The first day of school was never easy for any kid. Feelings of anxiety, dread, and exhaustion were easy to take over, especially when it was the first day at a new school. It was even worse when everyone seemed to know who your dad was, and when your father happened to be the Winter Soldier, school was harder than it should’ve been.
Zachary and Sevimli Barnes were freshmen at the school, and while they were never ones to back down from a fight, they sure as hell didn’t want to face the wrath of their father if they got into one, especially on the first day. Zach struggled more than his twin sister at the art of choosing his battles, and as a result he’d already come close to quite a few altercations before their lunch bell rang. He didn't get how his peers could take the struggle his father went through, the torture, the pain, the lack of control, and use all of that to paint him as a man he never was. His father was strict, sure, and quite frank