This is the apartment that Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, Buck Barrow, Blanche Barrow and W.D. Jones stayed at in 1933. When police tried to raid the apartment it resulted in a gun battle. The Barrow Gang got away but Constable Wesley Harryman and Detective Harry McGinnis were killed. To this day the apartment still stands. It is decorated in 1930s decor and can be rented out to the public. The apartment is located in Joplin MO.
A/N; Late update but I’m really hoping it’s worth it! This chapter isn’t so much ‘action’ but it’s sooo important! The picture is what I’m imagining the cabin to look like from the back! (you’ll understand) thank you everyone for reading 💕
You weren’t sure how many hours had passed when you woke up. You sat up in the backseat watching trees pass by, Bucky and Steve noticed you were up but everyone stayed silent. Not too long after the car pulled down a long lane-way covered by trees, it looked like you were in the middle of a forest. You parked in a small clearing where a large cabin stood.
“Safe house?” You asked looking up at the beautiful cabin.
“Your house.” Bucky said quietly.
You were confused, and pretty positive you had never bought a house in the middle of no where, where even were you?
“Definitely not mine, where are we?” You inquired.
“We’re in Romania, it is yours. I bought it about a year ago, it’s in your name.” He looked up at the cabin longingly.
You stepped out of the car and slowly walked up to the steps. Car doors shut behind you and you turned facing Bucky. “Why?” You whispered.
He looked down at you and back up at the cabin. “In case things ever got to be too much and you wanted to get away. This isn’t how I wanted to surprise you but we didn’t have many options.” He walked up to the door and retrieved a key from under the front mat and held open the door for you to enter. “Welcome home doll.”
You walked past him into a large open concept wooden interior. There were comfy couches and fluffy pillows, wooden beams above you and a large kitchen through an archway to the side. There were wooden stairs on either side that probably lead to bedrooms. You walked through to the back where there was a large living room with cathedral ceilings and a bridge going across above you connecting the upper floor. The entire back wall was all glass and looked out into the large yard surrounded by thick forest and foliage.
A quiet voice spoke from beside you. “It’s bullet proof and bomb proof, everything in here is. I wanted you to be safe. We’re also hours away from any civilization.” You looked at Bucky to see a warm smile covering his face as he looked out the window.
Your heart couldn’t help warming as you looked around you, who buys someone a house? “Wait what about food?” Just as you asked your stomach growled in response.
There was a rustling behind you as Steve walked through the front door with at least twenty grocery bags. “You were out for a long time doll, we drove almost twenty hours and even stopped and got groceries.” He smirked at you.
You followed Steve into the large kitchen where he had started to put the groceries away, you started rummaging through the bags until you found something to snack on. Bucky walked in behind you. “The pantry is also stocked full, we wouldn’t need to get groceries for months if we had to.”
“Months?” You blanched. “Buck, what is so bad that we need to go into hiding for months?”
He walked out of the room leaving you alone with Steve. You turned to look at him and he was already gazing lovingly at you. He walked over and wrapped his arms around you as you nuzzled into his chest. “You know what I said in the car was true.” He spoke into your hair, you looked up at him staring into his eyes. He spoke those three words again, “I love you.”
You reached your hand up and rested it on his cheek. “I know.” He smiled and you leaned in and pressed a chaste kiss to his lips. “Now let’s go find out why they’re looking for me.”
You walked into the living room and sat on the couch next to Bucky, Steve sat in an armchair beside you.
“I promise you I never wanted to hurt you (Y/n).” Bucky turned towards you and grabbed your hands in his. “You are my best friend and I never wanted to put you in danger.”
Best friend. Your heart clenched.
You were getting frustrated. Beyond frustrated.
“GET ON WITH IT BARNES!” You yelled a little too loudly. He flinched at the use of his last name.
He dropped your hands and looked out the window. “They aren’t even really after you, they really want me. But I won’t go back and they know how… important… you are to me. They know that if they got you, I’d give myself up. So now their objective is you.”
Steve lowly growled beside you. “If you were anyone else I’d turn you over right now.” He rubbed his hands through his hair.
“I should be turning myself in anyways.” Bucky whispered.
“No!” You stood up. Both of their eyes were on you. “We will figure this out. Should we be telling everyone else? Getting a team together and going after them?”
“I don’t want anyone else in danger because of me.” Bucky looked down at his feet.
“Okay so we give it a few days? Maybe a week. Should we at least contact Nat and let her know where we are?” You asked trying to think of a plan. You walked over to the window to look out into the forest. It was dusk now and the sun was setting behind the trees. You turned back to face the guys.
“What if they’re tapping their phones? How else would they have found us? The only people who knew were the team.” Steve wondered aloud.
It made sense. Too much sense. “So we don’t contact anyone.” You concluded. They both nodded in unison.
Steve sighed. “Well I’m going to sleep before I pass out. Bedrooms upstairs?” He asked, Bucky nodded. Steve walked over to him and laid a hand on his shoulder, squeezing gently before heading up the stairs.
Good, progress. You thought.
“Do you want me to show you to your room?” Bucky asked quietly.
You nodded and he stood up walking to the stairs, you followed him. He led you down a hallway until you reached the last door on the left. He opened it to reveal a huge stunning bedroom with floor to ceiling windows looking out to the backyard and a crystal chandelier hanging from the high ceiling. There was a giant king size wooden canopy bed facing the window and a chair that could fit five people on the far side of the room. There was a door on your left that led into a large en-suite, you were floored. How had he done this for you? Why had he done this for you?
“This is your room.” He smiled at you, clearly proud of himself.
You just stood there with your mouth slightly agape. You walked through the room to the door on the other side, you pushed it open to reveal a walk in closet, there were clothes already in it. “Are, are those…” You trailed off. Bucky had followed you and his cheeks went red.
“They’re for you, I just figured you’d need clothes if you ever came here.”
You walked out of the closet and sat on the bed, you grabbed a pillow from behind you hugging it tightly to your chest and looking out the window. Bucky sat in your line of vision, he reached out to brush your hair out of your face but you pulled back before he made contact.
He dropped his hand into his lap. “I didn’t want to hurt you…”
“You left me to die, twice!” You cried out. “How could you do that, how could the same person that did this-” You motioned around the room. “-leave me to die?”
“I didn’t want to, when we were in that compound and you were downloading the information, remember how someone was in the hall?” You nodded. “Well he told me that Hydra was after you because they knew it would hurt me, I was so distracted thinking about how to keep you safe that I didn’t block the gun in time. Then you were shot and I was so sick to my stomach knowing that I was the reason you were laying there bleeding. When your eyes closed Steve was right there seconds later. I’ve never felt so guilty in my life, watching you dying in the quinjet.” He took a deep shaky breath. “I couldn’t be the reason you died (Y/n), I didn’t want to put you in danger again, so I left. To keep you safe. Then you came and found me and all I wanted was to be near you because I missed you so fucking much it killed me, then Hydra started following me and now you’re in just as much danger as before and it’s all my fault. I can’t keep you safe (Y/n), you’re not safe with me.” Tears rolled down his face and you swore you’d never seen such a haunting, broken look in his eyes.
You moved closer to him and grabbed his face in yours. “You don’t need to keep me safe Buck, I can take care of myself.” He looked down at your stomach and back into your eyes with an eyebrow raised. “Okay except when people unexpectedly shoot me.” He smirked.
“You’re my best friend and I will do anything you need to get these asshole to leave you alone.” You said with certainty.
“Best friend.” He repeated back to you still staring into your eyes.
You dropped your hands from his face and nodded. You wanted more, but like you had always said. Something is always better than nothing. "Of course, I know why you did what you did and I’m not going to hold it against you.“
He laid his hand on your cheek. "I’m never going to let them hurt you again.” He promised.
You put your hand on his. “And I’m never going to let them hurt you again.” You smiled at him.
He smiled at you and leaned in kissing the top of your head, he laid down across the end of your bed and yawned. “Do you mind if I sleep here tonight?”
You pulled back the blankets and tapped the spot beside you and he got under the blankets. You got up and walked into the closet choosing a silky nightgown that Bucky had clearly picked out. You walked back into the bedroom and Bucky’s eyes widened as he scanned your body thoroughly. You blushed lightly and sat back onto the bed beside him, he pointed behind you at the bedside table. “That’s for you, there’s more in the room down the hallway.”
You turned to look at what he was pointing at, a book. Your favourite book. You picked it up and sat back against your pillows beside Bucky, he knew you so well. When you were comfy he moved closer to you and wrapped his metal arm around your waist and nuzzled his head into your side. Within seconds he was snoring quietly and you smiled to yourself. Maybe complete isolation from the world wouldn’t be so bad.
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I really wanna watch Bonnie and Clyde now, but I want to contribute my two cents to the AU after reading the Bonnie and Clyde summary on Wiki.
“Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker meet when Clyde tries to steal Bonnie’s mother’s car.” Ursula wouldn’t be too happy about the car, so she probably hates Clyde!Harry. Also, their first introduction has to be Uma threatening him and Harry being a suave flirt to try and get out of trouble like c'mon.
“Bonnie, who is bored by her job as a waitress, is intrigued by Clyde, and decides to take up with him and become his partner in crime.” BORED BY HER JOB AS A WAITRESS?!! Ya’ll if that ain’t Uma, idk what is.“
"They hook up with a dim-witted gas station attendant, C.W. Moss.” Gil. Just Gil.
“There with Clyde’s older bother Buck and his Wife, Blanche.” This could either be Harry’s older sister Harriet and Anthony Tremaine bc Blanche has a very untrustworthy and flighty appearance (which could be Anthony). It could also be actual crew members like Jonas and Desiree. However, the tension between Bonnie and Blanche could make Blanche Mal, and Buck could be Ben but that wouldn’t really fit, so Jay might be Buck for all the JayxMal shippers out there.
“The gang is pursued by law enforcement, including Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, whom they capture and humiliate before setting him free.” @ Ben is that you?
“C.W.’s father, Ivan Moss, who thinks the couple–and an ornate tattoo–have corrupted his son…in exchange for leniency for the boy, he helps set a trap for the outlaws.” I can seriously imagine Gaston striking a deal with the police to catch Harry and Uma so his good name isn’t ruined by Gil’s association with them. Also, anchor tattoos anyone???
“When Clyde promises [Bonnie’s mother] to give up crime, marry Bonnie, and move back near her mother, Mrs. Parker rebuffs Clyde by saying, "You best keep runnin’ Clyde Barrow, and you know it.” Just food for thought. Ursula talking Harry about Uma.
And there is my contribution to this incredible AU.
Blanche Barrow, sister-in-law of Clyde Barrow, resists arrest as her badly wounded husband Buck sits on the ground near Dexter, Iowa, July 24, 1933. The rest of the gang escaped, including its infamous leaders, Bonnie and Clyde -