Rachel, 24, Texas, grad student, white, cis, queer.
Currently obsessed with comic books and their heroes (Bucky Barnes in particular).
Runners-up include a cannibal/psychotherapist & teenaged werewolves.
Expect a number of other fandoms to make cameo appearances when you least expect it.
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where is my ‘president bartlett meets the newly found captain america’ fic this is a thing i need.
OMG. YES. SOMEONE PLEASE WRITE THIS.
I uh, I think I can.
President Bartlett scrubbed his face. Thing hadn’t been going so well, lately – in fact, they’d never really gone well at all since he’d set foot in this damned House – but he was almost, almost out, and it seemed like God was going to grant him at least one good thing in the history books.
As he’d heard it, Special Agent Mike Casper – now with another section of the alphabet soup – had called the White House with the best news that any of them had heard in some time.
They’d found Captain America’s fallen plane.
Even better, they’d found Captain America still in it.
Best still, they’d found him alive.
Bartlett would leave the medical hows and whys up to Abby to figure out. His brain was geared towards mathematics and economic theory, and after seven God-awful years in this town, finally politics. He didn’t need his (remaining) advisors to tell him that just the news of finding the plane boosted his ratings, but now that he was going to actually meet the man who’d gone down in it, he was nervous.
He was the President of the United States of America, and he was nervous.
Jed wondered if the man was just as nervous to meet him.
Charlie announced the man, and Jed stood up, greeting the man with a strong handshake and a smile.
Good God was that a bad mistake. The man was strong!
“You know, I used to collect comic books about you,” Jed started, as he came back from out behind the desk. “I wasn’t old enough to see you when you came through New Hampshire, though. I think I was all of two.”
The other man grinned reflexively.
“It’s an honor to meet you, Mr. President.”
“The honor’s mine,” Jed said, walking over to the chairs in his office. “Come on, have a seat. I’ve been warned that I don’t have much time, but as the rest of the day is going to be filled with reading briefs about things that other people can fill me in on better, I’ll think they’ll forgive us. Coffee?”
“Oh, uh, thank you.”
The coffee set was brilliant, and the coffee even better. Steve looked around at the paintings and the furniture in the Oval Office while he was drinking.
“It’s changed a bit since you’ve been in here last, hasn’t it?” Jed asked, following Steve’s eyes.
“With all due respect, Mr. President, most things have.”
Jed grinned – he had a feeling the Captain would get along well with most of the people who’d been in his immediate staff at the White House – and pulled out a picture from a folder on the table.
“We actually – we dug through the White House records, and we found this picture of you and FDR from way back in 1944, while you were on your nation-wide tour.” The photo had been digitally enhanced and restored, with a copy brought to a quality that they simply couldn’t have had back in the 40s. “I was wondering… if you could do all of us here the honor of signing it?”
And at that, Steve was surprised. He’d been expecting a request of some sort (endorse my policy, endorse my presidency, go off to fight in my war, something along those lines), but this was oddly refreshing. The President handed him a pen, and Steve signed his John Hancock on the glossy page.
“Wonderful!” Bartlett said. “That’s wonderful! Charlie, see that someone gets this down to the Archives, and tell Annabeth to brag about it next time she can.”
Charlie was smirking and rolling his eyes as he walked away, and Steve almost felt like chuckling.
“Now that that’s out of the way,” Jed began, leaning in, “what are your plans?”
“Yeah, your plans.” Jed could see that the other man was confused, so he pressed on. “I don’t give a crap about whether it’s to take a road-trip around America or buy a chicken farm, what are you going to do now that you’re here?”
Steve hadn’t been quite prepared for this. Sure, he’d been told that the sitting President was unusual, but he hadn’t in this time long enough to be able to tell what was normal and what wasn’t.
“I got some things to work out with the Army, some other things to do with the people who de-thawed me, and a few people to track down when that’s done, just to see if they’re still around. After that… well, I’m not gonna lie, I don’t have much of an idea what the future holds, but that road trip sounds kinda nice.”
Jed nodded – his friends were disappearing too, he understood too well. “As long as you’ve got something to go off of. I don’t got a lot of time left in this office, but whatever assistance we can give you, it’s yours, got it? Mrs. Fiderer’ll give you a card when you leave. Call it, and someone will pick up.”
“Yes, sir,” Steve said, blinking.
Charlie came in then, and tapped the President’s arm before leaving a message on the desk. The President picked it up, read it, and paled considerably.
“It seems out time is going to be cut short today, Captain Rogers. Japan decided that today was the best day to have a massive earthquake… extremely close to a nuclear reactor.” The President stood off, dusted his clothes, and then reached out his hand for another hand shake. This time, it was less forceful – Bartlett had learnt his lesson.
Steve was concerned – he didn’t know what ‘nuclear’ quite meant yet, but ‘earthquake’ never sounded good – and followed the President out of the Oval Office.
“I suppose duty calls, then?”
Jed chuckled. “I suppose it does.”
They parted ways then, a mess of people surrounding the Commander in Chief, and Steve was left with an overall good feeling for the meeting.
And if it made him a little more glad to be a Democrat… well, he wasn’t telling.
(Also, that pic?
I love comics.)
OH MY GOD
shulkiesmash replied to your post “bardtothebone replied to your post “where is my ‘president bartlett…”
Fusions are fun too but I loooooooove crossovers.
yes like the fusions are great but-
bardtothebone replied to your post “where is my ‘president bartlett meets the newly found captain america’…”
There’s a group of people brainstorming an MCU West Wing AU where Steve is Bartlett, Bucky is Leo, etc…it’s under the “president america” tag, I believe
i’ve seen several things like this & i love it!!!; if it’s of any interest, followers. :)
shulkiesmash replied to your post “where is my ‘president bartlett meets the newly found captain america’…”
I NEED IT
seatentsina replied to your post “where is my ‘president bartlett meets the newly found captain america’…”
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! also: toby and steve debating various points of American politics and clashing on almost every issue but then finding common ground in their somewhat similar backgrounds and becoming close bc of that
!!!! YES YES YES and of course toby read all the captain america issues when he was a kid, they’re what he survived on. so he’s got a lot going into this conversation.
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every time i watch that knife fight between captain america and the winter soldier i get all flushed and warm but also really tense and nauseous at the same time I DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR THIS
update: even when surrounded by people, i still get warm all over.