I always thought that Thor forgave Loki so quickly here because he's way overly accepting towards Loki anyways. Then I looked back at the few times I remember Loki crying and compared those to the chaotic scenes where he doesn't cry. Thor seems to react more leniently and even more strongly in Loki's favor whenever the waterworks start coming. Less so with the whole Seed of Life debacle, but it's still there. Frickin' Thor, you'd think after a millennia, he'd be immune by now. xD
Loki Stocking by Phoenix-Featherx on DeviantArt
I got bored and Im not sure how much time Ill have to do a Christmas-y drawing closer to the time because of finals, so have a Loki in your stocking e... Loki Stocking
My 2am sidethought = maybe Loki did not truly ask the truth from Thor because he did not want to hear Thor actually say "Aye" to his own death. Because, then, he can keep his thoughts permanent on "what Thor would do." Not on what will happen AFTER he does what Thor would do.