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Lisbeth Salander ([personal profile] absentia) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2016-06-13 04:55 pm

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Otherwordly Meme

Sometimes all you need is a word to spark off an idea.

1. Post a comment with your character's name, canon, and any preferences you may have (no shipping, no smut, etc.)

2. Leave the comment blank or post a word or two in the body.

It may also help if you list scenarios you would like to play.

3. Reply to other people, either with words you picked out, or words they posted as prompts for a thread.

( A cleanup of the previous Otherwordly Meme. )
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[personal profile] immoveable 2016-06-24 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
It took a long time before Steve felt ready to take up the shield again. Even after he and Tony found a way to forgive each other, he remained reluctant to jump back into the fray. Not that he'd ever fully gotten out; he was serious when he told Tony that he can't ignore a situation pointed south. Becoming a fugitive made it significantly harder to intervene, but he could never forgive himself if he didn't try to help wherever he could. However, there's a huge difference between fighting as Captain America and fighting as Steve Rogers. Despite the few weeks after he went rogue when his face made it onto every newspaper and screen, most people still don't recognize him out of uniform. Which is not to say that he flies under the radar when he’s off the job — the days when he was small enough to go unnoticed are long past — but without the stars and stripes emblazoned across his chest, he's able to pass for a typical thirty-something fitness buff.

Letting go of the freedoms that anonymity had afforded him wasn't easy. But just as he can't ignore potential dangers, he also couldn't pass up an offer to rejoin the team. He hated himself for putting everyone in harm’s way the first time around; at least as an Avenger he can be there to watch their backs again.

He had to familiarize himself once more with the many responsibilities of being part of The Avengers. They seem to keep multiplying; now it looks like they're taking up mentoring too.

Steve isn't completely inexperienced as a teacher. Before differences over the accords spiraled out of control, he and Natasha spent a lot of time training Wanda, making sure she'd be prepared for the numerous challenges that Avengers routinely encounter. Still, if he's being honest, Steve didn't think he'd be doing much of that going forward. He hadn’t accounted for Peter Parker.

They tried — really, really tried — not to take on Spider-Man, but that was a lost cause from the start. Even if Tony hadn't set a dangerous precedent when he recruited Peter to fight in Germany, Steve knows that the kid would never have given up. He recognizes the same tireless persistence in Peter that he himself has always possessed. They’re both too stubborn for their own good, but at least Steve had Dr. Erskine, Peggy, and Colonel Phillips to keep him in line. It’s up to The Avengers to fill that role for Peter.

Steve and the rest of the team alternate training duties depending on availability and whose skills best suit the exercise. Today was supposed to be uneventful. He set up an obstacle course in a vacant building that was set to be demolished to make way for the latest cluster of Stark Industries satellite offices. It suited his needs perfectly; Steve wanted Peter to practice in an unknown environment, making use of the unassuming but very weaponizable objects scattered about.

The building was never actually condemned, so Steve assumed it was structurally sound. When he ends up flat on his back in a pool of glass after a five-story fall, he silently promises never make such an assumption again. He sits up just in time to be strangled by a thick wave of dirt and dust as the debris settles.

In his defense, Steve did make a grab for Peter the moment the building started to creak ominously. Sure, he hurled them both out of a window, but he also used his own body to break Peter’s fall.

Steve coughs a couple of times, which turns into a pained groan, which he then silences after a few seconds. He gives Peter a serious look: “No one ever needs to hear about this.”
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-06-24 08:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Everything happened way too fast. Tony dropped in on his life like a hot stone and suddenly, everything was different. Peter had been doing the hero thing for almost three years, on and off, so it wasn't like he was a fresh rookie. That's not to say he was under any illusion of being on the same level as the Avengers - hence how out of his freaking depth he was in the airport fight. Seriously, the first time he ever leaves New York City, and it's to face off against Captain America? Peter's pretty glad the worst thing he got out of that encounter was a black eye and a nasty concussion.

But he goes home. Gets back out on patrol. Leaves the prize fighting to those better suited to it. Except, or course, he's on their radar now, and given the fact that he blows up Times Square every other week (okay, he doesn't do it, but he's present, and most of the time it's his body punching a hole through the jumbotrons), Peter won't lie and say he's entirely bothered by the extra assistance.

He's not entirely cool with it, either, but the training is definitely something he needs. Frankly, his fighting style is a monster movie mashup of a bunch of stuff he picked up on the streets. It makes him unpredictable, and yeah, he has his spidey sense, but there are big holes in what he can block.

Steve's obstacle course was interesting. Peter did a lot of this sort of thing - thinking on the fly about what he can use - out in the streets (usually it's a manhole cover, they're great to chuck at someone). It's Peter's fault that the building falls, though, when he clips one of the support beams and makes a crack in it. He would have webbed it if he'd seen it!

Then he's flying out the window, and Peter wants to shoot a web to catch them, but the velocity at which they're going - well, if he did, he'd have broken his arm. Maybe dislocated it completely. So down they fall, Peter tucking his head between his arms and hoping for the best.

Peter rolls off Steve's chest, letting out a deep sigh. Ow. He didn't think anything was broken, but he'd have one hell of a bruise, that was for sure. He lets out a breathless laugh at Steve's grave edict, flexing his fingers against the dirt to make sure they were still all there. "You think they're not going to notice the collapsed building?"