“You sure you are not coming?” Steve asked for the 1000th time.
Bucky rolled his eyes and gave a look to his best friend. Steve released a tired sign. He did not want to leave Bucky alone. He simply continued to packing his bag. Soon he was ready to leave. Both friends walked back to common room together in silence.
“Will you be okay?” Steve asked again. Now Bucky was annoyed.
“Just get the hell out of here.” He hissed.
Before Steve could say anything they were interrupted by an excited voice.
“You ready?” Wanda asked. Her eyes were shining with childlike excitement. Both the super soldiers smiled at return.
“Then what are we waiting for? Let’s go.” She ran to helicarrier, pulling Steve with her. Bucky shook his head and followed them.
Most of the team members were present there. Some talking to others, while some were checking through their stuffs. Tony was taking them to some private island for vacation. Everyone agreed to the plan excitedly for many reasons.
i. There was no mission coinciding.
ii. It was Tony who was paying.
Now no one was stupid to miss this opportunity. No one except Y/N and Bucky. It was unfortunate that the vacation plan coincided with Y/N’s weekend camping with siblings and cousins. But she would be still having fun. Bucky had no such reason. He did not want to go because he did not feel like going. Everyone tried to convince him to change his mind. Y/N tried to lecture him for being a grumpy cat and missing out good opportunities to have fun.
“It’s not every day that Tony feels this generous. You are going to regret it.” She had told him.
“You are the one to talk. You are not going either.” Bucky argued back.
“I don’t have a choice. This camping trip was planned in advance. Hell I was the one who suggested it. I cannot back out now.”
“Well it sucks to be you. But I am not going.” With that he walked out of the room leaving a very frustrated Y/N behind.
“Bucky-“ a voice brought him back to present. He turned to the owner of the voice with deep frown.
“Steve get your ass off to the carrier. I am going to be fine. I am a high-class assassin. If there would be any trouble, I will let you know. Just for sake of God, get off my back.” Bucky said. He knew his friend was worried about him but he could not endure Steve being mother hen for another second. He was hoping that they would leave soon. He knew he was being stupid to miss the all-paid-vacation by Tony. But he was in mood for beach. He planned to catch up with his sleep and maybe watch the show FRIENDS which Y/N insisted that he should watch. Also he would not have to listen to the Sam’s obnoxious sound. That was a plus.
As soon as the rest of the team left, Bucky walked to the kitchen to make himself something. He checked the cupboards and found them empty. He checked some more cupboards. All of them were empty.
“Damn it!” he cursed under his breath. He will have to go for grocery shopping. He hated grocery shopping.
“What happened?” He heard Y/N ask.
He turned around to face her. She was packed and ready to go. Instead of replying he showed her the empty cupboards.
“Sam, Scott and Peter raided the last contents yesterday night.” She told him. Bucky walked out of the kitchen.
“I better go and get some grocery then.”
“Why don’t you come with me instead?” Y/N asked.
“Come with me. For camping. My folks are not that annoying and I am sure you will like them. It would be relaxing. Others would come back on Monday and so would we. Instead after camping we come back to city and rent a room in some hotel and watch FRIENDS. Or any other show or movie which you want. This way when others return, these cupboards would still be empty and Steve will not be happy. Sam will definitely get an earful.” Y/N explained her plan.
Bucky thought for a while and nodded. He didn’t mind camping. And it would be nice to give Sam a taste of his own medicine.
“I’ll meet you here in fifteen.”
The rest of the team had returned by Monday afternoon. The vacation did not go as planned. Hulk had made an appearance. It took a while to calm things down after that. Tony and Clint had to do the cleaning of the mess created by them.
Everyone was so tired that they had decided to turn in for the rest of the day after having some quick lunch. Sam had told them how he had emptied all cupboards just to annoy Bucky.
“He must have had a fun time re-stocking them.” He said.
Everyone rushed to the kitchen, some aiming to cook while rest helping whenever need just to get food on the table as quickly as possible. Wanda opened the fridge. It was empty. Bruce had opened one of the cupboards. They were empty too.
“It’s empty.” They both said together.
“What?” Natasha asked.
Bruce was going through the rest of the cupboards. They were all empty.
“There is nothing here. Everything is empty.”
“That’s not possible. Our Winter Charming must need food to survive. Hey Friday, Where’s Barnes?” Tony said. He too went to take look at the empty cupboard, hoping it might be some prank that Barnes must have pulled to piss them. Sadly he was wrong.
“There is a voicemail for you, Mr. Stark” was Friday’s reply.
Everyone had a confused look on their face. They were hungry and tired and they definitely need some answers.
“That’s not the answer to my question. Play the voicemail anyway.” Tony said.
“Hey everyone.” It was Bucky. And he sounded different. There were loud noises around him.
“If you have hearing this message then it would mean I am not there. Y/N invited me to the camp trip and here I am. Actually it’s fun here- Hey Y/N careful. You will trip over- Never mind.”
There was a ‘thud’ sound behind him.
“Where was I? Oh yeah. Guys Sam, Scott and Peter have emptied all the groceries. So you might want to re-stock them. BTW Sam, nice try. Better luck next time. If there is any. Cheers.”
There was pin drop silence. Natasha gave Sam a look and said in a dangerously low voice.
And he did not need to be told twice.