Big man in a suit of armor. Take that off, what are you?
You’re Steve Rogers, the kid from Brooklyn who doesn’t like bullies. You’re a man who gave Peggy a tour of the places you’ve been beat up. You’re awkward with women. You’re a man with more heart and determination than most people. You’re a good man, more than willing to lay down your life for anyone in peril.
You strip away the muscles, the armor, the strength and the notoriety, and you’re the man that Peggy Carter fell in love with. The world finally saw who you were, and fell in love with Captain America.
Peggy saw who you were before all of that, and that’s the man Peggy fell in love with.
Peggy saw you for who you were before many others did. The world lost Captain America, but Peggy lost Steve Rogers, who saw the strong, capable, amazing woman she was, where many others did not.
That’s what makes you two so beautiful, and so painfully heartbreaking.