At first, Alec’s too excited to notice his van is unlocked. He’s just returning with his newest prize, so he’s a little high on adrenaline. Plus he’s spent a better part of the night setting this whole thing up and hacking away happily. So it’s only when he opens the back door to get some of his stuff, when he’s parked outside his place, that he notices a person curled up on the floor of his Lucille.
He looks around cautiously, hoping there’s no one around to accuse him of kidnapping, then leans in a bit. “Hello?” The unexpected passenger, a young blonde woman, appears to be… napping.
“Hey, wake up!”
The woman sits up instantly, blinking at him. “Oh. Hi!”
After am awkward staring contest, she remembers: “Ooh! Right! People skills, sorry! Meant to say, thanks. I like your van.”
“So you just …decided to sleep in a random guy’s van?”
“Don’t be like that! You’re not random,” the woman reassures, unaware how creepy it makes her sound. “I just needed some sleep. It’s exhausting getting down here!”
“Look. I don’t know who you are and I don’t want any trouble so just…” he steps aside, making enough room for her to go.
“I’m your guardian angel. You can call me Parker,” she says, dead serious.
“And I can’t leave. We have to go get Eliot. He’s the one in trouble.”
Ok but can we talk about the first time Fury sees the Winter Soldier in ca:tws? He doesn’t even react. He’s frozen until his car gets blown up. He knows who this is. He knows who he’s dealing with. He knows WHAT he’s dealing with and he is scared shitless.