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                            “The difference between grace and mercy is simple.
                         Mercy is not getting what you deserve, and grace is getting
                                     What you do not deserve.”


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    As Loki walked around the palace, he made his way to the gardens. He still couldn’t believe that Thor had simply let him go without a punishment. Yes, he had sentenced Loki to imprisonment in the palace, but it was no different from what his life had been before he’d escaped to Jotunheim. There was no added stipulation, there was no privilege removed. Nothing had changed.

    He continued to walk, lost in his thoughts, until he heard someone come up beside him. Glancing over his shoulder he saw that it was Frigga.

    “May I join you?” she asked.

    Loki nodded. “Of course,” he replied, and the two continued to stroll through the variety of trees and flowers.

    “I am pleased with Thor’s decision,” Frigga said as they walked.

    Loki glanced at her. “I still don’t understand why he did it. He, more than any of you, would know every reason why I should be imprisoned, or better, executed.”

    Frigga nodded slowly, considering her words. “That may very well be, but you have been given a second chance.”

    “Why?” Loki questioned, stopping abruptly. “Why did he let me go?”

    Frigga gave a soft smiled. “You ask a question that you already know the answer to, Loki.” She replied.

    Loki stared at her, still not understanding, which nearly drove him mad. That, or he simply did not want to admit why.

   Frigga laughed softly at Loki’s confusion. “The child, Loki,” she said at last. “She is why he has shown you grace.”

    “I would have at least expected mercy from Thor,” Loki said absently.

    Frigga’s smile faded slightly. “You were given mercy the day you were brought back and were not killed,” she replied. “And Thor has shown you much grace.”

    Loki nodded slowly as he resumed walking. “But how did Caedra convince Thor?”

    Frigga smiled again. “When she was there, with you, Thor at last saw the truth. He saw your love for her with his own eyes. He saw how you were with her. The way you held her, how you spoke to her. You’ve never treated anyone with such love.”

    Loki nodded again. “She is an angel, mother,” he replied. “She is my light.”

    “Then keep her as your light,” Frigga said with gentle encouragement. “She is what holds you back from the darkness you have for so long been lost in. The bond you two share is a powerful bond. She is your light and you are her guardian. For as much as you protect her from dangers, she protects you from yourself. Don’t ever let that bond be severed, for you will be again lost without her.”

    “I swear I won’t,” Loki promised. “She is as her name means – a saving light.”

    Frigga nodded. “Then go to your saving light,” she said, looking forward. Loki also turned his attention to the path before him.

    As they rounded the corner, a few yards away near the fountain were Sif and Caedra. They were walking towards Frigga and Loki, though they weren’t extremely close just yet, and neither had noticed that they were not alone.

    At the sight of Caedra, Loki felt relief and pride as he watched her walk. Her laugh, her smile, it was all Loki needed to see to keep any anger away from his heart. That was Caedra’s gift.

    Caedra looked up quickly and saw Loki. Immediately her eyes grew wide with excitement as she tore away from Sif and started running towards him, calling his name with childish laughter.

    Loki smiled and took a few steps towards her, and as she neared him he knelt in the ground with his arms out towards her. She ran to him and threw her arms around his neck, laughing with delight.

    As Loki held her close, he felt the warmth of her love seep into him as it had so many times, and at last he understood why. She was his daughter. She was his saving light. She would be what kept him from the evil that was within him. He was not a perfect man, nor would be ever be, but for this child he would try. He had been alone and dead inside for so long, but with Caedra, he was alive again. He was done running from himself. He finally had a reason to start living again.

    It had stared in the silence, with the soft sound of a child’s cry. It had been a journey that had showed Loki that he could still love and be loved. All that had been needed was someone to love him and trust him as Caedra – as his daughter – did.

                                         THE END
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A Child's Cry Folder

Finally, the end. This is really just the cherry on top of everything else :heart:

From the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you for reading through this, and for following and encouraging (and catching the typos ;) ) me throughout all of this. It many not be the longest story I've ever written in my life, but by far this has the most heart in it. I have discovered so much of my own way of writing and even a lot of who I am because of this story. So thank you for giving me the encouragement that I needed to keep going. And I hope that you all will continue to follow the stories that I write in the future and continue being the wonderful support that you all are. :heart::hug::blowkiss:

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Part 1 - SilencePart 2 - InnocencePart 3 - GoodnessPart 3.5 - KindheartedPart 4 – AcquiescePar 5 - TemperancePart 6 – ConsequencePart 7 - IgnorancePart 8 - DisseverancePart 9 - DefiancePart 10 - ResistancePart 11 - RevelationPart 12 - AlliancePart 13 - RemembrancePart 14 - ConfrontationPart 15 - RetributionPart 16 - DeliverancePart 17 - GentlenessPart 18 - MeeknessPart 19 - CertaintyPart 20 – JudgmentPart 21 - ReunitedDance With Cinderella [One Shot]Fireflies [One Shot]Promise [One Shot]What Came Before - Part 1What Came Before – Part 2
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this was, by far, one of the best fanfiction stories I have ever read. I mean for real. so I thought.. writing a comment is not enough. It's the first critique I ever wrote so I hope it sound right and fair the way it is ^^
to begin: you worked out the characters totally amazing, giving every single one a certain personality. I also loved the progess the characters made during the story. how loki kinda overcame the evil inside of himself and realized he was still able to love and be loved, no matter what he'd done in the past. how thor and sif realized he was deep inside still a good person who deserved a second chance. in most of the other fanfics I've read, loki is just some evil manic who just plays or pretends to be nice, but is plotting something awful secretly. adding that soft side to him gave him a new depth of character ;)
your story also had many many twists, so it never got boring and the end was unpredictable. I'm happy it had a happy end :D
what else did I like?? I liked, no. LOVED the creativity you showed. so many amazing ideas I've never seen anywhere else until now. and you always kept the things logic and realistic. no confusing parts to be found on my side ^^
anything I didn't like? nothing. internally consistend story, through and through. nothing at all to complain about :heart:
so all in all.. I'm totally looking forward to anything you'll upload in the future. you got youself a big fan :la: :happybounce:
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lokilover66 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
I am literally speechless. I can't begin to tell you how im feeling right. I mean im obviously sad it's finished but goodness! This was just the perfect ending i can't help but be happy at the same time. You are seriously talented. You had me hooked on this story from chapter 1 and I've been reading it and feeling all these feels!!! You managed to expose a side of Loki that is so beautiful, soft, caring and so loving i can only say thank you :) I truley love this story!!!
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :heart:
This story is really special to me, aside from just the context of it. Writing this got me through a lot of...troubles from last year, and even though this original story is over, I'm far from done writing about these two ;)
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lokilover66 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Im so glad to hear that because it would suck to not be able to read what kind of adventures Caedra and Loki get into. I honestly just love the way he feels about her. You can tell that he loves her so much. It's truly beautiful and it brings out all these feels!! :D
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WackieJackie18 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely loved this story. Like others have said, I appreciate how you gave Loki a softer side without there being some fraudulent scheme behind it - most fanfics I read portray him that way (not that that's a bad thing, but it's nice to see something different.) And not just Loki, but other characters - Thor and Sif specifically were different from how I usually see them, but in a good way. I actually like Sif better after reading this. And Caedra was just freaking adorable. 
Thanks for the great story, now the rest of my day is going to be so boring :/
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :heart::huggle:
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WackieJackie18 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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TrixiBebe Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This story is gold! At the beginning I said I already like the story and I wasn't wrong: I liked every chapter! Love It was touching and exciting at the same time, and at the end I almos cried. Then I tought of me and my father and why we can't have normal relationship and that everything went wrong 3 years ago and I hanen't spoken to him since that and then I almost cried again. However I don't want to complain here. No, I disagree! 
Soo just saying again that I loved this so much! Heart 

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AshATurner Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :heart:
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AK-Outstanding Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Photographer
This is the best fan fiction I have ever read. I was skeptical at first, because people who write about the same characters that the original author thought/dreamed up may not have the same vision for them as the original author. And might completely ruin the original for the reader. But yours didn't. I loved the story from the first to the last sentence. You almost created completely different characters and in some way made it amazing. I have a wall in my brain when it come to fan fiction or remakes but your story scaled it. I loved your story. You have an awesome talent. I'm sorry if some of this didn't make sense, I had a million words running through my mind and i was rushing to get them all down.I am a dummy! 
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :heart:
And trust me, that all made sense :) 
This story is still my favorite out of all the ones I've written. There's so much in this that...that means a lot to me. And then of course throwing Loki into the mix adds a whole new level.
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AK-Outstanding Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Photographer
Oh I am soo very glad that it made sense, I love this story it is seriously awesome.
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NalaMarieTotallyRock Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awwwwwwww im so lost for words that and its 4 in the morning i loved this so much i honestly love your stories they are so amazing you rock my friend
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! 
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NalaMarieTotallyRock Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are sooooooo welcome ;D
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batstark Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been crying for so long! This was one of the most beautiful fanfictions I have ever read, I am so happy that I found it. You are a phenomenal writer!
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
d'aww! :blush::hug: Thank you so very much! I'm glad you found this too and that you enjoyed it :) 
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MinaBlood Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have no given a comment in all previous 20 chapters because it is not in my nature to stop reading enough to give one, but now the fic's over and I need to tell that I have loved and felt every moment of your story. It is beautifully written and I couldn't stop reading it and wanting more! I love it so much it might be my favourite! Great job! :hug: :heart:
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :heart:
I am so glad that you enjoyed this story. I put everything I had into this. Aside from the time I took for this, I gave it my heart. So I'm very happy that you liked it :hug:
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AudeS Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I can just say that I rarely saw fanfiction of a specific character, which reached this level. I just read through the chapters I have been unable to read during my vacation. In total, I will say that the clue is that there are so many universes in the Marvel-Multiverse that even fanfiction might have happened somewhere.
Unlike most fanfictions, I think the characters were very well developed and given the respective personalities from mythology and comics, Loki has a personality, which has good and bad tendencies. So, I wouldn't say that anyone was out of character. Plus, daggers fit a god of mischief perfectly. A weapon for quick and precise attacks instead of something, which causes simply a lot of damage.
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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ChristaRennerston Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hun... I just... it was amazing and I hate that I waited this long to read it. To me, I felt like she was actually the reason he was in darkness, or part of it. He had lost some of his soul and heart when she was born but didn't realize it since he didn't know about her. But when he met her, it was like his soul and heart were complete again. That's just my opinion anyway. Anyway, it was a beautiful fic and I'll probably read it again at some point
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, love :heart::huggle: 
and I think you're right about that. I makes sense :)
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ChristaRennerston Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Woot, I feel all deep in thought now, lol
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MadalynC Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, what a lovely ending! :heart:
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you dear! :tighthug:
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Lymacal1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
This was absolutely wonderful :happycry: Your words were beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this :love: Brilliant work!!!
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
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ChellefanCsibi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Wonderful, just like the whole story from the very beginning! This story is a treasure, you brought it out from your amazing heart, thank you for writing & sharing it!!! <3
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
aww thank you love :huggle: and thank you for sticking around to read it :heart:
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LokisApprentice Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My feels.... They are killing me..from the inside! It hurts! Too much...feeeeeels!
*dies*

(I love it)
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks dear! :heart:
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darksidermonents Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
can I please be allowed to draw something for this?
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yeah sure! have at it (for any chapter, if you wanted to do something else as well). and I'd really love to see whatever you do :heart:
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darksidermonents Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oooh yeah
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darksidermonents Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ooooh my god it this beautiful I'm in tears
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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thanks :hug:
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darksidermonents Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
your welcome :manhug:
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KikyouNez-sama Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
END... :( :sniff: :tears:
at last, end...
Everything that beggins must end...
This story was no my only fanfiction first read...(promise I will keep Forgotten in sight, I am nnot a fanfic fan, remember? ) but the best story ever read... ever! :heart:
Was great and had a great end...

Let get up and clap :clap:

Love you darlin' :love:  thank you so much for this
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
aww thank you so much :heart: truly, that means so much for you to say that :)
and I know you usually don't read fan fictions so it is truly a great honor that you read mine. I hope I don't disappoint with anything in the future! 
:huggle: I love you too :heart: and thank you for reading through it :D
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KikyouNez-sama Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks YOU for writing this! I just loved it since the very beginning... so deep and different. :heart:
It was my honor to read you. :rose:

Letīs keep up! then here we go :D
my claps again :clap:
and a huge hug! :glomp:

Very well done!
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frostironarmy21137 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Such a sweet ending for the story and I love it and this one of the best Loki fanfics I had the pleasure to read! :happybounce: 
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much dear! :D really
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frostironarmy21137 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Your very welcome! :D
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Rainbow-Tiger Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful ending to a beautiful story!!! :heart:
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much dear! :D
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Rainbow-Tiger Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!! :D
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inkandparchment23 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I feel like there should be fireworks... can we get fireworks please?
There you go! Fireworks! My dear, you created a lovely piece of fan fiction! Dreams really are some of the best inspiration! ;)
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AshATurner Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
haha that works! :D
and thank you so much :hug: that's totally true. I think this has stayed close to my heart so much because it began as a dream.
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Fallingstarz5 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I love it! I might have to go find some of my voice acting friends and create some sort of a radioplay or something...if it's alright with you, of course. 

(Just something fun or quick, like the first chapter, if you do like the idea)
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