Since all the dining halls are closed today I walked to Subway (it’s like a mile away) but while I was there it started raining and I didn’t want to walk all the way back to my dorm room in the rain so I went next door to Insomnia Cookies and asked for a delivery for cookies but with me too and that’s the story of how I got a ride home and a dozen cookies for only 11$
As spring transformed into summer, Bucky and Y/N fell into a familiar routine. He looked forward to seeing her texts every day, and he enjoyed their ice cream encounters even more.
He learned Y/N loved to read, and her favorite books were science fiction. She talked about opening a bookstore after she graduated college, and she wanted to double major in English and Business Management. She hated scary movies, but really wanted to ride roller coasters. She was deathly afraid of thunderstorms and spiders. She had a soft spot for cheesy Christmas movies from the Hallmark Channel, and she loved long car rides because she could listen to more music. After learning she wanted to play the guitar, Poe and Finn bought her an acoustic and signed her up for lessons. Slowly but surely, she was beginning to thrive.
Summary: Poe, Finn and Bucky plan a special surprise during Y/N’s 17th birthday party.
Characters: Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton, Tony Stark, Sam Wilson, Reader, Poe/Finn Dameron
Warnings: none, major fluff alert though
Word count: 1852
A/N: So sorry this took so long!! This was a really important chapter for me, and I wanted to make sure I got it right. We’re starting to wrap everything up now, so there will only be a few more parts. As always, thanks for reading!!
“Here comes the cake!” Finn announced to the room. Tony dimmed the lights and Poe walked in carrying an ice cream cake decorated with seventeen blue candles. The words “Happy 17th Birthday Y/N” were drawn in a loopy cursive, and icing hedgehogs dotted the space around them.
Y/N blushed and grinned shyly as everyone started singing. Poe and Finn had taken Y/N and her friends from school out to the movies earlier in the day, and now they were celebrating as a family. It was a patchwork family for sure, but to her, it was perfect.
Summary: After waking up from another nightmare, Bucky finds himself wandering around the city in the middle of the night. He winds up at the local Insomnia Cookies where he meets a kid who reminds him that he is more than the monster in his dreams. Part one of the series.
Warnings: slight angst, but mostly fluff. There will be NO sexual relations between Bucky and the reader. It’s purely a friendship.
Bucky stared at the neon sign above him. After waking up breathless in a cold sweat from yet another nightmare, he had pulled on some clothes and bolted out of the Avengers Tower. At least he hadn’t torn the sheets on his bed to shreds this time. Steve hated that Bucky walked around the city in the middle of the night. But what Steve couldn’t understand was that the Tower felt suffocating after a nightmare. The walls seemed to close in on Bucky with each shaky breath. So, he walked. And walked. And walked. The city was peaceful this late (or early) in the evening. Somehow, on this particular wandering, he wound up at this store.
The dark blue light emanating from the sign seemed to soothe Bucky’s still shaking breath. He stared at the cookie logo and felt his stomach rumble. Without really thinking, he pulled open the door and stepped inside. His senses were immediately overtaken with the sweet smells of the shop. It seemed to be ten degrees warmer inside, and it was almost as if he could feel the color returning to his cheeks. He inhaled and savored the aroma of chocolate chips, peanut butter, oatmeal and cinnamon. As if in a trance, he walked over to the display case and gazed longingly at the variety of cookies. He couldn’t remember the last time he had eaten a cookie. Okay, there was that batch of chocolate chip cookies Clint tried to make last week, but they had looked more like charcoal than cookies. So really, he couldn’t remember the last time he had eaten a good cookie.
He looked up and noticed the cashier eyeing him warily. Bucky could only imagine what he must look like to this stranger. Hair wild from a restless sleep, eyes red with dark bags under them, old clothes that barely put together an outfit…yup, he must be making a great impression. Bucky cleared his throat and asked, “Uh, can I have two chocolate chip cookies?” The cashier nodded and quickly put two cookies in a small bag. “That’ll be $5,” the cashier said.
Crap. Money. In his haste to leave the Tower, he had completely forgotten to take money. Bucky felt his breathing get shallow and his face heat up. What the heck had he been thinking? Of course you need money to buy two damn chocolate chip cookies. Just as Bucky was planning his escape route, someone handed a $5 bill to the cashier. He turned sideways and saw a girl standing next to him. She smiled up at him and walked back over to a table in the corner of the shop. She sat down, picked up the book next to her half-eaten cookie and continued to read. Before Bucky could say anything, the cashier handed him his bag. Bucky nodded his thanks and backed away from the counter. He walked over to the table with the girl and cleared his throat. She looked up from her book and smiled when she saw it was him.
“Um…thanks,” Bucky said, “You didn’t have to do that.”
“No problem,” the girl said, shyly. “No one should be denied some of the best cookies in the city.” Bucky continued to stare at her, not sure what to do next. Just as he had decided to leave, she spoke again.
Bucky glanced down at his phone as it vibrated during the debriefing. Steve and Bucky were currently going over the details of the past mission with Tony and the other Avengers. They had just gotten back earlier in the morning from a two-week trip to Budapest to fact-check some HYDRA intel. Thankfully, it was a fairly calm mission, and he and Steve had come out unscathed.
He discreetly opened the text under the table. It had been a pattern over the last couple of weeks. Ever since Ikea, Y/N and Bucky had been texting a few times a week, and she was slowly opening up more. He hadn’t seen her since then because of different missions that took him across the globe. Steve assured him this would be the last mission for him for a while. Even though Bucky’s sleeping had gotten better, the long trips away had started to take a toll on him mentally and physically.