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    A collection of various short Gladnis one-shots. Each story <2k words

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    An incredibly loosely-related series of Promptis stories written for various holidays and fandom events.

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    "Go," Bucky said to Sam, because the thought of having to face the man in front of him - the man he no longer knew - was so much more than Bucky could handle. He was like tinfoil, and he was being crushed gently in a fist, and he just wanted to come out without any rips.

    He met Sam's eye, and the other man shook his head for a moment. "No. He looked for you for years, Barnes. Maybe he can explain."

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    BIG OL' ENDGAME SPOILERS.

    End of Endgame fix it because we deserve better.

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    27 Apr 2019

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    Staring at the empty platform where Steve had stood just a moment ago, Bucky experiences one of the longest five seconds of his life. Steve’s not coming back, he thinks, over and over, Steve’s not coming back.

    “…two, one.”

    A weird distortion shimmers in the air as Steve materializes on the platform. Bucky lets out his breath in a quiet rush. He was so sure. He said his goodbyes and convinced himself that he’d get by just fine, that he was happy that Steve could finally have the life he’d always wanted with Peggy. He knew enough about the machine to know that Steve had a chance to go back to the 40s and pick up the life that was lost to him when he crashed the Valkyrie. And yet, here’s Steve back again, looking tired, dusty, disheveled. Bucky can’t tell what Steve’s thinking as their eyes meet. He’s never seen Steve’s eyes look so blue.

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    26 Apr 2019

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    It's not a mark or a thread that distinguishes a soulmate; instead, it's a physical sensation, a bio-resonant connection—a rhythm to your breath, a cadence in your blood, the echo of an extra pulse inside your chest that proves your heart's not quite beating by itself, anymore; that it was always waiting for a matching set of notes to make a melody, and now it's singing, now it's soaring. Now you're whole.

    But when what you've got is a pair of tricky lungs, faulty blood, and a bum ticker, it doesn't matter how strong your soul is: the harmony will barely rise above a whisper, the resonance will almost always strike too weak. So it's no one's fault, really, if a person misses the fact that his soulmate's standing right in front of him.

    It's no one's fault if it takes the better part of a century to finally see.

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    07 Jan 2019

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    “I’m glad for it, y’know.”

    “Hmm?” Steve hums, and it’s cool against the sheen on Bucky’s skin, against the pulse in his neck.

    “This.” Bucky flattens a palm to Steve’s chest, to the pump-and-give of being itself inside Steve’s ribs, the rapidfire cry of life for better, for worse, and for better—against all odds—once again.

    "Just real glad for it, is all."

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    06 Jan 2019

  5. Rec 96

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    "Your heartbeat sounds different," Bucky declares suddenly one night.

    Steve is half-asleep when he says this, blinking himself awake in a fatigue-slowed daze. "Sorry, what?"

    "Your heartbeat," Bucky repeats as if it's the most obvious thing in the world. "It doesn't sound the same."

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    06 Jan 2019

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