thinks there’s another reason.

SIF
You want him.

DESYLVA
(raise eyebrow)
What?

SIF
Thor. You…

DESYLVA tries not to laugh.

DESYLVA
No.

Now SIF is confused.

SIF
(raise eyebrow)
What do you mean, no?
(beat)
You’ve been following us for years. If it is not for Thor, then…

DESYLVA
I have no desire for Thor. He’s all yours.

SIF gives DESYLVA a look.

SIF
If not Thor, then are you a spy?

DESYLVA
No.

SIF
Then why are…

DESYLVA decides to be straight with SIF.

DESYLVA
Loki.

SIF raises an eyebrow in curiosity and confusion.

SIF
Loki?

DESYLVA
Yes.

DESYLVA can tell that SIF is confused.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 14.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Is that so hard to belief?

SIF
Actually, yes. Every woman on Asgard wants Thor.

DESYLVA
Not me. Never have.

SIF raises to attention. DESYLVA is startled.

SIF
What is your name?

DESYLVA
Desylva.

SIF smiles and thinks to herself “how fitting”. DESYLVA wonders what the smile is for.

SIF
If it is Loki you desire, then come. I shall bring you to him. He will be plea…

DESYLVA is a little shocked. She can’t believe SIF just said that.

DESYLVA
No.

SIF is again confused.

SIF
You make no sense. You said you want Loki.

DESYLVA
I do.

SIF
Yet you will not let me bring you to him.

DESYLVA
Correct.

SIF
Explain.

DESYLVA
Loki has to want me on his own.

SIF
I do not understand.

DESYLVA
If Loki and I are to be together, he must choose me.

SIF
But I can help. I could point you out to him. I…

DESYLVA
No. Please. You can not tell Loki I desire him.

SIF
I still do not understand why.

DESYLVA
Sif. Please. Promise.

SIF
You should make your feelings known. Don’t hide them.

DESYLVA chuckles and gives her a look.

DESYLVA
Look who’s talking!

SIF raises an eyebrow.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
I’ve seen the way you look at Thor. It’s the same way I look at Loki.

SIF
(deny)
I… I don’t know what you…

DESYLVA
Tell you what.
(beat)
If you tell Thor that you love him, I’ll tell Loki that I love him.

SIF goes quiet. No response. DESYLVA gives her a look.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
I thought not.

DESYLVA walks off. SIF lets her go.

CUT TO:

1100 AD

17 INT. STABLES – SLEIPNIR’S STALL 17

DESYLVA is brushing SLEIPNIR. She senses someone enter the stables. She turns and sees LOKI going to his horse. She moves beside SLEIPNIR. She doesn’t want LOKI to spot her.

LOKI takes his horse out of his stall and walks him out.

DESYLVA
(quietly)
I wonder where he’s going?

DESYLVA leaves SLEIPNIR’s stall.

CONTINUE TO:

18 ANOTHER STALL 18

DESYLVA goes to her father’s horse. She takes him out of his stall and exits the stable.

CONTINUE TO:

19 EXT. STABLES 19

LOKI mounts his horse and takes off. DESYLVA mounts her horse and follows. They are heading in a North-East direction.

As they are leaving a greenish glow envelops DESYLVA and her horse and they become invisible.

JUMP TO:

20 EXT. BASE OF MOUNTAIN (NORTH EAST EDGE OF ASGARD) 20

LOKI reaches the base of a mountain. He stops. He dismounts his horse and whispers something in the horse’s ear. LOKI then heads to the path leading up the mountain.

A greenish glow is seen and DESYLVA makes herself visible. She is standing on the ground beside her horse who is still invisible. She looks at her invisible horse.

DESYLVA
Stay here.

She runs to the path to follow LOKI.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
(mutter)
Where are you going?

DESYLVA reaches the path and sees LOKI a few feet in front of her. She makes herself invisible again and follows him.

21 MOUNTAIN PATH 21

LOKI walks up the path, followed by an invisible DESYLVA. After a few moments, LOKI reaches a turn. LOKI turns the corner.

A few seconds later, the invisible DESYLVA turns the corner. LOKI is nowhere to be seen. DESYLVA makes her self visible.

DESYLVA
What the…
(beat)
Where’d he go?

She runs ahead a few paces. Still no LOKI.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
I can’t believe I lost him!
(beat)
Where could he have gone?

DESYLVA looks around the area for a few moments. Thinking. Then heads back down the path.

CUT TO:

22 BASE OF MOUNTAIN 22

DESYLVA reaches the bottom of the path and notices that LOKI’s horse is gone. She is confused.

DESYLVA
There is no way he passed me. I would have…

DESYLVA waves her hand and her horse becomes visible. She goes to her horse. She mounts him and heads back to the city.

JUMP TO:

UNKNOWN LOCATION

23 EXT. FOREST 23

LOKI is walking through a forest. After a few moments he spots a cabin in the distance. He heads for it.

24 EXT. CABIN 24

As LOKI walks towards the cabin, a greenish glow envelops him and he changes his appearance.

He reaches the cabin and knocks on the door. No answer.

“LOKI”
Hello?
(beat)
Anyone home?

“LOKI” senses someone approaching from behind. He turns around. He sees a woman heading towards the cabin. As she gets closer he realizes how beautiful she is. When she reaches him, he smiles at her.

“LOKI” (cont’d)
Hi. My name is Kilo.

ANGRBODA
(smile)
Angrboda.

“LOKI”
I appear to be, lost.

ANGRBODA
Happens a lot around here. The forest can really mess up your sense of direction.

ANGRBODA passes “LOKI” and opens the door.

ANGRBODA (cont’d)
Why don’t you come in for a while.

“LOKI”
Thanks.

ANGRBODA enters. “LOKI” follows.

25 INT. CABIN 25

“LOKI” looks around the cabin. ANGRBODA goes to the kitchen and returns in a few moments with two drinks. She offers one to “LOKI”.

ANGRBODA
Here. Drink this.

“LOKI” takes it and drinks it. He didn’t even realize he was thirsty, but once the liquid hits his mouth he downs the drink.

ANGRBODA watches him.

“LOKI” finishes the drink and goes to place the mug down. That’s when he realizes something is wrong. His vision starts to go blurry and he starts to feel dizzy. He shakes his head trying to snap out of it. Doesn’t work.

“LOKI”
What did… What did you do to me?

“LOKI” stumbles over to the couch and falls down on it. He looks at ANGRBODA as he starts to pass out. ANGRBODA sits down beside him. LOKI is fading fast. For one moment he thinks he sees her appearance shift. He is trying to focus on the new image but passes out.

ANGRBODA did indeed change. Her true appearance is now seen. She is a Jotun. She stares at the unconscious “LOKI”.

ANGRBODA
What a fine specimen! You will do nicely.

ANGRBODA rises and walks off to another room.

JUMP TO:

ASGARD

26 INT. STABLES 26

DESYLVA enters on horseback.

SLEIPNIR notices DESYLVA come in. He gives her a look, and thinks to himself.

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
Desylva. She’s back. But where’s Loki?

DESYLVA cannot hear SLEIPNIR. She gets off her father’s horse and notices that LOKI’s horse in his stall.

DESYLVA
So his horse is here.

SLEIPNIR wishes DESYLVA could hear him.

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
I wish you could hear me. You need to know that he came back without Loki.

DESYLVA puts her father’s horse away.

DESYLVA
If his horse is here, then Loki must be somewhere.

DESYLVA runs out of the stables.

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
One day Desylva. One day you will hear me.

SLEIPNIR watches DESYLVA walk off.

JUMP TO:

A FEW HOURS LATER

27 INT. HALLWAY (BARRACKS) 27

DESYLVA is heading down the hall towards her room. She is lost in thought and has a look of worry on her face.

28 INT. DESYLVA’S ROOM 28

The door opens. DESYLVA enters the room. DESYLVA closes the door.

DESYLVA
Where could he be?! I’ve searched everywhere. He’s…

Knock on door. DESYLVA turns and opens the door. It’s SIF. DESYLVA is surprised.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Lady Sif. What can I…

SIF
(serious)
Have you seen Loki?

DESYLVA
(raise eyebrow)
What makes…

SIF
I don’t have time for games. If you know where he is, you must tell me.

DESYLVA
I don’t know where he is.

SIF can tell she is hiding something.

SIF
Desylva, what aren’t you saying?

DESYLVA
Honestly. I have no idea where he is. I haven’t seen him in hours.

SIF
(raise eyebrow)
When did you last see him?

DESYLVA
This afternoon. He rode off on his horse.

SIF
(confused)
His horse is in the stables. I checked that already.

DESYLVA
Yes. The horse is back.

SIF gives DESYLVA a look.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
When I noticed his horse was back, I… I went to see if I could find him. I couldn’t. I honestly have no idea where he is!

SIF
If you happen to see him…

DESYLVA
Of course.

SIF leaves. DESYLVA closes the door and leans against it.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Loki, where are you?

JUMP TO:

3 DAYS LATER

29 INT. TRAINING ROOM 29

BRYNJAR, HALVIR, and a group of guards are in the room. BRYNJAR is at the front addressing the group. HALVIR is at his side.

BRYNJAR
Men, we have gathered you here today for a very important and classified mission.
(beat)

It would seem, that Prince Loki is missing.

Some of the guards in the room snicker. Others start to mutter amongst themselves. They all know that Loki loves to play jokes. Maybe this is one of them.

BRYNJAR (cont’d)

I know what you’re thinking. This is not the first time he has disappeared and it probably won’t be the last. But no one has seen him in 3 days. Even Heimdall can’t see him.

HALVIR thinks of something. BRYNJAR continues.

BRYNJAR (cont’d)
We have been asked to…

HALVIR looks at BRYNJAR.

HALVIR
Wait.

BRYNJAR turns to HALVIR.

HALVIR (cont’d)
(quietly)

Before we send the men out, I think I know someone who may…

BRYNJAR
(raise eyebrow)
Who?

HALVIR leans closer to BRYNJAR and whispers in his ear.

HALVIR
(whisper)
Desylva.

BRYNJAR gives HALVIR a look.

BRYNJAR
What makes you think…

HALVIR
(quietly)
Trust me.

HALVIR gives BRYNJAR a look. BRYNJAR thinks to himself then turns to the men.

BRYNJAR

We shall be back. While we are gone make a list of places you think the Prince may be.

HALVIR and BRYNJAR exit. The guards watch them go.

JUMP TO:

30 INT. HALLWAY (NEAR BARRACKS) 30

HALVIR and BRYNJAR are walking down the hall side-by-side.

BRYNJAR
What makes you think she’ll…

HALVIR
My daughter seems to have a thing
for him, sir.

BRYNJAR
Desylva and Loki?

HALVIR

Yes sir. She’s been following him around since she was 5. She thinks I don’t know, but…

BRYNJAR
I see.

HALVIR
If anyone knows where he is, it’s Desylva.

They continue along the hall for a few moments til they reach DESYLVA’s room.

31 INT. DESYLVA’S ROOM 31

Knock on door. DESYLVA goes to and opens the door. It’s HALVIR and BRYNJAR. DESYLVA is surprised.

DESYLVA
Father. What can…

HALVIR
May we come in?

DESYLVA is curious.

DESYLVA
Sure.

HALVIR and BRYNJAR enter. DESYLVA can tell something is up. She closes the door, then looks at HALVIR.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
What is it? What’s…

HALVIR
When did you last see Prince Loki?

DESYLVA
Loki? What…

DESYLVA starts to get a horrible feeling.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Why? Is he…

BRYNJAR
He is missing.

DESYLVA
Missing?

BRYNJAR

No one has seen him in 3 days. Odin is…

DESYLVA
3 days? I…

DESYLVA thinks “That’s when he went up the mountain”. HALVIR notices the look on her face.

HALVIR
What is it, Des?

DESYLVA
3 days he ago he left on horseback.

BRYNJAR
But his horse is…

DESYLVA
I followed him.

BRYNJAR and HALVIR exchange a look.

BRYNJAR
Where did he…

DESYLVA
The mountain.

BRYNJAR
Which mountain?

DESYLVA ignores BRYNJAR’s question and continues.

DESYLVA

I followed him up the path. He turned a corner and when I turned the corner he was gone.

HALVIR
(raise eyebrow)
Gone?

DESYLVA
Yes. Gone. He wasn’t in front of me, and he hadn’t passed me. He just…

BRYNJAR
Desylva, which mountain did…

DESYLVA still ignores BRYNJAR and continues.

DESYLVA

I went back down the path and when I reached the bottom I noticed his horse was gone. I thought he must
have somehow got down.

DESYLVA gives them a look.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
But he didn’t, did he? Something happened on that mountain pass. Something…

HALVIR
We don’t know that.

DESYLVA
I… I should have known. I should have…

BRYNJAR
(yell)
Desylva!

DESYLVA looks at BRYNJAR.

BRYNJAR (cont’d)
Which mountain did he go to?

DESYLVA
I’ll take you there.

The three of them leave the room.

JUMP TO:

A FEW HOURS LATER

32 EXT. MOUNTAIN PATH 32

DESYLVA, followed by HALVIR and BRYNJAR, followed by two guards, are walking up the path. DESYLVA sees the turn. She stops. Everyone else stops.

DESYLVA
It was that turn that…

HALVIR looks at DESYLVA.

HALVIR
Stay here. Let us…

DESYLVA
No. I should not have left him
then. I’m not going to now.

HALVIR
Desylva. It…

DESYLVA
Please, Father. I…

BRYNJAR gives HALVIR an “It’ll be okay” look.

HALVIR
Okay. But stay beside me.

They continue on. They turn the corner and stop.

DESYLVA
What ever happened, happened here. I was only a few seconds behind him. He…

BRYNJAR looks at the guards and motions them to look around.

BRYNJAR
(to guards)
Be careful. We don’t know what happened.

GUARD #1 checks along the side of the path that is away from the mountain.

GUARD #2 is walking beside the mountain. He stumbles on something and reaches out to lean on the mountain for support. His hand goes right through the mountain side, and he disappears.

DESYLVA happens to be looking at the guard when he falls into the mountain.

DESYLVA
What the…

BRYNJAR, HALVIR, and GUARD #1 turn to DESYLVA as she runs to the mountain side. They notice GUARD #2 is missing.

BRYNJAR
(look around)
Where did he…

DESYLVA places her hand on the mountain side where guard #2 vanished. Her hand goes right through as well. DESYLVA quickly removes her hand.

DESYLVA
(smile; quietly)
A hidden entrance. Clever Loki.

BRYNJAR, HALVIR, and GUARD #1 walk over to DESYLVA as she places her hands on the mountain side. She closes her eyes and reveals the entrance. She turns to HALVIR and BRYNJAR.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Well, now we know WHERE he went.

DESYLVA looks back at the entrance. Momentary pause.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
But why didn’t he come back?

DESYLVA enters.

HALVIR
Des wait…

BRYNJAR, GUARD #1 and HALVIR follow DESYLVA into the mountain.

CUT TO:

UNKNOWN LOCATION

33 EXT. FOREST 33

An effect similar to the Bifrost appears and DESYLVA, BRYNJAR, HALVIR, and GUARD #1 arrive. They arrive through a horizontal portal not a vertical one.

GUARD #2, who is sitting on the ground, sees them. He stands as he starts to speak.

GUARD 2
Don’t let it…

The portal closes.

GUARD 2 (cont’d)
…close.

They all look at him.

BRYNJAR
What?

GUARD 2

The portal sir. I think it can only be activated from the other side. I…

DESYLVA looks around and sees something. She goes to it.

DESYLVA
Don’t be silly. All you have to do is…

DESYLVA touches what looks like a tree stump but is in fact a switch. The portal opens. DESYLVA touches it again, the portal closes.

DESYLVA looks around the area, and then looks at BRYNJAR.

GUARD 1
So where are we?

BRYNJAR looks around.

BRYNJAR
Unknown. But it’s probably safe to say we’re not on Asgard anymore.

DESYLVA
Let’s find Loki.

They walk on.

JUMP TO:

A FEW HOURS LATER

34 EXT. NEAR CABIN 34

DESYLVA spots the cabin. She holds her arm up in a “stop” signal.

Everyone stops.

BRYNJAR walks over to her. He sees nothing but trees in front of them.

BRYNJAR
What is it? Why are you…

DESYLVA smiles and points to the cabin.

DESYLVA
There.
(beat)
The cabin.
(beat)
He has to…

BRYNJAR
What cabin?

DESYLVA gives him a look.

DESYLVA
It’s right…

DESYLVA realizes he can’t see it.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
You can’t see it?

HALVIR approaches.

HALVIR
Why are we…

DESYLVA looks at him.

DESYLVA
Father, what do see right there?

DESYLVA points to the cabin. HALVIR looks and sees trees.

HALVIR
Trees. Why?

DESYLVA wonders why she is the only one that can see the cabin. Then it hits her.

DESYLVA
(mutter)
A spell.

BRYNJAR and HALVIR look at her.

DESYLVA stares at the spot where the cabin is. She closes her eyes and raises her right hand.

BRYNJAR and HALVIR look to where she is pointing. The cabin starts to appear before them.

BRYNJAR
Well I’ll be.
(beat)
A hidden cabin.
(beat)
First a hidden entrance, then a hidden cabin.
(beat)
What’s going to be next?

DESYLVA gets a bad feeling.

DESYLVA
Sh.
(beat; think)
Something’s not right. Something’s…

She runs to the cabin.

HALVIR
Des, wait…

HALVIR runs after her. BRYNJAR runs after HALVIR. The guards run after BRYNJAR.

CONTINUE TO:

35 INT. CABIN 35

DESYLVA opens the door. She sees an unconscious man tied to a bed. She recognizes the man. He is one of LOKI’s disguises.

DESYLVA
(mutter)
Loki!

DESYLVA runs over to the bed.

As she is running over, HALVIR reaches the door. He sees the man and sees DESYLVA running over to him.

As he speaks, BRYNJAR and the guards reach the door.

HALVIR
Des. What are you…

DESYLVA reaches the bed. She kneels down beside the bed. She looks at “LOKI”. She is about to reach out and touch him, but stops herself.

DESYLVA
Loki.

She turns and looks at HALVIR, BRYNJAR and the guards.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Why are you all just standing there?

HALVIR
(confused)
What do you…

DESYLVA
Guards, come untie him.

BRYNJAR
Why?

DESYLVA
Why? He’s Loki. We…

HALVIR
THAT is not Loki, Desylva.

DESYLVA
Yes it is.
(beat)
Trust me, father. I know Loki. This is one of his many disguises.

BRYNJAR
How can you be sure? He could…

DESYLVA
Father, please. I know what I’m talking about.

HALVIR approaches the bed. DESYLVA looks at “LOKI”. DESYLVA notices the rope that is bound around his wrists. It has a spell on it.

HALVIR reaches the bed and is about to untie the ropes.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Wait!

HALVIR stops.

DESYLVA closes her eyes. She raises her hands and points towards the ropes. She mutters something under her breath. A flash comes from her hands and hits the ropes. The ropes glow for a few moments then stop.

HALVIR is about to untie the ropes when a green glow envelops “LOKI” and he turns back to his true form. HALVIR unties LOKI.

BRYNJAR looks on in awe. He turns to the two guards.

BRYNJAR
Don’t just stand there.
(beat)
Go get him.

The guards go over to the bed and get LOKI. DESYLVA gets that odd feeling again.

DESYLVA
Let’s get out of here. Fast. Before whoever lives here returns.

BRYNJAR
What makes you think…

DESYLVA
Loki didn’t just tie himself up.
(beat)
Whoever owns this place is obviously a master at magic.
(beat)
There was a spell on the cabin,there was a spell on the ropes, I…

BRYNJAR
Right. Let’s go.

They head out.

JUMP TO:

A FEW HOURS LATER

36 EXT. FOREST 36

DESYLVA is a few feet in front of BRYNJAR and HALVIR. She is preoccupied with what is ahead and isn’t paying attention to what is going on behind her.

The 2 guards, carrying LOKI, are behind BRYNJAR and HALVIR.

PAN TO:

37 FOCUS ON BRYNJAR AND HALVIR 37

BRYNJAR talks quietly with HALVIR.

BRYNJAR

She really is her mother’s daughter isn’t she?

HALVIR
What?

BRYNJAR
Have you told her yet?

HALVIR gives BRYNJAR a look.

HALVIR
No. And I don’t plan to.

BRYNJAR gives HALVIR a look.

BRYNJAR
What?
(beat)
She deserves to know!
(beat)

Especially if she continues fawning over Prince Loki. She…

HALVIR
Maybe one day.
(beat)
But not now.

HALVIR looks at DESYLVA who is still a ways in front of them.

PAN TO:

38 FOCUS ON GUARDS 38

LOKI starts to come to. The guards stop.

GUARD 1
Sir!

BRYNJAR and HALVIR come over.

LOKI tries to open his eyes. His vision is still blurry, and he is still a little dizzy. He recognizes BRYNJAR.

LOKI
(softly)
Brynjar?

BRYNJAR
Yes, my prince. Are you…

LOKI
I…
(beat)
I…

BRYNJAR
What happened?
(beat)
Who…

LOKI
An… Angr… boda.

LOKI starts to pass out again.

BRYNJAR
(mutter)
Angrboda?

DESYLVA comes back and notices everyone is stopped.

LOKI manages to get a glimpse of DESYLVA before he completely passes out again.

DESYLVA doesn’t realize that LOKI sort of saw her.

DESYLVA
Come on, we have to get him back.

They continue on.

JUMP TO:

A FEW HOURS LATER

39 EXT. CABIN 39

ANGRBODA approaches. She has her beautiful maiden disguise on. She senses something is not right. She realizes the cloaking spell on the cabin has been lifted.

ANGRBODA
No. Who…

She runs to the cabin.

CONTINUE TO:

40 INT. CABIN 40

She notices “Kilo” is gone. She runs to the back room.

CONTINUE TO:

41 BACK ROOM 41

She enters.

It is a genetic lab.

She looks over at the test tubes off to the side. She drops the disguise and returns to her true form.

ANGRBODA
Soon my children.
(beat)
Soon you shall rise.
(beat)
And then we can show them all.

She smiles.

JUMP TO:

ASGARD

A FEW HOURS LATER

42 INT. HEALING ROOM 42

LOKI is laying on a bed. An attendant is standing beside him. BRYNJAR is standing on the other side.

LOKI is conscious. He gives BRYNJAR a look.

LOKI
Thank you.

BRYNJAR
It was nothing my Prince.

LOKI gives him a look.

LOKI
How did you find me?

BRYNJAR gets a look.

BRYNJAR
You need your rest, my prince.

BRYNJAR starts to leave.

LOKI
Brynjar, I asked you…

BRYNJAR stops and turns to LOKI.

BRYNJAR
All I can say, is that you have a guardian angel.

LOKI raises an eyebrow and gives BRYNJAR a questioning look.

LOKI
What?

BRYNJAR wonders if he should reveal Desylva’s presence to Loki. He’s not sure he wants to get involved.

BRYNJAR
You need your rest, my prince. That was one very strong drug that…

LOKI
Who was that woman with you?

BRYNJAR raises an eyebrow. Had Loki seen Desylva? Should he tell him? He tries to sound like he doesn’t know what Loki is talking about.

BRYNJAR
Woman?

LOKI
I thought I saw a…

BRYNJAR decides not to reveal Desylva’s presence.

BRYNJAR
Must have been an illusion.

BRYNJAR leaves. LOKI watches him leave wondering what he meant.

LOKI
(mutter)
Was she just an illusion? She seemed real. And sort of familiar.

LOKI closes his eyes and falls asleep.

43 INT. HALLWAY (OUTSIDE HEALING ROOM) 43

BRYNJAR exits. He sees DESYLVA in the hall.

BRYNJAR
Desylva.

DESYLVA
(concern)
How is he?

BRYNJAR
They’ve removed the drug from his system. He’s lucky. It could have killed him.

DESYLVA
So, he’s okay?

BRYNJAR
Yes. Thanks to you.

DESYLVA
It was nothing. Just doing what…

BRYNJAR
Des. It was more than that and you know it.
(beat)
I saw the way you looked at him in the cabin.
(beat)
Why don’t you go in there and talk to him?

Should he tell her that Loki saw her? He told Loki she was an illusion, but she could still tell him she was real.

BRYNJAR (cont’d)
I’m sure he’d like to thank you for saving his…

DESYLVA
No. I… I…

BRYNJAR gives her a look. It is obvious she cares about him. He could see that at the cabin. Why is she holding back?

BRYNJAR
Suit yourself.

BRYNJAR leaves.

DESYLVA stares at the door. She slowly raises her hand to the doorknob. She wonders if she should open it. She stops and doesn’t touch the knob.

DESYLVA
(softly)
Loki.

She looks at the door and touches it with her hand. She closes her eyes.

After a few moments she opens her eyes, removes her hand, and turns and walks off.

JUMP TO:

44 INT. THRONE ROOM 44

BRYNJAR is kneeling before ODIN.

ODIN
Kidnapping?

BRYNJAR
Looked like it, my liege.

ODIN
Who would…

BRYNJAR remembers LOKI muttering a name.

BRYNJAR
He muttered a name as we were on the way back.
(beat)
At least, I think it was a name.

ODIN gives him a look.

ODIN
Oh?
(beat)
What did he say?

BRYNJAR
Angrboda.

ODIN recognizes the name.

ODIN
Are you sure that is what he said?

BRYNJAR
Sounded like that.
(beat)
Why? Do you…

ODIN
There is only one Angrboda.

Momentary pause. BRYNJAR gives ODIN a look.

ODIN (cont’d)
“The Witch of Jotunheim”.

BRYNJAR
(raise eyebrow)
Jotunheim?

ODIN
Laufey banished her to some unknown location over 500 years ago.

BRYNJAR
Why?

ODIN
Genetic Experiments.

BRYNJAR
(raise eyebrow)
What would she want with…

ODIN
Good question.

BRYNJAR remembers that LOKI was disguised.

BRYNJAR
When we found him, he was disguised as someone else.

ODIN
(raise eyebrow)
How did you know it was him?

BRYNJAR
We didn’t.

ODIN gives him a look.

BRYNJAR (cont’d)
Desylva recognized him.

ODIN is surprised.

ODIN
(raise eyebrow)
Desylva?
(beat)
Halvir’s daughter?

BRYNJAR nods. ODIN wonders why Desylva was with them.

ODIN (cont’d)
Why was she…

BRYNJAR
She lead us to him, my king.

ODIN ponders this news.

BRYNJAR (cont’d)
If it wasn’t for Desylva, he might still be…

ODIN
Where is he now?

BRYNJAR
Healing room.

ODIN
Let him know I wish to see him when he is ready.

BRYNJAR
Yes my king.

BRYNJAR leaves. ODIN gets a concerned look in his eye.

ODIN (THOUGHT)
Desylva. Hmm.

ODIN wonders why she was really with the group.

JUMP TO:

NEXT DAY

UNKNOWN LOCATION

45 INT. CABIN 45

BRYNJAR and three guards enter the cabin.

A hovering holocam follows BRYNJAR around the cabin. The holocam is recording everything in the cabin.

BRYNJAR reaches the back room. He opens the door and…

46 BACK ROOM 46

…enters the room. It is basically the same as it was before. All that’s missing are the test tubes.

JUMP TO:

A FEW HOURS LATER

ASGARD

47 INT. THRONE ROOM 47

BRYNJAR hands the holodisc to ODIN.

BRYNJAR
We documented every inch of the
cabin, my king.

ODIN
Good.

BRYNJAR
It appears we missed her though.

ODIN looks at the holodisc.

JUMP TO:

1120 AD

48 INT. THRONE ROOM 48

CAMERA CIRCLES THE ROOM.

ODIN is sitting on the throne. LOKI is standing off to the side. If you didn’t know he was there, you wouldn’t see him. Which is perfect because no-one knows he is there.

The doors open and BRYNJAR enters. He is followed by 5 guards.

Guard #1 has ANGRBODA. Her hands are cuffed behind her back. She is wearing her “beautiful” maiden disguise.

Guard #2 has a giant wolf who we later learn is named FENRIR. FENRIR has a muzzle and a chain leash.

Guard #3 and Guard #4 are pushing a large sealed tank that contains a serpent who we later learn is named JORMUNGAND.

Guard #5 has a young woman who we later learn is named HELA. HELA, like ANGRBODA, has her hands cuffed behind her back. There is something “odd” about her but it is hard to put your finger on it at first.

LOKI recognizes ANGRBODA and backs further into the shadows.

ODIN

I see you are still experimenting with genetics.

ANGRBODA
Not the way you think.

ODIN
What do you mean?

LOKI looks at the prisoners with ANGRBODA, wondering who they are.

ANGRBODA
20 years ago, a man stumbled onto my doorstep.

ODIN thinks to himself, “Loki”. LOKI raises an eyebrow as he realizes that was him.

ANGRBODA (cont’d)
I harvested some of his DNA…

HELA gives her a “What?” look. This is the first time her mother had ever mentioned anything about their father. She always thought her father just didn’t know they existed. Could it be more than that?

ANGRBODA (cont’d)
…so I could bring life to my children.

LOKI raises an eyebrow. “Children?”

ANGRBODA (cont’d)
But something went wrong.
(beat)
I’m pretty sure it wasn’t on my end. So there must have been something wrong with his DNA.

ODIN gives her a look.

ODIN
(raise eyebrow)
What do you mean?

ANGROBODA can tell ODIN is curious.

ANGRBODA
The children were all born normal. But then they changed.

LOKI looks at the “children” before him. If they are her children, and she stole his DNA, that means that they are his children as well.

ANGRBODA looks at FENRIR.

ANGRBODA (cont’d) Fenrir was first. A very handsome baby.
(beat)
Until one day he decided he wanted to be a wolf.
(beat)
He morphed into the wolf and then couldn’t change back.

LOKI remembers that while he was captive he tried to change his appearance numerous times. Tried to morph into anything to get him out of there. He remembers he tried to morph into a wolf, thinking that the strength of the wolf would help break the rope. It didn’t work.

ANGRBODA looks at JORMUNGAND.

ANGRBODA (cont’d)
A few months later, I tried again.
(beat)
Jormungand. Also a very handsome baby.
(beat)

Then, just like his brother, he morphed into a serpent and couldn’t change back.

LOKI remembers he also tried to morph into a serpent, thinking that as a serpent he would be able to just slither his way free of the ropes. That didn’t work either. Something was stopping him from changing, hindering his powers. Could that have somehow done something?

ANGRBODA looks at HELA.

ANGRBODA (cont’d)
I decided to try one more time. Hela.
(beat)
She was a beautiful baby girl. But just like her brothers she changed.

ANGROBODA gives HELA a look. A glow emanates from the left side of HELA’s face. We finally see what we couldn’t before. There was a false image covering the left side of her face. The false image drops and its true appearance is revealed.

The right side of HELA’s face is beautiful. The left is disfigured and a bluish color.

ODIN is taking in this revelation when ANGROBODA gives HELA another stare and the disfigured side is masked again.

LOKI remembers that he thought he had seen two faces on ANGRBODA. The one she is wearing now, and another one that was sort of blue. He wonders if his thoughts somehow influenced the “children” in front of him.

ANGRBODA looks back at ODIN.

ANGRBODA (cont’d) I stopped after three. And destroyed what samples were left.
(beat)
Not sure who that man was, or where he came from, but…

CAMERA pans to where LOKI was. He’s gone.

ODIN
You too like disguises, don’t you?

ANGRBODA
What are you…

ODIN
“The Witch of Jotunheim”

ANGRBODA
You’ve heard of me.

ODIN
Yes.

ANGRBODA reveals her true form.

ODIN (cont’d)
You have two choices.
(beat)
One, you can spend the rest of your life here, in our dungeon, or…

ODIN gives her a look.

ODIN (cont’d)
I can turn you over to Laufey. He…

ANGRBODA gets a look of utter shock on her face.

ANGRBODA
No please. You can’t…

ODIN
(raise eyebrow)
Why?

ANGRBODA

If you return me to Jotunheim, my father will…

ODIN
(surprise)
Your father?

ANGRBODA
Yes. Laufey. He’ll…

ODIN
(shock)
Laufey is your father?

ANGRBODA
Biologically. Yes. He had a one night fling with my mother and…

ODIN ponders this news.

ODIN (THOUGHT)
If Laufey is her father, that means that…

ODIN looks at FENRIR, JORMUNGAND, and HELA.

ANGRBODA wonders what ODIN is thinking.

ANGRBODA
If it’s all the same to you, I’ll take the dungeon.

ODIN
So be it.

ODIN signals the guard holding her to take her away.

ANGRBODA
What about my…

ODIN
Oh don’t worry about them. I have plans for them.

ANGRBODA
Please don’t harm them. They…

ODIN waves a hand and a muzzle appears on ANGRBODA. He then signals the guards to take her away.

ANGRBODA gives her children a look as she leaves.

JUMP TO:

A FEW DAYS LATER

HEL

49 INT. PALACE 49

HELA is pacing. A horizontal portal opens and LOKI comes through. The portal closes. HELA looks at him.

HELA
How did you…

LOKI
Doesn’t matter.

HELA looks at him and recognizes him.

HELA
You’re Prince Loki of Asgard.
(beat)
What are you doing here? Did your father send you to check up on me?

LOKI
No. He doesn’t know I’m here.

HELA
(curious)
Then why are…

LOKI
I need answers.

HELA
(raise eyebrow)
Answers? To what?

LOKI
Your father.

HELA
My father?

LOKI
Yes.

HELA
I have no answers. Never met him. Don’t even know who he is.

LOKI
Your mother never told you anything about him?

HELA
Only that he stumbled into her cabin one day, stayed a while, and then left.

LOKI gives her a look. HELA senses something she can’t explain.

LOKI
That’s not what happened.

HELA
How would you know?

LOKI
I’m your father.

HELA gives him a “no way” look.

HELA
(half-laugh)
What? No way.
(beat)
If mother had have hooked up with the Prince of Asgard, she’d have…

LOKI
She didn’t know.

HELA gives him a look as she hears her mother’s voice in her head.

ANGRBODA (VO)
Not sure who that man was, or where he came from.

LOKI gives HELA a look.

LOKI
I was in disguise when she met me. I never had time to reveal who I was because she drugged me and then tied me up.

HELA is trying to comprehend what LOKI is telling her.

LOKI (cont’d)
The ropes were enchanted.
(beat)
I couldn’t turn back into me.
(beat)
I couldn’t do anything. All my magic was useless.
(beat)

She kept me there for days. I had no idea she was…

HELA
(raise eyebrow)

If you were helpless, how did you manage to…

LOKI
An Asgardian search party found me and brought me home.

HELA
Wait.
(beat)
If you were disguised, how did…

LOKI
Once the ropes were untied, my body returned to my normal form.

HELA is confused.

So what she suspected, was true. Her mother used him. HELA still can not believe that her mother actually did that. If she hadn’t have heard her mother admit it a few days ago, she would think Loki was lying to her. From what she’s heard about him, he is a very good liar.

LOKI (cont’d)
I know all this sounds crazy but… the timing is right.

HELA looks at him.

HELA
I always wondered who my father
was. I never imagined he’d be the
son of Odin.
(beat)
Wait til Fen and Jorm find out.

HELA goes to him and hugs him. He hugs her back.

JUMP TO:

1125 AD

MIDGARD (Tonsberg, Norway)

50 EXT. STREET 50

DESYLVA is walking down the dimly lit street. Off to her side is a sort of alley way. She walks in to it.

51 EXT. ALLEYWAY 51

DESYLVA stops. She turns and looks at a Tavern that is down the street. She takes a deep breath and a greenish glow emanates around her. She transforms into a more local looking woman. But she forgets to disguise her gauntlets.

DESYLVA exits the alley and heads to the tavern.

52 INT. TAVERN 52

“DESYLVA” enters and heads to a table in the back. The BARKEEP notices her enter and whispers something to one of the men at the bar. The man nods and runs out.

PAN TO:

53 BAR 53

FOCUS on bar. There is a sketch of “Desylva” behind the bar. The sketch has one word written on it in Norse. SIGN.

A BARWENCH approaches the bar. The BARKEEP hands her a mug of ale.

BARKEEP
Bring this to our Sign.

The BARWENCH takes the drink and heads to “DESYLVA’s” table. The BARKEEP looks at the other men at the bar.

BARKEEP (cont’d)
She’s here. Which means THEY will be soon.

MAN #1
(skeptical)
You sure?

BARKEEP
(smile)
Why do you think we call her Sign?

MAN #2
(look at Man #1)
She is a sign that the Gods are coming.

MAN #1 is about to say something, when the door opens and THOR, LOKI, SIF, FANDRAL, VOLSTAGG, and HOGUN enter.

ALL eyes in the room turn to the door as the Asgardian group make their way to a table.

PAN TO:

54 “DESYLVA’S” TABLE 54

The BARWENCH places the drink on the table.

“DESYLVA”
I didn’t order that.

BARWENCH
It’s on the house.

“DESYLVA”
Thanks.

“DESYLVA” looks over at the Asgardians as they sit at a table.

BARWENCH
Is it true?

“DESYLVA”
What?

BARWENCH
That you know them.

The BARWENCH indicates she is referring to the Asgardians. “DESYLVA” tries to play dumb.

“DESYLVA”
What would give you that idea?

BARWENCH
Every time you come in, they arrive shortly after.

“DESYLVA”
Coincidence.

BARWENCH
The folks around here call you Sign. Did you know that?

“DESYLVA”
Sign?

BARWENCH
Yes. Sign. Their Sign that the…

The BARWENCH notices “DESYLVA” is starting at the Asgardians. She thinks she is staring at THOR.

BARWENCH (cont’d)
He is quite handsome.

“DESYLVA”
(softly/dreamily)
Yes. He is.

BARWENCH
I wonder if he always has that hammer with him.

“DESYLVA” looks at the BARWENCH in a confused way.

“DESYLVA”
What?

BARWENCH
Thor. I mean he can’t always…

“DESYLVA”
Thor? I’m not looking at Thor.

BARWENCH
What? Then who…

“DESYLVA”
Thor has Sif. I…

BARWENCH follows “DESYLVA’s” gaze and realizes it’s LOKI.

BARWENCH
Loki? You’re interested in…

“DESYLVA” realizes she may have said to much. She is about to look away from the table when FANDRAL manages to look her way and catch her staring. FANDRAL smiles at her.

“DESYLVA”
(mutter)
Fan. Great. That’s all I need.

BARWENCH
What?

“DESYLVA”
I have to go.

“DESYLVA” rises and exits the tavern. FANDRAL watches her leave.

JUMP TO:

NEXT DAY

55 INT. TAVERN 55

FANDRAL enters. He is searching for information on the woman from last night. Something about her seemed very familiar. He heads over to the bar.

PAN TO:

56 BAR 56

FANDRAL reaches the bar and is about to ask the BARKEEP about the woman when he notices the sketch behind the bar.

FANDRAL
Who is the woman?

BARKEEP
Not sure really. We call her Sign.

FANDRAL
Sign?

BARKEEP
Yeah.

The BARKEEP notices the way FANDRAL is looking at the picture.

BARKEEP (cont’d)
You know her?

FANDRAL
No, but…

FANDRAL notices the gauntlets on Sign’s arms.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
(mutter)
Des?

BARKEEP
What?

FANDRAL
Those bands on her arms, does she really wear them?

BARKEEP
Yes. Why?

FANDRAL turns and leaves. The BARKEEP watches FANDRAL leave then looks at sketch.

JUMP TO:

57 TOWN 57

FANDRAL is walking around town trying to find “Sign”. He finds her brushing a horse.

FANDRAL
(mutter)
Of course. Where else.

FANDRAL goes to her and stops behind her. He notices the gauntlets.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
Sign. Or should I say Desylva.

“DESYLVA” stops brushing the horse and turns around.

“DESYLVA”
Excuse me?

FANDRAL
Don’t.
(beat)
I know it is you.

“DESYLVA”
I think you are…

FANDRAL points to the gauntlets.

FANDRAL
You’ve had them almost as long as I’ve known you.

“DESYLVA” realizes she can’t fool him. She looks around to make sure no one is watching. A greenish glow emanates from her and she returns to her normal self.

DESYLVA
Fan.

FANDRAL
What are you doing here?

DESYLVA
Grooming this…

FANDRAL
I mean “here”. On Midgard.

DESYLVA
Same as you.

FANDRAL
I doubt that.
(beat)
You’re following him. Still.

DESYLVA
Okay. Yes.

FANDRAL
Why don’t you tell him, Des?

DESYLVA
I can’t.

FANDRAL
Why not? Why are you fighting this?
I thought you wanted him?

DESYLVA
I do. You know that.

FANDRAL
Then why…

DESYLVA
Fan, I…

FANDRAL
If Loki knew you wanted him, trust me, he’d want you back. Just let me…

DESYLVA
No.

FANDRAL
But…

DESYLVA
Stop!

DESYLVA walks off. FANDRAL watches her leave. As she leaves a greenish glow emanates around her and she turns back in to Sign.

FANDRAL
I’ll never understand her. It’s been over 150 yrs and she won’t tell him.

FANDRAL starts to walk away.

PAN TO:

58 OFF TO THE SIDE 58

A woman is hiding in a nearby bush. She saw FANDRAL and DESYLVA talking but did not hear what they said.

WOMAN
So. “Sign” is one of them! I wonder who she really is?

WOMAN decides to follow FANDRAL.

JUMP TO:

59 A FEW HOURS LATER 59

The WOMAN from earlier runs into FANDRAL.

WOMAN
So. She’s one of them.

FANDRAL
(confused)
What? Who?

WOMAN

Sign. I saw you with her. I saw her change.

FANDRAL gets a “great” look on his face.

WOMAN (cont’d)
So, who is she? How do…

FANDRAL
Long story.

The WOMAN starts to get a little seductive.

WOMAN
I love stories. Tell me and I’ll make it worth your while.

FANDRAL
I don’t…

The WOMAN kisses FANDRAL. FANDRAL breaks the kiss, looks at the woman, and gets an idea.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
You want to know who “Sign” is?

WOMAN
Yes.

FANDRAL
Okay. Let’s go somewhere and I’ll tell you.

FANDRAL and the WOMAN walk off.

JUMP TO:

NEXT DAY

60 TAVERN 60

The BARWENCH from earlier is talking to the WOMAN from earlier.

“DESYLVA” enters and goes to a table.

The BARWENCH gives WOMAN a look and then heads over to “DESYLVA”.

PAN TO:

61 “DESYLVA’S” TABLE 61

The BARWENCH sits at table. “DESYLVA” looks at her.

BARWENCH
So. You’re one of them.

“DESYLVA”
What?

BARWENCH
My friend saw you with Fandral.

“DESYLVA”
So?

BARWENCH
She saw you “change”.

“DESYLVA”
Change?

BARWENCH
Only the Gods can change their appearance. Which means you are one of them.

“DESYLVA” doesn’t say anything.

BARWENCH (cont’d)
She also said you were Loki’s woman.

“DESYLVA”
Loki’s what?

BARWENCH
(quoting look)
“She will be his till the stars no loner shine. Till the…”

“DESYLVA”
Where did you…

BARWENCH
Fandral told…

“DESYLVA”
Fandral?

BARWENCH

Yes. He had quite the story to tell her last night.

“DESYLVA”
(mutter)
He just can’t keep his mouth shut!

BARWENCH
Why are you upset? Loki is a God! You are so lucky to be loved by him. Why aren’t you…

“DESYLVA” rises and exits. The BARWENCH heads back to the bar.

PAN TO:

62 BAR 62

The BARKEEP looks at her.

BARKEEP
What did you say to her?

BARWENCH
Nothing.

BARKEEP
You must have said something.
She…

BARWENCH
I was just talking to her about
Loki.

BARKEEP
Loki? Why would…

BARWENCH
She knows him far better than you
think she does.

BARKEEP
Where would you get that idea?

BARWENCH
You haven’t heard?

BARKEEP
Heard what?

BARWENCH
Your “Sign”, is Loki’s wife!

BARKEEP
Wife?

BARWENCH
Yes.

JUMP TO:

63 TOWN – STREETS 63

“DESYLVA” is walking around muttering to herself. Everyone she passes looks at her and starts whispering.

“DESYLVA”
(mutter)
Fan. What have you done? What…

“DESYLVA” starts to notice everyone staring at her.

“DESYLVA” (cont’d)
(mutter)
Great. I’m gonna kill him.

“DESYLVA” walks on. After a few moments, a young woman approaches her.

YOUNG WOMAN
It’s Sign, right?

“DESYLVA” looks at Young Woman.

YOUNG WOMAN
What’s he like?

“DESYLVA”
Excuse me?

YOUNG WOMAN
Loki.

“DESYLVA”
I don’t…

YOUNG WOMAN
It must be amazing to be loved by a
God! I bet he…

“DESYLVA”
Loki is my Prince. He’s…

YOUNG WOMAN
So it’s true. You are from Asgard.

“DESYLVA”
I…

YOUNG WOMAN
Then the rest must be true as well.

“DESYLVA”
The rest?

YOUNG WOMAN

There is a story going around that you and Loki are married.

“DESYLVA”
Married?

YOUNG WOMAN
(quoting)
“Bound together. For all time. Joined in a union that will last until the last star goes out.”

“DESYLVA”
Really?

YOUNG WOMAN
Yes.

“DESYLVA”
Hmmm.

YOUNG WOMAN

You are so lucky. I would love to be in your place. Even if it was just for one night.

The YOUNG WOMAN walks off.

“DESYLVA”
(mutter)
Why do these humans have to turn everything into such a drama.

“DESYLVA” walks off. She turns a corner, and sees FANDRAL. FANDRAL spots her and wonders if he should run.

“DESYLVA” (cont’d)
Fan. I’ve been looking for you.

FANDRAL
Really? Why?

“DESYLVA”
I’ve been hearing some interesting “stories” today.

FANDRAL
Really?

“DESYLVA”
You started them.

FANDRAL
I don’t know what…

“DESYLVA”
Sign & Loki. Married. Bound for Eternity.

FANDRAL
I…

“DESYLVA”
I could kill you with a thought. You know that.

FANDRAL
But you won’t.

“DESYLVA” looks at him.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
Yes. I started them. But it’s all true.

“DESYLVA”
Not the point.

FANDRAL
You’ve been carrying this torch for him for over a century. Don’t you…

“DESYLVA”
Fan…

FANDRAL
Loki is my friend. You are my friend. I…

“DESYLVA”
Please, just…

FANDRAL
I know him. If you go to him…

“DESYLVA”
I don’t…

FANDRAL
You love him, right?

“DESYLVA”
You know I do.

FANDRAL
Go to him, Des. Tell him.

FANDRAL walks off.

“DESYLVA” watches him leave. She is about to walk off when she hears THOR and LOKI. She turns invisible.

THOR and LOKI turn the corner and stop.

LOKI
Where are all these stories coming from?

THOR
Not sure. But someone sure has an active imagination.

LOKI
You and Sif I understand. You’ve been seen together. A lot. And it is easy to jump to conclusions. But… Who is Sign? I don’t know anyone named Sign?

THOR
The story has to come from somewhere, brother. You sure you…

LOKI
Thor, Sif is the only Asgardian female down here.

THOR gets a thought and wonders if he should say anything. He decides not to. THOR starts to walk off. LOKI follows. DESYLVA reappears as herself.

DESYLVA
(mutter)
Great. Thanks Fan. This better not…

DESYLVA notices SIF reach the THOR & LOKI. SIF spots DESYLVA. DESYLVA vanishes.

PAN TO:

64 SIF AND THOR AND LOKI 64

SIF is staring at where DESYLVA was. She’s not sure she if she saw her or not. THOR and LOKI notice the look on SIF’s face and turn to where she is looking. There is nothing there.

THOR
What is it?

SIF
Nothing. I just thought I saw…

SIF stops talking. She realizes she can’t mention DESYLVA.

LOKI
What? What did you see Sif?

SIF
Nothing.
(beat)
It’s time to head back.

THEY walk off.

JUMP TO:

ASGARD

65 INT. OBSERVATORY 65

The Bifrost is open. DESYLVA returns. HEIMDALL shuts down the Bifrost.

HEIMDALL
Desylva.

DESYLVA
Heimdall.

DESYLVA heads toward the bridge. As she walks past HEIMDALL he addresses her.

HEIMDALL
Fandral is right you know.

DESYLVA stops.

HEIMDALL (cont’d)
You should tell him.

DESYLVA
You know I can’t.

HEIMDALL
Why?

DESYLVA looks at the ground.

DESYLVA
Odin would never approve.

HEIMDALL
You don’t know that.

DESYLVA turns and looks at HEIMDALL.

DESYLVA
Loki is his a son. A Prince. I am just the daughter of a guard.

HEIMDALL
Desylva, I…

DESYLVA
No. Not yet. Maybe one day. But not now.

DESYLVA leaves. HEIMDALL watches her go.

HEIMDALL
If only you knew the truth.

HEIMDALL’s thoughts are interrupted when he hears THOR calling him.

THOR (VO)
Heimdall. Open the Bifrost.

HEIMDALL opens the Bifrost. THOR, LOKI, SIF, FANDRAL, VOLSTAGG, and HOGUN come through. HEIMDALL shuts the Bifrost down.

HEIMDALL
Welcome back. How was Midgard?

THOR laughs. VOLSTAGG and FANDRAL laugh. SIF has a concerned look on her face. HEIMDALL notices it.

THOR, LOKI, and THE WARRIORS THREE head out. SIF lingers.

HEIMDALL (cont’d)
Something I can do for you, Lady Sif?

SIF
Was Desylva on Midgard?

HEIMDALL
Why do you ask?

SIF
I thought I saw her.

HEIMDALL gives SIF a look.

SIF (cont’d)
Come on. I just need to know if she was there?

HEIMDALL
(beat x3)
Yes.

SIF
Thanks.

SIF heads for the bridge. HEIMDALL watches her exit.

JUMP TO:

66 INT. DESYLVA’S ROOM 66

Knock on door. DESYLVA goes to and answers the door. It’s SIF. SIF enters.

SIF
What did you think that would accomplish?

DESYLVA
(closing door)
Come on in Sif. What can I…

SIF
I know you were there.

DESYLVA
So. What if I was?

SIF
(figures it out)
You’re Sign. Aren’t you?

DESYLVA
Maybe.

SIF
All those stories. You…

DESYLVA
No. That wasn’t me. That was…

DESYLVA stops before she says Fandral’s name. Sif doesn’t know that she and Fandral know each other. It’s a secret.

SIF
If not you, who? No one could have known all that except…

DESYLVA tries to come up with something SIF will believe.

DESYLVA
I might have mentioned a few incidents to a local bard. But the locals just spun the stories into something else.

SIF
You know the stories are not just about “Sign” and Loki. There are ones about me and Thor as well.

DESYLVA
Yeah. Sorry. That was just a misunderstanding. But it’s true. You do love Thor.

SIF
Yes. As much as you love Loki.

DESYLVA
Yes. And we are both doomed to watch as they don’t notice us.

SIF
You haven’t even tried. Loki doesn’t even now you exist.

DESYLVA
(sadly)
I know.

SIF
I didn’t mean it that way, Des.

Momentary pause.

SIF (cont’d)
This could be a good thing. These stories could be the “spark” you need. Let me bring you to him. I could tell him I found his “Sign”.

DESYLVA
(half-laugh)
Cute, Sif. But no.

SIF
You sure?

DESYLVA
Yes.

SIF and DESYLVA share a look. SIF lets herself out.

CUT TO:

1200 AD

ASGARD

67 INT. STABLES – SLEIPNIR’S STALL 67

DESYLVA enters the stables and goes to SLEIPNIR’s stall.

DESYLVA
Hey Sleipnir.

SLEIPNIR comes over to DESYLVA. DESYLVA strokes his nose.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
I wish I knew where you came from.
(beat)

It’s been over 200 years and no-one seems to know.

SLEIPNIR looks at DESYLVA, and “talks” to her telepathically.

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
Loki.

DESYLVA turns around looking for the source of the voice. She doesn’t realize that the “voice” is in her head. She sees no-one.

DESYLVA
Who’s there?

No answer.

DESYLVA waits a few moments, then says the following line to herself.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
You’re hearing things. No one is…

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
No you’re not.

Again, she looks around to see who is there.

DESYLVA
Okay. Who’s there?

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
Desylva. It’s me.

DESYLVA
Who?

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
Sleipnir.

DESYLVA raises an eyebrow. She slowly turns around and looks at SLEIPNIR.

DESYLVA
You?

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
Yes.

DESYLVA
You can talk?

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
No. Thought projection.

DESYLVA raises an eyebrow.

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT) (cont’d)
My mother taught me how.

Momentary pause. DESYLVA is giving SLEIPNIR a look.

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT) (cont’d) You have seen us together numerous times. You…

DESYLVA
(confused)
I have?

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
Yes. You follow him all the time.

DESYLVA is confused. Did SLEIPNIR say “him?”

DESYLVA
Him? Your mother is a…

DESYLVA thinks of something.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Wait.
(beat)
You’re not from Asgard. Loki brought you here.
(beat)
How could I have seen…

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
Loki is my mother.

DESYLVA thinks someone is playing a joke.

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT) (cont’d)
This is not a joke, Desylva.
(beat)
You have shared many secrets with me over the years. I have listened to all of them.
(beat)
I know how much you love Loki. It is that love that is allowing me to communicate with you.
(beat)
You are the only one besides Loki that can hear me.

DESYLVA
Really?

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
I tried once before to communicate with you but you didn’t hear me. You were so focused on finding Loki that your mind was closed to me.

DESYLVA
Sorry.

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
That’s okay.

DESYLVA
How can Loki be your mother?

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
It is a long story.
(beat)
Would you like to hear it?

DESYLVA
Yes.

DESYLVA sits on a stool near SLEIPNIR and listens to him.

68 TIME FLIES 68

SLEIPNIR tells DESYLVA the story of Loki and the great stallion Svadilfari.

Story: Years ago, when the Aesir wanted to build “The Great Wall” that surrounds Asgard, a stonesman offered his services. He claimed he could finish the wall in only three seasons and in payment all he wanted was the sun, the moon, and the hand of Freya in marriage.

The Aesir could not agree to those terms. But Loki suggested that they accept the conditions but only if the builder could finish the wall in one winter and with no help except his horse. The builder agreed.

Loki started to worry when it looked like the builder might actually get the job done in the agreed upon time. He realized that if the builder did finish the task on time, he was as good as dead. So he tried to think of a way to hinder the builder.

He realized that the horse seemed to be doing a lot of the work. So if the stallion was distracted the stonesman would not be able to complete the wall in the agreed upon time.

In order to “distract” Svadilfari, Loki took the form of a mare and enticed Svadilfari away from the stonesman. It worked. But, as a result Loki the mare wound up pregnant.

Little did Loki know that the stonesman was really a rock giant and that fact alone nullified the deal.

DESYLVA, having been around at the time, remembers the building of the wall. She also remembers that when the stonesman’s true identity was revealed he was killed by Thor with a blow from Mjolnir.

69 TIME RESUMES 69

DESYLVA is absorbing all that SLEIPNIR just told her.

She stares at the ground and mutters the following line more to herself.

DESYLVA
So that’s why Loki disappeared for so long!

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
Yes.

DESYLVA rises as she thinks of other times that Loki vanished for days and wonders if he could have other children out there.

SLEIPNIR can hear her thoughts. He wonders if he should say anything about Fen, Jorm, and Hela. He decides not to. SLEIPNIR nudges her with his nose.

DESYLVA looks up at SLEIPNIR.

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT) (cont’d) Your love for Loki is pure. It is real.
(beat)
Do not give up.
(beat)
I know him.
(beat)
When the time is right, he will see you.

DESYLVA
I hope you’re right.

DESYLVA pats SLEIPNIR’s nose.

(CONTINUED)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

JUMP TO:

1409 AD

** ODIN has the Tesseract hidden on Midgard in the town of Tonsberg, Norway **

1413 AD

** Lorelei is imprisoned in the Asgardian Dungeons **

1575 AD

70 INT. HALLWAY – PALACE 70

DESYLVA is watching THOR and LOKI from the shadows.

THOR leaves. LOKI watches THOR walk off, then looks around as if looking for someone.

DESYLVA turns to leave, and collides with THOR. DESYLVA backs away fast, before THOR can touch her.

THOR
What are you doing?

DESYLVA
Nothing. I…

THOR
Spying on us?

DESYLVA
No. I…

THOR
Who are you?

DESYLVA
I…

DESYLVA vanishes before she can finish her thought. THOR looks stunned.

THOR
Where did she go?

THOR thinks for a moment, then walks off.

JUMP TO:

71 INT. DESYLVA’S ROOM 71

DESYLVA materializes in the room. She also looks stunned.

DESYLVA
It worked.
(beat)
I can’t believe it finally worked!

DESYLVA heads to the couch.

JUMP TO:

72 INT. DINING HALL 72

THOR and SIF are talking in one corner of the room.

LOKI is talking to FANDRAL in another corner. HOGUN and VOLSTAGG are sitting at the table eating.

THOR
And then she just disappeared.

SIF
(raise eyebrow)
Disappeared?

THOR
(nod)
Yep. Poof. Gone.

SIF
You sure she was spying?

THOR
What else could it be?

SIF gives THOR an “are you serious?” look. THOR looks confused.

THOR (cont’d)
What? Why are you giving me that look?

SIF
If she is who I think she is, she was not spying. At least, not in the way you’re thinking.

THOR
(raise eyebrow)
What do you mean?

SIF wonders if THOR really has no idea.

SIF
She’s been following Loki since we were kids.

THOR
Loki?

SIF
Yes.

THOR’s not really sure why anyone would be interested in LOKI.

THOR
Why?

SIF
She is in love with him.

THOR laughs out loud. (LOKI, FANDRAL, HOGUN, and VOLSTAGG all look over.)

SIF (cont’d)
What’s so funny?

THOR realizes SIF is serious, and stops. Everyone returns to what they were doing.

THOR
Wait. You’re serious?

SIF
Yes.

THOR looks over to LOKI as he says line.

THOR
Does Loki know?

SIF looks over to LOKI as she answers THOR.

SIF
I doubt it. I mean, if he did, he would have acted on it. You know Loki.

THOR looks back at SIF.

THOR
Should we tell him he has an admirer?

SIF looks back at THOR.

SIF
No!

THOR
(raise eyebrow)
How long have you known she…

SIF
(think)
About 575 years.

THOR
And you’ve never said anything?

SIF
If they belong together, Loki has to want her as much as she wants him.

SIF can’t believe she just said that.

THOR
That shouldn’t be a problem.

SIF
We can not interfere.

THOR
But…

SIF
Thor. Drop it.

SIF walks away from THOR.

THOR watches her head toward the table, then looks over at LOKI.

CUT TO:

1600 AD

73 INT. HALLWAY – PALACE 73

THOR’s walking down the hall. He turns a corner and collides with DESYLVA.

(Note: Desylva is NOT wearing her gauntlets.)

THOR
You.

DESYLVA looks at him.

THOR (cont’d)
(smile)
Please.
(beat)
Don’t disappear again.

DESYLVA
I…

THOR
Didn’t catch your name last time?

DESYLVA finds herself answering THOR’s question.

DESYLVA
Desylva.

THOR
(smile)
Interesting name.

DESYLVA
What?

THOR leans against the wall.

THOR
You know what your name means?

DESYLVA
Never asked.

THOR
“The She-Wolf”.

DESYLVA
Why is that interesting?

THOR smiles. He wonders why she can’t see the significance. If she truly loves Loki, she should know.

THOR
I heard a rumour that I need you to clarify.

DESYLVA
(curious)
Oh?

THOR gives her a look.

THOR
Is it true?

DESYLVA
Is what true?

THOR
That you are in love with Loki.

DESYLVA
Where did you…
(thinks she knows)
Sif.

THOR grabs her arm.

THOR
Is. It. True.

DESYLVA looks at THOR’s hand on her arm, and realizes she is not wearing her gauntlets. She looks back at THOR.

DESYLVA
Maybe. Why?

THOR locks eyes with her.

THOR
Because if it is…

THOR gets a dazed look in his eyes, and forgets what he was going to say. DESYLVA notices the look.

DESYLVA (THOUGHT)
Oh no. Please. Not Thor. I…

DESYLVA tries to get out of THOR’s grasp. Not working.

THOR backs her up against the wall and stands in front of her. He is still holding her arm. He starts to feel drawn to her. DESYLVA tries not to look at THOR.

THOR
(seductively)
He doesn’t deserve you.

DESYLVA
Thor. Let go. You’re…

THOR
(seductively)
You deserve someone better than Loki.

DESYLVA can’t believe THOR just said that. She glares at THOR.

DESYLVA
How can you say that? He’s your brother!! He…

THOR
You’ve been chasing him for centuries! Has he ever even looked at you?

DESYLVA
I…

THOR can’t fight it anymore. He forcefully kisses her.

She resists and struggles to get free.

SIF and LOKI round the corner. SIF recognizes DESYLVA and notices she is resisting.

SIF
(loud)
THOR!!!!

The sound of SIF’s voice causes THOR to break the kiss. He glares at SIF.

DESYLVA uses THOR’s momentary distraction to break free. She runs off.

LOKI runs after her.

THOR glares at SIF as she walks over.

SIF (cont’d)
What were you thinking?

THOR steadies himself against the wall and shakes his head as if coming out of a spell.

SIF is confused. She places a hand on THOR’s shoulder.

SIF (cont’d)
Are you okay?

THOR
I, I don’t know.

THOR looks down the hall and sees LOKI chasing DESYLVA.

PAN TO:

74 INT. OTHER END OF HALL 74

DESYLVA turns a corner. LOKI follows. DESYLVA vanishes. LOKI stops and smiles. He is intrigued.

LOKI
Interesting.
(beat)
But you’re not getting away that
easy.

LOKI vanishes.

JUMP TO:

75 INT. DESYLVA’S ROOM 75

DESYLVA appears in her room.

DESYLVA
Really, Des? Thor?
(beat)
After all these years and it’s Thor?
(beat)
At least the affect is not permanent.
(beat)

But really, why did it have to be Thor? The one day I forget to put on the gauntlets and it’s Thor that touches me.
(beat)
I wish I could…

DESYLVA’s line is interrupted by a knock on the door. DESYLVA is confused and raises an eyebrow.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
I wonder who that could be.

DESYLVA goes to the door and opens it.

It’s LOKI. He is leaning in the doorway. He smiles at her.

Her heart starts pounding. She tries to say something but her pulse is racing.

LOKI senses something, a feeling, he can’t explain. He looks at her and says the first thing that comes to mind.

LOKI
Hi.

DESYLVA is stunned. She can’t believe he is here.

LOKI (cont’d)
Can I come in?

DESYLVA
I… I…

LOKI enters the room.

LOKI
Thanks.

DESYLVA takes a deep breath, closes the door, and turns to him. Her heart is pounding so loud that she wonders if he can hear it.

LOKI is looking around the room. He has his hands clasped behind his back. His back is to her at the moment. He notices a door in the right wall. It is an adjoining room door. He wonders who is next door.

LOKI (cont’d)

I was going to ask if you were alright. My brother always gets what he wants. And sometimes he can be…

DESYLVA
I am fine.

LOKI turns and looks at her. The strange feeling is still within him. It is getting stronger. The feeling grows as the conversation continues.

LOKI
I can see that.

LOKI recognizes her. He realizes he has seen her multiple times over the years, watching them. He doesn’t connect her to his “angel” though.

LOKI (cont’d)
So. You finally got what you wanted. After all these years.

DESYLVA
What?

LOKI walks over to her and circles her as he says line. He can sense that she is nervous.

LOKI
You’ve been following Thor around for centuries.
(beat)
I’m surprised he’s taken so long to…

DESYLVA
Thor?

LOKI
Yes.

LOKI lets his hands fall to his sides. DESYLVA thinks to herself.

DESYLVA (THOUGHT)
Does everyone know I’ve been watching?

LOKI
Don’t deny it. I’ve seen you watching us from afar.

DESYLVA (THOUGHT)
That answers that. So much for being careful.

DESYLVA raises an eyebrow and says next line out loud.

DESYLVA
You have?

LOKI
Yes. If you wanted Thor, why didn’t you just…

DESYLVA takes his hand in hers. He looks at her hand.

DESYLVA
It’s not Thor I want.

LOKI looks at her, confused.

LOKI
What?

DESYLVA locks eyes with LOKI. She wonders why he is just looking at her. He should be all over her.

DESYLVA
(seductively)
It’s you.

LOKI
(raise eyebrow)
Me?

DESYLVA
It’s always been you.

DESYLVA is wondering why her touch isn’t working. LOKI doesn’t seem to be affected at all. He should have kissed her by now.

LOKI
(confused)
Me? I…

LOKI doesn’t know what to say. He just can’t believe she wants him.

DESYLVA slowly lets go of his hand, letting it drop. She walks over to the couch.

LOKI, stunned, looks at her as she sits on the couch. He goes to her. He sits. She looks at him.

DESYLVA
You look surprised.

LOKI
I am.

DESYLVA
Why?

LOKI
No one has ever chosen me over Thor.
(beat)
For anything.
(beat)
It’s always been Thor.
(beat)
Everyone wants…

DESYLVA
Not me.

LOKI looks at DESYLVA.

DESYLVA realizes that for some reason LOKI is immune to her touch. She is afraid that she is going to loose this chance. She’s waited so long to be alone with him.

LOKI
(smile)
Where did you learn to disappear like that?

DESYLVA
Not sure really. Just happened one day.

LOKI
Took me months to master that trick.
(beat)
You’re a natural then.

DESYLVA
Appears so.

LOKI is curious. She seems to have a natural ability for magic. He wonders what else she can do.

DESYLVA starts to rise. LOKI grabs her arm. She stops.

LOKI
What’s your name?

DESYLVA
Desylva. Friends call me Des.

LOKI
(smile)
“The She-Wolf”.

DESYLVA raises an eyebrow. Why does everyone keep saying that? And why do they always look so surprised?

DESYLVA
Does that mean something?

LOKI looks at her.

LOKI
It is a sign.

DESYLVA
A sign?

LOKI
Yes.

DESYLVA
Of what?

LOKI
Us.

DESYLVA raises an eyebrow. Is he saying what she thinks he’s saying?

DESYLVA
Us?

LOKI
Maybe we were MEANT to be together.

DESYLVA can’t believe, after all these years, that LOKI may actually be interested in her. She looks at him. She wants so much to say “I love you”, to just take him in her arms and…

DESYLVA
Loki. I…

LOKI
(smile)
I like the way you say my name. Say it again.

DESYLVA
(smile)
Loki.

LOKI leans in and kisses her. The kiss is unlike any kiss he has ever had. He feels himself being drawn to her. Strongly. His whole body wants her. He has never felt like this before.

She kisses him back. His kiss is everything she imagined it would be. She feels it in every cell of her body. She feels on fire. She feels like she will explode. She wants him. She needs him.

After a few moments LOKI breaks the kiss and looks at her. She looks back at him. Hoping he will take the next step.

LOKI
Question. Why the barracks?

DESYLVA wonders where that came from.

DESYLVA
What?

LOKI
Why do you live in the barracks?

DESYLVA
My father is with the guard.

LOKI gives her a look, then looks to the adjoining door.

LOKI
That door connects to your parents then.

DESYLVA
Just my father.
(beat)
I never knew my mother. She died when I was a baby.

LOKI
Sorry.

DESYLVA
Don’t be. It was a long time ago and…

LOKI gets an idea.

LOKI
The barracks are no place for…

DESYLVA
I can take care of myself.

LOKI gives her a look.

LOKI
That’s not what I meant.

DESYLVA gives him a look. LOKI smiles.

LOKI (cont’d)
You’re coming with me.

DESYLVA is surprised. He doesn’t waste time.

DESYLVA
What?

LOKI
You heard me. I want you to come and stay with me.

DESYLVA
Seriously?

LOKI
Yes.

DESYLVA
I…

LOKI smiles and kisses her again. He can’t deny the attraction, the connection. He’s never felt like this before. He pulls her close.

She melts into his embrace. After a few moments she breaks the kiss and takes his hand. She raises from the couch, holding his hand. He stands. She kisses him again and they vanish.

CUT TO:

76 DESYLVA’S BEDROOM 76

They appear on the bed. DESYLVA teleported them. LOKI is laying on her. He breaks the kiss and looks at her.

LOKI
How did you…

DESYLVA
Magic.

LOKI smiles. DESYLVA smiles.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Make love to me, my prince.

LOKI kisses her.

CUT TO:

A FEW HOURS LATER

77 INT. HALLWAY 77

A guard, who we later learn is named BJARKE, is walking down the hall. DESYLVA’s room is a few doors down from where he is.

He sees LOKI exit the room. He stops walking. He sees LOKI kiss DESYLVA’s hand, then leave.

LOKI heads down the hall away from BJARKE.

BJARKE turns and heads back the way he came, forgetting why he came down here in the first place.

CUT TO:

78 INT. INDOOR TRAINING AREA 78

A squad of guards are working out, training. HALVIR is at the front of the room. BJARKE enters and heads to HALVIR.

HALVIR
Back already, Bjarke?

BJARKE
You are not going to believe this, sir.

HALVIR
Try me.

BJARKE
Guess who I just saw leaving Des’ quarters?

HALVIR gives BJARKE a look.

BJARKE (cont’d)
Prince Loki.

All guards within earshot stop what they are doing and look at HALVIR.

HALVIR
Loki? What…

BJARKE
I don’t want to jump to conclusions, sir, but he was kissing her hand when he left.

HALVIR
Are you saying my daughter has caught the attention of Prince Loki?

BJARKE
It would appear so, sir.

HALVIR thinks.

JUMP TO:

79 INT. DINING HALL 79

THOR, SIF, FANDRAL, HOGUN and VOLSTAGG are standing around laughing. The doors fly open. Everyone looks to the doors. LOKI enters and heads straight for THOR.

THOR
Brother! You finally made it.
(beat)
Where have you been?

LOKI reaches THOR. With a wave of his hand, LOKI sends THOR flying across the room.

SIF and The Warriors Three look from LOKI, to THOR, and then back at LOKI. They wonder what has LOKI so upset.

LOKI heads over to THOR.

LOKI
Don’t EVER touch her again!

Only SIF and THOR know who LOKI is referring to. The Warriors Three are at a loss.

SIF (THOUGHT)
So, he’s been with Desylva all this time.
(beat)
Hmm. Interesting.

THOR looks up at LOKI who is now standing in front of him. THOR is still on the ground.

THOR
Loki, I never meant to…

LOKI
All these years I thought she wanted you.
(beat)
The way she followed us everywhere.
(beat)
I assumed it was you she wanted. It’s always you!

THOR
It was never me, brother.

THOR rises off the ground.

LOKI
I know that now. I…

LOKI gives THOR a look.

LOKI (cont’d)
Wait. You knew?

THOR looks over at SIF, then back at LOKI.

THOR
Yes.

HOGUN and VOLSTAGG are still confused. FANDRAL is curious. He wonders if LOKI is referring to DESYLVA.

SIF whispers Desylva’s name to them. HOGUN and VOLSTAGG get an “ah” look on their faces and nod in understanding. FANDRAL plays along.

LOKI
And you never said anything?

THOR
It wasn’t my place, brother.

Momentary pause. LOKI thinks of something.

LOKI
If you knew she wanted me, then why did you…

THOR
Kiss her?

LOKI gives him a “yes” look.

THOR (cont’d)
Don’t know really. Still trying to figure that one out.

LOKI gives him a confused look. THOR heads back over to SIF. LOKI thinks.

CUT TO:

80 INT. HALLWAY (OUTSIDE DESYLVA’S ROOM) 80

HALVIR approaches and knocks on the door.

HALVIR
Desylva? Open the door.

No answer. He removes a key and opens the door. The room is completely empty. He closes the door and stands in the hall.

HALVIR (cont’d)
Des and Loki. Hmmph.
(beat)
Can’t say I’m surprised. She’s always had a thing for him. Looks like he finally noticed.
(beat)
All things considered, I suppose she could always do worse.

As he walks off, he thinks to himself.

HALVIR (THOUGHT)
Should I tell her who her mother is? If things with Loki get serious I may have no choice.

HALVIR continues down the hall.

CUT TO:

81 INT. LOKI’S ROOM 81

DESYLVA is pacing and talking to herself.

DESYLVA
Why did it work on Thor and not Loki? They are brothers. If it worked on…

DESYLVA (INNER VOICE) You still got what you wanted though. You’ve waited for centuries for Loki to notice you. And he finally did. You didn’t need magic to…

DESYLVA
He wanted me for me. As I am.

DESYLVA (INNER VOICE)
That was the goal wasn’t it?

DESYLVA
Of course. But…
(beat)
The Touch should have done something?!
(beat)
Any Asgardian male should have…

DESYLVA (INNER VOICE)
It’s fate.

DESYLVA
Yes. Fate. That has to be it.
(beat)
We belong together.

DESYLVA thinks back to earlier.

FADE INTO A FLASHBACK:

82 FLASHBACK: DESYLVA’S BEDROOM 82

LOKI and DESYLVA are making love.

DESYLVA (VO)
It felt so good being in his arms.
(beat x4)
We fit so perfectly.
(beat x4)
He was everything I’d imagined and more.

We stay with the flashback for a bit longer then we…

FADE OUT OF FLASHBACK:

83 INT. LOKI’S ROOM 83

DESYLVA returns to the present and looks around the room. She still can’t believe that she is actually here.

JUMP TO:

84 INT. DINING HALL 84

LOKI is standing over by a window, looking out.

THOR, SIF, and The Warriors Three are all sitting at the table.

VOLSTAGG has just finished a joke or a story and they’re all laughing.

FANDRAL looks over at LOKI and wonders why he is staring out the window. FANDRAL rises from the table and goes over to him. He stands beside him.

FANDRAL
You okay?

LOKI
(half-smile)
Never better. Why?

FANDRAL
You seem… different.

LOKI looks at him.

LOKI
Something happened earlier. I can’t explain it.

FANDRAL
What do you mean?

LOKI
We are friends, yes?

FANDRAL is concerned. He gives LOKI a look. This must be serious.

FANDRAL
Of course.

LOKI
I… I met someone.

FANDRAL realizes it is DESYLVA that has him in this mood.

LOKI (cont’d)
I can’t explain it. She…

FANDRAL decides to pretend he doesn’t know anything.

FANDRAL
She?

LOKI
Her name is Desylva.

FANDRAL speaks without thinking and then almost immediately regrets it.

FANDRAL
Halvir’s daughter.

LOKI
(raise eyebrow)
You know her?

FANDRAL
I know OF her.

LOKI gives him a look.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
Why?

LOKI
Something happened. Something I can’t explain.

FANDRAL realizes LOKI keeps saying that over and over again. She must have really gotten to him.

FANDRAL
What happened?

LOKI
I… I…

LOKI stops talking. FANDRAL is concerned.

FANDRAL
Loki, what…

LOKI looks over at THOR and SIF then back at FANDRAL.

LOKI
The moment she opened the door I felt it.

FANDRAL
Felt what?

LOKI
A pull, a connection.

FANDRAL
What do you mean?

LOKI
Not sure.
(beat)
The more we talked the stronger it got.
(beat)
Then I kissed her.

FANDRAL gives LOKI a look.

LOKI (cont’d)
It was unlike any kiss I’ve ever had. I felt it go right through me. I felt it in every…

FANDRAL
What did you do?

LOKI
I broke the kiss.

FANDRAL
And?

LOKI
We talked some more. Then the feeling returned. I wanted her. More than I ever wanted anyone.

FANDRAL wonders if LOKI is under her spell.

FANDRAL
And?

LOKI gives him a look. He can guess what happened.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
Don’t answer that. I can guess.

LOKI
She is… different. Unlike any woman I’ve ever…

FANDRAL
Sounds like you…

LOKI
She’s been there, right in front of my eyes, for centuries. But I never really saw her.
(beat)
I assumed she was interested in Thor.

FANDRAL gives LOKI a “Thor?” look.

LOKI (cont’d)
But…
(beat)
She wanted me. How could I not see that?

FANDRAL gives LOKI a look. Something is different. FANDRAL knows what DESYLVA’s touch can do. But LOKI seems to be affected differently.

FANDRAL
Did the “feelings” you have start before or after you touched her hand?

LOKI
(raise eyebrow)
What?

FANDRAL gives him a look.

LOKI (cont’d)
Before.
(beat)
When I saw Thor kissing her I felt something. Then as I was running after her it started to get stronger.
(beat)
When she opened the door and I looked at her, it started to consume me.

LOKI notices the confused/concerned look on FANDRAL’s face.

LOKI (cont’d)
Why?

FANDRAL wonders if he should say anything.

LOKI (cont’d)
Fandral?

FANDRAL
There are… rumors that…

FANDRAL stops talking. He’s not sure he should say anything.

LOKI
That what?

FANDRAL
That her touch can make men desire her.

LOKI
(laugh)
What? That’s crazy.

FANDRAL
But you started to desire her before you touched her.

LOKI
Yes.

FANDRAL
And when she took your hand and told you it was you and not Thor that she wanted, what happened?

LOKI
What do you mean?

FANDRAL
Did she say or do anything?

LOKI
(think)
No. She just… looked at me.

FANDRAL
How?

LOKI
What?

FANDRAL
How did she look at you?

LOKI
(think)
Now that I think about it, it could have been a confused look.

FANDRAL
It probably was.
(beat)
She was probably wondering why you were just staring at her and not kissing her. It wasn’t working.

LOKI
What are you…

FANDRAL
According to the stories, when she took your hand and looked into your eyes, you should have been overcome with desire. You should have kissed her and…

LOKI thinks back to earlier.

LOKI
Like Thor did in the hall.

FANDRAL
Yes.

LOKI
But I didn’t.

FANDRAL
But why? Why did her touch not…

LOKI
Maybe it doesn’t work on everyone.

FANDRAL doubts that. There has to be another reason. He gives LOKI a look and decides to drop this for now.

FANDRAL
Or maybe the stories are just stories.

FANDRAL walks off. LOKI watches him go.

LOKI (THOUGHT)
Or maybe there’s a connection between me and her that is stronger than any spell.
(beat)
Maybe it’s another sign that we really are meant to be together.

LOKI turns and looks back out the window.

JUMP TO:

85 TIME FLIES 85

LOKI spends the next few months teaching DESYLVA magic. He is surprised at how fast she is keeping up with him. She masters all the beginner level lessons in no time. LOKI moves on to the intermediate level lessons and she masters them as well. He then moves on to the advanced level lessons and she picks them up fast as well. LOKI is curious. She is learning in days what took him weeks, sometimes months, sometimes years, to master. And he had his mother as a teacher.

JUMP TO:

1605 AD

86 INT. TRAINING ROOM 86

HALVIR is at the front of the room watching the soldiers train. A palace guard enters and heads for HALVIR. As the guard passes the soldiers, they all stop what they are doing.

The guard reaches the front of the room and addresses HALVIR.

PALACE GUARD
The Prince demands your presence.

HALVIR motions for another soldier to take over supervising the group, then allows himself to be escorted out of the room.

JUMP TO:

87 INT. PALACE ROOM 87

The Palace Guard leads HALVIR into the room. HALVIR is shocked to see LOKI. He assumed it was THOR who called him. LOKI stands with his hands clasped behind his back. HALVIR kneels as he addresses LOKI.

HALVIR
Prince Loki.

LOKI turns and looks at HALVIR. He motions for HALVIR to rise. HALVIR rises.

LOKI
I can see from your stunned look, that you were expecting my brother.

HALVIR
Yes, my prince.

LOKI
It’s Halvir, correct?

HALVIR
Yes.

LOKI
Do you know why I wanted to see you?

HALVIR
No, my prince.

LOKI walks right up to him.

LOKI
What is she?

HALVIR
(raise eyebrow)
Excuse me?

LOKI
Your daughter. What is she?

HALVIR
What do you mean?

LOKI
I’ve been with her for five years now. And I’ve noticed things.
(beat)
She is more than she knows, isn’t she?

HALVIR gives him a look.

LOKI (cont’d)
Don’t lie to me. She is a master at magic. She has a gift I’ve never seen. She claims she’s just a natural. But…

LOKI can tell from the look on HALVIR’s face that he is right. HALVIR is hiding something.

LOKI (cont’d)
There is more to it than “natural ability”, isn’t there?
(beat; softly)
Tell me.

HALVIR
(reluctantly)
She doesn’t know what I am about to tell you, and she can never find out.

LOKI motions for HALVIR to sit. They both sit down. HALVIR struggles with where to start. LOKI gives him a look.

LOKI
Tell me.

HALVIR
She gets her “gift”, from her mother.

LOKI
Her mother?

HALVIR
Yes. She was…

HALVIR pauses. Can he trust Loki? LOKI looks at him.

LOKI
What? She was what?

HALVIR
A Norn Sorceress.

LOKI is shocked and stunned.

LOKI
What?

HALVIR
A High Sorceress.

LOKI is shocked.

LOKI
You had a Norn High Sorceress living in the Palace?

HALVIR
No.

LOKI
(confused)
Explain.

HALVIR
I met her mother while I was accompanying Brynjar on one of his visits to Nornheim.

LOKI
Brynjar?

LOKI gets a look of “now there’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time” on his face.

HALVIR
She was so beautiful. We fell in love. I wanted to marry her and bring her to Asgard. But it was forbidden by Norn law.

LOKI is still trying to grasp the full affect of what HALVIR is saying.

HALVIR (cont’d)
We carried on our relationship in secret. Only Brynjar knew. The day came when she underwent the final ritual that would make her a High Sorceress.

LOKI is intrigued.

HALVIR (cont’d)
We didn’t know she was pregnant, and…

LOKI
What? She underwent that ritual while she was….

HALVIR
Yes.
(beat)
A few weeks after the ritual, she went into premature labor and Desylva was born.

LOKI realizes that if Desylva’s mother was pregnant when she underwent the ritual, then Desylva would also be considered a High Sorceress as she would possess all her mother’s knowledge and skill.

LOKI
What happened to D’s mother?

HALVIR lowers his head and looks at the ground.

HALVIR
She died.

Momentary silence.

HALVIR (cont’d)
Brynjar helped me get Des off of Nornheim. She was so small we thought she wouldn’t make it. But Eir helped. It was fate that Des survived.

LOKI
So all of her mother’s magic passed to her.

HALVIR
Yes.

LOKI
She is 1/2 Norn.

HALVIR gives LOKI a look. Desylva is much more than that, but HALVIR doesn’t want to tell LOKI that. At least not yet. Maybe one day.

HALVIR
And she must never find out.
(beat)
If Queen Karnilla ever learns the truth about Desylva, she will…

LOKI knows all to well that Desylva would be seen as an abomination and Karnilla would order her executed.

LOKI
Yes. I know. She…

HALVIR looks at LOKI pleadingly.

HALVIR
Please. Promise me you will never tell Desylva?

LOKI
Your secret is safe with me.

HALVIR
Thank you.

LOKI
But if the safety of Asgard is ever…

HALVIR
I understand.

Pause.

HALVIR (cont’d)
If that is all, my prince?

LOKI motions that HALVIR may go. HALVIR rises and exits. LOKI is still in shock.

LOKI
A Norn High Sorceress! I didn’t see that coming. I wonder how much D can really do?

JUMP TO:

88 INT. LOKI’S ROOM 88

DESYLVA is heading to the door when she hears LOKI in her head.

LOKI (VO)
D, meet me at the gate to Rainbow Bridge.

DESYLVA raises an eyebrow in curiosity and replies to LOKI.

DESYLVA (THOUGHT)
On the way.

DESYLVA vanishes from the room, teleporting herself to the gate.

JUMP TO:

89 EXT. NEAR GATE TO RAINBOW BRIDGE 89

DESYLVA materializes. LOKI is waiting. She goes to him. He kisses her.

DESYLVA
Why did you want to meet here?

LOKI
Time for your next lesson.

DESYLVA is curious. LOKI takes her hand and leads her to the gate. They reach the gate and LOKI signals the guard to open it. The guard opens the gate. They walk out onto the bridge. The guard closes the gate.

90 EXT. RAINBOW BRIDGE (NEAR MAIN GATE) 90

DESYLVA is really curious now. If he wanted to take her onto the bridge, why didn’t they simply teleport to the bridge?

DESYLVA
Why didn’t we just teleport to the bridge?

LOKI looks at her.

LOKI
Because we can’t.

DESYLVA
What?

LOKI
We can’t teleport onto the bridge from inside the city.

DESYLVA
Why not?

LOKI
Not sure. It just can’t be done.
(beat)
The only way onto the bridge, is through the gate.
(beat)

Once on the bridge we can teleport to any spot on the bridge.

DESYLVA
What about going back?

LOKI
Same. We have to pass through the gate.

DESYLVA
And you have no idea why that is?

LOKI
No.

DESYLVA
You never asked?

LOKI
I did. Once.

DESYLVA
And?

LOKI
Those I asked told me that they thought it might have something to do with the old protection spells on the city. But no one really knows.

DESYLVA gives him a look. She’s not sure if he’s being serious.

DESYLVA
So, are we going to walk the entire length of the bridge?

LOKI looks at her.

LOKI
We only need to go to the middle.

DESYLVA
(smile)
Meet you there.

DESYLVA vanishes. LOKI smiles and vanishes.

JUMP TO:

91 EXT. RAINBOW BRIDGE (NEAR OBSERVATORY) 91

CAMERA is positioned behind HEIMDALL who is at his post. He sees DESYLVA and LOKI materialize near the middle gate on the bridge. He raises his eyebrow, wondering what they are up to.

(This is what he sees as he speaks. LOKI seems to be explaining something to DESYLVA. LOKI points to the center of the lake and looks at DESYLVA. DESYLVA seems to be unsure. LOKI starts to move behind her.)

HEIMDALL watches them as he speaks to himself.

HEIMDALL
They have come so far.
(beat)
I remember the day they arrived on Asgard.
(beat)
I wonder how long until they realize just how strong a connection they really have.

HEIMDALL continues to stare at them.

PAN TO:

92 EXT. RAINBOW BRIDGE (NEAR MIDDLE GATE) 92

LOKI and DESYLVA are standing in the center of the bridge. They are standing near the right side looking out at the water in front of them. LOKI is behind DESYLVA. His head over her shoulder. He is talking into her ear.

LOKI
Trust me. You can do this.

DESYLVA is not so sure she can.

DESYLVA
I’ve never tried this on such a big scale. I…

LOKI
I’ll be right here.
(beat)
To guide you.
(beat)
Help you if you need it.

DESYLVA takes a deep breath.

DESYLVA
Oh-kay. Here it goes.

DESYLVA raises her hands up in front of her. She stares at the water, willing it to rise. The water slowly rises forming a tower of water in the middle.

LOKI smiles. He knew she could do it.

LOKI
That’s it. Now concentrate.

The water tower rises higher.

LOKI (cont’d)
Now form it.
(beat)
Mold it into something.
(beat)

Just think of something and will it to change.

DESYLVA thinks of a water dragon. A large beautiful water dragon. The water tower transforms into a water dragon.

LOKI (cont’d)
Make it fly.

DESYLVA makes it break from the main body of water and fly. LOKI smiles as he watches the water dragon take flight.

CUT TO:

93 EXT. BALCONY 93

ODIN is standing on the balcony. He sees the water dragon flying around, and mutters under his breath.

ODIN
Loki!

ODIN leaves the balcony.

CUT TO:

94 EXT. RAINBOW BRIDGE 94

LOKI and DESYLVA are having fun with the dragon. LOKI creates a smaller one to join DESYLVA’s. There are now two water dragons flying around.

LOKI and DESYLVA are so involved in what they are doing, that they do not notice ODIN and SLEIPNIR arrive.

ODIN and SLEIPNIR stop. ODIN yells as he dismounts.

ODIN
Loki!

LOKI is startled at the sound of ODIN’s voice, and loses concentration on his water dragon.

What happens next happens so fast you might miss it.

LOKI’s water dragon looses its shape and the water falls.

DESYLVA senses it and realizes the falling water will land on ODIN. She thinks fast and motions towards the falling water with her left hand. Keeping her right hand controlling her dragon.

She “catches” the falling water and then motions with her hand bringing the hovering water over toward her dragon. She now has her dragon being controlled with her right hand, and the water from Loki’s dragon being controlled with her left.

She motions a down gesture with both hands. Her dragon lands on the water. The water from Loki’s dragon lands on the water. With a wave of her hands, her dragon and Loki’s water rejoin the main body of water.

LOKI and ODIN are staring at DESYLVA.

DESYLVA turns to them and gives LOKI a “you’re welcome” look.

ODIN is curious. That was a very complicated maneuver. How was she able to control two separate “items” at the same time? It takes a lot of skill to be able to control one. But two? To be able to split your concentration like that. That requires a master level.

DESYLVA looks at ODIN and bows.

DESYLVA
My king, I…

ODIN motions her to be quiet. She looks at SLEIPNIR. ODIN takes LOKI aside. DESYLVA goes over to SLEIPNIR.

95 FOCUS ON DESYLVA & SLEIPNIR 95

DESYLVA (THOUGHT)
Are we in trouble?

SLEIPNIR (THOUGHT)
I am not sure.

DESYLVA (THOUGHT)
What did we do?

SLEIPNIR just gives her a look.

96 FOCUS ON ODIN & LOKI 96

ODIN
What are you doing?

LOKI
Just having fun. Did you see what she just did? The way she…

ODIN
The waters of Yggdrasil are not meant to be…

LOKI
It’s just water, father.

ODIN
No. It is not JUST water.
(beat)
There are forces within it that should not be tampered with.

LOKI
(confused)
What do you mean?

ODIN
Just, leave it alone.

ODIN leaves a confused LOKI and returns to SLEIPNIR.

97 FOCUS ON DESYLVA & SLEIPNIR 97

ODIN mounts SLEIPNIR and rides off.

DESYLVA walks over to LOKI.

98 FOCUS ON LOKI 98

DESYLVA reaches him. He is just staring at ODIN and SLEIPNIR.

DESYLVA
You okay?

LOKI
Fine.

DESYLVA
You sure?

LOKI
Yes.

DESYLVA
You know, you never told me why you gave Sleipnir to Odin.

LOKI
Who says I did?

DESYLVA
Are you saying that Odin just took him?
(beat)
Loki, he’s your son! Why…

LOKI
Don’t ask.

DESYLVA gives him a look.

LOKI doesn’t want to get into this with her. Not now. Maybe one day.

LOKI (cont’d)
Let’s get back. I have something to show you.

LOKI smiles at her and takes her hand. She smiles back.

They head back to main gate.

CUT TO:

1625 AD

99 INT. DINING HALL 99

The Warriors Three are sitting around the table. VOLSTAGG and HOGUN are on one side and FANDRAL is on the other.

(Note: VOLSTAGG and HOGUN can see the entrance to the room. FANDRAL has his back to it.)

VOLSTAGG
What do you think of Des?

FANDRAL raises an eyebrow. He has mixed feeling about Desylva for reasons he can’t explain. He’s known her longer than any of them. Only they don’t know that.

FANDRAL
Des?

VOLSTAGG
Yeah. Loki’s…

FANDRAL
(defensively)
I know who she is.
(quickly add)
We all do.

LOKI enters the room and approaches the table.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
She was after him for centuries. We all knew that.

VOLSTAGG sees LOKI heading over.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
He is spending so much time with her. Fawning over her. He’s like a kid with a new toy.

(CONTINUED)
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++==
CONTINUED: 112.

VOLSTAGG stops eating. He gives FANDRAL a look.

FANDRAL doesn’t notice the look.

VOLSTAGG nudges HOGUN from under the table. HOGUN notices LOKI. HOGUN and VOLSTAGG both try to give FANDRAL a “stop talking” look.

FANDRAL (cont’d)

A toy which he has been playing with for over 25 years now. A toy which will eventually loose all its fascination.

LOKI has stopped behind FANDRAL. He heard most, if not all, of what FANDRAL said.

VOLSTAGG is about to say something, but LOKI raises a finger to his lips in a “shush” gesture.

FANDRAL still does not notice the uneasiness in VOLSTAGG and HOGUN.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
I’ve heard it said that she can
have any man she wants. Why she
would want Loki, I do not know. But
I’m sure he will cast her aside
soon enough and…

FANDRAL finally notices the looks from VOLSTAGG and HOGUN. He notices VOLSTAGG is not eating. Then he senses the presence behind him and gets a “damn” look in his eyes.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
He’s behind me isn’t he?

VOLSTAGG and HOGUN nod affirmatively as LOKI places a hand on FANDRAL’s shoulder.

FANDRAL looks at LOKI’s hand as LOKI speaks.

LOKI
Yes.

FANDRAL tries to think of something to say. He looks over his shoulder.

FANDRAL
Loki. I…

LOKI sits beside FANDRAL.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 113.

VOLSTAGG and HOGUN get an “I think we should get out of here” look on their faces, but they know that that would probably be a bad idea. A very, very, bad idea.

LOKI
(hurt)
Is that really what you think of
me?

FANDRAL
I…

LOKI
(hurt)
I thought we were friends?

FANDRAL

We are. And, as a friend, I… am concerned.

LOKI raises an eyebrow. VOLSTAGG and HOGUN are also curious. What is FANDRAL doing? Does he not know when to shut-up?

FANDRAL tries to think of something to say without revealing that he’s known DESYLVA a lot longer than any of them know.

FANDRAL (cont’d)

There is something about her. I’m not sure what. I just get a strange feeling about her.

LOKI wonders if FANDRAL somehow suspects.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
You yourself once said she…

LOKI
Fandral, I can take care of myself.

FANDRAL
I wasn’t implying that you…

LOKI
As for D, you are right.

FANDRAL, VOLSTAGG, and HOGUN all give LOKI a look.

LOKI (cont’d)
She is special.
(beat)

She is also very important to me. I can’t see myself “casting her aside”.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 114.

LOKI gives FANDRAL one more look, then rises and leaves, forgetting why he came in here in the first place.

The Warriors Three watch LOKI leave the room. Once LOKI is gone, FANDRAL looks back at VOLSTAGG and HOGUN.

FANDRAL

Really? You couldn’t have warned me he was there?!?

VOLSTAGG
I tried, but he “shushed” me.

FANDRAL
What?

VOLSTAGG

I stopped eating. That should have been a clue that something was wrong.

FANDRAL buries his head in his hands. HOGUN looks at FANDRAL.

HOGUN
At least he did not kill you.

FANDRAL looks at HOGUN.

FANDRAL

For a moment I thought he was going to. When his hand landed on my shoulder I…

HOGUN
You are lucky he is a friend.

VOLSTAGG
Anyone else would be dead for
saying that about the prince.

SILENCE.

HOGUN
I think our young prince may
actually be in love.

FANDRAL doubts it. LOKI may be momentarily infatuated with her, but love?

VOLSTAGG
Love? Loki? Is that even possible?
He…

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 115.

HOGUN
I have seen the way he is with her.

SILENCE.

FANDRAL remembers the day Loki and Desylva hooked up. He remembers Loki confiding in him in the Dining Hall. Could it really be real? He looks at VOLSTAGG and HOGUN and wonders if he should tell them that he has known for her longer than he has led them to believe.

JUMP TO:

1650 AD

100 EXT. PLAINS 100

LOKI and DESYLVA are racing on horseback. A mountain can be seen in the distance. They are headed towards it.

CONTINUE TO:

101 EXT. BASE OF MOUNTAIN (NORTH WEST EDGE OF ASGARD) 101

They reach the base of the mountain.

LOKI gets there first. He stops his horse and dismounts.

DESYLVA arrives. She stops her horse as LOKI walks over to her. LOKI helps her off her horse. She looks around wondering where they are.

DESYLVA
Where are we?

LOKI smiles. DESYLVA gives him a look.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Loki.

LOKI

Remember when I told you there were other ways off of Asgard beside the Bifrost?

DESYLVA
Yes.

LOKI
Well, this is one.

DESYLVA looks around. She can’t see anything that looks like a gateway or other exit.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 116.

LOKI takes her hand and leads her towards a hidden path that leads up the side of the mountain.

CONTINUE TO:

102 EXT. MOUNTAIN PATH 102

They walk along the path. DESYLVA starts to get a strong sense of deja vu. She remembers another mountain pass years ago and what happened.

LOKI

Unlike the Bifrost, these passages only go to one location.

DESYLVA
Oh? And where will this one take
us?

LOKI
(smile)
It was the first one I discovered.

DESYLVA
That’s not an answer.

LOKI just looks at her and smiles. They walk on. DESYLVA is curious as to where he is taking her. LOKI can sense her curiosity. After a few more minutes he stops. He looks at her. DESYLVA wonders why they’ve stopped.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
I don’t see a…

LOKI places his hand on the mountain side. A tunnel entrance is revealed. That sense of deja vu returns for DESYLVA.

LOKI gestures for her to enter the tunnel. She does. He follows.

CONTINUE TO:

103 INT. CAVE TUNNEL 103

LOKI touches the mountain side again and the tunnel entrance disappears. The tunnel is now almost pitch black. LOKI waves his hand and the wall lights up.

DESYLVA notices there is more room in this “cave” then the one years ago.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 117.

DESYLVA
(quietly)
Different.

LOKI
What?

DESYLVA
Nothing.

There are crystals everywhere, lining the walls down the tunnel. DESYLVA is amazed.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Wow.

LOKI takes her hand again. They start walking. As they walk the crystals start to pulsate and get brighter.

LOKI
Hold my hand tightly. This may
get…

DESYLVA
I have no intention of letting go.

They continue down the tunnel. They get about halfway when an effect, similar to the Bifrost, starts to pull on them.

LOKI
Here we go.

They are pulled forward by the surge of energy and…

CONTINUE TO:

104 INT. WAITING ROOM 104

…they appear, through a horizontal portal, in what looks like a palace waiting room. DESYLVA looks around wondering where they are.

DESYLVA
Where are we?

Before LOKI can answer, a voice sounds from behind them.

FEMALE VOICE (VO)
Only one person knows of that
entrance.

LOKI turns towards the voice and smiles. DESYLVA turns and is startled at who she sees.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 118.

HELA

Welcome to Hel, father. It’s been a while.

LOKI outstretches his arms.

LOKI
Hela.

LOKI hugs her. DESYLVA is stunned. Did she just call him “father”? LOKI and HELA break the hug. HELA looks at DESYLVA.

HELA
You must be Desylva.

DESYLVA
Yes.

HELA
I’ve heard a lot about you.

DESYLVA is curious. She looks at LOKI.

HELA (cont’d)
Not only from my father of course.

HELA looks at LOKI.

HELA (cont’d)
So, what brings you here?

LOKI

Can’t a father just want to spend time with his daughter?

HELA gives him a look. So does DESYLVA.

HELA

If this is a family reunion, where are Fen and Jorm?

DESYLVA raises an eyebrow. Who are Fen and Jorm?

LOKI
Your brothers…

DESYLVA gets a “brothers?” look on her face. She gives LOKI a look.

LOKI doesn’t notice and continues his line without stopping.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 119.

LOKI (cont’d)
…cannot come here. You know that.

HELA
True. So I’ll ask again. Why are
you here?

Momentary pause.

LOKI
I have come to ask a favor.

HELA
A favor? What sort of favor?

DESYLVA wonders why LOKI brought her here. What was he up to?

LOKI

There is someone here I’d like to see.

HELA gives him a look.

HELA
That is not allowed. You know that.
Once they come here, they are…

LOKI

I’m not asking to take them away. I just want to talk to them.

HELA is curious.

HELA
To whom do you wish to speak?

LOKI
Desylva’s mother.

HELA looks at DESYLVA. DESYLVA looks stunned and gives LOKI a “what?” look.

DESYLVA
My mother? Why…

HELA can tell from DESYLVA’s reaction that she had no idea LOKI was going to say that. HELA looks back at LOKI.

HELA
That may be an issue.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 120.

LOKI
Why? She is here, isn’t she?

HELA
Yes. And no.

LOKI is confused.

HELA (cont’d)
The matter of her death was…

HELA searches for the correct word to use.

HELA (cont’d)
…traumatic.
(beat)

I’ve been told that when she arrived here she had no memory of who she was or the life she’d led. All she knew was her name.

LOKI thinks. He had hoped to learn about Desylva’s mother. He is pretty sure HALVIR is not telling him everything. But if she had no memories, then…

LOKI
Can we see her?

HELA

She will not recognize Desylva as her daughter. She doesn’t even know she has a daughter. Siri is…

DESYLVA
Siri? My mother’s name is Siri?

LOKI and HELA look at DESYLVA.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
(remember)

As a child I had a friend named Siri. She was there for years then one day she just, vanished. I never learned where she went. I…

DESYLVA realizes now that her friend was never real.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
She wasn’t real.

LOKI
Are you saying you imagined her?

DESYLVA thinks back.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 121.

DESYLVA

I must have. I always wondered why no one seemed to notice her.

HELA
Maybe your friend wasn’t all in
your head. Maybe your mother was
somehow projecting to you.

LOKI gives HELA a look. HELA is about to say something but notices the look LOKI is giving her. DESYLVA also notices the look.

DESYLVA
What?

No one says anything.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Loki. Do you know something I
don’t?

HELA

I’m sure my father knows a lot of things that you do not.

DESYLVA gives HELA a look.

DESYLVA
I meant about my mother.

HELA and DESYLVA look at LOKI. LOKI looks at DESYLVA.

LOKI
Only what your father told me.

DESYLVA
You’ve spoken to my father?
(beat)
About my mother?

Dead silence.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
What did he tell you?

LOKI hears HALVIR’s voice in his head.

HALVIR (VO)
She can never find out.
(beat)
Promise me you will never tell
Desylva.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 122.

LOKI tries to figure out what to say.

DESYLVA
Loki.

LOKI
Only that she died shortly after
you were born.

HELA can tell there is more to this.

HELA

I cannot let you talk, or interact, with Siri, but… I can show her to you. She will not be able to see you though.

LOKI looks to DESYLVA.

LOKI
Do you want to see her?

DESYLVA
Now you ask me?!?

LOKI
I wanted to give you something
special. Something no one else
could…

DESYLVA
Loki, I…

LOKI
It’s been 50 years, D. I…

DESYLVA

You should know by now that I don’t need anything. Just being with you is…

HELA rolls her eyes in an “oh please” gesture.

HELA

Do you want to see her, or not. I will not make this offer again.

LOKI knows he will not get the answers he came for, so he leaves the decision up to DESYLVA.

LOKI
D?

DESYLVA thinks.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 123.

DESYLVA
(relent)
We came all this way. Might as
well.
(beat)
I’ve always wondered what she
looked like.

HELA
Very well.

HELA waves her hand. A “window” appears in one of the walls. Through the window we can see a young woman. LOKI takes one look at her and gets a look of recognition on his face. DESYLVA also recognizes her.

DESYLVA
Is that my mother?

HELA
Yes.

DESYLVA

She looks exactly like the friend I had. Older of course, but…

LOKI is startled at the resemblance that SIRI has to someone else. He wonders if there is a connection. DESYLVA moves closer to the window. LOKI goes over to HELA and whispers to her.

LOKI
What do you know of her?

HELA
What do you mean?

LOKI
She resembles Karnilla, does she
not?

HELA
As she should.

LOKI
(raise eyebrow)
What do you mean?

HELA gives him a look.

HELA
(surprise)
You don’t know.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 124.

LOKI
Know what?

HELA
Siri was Karnilla’s sister.

LOKI
Sister?

HELA
Yes. Older sister.

HELA is surprised that LOKI really had no idea of who Siri was.

HELA (cont’d)
You really didn’t know.

LOKI
No. I didn’t. That means that
Desylva is…

HELA
Yes.
(beat)
If Siri hadn’t have died, she
would’ve been the Queen of
Nornheim, not Karnilla.
(beat)

And, as her daughter, Desylva would be heir to the throne.

LOKI thinks of what this means. He looks at DESYLVA. So, that was HALVIR’s secret. Desylva is the rightful Queen of Nornheim.

HELA watches her father staring at DESYLVA and wonders what he is thinking.

JUMP TO:

1665 AD

105 INT. DINING HALL 105

DESYLVA and LOKI are alone. They are sitting on the floor in front of the fireplace. They are facing each other.

LOKI
Ready?

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 125.

DESYLVA
Yes.

LOKI smiles. DESYLVA smiles back.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
You are such a great teacher. I
have learned so much under you.

LOKI
And you can learn so much more.
(beat)
I’ll be right back. Don’t move.

DESYLVA is surprised.

DESYLVA
What?

LOKI kisses her, then vanishes.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Loki?
(beat)
Loki…

LOKI (VO)
(softly)
D.

DESYLVA wonders where LOKI is and why he’s calling her.

DESYLVA
What are you…

LOKI (VO)
Close your eyes.

DESYLVA
Why?

LOKI (VO)
Trust me. Close your eyes.

DESYLVA closes her eyes.

DESYLVA
Now what?

LOKI (VO)
Focus on the sound of my voice.

DESYLVA does so.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 126.

LOKI (VO) (cont’d)
Clear your mind of everything but
the sound of my voice.

DESYLVA does so.

LOKI (VO) (cont’d)
Take a deep breath.

DESYLVA does so.

LOKI (VO) (cont’d)
Clear your mind.

DESYLVA does so.

LOKI (VO) (cont’d)
Concentrate.

DESYLVA does so.

LOKI (VO) (cont’d)
(softly)
D.

DESYLVA
Yes.

LOKI (VO)
Open your eyes.

DESYLVA does so.

CONTINUE TO:

106 EXT. GARDEN 106

DESYLVA notices she is no longer in the dining hall. She is sitting on a bench in the garden. LOKI is leaning against a tree.

DESYLVA
How did I get here?

DESYLVA turns to LOKI when he starts talking.

LOKI
You’re not really here.

DESYLVA looks confused.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 127.

DESYLVA
What? I…

LOKI gives her a look. She understands.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Astral projection.

LOKI
Yes.

DESYLVA
This is not possible.

LOKI

It is when two people are connected as strongly as we are.

LOKI takes her hand in his. DESYLVA is surprised.

DESYLVA
You can touch me?

LOKI
As I said, our connection is
strong.

DESYLVA smiles. LOKI leans in and kisses her. She kisses him back. After a few moments they break the kiss. He looks into her eyes.

LOKI (cont’d)

I can’t believe I wasted so much time. If I’d only realized sooner, we…

DESYLVA
We are together now.

LOKI
Yes we are.
(beat)
There’s so much I want to show you.
Teach you.

DESYLVA
We have all the time in the world.

LOKI
(smile)

And you still have a few tricks you can teach me.

DESYLVA smiles. He smiles back and kisses her.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 128.

CUT TO:

107 INT. DINING HALL 107

DESYLVA is sitting on the floor, still in the trance. The doors open and SIF enters. She looks around and sees DESYLVA over by the fireplace. She goes over to her.

SIF
Des?

DESYLVA doesn’t answer.

SIF (cont’d)
Des?

SIF places a hand on her shoulder. DESYLVA opens her eyes.
She sees SIF.

SIF (cont’d)
Are you okay?

DESYLVA tries not to let her frustration over having her “trance” with Loki interrupted.

DESYLVA
Yes. Fine. What can I do for you?

SIF
Have you seen Loki?

DESYLVA
(curious)
Why?

SIF
We need him.

DESYLVA gives her a look.

DESYLVA
One moment.

DESYLVA closes her eyes. SIF looks at her with raised eyebrows.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
(whisper)
Loki.

LOKI materializes behind SIF.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 129.

LOKI
You called, my love.

SIF spins, startled at the sound of LOKI’s voice behind her.
DESYLVA smiles and opens her eyes at the sound of his voice.
SIF looks at LOKI, then back at DESYLVA. SIF wonders how
DESYLVA did that.

SIF
How did you do that?

DESYLVA and LOKI share a look. LOKI goes over to DESYLVA and offers her his hand. She takes it. He helps her up. SIF is just looking at them. Once DESYLVA is up, LOKI lets go of her hand and looks at SIF.

LOKI
You want something?

SIF
Thor has asked that you join us.

LOKI
Of course.

LOKI looks back at DESYLVA. He places his hand under her chin and kisses her. SIF rolls her eyes. After a few moments they break the kiss. LOKI looks at DESYLVA.

LOKI (cont’d)
See you when I get back.

DESYLVA
Be safe my love.

LOKI smiles at her, then turns to SIF.

LOKI
Mustn’t keep my brother waiting.

LOKI heads out. SIF gives DESYLVA a “see ya” look and follows LOKI.

CUT TO:

108 INT. HALLWAY 108

SIF and LOKI are walking. They are side-by-side.

SIF
How did Des do that?

LOKI pretends not to know what SIF is talking about.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 130.

LOKI
Do what?

SIF
“Call” you.

LOKI stops walking. SIF stops walking. LOKI looks at her.

LOKI
D and I share a strong connection,
Sif.

SIF
I know that.

LOKI gives her a look.

SIF (cont’d)

The one woman in all of Asgard who loves you more than anything; has loved you for almost 700 years; and whose name just happens to mean “the she-wolf”. Of course you are “connected”. It is obvious you belong together.

LOKI

Yes. We do. I’m just regretting it took so long for us to…

SIF gets a look. LOKI thinks she is thinking about THOR.

LOKI (cont’d)
You should tell him.

SIF
Who?

LOKI
Thor.

SIF
What?

LOKI
I’ve seen the way you look at him.
(mutter)
We all have.

SIF
I don’t know what you mean.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 131.

LOKI
Stop denying it Sif. You love him.
Always have.
(beat)
When I think of all the years D and
I wasted.
(beat)
If only the truth had come out
sooner. If only…

LOKI senses something else in SIF. He realizes that she also knew that DESYLVA desired him.

LOKI (cont’d)
You knew.

SIF doesn’t answer. She tries not to look at him.

LOKI (cont’d)
Sif?!

SIF looks at him.

SIF
Yes. I knew.

LOKI
Why did you not…

SIF tries to explain.

SIF

She asked me not to tell you. And there were so many times I wanted to.

LOKI
I see.

LOKI starts to walk away. SIF calls to him.

SIF
Loki.

LOKI stops.

SIF (cont’d)
I did want to tell you. Really.

LOKI looks at her.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 132.

LOKI

Then why didn’t you? I thought we were friends, Sif. Friends don’t…

SIF
She made me promise not to. She
said you had to choose her.

LOKI looks at SIF. He can tell she means what she says.

SIF (cont’d)
There was one time, where I very
nearly did tell you.

LOKI looks at her.

LOKI
(curious)
When?

SIF
565 years ago.

LOKI gives SIF a look.

LOKI
565 years ago?

LOKI thinks. SIF continues.

SIF

You had been missing for days and no-one could find you.
(beat)

She found you. She lead Brynjar to you. If it wasn’t for her you’d…

LOKI remembers the incident SIF is talking about. He hears BRYNJAR’s voice in his head.

BRYNJAR (VO)

All I can say, is that you have a guardian angel.

LOKI remembers seeing a woman with the rescue party. He thought she’d been an illusion. He was so “out of it” at the time. He realizes now, that the woman was DESYLVA. He wonders just how long SIF has known.

SIF gives him a look and notices he seems far away.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 133.

SIF
Loki?
(beat)
Loki? Are you….

LOKI returns to the present. He looks at SIF.

LOKI
How long?

SIF
What?

LOKI
How long have you known?

SIF doesn’t want to answer. How can she tell him?

LOKI can tell from the look on her face that she knew way before the day she just mentioned.

LOKI (cont’d)
That long. Really?

SIF

Loki, I promised her I wouldn’t say anything.

LOKI wonders if everyone knows. And why no-one ever told him. He looks at SIF.

LOKI
If you really want Thor. Tell him.

SIF

No. Thor sees me as a friend, one of the guys. He’ll never…

LOKI
You’ll never know if you don’t…

SIF
No.

LOKI
I could help.

SIF gives him a look. LOKI transforms SIF. He makes her look really enticing. LOKI smiles.

LOKI (cont’d)
Wow. If you went to my brother
looking like that, he’d…

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 134.

SIF looks at herself, then at LOKI.

SIF

Loki. Don’t. This is not me. Undo it.

LOKI undoes the look.

LOKI
All I’m saying is, I wish I had
known sooner.
(beat)

Thor will not stay available for ever. You might want to make a move before it’s too late.

LOKI continues down the hall. SIF looks down at her sword for a few moments, then follows LOKI.

CAMERA POSITIONS ITSELF BEHIND SIF WHO IS NOW FOLLOWING LOKI DOWN THE HALL.

LOKI (cont’d)
Where are we off to anyway?

SIF
Nornheim.

LOKI stops and turns to SIF.

LOKI
(curious)
Why?

SIF
Not sure.

LOKI
The last time we were there, we…

SIF

Karnilla says she has something to discuss with Thor. Something that could impact the future of both Asgard and Nornheim.

LOKI
(raise eyebrow)
Like what?

SIF passes him and gives him a look.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 135.

SIF
THAT is what we are going to find
out.

LOKI watches SIF walk past. Could Karnilla have learned about Desylva? Or is this something else entirely? LOKI follows SIF.

JUMP TO:

NORNHEIM

109 INT. PALACE HALLWAY 109

THOR, SIF, and LOKI are walking down a hall. Two guards are escorting them to the throne room. THOR walks between LOKI and SIF. LOKI is on his right and SIF is on his left. LOKI whispers to THOR.

LOKI

Did Karnilla say WHY she wanted to see you?

THOR
No.

SIF
I don’t like this. We should have
waited till the others were…

THOR looks at SIF.

THOR

Karnilla requested this meeting. We could not keep her waiting.

SIF
But she could…

LOKI looks at SIF. He tries to sound like he actually believes what he about to say.

LOKI

I’m pretty sure the three of us can handle whatever she has…

The guards in front of them stop. They have reached the throne room. THOR, LOKI, and SIF stop as well. One of the guards turns and addresses THOR.

GUARD 1
Wait here.

GUARD 1 enters the throne room.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 136.

CONTINUE TO:

110 INT. THRONE ROOM 110

The guard approaches KARNILLA who is at the front of the room.

GUARD 1
My queen, Thor of Asgard is here.

KARNILLA gives the guard a “what are you waiting for” look.

KARNILLA
Well, show him in!

GUARD 1
He didn’t come alone.

KARNILLA
(raise eyebrow)
Oh? Who is with him?

GUARD 1
His brother Loki, and the Lady Sif.

KARNILLA ponders this news for a moment then addresses the guard.

KARNILLA
Show them all in.

GUARD 1
Yes, my queen.

GUARD 1 goes back to the door and motions for THOR, LOKI, and SIF to enter. They do. They all walk to the throne.

KARNILLA
Thor, Loki, Lady Sif. Welcome to
Nornheim.

THOR and LOKI nod an acknowledgment. So does SIF. KARNILLA looks to THOR.

KARNILLA (cont’d)
I know you must be curious as to
why I asked to see you.

THOR
Yes.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 137.

KARNILLA
First, let me say I am sorry for
what happened the last time you
were here.

THOR
That wasn’t your fault.

LOKI

Did you ever find out who they were and what they…

KARNILLA

Yes. And those that did not die during the incident were taken care of shortly after.

LOKI wonders just what KARNILLA means by “taken care of”.

LOKI
(curious)
What were they after?

KARNILLA

They believed in an old story, sort of “legend”, if you wish.

LOKI
Legend? About what?

KARNILLA
It involves my sister.

LOKI is curious, intrigued.

THOR and SIF are also curious. They had no idea Karnilla had a sister.

LOKI
Your sister?

KARNILLA looks at LOKI.

KARNILLA
Yes.

LOKI speaks without thinking.

LOKI
But she died 700 years ago.

KARNILLA raises an eyebrow. How did he know that?

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 138.

LOKI realizes, from the look he is getting from KARNILLA, that he may have said something he shouldn’t have.

THOR and SIF wonder how LOKI knew when she died and how he knew she’d existed at all.

KARNILLA

Yes. She did. Some believe she did not die as we were told.

LOKI
Oh?

KARNILLA

According to the story/legend, she died due to complications during childbirth.

Now THOR is curious.

THOR
Childbirth?

KARNILLA
The story claims that Siri gave
birth to a daughter and died
shortly after.

LOKI is about to say something, but SIF speaks first.

SIF
Where is the child now?

KARNILLA

That is the part that everyone is trying to figure out.

THOR
Do you believe it?

KARNILLA
No. If it were true, where is she?

SIF and THOR exchange a look. THOR looks over at LOKI. He notices his brother seems a little intrigued. Not good.

KARNILLA (cont’d)

As Loki pointed out, she would be 700 years old by now. Surely she would have made herself known.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 139.

LOKI

Maybe she has and no one’s believed her.

KARNILLA looks back at LOKI.

KARNILLA
Unlikely. When they found my
sisters body, her pendant was
missing.

LOKI raises an eyebrow. A Pendant?

KARNILLA (cont’d)

The pendant was given to Siri by our mother. It has been passed down from first born to first born for as long as anyone can remember.

LOKI

And, let me guess, the story/legend claims that Siri gave it to her daughter before she died.

KARNILLA
(raise eyebrow)
Yes. The pendant was not on her
body when we found her.

LOKI

I take it the pendant is one of a kind.

THOR and SIF wonder why LOKI is asking so many questions. Why could he possibly care about this?

LOKI makes a note to ask Halvir about the pendant later. If he has it, Desylva will need it if she is to claim her birthright.

KARNILLA
It is. It is also impossible to
duplicate.

LOKI
You sure about that?

KARNILLA
Yes. It contains a Nornheim
eternity gem.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 140.

LOKI
An Eternity gem? Really?

KARNILLA
Yes.

The royal house of each realm has what is referred to as an Eternity Gem. The color is specific to each realm. The gem for Nornheim is purple, and the gem for Asgard is white.

LOKI

So if someone were to show up with the pendant and claim to be Siri’s daughter, she would be believed and…

KARNILLA
Yes.
(beat)

But it is impossible. Siri did not have a child. I would have known if my sister…

LOKI
Would you?

KARNILLA gives LOKI a “what?” look. THOR gives LOKI a “What are you doing?” look.

KARNILLA
Are you implying that I…

LOKI

No. Not at all. But you did say the pendant wasn’t on Siri’s body when they found her.

KARNILLA

True. But anything could have happened to it. Someone could have stolen it.

LOKI

Unlikely. I’m sure the guards would have searched everywhere for it.

KARNILLA gives LOKI a look. She wonders why he is so interested in this.

KARNILLA

You seem to know a lot about something that happened before you were born. And that you just learned about today.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 141.

LOKI hopes he hasn’t seemed too interested.

KARNILLA (cont’d)
Why are you so interested?

THOR and SIF are thinking the same thing.

LOKI

I’m not. Not really. Just trying to figure out if it is really a story, a legend, or if there is more to it. Maybe a cover-up or a prophecy.

THOR decides it is time to change the subject before LOKI says something he can’t unsay.

THOR

Don’t mind Loki. He’s always trying to stir up trouble.

KARNILLA
Of course. What is it the
Midgardians call you again? “The
God of Mischief”?

LOKI smiles. THOR smiles. KARNILLA gives LOKI a serious glare.

KARNILLA (cont’d)
Keep your “games” to Asgard and
Midgard. Leave Nornheim to me.

LOKI and KARNILLA share a look.

LOKI (THOUGHT)
For now.

THOR addresses KARNILLA trying to return the conversation to the matter they came for.

THOR
So, why did you wish to see me?

KARNILLA turns to THOR and her mood lightens. LOKI notices the mood shift and is curious.

KARNILLA
I have a proposition for you.

THOR raises an eyebrow in curiosity.

LOKI’s not sure they are going to like this proposition, KARNILLA seems a little too nice all of sudden.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 142.

SIF raises an eyebrow in curiosity as well.

KARNILLA (cont’d)
While Asgard and Nornheim have
always had peaceful relations…

SIF thinks to herself, “Not Always”.

KARNILLA (cont’d)

… I think the time has come for a more “formal” alliance between our realms.

THOR
(raise eyebrow)
What did you have in mind?

KARNILLA smiles at THOR. THOR is not sure he is going to like what she says.

KARNILLA
One day, you will be King of
Asgard.
(beat)

On that day, I would like to offer you the hand of my daughter.

THOR, LOKI, and SIF are surprised and shocked.

KARNILLA (cont’d)
Through your union, our two realms
would be joined.
(beat)
What do you say?

THOR is not sure how to answer.

LOKI and SIF both look from KARNILLA to THOR. But for different reasons.

LOKI can tell THOR has been taken completely by surprise.
LOKI looks at KARNILLA.

LOKI
That day may be far in the future.
Our father has no intentions of…

KARNILLA turns to LOKI.

KARNILLA

I am aware of that. But if we get a pledge now, we…

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 143.

THOR
I am honored, but…

KARNILLA looks back at THOR.

THOR (cont’d)

…I am sorry. I can not commit to something that is so far in the future. A lot could happen…

KARNILLA looks to the ground.

KARNILLA
I see.

LOKI gives THOR a look. THOR notices the concerned look.
THOR looks back at KARNILLA.

THOR

I would be more than willing to discuss this again when the time is more at hand.

KARNILLA looks at THOR.

KARNILLA
Are you sure you wouldn’t…

THOR
Yes.

KARNILLA
Very well.
(beat)

I hope you will accept my offer the next time. I think Asgard and Nornheim would benefit greatly through a union.

THOR, LOKI, and SIF are escorted out of the room.

LOKI thinks to himself. If Karnilla wants a union between Asgard and Nornheim, maybe he can give it to her. After all Desylva is the rightful queen of Nornheim. A union with Desylva would unite Asgard and Nornheim. He’s always known that one day he would ask DESYLVA. Maybe now is the right time. LOKI smiles to himself.

SIF happens to glance at him and catches the smile. She raises an eyebrow.

JUMP TO:

144.

111 INT. KARNILLA’S SUITE 111

KARNILLA is sitting behind a desk. She is talking to someone on a secure communication channel. We can not see who she is talking to.

KARNILLA

I need you to find out why Loki was so interested in Siri.
(beat)
He seemed to know a lot more than
he should have.
(beat)
Find out why.

A female voice sounds from over the communication channel.

FEMALE VOICE (VO)
Yes my queen.

KARNILLA closes the communication channel.

JUMP TO:

112 EXT. BIFROST SITE 112

THOR, LOKI, and SIF are alone. THOR raises his eyes skyward.

THOR
Heimdall, open the Bifrost.

SIF looks at LOKI. She leans in and whispers to him.

SIF
What was that smile for?

Before LOKI can answer, the Bifrost picks them up.

JUMP TO:

ASGARD

113 INT. OBSERVATORY 113

THOR, LOKI, and SIF arrive. HEIMDALL looks at them.

HEIMDALL
How was Nornheim?

THOR addresses HEIMDALL as he walks past him.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 145.

THOR
As if you didn’t know.

THOR exits. HEIMDALL watches him go. Once on the bridge, THOR flies off. SIF looks at LOKI as they walk past HEIMDALL.

SIF
Well?

LOKI
Well what?

SIF

That smile, as we were leaving the throne room, what was it for?

LOKI
Oh that.

They exit.

CONTINUE TO:

114 EXT. RAINBOW BRIDGE 114

They walk along the bridge.

LOKI

I was just thinking that Karnilla might be going about this the wrong way.

SIF
(raise eyebrow)
What do you mean?

LOKI

Thor is not ready for that sort of commitment. Especially not to someone he doesn’t know.

LOKI turns and looks at SIF.

LOKI (cont’d)

If you really want him, you better let your intentions known.
(beat)

Next time he may not be able to say no.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 146.

SIF
As you said, Odin is not ready to
step down. It will be a long
time…

LOKI
My father will not be around
forever.

SIF
Don’t let him hear you say that.

LOKI gives SIF a look.

LOKI
The time will come when Thor may
have no choice.

SIF raises her eyebrows and gives LOKI a look.

SIF
What do you mean?

LOKI
A king needs a queen.

LOKI gives SIF a look.

LOKI (cont’d)
And if Thor does not have one, he
may be “given” one.
(beat)
You wouldn’t want that, would you?

LOKI walks on. SIF follows behind him.

JUMP TO:

1680 AD

VANAHEIM

115 INT. TAVERN 115

THOR, SIF, VOLSTAGG, FANDRAL and LOKI are sitting at a table. SIF, THOR, and FANDRAL are on one side (THOR is between them); VOLSTAGG is on the other side with HOGUN and his family.

VOLSTAGG has just finished telling a story and everyone starts to laugh.

LOKI gets up from the table and starts to walk off.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 147.

THOR and FANDRAL notice. FANDRAL whispers to THOR.

FANDRAL
Where’s he going?

THOR
Don’t know.

FANDRAL
Think he’s up to something?

THOR
With Loki you never know.

FANDRAL
I’ll follow him.

THOR
Be careful. If he catches you…

FANDRAL
(smile)
He won’t.

FANDRAL rises and heads after LOKI.

CONTINUE TO:

116 EXT. STREET 116

FANDRAL exits the TAVERN and looks for LOKI. He spots him and follows him.

FANDRAL follows LOKI to a shop. LOKI enters. FANDRAL follows.

CONTINUE TO:

117 INT. SHOP 117

FANDRAL sees LOKI talking to the shopkeeper.

PAN TO:

118 LOKI 118

LOKI looks at the shopkeeper.

LOKI
Is it done?

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 148.

MAN
Yes. Did you bring the stones?

LOKI reaches into his pocket and removes a cloth. He places the cloth on the counter and opens it up to reveal two gem stones. One is white like a diamond. The other is purple like an amethyst. The man is awed at their beauty.

MAN (cont’d)

They are beautiful. Sure hope they fit.

LOKI gives the man a stern look.

LOKI

I gave you the exact measurements. They will fit. Unless you did not follow my…

MAN
I know what I’m doing. I followed
your specs exactly.

LOKI
Good. Then there should not be an
issue.

The man takes the gems.

MAN
I’ll go insert these.

The man goes into the back room.

JUMP TO:

ASGARD

119 EXT. GARDEN 119

DESYLVA is walking through the garden. She stops by the fountain. She sits on the edge of the fountain and stares into the water.

CAMERA PANS TO SHOW SOMEONE OR SOMETHING IN THE BUSHES WATCHING HER.

DESYLVA tenses as she senses the presence. She is about to turn to investigate when she feels a prick in her neck.

DESYLVA
Ow!

She raises a hand to her neck and removes a blow-dart.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 149.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
What the…

She starts to feel faint and falls to the ground. She passes out. The figure emerges from the bushes and approaches her.

JUMP TO:

VANAHEIM

120 INT. SHOP 120

The man comes back and hands LOKI a small box. LOKI opens the box and inspects its contents. He smiles.

(Note: We don’t get to see what is inside the box.)

MAN
You like it?

LOKI
Yes. It is beautiful.

LOKI puts the box in his pocket.

LOKI (cont’d)
I…

LOKI tenses. He senses something.

MAN
What is it? What’s wrong?

LOKI’s not sure.

PAN TO:

121 FANDRAL 121

FANDRAL thinks LOKI has finally sensed him, and comes out of hiding. He approaches LOKI.

PAN TO:

122 LOKI 122

LOKI doesn’t notice FANDRAL. He is still trying to figure out what he is sensing.

LOKI
I’m not sure. Something is…

LOKI realizes what it is just as FANDRAL reaches him.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 150.

LOKI (cont’d)
D!

FANDRAL
What?

LOKI closes his eyes and concentrates. He tries to contact DESYLVA.

LOKI (THOUGHT)
D?
(beat x3)
D!

LOKI opens his eyes. He looks to FANDRAL.

LOKI
I need to get back to Asgard.

LOKI starts to head out.

FANDRAL
Why?

FANDRAL follows LOKI.

LOKI
Something’s happened.

LOKI exits.

FANDRAL
What do you mean?

FANDRAL exits.

CONTINUE TO:

123 EXT. SHOP 123

LOKI turns to FANDRAL.

LOKI
I can’t explain it.

FANDRAL
You said, D. Is it Des? Is
something…

LOKI
I can’t reach her. Something is
wrong.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 151.

FANDRAL
Are you sure?

LOKI
Yes.
(beat)
I have to find her.
(beat)
Tell Thor that…

FANDRAL
I’ll help you.

LOKI gives him a look.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
If you’re right, and she’s in
trouble, you might…

LOKI
Thanks, but…

FANDRAL
Loki, you shouldn’t do this by
yourself!

LOKI glares at him.

LOKI
Fine. But don’t get in my way!

LOKI looks to the sky.

LOKI (cont’d)
Heimdall!!!

The Bifrost appears.

PAN TO:

124 INT. TAVERN 124

THOR is looking a little concerned. FANDRAL and LOKI have been gone for hours. He is about to say something when he notices the Bifrost beam out the window.

THOR rises and runs for the door. SIF and VOLSTAGG follow.

CONTINUE TO:

152.

125 EXT. TAVERN 125

THOR, SIF, and VOLSTAGG exit as the Bifrost vanishes.

VOLSTAGG
Did someone else arrive? Or did
someone just leave?

VOLSTAGG looks at THOR. THOR mutters under his breath.

THOR
Loki.

SIF and VOLSTAGG look at THOR.

JUMP TO:

ASGARD

126 INT. OBSERVATORY 126

LOKI and FANDRAL arrive. LOKI looks to HEIMDALL.

LOKI
(mad)
What happened!!?!?

HEIMDALL doesn’t say anything.

LOKI (cont’d)
Heimdall, what’s happened to D?

HEIMDALL raises a hand shushing LOKI. LOKI and FANDRAL stop moving and just look at HEIMDALL.

HEIMDALL
She was in the garden. Then she
lost consciousness and I…

LOKI
The garden?

HEIMDALL
Yes. But she is no longer there.

LOKI
Where is she?

HEIMDALL
Not sure. I no longer see her.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 153.

LOKI
(raise eyebrow)
What do you mean? You see
everything! Everything! Why
would…

HEIMDALL
Unknown. Something must be
blocking…

LOKI starts to raise a hand to zap HEIMDALL. FANDRAL grabs his arm and whispers.

FANDRAL
Don’t.

LOKI looks at FANDRAL.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
Let’s go to the garden. Maybe we
can find a clue as to what
happened.

LOKI looks at FANDRAL’s hand on his arm. FANDRAL lets go. LOKI storms out of the Observatory. FANDRAL looks to HEIMDALL.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
Keep trying. Maybe the block is
just temporary.

HEIMDALL nods. FANDRAL follows LOKI.

CONTINUE TO:

127 EXT. OBSERVATORY 127

FANDRAL exits and sees LOKI vanish. FANDRAL stops.

FANDRAL
I hate it when he does that.

HEIMDALL approaches FANDRAL.

HEIMDALL
Go after him.

FANDRAL looks to HEIMDALL.

HEIMDALL (cont’d)
He may need someone to…

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 154.

FANDRAL
I know. But Loki won’t listen to
me.

HEIMDALL
You must try.
(beat)

If I find out where she is, I will let you know.

FANDRAL heads down the bridge away from the Observatory.

JUMP TO:

128 EXT. SKIFF 128

DESYLVA is tied up. She is still unconscious. There are two men on the skiff. GOON 1 is steering, GOON 2 is talking.

GOON 2
So, that’s her.

GOON 1
Yep.

GOON 2
What’s the boss want with her
anyway?

GOON 1
Not sure. Something about an old
debt.

GOON 2
Really?

GOON 1
Yep.
(beat)
The witch told the boss that she
was the one he desires. The one
that his heart beats for.

GOON 2
Still think this is a bad idea. I
hear he is not one you want to
upset. He…

GOON 1
Look, the boss and him go way back.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 155.

GOON 2
How far back?

GOON 1
A LONG time.

GOON 2 looks at DESYLVA.

JUMP TO:

129 EXT. GARDEN 129

LOKI is sitting by the fountain. He is holding the blow-dart in his hand.

FANDRAL enters and approaches LOKI.

LOKI closes his eyes and tries to contact DESYLVA.

LOKI (THOUGHT)
D. Where are you?

FANDRAL reaches LOKI and notices the blow-dart.

JUMP TO:

130 INT. HIDEOUT 130

DESYLVA is in a cell. The two men from the Skiff are sitting outside the cell. There is a monitor on a table against the wall. The monitor displays the area outside.

GOON 2
You sure he’ll come?
GOON 1
He’ll come. The witch said he
would.
PAN TO:
131 DESYLVA 131

DESYLVA starts to come to. She hears a faint voice in her head and realizes it’s LOKI.

LOKI (VO)
D. Please. Answer me. I…

DESYLVA (THOUGHT)
Loki.

CONTINUE TO:

156.

132 SPLIT SCREEN. GARDEN / HIDEOUT 132

LOKI perks to attention. FANDRAL notices. LOKI and DESYLVA talk telepathically. FANDRAL just watches.

LOKI (THOUGHT)
D!

DESYLVA (THOUGHT)
Loki. I…

LOKI (THOUGHT)
Where are you?

DESYLVA looks around the room.

DESYLVA (THOUGHT)
Not sure. I…

DESYLVA spots the monitor. She tries to focus on it, spending the image to LOKI.

DESYLVA (THOUGHT) (cont’d)
Can you see that?

LOKI (THOUGHT)
Yes.

DESYLVA looks at the table with the two men. They look at her and notice she is awake.

DESYLVA (THOUGHT)
Gotta go.
CONTINUE TO:
133 SINGLE SCREEN. HIDEOUT 133
GOON 2 looks at DESYLVA.

GOON 2
Well, look who’s finally awake.

DESYLVA doesn’t say anything. She just looks around, surveying the room.

GOON 1
How long you think we’ll need to
wait?

GOON 2

If he cares for her as much as they say, shouldn’t be long.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 157.

DESYLVA thinks to herself.

DESYLVA (THOUGHT)
Loki. They want Loki.
(beat)
Why? Who are they?

DESYLVA rises.

DESYLVA
What do you want with him?

GOON 2
She speaks!

DESYLVA
Answer me.

GOON 1

The boss has a score to settle with him.

DESYLVA is confused.

DESYLVA
What? He’s never done anything…

GOON 1
How well do you really know him?

DESYLVA
I’ve known him all my life.

GOON 1
But do you really KNOW him?

DESYLVA
Yes. I know everything about him.

GOON 1
Not everything.

DESYLVA
Yes. Everything. There is…

GOON 2
How old are you?
(think)
710, 720?

DESYLVA’s not sure what her age has to do with this.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 158.

DESYLVA
715.

GOON 1

Then this happened before you were born.

DESYLVA is really confused now.

DESYLVA
What?
(beat)

We are the same age. We were born on the same day. We…

Now it’s GOON 1’s turn to be confused.

GOON 1
What do you mean?

GOON 2 happens to look at the monitor and sees LOKI and FANDRAL.

DESYLVA is about to answer GOON 1, when GOON 2 speaks.

GOON 2
Sir, he’s here. But he’s not alone.

GOON 1 looks at the monitor.

So does DESYLVA. She sees LOKI and FANDRAL.

GOON 1

Great. That’s all we need. Prince Loki.
(beat)
Why did he have to bring…

DESYLVA looks back at GOON 1 and realizes it’s FANDRAL they are after not LOKI.

DESYLVA
Fan. You guys want Fan!

GOON 1
Of course. Who else would…

DESYLVA
(half-laugh)
And you thought that…

GOON 1 and GOON 2 look at her.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 159.

GOON 1
What’s so funny?

DESYLVA
Wow, did you guys ever get it
wrong.

GOON 1
What?

DESYLVA

Fan and I are just friends. Nothing more.

GOON 1
Friends?

DESYLVA
Yes.

GOON 1 and GOON 2 are confused.

GOON 1
Just friends.

DESYLVA
Yes.

GOON 1 is not buying it.

GOON 1
Nice try. But if you are just
friends then why did he come for
you?

A voice sounds from behind them.

LOKI (VO)
To stop me from killing you.

GOON 1 takes a deep breath and slowly turns. He has finally figured it out.

GOON 1
Oh.

LOKI addresses DESYLVA.

LOKI
You okay, my love?

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 160.

DESYLVA
Fine, my love.

DESYLVA frees herself from her restraints.

GOON 2
How did you…

DESYLVA

I could have done that at anytime. But I wanted to see what you were after.

GOON 1 looks to LOKI. He can tell LOKI is mad.

GOON 1

We were led to believe she belonged to him.

GOON 1 looks at FANDRAL. FANDRAL looks shocked.

FANDRAL
Me?

GOON 1 looks at LOKI.

GOON 1
We had no idea she was yours.

GOON 2
The boss is going to real mad now.

DESYLVA walks over to LOKI and steps in front of him.

DESYLVA

You didn’t have to come for me, you know. I can…

LOKI raises a hand to the side of her face and cups it.

LOKI

I know. But when I couldn’t sense you. I…

DESYLVA
Loki, I…

LOKI
The thought of losing you. I…

DESYLVA

I was never in any real danger. Our connection lets us sense when the

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 161.

DESYLVA (cont’d)

other needs us. Trust me. If I ever REALLY need help, I will call you.

LOKI smiles. He is about to kiss her when FANDRAL interrupts.

FANDRAL

Hate to break this up, but… What should we do with these two?

LOKI looks at them. He can tell they are scared. DESYLVA takes LOKI’s hands in hers.

DESYLVA

Don’t do anything crazy. They made a mistake.

LOKI
A mistake?

DESYLVA
Their boss has some unfinished
business with Fan.

LOKI gives FANDRAL a look.

FANDRAL

Don’t look at me. I’ve never seen these guys before. And why they’d go after Des to get to me, I have no…

LOKI looks at the two goons.

LOKI
Where’s your boss?

GOON 1
Don’t know.

FANDRAL
Who’s your boss?

GOON 2
Gunnar.

FANDRAL recognizes the name. GOON 1 notices.

GOON 1
You remember him.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 162.

FANDRAL

Yes. Haven’t seen him is over 700 years.

GOON 1
730 to be exact. He’s still a
little…

LOKI looks to FANDRAL. FANDRAL gives him a look back.

FANDRAL
I thought he was dead.

GOON 1
Almost was, thanks to you.

FANDRAL looks at GOON 1.

FANDRAL

That wasn’t my fault. I had nothing to do with…

GOON 1
That’s not the story we’ve been
told.

FANDRAL
Then you’ve heard wrong.

LOKI and DESYLVA have no idea what they are talking about.

LOKI

Care to fill us in on what you’re talking about?

GOON 1 / FANDRAL
No.

LOKI and DESYLVA look at each other and then at FANDRAL.

LOKI
Fine. Have fun.

LOKI and DESYLVA vanish. Leaving FANDRAL alone with GOON 1 and 2. FANDRAL looks up and yells to thin air.

FANDRAL
What? Seriously?

GOON 1 and GOON 2 look at FANDRAL. FANDRAL doesn’t like the look on their faces. He pleads to thin air.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 163.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
Guys.
(beat)
Loki.
(beat)
Des.
(beat)
Please come…

LOKI and DESYLVA appear behind the GOONS. DESYLVA is wearing gloves now. LOKI grabs GOON 1 and DESYLVA grabs GOON 2. FANDRAL breaths a sigh of relief. DESYLVA looks at FANDRAL and smiles.

DESYLVA

You didn’t think we’d actually just leave you here, did you?

FANDRAL
Well, I…

DESYLVA

Fan, I thought you knew me better than that?

FANDRAL gives DESYLVA a look. LOKI notices it. DESYLVA looks to LOKI.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
So what should we do with these
two?

LOKI

Not sure. We could always send them to Fen.

FANDRAL
Fen? Who’s Fen?

DESYLVA smirks. She knows he means Fenrir. Maybe some time alone with a big wolf might scare these guys.

DESYLVA

Seriously? Are you sure that would be a good idea?

LOKI

Haven’t seen Fen in a while. I think a visit is overdue. Shall we?

DESYLVA
Yes my love.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 164.

DESYLVA, LOKI, and the two GOONS vanish. Leaving FANDRAL all alone wondering where they went.

JUMP TO:

1750 AD

NIFLHEIM

134 INT. CAVE 134

A wooden cage is suspended over a lava pit.

CAMERA PANS TO THE CAGE.

CONTINUE TO:

135 INT. CAGE 135

Inside the cage are THOR, LOKI, SIF, FANDRAL, and VOLSTAGG.
They are tied up. They have no weapons. Not even Mjolnir.
They have been in the cage for hours.

VOLSTAGG, SIF, and FANDRAL have their wrists bound and then have their hands tied to the wooden beams over their heads.

THOR and LOKI have golden cuffs on their writs and then have their hands tied to the wooden beams over their heads.

THOR is located in the back left corner of the cage; VOLSTAGG is in the back right corner; SIF is in the front left corner; LOKI is in the front right corner; FANDRAL is in the middle.

THOR looks over at LOKI.

THOR
Loki, do something!

LOKI gives THOR a “like what” look.

LOKI
Like what?

THOR
I don’t know. You’re the “Master of
Magic”.

LOKI gives THOR a “seriously” look.

LOKI
Kinda hard to do magic wearing
golden inhibitor cuffs.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 165.

THOR
You don’t need your hands for…

LOKI
Why don’t you just summon your
mighty hammer and smash our way
out?

THOR gives LOKI a look.

LOKI (cont’d)
Oh right. You can’t. You have
golden inhibitor cuffs as well.

THOR
Loki, I…

FANDRAL has had enough of their bickering.

FANDRAL
ENOUGH!

Everyone looks at FANDRAL for a moment, then they all look at the floor. FANDRAL looks to LOKI.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
There is one thing you can do.

LOKI looks at FANDRAL with raised eyebrows. FANDRAL gives him a look.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
Call her.

EVERYONE gives FANDRAL a look.

LOKI
What?

FANDRAL
I’ve seen you do it before. The
cuffs will not interfere.
(beat)
Call her. She can help.

EVERYONE looks to LOKI. LOKI takes a deep breath and closes his eyes. He concentrates. He quietly mutters a name. More to himself then anyone else.

LOKI
(softly)
D.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 166.

Everyone waits. A few seconds pass, then DESYLVA appears in the cage beside LOKI.

DESYLVA
(smile)
Loki. I…

DESYLVA realizes she is standing in a wooden cage suspended over a lava pit. She drops the smile and looks curious.

DESYLVA (cont’d)

Oh. What did you get yourself into this…

She notices the cuffs on his wrist.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
(smile)
Hmmm. Cuffs. Really?

LOKI
D. I…

DESYLVA kisses him. LOKI returns the kiss. Everyone watches feeling very uncomfortable. After a few seconds, FANDRAL breaks the uneasy silence.

FANDRAL
Ah Des. A little help here?

Without breaking the kiss, DESYLVA waves her hand and everyone’s restraints disappear. LOKI wraps his freed arms around her and pulls her close.

EVERYONE rubs their wrists.

THOR
We still need to get out of here.

LOKI and DESYLVA break the kiss. LOKI looks at DESYLVA.

LOKI
Thanks.

DESYLVA
Anytime.

LOKI

Any thoughts on how we can get out of here?

Before she can answer, Mjolnir comes flying into the cage. THOR catches it. DESYLVA looks at THOR knowing what he is about to do.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 167.

DESYLVA
No. Don’t.

Everyone looks at her.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
I have a better idea.

DESYLVA looks at LOKI.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
I’ll need your help.

LOKI looks at her. EVERYONE looks at them.

DESYLVA (THOUGHT)
(smile)
We’re going to teleport the cage.

LOKI (THOUGHT)
Will it work?

DESYLVA (THOUGHT)
One way to find out.

SIF whispers to THOR as LOKI and DESYLVA hold hands and close their eyes.

SIF
I hate it when they do that.

VOLSTAGG hears her.

VOLSTAGG
Do what?

SIF looks to VOLSTAGG.

SIF
Communicate telepathically.

The gang wonders what LOKI and DESYLVA are doing.

All of a sudden the cage starts to shake.

THOR
(concerned)
Loki.

The cage vanishes.

JUMP TO:

168.

136 EXT. CLEARING 136

The cage appears.

THOR uses Mjolnir to smash open the cage. LOKI and DESYLVA open their eyes and look at each other. LOKI kisses her as everyone exits the cage.

THOR looks to the sky.

THOR
Heimdall. Open the bifrost.

The Bifrost beam appears. THOR looks to LOKI.

THOR (cont’d)
Loki. Come on.

LOKI breaks the kiss.

DESYLVA
See ya back on Asgard.

LOKI smiles and then runs to THOR. VOLSTAGG looks to LOKI.

VOLSTAGG
Isn’t Des coming?

LOKI
She doesn’t need to.

VOLSTAGG raises an eyebrow. LOKI looks at DESYLVA, and addresses VOLSTAGG.

LOKI (cont’d)
She was never really here.

DESYLVA vanishes. VOLSTAGG is confused.

VOLSTAGG
What?

The Bifrost takes them all away.

JUMP TO:

ASGARD

169.

137 INT. OBSERVATORY 137

The gang arrives.

HEIMDALL shuts down the Bifrost. They all walk past him.

VOLSTAGG still has a confused look on his face.

VOLSTAGG
What do you mean she wasn’t there?
(beat)
I saw her. We all saw her.

LOKI
She never left Asgard.

Everyone exits the Observatory.

CONTINUE TO:

138 EXT. BRIDGE 138

VOLSTAGG
What?

VOLSTAGG stops. LOKI smiles and vanishes.

THOR walks on as FANDRAL goes to VOLSTAGG.

FANDRAL
Astral Projection, Volstagg. They
do it all the time.

VOLSTAGG
But he touched her!

FANDRAL walks off to catch up to THOR.

VOLSTAGG (cont’d)

If she was a projection he wouldn’t have been able to touch her.

SIF walks past VOLSTAGG as she speaks.

SIF
Don’t try to figure it out. Just
accept it. Des and Loki have a
unique relationship.

VOLSTAGG walks after SIF still confused.

THOR looks to FANDRAL who is now beside him.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 170.

THOR
What made you think of her?

FANDRAL
What?

THOR
You knew he could call her. Why…

FANDRAL

Like Sif said. They have a unique relationship. They are connected in ways we will never understand.

They all walk on.

JUMP TO:


** 1934: Midgard: Johann Schmidt reveals to Adolph Hitler

his theory that the Asgardians and their magic could be more than myth. **


139 INT. OBSERVATORY 139

HEIMDALL is staring out into the abyss. ODIN arrives.

ODIN
What troubles you Heimdall?

HEIMDALL

There is a man on Midgard who I think you should be made aware of.

ODIN
Oh?

HEIMDALL
His name is Johann Schmidt.
(beat)

He is telling all who will listen about his theory that we may not be a myth.

ODIN

It has been so long since we’ve had a presence on Midgard.
(beat)
I doubt anyone would take him
seriously.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 171.

HEIMDALL
You may be surprised.

ODIN
Keep an eye on things.

HEIMDALL
Of course, my king.

JUMP TO:


1942-1945: The events of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER play out on Midgard.

March 1942: Johann Schmidt finds the Tesseract. He calls it “The Jewel of Odin’s treasure room.”

** Heimdall reports this to Odin. Odin asks Heimdall to keep an eye on him and advise if they need to interfere. **

1945: Schmidt, now going by the name “Red Skull”, activates the Tesseract and vanishes. Captain Rogers crashes the plane into the ocean near Greenland. A few months later Howard Stark finds the Tesseract at the bottom of the ocean.


ASGARD

140 INT. OBSERVATORY 140

HEIMDALL and ODIN are talking.

DESYLVA approaches. She hears them talking and listens without being seen.

ODIN

Mankind is still too primitive to figure out how to harness the power of the Tesseract.

HEIMDALL
This Howard Stark is quite clever.
(beat)
He may actually figure it out if
given the time.

ODIN
Well then, keep an eye on Howard
Stark.
(beat)

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 172.

ODIN (cont’d)
Let me know if he gets too close.

HEIMDALL
Yes, my king.

ODIN turns to leave.

DESYLVA teleports away before ODIN can see her.

JUMP TO:

141 INT. LOKI’S ROOM 141

DESYLVA appears in the room.

LOKI is walking toward the door when she appears in front of him.

DESYLVA
What do you know of the Tesseract?

LOKI
(raise eyebrow)
Why?

DESYLVA
I just heard Odin and Heimdall
talking about it.
(beat)
Seems it is on Midgard and…

LOKI
(surprise)
Midgard?

DESYLVA
Yes.
(beat)
It is in the possession of a man
called Howard Stark.

LOKI gives her a look waiting for her to continue. When she doesn’t he prompts her.

LOKI
And?

DESYLVA
(raise eyebrow)
And what?

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 173.

LOKI
(concern)

Is my father going to send someone to get it?

DESYLVA
I don’t think so.

DESYLVA can tell from the look on LOKI’s face that he thinks ODIN should be doing something.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Why?
(beat)
What is it?

LOKI
One of the Infinity Stones.

DESYLVA
(raise eyebrow)
They’re real?

LOKI
Yes.

LOKI wonders why ODIN is leaving it on Midgard. Maybe there is more to the story then they know.

LOKI (cont’d)
I think it is time for some
research.

LOKI gives DESYLVA a look.

LOKI (cont’d)

Feel like helping me find out everything there is to know about the Tesseract?

DESYLVA
(smile)
Sure.

LOKI and DESYLVA leave the room.

CUT TO:


1946: Howard Stark founds S.H.I.E.L.D


174.

1965 AD

142 INT. LOKI’S ROOM 142

LOKI is standing behind DESYLVA. They are standing in front of a table. There is a mirror on the wall behind it. There is a drawer in the table.

He is placing a necklace around her neck. The necklace has a big gem shaped in a heart. The gem is a special gem that changes color based on the way the light hits it.

LOKI kisses her neck and then whispers in her ear.

LOKI
Happy birthday, my love.

DESYLVA
It’s beautiful.

DESYLVA turns to face him and kisses him. She breaks the kiss.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Close your eyes.

LOKI raises an eyebrow.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Just do it.

LOKI closes his eyes. DESYLVA opens the drawer in the table and pulls out an ornate wooden box. She holds it in her hands.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Open them.

DESYLVA offers him the box. He looks at it.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Happy birthday to you too, my love.

LOKI takes the box and opens it. Inside the box, are a pair of beautiful daggers. LOKI can tell just by looking at them that they were forged by the dwarves of Nidavelir. He puts the box down on the table and takes one of the daggers out of the box. DESYLVA can tell he likes it.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
They’re one of kind.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 175.

LOKI
I can tell.

DESYLVA
They were made just for you. And
I’ve enchanted them.

LOKI looks at her.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
They have a “return” enchantment
and a “protect” enchantment.

LOKI is examining the dagger.

DESYLVA (cont’d)

When you throw the dagger, it will return to you when you signal it.

LOKI smiles and throws the dagger into the back wall. It embeds in the wall. He gestures to it, and it returns to his hand. He smiles.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
It will emit a slight vibration
when danger is near.

LOKI looks at her.

LOKI
I love it. And I love you.

He kisses her.

JUMP TO:

143 INT. GREAT HALL – PALACE 143

The hall is decorated for a big 1000th Birthday bash for LOKI. The room is full of people from all over.

PAN TO:

144 LOKI 144

LOKI is talking to some delegates from one of the Realms.

PAN TO:

176.

145 DESYLVA 145

DESYLVA is waiting for him to come back over. She is not wearing her gauntlets. She is eating a piece of cake.

PAN TO:

146 FANDRAL 146

FANDRAL notices DESYLVA is alone and goes over to her.

PAN TO:

147 DESYLVA 147

FANDRAL walks up behind DESYLVA, leans over her shoulder, and whispers in her ear.

FANDRAL
Happy Birthday, m’lady.

DESYLVA smiles. She turns to face him.

DESYLVA
Fan.

FANDRAL removes his hands from behind his back and offers her a gift.

FANDRAL
Here.

DESYLVA looks at the gift.

DESYLVA
What? You didn’t…

FANDRAL
Open it.

DESYLVA places her plate down on table behind her, and takes the present from FANDRAL. FANDRAL watches her open it.

She smiles when she sees what is in the box. A pair of purple leather gauntlets.

DESYLVA
Fan, they’re beautiful.

FANDRAL

I noticed the ones you always wear are falling apart.
(beat)

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 177.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
You’ve had them for what 1000
years?

DESYLVA
992 actually.

FANDRAL smiles. DESYLVA looks at FANDRAL.

DESYLVA (cont’d)

And they’re not “falling apart”. I’ll have you know that they have a spell on them that keeps them in one piece.

DESYLVA looks back at the gauntlets, and puts them on.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Thanks.

DESYLVA carefully hugs FANDRAL and whispers in his ear.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
I shall think of you when I put
them on.

FANDRAL smiles.

PAN TO:

148 LOKI 148

LOKI glances over and notices FANDRAL hugging DESYLVA. He raises an eyebrow, excuses himself from the group he is with, and heads to DESYLVA.

PAN TO:

149 DESYLVA AND FANDRAL 149

They break the hug. FANDRAL notices the necklace.

FANDRAL
Gift from Loki?

DESYLVA
Yes.

FANDRAL
It’s beautiful. Just…

LOKI approaches them. He is behind FANDRAL.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 178.

LOKI
Fandral.

FANDRAL
Loki.
(turn to Loki)

Happy birthday. May we all be here in another 1000 years.

FANDRAL leaves.

LOKI
What did…

DESYLVA
Just wishing me a Happy Birthday.

LOKI notices the gauntlets.

LOKI
Nice gauntlets.

DESYLVA
Gift from Fan.

LOKI looks back to FANDRAL who is now back with SIF and VOLSTAGG and HOGUN.

(Note: SIF has just handed FANDRAL a plate with a piece of cake on it.)

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Don’t look at him like that.

LOKI
Like what?

DESYLVA puts her arms around LOKI.

DESYLVA
Loki, my love. You are the only one
I want. You know that. Fan is…

LOKI puts his arms around her and pulls her to him.

LOKI
I know. But the way…

DESYLVA puts a finger to his lips, shushing him.

DESYLVA

I love you. And only you. Now and for ever.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 179.

LOKI kisses her finger. She smiles. She removes her finger.
He kisses her.

PAN TO:

150 FANDRAL 150

FANDRAL glances over at DESYLVA and sees her kissing LOKI. He can’t believe that LOKI and DESYLVA are still together. He never thought they’d be together for so long. Was it possible that LOKI was actually in love with her?

PAN TO:

151 LOKI AND DESYLVA 151

LOKI and DESYLVA break the kiss. The music changes to a softer, slower melody.

DESYLVA
Dance with me.

LOKI takes her hand and leads her to the dance floor. They dance. Slow and close.

She rests her head on his chest. He holds her close. They close their eyes and let the music move them.

PAN TO:

152 ODIN AND FRIGGA 152

They notice LOKI and DESYLVA dancing.

FRIGGA
He loves her so much.

ODIN
Yes.

FRIGGA
She is good for him.
(beat)

Maybe one day he will take the next step.

ODIN looks to FRIGGA.

ODIN
He is still just a boy. He…

FRIGGA looks at ODIN.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 180.

FRIGGA

My love, it is obvious they belong together.
(beat)
Look at them.

On the word “look”, FRIGGA looks at LOKI and DESYLVA. ODIN looks back at LOKI and DESYLVA. He knows FRIGGA is right.

ODIN
Yes. They do.

FRIGGA looks to ODIN and offers him her hand.

FRIGGA
Dance with me.

ODIN pauses for a moment, then takes her hand.

PAN TO:

153 LOKI AND DESYLVA 153

DESYLVA raises her head and looks at LOKI. She kisses him. He kisses her back. They start to dance as if they are the only two in the room.

Soon everyone in the hall is watching LOKI and DESYLVA.

The musicians notice and change the tempo a little. They still keep it slow, but change it ever so slightly, giving LOKI and DESYLVA a little more freedom with their movements.

The lighting in the room dims. LOKI and DESYLVA find themselves caught up in the music and each other. Their dance becomes more seductive.

When the dance is coming to an end, he kisses her hungrily.
She kisses him back. He wants her so much. They vanish.

The music stops. The lights come back up. Everyone wonders where LOKI and DESYLVA went.

PAN TO:

154 SIF AND THE WARRIORS THREE 154

VOLSTAGG is eating a piece of cake. He stops eating and looks to FANDRAL.

VOLSTAGG
Is the party over?

HOGUN, FANDRAL, and SIF all give VOLSTAGG a look.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 181.

JUMP TO:

155 INT. LOKI’S ROOM 155

LOKI and DESYLVA appear in the room. They are still kissing. LOKI picks her up and carries her over to the bed. He lays her down on the bed and breaks the kiss. He looks at her.

LOKI
I want you so…

DESYLVA
(smile)
And I you.

She kisses him. After a few moments she breaks the kiss.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Take me, my prince.

He smiles and kisses her.

CONTINUE TO:

156 TIME FLIES 156

They spend the next few hours making love.

JUMP TO:

1985 AD

157 INT. HALLWAY 157

LOKI and DESYLVA are walking down a hall.

DESYLVA
Where are we going?

LOKI
It’s a surprise.

DESYLVA
Can I have a hint?

LOKI
That would ruin the surprise.

DESYLVA looks around. Nothing looks familiar.

DESYLVA
I don’t think I’ve been in this
part of the Palace before.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 182.

LOKI
Few have.

DESYLVA
What do you mean?

LOKI
Wait and see.

They walk on.

JUMP TO:

158 INT. OBSERVATORY 158

HEIMDALL has just opened the Bifrost.

VOLSTAGG, FANDRAL, SIF, and HOGUN come through.

HEIMDALL addresses the group. They answer as they walk past him.

HEIMDALL
How was Vanaheim?

FANDRAL
Beautiful, as always.

VOLSTAGG
I’m starving.

FANDRAL
You’re always starving.

VOLSTAGG gives FANDRAL a look then continues on his way out.
FANDRAL follows.

SIF and HOGUN exchange a look and then follow FANDRAL out.

JUMP TO:

159 INT. HALLWAY 159

LOKI and DESYLVA turn a corner.

At the end of the hall are two very large doors. There are two guards standing outside the doors.

LOKI and DESYLVA head for the doors.

DESYLVA is curious. She wonders what is behind those doors.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 183.

DESYLVA
(whisper)
What’s behind those…

LOKI just flashes her a smile and walks on. They reach the guards. LOKI gives them a look. They open the doors. LOKI looks to DESYLVA and motions to her.

LOKI
After you.

DESYLVA enters the room. LOKI follows. The guards close the doors.

CONTINUE TO:

160 INT. SPACE DOCK 160

DESYLVA is awestruck at the sight in front of her — 3 large space vessels. There is a guard standing by each ship.

DESYLVA
(referring to ships)
Are they…

LOKI
Yes.

DESYLVA
I thought they were but a legend.
No one has…

LOKI
I know.

She reads the names on the sides of the ships. “The Silver Mist”, “The Crimson Flame”, and “The Sapphire Rain”.

DESYLVA just stands staring at the three ships. LOKI stands behind her and whispers in her ear.

LOKI (cont’d)
Want to take one out?

DESYLVA turns to face him.

DESYLVA
Out? As in…

LOKI
(smile)
Yes.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 184.

DESYLVA
Are they still safe?

LOKI
(smile)
Yes.
(beat)
Pick one.

DESYLVA looks back at the three ships. After a few moments she picks one.

DESYLVA
“The Silver Mist”.

LOKI
Good choice. Stay here.

LOKI goes over to the guard at “The Silver Mist”.

As LOKI is heading toward the guard, DESYLVA thinks of something.

CONTINUE TO:

161 THE CRIMSON FLAME 161

She walks over to the guard at “The Crimson Flame”. She reaches him, says something to him, and hands him an envelope.

(The envelope just appears in her hand.)

RETURN TO:

162 DOCK 162

She then returns to where LOKI left her. She looks at her arm, and a bracelet appears.

PAN TO:

163 LOKI 163

LOKI finishes talking to the guard at “The Silver Mist” and signals DESYLVA to come over.

PAN TO:

185.

164 DESYLVA 164

DESYLVA heads to LOKI.

CONTINUE TO:

165 SILVER MIST 165

DESYLVA and LOKI board the ship.

JUMP TO:

A FEW HOURS LATER

166 INT. THE SILVER MIST 166

The ship has crashed.

LOKI and DESYLVA are unconscious. DESYLVA wakes up first.
She sees LOKI.

DESYLVA
(softly)
Loki?

She tries to stand up. She winces and brings a hand to her side. She looks down and notices a small gash. Nothing serious. She places her hand on the wound and tries to heal it. It doesn’t work.

DESYLVA (cont’d)

What? The cut is minor. I should be able to fix it.

She tries again. Nothing.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
I wonder why I can’t?

She goes to LOKI.

When she reaches LOKI she notices he has gash on his head, and a bigger gash on his side. She tries to heal the gash on his head, but again, she can’t. She realizes she’s going to need healing stones to fix their wounds.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
If I were the med-kit, where would
I be?

She looks around and finds it. She opens the kit. There are only two stones in the kit.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 186.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
(mutter)

Great. Not sure how long these have been here. They better still work.

She returns to LOKI.

She grinds one stone over the wound on his head and heals it. She then grinds the other stone over the wound in his side and heals it. She then places a hand over her own wound and a green glow emanates from her hand. She “conceals” her wound.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
(mutter)

If I can’t heal it, I can at least conceal it. I just hope it lasts long enough.

She looks at the bracelet on her wrist and presses a button on the side of it.

The LED display lights up red.

She sits beside LOKI and places a hand on the side of his face.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Loki? Wake up.
(beat)
Loki!

LOKI starts to come to.

LOKI
What…
(beat)
What happened?

DESYLVA
We crashed.
(beat)
I think.

LOKI
Crashed? How?

DESYLVA

Something pulled us down. Some sort of magnetic charge or pull. Not really sure.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 187.

LOKI
So much for my big surprise.

DESYLVA
What?

LOKI
I didn’t mean for…

DESYLVA
This is not your fault.

LOKI looks around and realizes the ship is a mess. No way she is flying out of here.

LOKI
But we are stuck here.
(beat)
It could be…

DESYLVA
(smile)
Not for long.

LOKI
(raise eyebrow)
What do you mean? No one knows…

DESYLVA
Really? Are you sure about that?

LOKI
Yes.

DESYLVA gives him a look. He knows that look.

DESYLVA

You know I never leave the city without telling someone where I’m going.
(beat)

You really think I’d leave Asgard and not…

LOKI
You didn’t know where we were
going. How could…

DESYLVA

Before we left, I gave an envelope to the guard at “The Crimson Flame”.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 188.

LOKI
(raise eyebrow)
You did?

DESYLVA
(nod)

It contained a note saying we took “The Silver Mist” out.

LOKI
But…

DESYLVA
It also contained a tracker bot.

LOKI
A tracker bot?

DESYLVA
Yes. The bot is linked to…

She shows LOKI the bracelet.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
…this.

LOKI looks at the bracelet. The LED is still red.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
The guard has instructions to
deliver the envelope if we are not
back by nightfall.

LOKI looks at her.

LOKI
(curiously)
Deliver it to who?

DESYLVA

The one person I trust to do what is needed.

LOKI
(raise eyebrow)
And who might that be?

DESYLVA
(smile)
3 guesses.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 189.

LOKI
(think)
Your father.

DESYLVA
He’s still off world.

LOKI
(think)
Sif?

DESYLVA
You really think I’d…

LOKI
(think)
Thor?

DESYLVA
When has Thor ever done anything
for me?

LOKI gives her a look.

LOKI
I give up. Who?

DESYLVA
Fandral.

LOKI
(raise eyebrow)
Fandral?

DESYLVA
Yes.

LOKI gets a look of concern of his face. DESYLVA notices it.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Trust me. He will come for us.

LOKI

Fandral. Really? What makes you so sure he’ll…

DESYLVA
I’ve known him a long time.

LOKI
So have I. But…

LOKI senses something in the way that DESYLVA said “LONG” time. He is curious.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 190.

LOKI (cont’d)
Wait. What are you…

DESYLVA
When I was a baby, Fan and my
father…

LOKI
Fandral knows your father?

DESYLVA
Yes.

LOKI thinks of an incident in the past.

FADE INTO FLASHBACK:

167 FLASHBACK 167

LOKI
I… I met someone.

FANDRAL realizes it is DESYLVA that has him in this mood.

LOKI (cont’d)
I can’t explain it. She…

FANDRAL decides to pretend he doesn’t know anything.

FANDRAL
She?

LOKI
Her name is Desylva.

FANDRAL speaks without thinking and then almost immediately regrets it.

FANDRAL
Halvir’s daughter.

LOKI
(raise eyebrow)
You know her?

FANDRAL
I know OF her.

LOKI gives him a look.

RETURN TO PRESENT:

191.

168 INT. THE SILVER MIST 168

LOKI looks to DESYLVA.

LOKI
Why has he never mentioned…

DESYLVA
Doesn’t matter.

LOKI realizes that FANDRAL has been keeping this secret for centuries.

LOKI
So you’ve know him since…

DESYLVA
Yes.
(beat)

Once he hooked up with Hogun and Volstagg, he didn’t spend very much time with my father.

LOKI
I see.

DESYLVA
He will come for us, Loki. I know
he will.

DESYLVA rests her head on his chest.

LOKI strokes her hair. He wonders if it’s been a fatherly/brotherly concern he has been sensing in Fandral all these years. Or was it more.

JUMP TO:

ASGARD

169 INT. TAVERN 169

FANDRAL is sitting at a table with a bunch of women. They are all fawning over him. He is enjoying their attention.

The GUARD from the Space Dock enters, spots FANDRAL, and heads over to him. GUARD reaches the table.

GUARD
Excuse me, sir.

FANDRAL looks at him.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 192.

GUARD (cont’d)
This is for you.

GUARD hands FANDRAL the envelope from DESYLVA.

FANDRAL takes it. The GUARD leaves. FANDRAL notices the “seal” on the envelope.

FANDRAL
(softly)
Des.

He motions for the women to leave. They leave.

Once he is alone, he opens the envelope. He sees the tracker bot.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
(softly)
A tracker bot? What…

He opens the note and reads it. He hears DESYLVA’s voice in his head reading the note.

DESYLVA (VO)

Fan, if you are reading this, it means we have not returned. Loki and I took “The Silver Mist” out. I left this with a guard and asked him to give it to you if we had not returned by nightfall. The tracker bot is programmed with my genetic code. It will find me wherever I am. Something obviously kept us from returning. You must help us.

FANDRAL looks at the tracker bot.

FANDRAL
(quietly; awe)
“The Silver Mist”?
(beat; concern)
Loki. Where did you go?

FANDRAL folds up the note. He places it and the tracker bot back in the envelope. He rises from the table and heads for the door carrying the envelope.

JUMP TO:

193.

170 INT. HALLWAY 170

VOLSTAGG and HOGUN are walking down a hall. They see FANDRAL heading towards them. They stop.

FANDRAL reaches them.

FANDRAL
Have either of you seen Thor?

VOLSTAGG
No. Why?

FANDRAL
Des and Loki may be in trouble.

VOLSTAGG half laughs.

VOLSTAGG
They can take care of themselves.

HOGUN notices the look on FANDRAL’s face.

HOGUN
What makes you think that they…

FANDRAL opens the envelope and holds up the tracker bot.

HOGUN (cont’d)
Is that a tracker bot?

FANDRAL
Yes.

HOGUN
Where did you…

FANDRAL
Des. She left it with this note.

FANDRAL shows them the note.

HOGUN takes it. VOLSTAGG and HOGUN read it over.

VOLSTAGG
(awe)
“The Silver Mist”?

FANDRAL
Yes.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 194.

HOGUN

“The Mist” belongs to The House of Odin. So do her sister ships.

FANDRAL

I know. That is why I need to find Thor. I need him to give me access to the dock.

VOLSTAGG and HOGUN give him a look.

FANDRAL (cont’d)

Once on board one of the ships, all I have to do is connect the tracker bot to ships navigation system and it will find them.

HOGUN looks at FANDRAL and says the following line point blankly.

HOGUN
Never been on one of those ships.

VOLSTAGG
Few have.

FANDRAL

Help me find Thor and you can come with me.

VOLSTAGG and HOGUN share a look.

FANDRAL walks past them. They follow.

VOLSTAGG

Why did Desylva leave the message for you? Why not Thor?

FANDRAL talks as he walks off.

FANDRAL
You really think Thor would have
taken the note seriously?

VOLSTAGG
And you do?

FANDRAL
Yes.

VOLSTAGG and HOGUN exchange a look.

JUMP TO:

195.

A FEW HOURS LATER

171 INT. THE SILVER MIST 171

LOKI and DESYLVA are still sitting on the floor.

LOKI
Not how I thought this day would
go.

DESYLVA
Could be worse.

LOKI
(look at her)
How?

Before DESYLVA can answer, the red LED on her bracelet turns green.

DESYLVA
(smile)
He did it.

DESYLVA raises the bracelet to her mouth and speaks into it.

(Yes that’s right there is a comm link in the bracelet that is connected to the tracker bot.)

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Fan? Fan, are you there?

LOKI looks at DESYLVA.

JUMP TO:

172 SPLIT SCREEN: THE SILVER MIST / THE SAPPHIRE RAIN 172

Left side of screen: DESYLVA and LOKI.

Right Side of Screen: The bridge of “The Sapphire Rain”. FANDRAL is at the “wheel”. VOLSTAGG and HOGUN are standing around. They hear DESYLVA’s voice.

FANDRAL
Des?

DESYLVA
Yes. Where are you?

FANDRAL
I could ask you the same thing!

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 196.

DESYLVA

We’re on the surface of a planet, I think. You should be close. Just don’t get too close.

FANDRAL
Why?

LOKI
There is a strong magnetic pull
that will draw anything to the
surface.

FANDRAL
Noted.
(beat)
Are you two okay?

DESYLVA
Yes. Fine.

VOLSTAGG

If we can’t get too close, how are we supposed to get you guys…

LOKI
Depends.
(beat)
Did you come in “The Crimson Flame”
or “The Sapphire Rain”?

FANDRAL
“The Sapphire Rain”.

DESYLVA smiles at LOKI.

DESYLVA
Told you he’d pick that one.

LOKI
Good choice. She should have a
teleporter.

VOLSTAGG
(awe)
Seriously?

LOKI
Yes.
(beat)

Once you get in range, we will activate the self destruct on “The Mist” and you can teleport us out of here.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 197.

FANDRAL
What?
(beat)
You can’t just destroy “The Mist”!

LOKI
We have no choice.
(beat)

There is no way to get this ship off the planet and we can’t leave her here.

VOLSTAGG

You better prepare a great story for your father. He’s going to…

LOKI
I can handle my father.

FANDRAL, VOLSTAGG, and HOGUN all exchange a look. They really would not like to be in LOKI’s shoes. ODIN is going to be so upset.

DESYLVA thinks of something.

DESYLVA
Maybe you won’t have to.

LOKI looks at her with raised eyebrows.

LOKI
What do you mean?

DESYLVA smiles and gives LOKI a look.

DESYLVA

Not sure if this will work, but I just thought of a way we might be able to salvage this.

FANDRAL
And what would that be?

DESYLVA looks at LOKI.

DESYLVA
I may need your help.

LOKI raises his eyebrow and gives her a look. DESYLVA just smiles and speaks into the communicator on her bracelet.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 198.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
The teleporter should be synced
with the tracker bot.
(beat)
Let me know once you are in range.

FANDRAL

You’re not going to share your plan are you?

DESYLVA
Not yet.

EVERYONE is curious.

LOKI is still giving DESYLVA a look. She leans over and whispers in his ear. He smiles and wonders why he didn’t think of that.

LOKI
Could work.

FANDRAL, HOGUN, and VOLSTAGG are all wondering what is happening.

FANDRAL
Not fair, Des. What’s the plan?

DESYLVA
You’ll see.
(beat)
Just let us know when you’re in
range.

FANDRAL, VOLSTAGG and HOGUN all share a look. They are all wondering what DESYLVA’s “plan” will be.

JUMP TO:

A FEW HOURS LATER

173 THE SAPPHIRE RAIN 173

“The Sapphire Rain” arrives and stops a safe distance from the planet.

FANDRAL
In range.

DESYLVA (VO)
Thanks.
(beat)
Give us a few seconds.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 199.

HOGUN turns on the viewscreen.

They can now see the crashed “Silver Mist”. They see LOKI and DESYLVA exit the ship and then turn and face the ship. They can’t see what they are doing but all of a sudden the “Silver Mist” vanishes.

VOLSTAGG
Where did…

DESYLVA (VO)
Okay, Fan. We’re ready.

VOLSTAGG activates the teleporter. LOKI and DESYLVA vanish from the viewscreen and appear in front of them.

FANDRAL
Where did “The Mist” go?

DESYLVA smiles. She lifts up her closed hand, places it palm up, and opens it. She reveals a miniature “Silver Mist” in her hand.

DESYLVA
Right here.

FANDRAL
You shrunk it!

DESYLVA

Once we get back, I’ll return her to her full size.

VOLSTAGG laughs and looks at LOKI.

VOLSTAGG
Your father might not kill you
after all.

LOKI gives him a look.

VOLSTAGG (cont’d)

You two hungry? I know I am. I was checking out the kitchen earlier. It has replicators. They make a mean sandwich.

VOLSTAGG walks off. HOGUN follows.

DESYLVA looks around the room with her eyes. She is trying to see if she can spot the med-kit. She spots it and wonders how to get to it without alerting anyone.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 200.

FANDRAL notices she is distracted. He also notices her eyeing the med-kit. He is about to say something but LOKI beats him to it.

LOKI
You okay?

DESYLVA
Yeah. Fine.

LOKI and DESYLVA follow VOLSTAGG and HOGUN.

FANDRAL walks over to the med-kit and picks it up. He hides it in his coat, and follows them.

JUMP TO:

A SHORT WHILE LATER

174 DINING AREA 174

EVERYONE is sitting at a table. DESYLVA rises to go refill her drink. FANDRAL follows her.

LOKI is in the middle of a discussion with VOLSTAGG and HOGUN and doesn’t notice DESYLVA leave the table.

CONTINUE TO:

175 FANDRAL AND DESYLVA 175

FANDRAL stops beside DESYLVA and places the med-kit on the table in front of them.

FANDRAL
Something we should know?

DESYLVA looks at the med-kit.

FANDRAL (cont’d)
I saw you eyeing it earlier. Are
you hurt?

DESYLVA
What?

FANDRAL looks at her. She knows that look. She can’t lie to him.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Not really.
(beat)
It’s just a scratch.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 201.

FANDRAL
Why didn’t you fix it?

DESYLVA
There were only two stones in the
kit on “The Mist”.
(beat)
Loki needed them more than I did.

FANDRAL gives her a look.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
I knew you’d come for us. And…
(beat)
…it was just a scratch.

FANDRAL gives her another look. She decides to change the subject. She looks back at the table, to LOKI, then back at FANDRAL.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
He knows.

FANDRAL
(confused)
What?

DESYLVA

I told Loki that you and my father knew each other when I was…

FANDRAL
What?
(beat)
Why?

DESYLVA gives FANDRAL a look.

PAN TO:

176 TABLE 176

HOGUN looks over at FANDRAL and DESYLVA. He wonders what they are talking about. It looks serious. He notices the med-kit on the table and senses something. He rises from the table just as FANDRAL says something that makes DESYLVA laugh.

PAN TO:

202.

177 FANDRAL AND DESYLVA 177

DESYLVA winces in pain and brings one hand to her side, to her wound. She places her other hand on the table for support.

FANDRAL
You okay?

DESYLVA
Fine. I…

DESYLVA starts to faint.

(In the background, LOKI senses her pain and turns towards her.)

HOGUN catches DESYLVA as she falls. (Since HOGUN is not Asgardian he is immune to her touch.)

As HOGUN is laying her on the ground, LOKI and VOLSTAGG run over.

DESYLVA is on the ground. LOKI kneels beside her. As he does, a green glow emanates from her side and reveals the wound. It is bigger than before.

FANDRAL
THAT is more than a scratch.

FANDRAL picks up the med-kit from the table and kneels beside HOGUN. He hands him the med-kit.

HOGUN takes a healing stone out of the kit, and heals her wound.

DESYLVA starts to come to. LOKI looks at her.

LOKI
Why didn’t you say…

DESYLVA
It was just a scratch. I…

LOKI
Why didn’t you just heal it?

DESYLVA
There were only two stones in the
med-kit. Your wounds were worse.
You…

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 203.

LOKI
D, I…

DESYLVA

Asgard could not lose its Prince. If anything were to happen to you…

LOKI

How were you able to hide that from me?

DESYLVA
(smile)
Magic.

Everyone smiles. Except HOGUN. He never smiles.

LOKI

Cute, D. But I know you. I should have…

DESYLVA
Honestly, I wasn’t sure the
illusion would last as long as it
did.
(beat)

I tried to heal it myself. It was a minor cut. I should have been able to. But for some reason it didn’t work.

VOLSTAGG

Maybe whatever “pulled” you to the surface somehow interfered with your powers.

DESYLVA

That’s what I thought, but we could shrink “The Mist”.

LOKI

Only by working together. It took both of us.

FANDRAL rises. LOKI and HOGUN help DESYLVA up.

FANDRAL
You sure you’re okay?

DESYLVA
Yes. Fine.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 204.

FANDRAL and LOKI are giving her a look. DESYLVA looks at HOGUN.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Tell them I’m fine.

HOGUN looks at LOKI and FANDRAL.

HOGUN
She is fine.

HOGUN heads back to the table. VOLSTAGG follows him.

DESYLVA
See.
(beat)
Fine.
(beat)
Now let’s get back to lunch.

DESYLVA heads to table. FANDRAL and LOKI follow her.

CONTINUE TO:

178 TABLE 178

They all sit back at the table. HOGUN looks at her.

HOGUN
Quick thinking.

DESYLVA looks at HOGUN with raised eyebrows, confused.

DESYLVA
What?

HOGUN
Shrinking “The Mist”.

DESYLVA
Oh. That.

FANDRAL gives LOKI a look.

FANDRAL

Looks like Loki gets to live to see another day!

VOLSTAGG laughs. LOKI gives FANDRAL a look.

DESYLVA
Once we get back we can have her
fixed up before Odin even knows
anything happened.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 205.

FANDRAL gives DESYLVA a “you’re joking, right” look.

FANDRAL
I wouldn’t hold my breath on that
one, Des.
(beat)
Odin will find out. He always does.
(beat)
He probably already knows.

JUMP TO:

2000 AD

179 EXT. GARDEN 179

FRIGGA is sitting on a bench. A guard brings DESYLVA to FRIGGA. FRIGGA nods a “leave us” to the guard. The guard nods and leaves. FRIGGA looks at DESYLVA.

DESYLVA is confused as to why she is here.

FRIGGA
Come. Sit with me.

FRIGGA motions DESYLVA to sit beside her. DESYLVA sits.
FRIGGA looks at her.

FRIGGA (cont’d)

You and Loki have been together for some time now.

DESYLVA
(nod)
Yes. 400 years.

FRIGGA
I have watched you two.

DESYLVA
(surprise)
You have?

FRIGGA
Yes.

DESYLVA is curious. FRIGGA smiles.

FRIGGA (cont’d)
Don’t worry. I know how much you
love my son.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 206.

DESYLVA

I’ve always loved him. And I always will.

FRIGGA
I know.
(beat x3)
Do you know what your name means?

DESYLVA
(roll eyes)
This again?

FRIGGA
(raise eyebrow)
What?

DESYLVA

Thor told me it means “the she-wolf”. He seemed to indicate that there was a significance to that, but never said what it was. Years later, Loki said the same and said it was a sign.

FRIGGA
You desired Loki long before you
got together.

DESYLVA
Yes. Since we were kids.
(beat)

I knew it the first time I saw him. I felt a connection, a bond, I knew he was the one for me.

FRIGGA
(smile)

Then I’m sure you’ll remember the black wolf that used to…

DESYLVA gets a flash of the black wolf.

DESYLVA
(softly)
Kilo.

FRIGGA
(smile)
You know his name.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 207.

DESYLVA
I heard Thor call him that.
(beat)
I’d forgotten all about Kilo.
(beat)
But what does…

FRIGGA
Kilo was no ordinary wolf.

DESYLVA
What do you mean?

FRIGGA
Think about him. Who do you
remember seeing Kilo with?

DESYLVA thinks. She sees flashes of YOUNG THOR and KILO playing.

DESYLVA
Thor. He spent a lot of time with
Thor.

DESYLVA sees flashes of YOUNG THOR and YOUNG SIF with KILO.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
And Sif.

FRIGGA
Is that all?

DESYLVA thinks.

DESYLVA
Yes.

FRIGGA
You never saw Kilo with Loki.

FRIGGA’s line was a statement, but DESYLVA thinks it was a question.

DESYLVA
No. I don’t think I ever did.

FRIGGA
And why do you suppose that was?

DESYLVA

I don’t know. Never really thought about it.

FRIGGA smiles. DESYLVA is curious.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 208.

FRIGGA
You never saw Loki and Kilo
together, because Loki was Kilo.

DESYLVA
What?

DESYLVA realizes that KILO is an anagram of LOKI.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Kilo is an anagram of Loki.
(beat)
Can’t believe I never connected
that.
(beat)

Would also explain why whenever Kilo was around Loki was nowhere to be found.

FRIGGA
(smile)

Scared me half to death the first time he morphed into Kilo.

DESYLVA finally understands why everyone thinks her name is significant.

DESYLVA

That’s why everyone thinks my name is interesting. “The She-Wolf”.

FRIGGA
Yes.

Momentary pause. DESYLVA is still trying to figure out how she never connected Kilo with Loki.

DESYLVA
Did Loki physically morph into
Kilo, or was it an illusion?

FRIGGA

You’ll have to ask Loki that one. He’s so good, it’s sometimes hard to tell.

DESYLVA

Still we were all so young when Kilo was around. Shape shifting is dangerous if you’re not in complete control.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 209.

FRIGGA
I know.

DESYLVA

I knew Loki was good, but to master that at such a young age.

DESYLVA thinks. She remembers the time Loki transformed into a mare to entice the stallion Svadilfari and wound up pregnant with Sleipnir.

DESYLVA (THOUGHT)

Could it be that Loki doesn’t just shape shift, but that he actually becomes what he is changing into? Could it be that for him it isn’t an illusion, but a real physical transformation?

She also remembers the time he disappeared and they found him tied up in that cabin.

DESYLVA (THOUGHT) (cont’d)
Never did find out who tied him up.

If Brynjar or her father ever found out anything they never told her.

FRIGGA looks at her, wondering what she is thinking. FRIGGA places a hand on DESYLVA’s arm.

FRIGGA
You are good for Loki. He has
become quite attached to you.

DESYLVA wonders where FRIGGA is going with this.

FRIGGA (cont’d)

There is a day coming that he will need you. A day that…

DESYLVA
I’m not going anywhere. I will
never leave him.
(beat)

I love him. I will be by his side forever.

FRIGGA
(smile)
Good.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 210.

DESYLVA looks at FRIGGA. She can tell there is more to this, but she is not sure how to ask. She decides to change the subject.

DESYLVA
They say you can see the future.

FRIGGA
I can.

DESYLVA

Tell me, will Thor and Sif ever get together?

FRIGGA looks at DESYLVA, wondering where that question came from.

DESYLVA (cont’d)

You know as well as I do, that Sif has…

FRIGGA
Yes.
(beat)
I do see a woman in my son’s
future, but it is not Sif.

DESYLVA
Do I know her?

FRIGGA
No. She will not be from Asgard.

DESYLVA
Not Asgard?

DESYLVA remembers that Karnilla once asked Thor to take her daughter and unite Asgard and Nornheim.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Which realm will she be from?

FRIGGA
Midgard.

DESYLVA is shocked. She was expecting FRIGGA to say Nornheim.

DESYLVA
Midgard? Why would Thor go…

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 211.

FRIGGA

The circumstances surrounding their meeting are not known to me.

DESYLVA
If she is from Midgard, then she
will be mortal.

FRIGGA
True.

DESYLVA
How long will they…

FRIGGA
(glance downward)

I can not see how the relationship ends.

DESYLVA can tell FRIGGA is concerned. FRIGGA looks at DESYLVA.

FRIGGA (cont’d)

I do see a day when Thor will bring her to Asgard.

DESYLVA
(shock)

Isn’t it forbidden to bring mortals here?

FRIGGA
Odin will not like it, but Thor
will have no choice.

DESYLVA
What do you mean?

FRIGGA
Her life will be in danger, and
Thor will bring her here to save
her.

DESYLVA
Still doesn’t make sense.

FRIGGA
Visions rarely do.

DESYLVA
Will it work?
(beat)
Will bringing her here save her?

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 212.

FRIGGA
I don’t know.
(beat)
For some reason, I cannot see how
it ends.

DESYLVA
What do you mean?

FRIGGA
I see him bringing her here, but
that is all.
(beat)
Nothing after that.

DESYLVA
What does that mean?

FRIGGA is not sure, but knows that it can only mean one thing. She cannot see how it ends because she will not be around. FRIGGA gives DESYLVA a look.

FRIGGA
Something is coming.
(beat)
Something big.

DESYLVA gives FRIGGA a look. FRIGGA rises and walks off.
DESYLVA watches her go.

JUMP TO:

2005

180 EXT. STABLES 180

DESYLVA and LOKI are leaving the stables. DESYLVA spots BRYNJAR heading to the palace.

DESYLVA
They’re back!

LOKI
Looks like it.

DESYLVA notices that BRYNJAR is alone.

DESYLVA
Wait, where’s my…

DESYLVA gets a bad feeling and runs over to BRYNJAR. LOKI runs after her.

CONTINUE TO:

213.

181 EXT. PATHWAY 181

DESYLVA reaches BRYNJAR.

DESYLVA
Brynjar!

BRYNJAR stops and turns to face her. LOKI reaches them.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Where’s my father? Why isn’t he…

BRYNJAR gives LOKI a look that says everything. Then he looks at DESYLVA.

BRYNJAR
(sadly)
I’m sorry.

DESYLVA
What?

BRYNJAR
Halvir is…

DESYLVA
No.

LOKI puts his arms around her.

LOKI
What happened?

BRYNJAR

Not sure, my prince. He was there one moment and then gone the next.

LOKI
Gone?

BRYNJAR
Yes.

LOKI
So he is missing?

BRYNJAR
Yes.

LOKI
He could still be alive.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 214.

BRYNJAR
I guess.

LOKI
And you just left…

BRYNJAR
No. We searched the area for hours.
There was no sign of him.

LOKI

Why don’t you tell me EXACTLY what happened?

JUMP TO:

SOMEWHERE OFF-WORLD

182 EXT. SITE OF HALVIR’S DISAPPEARANCE 182

LOKI, DESYLVA, and BRYNJAR are searching the area.

LOKI
And this is where you were when…

BRYNJAR
Yes.

DESYLVA senses something.

DESYLVA
Loki. Do you feel that?

LOKI senses it as well.

LOKI
Yes.

DESYLVA
What is it?

LOKI
Not sure.

DESYLVA closes her eyes and concentrates. LOKI does the same. BRYNJAR just watches. He can’t sense anything.

DESYLVA
There’s something else here.
Something that we can’t see.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 215.

LOKI
It’s out of phase.

BRYNJAR and DESYLVA speak simultaneously.

BRYNJAR DESYLVA
(confused) Of course!
What?

LOKI opens his eyes and looks at BRYNJAR.

LOKI (cont’d)
You know how Asgard exists on a
separate dimensional plane than
Midgard?

BRYNJAR

Yeah. That is how the humans can’t see us from…

LOKI

Well “this” is the same. There is something here that exists outside our plane.

DESYLVA opens her eyes and gives LOKI a look.

DESYLVA
I think it’s a little more
complicated then that.
(beat)

Asgard HAS always been and WILL always be out of phase with Midgard. Without the Bifrost we can not get there.
(beat)
“This” is only temporary. The
question, is how do we get it to
sync with us?

LOKI
I don’t think we can.

DESYLVA looks at LOKI. LOKI looks at DESYLVA.

DESYLVA

My father could be trapped in there! We have to find a way to…

LOKI gives her a look.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 216.

LOKI
This is beyond us. We can’t do
anything. We just have to wait.

DESYLVA
Wait?

LOKI
Yes. Wait.
(beat)

Like you said this is only temporary. We just have to wait for it to sync itself with us. And it will.
(beat)
In time.

DESYLVA
Time?

LOKI

Once it realigns, if Halvir is in there, he will reappear.

BRYNJAR
How long?

LOKI looks at him.

LOKI

Unknown. Could be hours, could be days, could be years.

DESYLVA
Years?

LOKI makes a holocam appear. He walks over to a nearby tree and plants it on the trunk. Then he cloaks the tree.

LOKI

The holocam will signal us the moment there is any movement in the area.

DESYLVA closes her eyes and concentrates.

DESYLVA
(quietly)

Father. If you are here. If you can hear me. Hang on. We will find you.

DESYLVA opens her eyes and looks at LOKI. He takes her in his arms and holds her. BRYNJAR watches them.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 217.

BRYNJAR (THOUGHT)
Look how far they’ve come.
(beat)

I remember when she used to follow him everywhere. When he didn’t know she was interested in him.
(beat)
Now look at them. They are
inseparable.

BRYNJAR continues to stare at them.

JUMP TO:

SAT NOVEMBER 6th 2010

MIDGARD

183 INT. HOTEL — ROOM 307 183

A horizontal portal opens in the room. After a few moments DESYLVA and LOKI step through. The portal closes.

DESYLVA
Can’t believe it has been a year
already.

LOKI

You really enjoy coming here every year, don’t you?

DESYLVA
Of course. Don’t you?

LOKI
(smile)
You know I do.

DESYLVA looks around the room.

DESYLVA
This room never changes.

LOKI
That’s a good thing.

DESYLVA
Why?

LOKI
The portal may stop working if
anything were to… change.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 218.

DESYLVA
I thought you said you were the
only one who could make it work.

LOKI
That is true. There is something
about this room though. Not sure
what it is. But pretty sure if it
was to change…

DESYLVA
So you’re saying one day we might
not be able to…

LOKI looks at her.

LOKI

We are here now, my love. Shall we go join the others?

DESYLVA
(smile)
Of course.

LOKI and DESYLVA link arms and head to the door.

JUMP TO:

184 LOBBY 184

There is a big banner hanging from the ceiling that says “GALACTICON 2010”. The lobby is full of con-goers dressed in various cosplay outfits. There is a woman, dressed all in black, who appears to be looking for someone.

In the center of the lobby is a massive spiral staircase that goes to the 3rd floor.

PAN TO:

185 STAIRCASE 185

DESYLVA and LOKI reach the top of staircase and look down. They pause for a few moments. As they start to descend the stairs, arms linked, all eyes in the lobby are drawn to the staircase. Including the woman in black.

PAN TO:

219.

186 LOBBY 186

Everyone watches DESYLVA and LOKI descend the stairs. The crowd starts to whisper amongst themselves.

DESYLVA and LOKI reach the bottom of the stairs and head for the main convention area. The woman in black follows them.

CONTINUE TO:

187 FOCUS LOKI AND DESYLVA 187

LOKI and DESYLVA are walking down the hall, heading to the main area. They both sense they are being followed.

DESYLVA
(softly)
We are being followed.

LOKI
Yes. I know.

LOKI looks at DESYLVA and smiles.

LOKI (cont’d)
Shall we play?

DESYLVA smiles back.

They start to walk a little faster. The woman in black tries to keep up. DESYLVA and LOKI turn a corner.

The woman in black turns the corner and abruptly stops as she sees LOKI and DESYLVA leaning up against the wall, waiting.

LOKI gives the woman a look.

LOKI (cont’d)
Can we help you?

WOMAN
What?

DESYLVA
You were following us.

WOMAN
I…

DESYLVA
What do you want?

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 220.

The woman is at a loss for words. She had not expected to be confronted.

LOKI steps away from the wall and moves towards her. The woman instinctively starts to back up. DESYLVA places a hand on LOKI’s shoulder.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Loki, don’t.

LOKI stops moving. The woman realizes she was right. They were who she thought they were.

WOMAN
It is you. I thought so.

DESYLVA
Do we know you?

WOMAN
You were here last year. Prince
Loki and Lady Desylva of Asgard,
correct?

LOKI
Yes.

WOMAN

You guys were awesome last year. A big hit. Love your costumes by the way.

LOKI and DESYLVA share a look. The woman turns to DESYLVA.

WOMAN
Why “Desylva”?

DESYLVA
Excuse me?

WOMAN

Your name. Why did you choose Desylva? I know my Norse Mythology and there is no Desylva in it.

DESYLVA
Of course there isn’t. I wasn’t
part of Loki’s life then.

WOMAN
(laugh)
Cute. Staying in character. Okay.
(beat)

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 221.

WOMAN (cont’d)

But seriously, if you are playing Loki’s woman, why not play the part of Sigyn.

The Woman pronounces Sigyn as Sig-in. DESYLVA laughs to herself. LOKI gives DESYLVA a look.

WOMAN (cont’d)
What’s so funny?

DESYLVA
Over the centuries I have heard
that named mispronounced so many
times.

WOMAN
What?

DESYLVA

Some say “sig in” like you did. Others say “si gyn”. But, the name was pronounced “Sign”.

WOMAN
Sign?

DESYLVA
Yes. As in “she was a sign”.

WOMAN
Really?

DESYLVA
Yes.

LOKI is still staring at DESYLVA. He hasn’t thought of Sign in centuries. Never did find out who she was.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Also, Sign isn’t real.

WOMAN
I know. She is a myth. Just like
Loki and…

DESYLVA

No. I mean the name is not real. The story tellers of the time just called her Sign because they never knew her real name.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 222.

LOKI is intrigued. DESYLVA notices the look on his face. She smiles and takes his hand. The woman starts to think there is more going on here than she knows.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
After all these years, you still
haven’t figured it out.

LOKI
What?

DESYLVA

I am the one they called Sign. It was me.

LOKI
You?

The woman is starting to wonder if these two are crazy or just really playing the part.

WOMAN
(half-laugh)
You never drop character, do you?

DESYLVA and LOKI aren’t listening to her.

WOMAN

Well, nice meeting you. I’ll just go now.

The woman leaves. LOKI is still staring at DESYLVA.

LOKI
I don’t understand.

DESYLVA

I used to follow you all the time back then.

LOKI
I know.

DESYLVA

You and Thor used to go to Midgard a lot, and I’d follow.

LOKI
Really?

DESYLVA
Yes.
(beat)

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 223.

DESYLVA (cont’d)

There was this tavern that you’d go to, and I’d get there first. Some of the locals started to notice, and started calling me their Sign. Their sign that the gods were coming.

LOKI

So that’s where the stories came from. But how did you go from their sign to…

DESYLVA
Your wife?

LOKI nods.

DESYLVA (cont’d)

It started with a misunderstanding. But then a certain someone decided to fuel the fire.

LOKI
Who would…

DESYLVA

There was only one person back then who knew how I felt about you and would have the nerve to start those stories. I almost killed him when I…

LOKI
Him? I… Fandral.

DESYLVA
Yes.

LOKI
Why would he…

DESYLVA

He wanted me to confess my feeling for you. When I told him I couldn’t, he decided to “help”. He figured if you heard the stories you would be curious and try to find out who Sign was.

LOKI
I was curious.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 224.

DESYLVA
I know. I heard you talking to
Thor. But you never tried to find
her. Why not?

LOKI
Not sure. If only I did. I might
have…

DESYLVA places a hand to the side of his face.

DESYLVA
I love you.

LOKI
And I you.

LOKI kisses her.

JUMP TO:

188 TIME FLIES 188

LOKI and DESYLVA mingle with the con-goers. Pose for some pictures. Attend some panels. After a while they head back to the lobby. The woman in black from earlier is also in the lobby. She spots them.

DESYLVA and LOKI head for the staircase. They ascend the stairs. The woman in black follows them.

DESYLVA and LOKI reach the top of the stairs and head for their room.

The woman reaches the top just in time to see DESYLVA and LOKI enter room 307. The woman heads back downstairs and goes to the front desk.

CUT TO:

189 TIME RESUMES – FRONT DESK 189

The woman in black reaches the desk and a clerk behind the counter addresses her.

CLERK
Can I help you?

WOMAN
Yes. The couple in 307. Could you
please tell me who they are?

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 225.

CLERK
Sorry. Hotel policy states that…

WOMAN

I’m with Homeland Security. I have reason to believe that they may…

CLERK
(skeptic)
I’ll need to see some ID first.

WOMAN
Sure.

The woman pulls out a HOMELAND SECURITY badge from a pocket.
CLERK looks at it. It looks real.

CLERK
Of course. 307, you said?

WOMAN
Yes.

CLERK types something into the computer.

CLERK
The room is registered to “L.
Odinson”

WOMAN
Odinson?

CLERK
Yes.

WOMAN
(mutter)
Of course. Never break character.

CLERK
Excuse me?

WOMAN
Nothing. Thanks.

WOMAN looks up in the direction of room 307.

WOMAN (cont’d)
(softly)
Who are you?

WOMAN walks off. The clerk watches her go then picks up the phone.

226.

CUT TO:

190 ROOM 307 190

LOKI and DESYLVA are laying bed. The phone rings. DESYLVA answers it.

DESYLVA
Yes.

CLERK (VO)

There was a woman here asking about you. She said she was from Homeland Security. I think…

DESYLVA
Thanks.

DESYLVA hangs up phone and looks at LOKI.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
I think someone is curious as to
who we really are.

LOKI
Really?

DESYLVA
Probably the woman from earlier.

LOKI
Did you want to go back?

DESYLVA rolls over and positions herself on top of him.

DESYLVA
We can handle her.
(beat)
What I want right now, is you.
(beat)
Take me my Prince. Make love to me.

LOKI
With pleasure my love.

LOKI hungrily kisses her. They make love.

CUT TO:

A FEW HOURS LATER

227.

191 BALLROOM 191

The convention dance is under way. LOKI and DESYLVA are the center of attention. We stay at the dance for a while then…

CUT TO:

192 ROOM 307 192

The woman in black is searching the room. Trying to find anything that might tell her who LOKI and DESYLVA really are. She can find nothing.

WOMAN
Nothing. No luggage, No personal
effects. Nothing. Who are these
two?

The woman reaches into her pockets and pulls out some surveillance bugs. She plants them throughout the room. Some are audio, some are visual, some are both.

CUT TO:

193 STAIRCASE 193

DESYLVA and LOKI are ascending the staircase. The woman in black notices them ascending as she starts to descend the staircase. They pass without acknowledging each other.

CONTINUE TO:

194 ROOM 307 194

LOKI and DESYLVA enter.

DESYLVA
Do we really have to return to
Asgard so soon?

LOKI
Yes.

DESYLVA
But we are having so much fun here,
Loki. And…

LOKI
We must get back. You know that.
The port…

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 228.

DESYLVA
I know.

DESYLVA looks around and addresses the room.

DESYLVA (cont’d)
Until next year.

LOKI and DESYLVA approach the spot where the portal was before and the portal opens. They step into it. The portal closes.

JUMP TO:

195 ROOM 703 195

The woman in black enters the room. She runs over to her computer. The computer is on, and is displaying images from room 307. The woman sits.

WOMAN
Okay. Let’s see who you really are!

The woman starts pressing keys. The image on the screen changes with every click. Every room is empty.

WOMAN (cont’d)
Okay. Where are you?

The woman enters a command. She rewinds the footage on all camera’s. She stops as she sees the portal.

WOMAN (cont’d)
Was that a… No way. Impossible.

The woman backs the footage up to the point where LOKI and DESYLVA enter the room. She plays the recording. She hears the conversation and sees them vanish.

WOMAN (cont’d)

They really are who they said they were.
(beat)
If that’s true, then there is a
passage to Asgard in that room.

The woman goes over to the dresser and removes a vidphone.
She dials a number.

CONTINUE TO:

229.

196 SPLIT SCREEN. VID-PHONE SCREEN AND ROOM 703 196

A man, GIDEON MALIK, appears on the screen. On the wall behind him is plaque that contains an emblem. The emblem is the HYDRA insignia.

WOMAN
Sir, you’re gonna want to see this!

CUT TO:

NEXT DAY

197 ROOM 307 197

The woman in black and a team of HYDRA agents are in the room. The woman in black is on the vidphone with MALIK.

WOMAN
I don’t know what to say sir. You
saw the recording. The passage
should be right here.

MALIK (VO)

But it’s not. You must have missed something.

WOMAN
No sir.

One of the agents of to the side whispers to another agent.

AGENT
(softly)

Maybe you need to be Asgardian for it to work.

The Woman in black turns to them.

WOMAN
What was that?

Before the agent has a chance to reply. The woman in Black starts to hear a low pitch humming noise.

WOMAN (cont’d)
Do you hear that?

Everyone in the room gives her a look. She holds up her hand indicating everyone to be quiet.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 230.

WOMAN (cont’d)
Silence. Turn everything off. Now.

Everyone stops talking and turns everything off. The humming noise starts to get louder.

WOMAN (cont’d)
What is that? Where is it coming
from?

The woman stares at the spot where the portal should have been and notices something.

WOMAN (cont’d)
Oh no. I think…

All of a sudden there is an explosion. Everything in the room is vaporized. Nothing left but the walls, floor, and ceiling. Everyone that was in the room is gone. Vaporized.

CUT TO:

ASGARD

198 INT. OBSERVATORY 198

LOKI enters and heads to HEIMDALL.

LOKI
You asked to…

HEIMDALL
The portal to Midgard.

LOKI
What about it?

HEIMDALL
It has been destroyed.

LOKI
What? How?

HEIMDALL

Not really sure. It appears to have just destroyed itself.

LOKI gives HEIMDALL a confused look.

JUMP TO:

MIDGARD

231.

199 INT. HYDRA OFFICE 199

MALIK is watching a news report on the strange event at a local hotel. He is sitting in a chair that is facing the TV.

THE CAMERA IS POSITIONED BEHIND THE CHAIR AND IS FOCUSED ON THE TV

REPORTER (ON TV)

No one knows what happened. How did someone manage to empty the room of all its contents. Everything. The room was stripped clean. All that remains of room 307 are the walls, floor, ceiling, and door.

MALIK turns off the TV. Camera is still behind him.

MALIK
So, the myths may not be myths.

Knock on door.

MALIK (cont’d)
Enter.

The door opens. JOHN GARRETT enters carrying a file folder.
As he approaches the desk MALIK turns around.

GARRETT

Here is the info that she sent just before…

GARRETT drops the folder on the desk. MALIK opens the folder and spreads the info out on the desk.

The file contains copies of photos taken at various conventions over the years that contain “Prince Loki and Lady Desylva”.

MALIK
These photos go back 10 years.

GARRETT
Yes sir.

MALIK
What do we know of these two?

GARRETT
They call themselves “Prince Loki
and Lady Desylva of Asgard”

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 232.

MALIK
Loki. The god of Mischief and
Mayhem.

MALIK picks up a picture of Loki.

MALIK (cont’d)
Have you found anything on them?

GARRETT
No sir. Just these photos.

MALIK
Nothing else?

GARRETT
No sir. Nothing.

MALIK stares at the picture of Loki. GARRETT looks from the photos to MALIK.

GARRETT (cont’d)

You don’t think he really is Loki, do you sir?

MALIK
He could be.

GARRETT
Seriously.

MALIK

Never underestimate the old ways. The Gods of old will return. We need to be ready.

GARRETT
Yes sir.

GARRETT turns to leave. MALIK looks up at the retreating GARRETT.

MALIK
John.

GARRETT stops.

MALIK (cont’d)
How is Grant doing?

GARRETT turns to MALIK.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED: 233.

GARRETT

Fine. He is fitting in remarkably well. He will be an excellent asset.

MALIK
(smile)
Great. I look forward to meeting
him.

GARRETT turns and exits the office. MALIK returns to looking at the file.

FADE OUT.