Then f i n i s h it.
#ok so i know steve didn’t really ”die” lmao but i really like these song lyrics bc the elements of fratricide present in this arc #and it’s kind of a metaphor since the point is that steve had to accept the possibility of death; #which is exactly what he does when he drops the shield. #he had to fall into the potomac and accept that he might never make it out; #because steve would rather die than kill his best friend. he had to ”die” in order for bucky to make the choice to save him. #bucky chose to pull steve out of the potomac; he made an active decision that went against his programming and therefore saved himself. #and then he walked away from the rubble and the smoke and the fire and he went to find himself on his own. his rebirth.
There are wolves, they would say. And there are stories about wolves and girls. Girls in red. All alone in the woods, about to get eaten up. Wolves and girls. Both have sharp teeth.
When I went under, the world was at war. When I woke, they said we won.