Loki stayed on his phone late into the night. Around four in the morning, he left a note for Emily saying he was going down to the supply room. He made several trips between the room and the apartment. During his last trip to the apartment, he saw that Mary was awake and asked that she relay the message to Emily as well, so she wouldn't worry.

Emily woke up to a long cold, empty bed. He never noticed how I dressed for him last night or anything. Where is he? She got out of bed and pulled on a robe before she walked out into the living room. When she got to the kitchen she saw Mary and Steve drinking coffee. "Where is Loki?"

"He is back in the supply room. I don't know what he's doing, but he seemed a bit upset." Mary told Emily. "Do you want some coffee?"

"The supply room? How does he even know where that is?" Emily asked.

"I don't know. He might have asked Jarvis." Mary suggested. "I asked Jarvis to check on Loki and was told he's working on some sort of blueprints."

"Blueprints?" Emily questioned. "You don't think he's wanting to go get one of the dinosaurs from the movie do you?"

"I don't know, but it wouldn't surprise me. He wasn't working on anything before seeing the movies." Mary pointed out.

"I really need to get him to understand what a film is," Emily grumbled. "Or Tony will have a fit."

"I'm not sure he wants to understand." Mary told Emily.

"If we don't do something, he'll be misjudged on what he's doing," Steve pointed out.

"I'm not saying we don't do anything. I'm saying we should take a different approach." Mary clarified.

"Like what?" Emily asked. "Because the Dino park isn't real and he believes it is."

"I'm not sure yet. We don't even know if that's what he's working on." Mary said hesitantly.

Emily sighed and quickly made herself some coffee. "I better go find him."

"Do you want us to come with you?" Mary offered.

"Go where?" Loki asked, walking into the apartment.

Emily turned and sighed with relief. "To come find you."

"Find me? I was in the supply room." Loki said, seeming in better spirits.

"What are you up to?" Emily asked curiously, then took a sip of her coffee.

"I just needed to prepare some plans to send to Stark." Loki answered as he walked over and got a mug for coffee.

Emily furrowed her brow. "Send to Tony? About what?"

"I don't want you to be mad at me." Loki said, looking like a guilty child. Before anymore could be said, the voice of Jarvis was heard.

"Miss Emily, Mr. Stark needs to see you in his office immediately."

"Thank you Jarvis," Emily answered. She took her mug of coffee and walked to the front door. "We'll talk when I get back Loki," she said, then left, still in her robe and slippers.

A quick elevator trip later, Emily was knocking on Tony's office door while she took a drink of her coffee.

"Come in." Tony called out from his desk. He had his coffee sitting on the desk, next to a pile of rolled up blueprints.

"Morning," Emily greeted when she walked into Tony's office. "What did Loki give you?"

"A headache." Tony muttered. "Stop letting him watch movies. He has submitted a formal request for an investigation as to why the dinosaurs aren't being fed enough. He was nice enough to include a new feeding schedule though." He explained, somewhat amused.

Emily's eyes widened and she moved to sit in the chair across from Tony's desk. "I never thought he would take it this far. I want to show him how films are made so he knows it's not real... but I fear it will greatly upset him or make him feel dumb."

"And all of this." Tony continued, pointing to the stack of blueprints. "This is for a replica of the dinosaur compound that he wants to build... for his fish."

"For his fish?" Emily questioned. She sat her coffee on Tony's desk and grabbed one of the papers. "Wow... he's very detailed."

"Yes he is. This is what he wants for the fish box in the community room. His note also assured me that he has corrected the design flaws from movies."

"I was thinking we would build something Avengers themed... but he really seems to like Jurassic Park," she chuckled. "I might see about putting a wall aquarium in our room for this one, and do a different one for the community floor."

"I was worried at first that he was trying to actually make dinosaurs, until I saw it was for the fish." Tony chuckled. "Between the two, I would rather have this in the community room than actual dinos running around."

Emily nodded in agreement. "I thought he would have tried something like that too, but I think he realizes how much of a bad idea it would be."

"Make sure he realizes how much of a bad idea it is, because he's smart enough to think he can try." Tony warned.

"I will. I think I'll refrain from showing him the next one when it comes out too. At least until he knows it's fiction."

"I think that's a good idea. Scaled down models for fish don't really bother me. I just want to make sure it doesn't go past that." Tony told Emily.

Emily nodded and stood. "Is that everything Tony?"

"Yes it is. For the moment, I have told him I will review his design and let him know." Tony told Emily.

"Okay. Thank you for letting me know this Tony. Maybe our trip will help him relax about it for a while." She grabbed her mug of coffee and turned to walk to the door.

"I still miss you." Tony said as Emily walked towards the door.

Emily gulped as she paused with her hand on the door. What the hell do I say to that? She turned towards Tony with a sad smile. "I'm sorry Tony. I wish it could have ended on a better note."

"We could always... try again?" Tony suggested.

"Tony... I'm engaged," Emily countered. "That's not an option."

"If it ever changes, I'm here." Tony said simply, then picked up his mug to drink his coffee.

Emily nodded then turned and walked out of his office. She walked to the elevator and rode it back to her floor in silence. Where did that come from? He was actually being sincere. Damn still having old feelings. I need to put it all in the back of my mind. I'm happy with Loki. I love Loki. She took a deep breath and stepped off the elevator and walked back to the apartment and walked inside.

The smell of bacon and sausage greeted Emily when she walked into the apartment. Steve and Loki were gathered around the table, with Mary in the kitchen, cooking breakfast.

"Hi everyone. I'm back." Emily walked into the kitchen and took a seat beside Loki once she refilled her coffee.

"What did Stark want?" Loki asked curiously. Before Emily could reply, Loki leaned over to steal a quick kiss.

Emily smiled. "He showed me your blueprints, that's all. He was actually impressed by them."

"He did? I specifically told him to not share those with anyone." Loki sighed.

"He has only shown them to me. Tony figured you would have let me see them to begin with," Emily replied, then took another drink of her coffee.

"I was worried you would be mad." Loki reminded her.

"I'm not mad. I just don't want you to get carried away, that's all," She replied.

"Carried away? What do you mean?" Loki asked curiously.

Emily sighed inwardly. "I don't want you to get too excited with your plans, that's all. I told Tony I would help him look over what you've made, but we don't need anymore. Okay?"

"I haven't finished the final part of it though. Will I not be allowed to?" Loki asked, feeling down.

"Final part? What final part?" Emily asked.

"I haven't made the little bubbles or the fencing." Loki explained.

"Bubbles? What fencing?" Emily questioned.

"The bubbles that the humans ride in. I want to have some of those, and I want to make the fencing so it looks accurate." Loki explained.

"For your fish tank?" Emily asked. "It shouldn't be too difficult to make something like that for your tank."

"Yes, for the fish box. What else would it be for?" Loki asked curiously.

"Nothing hon. I just wanted to be sure what you wanted to make them for. That's all."

"I'm sorry. I can tell this was a really bad idea. I will drop it." Loki sighed. He also cast a quick spell to vanish the documents he had sent to Tony.

"Honey, it's not a bad idea. Tony actually liked the blueprints and was considering using it for the tank in the community room," she told him. "It was very impressive."

"That's the fish box I was planning it for. It's just not finished yet." Loki explained.

"You can finish it Loki. None of us are mad about it," Emily told him.

"You already said no more though." Loki reminded her.

"You can finish what you already have planned, Loki."

"Are you sure? I don't want to cause any more issues." Loki said, just as Mary announced breakfast was ready.

Emily leaned over and kissed his cheek. "Yes, I'm sure."

Loki gave a little nod but was not convinced. "Should we just have breakfast?"

"We can eat, yes," Emily told him, then took a sip of her coffee. Although I'm not really that hungry.

"Are you two going to be alright?" Mary asked, setting a plate of bacon and sausage on the table, next to the bowl of eggs.

"Yeah, we'll be okay," Emily answered. I hope.

"Do you want to talk?" Mary offered.

Emily watched as Loki walked into the dining room to join Steve and eat. "I don't know Mary. I just feel like this morning is my fault. I'm going to go get dressed in more than a nightie and a robe." She slid off the barstool and walked into her bedroom.

Steve wiped his mouth with a napkin and furrowed his brow. "Loki, is everything okay between you and Em?"

"I don't know. I am confused as to what she thought I would do that is so bad. My studies have shown me that midgardians frequently show their appreciation for different things through various forms of art." Loki answered.

"I think she thought you were actually wanting to make a real life park," Steve answered. "All of us wondered, really."

"She would never allow that. I had the thought for a brief moment, then tossed it aside. I just wanted to make something fun for the big fish box." Loki said sadly.

"She feels like she's in the wrong for everything. Em said that early this morning," Steve commented.

"Why would she be in the wrong for everything? I don't understand what I've done to make her feel that way." Loki said truthfully.

"I guess she feels she put you up to everything. I know she feels bad for your reaction last night," Steve said.

"Put me up to what? I feel horrible for my reaction, but it wasn't her fault." Loki argued.

Steve shrugged. "Girls can be odd sometimes, Loki. Even I don't always know the answer."

"I'm going to go talk with her." Loki said, standing up and leaving the table. He walked to their room and opened the door. "Emily, can we talk?"

Emily turned from looking out the window and nodded. "Sure."

Loki walked over and wrapped his arms around her from behind. "I'm sorry I've upset you and made you feel bad. I didn't mean to." "

"It's alright Loki. I should have asked what you were doing before I assumed," she said softly.

"No. I should have talked with you before starting on it. I get caught up in projects and that is my fault." Loki countered.

Emily turned in his embrace and clutched to his shirt. "I'm sorry Loki. For assuming you were going to go overboard in what you were doing."

"It's not your fault. Like I said, I should have talked it over with you first." Loki replied.

"I guess we were both in the wrong a bit." She leaned back to meet his eyes while she cupped his cheek in her hand. "It's in the past now. I don't want to dwell on it anymore."

"I don't want to make these same mistakes again and I will try hard to never repeat them." Loki sincerely promised.

Emily looked up at Loki as her heart swelled with love. "Loki, you should know that Tony mentioned that he and I try things again. But I politely told him I am happily engaged and that I love you. He took my answer nobly and respectfully." She sighed and rested her head on his chest. "I think he had real feelings deep down, which confuses my emotions. But I only want you."

Loki felt his heart sink at her words. "Could it be that he just doesn't want me to have you?" He asked with a shred of hope. I hope it doesn't confuse you too much. I can't lose you.

"It's possible, yes." Emily looked back up at Loki and cupped his face in her hands. "But I'm right here. I'm with you and I only want you, my future husband."

Loki leaned into her touch. "Your feelings for him were real, weren't they?"

"I thought they were. But he proved me wrong," she answered softly. Emily leaned up and gently pecked his lips. "I fell in love with you."

Loki pulled Emily into a deeper kiss, pushing his doubts away. "Are we alright now?"

"Yes," Emily answered as she moved one hand down to untie the rope of her robe before she took one of his hands to run beneath it against the silk of her nightie.

Loki's eyes went wide when he felt the silky material. "This is new. I like it."

Emily blushed. "I wore it last night. You were preoccupied though," she chuckled softly.

"I'm so sorry darling. I didn't mean to overlook it." Loki said sincerely.

"You had other things on your mind. It's okay," she answered.

"You should always be first though." Loki corrected.

"Baby, things happen. I'm not upset," Emily said.

"I am upset with myself. It is not right for me to put anything above you." Loki said truthfully.

Emily frowned. "I didn't want to make you upset."

"You haven't made me upset darling." Loki assured Emily.

"Are you sure? I feel like that's all I've done recently."

"I'm absolutely sure darling." Loki promised.

Emily nodded and wrapped her arms around his waist. "Maybe I can show you this outfit again tonight."

"I would like that a lot." Loki agreed.

"It has matching underwear after all," she teased, feeling a bit more like herself again.

"That's intriguing." Loki grinned. His face quickly flushed though when his stomach growled with hunger.

"Did you eat breakfast?" Emily asked.

Loki shyly shook his head. "No, I haven't."

"You need to eat, love. Go ahead. I'll get something after I shower," she told him.

"I don't want to eat without you." Loki said truthfully.

Emily smiled. "I can wait to shower after we eat then, if that makes you feel better."

"I can wait to eat if you want to shower first." Loki countered.

"If I shower now, would you want to join me?" She asked.

"Would it be a regular shower or a playful shower?" Loki asked curiously.

Emily smirked as she removed her robe and tossed it on the bed. "That would be up to you."

"That really depends on what happens first. If we take a playful shower, we should eat first." Loki said with a nervous chuckle as his stomach growled again.

"What do you want to do, love?" Emily asked.

"Both?" Loki chuckled.

Emily laughed. "You can't do both at once."

"I know that. I just don't want to pick wrong." Loki admitted.

"Honey, you won't pick wrong. If you want to eat, you can."

"Are you sure? I don't want to upset you again." Loki said truthfully.

"Yes Loki, I'm sure. I haven't eaten either, but I'm not really hungry this morning," she answered.

"Was your appetite ruined by the upset I caused?" Loki asked, wanting the truth.

"No, Loki. Stress maybe, but nothing of your doing. I get too worked up about small things and my body makes it something gigantic," she explained. "Anxiety does that."

"Is there something I can do to help? I can go get Mary, if you need proper care." Loki offered, sincere in his attempt to help.

"It will pass. I've dealt with it for a long time," she said softly. "I'm sorry for making you stressed out."

"I just want you happy and well." Loki said truthfully. "I am going to send Mary in. Perhaps this is something she can treat."

Emily sighed inwardly but smiled. "If you must," she said playfully.

Loki stole a quick kiss. "I love you." He said, then walked out. A minute later, Mary walked in.

"Em? You alright?" She asked, closing the door behind her.

Emily bent down to pick up her robe from the floor. "I'm okay. I told Loki I wasn't hungry because of the stress of last night and this morning and he became concerned. You know how my anxiety does stupid things."

Mary nodded. "He told me you have 'an anxiety' that I should look at." She chuckled. "He means well. Have you tried taking something for anxiety?"

"I know he means well, and I love him for it." She sat her robe on the bed before she walked over to the dresser and started looking for clothes. "But no, I haven't looked into taking anything."

"Would you want to try?" Mary asked.

Emily shrugged. "I don't know. I worry about pills making me feel weird."

"I'm licensed in natural treatments as well." Mary confessed.

"That I could be open to," Emily agreed.

"I will have it ready for you soon. I think Loki could benefit from it as well." Mary admitted.

Emily nodded as she pulled out a sweater and a pair of leggings. "I agree with you."

"How do you feel for the moment?" Mary asked.

"I'm... I'm okay." Emily sighed and sat on the bed. "Tony said some things upstairs, and I've already told Loki about them, but my head is straight."

"Do you want to talk about them?" Mary offered. "Are those statements the cause of the anxiety?"

"Yeah... they are," Emily answered. "The more I think about it, I get an unsettling feeling. But Loki makes me feel better."

"You don't think Stark is up to something, do you?" Mary asked, concerned.

"The only thing Tony is trying to do is get me back... He told me he misses me."

"Do you miss him?" Mary asked.

Emily shrugged. "Sometimes I think I do, until I remember what happened between us. I know if I go back to him, it would just be the same old shit. Loki makes me happy and makes me feel like he's the first person I have ever loved. I love Loki."

"Is going back to him something you've considered at any point?"

"I never thought about it... not until I saw the look in his eyes this morning. But when I looked down at the beautiful ring that I wear, only Loki came to mind."

"Do you want to go on a little walk and clear your mind? We can go get the anxiety stuff." Mary suggested.

"Is it at the lab?" Emily asked as she began getting dressed, not caring that Mary was in front of her.

"No, with it being all natural, we will be raiding the staff kitchen." Mary chuckled.

Emily laughed as she pulled on her leggings. "Why the staff kitchen?"

"That's the only kitchen here, isn't it?" Mary asked curiously.

"Well, I guess the staff kitchen is the same as the community room kitchen. That food is for everyone," Emily said as she put on a bra, then her sweater.

Mary nodded. "I don't know what it's formally called, but it's the same kitchen."

Emily shrugged. "I don't know what it's called either."

"Name aside, that's where we need to go." Mary chuckled.

"I can put on slippers, since we're staying inside," Emily replied.

"Alright, I'll go let the guys know that we're going for a walk." Mary said before she opened the door and left the room.

Emily sat back down on the edge of the bed and bent down to put her bootie slippers on her feet. Then she stood and walked out into the living room.

"Steve is going to keep Loki company." Mary told Emily, when she walked out.

"Okay. I'm glad they've become buddies. He needs a guy friend."

"I agree. They are growing close." Mary said happily.

Emily let Mary lead the way out of the apartment and to the elevator. "It's good for both of them."

"I agree." She replied. "Oh, we do need to stop by the lab as well."

"What do you need at the lab?" Emily asked as she pressed the button for the elevator.

"Oh... I um... I figured I should probably start taking birth control." Mary said, embarrassed.

Emily chuckled. "That's probably a good idea. Have you guys done any more since the first time?" she asked. "You don't have to tell me; I'm just being the nosey sister." The elevator arrived with a ding and opened in front of them for them to step inside.

"We have. Last night." Mary admitted, blushing softly. She stepped inside the elevator and pressed the button for the floor they needed.

"We never heard you," Emily admitted. "I am very happy for you though. I told you that you'd get to have America's Ass to yourself," she giggled.

Mary blushed deeper. "We took extra care to be quiet so we wouldn't wake you." She admitted. "After seventy years in the ice, I think he's trying to make up for lost time." She giggled.

Emily chuckled as the elevator dinged and opened on the community floor and they stepped out. "That could be true. Steve's an amazing guy Mary, and I'm happy you found him... or got up the nerve to actually talk to him."

Mary led the way back to the kitchen area. "He's so sweet and so attentive." She said happily. "I couldn't be happier."

"It's good to see a smile on your face that is more than about work or myself," Emily admitted as she followed her friend. She leaned against the kitchen counter and watched as Mary began looking around. "What are you looking for?"

"I'm looking for the tea." Mary answered. "We also need to find whatever nuts they have."

"Tea, I understand, but nuts?" Emily questioned.

"Brazil nuts have chemicals in them that naturally help with anxiety." Mary explained. "Just like cashews naturally help with depression."

"I never knew that. You teach me something all the time," Emily smiled.

"I have had my own battles with depression." Mary admitted. She finally found the tea and took two different boxes out. "Do you like green tea?"

"If it's sweetened," Emily answered. "I know you have; I just didn't know you treated naturally."

Mary nodded. "There is only one time I needed stronger medicine." She admitted. She brought the box of green tea bags over. "Have a couple cups of tea each day and see if it helps."

Emily nodded and took the box. "I'm not sure if Loki will like green tea's bitterness, but I will try it out."

"It can be sweetened. There are also green tea pills that work as well. Whichever you both prefer." Mary told Emily.

"I will ask him," Emily said. "Should we head to the lab now?"

"Do you want some of the nuts to try as well?" Mary asked.

Emily shrugged. "Sure. They can't hurt to try if they have any."

Mary found a jar of Brazil nuts and brought them over to Emily. "Just have a handful for a snack once a day. Don't have too many because they can be really fatty."

"Yes, doctor Mary," Emily said cheekily.

Mary blushed again. "None of that." She chuckled.

"Well, you are a doctor," Emily laughed.

"I know, but I'm not used to being called a doctor and it still feels weird." Mary admitted.

"You will. I know if anyone in the team calls you a doctor, it'll be Clint or Tony," she commented.

"Given the close working relationship, I would never require that. No one ever used my title in the ER either." Mary explained.

Emily shrugged. "Clint does it to poke fun, Tony does it only when something is serious."

"That doesn't sound too bad then." Mary agreed. "Let's head to the clinic so we can get back. I think we all still need to pack for the trip."

"Yes, we do. I meant to pack last night but it never happened." Emily followed Mary back out to the elevator.

"We meant to pack as well but got a little distracted." Mary admitted, blushing softly. She pressed the button and the elevator opened up for them and she stepped in.

"I honestly was trying for a little bit of attention myself last night," Emily admitted as she stepped in to stand by Mary. "That's why I was wearing the nightie. But Loki was quite distracted."

"It's normal for him to be distracted sometimes. Too much sex is not always a good thing." Mary said, still in doctor mode. She pressed the button for a lower floor to take them down to the lab.

"We don't do something every night," Emily chuckled. "I think it was Christmas Eve the last time we did something."

"Oh, I didn't know that." Mary chuckled. "And it wasn't said in judgement. Too much can lead to urinary tract infections and such." She explained.

"Oh, I know. I just didn't want you to think we were rabbits or something," Emily replied.

"I didn't, and I wouldn't care other than looking out for both for your health. Past that, it's not my business at all." Mary admitted. When the elevator stopped and the door opened, she stepped out onto the medical floor.

Emily followed Mary out of the elevator and through the medical doors once she entered the keypad password. "I just felt like it was something you should know."

"It's good you told me." Mary said truthfully. She led Emily down a few hallways, then stopped outside of a door marked for authorized access only. "I'll have to ask you to wait here."

"Sure, that's no problem," Emily replied, then leaned against the wall of the lab.

Mary took her key card out of her pocket and swiped it then opened the door. She was gone for nearly ten minutes, then she returned. "Sorry, I had to sign the documents and find a nurse to also sign off." She explained as she closed the door behind her.

"It's alright," Emily shrugged. "I'm not in any hurry."

"I just didn't know it would take that long." Mary said truthfully.

Emily chuckled. "Really, it's fine."

Mary put the box of pills in her pocket. "I never thought I would need those." She admitted, leading the way back to the elevator.

"Did you start with a low dose? Sometimes birth control can make you feel funny," Emily commented as she followed. "Sometimes it still makes me feel funny."

"I am starting with the lowest dose and will increase it if needed. I know it can, but I'm hoping to avoid a lot of that by starting with the lower dose." Mary agreed.

Emily smiled and leaned back against the wall of the elevator once they stepped inside. "Could you imagine having Steve's baby though? Dark brown hair and bright blue eyes would be quite adorable."

Mary chuckled and shook her head. "No, I can't. Not for a very long time. I'm far too career minded having children and it wouldn't be fair to said children."

"You have more time now than you did though. When the time is right... it wouldn't be the worst thing," Emily said.

"I have more time right now." Mary shrugged. "Someday, it might be nice. I don't dislike children. I've just never imagined myself having my own."

"I never have either. Although I never saw myself getting married either," Emily commented.

"Married is different than having kids though. I can see myself being married." Mary replied.

"To Steve?" Emily teased, then chuckled. "I'm sorry, I can't help it."

Mary blushed but nodded. "I could see myself married to Steve. Being with him just feels right."

Emily grinned. "I bet he feels the same way, you know."

"I haven't said anything about it as we've only just started dating. I'm not trying to rush anything. I think things are perfect as they are right now." Mary said truthfully. She led the way out of the elevator when the door opened. "He's already told me he loves me though."

"That's awesome Mary, truly. Steve doesn't take those words lightly either." Emily wrapped one arm around Mary's shoulders as they made it back to the apartment.

"I don't either, but I do love him." Mary said softly, wrapping her arm around Emily's waist. When they walked into the apartment, they found Loki and Steve on the entryway floor, locked in a wrestling match.

Emily snorted. "I'll take twenty bucks on Loki."

"Oh please, I put fifty on Steve." Mary countered, watching the men's attempts to best each other.

"You're on," Emily laughed. "As long as nothing is broken!" She called.

Loki tried to conjure ice to make Steve lose his traction, but when Steve caught his bad leg, Loki faltered, and Steve was able to fully pin Loki. "Dammit!" He muttered. "Alright, I'm done." He tapped out and Steve let him right up.

"Now I owe Mary fifty dollars," Emily commented as she helped Loki stand. "Are you okay Loki?"

"Yeah, I'm alright." Loki said, letting Steve help him up. "It's just my leg."

"Take it easy, Loki." Emily let Steve help him over to the couch to sit down.

Loki sat on the couch, muttering about his frustrations the entire time. A minute later, Mary brought him a glass of apple juice and the anti-inflammation medication to help the pain. "Thank you." He mumbled, taking the glass and then taking the pills.

Emily sat beside him and rubbed his back. "You just need to get your strength back, that's all."

"I know. I was doing so much better this time though. I hate not being at my best." Loki sighed.

"The more you work at it, the stronger you'll get." She leaned over and kissed him softly on the cheek. "It was a bit sexy too," she murmured.

"The sexiest part was when my man won." Mary grinned teasingly.

"Only because my leg is hurt. When I'm back to full strength, he won't stand a chance." Loki challenged.

Steve smirked as he wrapped one arm around Mary's waist. "When you're better, you're on."

"You'll lose." Loki chuckled.

"Come on, you two, you had your fun." Mary chuckled. "We should all start packing. We leave really early tomorrow morning."

"Mary is right. We'll be getting on the quinjet early tomorrow morning," Emily agreed.

"Should we pack, then meet up for dinner? We have left over Chinese." Mary said.

"That sounds like a good idea. Maybe we can play a board game tonight," Emily replied.

"I have monopoly!" Mary said happily. "It will be like our girls' nights!"

"That sounds fun! We'll have to teach Steve and Loki how to play."

"It came out when I was six, so I actually know how to play." Steve chuckled.

Emily chuckled. "Then we can all teach Loki."

"I feel like he will be really good at it, once he catches on." Mary said truthfully.

"I do too... we might have a real contender."

"I think so. We should do a little walk-through game first as he will learn it quickly. Then we can play for real." Mary said, excited for the game.

"Good idea! I'm going to go put pjs on then we can all meet back out here."

"No, pack first, then we will all meet back here, have dinner, and play monopoly." Mary reminded Emily.

"Oh, duh," she laughed. "Pack, change, then meet back out here."

"Yep! First one done, gets everything set up?" Mary challenged.

Emily grinned. "Deal!"

"Let's get to packing then." Mary grinned happily.

Emily stood and took Loki's hand. "Do you want to help me?"

Loki nodded. "I would like to. Are we packing ours together or separately?" He asked Emily.

"It's up to you. Do you want your own suitcase, or do you want to share?" Emily asked.

"I am fine with us sharing. I just wasn't sure if there would be enough room for us to both take a week of clothes in one bag." Loki explained.

"If we take the big suitcase there's enough room," Emily said as they walked into the bedroom.

"That works for me." Loki agreed, following Emily.