Allow me to present to you this headcanon: Shiro as a Japanese Brazilian!
Brazil has the most number of Japanese immigrants in the world. This is a result from a large number of Japanese people fleeing from Japan to Brazil at the beginning of the 20th century. Bairro da Liberdade (Freedom) is a district in São Paulo (Brazilian State) that is home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan. I’ve been there and it’s both huge and amazing! Most people living in there speak both Portuguese and Japanese and there are also some Japanese newsspapers that run in this area. It’s a very welcoming place for anime and manga fans and it’s not hard to find cosplayers meeting in the area. Karaoke contests are famous in the area. There are also a smaller number of Chinese and Korean folks living in Liberdade.
Introducing the Voltron team to chimarrão. Coran absolutely falls in love with it, Hunk loves the smell and taste, Pidge and Keith are very reluctant to even try it out and Lance dives right in in one go. Allura is suspicious and finds out it’s not really to her taste but still appreciates the thought.
Whenever the panic attacks get bad and he needs to calm down, Shiro likes to isolate himself from the others and listen to bossa nova and Maria Gadú. It really helps him out.
Shiro’s father is Japanese, his mother is Brazilian.
He’s fluent in Japanese, Portuguese and English, which helps him get that scholarship at the garrison. He learns some Russian as well, though he’s not as good at it, but it’s important for the space program.
Shiro and Lance thinking they can understand each other because Portuguese and Spanish are similar and then realizing how bad an idea that was.
Shiro came to fall in love with space while visiting the SONEAR (Southern Observatory for Near Earth Asteroids Research) observatory with his parents as a kid, located in the state of Minas Gerais. It was an experience unlike any other and that’s when he decided he wanted to be an astronaut for real.
this looks like a yoonmin / 2seok / taekook au wherein yoongi are jimin are kindergarten teachers who have to teach the same class after yoongi gets transferred to jimin’s school except they got off to a bad start so they’re almost always arguing with each other both inside and outside the classroom,, taehyung is jimin’s best friend and also an infamous graffiti artist whose most recent works are mainly teasing the cute police officer jeon jungkook who keeps trying and failing to catch him (it’s a little hard to stay dedicated to your job when the criminal is so charming),, jin and hobi are yoongi’s mutual friends who don’t meet until rich, unemployed playboy jung hoseok is one day at this cozy cafe waiting to meet up with yoongi and ends up falling in love with the cute barista seokjin,,,,,, and namjoon’s a secret millionaire who runs his own company from home and is somehow friends with all of them so he’s the one who has to listen to all of them vent about their problems (not that he gives particularly good advice; he’s just fun to visit because he practically lives in a mansion)
Summary: Bucky starts dating a girl from his History of Art class. The only problem: you’re in love with him. College AU.
Pairing: Bucky x Reader
Warnings: some tension, some fluff, some angst (?)
A/N: man oh man I’ve been waiting to write this Christmas part for 5ever. I hope you guys like it :) Also fUck this is 2,813 words. I think this is the most I’ve ever written.
After opening presents at your parents house you gather up the rest of the presents and head over to Wanda’s moms house. Everyone was already there, waiting for you and Bucky to arrive.
Knocking on the door three times, it opened up to reveal Tony. “About damn time.”
You roll your eyes. “Shut up, we weren’t that late.”
You and Bucky make your way inside with all the gifts. Upon entering the living room you spot the Christmas tree with gifts already under it. You and Bucky quickly place your gifts down before going off your separate ways, you heading over to Wanda, Peggy and Natasha while Bucky went to the guys.
“Hey,” you smile, seeing your friends in the kitchen with drinks in their hands.
“Already drinking without me?”
“Yep. We had to get a head start.” Natasha replied, walking over to you and handing you a cup.
“What is it?”
You take a drink and start coughing.
“-with a surprise ingredient.”
You calm down, patting your chest while the taste of vodka lingered in your mouth. “Yeah, that was one hell of a surprise.”
“Did you and Bucky eat?” Wanda questioned.
“Yeah, my mom wouldn’t let us leave until we did.” you snort.
“I love your mom.” Peggy smiled. “She always kept me well fed.”
Wanda and Natasha agree.
“Hey Wanda,” you say. “Where’s your mom?”
“She went down to see Pietro. Apparently he didn’t want to come home for Christmas and my mom gave him a week to, and I quote, ‘stop acting stupid and get his ass down here or else’.”
You nod and laugh. Of course Wanda’s brother didn’t want to come home for the holidays.
“C’mon.” Nat says, wrapping her arm around yours. “Let’s go into the living room with the guys.”
You enter the room, seeing the men sitting on the couches with beers in their hands while talking. Wanda, Nat and Peggy go to their boyfriends and sit on their laps. You smile, feeling a sharp pain in your chest as you realize you’re the only girl there who doesn’t have anyone.
Then your mind trails off to Bucky and how you’ve had 5 years to tell him how you felt yet you never did and because of that, he’s now with Kristen who he seems to be very happy with. You wanted to take Natasha’s advice and just tell him. You wanted to get it over with, holding it in was beginning to get harder and harder every time you saw Bucky.
But you didn’t want to ruin his relationship with Kristen. This is by far the longest relationship he’s ever been in and you didn’t want to step in the way of that. Besides, what did you think he would do if you told him? Dump Kristen just to be with you? No. He’s never shown any interest in you before and yeah, sure he almost kissed you but he was just messing around like he always does. He said so himself!
But you didn’t want him to just be messing around with you. You wanted him to kiss you. To press his lips to yours in a sweet, heartfelt kiss. You wanted him to feel how you felt, to see you how you saw him. But you knew that would never happen. You were just Bucky’s friend.
Bucky looks over at you from the couch and studies your facial expression as you stared at the floor in deep thought. The brunette bit his bottom lip before grabbing the beer cap beside him and tossing it your way. It hits you on your forehead and you snap out of it, looking up to see Bucky giggling. You scowl at him, trying your best to come off as mad but you fail, seeing how cute Bucky was being.
The handsome man looks around at your mutual friends, seeing Wanda, Natasha and Peggy sitting on their boyfriends laps. He then looks back at you and pats his own lap, causing you to chuckle and shake your head. He beckons you over and you hesitantly comply. Bucky stands up and nods over to his seat.
“Sit.” he murmured.
You shake your head. “Oh no Buck, I’m fine. You were sitting there first, I can just sit on the-“
“Sit down, Y/N.” he cuts you off, placing a hand on your shoulder and pushing you gently on the couch. After getting comfortable, Bucky sits down on the floor, between your legs.
“Play with my hair. I like when you play with my hair.” he spoke before taking a swig of his beer.
You reach over with your right hand, running your fingers through his chocolate locks. “You need a haircut, your hair is getting shaggy.”
Bucky hummed. “I dunno. Girls like it. Gives them more to tug on when we fu-“
You slap the top of his head before he could finish that sentence and he laughs.
“We’re all going to Tony’s place for new years, right?” Sam questioned and everyone replied with ‘yes’.
“You better be dead or on your death bed if you don’t come, that’s all I’m saying.” Tony says.
“Will there be hot girls?” Clint asked, taking a drink from his beer bottle.
Tony scoffs. “ ‘Will there be hot girls’ – of course there’ll be hot girls! What kind of new years party will I be throwing if I didn’t invite hot girls?” he then turns to you. “Y/N there will also be hot guys at the party too, including myself. You can have your pick at any of them.”
Before you could speak though, Bucky beats you to it. “Oh no, Y/N’s fine. She doesn’t need you to set her up with anyone, Stark.”
“Y/N needs to get laid.” Natasha says.
“Yeah. This party will be good for you. We’ll help you scout out some men.” Wanda adds, throwing you a wink.
“Ooo, and maybe a relationship will come into play! Then we could all go out on a group date!” Peggy exclaimed with a smile on her face.
“Nope, not happening.” Bucky turns to look at you. “Y/N, all those men want is to hit it and quit it. They don’t want a relationship with you.”
“Oh shut it, Barnes. What are you saying? That no man wants to be in a relationship with her?” Nat scoffed.
“Nat.” you scold.
“I didn’t say that, I-“
“What, is she not good enough for the male population?”
You cross your hands over your chest. “Natasha.”
“That’s not the case here, anyone would be lucky to date Y/N.” Bucky responds.
“Cause let me tell you, anyone would be lucky to even kiss Y/N.” Nat drinks from her cup. “Believe me, I would know.”
“She’s right.” Wanda nods.
“She has very plump, soft lips.” Peggy adds and you groan, hiding behind your hands.
“I’m sure someone out there wants to be in a relationship with Y/N. We just gotta find him.” Natasha shrugged.
Bucky shook his head. “Y/N is fine how she is right now. She doesn’t need a boyfriend.”
“It would be nice to have someone.” you hum.
Bucky looks at you. “You have me, what more could you want?”
You snort. “I want someone I can kiss and do intimate things with and I can’t do that with you, Bucky. You have a girlfriend.”
“If I weren’t dating Bruce, I’d date you.” Nat says and you laugh, seeing Bruce make a face at his girlfriend.
“Yeah, thanks babe.” he muttered.
Bucky, still staring at you with a look of disbelief, scoffs. “You don’t need to rely on some guy, Y/N.”
“I never said that. All I’m saying is it would be nice to be loved.” you respond.
“I love you, everyone here loves you.” the brunette points out.
You shake your head. “I mean a different kind of love. I want-“
“What do you mean a different kind of love? There’s no-“
“Alright, let’s open up presents now!” Wanda exclaimed, standing up and walking over to the Christmas tree.
Bucky holds his stare on you for a few more seconds before facing forward just as Wanda gave out the first present.
“Aww thank you guys, this means a lot.” Vision says as looked at the gifts you and Bucky had gotten him.
“Do mine!” you exclaim, standing up and moving around Bucky who was still sitting on the floor in front of you. You drop down on the floor and look for Tony, Clint and Sam’s gifts and once you find them, you hand them over. “Open them at the same time.”
The three men exchange looks before tearing open the wrapping paper. The first one to react was Tony who busted out laughing, Sam and Clint following soon after.
“Oh my god.” Sam laughed. “I love it.”
“I’m hanging this up in our dorm, Bruce.” Tony tells his friend.
“This is going in my car.” Clint smiled.
“Well what is it?” Wanda questioned.
“It’s a picture of her.” he laughed, turning the picture frame around and showing it to everyone.
“It’s a great gift, right?” you smile.
They all nod. Next, Bucky distributed his gifts to Peggy, Wanda and Natasha. The three opened their gifts while Bucky smiled, waiting for a reaction. Natasha was first.
“Aww Buck. You got me a necklace with the first letter of my name. Thank you.” she smiled.
“Oh uh, right! I totally got you that necklace because it had your initial on it and not because it was the last necklace with a letter on it at the store.” Bucky nods and the red head glares at him.
“You just had to ruin the moment. didn’t you?”
Wanda and Peggy thanked him and soon enough, everyone had opened up their gifts. Peggy screamed when she opened the gift from you, Nat and Steve cried, Wanda – just like Peggy – screamed and Bruce thanked you for the shirt.
Clint laughed when he opened Bucky’s gift as did Sam upon getting the ‘manly’ shampoo and conditioner. Tony got all giddy when he received a telescope, Bruce chuckled when he got the book about planets and Steve thanked his friend for the socks.
Now all that was left was you and Bucky. You beat him to it, quickly crawling over to his gift and handing it to him. “It’s not much but…” you trail off.
He smiled at you before ripping the wrapping paper, revealing a book. But not just any book. A handmade photobook. Bucky chuckled, flipping through the pages. The pictures date back all the way to the first time you two met. There were group photos, some at the parties you attended in high school, some where you were just lounging around at your house. He flipped the page to see a picture of himself vomiting and right below it was a picture of Tony vomiting because he saw Bucky vomit.
Bucky laughed. He remembered that night. It was the last week of school senior year and you all went to some party where he got hammered. He remembered telling you he didn’t feel well and instead of helping him to the bathroom you took out your phone and started taking pictures. It was a crazy night. After a few pages of group pictures, he flipped the page and it was the first picture the two of you ever took. He had a flower crown on that you had made him and you were smiling at the camera while he was looking at you, smiling. The next pictures were of you two at homecoming and prom. He remembers how beautiful he thought you were when he went to your house to pick you up. Bucky looks up at you and smiles, his eyes glossing over with tears.
“Thank you, Y/N.” he pulls you to him in a hug. “This is the best gift ever. I love it so much.”
“Hey! What about my gift!” Sam exclaimed.
Bucky wipes his eyes before turning to his friend. “You got me a bottle of Fireball.”
“Yeah and that’s the best gift ever.”
“Whatever.” he rolled his eyes before standing up. “It’s my turn now. I’ll be right back, I left it in the car.”
He left and came back within seconds. Bucky kept the gift behind his back as he made his way over to you. “Get up.”
You don’t say anything and stand up. He looks at you for a few seconds before handing you a bag. “Merry Christmas, Y/N.”
You look at the bag, the word ‘Pandora’ displayed on it and your eyes widen. “James… This isn’t – no.”
He smiles. “Open it.”
You reach into the bag and pull out a box. You give Bucky one final look before opening the box, revealing a charm bracelet. “Bucky…”
He takes the charm bracelet and puts it on you. “This is why I got everyone something cheap,” he then turns to his friends. “Sorry.”
They all brush it off, watching the scene unfold in front of them.
“I used all of my money on this. The guys pitched in too.” he continued. “It was five hundred and fifteen dollars.”
You let out a sob as you stared at the bracelet dangling from your wrist. “Bucky… I – that’s so much money. You didn’t have to.”
“I wanted to.” he responds. “You’re worth more than just five hundred and fifteen dollars but that’s really all I could afford and I didn’t want the guys to have to pitch in even more money than they already had.”
“This is really beautiful. Thank you.” you cried before wrapping your arms around him.
“Anything for you.” he mumbled into your hair. The hugs lasts until you stop crying and the two of you pull away. Bucky grabs your hand and lifts it up and with his other hand, he points to a charm.
“This anchor represents stability. You keep me stable. This angel wings locket I got was because it was… a locket and if you open it,” he opens the locket. “there’s a picture of me.” he smiles at you before continuing. “This key right here represents trust. I know I can always trust you and the same goes for you. You can trust me no matter what. This is just your star sign. It’s really pretty, huh?” you nod. “This clover is for luck, this snowflake heart says ‘you keep me warm’ because you really do and last but certainly not least, this charm is the rose from Beauty and the Beast. I remember you saying you’ve always wanted a rose like the one from Beauty and the Beast so… here you go.”
After explaining all the charms, Bucky slips his hands in his pockets. “I know there’s not many charms on it but as the years pass we can add on to it.”
“This is amazing Bucky. Thank you. I love it so much.” you smile before turning to the guys who were watching the two of you. “And thank you guys for helping.”
They all smile and Clint tells you it wasn’t a big deal. You turn back to Bucky and frown. “Now I feel like my gift was pathetic. You got me this nice charm bracelet and all I got you was a lousy photobook.”
“Hey,” Bucky placed his hand on your arm. “I love that photobook. You made it yourself.”
You break out into a smile, staring into his beautiful blue eyes. You couldn’t believe he had spent so much money on you. It was insane to even think about. He didn’t have to spend all that money, you would’ve been fine with anything really. Looking down at the charm bracelet, you wanted to cry again. It was so beautiful and each charm held meaning. Bucky picked out each charm for a reason.
You look up at Bucky again. “Merry Christmas, James.”
“Merry Christmas, Y/N.” he smiled.
You hadn’t realized how close the two of you were. Both of you were so lost in the moment, staring into each others eyes, you hadn’t noticed that you two were leaning in. Bucky’s eyes would flicker down to your lips while he licked his own. Your nose touched his and he turned his head a bit. Your lips nearly touched and they would have-
If only his phone hadn’t started ringing.
Bucky closes his eyes and sighs before backing away and taking his phone out from his pocket. “It’s Kristen.”
He answers it and put the phone up to his ear. Once you hear ‘hey baby’ come out of his mouth, you inhale sharply as your eyes started to fill with tears.
You watch Bucky excuse himself to the kitchen to have more privacy and once he’s gone, you book it upstairs to the bathroom.
A/N: here you goooooo. I hope you liked this part, tell me what ya think! And as always, I’ll edit when I wake up :)