What If: Fallen Son
There is so much more to this issue than ‘oh look at Steve bridal carrying Tony, how cute”……there is so very, very much more.
If you can’t, won’t, don’t want to read it, just look at the panels and try and narrow it down to the sounds. The clanging of the jail bars. The absolute cacophony of sound the reporters would make. Anthony Stark died. The resulting press would be insane. Then there is the small inhales and stuttering breath of the mourners gathered at his grave site.. Of Pepper, who lost her best friend. Of all the other Avengers who lost a team mate, a friend, a brother. Relationships forged through blood and fire and tears and more intimate than a lover.
And that still, small echo you hear as Tony’s casket flies alone into the silence of space? …..That would be Steve’s silent scream. Steve, who lost his best friend, his brother, his soul mate before they could resolve their differences, before they could tell each other how very much they love each other….
That. That small echo? That would be Steve’s heart breaking.