"It's my fault."
The light from the torch on the wall reflected the shadows of the man and the woman in the cell. The man faced the front of the cell, squinting to see in the darkness. The woman sat a short distance away, her knees huddled into her chest, her face buried in-between the crook of her arms.
"It is not your fault," Thor said in a low voice. "I was the one who brought you here."
"It doesn't matter it's all my fault! We're going to die!" The woman looked up; her face pale and frightened.
"We are not going to die," Thor assured her.
"They will!" Her voice was panicked.
"You cannot think of anything?" He asked. "There must be some way out."
"There's nothing! Nothing! We're going to die! We're going to die and it's all my fault!"
"It is not---"
"It is! It always was."
She started to sob. Her head fell to her knees.
"We're going to die. We're going to die," she gasped.
"I promise you we won't die! We won't die! We can't die!" He moved over to her.
Her sobs had turned into shrill screams. Thor grabbed her by the shoulders and stared into her watery eyes.
"We won't die! I swear to you on my life! We will live I will find a way! I promise!"
She lifted her head and blinked. A tear ran down her face.
"Don't leave me," she whispered.
"I won't," he said softly.
He charged at the man at the man he once called a friend. Although there was no winds on the moon, Thor could feel the chill of the atmosphere around him. Nick Fury ducked.
"Will this work?"
Thor called out to Fury. His voice was full of anger and sadness and yet it had the tiniest drop of hope. He always had hope. It was one thing that he knew; that there was good and even the smallest once of good could change things for the better.
He reached out to her. She clung to him. He felt her hair brush against his cheeks, the tears falling from her face.
He felt the force of Fury's shove and fell back. How could a man close to death still have this much strength?
"I don't want to die alone," her voice shook.
"If we die, we will die together," his hand was in her's
The old man propelled himself towards Thor. Fury spoke in a mocking tone. He leaned in, revealing that he knew all of The Watcher's secrets. Thor stared at him in disbelief. No one besides The Watcher could hold the secrets of the universe.
"I promise! He shouted. "I promise!"
She held on to him. She did not let go. He supported her. And he held her just as tightly.
Fury then whispered in Thor's ear:
"I know what happened in that cell."