WHO: Thor & Jyn Erso WHAT: Jyn checks on Thor WHEN: 7th December, Evening WHERE: Mandalay Bay Beach WARNINGS: Talk of New Memories → Spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok RATING | STATUS: Low | In Progress
Although she’d only known Thor a few months, Jyn had found herself already protective of him. Not that he needed her protection, but she liked his company and she liked him and he’d helped her once. He was, in short, her friend. Not a likely one, but a friend nonetheless. Jyn cared about him and so when he went radio silent she’d gotten just as worried as everyone else. However, Jyn wasn’t the type to panic and she wasn’t the type to express undue concern either especially considering how capable she knew Thor was. That fact didn’t make the Thor-less 48 hours any easy to bear but Hal helped. The calm and reassuring voice of her new furry friend was a comfort while she waited for the storm to abate and her friend to return.
With the passing of the sudden and intense electrical storm came Thor’s return and Jyn was relieved to find out he was, in fact, still alive. He was safe. If she’d known him longer or felt like a closer friend, she might have rushed to check on him. As it was, she didn’t feel privy to that sort of treatment. Instead Jyn kept her distance, checking up on him over the network and gathering as much information about his health and wellbeing as she could. She was pleased to find he was mostly okay, save for an eye and his long golden hair. Not bad all things considered, but she figured she wasn’t a good judge of that having died and all.
When she did eventually seek out Thor the sun had already set, it was the end of her shift and she’d been waiting to find the right moment to approach. Jyn didn’t announce herself as she crunched through the sand toward him, she figured he already knew she was there. She was silent as she took a seat beside him, pulling her legs up to her chest and wrapping her arms around them as she looked out over the water. If she were honest, Jyn didn’t really know what to say. Any sentiment she had regarding his safety had already been covered over the network.
Resting her head on her knees she looked over at him, took in the strong profile and all the changes that’d happened in the short time he’d been missing. It was odd to see him with such short hair, but it suited him as did the eye patch. The biggest change had not been physical though, Jyn didn’t need superpowers to pick up on his change in mood. It wasn’t difficult to spot loss, not once you’d lived through it. It struck her somewhere inside her chest to see him like this, but when she spoke it wasn’t to acknowledge this.
“I like your haircut,” she said finally, looking up at him with amusement in her eye. Better to break the ice with something light, rather than jump right into the heavy stuff. “It suits you.”