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    In 1938, there's a bar in Brooklyn called Sully’s where people are safe to be themselves. Behind the bar, a girl pours drinks. She's always got a big smile for Steve and she says queer like it's a good thing. On a regular basis, she takes his shoulders in her hands and tries to shake sense into him, saying, "When will you do something about that best friend of yours?"

    In 2012, Bucky’s gone, but Steve’s not, and the girl’s hands are too old to shake him. She does her best to make him see sense anyway.

    Steve had people who loved him before the war, and it turns out a few of them are still around when he finally comes home.

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    23 Jan 2018

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    You guys know I love a good pre-CATFA story. Well. This is one of the best.

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    When the Statue of Liberty slides into view, the whole ship roars. It’s deafening. Bucky throws his fist in the air and yells along with everyone else. His heart is in his throat. The Statue of goddamn Liberty. Bucky wants to climb up her robe and kiss her sour green face.

    The cheers rise up again as they go by her, and then die back down; most of the guys are just happy to sit and smile and watch the city float lazily into focus. They know they’ve got days more of barracks and bunks and cheap train seats before they’ll get to see their families in Pittsburgh, or Columbus, or Chicago. But Bucky’s home, he can see Brooklyn, and he laughs and shades his eyes from the sun and feels crazy with happiness, and this has to be the slowest fucking boat in the world, but at least he has a good view while he dies of impatience.

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    In 1945, Bucky comes home from the war.

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    23 Jan 2018

    Bookmarker's Notes

    There aren't many AU stories where Steve never became Cap and Bucky still survives, much less gets to come home. But then again, if that means we get this story to fill that gap, I'm down.

    Probably my most-read story out of the entire Big Bang 2017. I keep coming back to it. You should, too.

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    In 2018, Steve, Sam, and Bucky embark on a mission to explore a Hydra-owned warehouse when a kid with mutant powers sends Steve 18 years into the future. After figuring out where (and when) he is, Steve tracks Bucky down in 2036 to find he's become a successful business owner and an impassioned advocate for mutant rights. Steve's just as in love with Bucky as he was when he left, but for Bucky it's been a long 18 years. It's hard to accept when Bucky keeps him at arm's length... but Steve's never met a challenge that he didn't take.

    As he gets used to life in 2036 and the flaws in Bucky's idyllic life expose themselves, Steve also has to manage a suspiciously ubiquitous security force, a Brotherhood of Mutants, and old competing loyalties among his aged friends. There's a Bucky in 2018 waiting for him to come home, but if he does that, it means leaving this Bucky behind for a third, unforgivable time. How can he choose?

    What's Bucky not saying?

    How can he face losing everything -- again?

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    04 Jan 2018

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Fantastic timeskip-verse. I hurt for everyone in this. The conflicts seem real, the future hinted at is intriguing as all get out, the characters are themselves, and I want to re-read this asap.

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    Steve Rogers is struck by a persistent headache as the dawn rises over DC.

    So are—simultaneously—Natasha Romanov in the Muscovite night, James Barnes in the dull grey of a Berlin afternoon, Tony Stark stumbling out of his Afghan cave, Bruce Banner in the crushing heat of the Nevada desert, Clint Barton squinting up at the Vegas lights, Loki Laufeyson under the Scandinavian sun, and Prince T'Challa amidst the West African rainforest.

    Surely it’s nothing but an odd coincidence.

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    18 Nov 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Fantastic Sense8/MCU crossover. Heed the tag warnings & enjoy!

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    Art for spitandvinegar's Stucky Big Bang where Steve is dead, Sam's a wreck and Bucky's barely coping. Then Bucky shows up.

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    30 Oct 2016