THE AVENGERS AU → REVERSE CIVIL WAR (for pulsifers)
Men are dying all around. Good men. Friends. Even some heroes.
WHY WOULD YOU EVEN SAY THAT
If only I could make a deal with God, and get him to swap our places. (x)
Now learn from your mother
Or else spend your days biting your own neck (X)
Explanation: The above link is actually my favorite Steve/Tony video (I love any Civil War angst), but I loved that little detail in the line, even if it wasn’t intentional.
Note: “You” = Captain America. “Mother” = The United States of America.
Because Cap doesn’t “listen to [his] mother” (if even for a righteous cause, he sides against the American people, and thus abandons his “mother”) and through that, he gets detained and eventually “[bites] his own neck” (gets shot in the neck; dies).
Marvel’s Civil War | Whose side are you on?
(featuring Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards, Tabrett Bethell as Sue Storm, Zachary Quinto as Namor, Halle Berry as Ororo Munroe, Idris Elba as T’challa, Gary Oldman as Ben Urich, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson and Jennifer Morrison as Sharon Carter)
The thing I can’t live with … has happened. And for all our back and forth— and all the things we’ve said and done to each other … for all the hard questions I’ve had to ask and the terrible lies I’ve had to tell … There’s one thing I’ll never be able to tell anyone now. Not my friends, not my co-workers, not my president … the one thing! The one thing I should have told you. But, now I can’t … It wasn’t worth it. (x)