Bucky x Water Bender!Reader
She sits quietly on the couch, staring through the open window. Light plays on the ground in front of her, dancing off of the expanse of buildings that surrounds the room shes in, but she’s not really looking to see what is out there. Shes looking to ignore the world around her, absently she swirls water around her fingers. It flows easily above her hand, extending and pulling into itself. A deep grumble from the doorway pulls her from her trance, her instincts shifting the water into a whip toward the sound, but she drops it as soon as she sees the source.
A huff of air and small smile graces her lips. She pulls the water from the floor and puts it back into the pouch at her thigh. Bucky moves toward the window, looking out into the city she was staring through.
Its late afternoon, the golden light she was previously ignoring plays on his features. Hes beautiful, and she wishes she could capture the way it makes his face almost soft. So often he is guarded, constantly prepared for what could happen in a split second. Prepared for the attack that will likely never come in this secure facility, out of instinct.
His brain may be able to resist the future control of hydra or anyone who learns their secrets. But he is still plagued with the memories of past tortures and experiences. Seeing him like this is a gift and she will remember it for as long as she can.
She gets up from where she is sitting, walking over to join Bucky at the window. She bumps him gently with her shoulder and wraps her arms around her middle.
“I love the sunset. How warm it feels on my skin. How the light plays differently depending on what surface it touches,” she speaks softly, barely breaking the silence of the room. Her eyes tracing the contours of his face more than looking out at what she knows exists beyond the glass pannel.
His lips curve into a smirk. “All that to describe an orb of gas setting and still you stare at me,” he cocks his eyebrow at her as he turns to face her fully. His heart jumps at the sight of her in the setting glow. “Though, seeing you in the light like this, I’d have to agree, the sight is gorgeous.” Her smile grows reaching her eyes now, a soft blush forming upon her cheeks as she looks back out the window.
“You sure know how to make a girl blush, Buck,” her voice is light as she giggles leaning against his shoulder.
“Thank you for last night. For, healing me. Even though…” his voice trails off.
“Of course Bucky. I hate seeing you hurt, and when there is something I can do to help make it not, I just…thank you for letting me.”
His arms wrap around her shoulders pulling her into his broad chest, warmth radiating from his body and bleeding into her skin.
“Im learning to let people in,” he says quietly into her hair, she moves her arms from around herself to around his waist. They stand there embracing as the sun falls behind the city sky line. Breathing in eachothers warmth and comfort as the room goes dark and the air grows cold.