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    By the time Bucky rounds the doorway into Steve's hospital room and sees Sam, flipping through a medical file with a thunderstruck expression, he's prepared himself for just about anything to greet him on the other side of that curtain.

    What he's not prepared for is Steve saying, “Hey, Buck,” kind of sheepishly, and pushing all five-foot-four inches of himself a bit further up the bed.

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    06 Sep 2018

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    In the dead of the night, a man pulls over for a hitchhiker.

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    02 Aug 2018

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    After Bucky was released from the hospital, it only took him a couple of weeks to give up on himself. Difficult to believe in any kind of future when the simple act of staying alive was almost too big an effort.

    Out the frosted window, across the street, there was a tiny homeless guy burrowing under an awning.

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    30 May 2018

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    Steve takes a breath, steels himself, and asks, “Where are we going, Buck?”

    Bucky raises an eyebrow. “You’re the one driving, Steve.”

    And before Steve can protest, Bucky gives him that broad, toothy grin again. The worry pitted in his stomach ebbs, and he decides—what the hell? Why not? Steve pulls his helmet on and swings a leg over the bike. Bucky settles in behind him, and he cranks the engine to life.

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    05 Apr 2018

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    He could have a life here, but what would it be? He could be a grocer; he could marry a girl who remembers hearing his name on the prayer list nearly every Sunday mass. He could fill sketchbooks in his spare time and stuff them into a trunk under his bed when he’s exhausted their pages, never to be seen again. He could live and die on Friary Street.

    It would be a fine life, if a simple one. Something similar was enough for his mother. It should be enough for him, too. Is it?

     

    In late summer of 1937, Steve Rogers immigrates to America.

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    02 Apr 2018