Bucky Barnes x Plus size!reader
Word Count: 1128
Warnings: mild cursing I think that’s it.
Summary: Reader is only 21 and Bucky is having doubts about his relationship because he’s so much older, and gets uncomfortable when he’s out with them in public. Full of fluff as much as I could muster.
Bucky looked down at you as you cuddled up further into his chest. He had gotten back from a small mission, not too big of a deal. Instead of going back home to the tower, he decided to come to your apartment to stay with you. Although he was only gone for a week he had missed you like crazy. Each night he was away he craved to have you in his arms. Everything about you made him go insane. The way you laughed at your own joke before managing to even get a word out. The way you danced and sang along to that terrible pop music, he hated so much. He loved your voice, even though you hated it, but going a day without hearing your voice was torture for him. He loved that you were your own person, you didn’t let anyone influence any of your decision, that your confidence rose-up above anything else. That drove him insane, almost as insane your body would drive him. It was the most beautiful canvas he had ever seen, embellished with flaws that created masterpieces almost as perfect as one of Picassos paintings, and he loved that. There was a problem though, or more so of an idea that was implanted into his brain a few months ago. The way he felt for you was special and nothing could take that away from him.
You had just turned twenty-one and apart from the fact that he was years older than you and new to the 21st century. He had obviously experienced more of life than you had. He felt like being with you was the most sinful thing he had ever done. Every time you and he walked around the city of New York, the looks he got from people made him uncomfortable. He wasn’t sure if it was because he had a metal arm. Or the fact that he was almost 100 years old. He hated that even his friends made him feel uncomfortable about his relationship with you. They often would call him your babysitter joking around but that upset him so much. Surprisingly even his best friend Steve would make little annoying comments about your relationship. The one person he thought he could always count on, didn’t approve of the fact that he was dating someone so young. And it hurt him.
Bucky hadn’t noticed you were awake until he felt your hand on his forehead. You tried smoothing out the frown lines that formed across his forehead whenever he was thinking hard about something. “What’s the matter?” You asked trailing your hand to his freshly shaven cheek. Softly caressing it with your thumb.
“Nothing.” He answered before burrowing his head into your chest pulling you closer to his body. If there was something you knew for sure about Bucky, because he was always so damn indecisive, was that whenever something was wrong he’d keep it so himself. He felt like his problems weren’t as big as anyone else’s, you had reassured him that no matter how he was feeling his problems mattered as much as anyone else’s.
“Come on Bucky I know when something is bothering you, you have that look on your face.” Knowing you weren’t going to stop asking, Bucky groaned and pulled away from you laying on his back. You followed his every movement and wrapped your arm around his torso. “I’m old.” He whispered barely audible but just loud enough for you to hear. “No one approves of our relationship; do you not see the stares we get whenever we walk in the room.” He finished bringing his hands up to his face. You sat up and looked down at him, you could tell this was something that had been bothering him for a long time.
“Bucky who cares, our relationship shouldn’t be anyone’s—concern except ours.” You stated taking his hands into yours, making him look up at you. “I’ve seen the way people look at us, frankly I don’t give a shit because I’m with what we have I’m happy with you. In fact, sometimes I feel like I’m too young for you and that you should be out with someone closer to your age. Instead of someone who’s enough someone who’s not going to hold you back.” Bucky sat up as quick as possible and wrapped his arms around you. He knew he was having doubts of his own but he never knew you were having them too. Guess the two of you were more alike than you had originally thought.
“Love, you’re not holding me back, you’re more than enough for me. Sometimes I feel like I’m the one who’s holding you back from enjoying your twenty somethings.” He said trailing his fingertips up and down your back.
“You’re not holding me back either Buck, I’m okay with where I am in life right now. Even if I wasn’t it wouldn’t be because of you, it’d be because of me, so can we both agree that our relationship is ours. And if someone had anything to say about it we can just beat them up or ignore them.” You looked up at the man you had grown to love as he looked down at you the person who had stolen his heart.
“You’re right.” He smiled and kissed your forehead as he held you tighter. “Can you let me go now cause I’m hungry.” You said trying to get out of his grip, only to have him tighten it.
“Not until you give me a good morning kiss.” He chimed
“Bucky, I just woke up and have morning breath.”
“I don’t care I want my kiss.” He whined pouting his lips, like a child who was denied the privilege of an extra ice cream scoop.
“After I have breakfast and brush my teeth you can have your morning kiss.”
“I’d much rather have you as my breakfast.” He smirked causing you to look up at him blushing. Bucky took his as his chance and planted a quick kiss on your lips.
“You’re so gross Bucky.” You groaned managing to get up after his arms loosened up, from laughing so much. You shook your head and made your way to your bedroom door. Before you could open it, Bucky called out to you, making you turn around to face him.
“You really want to be with me?” He asked
“Well, it depends, the moment you have to get dentures I’m running straight for the hills.”
a/n: thank you everyone for reading hope you all liked it cause I wrote like 5 times lol, I’m still taking request so if you have any let me know ya kno. thank you.