Sam was waiting for Steve on a park bench. There were a lot of superhero things that Sam didn’t qualify for, especially now that he was wingless. That was fine, mostly, but suggesting Captain America steal his wings back for him had only been 50% because Captain America needed his help.
The other 50% had been—would always be—that he loved to fly.
But he could do waiting. He’d been flightless most of his life. He could sit stuff out.
Someone sat next to him on the bench. He looked up and had that weird feeling he got a lot with Steve’s friends—that feeling that he knew their face but only through a TV.
"Hi?" he ventured.
"I know something about having a best friend who runs around in a superhero outfit," the guy said. "And I know a little bit about needing to fly, too."
"OK…good," said Sam. "Good…for you?"
The guy rolled his eyes. “See, my best friend is Tony Stark—” oh, Rhodes, this was Colonel Rhodes, and Sam tried to sit up straighter “—and I had to steal my wings right out from under him.”
"Sir?" said Sam.
"I want you back in the air, Sam," said Rhodes. "Because Steve needs you there."
"It’s not entirely in my control, sir," said Sam.
Rhodes lowered his aviator sunglasses on his nose and looked at Sam over the rim. “The information I am about to give you is so classified, it’s not even classified, you feel me?”
"OK, this is how you annoy Tony Stark into making you the fancy toys…"
Alright guys, if Grant Ward is going to be evil, and I mean really evil not brainwashed or a double agent…
Go big or go home.
I want Ward to be a fucking violent sociopath and viciously killing people because it’s fun. I want the other agents of Hydra to be like “Damn, this guy is fucking evil.” I want everyone to tremble at the mention of his name. I want him to torture people even though they have already given him the information. I want Garrett to be fucking terrified of the monster he set loose on the world.
And if we keep up the SkyeWard thing. I want it to be used to make him scarier. I want him to make creepy phone calls to her in the middle of the night telling her how much he loves her and how everything he does is for her and I want him to make crazy fucking shrines to her. I want him to bump people off that even try to flirt with her. I want him doing crazy things like keeping locks of her hair and shit. I want her to be so fucking scared of him she can’t sleep alone so she has to bunk with May.
And when they take him down, I want it to be a SHIELD and HYDRA joined effort because even HYDRA thinks he needs to be put down.
Then I want him in a padded room in a straight jacket with him laughing maniacally at the ceiling.
But you know it won’t last because he is still Grant Ward.
friendly reminder that there’s a cut scene in Thor that while the Destroyer is blowing shit up, Darcy runs into the pet store to save all the animals and give them to people leaving the town
as things are being set on fire around her, she talks to the dog, telling him I won’t let the big scary monster step on you, and names it Baker