all my friends are fighters

Guy What Takes His Time*

Pairing: Steve Rogers x Reader
Featuring: Natasha, Wanda, Sharon (mentioned) and Sam.
Rating: Mature
Summary: Wanda, Natasha and Sam think Steve has feelings for Reader, but she tells them otherwise while actually feeling the same way for the super soldier. One evening,  they all make a plan to make both of them confess the truth.
Word Count: 2.2k
Genre: Fluff/NSFW-ish
Warnings: build-up, suggestive themes, and innuendos, mentions of alcohol, sexual tension, a little bit of roleplay, flirting, Captain kink (?) and Steve being a cute flustered bastard.
Author's Note: It’s a rewrite of the flirty scene between Natasha and Bruce in Avengers: Age of Ultron (you can expect some references, though). I thought it could be fun to switch sides with Steve and see how it goes. It’s also inspired by Guy What Takes His Time covered by Christina Aguilera in Burlesque.

  New Avengers Facility, Upstate New  York

“You did a great job, Y/N,” Steve announced in his deep voice as he passed the hallway with you, Natasha, and Wanda. “Ladies.” He stopped in his tracks, standing with this impressive physique, almost towering in front of you as his hands held the brown belt of his- oh, so sexy uniform.

“Thank you, Captain.” You smiled and he nodded slowly as if questioning whether he would stay to have a chat with you or not. He smiled gently and proceeded to take the stairs towards his personal quarters where he’d finally take a well-deserved shower after a hard, but successful mission with you and Sam.

Of course, he would’ve loved to linger awhile and see your smile just a little longer. He enjoyed spending time with you and the feeling was mutual. Maybe that after all these days spent with him, these missions where you saved each other, being partners and all this harmless flirting, there was something between you. Your chemistry was obvious to everyone after all.

“Have you seen the way he looks at you?” Wanda nudged your side and you winced, narrowing your eyes. “Don’t be silly, Steve likes you a lot.”

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‘You got a lousy taste in men, kid. He’s not so bad…He’s got a temper, but deep down he’s all fluff. Fact is he’s not like anybody I’ve ever known…All my friends are fighters….And here comes this guy who spends his life avoiding the fight because he knows he’ll win. Sounds amazing. He’s also a huge dork…Chick’s dig that.’

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i n d i g o. Maura Chester
Indigo is the colour of integrity - responsibility, tradition, justice, and obsession.

For a moment, even I thought you were genuine.
That’s why you scare me.
If I don’t kill you now, everyone else will believe you.

Urilinda moved to Israel 6 years ago from the Philippines. She came to Israel by herself to serve in the IDF, even though she’s a Christian.

Sergeant Urilinda’s lifestyle has changed radically. Back in the Philippines she lived in a small village and didn’t have running water or electricity on a regular basis. Today, Sergeant Urilinda serves as a combat soldier in the Karakal Battalion, protecting the lives of thousands of people.

“Ever since I heard about the Israel Defense Forces I wanted to take a part and become a combat soldier,” Sergeant Urilinda says. “I figured that if I make a decision to do something, I want to be all in and become a fighter.” Sergeant Urilinda laughed and added, “My friends from the Philippines call me ‘Xena Warrior Princess’.”

Romanoff and Banner: Bar Scene
  • <p> <b>Bruce Banner:</b> How does a nice girl like you wind up in place like this?<p/><b>Natasha Romanoff:</b> A fella done me wrong.<p/><b>Bruce Banner:</b> You got lousy taste in men, kid.<p/><b>Natasha Romanoff:</b> Well, he’s not so bad. He’s got a temper, but deep down he’s all fluff. Fact is, he’s not like anyone I’ve ever known.<p/><b></b> All my friends are fighters, but this guys spends his time avoiding fights because he knows he’ll win.<p/><b>Bruce Banner:</b> He sounds amazing.<p/><b>Natasha Romanoff:</b> He’s also a huge dork. Chicks dig that. So, what do you think? Should I fight this? Or should I run with it?<p/><b>Bruce Banner:</b> Run with it, right? Or…what did he do that was so wrong?<p/><b>Natasha Romanoff:</b> Not a single thing, but never say never…<p/></p>
You know that image group of the guy on the Insight episode about fat phobia who looks like he wants to end it all?

Yeah this one.He knows there’s no winning against their logic. 
This entire thing is a ride but this guy’s continuing spiral into depression is the best thing about it.
You see he brought his wife with him too! She’s also a fitness trainer and watching him while his wife is talking is the most incredible experience.

“Honey stop… you can’t win. They won’t let you. It’s a losing fight.”

“Honey please, you know the kind of logic they use. Don’t even try there’s no point.”

“It’s already over. You’ve already given them to much ammunition.”

And as the video goes, she continues to talk about living a healthy lifestyle. and trying to deal with the logic used  

and by the end of the episode she has the same look

“I warned you honey. You didn’t listen.”

You got lousy taste in men, kid.

He’s not so bad. He has a temper. Deep down he’s all fluff. Fact is he’s not like anybody I’ve ever known. All my friends are fighters. Then here comes this guy, spends his life avoiding the fight because he knows he’ll win.

Sounds amazing. 

Until I have time to formulate a proper response to the travesty in my inbox I would like to set the record straight - Muthawalker and Me are not just “on speaking terms” - She is my friend!
She stands by her words, defends her ideas, protects her friends and doesnt back down in front of the bullies of this fandom.
She respects if respect is given and she doesn’t hide behind anonymous buttons or diplomacy when confronted with issues she doesn’t agree with and people who purposely bring negativity where it doesn’t belong.

If you thought “lumping” ME in with HER would offend me then you are in for a rude awakening.
I love her and I am glad she’s here!

So…suck it…suck it hard!

—  Sanja (today-everyday)
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taylorswift, some friends and I wanted to get together and wish you a happy Easter and say thank you for bringing us together! From five different countries across the globe we came together to become The Sea Urchin Fighters for you (and for ourselves and our own amusement, because let’s face it, the questions we are asked when we mention our name to strangers, are hilarious).

Together we help to build each other up, and support each other through the multiple times we die whenever we get to excited… Don’t even get me started on some of the reaction videos, from when you came back onto tumblr, I thought each of us was going to have a heart attack. Brinda especially.

But it’s fabulous seeing all of us get excited when Cece’s post gets liked, or Brinda’s or Sophie’s. Also the moment when some of us got followed, too, were amazing for the rest of us to watch. Also, on Monday you reblogged something directly from Emma, and I think we all died. There were multiple people sleep-deprived from getting so excited about it. Thank you for bringing us to so many people who share interests and love in the same things. I think you’ve saved a few lives amongst us, and God knows what I’d be doing with myself if some of us weren’t here.

Also Lucie says that Emma and her will take shots with you after the Dublin concert if you’re up for it… It’ll probably be shots of Guinness as they’re Irish, which seems an odd thing to down, but you never know, it may be fun. And Lucie may kill me for actually posting this, but this is what friendship is for, my dear.

But we wish you the best of Easter’s. I was hoping you could follow the ones amongst us who have yet to be followed (I’ll cross out who you’ve followed). Thank you for bringing so many of us together, and I for one can say that I’m excited to meet some of these guys on tour. Much love from the Sea Urchin Fighters:

Elisabeth: backtothehouseinthebackyardtree

Denby: allthoseemotionsarered

Emma: descendintoinsanity

Lucie: sixstringsandasmile

Brinda: swiftfairy

Nessa: 13newromanticsinwonderland

Sophie: shakeitoffgirl

Jared: babynowwegotbadbloodhey

Cece: cecelivesin1989

Jenica: fearlessinthefaceofdoubt

Bekka: whenyoureyoungyoujustrun13

P.S. There’s this cute guy that Jared likes, who he wants to message, but is too scared to. We’ve told him he should just post the lyrics of “Enchanted” onto the guys’ facebook wall. He isn’t too keen on that, but he said that if you liked this he would message him… So please do?

Bruce Banner + The Monster

I’ll say one thing for tagged brucenat hate, it always makes me think about my darlings that much more deeply.

Right now in the tag there’s a rant about how Natasha says she adores Bruce for being a pacifist but she isn’t there to see him threaten Wanda, so that must mean she doesn’t really know him and he’s a terrible person how dare he. 

Uh-huh. Let’s dissect.

Bruce: You got a lousy taste in men, kid.

Natasha: He’s not so bad. Well, he has a temper. Deep down he’s all fluff. Fact is, he’s not like anybody I’ve ever known. All my friends are fighters. And here comes this guy who spends his life avoiding the fight because he knows he’ll win.

This snippet of conversation showcases many things, including Bruce’s trademark self-deprecation, but nowhere does it say that Natasha thinks Bruce is a pure vision of heavenly light. The very first thing she acknowledges is his inner demon — that deep-seated rage that has been eating away at him nearly his whole life and, for almost a decade, has manifested itself as a literal monster.

But underneath that trauma, Natasha sees “fluff” — someone truly gentle who feels gut-wrenching remorse for the part of himself that is monstrous. 

Not to pile on the Shrek/Fiona jokes, but there’s that nice little onion analogy here. Roughly: • Bruce’s crispy outer layer is his PhD in snark, • underneath, the adorakable science nerd, • which belies the mad scientist who’ll break all the rules, • fueled by jealousy and insecurity, • that derives from his “dark passenger” (shoutout to captainjanek​) of trauma and rage, • that protects, the very scared, very young child within who was abused by his father, who watched his mother murdered, • all encasing the gentle soul Bruce Banner might have been had he grown up in peace.

And what does Bruce Banner want to do with all that history of violence and self-hatred and failed ambition? 

What he doesn’t want to do is exactly what he feels like doing always — smash — and that’s what Natasha is drawn to. 

Bruce Banner wants to be good. He wants to be a wanderer, someone who helps where he can and leaves when he can’t. He’ll put himself in exile, he’ll avoid the fight because he can’t lose, except to himself

In Bruce, Natasha sees someone who is constantly fighting against his monster to let himself be that huge dork he is inside a struggle Natasha “‘beep beep’ emojis/Children’s War participant” Romanoff knows a little something about. 

Now. The second piece of the argument says that all of that falls apart when Bruce threatens Wanda.

Wanda: I know you’re angry.

Bruce: Oh, we’re way past that. I could choke the life out of you and never change a shade.

This is a disturbing statement. It’s meant to be disturbing — Bruce is disturbed. There’s a capacity for violence inside of him that, if he embraced, would be truly monstrous. 

That’s another thing Natasha and Bruce have in common. Underneath their warmth, her passion and his rage, is something cold-blooded. Natasha can be who you want her to be. Bruce can walk away from the people he loves. 

What’s more, circumstances have rendered inside of them the ability to turn off their remorse and be the monster

But that’s not what they want for themselves. 

Bruce says he could choke the life out of Wanda. Bruce grabs her in a chokehold and says, ‘Try me.’ He warns her what he’s capable of, even though she already knows. She’s been in his head.

And that’s just it. The reason Bruce Banner admits in front of Tony and Steve just how at one with his monster he has the capacity of being.

Let’s all keep in mind that, yes, Wanda is girl half his age, but she is not defenseless and she is not an innocent. I think Wanda deserves redemption just as much as anyone else in the MCU, but let’s not forget that she — someone whose parents died as civilian casualties to a weapon of war — unleashed the Hulk on a city full of people with the explicit aim for him to cause as much collateral death and destruction of civilians as possible. Yes, she was abused, but she chose to be an abuser. 

And think about what Johannesburg means for Bruce. He had a home, he had a Team, he was open for “running with it.” The lullaby, more than anything, demonstrates that he felt safe for the first time in god knows how long. And Wanda Maximoff stripped that from him in the most personally violating way possible.

Like I said, Wanda deserves redemption as much as anybody, but don’t patronize her. She can dish it out, she can take it.

So, imagine Natasha was there to hear that speech. Do you really think she’d be horrified by Bruce? No. She’d be horrified for him. Because, in one more way, the world has dropped another dark layer on top of his humanity. 

red and green (don’t break the law).

A/N: So, I saw AOU yesterday, and I have the biggest Brutasha feels. Anyway, here’s this. It’s on my fanfiction.net account if you wanna check it out there. This is set before and after the events of AOU.


The first time he notices, it’s from afar and he’s a little bit surprised, but mostly pleased. They are sitting next to each other, elbows touching and legs intertwined in the fashion that’s common in the twenty-first century. He wonders what he’d say to that open intimacy if he were a ninety year old man, but the Captain’s a sucker for love, always has been, and so he watches them from behind, smiling at their subtle touches and open flirtation.

She doesn’t act that way around just anyone.

And the Captain knows he probably shouldn’t allow it, because it’s Dr. Banner and Natasha Romanoff, for God’s sake, but he rides with it anyway because what can he say?

They’re good together.


The second time it occurs, Steve pretends he hasn’t just seen Natasha playfully touch Banner’s lips with her finger, or see Banner carefully, cautiously, dance his hands towards her hair, gently tucking a curl back and whispering something inaudible to the Russian doll.

“They’re something, huh?” A voice asks, and when he turns, Maria Hill is standing beside him.

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