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Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes fics rec {PART II}

Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes {PART II}
Captain America: the first avenger & The Avengers & Captain America: the winter soldier
(MCU only)

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{PART I}

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The “read this now” category:

through miles of clouded hell (6556 words) by lanyon
Greek mythology AU
Summary:
The Winter Soldier died before he was recovered by SHIELD. In a world populated by gods and goddesses, Steve Rogers ventures into the Underworld to bring back his long-lost friend.
>> Orpheus & Eurydice what more do you need?


but diamonds are only carbon (960 words) by postcardmystery
Summary: The blond man’s smile slips between his ribs like a knife. He does not say wake up. Time is not fluid here, merely eternal, a serpent swallowing its own tail. // His left ring finger twitches. He does not remember, but he does not forget.


listen to your heart (but don't say goodbye to me) (9834 words) by CinnamonCake
AU, Hades and Persephone, except gayer
Summary: There is a Hades, and there is a Persephone. / They’re just not the ones you’d expect.
>> just READ NOW


your kiss is like a lost ghost (2118 words) by haipollai
Cosmic Cube, Vague consent issues, Imaginary Friends made real, handwavey magic
Summary: Bucky opens his eyes and he is falling. There is a cube of blue just out of his reach and he feels strangely calm. He doesn't know where he is but he has a distinct feeling that this is who he is. Except something is missing. Someone. He looks away from the cube and up to see the plane far above him but lowering fast. Falling. The plane is falling just like him. // He has been falling for a long time. // He hits the water hard, skin still new and raw and ripped to shreds on ice and water. // His world goes black.


the sirens and the thunder (15748 words) by legete
Selkies, Mythical Beings & Creatures
Summary: “Hide that,” he says, forcing the words out past every instinct. “As well as you can, all right? Before morning.” // Steve stares at him blankly, like he needs a moment to work this out, then swallows once, sharply. "What's your name?" he asks at last—asks as he stands there with the pelt in his hands. // And oh, he thinks suddenly, what is his name? He can’t speak it, not with this mouth, he can’t sing it into the air like he can in the ocean. He just shakes his head; like his nakedness, it’s something he can't explain. Steve nods, just nods, his eye swelling shut and blood drying on his shirt collar, and says "we’ll figure it out." // (An AU where Bucky is a young selkie who is accidentally called to Steve and ends up staying around to help this poor, wretched kid not die.)


The Ties That Bind (26609 words) by Odsbodkins
Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics
Summary: In the eyes of God, Steve Rogers was dead. He was still breathing, still walking around, but he was dead. // This fic is my attempt at a functioning A/B/O universe, since most stories with this premise leave me wondering how the society could have developed to modernity with all the issues raised by heats/bonding/male pregnancy. Steve Rogers is learning to cope without his bond-mate in the 21st century, and deal with the new threats the century throws at him. For the Steve/Bucky Big Bang.


Something in the way he moves (1992 words) by sirona
Summary: There's something about the way Bucky Barnes moves, no matter his age or the decade they currently happen to live in, something that captures Steve's attention better than anything else in the world.


To make bright and clear your path (2362 words) by lanyon
Summary: Spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. // He tries to find himself but everyone else is looking, too.


All Over Again (2246 words) by fmo
Summary: Steve wakes up in 1944, where everyone is still alive. Where Bucky is still alive. // It's not as simple as it seems.


this black and white photo never captured my skin (2737 words) by bittereternity
Summary: The Winter Soldier wakes up and his eyes are dead, dead, dead.


till i wake your ghost (2344 words) by lanyon
Summary: There's a kill order on the Winter Soldier and Steve Rogers has been acting kind of strangely lately.


but hey, you're all right (5522 words) by beardsley
Summary: 'This is not my fault,' Tony lies. 'It was supposed to be a joke! Christ.' // 'Thanks to your joke,' says Coulson, 'we now have a code three-four-delta, with the variable being a Russian immigrant. We're checking his background right now, but it might take a while. Meanwhile, I suggest you civilian-proof the Tower. If any SHIELD intelligence is compromised, I will hurt you.'
Yes, this is the story where the Winter Soldier is a Russian mail-order bride. Everything goes about as well as you'd expect.


no way out but through (9515 words) by hollimichele
Summary: Steve never sees it coming.





Pre-serum:

a kiss is not a kiss without your sigh (1141 words) by bulletthestars
Summary: Bucky may be bigger, but it's Steve who dominates. (Pre-serum!Steve, fic happens on the night before Bucky leaves for the war)


One of These Mornings (2529 words) by cjmarlowe
Summary: He loves that Bucky's so sensitive, loves that it's a secret only he really knows. Loves that he's figured out just how to take advantage of it and loves that no matter how much Bucky protests, he wants it too.


ain't too proud (1464 words) by mwestbelle
Summary: "C'mon, Stevie." Bucky spreads his arms. "What do I gotta do, beg?" Steve snorts, but Bucky drops to his knees, arms still flung wide in a parody of supplication. "Please, oh please come down from your tower, Princess Goldilocks. Do it for your old pal Bucky." (Bucky begs, Steve likes it.)





WWII timeline:

Gravitation (18158 words) by Odsbodkins
Summary: "He couldn't remember when he first started feeling the pull. Perhaps it was too long ago, or perhaps it had been gradual, something that crept up on him. But by the time he was sixteen, Bucky knew that the axis of his world spun around Steve Rogers in the worst possible way."
Inspired by finding out that in the prequel comics for Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve and Bucky are in art class when the news breaks about Pearl Harbor.


1943 in film (909 words) by tigrrmilk
Summary: Bucky hated Captain America.








Modern times timeline:
      (could contain: spoilers for the Avengers &/or winter soldier + Natasha/Bucky)

baby baby baby come back (3217 words) by gyzym
Summary: You and me? We’re not the war.


let those demons be ours (1913 words) by missMHO
Summary: "Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon." Emily Dickinson


like a map with no ocean (15588 words) by WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
Explicit
Summary: "No, you need to hear this." Sam steps closer. "You need to be prepared. This, what he’s been through, is worse than any worst case scenario." // "And you need to hear this,” he replies, his tone and demeanor both a brick wall. “He will not fall again. He will get through this. I will get him through this. Or die trying. That’s all.” // Sam scrubs his weary face with weary hands and regards Steve with resignation. “Fine then. What’s your plan?” *  Steve Rogers finds what he has been missing all along.


you got blood on your hands (and i know it's mine) (2978 words) by nighimpossible
Summary: Bucky refuses to see Steve after his deprogramming.


Source Decay (1633 words) by psikeval
Summary: Winter Soldier coda fic. Slowly, and never quite the way Steve imagined, Bucky comes home.


With My Own Blood in My Mouth (4772 words) by This Girl Is
Summary: Bucky Barnes comes home.


The Man with the Stars (1347 words) by StrangelyPenned
Summary: “Bucky?” the man had said, clad in his ridiculous uniform, blue and studded with stars. He’d had the most extraordinary expression of confusion and joy on his face. (CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 SPOILERS)


Surrender this skin (711 words) by rhombus
Summary: STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER No one asks him how he lost it. He can tell Natasha wants to. Or he thinks he can. It's possible that the half-tilt of her mouth means she already knows.


this is a back alley (14289 words) by Febricant
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Spoilers
Summary: Here is the only thing you know: the body remembers.


On Falling, and Treading Water (1451 words) by ghostdude101
Summary: Some spoilers for the Winter Soldier. // The last thing Steve remembers is falling, looking up at the sky at a familiar face and wondering, Was this what it felt like for him, too?


End of The Line (1004 words) by kimberly_wolf
Summary: He runs a finger, one made of flesh, over the picture of Captain America’s face. “My name is Bucky, and I know you.”


If you see me down the street (3257 words) by Spylace
Summary: Clint calls them disturbingly Twilight, minus the pro-life message and the hot moms. // Bruce makes a more erudite observation that they’re more like Apuleius’s Cupid and Psyche but he’s wrong too because that would make the Avengers his jealous sisters and Nick Fury his mother-in-law.


make one dream come true (you only live twice) (14099 words) by beardsley
Summary: Five times the Winter Soldier evaded capture. // In which there are tuxedoes, vodka martinis (shaken, not stirred), fakeout makeouts, massive property damage, a shark pit, and Steve has an Ursula Andress moment. But mostly, in true James Bond fashion, villains are seduced to the side of good.


don't trust the shining moon (1024 words) by allumerlesoir
synesthesia!Bucky
Summary: He likes colors more than he likes people; for one thing, he has never been told to kill a color.


Wooden Horse For Two (There are Worse Things in This World) (2994 words) by jannika
Summary: When you erase a blackboard with school erasers, there is always dust left behind, little bits of what was there before. Even when it’s written over, when the next days lessons are up, those old bits are still there. If you know what you’re looking for, if you remember what was there, you can still see them, the math problems and vocabulary words from days ago. Bits of chalk that won’t let go. The more you erase, the dirtier and cloudier it gets. // Memory, he thinks, is a lot like that.
Maybe he doesn't need to remember everything, maybe he just needs to remember enough. Bucky does a lot of research and a lot of observing, Steve is persistent and Sam is patient. (Captain America: The Winter Solider spoilers.)


Time for you and time for me (7637 words) by paragon
Summary: He can't claw the feeling from the pit of his stomach, the ache like a blueing bruise where something is absent. The ache is something from his past, from the vulnerable core, that will not leave him alone. It is the only part of him that he might concede is James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes.


this city bleeds its aching heart (34539 words) by Renne
Summary: The one where Steve and Bucky pose as a happily married couple while on a mission for SHIELD, to catch an international arms dealer hiding in a suburban neighbourhood. [COMPLETE]


Sforzando (14570 words) by Odsbodkins
Summary: Three years before they find Captain America, SHIELD wakes the Winter Soldier and restores his memories of being Bucky Barnes.
While written as a sequel to Pianissimo, this works as a stand-alone if you assume an established Steve/Bucky relationship.



Remember What It Was Like (6737 words) by storiesfortravellers
Summary: Post-Avengers, Steve gets changed back to his pre-Captain America size and strength. He and the team have to deal with that, plus the matter of Bucky slowly regaining his memories and deciding who and what he wants to fight for. Eventual Steve/Bucky.


Clothes Make the Man (2106 words) by Holocenic
Summary: “Whatever, I ain’t complaining about you ripping my clothes off; I liked it. I AM complaining about your poor taste in clothes. I mean, c’mon, these Dockers look like they were made in the 50’s! Do you even have jeans?" Written for this prompt at SteveBucky fest.


You're just the torch to put the flame to all our guilt and shame (and I'll rise like an ember in your name) (4163 words) by lanyon
Summary: In the thirties and in the forties, it made sense to go with girls. That’s all. Bucky could look after himself but he was never gonna advertise anything. It wasn’t a weakness. Just because Steve was all brittle-bones-fragile-skin did not mean that this was a weakness too. // In which old habits die hard and Bucky still goes with girls.


this place isn't home, (we are) (10014 words) by hawkeyes
Summary: ‘No, I don’t mean —’ He sighs, rubbing his forehead. ‘Back when I was, y’know, that person, I was told what to do. I took orders, of where to go and how to do it. I’m familiar with how this century works, but to go at it alone, for the puppet strings to be completely cut from the puppeteer? I wouldn’t last a day.' // It's everything Steve expected, and he'll do whatever it takes to save Bucky, even if he's dragged down with the effort.


in a day and a day (3030 words) by haipollai
Summary: "Come on, get you cleaned up." He slips an arm under Bucky's arm and lifts him easily. The movement makes him gag again but he keeps the vomit back. // "Rogers, I highly recommend you put him down. The Winter Soldier is a value asset-" // "Bucky Barnes," Steve interrupts. "His name is James Buchanan Barnes."


and it starts just where the light exists (3493 words) by caughtinanocean
Summary: In which Bucky can't admit the things he needs, but Steve knows them anyway, and Steve and Bucky are definitely a couple, even if they don't know it. // “Steve, you don't gotta—” Bucky tries to say, when he's ten days out of SHIELD custody, and the dark circles under his eyes make it look like he hasn't slept since he was last sedated. It's probably close to the truth.


Dirty Places (2268 words) by Paraxdisepink
Rating: Explicit
Summary: Control. That's all Steve wants right now. Something to break in his anger at himself. Something to fix. (This is a prompt fill. The OP wanted asshole spanking.)


still waters (735 words) by Zekkass
Summary: He knows he looks fragile now with one sleeve empty. He knows he's listing slightly towards the right, still compensating for the weight of the arm. (Steve takes Bucky home from SHIELD's custody; they have a few conditions.)


Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Take Me In (4169 words) by victoria_p
Summary: Bucky finds himself, and then he finds Steve.


And we are remade (2392 words) by biggrstaffbunch
Summary: Steve's got a list. Bucky's got a past. They figure it all out, together. // His finger taps a line in the book, lips tipping into a half-smile. "Plus. For all that there’s an awful lot left to experience, there are a few things I never got around to trying even in the forties, you know?"


Under Ice (4209 words) by fmo
Asexual Relationship
Summary: 'Steve goes to find Fury, who also says no before Steve can get a word out. “It’s not gonna work, Cap,” Fury says. “I know you like rescuing people, but he’s a Soviet assassin with a worm in his brain and he’s in the safest place he can be.” // “I just want to talk to him,” Steve says. “Clint says he might even be close to my age. I think it would be healthy for me to talk to someone who shared an experience like mine,” he adds, deploying his best 2014 talk with almost total sincerity. // Fury narrows his eye at Steve. “Really,” he says.'
Or: despite everyone's best efforts, the thing that seems to cheer up Sad Cap the most is talking to the amnesiac assassin in the cell downstairs. And, even stranger, seems like Cap's actually managing to charm the Winter Soldier into chatting with him like a normal person.
[Not canon with the Winter Soldier film.]


Running Out of Mysteries (4171 words) by toomuchgawking
Summary: Steve chases down a sniper; the sniper does not expect to recognise him.


chasing things that we should run from (5752 words) by CallicoKitten
Summary: Natasha sighs, "So the Winter Soldier is an alley cat in this scenario?" // "Pretty much, yeah." // "In my experience cats aren't so handy with machine guns and knives and, you know, killing people." // In which Steve goes after Bucky.


Small Sins for the Motherland (1898 words) by cabled
Summary: The Winter Soldier observes the changing identities of his beloved city, and reflects on who he's been. Meanwhile, Steve Rogers attempts to reconcile the past with the present. // "The world moved forward, and still, Leningrad was built on the same old bones as Petrograd, as Saint Petersburg. The same snow returned faithfully, year after year, and covered over the ice cream spires of the Church on Spilt Blood."


Postcards (6022 words) by AlphaKantSpell
Summary: Post Cap2: Steve and Sam travel together searching for Bucky. Antsy about what he’ll say when they eventually find him, Steve’s been writing speeches on postcards. They start out simple enough but when is writing confessionals to your best friend turned Hydra Killing-Machine ever simple?


We've Been Here Before (1401 words) by kehinki
Summary: He’s either going mad (finally), or he’s being haunted, which isn’t all that surprising. If Steve doesn't have the decency to stay dead, it'd be silly to expect anything else would.


All the Things Forgotten Scream for Help (2145 words) by Zolac_no_Miko
Summary: In the dream, the Soldier knows this man; he's known him his whole life. He knows that he loves this man more than anyone else in the entire world. He also knows that this man is the one who kills him. ...The dream is the same every time. In the end, the Soldier falls, and he dies.


Of Vibranium Shields, Lost Loves, and Building Futures Together by Caroleena_Alonea
Summary: mainly about the relationship between James "Bucky" Barnes and Steve Rogers, but will include the other Avengers. In which, Steve loses Bucky, who finds Steve, who jumps the wrong conclusions about their relationship, but everything will work out in the end.


Five Times Bucky Got Permission (3536 words) by copperbadge
Summary: People keep trying to tell Bucky something, and he's getting very confused.





AR (Alternate Reality):


A Steadfast Heart (1832 words) by fmo
Summary: "A hundred years to a steadfast heart is but a day." // Bucky doesn't fall, but Steve still crashes the plane alone. 90 years go by; Bucky doesn't age. Steve is found, but he doesn't wake up.
(Or, Bucky and Steve do Sleeping Beauty, kind of.)


When the Sun Sets on Dark Silhouettes (8283 words) by caughtinanocean
Summary: Bucky is taken on a mission, and Steve will go against every order to find him. CIA AU. // "When you get him back, what's the first thing you're gonna do?" Sam asks. // Steve very consciously does not think about the state Bucky will be in when—not if, never if—he comes home. "I'm gonna touch him, so I know he's real."


parts per million (5373 words) by legete
Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics,
Summary: Everybody--including Steve himself--had been surprised when he'd turned out to be an alpha. The other boys had pegged him for an omega, and a bad one at that; one of the many jokes at his expense was that Barnes only liked him because Steve was even lower on the food chain than an omega with delusions of beta-status. Steve can still remember the feral grin Bucky’d given him after they’d heard that one for the first time, blood on his teeth from his split lip, and the way his voice had cracked when he’d said “I like you for a lot more’n that, Rogers.”
>> READ NOW! probably my favourite alpha/omega fic in this fandom - also I'd love to see some sequel post/during The Winter Soldier just because it's really that good (and I'm not even really into alpha/omega fic usually because the characterisation is often gross but this is so good - in fact most stevebucky alpha/beta/omega fics have good characterisation so high five)


Misery I Need (2592 words) by mwestbelle
Body Dysphoria, Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics
Summary: "You've seen his file, right?" She let out a low whistle. "What a shame. To do that to such a pretty omega." // They thought he was asleep. She didn't mean anything by it, and if she knew that he'd heard he's sure she would have apologized. But it's her voice that he hears whenever he feels out of place, uncomfortable in his skin. What a shame.
OR a different take on Steve Rogers' body issues


on his face is a map of the world (3624 words) by haipollai
Summary: Steve's hands fist in quiet rage and his gaze remains fixed on Barnes, strapped to his hospital gurney, connected to monitors and IVs and everything about him looks small. Not quite human and not quite real. A puppet maybe. Bruce swallows hard at the sudden panic that this could be him. Kept unconscious for fear of what he might be. He feels Clint behind him, one hand on his back and Bruce doesn't doubt the touch is as much to calm Bruce as to keep Clint from lashing out at Coulson. Bruce will take whatever personal comfort he can from it anyway. // “Give me two days,” Tony snarls.


Salt For the Sea (7437 words) by caughtinanocean
Summary: Natasha comes home with intel regarding the fate of the Winter Soldier; Steve leaves to go and avenge Bucky Barnes.
“It's a list of everyone who was involved in his death, and a rough timeline of everything that happened beforehand,” she tells him.
“And the notebook?”
“I explained what they did,” Natasha says, “The blank pages are for you to explain what you do to them.”


xeno (2661 words) by Zekkass
Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Pre-Serum Steve Rogers
Summary: Steve's an alpha in an otherwise normal world and thinks his ruts are just one more way his body is betraying him, that his knot is a genetic defect, and that he's not just sick, he's sick and weird. After all, how else is he supposed to explain why he's in Bucky's bed trying to rut against his leg?


Carry Me (2848 words) by AdamantSteve
Summary: Steve's been de-serumed and doesn't like how he looks and how weak he is now. Bucky tries to convince him that he's still attracted to him, and indeed really likes having the 'old Steve' back for a while, just for old time's sake. Steve takes a lot of convincing.


Mighty like Love, Mighty like Sorrow (18810 words) by Regann
Summary: After freeing himself from the Russians' mind control, Bucky is left at loose ends, drifting through the decades. Still, he's in no hurry to take up Nick Fury's offer to once again fight the good fight -- especially not when Fury has the nerve to put some imposter in his best friend's old suit and send him out to fight against Chitauri.


Let the Only Sound (4926 words) by caughtinanocean
Summary: Bucky sells his soul to protect Steve.
“I can save him,” the man says. “In exchange for—”
“Yes,” Bucky tells him.
The man laughs. “You don't know my terms.”
Bucky says, “I don't care.”


summertime (8171 words) by attice
always-a-girl!Bucky
Summary: “What are you thinking about?” Peggy asks, suddenly. A girl, you want to say, but what you really say is, “The war.” You figure that’s close enough, anyway.


le grand pas de quatre (4814 words) by aurilly
Summary: They say Heimdall can see the future, but they are wrong. He does not see the future, but he has seen the past. // Sometimes, that is enough to be able to predict the next steps. // (He often wishes the future would hurry itself along, though.)


you're in my heart and in my words (353 words) by ohbbysaurus
Summary: Steve/Bucky -- Reincarnation. One person writes and publishes a book about the other unconsciously. They meet at a book signing.


Our Broken Parts (Smashed on the Floor) (11702 words) by This Girl Is
Summary: Steve is sent undercover to catch an elusive Russian assassin. He didn’t want to do it in the first place; he’s damn certain he won’t be asked again.


A Real Alpha (4917 words) by Jaune_Chat
Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics
Summary: Steve Rogers is not a “real” alpha, but that doesn’t stop him from being the best Bucky’s ever had.


we are the children of great empires (8547 words) by haipollai
Summary: James Barnes stares at himself in the mirror. His mouth forms the shape of his name. Repeats it over and over, tries to remember what it was like when it was his. Before being Yakov. (He was born in Indiana. He was born to parents in Leningrad. His family is all dead either way.) They all tell him he's safe here. The Soviet Union can no longer touch him, all safeguards and kill switches have been removed. He's American just like he used to be, they say.
>> aka they never met until they were captain america & the winter soldier, they didn't grow up together, Bucky never helped Steve before the serum and Steve never saved Bucky from Hydra.


Set Yourself on Fire (2848 words) by Holocenic
Summary: “I promise you, I’m not going to let anything hurt you,” Steve chokes into the darkness, and it sounds fake even to his own ears. He’s given up on thinking that his platitudes hold any worth, but they’re all he has left. Written for this prompt at stevebucky fest
>> aka everything is terrible: SHIELD destroyed what was left of Bucky's mind to get intell out of him, and Steve is left with pieces broken beyond any possible recovery and everything hurts.

sometimes everything is touch and go (14180 words) by valeriestahl
Summary: Bucky and Steve's mission is to infiltrate a suburban neighborhood as a married couple. In theory, it should be difficult, but it also kind of isn't. // Bucky hesitates. “It’s undercover. We’ve done undercover before.” He shrugs. // Steve laughs again. “This isn’t exactly the same as infiltration under the guise of being regular civilians. What is it again – what did Fury’s email say?” Steve pauses, tapping his chin with his index finger. “ ‘Mr. and Mr. Rogers are a couple who have recently moved into a neighborhood in northern Colorado. You are to maintain an image of high-standing and societal grace.’ That’s not exactly your scene, is it, Buck? Especially the part about being Mr. Rogers.”





AU (Alternate Universe):

in poison places, we are anti-venom (1435 words) by lonelyantics
Summary: "From what I gather, it pretty much works like ordering a pizza," Sharon says, completely straight-faced. Bucky is honestly not sure which one of them feels more like knocking themselves unconscious to escape this conversation.


and cursed be the one who comes between them (21050 words) by mwildsides
Summary: "...one flesh, one heart, one soul, now and forever, and cursed be the one who comes between them.”
>> THIS IS A GAME OF THRONE AU SO OF COURSE EVERYONE IS MISERABLE AND IT DOESN'T ENDS WELL.


counting backwards while the stars are falling (10438 words) by girl0nfire
Summary: But tonight’s different, Bucky knows it before he’s even completely asleep, because in that half-aware space somewhere between dreaming and consciousness he feels his skin prickling, his chest clenching like he’s lost something and he doesn’t know what it is, never even had it, and as oblivion overtakes him, all Bucky sees is the same face he’s seen in his dreams for years.


i heard love is blind (1159 words) by girl0nfire
Summary: Steve keeps bringing home guys that look like Bucky; Bucky keeps bringing home guys that look like Steve. Sam just wants to drink his coffee in peace. (Guest appearances by nearly every character Sebastian Stan and Chris Evans have ever played. Really.)
>>  aka Sam Wilson needs better roommates.


We Were Told To Burn the World (Falling In Love Was Never an Option) (3517 words) by asenseofpoisonedrationality
Summary: They had orders, they had to follow them. They weren't supposed to feel anything for their targets. Feelings got in the way. Feelings were distractions. Complications. // It wasn't every day that the Military Police had cause to step onto the grounds of one of the most secure Army bases in the US. But then again it also wasn't every day a young lieutenant was murdered in broad daylight in front of his house on said army base.
>> aka they're all spies and we all know spies and love = messy


the mast was charred but still so strong (4240 words) by haipollai
Summary: Steve keeps a chessboard in his room to remind himself that this war they're caught up in, he's not going to win it with blood and tears. He's going to win by playing the right moves at the right time. // He stands alone in his room now. It's part of the old underground but was converted to a bunker years ago, expanded now into a series of networks and tunnels running in a web under the city. Steve chose a room close to the central hub, he wanted to be close for emergencies, for when the enemy gets close in the middle of the night.
>> dystopia / apocalypse AU


Step By Step (9965 words) by sariane
Summary: Bucky is thirteen when the first kaiju attacks. This is what happens next.
>> PACIFIC RIM AU yes good


the blood in your mouth (4370 words) by nighimpossible
Summary: tumblr user spuzz wanted "a fic where bucky gets turned into a vampire and stalks steve and tries to seduce him into becoming a vampire with bucky. because bucky wants him around forever with him. and he gets increasingly desperate and dangerous. and steve can’t kill him but he can’t give in either." So it happened.
Titled snagged from Richard Siken's Little Beast poem: "Sorry about the blood in your mouth. I wish it was mine. / I couldn’t get the boy to kill me, but I wore his jacket for the longest time." Content warning for stalking, murder, and other dark themes.


at the other end (of the line) (3195 words) by mwestbelle
Summary: Bucky should have known better than to call the number Clint gave him.


Tomorrow Is Where We End (2508 words) by thegrimshapeofyoursmile
Summary: Bucky realizes that Steve is one of the nervous guys, probably has never called a professional before. He likes the sound of “professional”; it makes him appear more than he is and that's always good in the jobs he is doing. //Hooker AU, Stucky, enjoy.


scars from tomorrow I wish you could see (1060 words) by meinterrupted
Summary: Jaeger American Shield has four confirmed kaiju kills. She's ready for a fifth.
>> Pacific Rim AU because there is no universes where Steve and Bucky aren't drift compatible!


Deep as a secret nobody knows (4286 words) by This Girl Is
Summary: To be fair, Steve is moderately drunk the first time. Not smashed, but drunk enough to make Tony and Clint’s ideas sound brilliant and hilarious. Or: “the story where steve gets dared to call a phone sex line and of course bucky is on the other end. and then feelings happen.”


Hotel Service (5477 words) by Odsbodkins
Summary: "The one where Bucky is one of the reception staff in an upmarket hotel and Steve's a wealthy businessman who stays there regularly. They're involved in a heavy flirtation but neither of them have quite gotten up the courage yet to take the next step." For the Steve/Bucky prompt fest.


I spoke about wings; you just flew (1787 words) by lanyon
Summary: Bucky Barnes lives downstairs from Steve Rogers and embarks on the clumsiest seduction known to man. (A remix/fix-it for his heart is warm but it's burn he wants)