Steve x Reader Summary: Soulmate AU in which Steve overestimates the powers of the super soldier serum and comes to a startling realization
Prompt: You can choose to take the pain of your soulmate away (from this post)
Word Count: 2163 Warnings: none
Soulmates were a thing of the past.
Although it had been common throughout the early 1900s to be born with the small cursive words on your wrist, after the second world war more and more children were born without them. Many blamed it on the plethora of chemical and nuclear weapons, others on the traumatizing pain it had caused throughout the war, but nobody knew for sure why they had disappeared.
That’s why it had been such a big deal when you’d been born with a mark. Your grandparents, old enough to have their own, were ecstatic. Your parents, on the other hand, had urged you to keep it hidden away from the public. It was unusual in their day and age and they feared the attention it might bring.
So for much of your childhood you listened intently to your grandfather’s stories of soulmates in his time, eyes wide and a large grin plastered on your face despite having to keep your own mark a secret.
However, the excitement soon disappeared as you grew older.
Grandma explained that during the war the only way to know if your soulmate was alive and well was to feel for their pain. When your soulmate was hurt a numbness would spread across your own body, alerting you and allowing you to choose whether or not to take that pain away. When you failed to feel that numbness even through your teenage years, you knew what it meant. You might have been lucky to be born with a soulmate, but you sure as hell weren’t lucky enough to meet them.
The supersoldier serum pumping through Steve’s veins did many things. He could run faster, think harder, jump higher and most important of all, he could heal quicker. It was a significant advantage he had over the rest of the Avengers. Even with a bullet in his side Steve would push forwards, the pain all but forgotten and his enhanced body already racing to repair itself.
What Steve didn’t realize was that his pain wasn’t just being forgotten – it was being taken away.
On the other side of Manhattan, another person was willingly taking the pain as their own. Every bullet wound, every slash of a knife she felt so he wouldn’t. She wouldn’t let him. He was her soulmate and after believing he was gone for so many years, she would do anything to protect him.
So Steve continued on fighting, completely unaware that the girl he’d thought was left in the past was in fact alive and well only a few kilometers away.
If you don’t romance Jaal but befriend him in MEA, and Ryder and their love interest have kids down the line, I’d put money down that Jaal is down to be the best uncle ever, he’d be ecstatic guys, he’s gonna be the best alien uncle ever, he’s determined, he’s already making them a blanket.
I saw a tweet on twitter about how Yuuri might regret having Victor back in competition because there’s no way he’s going to win now. It used Yuuri’s GPF score this year and compared it to Victor’s last year, and it had… a lot of retweets.
I’m here to say that is nonsense.
We have contextual, in series evidence that Yuuri absolutely can beat Victor. This isn’t a pipe dream or even “oh Yuuri could beat Victor on a bad day”. He could beat a very good Victor, if not possibly yet, an at his very best Victor. We SEE him breaking Victor’s free program world record.
Let’s look at Yuuri’s two highest scores of the season for his programs:
Short program; Rostelecom Cup: 109.97
Free Program; Grand Prix Final: 221.58
This means that if he had performed both of those skates at one competition, that would have given him a score of 331.58.
At the previous GPF Victor’s score was 335.76. This is implied to be a record breaking score within the universe. To get this score, Victor had to be at his best at the GPF. It wasn’t mediocre Victor that night. It wasn’t good Victor. It was great Victor. He was miles above the rest of the competition (I think the next ranked was like 300??).
I don’t even really need to get detailed wrt to scoring to explain how Yuuri can beat that. Yuuri’s score had he skated those two programs at one competition would have been only 4.18 behind Victor’s. This is certainly a margin that Yuuri can close with tweaking of his programs/perhaps a couple changes in his elements.
And more so, Yuuri’s short program score of 109.97 is from BEFORE he added the quad flip, a jump that has a base value of about two points higher than the toe loop he previously had in its place.
If Yuuri, at the skill level he’s achieved, were to skate his absolute best, he’d have a decent chance of beating Victor. Its not a far off, ridiculous goal. It’s real and plausible and completely within his reach.
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they stoppepd playing miss missing you live because it was hard on patricks voice..then why did you record it in that key………. the best song ever in this whole world and it will never be played live again…………….
hc that outside of his own students, yuuri is actually yakov's favourite current generation skater bc of his focus on musicality and artistry JUST LIKE IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
OKAY SO YES!!
It’s canon that Victor was aware of Yuuri’s skating before the GPF (and was even aware of enough to notice the little bits of his skating that showed that Yuuri was inspired by Victor!).
Even though Yuuri never broke through to the top, to the podium in major events (Worlds, GPF), he was still one of the top skaters in the world. Victor wouldn’t have been a champion as long as he was if he wasn’t smart enough to always keep an eye on his competitors, so of course he paid attention to Katsuki Yuuri and was decently familiar with his skating.
Imagine Victor being like wow Katsuki Yuuri’s spins and step sequences and overall skating skills are just so, so good?? He’s skated at Worlds with Yuuri like four times and been against him at two or three Grand Prix events, but he’s never talked to him, but yeah the way he moves on the ice is impressive! Now if only he could land those jumps.
One day Yakov comes to him and is like, “Vitya you could use to work on your step sequences a bit, your ones at Worlds were a bit sloppy” (which still means better than almost everyone else’s but you know).
He gives him a few links, which are all links to Katsuki Yuuri programs, including his free and short programs from the World Championships that Victor had just won his aforementioned sloppy (but still better than almost everyone else) step sequences.
And yeah, Yuuri might have placed like eighth, and Victor may have just won his fourth world title, but holy shit Yuuri’s skating, sans the jumps really is incredible, and the best of the competition, and he’d known Yuuri’s step sequences were good, but now that he’s been asked to study them by Yakov, he’s like wow wow this cute Japanese skater dances like he was born for it holy shit!
So Victor spends a lot of time that summer working on improving his step sequences, and he debuts Stammi Vicino, which has the best sequences he’s EVER done, and that one improvement combined with his new SP where he punched up the base difficulty a bit are enough to earn him new personal bests which also of course, equates to new world records at the Grand Prix Final.
(Unfortunately Katsuki Yuuri totally bombs the GPF, but he does actually meet him at the banquet and well…)