Category: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Warnings: Mental manipulation, brainwashing
Summary: He can't look at her, a child, playing the monsters game.
Author's Note: I don't know if it is canon for Natasha to be the Winter Soldier's student, but I saw it in a couple of fics and liked it enough that I went with it!
They bring him a little girl with curly red hair and old eyes. "Train her." They say. 'To kill.' They don't continue. Natalia doesn't need much training, she's already dangerous in her own right. Looking at her makes him feel something he doesn't remember feeling before, so foreign is emotion that he cannot identify it. It hurts to look at her, a child, and so he doesn't. He teaches but he doesn't look. Until he does, for a moment he is someone else. They wipe him, he sleeps and when he sees her again, a woman now, she's a stranger.
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