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    Even later than that his son would talk about how his father had claimed to hate the Hamptons but seemed really to have loved them, have loved the schmoozing and attention, had never really hated the vapidity of the masses as much as he claimed—for it was those very masses upon whom he so effectively worked his charm. His father, Tony would say, sneeringly, was exactly the sort of person the Hamptons were for: glittering, rich, only a façade of a man. Everything about him a lie. But he was wrong.

    Howard and Peggy go on a trip. Et cetera.

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    “You know, I have never seen anything like this in my whole damn life,” he says. “And I have seen a lot of shit. Your boyfriend gets stuck in the polar ice cap for seventy years and comes out brand spanking new, and you—nothing.

    “JARVIS is telling me I’m being rude again,” he says. “But I don’t actually give a fuck.”

    Bucky gets found. It doesn't happen the way you'd expect.

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    He would ultimately die much richer than he had been born but he had, indeed, been born rich. If anything it was his father, the first of the notable Starks (as far as the public was concerned, although Billy Stark would not be remembered in the annals of history as his son and his grandson were), who was the true American success story; his father who had been a scrappy young man with nothing who had somehow turned that nothing into something and that something into more something and eventually all of that something into wealth.

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    It all happened because of Tony, or perhaps despite him. Or maybe it would have happened regardless of his interference. Ultimately, it was impossible to say, but looking back both Peggy and Howard would remember the moment that he, around one year of age, suddenly disappeared from the backyard.

    Tony finds something in the woods.

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    Do you know the story of the woman in the lake? they asked him, sharpening his knives and their own, and called her by her name in the language that they spoke that he spoke also because he had forgotten he did not speak it.

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    In which Bucky is the new kid, Steve is the square who takes him in, Tony and Pepper fight over valedictorian a year in advance, Thor remains a golden god, Loki remains a drama queen, Natasha commits an act of vigilante justice, Clint somehow fails to make a your mom joke, Darcy is a Satanist, Jane is a goth, Sif is fine thank you very much, Sam climbs a tree, Peggy says no, Rumlow is a bully, and Mrs. Rogers, Mr. Coulson, and Ms. Hill are all very long-suffering.

    Or: the story of the year Bucky Barnes finally learned how to talk to at least one other human being, discovered J. D. Salinger, started to try in school (kind of), got a haircut, landed a punch, almost got arrested, and kissed a boy on the mouth.

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    “We’ll go there one day,” Bucky adds a moment later, back to his bright self again, grinning, cocky. “All those fucking places with all that fucking art. You can tell me all about it. Paintings and sculptures and all that crap.”

    A chronicle of looking at art across the decades, and two birthdays.

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    “I have an – interest – in Peter Maximoff,” Erik said, somewhat grudgingly, glaring. “A – familial – interest –”

    Everybody stared at him.

    “In that – mutantkind is one – large – family –” Erik said valiantly, if pathetically.

    “Oh, shit,” Alex said. “No way. No way.”

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    “Heil Hydra,” the enemy agent shouts.

    “Heil this, motherfucker,” says Captain America, shooting off a rocket.

    Steve and Bucky find out Hollywood has been busy since they went away. A historical survey, including but not limited to: one set of exploded genitals, a brief interlude in France, Mel Gibson and other masterworks of casting, eight Academy awards, several dinosaurs, and something Tony Stark has ominously dubbed “the masterpiece.” Art included.

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    "You were never in a war. (Your body is occupied territory. [Your body?]) Some kind of ache in his face that leads back to nowhere, inside of you. This is nothing. This is just words. Just sounds."

    Bucky, from the fall onward.

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    It is like steel, the determination inside of you that tells you you will achieve this, that you will find him. Nothing will stop you. You are two sides of the same coin, you and he: he cannot escape you forever. Bucky runs. Steve follows.

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    "Nobody else has seen you here except your mother, and she is the only one who knows, even though it does not do the same thing to her. She knows because she is the one who built it, the sick golden space sliding around the edges of the box in which you have been placed for all eternity. You do not know if she could have done it more kindly than she has done it but you do know that she could have been crueler. You do not ask."

    Loki, during and after Thor 2. (And, of course, before.)

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    "This is the first thing you can remember thinking about him: that you were curious to know why he was standing behind his mother, his scrawny little body tucked away in the long folds of her skirts, instead of out beside his father like his brother."

    Sif and Loki grow up.

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    "The last time he saw Stiles was almost two years ago, now, in the winter. He was taller than Derek remembered, his face harder, his shoulders broader. His hands looked like a man’s hands and his face looked like a man’s face but when he smiled he was Stiles again, doofy and slightly terrifying."

    Stiles moves back home.

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    "You think it’ll be different, with Stiles; that, anyway, is what you keep telling yourself."

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    "Scott would not have thought, years ago in the orphanage, that being befriended by Stiles would ultimately mean sneaking into the Archduke of Russia’s residence in Paris in order for Stiles to chase after the homeless man of his dreams, but he’s gotten very good, over the years, at rolling with the punches."

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    "To say that Scott and Stiles are surprised when Derek manages to turn into a wolf – a big one, an actual real-sized wolf that probably weighs twice as much as Stiles on a good day – would be an understatement of the highest caliber, but even so, they’re not half as surprised as Derek himself."

    Derek changes into a wolf. He decides to stay that way.

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    Stiles decides midway through the summer that he’s sick of never having any fun, and drags Scott to an amusement park. Derek comes, because of danger. Or something.

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    "You’re asleep, when it happens: you know because you wake up, heart pounding in your chest, fangs digging into your lower lip hard enough to draw blood. For a second you have no idea what is going on at all, and then you think, Stiles."

    From this Tumblr gifset. Prompt: "When Stiles uses his head to foil the alpha pack one too many times, they strike at his heart by stealing the sheriff’s memories of his only son."

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    "They look like – nice people, you suppose, though you don’t really believe in nice people anymore, if you ever did in the first place. Your mother was nice, but your mother was in all ways an exception to the general logic and tenor of your life. You have not met a nice person since." Isaac switches foster families; Derek starts to wake up.

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