some were roses, some lillies, some were flowers you didn’t even know the name of
some had teddy bears, others had chocolates, and you could have sworn you saw a package of sour patch kids on one,
Some were only 12, others had to have been at least 50-70,
But all of them made you start a sneezing fit.
As you sat looking over the sea of flowers which you were allergic to, you saw someone carrying another in, this bunch so big that they covered the face of the carrier and barely fit through the doorway. However you knew that voice anywhere.
“Well looks like they are now sending chocolate roses mixed with real ones, and my guess is there will be a full chocolate bouquet in another three minutes.” Natasha said as you sneezed again in response, “Oh shit I forgot you were….”
“It’s fine Nat. Who is sending all of them though?” You asked with a sniffle as Nat smiled.
“Who do you think?” Which caused your eyes to roll as you sneezed again.
For months now both Grant Ward and James ‘Bucky’ Barnes had been fighting over dominance of the love you shared for both of the men. The reasoning behind loving them was different, but you still could never see yourself choosing one over the other, still didn’t stop them though. It was like a competition to them and you were the prize.
Like when Bucky took you to the drive ins in the bed of a pick up truck surrounded by pillows, blankets, and popcorn, the next day Grant had rented out an entire movie theater and convinced them to show the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Or when Grant took you to a five star restaurant, Bucky picked you up the next day and took you to a diner and dancing, which resulted in Grant sneaking you into a grand ball, which resulted in Bucky taking you to a swing party, and then to the Smithsonian,
Or the time Bucky saw you were cold and gave you his jacket….
Or the time your feet hurt so Grant gave you a piggy back ride…
Or the time Bucky made you dinner….
Or the time Grant took you to meet his team….
You had managed to stop sneezing long enough to get dressed and tell Nat to give all but two of the flowers to Bruce, but change the tags to make it seem like they were from Tony. You only kept one bouquet, this one filled with daisies, and a small bear attached to the outside…
As you stood in the kitchen you saw Bucky walk in with Sam and Steve, his whole face lighting up at the sight of you, and you watched as he casually excused himself to lean on the opposite side of the counter as you sipped your coffee.
“Hey Doll.” He said as you set your cup back down.
“Did you get my flowers this morning?”
“Yes and Ward’s.” The smile on his face dropped at the reminder that Grant also was trying to swoon you.
“Oh yes, well I hope you liked my flowers.” He made sure to add some emphasis on the word my as your phone started to vibrate in your pocket.
“Bucky I loved them. However I am sure…” you peeked at the screen of the phone and saw Grant Ward spelled across the screen, “Oh this isn’t important at all. So tell me Buck any missions planned for the day?”
“Just the mission to obtain your heart.” You giggled as the phone stopped buzzing, however the giggling stopped when you heard the door open and saw Grant standing in it, his phone still in hand as he looked at you, and his eyes burned with hate when he saw Bucky’s medium length brown hair.
“Hey [Y/N], I tried calling you.” Grant loudly announced as Bucky’s face physically changed at the sound of his voice.
“Yea, I was just talking to Buck, figured it would be rude to interrupt, why what’s up?” You asked as Grant took a stance next to Bucky, who physically stiffened at his presence.
“Well I was wondering if you would like to go to the park today, we can wander around and look at the falling leaves.”
Before you could even answer Bucky snapped, “She is already occupied Agent Egotistical, I told her I was going to take her to a harbor, and see the skyline of the city.”
“Yes well I plan on taking her out afterwards, probably mexic….” Grant started
“Oh I did too, Italian, then out to watch the sunset on the….”
“Oh really, I wanted to take her star gazing at a romantic dessert picnic with….”
“I was going to take her to a fancy bar….”
“We are going to a high end bar…”
“Well I was going to….”
“Hey Babe, did you get my invitation this morning?” a familiar voice asked as he walked through the door and saw the two boys looking at each other in bewilderment as Tony Stark walked into the room.
“I did, I was wondering however how I should dress to go to the governer’s ball tonight?” You answered smiling as Tony looked right past the two boys who were just bickering about each other, his eyes filled with nothing but love as he looked at you, and a smile on his face.
“Well how about we go find you a nice new dress for tonight, and get a quick bite for lunch?”
“Sure. Just let me grab my jacket.” You smiled and started around the counter, quickly pecking Tony’s lips before he said, “I’ll go get it babe.”
“Thanks.” You quickly said before he turned and left the kitchen once again, and as soon as he was gone your attention was drawn in by the clearing of two throats.
“Babe?” They both asked at the same time.
“Oh yeah, don’t tell the rest of the team.”
“Don’t tell the rest of the team? What exactly is going on here Doll?” Bucky asked
“Ummm so Tony and I have been secretly dating for two months now, and we both said that we didn’t want the rest of the team to really find out due to the line of work we are both involved in. As I am sure you both know you guys have been pining after me for four months, and when Tony and I discussed it we decided the best way to keep the secret was to continue acting as though I am still trying to decide which one of you I want to date, and that you shouldn’t know about Tony and I. I am sorry for never telling you guys, but you have to understand that we never did this to hurt either of you.”
“Well…” Grant started, however he was cut short by Tony reentering the room, “You ready to go?”
“Yeah,” You answered before looking at the two men in front of you, “Please understand.”
“Hmmmm.” They both answered before you weakly smiled an hurried off with Tony, leaving them alone together, both heartbroken.
“Wanna go to the bar?” Bucky asked after several seconds of silence.