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imagine bucky taking care of himself for the first time since he was taken by hydra, just little things that make him happy like buying shampoo that smells like citrus and picking out toothpaste that isn’t artificially flavored with gross tasting stuff and watching an old movie that always made him smile. imagine him relearning how to be more than just a weapon. imagine him figuring out how to be bucky barnes again

I was supposed to post this last night, while bemoaning that it had been four entire days since I’d posted CAPTAIN AMERICA fic recs, but now it’s been five days. And that’s terrible.

I’m trying to be a little more varied in the projects I’m doing, but really. My heart just wants to read ALL THE STEVE/BUCKY FIC (well, and all the Sam fic and all the Natasha fic) and there is just NOT ENOUGH TIME FOR IT ALL, like, I need a week off from tumblr to catch up on reading. And also more people writing fic, because, like, I think I’m only taking in about 30 to 40k new words a day and it doesn’t matter that I’m falling behind already, I STILL NEED MORE. GIVE ME MORE OF STEVE CHASING AFTER BUCKY UNTIL HE FINALLY FINDS HIM, GIVE ME MORE OF SAM HELPING THEM FIGURE THEIR SHIT OUT, GIVE ME MORE OF NATASHA FINDING HERSELF, GIVE ME MORE OF BUCKY WITH THE REST OF THE AVENGERS, GIVE ME MORE PLOT FIC, I NEED ALL OF IT or I will cry on you, okay.

Castor and Pollux by StringTheori, howard stark & steve + steve/bucky, mild the winter soldier spoilers, 2.9k

A fic where Howard is emotionally constipated, a terrible human being, catches someone doing something, and brushes off friendships because he can.

Find My Way by Brenda, steve/bucky + oc pov, the winter soldier spoilers, 4.6k

Well, someone had to write the post-Winter Soldier fic where Bucky gets a decent meal and some homemade apple pie, right?

Parallel Constructions by freshbakedlady, steve/bucky + sam + natasha, the winter soldier spoilers, 13.6k

In the absence of orders, the man wearing the face of Bucky Barnes must figure out who he will be. The answer, mostly, is “somebody Steve Rogers can love.” Nothing so easy should ever take this much work.

five people bucky barnes never was. by rhllors, steve/bucky + bucky/natasha, the winter soldier spoilers, 1.9k

Five lives that never came to pass.

no heart to recall by KiaraSayre, steve/bucky + sam + natasha + tony, the winter soldier spoilers, 15.3k

He’s been in Steve Rogers’s company for less than twenty-four hours and he’s already losing sight of his mission.

Bring Us Back a Souvenir by newredshoes, steve/bucky + sam & bucky, the winter soldier spoilers, 1.5k

Even with all his hair hacked off, he doesn’t look like a Bucky, Sam thinks. Maybe as some sort of stupid joke, like naming your most vicious dog Sweetpea. Steve’s told him the stories, and he’s seen the old newsreels; he knows what this Barnes guy used to be like. But it’s not like knowing what to look for is going to magically make some spark rise to the top. This isn’t an excavation.

i will be your ground by Misprinting (misprinting), steve/bucky, the winter soldier spoilers, 4.7k

A character study. The subject: Bucky’s hair. (Also, a Bucky comes in from the cold fic.)

Debts by vestigialwords, steve/bucky, the winter soldier spoilers, ~1k

Steve’s life is a collection of debts, and the balance does not work out in his favor.

Five times Steve kissed Bucky by paragon, steve/bucky, the winter soldier spoilers, 16.5k

(+ once, finally, it was the other way around)

Run Until the Road Runs Out by ignipes, steve/bucky + sam & bucky + natasha, the winter soldier spoilers, 5.2k

Sam’s along for this ride because he’s not about to let Steve Rogers go it alone, but Steve’s not the only one who needs a friend.

The man on the bridge by boopboop, steve/bucky + tony + background pairings + avengers + other marvel characters, the winter soldier spoilers, 39.5k wip

Steve Rogers turning up at Tony’s door in the middle of the night might be a bit out of character, but it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility. Stranger things have happened. Steve Rogers turning up at Tony’s door with an amnesiac assassin - who may or may not have some of Tony’s personally designed hardware attached where his arm should be - well that’s just far too interesting to turn away, even if Tony is trying to avoid all things S.H.I.E.L.D these days.

And you that shall cross from shore to shore years hence, are more to me by ifeelbetter, steve/bucky, the winter soldier spoilers, 4.4k

The Captain woke quickly and tested the chain before he saw the Soldier. All the tension in his body evaporated once he met the Soldier’s eyes and he slumped downward, back up against the wall. “Oh, thank god,” he said. He repeated it twice, quiet. Like a secret.

Your Mind Rings by Amberly, steve/bucky, the winter soldier spoilers, 1.2k

You aren’t Bucky. You’re not the Winter Soldier anymore, either, but you’re not Bucky

all things to all people all of the time by dirgewithoutmusic, natasha + natasha & steve + natasha & bucky + natasha & clint + natasha & others, the winter soldier spoilers, 6.1k

On cold nights, Natasha dreamed of ballerinas: porcelain, exquisite, their ribs jutting out stark under their skin.

and it starts just where the light exists by caughtinanocean, steve/bucky, mildly nsfw, 3.4k

In which Bucky can’t admit the things he needs, but Steve knows them anyway, and Steve and Bucky are definitely a couple, even if they don’t know it.

tango till they’re sore by dev_chieftain, steve/bucky, nsfw, 4k

Four shorts about Steve and Bucky, and romance, and sex, and dominance, and grief, and forgiveness.

I Say What I Mean To Say by maeglinhiei, steve/bucky + avengers, fluff, 1.3k

[Tony] only raised his hands in surrender, managing to look both annoyed and confused. “You’re a piece of work Barnes. God.” He turned his head to look at Natasha who interrupted with a sharp word or two, only to have Bucky turn on her with an equally cutting sounding phrase. “Translate, translate, quick. Is he threatening me?”

Permission by derekstilinski, steve/bucky + other marvel characters, 2.5k

After Bucky’s captured by SHIELD, they put him in a holding cell, and strip him of everything but his clothes. He’s dirty, damaged, and Steve can’t just watch him like that, protocol or not.

Milkshakes & Penguin Suits by TheLocket, steve/bucky, fluff, 2.9k

At the latest Stark party, Steve and Bucky share a milkshake — and spend the evening together.

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Your name is James Buchanan Barnes, and your friends call you Bucky, and you love your friends. You know this because they came back for you, of course they did, who else but your friends would hold you like this, firmly by your shoulder?

But it hurts, and you don’t know why it hurts, but it hurts but you love your friends, and they wouldn’t—he wouldn’t hurt you.

So someone tells you to open your mouth, and you open your mouth and—


Your name is James Buchanan Barnes, and your friends call you…a lot of things, they’re idiots, really, your friends are idiots, probably they took you out to drink to your not-dying, and once the fog clears from the pounding hollows of your skull, this is will all resolve into some gin joint with pretty waitresses and only a few bullet holes in the windows.

You’re with your friends, of course you are, held fast by your forearm which is something only friends do, and it—

But it hurts, and you need to tell Steve, once you work up the will to move your lips, once your mouth is not so terribly terribly dry, that just because he’s the Captain now, and just because you’re drunk still doesn’t mean he can beat you at arm-wrestling, he’ll see, Serum is cheating and cheating isn’t winning and if he would just let go of your arm, it hurts.

But you and Steve, you look out for each other, so someone tells you to open your mouth, and you open your mouth and—


Your name is James.

You know it’s James.

Your name is James, and his is Steve, your friend, and you love your friends, and you don’t know why it hurts so much, something…happened, something must have happened.

But you’ll pull through, and if you can’t, Steve will pull for you, and someone takes your hand, someone tells you to open your mouth, and you open your mouth and—


Your name is unimportant.

So is his.

The important things, the things you know are cold, burning blue cold and a bright, silvery-red pain that snakes from fingertips to chest.

There is cotton in your eyes and on your shoulder and these hurt only marginally less, and there is a voice telling you to open your mouth, so you know this.

You know this.

So someone tells you to open your mouth, and you open your mouth and—


The man on the bridge.

You know him.

You knew him.

So someone tells you to open your mouth, and you open your mouth and—