allegiance to fear

One’s Promised [Part 1]

Description: Living a double life was not a choice when one was the daughter of Alexander Pierce. Y/N was the youngest agents of SHIELD and one of the most respected threats within Hydra’s empire. No matter her allegiance, she was feared by both. Y/N Pierce would’ve tried to escape it all… if it hadn’t been for The Winter Soldier. 

Pairing: Bucky x Fem/Reader

Word Count: 5,758

The first time Y/N met The Winter Soldier, it had been a terrible mistake. Her dad, Alexander Pierce, had sent him on a mission. Pierce thought his daughter and wife would be out of town for at least a week. But their flight got canceled and Y/N’s mother was too exhausted by the idea of rearranging all of their travel plans.

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Barbara Kruger’s ‘Belief + Doubt’ at Hirshhorn Museum, Washington (at view rn)

Her words:

“… Belief is tricky because left to its own devices it can court a kind of surety, an unquestioning allegiance that fears doubt and destroys difference”…



The terrifying, dystopian future of Divergent already exists

The characters in the Divergent series use futuristic technology to master their deepest fears. Overcoming fear is a mark of achievement for some of the characters. While the the series may take place in a fictional dystopian future,  scientists are researching ways to eradicate fear here in the real world too. A cure for fear? It may be possible.

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