|. (kate_bishop) wrote in age_of_miracles,|
@ 2008-06-03 15:43:00
|Entry tags:||captain america, hawkeye|
log; captain america & hawkeye
The War was over, for now, but the work was hardly finished. There was a lot of rebuilding to do, a lot of work for everyone to try and get their nation back on its feet. Which meant Steve was going to force as much work and responsibility on his shoulders as he could, and then some. He'd yet to forgive himself for what happened, and probably never would. All he could do was keep the streets clean.
At the moment Steve was over-watching a meeting of key political figures in New York, they were assessing damages and discussing reconstruction projects. It wasn't a major event, but there was a mutant politician involved as well, and he wanted to make sure no Brotherhood or FoH members tried to intervene and make a statement. He did this from the rooftop of course, garbed in his costume, shield strapped to his back.
She wasn't exactly ninja, but Kate knew how to be silent. She was all for jumping in the middle of battle when no one really expected the small girl too. The problem was the part where she had just recovered and everyone and their mom was trying to lock her in her room.
Going back to an empty home was so weird. In the months that she'd been out, they'd moved all the people back out into their homes. Her father had helped them rebuild them and even built them an apartment complex of which they could live in, complete with a pool and park for the kids and a gym for the adults which looked out over the pool and the park. She'd actually gone to visit them and got knocked into the pool. That had hurt, but she'd pushed through the pain so the kids wouldn't worry and managed to have fun, though later she crashed out on her bed and passed out.
At the moment, however, she was walking up right behind Captain America who looked like he was brooding over the side of building. Stepping up beside him, she leaned and looked over the side. "See anything worth doing down there?"
It wasn't exactly brooding, but to say that Cap hadn't become a bit more reserved than he usually was would be wrong. He did have a lot on his mind. Like how to keep from failing the people again, what he was going to do to prevent any conflicts between mutants and humans from arising, and Kate was in there too.
He'd thought about her quite a bit. The injuries she'd suffered had hit too close to home with him. Back in the war, with Bucky, something like charging a Nazi machine gun nest didn't seem so insane. Because in those days, not much WAS sane. But sending a teenage girl to fight in a massive war against the likes of Magneto in this day and age?
That did feel crazy, but it'd happened anyway. He'd learned of her recovery, so it didn't surprise him that she eventually came back out to find him. This was Kate, she wasn't the type to let anyone keep her down for long. " Not yet, and hopefully it stays that way. Shouldn't you be recovering? "
Even on Steve, who easily passed off as a man in his late twenties or early thirties, that grandfather-like look of concern was clearly present even with the mask on.
"That's what I'm doing. Recovering." She said lightly. She turned her back to the street as she seemed to have a good enough view on it and settled herself on the ledge with her arms crossed over her chest. "If I did what people told me and stayed inside I'd slowly lose my mind." It was safer, but her skills would dull and she had to move back into her choice lifestyle which involved jumping from roof to roof. Swinging down and throwing herself full throttle into battle. For now, however, she was going to play it safe and offer support...mainly because the people she'd be fighting with would probably freak out.
She kind of missed Eli, Cassie, and Teddy. They worked well together.
"I've been laying down for months. I need to rework my muscles back into their fit shape before I they dissolve into being completely useless." She said lifting her legs and flexing her feet. "Tommy said you came to visit me a lot. Sorry if I scared you."
It was really difficult to lecture someone about doings things he did on a daily basis. If he had been in Kate's position? He probably would have tried to get into the thick of things as soon as he could too. " Tommy.. right, the young man that almost never left your side? " He was astonished just how often he was there. Normally, he was there before Steve arrived and sometimes even after.
" I was worried, but I was also proud of you, Kate. You did well. I just wish you wouldn't of had to place yourself in danger in the first place, and for that I'm sorry. " He stepped away from the ledge a bit, his senses were still sharp so if something did go down he'd know about it. There were S.H.I.E.L.D agents out there watching too, and they'd contact him if something suspicious went down. " As for sharpening your skills and muscles again, I can help you with that. I've been thinking, maybe it's the right time to re-start your training, if you still want it. "
She'd been hard on Tommy, and the fact that everyone told her he'd barely ever left her was half the reason she'd been trying to spend more time with him. She was even trying to be nicer to him. She went to prom with him, not that she was going to tell Cap that. She was glad it was dark up here as her face flushed a little red. Her voice was steady, though.
The surprise was evident as she realized he just said he was proud of her. "Oh hey, back up there." She said holding her hands up when he said she shouldn't have had to put herself in danger. "I would have done it whether you were there or not. Any time. Any place. I made the decision to pick this path by myself, because of everything I've been through and let me tell you. You weren't the only person who wasn't there when it happened. There are how many heroes in this city? None of them were there to stop it from happening. You can't shoulder all the responsibility yourself. You need to spread it out amongst friends and team members. Let us carry the weight with you. One man can't do everything, even if he can make a difference." She sighed. "In an ideal world there wouldn't be a need for people like us at all, would there?"
As for sharpening your skills and muscles again, I can help you with that. I've been thinking, maybe it's the right time to re-start your training, if you still want it.
"If I still want it? You think you can teach me something that works against falling buildings?" It was an attempt at a joke and maybe he'd smile. "That's a yes, by the way."
Kate's words were appreciated, even if he wasn't actually trying to fish for someone to say that. He was going to shoulder the responsibility regardless, it was what he was made for, so it was his duty. To her words about how to train against having an entire structure crash on top of you he simply chuckled and nodded knowingly.
" Yes, I can. You just try not to be there when the roof caves in on you. " It wasn't so funny when it had actually happened to her. It'd really scared the hell out of him, the last thing he wanted was another innocent casualty, another kid. She was alive though, and obviously intent on continuing her career as Hawkeye II. If that was the case, than he was going to have to make sure he taught her as best he could.
" Good, your training starts next week. Recovering or not, I'm not cutting you any slack, Hawkeye. " He knew full well she wouldn't have accepted anything less anyway.
He smiled. That was reassuring. It wasn't funny being under the building when it collapsed, but you didn't have to live in the shadow of fear of it happening again. She'd spent three months in a high story of a tall building unable to move. She was sure she wasn't going to move to anywhere that would have earthquakes anytime soon, but she wasn't going to fret, especially not in New York. There were huge buildings everywhere, and here she was on a rooftop. It took her a while to work up to it, but jumping back in was her idea of the quickest route to recovery and that's what she was doing.
"You won't have to cut me any slack, Captain." She said haughtily, hand placed up on her hip. "You'll be struggling to keep up with me." She'd probably eat those words, but she couldn't help but get the little jab in at the end there.