do you think that when fred and george started hogwarts all the teachers were like “ahh more weasleys. lovely. their brothers were such good students i’m sure they’ll be just the same.” and then the twins walked into their first class and just SURPRISE MOTHERFUCKERS
We joke about Steve’s patriotism as his strong suit, but his actual strength was his sense of moral right. His whole philosophy is summed up in the line “I don’t like bullies” in the first movie. Steve loves his country. He loves it enough to be at the front of the line trying to fix what he sees as moral wrong in it.
It wasn’t pain that twisted his expression, but a surprise mental strain that had him resisting despite knowing that everything would be fine. He trembled, hand tightening around hers instinctively. And then relaxed as his panicked struggles were crushed by the far greater power of the Void.
The Night Mother waited for Sithis to fully take over Cicero but it felt like it was taking a long time. She grew impatient.
There was a moment of silence before he blinked, the human eyes replaced with a solid black appearance as he nodded. There was a difference between creating a body and controlling one after all.