The man wearing the high-end, designer-made causal clothes entered Hunter’s office at Crookman, Chaser, and Faust with the flair that screamed VIP.
Hunter choked on his drink. “Loki?!”
The reincarnation of the Norse god of mischief gave the corner office, including the view that looked over the city like some god with a yet-to-be-decided attitude, a once-over. “I see you’ve done well for yourself.”
“What do you want?” my brother said with the bitterness gained from knowing a troublemaker friend.
“I happen to be in need of a lawyer.”
“When are you not?”
Loki “ignored” his comment with a small noise. “I am being sued by the DMV, the Department of Meme Violations.”
Hunter cocked an eyebrow. “Meme violations? What’d you do? Make too many Marcus Easter jokes?”
Loki sighed with a mischievous grin. “If only it were that simple. I need you and your marvelous silver-tongue. You remember all the fun we used to get into.”
Hunter turned his head to his paperwork. “I don’t do that anymore.”
It was Loki’s turn to cock an eyebrow. “Oh really? And I suppose getting the number of that hot little number at the coffee shop was all because of your ‘smooth moves.’”
Loki put his hands on the desk and leaned forward. Hunter continued to keep his eyes glued to his desk. “Admit it. You miss the thrill of talking people into doing what you want.”
Loki sighed as he leaned back into a straight posture. “We were gods once. Giants among men. Now we’re business owners and social media influencers. Thor ruled the lightning and thunder; now, he owns a power company. And I was master of mischievous pranks; now, I create memes. These mortals control us, and we let them.”
“It’s veiled threats like that that make me less interested in helping you.”
“Do it for me.”
“For old times’ sake.”
“Not a chance.”
Loki’s voice took on a deeper and booming tone. “How about I unleash a plague of frogs upon this firm?”
Hunter finally looked up from his paperwork. “That’s a bit more convincing.”
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Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Adventure. What More Could You Want?
The name is Joe Rover. Gamer. Writer. Superhero. With the help of my friends, I protect Megaton City from all sorts of villains whose only desire is chaos & destruction.