You’re scared because you’re thinking about what’ll happen if you lose us, right? If what you lost was too big, and you can’t replace it with something else, you don’t have to replace it with just one thing, right? If you get ten small things, or a hundred small things all together … it will be enough of a reason for you to keep going! No one’s going to criticize you if you get excited for something, or you laugh with all your heart! And if someone does, I’ll beat them up!
AU where Steve catches the Maximoff twins in the Avenger’s Tower watching all Disney movies that they didn’t get to see growing up, and they’re both completely in love with the movies. So Steve gets the other Avengers together to plan them a trip to Disney World. The trip is a complete surprise. When the twins get on the jet, they think they’re going on another mission and don’t realize that Natasha packed suitcases for the both of them filled with everything they’d need for a trip to Orlando.
When they step off the jet, Mickey and Minnie are waiting for them (as arranged by Tony), the twins are confused for a second, and the team has to explain to them that they’re not actually going on a mission. Once they realize what’s going on, Pietro immediately turns into a 5 year old. Wanda tries to stay a bit more composed, but she’s choking back tears because this trip is the nicest thing anyone’s done for them in a long time. And within the first hour, Pietro’s dragged her down with him and they’re both running around like little kids going on all the rides and meeting as many characters as they can. The group rides Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin 4 times because they’re all trying to beat each other’s high scores. They see practically all the shows and parades, visit all 4 parks, and eat more food with Mickey Mouse on it than they thought could exist. They take a family photo in front of Cinderella’s Castle (and all the other iconic park locations). In fact, Natasha doesn’t stop taking pictures the whole time. And, thanks to Tony, the twins leave the parks having more souvenirs than anyone knows what to do with (so many that they can’t bring everything back on the jet and some of it has to be shipped home).
Like, it’s not even a metaphor or an allegory. That’s literally what she is. A civilian who got caught in the crossfire and ended up trapped as a prisoner of war, never to return home.
Holy freaking christ, Steven Universe, your primary demographic is twelve years old! And yet you’re tackling subject matter head-on that even the most mature dramas on TV try their damnedest to avoid? Good job, Steven Universe, really good job. Really, really, really good job. Holy crap.