AnonymousWinter Soldier was always there. He has always had that blankness within him.
Sergeant James Barnes grabbed his lieutenant’s elbow right before the firing squad set their rifles to their shoulders.
"Wait a minute," he said.
His lieutenant raised an eyebrow.
"Make them take off their uniforms first," said Barnes. "We always need spares."
His lieutenant nodded grimly and gave the order.
Bucky always combed through the bodies when they had the chance. Steve didn’t have the stomach for it and would have preferred Bucky didn’t either. Gabe needed a pair of boots, though, and Dum Dum’s helmet had never fit in the first place, so.
Bucky unlaced the knot a dead man had tied probably only a couple of hours before. He pried dead fingers off ammo.
He was sure someone would have done the same to him if their roles had been reversed.
Walking behind Steve through the forest, marching when he was next to him. Bucky knew there was a difference. Steve marched with his back ramrod straight, daring the world to try to let him down.
But Bucky had never expected much from the world and he could never be shocked at how raw the deal he had been dealt was.
He walked because Steve was up ahead.
But he’d have happily crawled or blended into shadows or frozen in one place so long that maybe he’d just become part of the trees and the snow.
To be honest, it was the Winter Soldier that looked out through a ten year old’s eyes when a smaller boy needed someone to be tougher, someone to break the world apart to make it take the shape only the smaller boy could see.
That was the first day: a child who saved another child because one of them thought maybe if the man just knew what was wrong about what he was doing he’d change….
….and the other child picked up a brick.
Giving him a metal arm and a black hole of a life didn’t make him. Grabbing the brick did.
Frozen AU where Hans’ wins and he ends up ruling Arendelle and he’s so smug about it and keeps Anna as a statue. Muahahahah
art source: damnnateyou
OHHHHHHH MY GOSH, YOU CANNOT DO THAT TO ME.
THE BLOODSTAINED CLOAK WAS BAD ENOUGH, BUT NOW HORRIBLE STATUE SHENANIGANS AS WELL?
*CRAWLS AWAY MOANING*