Since everyone else gets to wax poetic about 0.0005 seconds of a Steve/Bucky gif
THEN LETS FUCKING TALK FOR EIGHT YEARS ABOUT THIS ONE GIF
Not about Sam, but about Steve.
LOOK HOW RELAXED HE IS IN SAM’S HOUSE. He’s just chilling there, with Sam’s OJ, that Sam definitely drinks straight from the bottle btw) He’s leaned so far back into his chair that he has to actively sit up.
This is a man who just got chased around and nearly murdered by Nazis on several occasions, but he feels so safe and secure in Sam’s house that he can melt into his chair and sip orange juice. Yes, he’s probably bone dead tired and still thinking about the fact that what little he knew about everything is a fucking lie, but here’s Steve in a similar situation:
Bone tired, Loki has been fuckin shit up and the nice guy who made his really tight suit is ostensibly dead. But he’s sitting forward, alert and thinking.
Overall I think Steve is a pretty tense and closed off person. He’s always got this ridiculously rigid posture and doesn’t seem to let himself go around anyone, including his team. Actually I think it’s gotten more tense as time wears on.
In CA:TFA, he’s pretty relaxed, even with the new body.
In The Avengers, unless actively fighting, he stands like his suit is lined with solid steel and not Kevlar.
In TWS, it’s even stronger. He stands like a hardened marine who’s seen too much.
and also he has that JFC face that puts even my shadiest and saltiest of friends to shame:
And of course, there’s the RAEG OF STEVE, which really only apparently happens out of costume. (Interesting? Interesting.)
But around Sam, he’s super chill. He drops his shoulders and visually looks less like Captain spandex and more like a dude who wants to get to know Sam, possibly even in the biblical sense.
Shoulders dropped, open posture, smizing.
Then you see him more vulnerable than he’s been in this entire series. Even skinny! Steve walked with more aggression than the dude who shows up on Sam’s doorstep:
he maintains that vulnerability when in Sam’s presence through the entire movie, even when he’s pissed.
When he puts the suit on however, he squares right the fuck up
ANyhow i forgot what i was doing but IN CONCLUSION
Steve is super relaxed around Sam and has probably definitely been to his house before the world went to shit.