Anonymous asked: Shouldn't Steve be sterile too, really? Otherwise, what's the reason for why there's not an army of US government created Captain America kids running around? You'd think that'd be the next logical step when they realized they couldn't recreate the serum...
Well, since the serum is an enhancement, it’s unlikely to be passed through genetics (the doctors probably tested this, somehow, haha). Steve’s kids are more likely to inherit his asthma and weak stature.
OH MY GOD THO
A SINISTER GOVT EXPERIMENT TO CREATE AN ARMY OF TINY CAPTAIN AMERICAS
STEVE FINDS OUT ABOUT IT AT SOME POINT
AND IT’S BASICALLY ELEVEN TOW-HEADED, ASTHMATIC, ALLERGIC, IMMUNO-COMPROMISED LITTLE BEANPOLES WITH BAD ATTITUDES
SOCKED AWAY SOMEWHERE
LIKE IN A WAREHOUSE OR WHATEVER
WITH A COUPLE OF OVERWHELMED INTERNS BABYSITTING THEM
BECAUSE THE RESEARCHERS HAD ALL THEIR FUNDING TAKEN AWAY WHEN CAPTAIN AMERICA’S SECRET UBERMENCH CLONES TURNED OUT TO BE A BUNCH OF WEAKLINGS
AND NOBODY KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH THIS GAGGLE OF KIDS (WHO ARE SHRILL AND UNMANAGEABLE AND WHEEZE A LOT)
EXCEPT MAKE SURE THEY GET ADEQUATE MEDICAL CARE AND REGULAR MEALS
AND REGRET THEIR IN RETROSPECT VERY OBVIOUS ERRORS
AND HOPE STEVE DOESN’T FIND OUT
WHICH OF COURSE HE DOES
BACK AT THE TOWER
EVERYONE’S INHALERS KEEP GETTING MIXED UP
THERE ARE COLORED PENCILS EVERYWHERE
A FISTFIGHT ABOUT THE NATURE OF JUSTICE ENSUES BETWEEN THE 9 YEAR OLD ONE AND ONE OF THE 11 YEAR OLDS
Bucky is sitting on the couch laughing so hard he’s crying. “Remember that time in second grade when you got sent home from school because you punched one of the fifth graders and your mom—” he has to stop, because he’s wheezing like the kids, like Steve used to “—your mom said, ‘Stevie, when you grow up, I hope you have a bunch of kids just like you.’” He falls over on the couch, holding his belly.
On the one hand, it’s great to see Bucky finally laugh like his old self. On the other hand… “I’m pretty sure this ISN’T WHAT SHE MEANT.” He has to raise his voice over the sudden shouting over who stole whose Bucky Bear. “Now will you get up and help me finish making lunch?”
This makes me SO happy.
One of the 10 year olds starts begging for a puppy, but having one would set off everyone’s allergies so Steve says no.
Bucky has a habit of watching late night tv after they finally get the Stevelings to bed and sees something interesting on the BBC. And runs to the lab to talk to Tony.
Two weeks later Jarvis is running a replica of K9 for the wee Stevelings.