Say It (1/8)
Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader
Words: 6,594 (I have a problem, lol)
Request: “Could you write buckyxreader where the reader has a speech impediment.”
Warning: Angst, descriptions of blood
A/N: This was a request by @gondorgirl01 a very very very long time ago, but I never got around to writing it before now. I’m apologizing though, I promised you fluff, but the angst wrote itself. Haha. I wanted to post this on your birthday, but I was like, “nope, not gonna angst her this hard on her b-day, that’s just plain rude”. I love you girl, and I promise to make up for this angst with some fluff for you at some other point! hehe. Love you! As always, feedback is greatly appreciated!
You didn’t know what it was about Bucky that drew you to him.
All you knew was that the pull you had towards him was like a magnet to steel.
Every time he would enter the room, every time he would speak, every time he would smile, the pull became stronger and stronger.
Your mother told you it was because girls were born with an instinct to fix what was broken, but you knew that wasn’t the case.
You didn’t want to fix Bucky because it wasn’t your job to fix him. He was broken, yes, but no one but himself could fix that. It was a battle he had to fight on his own.
But you wanted to help. You wanted to be there for Bucky, to support him in his journey to recovery.
That was all you really wanted to do, but you didn’t know how. Bucky spoke to all the Avengers, he was kind, he did his very best to show the Avengers the gratitude he felt, and you wanted to talk to him as well. You wanted to assure him that all the Avengers including yourself were happy to have him here, were happy to help him, were happy to be part of his life. You wanted to tell him that so badly, but you couldn’t. And that was probably the hardest fact for you to swallow each and every day when you saw him. A million words you wanted to say, but the only thing you could do was smile bright his way and hope he understood why you were the only one who couldn’t say a word to him.