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    Therapy's a bitch, but PTSD is worse. An in-depth character study of Bucky Barnes as he reconciles his years with Hydra in the wake of Civil War.

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    I don’t really know who I am. I do know that James Buchanan Barnes is dead. He’s a pile of bones at the bottom of a ravine. He’s a side bar in some other guy’s museum exhibit that might not even exist anymore. James Barnes would puke if he could see what he became. His parents and sister and friends would cry.

    I don’t know what’s left over now, but I know it’s not good. And I don’t think it can ever be good.

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    09 Oct 2017

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    For as long as Steve could remember, all he ever wanted to do was what was right. So when he hears about his father's old regiment being held as POW's by the Nazis, he's determined to put what Doctor Erskine gave him to good use and goes AWOL to rescue them.

    But the 107th isn't all he finds there. Deep in the labs is a very unusual prisoner; one with snakes in his hair and a mask nailed to his face. Despite the man's monstrous visage, Steve can't in good conscience leave him to the enemy. That one act of mercy will change his life, the course of the war, and even the future of the world.

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    19 Sep 2017

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    "Dr. Kelley says I should be able to respond to an appropriate stimulus. Like if an omega actually gave me the time of day. I just don't get that preemptive drive to go out looking for them. And more to the point, I don't get territorial." They've reached their door. Steve unlocks it, steps through, and holds it open for Bucky. "Go ahead and clear out if it makes you uncomfortable. But there's no need."

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    10 Sep 2017

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    Some people choose their soulmates, fostering a bond over years of trust and intimacy. Others—well, they flare instead. Flaring betrays a lack of discipline, people say. It's improper, bonding out of wedlock. It's risky, leaving your soulmate up to chance, when a flare won't always distinguish between an appropriate match and a deviant one. And there's something vaguely sordid about bonding through a surge of uncontrollable lust.

    Steve never meant to flare with anyone, least of all with Bucky Barnes.

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    08 Sep 2017