Copyright Mark Christopher Garrett 2022
The bridge filled with joyous laughter, then quickly went dead silent when all of a sudden 88 different Thors appeared out of thin air.
All of them of different age and glowing, those damn trolls, the first hammer the golden hammer of silence was magical and activated when it came in contact with Thor's DNA, and instantaneously opened up 88 parallel universes all representing a significant obstacle Thor encounters in his life.
To everyone's astonishment one of the Thors steps forward and speaks.
"Hello my friends, my family. You all have gone through great lengths to bring me to this place of honor. I, . . . we, . . . won't let you down, I have accomplished what you have asked from me, even with some of you plotting against me, and secretly wishing me to fail. As I sit upon this throne thou has cast me in, my present, your future, for me I will see you all again momentarily, for those that betrayed me we shall one more time look each other in the eye, let the Gods have mercy on your souls.
For all of you, I shall seel in the distant future".
And just like that, he and all the other 88 Thors and their 88 hammers vanished, only the original baby Thor remaining.
Everyone looked around the room at everyone else, then Odin spoke.
"So, my son says there are traitors among us, eh, time will wash away your cloak of deception, as for now, what we have witnessed, what we know will transpire, we are all in this together, now go, and speak not of the events that transpired on this bridge"
The bridge cleared as all the delegtes set sail back to their homeworlds.
Thors ship rose out of the water and into the sky with the force unseen before by any mortal man.
Traveling at light speed through time Odin looks over at his wife and whispers in her ear, "So, what was it Thor was asked to accomplish, and who asked it?"
The untold story of the 88 Hammers, and life lessons