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  1. Public Bookmark 40

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    Alternate course of events for CA:TWS: Following the showdown on the overpass, it is not Cap and Co. who are captured, but the Winter Soldier. The struggles that ensue center on saving Bucky Barnes as a human being, and as a friend. The gang insinuate themselves in civilian life and struggle to reintegrate a broken asset into the world. Inspired by Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

    Romance-free but M for adult language and some references to psychological trauma. Multi-POV. Cameos by other Marvel characters here and there.

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    12 Jan 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 3

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    The Winter Soldier tipped water out of his boots and stripped the socks off his pruning feet as he waited to be collected. Engaging on an aircraft while it nosedived into a river hadn't been ideal, but the mission had been accomplished, if messy. He had exceeded parameters--there were several secondary targets left alive, and they could identify him--but Captain America was dead. HYDRA would consider it a conditional success and rendezvous with him here within the next few hours.

    Except Captain America wasn't dead. The Soldier had pulled him out of the water onto the shore and had made sure he would live before he had walked away.

    His thoughts bottlenecked, stuck behind that one crimp in the plan, and his world tilted like it had on the Helicarrier.

    He hadn't killed Captain America. He rebuilt what he knew around that.

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    26 Dec 2019

  3. Public Bookmark 1

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    Metanoia: n. (Greek); to turn around, to reverse directions. Often translated in Biblical scripture as "to repent".

    The Winter Soldier flees D.C. and takes refuge in a small, midwestern church.

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    25 Dec 2019

  4. Public Bookmark 17

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    The asset is programmed not to strike a handler. Not to struggle no matter who is doing what to it. And it complies. The asset is programmed not to shy away when technicians approach torch-first to take it apart and put it back together in the name of science, research, progress. And it complies. The asset is programmed not to object to the mouth guard, the restraints, the chair. Not to beg or plead when it is left empty and hungry in its cryo tube. And it complies. The asset is programmed not to so much as consider harming an operator, the highest of all members of the organization. And...

    And if the silent, liquid fury in the asset’s eyes is any indicator, the asset does not comply.

    (Or: The one where the asset is thawed out during the Chitauri attack on New York, escapes, and goes hunting for revenge with the Avengers hot on the trail.)

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    23 Dec 2019

  5. Public Bookmark 52

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    A Plot brews. The Black Widow tries to stop it. Somewhere between points A and B, the past comes knocking.

    "Bodies are machines, and Natasha’s spent the better part of three decades learning to use them. She shoots and the glass breaks and the lights go out, and Natasha’s moving, moving, moving."

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    07 Dec 2019

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