A/N: My first ever Au! I just love this idea and I can’t help but run with it, please give me some feedback (Good or Bad) to keep me motivated and hopefully get back to love writing as I did. I really hope you like this!! Please note that english is not my first language so there might be grammar mistakes
Pairings: Bucky X Reader
Prompt: Bartender Au / You’re not sure what started it but one thing is for sure, Bucky Barnes is a person you can’t stand and he’s not particularly happy with you either. What do you do when your feelings towards your annoying coworker during the preparation for your best friends’ wedding suddenly shift to a different direction, leaving you terrified.
Warnings: Language, alcohol, mention of cigarettes
Word count: 1417
It was a relatively quiet hour at your work, a refreshing change from the usual busy atmosphere. Your heart was beating to the sound of music, the air smelling of alcohol and cigarettes while you mixed another drink behind the neon lid bar. It was a saturday night and you knew that soon the place would be crawling with people in search of more drinks, and other ways to put the seriousness of their lives on hold for a few moves on the dance floor.
‘’Someone’s in a good mood tonight.’’ Your sister in life, your best friend, Natasha remarked as she scooted past you in the narrow bar in search of a bottle of whiskey. You swayed your body in line with the music, giving her a flirtatious smile in response, which she only returned with a giggle before returning back to her station. A couple of hours passed and soon the place was packed, heading into the dark night.
Honestly, I really wish Marvel would just step up to the plate and make at least one of their main characters that are still single to be LGBTQA.
Like Steve would be the obvious choice with Bucky. Even if you don’t ship them personally, these are two well-defined, in-depth characters that have been in enough movies for the audiences to know and care about them. They have characterization beyond just ‘that gay characters,’ they both have a role in the coming movies and clear, defined personality. For fuck’s sake, there was a whole movie showing how devoted Steve is to Bucky, with subtext literally everywhere.
And yet, they keep shoving him with random female characters like Shannon who has ten lines and no development whatsoever. And it’s not like they don’t already have a range of characters!
Sexualized aliens? Go for it!
Literal Gods and multiple worlds? Believable!
A robot born from AI and a magic crystal who falls in love with a ‘Witch?’ Well, it’s 2017!
A talking raccoon and a humanoid tree who are best friends? Sure, why not?
But gay superhero?
That’s not believable.
We can’t do that.
Think of the ratings!
They are arguably the largest movie franchise of this decade, making millions of dollars in profit each movie, and they’re still too damn scared to show any LGBTQ characters.
And what pisses me off the most is the hypocrisy.
I grew up with Marvel comics, and no matter if you read X-Men or Avengers, the main point of all the comics was acceptance. It was about people who were different from the norm, who were hated for something they were born into and had no control over, and it was about them slowly being seen and accepted by society.
Hell, most of the X-Man ‘mom I’m a mutant’ scenes was designed to show what it was like for kids coming out to parents they knew wouldn’t accept them! For example, take the scene from the only movies, where Bobby Drake (Iceman) explains to his parents what he is!
Like, the comic books have tons of LGBTQA rep. Bobby is 100% gay:
Captain America is hinted at being Bisexual:
They had an INTER-RACIAL gay wedding years ago with NorthStar:
Godly lesbian couples:
And even shape-shifting gender-fluid couples!
But that’s the whole point of Marvel. It’s about being different, it’s about breaking the mold and changing views. It’s about people slowly becoming accepted by their families or making new families along the way. It’s about everyone belonging and everyone having a place.
I grew up reading these comics, and when I was trying to come out I would find refuge there. I would look at my favorite characters and tell myself if people can accept mutants and aliens, surely society can accept me being gay. And as a scared 15-year-old, this was my ideal world; a world where you could be yourself and have others standing next to you, ready to (literally) fight for you and your right to exist.
I wish Marvel would understand that not everyone watching their movies needs to see a straight, white male saving the day again and again. Marvel doesn’t need perfect, cliché heroes and penny-dreadful romance stories. That’s not what Marvel is supposed to be about.
That’s not who Marvel was supposed to be for.
Marvel is supposed to be for people like us, who are still fighting for their place and acceptance in society. Marvel is for the outcasts, the ‘weirdo’s,’ the people still scared to show who they are to the world because they’re not sure if the world will understand them.
When a terrorist puts the Avengers at odds, CAPTAIN AMERICA and THE WINTER SOLDIER go rogue to find him – but IRON MAN isn’t far behind. Will the Avengers survive the fallout? Then, find out where Captain America, the Falcon and the Black Widow are headed next – because the world needs heroes, whether it wants them or not. And get a sneak peek at Tony Stark’s brand-new armor! Get ready for MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR in part 1 of this special prelude!
Tony: I’m not afraid to be alone with my thoughts. My thoughts are awesome! Tony: … Tony: Die Hard 6 on a cruise ship, pizza bagel restaurant …my father never loved me and I’m gonna die alone… Oh boy, that happened fast.
Warning: Swearing. Strong addiction to coffee. Name calling. In office affairs. Fluff. Secrets.
Just a fun little AU series cause I felt like it. While I try to get my
footing for Frank Castle. Btw Other Marvel cameo’s in this story. Matt Mudrock Foggy Nelson Luke Cage Jessica Jones Frank Castle Pietro Maximoff Bruce Banner
The Italics are flash backs // The bold’s are Text Messages.
A one night stand at the New York Law Firms Conference, couldn’t have
been more fun, and mysterious. When your new boss Bucky Barnes
introduces you to his boss; the man who runs Avengers Of Law, law firm
and your new place of work. Steve Rogers and your mysterious one night
stand is your bosses boss. What you want to pretend never happened, he
doesn’t want to let go of. When you find yourself struggling to stay
away from Steve, who won’t let up on getting you to go out with him. Can
you resist, Steve who is looking for more than a one night stand, while
you’re struggling to get through the long days and never ending nights
of being a paralegal or will you let lust and emotions distract you from
your goals in life?