He can see when Loki pulls away—not physically, of course, but it’s as if shutters close behind his eyes, and suddenly Loki is showing nothing at all. Any honesty this conversation had was built on cleverness and misdirection; emotional honesty was definitely not in the playbook. “Tony Stark,” Loki says, slowly, as if testing the feeling of Tony’s name on his tongue. “The mortal who believes himself capable of understanding a god. I feel I should applaud your hubris.”
Trying to get the conversation back on an even keel, Tony says, “Pride has been one of my failings, I’ll give you that.”
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