Heartlines | Steve Rogers

Summary

A man out of time wakes up after 70 years in a time where the world is much more advanced than when he left it. For two weeks, he's left to his own devices dwelling on how everything he knew and loved was no more. Coming to terms with that was something that seemed like it would never happen. When he's recruited to help with the threat of Loki, he's so angry about everything that happened to him and the fact that he can't get away from the Tesseract no matter what he does. But, when he meets Meredith Stark, it seems like she might be able to take all the hurt he's enduring away.

Genre:
Action / Romance
Author:
stark_sarah
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
40
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
18+

Introduction

" oh the river, oh the river, its running free
and oh, the joy, oh the joy, it brings to me
but i know it'll have to drown me
before it can breathe easy "

MEGAN FOX as MEREDITH ELIZABETH STARK, the IRON WOMAN

CHRIS EVANS as STEVEN GRANT “STEVE” ROGERS, the CAPTAIN AMERICA

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. as ANTHONY EDWARD “TONY” STARK, the IRON MAN

〝 and i’ve seen it in the flights of birds
i’ve seen it in you the entrails of animals
the blood running through, but in order to get to the heart
i think sometimes you’ll have to cut through, but you can’t 〞

GWYNETH PALTROW as VIRGINIA PEPPER POTTS

SCARLETT JOHANSSON as NATASHA ROMANOFF, the BLACK WIDOW

CHRIS HEMSWORTH as THOR ODINSON
TOM HIDDLESTON as LOKI LAUFEYSON

〝 just keep following the heartlines on your hands
keep it up, i know you can
on the sea, on the sea, and land over land
creeping and crawling like the sea over sand
still i follow the heartlines on your hands 〞

MARK RUFFALO as BRUCE BANNER, the HULK

JEREMY RENNER as CLINT BARTON, the HAWKEYE

ELIZABETH OLSEN as WANDA MAXIMOFF, the SCARLET WITCH

〝 this fantasy, this fallacy, this tumbling stone
echos of a city that’s long overgrown
your heart is the only place that i call home
can i be returned, you can, we can 〞

DON CHEADLE as COLONEL JAMES “RHODEY” RHODES, the WAR MACHINE

ANTHONY MACKIE as SAM WILSON, the FALCON

PAUL BETTANY as the VISION

〝 what a thing to do
what a thing to choose
but i know, in someway, i’m there with you
up against the wall on a wednesday afternoon 〞

SEBASTIAN STAN as JAMES BUCHANAN “BUCKY” BARNES, the WINTER SOLDIER

AND

SAMUEL L. JACKSON as NICHOLAS J. FURY

〝 just keep following the heartlines on your hand
just keep following the heartlines on your hand
keep it up, i know you can
just keep following the heartlines on your hand
’cause i am 〞

PLAYLIST

Drain You - Nirvana | Celebrity Skin - Hole | Strangeness & Charm - Florence + the Machine | You Make Me Smile - Blue October | Brief Exchange - Chino Moreno | Live to Rise - Soundgarden |Life In The City - The Lumineers | Hunger - Florence + the Machine | What You Won’t Do For Love / Everlong Mashup - Elise Trouw | Give - You Me At Six | Fallingforyou - The 1975 | Fourth of July - Fall Out Boy | National Anthem - Lana Del Rey | You’ve Got the Love - Florence + the Machine | Little Bit of Truth - You Me At Six | Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Whole Lotta Love - Hozier | Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon| Cosmic Love - Florence + the Machine | Work Song - Hozier | Dreams - Fleetwood Mac | Cherry Wine - Hozier | Like Real People Do - Hozier | Blvd. Nights - Team Sleep | Underdog (acoustic) - You Me At Six | When We Were Younger - You Me At Six | When the Sun Hits - Slowdive | Better Love - Hozier | Honest - The Neighbourhood | White Blank Page - Mumford & Sons | Arcade - Duncan Laurence | Over the Love - Florence + the Machine | What Makes A Man? - City and Colour | Another Love - Tom Odell | The Gold - Manchester Orchestra | Magnetic - Chlöe Howl | Another Space Song - Failure | If It’s The Beaches - The Avett Brothers | Dead Sea - The Lumineers | All I Need - Radiohead | Heartlines - Florence + the Machine

strangeness & charm
florence + the machine
"it started from your arms and it’s a catalyst
you’re a chemical that burns there’s nothing like this
it’s the purest element but it’s so volatile
an equation heaven sent, and you’ll forever inject"

you make me smile
blue october
"it’s the feeling i get
my palms with sweat
like some kind of daydream i’ll never forget
i’m stuck in this spin
why does it begin
by touching the edge of her skin”

live to rise
soundgarden
"what if the one thing that i missed
was everything i need to pass the test
and if i fail, what happens then?
can i still count on you as a friend?"

life in the city
the lumineers
"and if you leave, don’t leave me all alone
’cause I’ll be scared, i’ll be naked, i’ll get cold
and i miss my dad and cleopatra sitting on a phone
so take me back off these streets and we’ll never be apart
together from the start
never, never falling back alone
living life in the city
we can plan if we make it"

hunger
florence + the machine
"at seventeen i started to starve myself
i thought that love was a kind of emptiness
and at least i understood then the hunger i felt
and i didn’t have to call it loneliness"

what you won’t do for love / everlong
elise trouw
"i guess you wonder where i’ve been
i searched to find a love within
i came back to let you know
got a thing for you and i can’t let go"

give
you me at six
"i’ve been wasting all this time
trying to keep you off my mind
i’ve been wasting all these nights
trying to keep you off my mind"

whole lotta love
hozier
"you’ve been learnin’, oh honey, i’ve been burnin’
all those good times baby, baby, i’ve been yearnin’
oh way down inside, honey you need it
wanna give you my love
gonna give you my love"

you’ve got the love
florence + the machine
"sometimes i feel like throwing my hands up in the air
’cause i know i can count on you
sometimes i feel like saying ‘lord, i just don’t care’
but you’ve got the love i need to see me through"

little bit of truth
you me at six
"and i just lost control
i just need you to know
when in front of you
i feel invincible"

sex on fire
kings of leon
"hot as a fever
rattle of bones
i could just taste it
your sex is on fire"

cosmic love
florence + the machine
"i took the stars from our eyes, and then i made a map
and knew that somehow i could find my way back
then i heard your heart beating, you were in the darkness, too
so, i stayed in the darkness with you"

underdog (acoustic)
you me at six
"underdog, just look at the mess you made
it’s such a shame, a shame
we had to find out this way"

work song
hozier
"when, my, time comes around
lay me gently in the cold dark earth
no grave can hold my body down
i’ll crawl home to her"

cherry wine
hozier
"the way she tells me i’m hers and she is mine
open hand or closed fist would be fine
the blood is rare and sweet as cherry wine"

like real people do
hozier
"i had a thought, dear, however scary
about that night, the bugs and the dirt
why were you digging? what did you bury
before those hands pulled me from the earth?
i will not ask you where you came from
i will not ask and neither should you
honey, just put your sweet lips on my lips
we should just kiss like real people do"

blvd. nights
team sleep
"’cause once you being
you’re not gonna stop
i know how you are"

when we were younger
you me at six
"when i was younger, i only dreamed
that when i got older, you’d be proud of me
when i was younger, i promised you both
that when i was older, you’d be proud of me"

better love
hozier
"some better love, but there’s no better love
beckons above me and there’s no better love
that ever has loved me, there’s no better love
darling, feel better love
feel better love"

blank white page
mumford & sons
"so tell me now
what was my fault
in loving you with my whole heart?"

arcade
duncan laurence
"a broken heart is all that’s left
i’m still fixing all the cracks
lost a couple of pieces when
i carried it, carried it, carried it home
i’m afraid of all I am
my mind feels like a foreign land
silence ringing inside my head
please, carry me, carry me, carry me home
i’ve spent all of the love I saved
we were always a losing game
small-town boy in a big arcade
i got addicted to a losing game"

over the love
florence + the machine
"and i don’t wanna see what i’ve see
to undo what has been done
turn off all the lights
let the morning come"

what makes a man?
city and colour
"i can see the sun settin’
it’s casting shadows on the sea
i can see the sun, it’s setting
it’s getting colder, starting to freeze
what makes a man want to break a heart with ease?
i think i know
i think i might know"

the gold
manchester orchestra
"couldn’t really love you anymore
you’ve become my ceiling
i believed you were crazy
you believed you loved me
so, lose your faith in me"

magnetic
chlöe howl
"sometimes i wonder why we fight it for
if this is the right thing to do
when we both feel it, it’s magnetic
can’t we let it pull me back to you
but say i do break free, say you’d let me be
is there even someone better after you?"

another space song
failure
"she’ll always be what i can’t find
she’ll always be where i break down
she’ll always hide behind a star
i’ll always dream she can’t be far"

if it’s the beaches
the avett brothers
"if it’s the beaches
if it’s the beaches’ sands you want
then you will have them
if it’s the mountains’ bending rivers
then you will have them
if it’s the wish to run away
then i will grant it
take whatever what you think of
while i go gas up the truck
pack the old love letters up
we will read them when we forget why we left here"

all i need
radiohead
"i only stick with you
because there are no others
you are all i need
you are all i need"

full playlist on Spotify under “Heartlines | SR” itslike4am / sarah jones. the softer songs are usually meant to reflect steve, and the heavier songs reflect meredith. from drain you to live to rise is when they first meet during the invasion, life in the city to give is the endurance of iron man 3 right up until they meet again, fallingforyou to like real people do is the prime of their relationship before civil war, blvd. nights to arcade is civil war, over the love to the gold is the space between civil war and infinity war, and magnetic to heartlines is the end. i imagine the latter to be songs that would be played at their wedding. heartlines is the title theme.

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