Finding Home (Part 1)
Steve x Reader
Modern Day AU
Summary: US Army Capt Steve Rogers has never had a family of his own, but after receiving a random card while on deployment - he suddenly feels like he has one. Sometimes home can be a place, sometimes it can be a person, and sometimes it’s a place you’ve never been. A story of love, family, and home.
*based on the movie The Christmas Card*
You sit at the counter of Maria’s Diner, munching some fries as you thought about what to write. After seeing a special on the war, you went to your father, an Army veteran, and asked how you could help. He had told you that what soldiers wanted most was a taste of home. That is what they missed and craved most, they wanted normalcy. So after finding out through a local service group that you could send something to a random soldier you signed up and a week later you had an address.
“Writing a love note Y/n?” You look up to see Maria standing in front of you leaning on the counter. You snort at her and roll your eyes.
“No, you know there isn’t a man in this town I would date. I know them all too well. This is for a soldier. I just want to brighten someone’s day. Problem is, I don’t know what to write.” You look down at the blank card furrowing your brows.
Maria let out a hum, “Write it as if you were writing to a friend. That’s what these soldier’s want right? Something not so military.”
You laugh at her scrunched up nose as she said the word military. You smooth down the open notecard and began writing, when you had finished you placed a selfie of you and your parents in front of your parent’s farmhouse inside and sealed the envelope before asking whoever was listening that this card brings someone comfort.
US Army Capt Steve Rogers had been deployed for 6 months when a random card was found in his bunk after a mail call. This was far from normal, Steve never got mail. His best friend however, Bucky, a handsome dark haired Sargent, always received goodie boxes from his wife Natasha. Steve on the other hand didn’t have a family. Both his parents had died when he was young, he entered the military as soon as he was able. The Army had been his family for most of his life. So when he saw the small cream envelope he was shocked. Dropping his gear careless on the floor beside him he picked up the small envelope and inspected it carefully. Opening the envelope like it was made of glass, he pulled out the card allowing your photo to fall on his lap, while he began reading your words.