You’ve heard of outtakes and cut scenes from the movies? If you sat through the credits of of The Avengers, for example, you were rewarded by some special footage. The following is a bonus scene which fell between the cracks of Dani & the Immortals. Popcorn is optional. ~ Suzanne
Dr. Sigmund peered at the couple on the couch before him. “Mr. and Mrs. Odin, after several days of intense therapy—”
“Doctor, the name is Friday,” the Nordic blonde interrupted. “It’s important to me to have my own identity.”
A muscle quivered in Odin’s jaw but he said nothing.
The doctor nodded. “All right, Friday. The way I see it, we have some enormous challenges to overcome in your marriage.”
Friday snorted and pointed at her husband. “For one thing, he doesn’t trust me.”
Odin bristled. “Adultery in a wife is never a desirable quality.”
“You’re one to talk!” she exclaimed. “They don’t call you The Wanderer for nothing, Odin. Thor is only your most visible indiscretion.”
Odin folded his well-muscled arms across his massive chest and stared straight ahead.
“To save your marriage, we must move past this blame game,” Dr. Sigmund said.
“I’ve been cooped up on Fensalir practically forever, thanks to him,” Friday said, flicking a glance at Odin. “I’d say our relationship has been shot to Helheim and back.”
“I understand that. Mr. Odin, I propose you give your wife a little freedom.”
“A lot of freedom and a lot of gold,” Friday said. “It’s my turn to visit to Midgard. I want to do some shopping.”
“Be sure to buy yourself another necklace,” Odin said through clenched teeth.
Friday gasped in outrage. “How dare you throw that in my face! Go hang yourself on Yggdrasil!”
The two immortals jumped to their feet and began to bicker. As the volume increased, the doctor rose from his chair, strode from the room, and slammed the door behind him. Odin and Friday exchanged a guilty glance.
“I guess we’re having our own personal Ragnarök,” she said.
Odin sighed. “Let’s hope it’s not the end of the world for our marriage.”
After Dani is kidnapped by Odin’s Ravens and taken to Asgard, she becomes enmeshed in a quarrel between immortals. Worse, when the theft of a magical artifact becomes an explosive political debacle, accusations of blame turn her into an outlaw. To avert disaster, she must undertake a dangerous quest involving ogres, dark fairies, and underworld criminals. Ultimately, however, she’ll have to defy Odin himself.
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