do you think steve has pictures from his pre-serum days that he looks back on every once in a while? like he can’t believe how far he’s come from being a skinny and sickly boy from brooklyn to america’s greatest hero. he never would have had that chance if it wasn’t for erskine who saw the goodness in him. sometimes, he wonders what would have happened if he didn’t persist with signing up for the war, where he would be now.
he keeps those photos in a small box at the back of the closet and saves them for one of those days.