23 Jul 2019
Bucky, Natasha and Sam are three former soldiers, trying to rebuild their lives as simple civilians. It's hard, but they've built a family together, they have friends, they have dogs- it's all they could really want.
And then they meet Steve.
The man had a mask concealing half of his face, long greasy hair falling just above his shoulders. He was missing his left arm, a metal prosthetic having replaced it, red star imprinted on it. His gaze was far away, his posture stiff. He didn't move. He looked so unfamiliar- like a stranger.
But those eyes were unmistakable.
Steve took a slow, calculated step forwards, whilst the other took a step back. His eyes squinted, and he inspected Steve, eyeing him with enough confusion and hesitation for a lifetime.