Submitted by ninjanervana
Content warning: Child abuse
All of the Avengers have particular ways they like to sleep. Whether it was during their life before the Avengers, when they sleep in S.H.I.E.L.D facilities or when they sleep in Stark Towers, they tend to sleep in the same position no matter what. It’s just force of habit for them.
Steve and Bruce like to sleep in the fetal position. Before Steve was administered the super solider serum, he was a scrawny twig who was constantly picked on by bullies. If his best friend, Bucky, wasn’t around to help him out, he would basically get his ass handed to him during a fight. Whenever he got caught in a fight without back-up, he would try valiantly to defend himself. Failing at that unfortunately, Steve would end up on the floor in the fetal position, attempting to protect his face and internal organs as much as possible. He had enough medical issues as it was; the last thing he needed was broken ribs or a punctured lung. Even after he was given the super solider serum and could protect himself against almost everything, he still slept in the fetal position. In his eyes, he wasn’t a superhero; he still felt like the same scrawny kid from Brooklyn who got picked on.
EXCUSE ME WHILE I DIE FROM THE PERFECTION OF THIS.