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The Pain in Serendipity – 21

The Pain in Serendipity – A Captain America Fanfic

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Character Pairing:  Steve Rogers x F!Reader, Bucky Barnes x Steve Rogers (possible polyamory in future).

Rating: E

Word Count:   1908

Warnings: angst, blip stuff, smut (MF, vaginal sex)

Synopsis:   When Thanos snaps his fingers it takes your daughter and Steve Rogers’ first love with it.  Together you pick up the pieces, falling in love and building a family together.  Finding serendipity in your shared trauma.  When opportunity comes to bring back those who are lost comes with the risk of more loss for you both.  Is it worth taking the risk?


Chapter 21

You were unsettled.

The words Pepper had spoken at the funeral had sat with you and you pawed over them as you had dinner with your family and the family of your family.  So many people who were all now connected with you, all sitting at the little metal tables in the cafeteria.  Your husband, and your children.  The biological parents of your children.  Your husband’s ex and his friends.  The room should be filled with joy because these people all loved each other, and yet instead there were a bunch of what-ifs and maybes.

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The Pain in Serendipity – 20

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Word Count:   2020

Warnings: angst, blip stuff

Synopsis:   When Thanos snaps his fingers it takes your daughter and Steve Rogers’ first love with it.  Together you pick up the pieces, falling in love and building a family together.  Finding serendipity in your shared trauma.  When opportunity comes to bring back those who are lost comes with the risk of more loss for you both.  Is it worth taking the risk?


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Chapter 30

It only took a week to reunite all the children who had reappeared thanks to the blip with their parents who had been missing them all these years.  The reunions were the one bright light in the dark mess you were wading through.  Every time one of the parents arrived and saw the children they hadn’t seen for five years, there was such joy and relief.  You had never done this for the thanks but every time they were so thankful and so relieved it gave you that boost to keep going.

You needed that boost.  You felt like you were drowning in a sea of angry and upset parents who just want to know they could have custody of their children. With your focus solely on the children who had been adopted out pre-blip, you were wading through email after email of blipped parents looking for their children, and adoptive parents worried they weren’t going to be able to keep the children they had been raising for the past five years.

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The Pain in Serendipity – 19

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Word Count:  2749

Warnings: angst, blip stuff

Synopsis:   When Thanos snaps his fingers it takes your daughter and Steve Rogers’ first love with it.  Together you pick up the pieces, falling in love and building a family together.  Finding serendipity in your shared trauma.  When opportunity comes to bring back those who are lost comes with the risk of more loss for you both.  Is it worth taking the risk?


Chapter 19

You had been pacing the room for the past fifteen minutes.  Isabella’s birth parents were on their way and Steve wasn’t home yet.  Not to mention you already felt overwhelmed by everything that still needed to be done.  It was only the day after the blip and you had a large group of children in your care who had blipped back into a world where their parents had moved on and now were waiting to be reunited with them.  You were being inundated with calls from parents who had blipped back looking for their kids who had all been legally adopted in the time their biological parents were gone.  It was getting to be too much for you to handle but if you didn’t do it, then who would?

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The Pain in Serendipity – 18

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Word Count:  2069

Warnings: angst, blip stuff

Synopsis:   When Thanos snaps his fingers it takes your daughter and Steve Rogers’ first love with it.  Together you pick up the pieces, falling in love and building a family together.  Finding serendipity in your shared trauma.  When opportunity comes to bring back those who are lost comes with the risk of more loss for you both.  Is it worth taking the risk?


Chapter 18

To say the morning after the blip was hectic would be the biggest understatement of the century.  As well as having to feed, clothe and entertain over seventy children with just the three adults, the phones started ringing.  Everyone who had reappeared to find their children missing as well as everyone who had children reappear in homes they no longer lived in were all being directed to call you.  The lines were in use constantly making it difficult for you to call out and see if any of the old employees or volunteers might be able to come in and help to ease the strain on not only you and the other women but also the phones so that you could get the work done to reunite these children with their families.

You were on the phone feeding a baby a bottle when Steve, Bucky, Sam, and Callie showed up with the children.  Steve made his way to the office with just Alice, Jacob, and Isabella and the three children ran at you, hugging you awkwardly while you spoke on the phone.

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The Pain in Serendipity – 17

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Word Count:  1976

Warnings: angst, blip stuff

Synopsis:   When Thanos snaps his fingers it takes your daughter and Steve Rogers’ first love with it.  Together you pick up the pieces, falling in love and building a family together.  Finding serendipity in your shared trauma.  When opportunity comes to bring back those who are lost comes with the risk of more loss for you both.  Is it worth taking the risk?


Chapter 17

You were thrust out of a restless sleep by your phone ringing.  Keeping it on silent was not an option with the job you had, even now, five years after the event kids would have panic attacks and call up, or something would happen that an adoptive parent would need help with.  It was much less common now, but even still it never went on mute.  It didn’t matter that yesterday was one of the most emotionally and physically exhausting days for you since the incident.  You kept your phone on.

You sat up and reached out blindly, only briefly making note that it was 2.11 in the morning.  “Hello?” you said sleepily.

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The Pain in Serendipity – 15

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Word Count:  1799

Warnings: angst, blip stuff

Synopsis:   When Thanos snaps his fingers it takes your daughter and Steve Rogers’ first love with it.  Together you pick up the pieces, falling in love and building a family together.  Finding serendipity in your shared trauma.  When opportunity comes to bring back those who are lost comes with the risk of more loss for you both.  Is it worth taking the risk?


Chapter 15

You were exhausted before you even made it home.  You had needed two taxis to get you there because Callie didn’t want to be separated from Jacob but Jacob didn’t want to be separated from you.  You were thankful really.  You were absolutely not ready to let Jacob go yet.  You didn’t think you would ever be – but not today with everything else that was happening.

You had sent Steve multiple texts while you were in the cab.  You knew he wouldn’t get to them for a long time, and there was part of you hating him for that. You needed him.  You were barely holding it together and you needed your husband here to help pick this apart.  You also hated yourself for thinking that.

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The Pain in Serendipity – 14

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Word Count:  2234

Warnings: angst, blip stuff

Synopsis:   When Thanos snaps his fingers it takes your daughter and Steve Rogers’ first love with it.  Together you pick up the pieces, falling in love and building a family together.  Finding serendipity in your shared trauma.  When opportunity comes to bring back those who are lost comes with the risk of more loss for you both.  Is it worth taking the risk?


Chapter 14

“Mister Sampson!” you called, as you dropped to your knees beside the unconscious body of your old neighbor and friend.  She had been dead for the past five years and had just reappeared thanks to your husband and his friends undoing the snap made by a Mad Titan.  Callie had had a panic attack due to the stress of her sudden arrival in a world that had moved on from her.  Your kids – including Jacob, her biological son – all looked on from the doorway terrified.  You felt torn in two directions.  You needed to comfort them and tell them everything was okay, but you also needed to get Callie up off the floor of your old apartment building.  “Mister Sampson, I need help!”

You turned your attention back to the dark-haired woman lying on the ground.  “Callie,” you said, tapping her cheek.  “Callie, honey, I can’t carry you.  I need you to wake up.”

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The Pain in Serendipity – 13

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Word Count:  2385

Warnings: angst, blip stuff

Synopsis:   When Thanos snaps his fingers it takes your daughter and Steve Rogers’ first love with it.  Together you pick up the pieces, falling in love and building a family together.  Finding serendipity in your shared trauma.  When opportunity comes to bring back those who are lost comes with the risk of more loss for you both.  Is it worth taking the risk?


Chapter 13

The following day you woke up to Steve making breakfast for two very excitable children.  Jacob and Isabella had clearly missed their dad and having him make them pancakes before school was both exciting and meant they could unload all their news for the week.

You couldn’t help but be filled with dread as you listened to their happy yammering.

As the kids ate and talked with their dad, you started to think it was a bad idea to send them to school today.  You had asked Steve to promise that if they bring people back, that they did so safely, but the thought of them sitting in a chair in class and a former student reappearing in the same chair wouldn’t get out of your head.

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The Pain in Serendipity – 12

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Word Count:  1943

Warnings: angst, blip stuff, smut (MF, vaginal sex)

Synopsis:   When Thanos snaps his fingers it takes your daughter and Steve Rogers’ first love with it.  Together you pick up the pieces, falling in love and building a family together.  Finding serendipity in your shared trauma.  When opportunity comes to bring back those who are lost comes with the risk of more loss for you both.  Is it worth taking the risk?


Chapter 12

Despite the fact you had married the man best known as Captain America, you’d only really dealt with Captain America a few times and they were so long ago that you’d forgotten what he was like.  Steve Rogers the man who had given up the title and worked in a crisis support group and ran group sessions for people suffering from survivor’s guilt, was a devoted partner and a loving father who was almost always home for family dinners and ready to put the kids to bed.  He usually picked up the kids from school and was quick to move around his schedule when your work pulled you away.

Captain America was none of these things.

Over the next handful of weeks, you barely saw him.  He didn’t always come home and when he did it was very late.  He told you what was going on – about the meeting with Tony that had ended badly – about going to see Bruce who had agreed to try and build a time machine – about how slow going the process was.  You knew when he thought they were close to cracking the problem and bringing everyone back, you knew when he thought they were never going to figure it out.  The general consensus from the team was that time travel meant you couldn’t change anything that had already happened.  So while you knew exactly where they were up to in this plan of theirs, you had no idea what Steve planned to do once everyone was back.  The more time he spent away from home being Captain America, the more you started to worry that meant he wouldn’t come home at all.

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The Pain in Serendipity – 11

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Word Count:  2503

Warnings: angst, blip stuff

Synopsis:   When Thanos snaps his fingers it takes your daughter and Steve Rogers’ first love with it.  Together you pick up the pieces, falling in love and building a family together.  Finding serendipity in your shared trauma. When opportunity comes to bring back those who are lost comes with the risk of more loss for you both.  Is it worth taking the risk?

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Chapter 11

Steve had not been wrong when he said things would be different.  Ryan moving out to go to college happened a few months after the wedding.  It had been surprisingly hard on everyone.  The trauma of losing parents and children and fiancés and friends meant separation anxiety, so when it came to Ryan moving out he was scared to go, you and Steve were scared to let him, and Isabella and Jacob were panicked at the mere idea he wouldn’t come home at the end of the day.

Thankfully Ryan had gotten into NYU, so he wasn’t exactly going far, and after a few trips out to see him in the city and regular weekend visits home, everyone started getting used to the idea that just because Ryan wasn’t home every night didn’t mean he’d never come home.

Jacob started school too, which meant that on weekdays when you had no urgent work to go to, you and Steve had time for just the two of you.  You had thought that you couldn’t fall any deeper in love with Steve.  You were wrong.  Having time to just be together without the kids or the pressure for romance deepened those bonds you had formed.  It was nice exercising together, or napping together, or cuddling on the couch and watching movies that you couldn’t watch with the kids around.  Just putting yourselves and your relationship with each other first for a change.

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