BLACK WIDOW #13
BLACK WIDOW #13
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Concept Art
CAN YOU HEAR MY YELLS OF EXCITEMENT
a bunch of practice nat doodles
For reserve who asked for someone to draw Steve and Bucky in this picture:
HOLY MOLY THIS IS THE BEST THING TO HAVE EVER HAPPENED TO METHANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. You are so incredibly talented. Guys, how amazing is this??
it doesn’t matter how many “pretend to be dating” fics i read, i’m always fucking in it headfirst every time and i fall for that shit every time. i know the pattern i know the plot twists i know what’s gonna happen but every single fucking time i’m fucking on the edge of my seat wide-eyed whispering like “what’s gonna happen are they gonna fall in love” to myself like of course they are you fucking idiot this happens EVERY TIME but as soon as i see the description and it’s like “x person and x person pretend to do the dating” it’s eternal sunshine of the stupidest fucking mind over here
imagine a Pacific Rim au of Captain America: The First Avenger/Winter Soldier where Steve and Bucky are jaeger pilots and are extremely close; they’re two of the best pilots ever because of their high compatibility and second-to-none synchronicity, reflexes, and combat skills.
But then there’s an accident during one of their fights in the Baltic, and Bucky dies - he’s thrown into the sea, and there’s no hope of Steve retrieving him alone. But Steve can’t just give up being a pilot: so he tries various other co-pilots, and they’re all so-so at best - figuring he’s doing more harm than good, he quits being a jaeger pilot.
Then one day he’s dragged back into it all, when a pilot called Natasha Romanoff comes calling, saying no one else will be her co-pilot because she used to work for the Russians (who have their own thing going on to battle the kaiju, and won’t let the Americans in on it - it’s kind of a competition, like the space race, but with battling monsters with giant robots), but she defected after she saw some questionable experiments going on on some potential pilots, to make them drift compatible - surgeries, ECT, drugs etc.
So Steve reluctantly accepts her offer to co-pilot a jaeger again when she pulls the ‘your country needs you’ card. They’re drift compatible - but the drift is full of Bucky, and Natasha knows him but tries her best to hide it from Steve (which affects their performance, but they’re still better than most other pilots) - but eventually she can’t help it, and she tells Steve she saw that guy ‘Bucky’ being experimented on; he didn’t know who he was, he didn’t know his own name, but he knew how to pilot a jaeger, and he was asking after Steve - she only put two and two together when she entered the drift.
There seems to be nothing they can do - but then the kaiju attacks start getting worse and worse, and the Russians make contact, saying they want to team up with the USA in order to fend the kaiju off.
And so begins an uneasy alliance with the Russians, and Nick Fury (who runs all jaeger-based operations) negotiates with them to get them to hand Bucky over and get him back into the drift with Steve; they try and get the world’s best ever jaeger pilot team together to defeat the kaiju, despite Bucky’s lack of memory and Steve’s complete and utter horror at seeing his friend mutilated and devoid of all his old memories.
But, with Natasha’s help, and with scientists like Fitz and Simmons reversing the work of the Russian scientists’ techniques (they finally come clean about what they did, once they realise Steve and Bucky might be humanity’s last hope or survival), and with Steve’s valiant efforts to remind him who he is, Bucky starts to remember what happened, and who he is - who Steve is.
And those few memories are all they need - they’re drift compatible again, and the rest of Bucky’s memory comes flooding back day by day; they’re able to start fighting off the kaiju again, as a team - it’s clear as day they needed each other to be able to do it, though in the years to come, Steve will always tell Bucky with a smile, I had them on the ropes.
Karen Gillan - UK premiere of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (24/07/14)
Anton Marrast aka Grape Frogg (b. Russia) - Visitor Digital Arts
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