Every time Bucky stops, it’s when Steve is speaking to him. He stops his attacks to listen to Steve. It’s not that he knows Steve, because he doesn’t, but he feels something. There is something inside of him that is telling him to listen to this man, this man will help you, this man is here for you, this man loves you. To which, of course, he reacts with more violence because that’s all the Winter Soldier knows. He can’t process the emotions that are going through him because they don’t make sense. More importantly, he’s not supposed to feel them.
But they come when Steve talks. You can see them on his face and his eyes and the way he moves. There’s fear, confusion, anger, desperation and even recognition (thank you, Sebastian Stan, for bringing all that to life). And those emotions are enough to make Bucky stop and listen, even if just for a second.
#let’s also not forget that Bucky was a sniper before he was even made into the winter soldier #he had a clean shot more than once #steve gave him every chance #but instead of trying to kill steve he punched him #an emotional response to make the words stop #the words were hurting him #but he didn’t go for the kill (via buckyforcap)
the fact that i have seen steve and bucky living in clint’s brooklyn building exactly one time in a very small part of an alright at best fic is tragic
i mean just imagine it:
- bucky and steve over the moon to be living in a building that reminds them of where they lived before the war even though it’s kind of crappy it’s PERFECT for them
- clint and kate and bucky and steve teaming up to fight crime together like o m g
- cap getting rid of the bros in like 30 seconds every time they show up if clint needs to get this shit done quick so they can fight bigger and better crime clint what did you even do to start this
- BUCKY BABYSITTING
- EVERYONE BEING BFFS WITH GRILLS
- bucky and kate having sass fests and fistbumping when they say something hilarious about their respective bff
- madame masque kidnapping steve and bucky to get back at kate or something really dumb like that and steve and bucky being like are you even serious rn like OKAY THEN
- ‘hawkeye' 'hawkeye' 'captain america' 'captain america' IF YOU WANTED TO GO THAT FAR JUST SAYING
- STEVE AND BUCKY FEEDING PIZZA TO PIZZA DOG
- clint secretly fanboying every single day about cap living like two floors down to kate and kate just rolling her eyes like CLINT I KNOW I SAW STEVE DOING HIS LAUNDRY IN THE BASEMENT THIS MORNING AND EVERYTHING and clint being like oh yeah right…so does he actually only wear red white and blue underwear i have a bet going and kate just puts her head on the table and thinks how did i even
WHY IS THIS NOT A COMMON THING???
- bucky and steve start saying ‘this looks bad’ before beating people up. the other avengers give them weird looks. clint smirks.
- bucky getting pissed when kate eventually kicks his ass at archery (but just archery. he’s still better at shooting a gun. goddammit.)
- literally kate bishop and mcu!bucky barnes please just think about it for a moment
- MOVIE NIGHTS
- LITERALLY THEM JUST HANGING OUT AND BECOMING BEST BROS AND SOMETIMES LETTING SAM AND NATASHA
- AND BEING 100% DOMESTIC
- IN BUT THEN TONY DROPS BY UNANNOUNCED ONE DAY AND SEES THE FOUR OF THEM SQUISHED TOGETHER ON THE COUCH PLAYING PORTAL OR WATCHING BLADE RUNNER (‘STEVE IT IS MY FAVORITE HOW HAVE YOU NOT SEEN IT YET IT IS PERFECT’) OR WHATEVER
- AND TONY IS JUST LIKE ‘WH. WHAT. NO. NO YOU CANNOT LEAVE ME OUT OF THIS. YOU ARE NOT GETTING AWAY WITH THIS.’ SO HE PULLS OUT HIS PHONE TO GET EVIDENCE IF HE NEEDS TO BLACKMAIL ANY OF THEM MATER
- AND THEN HE JUST SORT OF LAYS ON TOP OF THEM WITHOUT ANOTHER WORD
- AND THE FOUR OF THEM JUST LOOK AT EACH OTHER AND SHRUG AND KEEP DOING WHATEVER IT IS THEY’RE DOING AND WAIT FOR PEPPER TO COME COLLECT HIM
#Can you just imagine if there were people passing by #and they heard Cedric saying that to Harry? #they’d probably be thinking that they would go to that restroom #and make looove and shit #and then when Cedric died #it made sense why Harry was like on top of him and bawling #BECAUSE HIS BOYFRIEND DIED #omg that hogwarts student probably thought they were Sherlock figuring all this shit out
I bet all the students shipped them.
I bet they called them Harric
i will never not love this post