Summary: Bucky and the reader get handcuffed together to “work out their differences” according to Natasha and Clint.
Pairing: Bucky x Reader
A/N: Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I was super tired and I have an earache which sucks bc I have to leave for New Mexico tomorrow. Speaking of that, I may not be able to post tomorrow or Monday but I’ll try to make up for that on Tuesday :)
Unfortunately you didn’t get to talk to Ben for the rest of the night. Steve had kept him away from you, keeping his promise to Bucky to ‘make him go away’.
Bucky was happy. Genuinely happy. He was happy because you started talking to him again, to everyone. But he still felt bad about what he said to you only a week ago and would constantly tell you how sorry he was.
Today was just a regular day, minus Bucky continuously apologizing.
You roll your eyes yet again that day, entering the kitchen to grab some cookies to snack on.
“Hey guys.” you greet Natasha, Sam and Wanda who were sitting on the couch, watching some show. They all turn their heads as you duck down in the pantry, opening the carton of Oreo’s and grabbing five before standing up straight again.
“Hey there.” Wanda smiles. “What are you doing?”
“Getting cookies.” you respond, showing them your hand.
“You got anything planned today?” Sam questioned and before you could reply, Bucky answered him.
“Yes.” he spoke. “She’ll be with me the whole day.”
You scoff, a small smile playing at your lips and Sam smirks, shaking his head because he knows Bucky likes you, even if he won’t admit it.
“I’m sure she wouldn’t voluntarily spend the day with you if you two weren’t handcuffed together.” Natasha says and you chuckle.
“We’ll be in my room watching movies if any of you need us.” you say, tugging Bucky over to the elevator.
You pop an Oreo in your mouth and press your floor number before leaning against the elevator wall. Bucky looked over at you and smiled. Why did he hate you? He never had a solid reason as to why he hated you. While he was in deep thought, a voice interrupted the both of you.
“Y/N, Bucky, I need you guys to come to my lab.” Tony’s voice rings through the small space.
“Right now?” you groan.
“Yup. Hurry up.” he responds. You groan louder, causing Bucky to laugh. “Groaning will get you no where, lazy ass.”
“Alright old man, we’ll be there in a bit.” you say.
“Um, I’m not old, Bucky is.” Tony stated and Bucky frowned. You lean forward, pressing the floor in which Tony’s lab was before putting another Oreo in your mouth.
“We’re on our way, now leave us alone. You ruined the peacefulness of the elevator ride.” you say with a mouthful of cookies.
“You’re welcome.” Tony replied and you could practically see the smile on his face.
You and Bucky make your way Tony’s lab, Bucky standing abnormally close to you. He’s been doing that quite frequently but you usually brush it aside. When you enter the lab you walk over to Tony who was sitting at a table.
“What do you want?” you question, walking up to him. He turns around in his chair and sticks a key in the keyhole of the cuffs. Tony tries twisting it but it doesn’t move.
“Great.” he huffs. “I made it wrong.”
While he examines the keyhole to the cuffs, you take an Oreo and hold it up to Bucky. “Cookie?”
Bucky smiles at your gesture and takes the cookie from your hand.
“Okay,” Tony mutters. “Okay I think I got it. I think I know what I did wrong.”
“You always do something wrong.” Bucky scoffed and you chuckle when Tony gives him a death glare.
“I’m just going to pretend you didn’t say that and give you guys good news.” he says, looking through somethings before turning back to you. “I know what I did wrong so I’m going to fix it and the right key should be done within a couple of days.”
“Took you long enough.” you say and this time he glares at you.
“You two would make a perfect couple because both of you love to attack me.” Tony spoke, rolling his eyes and you go silent, feeling yourself blush slightly.
“We’re gonna leave now.” you say as you regain your composure.
“Don’t do something I wouldn’t do!” he shouts as you near the door.
“Shut up!” you respond and Bucky smiles, snatching another Oreo from your hand
You don’t know how but Bucky somehow persuaded you to go to the small cafe down the street with him. You ordered lemonade and Bucky ordered tea. He just wanted to get out of the tower for a bit.
The waitress came back with your drinks and you thanked her as she set them on the table. She also decided to slip Bucky her number on a piece of her little notepad paper which you took from his fingers and ripped up in front of her.
“He’s not interested.” you smile. “He’s with me.”
Bucky held back a laugh as the waitress walked away before looking over at you. “What? If I can’t get with anyone, neither can you.” you shrug, taking a sip of your lemonade.
“You’re unbelievable.” he chuckled, twirling his straw around in his cup.
As you two continued to talk and drink, you noticed a familiar face sitting a couple of booths away from you. “Ben?”
He lifts his head and smiles when he spots you. “Y/N hey.” he greets, walking over to you.
“I would get up and give you a hug but Bucky won’t budge.” you smile up at Ben who now stood at your table.
“No worries.” he chuckled. “I wanted to talk to you the night of the party but I got stuck in a conversation with Steve and a very drunk Tony.”
“You poor thing.” you giggle.
Ben laughed softly before speaking again. “I’ve been meaning to ask you, well, I wanted to ask you if you’d like to go out sometime. When you’re not handcuffed to James of course.” he smiled over at Bucky who’s jaw was tense.
Don’t punch him, Bucky, don’t punch him.
“She’s not interested.” Bucky gives him a tight grin. “I don’t know if you caught on yet but I’m her boyfriend and I’d appreciate it if you’d stop flirting with my girl. Thanks, you can leave now.” he waves Ben away.
Benjamin chuckled and waves to you. “I’ll see you around Y/N.”
He walks back to his table and you glare at Bucky. “What? If I can’t get with anyone, neither can you.” he repeats your words from only moments ago.
You groan and sip on your lemonade while Bucky laughs at you. “You’re cute when you’re mad.”
His eyes grow wide as his own words and your eyes do the same. “What did you just say?”
“Uh nothing, nothing it was nothing.” he rushed out.
“You think I’m cute?” you repeat with a smile and Bucky looks at his drink.
“Wow this tea is amazing, you should try it.” he tries to shift the topic as he brought his drink over to you.
“James.” you say, placing his cup on the table.
“You said I’m cute.” you grin and Bucky shakes his head.
“I have no idea what you’re talking about Y/N.” he says before looking at his wrist which had no watch on it. “Wow look at the time, we should really get back to the tower, c’mon.”
He pulls you out of the cafe, drinks in hand. The whole way home you teased Bucky for calling you cute to which he kept denying.
A/N: sorry it was shit, just a little filler again.