Hi everyone! I have finally gotten up the courage to start sharing some of my writing! I know it is a little late, but here is one I wrote for Valentine’s Day. I would love some feedback!
The relationship between Steve and the Reader is platonic, in case I didn’t make that obvious enough : )
TIMELINE - 21st Century (Pre-TWS)
Valentine’s Day was approaching, and you couldn’t help but feel a twinge of sadness. James would have treated you to a romantic, funfilled day. But James was dead.
You were sitting with the other Avengers, talking about all sorts of nonsense, when the conversation came around to romance.
Nat had a date planned for Valentine’s Day that she was excited about. Tony and Pepper were doing something. Clint didn’t say much, but you knew he had something special planned for his wife.
It gradually went around in a circle until it was just you and Steve who hadn’t mentioned any plans.
“Well?” Tony asked, cocky grin planted firmly on his face, “does the Star Spangled Man have a plan?”
“No, no he does not,” Steve replied, unable to hide the small amused grin on his face.
“That’s a shame Cap. You know, I could help you find a date.” Nat offered.
“I’m OK Nat. I don’t really think rushing into anything so that I have a date for Valentine’s is a good idea.”
Then, the moment you dreaded came.
“What about you (Y/N)?” Tony asked, not thinking very hard about the consequences.
“Tony…” Steve warned, but Tony ignored him.
“Oh, come on. I bet guys are lining up to go out with you!”
No longer able to stand the conversation, or the attention of your friends, you stood up with out saying anything, and left the room.
You reached the hotel room that you and Steve were staying in without breaking down, but as soon as you closed the door behind you, you gave in to the crashing emotions.
It wasn’t long until Steve was in your room, coming to check on you. He wasn’t surprised to see the state you were in, huddled in a safe corner, crying. He hated seeing you that way.
He did what he had done many times before, and sat next to you, wrapping an arm around your shoulders. He didn’t say a word. He just held you until you were ready to talk to him.
“What are you apologising for?” Steve asked you quietly.
“I didn’t mean to make a scene. I just, couldn’t answer him. I needed to get out of there.”
“I know (Y/N). Tony does too. He wants to apologise later.”
“You know, before James left for the war, we had a conversation I never told you about.” You said quietly. “Neither of us wanted to have it, but we had no choice.”
Steve waited quietly and patiently for you to tell him the story.
“I may not come back (Y/N). We need to have this conversation.” Bucky said.
“Ok, you’re right.” You replied timidly, tears already fighting to free themselves from your eyes.
“If… if I die, I want you to move on.” Bucky said with a heavy voice. “Find someone to love you, who you love. Get married again. Have kids. Settle down into a life that we wanted.” He stopped here, needing to compose himself. “I don’t want your life to end too.”
You couldn’t say anything. You couldn’t imagine a life without him. But, you wanted him to be able to fight the war without worrying about you too much, so you nodded reluctantly.
He embraced you, and you both sat there, trying not to let your emotions get the better of you.
Steve looked at you, and held you even closer to himself. “I can’t. .. I can’t move on Steve. I still love him so much. I don’t want to be with anyone else.” You cried.
“I know (Y/N). You don’t have to be with anyone else. It’s ok that you’re still in love with him.” Steve replied. “Buck and I had a conversation before he left too, and I don’t think either of us ever told you about it.”
You looked at Steve with tear filled eyes, as he began to tell you.
“Steve, I’m shipping off soon, and I need to ask you a favour.” Bucky began, sitting at the bar with his best friend, drinking a beer.
“Sure Buck, anything.” Steve replied sincerely.
“I need you to look after (Y/N) while I’m gone. And, if I don’t make it back… Please look after her. No matter what.” He looked down into his glass, watching the foam.
“You know I will Bucky. I love (Y/N) like a sister, and that won’t ever change.” Steve replied, and Bucky looked at him with a weak smile.
“Thanks. I know she’ll be safe with you. I don’t think she’s coping well with this…”
“Of course she isn’t Buck. Her husband is going to war. She’s trying to be strong for you, because she knows you need her to be, but she’s terrified that she’ll never see you again.”
“I am too. But, I want her to be happy, no matter what happens. So please, be there for her.” Bucky replied.
“No matter what. I promise.”
You sat together in silence, not really sure what to say. You thought about what Steve had just told you, and you realised why he did. He wanted you to know that, no matter what, he was there for you. Whether you finally were able to move on, or whether you grew old alone, you would always have him.
And then another thought occurred to you.
“Will you be my Valentine?”
Steve smiled his goofy smile, and kissed you on the forehead, “of course (Y/N), of course.”
Romeo and Juliet (Adriana Lima, Ashleigh Good, Bar Refaeli, Barbara Fialho, Brad Kroenig, Cameron Russell, Chiharu Okunugi, Clark Bockelman, Cora Emmanuel, Corey Baptiste, Dae Na, David Agbodji, Garrett Neff, Ian Mellencamp, Irina Shayk, Jessica Hart, Kelly Rippey, Lindsey Wixson, Magda Laguinge, Maria Borges, Martha Hunt, Mathias Lauridsen, Matthew Terry, Miranda Kerr, Noah Mills, RJ Rogenski, Sean O’Pry, Senait Gidey, Simon Van Meervenne, Stef Van Der Laan, Tao Okamoto & Tyson Ballou)
Photographed by Max Von Gumppenberg & Patrick Bienert, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, November 2013