What sorts of non-lovemaking activities and such did your characters bond over?
Zap:Shared magical abilities, studying, political strategizing, diplomacy, meditation, cuddling, swapping stories. Thor: Restoring the half of the universe destroyed by Thanos, elevating Zap to a goddess, you know - the usual. Also, late night snack runs, bonding with the X-Men, and play days with Mateo.
What sorts of non-lovemaking activities do they do together?
Zap: Performing royal duties, spending time with their children, political strategizing, keep peace amongst the realms, discussions about their marriage, dancing like no one is watching (even when people are)... Thor: Lounging. No really, they lounge a lot. Naps and relaxing vertically, no sex involved, but deep conversations. Also baths. Netflix binges and in-bedroom buffets. What? You’d do it if you could.
What kinds of things do they talk about when they're together?
Zap: Potential extramarital lovers, problems with their family, how cute their kids are. Thor: Boring stuff like the direction of Vernal Asgard and Midgard. Their kids, all of them. Which includes their extended family and Thor’s brothers. When they aren’t talking business, it’s mostly about the latest plot twist in their stories or gossiping about the court. It’s a lot of gossip. And discussing and quickly rushing into DIY palace renovations.
What dreams and goals do they share?
Zap: Uniting the realms; ensuring the safety of their kingdom, raising their children to be good people and decent contributors to society. Thor: Dreams of peaceful coexistence between Asgard and Midgard. A repaired Midgard. Most of their shared goals are focused around their children, making them the best people to lead the universe into the future.
What dreams and goals do they have that they do not share?
Zap: She has a few ideas for the future of Asgard and surrounding peoples, but she hasn't had time to share them all with Thor. She doubts he'll have too many objections. She has no idea if he has differing dreams or goals from what they've talked about. Thor: Not sure. They probably center around Loki and Nathaniel. Thor wants his brother completely returned to the fold, Eva has reason to be less focused on that. Thor doesn’t really know what the endgame with Eva and Nathaniel will be.
How many children does each partner want? Have they discussed this? If not, why?
Zap: They both seem to be okay with a big number. Zap would like things to be more spaced out in the near future. They've had lots of discussions, and they're called the Allfather and the Goddess of Motherhood. Thor: I don’t think the Allfather and Goddess if Motherhood have set a limit, but I think they’d be happy with more or happy with the family they’ve built. They’ve discussed it, but not the potential involvement of Nathaniel, besides welcoming Brayden in.
What other plans do they have for the future? Which ones have they discussed? Why and/or why not?
Zap: She would like to use the super abilities and natural skills of their allies to help bring peace to the realms and beyond, working out of Asgard and nearby trusted kingdoms. New children, re-arrivals, and business with Helheim have prevented regular council meetings and to some extent, private conversations. Thor: Thor’s goals mostly center around the restoration of Agards legacy and the improvement of all the realms. They’ve discussed these goals at length. Thor also wants to be a better father than his, which they’d also discussed.
What are the most difficult situations they have faced together so far? How did they overcome them?
Zap: They (with aid) helped defeat Thanos. They worked tirelessly together and bonded that way. Thor: Again, Thanos. And they overcame him be relying on each other. Since then, they faced the harsh treatment of their people - both Asgardians and mutants, by the American government. Including Eva’ abduction. They overcame it by trusting each other.
What are some of their best memories together so far that have nothing to do with sex or the development of the relationship?
Zap: Zap enjoyed watching Thor bonding with Mateo and Minor on his own. She liked helping him plan Vernal Asgard and teaching him more about Midgard during their stay there. Thor: Births of their children? The discovery of Baldr, and Eva’s trusting of it. The restoration of Asgard. Family dinner nights with Eva’s extended family.
What things do they do that get on each others' nerves?
Zap: They both tend to overextend themselves, probably causing fewer opportunities for alone time. Thor can be a little clingy and not as spontaneous (romantically) as Eva would like. He's too much of a pushover sometimes. Thor: Eva attempts to do too much. While her limits are vast, Thor wishes she wouldn’t tempt them as often. She will withdraw when stressed, and maybe she’s too perfect? Just kidding, but she could meddle less, he said it!
What little personal quirks and unusual tastes do each have that the other is aware of? How did they learn about them?
Zap: Thor is protective, which is met equally in Zap. She found out early on with his behavior during his tutoring of her magical abilities. He knows she likes baths and regularly has the munchies. She knows he likes to play fetch with Minor and Stormbreaker. Thor: Eva’s a meddler, see above. Anyway, she has a big heart and wants to help everyone around her, even if they don’t necessarily want it. She’s a gift giver and a hedonist like him. He learned these things by living and working closely with her.
What views do your characters disagree on? How do they reconcile their differences in opinions? Zap: Loki. With patience. Thor: Loki? They took their time and have been discussing the issue, and mostly trust. Sif? Another issue they haven’t agreed on, though Thor did some soul searching based on his respect for a then-pregnant Eva.
What sorts of things did they or do they get into arguments or fights over?
Zap: Recently, the closest they've come to a fight is over Sif's feelings for Thor, and his indecision on how to deal with the situation. They haven't touched back on the matter yet, but she feels it's something they should discuss. Thor: Loving too much. Family and friends, you know, topics completely void of emotion. The bones of their bond are strong enough to survive the flare-ups of their shared large tempera.
How do they reconcile after arguments or fights?
Zap: Honestly? Hugs. Great big hugs. And silliness. Thor: Space, and not to harp, but trust. Then they come back together and their love wins the day. Usually cuddling.
How do they each react when the other is in pain or is troubled? What do they do to help the other?
Zap: Quickly and anything. Thor: An immediate and crushing concern, that’s Thor’s move, he’s a little intense. But usually after listening he only has to use his gentle kindness and patience to help solve Eva’s issues. But sometimes smashy-smashy.
What is the biggest potential threat to their relationship? What is the most likely threat?
Zap: A fizzling spark? Intrusion? Apathy? Thor: The extraordinary life they're expected to live with massive amounts of outside pressure. Probably Nate.
What would each partner be willing to change about themselves for the other? What wouldn't they be willing to change for each other?
Zap: She would do whatever needed to be done to preserve her marriage and uphold her vows - whatever it took to keep her family and kingdom happy. Even if that meant some hard-to-swallow adjusting periods. Thor: Thor’s grown more in the last ten years than in his last thousand years preceding that. He’s become incredibly reasonable when it comes to change, especially for a loved one, especially for Eva. Thor’s core beliefs, however, are very important to him and he wouldn’t can those, luckily they align with Zap very well. Also, he agreed to keep his hair short for her: big deal.