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Please do one throw-away issue of New Avengers where Tony is up late flipping through the mirror checking out different worlds and no one else is around and he lands on world 3490 and is like uhhhhhh…..
And maybe the next day Reed is like “Okay now we will flip through worlds xxxx, xxxx, xxxx, 3490, xxxx-” and Tony is like “NOPE DON’T NEED TO CHECK OUT 3490 CHECKED IT OUT LAST NIGHT oops it blew up sorry didn’t tell you guys incursion event got it my bad.”
And Reed kinda side-eyes Tony because he KNOWS what universe 3490 is, but he just takes him at his word because FUCK IT New Avengers is basically a book about how stupid really smart men can be so let’s just go with it.
And every night after that, whenever Tony can, he sneaks in and watches universe 3490 through the mirror and just is so happy over himself and Steve’s happiness together. The day after Steve finds out about the mind wipe Tony goes to the mirror and just spends like a WEEK in front of it watching that universe and eating ice cream and watching himself and other!Steve go on dates and fight crime and save the world and snuggle and kiss and love and adopt a little band of misfit superheroes and…
Until one day Tony fires up the mirror and he sees an incursion even happening on that universe. And he thinks, NO. No. NOT that one. Not 3490. They can take the fucking 616 if they want to, but there is ONE DAMN UNIVERSE where things are RIGHT and they are HAPPY and Tony will NOT. LET. THEM. GO.
So he runs and he gets Steve and he tells him they have to figure out a way, they have to do it TOGETHER, they have to, they HAVE to, for themselves. And he shows Steve universe 3490 and Steve kind of sags and watches it for a minute, fingers twitching at his side in those thick leather gloves of his to reach out and touch, but he doesn’t. Then his face hardens and that spine of his turns to steel and he nods at Tony. This is the universe they’re not going to lose. This is the universe that’ll be saved.
Then they use the fuck-the-Pauli-exclusion-principle device that bb!future!Stark gave Tony, and they manage to let the 3490 and the universe incursioning on it to occupy the same space without collapsing their universes, and everything is good and okay and the 3490 is saved and the tide of everything is turned and yayy~~~
And afterwards Tony is left alone with his mirror and he’s sitting there watching it and watching them in the 3490 have fantastic holy-crap-we’re-alive sex, when Steve comes in and sits down next to him (by this point their counterparts are sleeping post-coital so Steve doesn’t blush ten miles wide and tell Tony to turn it off) and they kinda just sit for a while and watch themselves breathe each other’s air and heat each other’s skin until Steve says, staring straight ahead: “Tower’s empty without you.”
And Steve gets up and leaves without another word. And maybe ten minutes later, after he’s stopped himself from shaking and crying just with, with EVERYTHING, with the whole overwhelming lot of it all, Tony pushes himself up and shuts off the mirror for good and follows Steve back home.
Come on, Hickman. Is that too much to ask? (Answer: Nope definitely not)
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Vocally political and liberal Steve Rogers
Fox News has no idea how to handle it because he’s Captain America and he’s literally from the 40’s like how do that handle that
He refuses to go on half of the news shows because they lie
Mostly ends up on the Daily Show, the Colbert Report, and the Young Turks
Starts charities that focus on kids and the poor
Donations to veterans charities go through the roof
Treatment for PTSD in veterans suddenly gets addressed after he admits to being diagnosised with it
Steve Rogers starting a twitter specifically for linking people to horrible news stories and calling news stations out on their lies and scare tactics
Using his twitter to complain about the state of public news and how it should be a space of change and value and honesty for the American public, and how he’s so ashamed of it all
He accidentally becomes like public face for the new generation of politically savvy people
They make of shirts like WWCD “what would Cap do?”
Tony is thrilled and proud and hires of team of lawyers exclusively to handle the news stations screaming about Steve
Fox news gets slapped with so many libel fines and law suits
Going on a show and regretting it the moment an offensive question or comment comes up and decides he’s completely done and just tears the interviewer a new one. It goes viral.
The public face thing is just the start. It starts this whole new wave of people that shut down offensive shit during interviews and holding their own.
There is a short time period once he turns 35 where there is a rally cry of “Captain America for President” that he gracefully turns down.
But politicians starting courting him, trying to get him to publicly state that they support him because his influence is just so massive, and they keep getting shut down hard
Talks about growing up in the depression when people bring up financial issues - says things like “With all due respect, ma’am, what others may remember as being over 80 years ago was less then 5 ago to me. Things were supposed to get better. Those issues we thought we fixed were supposed to go away - we were supposed to work to a future where it was gone - and instead it seems to be worse then ever.”
And of course he’s a raging feminist and is absolutely appalled when Natasha tells him about rape statistics
Bruce takes a lot of time to fully educate him about the social and medical side of abortions, teaches him about the various birth defects and medical issues the mothers can face, shows him the demographic information of access and need, and Steve is horrified by that too
Then Tony walks him through gay rights and other LGBTQ issues, all of them helping him understand how sexuality can manifest differently and the difference between sex and gender identity
Steve just REAL FUCKIN DONE with everything.
Angrily stands in protest rallies and dares people to start something with peaceful protesters. Just DARES them.
Rolls his eyes at baby boomer articles about the newer generations. He’s heard that mess before. He’s done with it.
Understanding people have problems with medical bills, having been there himself.
Fucking standing up for single mothers becaUSE LIKE WHOA THAT’S HIS MOTHER YOU JUST DISSED.
Steve Rogers hating bullies. Hates that kids are actually KILLING THEMSELVES because of bullying and people are just “oh boys will be boys” about it and he’s just LIVID.
Steve getting a fan letter from a high schooler who is scarred to go to his prom with his boyfriend because of the severe bullying they have to go through and Steve showing up at the school on prom night with the boys and just daring anyone to say something about it
Steve getting pissed because they aren’t properly educating people about sex and just constantly saying things in interviews like “do you have any idea how amazing it is that you know these things?”
Steve being absolutely devastated when he finds out about climate change and going on the offensive with Tony in a clean energy campaign
OH MAN you know he and Bruce would TOTALLY be behind Tony’s clean energy campaign. He’d shame politicians when they would do something that would take us backward.
And sex education like “Did you know that I was actually taught that a man’s voice getting deeper was because his vocal cords were connected to his balls dropping? Like, that was a thing I was taught. And now we know more than ever, but these kids aren’t being taught, they are having to look up the information on their own, and it’s all completely wrong or scary or sexist or homophobic and it just needs to stop.”
And EDUCATION in general. Just calling for an education reform because the way the system was set up was meant for kids to enter the work force in the 50s, but the work force has changed and with it, the education system needs to change.
And he’d be ALL FOR ART AND MUSIC IN SCHOOLS he’d be ALL OVER THAT CAUSE.
Going to colleges and universities all over the country (and other countries) giving guest speeches about WW2 and propaganda and all his political views.
OH MAN he would be APPALLED by the vary idea of removing art from schools
"I went to art school. I actually worked in illustration for several years before I enlisted, and you know what? For a skinny kid from Brooklyn who didn’t always know where his next meal was coming from art was pure magic. It was an escape. It was the only thing I was good at for a long time other then running my mouth off and getting beat. As you can see, I still run my mouth, and I’ve gained a few talents since then, but art absolutely saved my life when I was kid."
People go on hunts looking for all of his old pre-war work.
Things go on sale on ebay for thousands of dollars. Tens of thousands.
He’s upset about it. Encourages people to sell his work and give money to charities instead of personal gain.
(Tony secretly matches all of the wins to Steve’s charities anyway.)
I just keep thinking about Steve and Fox News though because lbr that would be hilarious
He goes on Fox News LONG before he was so vocal and politically active. Back when shield was still making him do press. The first interview and they ask him a dumb, offensive question, probably about the “pitiful state of the modern military,” and all the other avengers just sit back like
"Damn I wish I had brought popcorn to watch this massacre that’s about to happen."
Clint has Jarvis record everything that Fox says about him so he can watch it later and laugh hysterically
They keep calling him a communist and accusing him of being a closet homosexual
Praise the Iron Patriot only to have Rhodey step up and go “uh, you know I’m best friends with him and Tony right?”
(Yay! You’re still going!!!)
Oh man, everyone that’s fed up with his “communist ways,” (“he’s friends with a KNOWN RUSSIAN SPY”) looking towards Rhodey that’s great. And Rhodey shutting them down too. Like.
They just laugh, because they are both military boys. And Tony might not make weapons anymore, but that doesn’t mean he’s anti-military all the sudden. (I’m still convinced that he sells protective gear and metals for humvees and stuff and also medical equipment and care. Just no guns or bombs.)
So the three of them make it a point to be seen in public together more often. Which just pisses those debbie downers off more.
(Who knew a few beers at Applebees once a month could piss off Fox News so much??)
(dude I could go aaaaall day)
Steve keeping his faith throughout all of it and showing that not all Christians are crazy people
Politicians purposefully avoiding Captain America being brought up because disagreeing with him is a political death sentence
Steve encouraging people to do some serious, reputable research into things
(Allllll this comes from wondering why he doesn’t have chest hair, goodness.)
Steve purposefully apologizing when he gets something wrong, or his 40s society mindset is unintentionally racist. Asking for education, searching for it himself, and reading up on as much literature on the subject as possible.
I bet he does a rock the vote type commercial. Because he honestly doesn’t want to support individual politicians, but he’s all for young people involved in change and politics and becoming educated.