“We always wanted to approach Sam through the prism of being a fellow veteran, someone who could speak to Steve on that level as opposed to in awe of him because he’s Captain America. Also it brought the idea that Steve, in addition to everything else he’s gone through, spent 4 years in WWII. That’s very traumatic stuff. And he has never had a chance to decompress about any of it.
This is probably the hardest scene in the movie because it leads to one of the the biggest buys in the film: that Cap is gonna go back to the guy he met jogging on the Mall when his life is in danger because he’s the only guy he can trust. So it’s important that these two connect on a very deep and emotional level in this scene.”
If you’re new to the Captain America fandom and don’t know where to start, I’m hoping this will help! When I joined the Stucky fandom (I saw the picture above and fell down the rabbit hole), these were all the fics I craved.
The fics I consider essential are marked **, but I love all the fic listed here! Anything in brackets is my own tag/opinion, so I can remember what’s what.
New to Stucky? I recommend starting at the top – the time lapse fics are slow building, canon compliant, and all-around amazing – and then working down the ** ones, since most of my favourites are also extremely popular in the fandom.
I’ve organized this list by time period, but I’ve included consistent keywords, so you can Control+F to search for what you want. Example: [NC17, oneshot, angst, pining, slow build, bottom bucky].