3 Works in Sharon Carter & Melinda May
Sometimes the only reason to step back is to get a running start.
05 Jan 2015
Sharon had heard stories all her life — from her Aunt Peggy, about her uncle and Steve Rogers before him, from the ‘cousin’ so much older than she was back before everything had changed. Bumping into a girl, all of twenty-one with her hair tied back and a tie that matched her shirt, and finally putting a face to one half of the legendary FitzSimmons, she finally realised the truth in those stories.
18 Jul 2014
The Cavalry once killed twenty men with a single pistol, they say.
Or maybe it was fifty.
The Cavalry once killed a hundred men, they say, on other days, around other campfires, these future agents of SHIELD, these gossipy children. On horseback, they tell the freshmen, and snicker. A hundred men.
The number trips off the tongue. The methods vary, the numbers, and they all trip off the tongue easily—what is twenty dead villains? A hundred? A good day's work. We're the heroes, after all.
Fifty, twenty, a hundred—they're all just syllables. All just sizes of victories, not a careful count of gasping faces.
The Cavalry killed twenty—fifty—a hundred men, and Melinda May saw the light go out of each of them.
As a child, Melinda would steal the plastic lid off the kitchen trash can, mount it on one arm, and charge out into the backyard to save the world with her plastic shield.
(a Melinda May character study)
- Part 7 of bringing the war home