20 Mar 2020
Once he’s finished, he can come home. He tells himself this as he exchanges a few parting words with Bruce and takes a last glance at Bucky’s resigned frown. When he comes back, he can explain it all to him. And maybe, if he’s lucky...they can do what Steve wished they’d done decades ago.
Steve grips Mjölnir and the Stones’ briefcase tightly. When Bruce finally sends Steve into the quantum realm, he thinks of Bucky’s face.
All These Beautiful Things I Can't Bear to Look At from Steve's POV.
- Part 3 of And the Sun Will Rise
14 Jan 2020
Steve would draw the livelong day away and dance with Peggy in the kitchen while they cooked dinner. After, they’d both tuck their kids snuggly into bed and then go sit under the covers and read, side-by-side, in the warm light of their bedside lamp. They’d be happy. Bucky wouldn’t deign to rob him of that. He won’t ruin things for Steve. Bucky is happy for Steve (even if he is a little sad for himself).
Steve comes home to his family.
- Part 2 of And the Sun Will Rise
03 Jan 2020
Someone lands with a thud beside him. Tony’s eyes drift to the left, hand still hovering and fingers poised to snap, just as Pepper flips up her mask and sinks to her knees beside him. The smile she offers him is like salvation. She takes Tony’s hand and he feels no more pain.
Pepper jerks as the energy courses into her through their joint hands. Tony’s eyes follow the grooves beginning to line her suit.
“Hold hands!” someone shouts distantly. “Everyone hold hands!”
Tony snaps but he's not alone.
- Part 1 of And the Sun Will Rise