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    She makes it all of two chapters into her book before James "Bucky" Barnes, former Winter Soldier, someone she has talked to precisely twice, bursts in, breathing heavily. Before Darcy can ask what the hell is going on, he's dashing across the room, ducking behind the arm of the couch she's leaning on. Darcy raises her eyebrows and pokes her head over the couch.

    "I'm not here," he says, tucking himself down enough that if someone walked in, they wouldn't be able to see him.

    "I beg to differ," Darcy says.

    Darcy glances at the hall when she hears footsteps, then back down at Barnes, who's making frantic shushing noises. Well, at least whatever he's running from isn't dangerous, or he'd have dragged her into hiding, too. Probably. She hopes.

    "Bucky?"

    And yep, that's Captain America's voice she hears calling down the hall. She peers down at Barnes again, leveling him a very unimpressed look, one she usually reserves for Tony. He looks at her with pleading eyes and she just groans. So unfair, the asshole. She can't resist a good pair of puppy dog eyes, and the lure of being someone's partner in mischief. He knows it too, by the small smile tugging at his lips.

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    19 Sep 2019

  2. Public Bookmark 73

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    "What's that?" Bucky asks before he can stop the words. He tends to do that around her. Blurt things out like he's a middle schooler stammering at his crush.

    "What's what?" she asks, finishing wiping the rum off her hands.

    Bucky looks pointedly at her bag, which is still crinkling a bit when she moves. Realization hits her.

    "Oh, that's my emergency popcorn," she says.

    "Emergency popcorn," Bucky repeats flatly.

    "Yep," she says, tugging the wrapped microwavable bag out of her purse to show him before dropping it back in, apparently content to leave it at that. Bucky, though...he has questions.

    "You gotta give me more to go on than that, doll," he says.

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    19 Sep 2019

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    Darcy's at Target, cart full of ornaments, tinsel, and decorations, musing on whether Natasha likes Twix Santas or not. Clint can be seen demolishing Reeses Trees by the truckload and Bruce has a soft spot for Almond Roca, but she doesn't know if Natasha even really craves candy. Or maybe she's more into Russian sweets? Her thoughts stray to Bucky, as the often do, when she realizes this is really his first Christmas out from Hydra's control and not on the run. When was the last time Bucky celebrated a Christmas? Before the war? It makes her chest ache.

    Steve is off at an unspecified location on an unspecified mission for an unspecified amount of time, but Darcy has the impression that it'll go well into January. So what is Bucky going to do? Skulk around the tower? Pretend everything's fine? Disappear to Brooklyn for a few days and mourn over how different is home is? Not fucking happening.

    Darcy straightens her shoulders, putting on her game face. Operation Give Bucky Barnes a Good Christmas is a fucking go.

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    18 Sep 2019

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    Darcy is 99% sure James Buchanan Barnes hates her. She is loud, brash, pushy, and knows she can be obnoxious. She can own that. And after everything he's been through, it seems like Barnes likes things quiet and mellow. AKA, very not Darcy. And really, she can't blame him. But still, it kinda sucks. Especially when he's the one stuck protecting her when armed henchmen come for her and Jane.

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    Darcy sighs and turns around, taking in her little cell. The walls are thick cement from the look of them, no windows, not vents, nothing but the reinforced door that's locked behind her. There's a tiny cot and a man slumped against the far wall. His posture is casual, but his eyes are alert, staring at her intently.

    There's a jolt of fear in Darcy's stomach because that's him. That's the Winter Solider Steve and Sam have been looking for for months. She can only blame the thrill of fear and a complete lack of self preservation for what she says next.

    "Sup, wintergreen?"

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    Darcy is getting really tired of being kidnapped. At least she has a cellmate this time.

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