Loki was happy to be alone. Yes he’d been left alone for a few minutes every now and then when he was in the healing room, but he was always bound to the bed, so he still felt like he was being watched and controlled.
The thirty minutes he had of freedom and privacy was a welcome break, even if it was Interrupted every five minutes.
“I’m still here!” He shouted angrily when the guards pounded on the door for the fifth time. Loki was just getting out of the shower, it took him a while because it hurt to move, but he hoped that in his last five minutes he’d be able to get dressed before they busted in and dragged him out. “You have five minutes left” the guard called back. “Yes I know how to multiply” he grumbled under his breath, trying to get dressed, which was difficult with one leg that was completely useless, his other ankle was still hurting, and only one arm had full range of motion; he only had one working limb and he was too stubborn and prideful to have anyone help him out when he clearly needed it.
He was able to get half dressed and then sat down to rest for a minute, his leg was throbbing now and his arm was aching, but he didn’t have long to rest.
“Times up, open the door” the guard ordered. Loki rolled his eyes.
“Hold on, I’m almost done” he said back, grabbing a shirt to put on. “Open the door now!” The guard shouted. Loki just ignored him. He thought they would just keep yelling at him, but he heard them trying to open the door, then when they realized it was locked they just broke it down.
“What the- What’s are you doing?!” Loki shouted when they burst in and grabbed him by his arms and forced him to his feet. “The king said you had thirty minutes, it’s been thirty minutes” the guard told him as they dragged him out of the bathroom. “Wh- ow, stop it!” He yelled, they weren’t really caring to watch out for his injuries. “And why are we calling my stupid brother ‘the king’ all of a sudden?” He asked in annoyance as the guards shoved him down on his bed and shackled one of his ankles to the bedpost. “He’ll be here to deal with you in a few minutes, he got tied up with some business. (Cont)