Deleted scenes from Captain America: The Winter Soldier #1
(or, Headcanon That Started Out As a Joke But Gave Me A Sad) (as requested)
Fury gently sets down his eyepatch on a wall; hesitates; then picks up the sunglasses.
I know you always loved grapefruit, even though you hated it when you got splashed with it when I had my breakfast every morning.
Fury: You have gotten me through a lot, haven’t you…? You and I have been very protective of each other for a long time. But now it’s time to let you go.
A pause; a beat.
Fury: Goodbye, Patches.
He starts to well up; reaches instinctively towards his eye, but there’s nothing there anymore. Quietly, he walks away, and fades from view. Slow zoom on Patches, his confused cord twitching worriedly in the breeze.
FADE IN SUBTITLES:
Patches still waits for him.
The scent of grapefruits in the mornings gives him hope.