Chapters: 2/2 Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe Rating: Teen And Up Audiences Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Relationships: James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers Characters: James “Bucky” Barnes, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Brock Rumlow Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Alternate Universe - Aquarium, Aquariums, Mermaid Performers, Merpeople, Steve “Fight Me” Rogers, Bucky “Bear-Wrestling” Barnes Summary:
Bucky Barnes works in an aquarium, as an assistant curator. Steve Rogers also works in an aquarium, as a merman performer; every day he slips on a rubber tail and swims around in the big tank, waving to kids and twirling around in the water. This wouldn’t be a problem for Bucky except…
Except that Bucky is secretly obsessed with merpeople. Key word “secretly”. And it’s a lot harder to contain his fanboying when there’s a living, breathing, not-quite-genuine-but-as-close-as-you’re-gonna-get merman right in his workspace. And that merman happens to be the most gorgeous person Bucky’s ever seen in his life.
Cue Bucky’s quest to woo Steve without ever actually revealing why he caught his eye in the first place. Can Bucky be smooth and charming with someone he actually cares about impressing, all while keeping his ridiculous secret?