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    On the inside of the big floor to ceiling window of the office across the street, someone has used Post-it Notes to spell out a message:

    W H A T I S Y O U R C A T ’ S N A M E ?

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    01 Jun 2021

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    This is the tale of a year in the life of Sarge’s person, AKA James Buchanan Barnes, as he tries to recover from everything that’s happened to him over the past eighty years. During that time, he is forced to deal with bad therapists, people with their own agendas, memories he doesn’t want, horrible losses from his past and almost insurmountable odds.

    But this is also the story of all the crazy people Bucky meets along the way, who help him when he’s at his lowest, point him in the right direction when he feels lost, make him laugh, grow to love him for who he is, and most importantly, give him hope when he needs it most.

    It’s a long and difficult journey, as Bucky works not just to let go of his past, but to also rebuild his own identity and a future for himself. And with Sarge at his side, Bucky slowly comes to realize that not everything he once loved is lost, and if he can just have enough faith in himself and those around him, he might, just might, get his very own happy ending.

    Bucky IS Sarge’s person after all. As the once abandoned puppy Bucky saved one night from freezing to death, he knows, more than anyone, just how much Bucky deserves it.

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    11 Apr 2021

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    “I’ve been writing a lot lately, y’know? Sam told me it’d do me good.”

    “Oh yeah? What do you write about?”

    Steve shrugs, suddenly self-conscious. “Stuff about him. How I feel. Stuff that I feel would help him remember, if he ever read them. It’s... weird. They’re letters, you know? Letters for him. Even though I know he’ll never read them.”

    “Well,” Nat says. There’s a determined glint in her eyes. “Do you want him to?”

    Steve blinks, dumbfounded. A smile slowly creeps across his lips.

     

    (In which Civil War never happens and Bucky makes a life for himself in Bucharest, tries to heal on his own.
    Steve waits for him, and writes.)

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    15 Aug 2019

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    Bucky Barnes leads quite the charmed life. He has a thriving tattoo shop, a son he adores, the world’s best dogs, and a great group of friends — almost all of whom are in relationships. And maybe he'd been the one nudging them towards each other, but there's nothing wrong with a little match-making. The world could use more romance.

    As for him personally, well, he doesn’t need anyone for the long haul. Not when every girl he meets is someone who he thinks would be perfect for someone else.

    But then Steve Rogers comes into his shop looking for some ink, and maybe that’s the problem right there. Maybe what he's looking for in a relationship isn't a girl at all.

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    15 May 2019

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    Header by Ice-Whisper

     

    Steve and Bucky, start to finish.

    "Come on, pal, it's me. Take another hundred years if you want, I'll still be here."

    (All these stories stand alone and are roughly canon compliant)

    DREAMERS WITH EMPTY HANDS: Pre CATFA. Steve Rogers/Chronic Pain, with bonus Steve/Pining. 1924-1943

    GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE, WHAT'S NEW?: CATFA. Steve/Emotional Pain, War Years Edition. 1943-1945/2011

    THE TERROR OF KNOWING: Winter Soldier Years. Soldat/Fear, with bonus Baby Widows. 1945-2014.

    FOOL FOR SACRIFICE: Avengers 1 - AoU. Steve/Losing Everything. 2011-2015

    NO HOPE FOR THE WEARY: TWS-CACW. Bucky/Let Him Rest. The Big Recovery Fic, 2014-2016.

    LAY DOWN YOUR WEAPON: Pre-IW. Steve/Bucky/their giant pile of Issues.

    COMING SOON: Post EG and TFATWS season 1. Sam and Bucky's Multiverse Roadtrip (to get Steve back)

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