clint initiaties it, to absolutely no one’s surprise, by turning everyone’s laundry a sickening shade of purple
tony retaliates, because it’s tony, by setting the toasters on fire. every single toaster in avengers tower. all of them, up in flames
steve tries to convince them to stop it before it really begins, but when that doesn’t work he gets proactive and replaces all the oreo filling with toothpaste
bruce, the kind angel that he is, refuses to participate
thor joins in at this point, outraged that someone destroyed all his double stuff oreos, and electrifies every doorknob in the tower
natasha breaks three hair straighteners in the aftermath of thor’s prank, so they’re all expecting her to do something next. they’re right, of course: she soaks their toothbrushes in cayenne pepper and smirks when they all rush to the kitchen, looking for sweet liquid relief
bucky is…confused, by all of this. steve explains, or at least tries to, but bucky doesn’t really see the point of hurting or inconveniencing his friends when he can choose to do otherwise. so when it comes to be his turn (he knows it’s his turn because everyone is watching him warily and he hates it, hates that they think he’s gonna do something even though he knows it’s just the stupid prank war) he looks up ‘nice pranks’ on google. when the avengers find gummy worms in all the fruit, their smiles are wide and kind and bucky soon finds himself in the middle of a very insistent group hug
a cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; scoundrel.
a person who is deceived or cheated, as by his or her own emotions or ignorance, by the dishonesty of others, or by some impersonal agency
Bucky learning, first slowly and then quickly, as fast as he can, that a LOT of the “outside world” is not wicked at all but peaceful and good
Bucky falling in love with discovering new things and just being free of an endless cycle of blood and pain and death. Everything is new, everything is magical, everything is amazing.
Steve having a really hard time coming along on this journey because he is the only one in the world who knows just how wrong it is that this specific person should have to take a journey like this in the first place
Steve really desperately wanting to share these first little pieces of happiness Bucky is absorbing after years of living a waking nightmare, but having a really really really hard time because BUCKY YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT A GIRAFFE IS UUGHHHH HYDRA WHY, and beating himself up over not being a better friend
Natasha and Clint, who already went through helping Natasha adjust from a bad place, being perfect supportive ANGELS
Natasha and Clint knowing that it’s going to catch up to Bucky at some point, who knows when, how many people he killed, in the context of this new, more positive, more accurate knowledge about the world at large; Natasha and Clint being guarded about how much they encourage him to be happy; Natasha and Clint on the lookout for a 2 am emergency where they will have to drive over to Steve’s house and convince Bucky that he’s not a monster and what he did wasn’t strictly speaking his fault and the future will bring many opportunities to do good things and when Steve says “with you to the end of the line” that does not have exceptions built in
I think the whole fandom kind of instantaneously generated a very special and relevant AU where Bucky is absorbed into the Avengers friends circle immediately after the Winter Soldier movie and this is perfect and I need it and I have a lot of emotions and don’t look at me
Thing about royalty is, there’s no end to what people will do to get close to you - like it’ll rub off and suddenly make them less obscure. Something in the way my mom set up the monarchy… they think we’re something other than human.
This was such a good show! So sad it was cancelled.
Check out the Covenant. That was my first movie with him in it. He was brilliant.
i feel awkwardly hipster at the fact that I was obsessed with Sebastian Stan long before the Winter Soldier, like honestly have you guys not seen Once Upon a Time
because he was fucking brilliant
as the Mad Hatter
Imagine Bucky does his best to stay strong during the initial memory wiping - give them anger, give them curses if you have to, don’t ever give them weakness - until his memories of Steve start to go.
You know the war, the Howling Commandos, the girls, the dancing would go first. Then maybe his…
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