my type can often be boiled down into one of two categories:
woman who could beat me up in seconds
slightly toxic man
my type can often be boiled down into one of two categories:
woman who could beat me up in seconds
slightly toxic man
Got bored, so I sketched my hero: Captain Carter ❤️.
Took pretty much exactly the length of “The Newsies: The Musical” (Disney +) to draw. (Oh my gods how has Apollo not fallen in love with Jeremy Jordan, yet? His voice is just 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻)
Never been much of an artist, so spare your hate comments, please. But if you have any (kind) critiques, those are always welcomed, as I’m always open to making improvements.
“The most badass girl ever” and “just some guy who simps hard for her” is the best ship dynamic ever
Literally there’s so many songs that would work for the Stucky side of a Rogers musical. Like…
And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
(Also, yes. The second one was actually written about Stucky. The first one wasn’t but it works scarily well.)
Summary: Pain. Betrayal. Murder. A friendship blackened by jealousy and resentment. When someone is threatening the lives of all his friends, Steve Rogers has to decide what’s more important: saving someone from his past, or saving his entire future.
Word count: 1502
Warnings: Death, funerals, mentions of hospitals. There will be many more in the future as this one is going to get DARK
A/N: Welcome to spoopy season everyone! This is something very different for me and I’m really excited to share it with you. This is very much an AU and not meant to be the characeters as we know them. I hope you all enjoy! Big thanks to @morningstar-joy and @blizzspeaks for beta reading. If you’d like to be added to the taglist click here!
The weather was too nice for a funeral. Steve couldn’t keep the thought from running over and over in his head as he watched the somber service. The sun was bright and the sky was clear, and that wasn’t the kind of weather for something like this. This was the kind of day where parents took their children to the park or young lovers had picnics together, not where you were supposed to watch a friend’s coffin being lowered into the ground. He supposed it was fitting for someone like Nick Fury, though. Unexpected might as well have been his middle name, and he would have appreciated subverting everyone’s expectations.
The turnout was smaller than he would have thought too. Fury was the acting director of SHIELD when he was killed. He deserved a state funeral with all the bells and whistles attached. Maria had put a stop to that plan before it was even in motion though. She said Fury wouldn’t have wanted all that. Everyone else had no choice but to agree. After all, she knew him best. So instead, Nick had been laid to rest on a day like any other, with only a handful of people in attendance.
One by one, the few mourners who came to say their final goodbyes to the director took their leave. Even the priest and the gravedigger left once Fury’s final resting place had been properly filled in. But not Steve. He stayed, rooted to the spot like the tree that stood tall beside him, throwing its shade over Fury’s polished tombstone. Sam stood with him, not leaving his side. Steve had asked him to come so he wouldn’t be alone, and even though Sam and Fury had never met, he’d agreed. Maria lingered as well, looking like she may cry but never letting any tears fall. It wasn’t until after everyone else had gone that Natasha appeared from nowhere to join them, standing shoulder to shoulder with Maria. Steve finally found some strength in his legs and walked over to join them.
“It wasn’t supposed to be like this,” Maria said softly. Natasha put her arm around her shoulders and held her close.
“I know,” Steve said, his voice thick. “I didn’t think we’d lose him.”
“No, I mean it really wasn’t supposed to be like this,” she asserted. “We had a plan.”
“Who is we?” Natasha asked, looking her up and down. “What aren’t you telling us?” Maria let her eyes fall to the ground and she dug into the grass with the toe of her shoe.
“Me and Nick,” she said quietly. “We had a plan in place in case there was ever an attempt on his life.”
“Who had plans like that?” Sam asked incredulously.
“Sam,” Steve cautioned before turning back to Maria. “What kind of plan, Hill?” Maria looked up and considered the group around her for a moment before she sighed heavily and spoke.
“A while back Banner was working on a chemical agent to help suppress his transformation into the Hulk,” she said. “Tetrodotoxin B. It was meant to reduce his stress and cortisol levels and keep the Hulk at bay. Clearly, it wasn’t successful. When he was brought in to help find the Tesseract, SHIELD scientists appropriated his research. That included the tetrodotoxin formula and all his samples.”
“Why do people always say ‘appropriate’ when they just mean ‘steal’?” Sam chimed in. Maria shot him a look that could freeze the blood in someone’s veins before she continued.
“We found the compound was useful, just not in the way Banner intended,” she explained. “It has the capacity to slow the heart rate down to one beat per minute, mimicking the appearance of death.”
“I still don’t see what all this has to do with Fury?” Nat questioned.
“Fury’s instructions were very clear,” Maria said. “If an attempt were ever made on his life, administer the tetrodotoxin so that the assailant would assume they had succeeded. Then, he was to be moved to an offsite facility where the appropriate life-saving measures could be taken.” All three of them listened intently as Maria spoke, shock coloring their faces. Steve always knew Fury was paranoid, but this was so much more than he’d ever imagined.
“So, what happened?” Steve asked after a beat. “What went wrong?”
“I-I don’t know,” Maria replied shakily. “I gave the doctor the case with the toxin. I saw them inject it. But…he still died. And his autopsy report came in last night and there was no trace of the tetrodotoxin in his system. At all.” Silence fell over the group and Maria kept her eyes focused on the patch of grass she was still digging into with her shoe. She knew what Steve did; that the same question danced in all their minds, but none of them wanted to be the one to voice it. Thinking it was one thing but saying it out loud would change everything. Finally, Steve took a step toward Maria and took the hit for all of them.
“Maria…how many people had access to the toxin?”
If it had been quiet before, it was nothing compared to now. It was almost like the earth could feel the tension between them and had forced itself to stand still. The wind stalled. The birds in the trees stopped their cries in their throats. The tips of Maria’s ears burned bright red as fresh tears pooled in her eyes. She was visibly upset, something that Steve had never seen from her before. He turned his head slightly and he could hear her heartbeat speed up. He silently wished for her to give him any answer but the one he anticipated.
“Just Nick,” she said finally. “And me.” Natasha’s face fell and she removed her arm from around Maria’s shoulders. Sam crossed his arms over his chest and glanced over at Steve who had set his jaw at Maria’s confession.
“You wanna run that by me again?” he challenged, fighting back the anger rising in his chest. He was tired of all of this. The secrets, the lies, the misdirection. All he wanted was the truth; simple and straightforward, something his life had never been.
“You know how he was, Steve,” Maria pressed. “He didn’t trust anyone. Not fully. The smaller his circle was the better. Especially for something like this.”
“Well, that small circle he had is starting to look suspiciously like a noose,” Sam scoffed. Hostility and unease laced through the air as everyone fell silent again. Maria avoided eye contact with them and stared pointedly at the ground. Steve opened his mouth to offer her some comfort, to promise her they’d get to the bottom of this, but before the words could make it past his lips, she turned on her heel and marched away from them. Steve, Sam, and Natasha watched her go and once again, Steve could tell they were all thinking the same thing. This time, Sam was the one to say it first.
“You think she had something to do with it?” he asked, his eyes fixed on Maria’s back. The captain sighed and kept his eyes on Maria as she walked down the hill to her car.
“I don’t know,” he said solemnly, chewing on the inside of his cheek.
“Come on, Steve,” Natasha said, stepping up beside him. “This is Hill you’re talking about. She’s been here longer than any of us. Even me.” He could tell she was struggling with what Maria had said as well. Natasha had been shaken more than any of them by Fury’s death, and if it came to light that Maria had something to do with it, he wasn’t sure she would ever recover. Steve stayed quiet as he watched Maria get into her car. His mind spun as he considered all the options. Maria had been Fury’s right hand for years, and the idea that she could betray him was almost laughable. Fury’s position at SHIELD was one that came with a plethora of enemies, and he was only in that hospital because of two previous assassination attempts. An outside killer was certainly a possibility. But Maria said it herself. Fury didn’t trust anyone. He and Maria were the only ones with access to the toxin. Steve shuddered slightly despite the bright sun and ran a hand over his face. He had to get to the bottom of this, no matter what he might find there.
From across the cemetery, perched high atop one of the stone mausoleums, Fury’s assassin sat watching the lingering group of mourners. His crosshairs moved from Steve to Sam, and then Natasha, and he read their lips as they mused over who could have killed their friend. Just as he’d hoped, their suspicions had fallen to the director’s number two, and they began to bicker over her innocence. A smirk spread across his face as he watched them for another moment before his sights drifted over to his next target.
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So there's rumors that captain Carter is getting her own movie and I just want to know when will marvel understand that it's time to just let Peggy go, I'm so tired of her and Hayley, just focus on Sam Wilson for example or the Scarlet witch but please for the love of god DON'T BRING HER BACK
Hayley Atwell in Agent Carter (2015)
Newly released photo of Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter on the set of Captain America: The First Avenger! She looks so cute!! 😭😍😭😍😭
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"Oh! I know! We can help you. Or, that is—Jean-Francois can. I'm mostly just here as a distraction."
"Well, you are very distracting, Mrs. Mercier, if you don't mind me saying so."
"Isn't she? The best in the business, I'd say, when it comes to providing distractions."
The Adventures of Captain and Mr. America
To Be Continued...
(Parts 1 - 150) (Part 151) (Part 152) (Part 153) (Part 154) (Part 155) (Part 156) (Part 157) (Part 158) (Part 159) (Part 160) (Part 161) (Part 162) (Part 163) (Part 164) (Part 165) (Part 166) (Part 167) (Part 168) (Part 169) (Part 170)(Part 171) (Part 172) (Part 173) (Part 174) (Part 175) (Part 176) (Part 177) (Part 178) (Part 179) (Part 180) (Part 181) (Part 182) (Part 183) (Part 184) (Part 185) (Part 186) (Part 187) (Part 188)
You know how Glee did that double wedding with Britanna and Klaine?
*manifests Stucky and Cartinelli double wedding*
Angie Martinelli is so underrated and I will never shut up about it.
Steve: So what was your gay awakening?
Angie: Well, this isn’t an awakening but one of my earliest memories was seeing some women and being jealous that men got to be with them.
Bucky: And it still took you 15 years to realize you were gay?
Peggy: Says the one who always missed playing with the other kids to stay inside with—