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    When Steve Rogers returns to Brooklyn, the marriage arranged for him having proven to be a sham, he is desperate; desperate to regain his footing in Society, desperate to secure a wealthy spouse capable of paying the costly treatments that keep his mother alive and settling his family's debts. But how is he to do that when people view him as nothing more than damaged goods, someone to be sneered at, ridiculed, looked down upon, or pitied at best?

    An opportunity presents itself when Lord Barnes, the renowned carefree Casanova of Brooklyn, forgets himself during one night of drunken stupor, sending Steve a letter that flouts all laws of common decency. An agreement is soon made: in return for Steve's discretion, Lord Barnes will pretend to court him, taking him to the most fancy events of the season where Steve can be introduced to potential suitors. It all works out perfectly, until Steve comes to understand that Lord Barnes is not as pompous and self-absorbed as he believed....

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    22 Aug 2017

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    Like most stories about Bucky Barnes and his questionable and sometimes terrible life choices, this one starts because he decides not to listen to Natasha’s cryptic and mostly annoying advice.

    He decides not to listen, and he hunts down and kills a deer during that month’s full moon run with his pack and leaves its dead body on Steve Rogers’s front step

    Steve, the man Bucky kind-of-possibly-maybe-absolutely is in love with. 

    Bucky would try to smother himself after that one, but he’s learned that werewolves are hard to kill. 

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    Or: the four stages of courting Steve Rogers.

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    21 Aug 2017

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    Bucky’s been hiding his Omega designation for years. Behind enemy lines, Steve finds out the Beta he’d always wanted isn’t what he claimed to be.

    Title from the Political Animals' opening credit's song Future Starts Slow by The Kills.

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    18 Aug 2017

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    “Look, we can literally work to get our freedom back. Sometimes all it takes is…the favor of someone influential enough. Marriage also in some cases. Slavery is not always a permanent thing, provided you don’t piss anybody off enough to kill you.”

    “You mean have me or Natasha let some rich asshole have their way with us,” Sharon spat.

    “No,” Peggy said slowly, “the king was looking at Steve.”

    Sam still wasn’t looking at them, his hands wringing. The chill that went down Steve’s spine had him closing his eyes tightly, lips pressed together so he didn’t start shouting at Sam like Sharon.

    “Unlike his father, King James doesn’t have a cruel, temperamental reputation. He’s considered a moderate ruler, which means he must be a better man. I imagine being that high up must be lonely and…” Sam trailed off, unwilling to say what he thought out loud.

    “And you want to sell Steve to him,” Sharon snarled.

    “We’re already sold, Sharon!” Sam shouted. “All of us. Not all of us will have a chance to leave this place alive, okay? Steve has a chance. You and the other girls, too. Me and Clint? Not so much. So if he has a chance? He has to take it.”

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    18 Aug 2017

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    Steve Rogers is an Army Special Forces Captain. Bucky Barnes, former marine sniper, restores and sells old cars in his spare time. They meet one day when Steve is on a run and Bucky is running from his abusive ex. Steve turns out to be exactly what Bucky needs.

    Extra Trigger Warning: Violence and references to past physical, mental, and sexual abuse.

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    18 Aug 2017