Bucky was always there for Steve. He taught him to fight, looked out for him, set him up on dates… and in ‘38 when Steve’s mom died, Bucky Barnes was always there to pick up the pieces. Now it’s 2014– and when Bucky comes home, shell-shocked and broken, Steve finally has a chance to return the favour. (A sort of continuation/explanation of this! )
kyrdwyn answered: Haven’t seen the movie yet, so non-spoilery WWII schmoop between the boys?
Coffee Shop AU
Bucky probably has the vaguest recollection of this scrawny kid he used to know - always sickly. Probably tried some kind of new experimental drug that did wonders for his various ailments. Joined the army and now is known as ‘the guy with the arms and the face’ to most of the coffee-shop patrons.
Steve’s compassion and sense of duty probably lead to him putting himself at risk on countless occasions to save people where others had considered them already lost - earning him the nickname “Super Soldier”
Maybe Bucky signed up with him and the accident happened on a tour and he was shipped out of there looking like he wasn’t going to make it. Perhaps Steve got the wrong information and was told Bucky had passed away. Bucky went into rehab for his lost limb, but had suffered massive head trauma and his memory just didn’t seem to be returning. Not to mention a severe attitude shift with the loss of memories.
He eventually is down to one PT session a week and they’re hard pressed to treat him for PTSD because he doesn’t seem to remember much of what happened to him.
He ends up working in a cafe called The Red Room - a popular student hang out. But his boss is an absolute tyrant and treats Bucky pretty poorly considering he knows Bucky can’t lose the job or he wont be able to afford to live. So he takes full advantage. The only upside is his co-worker Nat who is an absolute fire-cracker.
They were briefly romantically inclined, before moving to FWB and eventually back to just friends. Nat’s now seeing a guy called Clint - well Bucky thinks she is but they seem to be off as much as they’re on but there’s definitely chemistry.
Then one day, this hot blonde walks in and everything turns upside-down for Bucky.
Peggy Cap Project Rebirth.
(cheated a little and reffed a frame from the movie.)
Been wanting to doodle Peggy Cap ever since that text post a few days ago. I MAY prefer this to Steve haha. She’s SUCH a competent agent to start with and give her super soldier abilities and holy crap.
(quick edit. forgot to color the helmet strap. Whoops)
bucky loves knives
Hello, anon, and thank you for the question.
This topic has been studied by by researchers for years. There are three prevailing theories that I will relay to you now.
1. It keeps him on the ground.
You may notice in the gif above that Chris’ leg starts to rise as he laughs, possibly a precursor to his entire body undergoing a sort of lift off due to his joy. Chris then employs his upper body strength to force himself to obey the laws of gravity.
2. To check on his physique.
As you may be aware, anon, it takes a lot of hard work to maintain a superhero body. Chris is concerned that in the time he has spent sitting down, sans working out or eating, he has lost muscle mass. Understandably, he feels the need to make sure that he is still a specimen.
3. Object permanence.
Object permanence is a term applied to the understanding that an object still exists even when you cannot see it. Chris closes his eyes when he laughs, making him unable to see that he has not disappeared. By grabbing his left boob, Chris knows that he has not somehow ceased to exist.
I hope this helps.