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  1. Rec 62

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    Just like his mother, Bucky used to be able to read soulstrings: The coloured threads the Universe puts on the left wrist to help soulmates find each other. Until the Sokovian Uprising happened and he lost his Talent along with his arm. He's been broken, both inside and out, ever since.

    But those weren't the only things lost in Sokovia. His aunt, Magda, also died in The Uprising, leaving his twin cousins, Wanda and Pietro, orphans and him their guardian. They never talk about how Magda died, or that her death was Bucky's fault.

    Bucky is just living day-to-day, running his family's bookstore and caring for the twins as best he can, trying to hide how broken he is from his cousins and the world. Until Steve Rogers comes into his life, beautiful and sad and asking for a soulstring reading Bucky can't give. Bucky agrees even though he shouldn't, and very quickly he and Steve develop feelings for each other. But Bucky knows their relationship is doomed before it starts, because it's only a matter of time before Steve learns the truth: he has no Talent, he's utterly broken, and worse of all -- what really happened that night in Sokovia...

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    14 Sep 2019

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    Eleven-year-old Steve Rogers couldn't have been happier when his Timer buzzed when he met James 'Bucky' Barnes the night before his heart surgery. He knows he'll love Bucky forever. But he never gets the chance. Bucky never tries to find him and Steve doesn't know why.

    Twelve-year-old Bucky is thrilled to meet Steve. He just knows that his soulmate will love him better than anyone else in his whole life. But he loses Steve before their lives together can even start. His Timer resets, which means that Steve has died, and even worse, the Universe has paired him with someone else. Someone he never wants to meet. He joins the army with his beloved cousin, Clint, to do something good with his life like Steve would've wanted. Its not perfect, but it's good. Until he finds himself bleeding out in the sand...

    Years pass, and Steve is still waiting for Bucky to reappear. He doesn't know where Bucky is, but as long as his Timer is set to zero, he knows Bucky is alive and where there's life, there's hope. Things aren't perfect, but they're good. Until he finds himself staring at a Timer that's started counting down again and is no longer resting at zero...

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    14 Sep 2019

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    In a world where Alphas are dominant and Omegas are coveted, Betas are truly the third sex. Expected to be willowy and delicate, they're also considered artistic and flighty, everything that Steve Rogers is not. He's too big and too ungainly, and enjoys his work as an ED nurse far too much to be a socially-acceptable Beta. He's dated Omegas all his life, but what he secretly wants is to be bonded to an Alpha, even though he's sure Alphas would never be attracted to a Beta like him.

    Annoyed at his self-perception, his best friend and Alpha Peggy Carter, takes him to an Alpha bar in an attempt to prove him wrong. When one of the patrons goes into an accidental rut, Steve is the only one who can step up to help.

    Bucky is definitely an Alpha, definitely in rut, and definitely the most gorgeous man that Steve has ever seen. Steve knows that taking him home to keep him safe might be risky, but he doesn't expect to go into a sympathetic heat from the Alpha's pheromones. Nor can he possibly expect the bond mark that he wakes up with in the morning...

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    14 Sep 2019

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    Steve knows he's ugly, and his ugliness is the main reason why no one has ever wanted to date him, let alone touch his Hand-Print to see if they're soulmates.

    And he's fine with that, at least on the outside, until he gets involved with his best friend Peggy Carter's final photography project, where he has to pose both naked and with the hotter-than-hell Bucky Barnes.

    Bucky has a body like a Greek Statue, and an amputated left arm that is adorned with a Hand-Print, which Steve most definitely does not want to touch. Especially as Bucky's a judgmental asshole and their first encounter leaves Steve seething.

    But his anger at Bucky also inspires Steve to paint, which is both wonderful and terrible. Wonderful because Steve also has a final project due, and terrible because, in order to continue to be inspired, he'll have to see the infuriating Bucky Barnes and his compelling Hand-Print again...

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    13 Sep 2019

  5. Rec 54

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    The Asset did not have a countdown, because the Asset did not have a left arm, but even when he did, he had not had a countdown. That is what they told him, and it did not occur to him until much later that maybe they had been lying. Countdowns meant soulmates, and the Asset did not have a soul.

     

    Did I ever have numbers? Did they take that from me too? Did I have a countdown on my arm that stopped the minute I saw you? They told me I never had a countdown and I believed them because someone like me doesn’t deserve a soulmate but if it was you I’m willing to be selfish and have you anyway, even though I don’t deserve you. I just don’t know how you can have a soulmate without having a soul, but I need you so much I’m willing to find out.

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    10 Sep 2019