Loki hates Valentine’s day but he ends up choking up a bit when you give him a silly card and a box of chocolates because no one’s ever done that for him. Wanting to reciprocate before the night ends, he exaggerates and gets you an ostentatious gift.
It’s Valentine’s day. Nearly everyone in the Avengers Tower has a date. Loki and the reader are stuck without a date. Reader is not sad, she actually dislikes the V-Day, and likes staying single. Loki, well, dislikes most of everything humanity has to offer. He finds the reader fiddling around in the kitchen, baking stuff to pass the time. He is interested in the alluring smell filling the kitchen and asks her about the stuff she’s baking (cookies/muffins). When the batch is done, she shares it with him, much to his delight (though he tries not to show it). Together they eat the baked goods and bitch about the V-Day and the futility of romance…. only to end up making out on the couch. Worse, someone from the Avengers walks in on them while returning from their date.
Authors Note: The ending is pretty shit, forgive me.
Pairings: Bucky x Reader, Avengers x Reader
Summary: Reader gives the Avengers personalized candy hearts.
Word Count: 1317
“Happy Valentines Day!” A chorus of groans was heard from the common room and you frowned. You walked in the room with your hands behind your back.
“What? What’s wrong with Valentines Day?”
Tony sighed and got up from his seat. “Nothing, kid. It’s just that not all of us love it as much as you do.” That made you remember that most of the team was single. Tony and Pepper were on their break, Natasha still had that thing for Bruce, who was still in hiding. Steve had that awkward thing with Sharon and Wanda and Vision had their own little thing going on.
The rest of the team, including yourself, was single. Clint had gone back to the farm two days ago to be with Laura.
“Oh, right. But you guys know I celebrate it every year.” And, yes, it was odd to be so ecstatic about a holiday solely focused on relationships when you weren’t even in one. It had just been one of your favorites since you were a kid. The candy, cards, flowers, let’s not forget the candy, the hugs you would receive and/or give. .was candy mentioned?
Yeah, maybe your love for Valentines Day was all about the candy and not the concept of celebrating relationships.
From where he was sitting in the corner of the room, Pietro spoke up. “What he is trying to say is that it is getting annoying, princesa.” Next to him, Wanda jabbed her twin in the ribs.
You looked around and everyone was glaring daggers at Pietro. You picked up a ‘way to be subtle’ which sounded a lot like Sams’ voice. It took you a moment to realize that the team had slowly come to be annoyed with your constant exaggeration over the holiday and was trying to tell you in the nicest way possible.
“Oh, it’s ok I understand now,” you faked your sadness as you backed away, “guess I’ll just have to eat all these candy hearts by myself.”
You exposed the basket of sweets from its hiding spot behind your back and watched as the teams’ faces changed from apologetic to excitement.
“You had candy hearts all this time and didn’t tell us?!” Everyone made a quick dash to you but you raised up your hand to stop them.
“So it’s annoying when I express my love and joy for this holiday, but when I have candy in my hands, I’m suddenly not annoying anymore?”
Closest to you, Bucky encloses your hand with his own and reaches down to kiss each of your knuckles separately. You shivered slightly under his touch and he smirked.
That bastard, he knew what he was doing to you. He knew how you felt about him ever since that mission in Peru.
“We’re truly sorry, doll. Could you ever forgive us?” He pouted and you knew you were gone for. At the corner of your eye, you spotted Nat and Wanda throwing smirks and winks your way.
“Fine,” you rolled your eyes and pulled out a bag of candy hearts, “but only because you’re so desperate.” The pieces of heart candy in the bag read You Make My Cheeks Scarlet and you remembered that you had customized sayings to give to everyone.
“Wanda! This one’s for you.” She took the bag and chuckled. “Clever.”
Bucky tried to grab one but you pushed his hand away. “Nu-uh, be patient,” you handed Steve his bag that said I’d Deflect A Grenade For You which he had a good laugh at much to Bucky’s confusion.
Natasha got a bag filled with hearts that said I Won’t Bite Unless You Want Me To, You’re So Hot You’re Breaking My Circuits for Tony and How You Doin’ for Sam.
When you reached Bucky, you hesitated. What if he took it in the wrong way? What if he didn’t even find it remotely funny?
“Come on doll. I’m not getting any younger here.” Bucky’s eager hands reached for the bag but you held it out of reach.
“You know what? I don’t think I should be giving an old man such candy. It could break your fragile grandpa teeth,” grinning, you watched as he snatched the bag out of your hand.
Steve looked over Bucky’s shoulder. “What’d you get, Buck?”
Bucky held up the bag in disbelief and spoke directly to you, “Let’s Get Buck Naked?”
It was silent for about 0.23 seconds before Sam burst out in laughter, the rest of the team joining in. You laughed along for about three seconds before you caught the look on Bucky’s face.
“You want me to get buck naked doll?” He started unbuttoning his Henley shirt and the laughter quickly died down, “Your wish is my command.”
Everyone quickly left but not before throwing you enough winks to fill up your now empty basket. Sam puckered his lips making a kissing motion and you flipped him the bird.
When you turned back to Bucky, he had his shirt off and was in the process of zipping down his jeans.
You said this almost every day, whether it was to yourself, Nat, in the gym or in the kitchen, it wouldn’t hurt to say it again.
God definitely took His time on him.
Too bad you would have to stop him unless he wanted printed camera footage of his ass all over the Compound.
“Bucky! Stop, I was just- it’s just a joke, don’t take it literally.” At this point, you were beginning to get flustered when the bad on his boxers started to show.
“Aw, are you blushing?” He stepped closer, leaving less than an inch between you two and pinched your cheek with his right hand. “That’s adorable. .”
“Shut up, Barnes.”
“. .You’re adorable,” You looked up at him in surprise. “You’re beautiful actually, and smart, funny, amazing. .” His tone was low and distracted as his eyes flicked between yours and your lips. Your heart was racing with anticipation.
“. .Perfect-” You cut him off by smashing your lips against his. He responded immediately. You had both been wanting this for so long but never acted on it until now.
You threw your arms around his neck as he placed his on your waist. The kiss was better than you had ever imagined. It was slow and passionate but full of longing.
Neither of you wanted the kiss to last but the need for oxygen and the sound of a camera flash. Pulling away, Bucky sent glares at a snickering Steve and Natasha. You pressed a finger to your swollen lips and stepped out of Bucky’s embrace when you realized how close you were to his toned stomach.
“Y-your, um, your shirt is. .” You glanced pointedly at the floor where his shirt still lay and he picked it up when he got the hint.
“What’s the matter, doll? Can’t handle me being buck naked, can you?”
“Oh, I can handle anything you throw my way, Barnes.” Your post-kiss state slowly dissipated when Bucky’s gaze darkened.
“I’d like to test out that theory.” From where they were standing, Natasha and Steve gagged. “Please,” Steve declared. “Take it to the bedroom.”
Bucky grinned down at you and threw you over his shoulder. Giggling, you raised your head up to bid Steve and Natasha goodbye as Bucky made way to his room. A mortified expression on Steves’ face showed that he wasn’t being serious.
“Be careful what you wish for, Stevie!” Bucky playfully smacked your ass, “Hush.”
You would have to thank your candy hearts for this win.