but then she became the stuff of legend anyways

I’m really sad so I’m gonna share some stories with you guys. So I was a manager at Papa John’s for 2 years and after you’re there for a while you recognize the regulars. You get on a name basis and you get to hear/make some really great stories. Here’s some that will hopefully cheer me and you guys up.

1. Great clips gal: She worked next door and was absolutely gorgeous. The guys at the shop always tried to score her number to no avail. When she let me exchange a pizza for a haircut we devised a scheme to get them to stop. Next time she came in we fake flirted it up and gave me her number. The boys backed off, she became a very good friend, and I was a legend in the shop.

2. Calzone Christy: ok her name wasn’t Christy but it sounds cooler like that. The friendliest woman I’d ever seen. She was a long time customer so we’d make her calzones even though they weren’t on the menu, and in return she’d bring us some stuff from the store. Candies, sodas, donuts, just random stuff. She was always so happy and funny just a big ol ray of sunshine and if the calzone guy wasn’t there she’d just order a pizza and give us treats anyway. She always made my day.

3. Hello kitty girl: this little girl and her father came in roughly once a week maybe two. Everytime the little girl demanded she gave me a hello kitty sticker. Over the months I had quite the collection saved up on a label in my wallet. One day just the dad came in and gave me another sticker, explaining that she wouldn’t let him leave without it so he could give it to the ‘pizza lady’

4. Tee shirt girl: Her mom worked at the copy place a couple stores down and the girl would hang out there with her mom after school. Shed come in a couple times a week and always order a small half pepperoni pizza. One day she looked sad and I wanted to cheer her up. Noticing her killer tmnt shirt I drew Donatello on the box. The next week she came in with an elephant t shirt and explained how much she loved the drawing and she wanted me to draw an elephant next. I obliged. Every time she came in she requested a drawing of whatever was on her shirt. Anything from flowers to dinosaurs. After a few weeks her mom came in with her to show me a picture of her bedroom wall with 6 or 7 of the pizza box halves hanging up.

That’s all for now kiddos. Keep you’re chins up. There are so many great things in the world and I promise even the little things makes the bad stuff hurt a lot less.

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Captain and Mrs. Buck Rogers in the 21st Century

It was Peggy Carter who left explicit instructions on what to do if Captain America and the Winter Soldier were ever found.

She ought to know - she was the one who made her goodbyes to both men, on that fateful day when they’d made their valiant attempt to stop the Red Skull from flying the Valkyrie to New York in a plane full of weapons of mass destruction.  

She’d also been the one to finish what Steve Rogers had started - the deprogramming of the Winter Soldier. 

Official records state that Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes fell from the train and was presumed KIA on a failed mission to capture Dr. Amin Zola. Unknown to SSR at the time, Zola had apparently infused Barnes with a version of Erskine’s Super Soldier Serum, enabling him to survive that fall.  After replacing his mangled left arm with a surprisingly sophisticated metal prosthetic and putting him under severe torture and brainwashing techniques, Barnes emerged as HYDRA’s newest weapon codenamed as the Winter Soldier.  

The Winter Soldier was consequently sent against a few high-ranking Nazi officials deemed as obstacles to the HYDRA cause.  Zola ultimately intended that the Soldier be sent after Hitler himself, so that the Red Skull would be able to take power as the Reich’s new Fuhrer but the Red Skull, against all advice, opted to send the Soldier against Captain America.  He thought it fitting - pitting the two men, once friends, against each other.

Zola’s “re-programming” didn’t hold the moment the Captain recognized his Sergeant and called him by name.  Captured by SSR, utterly confused and disoriented, the Soldier’s return back to his team would be completed by Agent Carter breaking one of the most important rules in Colonel Phillips’ infamous “List.”

She sat down and re-told the Grenade Story.  And then she followed it up by telling Barnes how Steve, newly injected with the Super Soldier Serum, conducted a car chase around Brooklyn barefoot, taking on an armed HYDRA spy bare-handed and preventing him from running back to HYDRA with a sample of Erskine’s formula.  

The resulting argument between “Captain and Mrs. Rogers” became the stuff of SSR and later SHIELD legend.

So when Peggy Carter leaves orders on how to treat two American war heroes, one of whom was potentially still unstable, those orders should have been followed.

Somebody still screwed up anyway.

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