Snow Is Falling (Like Forgiveness From The Sky) - torakowalski - The Avengers (2012), Captain America [Archive of Our Own]
Steve wakes up cold. Steve almost always wakes up cold, though, so it takes him a couple minutes to realise that this time it’s not just him, this time, the whole room is freezing.
steve and bucky going to an animal shelter for some reason and steve being very clear that we are not here to get a dog and bucky wanders off and steve finds him about twenty minutes later sitting on the floor playing with a little three-legged puppy and bucky looks up at him and steve just sighs like goddammit
spent my easter afternoon giving bucky wings what even is my life
UR LIFE IS AWESOME LOOK AT THIS EPIC SHIT OMYGOSH
I don’t know why I find this picture so funny
‘I’m sorry Captain I don’t care who you are, if you don’t have a permit we have to tow it away’
what about when bucky joins the avengers and he’s back to his old overprotective boyfriend self and is always keeping an eye out for steve on missions
like he’ll perch up on the tops of buildings with his sharpshooter and gun down every baddy before they get a chance to come within five feet of steve
and steve just yells up to wherever he thinks the rain of bullets is coming from and is like “let me hit SOMEONE bucky!”
Kristoff, really. You’re being paranoid.
that lost look in his eyes
What I love about this scene is how much it highlights the vacuity of that sort of patriotic rhetoric. What Pierce says to the Soldier here is what the popular conception of American patriotism looks and sounds like. It’s the rhetoric with truth long gone and with sentiment missing in action.
And why does Piece try this with his Soldier? Why bother with the hoopla when in a second Pierce is going to casually wipe him down and hose the decks clear of anything personal or emotional? Why spend the breath it takes to say these vapid things to a Soldier who needs no rhetoric and who has never needed convincing?
It makes me think that this is the process Pierce always goes through. He makes the speech, knowing the Soldier will do what he is ordered and not for any greater good, but he makes the speech because he wants the speech in the record, so to speak. He wants to be able to believe that he gave the Soldier reasons, not just empty orders.
But this is the first time the Soldier had something on his mind so the scientists are shocked, the guards are frightened, and Pierce’s empty, self-absolving pantomime is revealed to be empty. Pierce seems equal parts empty and disappointed when he gives the order to wipe him: angry that the pleasant lie he told himself got cut off just because the Soldier knew someone.