18 Works by gossamernotes in The Avengers (Marvel) - All Media Types

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    Ballet is a form of dance which requires unwavering discipline and dedication.

    It makes sense, then, that the Red Room would use it.

    [The story wherein Bucky and Natasha dance ballet for all the right reasons, Steve always says the wrong thing, and tights unsurprisingly become the very height of fashion.]

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    Steve is as likely to save the world as he is to troll his teammates.

    They just don't realize that yet.

    [The story wherein Steve pranks his teammates five times, unexpected feelings happen, and we all wait for the inevitable to occur.]

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    Steve runs, pushing himself as he nears his apartment.

    It takes him a moment to remember that this is what grief feels like.

    [The story wherein Steve still has his own traumas to heal while Bucky recovers, whether he wants to admit it or not.]

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    Steve stares at Bucky. Bucky stares back at Steve.

    "What are you doing here," Steve asks.

    "Isn't it obvious," Bucky grins, tugging at the hem of his suit. "Somebody has gotta' teach you how to dance."

    [The story wherein Tony and Thor drunkenly serenade one another, Sam is a punch-loving traitor, and Steve tries not to step on Bucky's toes. It's more than enough to drive Pepper to the open bar.]

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    Sarah Rogers always loved Steve's hands.

    "Your hands will do a lifetime's work," she'd say. "Remember to do the work you can for those you love."

    Almost a century later, Steve does just that.

    [The story wherein Steve draws comics for Bucky to help him recover his memory. Through a series of events, the issues are leaked, and Steve finds himself reviving the Captain America comics. He still isn't sure how that happened.]

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    Cameras flicker, flashing throughout the room, but the team can only stare at Bucky.

    "My bad," he says as if his middle finger wasn't currently flying in the face of every reporter in the room. "It's malfunctioning. There's nothing I can do."

    [The story wherein sexist reporters suck, the team stands up for their own, Clint wants it for the Vine, and Bucky's middle finger takes the world by storm.]

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    "You ready, big guy?"

    Bucky turns, keeping his eyes low to the ground, and blinks when he comes face-to-face with bare, tanned skin. The tight briefs read: The Naked Cowboy.

    It's a fitting name.

    [The story wherein Bucky relearns New York through various tourist traps, and Steve heads out on a international hunt to find his best friend. They get to the same place eventually, one step at a time.]

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    Bucky is on a mission when he gets the call.

    They tell him that Steve has been compromised.

    [The story wherein Hydra captures Steve to create a new weapon. Bucky, alongside the rest of the Avengers, come together and work through the fallout.]

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    Betty is at Culver when the sky rips open above Manhattan, and then she sees the Hulk tear across the city's skyline with a furious roar.

    She can't say that she's entirely surprised.

    [The story wherein Betty sees the Hulk on TV during the Chitauri Invasion and heads to Manhattan with just her lab coat and a plan. It all kind of works out in the end.]

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    Harley Keener was four when his dad left.

    Five when Tony Stark became Iron Man.

    And ten when said superhero broke into his garage and demanded a sandwich.

    Life, after that, was never the same.

    [The story wherein Harley Keener thinks over his life and watches where it goes after he meets the one and only, Tony Stark. It doesn't really go the way he planned.]

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    It takes Phil a month longer than Bucky had expected him to, but he does eventually ask.

    "Would you like to be part of the Avengers Initiative?"

    Bucky pauses.

    "No."

    [The story wherein Bucky is recovering at the Avengers Tower and doesn't feel like he belongs on the team. Everyone else, however, shows Bucky just how wrong he is between games of dodgeball, late-night snacking, and impromptu gardening.]

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    Steve is reading while Bucky watches TV across the room and comes across a word he doesn't know. Tapping on it, he looks up the meaning.

     

    Anachronism: noun: a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, especially a thing that is conspicuously old-fashioned.

     

    The laughter that bursts from his lips at the definition surprises him almost as much as it does Bucky.

    [The story wherein Steve deals with a life out of place in the 21st century after seeing how the world has changed. It's more overwhelming than he ever expected.]

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    Sarah can’t explain it all, but there are two things that she does know.

    1. Her lungs have never quite worked right.
    2. And her neighbor actually cosplays as Captain America.

    He kind of pulls it off.

    [The story wherein Sarah Lawson finds herself living across the hall from Steve and Bucky, and despite her better judgement, becomes friends with them after realizing her espionage skills leave much to be desired. Between the boys and a cannula line, she learns that some things can never really be explained.]

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    It has been months since D.C. and Pierce and "I knew him," and Steve finds himself back in New York after realizing that he's no closer to finding Bucky than he was after being fished out of the Potomac.

    Sam is concerned. Tony is a complete idiot. And Bucky, well.

    It was only a matter of time until he found what he was looking for.

    [The story wherein two brooklyn boys who never really left the war recover each other and rediscover themselves.]

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    At eighteen, James Barnes has mastered more languages than he can count on two hands. But when his homeroom teacher asks him to tutor Steve Rogers, it's like he forgets how to speak at all.

    [The AU story wherein Bucky has a talented tongue and is praying to get into NYU when he's asked to tutor Steve, and the boys experience life as their relationship goes from professional to personal over the course of one year.]

    Nerd!Bucky/Punk!Steve

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    Rebecca Barnes has received two condolence letters about her older brother in her lifetime.

    Both letters, she comes to find, were wrong.

    [The story wherein Rebecca Barnes escapes her assisted living community to reunite with Bucky and Steve after seeing them on TV a year after D.C. and they all come together and fall apart in ways they'd never expected.]

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    It's 1943 to 1965 then 1989 before 2007, and James Barnes is still alive since Steve Rogers saved him from falling off the train.

    But Steve still crashes a plane into the ocean, and Bucky is left by himself in a changing world without his best friend by his side.

    The only thing Bucky can do is learn to live again.

    [The story wherein Bucky doesn't fall off the train, but Steve still crashes Schmidt's plane, and Bucky has to live a life without Steve by his side for nearly seventy years.]

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    Living on the corner of 6th avenue in Brooklyn is not what Adam Jackson expected once he returned home from the war.

    And he certainly didn't expect to become friends with a twitchy veteran named James who carries two pistols and can't seem to remember shit.

    [The story wherein Bucky finds a friend in a homeless veteran and eventually finds himself again.]

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