Love In A Photograph- Bucky Barnes
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The first notes of the song start to sound through the big salon and you look at his blue eyes. Feeling the tears in your eyes, Bucky and you start dancing to Photograph, by Ed Sheeran. Your big white wedding dress moves with your body while you let Bucky lead the dance. You tight your grip at his shoulder, you can’t believe this is real. A few minutes ago, you got married. He is your husband, you are his wife. He makes you feel alive, he makes you feel like there is nothing in the world that you can’t do. A part from your husband, he is also your best friend, and you know that marrying him was the best choice you could have ever made.
You wish you could just froze the moment. Stay like this forever, Bucky holding you close to him, his forehead resting in yours and a big smile on his face. You bit your lip, the tears threatening to fall. He looks happy, he is happy. And you are the reason of it. Bucky and you have a large past. At first, you didn’t talk. It was like he hated you, but he didn’t. He was just so in love with you, he was scared of the feeling. You found yourself slowly falling for him, and you wouldn’t have it any other way. Closing your eyes, you remember all the memories you made during this years, all the laughs, the conversations, the nightmares… Every single moment that you can remember crosses your head as you move around the big room.
It was never easy. Bucky used to be dangerous and, somehow, he still is. But you don’t care, because you won’t let him alone. You told him that you’ll be by his side no matter what happened. And you want to keep this promise, you will. Everyone was a little scared of your relationship when it started, but they relaxed when they saw the effect you had on Bucky. He always told you that your love healed him, he still does.
Bucky closes his eyes, pulling you even closer to him. All eyes are on both of you, but right now you feel like you are the only ones in this room. Everyday, you risk your life saving the world. It’s not a common job, but it’s what you both like, what you both were made for. You know you are lucky to be alive, but looking at Bucky, you realized that if you die tomorrow, you will leave this world being the happiest person on earth. There’s a lot of things you are not sure about, but what you know is that after all, Bucky will be the only thing that you take with you when you die. You know that your place is next to him, and that will never change. He is tattooed in your heart, he is the air you breath and the sky you look at. He is the world and the light, your heartbeat and all your tears.
Bucky changed your life when you met him and you were more than happy to welcome those changes. You will always wait for him to come home. You will be ready whenever he is, you will scare his nightmares away and tell him how beautiful he is. You will kiss his metal arm and caress his scars, assuring him everything is and will be okay. You will do whatever it takes to see that beautiful smile, even if that’s the last thing you’ll do. When Bucky appears, the rest of the world disappears. You are scared of this, but in the moment you see his blue eyes silently telling you that everything’s fine, all the fear leaves your body. Bucky is your anchor and at the same time he’s the one who makes you fly. He’s the force that makes you fight and the calm that makes you fall asleep. Bucky is everything, your everything.
The song ends slowly and Bucky leans in kissing you softly. He kisses you with such passion and care, it drives you crazy. You hear people clapping and break the kiss, smiling at Bucky. He smiles back at you and you cup his cheeks knowing you are lucky to have him in your life.
The party goes really nice. There’s not a lot of people, just close friends. Everyone seems genuinely happy that you have each other and you can’t stop smiling at all the compliments. There’s music blasting through the speakers and some people are drunkenly dancing on the middle of the salon. You giggle at the sight of one of your childhood best friend dancing with Sam. They look like they are having lots of fun. Steve approaches you, a glass of champagne on his right hand.
“You look really beautiful, (Y/N).” You smile at him while he kisses your cheek. “I’m really happy for you and Bucky. And I’m also really glad that you choose me to be the Best Man.”
“Who else, Steve?” You both laugh happily.
“I know, I know… But seriously, when Bucky came back… I thought it would be impossible for him to be happy again. Or at least to be optimistic. But you did it, (Y/N). It’s like we have 40s Bucky back. I will never be able to thank you enough for what you did. You healed him, you pick up all of his broken pieces and put him back together. So thank you, of all the people in this world, I’m glad that Bucky chose you to fix him.” You look at Steve’s eyes.
“You’re going to make me cry again, Steve…” You laugh a little bit and rub your eyes carefully.
Steve grabs your waist, hugging you sideways. He kisses your head and you hug his waist. During all this time you didn’t only become close with Bucky. You also built a great relationship with Steve. He is like a brother to you, he took care of you, he helped you with Bucky and he was always making sure that everything was okay with you. No matter what, he putted you first in a lot of occasions and you couldn’t thank him enough.
“You need to take some credit. Bucky wouldn’t be the same without you, Steve. You helped him and most important you helped me. You are a great man, Captain. Bucky and I wouldn’t be who we are today if it weren’t for you. So thank you for always being there whenever you were needed.” You hug him tightly.
“Hey, (Y/N)!” Nat approaches you and Steve. “Sadly, this is almost over. The cab is going to be here in about twenty minutes to pick you up and go to the airport! Let’s go change.” She grabs your hand and you kiss Steve on the cheek before leaving.
Nat handles you a creme, short, sleeveless dress and black high heels. She brushes your hair and fix your make up. When she considers that you’re good to go, she lets you go. Walking slowly, you make your way into the big salon, Bucky is already there. He is wearing a white, long sleeved shirt with black jeans and black moccasins. You make your way to his side and he grabs your waist, kissing your temple softly. You are in the front door, saying goodbye to all the guests. Finally, the only ones there are The Avengers. You hug all of them, thanking them for everything.
“Thank you guys, really. Are you sure you don’t want us to stay here and help you clean this up?”
“We will be good, just go.” Wanda laughs while pushing you and Bucky through the door.
“Enjoy your honeymoon, guys! Have a save flight!” Steve waves you goodbye and finally you and Bucky enter the cab.
When you arrive to your destination, your mouth is hanging open at the sight. Stark was really generous when he offered to you and Bucky to spend the honeymoon on his private island in the Caribbean. Your feet touch the soft sand and you smile widely. You look in front of you, a big beautiful house standing in the middle of the beach. Bucky grabs your hand and walks with you to the front door.
“Let’s make this right, doll.” Before you can say anything, Bucky picks you up bridal style and crosses the front door. You laugh at him and hold tightly onto his neck.
Bucky kisses you while walking until he arrives at the big bedroom. There’s a queen size bed full of pillows that looks really comfy. He places you carefully in it, his body hovering over yours. He kisses your jaw and your neck, making you close your eyes and bit your lip.
“This is going to be a long night, doll.” You chuckle at him.
It’s definitely going to be a long, long night.
The sun illuminates your face and you slowly open your eyes. You hear Bucky’s heartbeat in your ear and smile thinking about last night. Your body feels sore and tired, but you don’t care. You decide to get up and do some breakfast for the both of you.
While cooking the bacon, you feel a pair of arms hugging your waist. “Good morning, baby.”
“Morning, doll.” You put the bacon on a plate and turn around to meet his blue eyes.
“We have the whole island for ourselves, what do you want to do?”
“I don’t care as long as I’m with you.” You chuckle at his cheesiness and peck his lips.
“I talked to Stark and he told me there was another island about ten minutes from this one. There’s a little town with some good restaurants and really nice views. He also told me there was a lot of party during the night, we could grab the boat in the afternoon and go there, if you want to.”
“Sounds good to me, babe. Can we have a lazy morning? Just on the beach, please? I want to see you in a bikini.”
“Or…” You turn around again, grabbing the plate with the bacon and carrying it to the table. “I could go without any bikinis.” You chuckle loudly when you see Bucky placing himself in front of you, lifting you up. You put your legs around him.
“I have never done it on the ocean.”
“Well… There’s always a first time.”
You put on a pair of denim shorts with one of Bucky’s shirt. Tying up your trainers, you see Bucky already waiting for you on the living room. He’s wearing a white t-shirt, a pair of jeans and trainers. You handle him your hand and he gladly takes it.
“So, who’s going to drive?”
“I think I should, doll.” You look at him with your brow raised.
“I don’t think you’ll be really good at it, honestly. I should probably drive the boat.” Bucky rolls his eyes at you and you laugh.
“Whatever.” You kiss his cheek and run to the boat.
When you arrive at the island, you are starstruck. It looks so beautiful and exotic, you don’t even know where to look. The village is full of people, you can hear some music and the restaurants are crowded. Luckily, Bucky and you are able to find a free table in one little restaurant. Everyone is really nice to you, commenting how it’s so obvious that you two just got married. You laugh and thank everyone, looking at Bucky eventually to see the biggest smile on his face.
After dinner, Bucky and you walk through the streets. He grabs your hand and takes you out to dance. You laugh while following his moves. He is so happy when he dances, it’s almost like his past never happened and he was back in the 40s, just having a good time. Bucky smiles while turning you around and you just giggle at his expert moves.
When the song ends, he grabs your hand taking you away from the crowded place. He walks hugging your shoulders to the spot on the beach where you left your boat. When you arrive back at your island, both of you go straight to the room, Bucky already kissing your neck.
“You want round two, Soldier?”
“Fuck yeah.” You laugh at his words and turn to look at him.
“I love you, Bucky.”
“I love you, doll.” He grabs your face and kisses you gently.
You can still taste the chocolate from his dessert on his tongue and you smile. He grabs your hips and squeeze them, making you giggle.
“You’re the best thing that has ever happened to me, (Y/N).” Bucky separates his body from yours and goes grab something. He turns back with a Polaroid on his hands. “This is Wanda’s present. Let’s take a photo together.” You agree, smiling widely while he snaps the pic.
“You’ve never wanted to take pictures before.” You look at him smiling, running your hands through his hair.
“I know, but I realized… My memory it’s not really good.” He laughs slightly. “If something happened… I wouldn’t know what to do. So, if something ever does happen, well, at least I’ll have these to remember you, to remember us. I’m going to keep this love in a photograph.” You smile, recognizing his words from the song you danced at your wedding.
“I love you, Bucky. I really do. I’m going to be with you forever.”
You smile widely at him before kissing him softly. Your bodies fell to the bed and you smile, keeping all this memories to yourselves.