25 Days Of Buckymas - #4 - Snowball Fight
25 Days Of Buckymas - It’s a rule that whoever arrives last to the snowball fight gets bombarded and you tried to tell Bucky this. You tried.
This one is a christmas present for now-you-don-t a person who has had a massive influence on my writing and is honestly just an amazing person
It had somehow become a rule within your group of friends, that being the Avengers, that the last one to come to a snowball fight was the one to be pelted the harshest. On a particularly snowy day, you and Bucky had both gone out to get coffee in order to warm yourselves up. Of course that’s what you told everyone else at the Avenger’s tower, in reality you just wanted to spend some alone time without anyone interrupting you.
You’re not sure why, but superheroes seem to have a really bad habit of getting in your personal space. It was mostly Steve coming to seek Bucky, but he always did it at the most inopportune times, like when you and Bucky are making out for example.
Despite the frosty weather you were having a pretty damn good day. The snow was as beautiful as ever, settling down on the ground like a thick blanket but of course you weren’t stupid enough to go lay in it seen as you knew it would bring you more cold than warmth. That didn’t stop you from pausing your trip to the coffee shop to make a snow angel with Bucky, who was a little resigned to do it at first but your puppy dog eyes always defeated his resolve. He was on the ground for like two seconds and then he was back up, demanding to go get the coffee and even going as far to whine that he was colder and it was your job to save him by providing warm, delicious, caffeine.
As expected the coffee shop was pretty busy that day but the two of you didn’t mind standing in line together. It gave you an opportunity to hold hands a little longer, the skinship providing enough warmth to get you through the wait.
Eventually you got your hot chocolate, he got his coffee, and you were even able to find a seat. You and Bucky remained there for an hour or so, just talking about your plans for Christmas. It was going to be the first Christmas you two spent together, as well as with the rest of the Avengers. Because despite any sort of arguments that may occur in your super group, at the end of the day you’d all become one big family. You were all each other had.
Of course you and Bucky couldn’t go one minute without doing something cheesy, a habit that Tony was always quick to point out and then fake gag after explaining how gross it was. You’d gotten some of the cream off of your hot chocolate on the top of your nose and as soon as Bucky noticed it he was leaning across the table to peck your nose to wipe it off, then moving down to peck you on the lips. A giggle escaped your lips as you couldn’t help but feel overwhelming love to the secret cheeseball across from you, but then all of a sudden your phone which was situated on the table made a dinging sound. The both of you looked down at it and Bucky widened his eyes a little, “is that Tony?” He asked, knowing how much the man liked to point out Bucky’s cheesy habits.
You picked up the phone and unlocked it to see who had messaged you, “no it’s Natasha.” He visibly relaxed at that reveal and then took another sip of his drink whilst you read through the message.
Hey, just to let you know Sam started a snowball fight and now we’ve all gotten involved. I think Tony’s determined to get the two of you and you know the rule, whoever’s last in gets bombarded. This is your only warning.
This time it was you whose eyes widened. You knew very well about this particular rule because you’d been the victim last time there was a snow storm two weeks ago, you still had bruises on your body. Albeit the night after the snowball fight had been pretty great as Bucky soothed your woes and then made sure to kiss every part of your body that hurt, as well as every part of your body that didn’t.
“What does the message say?” He asked casually, an unknowing victim to the carnage that would hit him soon.
You could have sacrificed yourself and saved Bucky, but you knew he wouldn’t be mad at you after you soothed his injuries once the battle was over. Plus you were his girlfriend, he’d said before that he would die for you and this was just his chance to prove it by understanding why you’d withhold the information Natasha had shared. In response to his question you told him that it was nothing and that you wanted to go home and warm up there as it was getting too busy.
Bucky looked around, noticing that there were actually more tables available then when you’d first sat down, but he decided not to question you. He’d taken note of your nervous behaviour and he didn’t want to force you to talk about it in public seen as you seemed to want to leave public.
Together you stood up, put back on your gloves, scarves and coats, and left the coffee shop hand in hand. Though when you got closer to the Avengers tower you did release his hand and begin to walk a little quicker than him, keeping the conversation topic on something light and amusing in hopes that he wouldn’t suspect anything mysterious behind your actions.
When you reached the front of the tower you suddenly set off in a sprint, “Bucky’s the last one!” You yelled out and seconds later you felt snowballs flying past your head as you retreated behind a fort Natasha and Clint had built together.
“Betrayer!” You heard Bucky yell but you were staying behind the fort, not wanting to see what mayhem you had brought your boyfriend’s way.
Eventually the snowball attack actually became a snowball fight, Bucky had created a fort of his own and was attacking everyone that had dared to attack him first. Tony and Pepper soon became the victim after the group learnt that he was using a glove he’d made specifically for a snowball fight.
After throwing a snowball towards Wanda you felt a pair of hands wrap around your waist and pull you behind one of the snow forts, it didn’t take much for you to figure out who it was. He pushed you down onto your back and then he got on top of you, and when you opened your eyes you saw the most fearsome image. Bucky’s stall stature dominated you, his metal hand raised up to the grey sky and in it was a huge snowball, on his face was a very serious expression that showed you no mercy whatsoever. “Do you concede?” He asked in a frightful voice, the octave a low rumble much like thunder.
“Never!” You yelled out, already putting up one arm to cover your face but he was quick to grab it with his free hand and pin it to your side.
Bucky suddenly leaned closer to you, his hot breath beginning a welcomed warmth to your cold and already red cheeks. “Are you sure about that?” He whispered into your ear, the tone making a warmth spread over your entire body.
“God!” A familiar voice suddenly cried, “will you guys get a room already!?” As expected from Tony, he followed this statement with a gagging noise and then he began to throw snowballs towards the two of you. Thankfully Bucky’s large stature mostly protected you and once Tony had thrown the six snowballs he’d created for ammunition, your boyfriend took this chance to jump back onto his feet and throw the giant one he’d been holding, knocking the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist onto his arse.
The fight went on for quite a while, the group of superheroes having a lot more stamina and strength than the normal human being. The fight only ended when you’d all conceded, Tony was the only one who wanted to continue fighting and that’s because his pride had suffered the most so he was hoping to regain it but the past snowball fight proved he really had no chance. Especially with Steve and Bucky who ended up being experts at snowball fights, especially when they worked together. You were quite lucky because by being Bucky’s girlfriend they let you off quite a few times, even after you threw snowballs at them.
Bucky joined you outside the door, a huge smile on his face that was quite infectious as you found yourself smiling just as happily despite the constant shivering your body was doing. He looked like a big child and that image would always bring you happiness because there’s something very special about seeing Bucky experiencing true merriment.
“Are you cold?” He asked, noticing your shivers and beginning to rub his hands up and down your arms which did very little but you appreciated the sentiment.
You nodded your head, “yeah but I’ll warm up when we get inside, I heard Clint saying he was going to make some eggnog.”
Despite what you said Bucky was already beginning to shed his coat, draping it over your shoulders and then placing his arm around you. Tony had obviously witnessed this as a gagging sound could be heard from nearby but before the genius could make another rude comment about how lovey dovey you and Bucky were as a couple, Bucky had made a snowball and thrown it in his direction. The only sound that came from Tony after that was a groan of pain which you and Bucky chose to ignore as you walked back into the Avenger’s tower, ready to enjoy some more Christmas time together and with your adopted family.