charmingrelic:

[ he’d be lying if he said he wasn’t uncomfortable
here. he’s sure it’s obvious because it’s a little
hard to be anything but these days. steve keeps
calling him bucky, and he wants to tell him that
the name still doesn’t feel right. doesn’t feel like
him.

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he’s made a temporary outpost, dragging the
armchair to the window, watching people on the
street pass by. an old lingering reflex of the soldiers,
to keep an eye on all things at all times? maybe. ]

       I ate a little earlier. Thanks, though. 

            Oh. Alright, I’ll put it in the fridge.

[ there’s a second rustling of bags as he sets
the takeout on the counter and puts his keys
away. he’ll probably end up eating most of it,
anyway—bucky doesn’t have much of an
appetite some days and he can’t predict when
it might come back again. it’s only a little bit
of a disappointment; worry about bucky not
eating enough combined with the desire to
share a meal now that there’s more than
enough to go around and no one has to go
hungry at all. 
]

    How’d your day go?

[ the question is a toss-up for what he expects
to hear in reply, and he edges closer to try and
see what bucky is seeing out the window; if he’s
just people-watching or if this is a
hypervigilance thing. 
]

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#[i'm not at home; i'll put up an icon when i'm back to my computer] #charmingrelic #nt #rp #post tws

soldatzimy:

Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers go on a road trip.

& outoftheice

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HE TURNS OUT the window as they whip past miles and miles of golden field. stalks wave at them while they drive, swaying in the light autumn breeze. and the whole world is bronze and ruby and sapphire brushed out on the horizon as the sky goes to sleep.  

a map, all half-folds and tented corners from where bucky has had to smooth it, sits between his hands.  

the speakers crackle with music from their time before, laden with boisterous brass and thumping bass to set his heart alight.  

he tips down to the route, divining their path from forked lines and interstate markers.  

"i think you’re gonna want to to turn off up here.  might be a good place to fill ‘er up and get somethin’ to eat.  
     —— what do you think? wanna keep goin’ for the night?” 

WIND STINGS AT HIS EYES behind the sunglasses he slipped on when the sun started drooping in exhaustion, but he’s not yet ready to seal up the window and lock out the sharp, undeniably clean air he’s slowly starting to get used to. one arm rests on the lip of the door, warmed by the setting rays, finger and thumb tapping along to the cheery beat.

with the clock in their rental broken, steve checks the cheap wristwatch he picked up at a corner stand and tips his head to the side in consideration. 

he’s in no rush at all, more than happy to let bucky steer from the passenger’s seat, face furrowed in concentration as he picks out their route. in the back of his mind, he wouldn’t be opposed to making it all the way to the opposite coast and wetting his toes in the pacific, but he’s not married to the idea. it’s much more rewarding to watch bucky take the lead, and steve finds driving rather meditative.

a bob of his head as agreement and decision, and he checks the road once more before glancing over at bucky.

  i’m up for food, but then i could always eat. stoppin’ for the night is up to you; depends on how much you care about seeing what we pass or not.
    we could get a room for the night and leave early tomorrow?

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#soldatzimy #rp #unknown #nt #[i'm not at home; i'll put up an icon when i'm back to my computer]

Sebastian Stan when he sees Chris Evans

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#bucky #these are my most favorite photos

codenamewinter:

So you don’t want one?

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"Now, I never said that.”

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#[LOOK AT THIS FLIRTY FACE] #codenamewinter #rp #v: i set fire to our bed
Q [ CAN I REQUEST A RANDOM DRABBLE? bc i'm hankering for it to be a late night and bucky&ruth's baby starts to CRY ] (codenamewinter)
A

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If she thought she was a light sleeper in the army, it was nothing compared to motherhood. The slightest distressed noises from Eleanor’s room and her eyes would snap open like a switch flipping. No matter how long it had been since she’d gotten a full night’s sleep months ) or how early she had to be up in the morning (six am), she would stir and start to automatically drag herself from the warmth of the covers. 

Many times before Bucky has deterred this behavior, arm curled warm over her stomach, nose pressed to her hair, low, rumbling protest vibrating through her back from his chest. They both know one of them is getting up to check on the baby, but it doesn’t stop him from trying to linger for just a moment, digging his fingers into the last vestiges of sleepy comfort. Selfishly enough, she sometimes looks forward to when Bucky will pat her hip and say the magic words: ‘you sleep, I’ve got this.’

Not tonight, though. Bucky had a long day and she’s already awake, so she swings her legs out of bed and pads down the hall into the baby’s room. Their daughter is laying on her back making quiet whimpering noises, and when Ruth peers over the edge of her crib she’s met with big wet eyes and a wobbling lower lip.

Aw, what’s the matter, angel? Rough night?

The verbal acknowledgement seems to tip her over the edge, and Elle screws her face up for a proper cry now. Clucking her tongue softly, Ruth reaches in and lifts the baby free, settling her against her shoulder and bouncing gently while she arranges the blanket to fend off a chill.

“There, there, sweetheart. Shhh, shh. It’s alright; you’re okay, honey.” Bowing her head, she presses a kiss to Elle’s wispy hair and breathes in the calming scent of baby. It’s not feeding time yet, and her diaper’s clean, so after a moment of indecision she brings Elle back into their room in hopes of garnering some decent shut-eye.

Bucky’s awake by now, propped up on one elbow and scrubbing a hand over his face. Ruth offers him a lopsided smile over Elle’s shoulder and shrugs. “I think she might’ve had a bad dream; she’s not hungry or wet and she doesn’t have a fever. Figured she might want to come see Daddy so he can fight off all the bad dreams.”

His smile is a slow burn in her stomach, and she kneels on the bed to hand their daughter off to him so she can slide back under the covers. Bucky settles Elle onto his bare chest so she can hear the steady beat of his heart, and already the cries have quieted to hiccupy breaths and soft snuffles. “See? Nothin’ beats laying with Daddy.” She has her head on the pillow, but Bucky lifts his arm and she doesn’t hesitate to lay her head on it and press against his side, kissing his shoulder while slowly rubbing circles into the small of Elle’s back. Laying together like this fills her up in a way she never could have anticipated, with Bucky’s arm warm and reassuring around her and Elle’s big blue eyes slowly drooping as she sucks on her fingers and lets her father’s warmth calm her. 

Bucky’s chest rumbles with a quiet chuckle. “Ellie just wanted an excuse to use me as a pillow, just like her mom does.” He’s only encouraged into a deeper laugh when Ruth jabs him in the side with a finger. “Ow—I don’t mind. I’d be a pillow any day for my two best girls.”

No matter how tired Ruth may be, she’s always got enough energy to reward a sweet sentiment. She lifts her head and catches Bucky’s eye with a raised brow before leaning in and indulging in a slow, easy kiss that’s all lips and comfort. When they finally draw apart, Elle’s breathing has started to even out once more. She lays back down and tucks the blanket up around them, slipping easily and immediately back into sleep.

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#[would've done this sooner but we only just nAMED THE BABY] #codenamewinter #rp #drabble #v: bomb shell #v: super mom #new verse #new tag #[set before the asthma presents] #answered

oldtimebrawler:

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Uh huh. Sure.

"Good thing we don’t have to find out."

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#oldtimebrawler #rp

charmingrelic:

It doesn’t feel like he’s come far at all. Mostly
he feels like he’s a step away from square one,
teetering on the brink of falling backwards. 

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      “It’s been months.”

And he’s not sure how to manage years of
this uncertainty. 

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With a breath, he settles a hand
between Bucky’s shoulder blades,
each breath pushing against his
palm. He finds himself slowly
starting to match Bucky’s breaths.

    You’re not on a schedule. There’s no timeline
    for when you have to be…anything.

He doesn’t want to say better,
because he doesn’t want there
to be a finish line Bucky feels
like he has to cross in order to
be acceptable to himself again.

It hurts, pitting deep in his chest,
to look at his best friend and see
such glaring self-doubt. Steve idly
wishes this was some jerk in an
alley he could face down and get
his hands on. More than anything,
he wants to see the burden Bucky
carries lifted.

    I’m with you every step of the way.


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#[how /dare/ u use a TJ gif on me] #[indignant wail] #[and yes! i replied back! ...hopefully] #charmingrelic #rp

mickeyed:

FIC WHERE THEY KNOW EACH OTHER BUT THEY DON’T KNOW THEY KNOW EACH OTHER (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

  • my friend can’t stop talking about how they want to set me up with their other friend so we start texting each other and they’re hilarious but shy about meeting and ALSO there’s a cute bike delivery guy who brings my mail at work and winks at me whenever i sign for a package AU
  • i’m obsessed with a food blogger who writes about cheap ways to be gourmet in your 20s and i flirt with them over comments but they never post pictures of their face and ALSO there’s a really cute grocery bagger at the store down the street who teases me and always asks to join me for dinner and i definitely want to say yes AU
  • there’s an overnight IT person at school who always answers the phone when i call about a problem with my computer and i totally have a crush on their voice and their exasperation and ALSO the bakery down the street is always running out of my fave scones and the adorable person behind the counter can’t hide their amusement and i think it’s super rude but also super cute AU
  • my boss is always telling me how perfect her son would be for me and she promises he’s coming to the next holiday party and don’t worry he’s heard all about me too and ALSO there’s this dude i slept with once a couple of months ago and sometimes he still sends me dick pics when i ask him to at 3 in the morning cause seriously dude’s got a good dick AU
  • our kids are bitter rivals and the only time we ever meet is when we’re both called to the principal’s office and whatever maybe i think you’re kind of cute but your kid’s a monster and ALSO someone keeps buying the last everything bagel at my favorite coffee shop 2 minutes before i get there in the morning and has heard about my plight and has started leaving me bragging notes about it AU
  • i hired a dog walking company and i’ve never met the person who comes to my apartment but they leave me really cute notes and they give my dog presents and i kind of love them because my dog does and ALSO one of the artists at this gallery opening is hella cute and i want them to paint me like one of their french girls AU

SPOILER ALERT: IT’S ALWAYS THE SAME PERSON AND IT ALWAYS ENDS HAPPY

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#wishlist;
thewritingcafe:

A lot of people are trying to write more diverse worlds, but a lot of people are also perfectionists who need to know every detail and reason in their world. Here are some ways and explanations for creating a diverse world. This is geared toward pre-industrial and early industrial societies.
Trade: Trade can do wonders. Trade is how your characters get rare fabrics, different foods, knowledge of other cultures, knowledge of other languages, cultural diffusion, and more. Trade can occur over land or over water. You can get characters to travel halfway around the world. You can have trade posts near major cities. Groups of traders who travel over land can go through cities, towns, and tiny villages. Entire cultures can be centered around trade and they can have influence on many parts of your world.
Exile: This can make for some interesting stories for characters. Using exile can put entire families or even whole groups of people (ethnic groups, religious groups, a village, etc.) in faraway lands where they’ll probably stay for a long time. Means of exile can vary. They might have been banished from their land or a natural disaster could have forced them to move.
Hiding: Like exile, you can uproot characters and place them in another place while also coming up with an interesting back story for why they are hiding. This can also reveal a bit about your world. If there are several people in hiding from one particular place, what does that say about the relationship between these two places or these places themselves (i.e., corruptness, law, freedom, etc.)?
Politics: Political rulers are not confined to their homes. They can travel to other nations for political or personal reasons. They might need to discuss political matters with another ruler or they might be guests at a party. There are also political marriages or children of political leaders who live elsewhere as a ward.
War: War, past or present, can bring people to your setting. Some people might be refugees, some might be descendants of prisoners of war, and some might be allies. Or, a past war could have acquired more land and the people who were there, making them citizens of the new nation post-war (depending on the rules of citizenship). Whether they’re citizens or not, they’re still in the same nation and it’s likely some will travel to major cities or elsewhere within the nation’s borders. There can also be forts and camps for a military of another nation.
Education: Does your setting have some type of prestigious school? If schools are few, ones like these can attract the rich, powerful, and/or connected from several surrounding areas. Even if there are several schools a prestigious one can still attract many people.
Religion: Some religions have a goal of spreading their beliefs, so you can bring that into your world. Other times, if there is something of religious significance in your setting, religious people may travel there on a regular basis. Those who spread religion might travel on similar routes of traders (or they might be the traders) to talk about their religion. Or there might be places where religious leaders gather and live.
Exploration: You can get some explorers, or even just wandering travelers, to go to faraway places in search of resources, people, enlightenment, religion, important objects, and more. Another option would be researchers.
Festivals and Ceremonies: These can be tied to religion, history, politics, and many other things. Large celebrations can bring tons of people to one place, whether it’s in a city or not. If you’ve got something like this in your story, take advantage of it to introduce new people and cultures.

thewritingcafe:

A lot of people are trying to write more diverse worlds, but a lot of people are also perfectionists who need to know every detail and reason in their world. Here are some ways and explanations for creating a diverse world. This is geared toward pre-industrial and early industrial societies.

Trade: Trade can do wonders. Trade is how your characters get rare fabrics, different foods, knowledge of other cultures, knowledge of other languages, cultural diffusion, and more. Trade can occur over land or over water. You can get characters to travel halfway around the world. You can have trade posts near major cities. Groups of traders who travel over land can go through cities, towns, and tiny villages. Entire cultures can be centered around trade and they can have influence on many parts of your world.

Exile: This can make for some interesting stories for characters. Using exile can put entire families or even whole groups of people (ethnic groups, religious groups, a village, etc.) in faraway lands where they’ll probably stay for a long time. Means of exile can vary. They might have been banished from their land or a natural disaster could have forced them to move.

Hiding: Like exile, you can uproot characters and place them in another place while also coming up with an interesting back story for why they are hiding. This can also reveal a bit about your world. If there are several people in hiding from one particular place, what does that say about the relationship between these two places or these places themselves (i.e., corruptness, law, freedom, etc.)?

Politics: Political rulers are not confined to their homes. They can travel to other nations for political or personal reasons. They might need to discuss political matters with another ruler or they might be guests at a party. There are also political marriages or children of political leaders who live elsewhere as a ward.

War: War, past or present, can bring people to your setting. Some people might be refugees, some might be descendants of prisoners of war, and some might be allies. Or, a past war could have acquired more land and the people who were there, making them citizens of the new nation post-war (depending on the rules of citizenship). Whether they’re citizens or not, they’re still in the same nation and it’s likely some will travel to major cities or elsewhere within the nation’s borders. There can also be forts and camps for a military of another nation.

Education: Does your setting have some type of prestigious school? If schools are few, ones like these can attract the rich, powerful, and/or connected from several surrounding areas. Even if there are several schools a prestigious one can still attract many people.

Religion: Some religions have a goal of spreading their beliefs, so you can bring that into your world. Other times, if there is something of religious significance in your setting, religious people may travel there on a regular basis. Those who spread religion might travel on similar routes of traders (or they might be the traders) to talk about their religion. Or there might be places where religious leaders gather and live.

Exploration: You can get some explorers, or even just wandering travelers, to go to faraway places in search of resources, people, enlightenment, religion, important objects, and more. Another option would be researchers.

Festivals and Ceremonies: These can be tied to religion, history, politics, and many other things. Large celebrations can bring tons of people to one place, whether it’s in a city or not. If you’ve got something like this in your story, take advantage of it to introduce new people and cultures.

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#ref #ooc
Q Why did you do that? (soldatzimy)
A
SEND “WHY DID YOU DO THAT?” FOR MY CHARACTER EXPLAINING WHY THEY TOOK A BULLET FOR YOUR CHARACTER.

The shard-sharp smile shows blood on his teeth,
air sucked in between labored attempts at speaking.

Healing factor or no, a bullet between his ribs
can still be fatal. He doesn’t regret a thing.

Instead, he drags one shoulder up into a shallow
shrug and blinks a few times to stave off the swell
of nausea the movement brings. Maybe backup
will arrive in time to help. With this hazy, fogged
confusion, he can’t remember a time when his head
was ever clear. Vaguely, he notices how thick his
words sound, narrowing his eyes to draw Bucky
back into focus. A drunken smile pulls into view.

    If I didn’t, you’da got hit. Couldn’t let that happen.

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#[ahh ilu] #soldatzimy #meme #rp #[sorry for the wait!] #answered

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