The marks were legend - your soulmate's name on one wrist and your enemy's on the other. Most people spent their lives trying to decipher them. Bucky Barnes spent most of his life avoiding them.
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16 May 2021
29 Apr 2021
“Sorry to eavesdrop. I’m Sam, your upstairs neighbor. And I’m just saying, they’re plants, not pets. If anything dies, you can get a replacement. Probably easier to pull off than convincing a classroom of kids that the class pet hasn’t been replaced, anyway. Like, Snowpuff 2.0 didn’t even have white fur.”
Steve inches past some potted plants and dodges the hanging basket that holds a thriving pothos, then leans out over his balcony railing to peer upwards. He can see a man resting his forearms against the railing of the balcony above, but he can’t see much other than the brown skin of Sam’s forearms and a little bit of his profile.
“Hi,” he calls out. “I’m Steve. Your, uh, downstairs neighbor, obviously.”
When Steve's stuck riding out the pandemic quarantine alone, he's grateful to make a new friend in his upstairs neighbor Sam. Only the more Steve gets to know Sam via their socially-distanced balcony chats, the less sure he is about whether Sam knows he's Captain America. Which is a problem, because this friendship is turning into a crush, and Steve's long past the point of being able to reveal that information without awkwardness. Which is how Steve ends up with an accidental secret identity. Oops.
11 May 2021
Bucky’s been magically cursed to be allergic to Sam Wilson.
For fuck’s actual sake.
06 May 2021
Sam Wilson flies during the day, but at night, he falls. You’d have to be a fool, he thinks, to get in the air without fear of the drop beneath you. That fear keeps you sharp, keeps you smart, as long as you don’t let it overtake you. And Sam Wilson has more reason to fear falling than most.
Sam and Bucky both face their grief after the events of Endgame, and in the process, discover that all of their bickering might just be a cover for their true feelings. Set before Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
12 Apr 2021