You’re So Pretty...
Pairing: Bucky x reader
Summary: Bucky had a crush on you but he has lost his abilities to flirt like he could back in the day. So, he chooses a unique but adorable way to express his feelings.
A/N: so this is inspired by this really cute tumblr post where they read flash cards to ask someone out then they mess it up. YEAH. THAT WAS SUPER CUTE.ps, I was too tired to edit so look over the mistakes okay? hope you like it!
Warnings: swearing maybe?
Word Count: 1000 ish? Maybe under?
Crushes. oh those lovely sweet little time periods where you are attracted to someone. those butterflies, stealing glances, all the blushing; becomes too much to bear after a while. perhaps they called it crushes because they literally crushed you.
Bucky was in a turmoil. his crush on you had lasted way longer than he would have wanted and he was getting impatient. he couldn’t stop thinking about you! you were the only thing on his mind, the only thing he would fantasize about.
that day was no different. Bucky occupied the table with Steve in the common room. with his face resting in his hands he was looking around lazily while he waited for Steve to finish reading his newspaper. Steve always read the paper after they both had trained while Bucky would just laze around for a while. Bucky’s eyes suddenly fell on you and the boring room seemed to have gotten more brighter. you were laughing on something with Natasha, as you drank some water.
Bucky groaned internally, or he thought he did. Steve rolled up the newspaper and smacked him in the head with it.
‘ow!’ he rubbed his head. ‘what was that for?’ he furrowed his brows.
‘stop groaning and just go ask her out!’ Steve threw his arms in the air in exaggeration.
‘yeah, it’s getting out of hand. ask her out or I will do it for you.’ he crossed his arms.
‘oh, the hell you wont, punk.’ Bucky pointed a finger at him.
‘you know what?’ he quirked his brows. ‘go ask her right now, I dare you.’
‘the fuck I will.’ he stood up and turned to him again. ‘watch me, bitch.’
he strutted to you, till half way. then it dawned on him, what if you said no? what if you just wanted to be friends? WHAT IF YOU SAW HIM AS A BROTHER FIGURE?!
Steve was both enjoying and pitying the discomfort of his best friend.
‘good morning, sugar cube!’ you greeted Bucky and his stomach flipped. he wasn’t used to such sweet nicknames used for him. he especially loved this one you had invented, it was silly and lovely.
it was too late to back down now, the assassin had to make the move.
‘ good morning, doll.’ he managed to say casually. ‘so, um, how are you?’
‘great, worked out with Nat but still good.’ you said and earned a nudge in the ribs from the redhead. ‘sorry woman, but you tried to kill me there.’ you said and Bucky laughed while Natasha rolled her eyes.
‘whatever.’ she waved it off. ‘you wanted something, Barnes?’ she crossed her arms and leaned on the kitchen counter.
‘um, yeah, (y/n)-’ Bucky struggled with the words while Steve kept chanting ‘do it, do it damn it, say it buck, say it…’ in the background to himself. ‘can you help me with my phone?” he blurted out and Steve banged his hand on the table. you all looked in his direction and he blamed the news for his behaviour.
‘sure, tell me when.’ you smiled and left. Natasha shook her head at Bucky. ‘so close, dumbass.’ she said before following you. Bucky sighed and turned to Steve who gave him a “bitchface”.
Bucky was lying on his bed thinking about you would slip away from his hands like sand if he didn’t take any quick action. but what could he do!? he couldn’t think straight around you, having a full conversation was a thing of some other universe. he sighed and tossed in his bed. he was thinking of the many ways of expressing his feelings until his eyes fell on his notepad. he knew what he had to do.
‘can I tell her?’ Natasha whispered to Steve. all the avengers were enjoying a night off watching a film, more like fighting over what to watch but you can get the idea.
‘no.’ Steve shook his head. ‘Buck wouldn’t like that, he needs to do it on his own.’
‘i’ll tell her.’ she stomped her foot. she was tired of seeing Bucky looking at you like a love sick puppy.
‘do you want him to kill us all?’ he asked with a serious face. she groaned and sat back in his seat.
‘(y/n)!’ Bucky called out as he entered the room. all eyes including yours landed on him.
‘ooh, he’s gonna do it.’ Natasha whispered to Steve excitedly and got a grin in response.
‘Bucky, what are you doing?’ you stood up.
‘is he going crazy?’ tony theatrically whispered to Bruce. He slapped his shoulder in response.
‘don’t be ridiculous.’ Bruce said.
‘that’s it, he’s losing his mind.’ Sam shook his head. Bucky shot him a glare to shut him up. he didn’t want to beat up anyone right now.
‘I-I,’ he cleared his throat and looked in the flash cars he had prepared. everyone was confused as to what the former assassin was doing. he took a deep breath and smiled at you. ‘hey, (y/n) I just wanted to say that I like you. a lot and I cant say it’ he read the cards out loud. ‘so I was wondering if-’ he was fumbling with the cards as they all fell. ‘oh shit.’ he cursed and tried to pick them up. ‘you’re so pretty….’ he said in a meek voice and your heart melted.
‘OH MY GOD.’ you grinned and he looked at you. ‘that was so cute, I could fuck you on spot right now!’ you crossed your arms.
‘I don’t have a card for that…..’ he blinked. you shook your head on his adorableness and ran up to hug him. he melted in your embrace.
‘you’re so cute.’ you kissed his cheek and cupped his face.
‘so you’ll go out with me?’ he asked and you chuckled.
‘of course, sugar.’ you caressed his cheeks.
‘that’s my boy!!’ Steve hollered. ‘sugar cube to sugar, nice!’ he crossed his arms. all the avengers were soon to follow in the teasing game.
‘finally.’ Natasha sighed in relief.