I want a story about Brooklyn residents and their POV after Steve moves back and is an Avenger and fighting and then coming home to Brooklyn and everyone simultaneously unphased and blasé but also alternately super protective and proud of their hometown hero.
And like Steve is just there and he’s a neighbor and a helper and a participant in block parties and spaghetti dinner fundraisers and checks in on the elderly and carries boxes and furniture for people and helps with neighborhood watch and teaches self defense classes and speaks at the schools.
And when he’s fighting and the fighting comes to Brooklyn or people are targeting Cap and everyone is like out on the street with baseball bats and yelling and being super protective and Steve is just like what are you doing are you out of your minds go back into your homes and stay safe and the people of Brooklyn are like fuck no, we are going to help you whether you like it or not. This is our home and you’re OUR kid. Brooklyn born and bred, that shit doesn’t leave you. And you’re not leaving US again.
#BROOKLYNITES ACTIVELY STOPPING PAPARAZZI FROM TAKING SHOTS AT CAP WHILE HE’S JUST LIKE IN FUCKING STARBUCKS OR SOME SHIT? #and there’s a pap across the street and this lady with a baby carriage bumps into the pap just as he’s taking his shot #”not here” she tells him in a quiet voice #and the pap looks around and EVERYONE on the street is giving him dirty looks #home sweet home #captain america #steve rogers #do you ever cry
during the war, someone comes back from the mail truck with, like, a bucketful of fan letters for captain america
the howling commandos all jibe him, bucky complaining loudly about how there’s nothing for him, not even a stray love letter or two?? (but of course he’s proud as hell for his boy)
at first steve is overwhelmed, but then he gets super serious about it, reading every one and sitting at the table where they plan raids on hydra bases and drafting letters back:
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful letter. It is a great honor for myself and my men to be featured in your prayers for a safe return. Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to meet your brother, Sgt. Donovan. I have not met any man from the 58th infantry, but I hear that they are good, brave soldiers …
then phillips finds out and he’s like, of course we can’t send those out, it would compromise our position, or do you not understand the concept of a super secret mission
and steve just kind of looks sad in that kicked puppy way and peggy is so touched she gathers up all the letters he’s written and tells him she’ll find a way, every one of these kids is going to get their letter from captain america come hell or high water
(70-odd years later, suzie donovan, married name suzie moore donates a carefully-preserved letter to the smithsonian exhibit on captain america
it’s encased under glass, next to letters from three other children. the panel reads: steve rogers, a good soldier, a good man
steve sees this the first time he comes to the exhibit, spends twenty minutes reading his own painstakingly tidy handwriting in each word of each letter and thinks, oh peggy)
I AM SO INCREDIBLY NOT OKAY RIGHT NOW
i mad that in the “steve discovers pop culture” posts nobody mentions him losing his shit over animation like homie’s an artist and probably saw snow white as many times as he could. imagine him seeing Ariel’s hair float around in the little mermaid or all the weird partial 3D in Aladdin
and tony’s in the corner like “but sci fi and visual effects” and steve’s like shhh i’m trying to watch the hunchback of notre dame”