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    Bucky glances up at Sam through his eyelashes. His look is soft and a little wistful, and it abruptly explains everything from the past two years. Simmering just below the surface of this look is the reason why someone like Steve would drop the shield for Bucky not once but twice, and would make that same decision over and over again if he had to.

    It’s not like Sam didn’t get it before. He did. Of course he did. He’d have given everything up for Riley, would still give all of this up in a heartbeat if it meant having Riley back in his life, now more than ever. He got it before, all right.

    It’s just that now he understands.

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    08 Dec 2017

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    “Holy shit,” Howard says, crackling through the speakers. “You alive in there?” Lying is a sin, of course, but Steve’s not sure what else he can do. He’s already lied to the government and Bucky and God Almighty; and himself, himself most of all. He ought to tell the truth. That he’s not quite what they hoped for. That perhaps they should put him back into the ocean.

    “Probably,” he says, instead, listening to Howard’s tinny laughter; and waits for the blast doors to unlock.

     

    [There is now an incredible podfic of this story here, please listen & give quietnight some love.]

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    02 Dec 2017

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    The incredible thing, the undeniably overwhelming thing, is that when it’s all over, when the haze of trying to catch the man that killed Erskine subsides and the adrenaline boils out of Steve’s system, is that suddenly he notices color.

     

     

    or: Steve lives his life in tones of monochrome, until something comes to sharpen his sight into color

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    28 Nov 2017

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    Im not crying you’re crying

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    It starts in Paris.

     

    “You can’t steal things just because you like them,” Sam tells Bucky, feeling innately that this is a losing battle, and Bucky cocks his head to the side, considers Sam very thoughtfully.

    “Really,” he says. “I’m stealing you, aren’t I?”

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    28 Nov 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    my art history education in a nutshell

    reread: gahhhhhh luuurve

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    Sam meets Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes on a Thursday night, at a burlesque show, and how it happens is this:

    It's already late, later than he should be out on a weeknight, but the theme of the show was a super hero revue and there was no way he was gonna miss that. It's loud in the venue, which is the back space of what probably used to be a warehouse right near the Gowanus Canal, and Sam's already had a few. He's up at the bar during the break, watching the act. He doesn't hear someone say, "Behind!" so when he steps away from the bar, he smashes right into the guy who'd just done the Captain America routine up on stage, and knocks his drinks to the ground.

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    Or, I wanted to see more stories that captured the weirdness and complexity of being queer, in your late 20s, and trying to date in Brooklyn - which is my life - so I wrote one. Takes place in the MCU.
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    28 Nov 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Having a hard time finishing this after stop and frisk. Must come back though.