Bucky Barnes is a national hero. As iconic in his own way as Captain America, his name is synonymous with loyalty and sacrifice. Mourned nationwide, Sergeant James Barnes was first recipient of the Barnes Cross, a medal awarded posthumously to those who have lost their lives during acts of exceptional valor. First awarded in 1946, the Barnes Cross has had 48 recipients in its history, most recently to 2nd Lieutenant Jack Riley of the 58th Pararescue Squadron.
thor is always running into little kids who are thrilled to meet him - he doesn’t really understand the concept of signing autographs, but he starts carrying asgardian toys around in his pockets to give to kids he meets (much to shield’s chagrin - how are we supposed to keep alien tech under control when the god of thunder is giving out magnetic propulsion toys to five-year-olds?)
but one day, he meets this girl who’s nine, maybe ten, and she runs up to him all misty-eyed and immediately asks him if he knows jane foster
and her mother’s embarrassed because “honey, that’s thor, aren’t you excited to see thor?” but the girl just explains that she wants to be a scientist when she grows up, and that jane foster is the astrophysicist (she pronounces the word carefully, as if she’s been practicing) who found out how the rainbow bridge worked - isn’t that so cool? she read about it in kids discover and they watched a documentary in school and dr. foster was in it and it made her think that maybe because she likes planets so much she could be a scientist, too
and thor smiles broadly and tells her that wanting to be a scientist is a noble dream, and he says “if your mother would be willing, i could introduce you”
and that’s how jane foster ends up with a tiny science geek in pigtails trailing around behind her in her lab, asking how everything works. jane can’t really comprehend the fact that a kid would want to meet her, but she likes explaining things and she looks at this girl and can’t help seeing herself. thor is just fucking delighted because to him the idea of jane being a child’s hero makes perfect sense, why wouldn’t it? she’s jane
and years later the girl grows up to be an astrophysicist or an astronaut or an aerospace engineer and she never forgets the time that dr. jane foster knelt down beside her and said, don’t let anybody stop you from chasing the stars, if that’s what you want
jane foster inspiring girls in science, y/y
the process or fact of being set or placed apart.
Call my name and I’ll come running
‘Cause I just need some h e l p
You need to hold on to it, ok? You have to hold on tight.
"I’m not leaving you here."
what i love is how completely this can subvert that tired old trope now
i was so pissed that they had everyone mad at jemma for leaving
but now it’s going to be like
'what reason could you possibly have for leaving us?'
'…i took down an entire branch of hydra?'
'yeah no that's a good one, good call.'
jemma flat out went oh, you infiltrated my organisation and took some of my friends??
watch me do it back
A list of things more important than that invisible plane that Coulson needs to restart S.H.I.E.L.D.:
seriously coulson an invisible plane - least of your worries