time slows. i remember this. time slows and fragments. how long until it blows up? zemo would be sure it’s the same as the last time… when i should have died. maybe he’s right. maybe this is what i deserve. time fragments and i see it all again… slivers of the winter soldier in my mind… —captain america #610.
so but imagine little matthew having his first parent-teacher conference after niall dies and hes just sitting there after school with the teacher who is looking at the door like theyre just about to ask if anyone is going to come and matthew is holding on to a progress report for dear life and he looks like hes about to burst into tears AND THEN declan bursts in all skinny and teenage in a suit a little too big acting like he owns the place and the teacher tries to tell him that this is a /parent/-teacher conference and declan just looks at them like hes the closest thing theyre gonna get and he takes matthew out for ice cream after and keeps the progress report in a drawer in his desk with all of ronans disciplinary warnings