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    Steve's rarely been touched in a way that didn't equate to some kind of hurt. The cold metal of a stethoscope against his frail chest or the sting of a needle drawing yet another blood sample, when he was a sickly child. The bone-shattering punches thrown by the neighborhood bullies on the playground, or by his own father at home, drunk and wild. His mother, weak and clutching at him as she grew more incoherent with the drugs as the cancer ate away at her insides. Touch was something he shied away from, something he told himself he just didn't want.

    Except...he did. He just didn't know how.

    Until he finds a flyer for a local "affection and intimacy services" program.

    In which Steve learns how to become comfortable with touch, and there is one very good dog, and a slow-burn romance.

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    19 Aug 2018

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    Yours for the taking...mafia steve, adrenaline junkie bucky.
    Bucky gets more than he bargained for when he steals from Mafia boss Steve.

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    19 Aug 2018

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    “I’m going to take a break for a while,” Steve said quietly, not looking at T’Challa, not knowing that this was what he was gonna do until the words were out of his mouth. “I can’t be on a team right now.”

    T’Challa nodded as if he understood. “Alright.”

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    In which Steve and Bucky both figure out how to be a person again, and it still takes them over 130 years.

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    18 Aug 2018

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    But Steve was fine.

    Sure, he hadn’t seen Bucky in months, and sometimes he was at the punching bag so long that his skin started to peel off to expose the bones of his fingers, and sometimes he couldn’t find the energy to drag himself out of bed, and sometimes he went weeks without sleeping, and sometimes he thought about throwing himself head-first off the nearest tall structure, but he was fine.

    He was absolutely, perfectly, one-hundred percent, fucking fine.

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    In which Steve learns how to deal with his shit, and Bucky learns how to stop leaving.

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    18 Aug 2018

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    “I was frozen for barely a fucking month, and you offer yourself up like turkey for Thanksgiving? What the fuck, Steve, they were going to kill you. They were going to literally, physically, actually kill you. You didn’t even stop to think about the rest of us? What did you think this would do to me? And that’s not even the point. I literally had my survival instincts tortured out of me, and you managed to get rid of yours all by yourself? You have no sense of self-preservation! Do you really, really want to die that badly?” Bucky shouted it rapid, hysterical syllables. He pulled Steve down and kissed him again, just as quickly. “I don’t know what I’d do with myself. Actually: I do. Last time you died, I went full Winter Soldier. But, fuck, this isn’t about me at all. This is about you. Fuck.” Steve framed Bucky’s face with his hands and leaned down to press another quick, blink-and-you-miss-it kiss to his lips, and Bucky barely even paused for breath, not finished. “Do you want to die that badly?”

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    Being a server at a high-end restaurant is working out well for Steve. All he has to do now is convince Bucky he's good enough to work as chef in the same restaurant. Steve's determined to prove to his best friend that all Bucky's talent and passion for food is worth something.

    He's going to make it happen, even if he has to omit a few solid truths to get it done.

    Meanwhile, Bucky has his own issues to deal with. Namely: trying his damndest to dig them out of poverty, make sure Steve's health is on the up and up, and not acknowledging his very longstanding desire for his best friend that is slowly eating him up inside.

    A story about food, compassion and stubborn idiots in love.

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    17 Aug 2018