One-shot, at the very end of The Avengers. Odin and Frigga discuss their sons and subsequent fates as they observe events from the heights of Asgard. Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Read full version here.
The view from the top of the observation tower extended to the farthest reaches, spreading from the deep blue arc of the sky to the threading stars on the horizon. No wind penetrated the open alcoves atop the Asgardian spire, and the stillness at its peak broke only for the soft sputtering of a torch, and a deep, world-weary breath.
A single eye pierced out into the darkness, ever watching. In the distance, the swirling nebulae of the outer rim of the realm eternal seemed to open, dissipating around an image of a far-off land, duller and darker, and short-lived in the grand scheme of things. Still Odin watched.
“Do you see them?” a soft voice came from behind.Read more