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    When the Statue of Liberty slides into view, the whole ship roars. It’s deafening. Bucky throws his fist in the air and yells along with everyone else. His heart is in his throat. The Statue of goddamn Liberty. Bucky wants to climb up her robe and kiss her sour green face.

    The cheers rise up again as they go by her, and then die back down; most of the guys are just happy to sit and smile and watch the city float lazily into focus. They know they’ve got days more of barracks and bunks and cheap train seats before they’ll get to see their families in Pittsburgh, or Columbus, or Chicago. But Bucky’s home, he can see Brooklyn, and he laughs and shades his eyes from the sun and feels crazy with happiness, and this has to be the slowest fucking boat in the world, but at least he has a good view while he dies of impatience.

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    In 1945, Bucky comes home from the war.

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    10 Dec 2019

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    “So let me see if I got this right,” Bucky says, gaze focused on Steve. “You want to fake date me.”

    “No,” Steve shakes his head, and then corrects him, “I want us to pretend to be engaged.”

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    19 Oct 2019

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    "It could be a relationship, it could not be. You can assume either until you see for sure the results."

    We all know those moments. Those moments when your family all gathers around you and asks "So, do you have a boyfriend yet?". Bucky knows these moments all too well and, quite frankly, he's sick to death of them. Unfortunately, being a 21 year old college student makes it harder for him to come up with excuses, and with Christmas coming up he needs to think of a way out fast. A chance encounter with a stranger through an old library textbook could just be the kind of miracle he needs to make it through the holidays with his last shreds of sanity intact.

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    19 Oct 2019

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    “We should date,” Bucky blurts out, inspiration suddenly striking.

    That gets him Steve’s attention, at least. “Excuse me?” he asks.

     “No no no, hear me out,” Bucky says. “You wanna get back at them, right? Imagine the following: We date, fall madly in love, then have the most horrendous breakup in history and make them deal with that. They’ll feel terrible because they set us up, and we get to eat free ice cream and see their faces when we eventually tell them we pulled one over them,” Bucky finishes with a smug grin.

     “That’s a terrible plan,” Steve says.

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    19 Oct 2019

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    After being declared dead in a plane crash on the way to Paris, James Buchanan Barnes appears out of nowhere five years later and everyone wants to know what happened to him. All Bucky wants is to go back to the life he was forced to leave behind, but he quickly realizes that not everything is exactly as he left it.

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    14 Oct 2019