bucky forever getting distracted from what angry, hotheaded pre-serum steve is actually ranting about cause he’s so charmed by how passionate he is about everything
the way steve balls up his fists and huffs because ‘it isn’t right, Buck, it isn’t right!’ and Bucky just has to nod and tell him it sure ain’t right, Steve, and sit on his hands to stop from reeling him in close
how one day steve is in the middle of a rant about something Bucky’s sure is very important, and he’s gritting his jaw belligerently cause ‘someone oughta do something!’ and Bucky can’t help himself from putting a hand on Steve’s shoulder, sliding it up to Steve’s neck and into the hair on the back of his head. then he stops cause what’s he gonna do? KISS him?
and he shakes his head and says ‘god, Steve, sometimes you’re so…’
and all the fire goes out of Steve in an instant, eyes wide for a second before gritting his jaw again like he’s ready for a fight before surging up to kiss Bucky,
as if bucky might argue against it, as if bucky might not kiss back.