Slow Work - Chapter 1 - lorata - Captain America (2011), The Avengers (2012), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe. Chapter Text "Son.
" Nick Fury stares at Steve with an intensity that can only lend credence to the popular theory that behind his eye-patch lies another eye-patch to block the death laser embedded in his skull. The other patrons in the diner keep giving him the side-eye. "You want to tell me how I turned on the TV to see Captain America heading a gay pride parade? " "I don't recall being on your payroll," Steve says, crossing his arms. "Of course you don't. " "With all due respect, sir, I'm doing just fine. " Come To Morning - emilyenrose - Captain America (Movies) Bucky knew Steve was sweet on him.
He figured it was natural, kind of—well, not natural, but he and Steve spent a lot of time together, and Steve didn’t get so much attention from girls, which was a crying shame because he was a good guy and a girl could do a lot worse. But it meant maybe Steve got a bit confused, because sometimes he would look at Bucky with this look. This bright, astonished look, like he was seeing something so good he couldn’t quite believe it was real. It made Bucky squirm inside, a little. He never said anything about it because that would be cruel. Look into my eyes and tell me if I'm real - cyanspark - Captain America - All Media Types, Captain America (Movies) I. tabula rasa Water.
The first thing he hears is running water, all around him. He tries to breathe, but water rushes into his lungs and he coughs, trying to force it back out. 20/20 - ACometAppears - Captain America (Movies) Before the war, Steve’s eyesight was poor.
There was no doubt at it: things were blurry, and fuzzy, and he couldn’t see fine detail. But he didn’t complain about it, generally: before he got his eyes tested, he thought it was normal, and that everyone saw like him.Once he found out that no one else saw everything like he did, he was kind of annoyed that he couldn’t see like everyone else, but he wasn’t too mad - there wasn’t much he could do about it. He wasn’t bitter - except when they used to set him aside at school. It’s not that he couldn’t do the work - he worked damn hard for his grades, in every single class - it’s just that he had trouble reading it. Every drawing was a labour of love: people used to laugh when he’d hold sketchbooks at different distances away from his eyes, and squint, making sure he was doing okay.
It didn’t make finding a job easy, either. One of the best things about the serum is that his eyesight becomes a lot better. Watchman - shockvaluecola - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe. Bucky likes to keep watch.
Anytime they do anything more strenuous than mouth stuff, Stevie usually conks out right after. They have to be careful, find ways to make it easier and take it slower, or else Steve will have an asthma attack right in the middle and there's no way to not get blue balls after that. Our Final Score - Chapter 1 - dirtybinary - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel (Movies) Chapter Text Three-two-five-five-seven, says the voice in Steve's head.
James Barnes, Sergeant. Three-two— "Steve," says Peggy. He opens his eyes, sees that she's come to sit next to him. "He's not dead," Steve says, more sharply than he means to. Her hand, cool and fine-boned, slips into his own. "I do. " "Nearly there," Stark calls from the front of the cockpit. The Other Man - storiesfortravellers - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies) A Stolen Kiss - sourgummies - Captain America (Movies) Memories are Made of This - eleveninches - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe. The day Bucky was deemed fit enough to leave the secret base that SHIELD claimed was a research facility but was probably, based on the pool-sized bathtub and all the little bottles of lotion, a spa, Steve and Romanoff came to pick him up.
In hopes of looking sane, Bucky was wearing his finest grey sweatpants and black SHIELD-issue t-shirt. His hair had been freshly cut, and he’d shaved. They had even let him put laces in his sneakers. Steve and Romanoff watched as he tucked the rest of his belongings into the bookbag Steve had brought with him. Bucky had maybe had a grand total of three conversations with Romanoff in the months that he’d been in the facility/spa, all of which had been both subtly threatening and incomprehensibly cryptic.
Leaning his wide shoulders against the door frame, Steve looked concerned and happy and handsome, gazing at Bucky with a tiny smile on his lips, and a strange surge of affection went through him. “Need a hand?” “Yeah,” Bucky deadpanned, “the left one.” XVI: this time is making me (slip through your hands) - linzeestyle - Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Captain America (Movies) “Damn it.”
A frustrated sound tears out of Bucky’s throat and he swats at his limp hair again. It swings, heavy, before falling back in his eyes, and Steve’s off the couch in an instant, kneeling carefully in front of him and gently holding down his hands. The lucky ones - defcontwo - Captain America (Movies) "Even when I had nothing, I had -- " Well.
What’s your given definition of nothing? When it happens, he’s not surprised. “Is it permanent,” Bucky’d asked once and he’d said, “so far,” so far, and maybe some part of him always knew this was coming, that it could never really be permanent. That Captain America, born out of fire and desperation and sheer fucking determination, was too unlikely a force, too random a chance point in time, to ever remain sustainable.
(When Everything Breaks) You Are The Anchor That Holds Me - CryptoHomoRocker - Multifandom. This Much I Know - cavaleira - Captain America (Movies), Marvel (Movies) Knelt in the Shadows - autoschediastic - Captain America (Movies) Дорогой - smilebackwards - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s a gunshot and Steve hears someone behind him drop.
He spins quickly, shield up, and then relaxes. Steve knows it’s an illogical reaction to seeing the rogue assassin whose exploits SHIELD tells like ghost stories to new recruits, but there’s a pirate with a gun that might have killed Steve lying dead on the deck between them and the Winter Soldier’s eyes have always been surprisingly warm. “Thanks,” Steve says. The Winter Soldier nods. “Always, for you, дорогой.” Natasha makes a choking noise from beside the railing where she’s just landed and Steve wonders again what exactly дорогой means. “Want to help rescue some hostages?” The Winter Soldier tilts his head. The mission is a success—the hostages clasp Steve’s arms and stare at him with grateful eyes as he herds them to the plane, leaving only a skeleton crew—but Steve feels strangely empty when the Winter Soldier never reappears.
Steve first met the Winter Soldier in Vienna. Though i know the river is dry - defcontwo - Captain America (Movies) He has this memory. He thinks it must be his because he can almost taste the acrid smoke from his cigarettes in the back of his throat, feel the grease smudged all over his fingers and down the sides of his work pants. James Buchanan Barnes worked in a garage before the war, the museum wall said, just like his daddy before him and it sounds about as right as anything even if he closes eyes and can't bring an image to mind, a man who might have looked like him, where he got the color of his eyes from, nothing, anything.
Takes Two to Tango - Holocenic - Captain America (Movies), Captain America - All Media Types. "You're hilarious," Steve deadpans. Bucky's great at keeping a straight face, but Steve knows he's seconds from breaking into laughter. "No, Steve. I'm being serious. " Bucky says, but the small waver in his tone is a dead giveaway. "I'm not dressing like a gal. " "Why not? " Steve shakes his head. "Why don't you take...Sandy. And it isn’t like he’s bitter about it. The nights would just be better if they didn't require Steve hanging out alone for most of the time. "Oh, Sandy's at her grandpa's for the weekend. "How is that supposed to make me wanna g-" "Remember Leonard's party last year? " I'm coming home (but I ain't coming home for you) - Renne - Marvel, Captain America (Comics), Captain America (Movies.
Push your old numbers - lanyon - Captain America (2011), The Avengers (2012. Run Until the Road Runs Out - ignipes - Captain America (Movies), The Avengers (Marvel Movies. "He was wrong," Barnes says. It's the first thing he's said in over eighteen hours. It takes Sam a few seconds to process the words. "What? " he says. They've encountered a lot of very wrong men in the past couple of weeks. He's not expecting much of an answer. But Barnes does answer: "The one in the lab.
" Right. The old guy had been gloating about how proud HYDRA had been of their Winter Soldier, how he was their greatest achievement, how magnificent it was to take a man who had so loved fighting for America and freedom and all those foolish ideals and turn him into their perfect machine, their attack dog, their-- Their whatever. Sam hasn't slept in three days or eaten in two, he has no idea if it's day or night outside, they're somewhere over the North Atlantic, and he's strapped into an uncomfortable seat in the back of a cow-scented cargo plane of unknown origin. Through Blood And Dirt And Bone - Gardy25 - Captain America (Movies), Marvel (Movies. All the First Times - Vera (Vera_DragonMuse) - Multifandom.
Miles to go before i sleep - Chapter 1 - Avelera - Captain America - All Media Types, Captain America (Movies. Chapter Text The target was waiting outside when he left the museum. It felt too early to call him anything else, with his mind still a muddle of instinct and fragmented memory. He couldn't even think of himself as the Winter Soldier, deserter that he was, but he had no other name.
He had seen his own face plastered with impunity across the museum, on posters and newsreels, commendations and placards, on a gravestone, along with that of the target, the man he somehow knew. It was easier to continue thinking of him in this way. Yet it had been found in there. He knew there had been a memory wipe, and that it had been recent. He felt curiously blank as he stared at the target.
The target was leaning against a tree, and there was a strange symmetry to their attire. Snow Is Falling (Like Forgiveness From The Sky) - torakowalski - The Avengers (2012), Captain America. Steve wakes up cold. Steve almost always wakes up cold, though, so it takes him a couple minutes to realise that this time it’s not just him, this time, the whole room is freezing. He rolls out of bed and pulls on the zip-up Yankees sweatshirt that Natasha made him buy the last time they went to a game.
It made Tony laugh when he saw it, but it really is incredibly comfortable. Reconstruction Site - EmilianaDarling - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s been thirty-six days since the Winter Soldier was last taken in for maintenance. Thirty-six days, and from what he can tell (from stolen files splattered with flecks of red-brown blood) that’s ten days longer than he’s ever gone without a full wipe. Without being broken down into basics, into building blocks. Into the creature of singular determination and ruthlessness and destruction he’s been for as long as he can remember.
There has always been a mission before. An objective and a trajectory and no possibility of deviation, no alternate path other than the one laid out for him by his handlers. This is no mission now. He is a guided missile gone off its flight path, uncontrolled and hurtling towards some unknown target. The Winter Soldier has toppled regimes, assassinated leaders and brought entire countries to their knees. He is not the Winter Soldier. He has been compromised. He is a defector. He is a ghost. For the very first time, there is no mission for him to follow. In St. Soft Spot for the Hell Raisin' Boy - ifeelbetter - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Captain America (Movies.
This is a back alley - Febricant - Captain America (Movies. Make one dream come true (you only live twice) - beardsley - Captain America (Movies. Five Times Bucky Got Permission - copperbadge - Marvel, The Avengers (Marvel) - All Media Types, Captain America (Movies. Dernier Little Dernier, their demolitions expert, didn't speak much English, but he always claimed he knew all the words he needed. It was just in how you combined them. I will be your ground - Misprinting (Chathoi) - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Bucky’s been back to himself for three months and he’s still keeping his hair long, ragged. He shaves now every other day with a throw-away razor Steve gave him a week in, when it’d still just been Steve who believed he was the right Bucky again, so he stays clean shaven. Thinking about it, Steve really needs to take him out to get a new razor. Things have been busy since Bucky came in from the cold. He’d come in willingly, on his own. Steve and Sam had chased him for nearly a year almost twice around the globe, and they’d ended up back in DC for an info swap with Natasha right when Steve had been called in to London. Steve had been glad to get back to DC, nursing a shoulder that still felt like it’d set wrong (x-rays and the finest medical staff on offer had assured him it wasn’t, but god it ached, and he wasn’t used to putting up with pain so long these days) and ready to fall into his own bed for two days at least.
“I know. Bucky’s mouth had twisted; confused, angry. Resistance - varooooom - Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies. The urge has been hitting him a lot lately, at seemingly random times throughout the day - seemingly, because the only common link he can find is that it happens when he's with Steve. By Any Other - maeglinhiei - Captain America (Movies. “James. It Wakes The Seeds - Sharksdontsleep - Captain America (2011), Captain America. Body Studies - Ark - Captain America, The Avengers (2012), Captain America (Movies)
The leaves of the night - Polexia_Aphrodite - Captain America (Movies), The Avengers (Marvel Movies) Spinning as she sprawls - haipollai - Captain America (Comics) Lost my fear of falling - wistful_joy - Captain America (Movies) Take this pulse with you - honeypuffed - Captain America (Movies) “Steve?” Bucky says quietly, not wanting to wake him if he isn’t already. Bucky isn’t sure what time it is, or how many hours they’ve been asleep. It’s late and cold and Bucky can just see the frost forming on the inside of the window lit by the dim glow of streetlamps.