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  1. Rec 9

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    If you put a gun in the first act, it better damn go off in the third.

    Or, the fake marriage fic in which everyone's sad about everything, and there's a cross-country roadtrip, dubious decisions in Las Vegas, a radioactive HYDRA hidey-hole, multi-directional pining, spies being spies, two century's worth of unresolved emotional trauma, a bunch of explosions (literal and figurative), and too many betrayals to count.

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    28 Aug 2016

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    When Steve asks the medical team if Barnes is cleared for Nevada, their answer comes as no surprise. (“In our opinion, the patient is combat-ready…”) They were always going to say yes.

    All of this was inevitable. Barnes was always going to get them into that facility on the edge of the two deserts and Sam was always going to go with him and Steve was always going to ask Barnes to do it in the first place.

    In another world, Barnes might never have shown up at Steve’s door with ash in his hair and a question on his lips. In another world – in another story – he might have washed up in Bucharest – or chased Steve to New York City, mission: protect – or become a ghost story all over again (well, who’s that writing?) – or woke up with someone else’s heart in his chest – or woke up to the shadow of a tree – or woke up to a lie, singing: it ain’t me, it ain’t me – or maybe he never went to sleep at all, maybe he just shattered like glass.

    Maybe there are worlds in which there was never a Winter Soldier – in which Barnes died as he lived, a boy from Brooklyn who never saw the other side of the century – in which they were entirely different people, young and in love in Brooklyn – in which they are not the heroes of the story – in which they do not have to be because there are no villains. Maybe there are worlds in which there has never been a need for redemption, or revenge.

    In this world, there is.

  2. Rec 7

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    Bucky doesn't wait to be found in Bucharest.

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    13 Jul 2016

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    CACW AU where Bucky leaves before Steve and the police come to his apartment to arrest him. Well done.

    Bucky has to admit he’s not a fan of the Sokovia Accords, but that’s mostly because he knows every shadow organization on the planet is rubbing its hands with glee at the thought of the Avengers on a UN leash.

  3. Rec *

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    “We all chip in for a lap dance,” Rogers explained, and Jesus, Hill never thought she’d hear the words ‘lap dance’ come from Steven Grant Rogers’ beautiful, saintly mouth. “First person to finish wins it.”

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    4 Jul 2016

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    They stood from the table and left Rogers and Barnes to their awkward, homoerotic silence.

  4. Rec 8

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    “Have you always been a man, Mr. Rogers?”

    “Yes,” Steve said forcefully.

    “That’s not what I’m seeing,” the doctor said.

    “All of this,” Steve said, gesturing to his own body, “doesn’t change the fact that I’m a man. Have been since I was young, always.”

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    3 Jul 2016

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    “You want to join the armed forces that badly, son?”

    “I want to help my country do what’s right that badly, sir,” Steve replied curtly.

    The doctor nodded, making a note on his clipboard before saying, “what if I told you, Mr. Rogers, that I could not only get you into the armed forces and help us ‘do what’s right,’ but I could make you into a man that all those guys out there wish they looked like.”

    “I’d tell you to stop talking and prove it, sir.”

  5. Rec *

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    Steve Rogers, supersoldier and inept historian, confronts the absence of evidence.

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    16 Jun 2016

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    It hurts even to think about how careful Bucky had been, hiding himself so much of the time only to die young and leave no trace upon the earth except the longing in Steve’s head and a gravestone over an empty grave.