23 and 44 with Bucky!
A/N: Hey love!!! Thanks so much, I got a little carried away, I hope you like it! xo
Prompt: Just a day out on the field with your group of troops and your best friend Bucky with emotions running high..
23. “Sorry, I got distracted, come again?”
44. “What? You have a nice ass”
Warning: A little angst but all good and a hint of smut mention
You trekked through the field, mud kicking back and staining the back of your calves. A small smile tucked at your lips, feeling secure in the moment as you and the group of men around you had successfully carried on your mission. With only a few days of walking back, you felt excitement brew in your stomach from thinking about your warm bed and reading under the dim candle light. The group was approaching a set of ruins, marking the end of this day walk and you sighed in relief.
‘’Sergeant James Barnes and Stephen Bartee, scout ahead.’’ You commanded, slowing down your pace as you let the group of men in front of you to have a good overlook of everyone. You watched Stephen pick up the speed immediately, venturing on his own towards the ruins. Turning your head, you found Bucky trailing behind you, a blank expression on his face and his eyes- well his yes glued to your behind. ‘’Sergeant James.’’ There was a warning tone to your voice as you turned and came to a halt in front of him.
He hummed in response, his eyes dragging over your body before he met your eyes, his turning wide as he realised his absentminded actions had been caught. ‘’Sorry, I got distracted, come again?’’
He got no verbal response from your, only a roll of your eyes before they landed back on him, your stare so strong that you could have burned a whole right through him. Watching you get so frustrated brought a chuckle out of him, ‘’What? You have a nice ass.’’ He winked, that sly little fucker just winked.
‘’Listen here, Buck.’’ You emphasised on his little nickname. ‘’I am your commander and I have just instructed you to scout ahead but you were too distracted looking at my behind to hear. Now, if you can’t take care of your little friend over there-‘’ Your eyes darted to his bulge before locking with his wide eyes again ‘’-and at least try thinking with your brain, then I suggest you stay behind for our next mission.’’ Your voice was stern, but you couldn’t hold back the small smirk that fought it’s way to your lips as you spoke to your best friend, ‘’Copy that?’’
Your eyes darted between his, waiting for him to show that he understood before he gave you a single nod with his lips drawn to a thin line. Your little stare of was interrupted by a few chuckles from the surrounding troopers, causing you to break it off and continue making your way to the ruins, heat rising from your neck to pool in your cheeks before trailing right to your chore as you thought back to his little friend. You mentally cursed yourself for your little outburst, but that boy had it coming, he was your best friend and he had practically been eye-fucking you this whole mission and it had been fuelling your nerves. Especially given the fact you couldn’t deny your own desires.
Silence was settling over the house you stood in as the men settled into sleep, leaving you wandering alone with your mind running high. You hadn’t been sleeping for the last few nights after the recurring nightmares, leaving you with a sleep deprived body and a haunted mind but you didn’t trust yourself to close your eyes and relive the images of your fallen friends. You came to a halt by the window, letting your eyes cast out to the horizon as the last rays of sunlight retreated from the ground and left you with the moonlight alone.
A creaking sound coming from the floorboards brought your attention back inside the house, looking up you noticed his reflection in the window as he leaned against the doorframe behind you. You tilted your head back and gave him a faint smile, ‘’Can’t get enough of that view?’’ You teased him, but your voice was low and you mind wasn’t really with it.
He bowed his head, the sweet sound of his soft laugh filling your ears before he pushed of the wood he was leaning on and slowly made his way over to you. You turned around, to meet his gaze as you leaned against the window with your hands on the window sill for support. He was dangerously close, his legs ever so slightly brushing against yours as he hovered over you but there was something different about him now. He was back to your best friend, not the one eye fucking you, but the one you recognised from back home with the warm smiles and affection in his eyes. His hand reached up to tuck a strand of hair behind your ear before tilting his pointer finger under your chin to motion you to look at him, ‘’What’s troubling your mind, Y/N?’’ his voice was merely a whisper, his breath fanning across your face as he spoke.
You closed your eyes to hold back the tears that were now brimming in them, you leaned into his palm that held your jaw, seeking comfort in his touch. Your body was drained of all energy, your mind giving into the thoughts that you had been pushing back and a single tear rolled down your cheek before breaking on his hand. Bucky responded by pulling you firmly into his embrace and placed his head on top of yours, his hand brushing though your hair to soothe you as you let your emotions run free in the arms of your best friend.
‘’I’ve noticed you haven’t been sleeping.’’ Bucky murmured into your ear, sending shivers down your spine. ‘’You need to get some rest Y/N. Come on.’’ He pulled away when he felt you relax in his arms, taking your hand in his and led you into the living room.
‘’I can’t,’’ Your voice was weak, and you used your free hand to wipe away the tears that stained your cheeks.
Bucky sat down on the sofa before pulling you down with him and you were too weak to protest as you fell into his arms. He shifted, laying down as he held you in his arms. Your cheeks tinted with a delicate shade of pink, you tilted your head back to catch his admiring stare. You gently pecked his lips before letting your head fall back on his chest, ‘’You know they’ll tease us relentlessly if they find us like this.’’ You felt his chest vibrate against your cheek from his chuckle.
‘’If it means you’ll get a night of sleep, then I can handle it.’’ You felt him place a kiss on the top of your head, fuelling the fluttery feeling in your stomach before he relaxed against your body and soon you were drifting to sleep.