WHO: Thor (MCU) & Loki (616) WHAT: Thor has prepared Loki a meal (kinda) WHERE: Loki's beautiful kitchen WHEN: Dinner time! RATING: Listen I never know with these two okay
Never let it be said that Thor was a man without ideas. One of the first things he'd ever asked of Loki was if his brother had prepared a meal for him after he'd arrived in town. Mostly, Loki did provide the food they ate unless Thor went to Pancho's for Midgardian delectables. The main reason for that was that Loki had basically banned Thor from using the kitchen. Much like he'd banned him from touching his fancy soaps. But Thor rarely followed that rule so that day he was breaking the kitchen ban as well. Actually, it was an idea he'd been thinking of for a good while and had taken some time to really act on it.
Thor had no idea how to cook anything except poptarts but even that had taken him a few attempts to not burn them. This was either going to go really well, or fail miserably. Either result would likely bring with it a large mess too, but he wasn't thinking that far ahead just yet.
The first thing he'd done was obtain a cookbook at the library. One with recipes. Thor was intending to prepare a four course feast. He had to sort of pick and choose different things based on what Loki had stocked the refrigerator with and he'd probably have to fudge some of the ingredients but it'd work. Sure.
The salad had been easy enough. He just rinsed off lettuce and dumped it in a bowl, most of it; some leaves ended up scattered on the counter somehow. He'd cut up some other vegetables but none of them looked appealing to him because he much preferred meat or confections. But he thought Loki probably liked salad because it was green, so he made one.
From there, he started kind of.. making everything else at the same time. Appetizers were just bits of cheese he put on some crackers and so of course crumbs kind of went here and there but he did arrange them lop-sided on a plate. The entree was meant to be one he saw in in a picture in the recipe book but he didn't have some of the ingredients for. So while it was supposed to be angel hair pasta he had bow-tie noodles instead. The sauce was just melted butter that he first burned, then he did it again and it was basically the right consistency. At the time of preparation, Thor had no idea how to turn on the stove so that took about half an hour until he figured out you had to turn the dial to one of the high numbers on the back of the stove. He broke two before finally getting the third one to turn on. The chicken that was supposed to go with it, well, he put it on a baking sheet and put it in the oven and thankfully it didn't catch on fire. He lemon zested the hell out of the pasta because it was fun.
Dessert was a tower of poptarts that were dusted in powdered sugar. And he'd managed to do all of it while Loki was away doing Loki things. All in all, he was pretty proud of himself. Loki would likely stab him for the mess but Thor thought it just showed just how hard he'd worked. He lit some candles and put some kind of mismatched flowers on the table, then waited by the door for his brother to come home so he could greet him and surprise him with all he'd done.