A Hands-On Exercise
Pairing: Bucky Barnes/Reader
Word count: 5631
Summary: You hate your job, your life, and the cracks in your bedroom ceiling. Fortunately, you’ve got the chance of a lifetime after hacking—ethically hacking, that is—into Tony Stark’s systems. Unfortunately, your interview ends with you inadvertently pissing off the Winter Soldier. Will he forgive you for hacking into his arm?
Warnings: mild swearing, mild sensuality, mildly unethical behavior
Clues: This author’s niece is strictly normal, but she loves her anyway. And—what the heck? Is that a five-color palette?
Your index finger hovers over the enter key.
“Should I do it?” you ask.
“No.” Kim’s voice brokers no argument, even with the slight lisp due to the highlighter in her teeth. She turns another page in her book.
You’re lying on the floor in Kim’s room, your legs stretched up the wall and your laptop digging into your stomach. It’s uncomfortable, but you’re trying to make the biggest decision of your life. Moving would be sub-optimal.
The program you’re maybe about to run is one you’ve been working on for years. One that might land you the job of a lifetime. A teenage dream, and now a potential reality.
If, if, if.