Summary: Soulmate AU. Some people went their entire lives without ever meeting their soulmates. You were one of the lucky ones, to have found and fallen in love with the owner of the initials tattooed on your hip. When your soulmate’s best friend struggles to deal with a tragedy in his own life, you discover that you might not have been as lucky as you thought.
Steve Rogers x Reader; Bucky Barnes x Reader (Not MMF)
Warnings: (Series, not specifically this chapter: bad language, unprotected sex or sexual situations, drinking/alcoholism, drug use, violence, cheating, references to death, mutilation and trauma, maybe more.)
This wasn’t what you had in mind when Bucky said ‘stupid.’ Stupid was stealing shopping carts or drinking before noon. Stupid was making asses of yourselves in a public setting. This, however, was a new kind of stupid- an illegal kind of stupid.
“You look nervous,” Bucky laughed, raising both eyebrows as a form of a challenge. You didn’t relent, however, still looking around nervously as Bucky tugged on the handles of the glass doors, testing them. Cupping his hands around his eyes, he looked into the building, nose an inch from the glass.
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(DISCLAIMER: They are not ladybug and chat noir)
Adrien has been in a orphanage for basically his whole life.
The King and Queen of England (Gabriel and Mama Agreste) are really sad because it’s been 15 years since their child went missing.
Adrien has the same first name though! And can speak english too
He had a lullaby he always remembered (Once upon a dream!!)
Con artist Plagg, his wife Tikki and their daughter Marinette are trying to find a fake Adrien Agreste to give to the family and get a reward
Plagg helped The queen and king escape when the kidnappers got into the palace when they took Adrien 15 years ago and took Adrien’s music box from the queen’s room (he was going to give it to her but they got split up.)
Plagg and Tikki go to jail for stealing money and they get caught so Mari is going to get the Ten Million Euro reward (DAMN) to 1) bail her parents out and 2) have more money.
She finds Adrien and convinces him he is the missing child.
Adrien has a cat named pooka and she comes along (to basically be Anastasia’s dog, if you have seen the movie.)
Her partner Rose Lavillant (yeah deal with it) helps ‘Train adrien’
He runs away with them.
When they get to London she realizes that Adrien is the REAL Adrien Agreste
Mari also realizes she is in love with Adrien.
Adrien finds out that Mari tricked him and thinks she thinks he is not the real adrien.
He gets mad at her and refuses to talk to her and only talks to Rose.
Mari convinces The parents to let Adrien see one of the royal family members.
Adrien meets Gabriel late at night (like 11:30) in a guarder room in a separate house in London.
Mari argues with the king to see Adrien and gives him the music box.
“I’m done with seeing impostors trying to pull of as my son.”
“I’m no impostor sir! I am Adrien Agreste!”
“Enough with this!”
“Sir please! I am your son!”
“Do you think i’m some fool?!”
“At Least let me see Mrs. Agreste!”
“My wife is to fragile to meet another Imposter! When she found that the first boy who came wasn’t Adrien she was heartbroken!”
Gabriel goes to leave the room
Adrien starts singing his lullaby with the music box
A: “I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream
I know you, that look in your eyes is so familiar a gleam I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream I know you, that look in your eyes is so familiar a gleam. And I know it’s true that visions are seldom all they seem.But if I know you, I know what you’ll do You’ll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream”
Gabriel remembers that him and his wife sang that to Adrien every night before he was taken.
G: “But if I know you, I know what you’ll do. You’ll love me at once. The way you did once upon a dream”
AMAZING ADRIEN-GABRIEL VOCALS.
A + G: “I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream I know you, that gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam And I know it’s true that visions are seldom all they seem But if I know you, I know what you’ll do You’ll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream”
Gabriel hugs adrien
(Quietly) “You are my son”
Adrien meets His parents
The king and queen offer Rose a job and she accepts
They offer Mari the reward money… but she doesn’t take the money.
“You sent for me, your grace?” Mari asked
“Ten million euros, as promised, and my gratitude.” The King said.
“I accept your gratitude, you highness, But I- I don’t want the money.”
“What do you want then?” The queen asks
“Unfortunately, nothing you can give.”
“Young woman, where did you get the music box? Your father was the man who saved us? Then you restore our son to us, yet you want no reward.”
“Why the change of mind?” The king asks
“It was more of a change of heart…I must go.”
Adrien’s parents are like ‘Damn she hella in love.’
She leaves the room and runs into Adrien on the stairs.
“Hello, Marinette.” Adrien spoke coldly
“Did you collect your reward?”
“My business is complete.’
“Uh, young lady, you will bow.. And address the prince as ‘Your Highness” the servant said
“No that’s not necessary” Adrien said
“Please” Mari responded “Your Highness i’m glad you found what you were looking for.”
“Yes. I’m glad you did too.”
“Well, then, good-bye, your Highness.”
“Good-bye” Adrien spoke quietly.
Mari goes to say bye to rose
“Well, if you’re ever in the scummy part of paris again, look me up.” Mari said “So long Rose.”
They shared a quick embrace
“Ah, Marinette… you’re making a mistake.”
“Trust me… this is the one thing i’m doing right.”
She goes to pet Adrien’s cat
“So long, cat.”
Pooka lets out a whine.
“I can’t stay. I don’t belong here.”
The epic Ball/party/dance starts for Adrien being found.
They are looking through the drapes.
“She’s not there.” The queen spoke to her son.
“Oh, I know she’s not– she, who’s not there mother?”
“A remarkable young woman… whose father found a music box.”
“No, she’s probably too busy spending her reward money as fast as she can.”
The queen looked off quickly before speaking again “Look at them dance… you were born into this world of glittering jewels, and fine titles, but I wonder… if this is what you really want.”
“Of course!” Adrien answered. “Of course it is. I found what I was looking for! I found out who I am, I found you!”
“Yes you did find me– and you’ll always have me–” She pulled Adrien into a tight hug “but is it enough?…. My darling, she didn’t take the money.”
Adrien pulled back, shocked “She-She didn’t?”
“Knowing that you are alive, seeing the man you have become…brings me joy I never thought I could feel again.” She said before giving him a kiss on the forehead.
“Whatever you choose,” The king said walking through the curtains. “We will always be a family.” He walked over to Adrien and kissed his forehead.
“Mother, father, can’t you tell me the–” Adrien turned around to see both of his parents had gone through the curtains, to the dance floor.
He looked through and took a step out, before stepping back.
He hears a noise and pooka hissing
He runs outside to see men with long metal rods ready to beat the living shit out of him, and probably kill him. (They were the guys who abducted him when he was a baby.)
Mari jumps out to defend Adrien and gets beat the shit out of, but the guys left injured.
“Mari” Adrien said flipping the unconscious (Probably dead) girl on her back.
“No.” he cried into his knees facing away from the girl
Mari groans as she gets up, Adrien gasps
He throws his arms out and accidentally slaps her lightly as he goes of a big hug.
“Ow! Let go, let go.” she said before falling back in pain
She groaned as she propped herself on her knees.
“I thought you were going back to paris?” Adrien asked
“I was.” Mari said
“You didn’t take the–”
Mari leans closer to the blonde boy. “Because… I-”
Adrien started pulling Mari into a kiss
Pooka meows with the crown around his neck.
“Oh…” Mari said before taking the crown off the cat’s neck. She holds in in her hands as she looks at Adrien. They both stand up. “They’re waiting for you.”
He take it from the dark haired girl.
The king puts down the crown made for his son, picking up a note in a room full of guards and servants looking for his son.
Dear father and mother,
Wish me luck. We’ll be together in London again soon.
Love, your son, Adrien Agreste.
The king passed it to his wife she read it over quickly
“Oh! They’ve eloped! Isn’t it romantic? It’s a perfect ending!”
The king smiled. “No. It’s a perfect beginning.”
The queen goes by his side as the gaze at the stars knowing that their son will be back.
ANOTHER JUMP CUT
Adrien (still in full prince attire) and Mari are ballroom dancing and then kissing (much to Pookas disgust) on a boat taking them back to paris, but just for a bit, they need to meet a lovely dark haired young woman’s parents.
Adrien picked her up (bridal style) and spun her in circles, Marinette couldn’t contain her giggles.
“Don’t worry London,” Adrien shouted out to the air “We will be back soon!”
Someone goes back in time to make sure adrien’s parents never meet and he goes back to get them together Au
(DISCLAIMER: They are ladybug and chat noir)
Somehow an akuma gets time travel power (Like a time machine, not like time breaker)
They hate Adrien and are all salty and they’re all like “Ha Adrien Agreste i’m going back in time to stop your parents from meeting!”
Adrien and Mari (both transformed) (plus alya and nino cause the get sucked in for some reason) go back in time to 1986 (Both of his parents are 24)
And because the go back in time Adrien and Mari get EXPOSED (Because 16 years ago they didn’t have their kwami) and the gang freaks out for a bit and then adrien’s like “Yo i’m really happy Mari’s ladybug but the akuma kinda wants me dead.”
Adrien’s parents meet at a coffee shop when Gabriel was just a broke design student. (Mama Agreste’s name will be Mia for the sake of the woman having a name)
But the akuma messes it up and thinks that their work is done.
BUTTTT the squad breaks into a concert that Gabe and Mia are going to.
AND 80’S CLOTHES SO THEY FIT IN AND THEY LOOK FIERCE
Adrien notices that he’s slowly disappearing.
Mari, Alya and Nino go out into the crowd to try to push the two together
Adrien hijacking the finale performance.
He pulls a Brian in ‘Meet the Quagmires’
NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP NEVER GONNA LET YOU DOWNNNNNNN NEVER GONNA RUN AROUND AND DESERT YOUUUUUUU
Mia and Gabe walk towards each other thanks to Nino, Mari and Alya’s coaching.
They first meet and Gabriel is like “I know this sounds weird but… can I kiss you?”
“Yes you may”
They leave the concert to go on a real date.
Adrien isn’t disappearing!!
Mari and Adrien kiss in the V-J Day in Times Square style and a photographer gets it.
Because the akuma fails they go back to their time.
Ladybug captures the akuma, blah blah blah
The next day they go to school the next day and they do modern history.
“And here class (on the projector) is a picture from 1986 that got famous for being an inspiration for Gabriel Agreste’s first very popular clothes line. As you see the three pictures are taken as the boy leans in for the kiss. As you can see this was also very popular because it was an interracial couple kissing very similar to the V-J day kiss.” AND ITS ADRIEN AND MARI KISSING BACK IN THE 80’S AND THEY ARE TRYING NOT TO FREAK OUT.
“Nino, Alya, Marinette, and Adrien do you have a comment about this photo?”
Alya dying laughing “No-no we, were good.”
The whole class is like ‘Wtf guys what’s so funny?’
The squad just giggles the rest of the lesson and almost gets kicked out like 70 times.
When class is over Adrien picks up Mari and just runs the fuck out
And is adorable. And everyones like WTF? What happened since yesterday like Mari couldn’t even talk to him and now the are like a couple???
And someone’s like “Hey that couple from the picture kinda look like Mari and Adrien”
the eruption of Mt Vesuvius (79 AD) - a volcanic eruption causing the city of Pompeii to be destroyed, the volcano spewing a deadly cloud of volcanic gas, stones, and ash to a height of 33 kilometers into the air, killing and covering 1.5k+ people from the city.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s;“I have a dream” speech during the March on Washington (1963) - calling for an end to racism in the United States, delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters.
for the first time ever, human life partakes in the moon landing on the Apollo 11 spacecraft (in 1969) - the first humans to walk on the moon being Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
the 14th-17th centuryItalian Renaissance- the start of the cultural movement that swept through Europe, affecting art, science, humanism, music and religion.
World War One(1914-1918) - a four year feud between primarily European countries (and allies). The very first world war to grace the world, it was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, starting the path for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved after the war ceased.
in 1660-1687 was the time period of the age of Newton who gave the theories of gravity (Newton’s laws), providing important framework for many scientific discoveries in today’s society.
the Industrial Revolution (1764-1790), which was a combination of creating and the science of chemistry acting upon inventions in society - dramatically changing how the world ran and the jobs people did in society, and how people lived their everyday lives.
in 2004 an earthquake caused the tragic Boxing Day Tsunami which affected various countries in the (mainly) Indian ocean region. 220 000+ deaths in total and a great deal of foreign and humanitarian aid requested and required.
the Holocaustbought about by a Nazi regime, and the leader; Adolf Hitler in Germany (1941 to 1945). This mass genocide killed SIX MILLION people (jews) and an additional FIVE MILLION from the ‘side effects’.
theV-J day times square kissin New York City in 1945, was iconic to the worldwide celebration being held, in which a photographer captured a kiss between a sailor and a women in a white dress - a spur of passion from the happiness in the air.
a pandemic that spread over various countries, the black deathcaused the deaths of
75 to 200 million people throughout 1346–53. this wiped out over half of the European population at the time, now known as one of the worst plagues to hit the world.
in 1912 the sinking of the titanicship after making contact with an iceberg in the dark of the night, resulted in the death of 1.5k people, and many of these deaths could have been avoided, had there been sufficient acts in place (i.e. adequate amount of lifeboats).
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They both own perfectly good beds in perfectly pleasant rooms with perfectly insulated walls. Oliver’s sheets in particular are sinfully soft Egyptian cotton. The last time they made out on his bed, Felicity rolled around and rubbed her face against the pillowcases. “Oh my god, is this made of unicorn hair?”
“The whole pelt,” he said sleepily. “Shot and skinned it myself.”
She rolled over and propped her chin on his shoulder. “If you’re going to joke about murdering unicorns, I can go home.”
Arms snaked around her. Legs too. “You’re not going anywhere.”
“You’re right. That was a bluff. No way am I giving up this bed until I have to.”
But they’re spending tonight in a nasty little motel room three hundred miles from home, with The Real Housewives of Wherever blaring from the TV in the next room. It’s August, and the air conditioner is broken.
They peel off their bloodstained clothing, and their skin glistens in the half-light of low-wattage bulbs. Oliver paws through the plastic Wal-Mart bags on the bed, and he pulls out a box labeled Garnier Fructis. “Do you need help with this?”
So Steve Rogers doesn’t actually become a Tumblr icon overnight.
There are those in Tumblr, ancient and wise and bearing scars from all the infamous fandom wars, who still shudder at the mention of He Who Must Ever Be Named in Ever Changing Variations of Benadryl Cabbagepatch or the Great Apocalypse of Misha, for example. And of course, there are other celebrities and personalities who are regular fandom favorites.
So, over the decades, there’s always been this generation who sees Steve Rogers out of the Captain America helmet/cowl and realize, Holy shit that is one good-looking hunk of American roast beef straight out of Howard Stark’s hottie machine (actual quote).
Before Tumblr, Steve’s pictures, especially the ones of him in regular Army dress uniform, were carefully kept in locker rooms, pressed in textbooks and notebooks and wallets.
Naturally, this being Tumblr, that’s how it starts - Steve’s old pictures being posted and reblogged. Once he’s discovered and rescued from the ice, then it’s the newer ones and once more, America falls in love with its Oldest Sweetheart.
It’s not just the pictures of Steve being all big and handsome that are popular. There is a very significant part of Cap’s fandom that is all about bitty Steve Rogers. Someone - actually one of Jim Morita’s many grandchildren - found a rare photo of tiny Steve with his crooked grin, in khaki, white shirt and suspenders and posted it.
(The picture had been taken by Bucky Barnes and he’d left a couple of copies behind that were found later. He’d taken one into war, wrapped in plastic and tucked carefully into a shirt pocket.)
Pictures are one thing - there’s a lot of celebrities and well-known handsome and beautiful personalities out there. What really gets things going are the stories. Not fan fiction, but actual anecdotes about Steve Rogers.