I Do, I Don't, I Die by prisma134
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers
Characters: Natasha Romanova, Bruce Banner, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Clint Barton, Tony Stark, Wanda Maximoff
Additional Tags: Angst, Angst with a Happy Ending, Engaged, Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, natasha and Bucky are bffs, Love, Romance, Steve Rogers Feels, Hurt Steve Rogers, Recovery, supportive friends, First Kiss, First Time, Mating Cycles/In Heat, Steve Rogers Has Issues, Broken Heart, Broken vow, Past Relationship(s), Alpha!Bucky, Omega!Steve, proposal, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, Top!Bucky, bottom!Steve, Misunderstandings, Depressed Steve, Medicated Steve, Hurt, True Love, Name Calling, Barren Steve
Steve Rogers was not bonded to Bucky Barnes. He was not in a relationship with Bucky Barnes anymore. Bucky had no obligations towards him except a pewter ring that was so faded and rusted that hung on his dog tags. Bucky had no promises to break, because he didn’t remember them. Steve was okay with that, he really was. He would have to be, because Bucky wasn’t his anymore to have. Instead, Bucky was Natasha’s to cherish and Steve was not going to stand in his way.
Steve was going to let Bucky go, even if it killed him and even if his heart was shattering into a million pieces to see his best friend–his soul mate–be in a relationship with someone else.
You guys have got to read this! It’s wonderful and sweet and sad and so lovely ❤️❤️