Summary: reader is finishing school while trainer with The Avengers. She and Bucky are close friends and both have feelings for each other but are too afraid to say anything. When reader is injured during a mission drill, Bucky insists on taking care of her. Feelings surface more and they are forced to discuss the situation.
Warnings: injuries, blood (i think), mentions of self doubt, LOTS of FLUFF also, I didn’t edit this so I apologize if there are any mistakes.
“Can you not, Stark?” I said as Tony continued to probe me with his new invention.
“I need to test it on someone,” he replied.
“Well, I’m not in the mood to be poked and shocked.”
“It;s not shocking you. It’s sending waves through your body to see how it effects the neural system. And it looks like it’s giving negative feedback.”
“Why don’t you do this to Steve or Bucky. Someone who won’t be brain damaged if it doesn’t work.”
Just as I said that, Bucky walked into the room and said, “my brain has been tampered with enough already so I think I’ll pass.”
I felt like an idiot for saying what I said. But how could I have known Bucky was going to walk into the room?
I felt my heart stop, and skip a beat. I’ve liked Bucky for longer than I can remember. He was my best friend, which made it harder to hold those feelings back. Other than Steve, I am the only one who has seen Bucky as himself. The nightmares, the good days, the bad days. That goofy he smile he gets when we joke around. And all the intimate moments we’ve had.
Not intimate like sex, even though I dream about more often than I care to admit. But intimate like telling our dreams and fears. When I fall sleep next to him, or when he comforts me, or vice versa. Those to me are way more intimate than having sex because you have to be able to trust the person to not betray you when you let your guard down.
Bucky and I are close. We do things like a couple. He cares for me and is over protective, and so am I. But neither one of us has mentioned feelings. Despite what Steve says, I am afraid to lose what I already have with Bucky. So I keep my mouth shut.
Tony hit another button on his toy and it sent another shock through my body. “Dammit, Tony. Get these things off my face,” I said. “I’ve had a really bad day and I just want to relax.”
“Tony, take it off. She’s looking pale and like she’s ready to pass out,” Bucky said. He had that look in his eyes. The one he has when he’s on the verge of getting angry. None of us dare to mess with him when he has that look.
“Fine,” Tony said and detached me from his device and left the common room.
I sighed and stood up, walking past Bucky and to my room. I shut the door, not realizing that Bucky may have wanted to talk. But the day I had was shit and I just needed to be alone for a few minutes since Tony took up most of my time I was supposed to have for myself.
I laid down on my bed and drifted off to sleep.
About an hour later, I heard a light knock on my door. It woke me from my slumber, but I was too groggy to move. I knew it was Bucky. It was never anyone else.
The door opened and shut. I felt the bed dip, and the cool touch of Bucky’s metal hand. He took the spot next to me, then pulled me onto him so my head was resting on his chest. I took in his familiar scent and immediately felt comforted.
“How are you feeling,” he asked. “Did the nap help?”
“Well, it wasn’t finished so I wouldn’t know.” I meant it as a joke, but I was still tired and mumbled the words and it didn’t have the effect I wanted it to.
“Awe, I’m sorry,” he cooed. He brushed his lips over the top of my head. But that’s all it was. A brush. Never quite a kiss.
“It’s okay. I just had a long day and coming home to Tony’s bullshit didn’t help at all.
“What happened at school today?”
I yawned and said, “I have a history final coming up in a week and my professor gave us a mock exam today for practice and I completely blew it. I got like maybe a quarter of the answers correct and this shit is worth fifty percent of my grade. I’m screwed, Buck.”
“No, you’re not,” he said, his flesh hand massaging my back. “I’ll help you study. Did you forget that I’m a century old? I lived through half the stuff your learning. I even caused some of it…” he said the last sentence kind of hushed.
“Oh yeah. You don’t look a day over ninety-nine,” I joked.
“You’re welcome,” I said and looked up at his face. His icy blue eyes stared down at me and I watched as a smile crept onto his face. “What?” I asked.
“Nothing. There’s just a certain glow about you tonight.”
I looked away, embarrassed and my cheeks turning hot. I love it when he compliments me like that. I sat up and stared forward. I tried to supress the ecstatic smile with a small one.
“Was it something I said?”
“What? Oh, no. Not at all, Buck. You’re just one of the very few people that actually treat me like a person.”
“You are a person, (y/n). You’re my person. I don’t know what I’d do without you.”
I smiled again. We stared at each other for a couple of seconds. We leaned into each other, but stopped a few inches short. “I… uhh… I’m gonna get something to eat. Do you want anything?”
“No,” I said. “I’m not hungry. I think I’ll just get ready for bed.” I was slightly disappointed that what I wanted ti happen, didn’t.
“Alright. Get some rest. Don’t forget we have that mission drill in the morning.” I nodded. Bucky got up and started making his way to the door. “Come get me if you need anything.” I nodded again and Bucky. I fell back on my bed and groaned.
“Just tell him,” I heard Steve shout from his bedroom which was next to mine. I rolled my eyes and groaned again.
I groaned and stood up. Tony just blasted me with one of the new cannons on his suit. “I’m on your team, you idiot!” I shouted.
“I’m sorry. I guess I like using you as a test dummy,” he shouted back.
“Fuck off, Stark!”
“(y/n), watch your language,” Steve said as he walked up behind me. “We need to get the flag.”
“So this is a game of capture the flag. How mature.”
“Essentially, yes. But in this case the flag is supposed to represent a new, highly dangerous weapon.”
“And we want it why?”
“So the bad guys don’t get it and take over the world,” he said and gave me a small smile.
“Got it,” I nodded. I watched as Tony blasted the Hulk into the air.
“I’ll take the left and create a diversion. You’ll take the right. You’ll need to keep an eye out for Nat, but Vision with have you covered for the most part. Bucky will be waiting for you on the other side. Then you two need to get passed Hawkeye and take the weapon. Got it?”
“Yeah. Let’s go.” I ran out. I took my gun and shot a water tank sitting near by. The thing exploded and water pooled onto the street, soaking Thor completely.
I saw Bucky, and I thought I was in the clear when Nat roundhouse kicked me to the ground.
“You need to have eyes everywhere,” she advised. “But good call on the water tank.”
It took me a few minutes, but eventually I got her tired enough. One good blow to her face sent her to the ground long enough for me to reach Bucky. I took off after that. But the Hulk picked me up and through me fifty feet to where Bucky was. I hit hard. I couldn’t move at first, then I felt a cool metal hand on my skin.
“(y/n), are you okay?”
“I can’t move, Bucky. My… my chest. And my head.”
Bucky touched my right side and I screamed. “You might have broken a couple of ribs.”
“Forget the flag. You need medical attention.”
“What’s going on,” Steve asked.
“(y/n)’s down,” Bucky responded. She can’t move.”
“Alright. She’s done. Take her to the med bay and I’ll take over from here.”
Bucky picked me up gently and carried me back.
I laid in my bed in pain. I had a concussion and three cracked ribs. I was beyond irritated. I was doing so well and for me to blow a fake mission… Maybe I wasn’t cut out to be a part of the Avengers.
I stood up, wincing as I moved. My ribs didn’t hurt as much as they did when it first happened. I was trying to find my history notebook and textbook. I figured I should study if I was going to be stuck in bed for the next couple of days. I remembered I had left them in my backpack. It was hard to bend over, so I squatted down. But before I could reach my bag, someone took hold of my arm and pulled me up. I turned to find Bucky. He had insisted on taking care of me.
“What are you doing out of bed?”
“Getting my notebook.”
“You need to get back in bed,” he said sternly.
“I need to study,” I said back.
“(y/n), don’t argue with me. Get back in bed.”
“No,” I deadpanned and turned back towards my bag. I winced as I tried to bend down again.
“Why are you always so stubborn?”
“Why can’t you just leave me alone? You’re not my boss, you’re not my boyfriend. You can’t tell me what to do!” I stared at Bucky’s face. I don’t yell at him often. Especially not like that. But these injuries have made me very irritable and the fact that I’ve been around Bucky for most of the day didn’t help either.
“Guess I’ll have to change that then,” he growled. His hands came up to my face and he crashed his lips against mine. His lips were softer than I imagined. He kissed me slowly, passionately. I would have wrapped my arms around his neck, but lifting them would hurt too much. So I just clutched his shirt in my fists. He tasted so good. Sweet and warm. Like freshly made cotton candy. He pulled away and rested his forehead on mine. “Please, get back in bed,” he asked gently.
“Okay,” was all I said. He helped me back into bed. He sat next to me, sitting so that I could rest on his chest comfortably.
“I’m sorry, Bucky.” I said. “I’m just… I’m mad at myself. I’ve been doing so well in training and then I blow a fake mission. It makes me think that I’m not meant for this. And I’m a coward because I was never able to admit my feelings for you, and then they just kept piling up. And school… I know I’m doing good, but I can feel myself slipping and I don’t know what to do.”
Bucky kissed the top of my head. Finally. “You were picked for this team for a reason. It was just a fluke. Banner should have never tossed you like that. It wasn’t your fault. And school, I’ll help you with that. I already told you I would.” He paused. “And I was no better with confessing my feelings. I’ve loved you longer than I can remember. I was scared of losing you by saying anything, so I just didn’t.”
“I love you too, Bucky.”
“Good,” he said and kissed my head again. “Whatever it is, we can get through it together. As for studying, you have time. Right now you need to sleep and recover from your head injury.”
“Fine,” I yawned.
“Go to sleep. I’ll be right here. I’m not gonna go anywhere. Except maybe the bathroom at some point…”
I chuckled, and then sucked in a breath of pain. “Don’t make me laugh! It hurts too much.”
Bucky chuckled in return. “I’m sorry. I’ll try to keep my charm to a minimum.”
I rolled my eyes, but kept a smile on my face.
“Sweet dreams, doll.”
“Hmm,” I hummed before I fell asleep in Bucky’s arms
You had just gotten the case files together was were slowly making your way towards the conference room making sure you didn’t drop them. ‘I thought we were on paperwork today and not cases?’ Morgan’s voice floated through the open door as JJ entered before you. ‘We are but a case needed our attention’ Hotch told the team as JJ sat. ‘Alright’ The team looked at JJ and she just shrugged. ‘I don’t know anything about it, it didn’t come through me’ She explained and they all looked slightly confused.
At that you stepped into the room. ‘That’s because it came through me’ You announced and their heads turned to you. You leaned forwards landing the armful of files you had onto the wood. ‘I flagged a case when I started at the BAU’ You began separating files and passing them across to each of your team. ‘This morning I got a call about it’ You reached over to the center and grabbed the remote for the board. ‘Twenty two years ago a man names Joshua Penican started invading family homes and killing them’ You clicked the mouse and a police drawn portrait of the man came up. ‘This sketch is about twenty years old and the only thing we have to go on’ You walked around the table.
You let your hand brush off Spencer’s shoulder as you went hoping the small gesture would help show him you were sorry, until you could talk to him properly after. ‘All together he’s killed over 24 families, for the first few years it was only one at a time’ You clicked again and the older crime scene photos came up. ‘Then he began killing in sprees of two or threes. His killing are so periodic no one knows when or where he will strike next’ You looked away from the photos a shudder going down your spine. ‘It’s never yearly but never any more than 4 years between sprees’ You began clicking again. ‘He always targets families with five people in it, a mother, killed by overdose’ You clicked and a photo of a woman in a chair came up. ‘Father, single gunshot to the head’ Again another click. ‘Two daughters’ Two more clicks and their photos came up. ‘And a boy’ Again you clicked but didn’t look at the screen.
Rossi was flicking through the paper. ‘there was a survivor, a young girl about twenty years ago’ He looked up. You nodded. ‘Yes, that’s where the police got their sketch’ He nodded. ‘There’s a profile in here’ Morgan glanced up at you. ‘Has the BAU worked this case before?’ You shook your head clicking the remote and the screen went blank. ‘No, that profile is mine, a few years ago I heard about the murders of three more families and went down there’ JJ nodded. ‘I remember that, one day you just took off on holiday’ You shrugged. ‘I went to work the case unofficially and gave the cops this profile’ You told her.
Turning back to the screen you clicked on the new images. ‘About twenty minutes ago I got a phone call from a Detective Grenly saying he had struck again, a family of five had been found dead an hour earlier, same MO’ You clicked and the crime scene photos again came up. You flinched when the photo of the oldest girl came on the screen and turned away. And being in a room full of profilers one of them noticed, Spencer. ‘Only this time, the son, Jason Harvey fifteen, survived as the unsub was interrupted while trying to strangle him’ You crossed your arms. ‘I told the police we’d help’ The team nodded. ‘Wheels up in twenty’ Hotch said as he stood. The team nodded agreeing and the room began to clear.
You waited for them to go. ‘Spencer?’ You called just before he left the room and he turned. ‘I’m sorry about this morning’ He just crossed his arms. ‘That was the case file you had hidden in your desk wasn’t it?’ You nodded pulling out a chair and sitting. ‘Yeah, listen I am really sorry about snapping’ Spencer sighed slightly and walked back into the room uncrossing his arms. He sat taking the seat beside you. ‘I’ve never seen you react like that, and I’ve known you almost seven years’ You sighed and glanced at the lone case folder on the table, yours. ‘This case, it’s always been one I’ve known when we had a lead, I just-I wanted to get it to Hotch. I’ve tried for so long to catch this guy and I don’t know what came over me’ You closed your eyes with a long sigh
For @marvelfanlife…reader leads a team as requested. Enjoy! His smile kills me
Y/N licked her teeth in annoyance as she watched Aaron Hotchner’s team enter the building. She tapped her pencil against her head as she pursed her lips. She wasn’t sure why, but ever since she started leading her own BAU unit at Quantico, Aaron Hotchner seemed to despise her. He always seemed to be giving her and her team snide looks or rolling his eyes at them.
She had asked Garcia why he seemed so cold to her and her team. Penelope dismissed it saying he just seemed like he hated everyone. As a joke, the tech analyst compared Y/N’s and Hotch’s track records with cases. The pair’s eyes widened when they realized the two teams were the best the BAU had. Even more shocking, Y/N’s team had closed more cases than Hotch’s team. Suddenly, it made sense. Hotch was jealous of her team’s record.
However, this didn’t make her smug or feel better. If anything, she was angry he assumed she looked down on him. Regardless, if she wanted to keep the environment the way it was at Quantico, she couldn’t confront the man.
A knock on her open office door pulled her from her thoughts. She blinked before turning toward her team member Brooks. He was arching a brow as he smirked. The Puerto Rican mumbled something. Y/N arched a brow.
“What was that?” He chuckled. “Nothing pana,” Brooks paused, “They aren’t bad people.” “Hmm?” “Agent Hotchner’s team. They’re stable for a job like ours. Not to mention they’re amazing at what they do: cohesive.”
Y/N sighed as she leaned forward on her desk.
“I know,” she muttered, pausing, “Did you need something?” Brooks nodded. “Yeah. That professor from the last case faxed you some more news clippings.”
Brooks walked further into her office while handing her a file. Y/N chuckled, remembering the quirky professor. She knew not to underestimate the cooky, considering he sent the red flag for the case they had worked in his town. He was eclectic, but he was smart.
“Thanks. Is it bad that I’m hoping we don’t have to see him again?” Brooks smirked. “No. That’d probably be good news.”
A knock at her door caused her to look up. She swallowed her reaction when she noticed Aaron standing in her doorway.
“Am I interrupting?” he asked. Y/N’s eyes flicked to Brooks. “Thank you. Now get some rest.”
Brooks nodded before leaving the room. He sent a wink to his boss before disappearing. Y/N inhaled while sending a weak smile toward the supervisory agent. She noticed he was holding a file as well.
“What can I do for you, Agent Hotchner?” He glanced down. “It seems part of my team ran into a contact of yours. She wanted us to pass along a file.” She nodded, taking it from him. “I see. Well, I appreciate you delivering it to me.”
Aaron nodded while letting go of the file. He kept his gaze low while he was debating. Y/N opened the two new folders she had received and started to rifle through them. After a few lingering moments, Hotchner spoke up.
“I hate to admit it, but your team is amazing,” he complimented.
Hearing him say something so nice shocked Y/N. Her head snapped up in confusion. She cocked her head to the side while evaluating the man. Feeling a bit awkward, he continued to talk.
“They’re very skilled at what they do…” “Thank you…,” she paused, still confused, “I’m sorry, did you just compliment me?” Hotch glanced around a bit. “Yes I did,” he paused, “Is that surprising?” “A little, yeah,” she replied, eyebrows raising, “To be honest, I thought you hated me.” It was Aaron’s turn to be confused. “Why would you think that?” “Um…we’ve never spoken. You always send me glares. Not once have you said anything in regards to my team. Not to mention, you never apologized for spilling coffee on me.” He blushed. “You remember that?” She nodded. “It was my first day as a unit chief. Hard to forget.” Aaron rubbed the back of his neck nervously. “I admit, I’ve grown to be a bit competitive with our teams.” He chuckled, smiling anxiously. “Would you believe I was nervous?” Y/N knit her brows. “About what?” “Talking to you,” he answered honestly, beautiful eyes staring into hers, “I, uh, this was the first time I thought I could talk to you without being a fumbling mess. Or, at least, not spill coffee everywhere.”
Her confused expression gradually morphed into a beaming smile. She had no idea how much she loved his smile. He should definitely do it more. Aaron eventually stopped laughing. His nerves were entirely taking over. It was a feeling he hadn’t had in a long time. She smirked.
“Well,” she drawled, “maybe you could buy me that coffee before helping me look over these files?” Aaron’s eyes widened briefly. He smiled. “That-That sounds nice.”
Y/N smiled while standing up. She grabbed her files before walking over to Aaron. He motioned for her to go first, which she gratefully did. The man grinned to himself before closing her office door. Rossi was right; it was worth the possible embarrassment.
ok so I’m going into yr 12 in a couple of weeks & i thought i’d do a ‘pencil case haul’ ((or w/e the cool kids are calling them these days)) !!!
— X EVA tarapaulin flat pencil case (frosted)
— Staedtler triplus fineliners (willow green, lime green, light blue, delft blue, cyan, blue & black)
— Pentel EnerGel black pens
— BIC 4 colour ball point pen
— Sharpie fine point permanent marker (black)
— Stabilo ‘swing cool’ markers (yellow, green, aqua & blue)
— black hole punch for binders (i have no idea where this is from lol)
— PaperMate dryline iMini liquid paper
— Post-it Notes 'Cape Town Collection’ sticky notes (yellow & light blue)
— J.Burrows 6 pack flags
oh & most of this stuff i bought from Officeworks !!
Everyone’s congregating at Domino Stadium, which is (a) half-built and (b) owned by Kaiba. I am frankly astonished it’s not called the SETO KAIBA BLUE EYES WHITE DRAGON STADIUM BROUGHT TO YOU BY KAIBACORP but maybe it will be once he finishes building it and adding the requisite dragon statues.
Malik and Rishid are hiding out in the stands.
Well one would hope so, he literally owns the place.
The Yugi-tachi arrive, and the three duelists present their Puzzle Cards in exchange for a Battle City ID card.
GUESS WHO MADE HIMSELF FINALIST 0001? I’m also willing to bet these TOs were under strict instruction that Yugi/Yami gets to be 0002 as well.
Malik sneaks out and back around to enter as ~Namu~ complete with Reason Why They Didn’t Kidnap Me
“The only POSSIBLE motive for kidnapping!”
Jounouchi’s halfway through puzzling out that Namu’s actions don’t make sense and line up too coincidentally with the move the Ghouls made but…
… the thought fizzles out in the inhospitable environment that is Jounouchi’s brain.
Yugi is delighted to meet any new friend, no matter how suspicious.
“Ha ha, yes, I personally used dark magic, kidnappings, brainwashings, and the tireless toil of my personal slave/brother. You?”
“Angry gay ghost living in my necklace.”
They’re distracted by the arrival of Ryou “Shouldn’t You Be In The Hospital” Bakura and his surprising decision to show up to a duel tournament with a Duel Disk, prompting a chorus of “Why do you have a Duel Disk, Ryou?”
“No I was going to fucking brush my teeth with it.”
pictured: group of duel-obsessed teenagers react to duel-obsessed teenager declaring intention to duel
I mean, I know, in OUR universe, dragging yourself from being in critical arm-stabbery in the hospital to the tournament finals over like, a two-hour period, is completely unreasonable and very shocking and suspicious. But LITERALLY ANY OF THESE PEOPLE would claw themselves out of a hospital bed for the sake of a card game so I find their shock, frankly, appallingly hypocritical.
honestly I just screencapped this for his ADORABLE FACE
(he’s worried Yami Bakura is back)
Then Rishid sneaks back around to enter as Malik. I like to imagine he psyched himself up for this, this critically important moment, this one chance to pull off a flawless deceit, all their scrutiny, all their suspicion will be no match for his meticulously-prepared introduction and well-rehearsed answers to any possible question they might have that might reveal him as an imposter…
(Mokuba is copying Nii-sama’s bad-boy attitude!! CUTENESSSSSS)
“Also, uh, welcome to the tournament finals.”
Now that the only two people Kaiba cares about have arrived - Yugi/Yami and the-person-he-thinks-is-Malik - it’s time to reveal that the tournament finals will not, in fact, be held in a half-built stadium…
LOOK AT MOKUBA’S FACE also Kaiba isn’t even looking up, he’s playing like he’s too cool to think blimps are cool even though the blimp was 100% his idea
Actually maybe it was Mokuba’s idea, Mokuba COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED and Kaiba even lets him introduce it…
… he may also have let him name it. “BATTLE SHIP! GET IT, NII-SAMA? GET IT? BATTLE! SHIP! BATTLESHIP! BATTLE CITY AIRSHIP! GET IT? BATTLE SHIP!”
Yugi is delightfully optimistic about the whole affair
“After all, it’s not like the leader of the Ghouls, the known murderer,
bomb aficionado and probable sociopath, capable of brainwashing even the staunchest of my allies into attempts against my life, will ALSO be in the sky on the same flimsy gondola tethered to an enormous flammable balloon!”
Oh and then we go through this again #soDuelistKingdom
“For that matter, neither do you. Or the pilot. Or the doctors we’ll inevitably need when the comas start setting in.”
And Kaiba’s even nice and backs Mokuba’s call.
pictured: Kaiba being nice
Kaiba tells the TOs it’s time to set off. They ask if they should wait for the last duelist to arrive. Kaiba literally couldn’t care less once Yugi/Yami and the-person-he-thinks-is-Malik are on board and in possession of their God Cards. Luckily, the last person is a ~mysterious woman~ who has ~preternaturally perfect timing~ #whocoulditbe so the TOs don’t have to figure out who gets a bye if there’s only 7 finalists.
So off we go!
(some really cute music plays as they take off, I wanted to give you all the experience of the cute music)
Once in the air, everyone loses their goddamn minds.
BITCH HE’S ON A MOTHERFUCKIN AIRSHIP I’M ONLY BE IMPRESSED IF HE EXITS THE GODDAMN VEHICLE TO DUEL jfc
Kaiba’s giant inflated orb filled with hot air … can barely fit on his blimp, he’s so pleased with himself. Although I think the sleep-deprivation might be getting to him, he looks VERY TIRED.
(Yugi: I somehow expected better from you, Seto.)
Seto stops in front of Yugi and look who immediately makes his first appearance in a few episodes:
someone has a crush
someone else has a crush tooI’m just sayingteenage boy with a crushoverblown poetrythat whole connection there
Then for once, the writers actually manage to pull a genuinely moving scene with Shizuka and Jounouchi out of somewhere, instead of just having them repeatedly declare meaningless platitudes about their respective courageousness.
I mean, Jounouchi does IMMEDIATELY start thinking about Yugi again, and the moment doesn’t last long, but still!
Prrrrrrrobably because you left the door wide open and they’re your friends?
Anyway, you’ll need friends over to share your unreasonably large stockpile of “NAXIM” mouthwash, speckled sandwiches, and cheese from Serbia and Montenegro!
idk if you guys have been keeping updated w/ that daddy of five youtube abuse scandal but they literally just deleted all of their videos after posting an “apology” video. philip defranco has been keeping up with it too so if you want to know more check it out