The Allfather kicked me out of Asgard for turning Thor’s weapon into a snake in the heat of battle. It was boring watching Thor plow through hordes of ogres so easily so I decided to even the odds.
My interference distracted Thor but he recovered soon enough and summoned a lightning blast to annihilate the remaining ogres.
“I sent you with Thor to save lives but your trickery caused further bloodshed.” The Allfather had said. “Do not return to Asgard until you’ve made it up to the people of Midgard.”
The invading ogres were wreaking havoc in a small town on Earth and my prank on Thor delayed our victory and led to more humans dying than necessary.
So that’s why I’ll be spending some time on Earth. To make amends. As I fly over a busy city in the form of a crow, I notice how traffic lights dictate when cars stop and go.
I cast a little spell to change all the traffic lights to green. Complete pandemonium ensues. Multiple accidents occur.
I barely have any time to enjoy my prank when I feel a sharp pain in my left thigh.
I cannot fly any longer, I revert to my original form after landing on a rooftop.
A moment later Thor appears before me holding a tiny doll that looks like… me.
“My dear Loki.” He says sympathetically. “When will you learn?”
“What’s that?” I point at the doll.
“Oh this?” Thor pokes the doll’s arm with a needle and I cry out in pain.
I try to snatch the doll but Thor moves out of the way.
“The Allfather has instructed me to punish you whenever you cause trouble.” Thor smiles.
“You’ll regret this.” I reply.
Thor flicks the doll’s nose hard — which ends up breaking my own nose.
“Hurry up and finish your good deeds, the people of Asgard miss you terribly.” Thor smirks and disappears.
Good deeds. Hmm. Where to begin?
Perhaps by answering prayers. Mortals pray to their gods and goddesses every day. Come to think of it, I’ve never a met a deity from another religion — now that would be interesting.
Well, right now there are plenty of people praying for better weather. It just won’t stop raining and the city is getting flooded. A few people have already drowned.
But nobody could possibly drown if they were fishes. So that’s exactly what I do — I turn all the people stuck outside in this bad weather into fishes!
And when the weather improves they’ll become human again.
Well, that was rather exhausting. I think I need a drink. I disguise myself as an ordinary citizen and head to the nearest pub.
When I get there I see a man slip a pill into a woman’s drink. His intentions seem less than honourable.
The woman finishes her drink and unintentionally swallows the pill. The man leads her out of the bar and into his car. I follow stealthily by turning into a fly.
Eventually the man and woman are in a dingy motel room and he is on top of her.
I cast my first spell.
He takes off her pants he gasps in horror. She has a giant penis between her legs. All that work, the man thinks, for this!
I cast my second spell.
The giant penis turns into a poisonous snake and wraps itself around the man’s neck. Then the snake forces its way into the man’s mouth and down his throat. He will now experience a very slow and painful death.
I can’t be bothered to watch the whole thing — seen it too many times. Instead I take the woman home and erase her recent memories.
Hmm, Earth isn’t such a dull place after all.
Writer: Rohan Parekh