Loki takes Peter’s hand but that is the only degree of help he accepts. The rest of his pride is lodged just beneath his chin, refuses to be swallowed, and thus Loki hauls himself to his feet but staggers one step before leaning very faintly into the younger man. As they walked, the weight he distributed on Peter seemed to increase. The god’s pulse was like a set of fleeing footsteps in his chest and in his ears, quick but quiet, like it was being chased. And that was what Loki feared; that’s why he’d chosen his abode and not Peter’s.
Peter isn’t at all surprised when Loki only takes the barest amount of help. He’s known from day one how proud the god was, and to require help from a regular human of all people is probably something the man never would have even dreamed of. His ears picked up on his quickened heart rate, the sound like a jackrabbit to the teens ears as he wrapped an arm around Loki the more he leaned against him. “You gonna be okay till we get there?”
Andrew Garfield at ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ press conference, November 17th, 2013.
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He tries not to let the disappointment show. “Alright.” He reaches down to help Loki up, pulling him away from the mess and out into the world towards the god’s home.
"I don't wanna get up-- you're comfy."
It’s cold out, and whatever other excuses Erik might have to make to justify the mutual aversion to the thought of moving, he will make. “Mmph. Yes, but you have a curfew.” And really, by this point Erik considers having a list of House Rules posted on the living room wall. Including no sleepy-half-cuddled-half-lazy-leaning study breaks on the sofa. “I don’t want to apologize for your breaking it again.”
"I could." Erik mutters, considering the thought seriously for a moment. But it’s easy enough to be distracted when there’s company to consider. The new stream of thoughts bring him to tap the boy’s shoulder. "Which begs the question of why you aren’t making the most of this rule breaking. If memory serves, people your age have friends and other good reasons for breaking curfew."
"If you say so." Peter’s not much in the mood to argue it, especially since Erik would be one of the few who are able to resist Aunt May. An impressive feat in and of itself since even his uncle couldn’t do that. The tapping against his shoulder captures all of the teen’s attention, and his eyes move to watch the fingers against his shoulder. "Well, my usual reasons for breaking curfew is getting lost doing science in the lab, and I don’t have that many friends, nor am I a big partyer so this is actually the best way to spend ‘rule breaking’ time."
"Come one. I won’t clean you up if you don’t want but I’m getting you away from here. My place or yours?"