While Leonard could appreciate that sentiment— he wasn’t overly fond of sharing himself— the request sent up some pretty vibrant red flags. He knew a crossroads when he saw one.
"What could I possibly offer that would equal the worth of his life?" he asked, and shook his head. "My own? He’d just be down here, tryin’ to swap back before you even got me settled. There must be something you want, though."
Hela kept her eyes on the man. Reading him was easy - he was practically an open book, every emotion and inner thought written across his face clearly and plainly. She turned up her chin, folding her arms over her chest and regarding him with an air of supremacy.
“I do not know this man you wish to bring back from death, and I do not know what he has accomplished in his life. I do not know what would equal the worth of his life.” Her eyebrow quirked slightly, and she turned back towards her throne, glancing at him over her shoulder.
“The price is yours to make. What do you feel his life is worth?”
It’s almost a cruel sort of trickery - because if he chose something easily obtained, he would admit that his friend’s life was worth very little. But if he believed his friend was worth as much as she suspected he did, then it would be near impossible to save him.
She couldn’t make this a simple trade, or else everyone would come crawling to her realm to seek the return of their loved ones.
Father and Son
Outtake from the Daniel Nadel's photoshoot (x)
"Something like that. Is there anything in particular that beckons your appearance? Or at least - anything I might be bequeathed to know."
"Can I not simply wish to see my old home every so often?"
"I am here to retrieve a soul, as is my usual duty. It is merely by coincidence that we have seen each other."
(( people who write that Asgard is more socially aware and forward concerning social injustice
make my head hurt
how can you think a realm that encourages hating several species
and in which Thor states Sif’s obvious struggle with being a female warrior
is socially advanced in such things))
1 has entered Niflheim
"Freyja. What a… pleasant surprise.”
"How may I be of service?"
Hela; daughter of Angrboda and ruler of Helheim.