Walking on Ice
Bucky is a tough person. Yet, even the toughest of people have that one weakness, that breaking point.
At first, Bucky gives in to Zola's torture hoping he would just die of starvation and dehydration, not wanting to become what he secretly knows they're doing to him. Steve wouldn't want him to be like that, of course.
The second time he's caught, he knows Steve's out there somewhere. Steve strong. Steve will win the war and he'll be free, even if Steve isn't the one to save him the second time around. He knows he can't be /that/ lucky, at the very least. Oh, Steve won the war, but the moment that soldier walks in and tells him the very person he's tried so hard for is dead...
Then there's nothing left to live for, is there?
The only thing he has left in the world, is that stupid Blond Shadow that keeps him alive, even when he doesn't know the face or name anymore.
- Part 1 of Walking on Ice
>Redo of Fill the Cracks<
From pulling Steve from the river, to rescuing his daughter and learning who he is, who she is, and who they are to each other, Soldat goes from James to Bucky as he accepts himself.
Steve's lost. He found his friend only to lose him again and everywhere he turns it's cold leads and dead ends. It's not until he meets an unlikely group of friends that he finds himself the luck he needs. His luck comes to fruition with the addition of the Maximoff Twins, and even though relationships become strained with Tony, he's still helping and that's what matters in the end. The twins shed light on a blind spot in their search, and from there Natasha finds the key to setting their sights on Bucky.
Not to mention, who knew Holidays were such a blessing to tattered souls?
- Part 2 of Walking on Ice