Steve Rogers doesn’t meet Bucky Barnes in the 1930’s. Instead, Steve meets him April 17th, 2012.
Well…sort of meets him.
In actuality, Bucky had almost hit him with his truck.
Or: The fic where millennial Bucky Barnes nearly runs over a freshly thawed national treasure, and what Steve Rogers did to adjust to modern NYC during those two weeks before the events of The Avengers.
Army veteran, Bucky Barnes has fallen in love with Steve, a guy he met online a few months after he returned from Afghanistan. Only problem is, he doesn’t know Steve’s last name or even what he looks like.
When his sister helps him send his story into MTV’s Catfish, he’s hoping they can help him meet Steve or, at least, let him move on with his life if Steve isn’t real. Little does he know, Steve and Captain America have more in common than just a first name.
Few soulmates are separated at birth by too much time – but when the distance becomes greater than one year all bets are off, with five years’ difference being equally as unusual as fifty.
Yet the one rule that has never been broken is that the soulmates’ lifespans always overlap.
So it came as something of a shock to the young boy in an orphanage in Brooklyn, New York, when his soul mark came in at the age of twelve and told him that his soulmate had been dead for almost sixty years.
In a world where Bucky Barnes was born in Brookln, 1978, and Steve Rogers grew up sickly and alone, barely surviving until the serum, things happen so fast.
One of Steve’s major faults is that he gets way too invested in people. Way too fast, as it turns out, like what happened with Peggy.
Natasha just happens to drag Steve out of the tower to her favourite coffeeshop on Bucky’s shift, and Steve finds out that first impressions can count for a lot.