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08 Apr 2019
“Your son was said to be as beautiful as Brooklyn’s sweet apple blossoms,” Barnes said, and his lips lifted in another smile, then his eyes moved and Steve was startled by the intensity of his gaze.
Barnes gave pause, long enough that Steve’s heartbeat picked up again. Then he spoke again.
“But no blossom could compare,” he said. “Not even the most perfect of untouched flowers.”
Steve felt his cheeks heat up; he blushed right to the roots of his hair, pulled back from his face by Wanda’s best braids. Barnes’s gaze somehow intensified even more as his gaze just shifted enough that Steve was sure he saw him blush that far. Barnes’s lip lifted at one corner by a hair.
“I’ve never been gladder to have my expectations so far exceeded,” he concluded.
- Part 12 of the same story; told different ways