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    Bucky didn't even glance up from beating the trembling heavy bag to death. "You're gonna tell me that being turned into the Red Room's assassin and then Hydra's fucking attack dog for seventy-whatever years wasn't my fault and that Tony was talking crap and you can't think of anyone more worthy to hold Mjölnir than me."

    "Well, you're right," Steve said, only barely surprised. "So why the hell are you still down here?"

    The look Bucky threw him was too resigned for a glare. "Because we both know that's bullshit."

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    Bucky thinks he's lost. Natasha finds him.

    (Natasha was worried again, afraid for Bucky. It was the weary resignation in his voice, like this was a battle he'd always expected to lose.

    She didn't show it, just blinked slowly at him. "You're speaking English now."

    He shrugged, but then slumped against the wall, shoving his hands deeper into his hoodie pocket. With his shoulders hunched and his head down she couldn't see his face, but he looked vulnerable and sad and very, very young. "I might lose it again."

    "Will you?" she asked, knowing damn well he wasn't talking about the writing. She licked her lips, glancing at the box again and the fist-sized holes in the wall just above her head. "Did you come here to kill yourself, James?" It was difficult to keep her voice calm, but she did. It would do Bucky no good at all to know she was fretting over him, or that they'd all been terrified about what he might do to himself, after what happened.

    Bucky shook his head, which was comforting, but he wasn't surprised or even upset that she'd asked. She wished he were. "No. I came here in case I had to.")

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    Oliver Queen and James Buchanan Barnes have a lot in common.

    ("He's not actually a veteran," Felicity said at last, then looked up, worried. "But what happened to him…he was a prisoner of war. He'd tell you that's not true, but, from what little he's told me…yeah." She rubbed her nose, then re-clasped her hands and lowered her eyes. "And he was tortured," she went on softly. "For a long time. They trained him to fight. Made him…made him do things." She bit her lip. "Awful, terrible things that no one should do to anybody. But he did. And it…it changes you. When you have to do that."

    Sam cleared his throat. "Yes it does." His voice creaked anyway, but it was a little hard to speak normally when his heart was suddenly going like he'd been trying to lap Steve Rogers. "This friend of yours," he went on, trying not to sound eager. "What's his name?")

    Written for my Live Journal Intoabar Community prompt: Felicity Smoak meets...Sam Wilson.

    (This fic takes place before Arrow S03X20: The Fallen)

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    Bucky's in Steve's apartment when he comes home.

    (It warms him, though, to think of Bucky using his apartment, that he might feel comfortable there regardless of how he got in. It makes Steve happy to know that Bucky's been able to eat decent food and get clean, hopefully feel safe enough to sleep. And the fact that Bucky went to Steve's apartment, out of all the thousands he could have chosen anywhere in New York City…

    Well, Steve doesn't want to think too hard about that part, because he doesn't want to hope.)

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    HALLOWEEN PROMPT: MODERN AU - ESTABLISHED RELATIONSHIP - A NORMALLY SEXUALLY RESERVED SKINNY STEVE TAKES PART IN THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW SCREENINGS, AS COLUMBIA

    (And Bucky is none-the-wiser, until he stumbles into a screening and sees his supposedly self-conscious boyfriend strut onto the stage in a corset, fishnet stocking, and tap dancing shoes.)

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    On stage, Steve owned that outfit like he’d been fucking born in it. All self-consciousness he’d previously shown in his body was non-existent, as he strutted around with his hands on his waist like a model on some sort of catwalk; popped his hips from side to side and gave these playful, almost sinister-looking grins to the cast and the rest of the crowd. It was so unexpected, but there was also something sexy about seeing Steve up there, acting like that. It was like some free-spirited sex kitten had possessed him or something. Goddamn it, it had Bucky fucking confused.

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