There are nine realms, the future king of Asgard must focus on more than one
It is not that she chooses her words carefully. They are never crafted or well planned with her, but Sif speaks as she lives, full of heart and truth. She means all she says.
More than one.
She doesn’t need to tell him he’s distracted. He knows; they all know. For a moment upon the battlefield she had wondered if he had found some bit of footing. Their smiles were ones of old and maybe he had started to settle his heart. Perhaps found a spark of his old joy. But he hadn’t, not with the way he passes so quietly among their people’s celebration.
More than one.
She also does not tell him he cannot dream of Midgard. That he could not yearn for it or even return or work to protect them. She feels that is what he expects her to say, to be harsh in her chastising as she sometimes was. Not tonight. He can care for both, he merely needs to learn how.
More than one.
She does not try to woo or seduce to draw his attention away. Perhaps he expects that too. She is poor at hiding her heart from him, and of late her love has only rekindled bright. She does not wish to add to his burdens or to complicate his life further. Yet it is so easy to be content when his attention is on her. When they are close and joyous it is simple not to worry over when they will find themselves together again in the way she wishes. It is so much harder to fight the yearning when he is far away and lost within his own mind.
More than one.
No part of this is something to be simply fixed. Her words will not be some great revelation but she hopes they might be a nudge. A tug in a better direction. He is torn between loves and worlds and so much else that it is not within her power to heal him all on her own. She knows that, but Sif tries, she wishes.
If he hears the words ‘I love you’ alongside her efforts it is only because she speaks like she lives. From the heart and with truth.
iii. we were lost in the fields trading tales of home, but everyone knew that your gaze was my home (post-thor the dark world)
i. let her go - passenger ii. indigo home - roo panes iii. start of time - gabrielle aplin iv. ghosts that we knew - mumford and sons v. learn me right - birdy feat. mumford and sons vi. king and lionheart - of monsters and men vii. tethered - sleeping at last viii. naked as we came - iron and wine
ii. but i still wonder why you left with her and left me behind (thor the dark world)
i. beside you - phildel ii. wake up with me - gabrielle aplin iii. shovel (acoustic) - katie herzig iv. wings - birdy v. no light, no light (acoustic) - florence and the machines vi. love - daughter vii. born to die (acoustic) - lana del ray viii. i can’t make you love me (cover) - adele
i. you call me a mountain and i call you the sea (pre-thor)
i. you already know - bombay bicycle club ii. old pine - ben howard iii. little giant - roo panes iv. we fell off the roof - seabear v. bloom - the paper kites vi. mountain and the sea - ingrid michaelson vii. have to tell you - jaymay viii. mountain sound - of monsters and men
Thor & Sif in Thor: the Dark World (2013)
Sealed with a kiss
This discovery about a secret Viking message is special - and will put a big smile on your face. For years researchers have tried to crack a Viking rune alphabet known as Jötunvillur. It is found in some 80 inscriptions, including the one above, which dates from the 11th or 12th century. Recently the news broke that a runologist in Norway was successful. It turns out that you had to replace the rune character with the last letter of the sound it produced. So the rune for “f”, which was pronounced like “fe”, represented an “e”. And so researchers were able to decode the 900-year-old message on the piece of wood above, which turned out to be - wait for it… - “Kiss me”! It gets better, however. It turns out that coding and decoding such messages was a playful game, a leisure activity. This is clear from the fact that some of the inscriptions invite the reader to solve the code, stating for example “Interpret these runes.” This, of course, makes the discovery of the “Kiss me” message even more sensational. The kiss was no doubt the reward for the successful individual who cracked this particular message. Two Viking lovers entertaining themselves with a playful coding game - that came with a delightful climax. Awesome.
More information: this Norwegian article originally reported the story, which is also the source of the image (made by Jonas Nordby, the researcher who cracked the code). I picked up the story from the invaluable Medievalists blog (here).
hidden rune smooch secrets
The best language is the LANGUAGE OF LOVE!Heywheremermaidsdwellandmcu-thorsifTHIS IS AN ACTUAL THING. (god, I think I just filled the celebratory kiss square on my trope bingo card) (no really imagine our bbs being all teenagery in the long boring to e between battles, and sif hands thor a note under the table, and he spends the next MONTH trying to decipher it with the brute force method and it keeps not working until suddenly IT WORKS and the look on his face is all, “REALLY?!” and the look on hers is all “REALLY REALLY” and the phrase we’re looking for here is “incandescent with joy”)
this makes me many happies
but we really should start having sex in more normal places i mean this is getting ridiculous