Bring home the boys and scrap scrap metal the tanks Get hitched and make a career out of robbing banks
After almost losing Bucky (again) in a hydra base, Steve starts to reconsider his profession. As much as he wants to make the world a safer place, he can’t imagine doing it without Bucky by his side. One night, while they’re on leave, sitting in a bar drinking, Steve suggest that the two of them ditch the army and run off together. At first Bucky thinks Steve is joking, because he’s never seen Steve run away from away form a fight, but he quickly realises Steve is being serious. So, while on their next mission with the Howling Commandos, the two fake their deaths and go on the run.
They stow away on a ship heading back to the states and end up in the Deep South. They lay low in a shifty inn for a couple of days and realise they need some money. And that’s when Steve suggests they rob a bank. The night before they actually do it, they go out for a drink. They jokingly call it “their last drink” in case things don’t go their way. Steve slyly proposes to Bucky that night.
The morning of their first attempt Steve decided he would take the lead, as it was his idea to ditch the war and go on the run anyway. Bucky would have preferred to be in charge to make sure Steve stayed safe, but his friend fiancé insisted. Bucky is very calm about the whole thing, doesn’t even pull his gun. Steve is pretty jumpy at first, worried about hurting some innocent civilian. He waves his gun in every which direction. His unloaded gun.
After their first successful robbery Steve and Bucky skip town and continue to lay low. They keep moving, keep to themselves, all they really need is each other anyway. Every couple of towns, or whenever they need money, they rob another place. Mostly because Steve keeps giving all of their money to poor kids on the street. But Bucky suspects that Steve starts to like the thrill that breaking the law gives him. As he now more confidently waves his unloaded gun around.