The Other Guy
Bucky Barnes x Reader x Chase Collins
Bucky sat at the dining table, sipping his coffee, and eyes glued to his laptop. He was determined to keep his eyes off a certain couple sitting at the living room.
(Y/N) laughed yet again at something that guy said, and Bucky clentched his jaw in iritation.
What does she even see in him?!, he thought. The guy had an arrogant look on him, and not to mention a handsome face.
Bucky glanced their way, and saw (Y/N) typing into her laptop, and the guying sitting too close to her, saying something.
He was too engrossed in watching them that he didnt notice the person who had joined him on the table.
Steve smirked, seeing his bestfriend in this state, and cleared his throat to make his presence known.
Bucky almost jumped at that, and quickly regained his composture, and looked back into his laptop.
“Whats the matter, Buck ?” Steve asked.
“What ?” Bucky asked, looking at Steve.
Steve raised his eyebrows, and grinned at Bucky.
“Who the hell is that guy ?” Bucky asked, giving up.
“Thats Chase Collins, (Y/N)’s friend from college” Steve informed him. “They’re on some assignment together”
“I dont like him” Bucky said, and both the guys turned to face the couple, again.
“(Y/N) doesnt seem to mind” Steve said, shrugging. “I think they’re just friends”
“Obviously, he’s trying for more” Bucky murmured, sulkily.
“Buck, Im telling you again” Steve said, exhaling loudly. “You should tell her how you feel !”
“I cant” Bucky said, his metal arm clutching at his cup tightly. “Why would she want me ?! Im the fucking Winter Soldier ! ”
And, his feelings got the better of him, crushing the cup in the process.
* * *
(Y/N) jumped up from the couch hearing a loud cracking sound. She turned to see Steve and Bucky sitting at the dining table.
Bucky’s eyes were tightly shut, and the pieces of the cup, on the table.
(Y/N) rushed to Bucky’s side, relieved to see that it was only his metal arm.
“Are you alright, Buck ?” She asked, touching his shoulder.
She felt his body going rigid on her touch.
By now, Chase was on her side.
Bucky hummed in response.
“I’ll just clean it up” He said in a small voice, not looking at any of them.
“No, just leave it there” (Y/N) said giving his shoulder a gentle squeeze. “I’ll do it”
She looked at Steve and said, “Why dont take him upstairs ?”
“Yeah” Steve, already on his feet and grabbing Bucky’s arm. “Come on, Buck”
* * *
(Y/N) watched as Steve led Bucky to the elevator. She wished Bucky gave her that kind to freedom to hold him, or touch him.
He was always so unsettled and quiet around her. He didnt seem to like her much.
Chase touched her hand, bringing her back to reality.
“(Y/N) ?” He said, in a soft voice.
“Yeah ?” (Y/N) looked at Chase, who was smiling at her.
“You love him, dont you ?”
“What ? No. I dont.”
Her heart was running on a marathon right then, threatening to burst out of her chest.
“Yes you do” Chase said, taking her hand in his.
“He doesnt” (Y/N) said. “He just doesnt like being around me, Chase ! Hes always running away from me ! He never looks at me ! I dont know what to do !”
“Calm down !” Chase said, his hands on her shoulders, holding her in place.
(Y/N), was breathing heavily, trying to calm her mind. There was a storm happening in there, and the only person who could calm it down was not ready to help.
“Have you tried talking to him?” Chase asked.
“Why not ?”
“ ‘Coz he wont stay in the same room as me for like five minutes” (Y/N) said bitterly. “Let alone have a conversation about my feelings. You saw him right now, wont even look at me !”
“Maybe he’s nervous” Chase said.
“Why should he be?” (Y/N) asked, looking at Chase.
“Look, if I hadnt seen this today, I would’ve asked you out” Chase said, giving her a genuine smile. “I think he feels the same way you do. He was bugged that we were spending time together”
“What ?! How can you say that ?!”
“Well, its a guy thing.” Chase laughed. “We were both kinda studying eachother - leaving that aside - you should go, and talk to him”
“Chase, Im afraid, what if he shuts me out ?” (Y/N) said, closing her eyes.
Chase cupped a hand on her cheek, and she opened her eyes.
“Well, thats his loss” Chase said, laughing again. “Im here. If he hurts you, im right here”
(Y/N) laughed, pulling Chase into a hug.
“Thanks, Chase” she said, witha smile. “You’re a great friend”
“I know” said Chase smugly, and started packing his things. “See you in class tomorrow. We’ll finish the assignment then”
(Y/N) nodded, and walked him out.
* * *
(Y/N) knocked on Bucky’s door.
“Bucky ! Please let me in. I have to talk to you” she said, kocking again.
She heard footsteps, and the door opened, revealing Bucky. He was wearing a gray round neck tshirt, and apair of black shorts, his hair done into a messy bun.
“Can I come in ?” (Y/N) asked, carefully.
Bucky nodded, moving aside to let her in.
He stood by the door, not knowing what to do. He watched as she played with her hands nervously.
“Close the door ?” She asked.
Bucky obeyed, nervousness creeping in again.
“Im sorry about the cup. I didnt mean to disturb you and your friend” Bucky said, eyes fixed in his shoes.
“Was nothing” (Y/N) said, shrugging.
“Dont you like me, Bucky ?” (Y/N) asked, all of a sudden. “I mean, why dont you talk to me ? Did I do something ? Or say something ? ‘coz I really dont understand ! I didnt mean to come in here, and attack you, but you really dont leave me a choice !”
Bucky stared at the girl with wide eyes.
“Of course I like you ! ” Bucky said, suddenly feeling a sense of confidence filling himself.
“I adore you, actually” He said, now breathing heavily, hands on his hips. “I have for a long time. Since that day Tony introduced you to us. When he said you’ll be living with us. Since then.”
(Y/N) stared at Bucky, open mouthed.
“Why wouldnt you tell me ?” she asked.
“How would I ?” Bucky asked, as if the answer was obvious. “Im an assasin. I’ve killed innocent people. And you are related to Tony Stark ! And luckily I managed to kill his parents too. So thats a bonus !”
“Bucky, you didnt do any of those things” (Y/N) said weakly. “You were brainwashed. You didnt know”
“But I did.” Bucky said, his head bowed in shame.
(Y/N) ran to him, taking his face in her hands.
“Bucky, you are one of the most beautiful people I’ve known” She said. “And since the day Steve told me all about you, I’ve loved you. I love you, Bucky ! I dont care who says what. I know you. I trust you, and thats all that matters”
“Tony would never agree” Bucky said, his hands moving around her waist.
“Well, he’ll come around one day”, (Y/N) said, a small smile creeping into her face.
Bucky couldnt help but smile. He leaned down to press his lips to hers. They kissed, and kissed again. And again.
“Um, Buck ? One question ?”
“Why did you break that cup ?”
“That friend of yours, he was getting on my nerves” Bucky said, blushing. “I think he liked you”
(Y/N) giggled, kissing him again.