Hey darlings! I hope your day is going well. It’s Monday, and well, I’m having trouble getting through it. I have so much stuff that I need to get down, so please forgive me if I don’t keep up with the fic schedule I posted yesterday. I will get back on track with it when all my work calms down. It’s extremely hectic with AP tests coming up.. I’m going to try my best though. Enjoy the first official chapter of “Run Away Baby” and I love you all. xoxo
Description:Pregnant with Steve Rogers’ child, your husband, you’re a happily married couple. He moved you to the countryside, trying to keep you away from as much harm as possible. Isolated, and by yourself most of the time, you always worried about him when he went away. But, marriage couldn’t have been better for the two of you for the three years since you had taken his last name. But, one night, when Steve’s out on a mission, you get a call from Nick Fury telling you to get as far away from your house as possible.
The sound of your phone vibrating against the coffee table brought you from your sleep. You groaned, blindly reaching for it. Your fingertips were met with the smooth glass, and you tilted the screen towards you to see who was calling. Your vision was a little blurry; you were still groggy, but the name on your phone was as clear as day. It was Nick Fury.
“Shit.” You sat up as quickly as you could despite the extra weight on your belly. You knew it must be urgent because there were over ten missed calls from him. You had a sinking feeling in your stomach. What if something happened to Steve? You redialed his number, pressing the phone to your ear. It seemed like the dial tone went on forever, but he finally picked up. “Nick, what happening?”
“F/N, get yourself out of that house. Drive, and drive as far away as possible. You need to leave. Now.” His voice was instructive and stern.
“Wait, why? Tell me what’s going on!” You were starting to panic, and your breaths were becoming more labored. “Don’t tell me something happened to Steve…” The sudden realization of what might have occurred seemed to stop your heart as tears came to your eyes.
“F/N, I need you to listen to me. You need to gather up your things and get the hell out of there.” He paused, trying to find a way to break the news to you. “Steve… he’s not the man you think he is. He’s with H.Y.D.R.A.” A dead silence came through the line, neither of you saying anything.
“What?” You couldn’t believe the words that just came out of his mouth. You suddenly felt like you couldn’t breathe.
“Get out of your house, get in your car, and go to the address that I just sent you. It’s a safe house in New Jersey that not even the team knows about. Steve is a double agent, and you need to leave before he hurts you. Do you understand?” He was trying to be as gentle as he could, given the circumstances. You were completely quiet on the other line. “F/N, I need you to do this. Please. I don’t want you or the baby getting hurt. Just listen to me and I’ll explain when you get there.”
“O-okay..” You were choking on sobs. This didn’t feel real, but it was.
“You need to move quick, he’s already on his way to you. Call me when you get in the car.” He hung up the line, and you took a moment to realize what just happened. It all seemed to hit you at once, and you frantically got up, grabbing the few essentials that were needed for you and the baby. Not only were your hot tears obstructing your vision, but your child wasn’t cooperating and seemed to kick every five seconds.
“Come on, kid. You need to work with me here.” You sighed, looking down at your belly. Your keys were sitting on the table, and you swiped them off the counter, and grabbed your bag off the floor. You decided you might as well keep the lights on, trying to make him think you were still at home. You swung open the front door, and closed it behind you. Your hands were shaking as you fumbled with putting the key into the lock. As you heard the click of the lock, you heard footsteps coming up your porch steps.
“And where might you be going?” The more than familiar voice sent chills down your spine. You felt him staring daggers into your back as you turned to face him.
“Stay the fuck away from me.” Your words seethed through your teeth as your tears began to sting your eyes. Steve no longer looked like the happy man you thought you knew. He had an evil smirk on his face as he leaned against the railing, his hands shoved in the pockets of his suit. It wasn’t his dashing Captain America uniform you had grown to love. It was black with the H.Y.D.R.A. symbol across his chest instead of his silver star. “You’re not the man I married..” You took a step away from him, you back pressing up against the door.
“You’re right, I’m not. I never was because that was all just one, big, fucking act to smuggle myself into S.H.I.E.L.D. You were just there to ensure it, along with the child.” He looked you up and down, giving you a disgusted look.
“That was what I was? Just to fortify your alibi?” You face was hot and red. “I didn’t mean anything to you?” You furrowed your eyebrows together, looking up at him in confused hatred.
“I was never in love with you.” He took his weight off of the railing and began to walk towards you. “You didn’t mean a thing to me, and the baby sure as hell doesn’t either.” He shook his head, the loving looks he used to give you were now a distant memory, and the only thing you saw in his eyes were pure evil.
“No!” You tried to run away, but you were heavily pregnant; you were seven months along. He grabbed your wrist roughly, bringing you to your knees. You sobbed, the pain coursing up your arm.
“You’re not going anywhere.” He looked down at you, his face expressionless.
“You don’t have to do this, Steve. Please.” Your eyes searched for at least a piece of the man you used to know, but there was nothing left.
“Honey, you’re just collateral damage.”
Ahhhh, I hoped you liked it! I’ll try and have the next chapter of “Secret of These Hands” or a one shot tonight for you guys! I have a request in my arsenal that I haven’t been able to get to, but I really want to write it. Have a wonderful rest of your day! xoxo
The platinum edition and how Taylor gave all the extra songs their own secret messages (which she hasn’t done since)
How for the whole album every song about falling hoplessly in love is followed by a song about the repercussions of naivety and youth and trying to reconcile being a hopeless romantic who doesn’t is afraid of being heartbroken
How the intro of “Fearless” sound so whimsical and makes you want to fall hopelessly in love which reflects the message of the song
How she plays Fearless every time she plays at Gillette to honor how it was her first stadium show during the Fearless Tour
How Taylor depicts love as a form of freedom and bravery
“IN YOUR LIFE YOU’LL DO THINGS GREATER THAN DATING THE BOY ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM…BACK THEN I SWORE I WAS GONNA MARRY HIM SOMEDAY BUT I REALIZED SOME BIGGER DREAMS OF MINE” <– she wrote that!! When she was 17/18!!
How “Fifteen” is a complete story of a year in Taylor and Abigail’s life of when and how they decided to put their careers and dreams above boys when they were taught by society to put boyfriends above everything else
How “Fiteen,” both song and music video, was a warning to teenage girls to not trust young love and to value themselves above boys and to look for themselves before they look for love
The motif of light to depict love: “dancing ‘round your room when the light ends,” “i saw a light in you,” “shine, shine, shine,” “you used to shine so bright”
The motif of saving: “no one here to save me now,” “try to catch me now,” “Romeo save me,” “I come home crying and you grab the keys”
The motif of driving: “we’re driving down the road,” “there in my rear view mirror disappearing now,” “I see your face in my mind as I drive away,” “I get into his car,” “and we drive and drive until we find a town far enough away”
The motif of calling: “you’re on the phone with you girlfriend,” “you don’t have to call anymore,” “he calls exactly when he says he will,” “I stare at the phone / he still hasn’t called,”
How hundreds of people have gotten engaged to the bridge of “Love Story”
How “Love Story” follows “Fifteen” and Taylor takes out the ending of Romeo and Juliet which follows more with the message of “Fifteen”
Taylor’s random reference of “The Scarlet Letter” in “Love Story” which doesn’t really make sense unless she’s just using the theme of stigma
How cute and simple the production, music, and lyrics of “Hey Stephen” is to reflect how innocent and pure her crush on Stephen is
“All those others girls, well they’re beautiful, but would they write a song for you?”
Using the theme of a fairytale in “White Horse” to convey the loss of innocence when you meet reality and then again in “The Best Day” to convey her innocence as a child
“I’m gonna find someone someday who might actually treat me well”
How she drives away at the end of “White Horse” when the assumption is that the love interest was going to take her away on a white horse
“Stupid girl / I should’ve known” –> “the girl in the dress cried the whole way home / I should’ve known”
“You Belong With Me” is still a fucking bop
The secret message of “Breathe” being “I’m sorry” over and over
Fading out of “You’re Not Sorry” with just “No, no, no” over and over
The guitar and drum build ups in “The Way I Loved You” to mimic the build and explosion of emotions in the past relationship
How Taylor placed “The Way I Loved You” after all these sad songs about losing love because of the other person to show that sometimes it’s you who’s at fault because you’re stuck in the past and not appreciating what’s in front of you
During the bridge of “The Way I Loved You” when the instrumentals drop and it’s just Taylor’s voice and the guitar
How “Fifteen” played as Taylor walked up the stage to accept her first Entertainer of the Year award in 2009 and the last line that played was “you just might find who you’re supposed to be” :’)
The Best Day and Change are real songs that we can listen to :’) :’)
Ending the album with a love song to her a mother/family and a love song to her career/record label :’)
She ended the album with “Change,” which is about the struggles of being a new indie label, and then she won Album of the Year at the Grammys for the album :’)
The most awarded country album in music history :’) Written by a 16-18 year old girl :’)