Can we talk about how Cap and Bucky have opposite masks?
Cap has mouth and eyes exposed, forehead covered. Bucky has mouth covered and eyes painted black, his forehead exposed.
What a lovely symmetry.
But the symbolism too. Cap’s is a helmet, protection, to keep him safe from physical harm. Bucky’s is a muzzle to keep him silent and anonymous and on a leash.
what i really fucking love about writing cas is that he can have really relaxed, casual speech and say ‘yeah, look how well that worked out’
but he can also have fucking beautiful, poetic dialogue ‘has anyone but your own kin ever done more for you?’