OKAY THIS HELPED ME DECIDE TO POST IT (I will keep that in mind if I write any more Bucky fic :P)
OKAY I HAVE BEEN CONVINCED TO POST THIS
I’ve developed a really elaborate fantasy in my head about Bucky, post film, eventually leaving D.C. and ending up in a some suburb. It’s kind of urban, not the safest and there are definitely other homeless people around, but it’s not the worst either. There’s a soup kitchen, and on of the gyms in town let’s people shower there for free at certain times of the day.
There are lots of benches at the park, and a pond with ducks, and a playground. Bucky stakes out a strategic bench, close to the woods for escape and a good view of the road. It’s also near the playground. He is totally fascinated by the kids, watches them play on the swings and monkey bars without realizing it’s creepy. He just hasn’t seen so much happiness and joy in one place in his memory and he is just so so starved of any kind of pleasure that it’s mind blowing for him.
Of course the parents are kind of upset about this weird homeless bearded guy, and the local police who patrol the park get involved and try to set him up in a shelter, but over time it becomes clear that Bucky isn’t really a threat. As he settles in he occasionally points out drug deals and sketchy behavior that’s going on in the park to the cops, gets a job to help with some of the park maintenance once the city officials ask him to. It’s odd, the first time he plants a flower and it stays alive. He doesn’t feel settled, doesn’t know how long he will stay in this place, but it’s scary and thrilling to be useful in a way that makes people happy.
At the playground, the parents become less wary over time. If any of the kids get near him he shies away, clearly freaked out by them. He’s afraid of hurting them, afraid of what his assassin mind might cause him to do, but to the parents he seems like a confused man who’s afraid of people but likes to be near them anyway. He’s less afraid of kids maybe, they think, because his mind is more childish? He clearly isn’t all there.
Anyway, Bucky becomes kind of a fixture at the park, and some of the families who frequent there accept him as some sort of mascot and bring him food once in a while, and he kind of learns how the real world works outside of HYDRA.
That’s about as far as I’ve gotten with my thoughts BUT I WELCOME IDEAS TO WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.
I just wrote out a whole thing about Bucky living in a park post-film but I can’t tell if it’s decent enough to post :/
So with Winter Soldier out now, I know you’re all dying to read more about Bucky and Natasha, whether as a couple or individually! So, since I haven’t seen one of these with download links yet, I’ve put together a reading order + downloads.
This is a combination of solo stories and team-ups with each other. It isn’t every appearance of theirs together, but they’re the ones that I consider important. (If you have any suggestions, however, I’m totally up for editing.)
I tried to break it up by ROUGH chronology, both by keeping important events together because I really don’t like hopping from series to series, but also breaking them up after significant chunks to avoid getting worn out on one arc (hence the Deadly Origin between Cap v4 and Reborn).
Here are the specific download links. Message me if any of them are broken:
(Note: Bucky joins the New Avengers around Secret Invasion. I wouldn’t consider it necessary reading, because it’s a team book and not individual, but I have his issues here. Issue 47 of NA comes out concurrently with issue 44 of Cap v5 I believe)
Widowmaker (see note in folder; prequel is in the big folder)
Fear Itself 3-4, 7.1 (the rest of it isn’t worth it. I promise. it just. isn’t.)
Bucky is currently in two ongoings (All-New Invaders and another run of Winter Soldier that I actually think might be a limited series) and Natasha is in one (Black Widow), which you should check out. I don’t have downloads for those, but they’re not very far, so you can probably grab them at the comic shop or on comixology.
As always, if you like the comics, buy them!
YOU ARE A GIFT OH MY GOD
A Dunkin Donuts opened in Cambridge and my flatmate and I just freaked out when we walked past it. DUNKIN DONUTS. AMERICA. SO EXCITED. THANK YOU FOR COMING TO ME IN ENGLAND, DUNKIN DONUTS.
I suddenly need for Stiles to find the loudest, most annoying squeak toy ever made and keep it on hand so that whenever the pack or Scott and Derek or Jackson get to arguing, he just takes it out and squeaks it to get their attention.
And it works every time and it never stops being a little bit funny, the whole perk-look thing they all do when it happens, and Derek and Jackson both have shredded the toy multiple times. But Stiles keeps a stockpile of them.
And Derek finally goes hunting for the damn store he knows Stiles has accumulated, like a fucking squirrel, but he finds them, of all places, in Stiles’ underwear drawer, and he just slams it closed without taking anything because he’s suddenly bombarded with images of Stiles in just his underwear. And Stiles figures it out, somehow, because he never folds his batman briefs with the bat signal in, man, come on. So he just casually pulls the squeaky toy out of his pants pocket and leers at Derek next time they’re alone. *squeak squeak*