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    Bucky Barnes was cold.
     
    He felt like he’d been cold for months now; doing nothing but experiencing one unending chill after another. He’d been cold in England, and again in Italy, and again especially in Austria – both while he was kept in an underground cell, and when he was strapped without cover to the unforgiving metal of Zola’s lab table.
     
    But Steve… Steve Rogers was sunshine. Everything about him was warm, from his crinkly-eyed smile to his white-hot rage. Steve was Coney Island on a summer’s day; lying back on high rooftops to watch fireworks on the 4th of July; drinking stolen whiskey in his parent’s living room…
     
    Loving Steve was a fact – simple and plain, like breathing air or bleeding red; loving Steve was soldered into his skin like a tattoo – it buzzed in his brain like its own kind of high. It was a part of who he was.

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    9 Aug 2017

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    The world was full of things no one could have expected.

    Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes never expected to fall from a train into decades of torture and killing.

    HYDRA never expected their perfect Winter Soldier's programming to shatter.

    And Bucky, who'd once been the Winter Soldier, who was now an auxiliary to the Avengers, never expected to look down from a rooftop in New York City, where he was keeping watch over the world's most ineffectual aspirant supervillains, and see a tiny ball of angry sunshine. Fierce and fearless, he loosed feelings in Bucky that he'd thought were gone forever.

    Bucky was determined to see him again. The better thing would have been to introduce himself. Not to stealthily follow him as he leapt across the rooftops, strong and agile, feet touching down like he was doing gravity a favour.

    The world may have been full of things no one could have expected, but Bucky probably shouldn't have been surprised when his tiny ball of fierce, angry sunshine dumped him on his ass.

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    3 Aug 2017

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    “I know you,” he says faintly.

    “Yes,” the man agrees without looking up. “I’m Captain America.”

    That’s no it. That can’t be it. There’s something more. There’s something-

    “No.” The declaration is persistent now. “I know you.”

     

    Or the one where Bucky doesn't remember being Bucky or the Winter Soldier but ends up a little too interested in Captain America anyway.

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    16 Jun 2017

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    Steve is putting a crimp in Bucky's plan to pretend everything is normal post-WS, and he tests Steve's patience by turning it all into a joke. But Steve can take a joke.

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    29 Apr 2017

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    The Soldier remembers this: he wakes up in the snow.

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    6 Apr 2017

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