Even though it’s an accurate portrayal of siblings, I felt so bad for Ikki. She’s always pushed aside. Jinora has magical spirity powers and Meelo is the “commander” that everyone finds goofy. But what about Ikki? She’s such a sweet young girl and she’s calmed down a lot in the last 3 years. I hope they give her a bigger role this season and not concentrate so much on what Jinora can do (but I’d still love to see that).
I’m just glad she was a big part of finding Korra after Meelo and Jinora doubted her.
Your fingers trailed over the pink scars on your chest, each one still tingling to the touch. T'challa had cut deep and the surgery hadn’t been easy, it was only understandable that 6 months later your chest would still hurt.
“Doll, stop touchin’ it, it’s gonna get infected,” Bucky calls from your bedroom, no doubt that sly little smirk upon his face.
“The wounds healed up 5 months ago you nerd,” You laugh as you meander out of your bathroom, instead crossing into the adjoining room; the room you and Bucky had been staying in since your arrival at Wakanda.
“I’m sure you could still get an infection,” Bucky mumbles into the pillow, smirking just a bit in the early sunlight seeping through the windows.
You smiles as you sit down beside him, resting a hand on his cheek as you do. You run your thumb along his cheek, smiling when Bucky merely purred at the attention. God- you had missed days like this, back when you and Bucky were alone in that apartment on that small, sad mattress. Your lives hadn’t been good- you were constantly on the run for fuck’s sake but being able to wake up every morning and see Bucky’s sleeping face made it all worth It. You didn’t want a single day to go by when you didn’t wake up beside Bucky, which is why your recovery was such a bitch.
You hadn’t seen Bucky for months after the airport battle, you had to go nearly 3 months without seeing his face or hearing his laughter or having his arms wrapped around your gently. You had been hospitalized at some Stark facility for months while Bucky was safely tucked away in Wakanda. Then on the third month, weeks after you finally felt better T'challa came for you and took you to his homeland to finally be reunited with your love.
"Sorry, they’re just so hard not to look at,“ Bucky’s eyes open softly as he looks at you, his eyes glazed over with exhaustion.
"I’m sorry I dragged you into all of this,” Bucky whispers as he rubs his cheek against your hand, turning his head just enough to press a kiss to your wrist.
"Bucky, it’s not your fault, I knew what I was getting into the minute I met you-“
”(Y/N), you had a life before me, you had friends and family, you had a good job and then suddenly I walk into the picture and-“
"and the picture became so much prettier,” You smile at Bucky as you lean forward to press a kiss to his lips. “I love you Bucky, more than I could ever try to explain and I don’t care if you think you’ve fucked my life up because you haven’t, if anything you’ve made it infinitely better,” Bucky smiles softly, one that didn’t quiet reach his eyes but it was getting there.
"I love you (Y/N),“ You smile as you kiss Bucky’s lips again, attempting to be as soft and gentle as possible but apparently the soldier had other ideas. With his one good arm (Tony had blasted the other one to pieces) he wrapped it around your waist and spun you around so you were now below him as he hovered above you You laugh loudly as Bucky ducks his head down, pressing a series of tickling kisses along your neck and collarbone.
"Bucky!” You yell as you attempt to push his head away. “Stop that tickles!"
"Oh does it now?” Bucky smirks as he kisses your neck some more, his short whiskers rubbing against your skin and making you laugh. You laugh and squeal, trying to shove Bucky’s head away but it was futile, the man was stronger you and there was no way you were going to over power him. But suddenly the tickling stops as Bucky’s eyes land upon your chest, upon the 5 perfect claws on your body. You could feel the remorse bubbling off Bucky as he stared at your chest, his eyes slowly raking over each scar meticulously.
"Buck-“ You begin but you stop when Bucky presses his lips to your chest, right to one of the long, jagged scars. His lips move along the pink flesh slowly, his lips grazing each scar tenderly.
"I’m sorry I didn’t help,” Bucky murmurs softly, not even stopping to remove his lips from your chest. “I should have stayed behind, I should have been there in the hospital with you, I should have-” You cup Bucky’s cheeks as you force his head up, making his gaze lock on yours.
“You’re here now, that’s all that matters,” You run your thumbs along Bucky’s cheeks, smiling at him gently.
“I bet this wasn’t exactly what you had in mind when you agreed to come along with me,” You laugh softly as you rub your nose against Bucky’s causing him to smile widely.
"No it wasn’t, but I wouldn’t want it any other way,“ Bucky smiles as he tucks himself under your chin, his one arm wrapping around you in the process. And as the two of you lay there, holding each other, for once without a single worry in the world you realize your words were true; you wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
In honor of next week’s release date (!!!), we will be hosting a nightly livestream of books 1 and 2 for the next week! Livestreams will start at 8pm Eastern/7pm Central. Check back later tonight for a link!
Schedule will be as follows:
Tonight, 6/20 - Welcome to Republic City (1x01) through The Voice in the Night (1x04)
Tomorrow, 6/21 - The Spirit of Competition (1x05) through When Extremes Meet (1x08)
Sunday, 6/22 - Out of the Past (1x09) through Endgame (1x12)