Summary: Steve teaches Hyacinth what it means to trust someone you love
Pairing: Steve Rogers x Hyacinth (Marvel OC)
Warning(s): Yelling, coping with the loss of a loved one, maybe angst? Hyacinth’s infamous potty mouth on full blast.
Huge thank you to @whatcouldgowrong-ohthat for taking time to read this over and edit it for me!
Hyacinth never yelled at Wanda. Not once. So when the silver haired Sokovian shot up with such force it knocked her chair back, shouting in her native tongue, it took everyone around them by surprise. The kitchen engulfed in delayed silence before the scarlet witch matched the shouts with her own. Wanda had crossed a line, using her magic to look into her friend’s mind. But Hyacinth refused to discuss what ailed her, so, what choice did she have?
“Leave me alone, beat it!” Hyacinth waved her friend away as she stomped off.
“Just tell me what’s wrong,” Wanda pleaded in a raised tone. “Please!”
The woman wouldn’t yield. Not even when Steve heard the fight break out and came to put a stop to it. He stood stunned for a moment, eyes locked on the unusual sight. His shock didn’t last long. Seeing this would only escalate, Steve wedged himself between the girls to intervene. Betrayal coiled in Hyacinth’s belly at the captain’s stance, stationed in front of the scarlet witch like he was about to take a bullet for her. A look of disapproval masked his sharp features.
“Break it up!” He barked. “What’s gotten into you two?”
“So that’s how it is, you’re just gonna pick her side over mine?” Hyacinth took a step back, angry, but too hurt to lash out again. Turning her dark eyes to Wanda, she snapped, “Stay the fuck out of my head.”
Wanda reeled, wounded at her friend’s words. Even with good intentions Wanda knew she shouldn’t have used her powers the way she did. Since childhood they’d sworn themselves to honesty, so when Hyacinth started to shut her out, the scarlet witch couldn’t ignore her worry. What if it had been because of her?
A steady hand fell on her shoulder. “Mind telling me what happened?”
“There’s something…wrong. She hasn’t been acting like herself. She wouldn’t tell me what’s wrong and I - I didn’t know what else to do. Using my magic only made it worse…” Wanda looked Steve dead in the eye, finding an equal hint of concern in his blue orbs.
“You were looking out for her, that’s what’s important,” the captain commended. “Just be more careful, okay? We’ll give her some space, then I’ll take my turn at getting in that stubborn head of hers. Deal?”
She managed a smile and Steve pulled Wanda in for a quick, reassuring embrace. Then she headed off towards her room, leaving the super soldier to linger as he looked in the direction Hyacinth had gone. With a sigh he reminded himself to give her space before going after her.