Pairing: Bucky x reader
Summary/Request: Can you write a Bucky x reader? During his morning jog he finds a little preschool age girl wandering around alone and she tells him her baby sitter was being mean and left her there? He brings her to the tower for something to eat and to track down the mom. When mom shows up worried sick she’s surprised to see her tiny daughter with some of the team, cartoons and the winter soldier himself giving her a piggy back ride all over the room.
A/N: This is beautiful thank you for your request! I hope you like it! - marvel-avengers-world
Every morning Sam, Steve, and Bucky wake up early to jog outside together.
But today, Bucky wanted to run alone. After waking up from a nightmare he just needed some space and time to clear his head.
He was so caught up in his thoughts, that he didn’t notice how far and fast he ran.
Finally coming to a stop, he looked around and noticed that he could no longer see Steve or Sam anywhere.
He also noticed that he unconsciously ran to his favorite park. He sighed, already hearing Steve’s lecture that was sure to come.
“Well..I guess I should get back…” He thought out loud. He heard quiet footsteps before something tugged on his workout shirt, making him tense.
He whirled around expecting some guy with a gun, but instead there was a little girl, smiling softly at him.
“Hi…” She waved shyly.
He lowered his hands and looked at her in confusion. Why was she talking to him?
He turned his head, there was no sign of her parents. “Um, hi?” She giggled at his response and touched his metal arm, which he instinctively jerked back.
Normally people stare at his arm with wide frightened eyes. But she was looking at it like it was a toy. Like she admired it.
He really thought this had to be a trick.
He thought maybe Hydra was using a little girl to lure him back to them. She could be a spy. Or have superpowers, he thought .
“What are you doing out here alone?” He asked suspiciously. She giggled again and gave him a heartwarming smile. “I ran away from my babysitter.”
He was even more confused now. “Why did you run away?” She sighed and her smile slipped, “Alexa was being mean.”
Bucky felt his heart tug at her cuteness.
But the suspicion of her working for Hydra was still in the back of his head. So he kept his guard up.
The little girl, who Bucky guessed could be no older than 6, scowled. “Alexa’s my babysitter. But she’s a meanie! She left me alone at the playground, she was talking to a boy.” Bucky squated down next to the girl. He could tell she wasn’t lying, years of training taught him to know when anyone was lying.
“Whats your name?” He was gradually warming up to her now that he didn’t think she worked for Hydra.
Bucky smiled at her, he looked around again for her parents. But no one seemed to notice the two.
“Have your parents ever told you about talking to strangers?” Sophie nodded enthusiastically, a smile still on her face.
“Yeah, momma told me never talk to strangers.”
Bucky shook his head and laughed. “Then why are you talking to me?”
Sophie looked up at him with a wide smile.
“Because,” She took two steps towards him and hugged him. “You’re not a stranger.” Her little arms didn’t go all the way around his torso, letting Bucky escape her grip easily.
He was completely shocked at what Sophie said. He wasn’t a stranger to her? He began to think maybe she knew him from his time as the Winter soldier. But then again, why wasn’t she scared of him if she did?
“You know, you’re my favorite avenger!” She laughed again and went to pick up a flower that was growing nearby. Not seeming phased that he didn’t hug her back.
Bucky was over the moon, an innocent child saw him as her hero. Him.
He continued to talk with Sophie. They talked about many things, and Sophie told him all about her lousy babysitter. She was explaining all about how she loved the Avengers, and how her mom loved the Avengers too, when Bucky remembered that Sophie was currently missing.
Only he knew where she was.
“Hey, Sophie, why don’t we go to the Avengers Tower so I can try to find your mom. She’s probably worried.”
Her eyes went wide, “I can meet the Avengers?” She asked in disbelief.
There was a loud rattle, causing Tony to look up from his new project. “Kid, put that down.” He said sternly.
Sophie stepped away sheepishly from one of the many Iron-man suits Tony designed. “Sorry, its just really cool!”
Tony smirk and smugly said “I know.” He looked back down at his new suit, fiddling with some of the wires before there was a loud crash that caused him to jump up.
“Sorry! Sorry, I’m so sorry!” On the floor was a dismantled suit, and a scared looking Sophie.
He shook his head and sighed, “F.R.I.D.A.Y. Tell Bucky to get his stray out of my lab would you?”
“Yes, Mr. Stark.” The woman’s monotone voice answered.
Sophie ducked underneath a lab table to hide. “Bucky won’t find me here!” She giggled causing Tony to smile.
“Nope. Barnes isn’t smart enough to find you there kid.”
Her giggle was cut short as the labs doors were opened.
“Alright Stark, where is she?”
Tony gave him a wicked grin, “Now that would ruin the game wouldn’t it Barnes?” With a wink he turned his attention back to his work.
“Fine.” Bucky huffed. He stilled his movements, using his advanced hearing to try and hear any noise. With a smug grin, he followed the sounds of Sophie’s breathing to her hiding place.
“Found you, sweetheart!” She squealed as Buck carried her out of the lab.
“Bye Iron man!”
She caught a glimpse of Tony giving her a two finger salute and a wink, before the doors slid shut. Bucky carried her all the way to the main kitchen, where Cap sat reading a book.
At the sight of the Captain, Sophie let out a huge squeal.
“Oh my gosh, its Steve!”
Steve calmly looked up with a grin, “Is this the Miss Sophie I’ve been hearing about?”
The girl scrambled out of Buckys arms and into Cap’s awaiting ones. “Woah! I feel so small!… So this I’d what happens when you eat your veggies…”
Steve chuckled at Sophies unfiltered mouth.
“You’re my third favorite superhero!”
Bucky beamed at Sophie and Steve teasingly asked her who her favorite is. Before she could answer, Buck cut in and smugly announced that it was him.
“So…who’s your second favorite if Buck is your first and I’m your third ?”
“Well…” She shyly stepped out of Steves embrace.
“Who is it sweetheart?” Bucky asked out of curiosity.
Just then Natasha entered the kitchen in her Black Widow suit.
“Hey James. Steve.”
“Hey Nat.” The boys nodded at her as she brushed past them to one of the cabinets.
Sophie squealed loudly causing all three adults to turn to her startled. “No way! Its Black Widow!!” Sophies eyes were as big as saucers, “All of my favorite heros are here!! Oh my gosh mommy is going to be so jealous!” Sophie bounced up and down looking between all of her heros.
Nat gave the boys a suspicious look.
“Did…Did Stark finally find his long lost kid?” Steve doubled over in laughter and Bucky clutched his stomach.
“No! Oh god, no!” Cap wiped tears of laughter from his eyes.
The boys filled in Natasha on who Sophie was, all the while the kid played with Bucky’s hair.
And Nat tried not to show it, but she was deeply touched that she was one of Sophies heros.
After barley three minutes, Natasha had all the information she could find on Sophie’s mom, Y/n.
Single mom of one child, steady job as an assistant for a famous actor, hired a babysitter for Sophie because Y/n would be at work during the day- Those were just a few things Natasha now knew.
“Okay Barnes, I’ve already contacted Sophie’s mom, Y/n, she should be here in 20 minutes or so.”
Bucky thanked the spy, and turned back to Sophie. “Hey, Sweetheart, your momma is gonna be here soon.” Sophie let out a little yay, before running over to Steve. “That means you’ll get to meet my mommy Stevie!!”
“I can’t wait!” Cap grinned enthusiastically.
Your daughter giggled, and climbed onto Bucky’s lap, continuing to braid his hair.
Natasha snickered quietly when she saw Bucky’s “new hairstyle”.
As soon as Y/n got out of her car, she practically ran towards the doors of the Avengers tower.
Angrily muttering to herself all the way.
“I knew something was wrong with Alexa. Glad I fired her, leaving my daughter by herself! All for a guy.”
Y/n brushed past secruity guards, who all looked at her questioningly. She ignore all stares sent her way, she was on a mission.
Getting her daughter back.
There was a receptionist desk infront of two doors that looked heavily locked.
Y/n went up to the woman behind the counter, skipping past the whole line that was waiting. “Excuse me ma'am, but I’m here to find my daughter. She-”
With a glare the receptionist shook her head “Miss, you must wait in line like everyone else.”
“I’m here to find my missing daughter! There is nothing more important!”
“Miss, if you don’t leave I’ll have to call secruity.”
Y/n was beyond angry. Her daughter was with people she didn’t know, and all that was standing in her way was a stubborn receptionist.
“Listen here lady,” Y/n leaned in close, her eyes in a deadly glare. “I was contacted by Natasha Romanoff, to pick up my daughter.” The receptionist looked at you in disbelief.
“Don’t believe me?” Y/n chuckled darkly, “Call Black widow, or Tony Stark. Any of the Avengers for all I care. But I want my daughter now.”
There was small murmurs thought the line, but Y/n’s eyes didn’t leave the lady behind the desk. Only when someone tapped on her shoulder did she turn.
“Hello Y/n, I’m Natahsa Romanoff. The one who contacted you on behalf of you’re daughter.” Nat looked at you with a blank stare. “If you would follow me, I can take you to Sophie.”
Y/n let her shoulders relax slightly, and nodded. Quickly following the famous Black Widow.
The two walked onto an elevator that automatically opened once Natasha said something about Friday opening the doors? Y/n couldn’t be too sure, she was to busy looking back at the receptionist with a smug smirk.
Once both of the ladies made it on the elevator, and the doors closed, Natasha dropped her hostile expression. “That was interesting to watch Y/n.”
Nat looked at you in amusement. “You staring down poor Claire. I thought she was going to have a heart attack.
Your mind was still set on finding your only child, so you didn’t feel any embarrassment at all. “Yeah well, no one’s going to keep my daughter from me.”
Nat nodded, a look of, sadness maybe? Crossed over her face.
Just then the doors opened, revealing a shocking sight.
There stood a smiling Steve Rogers, and a laughing Bucky Barnes. And on Bucky’s shoulders was your little girl, laughing.
The child looked up with a smile. “Mommy!” Bucky put down Sophie, and the two of you raced to one another. You engulfed her in a bonecrushing hug while the others smiled at the reunion.
“Oh sweetie I missed you. I was so worried.” You kissed the top of her head, and smiled widely when she giggled.
“You didn’t have to worry mommy! I was with Bucky, Nat, and Stevie! Even Tony!” Sophie was radiating joy, and you finally relaxed, your daughter was safely back in your arms.
“I didn’t know Alexa was so mean to you I’m sorry honey. I told her she can’t be your babysitter any more.” Sophie still smiled, “It’s okay mommy.”
Y/n picked up Sophie and held her on her hip. Steve held out a hand, giving her a blindingly white smile. “Hello Ma'am. I’m Steve Rogers, pleasure to meet the mom of Sophie.” Y/n sheepishly shook his hand.
She finally realized how she acted when she was looking for Sophie and who she was in the same room with.
“Hi, you can call me Y/n. And thank you for helping watch over her.” Steve nodded and stepped back while Bucky stepped forward.
“Glad to meet you doll. I’m James Barnes, but you can call me Bucky.” A blush dusted Y/n’s cheeks. Bucky was in front of her. And he knew her name.
“Um, hi. Thank you. For uh, thank you for keeping Sophie safe. Natasha told me everything and I really appreciate it.”
Bucky grinned “It was no problem at all. Sophie was an angel. I’m happy to have meet such a wonderful little girl.”
Sophie laughed and wiggle doubt of your arms. She went over to Nat and started braiding the spy’s hair. Nat at first seemed startled but she quickly relaxed into the kids touch.
You watched as Sophie talked with Steve and Nat, and you smiled widely. Of course you know how happy she must be to meet her heros.
You were the one to talk so highly about all of the Avengers. Especially about Bucky, Nat, and Steve.
Telling her how much of a good person Natasha is, and ignoring all of the negative comments from others about the ex-red room assassin.
You were also the one to tell her all about Steve’s accomplishments. Making sure she looked up to Steve Rogers and not just Captain America. You told her about James Buchanan Barnes, a brave young soldier who went through a lot. How he was controlled by Hydra to do things he didn’t want to do. And how is actually a good person.
“You did well with her.” Buckys deep low voice drew you’re attention from the cute scene in front of you, to him.
He was standing beside you, looking at you with a look you couldn’t quite place.
“I did?” Bucky smiled and nodded. “She’s an amazing little girl.”
Y/n laughed. “Yes she is.” Bucky then looked down scratching the back of his head.
“Uh, she told me about how much her mom loves the Avengers.” Your cheeks burned red, hoping Sophie didn’t reveal to much.
“Yeah, and I must say, I was surprised she wasn’t scared of me when she first meet me. But then, she told me all about how you taught her that I was a good person. That she shouldn’t listen to the news or gossip. And…its refreshing to know not everyone thinks I’m a monster.”
Your head quickly snapped towards Bucky, caught in the moment you lightly grabbed his hands.
“You are not a monster. People spread rumors all the time. And people are Adrian of what they cant control. But Bucky, never have you been a monster, you have always been a good person. And yeah, I made sure to let Sophie know the truth about all of the Avengers. I didn’t want my child to listen to lies the media drilled into peoples heads.” Bucky looked at you in awe.
He couldn’t understand how such a beautiful person inside and out could exist. He was speechless for a few seconds. Making you think maybe you stepped over a line.
You quickly released his hands and shifted from foot to foot. “Uh sorry, got a little carried away there.” You kept your gaze on Steve tickling Sophie while Nat checked her hair in a mirror.
You were about to get Sophie to leave and go home, but once you took one step Bucky stopped you.
“Theres nothing to be sorry about.” He held you in a hug, and looked down at you shyly.
“Would you? I mean, would you like to go on a date with me? Sometime? You don’t have to say yes if you don’t want to…” He looked like a schoolboy asking out his crush.
You were giddy, a wide smile swept over your face. “You know, I would love that.”
He grinned widely and held you tightly again. You both stood side by side, watching Sophie play tag with Steve, Buckys arm around your waist.
“How about tomorrow at 6? I think Steve will gladly watch over Sophie.” Bucky suggested, and you couldn’t stop smiling.
Nat then “accidentally” tripped Steve so Sophie could catch him. Their laughter ringing thought the living room.
“You got yourself a deal Mr. Barnes. I can’t wait.”