“we’ve been engaged to be married since we were three but this is the first time we’ve met and your portraits really don’t do you justice” wintershock please!
of course, anon!! here you go, i hope you like it <3
Prompt: Nobility themed, #2, “we’ve been engaged to be married since we were three but this is the first time we’ve met and your portraits really don’t do you justice”
Pairing: Bucky x Darcy
Notes: Modern Royalty AU
She blamed the Duke.
Specifically, Duke James Buchanan Barnes.
Darcy pulled her scarf tighter around her face and neck, and tried to keep her head down against the swirling wind and snow. She told herself that she would be fine.
Which would be much easier to believe if she hadn’t just recently spun out her car and was now walking alongside the road in a snow storm hoping to find shelter.
If she hadn’t been engaged to some stranger (Barnes), she wouldn’t have felt the need to “accidentally” miss the meeting to cement the engagement.
The meeting was to take place the next day. The official engagement. Darcy, happily reassuring her parents that she would be there, took the next flight out to Switzerland and spent the long weekend skiing and taking advantage of spa treatments and delicious fondue.
Then, of course, after a day on the slopes she’d been driving back when it started to snow.
Again. None of this would have happened were it not for James Barnes and his “decorated military service” and her “duty to two great families.”
She was cursing her luck and quite frankly, freezing her ass off, when a car pulled up beside her. She stiffened, not sure whether to keep walking because serial killers are a thing or to stop in case there was nice Swiss family inside willing to drop her off at the hotel.
“Hey, do you need a ride?” The man in the car was leaning over to call out to her. From the lowered side window Darcy could only see his eyes. He wore a black thick knitted scarf what was pulled up around the lower half of his face as hers was.
On the one hand, he looked like a Forensic Files episode waiting to happen. On the other hand, she could no longer feel her toes nor see more than five feet in front of her due to the howling winds and snow.
She pulled on the door handle and got in.