shield-of-Excellence

Originally posted by stellarollins

The Shield x Reader One Shot request - One Night

I fumbled with the key, cussing as I jiggled it in the door but it didn’t budge.

“Fuckin’ hell,” I muttered under my breath as I tried again. This time it worked but not because of my key. The door swung open and I was met with a pair of amused brown eyes.

“Can we get this stupid ass door fixed sometime soon,” I grumbled as I stepped in and tossed my purse on the nearby table.

“Well, hello to you, too,” Seth grinned down at me as he kissed the top of my head.

“The door works just fine for all of us, babe, so maybe you should work on learning how to use keys instead of complaining about doors.” Roman’s deep voice was full of laughter as he wrapped me up in a quick hug.

“Fuck all of you,” I grumbled as I untangled myself from him and made a beeline for the fridge.

“What’s up buttercup,” Dean came around the corner and gave my shoulder a quick squeeze as he walked by me in the kitchen.

“Not much, D, not much,” I grinned in spite of my foul mood as I grabbed a Stella from the fridge. Loud throat clearing from behind me clued me in to the need for a few more beers. I grabbed three more and spun around, placing them on the island. “Use your words, guys,” I smirked as I slid the beers towards each of them.

“Our method seemed to work just fine,” Seth said innocently.

“Savages.” I called back as I headed towards the huge couch in the family room.


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anonymous asked:

May I please ask which realisation of Superman's costume on-screen is your favourite? (also how would you rank the other takes on Big Blue's eponymous threads relative to your favourite?).

6. The Superman Returns/Smallville Suit

I seriously respect what this number’s trying to do in adapting the real suit into a modern sensibility as closely as reasonably possible, but in practice it looks washed-out and rubbery, with the oddly unnecessary revisions to the S-shield managing to botch a design that in theory should be the essence of iconic simplicity. It looks more like a Superman Halloween costume - albeit quite a well-done one - than an actual suit that guy would wear.

5. The DCEU Suit

Much like the last one, I really do respect what the designers were going for here, attempting to translate the most iconic aspects of his suit into a first contact/alien invasion blockbuster aesthetic, and for the most part they succeed. I’m not sure I buy that’s alien super-fabric and not rubber, and the built-in sixpack feels pretty ridiculously overcompensatory when it’s already Henry Cavill wearing the thing, but the colors pop on the rare occasion it’s filmed in decent lighting, the symbol, cape and boots are great, and even those little wrist-cuffs are - I think - an inspired little callback to his Golden Age look. But then you get to the waist and…Jesus, man. I get removing the trunks even if I by no stretch approve, but the half-belt and the webbing and the…gahhhhhhhh. The designers knew good and goddamn well that the look’s incomplete without something being in that area, but they didn’t have a single decent idea as to what to replace it with, so they just threw some noodly shit on top and called it a day, spoiling what would’ve otherwise been a reasonably inspired reworking.

4. The DCTV Suit

There’s lots of details I’m not wild about - those gauntlet-like upper halves of the boots, the cape attachments and the look of the cape itself - but I feel like it comes together as a coherent package in a way its big-screen cousin doesn’t quite manage, the texture isn’t trying nearly so obnoxiously hard, and that perfect s-shield ties it all together excellently. As far as suits that aren’t the real one go, this is probably about as good as we can reasonably hope for.

3. The Lois and Clark Suit

I kinda wavered on where to place this one; frankly, between the shield clearly being pasted on after the fact rather than really being sewn into the costume, and the nylon look of the trunks and belt, it comes across as kinda cheapo when you take a good look at it. But much like the last two it looks noticeably better in motion, and the color scheme and general vibe are too good to overlook.

2. The Kirk Alyn/George Reeves Suit

I was uncertain about this one for the same reason as Dean Cain’s, but I decided that while some aspects of it seem pretty off-the-rack, it works for this version of the character: simple and woolen, almost sweater-ish, it looks comforting, the version of the Superman suit I can most easily believe his mother made for him, which definitely works for me.

1. The Christopher Reeve/Superboy TV Show Suit

This is Superman’s costume. You know this. If you have a right-thinking bone in your body, a singular fiber of your being that recognizes the fundamental truths of the world, you acknowledge this to be the case even if you might personally prefer something else. Actual, literal babies are aware that this is what Superman wears, and even disregarding the tryhards who want to bleach out all the color and mangle it with seams and rubber and tear off the underwear for the same basic underlying reasons they want Batman to shoot people? That grown adults are arguing the point on this after 79 years because ‘no one would dress like that!’ is embarrassing on a level that can only be appropriately measured against the likes of someone whining that parsecs are unit of distance rather than time and therefore Han Solo making the Kessel Run in under 15 makes no sense, or a cursory glance at Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Twitter feed whenever a new sci-fi movie comes out. Yes, we’re all aware this basic staple of fantastical pop culture seems a touch odd or unbelievable by real-world standards. Go cry about it into your TI-84, nerd. This is Superman’s costume. He’s got the s, the cape, the trunks and belt, the bodysuit, the boots, the all of it, and it looks right and it looks consistent. This is what Superman wears.

What your preferred Legendary skin says about you: Tank Heroes

Reinhardt
balderich-way too agressive
griefhardt- less agressive than balderich but you can be assholes too. tries to pin opposing griefhardts at EVERY OPPORTUNUY to prove your superiority.
lionhardt- the true blue steadfast reinhardt mains. excellent shield, cornerstone of their team, know exactly when to attack and defend.
stonehardt- similar to lionhardt; the only hardt who has a problem being too defensive, rather than too aggressive.
blackhardt-very calculated, leans more toward the agressive side but still a good shield. gets a lot of charge kills and is likely to get potg.
bloodhardt-asshole. minimal but crucial shielding. probably targets one player, though in your defense, you’re still an effective team member
wujing-you’re either quiet af like the raptorion pharahs/nomad genjis, OR a tremendous cornball who hops around and spams voice lines and flirts with the healers all match. pretty good players either way. type A is balanced, while type B can be a little too defensive.
sidenote: while black and bloodhardt’s player types remain consistent, these skins seem to swap a lot. there’s plenty of asshole blackhardts and calculated bloodhardts too.

Orisa
megasoma/dynastinae-orisa is your amazing robot daughter and you love her so much. megasomas tend to be a little more serious in their playstyle 
null sector- much friendlier than you’d think from the look. never gets out from behind their damn shields
carbon fiber-okay my opinion here is highly tainted because she just looks like a damn xbox creature but they’re like the least amiable variant of orisa, and most tanks really. probably only uses her as filler.
protector-literally only ever saw this one on ptr.

D.va
b.va/junebug- for some reason they’re always really nice; they’re the ones that’ll try to befriend you after they catch you flanking [this is also common on Tangerine?]. b.vas are more friendly, junebugs are more skilled. 
junker/scavenger- you don’t even play d.va much but you’re like REALLY dedicated to this skin
palanquin-the die-hard dedicated d.va mains/fans; similar to witch mercy, you either cried when you unboxed it or while having to shell out the 3000 coins for it. if you stayed with this one instead of getting crusier, chances are you stopped playing her for the most part due to questionable hero balancing.
cruiser-next iteration for the palanquin players, you’re salty about her position in the meta but keep using her anyway bc you love her. also you keep saying hi until you get her “Hey, daddy-o!” line.

Roadhog
mako/sharkbait- literally can’t think of anything notable
toa/islander-seem to be the best players of the roadie variants
junkenstein’s monster- if you see one in a skirmish they probably won’t kill you
bajie-probs a kindhearted person who loves roadie’s softer side but you murder everyone in matches.
sidenote: all roadhog players seem really, really similar to me. but again, i main support, so all i ever get from them is a priority on their hooks.

Zarya
weightlifter/champion-ur fucknig gay. you will never replace this skin.
siberian front/arctic- spam hello during the ENTIRE MATCH. you’re a bunch of goofballs, but still fairly effective players. probably ships zarya/mei.
industrial/cybergoth- pretty good zarya players and know how to graviton effectively, but literally if you use these skins i don’t trust you
cybernian-probably has a #squad with them at all times when playing OW. your squad is lethal.

Winston
safari/explorer- just here to have a good time–which for you means nudging your team to victory by doing exactly all the things winston shold be doing. freindly, but a very effective player, definitely won’t kill you in skirmishes.
yeti- probably didn’t even use winston much until this skin
undersea/frogston- honestly i can’t even tell these apart from the default design in battle half the time. no one really uses them.
wukong-upset bc you JUST bought yeti and now this one exists and you want it too.
sidenote: we all know winstons are super rare outside comp so i’m going more on intuition here, i’m easily way off.

Offense | Defense | Tank | Support

God damn it, Rod.

That feeling in the pit of your stomach when a Black news commentator who you deeply admire only started reading Cap comics at all when Sam got the shield, and they have an excellent argument for why they support Secret Empire based in their own foundational understanding of how insidiously white supremacy functions, but they don’t know enough about the pre-Ultimates history of Steve Rogers to understand why this is complete character assassination, and they don’t know the Jewish comics base well enough to know people have been protesting the active promotion of Hydra in all Marvel materials, and how it directly parallels to the alt-right versus neo-Nazis argument, and you could map it out for them, but this is the second time you’ve heard this from people who assume being pro-Steve means being anti-Sam and you don’t want to call attention to yourself by being the “well, actually-” person.

And this is the second time you’ve heard a Black person argue that ‘of course Steve’s gonna be racist’ when the entire arc of Steve’s defrosting in the sixties and the introduction of Sam as a character were built around Steve learning the perspective of the Black civil rights struggle from Sam and performing allyship to the best of his ability. You can’t even explain that, because saying Steve was intentionally reborn to learn from Sam will probably just come off sounding like “well, Bernie marched with King,” because Marvel’s increasingly white writers and editors have refused to use Steve correctly as an inspiration and clarion call for how to perform allyship since the launch of Ultimates, and it’s just that they tried so hard to make Sam and Steve equals from jump and give them a balanced dynamic and make them a unified front, and it’s been reduced to this.

I can be pro-Falcon!Cap, protective of Steve’s legacy, anti-Spencer, and uncomfortable with SHIELDRA merch all at the same time. I can also walk and chew gum.

It’s just so disheartening. Where do I even start? I’ve done like four Say No To Hydra Cap essays already and, while I’m probably going to do more, it feels like only newcomers can be influenced and nobody who has chosen the other side of this is going to be swayed. Ugh.

The Razor Edged Protosteel Shield was Toa Nuparu’s Toa Tool. Upon first glance, the weapon’s full potential would likely be lost on most. This was not the case for its crafty wielder, however. In his skillful hand, Nuparu utilized the shield far beyond its excellent defensive capabilities by taking advantage of its deadly sharp edges. Since it had the ability to cut through most substances, the shield was particularly useful in combatting heavily armored opponents.

While its purpose as a primarily defensive tool set it apart from the vast majority of Toa Tools used throughout history, it shared their common ability that allowed Toa to channel his or her elemental powers.

whufflepuff  asked:

what's aro's top ten collectible talents list? how does sulpicia feel about them? is caius already plotting their demise? how jealous wIll jane be?

 Ah yes, Aro’s list of questionable ideas. It goes something like this, in no particular order:

  1. general illusionist (for those long, boring afternoons when there’s nothing better to do)
  2. gift neutralizer (because the Cullens are In Trouble)
  3. clairvoyant (but the kind who can see currently-happening-elsewhere things, not the future)
  4. somebody who can make people experience their worst fear (more resources should really be invested into psychological torture)
  5. really excellent shield (back to the whole Cullens-must-be-destroyed theme)
  6. memory manipulator (Aro has this plan to permanently borrow one of Joham’s daughters, and he’d prefer it if she didn’t have too many fond recollections of her sisters)
  7. person who ruins relationships (A theory: there are already fissures among the Cullens. If a person who’s basically the mythological Apple of Discord in vampire form could influence the coven, maybe their bonds would break down to such a degree that Chelsea could get at them? More research required.)
  8. something to do with paranoia? (Aro haaaates the Cullens’ allies, or at least the idea of people willing to fight and die for an ideology not his own. Scattering them and making them afraid sounds really good right now.)
  9. decent invisibility gift (Point one: Afton sucks. Point two: stealing national treasures is getting progressively harder. Something should be done about this.)
  10. some kind of strengthening gift?? (Aro realizes that he might have to go to war with the Cullens, in the physical sense. He’s considering anything to give his side an edge, including vampires who induce berserker rage or simply boost strength and speed.)

Sulpicia, for the record, thinks 1 is a waste of time, that 3 already exists and is called the internet, and that 7 is redundant because the Cullens will separate out of necessity in a decade. Oh, and she doesn’t approve of 8, because nothing says “dread” like awaiting certain death. Why mess around with gifts when you could just kill Amun/Siobhan/the Romanians and let the rumours spread? She’s a peach, that Sulpicia. 

Caius, being Caius, doesn’t trust any of the stronger psychic abilities on this list. Still, he grudgingly acknowledges their utility because they’re all rather warlike, and the Volturi are in destruction-mode. 

Finally, Jane– who isn’t aware of 4 and 8 yet– would probably hate them most because they’re encroaching upon her domain. She likes being the main disincentive/punishment the Volturi have. 

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The Signs as Gotham Girls (pt.3 of 4)

Gemini - Vicki Vale

Vicki made herself a name in Gotham as a very persistent and fierce reporter. She has a quick tongue when it comes to tickling out the truth of suspicious-looking characters. Gotham provides a broad operating base for her hunt after the newest, most scandalous but also dangerous-to-look-into stories for the criminal freaks striking in Gotham are  never to be underestimated. Vicki will be the first to have her camera and microphone under the nose of the suspects and she won’t back off from uncovering business which could draw some dangerous attention to her. Due to her sense of justice, Vicki sees it as her duty to inform the civilians which at some point really annoys the hell outta the cops shielding crimescenes. Her excelling skills in journalism let her even always be close to proving her theory about Bruce Wayne being Batman. But after confronting Wayne with her readiness to publish her findings, Wayne calmly answered if that’s what Vicki has to do, he wouldn’t stand in the way. Vicki realized unveiling Batman’s identity would be of no real use for anybody so she destroyed all evidence. Instead, she offered her investigation skills to join Batman in crimefighting.

Libra - Martha Wayne

Martha, née Kane, was born into the second wealthiest family of Gotham after the Waynes. Actually, the two families were rather reserved towards each other and when Martha fell in love with Thomas Wayne it wasn’t perceived with exuberant joy but the two would anyway marry soon after. Together with her husband, Martha now was the most influential figure of Gotham: Investing into promising projects, philantrophy at the highest stage and patronage of art, music, charity and business affairs for the sake of the city - all that Martha would actively support her husband with. She was of an elegant appearance, witty and sophisticated. She wouldn’t scrimp on her outward during charity balls held at her venerable home, Wayne Manor. It was easy for her to socialize, lead conversations and to make her appreciation of arts accessible to anybody. Her harmonical aura had an attracting, entertaining effect on others, people would listen to her suggestions how to fight poverty, end homelessness or protect children from abusive homes. Martha was of a genteel humour, sincerely loved her Thomas and was as tender as protective towards her son Bruce who had to witness the tragic murder of his parents as a child. Eventually this led to his transformation into the Batman.

Aquarius - Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance)

‎Dinah took up the role of her mother, the original Black Canary, at the age of 19. She is blessed to be a metahuman able to do the Canary Cry - an attack in form of a powerful scream that stuns enemies, shatters objects or damages the sense of hearing. She controls her vocal chords so that she can imitate sounds and voices of people and animals. Black Canary is an expert in everything martial arts but also a calm leader and strategic thinker. She has a desire to better the world, strongly believes in equality and fights in the sense of brotherhood. Canary likes to have people around her. She’s rather proud of what she is capable of and likes to show how she’s better than others at doing good in this world. This may leave the impression of her being a show-off but actually she just seeks connection to others. Canary prefers to think first, take it to action later. But when she’s involved in a fight, then kick-ass style. Once you really get to her, Dinah opens up to also be vulnerable, deep in her thinking and serious, because the world ain’t a joke to her even though she often play-acts like that. Black Canary has a deep on-off relationship with Green Arrow alongside whom she often fights and feels taken seriously.

anonymous asked:

I always wonder about how Steve doesn't hurt/break his hands whenever he catches the shield

Excellent question, especially considering Steve quite easily kills people using the shield as a blunt weapon. How come he doesn’t do the accidentally-slammed-my-fingers-in-the-desk-drawer dance every time he catches his shield on the rebound?

1. Bone conditioning.

Martial artists use a technique called bone conditioning to strengthen high-impact areas (hands, elbows, knees, shins, feet) and prevent injuries during fights. All bones consist of a light-weight mesh of spongy bone tissue surrounded by a shell of compact bone tissue:

By applying various stresses to the bones (doing knuckle or fingertip push-ups, hitting hard surfaces repeatedly, etc.), martial artists cause microfractures in the spongy bone tissue which heal up as compact bone, making their bones stronger and less prone to compression fractures. Similarly, catching the shield probably delivers an impact hard enough to cause microfractures in Steve’s hand and finger bones (regular people would break their hand trying to catch it!); over time, he would build up additional compact bone tissue in his hands to aid in handling the shield and avoid more serious fractures.

The first time we see Steve using the shield in Captain America: The First Avenger, he’s not throwing it but holding it in front of him defensively like a regular shield and using a pistol as his primary weapon:

The next time, he’s switched to using the shield offensively as a blunt weapon but still doesn’t throw/catch it:

It’s not until the middle part of the Howling Commandos montage that we see Steve use his signature shield-throw-and-catch – he probably spent the intervening time practising how to wield the shield, and while doing so also conditioned his hand bones.

(Incidentally, I’ve read a number of fics mentioning Bucky’s gun calluses – mostly on his right index finger from the trigger, occasionally also on his shoulder from the rifle stock – but I’ve never read a fic mentioning Steve’s calluses, which is a crying shame. Even with his serum-fuelled healing factor, I’m sure he must have them in the palms of his hands and across the inside of his fingers from catching the shield, and maybe across his forearms from the straps or across his back from carrying the shield. I’m a sucker for details like that.)


2. Technique (*).

Secondly, it seems Steve also uses different techniques for catching his shield to avoid taking the brunt of hard impacts, depending on the shield’s forward momentum as it rebounds towards him (**):

2.1 Soft rebound (hitting flesh):

When Steve catches the shield after a soft rebound, such as when it rebounds directly off of someone’s body, he plucks it out of the air by letting it hit his palm straight on:

The low velocity (evidenced by the wobbling) indicates the shield has a reduced momentum on the return, allowing Steve to comfortably catch it even though the flight vector means Steve’s hand is taking the full force of the impact. Notice that his bent arm and bent knees (crouching slightly) at the moment of impact further serve as shock absorbers, reducing the stress on the rest of his body.

2.2 Semi-soft rebound (hitting bone/body armour):

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s opening sequence, we see Steve throwing the shield at an opponent in such a way that it rebounds off the man’s body (likely hitting either bone or body armour, as we saw in the previous example that the shield loses too much of its kinetic energy to rebound a second time when hitting flesh) and ricochets off a steel bulkhead before returning to Steve at a much higher velocity than in the example above:

Since the shield is travelling at a higher speed than in the previous example, it has an increased momentum (momentum = speed x mass), meaning it’ll hit Steve’s hand much harder (pressure = momentum/area/time).

However, Steve doesn’t catch the shield straight on this time, but grabs it sideways by the rim rather than letting it slam into the palm of his hand. This 1) reduces the shield’s force by applying a secondary force pulling to the side and back (since force vectors are accumulative), and 2) extends the amount of time it takes for Steve’s hand to absorb the momentum, making the shield exert a smaller pressure on his hand on impact.

2.3 Hard rebound (hitting steel/concrete):

Finally, when rebounding the shield directly off of hard, unyielding surfaces such as steel or concrete which don’t absorb much of the initial kinetic energy–

– it looks as if Steve avoids touching the rim of the shield at all, and instead reaches up underneath the shield to catch it by the leather straps:

The straps probably have enough give in them to reduce the shield’s momentum as they’re pulled, again extending the time it takes for Steve’s hand to absorb it, with the additional benefit that Steve avoids taking a direct hit from the thin vibranium edge (a small area = higher pressure); instead, the shield exerts its force through the thick straps, thereby reducing the potentially bone-breaking compressive strain on Steve’s hand bones.


In conclusion, depending on how much momentum the shield has, Steve has different ways of catching it to avoid breaking his hands.

Of course, that said, it’s fun to note how the Winter Soldier has absolutely zero shield-catching technique and just catches it straight on, stiff-bodied, outstretched arm and all (because he’s just that badass):

Considering how Steve is pushed backwards across the roof from the force of the return throw, I assume the Winter Soldier is bracing his foot against the brick parapet; otherwise, he’d probably have been catapulted clear off the roof by the shield’s momentum. ;)


(*) Please note that I don’t know if Steve’s shield-catching techniques were intended by the directors or (more likely) coincidental and I’m just reading too much into the film (I like to, though, it’s fun coming up with fan theories).
(**) I’m a physician, not a physicist, so please forgive (and preferably correct) any glaring errors regarding force, momentum, velocity, etc. :)

Selenite and Black Tourmaline

Selenite

  • Clears your Aura, And Chakras
  • Past Life remembrance
  • Cleanses and Charges other Crystals
  • Self Cleansing
  • Cleanses surrounding Energy
  • Aids in Angelic and Spirit world contact

Black Tourmaline

  • Protection from Malevolent Spirits and Evil
  • Grounding
  • Protection against Psychic attack, And Evil Eye
  • Deflects and repels negative energy.
  • Emotional Balance

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🕸 - fav marvel scene of course the iconic moment when spidey steals caps shield

an excellent choice my friend!! that is such an iconic scene now i love it

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Some Steggy pregnancy headcanon for Day 4 of Steggy Positivity Week (Domesticity):

As somebody who has always relied on knowing her body’s capabilities, pregnancy is hard on Peggy, because she never knows what to expect next.

First there’s the constant nausea, which is more than a little inconvenient when trying to get an international spy agency off the ground. For a while, she can’t even sneeze without subsequently losing her breakfast, and the smell of coffee at a morning meeting does her in more than a few times. Steve takes to eating breakfast at the Automat on the way to work, where Peggy suspects he and Angie compare notes on this new, overly-sensitive version of herself.

At least, Peggy jokes, she’s finally developed an honest-to-goodness superpower – the power to smell food from an astonishing distance. But she has never been a good patient, she’s always pushed every convalescence she’s ever had, and waiting and waiting for the indeterminate day when the nausea will pass drives her absolutely batty.

The situation is not helped by the fact that she has developed a strong aversion to tea (Edwin Jarvis is the only one who shows the proper sympathy for this dismaying development).

Then there is the constant, all-encompassing sleepiness. She finds herself threatening to nod off even in the middle of the most important meetings, and often lies down for a short nap after work only to find herself waking up well after midnight. Steve tries waking her for dinner a few times, but they eventually agree that it’s best if he just leaves her a sandwich in the refrigerator, and saltines and ginger ale on the counter. He feels a little helpless in the face of all of the vomiting and hibernating, both of which are very unlike Peggy, but this at least is something concrete he can do for her.

She mercifully starts feeling better midway through the pregnancy. There is a brief golden period where, although her usual clothes are past the point of stretching to accommodate her growing midsection, she feels energized and invulnerable. She rather enjoys sitting in meetings and feeling the tiny secret flutters of the baby moving about inside her. She has another superpower, she realizes. She is growing a human being inside her own body. Top that one, Rogers.

But then, she enters the third trimester. She looks unmistakably pregnant now, and seems to grow larger by the day. She has always been very sure of her balance, but her centre of gravity is shifting so quickly that she feels clumsy and lumbering. Bending down is a chore, and buckling her shoes, while still possible if she stretches her knees to the side one at a time, is much more of a workout than she could have thought possible.

Although her doctor has instructed her to avoid exercise, she wants to reassure herself that she can still defend herself if necessary. Steve holds the heavy bag for her, reasoning that since she’s going to do it anyway, it’s better if he’s there. They discover that, while her balance is off and she can only kick at ankle height from the front, her kicks from the side are still as deadly as ever, and her punches are fantastic, not that she’s planning to get into any fights. “And if you do, you can kick them viciously in the ankles,” Steve advises, and ducks away from the right cross she immediately throws in his direction, although he is pretty sure she meant to miss.

The workout session leads to a workout of a different sort. Peggy has found herself rather insatiable lately, and Steve is not complaining.

Steve’s favorite new game, though, is to place items on Peggy’s belly and watch the baby kick them off. Peggy does not find this quite so amusing, although she agrees that the baby has superb aim and power, and will probably make an excellent SHIELD agent one day.

Approaching the due date, the baby takes to digging its toes into Peggy’s ribs, and attempting to punch its way out in all directions. With no room for her lungs to expand, Peggy finds herself out of breath just walking up a flight of stairs, and she has a maddening need to empty her bladder every ten minutes. 

She suddenly finds, though, that she is in no hurry to be done with all of this. She doesn’t fear the birth itself, but she has come to the frightening realization that she is about to be a mother. She finds she does not share Steve’s supreme confidence that the two of them will magically know what they’re doing.

When their daughter does finally decide to emerge into the world, it is clear that she takes after both of her parents in terms of impulsive behavior, and has inherited a good dose of drama from her father. Margaret Sarah Carter Rogers makes her debut, rather more quickly than expected, in the back of one of Howard Stark’s favorite cars, delivered by an extremely unprepared Edwin Jarvis.

There are frantic radio calls, and a lot of yelling by all involved, but by the time Steve arrives the baby is cradled on Peggy’s chest and Jarvis is half fussing over them and half fretting over whether it will be possible to clean the upholstery, or whether it’s better to give up entirely and just advise Howard to buy a new car.

In the week following the birth, Peggy cries more than she has since Steve went down in the Valkyrie, develops ridiculously large breasts that she and Steve both threaten to punch Howard for ogling, rediscovers her taste for tea, and one afternoon suddenly falls so deeply in love with their daughter that she can’t imagine what on earth she had ever done without her.

However, neither Peggy nor Steve get a good night’s sleep for a very long time after that.

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Name: John Kennex Rank: Detective, Delta Division Honors: Medal for Valor, Purple Shield, Police Life-Saving Medal, Excellent Police Duty, Marksmanship: Expert

Description on File: Det. Kennex has served with distinction and high honors in the department. Often characterized as an “unconventional thinker” and “driven” in annual performance evaluations. Led investigation and tactical raid of Case #34P-C91244 last year. Kennex’s team was ambushed. KIA: Tactical squad Bravo One-Seven and Kennex’s partner (Martin Pelham, Det.).

Kennex has returned to active duty after an 18-month medical leave. (MedFile #19FFPD, See SubSection: AMPUTATION, See SubSection: COMA) Initial PolPsych eval suggests Kennex may suffer from depression, trauma-onset OCD, PTSD and psychological rejection of his prosthetic limb.

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Imagine #002

During the raid of Strucker’s base (Hydra), instead of messing with Clint; Pietro goes after you instead; to flirt with you.

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“Language!” 

You had been an avenger for a while now, a shield agent known for your excellent use of psychological warfare, strategy, and unique weapon choice.

Your favorite weapon was a wooden bat with nails haphazardly hammered into the head. It was sharp, lightweight, quiet, and easy to crack a skull open with. Not to mention, it made you look like a total badass. Truth be told, you liked interrogations more than anything; the mind being your favorite thing to study and intimidation your favorite pick-me-up.

You were in the forest, looking for the best route to take on the Hydra agents that were firing a mini-gun up ahead. Your plans however, were halted when you felt a hand smack you upside the back of your head.

Your hands immediately dropped your weapon and went straight to your skull as you turned around to face whoever had assaulted you. But there was nobody. Just the same pile of dead leaves, trees, and snow.

“We’ve got two enhanced in the field!” 

Your earpiece buzzed, and you swiftly bent over to snatch your weapon; but the moment you laid a finger on it, you felt a firm hand on your rear. Out of pure instinct, you grasped the bat tightly and swung behind you. Your eyes widened when realized that there was nobody there once again. You were beginning to  get very unnerved. 

Were you going crazy? 

All of a sudden, a streak of an electrifying blue came into your line of sight.

“Steve, I think I’m with one of the enhanced.” 

You manage to communicate with your team members, your knuckles now white with the force you were holding your bat.

“Do you have a clear visual of the enhanced?” 

Steve’s voice resounded through your ears. Suddenly, you felt a warm hand around your mouth, and a solid wall being pressed against your back. Due to the warm temperature and the size of the hand, you assumed you were being pressed against your assailant’s chest. You swung your bat back with a strength even Thor would admire, and was met with the same white scene of the snow covered forest. There was one detail though, that you didn’t overlook. 

The large droplets of blood decorating the canvas that was the ground.

Before you knew it, your bat was flying out of your hands, and you were being pinned to the ground by a strikingly handsome man.

“Y/N, do you copy?”

You could only pant heavily, as the wind had been knocked out of you. You struggled to get up, but his frame was much more muscular and bulky than yours. Your bodies were inches from each other, every breath another bit closer to his built chest grazing yours. You gaped up into his vibrant blue eyes, taking notice of his pink lips and oddly colored hair. The sharpness of his jawline, and his scruffy beard. He was very attractive to say the least.

“What’s the matter?” he smirked,

“You didn’t see that coming?”

Marcasite~

Marcasite brings the energy of the Sun into the physical. It increases physical stamina, stimulates the intellect and helps to transform thought into intelligent action.

It is a wonderful stone for use in wealth magic or in trying to manifest needed energies. An excellent shield-stone, it removes negativity from the aura.

“The Devil’s Own” part 1: Natasha Romanova

Your name is Natasha Romanoff, aka The Black Widow. Your former lover The Winter Soldier is living at Avenger Tower. He doesn’t remember you, or your torrid history, and it is making your life very complicated. 

Bucky Barnes x Reader (Natasha aka Black Widow)


Present Day

You rolled over and peered at the small red digits on your clock. Red like the blood flowing through your veins, red like your hair, red like the country that you hailed from. You closed your eyes, but sleep didn’t come for you. It was like this every night. You would lay in bed for hours until you finally drifted off, but tonight, the comforting arms of slumber were even more elusive. You glanced back at the clock, back at the blood red numbers. It was 1:47 am.



Things had been up in the air the last few weeks at the tower. Hectic, chaotic, but mostly, complicated. You knew this was a new scenario for everyone, since the amnesiac soldier had arrived, and that things were hard. Hard for Steve and hard for Bucky, but deep down, in a place that no one knew about, things were extremely hard for yourself as well. You shook your head slightly. It was strange, how quickly you’d taken to outwardly calling him Bucky, but in your mind, that would never be his name. His name was James… You thought back to cold, dark times; cold dark nights, when he’d had no name. He’d been the Soldier, and only the Soldier, and despite all of your trained detachment, it hadn’t seemed right for a man to have no name and so you’d given him one. You’d called him James

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