I did six perfume bottle illustrations for fragrance reviews in the Russian edition of Interview Magazine. They all had very different personalities and I wanted to show visually what you otherwise would never see.
A converted and modified Saiga 12 made into a Short Barreled Shotgun. This example has the more popular 8 round Russian magazine instead of the factory supplied 5 rounder. The Saiga uses a standard AK style receiver whereas it’s rival, the Vepr, uses a thicker RPK receiver. Unfortunately the Saiga banned under an executive order by former President Obama. Ironically the Vepr was not banned because Molot did not fall under the umbrella of the Kalashnikov Concern entities named under the EO. (GRH)
Prompt : # 23 “Why did you invite him? No I’m not jealous. Okay, maybe a little.”
Request : Yes. Anon.
Summary : What happens when you invite your ex to your birthday party? How does a certain Buchanan Barnes react to that?
Author : Ash
A/N : The looks Seb gives in the GIFs is how I imagine Bucky would look at the reader. You’re welcome! It feels great to be back writing! I apologize for this being a bit weak. Can I say how amazing @caitsymichelle13 is for running this blog while I’ve been taking care of things! Hope you guys enjoy!
“You actually invited Brad to your birthday party?” Natasha said nonchalantly shrugging her shoulders as she flipped through some Russian magazine.
“Yeah, we’re friends. Minus the bad break-up. I’ve known him forever, even before we dated. Why wouldn’t I?” I casually asked. I looked over at her wondering what she was thinking.
“Well I just think considering B…” Natasha instantly hushed up as we watched Bucky enter the kitchen. She casually nodded at Bucky. I’ll never understand their silent head nods.
“Morning Ladies.” Bucky said casually as he shot me a sly grin.
“Buck, you’re coming to my party in two weeks right?” I said as I started to make my way out of the kitchen.
Bucky just smiled and I noticed a small hint of happiness in those otherwise steel blue eyes. “Wouldn’t miss it for the world, doll.” He said.
I gave him a small wink and a smile as I continued out to the gym.
“You should just tell her ya know?” Nat said as she shut her magazine and looked at Bucky.
Bucky just turned to look at her giving her the “stop meddling in my damn love life” look. He nodded his head.
“Seriously, she invited Brad to that party too. We both know what that means.” Nat said grabbing an apple and heading to start the day.
Bucky instantly saw green.
** Present Day **
Everything was perfect. You were sure there wasn’t a better way to celebrate your birthday, unless Bucky would make a move. You just shook your head as you sipped your drink. You knew that would take an act of War. You were just hoping the outfit you wore for tonight would do the trick. (x)
“Well, (Y/N) you just look as beautiful as I remember.” You gave the bartender a quick nod as you took your drink and spun around to meet your admirer.
“Brad! I’m so glad you could make it!” You say as your arms wrap around his neck and give him a close hug. You stepped back as his eyes raked over your figure. Even though you’d been friends forever it still hurt when your relationship ended.
“Care to share a dance with me?” He said with a small smile and laugh.
“Absolutely!” You said as you placed your drink against the bar and followed Brad out to the floor. You scanned the party hoping to see Mr. Buchanan Barnes but that was to no avail. You frowned in disappointment.
Brad took your hand and spun you lightly around. You were both laughing and sharing small talk. At one point, you buried your face in Brad’s shoulder laughing at the mention of the time you two tried to dance drunkenly on the balcony of his father’s house.
“You ended up puking over the rail and screaming how much you loved me for letting you dance to Celine Dion.” Brad said as his hand traveled lower. He placed his palm against the small of your back pressing you closer into him.
When you picked your head up to retort a comeback that’s when you noticed it. Bucky’s eyes were boring into you and Brad. Not just looking, but daggers piercing through the both of you. You watched his jaw tighten as he stiffened up and kept eye contact with you. He wasn’t even focused on the conversation going on around him.
“You could just go cut in, instead of being the creepy stalker.” Sam said.
“I’m not a stalker, I’m just….”
“Jealous.” Chris and Sam both stated.
Bucky took a deep sigh as he turned back to face you and your “lover.”
“You better hurry up…because the way (Y/N) looks tonight, someone is going to want to take that home.” Sam said as he pointed over at the two of you.
“He’s got the hand on the lower back … he’s whispering sweet nothings in her ear. They have history, chemistry. She pressed up tight against him. He’s about to k..ki..”
All Sam felt was a smack against the back of his head from Chris before he realized Bucky had walked away, jealous and enraged.
Sam muttered a small “Oh shit.”
You watched Bucky walked towards the two of you, and if it had been a cartoon you knew he would be the green monster. Brad looked at your face of concern and before he could ask what was wrong he felt the hand grip his shoulder.
“Do you mind if I cut in, pal?” Bucky asked. You could hear the threatening tone his voice held.
Brad turned and looked up at him, not impressed and not scared. “What if I do?” he asked. Leave it to Brad to make things more difficult.
Bucky’s jaw tightened. “I’ll just make you move.”
When you meant an act of war, two guys fighting over you was not what you had in mind. Or was it?
You sighed while silently smiling to yourself.
“Boys, while this is every woman’s fantasy. There is plenty of me to go around. “ You said as you grabbed Bucky’s hand from Brad’s shoulder.
You watched as Brad took a step back and gave you a thumbs up while silently wincing and grabbing his shoulder to ease the pain. You laughed a bit as you saw him walk over to Chris and Sam who also threw a thumbs up your way.
“Why did you invite him?” Bucky looked down at you. He was searching your face. His eyes moved over your neck, your chest. You felt his hand tighten around your waist. He was holding you close as if he was afraid to let you go.
You felt yourself shiver under his touch. “Are you jealous Barnes?” You moved your arms around to his neck. Your nails lightly scraping against the exposed skin. You brought your face closer to his. God, this man was intoxicating.
“No, I’m not jealous.”
“Okay, fine maybe a little. “
“He’s a great friend. A previous bf, but he also happens to be married now. But you didn’t know that. I wanted to make you jealous. I wanted you to finally make a move. Nat let it slip how you felt about me, and I felt the same. But I understand you old men are set in your ways. Plus I wanted to make you work a little.” You said with a smirk.
“So I had nothing to worry about? You did this to tease me? To drive me crazy for two weeks?” Bucky said as he gripped you tighter.
“Yes sir. Guilty as charged”
You smiled up at Bucky as you pressed yourself a little bit closer against him. You felt his metal hand trail down your arm, down your side and over your thigh threw the slit in your dress. You were absolute putty in his hands.
You felt Bucky’s stubbled chin slightly graze across your jaw as he whispered how amazing you looked tonight. How soft you were, how intoxicating he found you. You ran fingers back up to Bucky’s hair and pressed his lips closer to yours before you passionately kissed him.
“Doll, you teased me. Made me green with envy over another man touching you. And looking at you in that dress..” Bucky bit his lip and you saw a glint of mischief roll around in those eyes.
Bucky leaned closer and softly whispered in a deep but sultry voice “I’m going to have to punish you..” before he placed a small kiss to your sweet spot.
“So much teasing to make up for …. having to think about and watch some other guy with his hands on you. Pressed against you. I’m going to make sure that never happens again.” He whispered.
You knew this was going to be the best birthday gift you’d ever received.