A smile made it's way across my face as I walked out into the heat of summer, a warm breeze caressing the pale skin of my face while ruffling my hair, sending wisps of brown up into the air, flying about in various directions. I giggled a little as the gust died down, settling my hair back into place and straightening out the jade skirts of my dress. It was noting really fancy, but it was a favourite of mine. With a vibrant green matching my eyes, accented by spots of gold trim, I liked to think it fit me well. I wore this dress when I wanted to look my best without dressing up too much, an attitude of which fit the day perfectly. I would be seeing Thor today. Though that was not the reason I headed towards the palace, he would be there, and I wanted him to notice me. Smiling at people and offering pleasantries and greetings, nods or waves, I made my way towards the entry to Asgard. It was the beginning of summer, and the hot breezes blew in more than just sunny weather. This was also the only time of year when I was able to meet with my long-time friend, Odessa. We had made friends in our early childhood, and it had grown into a lasting friendship. Though it was mostly without any heavy issues, there was the slight matter of her bring engaged to the man I had fallen in love with. However, I knew that wasn't her fault, nor her doing; she also didn't know of my feelings. I tried to ignore that to the best of my ability, pushing the thought to the edge of my mind as I always did. Finally, I arrived to the spot where Odessa would be arriving through, hands clasped together and a big smile on my face. Despite everything, I was excited to see her, and to catch up with everything that had been going in our lives. Well... most everything, anyways. ~~~~ 'Today's the day', Loki thought to himself as he looked himself over in the mirror. He wore his most iconic outfit, as it was both regal and looked rather well on him, if he did say so himself. Straightening it and making sure all was in order, Loki gave himself one more look-over before exiting the room. Of course, he would be assured to look his best even if he hadn't prepared himself as he had, servants and the like there to do whatever fixing up was needed. Being the royals of Asgard, they always needed to look their best, especially during public events such as this one. It would likely be the talk of the town, Odessa's latest visit. This close to the long-awaited wedding, interest was swarming about the proclaimed 'happy couple', there would surely be much interest around them. Loki almost chuckled at the oblivion of the public. It was pathetic, in it's own way; at the same time however, neither him nor Odessa were stupid enough to let their secret slide. Such a scandal would be troublesome, to say the least. Though their secret relationship had been stable thus far, Loki was going to have to think of something else, and soon, if he didn't want to see Odessa married off to his oafish brother - and he most certainly didn't. That, however, he set aside for the mean time. He would worry about it at a more convenient time. For now, he would simply focus on all the events of today. Joining his family as they readied to head out, all going to greet the woman who was set to become their newest addition. They reached the eleboate entry to Asgard fairly quickly, all standing in waiting of their honored guest. Exchanging a brief, but knowing glance with his mother, Loki smirked and stood still, patiently waiting for Odessa's arrival. She would be there any moment now.