“Cheer up,” Bucky says. “You’re always talking about wanting a vacation. Now look - tropics! Hard to beat.”
Sam considers this a minute, then also seriously considers kicking sand at him just for being glib, and also for looking so entirely at ease, spread out in the sun.
“There is a difference,” he says, giving in to his better nature and sitting down without theatrics, “between taking a vacation and being stranded on an island in the middle of nowhere. While on a secret mission. Where no one has your coordinates or any real idea of your destination.”
“Mrph,” Bucky mumbles, and lifts one hand, waving it as if to say not a problem; he is remarkably and frustratingly unperturbed. Well, Sam thinks, peeling off his sweat and salt-crusted shirt with a grimace, Bucky’s been through worse.
And actually, if he ignores the smoking remnants of their plane and focuses on the quiet lapping of the water against the shore, it’s not too bad at all.
“Tell you what,” Bucky murmurs. His eyes are closed contentedly, flesh arm resting on his chest, metal one stretched above his head, and he’s stripped down to his shorts. It is distracting how comfortable he looks, toes burrowed in the sand.
“If you get hungry I’ll crack open a coconut for you. That’s vacation-y, right?”
“You’re gonna find me a little umbrella straw to go with that?”
Bucky waves his hand again - sure, sure - and doesn’t reply except to sigh happily and roll on to his stomach; after a minute, Sam gives up and settles down next to him. It’s not every day you get a free vacation, after all.
have i ever told u guys about that time in my senior year of high school when my entire squad (creativityerror, redheadedgnomegirl, stanford-pines, empressliu) and i made blogs with homestuck urls and used them to write religious Discourse™ about the temptations of sin and then submitted them for a test grade in our theology class because that is an actual Thing that happened
My modem has been broken for nearly a week now and I’ve had no internet at home. I called in on Tuesday and the technician said he would come this morning and was a no-show. Didn’t even call us to give a heads up.
Been calling the internet provider and they said that the technicians are from another company and refuse to give a name or number to call. They only “assume” he’s running late and “probably” won’t make it today. And then they told me to reschedule for a later date.
This week has been so shitty and a waste lmao. Haven’t been able to get anything done with the lack of Internet and phone bill is skyrocketing due to data usage.