Okay but hear me out
Black Sharon Carter.
WOC Sharon Carter.
Sharon giving her cousin Trip a run for his money during SHIELD training.
Sharon growing up hearing from Grandma Peggy about how good a man Steve Rogers.
Sharon growing up hearing from Papa Gabe about all the idiotic plans Steve came up with.
Sharon growing up with Trip listening to the Commandos tell (heavily embellished PG-rated) stories about fighting with Captain America and Sarge.
Sharon being multilingual from summers with the Derniers in France and winters in Fresno with the Moritas.
Sharon and Trip cajoling Dum-Dum into showing them his Howling Commando gear Howard Stark made for him.
Sharon watching her grandparents struggle through every May.
Sharon Carter going to Howard, just like Papa did in 1940.
Sharon growing up protected and empowered and insulted when SHIELD approaches her a week before college graduation because she knows they’ve had a file on her since she was 6.
Sharon Carter who couldn’t hide behind a different last name, not that she would ever blame Trip for doing it.
Sharon Carter walking into the Triskelion on her first day as a recruit with her back straight and her gaze high because if it’s one thing she knows, it’s that you have to be twice as good and work twice as hard for half the reward, even if Fury is the director.
Sharon ghosting her hand over Rogers and Barnes’ names on the wall when she needs a reminder of why she’s here.
#yessssssssss #man oh MAN i’m SO #sharon carter keeping her gun with her at all times but making sure it’s concealed under two layers; three; if she can manage it and it’s not too constricting #bc if the cops catch wind of it that’s game over; she’s known that since she was small #nobody fucking cares that she’s one of shield’s top agents bc all they see is her skin colour but that doesn’t stop her because she’s going to fucking MAKE them see #she owes it to all the people who died for her and her generation and her parents’ generation #and what’s more she owes it to all the generations to come #people underestimate her — on the early missions before she had any say over who was in her team her plans were shot down before they were fully spoken #and the people she tried to protect were so often the ones that looked at her with doubt in their eyes #and yes it fucking stung but /she/ knows what she can do and she’s bloody well going to do it because that’s what it means to do this job #that’s what she signed up for and it’s so unfair she could SCREAM some days but she’s got people #she’s got peggy and the other legacies and the other people who have adopted her along the way #people — and especially marginalized people — have a tendency to form communities and i can just picture all the older agents of colour #(few as they are — shield was relatively progressive bc of peggy but relatively didn’t count for much back in the sixties; the seventies; the eighties) #taking the younger ones under their wing and some of them don’t understand what they went through to get here (their parents never told them; anxious as they were to give their child a brighter future) but sharon is not one of them #she knows her history. she knows how she got here. she knows where she’s going. and she’s going to get there no matter what. #because she was raised on stories of people who just did the right thing. and damn fucking right; she’s going to do the same (via peppermoonchilds)