Naive: Part 1
A/N: I’m so freaking happy you guys seemed to like the intro, I wrote this and a few other “chapters” up in one night! Hopefully I can get you guys as hyped as I am for this story😭💛
Word Count: 3k+
Warnings: Just cursing in this chapter because I have the mouth of a sailor. The stirrings of sexual tension. The big stuffs coming next time though you guys I promise lol
Summary: As the goddaughter of Tony Stark you were no stranger to the Avengers, but when you meet the newest member- you’re a little more then intrigued. Unfortunately for him, Bucky Barnes has caught your eye.💘💘💘💘💘
You and Pepper sit in the back of a sleek black Mercedes as it winds through the city, towards Manhattan and the Tower.
It had only been a few years since you’d been in New York but damn, had your forgotten how small this city made you feel. You stare out of the window, your eyes tilted up at many sky scrapers, the sun glaring through your oversized sunglasses as you look at the sky.
It reminds you of a canopy, the way the buildings seem to box you in. An urban jungle that smelled like human pee and chronic exhaustion.
“Are you excited for the internship?” Pepper asks you with a grin and you nod enthusiastically, biting your bottom lip.
What she was talking about was the internship you’d managed to score at the American Museum of Natural History.
“So fucking excited. I mean- I know they’re going to have me doing chump work. Since I only just got my bachelors degree, but the boost that it’s giving my career is insane. Like, I’ll be working on my graduates degree at the same time so I’m hoping if I can make a good impression they’ll refer me to the Smithsonian”
You cant help but babble, your mouth going a mile a minute.
School had always been important to you. It’d been drilled into you by your scientist of a mother, and your college professor of a grandmother that education was the most valuable thing in this world. You’d luckily inherited your moms bright nature, and had graduated high school as the Valedictorian…
Which always made you laugh because you’d ditched more then a third of your senior year to smoke pot with your friends in your car and had still managed to pass top of your class.
College was harder, just like you knew it was going to be. But you still goverened a high grade point average. Double majoring in Sociology and History and minoring in Art Forensics.
Because you’d known, ever since you’d watched Indiana Jones when you we’re six, that all you wanted to do was work in Museums. You wanted to be surrounded by ancient scrolls and mystical tombs. You wanted your life to be the adventure you’d mapped it out to be in your head.
Plus the ide of your fat ass swinging around on vines and running from giant rolling death balls made you smile.
“That’s a lot to have on your plate at once. But if anyone can do it, it’s you. But just know if you neglect your flower girl duties, you will be replaced” Pepper jokes and you giver her a “har har”
“You mean maid of honor duties” You verify.
“What? You cant be both? We also we’re thinking of having you be the ring bearer” You roll your eyes at the strawberry blonde who’s typing away at her blackberry. It’s such a familiar sight, a wave of nostalgia washes over you.
You’d spent a good chunk of your childhood looking up to her.
When the car pulls into the garage of what used to be Stark, but what was now Avengers tower you cant help but feel like you’re ten years olf again. Going to spend two weeks in the summertime with your “Tony Tino”
“So they should be out of their meeting in about twenty minutes, your bags are being brought to your room and the boxes got here a few days ago” Pepper confirms the plans to me as we make our way through the lush waiting room and into one of the many elevators.
“Okay, cool. I’ll just go start unpacking then-”
“Nope” She interjects and I shoot her a “why the hell not?” look.
“Tony said you should get something in your stomach. He know’s you never eat on planes” Pepper covers for herself quickly, not wanting you to see through her lie and ruin Tony’s surprise.
“Okay I guess. I’m not really hungry but you can show me the new kitchens. All he’s been talking about is how the upgrades we’re way cool” You seem to be tottaly oblivious wich makes her let out a metaphorical sigh of relief.
The kitchens are even more wicked then what Tony had told you and your eyes light up as you asses the huge room. The stainless steel and clean white walls making it look like something out of Star Trek.
“Hello Ms. Y/L/N” Fridays sing song robotic voice chimes from nowhere and you grin.
“Friday! How have you been?” You know she’s just a computer, just a hard drive, but you talk to her like she’s a real person.
Just like you used to do with Jarvis who, now, actually was a real person.
“I’ve been well, Ms. Y/L/N. Tony has missed you very much. He’s been very busy preparing for your stay. He’s instructed me to make sure you are fed because he knows you “barf” on airplanes. What can I have made for you? The chef’s specialty is French cusine”
You quirk your mouth at the word barf.
That was one time and you we’re fourteen. Would he ever let you forget it?
“Umm, just a bowl of fruit sounds good” You instruct her rolling your eyes at Pepper who insists you eat a more well rounded diet.
“Fine- and a yogurt”
You sit across Pepper, at one of the glass dining tables. You’d been hungrier then you’d realized and had eaten the entirety of the mixed fruit and yogurt happily. Your chatting about the NYU admissions when the door to the kitchens opens and people flooded in.
Those people being the Avengers- sans a couple members, but still, a decent(menacing) group. With Tony at the front.
The grin on his face is big- his eyes crinkling with crows feet as he approaches you, his arms dramatically open wide.
“Hey Tino!” You laugh as you hop down from the stool and walk over, giving him a tight squeeze. He wasn’t the tallest men, but was still much taller then you so you wrap your arms around his middle as he squeezes the life out of your head.
“Hey kiddo” He lets you go after a moment, putting a hand on your shoulder “How are you doing? Are you feeling better? Did you eat?” He looks you over as he speaks.
You look…different. Your hair is different, you’d cut at least a four or so inches off and it now sat just past your shoulders. It was lighter too.
“Yes god father, I ate. Chill out” You shake your head.
“You dyed your hair” It almost sounds like an accusation and you fight the urge to run your fingers through it self consciously.
Your hair had always reminded him so much of your moms…“It looks nice kid! Makes you look like you’re about thirty though”
“Don’t be mean to me!”
“I’m not- I’m not. I said it looks nice. Right Pepper, you heard that?” Tony looks to Pepper who’s still at the table, she just snorts at her fiancée.
“I think it brings out your eyes” Natasha pipes up as she comes up and gives you a short hug.
“Well thanks. At least someone here actually loves me. I missed you Nat, how have you been?”
And that’s how it goes, you making the rounds, reuniting with the people all around you.
Bruce blushes when you hug him tightly and ask him how things we’re hanging in the lab. Thor picks you up, as he always had, and told you how he missed his little lady. You think you hug Wanda the tightest. You’d kept in touch with her the most, you guys were close in age and you just clicked with her. You knew all about her little romance with Vision who you still had the urge to call Jarvis.
“You’ll always be Jarvis to me” You tell him. He, like Pepper, had watched you grow up.
Clint ruffles your hair in a way that makes you swat his hands away furiously. “How’ve you been, squirt?” Before Sam tells you you’d gotten a nice tan in Europe to which you cant help but bark a laugh at. “Okay creep” you punch his shoulder affectionately.
“Hey Steve” You beam at him reaching on the very tip of your toes to wrap him in a quick hug.
God, he’s still hot.
You’d had a thing for him back a few years ago. He was going through a rough patch and needed a friend and you had this inviting way about you that he’d melted into. It never got serious- you hadn’t even really kissed the guy but you’d been close.
You thought it would have been weirder seeing him again. Especially after the whole scene Tony had caused between the both of you but it wasn’t.
He still looked something akin to sunshine. His aura bright and golden.
And he was standing next to someone you’d never met- in person. But you knew exactly who the guy was.
You we’re a history major for fucks sake. Of course you knew who James Buchannan Barnes was.
“How’ve you been, Y/N? It’s been a while” Steve grins down at you.
“It really has, stranger. Thanks for texting me” You shoot at him, with no malice but it makes him shift uncomfortably on his feet.
“Yeah- I’m sorry. I should have checked in more it’s just been really hectic-” You watch him with a satisfied leer. You’d always loved making him squirm, and he just made it all too easy.
“You’re fine Steve” You wave him off “I get it. You’re still all technologically impaired. Guess I’m just not important enough for you”
You use that tone- the one that had always got him so worked up and he just puffs out a breath, shaking his head.
“That’s not- your messing with me” He catches on and you giggle and roll your eyes.
Oh, your sweet 40’s child.
“Always” You inform him before turning your attention to the man you hadn’t been formally introduced to yet and giving him a smile. That smile.
Bucky can see why you we’re known for being a flirt.
He’d just watched you work a room full of people, watched the way that the team reacted to your warmth. The way you seemed to have your own unique bond with everyone and he couldn’t lie- it was intriguing.
You’re pretty- in a way that he didn’t see a lot. Yeah, your bigger then he’d been expecting; all hips and thighs and a large bussom but there’s something eye catching about you. Maybe it’s the way your eyes are lined with sharp cat eye liner or the way your eyebrows arch. It reminds him of home, of the women that he’d grown up around.
“Hi, I’m Y/N” You hold your hand out to his. Your eyes are sparking with curiosity as he reaches down to take it.
“I’m-” He starts and you cut him off, your playful nature coming out.
“ Sargent James Buchannan Barnes? I’ve been learning about you since like kindergarten!”
“That so? You can call me Bucky, doll” he drawls out.
“Bucky. It’s really nice to meet you. Any friend of Splangles here is a friend of mine. I mean unless you’re as boring as he is”
You really we’re a charmer. And he thought he’d been charming back in the day. You could run circles around him.
He can’t help the smooth chuckle that leaves his throat as Steve protests with an half offended “hey!”
“I’m just kidding, Steve. You know I love you!” You pinch his cheek, your nose scrunching before turning away from them and back to Tony.
Not before telling Bucky you were “Excited to pick his brain sometime”
Bucky’s gaze is focused on your retreating figure. He feels a little…dizzy. The way you feel when you get off a ride at Luna Park.
He doesn’t think he’s felt like this anytime this decade.
Steve shoots him a knowing look.
The Y/N effect.
“Told ya’ jerk” Steve pushes Bucky’s shoulder in a friendly manner as he passes him and Bucky shakes him, and the weird head high off with a quick “Punk”.
Tony hasn’t stopped talking since that first moment you’d been reunited and you hang onto every word. You’d always loved this about him; that he’d talk to you. And like, really conversation. Not just treat you like your were some dumb kid who couldn’t keep up.
You end up leaving the rest of the “Scooby gang” and you follow him to where you’re assuming is his office.
“Okay but how are they going to try and pass Government restrictions on you? It doesn’t make any sense? If they had half a brain they’d label you an international task force- but I mean then you’d have to deal with the UN more I guess. And aren’t they still super salty about the accords?…”
Tony’s over being impressed with the way your brain works. He’s been over it since you were eight and you’d called your teacher a facist.
“Super salty” Tony affirms with a sigh “But at least we have SHEILD backing us now. And there’s some new members. Oh yeah and Thors phycotic brother promised he won’t try to invade earth anymore”
You snort “Well that’s a relief I guess. He’s finally getting his younger sibling syndrome in check”
“I think Bruce scarred him for life”
“Good. He needed it. Where’s Rhodey? I noticed that he wasn’t down stairs” you ask the question that been bugging you.
“Oh yeah. He had a physical therapy appointment but he’ll be gracing us with his presence for dinner”
“How’s he doing?”
“You know Rhodey. He’s kicking PTs ass. He should be able to get back in the suit in a few months”
That makes you happy. Like genuinely so happy and relieved because you loved the shit out of Rohdey and you’d been really worried about him after the…accident.
“Yeah. He’s such a bad ass- uh hey Tino, where are we going? I thought your office was on the 47th floor?” You watch as the light around the 15 lights up, announcing your stop.
“I thought we’d make a detour. So I know you wanted to get your own apartment- but rent in the city is outrageous and you decided to humor your dear old god dad… So I improvised” Tony explains and your whole face is twisted up in confusion because what is he even talking about?
“What?” You hiss as the elevator doors ding open.
The room that’s revealed has your jaw dropping and harsh gasp ripping itself from your throat.
“Think of it as a graduation present” Tony’s happy- your reaction is just what he’d wanted.
You looked childlike as you took in the space. There were large, floor length windows that lined the furthest wall- the natural lighting was something out of a dream. The couches were plush and charcoal colored, an array of throw pillows lining them. There were white furry rugs and marble accents and gold lining to everything. The color scheme you were obsessed with.
“Tony oh my god! I love it!” You squeak. How had he gotten your tastes so well? “This is why pepper started following all my Pinterest boards huh?”
“We wanted it to feel like your own place. There’s a bed room and a bathroom back down that hall”
You turn to him, your bottom lip jutting out.
“Don’t cry!” He protests and you sniffle dramatically.
“I just- I can’t believe you had the time to do all of this. Thank you so so so so much, Tino. I love it. Best graduation gift ever”
He’d always spoiled you, a fact that you weren’t ignorant to but this… It almost felt like too much.
“I’m just happy you’re staying here. I think NYU and the internship will be really good for you. And Pepper needs someone to talk wedding plans with cause she’s staring to make my ears bleed with that shit-”
“And you want to keep an eye on me while I withdrawal?” You guess, saying what he hadn’t.
The atmosphere in the room seems to suddenly shift.
He chomps his teeth together with an audible snap and nods.
“We don’t know the entirety of side effects from coming off that drug so yes. I want you here while you do it. Even though I still don’t think it’s the best idea” Tony uses that parental voice you hate on you and you sigh and walk over to one of the Windows. Staring down bustling streets below you.
“I know, I don’t know if it’s the best idea either but somethings gotta’ give. I’m willing to try anything at this point…I don’t want to feel like this anymore” you whisper the last part.
Tony watches you, his arms folded over his chest as he deflates.
“Okay- just like I told you over the phone we’ll try it. Ween you off slowly. But if it gets too intense we’re starting them back up again”
I’m not gonna lose you too, is what he doesn’t say.
No matter how bad the idea of it scares you, you know it’s the best route. The only one you’ve got left.—–
Dun dun dunnnnn. Y/N’s on drugs say what?! Trust me, it’s not what your thinking. Unless you’s a mind reader- then it’s exactly what your thinking. I’m thinking? We’re thinking?😂
Ps. My laptops acting super wonky so the tags should be up later! I promise I’ve got you guys lol! And continue to ask if you want to be tagged in upcoming parts.