I just can’t get over that scene on the helicarrier like…
The entire time they were fighting, Sam’s calling Steve “Cap”.
Up until Bucky knocks him “off” the helicarrier.
Then he screams “STEVE!”
Because he’s absolutely terrified for his friend. Shit just got realer than real.
This is more frightening than Steve voluntarily jumping off the previous helicarrier with no warning. It didn’t scare him the way this does… neither of them were prepared this time around.
Here's another friend and partner falling out of the fucking sky.
But here’s one he CAN save if he moves fast enough.
And if you notice, he’s not actively trying to shoot Bucky down dead after Bucky hinders him the first time, he’s trying to distract Bucky and get him to move enough out of the way so that he can immediately fly down to save Steve.
That’s his priority.
Then Bucky clips his wings and sends him falling.
He saves himself and yet his immediate worry is for Steve.
Even when he gets grounded, Steve’s nowhere in sight so he’s looking for him. He’s back to “Cap” when it comes to communications. But that one terrifying moment where it wasn’t Captain America that was falling… it was Steve… that shakes him up a bit.
He’s glad Steve was able to avoid the fall but he’s permanently out of the helicarrier fight so he can’t be there anymore and he’s so regretful over that.
But Maria Hill calls and he’s on Rumlow because that’s something he can do. Every little bit helps. He can do this.
He does what he can- the best that he can- so that others may live.
I fucking love Sam Wilson so much.