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    They’re nursing the first round of beers when Clint says, “Whoa,” in an awed tone. When Steve turns to face him, Clint’s got almost comically large eyes which seem to be darting between Steve, Natasha, and something over Steve’s shoulder. “Is that Lewis with Henry from Accounting?”

    Sure enough, when Steve darts a look, trying for casual enough that if Darcy catches him looking it won’t appear like he’s creepily staring at her, she is, indeed, sitting next to Henry, her eyes focused on his face as he tells her a story that involves a lot of hand gestures. Darcy laughs suddenly and brings her bottle of beer to lips. Steve tries not to stare at her mouth and fails miserably.

    He and Darcy haven’t crossed paths many times over the last few months that she’s been working at the tower on various projects with Stark or SHIELD, but she reminds him a bit of the girls that used to run the show in his old neighbourhood, used to wear bright red lipstick and let the wind toss their skirts up high enough that the married, church-going women would toss them a dirty, judgemental look before corralling their children or husbands into their homes.

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    Darcy has a type, and it's more Steve 1942 than Steve 2014.

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    05 Jul 2017

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    Then... the smells start.

    Oh shit.

    Literally.

    Steve looks at Darcy like:

    1) He knows exactly what little Emma Odinson (or is it Thorson? Thordaughter? On Earth, her birth certificate actually lists her name as Emma Frigga Foster) has done in her diaper
    2) He is silently praying that Darcy will do something about what has been done in said diaper
    3) He, somewhere deep inside, knows that Darcy ain't touching that with a ten foot pole

    Darcy shakes her head, pointing at Thor Baby's diapered butt. "Oh no," Darcy says. "Don't even think about it. You're the soldier. You go jump on that shit grenade, buddy."

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    Steve offers to babysit Thor and Jane's kid with Darcy, which is a TERRIBLE IDEA. Darcy is pissed this interrupts her plans on getting L-A-I-D. Bucky turns out to be a baby savant. Thor owns a BabyBjörn. Jane needs a serious glass of cabernet sauvignon.

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    05 Jul 2017

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    The truth is that in the Red Room, there was no part of Natasha her that truly belonged to herself, so it had never bothered her to seduce men, to sleep with them. She had hurt herself, cut and burned her own flesh in pursuit of her missions. Her mind was the last fortress, and by the end, she had given over that as well. It was difficult to explain to the woefully unprepared psychologists trotted out before her that it hadn't hurt her in the least to sacrifice these things at the time, and even now, on the other side, she still carries few regrets. They are prices for war and survival.

    Natasha is only learning now how to make choices for herself, how to claim ownership over herself, her body, her desires. It is as foreign as first learning to walk or speak, stumbling along the way.

    The first time Natasha sleeps with Steve, it is a choice she makes for herself.

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    04 Jul 2017

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    From WBEZ Chicago, it's This American Life. I'm Ira Glass. Today on our radio program, we have three stories of people stepping from one world, the only world they’ve ever known, into an entirely new world. What happens when you open that door? What do you do with what you find, and -- when you look back -- how do you understand what you’ve left behind? Stay with us.

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    23 Dec 2016

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    "Darcy was right, Steve admits to himself later that day. He never has a date for anything." In which Steve and Darcy go on Not Dates and more.

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    21 Jun 2016