Prompt: Reader is a reporter who gets the interview of a lifetime.
A/N: Yikes. hopefully this will be okay until I have enough time to get something better out? hah.. :)
Warnings: swearing, mentions of sex.
An exclusive with Bucky Barnes.
As a young reporter, you had started from the very bottom. You grabbed coffees, fetched papers, and did everything you can to work you way up to the top.
You hadn’t found yet that story that would skyrocket you to the top. Every good reporter had that story that helped everyone believe that they were ready for headlining articles.
Bucky Barnes was your ticket.
Interviewing The Winter Soldier, who after decades has finally broken his silence. There was no better article, and you were glad that you were the one who nabbed it.
You straightened out your pencil skirt and made your way into the elevator, making sure your press pass was visible to everyone.
As you expected, every floor was offices and cubicles which somewhat confused you because you heard of the penthouse at the top of the tower that housed the Avengers. It was supposed to be marvelous and these offices didn’t show much.
You clutched the tape recorder to your body, smiling once you finally hit the top floor.
Before the doors opened, the elevator stopped abruptly. “State your name and business.” A robotic voice said, almost causing you to drop your things.
“U-uh, (Y/F/N), reporter for the New York Times and here to interview Bucky Barnes.” Your sentence became less shaky with every word, clearing your throat at the end and straightening your posture.
A moment had passed and the elevator doors opened.
You blew out a breath and stepped your right foot forward. As your heels clicked against the floor, you followed the slightly narrow passage way to the end, where you were greeted by the famous Vision.
“Hello miss, may I take your coat for you?”
You were at a loss for words, only allowing him to slip the coat off of your shoulders and watching as he hung it up. He motioned for you to follow him.
“You must have been very persuasive to have Mr. Barnes say yes to you.” He spoke politely and quietly, causing you to smile.
“I try my best. Persistence is key in the art of journalism.” You responded, seeing him nod his head and hold his hand out to the open room in front of you.
You walked into it and sat down at the desk, crossing your legs as Vision told you Bucky would be with you in just a moment.
All of your items were laid out neatly in front of you, your foot tapping softly while you examined the room.
Just as you were about to turn around, you saw Bucky Barnes enter the room.
A gasp fell from your lips, his sudden presence startling you despite the fact that you expected him.
You cleared your throat, “Hello Mr. Barnes. I’m-”
“(Y/F/N), I’m glad you came.” Bucky’s smile was warm and inviting, sitting across from you and folding his hands in front of you.
His metal hand sparkled in the slight sunshine through the paneled windows. You were suddenly aware of your breathing, attempting to calm your quickly beating heart. Nervousness fluttered through your belly, and you felt nauseous.
“Right, shall we get started?” You asked, opening your notepad to look at your questions. “Do you mind if I record our conversation?”
Bucky nodded, watching you fiddle with your tape recorder and pressed record.
You swallowed, floored by his attractive features. You had seen pictures, but nothing compared to the real thing. “What exactly to remember about your fall off that train?”
“You waste no time in getting to the juicy details,” Bucky chuckled, “I don’t remember much. I have bits and pieces there but nothing really that could put the puzzle together.”
You nodded, smiling softly at his somewhat happy persona. You were glad to see that he had moved on from such a traumatizing event. “Everyone has heard Mr. Rogers’ side of the story, but do you remember anything from the train itself?”
“Again, it’s bits and pieces. However, I do remember kicking some ass,” his statement had caused a small giggle to escape your mouth, “and I remember Steve’s face as I was hanging off of the train. After that, it’s mostly blank.”
Bucky’s mood had shifted slightly, though he tried to play it off.
“Do you remember anything from the HYDRA lab? Who had put your arm on you, who had pulled you from the snow?”
Bucky’s response jarred you, causing you to look over your questions again and find a less intrusive one.
“You were a prisoner of war at one point, a German tank had invaded your unit and taken all of you to someone named Colonel Lohmer. What did he do to you?” You asked, Bucky’s eyes widening as he coughed quietly.
So much for less intrusive.
“That’s when they injected me with a serum, the same one that was put in Steve. However, Steve’s was a willing subject and I was tied down to a steel bed and was pricked with needles until I couldn’t feel a thing anymore.” Bucky muttered, shifting in his seat.
You were surprised by his sudden urge to open up, causing you to tilt your head, “Who was Arnim Zola, in your eyes?”
His nostrils flared and his jaw clenched, “A monster.”
“What did he do?” You decided to take a different approach to the question you had asked before.
Bucky bit his lip, thinking over his wording, “He tortured me, he brainwashed me, he caused so much pain and suffering in my life that when I was me, I didn’t know if I wanted to be me anymore. I had no out, for 60 years.”
You blinked back your tears and sighed softly, regretting this interview for the sole fact that you didn’t want to make him relive those horrendous memories, but you had to carry on.
“When Steve found you in Bucharest, what did it feel like?”
“I was terrified,” he blew out a breath of air, “I barely remembered the guy. I read about him in a museum and that’s where all my information had come from. I didn’t know if it was a trick to lure me in, so I ran.”
“And when did you start regaining your memory of him?”
“When he and Tony were on the fritz.” He smiled, shaking his head and wordlessly allowing you a ticket into his mind.
You were glad that you were able to change the subject, still getting great material for the article without bothering him. “Is he still your best friend?”
“Easily.” He whispered, leaning forward on the desk and grinning at you. You smiled when his eyes met yours, his baby blues causing you to melt at the sight.
After a moment of you not saying anything, Bucky spoke up, “Do you have a best friend?”
Bucky’s hand reached for the recorder and pressed pause, your breathing picking up as he did so. “U-uhm, why do you ask? This interview is for you, Mr. Barnes.”
“Can this be off the record?” Bucky murmured, staring into your eyes and ignoring your question.
You wordlessly nodded, watching him intensely.
“Ever since I saw you entering this building, I have been immensely attracted to you.”
Your jaw dropped, not expecting this from him at all. He reached forward, taking two fingers and closing you jaw.
“I allowed this interview because many people had asked before, but none were as persistent as you. They usually gave up after a few failed attempts, but you just kept trying. I had to see the person behind the emails.” Bucky’s admission made you lean back and attempt to relax on the back of the chair.
“You agreed to the interview because you wanted to see who I was?”
“Well are you pleased with what you see, Mr. Barnes?” You whispered, watching as he took your hand in his. Your breathing was staggered, this certainly wasn’t a story you wanted to tell.
“Very much so.” Bucky’s lips turned up into a sly grin, your pulse racing as he stood up from his seat.
All thoughts of the interview had left your mind as you pressed pause on the tape recorder and felt Bucky brush your hair neatly behind your ear.
Bucky smirked, his hand resting gently on your cheek as his lips met yours.
It was happening all so fast, his hands roaming your body and your fingers interlocked tightly in his hair. He was quick to lift you from your seat and set you on the table, your thighs on either side of his waist, keeping him close to you.
His scent was almost intoxicating, you felt like you didn’t have control over your body and you just floated above, watching the two of you and feeling heat creep up your neck as your chest heaved with anticipation.
“What do you say we take this somewhere a little more private?” Bucky whispered in your ear, sending chills down your spine.
The white sheets surrounded you two as you finally awoke from your sleep.
Bucky’s arms had kept you close to his chest, the metal of his hand feeling cool against the skin of your stomach.
You heard quiet snores from behind you, his nose buried in your hair.
You took a moment to reflect on how you had gotten here in the first place. It was confusing to say the least, but you can’t say that you didn’t enjoy it.
You carefully unwrapped yourself from his grip, reaching for your blouse and slipping it over your shoulders.
As you stood up from the bed, Bucky noticed your movement, “Where do you think you’re going?”
A smile spread across your lips, “I’m going to go write my story.”
You turned back and saw Bucky wiping the sleep out of his eyes, “No you’re not. You think I sleep with a girl and just kick her out?” He stood and walked to your side of the bed, planting a kiss on your lips, “You gotta think me more of a gentleman, darlin’.”
“So that part of the rumors is true.”
“You make a woman swoon just by the twinkle in your eye.” You said, feeling Bucky’s hands button up your shirt for you.
He finished up, handing you your skirt, “You can write your story but after we get some breakfast.”
You followed him out of the door and slowly slipped past all the other doors in the penthouse.
A giggle left your throat as Bucky gripped your hand tighter in yours, “We have to be quiet so no one asks questions.”
You grinned, nodding your head and watching as he opened the door to the kitchen.
Bucky bumped into the table, causing you to laugh and cover your mouth once he shushed you. “Sorry!” you whispered.
Just as you and Bucky looked up, you saw Clint with the newspaper in his hands and cereal in his mouth as he stared with shock at you two.
“Oh boy.” You said, stepping behind Bucky and hiding your blush.
“Is that the reporter?!” Clint yelled, cereal spilling from his mouth. Bucky nodded.
“You fucked the reporter?”
“Clint!” Bucky yelled, causing you to stifle your giggles as Clint had milk drip from his mouth.
Clint rolled his eyes, “When you said you thought she was hot I didn’t think that you’d be able to get her into your bed the same night.”
You finally spoke up, “Bucky works in mysterious ways.”
“Hey Clint I found that-” Tony walked into the room, cut off by your presence. You were shell shocked, suddenly faced with 3 of the Avengers in one room.
“Oh my god he fucked the reporter.” Tony said, his eyes wide as he held an item in his hands. “Tony!” Bucky yelled, your hands now over your mouth to keep your laughs in.
Soon enough, you were faced with Bruce, Steve, and Vision, who had come into the kitchen after hearing a commotion between Bucky and Tony.
Steve was the first to speak directly to you, “Uh, hi. You a friend of Bucky’s?”
You nodded, “You could say that.”
“I see the interview went well.” Vision said, his lips turned up into a small smirk. Your jaw dropped, as Steve had put two and two together. “You’re the-”
Before he could finish his sentence you only nodded, shrugging your shoulders.
Bucky and Tony had stopped bantering long enough for you to speak, “I’m just gonna go. Sorry for all this-”
“Nonsense,” Bruce muttered, “You’ll have breakfast here. Everyone who wakes up here stays for breakfast. It’s a rule.”
“Fair enough.” You muttered, the awkwardness diminishing as people walked towards the table.
Bucky took your hand in his, squeezing it reassuringly while you took a deep breath.
You couldn’t help but feel that this was the start to a very, very strange relationship.
Everybody has that one fic that like.. their baby, right? Might not be your most popular, might not be the first one you ever wrote, it might not even be your favourite work, but it always has a special place in your heart? Or is it just me :/
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about all i can do rn bc is the portrait type ones. i’d also prefer ones based from tv/movies/celebrities rather than like. books or comics. this is just for the sake of what i can realistically do without bogging myself down like i have with other commissions in the past.
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under the cut are examples of what those would look like and the level i can do as of right now
(I almost don’t want to post this lol…because it’s bit of a weird, ooc alakou comic? -w-;;; please look at it with understanding (_ _) )
Modern day no magic AU and yes, I know it’s not Valentine’s Day xD
Aladdin is maybe 13-14 here…it’s not that Kougyoku doesn’t believe in Aladdin’s sincerity, but it’s more along the lines of “but what does a child REALLY know about love?” and she’s had her heartbreak with Sinbad and maaaaybe Alibaba in this AU lol She thinks of Aladdin’s love as a precious, but fragile thing, and due to her own experiences, she think it’s inevitable that she’s going to somehow hurt him like how she was hurt. so she shys away from him. Basically it’s not really a happy au I guess lol but I just had the urge to draw it. xD
I wrote this on a whim, mainly because I fantasized about a sensitive Kageyama so entertain me if you please. I haven’t written anything in a while much less posted it so forgive me. Sorry if it’s terrible lol.
(this is set after Karasuno vs. Sejoh season one)
It was never ever this quiet in the gym.
Every step someone took caused their sneaker to squeak, which would echo throughout the vast space accompanied by the occasional familiar sound of a ball bouncing.
Normally these sounds were drowned out by the shouts and calls that those who passed by had grown used to.
It meant the Karasuno volleyball club was practicing.
But today, was not the same.
And so after talking briefly with the coach the team began to set up for practice as usual, except everything was different and silence was the only way to cope.