jumping from plane

Hetalia Humor
  • America: Sees ghosts and is best buds with an alien
  • England: Sees fairies and unicorns
  • China: Sees dragons and will fight them
  • Russia: Stays drunk and jumps from planes without a parachute
  • Canada: Communicates with polar bears
  • Germany: will talk to tree branches when left alone too long
  • Norway: Thinks he can perform magic and talk to trolls
  • Romania: Thinks he is a vampire
  • Finland: Thinks he is Santa Claus
  • Sealand: Thinks he is a country
  • World: Is crazy

I’ve have read so many literary masterpieces in the past few weeks, months, years but I never really had them all in one place so I thought it’s about time I put together a proper list and put an end to all these random OMG THIS FIC IS SO GOOD YOU GUYS HAVE TO READ IT posts. I’ll update this whenever I find some more Good Shit but this is it for now - enjoy!


Not Easily Conquered (117,692)

In 1945, Steve Rogers jumps from a nosediving plane and swims through miles of Arctic Ocean to a frozen shore.

In 1947, Steve Rogers marries Peggy Carter.

In 1966, the New York Times finds the lost letters of Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes.

Womb to tomb, sweetheart.

“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury,” Peggy says, “These are the times that try men’s souls.”

After the Bombs (218,953)

Bucky Barnes never fell off of the train in the Alps. Steve Rogers didn’t have to wake up alone in the future. Things aren’t exactly perfect as they try to come to terms with a completely different future and work out the feelings that they’ve had for each other for decades, but at least they get to figure it out together. (The MCU re-imagined with Bucky as an original Avenger)

Slow Work (81,114)

It’s 2011, men are allowed to marry, and Bucky is dead.

The future isn’t all that’s strange. Together in peacetime for the first time since before Steve took the serum, Steve and Bucky struggle to find their place - and each other - in the middle of a new millennium, new bodies, and new dynamics.

Or, just because you wake up in a century where everything you’ve repressed is magically okay, that doesn’t make it easy.

Cascades (152,138)

“Holy shit,” Howard says, crackling through the speakers. “You alive in there?” Lying is a sin, of course, but Steve’s not sure what else he can do. He’s already lied to the government and Bucky and God Almighty; and himself, himself most of all. He ought to tell the truth. That he’s not quite what they hoped for. That perhaps they should put him back into the ocean.

“Probably,” he says, instead, listening to Howard’s tinny laughter; and waits for the blast doors to unlock.

Easy Work for Easy Pay (45,719)

Bucky’s working his way back up through the ranks at S.H.I.E.L.D. after a mission took his left arm and Stark gave him a new metal one.

So when Fury tasks him with integrating the newly defrosted Captain Rogers into the 21st century, he jumps at the promotion.

Grab Your Things I’ve Come to Take You Home (22,310)

Steve getting hit with some sparkly purple sh*t during a battle and left with all of his old ailments gives Bucky the opportunity to do something he’s been meaning to do for ages.

4 Minute Window (87,933)

“Look, if they catch me,” Bucky muttered, “they’re either going to kill me or they’re going to put me in a box with a little window and—Steve, I can’t.”

Into That Good Night (73,540)

Steve Rogers has lived for entirely too long—long enough to see the world’s end. The heroes are gone, and the Earth is pushing what’s left of mankind towards the exit.But when a makeshift team rises from the ashes, when a mysterious presence all but drags Steve there, he begins to think there may be hope yet. As they shoot for the stars one last time, Steve will get proof yet again that the future is nothing if not an echo of the past. (Interstellar AU)

Hold Unto Me (Cause I’m a Little Unsteady) (15,028)

“Your heartbeat sounds different,” Bucky declares suddenly one night. Steve is half-asleep when he says this, blinking himself awake in a fatigue-slowed daze. “Sorry, what?” - “Your heartbeat,” Bucky repeats as if it’s the most obvious thing in the world. "It doesn’t sound the same.“

Take Me Home (78,161) 

“I’m so sorry, I’m gonna help you I promise, just don’t move, fuck, I ran over Captain America–” the man apologized, over and over, and all Steve managed to say was, “You’re really attractive,” before passing out on the guy’s lap in the middle of the road.

The Wolf and The Sheep  (50,557)

Steve Rogers is a SHIELD agent who is recruited for a secret project: Becoming a handler for the Asset. Steve’s world is thrown for a loop when he discovers the Asset is an actual person and he needs to figure out who he is and what he’s going to do.

Steve as the Winter Soldier’s handler AU. (Non-HYDRA trash party.)

Building From the Ground Up (68,687)

“What about you, Barnes?” asks Dugan. The sound of his voice brings Bucky back to the present, dredges him out of memories of a beat-up little apartment with sunlight streaming in through the windows. “Got yourself a girl waiting for you back home?”

There’s an answer on the tip of his tongue, one that he’ll deliver with a cocky grin and a half-laugh and a little shake of his head. But Bucky is exhausted and hungry and so sore it hurts to move, and one of the guys in their platoon fucking died yesterday. His mouth tastes like iodine water and his feet hurt and none of it’s going to get better any time soon, and all at once Bucky misses Steve so badly he can barely see straight.

“Yeah,” Bucky declares abruptly, the word escaping from his mouth before he fully realizes what he’s saying. “Yeah, I do.”

I Love You Like RLB (3,484)

I love you like rlb has become a well-known, accepted and valuable component of American vernacular. The meaning of the letters ‘rlb’ is unknown, but is uniformly considered to be a statement of a great romantic love, commitment and sacrifice.

Kingdom Come (8,216)

“It’s too late, Steve,” Bucky’s voice across the comm is flat, layered with static. “The deadlock’s irreversible. S’ the only way.”

Steve knows what nearly dying feels like; knows it better than most, and this - those words, that voice, this impossible burning that courses through him like the serum in reverse, this.

This is so much worse than nearly.

A History of Skin (23,214)

Bucky and Steve were made and unmade by each other’s hands.

Or, five touches that defined Bucky Barnes, and one that didn’t.

anonymous asked:

I saw this disgusting image of Cap being used as neo-nazi propaganda so do you have any that focus on anti-fascist steve?

oh boy. I always wonder with images like that, like do they have any idea that cap was created by two jewish man, packed with jewish symbolism with the goal of being extremely anti fascist? Like are they willfully ignoring every single thing about steve other than that hes a white boy? and thirdly what the fucking hell are they doing being so full of hate? Where do they get off being such disgusting examples of humans?

Anyways

Enjoy anfi-fascist Steve

A Historical Relic and a History Professor Walk into a Bar- (series) by thecommodore_squid

Steve narrowed his eyes. “I’m beginning to suspect I’ve been set up.”

“I would never,” Natasha said, feigning shock.

Steve sighed.

“God fucking dammit,” he heard someone say and looked up.

AKA
An AU in which Steve is still Captain America and Bucky is the unfortunate history professor selected to help him understand those references.

All The Angels and The Saints by Speranza

In which Steve Rogers loses God and finds God and loses God, and also: Bucky.

Anti-Fascist Avengers by edgarallanrose

Unapologetic anti-Trump fic. Less a linear story, and more a series of vignettes featuring the Avengers reacting to the political situation in America and standing up for our rights. To be updated whenever more shit goes down in this country (that is to say, frequently).

Are These The Men With Which I Am To Defend America? by Gothams_Only_Wolf

Steve Rogers knows the signs. It starts off quiet, it starts off with thunderous applause.

If he gets to punch Hitler, he gets to punch other fascists too.

family means no one gets left behind or forgotten by cosmicocean

“Why did you think I wouldn’t like you for being gay?” Steve asks gently.

“You’re Captain America.” Eli’s got his teeth clenched and is resolutely looking ahead. “You stand for truth and justice and the American way. You stand for American morals. You stand for…” he shrugs awkwardly. “Not people like me.”

Steve blows the air out of his cheeks slowly, trying to figure out how to keep the anger out of his voice so Eli doesn’t think it’s at him.

Or, Steve comes to terms with his new world, and gains some children in the process.

Not Easily Conquered-series by  dropdeaddream, WhatAreFears 

In 1945, Steve Rogers jumps from a nosediving plane and swims through miles of Arctic Ocean to a frozen shore.
In 1947, Steve Rogers marries Peggy Carter.
In 1966, the New York Times finds the lost letters of Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes.

Steve Rogers: PR Disaster by idiopathicsmile

“Wait,” says Sam, “you had a publicist?”
“For my first five months at S.H.I.E.L.D,” says Steve. “Then she quit. Uh, decisively.”
The Story of Steve “Walking PR Nightmare” Rogers, and How For a Short While He Single-Handedly Destroyed the Emotional Health of Eva Laura Ortiz, His Now Ex-Publicist

To The End, Against Odds Uncounted by RosaLui

Sarah Rogers was three months pregnant when she donned trousers and stood on a cold Manhattan sidewalk with a sign that read Mr. President, Give Women the Vote! while street urchins threw pebbles at her to the encouragement of the police.
Or: Steve is familiar with the concept of rebellion.

darkrose-9 answered your question “Today I’d like to write a drabble set in AVAC, but I’m not really sure…”

The students are forced to do the parenting module - even more important because being a teen parent AND a superhero!? A big no-no. Pairs are randomly assigned ;)

A/N: Not sure if this is what you had in mind, but this is what popped into my head. 


“Peter Parker Stark Rogers, you get your ass down from there right now!”

Peter cringed at Tony’s tone.

It had barely been an hour of this stupid and sadistic assignment, yet somehow Tony had already mastered the pissed off parent voice.

“You could fly up there, you know,” Steve deadpanned.

“You are not helping, Steve. Also, what is wrong with you? He is our son for the next week, and you are just letting him run amok.”

“I’m not the one with jetted boots!”

Peter groaned as Steve and Tony bickered. He wished he could blame this whole mess on Loki, but it had been his own damn fault. He was the one who had cracked a joke during Fury’s lecture on parenting and the responsibilities the students at Avengers Academy would have to face if they ever chose to have children. He hadn’t expected Fury to take to heart his suggestion that he give everyone a sack of flour to raise for a week and see how it goes. He also hadn’t planned on Brock Rumlow pointing out that as superheroes most of their babies would have super powers so a sack of flour wouldn’t really do the trick.

All of that had led to Fury pairing off students together as parents and then assigning a third student as their child for the week.

It could have been worse, Peter thought to himself. At least he wasn’t Loki who had to play child to Thor and Amora.

“You know what, Steve? Forget it. You just go to the gym and work on your biceps with all of the other macho men on campus. I’ll be a good parent and save our son from falling to his death.”

“I literally throw myself off buildings everyday,” Peter hollered down from the roof of Avengers Hall to Tony and Steve. “I’m in no danger.”

Peter huffed and aimed his webshooter at the landing platform of Stark Tower.

Suddenly Tony was hovering in front of Peter. His arms were crossed over his chest and he shook his head. “Oh no. No child of mine is throwing himself through the air without at least a jetpack.”

“Tony, be reasonable!” Peter pleaded. He knew Tony loved role playing (pretty much everyone from the first class of students loved to dress up and act like whatever they were referencing with their costume), but Peter really wasn’t in the mood to play child. Tony had to see that. He had to be willing to give Peter some slack here and not force him into this weird game/assignment.

Tony bit the inside of his cheek. After a few seconds of mulling it over, Tony unfolded his arms and smiled at Peter. “All right. I won’t force you to wear a jetpack, but you have to let me take a look at your webbing and upgrade it. I also want to look at your suit and see what I can do about reinforcing it a bit.”

“That is not okay.” Steve grunted as he hoisted himself onto Avengers Hall’s roof. “We agreed that we wouldn’t let him jump from roof to roof. Peter may be capable, but we have to treat him like a young child, and we both agreed we wouldn’t let a child do that.”

“Says the man known for jumping from planes without parachutes.” Tony rolled his eyes.

“I have a parachute.” Steve’s cheeks pinked. “I parachute into the academy all the time.”

“Huh.” Tony cocked his head to the side and made a point of scanning Peter. His next words were aimed at Steve. “And you wonder where our son gets his reckless behavior from.”

“Don’t you pin this all on me.”

“You know what,” Peter interrupted. “I’m just going to go.” He gestured between Steve and Tony. “I’d say call me when you sort this out, but I rather you not.” Peter aimed his webshooter at the dorms and unleashed the webbing. “Later, Dads.” Peter jumped off the building.

“Just like your father!” Tony shouted as Peter flew through the air.

“That is not me!” Steve defended himself.

“Oh my god, I’m going to replay every video I have of you doing reckless stuff like that just to prove that you are exactly like that. Once we get our son back and ground him.”

“Deal.”

anonymous asked:

How would the allies be as elderly people?

America/Alfred F. Jones- Wheelchair races/ constantly telling Mattie ‘when i was your age’.

Canada/Matthew Williams- Wheelchair race champion.

*note: Neither of them actually need wheelchairs they just like racing 

China/Yao Wang- Uhm…H-how much more elderly can he get?

England/Arthur Kirkland- Is he not already a grouchy old man that will complain if his tea runs even slightly cold? Iggy is already old. Only now people have to listen to him bitch because he has the years to back up the wisdom. 

France/Francis Bonnefoy- He looks fairly young thanks to all the years of dedicated and high quality skin care, so he acts the same too!

Russia/Ivan Braginsky- He seems more like a babushka what with his hours spent knitting, constant cooking, which you will eat and enjoy, and telling crazy stories. Like how he single-handedly stopped a tank…or jumped from a plane. 

DSoD Cast Commentary pt-1

From the Limited BD extra: featuring Kazama Shunsuke (Yami Yugi/Yuugi), Kenjiro Tsuda (Kaiba), Takahashi Hiroki (Jounouchi), Junko Takeuchi (Mokuba). (E= everyone.)

Translated snippets (snippets, ‘cause they’re talking for the entire 2-hour movie all at once and I just zone out).  Adlib, non-continuous segments of conversations. I don’t know how many people are interested, so I only did the 1st half hour so far.

Part 1 | From 00:00~30:00

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Before Your Eyes

Steggy Positivity Week | Day 5: Tropes, Kinks or Cliches

No one needs to say what’s going on between Steve and Peggy. They can all see it.


Erskine discovers it because of a fight, and because he has always been perceptive when it comes to other people.

He’s busy going over all the final preparations for the procedure that will, he believes, change the course of the war (there’s no room for false modesty in this), when Phillips appears in the doorway. The colonel looks if possible even more disgruntled than usual and barks out, “If you want that skinny kid to actually get to the injection part, you might want to point out that getting himself beaten to a pulp on a regular basis ain’t going to help.”

Which Erskine understands to mean that Steve Rogers has gotten into yet another altercation with one of his fellow recruits. Not that the official paperwork will say that, of course. Steve doesn’t report whoever it is that he keeps fighting with, and the recruits will close ranks if asked. But they all know where Steve’s “training injuries” are really from.

He makes his way to the medical bay, but stops at the entrance when he realises Steve isn’t alone.

Agent Carter is standing beside the bed, looking down at him, her arms folded and her forehead creased into a frown.

“Tell me,” she’s saying, “are you trying to get yourself killed?”

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bluebelladon  asked:

So i had an Idea but I can't think of anything past the concept (+ yr writing for this kinda thing is like 200% better than mine) but what if the Lads founded the Fake AH crew and recruited the gents?

Ooh that’s fun – i’ve seen versions where they were two little gangs who combined into the FAHC but the idea of the actual Fake’s starting as the Lads is definitely interesting.

There were a lot of names tossed around at the start; it’s the part of forming a crew no one really talks about, the vaguely embarrassing period of building an image, choosing a name, defining yourselves. Like band names there is a lot of bad before the good. Like band names ‘good’ is wildly subjective, particularly when determined by a pack of teenage boys. The humour behind ‘Fake Crew’ isn’t particularly high brow and not a single soul outside the original four Lads, including and especially their future members, have any idea at all what the AH could possibly stand for. Most think its mysterious, assume something clever or at least meaningful, but the shifty looks the boys shoot each other when pressed tell a different story.

Still, they’ve made something of a name for themselves in Los Santos – the FAHC, who pull off unbelievable stunts, who lack any semblance of respect, dangerous in the way of feral animals, of wildfire. In the foolhardy way of children, who care far more about making sure you hurt than they do about protecting themselves. It’s enough to keep other gangs wary, to buy themselves a little breathing room with reckless gestures and bared teeth, but not exactly the glory they are looking for. Not quite the trembling respect they’ve dreamed of.

For that, it seems, they’re going to have to think bigger, smarter. Be clever not just in the tricks they play and jobs they pull but in the way they twist their image, they way they recruit, build their crew. Just being more won’t do it, added thugs for the sake of numbers; it would take an astonishing amount to really match the size of some of their rivals and the Lads don’t exactly play nice with strangers. No, they have to be strategic, have to select a few choice additions who can help them rise, and after much discussion they settle on three names they’d like to pull in; Ramsey, Patillo and the Vagabond. Lofty goals to be sure, but then, delusions of grandeur or not, the Fake’s have always considered themselves to be rather magnificent.

Everyone who’s anyone knows about the Vagabond; none of them will admit it (Ray will admit it, Ray doesn’t give a fuck) but the Lads all have hearts in their eyes every time the Vagabond slinks around, all follow every rumour, gossip over every job. Something between hero worship and healthy respect, without any of the fear normal self-respecting individuals feel, is the perfect cocktail to have the four of them plotting outlandish ways to pull in the mercenary. Patillo has an incredibly solid reputation for someone with no real ties, invariably thought to be smart, dependable, one of the best drivers in the country and definitely not a woman to be trifled with. That she and Ramsey seem to have some kind of relationship, worked together back in the day and while going their separate ways don’t appear to have had any kind of blow up, will hopefully work in the Lads favour. Last, but certainly not least, there’s Geoff Ramsey; the rouge Rooster who’s been traversing the country, constantly on the move and pulling all kinds of jobs from hilariously wacky to darkly perverse. Maybe the Lads are looking a bit outside their paid grade but with Ramsey reportedly looking to build his own crew they can’t not try, not after realising that their crew is unfortunately in need of a proper leader.

Because none of the Lads are leaders, not really, especially not back then. They aren’t incapable, are clearly wildly talented and loyal enough to one another to defer a certain kind of leadership to whomever has the best idea or the most experience with whatever task they’re facing, but no one individual is capable of being the permanent boss. No one individual actually wants that role, not really, they’re all too young, too impulsive, too eager to abandon necessary goals at the drop of a hat.  

Ray, who has arguably the least interest in being the boss of all, is less leader than lone wolf; when he’s taking point a lot of his orders tend to involve stealth, hanging back while he picks off targets, only charging in when long-distance is no longer an option. Necessary for particular jobs, and it’s certainly not an easy task keeping the other three in line until it’s their turn to burst into action, but it’s not a method that works for every task.

Michael makes a magnificent leader, fierce and fearless and unwaveringly loyal, protective of his crew until the bitter end. He is, unfortunately, utterly devoid of tact, of the patience to put up with any kind of shenanigans from anyone he doesn’t personally like, the ability to create and maintain necessary relations with anyone outside his crew. Michael himself knows he makes a far better Lieutenant, busy with duties he actually cares about, walking the line between following orders with absolute obedience and unapologetically calling out anything he disagrees with, reliable and relentless in equal measure.

Jeremy is meticulous, when he’s in charge he plots and plans and double checks, the very image of the perfect boss except for one flaw; more often than not he’s easily swayed. Will put together the perfect stealth plan only to agree when Michael makes a convincing argument for the importance of rocket launchers, conduct an ideal heist until Gavin begs to go after something shiny or Ray inquires about abandoning the sensible get away car for hilarious motorised scooters.

When Gavin is on his game he is fucking glorious, a flashbang of reckless laughter and terrible ideas none of them can resist, the promise that come hell or hand-grenades they will all be going home with a story. When Gavin plays leader he needs a lot of faith, needs the others to trust in things that don’t seem remotely feasible, but the payoff is always worth it. Except for the days when his words are too sharp, his eyes too cold, when he wants nothing more than to pick a fight with the most dangerous crook in the room, to swagger around the LSPD’s station unmasked, jump from a plane without checking his parachute; dancing with death just to see if he can. If they’re not careful on those days, if they missed the clues, the rest of the Lads would follow him down, unable discern between Gavin’s usual absurd genius and those streaks of genuinely aimless apathy until they’re all careening towards destruction.

So, as grating as it seems, there is an undeniable argument for a permanent leader, someone to keep them all on course, to take the responsibilities they don’t want, someone who can captain their ship without trying to push them all overboard. Still, you can’t just walk up to one of these infamous criminals and hand them an invitation; selling yourself – your dream, your crew, your city – takes time, takes planning, so in the end the FAHC’s first recruitment isn’t even one of those big three.

It’s pure luck when Michael meets Lindsay; finds her twirling a nail-studded bat in the wreckage of a bar, sipping a cocktail like she hadn’t just caved a man’s head in, and really nothing on earth could have stopped Michael from offering her a place in the crew. From talking them up in a way he’d never really bother with normally, because honestly how could he not. It doesn’t take much to get the other three onboard, Lindsay was a perfect fit, a seamless addition, and with her the FAHC is unquestionably more efficient.

Strangely the Vagabond is actually far easier to get on board than any had anticipated. After they start actively seeking his attention Ryan can’t help but watch the Lads. Not because their jobs are impressive (they are, actually, but Ryan’s in high demand, so very many crews out there are impressive enough) but because they are endearing eager; nothing like the pathetic begging of so many others, no attempt to convince Ryan he should be desperate to work with them, just genuine enthusiasm to prove themselves worthy of his time. They’re funny, something akin to a pack of reckless puppies; certainly capable of outrageous damage but equally likely to trip over their own oversized paws in their excitement, and in this business Ryan really shouldn’t find it as charming as he does. They take to leaving him all kinds of gifts; generally intriguing , often amusing and near always utterly gruesome, and after a month or so of hanging around the city toying with them they manage to get a former Rooster onside to run the show and Ryan’s run out of reasons to say no.

Gavin’s the one they sent after Geoff, when the Lads decide they’re ready to try to bring the notoriously creative, fortuitously crew-seeking man into the FAHC. Gavin’s first approach, full of deferential respect playing to Ramsey’s ego, is a complete bust; Geoff thought he was sweet, called him kid, laughed in his face and sent him out the door with a crack about coming back when he was old enough to drive. The second approach involves pulling a full blown job on Ramsey, one that starts with the man unknowingly buying Gavin a supercar and ends with the priceless tailored suit he’s wearing being pinned to the wall with a nail gun, Gavin grinning away like a particularly bloodthirsty shark, and all of a sudden Geoff can’t say he isn’t tempted. Deigns to finally listen to the recruitment spiel, as though he’s got any other choice right now, and despite himself is quickly sold on the whole crew.

Jeremy goes out one day and comes back with a handful of people, some they’d been discussing as a group, some the others hadn’t heard of, but all perfectly capable of holding their own agains the Lad’s disgruntled dissent. Steffie, who takes a look at their set up, rolls her eyes, then pulls out her phone and starts making a list, talking dealers and bases and possible new hires. Trevor who immediately sets to soothing ruffled feathers, sidling up to Gavin and gushing about some ridiculous theft, questioning Michael about his preference in heavy weaponry, ignoring the way Ray is skulking around behind him. Matt they’d all agreed on, welcoming the chance to push off all computering nonsense onto someone else, and Mica assures them all that she’s got no interest in sticking around, will work contracts as requested but isn’t about the stationary crew life. In the end no blood is spilt, no tempers flare too badly, and Jeremy is reasonably sure he isn’t going to wake up with a gun to his temple, so all in all it goes pretty well.

The last missing piece, Jack, is actually tracked down by Ray in the end; he wanders off one day and comes back with a very amused woman in tow, decked out in a hideous Hawaiian shirt and driving an obscenely nice Lamborghini. Apparently after finding her, not particularly difficult considering she wasn’t trying to hide, Ray simply told Jack all about Geoff’s fumbling attempts to simultaneously familiarise himself with the mess that is Los Santos, integrate himself into, and begin to take control of, an already close-knit, functioning crew, and do it all while pretending he’s not at all rattled by the Lad’s unwavering fascination with the horrifically notorious assassin who insists on sticking a straw through his mask to pound down a truly irresponsible number of diet cokes. It took a while for her utterly joyous, completely uncontrollable laughter to die down, but when she finally calmed Jack immediately started packing.

anonymous asked:

fics with really beautiful writing

hey guys add some of your faves I wanna do this one justice. These are a few I think are beautiful although I’ts by no means complete

Bleached Bones and Fallen Snow by leveragehunters (Monkeygreen)

When he chose to become Death he wasn’t sure exactly what it would mean. He didn’t realise he’d end up leaving humanity behind completely, forgetting all the ways he used to be human.

Forgetting, that was, until in the middle of a war, his power spreading itself like wings over the battlefields, he discovered one particular human it was impossible to stay away from. Brave, fascinating, irresistible: again and again, he kept coming back to Bucky. Bucky, who was never afraid of him, who seemed content to walk in Death’s shadow.

If he’d known where it would lead him, where it would lead both of them, he would have tried harder to resist.

Growing up a Boy by togina

“Is that enough?” James wondered, his head lolling toward his father’s shoulder, drifting toward sleep despite his determination to stay awake like his Da.
“To die in bed, warm and loved and named?” George responded, his eyebrows lifted as though he’d expected Jamie to know better than that.

Howling Commandos (series) by togina

Jacques’ grand-père had kept a lock of his wife’s hair, after she had died. He had worn it around his bony, age-spotted wrist, the way he had worn her smile in the reflection of his eyes.

If Neither Foes nor Loving Friends can Hurt you by Scappodaqui 

Bucky sometimes caught himself thinking, about the war: is all of this happening because old men saw the raw life in young men and wanted to squelch it? It was the same thing he had thought in school. Running track. When he had worked in the crew building the World’s Fair Railroad. And especially when he got his draft letter: they want to crush us like a piece of tin on train tracks.

Begins at Kreischberg prison camp, continues after the rescue.

Not Easily Conquered-series by dropdeaddream, WhatAreFears

In 1945, Steve Rogers jumps from a nosediving plane and swims through miles of Arctic Ocean to a frozen shore.
In 1947, Steve Rogers marries Peggy Carter.
In 1966, the New York Times finds the lost letters of Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes.

update:

several people suggested and I second a rec for

War, Children by Nonymos

After Bucky was released from the hospital, it only took him a couple of weeks to give up on himself. Difficult to believe in any kind of future when the simple act of staying alive was almost too big an effort.

Out the frosted window, across the street, there was a tiny homeless guy burrowing under an awning.

Joy burning bright

Also on AO3

The sea plane is banana yellow, a colorful smudge against the horizon. Dean shades his eyes and squints at it, tracking its flight against the cerulean sky. His stomach does a complicated set of sympathetic loop-de-loops as he watches its progress. He presses the phone to his ear and takes a deep, calming breath. It’ll be fine.

“So you told him there was a case?” Sam sounds amused and Dean imagines him leaning back in a library chair and grinning at the phone – which he’s undoubtably holding a few inches from his chin. God forbid a phone should touch his ridiculously long hair.

“Yep.” The sand is hot so Dean burrows his toes under the surface to the cooler layer beneath. “Told him there was a ghost haunting that plane. And I can’t check it out because…”

“Flying bad.” Sam chuckles. “Was he excited?”

“Trying not to show it.” Dean grins and wiggles his toes out of the sand, then tunnels them back in again. “Smiled like an idiot when he got on the stupid thing.”

“So what’ll you tell him when he lands and there’s no ghost?”

Dean shrugs. “Turns out it was just an urban legend. Worth checking out anyway. Blah blah blah. Gotta be thorough.”

Sam snorts. “Right. You really think he’ll fall for that.”

“Please. I’m the best liar.”

“Uh huh.”

“My talent for lying is unparalleled.” Dean picks up the daiquiri he’s nestled into the sand and takes a long, cool sip. The drink is fruity and overly sweet and freezes his throat when he swallows it down. It’s fucking perfect. It took a whole hell of a lot of credit card fraud and a tiny bit of blackmail, but he’s managed to put together a damn fine trip, if he does say so himself. He shades his eyes again. Does that speck of yellow look bigger? “Listen, Sam. Looks like they’re heading back. I’m gonna go meet the plane.”

“Tell Cas I said ‘hi’.”

“Will do. See ya next week, man.” Dean ends the call and drops his sunglasses back onto his nose before scooping up his drink and heading back towards the bay. After Cas lands maybe they’ll do dinner. Or maybe they’ll just go for a walk up to the sea cliff again. His feet slide and shift in the sand and a light breeze paints salty spray onto his legs. He finishes the drink as he nears the resort, drops it on one of the cabana stands, and picks up the pace. The plane flies lower as it approaches the bay, nose slightly up as it prepares to land. His gut doesn’t settle until the pontoons land safely on the water and the plane trundles towards the shore.

When Cas jumps from the plane onto the dock Dean is there waiting. He rocks back on his heels, faux-casual with his thumbs hooked in the pockets of his shorts. Cas looks like he’s just been soaking in sunshine. There’s so much joy rolling off of you, Dean thinks, I gotta wear shades. He smiles to himself and says instead, “So? Any luck?”

Cas scratches at his neck and crinkles his nose, turning to look back at the plane. “No, I detected no spirits.”

“Huh. Well, probably just a story the locals drummed up for business.” Dean shrugs. “Worth checking out just to be sure.”

Cas nods solemnly, though his eyes still crease at the corners. “Of course.”

“You have fun at least?”

“Oh yes.” Cas steps a little closer and tugs at Dean’s elbow. Dean takes the hint and pulls his hand from his pocket, offering it up to Cas.

“Well. Shall we?”

Cas intertwines their fingers and together they walk off the dock, palms and shoulders warm where they touch. They stroll casually back towards the resort, back towards the beach. The island is gorgeous this time of day, the sun catching the trees and the distant mountain just right to bathe them in supersaturated emerald and teak. It’s a last hurrah before the sun sets. Dean sighs and pulls away his hand so he can wind his arm around Cas’s narrow waist instead. He twists his fingers in his old Metallica t-shirt (which looks fucking good on Cas) and asks, “What do you feel like doing now?”

“Hmm.” Cas snakes his arm around Dean and pulls him closer. “I think the word you’re looking for is 'who’.”

Dean barks a laugh. “You cheesy fuck.” Their legs tangle and Dean swings them to a stop, leaning in to taste Cas’s lips. Cas melts into the kiss, one warm hand spread wide between Dean’s shoulders, his body pressing in.

When they pull away, Cas runs his tongue between his teeth. “You taste like strawberries. I like it.”

“Yeah, you do.” Dean nabs one more quick kiss before stepping back a little and drinking him in. Cas stands in front of him, lips parted, looking well fucked already from the plane ride messing up his hair. Okay. Room service, it is. He grins and takes Cas’s hand again, tugging him towards the bungalows tucked behind the resort proper. Cas follows him.

When they get inside their room Dean heads straight for the bed but Cas pulls him back. “Wait.”

“I thought you said you wanted–” Dean takes a look at Cas and freezes at his suddenly serious face. “What’s wrong?”

Cas lifts his fingers to gently trace along Dean’s cheek, before brushing back again to slide into his hair. He holds him steady and stares until Dean begins to shift uncomfortably. Finally, he says in a low voice. “There was no ghost.”

“Yeah, I know, I–”

“The flight was wonderful. Fast and wild, the wind raking at my skin. My hair. Scouring tears from my eyes so it hurt to see sometimes.” He presses his forehead to Dean’s. “Thank you for that. Thank you for…for everything.” Cas’s breath ghosts along Dean’s lips, feather light. “I know you don’t like flying. But tonight I’m gonna make you feel what I feel when I fly.”

Dean tries to crack a joke. Old habits die hard, after all. But Cas overtakes him, a whirlwind tied into a fragile human shell. He surrounds and fills Dean, relentless and hard and gentle as the ocean.

The sun sets and the stars wheel over the bungalow on the windswept beach. Joy cracks Dean open until he feels as bright as angel light. The bungalow would be a tiny thing from the air but, with the two of them in it, Dean imagines it as a lighthouse beacon burning against the shadowed ground. He hums, exhausted and utterly sated, then picks up Castiel’s hand with his own so their wedding rings roll together. “Love you.”

Cas tightens his grip. “And I you.”

The ocean’s steady pulse lulls Dean to sleep and he dreams that night of flying. For once, he’s not afraid.

Also on AO3

A Mother's Rage

HEY HEY HEY. I’m back with another story in this Series! Can I just say that I fucking love this AU?

Cause I do.

It’s so amazing I swear to GOD.

@virus-arc-tracer is my partner in crime, and she has made designs for Amazon! Damian. (They’re amazing go look at them right now)

And, as always, @fishfingersandjellybabies because without me tagging her she wouldn’t know what happens next in this series and I don’t want that.

Ever.

Anywaysn, here’s the summary!

When it comes down to Damian’s safety and sanity, Diana is not afraid to bloody up her hands with the blood of her son’s biological mother.

Diana doesn’t play around when it came to claiming vengeance.

Enjoy~~~

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Masterlist - reactions (2016)

Their s/o loving to play with their hands

Their s/o being excited about being able to use chopsticks for the first time

You making a lot of dirty jokes

Yoongi’s crush telling him they like him back, but won’t tell him

Hearing you yell in another language over the phone, and finding out it was mainly curse words

You having a dry sense of humor

Their s/o being “scary looking”, but kids love them

You ignoring them after they call you something derogatory in a fight

Their s/o sending a risky text, but bc they reply late, they reply with “the sun is out, I’m pure again”

Their s/o being a swimmer and showing their skills off

Their s/o being a pluviophile and having a lot of deep thoughts

You always plying music when you’re in the bathroom

A lot of people checking you out bc you’re looking especially nice

You reading Demian to understand WINGS better

Having a dream about your wedding

Your fridge being full of almost only vegetables and fruit

Their s/o used to be a badass

You going bodies with someone for fun

You having a bad case of PTSD, but refusing to talk about it

You holding off sex bc it ruined your last relationship

Their mute s/o saying ‘I love you’ for the first time

You trying to learn korean, but mispronouncing a word and say something bad

Accidentally breaking another member’s partner’s nose

You almost getting hit by a drunk driver

You running errands for them publicly even tho their fans hate you

Seeing their mother slap you

You looking at gifs of them and smiling

You having a cuter side, as well as a tougher one

You having an unusual name

Their s/o’s group performing Boombayah by Blackpink

Their s/o being a sucker for small, pretty things

Another member finding out about their s/o by walking in on them kissing

You playing with their thighs a lot

Seeing a drawing you made of them

You wanting to go ice skating for a date

Hearing you scream in pain, only to find you waxing your legs

You’re nearly drunk at a party, but your friend tries to make you drink more

You owning a lot of horses

Catching you jamming out to Twenty One Pilots

Hanging out w/ you and seeing another member’s gf w/ a random guy

You taking pills to lose weight, and they affect you quite a lot

Their idol s/o’s group performing at MAMA

Their s/o being very smart in every subject, except math

Their daughter giving them a flower drown bc “boys deserve flowers too”

Their s/o wanting to become a Victoria’s Secret-angel

You being sleep deprived bc you’re writing a book

They are frustrated and their s/o gives them space, but comes back soon after

They have a crush on another member’s best friend

You having a sibling you cut out of your life

Their muslim s/o being called a terrorist

Their s/o dancing to Fire, but failing at 3:33

Seeing their gender fluid s/o dressed as a girl for the first time

Their s/o having cold hands

Seeing their s/o perform their part of a BTS song for a talent show

Their innocent-looking s/o playing violent games

You having a weird nickname

Their s/o loving jawlines

Liking someone from the Middle East

Finding out you can skate

Their s/o tried committing suicide before, and is thinking about it again

Their nice and happy s/o being interested in serial killers

Their s/o dissociating themselves w/ life

Their bff telling them how much they love them platonically

You boosting their confidence when they feel low

Their s/o defends another member, but then the hater turns on them

Their s/o being an art student, and nervous about submitting a project

You being a virgin

You looking very cold, but being a ball of fluff

Another idol saying they have a crush on them

You being a fan of a fierce girl group

You having pseudohypoparathyroidism

Their crush saying they’re their boyfriend when someone hits on them

You get really lost in a topic when you speak

You having a sexy body, but a squishy face

Their gf being moody and in pain bc of her period

You high-giving a dirty comment another member makes about your relationship

Yoongi’s crush/bff only wanting him around when they’re angry

You tell them you’re pregnant, but they’re on tour

They catch you glaring at a kid

You being tall and insecure about it

You being smarter than them school-wise, but an airhead otherwise

Their gf not shaving anywhere

You teasing them during a dinner w/ the other members

Their gf winning over them in arm wrestling

They get caught trying to find your underwear

Their s/o being an undercover cop at BigHit

You being as strong as/stronger than them

Their baby sneezes so hard they fall down

You being a book lover

Their s/o talking fast spanish over the phone

Their crush having freckles, but not liking them

Their s/o used to self harm

Their s/o having quite the temper, and is easiest to calm down through sex

You having really bad nightmares about your past

You being scared of planes going over

Their s/o doesn’t show any affection

Their younger sibling coming out as pansexual

You tell them it’s a turn on when they pull your hair

The two of you fight, and you flinch when he gets loud

Their s/o suddenly wanting to cuddle

Their s/o getting in a fight with their stepdad bc their little brother was bruised

Their gf being very curvy

Their lesbian crush accepting their joking offer to change her mind about guys

Their idol s/o (secret) winning an award

You not being able to eat or drink acidic things

Their crush having a slight overbite

Seeing you still sleeping with your baby blanket

Finding out their s/o used to suffer from bulimia

(Jungkook, Namjoon and Yoongi special) Their s/o wanting to dominate, not being dominated

You having an oral fixation

You and the member get lost, and you’re the one to find the way home

Their s/o being obsessed with Disney

You get pregnant, but panic bc you don’t want kids

Seeing their crush they thought were rude helping a homeless person

You not being jealous

Their s/o smelling like cocoa butter

You being scared if elevators

You get goosebumps when they touch you

You being very adventurous

A Victoria’s Secret model being a fan

Their innocent looking crush being covered in tattoos

The members tease the both of you the morning after

Their s/o being a profiler

Them talking about a pretty foreigner in korean, and they reply

Their gf having a guy best friend

Finding out you’ve got pierced nipples

Their s/o needing help “releasing some frustration” after getting pissed at a game

You letting them be rough in bed, even though you don’t like it

Their crush waking up crying because they dreamt of their dead mother

When you start “playing” with them on a plane

Their usually calm s/o becomes really rude when someone disrespects them

The condom breaks

Having a crush on another member

Their s/o’s character having a horrible death at the end of a series

Their gf being a professional wrestler

Their non Korean s/o speaking multiple languages

Their usually quiet s/o being very angry

Their s/o being a bit playful during sex

Their s/o having a praise kink

You being very passionate about writing

Their s/o being serious, but having goofy moments

Their s/o alternating between different fashion styles

Their s/o having a lot of guy friends

Their s/o being the same height as them

Their s/o biting their shoulder when they kiss them

Their friend suffering from social anxiety

You being very jealous

You really liking skinship

Their s/o making a face when they don’t like something

Their usually strong s/o crying

Your brother being very protective

Them finding a dildo in your bedside table

When you want to shower with them early in the relationship

Them reacting when you say ’daddy’ but you are talking to your dad

They accidentally send a dirty text to their parents

You asking them to buy pads/tampons

Their s/o getting hate

Their s/o saying ’I love you’ in their sleep

Finding out their s/o has a spank kink

Another celebrity flirting with their s/o

Their s/o being on the dominant side

You being scared of dogs

You storming off after a fight

You being able to calm Yoongi down

Their gf not liking romantic movies, but loving love songs

You not wanting kids even though you work with them

Their gf getting in the mood very suddenly

Finding you crying to a song

You being sarcastic, but mushy around kids and animals

You want to jump from a plane with a parachute

Walking in on their bisexual crush when she’s with a girl

You are younger than they thought

Their foreign gf not wanting to call them ’oppa’

You being a stoner

You grew up in a bad family and don’t want kids

You getting a bit violent

You’re a really good dancer

Their gf’s eyes changing colors

Their gf being very sarcastic with a resting bitchface

Your sister comes along on your date

You telling them in a fight how hurt you are bc they’ve been rude

You don’t like cats and dogs, but dangerous animals

froidefille  asked:

hello! So, this is gonna be original. I study english literature and I got a blessing to write my MA paper on fanfiction. so now I need long, complex, book-like complicated ff to analyse. Any ideas? I need something GOOD, with nicely created characters and complexly created universe. preferably no to little smut bc reading with your supervisor might get a bit awkward *.* thanks in advance!

Dude that sounds super interesting! I hope the pile I’m about to shove at you is helpful

Not Easily Conquered-series by dropdeaddream, WhatAreFears (no smut)

In 1945, Steve Rogers jumps from a nosediving plane and swims through miles of Arctic Ocean to a frozen shore.
In 1947, Steve Rogers marries Peggy Carter.
In 1966, the New York Times finds the lost letters of Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes.

One Cloud Feels Lonely by thecommodore_squid

I’m going to take a break for a while,” Steve said quietly, not looking at T’Challa, not knowing that this was what he was gonna do until the words were out of his mouth. “I can’t be on a team right now.”

T’Challa nodded as if he understood. “Alright.”

AKA
In which Steve and Bucky both figure out how to be a person again, and it still takes them over 130 years.

our golden age by augustbird (i think this one has two sex scenes? neither is super drawn out I don’t think)

Wherein Bucky is the crown prince and Steve still becomes a hero.

Thawed Out by auburnnothenna (auburn), eretria (one sex scene at the end)

He’s not the Asset. He’s not the Winter Soldier. But neither is he Bucky Barnes. With the help of Steve, Sam and the Avengers, James takes the long, slow road to recovery. Nothing is as easy as either of them thought it would be.

The Tower by sarahlucielle (once again one sex scene. kind of off the beaten track, its not a popular fic)

Peggy Carter recruits Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes to fight against Baron Zemo, a man who desires the powers of the entity that has taken a liking to Steve Rogers. Horror AU set in World War II.

be sure to look in the replies, i just peeked in there and theres some gold ones that I second the recs on esp. This, You Protect by owlet which has the added bonus of no sex.

First Date.... - Rwby
  • Oscar: so ruby what did you think of the movie?
  • Ruby: it was great, i loved the katana action and the part where the guy jumped off of a building and still kept shooting the grim!
  • Ozpin: (see i told you she'd like that movie better)
  • Oscar: (oh shut up! Were on a date i don't wanna here you commenting)
  • Ozpin: (technically you asked her to "hangout")
  • Ruby: so what did you think?
  • Oscar: ssshhh! I mean i loved it, wish i could do all that cool stuff. All I've ever done is farm and stuff...not very exciting..
  • Ruby: aww pretty sure you'll get the chance me and my team have done all kinds of crazy stuff.
  • Oscar: really?
  • Ruby: yeah! Fought giant robots, make bunk beds, ride giant grim birds, i jumped from a plane with crescent rose. So i have experience in crazy
  • Oscar: so cool!
  • Ozpin: (so what next? dinner, star gazing, cuddle in front of a fire place?)
  • Oscar: (i don't know i didn't plan this far ahead..)
  • Ruby: hey! Do you wanna go grim riding its super fun. Maybe that can count as something cool and crazy!
  • Oscar: yeah! Sure!
  • Ozpin: (oh god what are you signing up for?)
  • Oscar: (A chance to hang out with Ruby?)
  • *Grim forest*
  • Ruby: first we need to find a giant grim Ursa since there are two of us. Then we'll ride!
  • Oscar: umm.... There's one right there *points*
  • Ruby: perfect! *dashes toward grim and jumps on its back* its perfect size! Come on oscar!
  • Oscar: oh my god!
  • Ozpin: (what did you sign up for again?)
  • Oscar: *gulp* to hang out with ruby....
  • Ruby: yeeehaww! maybe aftet this we can ride on a grim bird!!

anonymous asked:

Hi, love your blog it's awesome, could you do a preference for the BoB guys on them falling for a nurse or Women's Air Corps member and asking them to marry them, please and thank you.

BoB Falling for a Nurse: 

Bill Guarnere: Bill would have been so overprotective of you right from the beginning of the war and he would constantly be taking care of you. If he ever thought things during the war were beginning to take a toll on you, like if you couldn’t help save someone and beat yourself up over it, he would be the first person by your side comforting you. You two would always be joking around together and it would be obvious that you guys cared for each other, he would always tell you that when the war is over he would take you to the Philadelphia Zoo for your first official date because awwwwww little baby. When he gets hurt though you would immediately become overprotective of him and you wouldn’t want anyone else near him because you would just need to make sure he was okay, also because you wanted to make sure he gets away safely. He wouldn’t want you to see him though because he didn’t want you to worry about him but you wouldn’t leave and would probably be in tears while holding his hand, he would reassure you that he would be there for your first date which would bring a small smile to your face.

Eugene Roe: He would know better than anyone else the stresses and hardships of being a nurse. I mean, we all saw how he was with Renee. If you ever lost it after not being able to save someone he would try to comfort you, even if this meant just sitting next to you in silence. You two would always have each others backs. Also, you would have to chase him around all the time to make sure he’s okay and to make sure he’s eating enough and sleeping enough, he would do the same for you. It’s safe to say that you guys would be a really great duo together, except when he would want to borrow your scissors and you would say no because I mean lets face it, he’s so cute when he’s angry/ sassy. You two would share a foxhole and even though he was freezing he would wait until you fall asleep before draping his jacket over you to make sure that you stay warm.

Buck Compton: Once he sees Toye and Guarnere on the ground after the bomb shell went off next to them he would be so just not okay. You would follow him to the small medic station, refusing to leave his side. At first he wouldn’t talk to you because he didn’t even talk to Malarkey when he went there to visit him but you would always bring him whatever you thought he would need/ want like any extra Hershey bars, blankets, etc. He would start to open up to you after a while and before he leaves he would confess his feelings for you and he would thank you for always being there for him through his hardest times. He would promise you that he would come back for you someday.

Warren Muck: Okay so personally, I think you and Muck would be best friends. This is only because he’s pretty much in love with Faye and he’s running out of people to talk to about her. When he realizes that you’re willing to listen he never leaves your side and this begins his long journey of talk about his sweet love and the long journey of your friendship. He would also ask you if you thought any of the guys were cute and he would try to set you up with them. When the two of you actually go off to war and you have to be more serious about your nursing duties, he would not talk about Faye as much as he used to but late at night in your foxholes you would secretly love it when he brought her up because it would take you back to the days at training which was really comforting to you. Whenever you were stressing out, he would try to joke around with you because he would just want to see a smile on your face. If that didn’t make you feel better he would find whatever food he could and attempt to cook it for you before he sat besides you in silence and made sure you ate. You would probably be close by when the bombshell hit his foxhole and you would be emotionally unstable because he was your absolute best friend and he was with you since the beginning so living without him was going to be hard and you’re a nurse so all you wanted to do was make sure everyone was okay. I believe this would tighten your bonds with Malarkey however because you both lost him.

Donald Malarkey: He pretty much loses all of his friends and I feel like you would want to help him because that’s your job but you just wouldn’t know how and you wouldn’t want to be overbearing so you would kind of just watch him from a distance to make sure that he was okay. At night you would walk over to his foxhole and you would ask him how he’s feeling even though you know the answer already. This would lead to you guys talking all night and it would take his mind off of things and make him feel better. Also, you guys would talk about all of the times you spent with Skip which would make you both start laughing a little before probably crying again. You two would be pretty much inseparable after that and would always be together. After the war is over and Winters talks to him about leaving you would be so upset because it’ll be the first time that the two of you are apart since Skip and you wouldn’t know what to do if you lost Malarkey too but he would promise you that he would find you one day.

Carwood Lipton: Right from the start you and Lipton would get along. You two are the glue that holds together Easy company, especially during their hardest struggles. He would admire you for how much you care about the men and how you would do anything to help them. I feel like he would always have a little crush on you but would never admit it because he wouldn’t want anyone to know and because he wouldn’t want you to get weird around him. When you fix up his cheekbone from his shrapnel wounds you would try to be really gentle with him, trying not to hurt him further and he would just glance up at with a little smile on his face. This would make you blush a little bit and you would ask him what he’s looking at but he would just shake his head a little bit and not say anything. I guess it would be pretty obvious to others that the two of you liked each other but you guys were oblivious to it.

George Luz: He would flirt with you endlessly but you would return his actions and flirt with him right back. At the same time though you guys would always be joking around with each other. You two would never be apart from each other and would most likely never be mad at one another because you just have so much in common. He would be lowkey protective over you. He knows that you can handle being a nurse but he just cares about you so much and he knows that if there is ever something bothering you, you would keep it to yourself because you wouldn’t want to annoy anyone else. Even though you two joke around all the time, he knows when he would have to be serious around you. This would usually only be if you were in a bad mood though. He would stay up late talking to you and anytime their was bomb shell droppings in Bastogne he would pull you down into a foxhole and hold you so close to him that it hurt.

Frank Perconte: Thank you to @lovingunderratedcharacters for helping me with some background of Perconte! Okay so he was one of the first four soldier that were assigned to Easy so this would have been the first time you guys meet. He would be confused at first as to why there’s a girl there but he would take this opportunity to talk to you before more people were assigned to the company. You two would get to talking before realizing that you have so much in common. After this you guys would always be next to each other. He would get really pissy when another guy would flirt with you and he didn’t understand why at first but when you flirted back with them then he would realize that you were never just a friend to him and that he’s always had stronger feelings for you. He would avoid you a little bit because he didn’t want to admit that he had feelings for you, he thought it would jeopardize your relationship. You would confront him though about how he’s been ignoring you and there would probably be a small argument between the two of you. This would lead to him blurting out that he likes you and you would just smile a little bit because you like him too.

Joe Liebgott: Joe would give you so many problems. He would constantly remind you of how the war is no place for a lady and he would be constantly told by the guys to shut up anytime he opened his mouth about you. Further in the war when someone you are close to is killed and you tried everything you could to save them you would kind of just sit there holding back tears because the last thing you want is for all of the guys to see you crying over someone. Joe would probably make a remark about how the person could have lived if it was Doc Roe or someone else trying to save them. This would kind of just push you to the edge and you would most likely be in his face screaming about how you’re sick of him and how rude he is. Little do you know, your little moment of screaming made him fall for you and he was crazy for thinking that you were just another girl. Later that night in your foxhole you would be kind of dozing off before you heard footsteps approaching and looked up to see Lieb standing above you. He would just look at you for a minute and would sit down besides you, ignoring you when you yelled at him to go away. For a couple of minutes he would sit there in silence before gathering his courage to apologize. After this night though he would be making sure you’re okay, not through you directly but through the other guys. Whenever you helped someone he would watch you in awe before just smiling to himself.

Joe Toye: So Joe is like a big tough guy but he would have a giant weak spot for you. If you were nervous about jumping from the plane he would reassure you that you would be okay and that he would find you when you get to the bottom. This, of course, he does. On the way down he didn’t take his eyes off of you and right when he hit the ground he ran to wherever you were to make sure you were okay. He wouldn’t leave your side once but when he and Guarnere are hit you almost lose it and you would have lost it if it weren’t for Toye telling you, like always, that you were going to be okay.

I’m sorry I left some people out, I think it was only Speirs but I was really excited to publish this :) 

anonymous asked:

As a newbie to the fandom, are there any fics that are considered must reads? There are so many on ao3 and I'm not sure where to begin.

*updated January 2017*

We’ve put together a few posts for new readers before here and here. Everything in our personal faves post is beloved by at least one of us. 

I’m not gonna say any of them are must reads, since you shouldn’t read a fic you don’t like for the sake of me so these are the ones that I see both highly acclaimed and widely discussed in the fandom:

4 Minute Window (E) Speranza WC:24127

“Look, if they catch me,” Bucky muttered, “they’re either going to kill me or they’re going to put me in a box with a little window and—Steve, I can’t.”

5 Times Steve Got Arrested and 1 Time They All Did (T) heartsdesire456  Words:5K

What it says, 5 times Steve Rogers ended up in jail (with and without Bucky) + 1 time all of the Avengers got arrested with him.

Ain’t No Grave (M) spitandvinegar WC:86k+ (WIP)

It’s six in the morning, and Steve is heading out on a run when he nearly trips over a bouquet of sunflowers on the front steps of his brownstone.

For a second paranoia takes over, and he kicks the flowers a little, waiting for them to explode. They don’t. They also came with a card, which he picks up. The front of the card has a tasteful picture of the Brooklyn bridge at sunset. It’s very nice and sedate, like the kind of card you would buy to give to your boss. On the inside someone has written a short message in big, shaky block letters.

I AM SORRY FOR SHOOTING YOU.

Steve sits down hard on the steps.

but hey, you’re all right (M) beardsley Words: 5K

‘This is not my fault,’ Tony lies. ‘It was supposed to be a joke! Christ.’

‘Thanks to your joke,’ says Coulson, ‘we now have a code three-four-delta, with the variable being a Russian immigrant. We’re checking his background right now, but it might take a while. Meanwhile, I suggest you civilian-proof the Tower. If any SHIELD intelligence is compromised, I will hurt you.’

Yes, this is the story where the Winter Soldier is a Russian mail-order bride. Everything goes about as well as you’d expect.

cross this river to the other side (T) defcontwo Words: 

Here is the truth about Captain America and the Howling Commandos that every World War II historian must come to accept at one point or another: we will never know everything. We won’t even come close.

So much was lost with the untimely death of Captain America. While the man beneath the uniform sunk to the bottom of the North Atlantic, the myth lived on, only to grow bigger and more unwieldy as the years went by. Now, it is near impossible to tell fact from fiction, to separate out truth from propaganda.

In 1943, the Howling Commandos wrote goodbye letters to be given to their loved ones in the event of their deaths.

In 2014, Sharon Carter finds those letters in a tin can in an abandoned HYDRA base.

Gravitation (E) Odsbodkins Words:10K

“He couldn’t remember when he first started feeling the pull. Perhaps it was too long ago, or perhaps it had been gradual, something that crept up on him. But by the time he was sixteen, Bucky knew that the axis of his world spun around Steve Rogers in the worst possible way.”

Inspired by finding out that in the prequel comics for Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve and Bucky are in art class when the news breaks about Pearl Harbor.

Hands of Clay (T) Mhalachai WC:200k+ (WIP)

James Barnes leads a busy life as a single working father in New York. But when his childhood best friend Steve Rogers falls back into his life, James will have to re-learn what love, friendship and and family are really all about.

it’s a strange courage (E) mambo Words:27K

“The question the entertainment world is asking themselves today is… Who is Steve? Hollywood superstar Bucky Barnes was spotted at a wrap-party last night, serenading someone named Steve onstage. Not only was Barnes more than a little tipsy, but he also sang a song from the Disney Channel Original Movie that started his career–a bold move, considering the fact that he always dodges questions about it. But who is Steve? Why did Bucky leave the club alone? What does this mean about the rumors of a relationship between Barnes and his co-star Natasha Romanoff? And is everyone’s favorite poster boy gay? All this and more after a quick message from our sponsors!”

I’ve Been Careless With a Delicate Man (M) Paraxdisepink Words:9K

Steve lets SHIELD think he and Bucky were boyfriends so they’ll let him see the Winter Soldier in medical.

The man on the bridge (M) boopboop Words:107556 

Steve Rogers turning up at Tony’s door in the middle of the night might be a bit out of character, but it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility. Stranger things have happened.
Steve Rogers turning up at Tony’s door with an amnesiac assassin - who may or may not have some of Tony’s personally designed hardware attached where his arm should be - well that’s just far too interesting to turn away, even if Tony is trying to avoid all things S.H.I.E.L.D these days.

Mistake on the Part of Nature (T) Words:1K by idiopathicsmile

Steve takes in Bucky’s betrayed look and Sam’s confusion, follows Sam’s gaze to the pile of mangled fruit in the trash can. Sudden comprehension fills his face.

“Oh,” he says. “Bucky found out about bananas.”

In which an American icon is mourned. But probably not the one you’re thinking of.

Not Easily Conquered-series (M) dropdeaddream, WhatAreFears WC:71225

In 1945, Steve Rogers jumps from a nosediving plane and swims through miles of Arctic Ocean to a frozen shore.
In 1947, Steve Rogers marries Peggy Carter.
In 1966, the New York Times finds the lost letters of Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes.

perfectly right wrong number (T) melonbutterfly Words: 31K

It all starts because Steve is too dumb to handle his smartphone.

A wrong number AU in which Bucky Barnes doesn’t enter Steve’s life (meaning: Bucky wasn’t born until the eighties, but Steve is still Captain America) until Steve accidentally dials the wrong number. Wherein there is a lot of texting, some advice via Natasha and Darcy, a bit of pining, and a first date in an amusement park. Oh, and on top of being a disabled veteran, Bucky is a professional catwalker. Literally.

Only Good Things (G) Jain Words:2K

All of their neighbors think that Steve and Bucky are dating.

Our Golden Age (E) augustbird WC:147825

Wherein Bucky is the crown prince and Steve still becomes a hero.

Schrödinger’s Romance (M) InTheMiddleOfNowhere WC:19K (underage, rape/noncon)

“It could be a relationship, it could not be. You can assume either until you see for sure the results.”

We all know those moments. Those moments when your family all gathers around you and asks “So, do you have a boyfriend yet?”. Bucky knows these moments all too well and, quite frankly, he’s sick to death of them. Unfortunately, being a 21 year old college student makes it harder for him to come up with excuses, and with Christmas coming up he needs to think of a way out fast. A chance encounter with a stranger through an old library textbook could just be the kind of miracle he needs to make it through the holidays with his last shreds of sanity intact.

Sing Me the Alphabet (T) thesardine Words:78K

There wasn’t anything left to salvage. That’s what Fury believed. It would have been a kindness to put him down.

When SHIELD finally releases Bucky from custody, he is not the man anyone expects him to be. The ruthlessness of the Winter Soldier is gone, replaced with a seemingly child-like wariness as he struggles to communicate his warped understanding of who he is and what was done to him. But with Hydra scrambling to regroup, SHIELD takes dangerous measures to secure Zola’s algorithm to use against them, and Steve is dragged back into battle, forced to weigh what’s best for Bucky against what’s best for the fate of the free world.

Then Bucky is abducted.

Steve races to recover his friend before the man who was Bucky is gone forever, but the rescue stalls, he starts to crumble under the weight of everything he has lost and everything the war has taken from him.

Meanwhile, Bucky confronts a terrible piece of ex-SHIELD tech that was in development long before Project Insight, but in order to survive, he must decide who he is going to be: the vulnerable Bucky Barnes or the indomitable Winter Soldier? It turns out there might not be as big a difference as everyone seems to think.

Slide To Answer (M) by relenafanel Words:8K

“What do I do?” Steve appealed into the phone. “I’m freaking out.”

There was silence on the other end of the line. It lasted so long that Steve pulled the receiver away from his ear and frowned at it. Pay phones were old. Maybe this one wasn’t working despite the obvious dial tone when he picked up.

“Ok,” a stranger’s voice said over the phone. “First acknowledge the fact that you dialed the wrong number, but be quick about it because my cab is a few blocks away from my own plans and I’m about to drop some truth bombs on you.”

Steve Rogers at 100: Celebrating Captain America on Film (gen) eleveninches, Febricant, hellotailor, M_Leigh, neenya, tigrrmilk WC:10228

“Heil Hydra,” the enemy agent shouts.
“Heil this, motherfucker,” says Captain America, shooting off a rocket.
Steve and Bucky find out Hollywood has been busy since they went away. A historical survey, including but not limited to: one set of exploded genitals, a brief interlude in France, Mel Gibson and other masterworks of casting, eight Academy awards, several dinosaurs, and something Tony Stark has ominously dubbed “the masterpiece.” Art included.

Steve Rogers’ Dad Face and Other Common Hazards (T)  AggressiveWhenStartled  Words:5K

Today, Peter was honest-to-god going to see Captain America himself up close, in person, and not from a rooftop or tiny crevice like a creepy stalker fanboy.

Even better, he was going to watch Steve Rogers make history by soldiering his beleaguered way through the most intensely awkward and honestly ridiculous press conference in the history of ever– jaw thrust out and spine ramrod straight. Trying hard to be polite and respectful in the face of adversity.

While a bunch of assholes with cameras and microphones shouted at him about Iron Man’s adolescent dick.

Things SHIELD Never Told Captain America (T) tolieawake Words:3K

The thing is, Tony quickly realised, there are certain things that SHIELD never told Captain America. Sometimes small things, sometimes big things. But things, nonetheless, that they thought he wasn’t quite ready to know.

When Steve finds out about one of those things during an interview - his reaction isn’t anything like anyone was expecting (except maybe Natasha, because she’s scary like that).

OR, how the world found out about Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes.

This, You Protect (T) owlet WC:64326

The mission resets abruptly, from objective: kill to objective: protect

To be Vulnerable is Needed Most of All (M) perfect_plan WC:118362

Steve is a shy comic book artist and meets his new neighbour, Bucky Barnes.
In which there are awkward longings, meddling best friends, comic conventions, heartache, lemons, video games, dorkiness, dancing and two cute boys.

this city bleeds its aching heart (E) Renne Words: 34K

The one where Steve and Bucky pose as a happily married couple while on a mission for SHIELD, to catch an international arms dealer hiding in a suburban neighbourhood.

United States v. Barnes, 617 F. Supp. 2d 143 (D.D.C. 2015) (T) fallingvoices, radialarch WC:20605

The Associated Press @AP
Winter Soldier set to stand trial for Washington D.C. massacre and treason apne.ws/1og6SWE

When I Put Away Childish Things (M) hansbekhart WC:14367

Bucky gets on a Manhattan bound train around 2:30, heading to 8th St. He watches the Lady far off on Liberty Island as they roll over the East River. The train is crowded and people smile at him, pleased to see a handsome young man in uniform. He smiles back, pleased with the world and everything in it. He wonders where Steve might want to go for lunch. What he’d say if Bucky asked him if he’d ever thought about treating this thing between them as real.
He comes out of the subway a little before 3 o'clock, and the world has changed.