Tony jerked awake because of the absence. He rubbed at the ARC-reactor and briefly thought with dream-foggy brain, wow, I did get used to their presence. He didn’t expect that, but here he was, missing his boyfriends even while sleeping. He yawned, and get up to retreat to their room… only to realize he was in their room already. Only the others weren’t.
His mind finally kicked in, giving him the necessary information that Steve and Clint were both on a mission, so them being away was completely normal, nothing to worry about. Bucky, on the other hand… he should’ve been here. They fall asleep wrapped in each others’ arms. Tony’s heartbeat skyrocketed. “Friday?”, he asked quietly, out of breath in a second. The AI was not as familiar with him as Jarvis were - probably never ever will -, but she responded immediately.
“Mr. Barnes left twenty minutes ago, and is currently located in the swimming pool area.”
The answer only made Tony’s worry worse, and he basically sprinted out of the room, toward the lower level.
How did Bucky even get down there? The doors should’ve been locked and sealed. It’s not like mere doors could hold back the former Winter Soldier long, but breaking one means alerting Friday, and therefore alerting Tony, and…
Tony stopped as soon as he entered the hall. Bucky was near the open blue of the water. He wore his pajamas: comfortable Hawkeye-purple sweetpants, an Iron Man hoodie and Steve’s original dog tags around his neck. (Actually, all of his clothes were Avengers-themed. Since Bucky realized the first floor gift shop could provide any and every clothing item with the team’s merchanise, he refused to wear anything else.) He was also barefoot, frozen in his place with one foot in a puddle, and Tony’s heart sank as he realized his boyfriend was silently sobbing between muttered words.
“Hey, sweetheart”, Tony called, but got no response at all. Bucky’s posture was tense and submissive: shoulders hunched, metal arm loose next to him and flesh arm hugging his own torso. His head was so lowered that a vertebra was painfully sticked out on the nape of his neck.
Tony moved closer cautiously. “Baby, whatever it is, it’ll be all right.” He got around the other man in as big circle as the pool allowed him, and walked closer from the front. Bucky stared at the ground, blind, unblinking. Tony cursed under his breath.
Just as he expected: Bucky was trapped in one of his nightmares. Good dreams never made him sleepwalking.
That’s why Tony installed a door-locking protocol to the Tower. To avoid Bucky wandering away until he comes to his senses. “Friday, how did Bucky end up here?”
“I’m afraid Mr. Barnes overrode my protocol, boss.”
“In his sleep?”
“In his sleep”, Friday confirmed, and damn, that was impressive. Tony wasn’t sure that anyone beside Bucky and Natasha would be able to hack into his AI, and they had the advantage of knowing how Tony and Friday worked, but doing it while not really conscious? Damn.
Tony forced himself to pay attention to the present situation, since drooling over the Soldier’s hacking abilities was pointless at the moment. He couldn’t understand Bucky’s quiet Russian murmuring, since he was barely audible, but he’d recognize that tone anywhere: that was the sound of being in pain and begging for relief.
A Hydra memory, then.
Tony had to decide what to do. Doctors, including Bruce, always warned against waking up the sleepwalking person, especially if that person was an unpredictable supersoldier with a healing brain from past trauma, but letting Bucky stay in some godawful nightmare was on the edge of torture. Tony was always the man of risks, and just standing and watching his boyfriend’s suffering while not doing anything was really out of the question.
He clapped his hands three times, almost aggressively loud.
Bucky cried out and staggered backwards.
“Bucky, James, it’s okay, it’s me!”, Tony called at the same time, and was already next to Bucky, hugging him close to his chest, ignoring the fact that he could’ve been killed by a single blow if Bucky would react violently.
“Net, pozhaluysta…”, the first two word still came out in Russian, but then Bucky woke up more, and he shut up to finally assess his surroundings. His sobs were cut the moment he was awake, but his face was still wet with tears. “Tony…”
“Rise and shine, Sleeping Beauty”, Tony murmured into his ears, tightening his hold on him. “It was a dream, just a nightmare, it’s over now.”
Bucky clutched to Tony like his life depended on it, but still he moved both of them backward, floundering away from the light-reflected surface of the water. He shut his eyes close, and took some shaky breaths, trying to ground himself.
“Wasn’t just a dream”, he argued, and he sounded weak. Tony’s heart ached, but at the same time, he felt proud. It took a long time for Bucky to open up to anyone, and Tony was honoured to be among the trusted few. “Memory.”
“You don’t have to talk about it, if you don’t want.”
“I don’t want”, Bucky shrugged. “But Doc says I can’t repress everything”, he added after a brief pause. “Wet. The water. It… They used…”, he stammered with his words, and he had to start again. “Electricity. As a punishment. They locked me up in a cell where there was always water on the floor and if I misbeheaved… it just needed a little spark and… y'know I was already afraid of electricity.” He hid his face behind his metal palm. Tony hold him closer and tried to bottle up his anger toward long-dead people, to be as calm and collected and reassuring as his boyfriend needed right now. “Because of the machine. And I’d… I wanted to do anything just to avoid… God, I did so much to…”
That was the point where Tony lost it and couldn’t hold back his words. “No, baby, it’s not your fault, remember? We’re over this, it’s not your fault, all the blame is on them, you are innocent in their crime. And it won’t happen ever again, I promise, I swear, we’d never let it happen again.”
Bucky still didn’t lift his head.
“I know it’s awful, Bucky, believe me, I know.” Tony had his own share of torture and water-related trauma, and after tonight, he was quite sure he won’t even bear to shower for a few days. “But you can trust me, you can trust us. Me and Steve and Clint? We’d die before we let anyone harm you again, sweetheart.”
Bucky finally let his hand fall to his side, and instead he hid his face in Tony’s shirt. “I know”, he whispered.
They stand there for a while, hugging each other. Tony enjoyed Bucky’s warm presence in the embrace, and felt the slow process as the other’s pulse resettled into its normal, steady rhythm. The fact that he was able to offer comfort to Bucky made him felt better too, helped him to calm down as well.
“I’m sorry”, Bucky said after a good ten minutes of silence.
“You don’t have to”, Tony reassured him. “Wanna call Steve or Clint?”
“Nah, I’d rather stay with you”, Bucky confessed, and Tony couldn’t suppress a happy smile at that. Bucky lifted Tony’s hand to his mouth and gave a light kiss on it. “My one and only Mechanic.”
“And my one and only tin soldier”, Tony teased back immediately. The silly nicknames showed they were over the hardest part of the night. “And Bucky?”
“From now on, we’ll sleep with socks on. These tiles are freezing my feet.”
Bucky chuckled back a little laugh. “If you say so…”
Who you ship Discord with, either it be Dislestia, Dispie, Twicord or you just don’t ship Discord in general, I don’t care, everyone has their own views and I respect that. I won’t disrespect your decision, but I will try to convince you why Fluttercord works.
When I got into the fandom last year in march, Season 3 was over. I was looking up characters of my little pony in episodes and I notice that in Season 2 there was a villain name Discord. I was immediately pulled into his character while reading about in on wikepidea so I saw “The return of harmony” .
I loved Discord, he is my favorite character and I was shocked to find when Fluttershy did ‘it give in to his manipulation, that he had to “discord” her manually. I did ‘it ship them at those two episode, I shipped them once I saw that Fluttershy reformed him. I was touched that she gave him a chance to be her friend and how quickly that Discord accepted her friendship, since he had no friends.
I am in collage studying in English, and in my class we try to break down meaning behind shows and in writing and I subconsciously began reading the scenes.
Well Discord did’it know what its like to have friends, he was properly not treated in kindness even by the princesses. He even quoted in “Keep calm and Flutter on” the he “never had a friend before”.
Which means Celestia or Luna wasn’t friends with him. They might have tried, but due to his chaotic nature and what he did to Fluttershy, like turning her house upside down, eating paper, breaking her lamp and even turning the beavers evil. The princesses must have lost their patience, regarded it as a threat and proceeded to turn him into stone.
Can you blame them? He did took over Equestria.
When he accepted Fluttershy as his friend, she did not only show him Kindness, she also showed him love. When establishing a friendship, you must like the person. When you like them long enough is becomes Love, not romantic love but a brotherly and sisterly love, but I come to realize that they could be a romantic couple.
Who has fell in love with their best friend? I did with my guy friend. (go on raise your hand)
The reason why
1. The way they interact
Discord seems to treat Fluttershy more gently when he got reformed. In season 4 “Princess Twilight Sparkle part 1” he did nudged her, he calls her “my dear sweet Fluttershy” many times and he overalls listens to her without even arguing because she has an effect on him.
They even send each other letters. (maybe once a week) Considering that she went to visit the breezies and Discord came in a few minutes after the train departed and even then he still quotes.
“Where is that dear sweet Fluttershy? I need attention! I need some care! I need-!” (a date? Ha got to put that in there)
And even in the end of that episode “three’s a crowd” he is quoted “Just your presence makes me feel so much better”
Also if you look real close in the Promo of the season finale you will see Fluttershy laughing at his cosplay at 0.30 mark.
-No Twicord, Why I disagree.
I see their relationship as friendamis, friends and enemies, like Picard and Q in Star Trek the Next Generation. He is seen making fun of her, and I know what you Twicords are going to say.
“But it’s love, when he is bullying her, he actually likes her, just like in cartoons, anime and Manga! And REAL life!”
Well maybe its exaggerated but overall that’s what you’ll say.
Even though they spent most of their time together in the episode, and from the clip from the season finale, I see that he is really bragging to Twilight and making fun of her. Like stealing her bed by pretending he is sick, raiding her stuff, sending her to get the flower and chaos, chaos and being a jerk, to Twilight and the Mane 5. (excluding Fluttershy)
I have my own little head cannon that he picks on Twilight the most is because she is an alicorn. He steals Celestia’s tail, taunts at her in the “return of Harmony” and I believe he has some sort of annoyance with “alicorns”.
Is it because “alicorns” turned him into stone?
I don’t really know.
-Dislestia, why I no ship
There are not a lot of scenes of him interacting with Celestia except in “the return of Harmony” where he is taunting her. I know that most of you ship them because of one line he said. “Did you miss me? I missed you”
I think he said that because he is planning is revenge on her and to take over Equestria again. She is, to him, the one in charge. I believe he is not into authority very much. He did’it even go to her but to the mane 6. If he really did loved her, either in the past (from fanon) or in the present, would’ent he spend more time with her?
From the clip of the season finale, he is chosen to retrieve a villain over Twilight. (possibly the reason why he was reformed). Hey why send your prize pupil if you could send the chaos master to defeat a “magic-stealing” villain?…….pretty suspicious.
DisPie- no ship.
He only said he liked Laughter is because he likes to manipulate for fun, he got a few laughs out when Ponyville was in chaos.
“Three’s a crowd” he found her annoying. He even rejected her “hug”.
I ship ponies who had the most interactions in their character, like Fluttercord, Cheesepie, Somlestia (because of comics), and Daruzotl (daring and Ahuizotl)
Do not be offended, this is my own point of view and maybe to other Fluttercord shippers. If you have some more examples of who you ship Discord, Dislestia, Twicord, Dispie, or even some more examples of Fluttercord and why your ship is superior.
please comment below. ^_^
I do enjoy some good fanart from shippers, there are so much brony artists and I do love admiring them.
Genie Twilight Sparkle: With normal books. These aren’t for you to be playing with.
Twilight Sparkle: Can I wish for it?
Genie Twilight Sparkle: Sure.
Twilight Sparkle: Really?
Genie Twilight Sparkle: No. Now get down from there.
Jerk Twilight: Wow. What a jerk.
Tried to draw books. I failed. So I had to make funny titles for the books instead. Added some more for you to guess now :3
Guess the ponies that are referenced. It shouldn’t be hard at all ;) All are in the Twibrary. Tell you what. The first person to guess every single one of these correctly wins a copy of either Awesomenauts or Ravaged for PC!
Thanks Genie Twilight and Jerk Twilight for blessing this comic with your presence.
like. seventy million years ago, there were dinosaurs fucking and fighting and snuggling and exploring and being born and dying. then sixty five million years ago they all died! and since then, it has been mostly mammals fucking and fighting and doing all the things dinosaurs once did. even we do a lot of it. there are a lot of similar things. birds are more similar, of course. but most life on earth is - not dissimilar. especially not the larger creatures.
something was born where you are standing right now. something died. there have been a thousand little triumphs and tragedies, wherever you are, right now. and you are one of them! you are another little triumph in the long, long history of this planet.
i am tempted to talk about the absurdity of dogs, again, about what we have done to wolves. or i could talk about house cats and how we domesticated them and they also domesticated us. the symbiotic relationships we have nurtured with so many other creatures.
and also. all the things we do, as humans. we make wars and we make movies and we kill and steal and build and love. someone is probably jerking off to twilight sparkle right now. someone else is finishing a story or a novel. another person is having a baby. someone else is busy being a baby and in a few years they will grow up and maybe they will also write a story, or maybe they will be bad at writing but really like math. i don’t know! no one knows. that is amazing.
i am having a nice time thinking about things. i hope you are also.