Enjoyably schmoopy recovery for Bucky, with nice interactions between the rest of the Avengers as well.Collected Letters (1930-1943)
& trieduntureDon't be sore with me, Steve. I thought about nothing but this for the past two weeks, ever since we got the news out of Pearl Harbor. I kept my mouth shut while you went down to the recruitment office over and over, but the fact of the matter is, you're not built for the army. That don't make you less than me, though. They need you here too. Who else is going to make all the posters that'll get the boys to sign up? You're going to get a thousand guys into the Army with those drawings of yours, I would bet on it.
You got to keep making beautiful things, Steve. Or else what the hell is it all for?
really lovely epistolary fic featuring Steve and Bucky's letters to each other from childhood through the war. *sniffle*Debridement
Bucky finds his way back to Steve. Lovely.The Deep End
Bucky and Natasha have a thing and Steve is totally okay with that and not feeling left out at all. This is darling and hilarious. Oh Steve.don't let these shakes go on
Bucky deals with his recovery. Heartbreaking but not without hope.Facts About the Moon
by NanoochkaSteve is an open book in nearly every way, just not in this. If he's bad at hiding things, it's because he's never had any real reason to before.
Everyone has secrets, though, even the most upstanding folks; even Captain America. While this fact surprises Barnes not at all—Steve might be superhuman and a living legend to boot, but he's still just a man—what he finds isn't what he honestly expected.
After years of secrets being kept from him and having none of his own, he knows well enough the things people like to hide, whether for leverage or personal gain, or just to protect themselves or what—or whom—they love. Even happiness, sometimes, if they're scared enough it might be taken away. It figures. Only Steve Rogers's deepest, darkest secrets could manage to be as blithely innocent as the rest of him, and it's something of an unexpected relief to Barnes that Steve remains so steadfastly wholesome, even in the things he most wants hidden from the world. It'd be sickening if it weren't so predictable, if it weren't the cornerstone around which Barnes's entire life is currently built.
Bucky finds Steve's old sketchbooks and susses out his secrets. Steve's angry about it until he isn't. Breathtakingly gorgeous.Five Reactions to Pepper's New PA
Pepper hires Bucky as her new PA/Bodyguard. Oh heart.A Four-Letter Word
Steve and Bucky are COCKBLOCKED by CRIME. One of my favorite tropes!the future's so bright (I gotta wear shades)
Bucky likes a lot of things about the future. Aw, Buck.Geriatric Road Trip, 2015
Steve and Bucky reunite with the younger Barnes siblings. Oh my heart. *sniffle* <333give me your answer do
by lazulisongBucky knows it's going to be a bad one when Steve wakes up again, lifts his head up from the side of Bucky's fancy electric hospital bed, and says, "Now don't get mad until I explain."
Steve tells the nurses he and Bucky are married so they'll release medical information to him. Then he has to tell Bucky when he wakes up. Aw, this is adorable.I Didn't Know What Time It Was
by cadignan"It's funny. Here I am, afraid that I'm selfish for keeping you cooped up here just because I want you around, and there you are, afraid that I'm gonna kick you out the first chance I get. That's funny, right?"
"Yeah," Steve says. "Guess not."
[...] "It's not even funny in an O. Henry short-story twist kind of way?" Steve asks after a minute.
Lovely post-Winter Soldier Steve/Bucky.Jane Foster and the Impossible Library
Jane, Thor, and Darcy find a magical library and things get really interesting. Fantastic!Karma's a Bitch
Steve gets Bucky a dog. Bucky is a troll. Sam finds the whole thing hilarious. This is adorable.Learn How To Bend
Bucky gets some terrible advice about dating in the future. Also, there's a prank war. This is totally adorable.Let Rogers Be Rogers
Steve is the head speechwriter and Peggy's the campaign director on the Potts/Wilson campaign. Oh yes.the long slide from kingdom to kingdom
Really lovely Steve/Bucky.A Long Winter
by dropdeaddream WhatAreFears
Long, melancholy AU where Steve doesn't go into the ice, comes home and marries Peggy and leads an interesting life where sometimes things aren't as they seem though they will sometimes work out in the end. Oh Steve.Most Of All
Adorable story in which Bucky teaches Steve how to dance.Night Light
Really good rentboy!Bucky/SHIELD agent!Steve AU.Oasis
by SholioBucky emailed her a price estimate with an incredibly detailed spreadsheet attached. He'd included everything from the websites where he'd done his virtual plant shopping to the approximate lengths of time it would take to get various aspects of the project delivered and installed. His singlemindedness was either impressive or terrifying.
On the other hand, what did he really have to do all day? Unlike some of the Avengers -- Bruce, say -- he didn't have specific projects to keep him busy, at least none that she knew about. Pepper wondered if he had anything to do other than work out and watch Netflix. For someone whose life, as she understood it, had been entirely goal-focused with absolutely no free time for a very long while, that must be a strange adjustment.
Maybe he'd been craving someone to give him a mission, even if the mission was "gardening".
Pepper gets Bucky involved in creating a rooftop garden. Oh heart. And the companion story: Heat Wave
, in which Bucky gets heat stroke. Aw, Bucky.the poem which I do not write
Lovely au where Steve's an art student and Bucky is a life drawing model and Steve pines a lot.Reflex Memories
Bucky never really gets his memories back. He falls in love with Steve anyway. Oh heart.The Right Way to Fall
After Steve's given up the search, Bucky finds Sam, who takes him in and tries to help him. Tony...assists. I enjoyed this a lot.The stone's in the midst of it all
by toginaSarah Rogers was born to fight an unwinnable war. She wonders how it could be, sometimes, that she gives birth to a boy who does not understand defeat.
Gorgeous and sad story of Sarah Rogers.To the One I've Sinned Against
Bucky comes back to himself - and to Steve - via the sacrament of reconciliation. SO PERFECT. I haven't been inside a confessional since 1988 and this brought it all back perfectly. Highly recommended, even if you're not Catholic.what you are asking fits with everything on my list
When Bucky and Natasha get together, they try to find Steve the same kind of happiness, but it doesn't seem to work. Steve tries not to feel left out. For two master spy-assassins, they are pretty oblivious. They get clued in eventually, though. Adorable. (When Everything Breaks) You Are The Anchor That Holds Me
Bucky realizes he wants to have sex with Steve even if he can't quite find the words to say it. This is lovely and hot.