Ginny slept right through her alarm and didn’t even move until 8 o’clock. That gave her just enough time for a quick shower and to get dressed before going to find food and Steve.
She grabbed some fruit and ran up to the arena. She opened the door slowly so as not to disturb whatever was going on.
Steve and JP were sparring and JP seemed to be getting the best of Steve, but it turned out JP was showing him some new technique for the next time he sparred with Thor.
They broke apart when Ginny came in and JP came over and shook her hand.
“Steve tells me you threw Romanov around for a couple of hours last night. Well done!” JP said.
“More like she threw me around.” Ginny eased a sore muscle in her neck.
“I’ve never gone up against her, but I’ve never seen anyone else last two hours against her, either.” Steve said, taking his gloves off.
“She is…amazing.” Ginny said. “Such deadly grace. I learned so much last night.”
Steve had picked up his tablet and brought it over to where she and JP were standing.
“We need to go over scheduling.” Steve said in his best Captain voice. “We have less than a week to get you up to speed.”
They looked at his schedule together. He had scheduled her from 10 to 3:30 at the hospital.
“You still need to spend some time with Joseph, right? And Bucky? Can we use the time between your visits with your dad for that? And this weekend, I can help you move in here. Bring whatever you’ll need for the mission. It’ll be easier than trying to juggle two residences.”
“Are you ever moving back to your place?” Ginny asked. He’d been living at the hospital or Stark Tower since she’d known him.
“Once this is over.” he said, not looking up.
“Let me see if I can get Bucky to pick you up at the hospital and take you to the workshop today. I can text you details.” He made a note on the tablet.
“And I hope today goes better with your dad than yesterday, but if not, let me know and we can use that time, okay?” he finished.
JP was behind her and she looked up at Steve and mouthed “Commander-y” which made him smile.
He reached over and touched her shoulder. “Are you driving over today?” he asked. Continue reading “A Time For Heroes – Chapter 15”