I was going to message you, but I wasn't really sure about etiquette surrounding that sort of thing. I don't know if you still would like a distraction, but - sometimes I think about a universe where Steve is still Cap, and frozen and he when he unfreezes he is still having a hard time adjusting. Nat sees this, but she doesn’t know him that well yet and doesn’t want him to know that she is secretly a total marshmallow, so she arranges it so he ends up at the bookstore that Bucky owns. (1 of 2)
Bucky and Nat have known each other a long time, and they have been through a lot together, and though she usually keeps this part of her separate from Avengers business, she has a feeling that Bucky could be a good for Steve, she knows that he is good for her, and she knows Steve needs a little good right now – and you are welcome to think about this with me if you would like. Hope you are okay, friend. (2 of 2)
Buddy, pal, friend… there’s literally NO etiquette, you can literally just message me at any time to tell me anything at all and we’ll automatically become best buddies (unless you message me to tell me pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza in which case we’ll become mortal enemies and I shall find a way to turn you into a llama, probably).
Also, this is kinda funny, because I actually just wrote a tiny ficlet like 2 days ago about Nat introducing Steve to modern!Bucky (he owns a coffee shop tho, haha!) precisely because she thinks Steve could use someone like Bucky in his life too :DDD
BUT ALSO, I’m never going to have enough of these aus. NEVER. And this sounds dreamy and wonderful and like my favorite kind of fic and BOOK SHOPS YES AAAAAAAAA and ummm now i really need this????? please? alkdghldkfhjsdlkhkdfhfgk. <3