Movie/TV AU - Captain America First Avenger
Featuring: Cap!Anna and Bucky!Elsa
When the war started there was not a single
person who wanted to serve more than Anna Arendelle. She ached for it, longed
to join the cause and protect her country. She wanted it more than anything
else. Unfortunately, the war did not want her back.
She’d lost count of how many times she’d
enlisted, and subsequently how many times she’d been rejected. Her first
refusal had stung the most, the looks of amusement, the comments of wouldn’t
she rather stay home, and ‘maybe you’d be better suited for nursing’. Anna had
stormed out of the enlisting station with tears in her eyes and their laughter
ringing in her ears. It had gotten easier after that, until the looks and
comments no longer fazed her. Of course she was still frustrated but she never
let it show, she would simply shrug it off before moving on to the next
station, and the next, and the next.
Her most recent attempt had been
particularly nasty, as one of the men had made some crude remark about the only
way she would get to the front line was if she was the after hours entertainment.
He had told her that she ought to walk her ‘pretty little self’ back to where
she’d come from since women belonged… well he’d never actually been able to
educate her on where women belonged as the force of her fist connecting with
his nose had effectively robbed him of the rest of his sentence. Needless to
say, although most of the other people present for Anna’s impressive right hook
had howled with laughter, the man she’d hit did not, he’d chased the girl for
almost six blocks. Lucky for her, she was quick on her feet and knew the
streets of New York like the back of her hand. She was able to shake him
without too much trouble before heading home to the apartment she shared with
The second she walked through the door Anna
threw her jacket on a nearby chair and immediately made for the fridge.
Grabbing a bag of frozen peas and a cellophane wrapped sandwich her sister had
left for her, Anna kicked the door shut only to come face-to-face with a very
“Hey, Elsa. What’s up sis?” she said
The older girl rolled her eyes and placed
her hands firmly on her hips. “Don’t ‘what’s
up sis’ me, young lady. Where have you been all-,” her eyes drifted down,
“Anna what did you do to your hand?”
“Nothing,” she said with a shrug.
“It’s always looked like that.”
“Alright, alright fine. I may or may not
have punched some asshole in the face.”
“Okay, but before you freak out you need to
hear my side of the story,” Anna insisted, taking a large bite of her food.
Elsa closed her eyes and pinched the bridge
of her nose as if not looking at her sister would somehow make the story more
bearable. “And what is your side of
the story exactly?”
“He was being a sexist jerk,” Anna said
matter-of-factly, smirking when she remembered the shock on the guy’s face.
Elsa on the other hand did not look at all
amused. “Give it to me,” she snapped holding out her hand.
Hesitantly, Anna let her sister take the
injured hand, which she grabbed a lot more roughly than was totally necessary.
“Ouch!” Anna yelped trying to yank her hand
back but Elsa only held her more firmly.
The older girl examined the swollen
knuckles closely, asking Anna to curl each of her fingers before trying to make
a fist. When she was done Elsa released her sister’s hand with a defeated sigh.
“Well it’s not broken. But ,” she
added quickly when Anna grinned triumphantly, “you came very close to causing
serious damage.” Elsa sagged a little and her expression turned pained. “Anna
you cannot keep picking fights with men like this. You are going to get
yourself really hurt and I won’t be here to patch you up.”
Now it was Anna’s turn to look upset. “I
should be going with you,” she said bitterly, turning away and walking into the
living room . Elsa followed.
“Anna you can come with me,” Elsa said, her tone almost pleading. “If you
would just stop being so stubborn-“
“No, Elsa!” Anna instantly regretted
shouting at the older girl when she saw her hurt expression. “Sorry Els, it’s
just… I already told you, I belong on the field, not in a nursing tent.”
Elsa sighed again and held up her hands in
surrender. “Okay, fine you win, do as you please.” Then she smiled. “You know,
I miss the days when I could just bribe you with a bar of chocolate and you’d
do anything I asked.”
Anna snorted. “I was young and naïve back
then. Now it takes at least six bars of chocolate and a new pair of shoes to
get me to listen to you,” she said giving her sister a wink.
Elsa rolled her eyes. “Brat. Now can you
please go clean yourself up and get dressed. Our dinner reservation is in an
hour and I don’t want to spend my last night here eating leftovers because you
made us late.”
Anna laughed as she allowed her sister to
push her towards her room. “So where are we going anyway?”
Anna froze and her eyes lit up. “Isn’t
there a enlisting station down the street from there?”
Notes - What do you think? I may come back to this AU in the future, it was fun to write and Anna fits Steve’s character so well. Send me any suggestions you have for future scenes :) So far I’m thinking - when Anna takes the serum, when Elsa ‘dies’, and when she is revealed as the winter soldier.