The animated response to her attire was unexpected, but a welcomed confidence boost none the less. The fact that even one just one person had noticed it enough to make a comment brought an even sunnier smile to the girl’s lips.
“Really?” beaming proudly, a tinge of pink scattered across her cheeks at the compliment.
“Thank you, but I-I’m not cool at all! No way, I’m sure you are a lot cooler than me!!” She insisted, waving both hands frantically in front of her chest. There was no way she could openly accept such a kind words~ It was only a little paper mache and some very basic handiwork!
When the source of her own powers had been questioned, Orihime paused wondering if revealing her abilities just yet was a wise move. It wouldn’t’t hurt to tell someone if they were an accomplice though right? ”Doughnut…powers? Ahh no, not quite!”
Within seconds, her wild imagination spilled and was conjuring all kinds of awesome super doughnut related powers she could have potentially wielded. Like lead doughnuts that could be catapulted…from her mouth that would explode upon impact! However, Orhime was very attached to her hairpins and the abilities that came with them, she’d never consider exchanging them for anything.
Her daydreaming being brought to a halt by the sudden dampening of his expression, slight feeling of guilt began gnawing away at her. It hadn’t been Orihime’s intention to show off! She just wanted to look as professional as all the other heroes and not be a let down to the title’s reputation.
Kneeling towards the floor so that she became eye level with the green clad boy, slowly outstretching her hand to rest faintly on the crown on his head.
“I think your outfit looks perfect to fight villains!” she reassured “But, if you like we can look around for something else, together?”
Loki crossed his arms in response. On Asgard, accepting praise was something everyone did but on Midgard it was a custom the humans had (one that Loki did not fully understand) that you had to act like it wasn’t a big deal even if something was. For instance ‘woah, you are so cool, you destroyed an army of villains!’ On Asgard, the person being congratulated would spent the next three hours recounting every detail whereas on the earth the response was to say that it ‘wasn’t a big deal’ or ‘oh no, my BFF helped too’ or something weird like that.
But this was Midgard, not Asgard soooo-
“What? No! You have more bright colours than me which makes you cooler!”
Was Loki doing the whole modesty thing right? It was worth a shot but Loki did not see this Midgardian custom working very well.
“Soooo you don’t have doughnut related powers?”
Or did she? ‘Not quiet’ wasn’t really an answer. Where they ind of doughnut related and sort of not? Like were they just dough related powers? Loki did not know.
What the god of trickery did know was that he thought that doughnut related powers was the coolest thing ever, like what if you used them as throwing weapons or grenades or bombs! Like you could leave dougnuts lying around for villains and then when they ate them they exploded and boom! No more villains, right? How cool would that be? Loki still thought doughnut shurikens was a cooler idea though, no one would see it coming! One moment you’d be holding a doughnut and then next moment- whoosh! Shurikens!
Buuuut, apparently this girl didn’t have doughnut related powers, so what were her powers then? Weren’t you supposed to call yourself something that related to your powers? Obviously, Asgardians did not do this but heroes on Midgard did and this was Midgard after all, right?
Speaking of Midgardian customs though, this girl still had a cooler outfit than him. Loki wondered if he should change then, once he’d stolen an x-men uniform but ithad been a little big so he’d ditched that eventually. His outfit was alright but if heroes were supposed to have cooler outfits then really, Loki ought to change right? Oh dear, he was wearing too much black, he was already a terrible hero-
Loki beamed happily when the girl spoke again, his mood going immediately from feeling like a useless hero before even starting to being ready to kick some butt again.
“‘Cause like, I was totes thinking of a cape, right? They’re really flashy and seriously dramatic buuuuuut I don’t really know how practical they are-“
Thor had a cape, but he was the god of thunder. You couldn’t be the god of thunder without a cape. Loki wasn’t sure if the god of trickery, mischief and generally being a nuisance went with the whole cape idea. It was worth a shot though, right?