Before the Battle of New York, Steve found the old files of his comrades from the war. ‘DECEASED’ the dreadful faced-red stamp he kept seeing across all of them. All of them but one. The ache in his heart transformed into the shocking hope of the prospect to see her again. Peggy was still alive. Still alive. The words didn’t exactly registered in his brain but his eyes were already scanning the document to find an current address. There was none. Nothing since 1958. No MIA mentioned, no transfer. It’s like she vanished. Fury came along to offer him a mission the following day.
Halloween 2016 is the first Halloween Jace and Simon spend together as an official couple. Simon insists that they do couple costumes to the parties they’re attending on #Halloweekend, but Jace isn’t thrilled by the idea.
For months, Jace is very stubbornly refusing to dress up at all. Simon tries all the tricks in the book –– cooking Jace’s favorite meals, showering him with compliments and kisses, letting him choose what to watch on movie nights and what restaurants to go to for date night, but to no avail.
On October 23rd, Jace surprises his boyfriend with a candle lit dinner. After they’ve eaten, he leans over to kiss Simon and whisper, “Dessert?”
Simon is already getting out of his chair and heading to their bedroom when Jace stops him, barely containing his laughter. “Not that kind of dessert, babe.”
Instead he takes Simon’s hand and guides him to their living room. On the couch lies a neatly folded pile of––
“Oh my god!”
Simon rushes towards the couch and picks up a Spiderman suit. He runs the fabric through his fingers. Next to it is a Nightwing costume, as well as two t-shirts (one black, one blue) with the Superman emblem.
“Oh my god,” Simon says again. He’s cradling the suit in his arms as he turns to look at Jace, who is beaming at him.
“One for every party we’re going to this week,” Jace says.
“You’re kidding me.” Simon turns back to the costumes.
“Nah, I’ve been planning this for ages,” Jace says, walking up to his boyfriend and sliding his arms around his waist. “I wanted it to be a surprise but you were so damn persistent all year, I almost gave it away like twenty times.”
“I can’t believe you didn’t say anything. You’re so bad with secrets,” Simon says with a smile. He points to a pair of plastic vampire teeth that lies on top of the folded t-shirts. “You do realize I already have those, like, built in?”
“Well, those are for me,” Jace replies, “Not everyone has their own vampire teeth, Simon.” He grins. “I thought it’d be fun to, I don’t know, celebrate your vampire-ness. ‘Cause I know it’s been hard to embrace it.”
“You are so…. wow,” Simon says. His heart is bursting with love for Jace. He looks at the costumes for another few moments, and then he puts down the Spiderman suit and turns around in Jace’s arms to kiss him.
“You like it?” Jace asks, grinning.
“I love it,” Simon says softly.
He leans his forehead against Jace’s and closes his eyes. For a few moments, they stay like that. Silently holding each other and enjoying the moment.
After a few minutes, Simon plants a soft kiss on Jace’s lips, and then leans in to whisper in his ear.