Say You Won’t Let Go
Anonymous Asked: I loved Fast Car!! Can you do one where Bucky proposes to the reader in a place that’s special to her???? It can be whereever you choose! Thanks!
A/N: Thanks so much! I hope this is okay, thank you so much for the submission :) xx
Warnings: just… so much fluff.
You weren’t exactly sure how you had gotten into this situation, but you can’t say that you were complaining.
A red dress, your hair curled to perfection, and your cheeks a rosy pink.
Bucky swore to you that he was going to make it a night that you would never forget. You didn’t know what he meant by that and you were sightly scared but also very excited.
“So, why red?” Wanda asked, looking at your reflection from behind you. You smiled, “Bucky said the red dress is his favorite. He also said it fits the occasion so I’m expecting a fancy dinner or something.”
Wanda shrugged, a small smile playing on her face that scared you to bits. She knew something, and she wasn’t telling you. “What do you know?”
She put her hands up, walking out of the room.
You shook your head, giving yourself a once over in the mirror and blowing out a breath of air. Your legs carried you out of the room and towards the front door where you were told to meet Bucky.
Bucky and you have been dating for over a year, the two of you meeting in Bucharest. He had told you everything about himself (everything that he could remember), but only after about a month of friendly interrogation on your part.
It was odd to find another American there, so obviously you had to get answers.
You knew he was on the run, and you were right there with him. When he’d let you be, of course. It was all worth it in the end, because now you were in a happy relationship and it couldn’t be any better.
He knew everything about you as well, like your back round in the performing arts and your love for everything that is theater. You had gone to Romania to work on a production and that’s how you and Bucky met. He went to see the show, and you two instantly clicked.
After a moment of waiting, you saw Bucky walk up to you with his face freshly shaved, and well-fitted tux on his body.
You’d never seen him like this. It almost left you breathless because everything about him drove you crazy and this new aspect was something you certainly weren’t complaining about.
“Hello darlin’.” Bucky took your hand in his, kissing it gently and meeting eyes with you.
“Such a gentleman today.” You grinned, feeling butterflies flutter in your stomach even so long into the relationship.
Bucky laced his hand in yours and opened the door to lead you out. “I’m always a gentleman.”
“Of course you are.”
Bucky opened the car door for you and you entered it carefully, being sure to smile as a thank you to him and soon enough, the two of you were off.
“You gonna tell me where we’re going yet?” You questioned, playing with the hem of your dress. Bucky only smirked, allowing you to study his newly shaved face and slicked back hair.
After a moment of driving, Bucky put his hand on your thigh and squeezed softly, “I’m sure that you’re going to enjoy it. Now,” he stopped at a red light and met eyes with you, “shut up and enjoy the ride.”
A giggle left your throat and you put your hands up in defense, sitting the rest of the ride in a comfortable silence, his hand never leaving your thigh.
Eventually Bucky stopped, right outside of a very expensive looking building that nearly left you speechless. It looked familiar, but you couldn’t quite pinpoint why you had been here before. “What are y- this looks so expensive Bucky.”
“Tony owns the building, wouldja calm down and enjoy it?” Bucky rushed to your side of the car and opened the door, taking your hand in his as you stepped out.
As much as a cliche this date felt like, you were certainly enjoying it. You didn’t know why he was doing this, it wasn’t an anniversary or anything. Oh god, did you forget your anniversary?
Bucky took a deep breath, opening the door and leading you into the lobby area. Nobody was around, causing you to raise an eyebrow.
“Shush, (Y/N), just follow me.”
You shut your mouth, following Bucky through another door and and onto what looked like a stage.
Across the wooden floor was was scattered rose petals of all different colors, causing your jaw to drop to the floor. Your shoes clanked as you walked to the center of the stage, looking out at the empty seats in front of you.
“Can I ask?”
“This is the same stage that you performed on when you were 10 years old in a production of Annie. You practiced singing that sun song over and over until you felt like you got it just right.” Bucky explained, making you swallow back emotions as you felt yourself in that position again, remembering every detail of that night.
“Why did you bring me here?” You asked after a moment of relishing in old memories.
“This place is special to you, and tonight is a special night.”
Your head whipped around to Bucky. Shit, you did forget an anniversary!
“It’s not our anniversary,” Bucky said, chuckling and taking a step towards you, “It’s just a very special night.”
“Enough with the questions,” he whispered, reaching for your arms and wrapping them on his shoulders, “just dance with me.”
His hands resting in the curves of your waist and you heard music click on. “Put your head on my shoulder…”
Your face grew into a large grin as you swayed back and forth, listening to the old song with your head rested in the crook of Bucky’s neck. As you danced to the soft music, the stage lights had centered directly onto you two.
You knew everyone else was somehow involved in this, Wanda sort of giving it away earlier tonight. You just didn’t think it was this… extravagant.
Bucky smiled, kissing the top of your head as the song ended and the volume lowered. Another song began to play but he pulled away from looked into your eyes. His lips pressed softly against yours.
In that moment, you felt pure bless. Your body arched into Bucky’s as he passionately kissed you. You’d always hated those romance movies where the girl slowly lifted her foot and leaned into the man, but you couldn’t help yourself but to do exactly that.
As he pulled away, you smiled and flattened your dress before reaching down and picking up a handful of rose petals.
You sprinkled them over his head and with a small smile playing on your lips.
It was then you noticed Bucky’s shaky hand at his side. His bottom lip trembled slightly and you immediately became concerned. “Bucky, honey what’s going?” You rested your hand on the side of his face as you felt his jaw tense underneath your palm.
“I’m terrified right now.”
Your eyebrows furrowed, “Why?”
Bucky never got nervous. He faced so many different obstacles that you didn’t think it was in his blood. He willingly risked his life everyday to help save people and something about tonight was getting him down.
He let out a breath, “I love you, you know that right?”
“Of course, and I love you too.” The worst started to run through your mind, now causing you to almost panic.
“No, (Y/N), I love you a lot. More than I’ve ever loved anyone or anything else.”
A smile crept on your face, “What’s going on Buck?”
You had almost forgotten that you were on a stage, despite the audience being empty. You attention was fully on Bucky, pure love and adoration pouring from your heart.
Bucky reached into his pocket, pulling out a single ring.
It wasn’t in a box or anything, it was just resting in his pocket the entire night and you hadn’t a clue. Bucky’s fingers gripped onto it tightly, his other hand scratching the back of his neck.
“Oh shit I’m supposed to-” he stopped himself, giving you a nervous smile and getting down onto one knee.
Your heart raced, the single spotlight now lighting up the entire stage. The music had grown even softer, and you weren’t sure if it was because you were so focused on Bucky or if someone in the sound booth turned it down. Either way, you were extremely excited for what was about to come.
“I love you, and I- I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I want to wake up every morning next to you, and go to sleep every evening with you in my arms.” Bucky whispered, his voice shaking, all confidence he had earlier leaving his body.
“I want to ensure your happiness and make you believe that the world is good. I had this whole speech in my head that’s been running through my mind most of the night but I can’t seem to remember it. All that I know is that I want you to be my wife, forever and always.” Bucky stated, holding out the ring and staring up expectantly to you.
You were speechless, almost to the point of holding back tears and you collapsed on the ground in front of him. Your dress spread over the floor and your hands covered your mouth.
“Will you marry me?”
You leaned forward and tackled him to the ground, straddling his waist and pressing kisses all over his face, finally landing one on his lips.
“Can I take that as a yes?” Bucky asked, just loud enough for you to hear.
You took the ring from his grip and slipped it onto your left hand, admiring the small diamond in the center. “Of course it’s a yes.”
Suddenly cheers were heard from the back of the auditorium, causing both of you to whip your heads to the back. There was the silhouettes of the rest of the Avengers, cheering in happiness.
“How much did they have to do with this?”
Bucky smiled, “I just showed up with a ring.”
You giggled, locking your lips with his in the most passionate and loved kiss you two have ever shared.
You were excited to spend the rest of your life with the man you loved.