Concept that keeps floating around my brain: While the team is on the run, Steve beefs tf up to "help with his disguise" and as a result, when everybody is exhausted from a long day and need grounding by way of cuddles, Steve is the epicenter of activity; he's warm and soft, and Clint in particular loves that he can take his hearing aids out of his aching ears and put his head up against Steve's belly, and just feel all of the movements going on in there. Just, team cuddles with chubby Steve 👌
YES. just…shit gets tough on the run, and sometimes the thing that makes you feel better is a nice big soft Steve to snuggle up against. Steve makes a face the first time that Sam calls him Papa Bear, but he never pushes anyone off when they get a little closer. He’s still built as fuck under all the softness, so there’s plenty of him to cuddle. It’s calming as all hell to have one of his big, sturdy arms draped over your shoulders as you curl up against his broad chest and thick belly.