Steve’s reunion with Growlithe, now an Arcanine.
Drawn during the Livestream!
When Steve was first found under the ice, Arcanine was one of the first notified, having worked for SHIELD for several decades already. He was ecstatic over the news, and scared as well because it was just too good to be true. How could Steve possibly still be alive and well after being in the ice for 70 years? But Arcanine kept hope nevertheless, and guarded Steve’s room with a renewed vigor that he had lost after Steve’s ‘death’.
The day Steve woke, Arcanine was told to stay hidden because they didn’t want Steve going into shock over being in the future. Frustrated but unwilling to to put Steve in distress, Arcanine reluctantly agreed and waited. The wait was cut short though when Steve came bursting out of his room and ran straight towards the fiery dog Pokemon.
Arcanine, seeing that whatever they had attempted had clearly gone wrong, stepped towards Steve to stop him, ready to comfort and welcome his long lost friend. But Steve, only remembering Growlithe, yelled at him to get out of his way and barreled past him. Arcanine stopped and could only stare at Steve’s disappearing back in shock at the dismissal.
Steve eventually came back, having been retrieved by Fury and told what exactly happened, and that the giant dog he had ran past was actually his old Growlithe. Steve apologized profusely to Arcanine, his heart slowly breaking over the knowledge that he had missed so much of his beloved friend’s life. Arcanine could not have cared less though and simply sank into Steve’s hug, content in the fact that they were together again.