So I was thinking about the whole Bruce/Nat debacle from AoU and the fact that in the comics Nat had two official romances: Matt Murdock and Bucky Barnes.
Of course that is to say that on the Winter Soldier, Nat and James didn’t recognize or know each other aside from being assassins and that Nat had been injured once when James had been sent to kill one of her charges.
The more I thought about how the Russo’s could attempt to fix Whedon’s error the more it dawned on me that in the comics The Red Room had ways of altering memories much like Hydra had and that James and Natasha had been punished after their relationship had been discovered…
And then I realized that all the Russos could do… Was just tie it back to that simple matter of memories being manipulated. Natasha could easily not remember her relationship with James because of the punishment she suffered and they could have merely manipulated her memories to believe that her worst memory had been of being sterilized where in truth she had been forced to kill her own friends and ripped apart from the only love she had then
And then it’s like
They had this relationship before it all went down and then their memories were wiped and that just makes their fight scenes in CAWS all the more sad and excuse me I need to leave