“ninety year old, broken down Peggy” pffft yeah right! My Great Grandma is 93 and she still sprints around without the use of a walker or respirator and is very much active, I want to believe Peggy had a healthy lifestyle and while she’s very old that there wouldn’t be anything broken down about her.
Them meeting, it’s going to be painful for both of them, yes, but if she’s dead I think it would be more painful for him.
Because then there wouldn’t be closure for him, at least even if he gets to see Peggy so changed, even if they wasted so much time, she can still tell him “Hey, you know what? Losing you was very painful to me, I mourned for a long time and I was really depressed for the longest time. But don’t feel bad for me, I had a good life! I got married and had children and grandchildren! I believe you can have a good life too and do the same. You will always be in my heart Steve Rogers and knowing you didn’t die when that plane went down has made me really happy”
And then they can finally have that dance.
I think if Peggy were alive, she’d have had a great life, still being active in some capacity possibly as a SHIELD consultant, be surrounded by people she love, and possibly banging a 25 year old underwear model. I think she’d handle seeing Steve come back with grace and poise.
But to be frank, I prefer that she had a long good life and that she was already dead. I like to see Cap suffer, what can I say?
But don’t you think that if she was alive, relatively happy with how her life unfolded, and Steve comes face to face with that, someone happy to see him, glad he’s alive, but really, all told, has no regrets because she had a great career and a beautiful family — isn’t that even more awful? Being on the outside of that, that last thread with the only person (that you know) alive who remembers your true self and…was able to move on. And you can’t even begrudge her for it, because she had the kind of life you’d wish for her, even if it wasn’t with you?
MAYBE I JUST LIKE THE SORT OF PAIN THAT CAN LOOK YOU IN THE EYE AND SAY, “Captain Rogers, you are late.”
(not even touching the secret maker’s weirdly gross assumption that simply having a long life makes one “broken down” wow.)
To be honest, I don’t see Steve reacting that way. It would hurt that she’s moved on, but more than that, I think he’d be happy for her. And in the end, he’d still have her.
I think he would be sad about all the things he missed or could have shared with her, about not growing old with the woman he loved, about what could have been…
Yeah I don’t think Steve would upset about Peggy moving on and having a life after him, and it’s not like his death didn’t matter to her because it did it, it mattered a whole lot so I don’t see him being soured for her having had a happy life.
Also I lied, while talking to my mother she informed me that my Great Grandma is actually 96.
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