Today was the day that Bucky would return from Wakanda and
into the Compound.
Today was also the day of the first episode of the seventh
season of Game of Thrones.
Oh yes, what a day.
You were on edge. Everyone in the Compound knew how much you
loved the show and today was a special day. Winter was finally here. No more
“Winter is coming”, because now Winter was here and the show would wretch your
soul even more.
When Steve walks out of the elevator followed by Bucky,
F.R.I.D.A.Y. lets everyone know. You hadn’t seen Steve in two weeks, since he came
to the Compound to check on Bucky’s room, the one you, Nat and Wanda helped him
decorate. You were excited to watch it with him. He was addicted to the show,
having even bets on who would sit on the Iron Throne in the end.
So when you’re the first to skip into the common room
singing “Winter is here, Winter is here, Winter is here”, both Steve and Bucky gave
you a confused look.
Bucky’s first impression is that you’re talking about the
Winter Soldier, which makes him slouch slightly. He had never heard of Game of
Thrones and, to him, is seemed you only saw him as the asset.
But Steve understood all your happiness and hugged you.
“Yes, [Y/N]. Winter is here and it’s gonna crush our souls,”
By that point, Bucky is certain he should disappear again. He
had his arm around his torso, his hand holding his metal arm, his hair on his
face, his chin down. It seemed he was protecting himself from imminent danger
without actually posing a threat.
“Buck, this is [Y/n] [L/n]. [Y/n], meet Bucky Barnes.”
You turned to him, smiling brightly. His gaze met your face
and he was taken back at your beauty.
“Hi, Bucky,” you waved from your position. He nodded curtly
and waved back.
But you wouldn’t let him go that easily. You knew he had a
few issues with physical contact, but he needed hugs. Obviously. Clearly.
Slowly, giving him time to step back and keep his distance
from you, you walked toward him and wrapped your arms around him in a gentle
Bucky was tense, all his muscles rigid and he breathed
slowly. You didn’t squeeze him; in fact, you barely touched him. He didn’t know
what to do nor want to hurt you, so he stayed still.
“When someone hugs you, the normal action is to hug back,”
you whispered near his ear, hinting him on what to do.
It took a few seconds, but he slowly touched his flesh hand
to your back, his metal arm frozen by his side.
Okay, you thought, you’d give him time if he needed it.
You stepped back, a small smile on your face.
“Welcome back, Bucky.”
He felt his insides melting to the sound of your voice. And
it only got more profound once you squeezed his metal hand.
Steve watched the scene unfold with a smile on his lips.
Suddenly realizing your previous conversation with Steve
might have been a little weird for someone who didn’t watch – or knew – Game of
Thrones and was named Winter Soldier,
you explained yourself.
“And I was just excited about Game of Thrones, I don’t usually
skip around,” you waved aimlessly around. That was only partly true. You did skip
when you’re alone in the Compound, but only then. “The catch phrase has been
‘Winter is coming’ for so long and the new season starts today and it’s finally happening and I am just thrilled.”
You did not shriek. Maybe a little when you said the
Bucky nodded, relaxing bit by bit now that he knows you
weren’t gushing about him as the Winter Soldier.
“You’re welcome to come and watch it with us, if you want,”
“There’s usually foo, too. If [Y/n] is willing to cook and
let us help.”
“Oh! That reminds me!” And you ran off to the kitchen.
“Hey, Steve,” Bucky called quietly, leaning a bit to Steve
even though the blond was already looking at him, “How many episodes can we
watch before the new one tonight?”
Steve chuckled and patted his best friend’s shoulder. “A
few, not the entire show though. But I’m sure [Y/n] and I can watch it with you
through the week, until the next episode is released.”
Again, Bucky nodded. This time, he had a smile on his lips.
You come back, a cake in hands. The frosting is blue, the
color of Bucky’s jacket during the war - Steve said it was his favorite color –
with the words spelling “Welcome”.
“I think the cake says it for itself,” you shyly said.
Steve smiled at you, grateful, then turned to Bucky. The former
Winter Soldier had a big smile on his lips and his eyes looked a happy.
Request: Halloween request! (Because I’m trash… And OCTOBER!) Imagine the electricity going out after you just watched a scary movie and bumping into Harrison in the dark. I’m down for fluff… But if your creative drive takes you elsewhere… YOU DO YOU BOO BEAR. Please and Thank You ;)
A/N: And so we begin the Halloween loving!
Upon reflection attempting to finally watch a horror movie, by yourself at that, may not have been your brightest of ideas of late. The reviews had made it seem like a good idea though. Between the fact that the one and only Daniel Radcliffe played the main character and that many had said it wasn’t half as bad as other horror movies, you had decided it would be a good starting place… boy, were you wrong.
Requested by jeunghan a while ago, I finally got around to writing it. This one is based off of the Special Video, Adore U Acoustic Version. You should totally go have a listen to it, I listened to it at least 10 times while writing this one ngl
I worked on this for an hour and a half and forgot to take my pain meds in the midst of it love me pls
About a million years ago, when I first watched S2, I noticed how carefully even their very early scenes balanced Emma and Hook. I wrote one of my first tiny meta posts about it.
This attention is what makes me say with confidence, “yes, the writers always planned for this relationship to happen.” There is no reason why they should have gone to such lengths to emphasize the reciprocal nature of interaction between two characters if one of them is a throwaway.
As we stare down S5, I figured it was time to finally update my two previousinsanely long CS metas, and I feel like I’ve come back to where I started with these characters. For these two, Season 4 was all about balance. This is important because all of S4 was leading up to this moment:
The writers spent an entire year of the show establishing and strengthening this relationship in order to give them a huge challenge in S5.
Don’t think for a moment that they’re going to throw that investment away.