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oximore ([personal profile] oximore) wrote2014-04-17 12:47 am

Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes fics rec

Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes
Captain America: the first avenger & The Avengers
(movieverses only)
in progress

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The “read this now” category:

i've been in your body and it was a carnival ride by postcardmystery
Summary: "When Steve Rogers finds him in a Prisoner of War Camp, strapped to a table, delirious and raving, it's not really raving at all, because Bucky Barnes is a man who learns his lessons and learns them well, and if Steve Rogers never realises, the way he never realises so many things, well, Bucky certainly isn't going to be the one to tell him."
(aka Steve Rogers with a tattoo)

you've been acting awful tough lately by postcardmystery
Summary: "Bucky’s mouth is hot and tastes of smoke and expensive whisky, and Steve kisses him back without thinking, because it’s Bucky, and he’s wanted to do this a hundred, a thousand times, could never let himself think about it because it never stopped hurting, wanting Bucky, the only person who has always seen Steve, no matter how big he was-"

Беда́ не прихо́дит одна́ (trouble never comes alone) by postcardmystery
Summary: "The first thing he remembers is silence."

The Leadership Breakfast (4017 words) by faviconvictoria_p
Summary: Steve likes Bucky more than pancakes.

To Have and to Hold by Nemesi
Summary: The little moments where one fell deeper in love with the other.

Counting Backwards (1928 words) by faviconhoneypuffed
Summary: It's not exactly friends, but it's not exactly more than that either.
>> ace!steve/bucky for the win

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

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

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

Resurgam (3107 words) by faviconlanyon
Relationships: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, Tony Stark/Pepper Potts, James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers (implied)
Summary: Steve’s not done any research into cellists in Portland. Tony says that wasn’t very forward-thinking of him.
Steve clutches the brown paper parcel, that’s thicker than it was when he wrapped it first. He says that it’s about the journey.
He says that he’s never once reached his destination. [spoilers for the movie]


Ricochet (3068 words) by faviconlanyon
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers (unrequited)
Summary: He drives to Arlington cemetery where there is a memorial to Captain America and Bucky Barnes. They never tore it down, even when it emerged that Steve is alive. He wonders if they’ll demolish it now that it is a monument to a great fallacy.
[Sequel to Resurgam]


Just A Part Of Someone Else's Show (920 words) by faviconSparklyFiend
Summary: Steve's used to second best.

the distance between that was sheltering me (4632 words) by faviconMici
Summary: The last day before he goes to Basic, and Bucky still hasn't told Steve. The entire neighborhood seems to have it out for him, no less.

Today Is Tomorrow (4331 words) by faviconA_M_Kelley
Rating: Explicit
Summary: Steve gets a well deserved wake up call.(Complete)

Juste Un Peu Plus Près (de Coney Island) by sparklyfiend
Summary: Steve hates himself. Bucky wishes he could help with that.

WWII timeline:

at any given moment (1094 words) by faviconhoneypuffed
Steve and Bucky find out that everyone thinks they're sleeping together.

In the Devil's Territory by aeon_entwined
Summary: Get too close to the fire, and you're gonna go up in flames.

clean with dirty hands (1875 words) by faviconlistedheart
Rating: Explicit
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Steve Rogers
Summary: “Jesus,” Bucky says, running his fingers over Steve’s arms, so wide now they make Bucky’s hands look small. He reaches Steve’s shoulders and opens his mouth against Steve’s throat. “I can’t fuckin’ get over this, pal.”

Little Shots Who Keep Shooting (2304 words) by faviconsinuous_curve
Summary: It takes Howard Stark three days to knock together Steve’s uniform, which is a testament to his manufacturing abilities that he cobbles together what he needs so fast and so well. Steve steps out with his hands spread, shoulders shifting beneath the unfamiliar weight of the new duds and says, “Not too shabby, you think?”

The Soft Darkness (1521 words) by faviconsinuous_curve
Summary: He’s not going to tell Steve that of everything that got lost between docking in England and where they were, he never lost the packet of letters Steve wrote. He understands, now, the oddity to them that he could never place. The reason it seemed like Steve was talking around his life rather than about it is because he was. Bucky wants to ask about the chunks he neglected to mention, but won’t. Can’t. Has no reason, to, because there are things Bucky omitted in his letters back.

Wisps On The Air by sparklyfiend
Summary: "There's something about the way Bucky's cigarette dangles between his lips; Steve gets caught staring."

you swallow my heart and flee (523 words) by faviconparegmenon
Summary: Captain America loves Peggy, this much is true. Steve can relate to Peggy, but both of them know the truth. This is the deepest secret that nobody knows, this is the deepest secret that nobody can know.

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

Knee-high by the Fourth of July (4247 words) by faviconGraceling
Summary: Five times Steve scared people while defending Bucky and the one time he put the fear of God into them (sort of) even though he didn’t need to.

Long Range Reconnaissance serie by shell
Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes & Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Summary: To the people of this century he was a fossil, a tool kept around because he was a useful symbol of a simpler time. A poster-boy with a shield, an innocent who never swore, had never had sex and would be shocked to hear of two men being in love. It was a load of crap.

bent my knees 'cause I love you (7320 words) by faviconellievolia
Rating: Explicit
Summary: Warning for cross-dressing, if this isn't your thing, this fic definitely won't be. Steve discovers a secret about Bucky, and it quickly snowballs into something much bigger. Set post wake up/winter soldier. (Also Here on LJ.)

The New Victories of Old Brooklyn by gyzym
Summary: In which boys are stupid, strawberries are eaten, and the 21st century is exactly what it was cracked up to be.

Promises Murder Us Backwards (1128 words) by faviconMarieLikesToDraw, faviconFireEverything
Summary: It's not really starting over if you've never let go in the first place.

and tear our pleasures with rough strife (1781 words) by faviconzeen
Rating: Mature
Summary: Had we but world enough, and time / We'd still manage to fuck it up somehow.

By Any Other Name (797 words) by faviconzarabithia
Rating: Mature
Summary: Alone in the 21st century, Steve found comfort through the memories of orphanage fantasies, back alley confessions, and the sigh of his name on Bucky's lips.

The curves of your lips rewrite history by musesfool
Summary: Five times Steve was distracted by Bucky's mouth.

then I must be reinvented (607 words) by faviconhaipollai
Summary: There's a radio, trying to trick him into thinking he's not alone. He listens for a second because everything's wrong and there's nothing else.

For a half second he smiles until it sinks in.
The radio's wrong too.

this is radio nowhere by postcardmystery
Summary: "because the universe instinctively vibrated at their feet in Kansas"

the world will be alright (1440 words) by faviconsiehn
Summary: They always did live in each other's pockets, and it's so familiar it hurts.

push your old numbers (2312 words) by faviconlanyon
Rating: Mature
Summary: The Winter Soldier emerges. The operative must be eased from cryostasis as one would ease a child from a nightmare. A low level of lighting is required. Remember! Soothing voices. Previous experience has shown that the operative reacts unfavourably to conflict within the first ten minutes of waking. He is our greatest achievement. Treat him accordingly. Treat him as one of the Kelch eggs. Treat him as you would your ailing grandmother. Treat him as you would your lover. Treat him as you would any volatile substance. Failure to do so is catastrophic. Remember Sasha. - Nasten’ka Petrova.

on his lips a perfect smile, his eyes begin to flood (3329 words) by faviconlanyon
Summary: Steve is adjusting to life in 2012 and though he's surrounded by superheroes, there's still a void.
(There are other faces, too; the ones drawn from imperfect memory and tears spring to his eyes when he can’t remember the curve of Bucky’s smile or the fall of Peggy’s hair and he tells himself that it is frustration because he has surely had time to mourn them now.)

Of Old Memories and Vague Sketches (516 words) by faviconghostdude101
Summary: Everything in this new world makes him think wait ‘til I tell Bucky and it’s breaking his heart .

seven minutes in heaven (1927 words) by faviconlanyon
Rating: Mature
Summary: Steve's mission objective is to apprehend the Winter Soldier. He certainly succeeds.

saved too many times by liveonthesun
Summary: bucky, natasha, and steve as they meet, part, and come back together.

Untitled by Nemesi
Summary: something about the first kiss.

A Place Called Home (6049 words) by faviconRenne
Summary: New Years Eve. Suits. Party at Stark's place. Honesty happens.

Yesterday Is History (Tomorrow May Not Come) (3014 words) by faviconStarkReactor
Warning: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Summary: Steve wakes up in the future and it's all changed. The only thing keeping him sane are his memories.

a thousand armies couldn't keep me out (597 words) by faviconhaipollai
Summary: But then Bucky's back and Bucky has always been closer than anyone else. The barriers that kept the others out don't exist for him. Steve is both grateful and terrified. He's gotten used to his bubble, and popping it would be opening himself up to more than Bucky. It would mean accepting where he is and when he is and that this whole new world has to be his world.

Reverb (1946 words) by faviconinnie
Summary: There's always an echo of Bucky. (Steve, before and after the serum.)
Spoilers for the 2011 Captain America film, but no spoilers for the 2012 Avengers film.

Retracing (3109 words) by faviconzeen
Rating: Mature
Summary: Bucky closed the book with a snap. “Not likely. I know how these things work. I’m your muse now, boy.”

the next thing we know we're trapped (1498 words) by faviconhaipollai
Summary: A young woman opens the door. The first thing he notices is that she has the same nose as Peggy, followed by she’s pretty but... He’s not sure what he wants to follow the ‘but’, but she’s not Peggy herself maybe, but she’s not Steve.
“Can I help you?”

as we live, so we love (2801 words) by faviconflyicarus
Rating: Explicit
Summary: Bucky attends a dinner party with Steve thrown for the Avengers; he decides that things need to be a little more exciting, much to Steve's chagrin.

when i offer you survival, you say it's hard enough to live (4519 words) by faviconlanyon
Rating: Mature
Relationships: Natasha Romanov/Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers/Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Summary: Tony says that Captain America leads a charmed life. It's not quite true; even Steve Rogers has bad days. He can't quite explain, though, who's helping them in every mission. (Or: The One Where Bucky Comes Back And Watches Over Steve.)

we should have stayed in bed (1120 words) by faviconhaipollai
Summary: Steve watches the fist connect with Bucky’s stomach and Bucky grits his teeth and sneers ‘is that all you’ve got’ and Steve is fairly sure they’ve been at this for hours now. He wants to yell at them to stop but his yelling before got a torn piece of Bucky’s uniform shoved in his mouth. His teeth grind into the fabric , hoping that maybe he can tear it apart.
There are guns to his head, four of them and his arms are lashed together. He could free himself, it’s just rope, but he’d be shot down before he could go to feet and if he wasn’t, then Bucky would be and he can’t do that. So he stays put and watches them beat Bucky and Bucky laugh it off. It can’t go on forever. Something is going to break and Steve isn’t sure if it’s going to be him or Bucky.

how happy must be angels thus employed (2022 words) by faviconlanyon
Rating: Mature
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers, Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Summary: It begins entirely accidentally. Clint walks in on Bucky and Steve in a compromising position and then Bucky escalates by tapping a private line between Clint and Phil. Also known as The One With The Cock-Blocking Competition (and it's all fun and games until Phil and Steve find out.)
They need some kind of referee. Tony Stark agrees far too quickly. He tells Banner who’s sort of fascinated to see what happens to the human body when faced with continuous frustrations of this sort. There’s a scoreboard in Bruce’s lab, disguised as science.
The stakes have been raised.

Run to Ground (7596 words) by faviconhollimichele
Relationships: Natasha Romanov/Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers/Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes/Natasha Romanov
Summary: “They bought-- what? A body in cryo?” Maria Hill looks skeptical. “How’d one guy fresh out of the ice kill a whole room?”

Only Good Things (2449 words) by faviconJain
Summary: All of their neighbors think that Steve and Bucky are dating.

Only Fools Rush In (1573 words) by faviconvictoria_p
Summary: In which Captain America ends up married to Bucky Barnes, with Thor, prince of Asgard and god of thunder, as their witness.

Nurse Maid (433 words) by favicontoestastegood
Summary: No one other than Bucky is willing or able to push Steve around.

Evidence of Things Not Seen (The Missing Man Remix) (1248 words) by faviconMedie
Summary: Seventy years is a little late for mail call, but Steve figures he can be forgiven. Better late, than never, right?

hearts so loud they beat in turn (4830 words) by faviconflyicarus
Summary: In which Bucky has amnesia and Steve's having trouble keeping it together.

Will never let it go (1766 words) by faviconellievolia
Summary: James fights tornadoes in his own head constantly, storms of clouds and thunder and blood and terror and Steve is always there to hold him through it. He talks him through it when they’re apart, any time of day or night over the phone, whispering about Brooklyn, about fairs and girls James took dancing, about ice cream stolen on Brooklyn pier and incubators and Peggy and Dum Dum and that picture James kept of his mother.

i sure won't budge when the earth does shake (772 words) by faviconlanyon
Summary: He’s also just a guy with some pretty bad luck and he’s in Medical with a broken arm, a broken flesh-and-blood-and bone arm and the pain is pretty excruciating, enhanced as he is. Medical is eerie at night-time, and the only light comes from the entirely unnecessary heart monitor by his bed and the emergency exit sign over the door. Bucky is bored. He’s pretty sure that the Avengers are at some bar or other, celebrating the relative success of their latest mission and he’s the schmuck stuck in a hospital bed because he decided to break his fall with his non-cybernetic arm.

singing songs in exile (1304 words) by faviconlanyon
Rating: Explicit
Summary:The Winter Soldier plays the piano. It’s disconcerting, the first time Steve hears it, in a disused music room, full of perfectly tuned instruments on a quiet floor of the Avengers Mansion. The Winter Soldier is sitting at the baby grand and he is playing Rachmaninoff with his eyes closed.

I'm at a Payphone Trying to Call Home (1483 words) by faviconQueenWithABeeThrone
Summary: Four times Steve and Bucky almost met in the 21st century, and one time they did.

the glaciers made you and now you're mine (777 words) by faviconzeen
Summary: Steve and Bucky are the forever kind of lovers. (And it’s really kind of terrible for them.)

Make Way For Ducklings by hetrez
Summary: Steve leads a Tactical Defense training course a few months after the events of the Avengers movie, and gains himself some SHIELD-issue ducklings. A series of interconnected stories set in the same universe.

In winter I get up at night and dress by yellow candle light (2218 words) by faviconlaylee
Summary: Steve and Bucky spend the day naked and in bed.

Rooftops and Bathrooms (2289 words) by faviconquigonejinn
Rating: Mature
Summary: Steve is basically at peace with what he wants. Steve and Bucky before the serum, and Steve and Bucky afterwards.

A Different Confession by the Same Name (1084 words) by faviconthealphasourwolf
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Summary: Steve usually has a beer by himself in the middle of the night. Tonight he finds someone who needs a reprieve even more than he does.

Not Pristine (2186 words) by faviconkikibug13
Fandom: Marvel 616
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes/Thomas "Toro" Raymond
Summary: Bucky questions his own sexuality. Because times, they are a-changing.

People and Things (4007 words) by faviconquigonejinn
Summary: Steve, Natasha, the past. The smell in the room is indescribable; the way it looks is indescribable, too.

AR (Alternate Reality):

Where the Circle Ends (29802 words) by faviconRenne
Rating: Mature
Warning: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Summary: In which the world has gone to hell in a zombie apocalypse handbasket and, in the middle of it all, Steve finds the one person he never thought he'd see again. Angst and feelings (amongst other things) ensue. Thanks to my betas laria_gwyn and shadesofbrixton.

Also Here on LJ + (gorgeous) fanmix


Epicentre (7992 words) by faviconRenne
Summary: Where the Circle Ends zombie!verse timestamp: Six months later, Bucky gets his directive from S.H.I.E.L.D. to go in for interrogation to ensure the Red Room hasn't left any surprises in his brain. Things don't go so well.

feels strange and untrue (430 words) by faviconruperts
Summary: Bucky is the one who wakes up first.

Lab Rats and Tin Soldiers by dancinbutterfly
Summary: Doktor Karl Scmidt(Sesbastian Shaw) worked closely with other Nazi scientists such as Johann Schmidt, the Red Skull. It is in his care that the Doktor leaves Erik for further "experiments" and "training" when he cannot continue the work personally. Being in the grip of the Nazi's nightmare subdivision, HYDRA, puts Erik in place to be found by a recently made Captain America on his first rescue mission. Now instead of being trapped by his tormentors, Erik finds himself cared for by a different sort of human in the forms of Howard Stark, Peggy Carter, and Steve Rogers as he discovers his powers and himself.

Noone Here to Save (511 words) by favicontoujours_nigel
Summary: For whitmans_kiss, to her prompt: Bucky managed to hang on long enough for Steve to pull him back onto the train. Later that night, Steve is still trying to get drunk (now for entirely different reasons) - only it's Bucky who comes to talk to him instead of whatsherface.

Rebirth ∞ (2344 words) by faviconaengel
Fandom: Captain America (2011), Political Animals, Kings, Once Upon a Time (TV)
Warning: Major Character Death
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers, Hinted, Jack Benjamin/Joseph Lasile
Summary: and when you finally touch the light they send you back into the night.
When Bucky dies he thinks everything will be over, that he can finally rest in peace. But there are so many more lives to live... until he gets mad.

Time Watches From the Shadow (8941 words) by faviconshadesofbrixton
Fandom: Captain America (2011), Avengers (Marvel) - All Media Types, Firefly
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Steve Rogers, Malcolm Reynolds, River Tam, Zoe Washburne, Jarvis
Summary: With Bucky missing for god-knows-how-long, and rumors of human weapon experiments off-world, Steve is going to need some help rescuing his best friend. Luckily, Malcolm Reynolds has a reputation to uphold.

So Much of You in These Eyes (350 words) by faviconangelgazing
Summary:Steve can’t help but press him against that same back alley door weeks later and kiss him the way he always wanted.

In Another Life (2497 words) by faviconRenne
Rating: Mature
Summary: In which Steve & Bucky meet three times and the last time is for good. Utterly self-indulgent, hand-wavey fluff.

Five Times Steve and Bucky Protected Each Other During the War (2331 words) by faviconstoriesfortravellers Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: Captain America (2011), The Avengers (2012) Rating: Teen And Up Audiences Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Steve Rogers Summary:For a prompt at comment-fic on livejournal: "Steve/Bucky, if Steve had been deployed at the same time as Bucky and never injected with the serum." Includes: their first time together, their experiences in the same army unit, etc. References to sad canon events, bullying.
You'll Find Me by antiquitea
Summary: Steve and Bucky being reincarnated and losing each other over, and over again.

AU (Alternate Universe):

space!military au by Renne

It's Going To Get Worse As We Get Deeper by SomeoneElsesDream
Summary: A movie fusion between the Avengers and Inception - with occasional bouts of other things as they show up mostly against my will.
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