Pairing: Slight Tony/Steve, gen, pre-slash.
Summary: Steve gets trapped in the ice. He's awake the whole time.
on AO3 / ff.net
He’s awake when it goes down.
He keeps his hands on the yoke as long as he can, and then he’s shaking. There is metal, shuddering to pieces around him, but Steve Rogers has said his goodbyes. He knows what’s at stake. This is a sacrifice he can make.
He will die so they don’t have to.
His shield sings past him and lodges itself in the bulkhead.
The hull buckles, splits in two, and he clings, even though he knows he’s about to have a fatal fall, like Bucky from that train (he knows now), but it’s so much easier when you have something to hold onto -
And then he’s thrown, and he’s falling, falling, down into the white -( Read more... )