It takes an awful lot for Steve to lose his composure.
He’s walked alone into deathtraps and faced off entire fleets and armies without a single shake of his hand or hitch of his breath. It’s just what he does. who he is. Steve rogers is the stoic leader, Steve Rogers does not panic.
He gets an alert that a bomb’s gone off in the penthouse of the Avengers Tower, and the bottom drops out of his world.
He was a few blocks away, in a SHIELD safe-house, spending a few days away from Tony. Because they’d been screaming at each other so long and so loud it had woken the rest of the team, and Steve had finally snapped, yelling at Tony about how they were through, they were done, he was leaving.
He’d been lying. The day he wanted finished with Tony would be the day Red Skull decided he wanted to rally for world peace.
Tony hadn’t known that.
Tony was still in the tower.
The traffic was heavy, but Steve was running on the roofs of the cars instead, so it didn’t much mater.
It would take him two minutes and thirty four seconds to get to the tower, and an additional two minutes and forty four seconds to get past the police and up to the penthouse.
Thor was away in New Mexico. Clint and Nat had left at the same time as he did, off to go undercover for three weeks in some Russian city. Bruce was at a science convention in New Delhi.
Steve had left him, and it had just been Tony, alone in the tower.
And now he was looking at the top floors of the tower as smoke billowed out of the windows and glass fell to the pavement below, pushed out by the huge fires that were engulfing their home.
The whole top five floors had been utterly incinerated.
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Welcome back! Could I maybe see the companions reactions to a (romanced or non romanced at your discretion) SoSu that is a surprise hugger when asleep?
Cait(platonic): When she feels Sole’s arms wrap around her she shoots across to the other side of the bed, having to constantly look over her shoulder for so long, she is un-trusting of a pair of arms grabbing her in the night, even if they are Sole’s
Cait(romanced): After getting used to it, she welcomes it. It’s a nice sensation to have someone to hold onto that she cares about and in return cares for her. Though when summer rolls around she’ll “gently” kick Sole away
Curie(platonic): Welcomes it fully. Curie finds it securing and another of the new experiences she yearns for, in fact she snuggles in to Sole. It is definitely appreciated in the winter months
Curie(romanced): She is the coziest and warmest thing in the commonwealth with Sole’s arms wrapped around her, she pulls the covers over them more and becomes the littlest spoon in the world
Danse(platonic): Being a Soldier, Danse is used to bunking with others when necessary, though it is a little unusual for him when he realises Sole has him in a death grip of hugs
Danse(romance): It’s a welcome gesture, having someone caring about him and showing affection as Sole did, even in this way, makes Danse feel a lot easier
Deacon(platonic): It’s not bad at first but he does prefer some space, he can’t afford to get close to anyone really, both physically and emotionally, not even Sole. However this does get Deacon thinking
Deacon(romance): Returns the hugs, tightly enough that they both become and array of limbs sticking out at varying angles, there is nowhere else he’d rather be though
Hancock(platonic): Nothing new for Hancock, things like this have happened countless times for him, but there was something about Sole that set it apart from all the others
Hancock(romance): Takes Sole’s hand and wraps them tighter around himself, entwining his fingers with theirs and bringing Sole in closer to himself
Mac(platonic): Taken by surprise a little, he hadn’t had much in way of affection in quite a while, though they were nothing more than friends it was a nice change to the usual cold bed
Mac(romance): Not since Lucy had he felt a connection to someone. So when Sole took a gentle squeeze of MacCready it definitely put a quaint smile on his face and made him feel a heck of a lot easier about everything, he felt his worries fade away as he drifted off to sleep
Nick(platonic): He allowed Sole this, after everything they’d been through it would be wrong to push them away, both literally and metaphorically
Nick(romance): A surprise when Nick realised they were hugging him for no other reason than they wanted to, quite possibly since Nick awoke in the commonwealth he felt truly at home with someone. Safe to say it was more than a “nice” feeling
Piper(platonic): Quite a surprise when she feels Blue’s arms engulf her, but she welcomes it, it’s not like she’d push her favourite Vault Dweller away, however refrains from allowing this to happen when Nat is in the same building, sometimes making Blue sleep somewhere else
Piper(romance): Faces into Sole and hugs them as equally tight, sometimes eskimo kissing before drifting off with her forehead pressed against theirs
Preston(platonic): Preston preferred to keep a little space between them, being friends and a superior officer, Preston didn’t want to appear acting out of turn to Sole by waking up in their arms
Preston(romance): Like Hancock, brings their arms around tighter, subsequently bringing Sole in closer also. It was a relief to finally be in a state of peace, especially with Sole now by his side, Preston could sleep sounder at night, with his general and lover
X6-88(platonic): Removes Sole’s arms from around him and sleeps on the floor instead
X6-88(romance): Lets Sole get on with it, though would prefer being in a seperate bed
Maxson(platonic): Wakes up with a scowl wondering how Sole got into his bed in the first place, and sends Sole back to their own quarters, even after they give him puppy dog eyes
Maxson(romance): Maxson still wakes with a scowl upon feeling the wrap around of Sole’s arms, but lets the proceed, however if Sole makes too much noise during the night, they’re getting sent back to their own quarters