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    "I'm not going to ask about specifics," she says, quietly, moving to walk a bit closer so (Sam's pretty sure) she can stay quiet, "because we both know you're not going to give them to me and fuck knows I get that. But given that it's all going to land in my lap if it does go wrong, your general impression would be . . . appreciated."

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    After a minute of fighting against the stupid fucking impulse, drive, fear that makes him want to pull away, Bucky says, "Merry fucking Christmas," and maybe it could be a wry joke instead of bitter and spitting acid. Maybe.

    Steve's arm's tighten for a second and there's no joke in his voice when he says, "Trust me, I've had worse."

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    me: what _are_ you doing this xmas?
    steve: as it happens, going to Mass

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    Today wandering takes him to a Vietnamese cafe, and also to a new garden store and nursery that he's pretty sure wasn't there before. He grabs a hotdog for lunch and then, since he's out, Steve figures now is probably as good a time as any to pick up the stuff that a kitten that small's going to need.

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    [H]e makes coffee and brings it over, because there's no mug on the one of the nesting tables Bucky's got pulled over in front of him, and it makes for an excuse to wander over, glance at the tablet and ask, "Who's she?" as he puts both cups of coffee down and sits beside Bucky on the couch.

    The kitten's curled up in the space in Bucky's lap between his ankle and the rest of him, asleep. Steve'd wondered where she'd got to. After a beat, Bucky inhales a little deeper and then shoves the tablet towards Steve, rubbing his eyes with his right fingertips. As Steve picks it up, Bucky reaches for his coffee.

    The photo on the tablet's from a Wikipedia article, and Steve hits the back button at just about the same time Bucky says, "His wife," quiet and dull, as the article title loads and reads Grace Alice Pierce.

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    When the cab pulls up to his curb, Sam pays the cab-driver, pulls his duffle out of the back and slings it over his shoulder, and walks up his own driveway - to find a white guy he doesn't know sitting on his front doorstep. And that's not usually a thing that happens to him.

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    The ways in which Mercedes meets each Avenger, plus some affiliated people.

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    Ten minutes ago, he wanted to claw his skin off, maybe felt like all of that shit was going to do it for him and rip its way out from the inside no matter what he did.

    Now he doesn't.

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    how hard would it be to find out what was last viewed on a smashed tablet?

    [Steve] expects Tony to ask for details, is resigned and prepared to type enough to satisfy him even one-handed on the stupid phone. Instead Tony just replies, nlss u cpied that cmmrcl & stuck in blender & ttly fuked it up or sthing stupid? not. opposite of, and then adds, if u need new 1 dn't buy yt ive got sthing u shld try 1st.

    That makes Steve eye the screen warily for a minute, as a stand in for eyeing Tony the same way. He sends, try not to build Skynet, OK?

    Tony tosses back, holy shit a pop culture reference less than 40 yrs old. barely. nice work! also fuck *you* I would never build skynet.

    (immediately follows shake off all of your sins)

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    So Steve takes it all apart, all the tangled shit inside his own head, and looks at it, and doesn't get any simple answers because he almost never does, but at least is pretty sure he's got a good idea where all the traps might be. He hopes.

    Contemplates the Latin for merciful Jesu, Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, please, please don't let me fuck this up.

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    Steve wakes up around five in the morning from the kind of sleep that manages to both be incredibly deep, and not very restful. The kind that feels like bodily hauling yourself out of a warm dark pit, along with the fuzzy darkness clinging like the smell of smoke, the sense that you've been in bed too long already but you'd still really like to go back to sleep, and a faint headache.

    It has not (is the first thing he thinks) been a good week.

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    Steve's voice is quiet and sad and resigned and he says, "And with how food's still . . . not getting easier, I was wondering if that was something you tried, when you couldn't get them to kill you. But I think that, considering," he goes on, "we can just go with yes on that."

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    He can't make it go away and all he can do, ever, is give up and wait for it to be over.

    Wait for it to stop.

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    It's always a dance.

    Sometimes it's a game, too: some dances are playful, and sometimes play means the equivalent of giggling in corners and sometimes it's the equivalent of just barely pulling your punches because you're only trying to make the other person call uncle, not actually hurt them. But sometimes it's not a game, sometimes it doesn't need to be and sometimes it damn well shouldn't be.

    It's always a dance.

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    Bucky not caring about clothes is still weird and unsettling, if Steve lets himself think about it.

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    This year was always going to be bad.

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    It still doesn't wake Bucky up when Steve pushes his hair out of his face, smoothes it back. And that's still a fucking miracle. Everything about him, about him being here, it's all a fucking miracle, one thing after another. Here and now Steve lets himself take a moment to think about that, to dwell on that, to just for a moment let himself feel how fucking grateful he is for that. Christ: how happy he is. Right here, right now.

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    Any idiot can face a crisis; it's the day to day living that wears you out. (Clifford Odets)

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    Seven moments around cutting hair.

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    He'd been stupid and arrogant, thought because he'd lived through some shit and seen others go through worse that he had any fucking idea, and he'd been wrong. He'd been so, so fucking wrong. But that stupid, young, soft, self-assured idiot -

    No. Not him. Not all of him, the pieces of him, maybe, because most of him's dead, couldn't cut it - but those pieces of him and what he thought and what he knew and what he believed, they're all still tangled up in fucking everything.

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