I’m not leaving without you.
Author’s note: Part 5
of the ‘I picked this for you’ series.
ALLLLLLL THE ANGST GUYS. I promise I’m gonna fluff up this series soon!
Missed out on the previous part? Here you go.
Nicholas J Fury hated two things.
Bad guys and complications.
So when Agent Hill had delivered a message from Tony Stark saying you’d left, you could say he was a little pissed. He’d never admit it to your face; but you were his most valuable Avenger. You weren’t just a lab technician, you were a strategist, handy with a sniper rifle and above all you saw the smallest details in everything; which is what contributed to your value. In the wrong hands, you could be a lethal weapon if someone desired it.
‘Where is she?’ Fury demanded down the telephone.
‘Bucharest, Romania’ the voice replied.
‘Go bring her back’ Fury shot back.
‘We thought it would be best to let her come back in her own time, she doesn’t want to be here’
‘Given that is a stupid ass decision, I’ve elected to ignore it. Bring. Her. Back.’
‘Do not challenge me, Stark’
Fury slammed down the phone and sighed heavily, hand pinching his forehead. ‘I’m surrounded by idiots’ He murmured.
‘I wonder why she went to Romania’ Natasha pondered, as she clicked her seatbelt in.
‘I can only assume it’s something to do with scrap metal over there’ Tony responded flippantly, as Bucky sat down in the back of the quinjet.
‘Let’s go get our girl back!’ Steve called as he turned the ignition on.
You were sat in a different lab, surrounded by different people.
You knew a few people in high places and you’d made a few calls to secure you a hiding place away from the compound. It was strange, the unknown made you uncomfortable.
‘You alright?’ Your colleague asked. Oh boy, small talk. Your inner teenager grumbled.
‘I’m doing okay’ You lied, small fake smile placed on your face.
You missed the Avengers. It had barely been 24 hours.
You missed Tony and his egotistical, sarcastic remarks.
Steve and his mom like nature – the thought made you laugh inside; but it soon turns to sadness when you realise you’ll never see him again.
You missed them all, dare your brain even think it…but even Bucky.
Another couple of hours went by, little attempts as small talk stopped when you couldn’t be bothered to try produce a lengthy answer.
The silence was broken when your colleague coughed to get your attention.
‘Are you okay?’ You asked, eyebrow raised slightly.
She looked at you and nodded over your shoulder.
You turned on your stool and there they were.
Tony, Natasha, Sam, Wanda, Steve and behind Steve, hidden a little, was Bucky.
‘What are you doing here?’ You asked.
‘We’re here to bring you home’ Tony replied, simply.
‘Look I can’t-‘
‘because of boy blunder over there?’ Tony nodded towards Bucky.
Your eyes widened, they knew. They all knew what happened.
‘You should leave’ Your eyes fell to the floor.
‘Doll please!’ The familiar, but painful voice protested.
You looked at him, you felt your body tense.
Bucky had moved from behind Steve and closer to you, if he stretched his arms out, you would touch. How he longed to hold you, he craved your touch. ‘Please…’ he pleaded with you ‘Please come home. We miss you. I miss you’
The Avenger’s looked on as Bucky tore himself apart for the second time for you.
You shook your head ‘Just go Bucky’
‘No! I’m not leaving without you. I need you. Can’t you see how much I’m sorry?’
Bucky could feel the pain in his chest, it hurt. But not as much as what it did when you delivered the final blow to it.
‘I’m sorry too Buck…I’m sorry I ever fell in love with you’ and with that said, you turned your back on Bucky and the Avengers.
The first month without you was the hardest.
You kept the Avengers updated; often sending Tony new tech ideas and calling once a week.
You knew you’d hurt them all by dismissing the idea of making a return.
Bucky had hit a new low without you, at first he used to take his anger out in the gym, but after a week or so, that wasn’t working, so he’d go out, pick up any girl who’d be willing to have him. He’d bring her back to the compound and ruin her. But no matter how many girls that came and left – it still wasn’t you.
Eventually, Steve intervened in Bucky’s downwards spiral; instead of hearing his friend screw away his days, he enrolled him in more missions. A risky chance given his unstable mind, but it turned out to be a good one when he saw Bucky’s temperament had calmed down.
It was coming to the end of your second month away from the Avenger’s tower. You missed it terribly, the atmosphere wasn’t the same here.
As you packed away the toolbox from your latest idea, your phone started buzzing erratically across the table.
‘Hey Stark, what’s up? You answered.
‘You need to come back – now.’
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