“Well, I’ve never heard that term before! But I’d say it’s pretty safe to assume ya mean people with superhuman abilities, yeah?” That’s what Ladd could piece together, anyway- from the way Loki associated an immortal like Firo with these superheroes. He crossed his legs and leaned back, supporting himself against a tree.
“I can follow that much, but I ain’t got a clue who the ‘X-Men’ are…” He continued with a shrug. What the hell could that name possibly mean? Some kind of group of these superhumans, apparently, but what did they do? Well, Loki called them ‘heroes’ so maybe they were soldiers or crime-fighters, or maybe some kind of response team for natural disasters. Now that he put all that thought into it, curiosity got a hold of him. He was sure the boy would gladly elaborate- he was really excited at the mention of them a moment ago, so he merely waited for the explanation.
His eyes widened, a bit surprised and confused at Loki’s response to his reasoning. He thought that atonement was the issue, and that Loki wanted to do good to show others that he was no longer the manipulative villain he was in the past. Then again, it was a pretty naive assumption because Ladd didn’t really have much of an understanding of the kind of deep issues that haunted people, like guilt and redemption. He lived as he pleased, and if something bothered him, he’d eliminate it regardless of any consequence and that would be it! He had no desire to change any of that, and nobody’s opinion of him could make him think otherwise.
Though he was a bit thrown off, Loki actually seemed to agree with him so it didn’t really matter. That last part elicited a small laugh from Ladd.
“That’s exactly what I’m sayin’! There’s no way everyone can decide that you’ve redeemed yourself, so why bother worryin’? Just do what makes ya happy and those who accept ya will, and those who don’t, well, who the hell cares?”
Huh. Some rather sound advice from Ladd Russo, of all people. Who would have thought?
Loki nodded enthusiastically. People with super human abilities were called superheroes, obviously. And super heroes were pretty cool- well most of them were. So when Ladd mentioned that he did not know what the x-men were, Loki was more than willing to say more on the subject.
“The X-men are like- the coolest super heroes! They’re this group and each of them has a different power- they basically are super humans ‘cus like not all super heroes have super human abilities but the x-men do-“
They were really cool, okay? And they were such nice people too! This one time, Loki had had to find homes for seven hel hounds and Leah and him had dropped one of the puppies off at the place where the New Mutants lived- they’d figured no one would mind but the two of them had left before they had found out…naturally.
Unfortunately, some of earth’s super heroes had issues with Loki. Not so much the x-men or at least the New Mutants, but some of the others did. Mostly because of this previous incarnations- there were a couple of city destroying and chaos wreacking events that Loki -well not this Loki- may have instigated in the past. There was this one time there were aliens coming out of a portal in New York and well that was just bad or so Ikol had mentioned.
Loki was shaken from his thoughts when he heard Ladd laugh, apparently he found something funny, Loki did not recall making any jokes but whatevs, right?
No that wasn’t a very fun slang word, Loki wasn’t going to use that one.
“But again it’s another circular argument! Because what if what makes you happy makes other people unhappy? Of course there will still be people who accept you but does that make it okay? So yeah, it’s good advice but there’s always extremes.”
Ugh, circular arguments were really no fun.
“I mean like, there are always super villains right? And I’m sure they all accept each other but no one else does.”
Of course, a previous incarnation of Loki had been very good at working with other super villains to cause chaos and general confusion and destruction, but Loki wouldn’t remember that.
He thought it was pretty good advice, but Loki was fairly sure if he went around Asgard playing practical jokes on everyone and letting hel hounds roam free he would be chased out of the nine realms in a heartbeat.