OH MY GOD YOU ARE AMAZING WHAT HAPPENS NEXT DOES STEVE BECOME INCREASINGLY PASSIVE-AGRESSIVE WHENEVER SOMEONE BRINGS UP ANYTHING RELATED TO CANADA? DOES TONY FIND OUT? I NEEEED TO KNOWWW (ur awesome bro)
i can’t believe
i cannot beliEVE
i imagine it’s a bit choose-your-own-adventure ish where this could end up two ways, so im gonna go ahead and choose the stevetony option
so steve sits there in shock because he basically just confessed his feelings to fucking HAWKEYE wtf and clint’s just like ‘okay, im just gonna…’ and then he leaves the room.
now that steve REALIZES he has feelings for tony, he can’t go on blissfully ignoring them like he had been. but he can’t really do anything about it either. tony has justin. tony’s happy. so steve’s just going to have to get over it. somehow.
it doesn’t seem to be working, though, and steve spends the next couple of months grinding his teeth and carefully setting down his coffee cup every time someone mentions justin. and since it’s no longer just tony bringing him up, steve is legitimately thinking about taking a short leave. just some time to get away from everyone and reevaluate his priorities. he’ll still be on call of course, but maybe getting out of the tower and away from the constant reminder of tony’s relationship will help him move on.
yes, he thinks. this is the perfect plan.
only… the day before he’s scheduled to take off, trudeau happens to be in the united states and of COURSE he gets kidnapped and of COURSE he’s hidden in the basement of some abandoned warehouse because supervillains don’t have a single creative or original idea to split between the lot of them and OF COURSE it’s steve that ends up sneaking into the warehouse and actually saving the guy (who thanks him profusely and even apologizes a couple of times because he’s just that polite)