Imagine Steve's bae feeling a bit useless & helpless compared to Super Soldier™ Steve so she goes to Nat & Nat takes her under her wing & teaches her everything she knows in a way she wishes she was taught originally, & eventually recruits Clint to help show Bae skills that Nat hasn't mastered, and this continues until eventually Bae is the most lethal Avenger of the lot, basically like a human swiss army knife with how multifaceted her defense & attack skills are. This just turns Steve on more.
OK PAUSE BUT CAN WE BACKSTEP JUST A LITTLE BIT
Nat takes her under her wing & teaches her everything she knows in a way she wishes she was taught originally
Like can you imagine teacher Nat who is so proud of everything you learn. Like literally, the first time you manage to graze the target instead of missing it, she just gets this big smile like “Good job! Keep going and try not to fuck up, but good job!” And after training sessions she’ll take you out for coffee or lunch or something to remind you that it was just a training session and no matter how little or lot of progress you made, she still thinks you’re doing a great job.
And then for practice stealth missions she sends you to fuck around with the other Avengers. “Ok. I want you to rewire Tony’s house remote so that every button does opposite what it’s supposed to.” “You need to sneak up on Clint. That’s literally it. Just sneak up on him. The more you startle him, the bigger shopping spree we go on.” “Braid Thor’s hair while he’s asleep.” “Hide something of Bucky’s in Steve’s room and vice versa.” “I’m like 900% sure Vision likes Wanda. You need to super sleuth it out of him.”
UGH IM HAVING SO MANY EMOTIONS AND HEADCANONS ABOUT THIS