Misfire [Chapter 3]
Summary: The four times Bucky tries to ask you out and fails.
Warnings: swear words, that’s all!
a/n: This part is a little different, but it returns to my normal writing style right after the first part. I’m actually kinda sick, so i apologize if this isn’t as good as the other chapters
Tony has created a chatroom.
Tony added Wanda, Natasha, Clint, Bruce, Bucky, Sam.
Bucky: STOP SENDING ME REJECTION PACKAGES. I DON’T WANT TO DATE YOU
Sam: YOUR LETTER SAID OTHERWISE
Bucky: SHOVE THAT LETTER UP YOUR FUCKING BIRD HOLE, YOU PIGEON-”
Tony: What a pleasant, calm family we are
Bucky: Shut the fuck up Tony. You’re not the one who’s been receiving-
Sam: Bucky check your door, you’ll find something there
DAMN IT SAM I WILL SHOVE THIS FLOWER UP YOUR ASS
Clint: Y'all are talking about shoving things up each other’s asses without me? I thought we were a team
Bucky: I need a break
Tony: We all do, Mother Russia
Bucky: Why in the ever loving fuck am I Mother Russia? I want to be Father Russia
Tony: Because of your hair, Rapunzel
Bucky: EXCUSE ME-
Tony: How about we all go camping?
Clint: Yeah, okay. I’m out
Clint has left the chat.
Bruce: I’m with him.
Bruce has left the chat
Tony: Natasha? Sam?
Natasha: I don’t think I’m in this time Tony
Natasha has left the chat
Tony: ok you all fucking suck
Sam: I don’t mind going camping
Bucky: That means I’m out
Y/N: I’ll join too
Bucky: Well would you look at that!! Nature!! Trees!! Lakes!! My home place!! I’d love to go camping
Sam: smooth ass motherfucker
Tony: Very subtle Barnes
Wanda: May i join in as well?
Tony: Of course! Okay so Sam, Wanda, Y/N, Rapunzel-
Tony: -and myself. Perfect! See you all tomorrow
Tony has removed Wanda, Y/N, Sam, Bucky.
Tony has left the chat.
Bucky didn’t have Steve to rely on to supply ideas on how to ask you out since he was on a mission with Vision, and Tony would just start blasting Christmas music as loudly as possible to block out any of Bucky’s requests.
He had to science this shit out himself.
And by that he meant that he’d Google it.
“Serenade her at the bonfire with an instrument that you can play!” He could feel the vomit rise to his mouth as he turned pink in embarrassment. What the fuck even was this?
“Take her out on a walk, offer her something sweet, like candy-”
“Are these instructions on how to ask a girl out, or how to kidnap her?” Bucky nearly shrieked and punched the person who spoke behind him before realising it was Quail Boy.
“What the hell Sam?” he yelled, shielding his phone away.
“Look man. If you want to ask Y/N out, I’ll help you. But for the love of God, don’t follow the last one. The first one was perfectly acceptable.” He ignored Bucky’s cries of protest as he flung himself over the couch to join him.
“I wasn’t- I-”
“Oh come on. The letter clearly was meant for the postbox next to mine, and I see the way you carried flowers around for her the first time.” Sam scoffed.
“If you knew about the letter then why-”
“Because it’s fun messing around with you. Now, the main business.”
“I don’t know how to play an instrument,” he mumbled, looking down. Fuck it, he had decided, I’ll take all the help I can get.
“Good thing I know how to play, then.”
When Tony meant camping, he didn’t mean out in the wilderness, trees everywhere camping.
Oh no, he meant massive-backyard-of-my-summer-forest-house-camping-where-there-are-no-wild-animals-and-no-dangers camping.
“I was told that camping was not exactly in this kind of an environment.” Wanda stared at the large house ahead of her.
“That’s because it isn’t.” Sam answered, equally weirded out.
“We’re not camping inside the house, God. We’re camping a 1 mile and a half away from it.” Tony huffed, trudging forward, leaving the others to follow.
Sure enough, he led you all through the house and out the back door, not even giving you all enough time to appreciate the interiors, into the thick forest of trees.
A path was made along quite clearly, leading into the thick blanket of trees. The smell of the bark and wet leaves made you smile as you revelled in the feeling of fresh air.
The path took a sudden turn before opening out into a large clearing. The sky was perfectly blue as you could see due to the sufficient lack of trees in this part.
But what gathered the most of your attention was the gorgeous body of water a few hundred metres away from where you were standing. You could see the small movements in the lake as the sun shone off it, reflecting the light in the most beautiful manner,
“Damn,” Sam muttered, everyone either humming an agreement or nodding along.
“I want to build a tent!” Wanda’s accent cut through the silence, making you smile fondly at her excitement.
“Great, you can build mine too while I go check out how my house is doing, then. Thanks, bye!” Tony said quickly before stalking off, leaving you to stare behind him.
“Pepper would have his head if she was here,” you noted making Sam snigger.
“Hey Y/N. Do you want to go check out the lake with me?” Bucky asked, giving a weird look to Sam.
“But what about the tents?” you asked concernedly, not wanting to leave all the work load on them.
“Me and Wanda can do those. You guys go do whatever.” He rolled his eyes at Bucky, sending you a small smile as he beckoned you towards the lake. “Have fun.”
“Come on.” Bucky gently grabbed onto your hand, sending butterflies into your stomach as he tugged you along with him. “I think I saw some boats there. Do you want to go out onto the lake?”
“Do you know how to work a paddle boat?” You asked, raising your eyebrow.
“Well… no,” he admitted. “But it can’t be that hard, right?”
“I think we’ll be able to manage it.”
It took hardly 2 minutes to get the boat out into the water due to the fact that both of you were pretty strong. Just as it hit the water Bucky leapt in, picking up the oars that were on the floor of the boat and handing one to you.
“If we lose our balance, we’re both going to drown to death.”
“Ever the optimistic one, Y/N.” You simply winked at him, making him nearly drop his oar into the water as he rowed it in sync with yours.
He was sitting opposite to you, leaning slightly to the left to balance out the both of you, his back facing the evening sun. His metal arm glittered in the light, a thin sheet of sweat covering his skin, and you could swear that he looked ethereal in that moment as he smiled at you, the focused look on his face leaving for a second.
The water ripples made a calming sound, the only noise in the surrounding other than the occasional grunts Bucky made, making you wish that you had a gallon of holy water to wash out the thoughts in your head.
The small chirps of birds made both of you turn your head every now and then to see if you could spot them. It was serenity at its best, and exactly what you needed after being put on back to back missions in this past week.
A small smile overtook your face as you saw the fishes darting around under the crystal clear water, not staying in one place for more than a few seconds.
As you looked back at Bucky to tell him you were almost at the centre of the lake, you found him already gazing at you with an intense look.
“What’s wrong, Buck?” you inquired, feeling fluttery and nervous at the same time under his expression.
“I- I wanted to say something. Well, a lot of somethings, but right now I can only think of a few and give me a minute, I have a lot to-” His usually calm way of talking was knocked off as he looked incredibly flustered.
You looked at the grip he had on the oar, his knuckles nearly white from his grip. You carefully stood up and crossed over, making sure not to tip the boat over as you made your way to him.
His puppy like stare followed you and it took all that you had not to kiss him right there and then. You sat down next to him, waiting for the boat to stop moving before turning to face him.
“Relax. What happened, James?” The way his name fell so effortlessly from your lips made him weak in the knees. He was a grown, 100 year old man with the mentality of a 12 year old.
“See, the thing is, these few weeks since I-” His words got cut short as his breath hitched at your hand holding his shoulder supportively. He swallowed thickly before forcing himself to continue, trying to get this off his chest as soon as possible.
“What I’m trying to say Y/N, is that I really, really-” he instinctively shifted uncomfortably to the other side, trying to put some space between you both due to how nerve-wracking this was for him.
“Bucky, no! Don’t mo-”
Before you could complete that sentence, air whooshed by your ears before coolness encapsulated you, Bucky’s shriek being the only noise you heard before you were both dunked in water, the boat overturned and floating besides you.
Just as the both of you surfaced, gasping for breath, Bucky contemplated right then and there whether to let himself drown rather than face the reality of another failed mission.
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