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    Bucky woke up with a headache, a mouth that tasted like something had died in it, and hands-down, swear-to-god, the most beautiful man he had ever seen asleep in his lap.

    Bucky was also, he realized after a moment, strapped down to a hospital bed with about six different monitors making unsynced, equally piercing, beeps. Beyond that he couldn’t quite see—there was a hideous floral curtain pulled around the bed, and while he could just make out figures moving in the room beyond it, the pattern made his head pound even worse the longer he looked at it.

    So. That was concerning.

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    22 Jun 2019

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    Carolyn Brown's having one of those days. Her truck's been stolen, she's about to lose her job, and now a crazy Hydra assassin has broken into her apartment to ambush Captain America.

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    19 Jun 2019

  3. Public Bookmark 73

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    “Peter,” Papa seethed slowly, lifting a finger towards the video, “what is this?”

    Peter rubbed the back of his neck and meekly answered, “Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?”

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    Peter was a normal teenager. Sure, he was raised by an evil Russian agency and the Winter soldier with more kills to his name than Jack Kevorkian, but that was all in his past. He and Papa were healed; Papa works a normal 9 to 5 at the car shop and Peter's at the top of his class and already on four different universities’ radars.

    Except maybe most normal teenagers weren’t part-time vigilantes. When teenagers only get three hours of sleep, it’s because they’re cramming for a test and not because they put themselves between a gun and another body. And maybe they don’t get tricked into fighting their fathers for blowing up the UN.

    Hell, who was Peter trying to kid? He hasn’t been normal since he starting climbing walls.

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    19 Jun 2019

  4. Public Bookmark 36

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    On a warm Saturday morning when Papa didn’t have work, Peter jumped onto the couch beside his father. His dingy, hand-me-down laptop he got from May rocked on his knees and threatened to crash on the floor.

    Papa hissed and caught it with his left hand, “Jesus Petrushka, are you trying to break things?”

    Peter ignored him, a cheeky grin spread across his face as he twisted and sat correctly on the couch, “I found it.”

    “Found what?” Papa asked, tilting the computer his way to read the screen.

    On it was a blog post with the title in large, bolded font “The Legend of the Thousand Paper Cranes.”

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    The Senbazuru, or the One Thousand Origami Cranes, was believed to bring good fortune to the creator. Some believed it could bring recovery from injury or illness. If the Senbazuru is completed in a year, then this recovery would be granted upon them. Since Peter's recovery had taken an unexpected regression when he came home with a softball-sized black eye, Bucky figured it wouldn't be a bad idea to help him find a new coping mechanism. Little did he know that it would come in a thousand paper birds.

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    19 Jun 2019

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    Natasha stops by on a Tuesday, early enough in the morning that it would have been late by Steve’s old standards. Now, though, it takes him nearly three minutes just to limp to the door, yawning, and when he opens it he has to lean heavily on the doorframe.

    “Hi,” Natasha says, over the beginnings of birdsong. She’s not alone. “Can we come in?”

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    19 Jun 2019