THERE’S BEEN AN INCIDENT AND THE PRESIDENT’S SON (WHO IS SO VERY LOVED BY THE PUBLIC) NEEDS TO BE MOVED NOW
[movie narrator voice] IN A WORLD WHERE THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD’S ONLY WEAKNESS ISHIS QUICK-TO-DODGE-SECURITY- ENTHUSIASTIC-FRESHLY-GRADUATED-FROM-COLLEGE SON, THE COUNTRY IS ON EDGE WHEN THE FIRST SON DISAPPEARS. THE RANSOM DEMAND IS HIGH BUT THE STAKES ARE CLEAR THE KIDNAPPERS MEAN TO SEND A MESSAGE AND DON’T PLAN ON RETURNING HIM ALIVE. THE ONE FORMER SECRET SERVICE AGENT WHO QUIT HIS JOB MONTHS AGO BECAUSE HE WAS AFRAID OF GETTING TOO CLOSE TO HIS CHARGE NOW IS DETERMINED TO BRING HIM BACK
[dramatic fade to black, the music swells and then fades, and then the only sound is the slick slide of leather over skin]
Headcanon where all of the Avengers assume that Bucky was the one who used to get Steve into trouble during the pre-war and war days, but within 3 days of Bucky joining the team they all realize that it is actually the exact opposite.
No, you know what? I’m not done with this yet.
Because what if when Bucky’s around Steve is like, 1000x more reckless because everyone knows doing stupid and dangerous shit is way more fun when you have someone trailing around after you and telling you that it is a terrible idea, Steve, oh my God, if you jump outta one more plane I will END YOU.
So the others start betting money on who can get Steve to do the most ridiculous thing. And Clint’s the one who realizes that literally all it takes to get Steve to do the thing is to get Bucky to tell him not to do the thing. He doesn’t think Steve even realizes that’s what’s happening.
"Hey, Cap," Clint says. He’s gonna win like, ten thousand off of Stark for this one. "You ever think about jumping off the roof?"
"Can’t say that I have," says Steve.
"Really?" Clint asks. "Because I bet you could make it to the next building over."
"Probably could," says Steve. "But I know what you’re doing. I’m not going to try."
"Damn right you’re not," Bucky mutters.
Steve sets down his book. ”You know what?” he says, standing. ”There is only one way to know for sure. Guys, I’m going to jump off the roof.”