do u think steeb would be without friends except…
i get that he has flaws (even if i didn’t see them as explicitly before you pointed them out) but you really think that in a normal scenario, like art school, steve would just be too unlikeable to have friends?
I think he’d have more friends in the modern era, and I think he would’ve had friends besides Bucky in canon, like
he’s just not easy to like. He’s easy to write off because he embodies a lot of things people had really strong prejudices against (re: health, presentation, orientation, wealth). Being friends with Steve Rogers means navigating his depressive episodes, his extreme self-loathing, his razor-sharp snark, his extremely strong opinions, his reckless nature and his insecurities re: his health. I definitely believe that Steve will not allow people into his life who pity him and most? Would want to pity him. That’s how they would try to be friendly and Steve would politely send them on their fucking way because No, he will not have your pity thanks. And then you’re friends with him and people will see you with him and you will be associated with someone society at large reads to be undesirable on like seven different levels. He’s a walking waste of space and he’s also probably a fairy, so. Your reputation would be at stake.
I’m focusing strongly on the negatives because like. They never get enough play. Positives to being friends with Steve would include witty conversations, an over-abundance of dry humor, long intellectual discussions about fucking everything, and possibly a blow-job