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The Needle and the Killing Done : The asset only knows one name. He says “Steve.”
Ain’t No Grave (Can Keep My Body Down) : It has died a thousand times before, and always it rises.
You’re the Pants on a Roxy Usher : Best friend, love of my goddamn life ; same thing, really.
A Long Winter : Here is the horrible truth of it, cover to cover: for as long as Steve can remember, the entire universe began and ended with James Buchanan Barnes. It spun on the axis of them. But then James Buchanan Barnes fell miles into a frozen ravine, and the universe, in an act of unspeakable cruelty, kept on spinning.
The Thirteen Letters : Womb to tomb, sweetheart.
Not Easily Conquered : They keep bringing each other back to life, one way or another.
4 Minute Window : I think i have a chance to be alive again.
The Second Time As Farce : “The first time as tragedy, the second time as–”“It was pretty much farce the first time, too,”
Yelp page for Coney Island Design & Construction : Everybody thinks I’m exaggerating, but I’m telling you, these two are real heroes !
Scenes from a Marriage: The Kandinsky : I fell like I’m getting away with something. I always did with you.
Scenes from a Marriage: The Studebaker : me, you, here at the end of the world ?
The Third Time’s The Charm : “Who gives a damn, Buck? They’re wrong, and I’m glad they’re wrong: it means they’re not looking for two of us: they don’t know we’re together.”
Scenes from a Marriage: A Month Of Sundays : because when all was said and done, they’d both been shocked into immortality by what had happened to them, flash frozen into a terrible youth, forever.
The Tradeoff : he was Captain America, and righteous like fire.
Chyetirye : Bucky loves the grief almost as much as he’s loved Steve himself.
Chasm : Please do not give up on
Bucme. You are very important to me. You were on my mind for 80 years. Just be patient.
Changes and Constants : There’s autonomy, there’s trust, then there’s memory.
This, You Protect : And there’s that sunrise smile. The one he has waited for.
Team-Building Exercises : The sunrise smile. The sunrise smile.
The Long Road Begins at Home : I haven’t seen that smile since nineteen forty-one.
Truth, Justice, and the Cheating Cheater Way : He was supposed to stay home, he was supposed to be home, to give Bucky something to dream about instead of the sound of explosives and the stench of human guts.
Upgrade: Advanced Happiness Skills : The sunrise smile is even better at actual sunrise.
A Chance To Try Bravery : You’ve always been my favourite person, Steve, don’t care what size you are.
We Did Not Make Ourselves by M_Leigh : It is like steel, the determination inside of you that tells you you will achieve this, that you will find him. Nothing will stop you. You are two sides of the same coin, you and he: he cannot escape you forever.
20th Century Limited by Speranza : “Where am I? Where is this?” and he was in Brooklyn, he was on a beach, the train was shaking around him. He was in the plane, ice splintering up onto the windshield. He was in a tank, tubes trailing from his face, from his groin. Christ, he was cold. There was still ice on his fingers. He was in the Grand Canyon. He was in Times Square. This couldn’t be Times Square. Where the hell was this? “Tell me! Where am I, who are you, where's—” —Bucky?”
Sparked Up Like A Book Of Matches by Sena : “Window dressing,” Steve says, gazing up at the ceiling of Tony’s lab. It’s rotating gently. Or maybe he’s rotating. Or maybe he’s imagining it. The cement floor is the most comfortable thing he’s ever lain on.
Tony leans across the counter and looks down at him. He says, “Interesting.”
Steve waves his hand and says, “Wanted to make a difference and what was I? Window dressing. Nothing but hot air. So much bullshit.”
United States v. Barnes, 617 F. Supp. 2d 143 (D.D.C. 2015) by fallingvoices and radialarch : United States v. Barnes begins today.
Lonely Houses Off The Road by Etharei : Barnes is now glaring at him for some reason. It’s somewhat terrifying but also, oddly, a little reassuring— because that’s emotion right there, which means there’s still somebody behind those eyes. Somebody who seems to think Sam is being a bit slow on the uptake. “Time parameters exceeded. Mission failed.”
“Wait.” Sam narrows his eyes. “Is this some kind of… report? Debriefing?”
“Mission report,” confirms Barnes, looking pleased. Well, looking slightly less murderous than before.
Rehabilitated by sterlingsuspenders : Stark’s press release calls him “rehabilitated,” but Bucky doesn’t feel rehabilitated at all. He feels like a feral animal on a short leash. He feels like gnawing his own leg off.