Presto.Cadenza + bucky   107

The Difference A Day Makes [twinagonies]
In which Bucky lives the same day over and over again, and circling, circling, comes back to himself.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Bucky  Steve  team  novella(15000-50000)  *best 
13 days ago by Presto.Cadenza
Once Upon Some Bullshit [Sproings, machine_dove]
Bucky really hated magic. He had always hated magic, ever since the first time he'd been forced to believe in it, back in the trenches in occupied France.

He hated it even more now.

A beautiful white swan was standing where Steve should have been, and Enchantress was fucking giggling like the asshole she was.

In which magic is terrible, Steve is sick of this bullshit, and True Love Conquers All
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Bucky  Steve  Wanda  Natasha  team  *better  short_story(5000-15000) 
14 days ago by Presto.Cadenza
Falling Off the Face of the Earth [Teeelsie]
Cap relaxes his hold, but he stays where he is, still looming over him. “Clint. The compound’s been breached,” Rogers whispers urgently, then finally sits back and lets go of him.

There’s another explosion, closer this time and throwing more light, and Clint realizes for the first time that there’s another person in the room. He turns his head sharply and sees Bucky Barnes hovering near the door, looking… off. Clint pushes Rogers and he finally stands up so Clint can scramble out of the bed and grab some clothes. He’s wearing only boxers because it’s fucking hot in Wakanda, and he catches Barnes’ eyes flicking across his body.

Clint long ago stopped being bothered by people’s reactions to the many scars on his body – not that that many people actually see them - but that doesn’t mean he appreciates when they stare. “Like what you see?” he asks with a hard edge as he pulls on his shirt. Barnes turns his head, at least having the decency to look embarrassed for being caught staring.

Rogers looks at them both impatiently and quickly switches gears. “Clint, I need you to take Bucky. Get him out of Wakanda and somewhere safe.”
fanfic  Avengers  Clint/Bucky  Clint  Bucky  Steve  *better  novel(50000-100000) 
4 weeks ago by Presto.Cadenza
Bird-Naming [aeli_kindara]
The first time Steve visits Wakanda, Bucky plans it obsessively.

He picks neutral clothes, the ones Steve will expect, trims his beard and lets Shuri tie back his hair. He studies himself in the mirror for twenty minutes in her bathroom and pulls it back out again, then keeps staring until she yells something exasperated through the door about white boys and their vanity, and he puts himself together and goes down to the plaza and completely freezes when Steve gets out of the plane.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Bucky  Steve  Shuri  novella(15000-50000)  *good 
5 weeks ago by Presto.Cadenza
so. you think you hear laurel? [daidalos]
“Man, are you ever planning on clueing Stark into the fact that you know exactly what’s up with this century?”

A smirk curled around Steve’s lips as he glanced at Sam. He laughed when his friend groaned.

“Not a chance in hell.”

When Steve Rogers came out of the ice, the world was convinced they knew everything about him. The world was convinced that Steve would hate the future, and all of its strange technology. Of course, the world was wrong - not that Steve felt the need to let them know.

Because what the world seemed to forget, was the fact that Steve Rogers is a little shit.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky  Steve  Bucky/Steve  novella(15000-50000)  *good 
june 2018 by Presto.Cadenza
Design Error [the_genderman]
“Design Error,” or “How Bucky ended up with seven fingers on one hand.”
fanfic  Avengers  gen  Bucky  Tony  ficlet(500-5000) 
june 2018 by Presto.Cadenza
My Better Half [27dragons]
Steve made an ill-timed wish, and now Bucky is stuck in the right half of Tony’s body. It’s like a Get Along shirt, but more.
fanfic  Avengers  Tony/Bucky  Tony  Bucky  ficlet(500-5000)  *good 
june 2018 by Presto.Cadenza
The Centaurs' Tale [leveragehunters]
"You know how I sometimes call you a horse's ass?"
"Yeah?"
"It's a hell of a lot more accurate now."

It's the same old story: another day, another bad guy with designs on the planet showing up in New York City. But prepared as they are for weirdness—and Steve and Bucky thought they'd seen and suffered it all—neither of them are quite ready for where this particular tale winds up.

Or, to be completely accurate, where this pair of tails winds up.
fanfic  Avengers  Steve  Bucky  Bucky/Steve  novella(15000-50000)  *better 
may 2018 by Presto.Cadenza
When Push Comes To Chevre [copperbadge]
Bucky Barnes acquires a plot of land in Wakanda, buys some goats, grows peanuts and sweet potatoes, and fosters a wayward rhinoceros. That's it, that's the story.
fanfic  Avengers  gen  Bucky  Shuri  Steve  novella(15000-50000) 
may 2018 by Presto.Cadenza
despite the threatening sky and shuddering earth (they remained) [praximeter (Zimario)]
“They really didn’t want the mask to come off.” Hill thumbed through the scans, and pulled out a film that she then handed over to Sam, face mostly expressionless but for the flat line of her pursed lips.

Sam accepted the film and held it up to the light, angling so both he and Steve could see it, squinting at the outline of the Winter Soldier’s skull, and the blips of unnatural white that showed up, God, in his brain, not to mention about half his teeth, plus the mask, with its thin protrusions—

“Those are pins,” Steve realized. He looked over at Hill. “The mask—it’s nailed to his face.”

Hill’s face was as unmoved as ever. “Like I said. They really didn’t want it coming off.”
fanfic  Avengers  Steve  Bucky  Sam  various  Bucky/Steve  *best  novel(50000-100000) 
april 2018 by Presto.Cadenza
Hooked Into Machine [notlucy]
Recovery isn't linear - Steve's heard it a million times. He never understood it until Bucky came home and got worse instead of better. Despite the doctors and the drugs. Despite Steve's best efforts to repair the broken parts.

Bucky knows there's a malfunction; something gumming up the gears. Not Steve's fault - never Steve's fault. Easier to blame the bagels. Force a fix through unconventional maintenance.
fanfic  Bucky/Steve  Bucky  Steve  novella(15000-50000) 
april 2018 by Presto.Cadenza
Life of the Party [AggressiveWhenStartled]
“You know, kids,” Steve heard from the backyard, “one of the most common threats a superhero has to face is inside an active volcano! We’re going to have to work on your evasion skills, so for the next five minutes, the floor is lava!” This was met by a sudden spike in both volume and pitch from the small children as they scrambled onto every raised surface they could find and immediately launched themselves right back off.

“I’ve never seen actual lava in my entire life,” Steve said, vaguely offended.

“You got a superhero impersonator for The Falcon’s niece’s birthday party,” Sam said, incredulous. “The Falcon, who is an actual superhero.”
fanfic  Avengers  novella(15000-50000)  Bucky/Steve  Bucky  Steve  Sam  Natasha 
february 2018 by Presto.Cadenza
The Roommate [Niitza]
In which Steven G. Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, gets a roommate. Who rapidly turns into his "roommate"—in the euphemistic sense of the word.

It takes SHIELD and the rest of the Avengers an absurd amount of time to notice.
fanfic  Avengers  Steve  Bucky  Bucky/Steve  team  *good  novella(15000-50000) 
february 2018 by Presto.Cadenza
Paradigm Shift [MissBegottenLit (SoulTinkerer)]
After the revelations and epic beatdown in Siberia, Tony is left with unlimited access to all the files and data stored in the bunker. He expects to find evidence of the Winter Soldier’s past crimes, but he finds so much more.

OR--Tony goes looking for evidence he can use to crucify the Winter Soldier and instead finds Hydra trash.
fanfic  Avengers  gen  Tony  Bucky  various  novella(15000-50000) 
february 2018 by Presto.Cadenza
Save a Horse, Ride a Captain [galwednesday]
Bucky tapped him on the shoulder, swaying back and forth a little as he waited for the man to turn around. “Hello,” he said, and then promptly forgot what else he was going to say, because this guy was fucking beautiful. “Wow. Good face.”

Two of the guy’s friends, a man wearing a suit that fit so well it had to be bespoke and a man with a cute little gap between his front teeth, started cracking up. The petite redhead sitting next to them cocked her head to the side and pulled her phone out of her handbag. Beautiful Face just looked kind of pained, so Bucky redirected. He was a gentleman. He could take a hint. No hitting on beautiful guys who were uncomfortable with that sort of thing, no matter how lickable their jawlines were.

“Hello,” he repeated, doing his best to mind his manners. “I’m very sorry to bother you. Can I have a piggy-back ride?”
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Bucky  Steve  various  ficlet(500-5000)  *better 
january 2018 by Presto.Cadenza
Liminal Spaces [layersofsilence]
A prolific assassin whose career spanned decades, however brainwashed, was always going to cause controversy when it came time for him to try and enter the afterlife. So, a compromise: he is asked to operate a liminal space, to help lost souls to find the crossing-place. No going out and gathering souls, no keeping souls, and no kicking souls out.

It might be lonely work, but James is fine. James is fine, and then Steve Rogers, all blue-eyed sparking passion, marches into his liminal space.
fanfic  Bucky/Steve  Avengers  Bucky  Steve  Maria  *better  short_story(5000-15000) 
january 2018 by Presto.Cadenza
Get Scrooged [leveragehunters (Monkeygreen)]
You'll be haunted by three spirits. The first is gonna come tomorrow when the bell tolls one. That's in the morning. The second's gonna come the next day at the same time, and the third, same again.

Bucky was keeping his head down in his tiny apartment in Bucharest, because that's what you did when you were a former brainwashed assassin and never knew who might be coming after you. You kept your head down, you didn't draw attention, and you tried real hard not to think about what you'd done, all while trying to piece together your fractured memory.

But it doesn't matter how down you keep your head—once the Bureau of Christmas Spirit has you in its sights, you're getting a visit from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. No appeal, no review, and you can't lock the doors and pretend you're not home.

Luckily for Bucky his Ghosts have their own agenda, but whatever happens...someone's getting Scrooged.
novella(15000-50000)  fanfic  Avengers  Bucky  Steve  Peggy  Bucky/Steve  *better 
december 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
Closed Book [AggressiveWhenStartled]
Bucky woke up with a headache, a mouth that tasted like something had died in it, and hands-down, swear-to-god, the most beautiful man he had ever seen asleep in his lap.

Bucky was also, he realized after a moment, strapped down to a hospital bed with about six different monitors making unsynced, equally piercing, beeps. Beyond that he couldn’t quite see—there was a hideous floral curtain pulled around the bed, and while he could just make out figures moving in the room beyond it, the pattern made his head pound even worse the longer he looked at it.

So. That was concerning.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Bucky  Steve  Tony  Natasha  novella(15000-50000) 
october 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
Attached [orbingarrow]
Bucky is an engineer at Stark Industries, who comes up with a really good idea and when Tony sees it, he handles it about as well as a sleep-deprived, ultra-inspired, recently-jilted genius can. (The fic where they fall in love with each other's math skills first.)
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky  Tony  Tony/Bucky  ficlet(500-5000)  *best 
october 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
Four Strings and Second Chances [Vashoth]
It was reluctance to let one of his finest inventions ever out of his grasp that made him take a couple days over a week to send the arm to Pepper’s office. But all things considered, Tony figured that sending finest prosthetic that had ever come into existence--literally grasping an olive branch--was one of the classiest gifts he’d ever given. He’d included a note and everything.

‘Barnes,

Can help with installation. Or not. Up to you.

--Stark'
fanfic  Avengers  Tony  Bucky  Steve  Tony/Bucky  *better  novella(15000-50000) 
september 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
The Evidence [StrivingArtist]
Didn’t notice. Right. Sure. Two brilliant minds, two super spies, and a god didn’t notice when the chattiest man they knew stopped making sound. They just seemed happier than before. Brighter and more cheerful than before. They just seemed like they were more comfortable with him around when he was stone silent.
fanfic  Avengers  gen  Tony  Bucky  team  *best  novella(15000-50000) 
september 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
Silhouette [mariana_oconnor]
After a mission in Mexico goes wrong, SHIELD Agents Barnes and Rogers are given the job of hunting down the notorious Hawkeye and the Black Widow, the only problem being: no one even knows what they look like.

On the other side of the law, Clint's enjoying messing with their new SHIELD shadows, especially seeing how close he can get to Agent Barnes without him realising, but he makes the mistake of getting attached, and that makes everything more complicated.
fanfic  Avengers  Clint/Bucky  Bucky  Steve  Clint  Natasha  *best  epic(100000+) 
september 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
i was found and now i don't roam these streets [hipsterchrist]
They’ve decided to start producing Bucky Bears again, now that he’s all shiny and redeemed and fighting for good on this big Avengers misfits team. "He has a little shiny gray arm," Bucky says, wiggling the stuffed arm in question, one of the tweaks made in the new model. It takes Steve a second to realize that Bucky’s got a small smile on his face, actually looks a little bit proud around the eyes.

Or, Bucky relearns himself and how to be on a team, the rest of the Avengers try to get answers, and everyone watches too much Criminal Minds.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Bucky  Steve  team  novella(15000-50000)  *better 
august 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
Misremembered [Arboreal]
When Loki smirked at Rogers in the middle of a battle and told him he would give Rogers what he wanted most in the world, the mind of his old friend back, Tony had a very bad feeling.
fanfic  Avengers  Tony/Bucky  Tony  Bucky  team  short_story(5000-15000)  *better 
june 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
The Silver Answer [dirtybinary]
On May 7, 2013, the sixty-eighth anniversary of Steve Rogers’s death, the war record of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops was declassified. Overnight, their work in World War II became public knowledge: a “Ghost Army” that deceived and terrorised Axis forces with phantom troops, decoy inflatables, spoofed radio signals, professionally recorded sound effects—and the myth of Captain America himself.

Steve Rogers never got the serum. He doesn't have superhuman abilities. What he has is a paintbrush, some stage props, a stomach full of spite, and a Bucky Barnes.

It's enough.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Steve  Bucky  OC  novella(15000-50000)  *good 
may 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
progressively bigger keys [layersofsilence]
“A very little key will open a very heavy door.”
― Charles Dickens, Hunted Down

Steve and Bucky, it appears, have less need for a key and more use for a battering ram in trying to come out of the closet.

(The one where Steve tries to do one thing (one thing!) without causing a national ruckus, but the press are determined to see Bucky as Steve's best friend. And nothing more.)
fanfic  Bucky  Steve  Bucky/Steve  team  *better  short_story(5000-15000) 
may 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
Dishonor On Your Cow series [mandarou]
“I’m gonna need you to calm your ass, Barnes,” Sam said as he went limp again, obstructing Barnes’s struggling under him. “This is so undignified. That is Captain goddamn America.”

“Captain goddamn America!” Barnes repeated, louder. And angrier.

Steve cleared his throat again. “I’ve been looking for you,” he told Barnes.

“I hope you brought lube this time!” Barnes shouted.

[The sequel is the one where they turn into cartoon comics. Because I know that I'm gonna go looking for this one again. And it has an RPF crossover parallel universe too!]
fanfic  Avengers  Steve  Bucky  Bucky/Steve  team  epic(100000+)  *best  RPF 
may 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
declassified transmissions regarding the martian penal colony for superpowered individuals [Dirtybinary]
SR: Eight hours, fifteen minutes after successful landing. You are listening to the mission report of Steven Grant Rogers, Captain of the Melusine 1, pioneer of the Martian Penal Colony, and the, uh, legal guardian of the Winter Soldier.
Also the second man to walk on Mars as of this morning, I guess.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Bucky  Steve  short_story(5000-15000)  *best 
may 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
Dimensional Dominoes [flawedamythyst]
Clint’s shoulders slumped. "Hi, I think I’m from another dimension. Here’s a tip: if the Fantastic Four ever offer you a beer, just say no."

Three different Clints from three different worlds. How hard can it be to get them each back to the right one, whilst also dealing with AIM, Hydra and the Mad Thinker?
fanfic  Avengers  Clint/Bucky  Clint  Bucky  team  novel(50000-100000)  *better 
may 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
On The Other Side of a Downward Spiral [torakowalski]
Bucky Barnes is barely functioning, let alone living, but when the Avengers find an abandoned baby girl, Bucky has to learn to look after himself, and keep the baby out of Hydra's hands. All while trying to work out exactly what kind of relationship he and Steve want from each other.

[originally saved April 2015]
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Bucky  Steve  team  novella(15000-50000) 
april 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
If it brings you home [Kalibear]
After six months of searching for Bucky, Steve asks for help from Tony, Dr Strange, and Reed Richards but the portal that was supposed to send him to a 'where' sends him to a 'when' instead.

Instead of finding the Winter Soldier, Steve finds 19-year-old Bucky.
fanfic  Avengers  Steve  Bucky  Bucky/Steve  Tony  novella(15000-50000) 
april 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
they're gonna send us to prison for jerks [napricot]
“Hey Steve, this is Jack Murphy, our other neighbor. Jack, this is Steve.” Steve looked at Sam a little wildly, expecting to see—he didn’t even know, but some reaction other than Sam’s usual easy friendliness. And there was something there, but it was just the twitch of Sam’s mouth that said he found something hilarious and he was trying not to show it. Was this Sam’s idea of a joke, or a prank? Because this guy—behind the glasses and mustache, Steve could have sworn—well, he looked like Bucky.
fanfic  Avengers  Steve  Sam  Bucky  Bucky/Steve  novella(15000-50000)  *best 
march 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
On a Pale Horse [leveragehunters (Monkeygreen)]
Fast and fierce, the Horse Guard protect the Kingdom and its people, and they welcome anyone into their ranks-noble, commoner, or peasant-so long as they can ride a horse like they were born to it. Guard Barnes—Bucky—has come to the Kingdom's largest horse fair to find a new horse. He's supposed to choose from one of the approved horses; instead he finds himself buying a tall, skinny, angry stallion with the ridiculous name of Steve. Bucky can't leave him behind, but he's nothing like what Bucky's looking for and everything Bucky doesn't want.

But Bucky's more right than even he knows because Steve's not a horse at all. He's a man under a curse, victim of a powerful sorcerer's temper and magic, and he's bound to never, by action or deed, reveal what he truly is.

It's gonna be one hell of a ride.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Steve  Bucky  novella(15000-50000) 
march 2017 by Presto.Cadenza
Playlist [copperbadge]
A lot of songs have been written about Captain America. Sam owns most of them. Steve's relationship with them (Steve's relationship with everything) is complicated.

or

Sam and Steve explore pop culture and pine for each other while trying to rescue Steve's messed-up best friend.
fanfic  Avengers  Steve/Sam  Steve  Sam  Bucky  short_story(5000-15000) 
december 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
eagles [spqr]
Natasha presses her hand over her heart, and – Tony has heard rumors, that her skin is blank, or that she killed her other half, but he doesn’t believe them. “They deserve to know, don’t you think?”

He looks at the sleeping supersoldiers in his hospital room, thinks of going to bed safe and surrounded and waking up when it’s already light out, when the first pot of coffee is already cold, waking up to Steve’s bedhead and the body-warmed metal of Bucky’s prosthetic hand, waking up whole.

“They’ve been together for ninety years, Nat,” he says. “They’re practically married. There’s no room for me.”
fanfic  Avengers  Tony  Steve  Bucky  Tony/Steve/Bucky  short_story(5000-15000)  *good 
november 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
Complications [flawedamythyst]
Clint's got a plan to retire and go find himself a simple life at his family's old farm. Simple is good, right? Easy to remember. Simple is why he doesn't really mind that his soul-print has never activated, because a soulmate could only add another layer of complexity to his life.

And then the Winter Soldier turns up at his archery range on the Avengers base, and simple slips through Clint's fingers.
fanfic  Clint  Bucky  Clint/Bucky  epic(100000+)  *good 
october 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
The Other Man out of Time [sara_holmes]
Also known as Time Travelling Clint Wrecks the Universe.

The Time Stone has a great day screwing around with dinosaurs and the fabric of reality. Pietro ignores Lab Safety Rules, Clint ends up with a doppelganger, Hawkeye Mark II ends up in Normandy, 1944. An average day for an Avenger, really.
fanfic  Avengers  Clint/Bucky  Clint  Bucky  Steve  team  novel(50000-100000)  *best 
october 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
Out of Time [ibroketuesday]
Bucky can't remember anything before Hydra. He doesn't want to know about his life. That's the way it has to be: Bucky Barnes was a monster, and the past is in the past.

Or: in which Steve and Bucky are thrown back to 1937, where they have to figure out how to get home, work together, and, as another time traveler hunts them down, simply stay aliv
fanfic  Avengers  Steve  Bucky  Bucky/Steve  novella(15000-50000)  *better 
september 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
The Fire's Here To Stay (I Am Here To Stay) [IndigoNight]
Clint and Bucky are captured by a faction of HYDRA hoping to regain the Winter Soldier. Things do not go as HYDRA planned. Clint has very little patience for any of it.
fanfic  Avengers  Clint/Bucky  Clint  Bucky  novella(15000-50000)  *good 
september 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
A Match Made in Topeka [galwednesday]
Steve held his breath at the burn of the antiseptic, then relaxed as the pain cleared. One of Sam’s broad hands squeezed the top of Steve’s thigh to press the edges of the cut together.

Sam was beautiful. Steve had noticed that the first time they met; Sam had turned to scowl at the asshole lapping him, and Steve had almost tripped over flat pavement as early morning light hit the side of Sam’s face. Sam was beautiful, had always been beautiful, but in the frantic days of SHIELD’s collapse and the grim months that followed, Steve had somehow forgotten. It had faded into the background, less important than Sam’s matter-of-fact bravery, his steadfast strength.

Now, when Sam was kneeling in front of Steve, his warm palm sliding down Steve’s thigh, his face only two feet away from Steve’s groin, was a spectacularly bad time to remember.

(That time Steve was so bad at confessing his feelings that the Winter Soldier had to come in from the cold to do it for him. In which Steve has the suaveness of a human tire fire, Sam has the patience of a goddamn saint, and Bucky has had it up to here with watching them dance around each other.)
fanfic  Avengers  short_story(5000-15000)  Steve/Sam  Steve  Sam  Bucky  *better 
september 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
Of Catcher and of Caught [icywind]
Clint and Bucky had become pretty good friends since the latter had joined the team – and then The Universe has to go and mess it up by Clint getting turned into a hawk.

With no idea how long it will last, the team makes due as best they can and slowly Clint manages to finds ways to reconnect with everyone – except for Bucky. Making things worse is the startling discovery that Clint's instincts as a hawk, which have no time for the normal hangups of human perception and societal conditioning, mark Bucky as his mate.
fanfic  Avengers  Clint  Bucky  Clint/Bucky  *good  short_story(5000-15000) 
september 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
Every Tree That is Pleasant [spitandvinegar]
“As near as we can figure,” Tony said, “we had two incredibly ridiculous things happen at once. The first was Cap and murderbot activated a device that was sort of the juiced-up remote version of the thing that they used to scramble Barnes' brains back in the day. The second is that Mad Madame Mim here panicked and tried to get the universe to move them out of the room, and instead accidentally sent them to outer space.”

“To another dimension,” said Wanda, as if that was the point that made all the difference.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  team  Bucky  Steve  short_story(5000-15000)  *best 
august 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
Except it Abide in the Vine [spitandvinegar]
Steve is dead. Sam's a wreck. Bucky's barely coping.

Then Bucky shows up.
fanfic  Avengers  Steve/Sam  Bucky/Steve  Bucky/Bucky  Bucky  Steve  Sam  novella(15000-50000) 
august 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
The Avengers Hate Club [notebooksandlaptops]
Bucky Barnes is 99% certain that if he hears one more Avengers song, it could be fatal.

He's also 99% certain that the stranger with the bright smile and blonde hair he met at the cafe walked out of his dreams.

Starting an Avengers hate club with a man who buys you cake to combat your mental break down at hearing a stupid song one too many times seems like a fine idea, what could go wrong? It's not like either of them knows the Avengers....or that either one of them is in the band....right?

Or

The one where Bucky falls hopelessly for Steve and starts an Avengers hate club with the lead singer of the Avengers.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky  Steve  Bucky/Steve  novel(50000-100000) 
august 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
World of Our Making [fmo]
The Winter Soldier isn't Bucky Barnes. But SHIELD needs him to be.
fanfic  Avengers  Steve  Bucky  Natasha  Bucky/Steve  *better  ficlet(500-5000) 
august 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
Forget-Me-Nots (Or How Steve Rogers Learned to Chill) [Plumcot]
Steve Rogers doesn't have time for your fancy relaxation. He doesn't have time for your comfy pillows, or your body wash, or your chamomile tea that tastes like plant matter with a side of "why". Steve Rogers only wants one thing in life; to work until the end of days, because at least then he can say he didn't waste his time on Earth doing nothing.

Bucky Barnes has flowers in his hair and chlorophyll in his skin, and he doesn't have time to be stressed. Why would he, when there's rain to dance in, sun to bask in, and philodendrons to talk to? So he is, understandably, very worried about his (sadly) human neighbor who wouldn't stop and smell the roses if he faceplanted in a flower bed. Obviously something must be done.

Steve isn't all that happy when a green-skinned stranger shows up at his door and tries to give him a plant.
fanfic  Avengers  Steve  Bucky  Bucky/Steve  novella(15000-50000) 
july 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
Colors Faded, Colors Bright [InsaneJuliann]
Prompt: Soulmate AU. Tony starts seeing colors from a very young age, far younger than usual, after having a chance encounter with the Winter Soldier. Once in awhile, his world is plunged back into black and white (or the colors become very faint), always leaving him terrified that the colors won't come back. When he meets Bucky Barnes, he’s been free of losing the colors for seven months. It takes a few more, and a battle that lands Bucky in critical state at the hospital before he realizes that they're soulmates.
fanfic  Avengers  Tony  Bucky  Tony/Bucky  short_story(5000-15000) 
june 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
13 Dogs Is Kind Of A Lot [razboinicul_iernii]
Tony thought he'd been more than generous. He was housing multiple fugitives at any given moment, for free, by the way, ranging from scientific accidents to powerful mutants to unregistered persons of technological origin to the unfortunate but latest addition, ex-brainwashed HYDRA assassins with bionic limbs. Yes, the merry little band of misfits was getting a little bigger every day, just like the laundry list of problems that presented to, well, everyone in the world basically. But he figured here was a better place for them to be, all under one roof, together, rather than there which could be prison, could be a mental institution, could be dead, could be a HYDRA vault. All less desirable places than a comfy cozy facility in upstate New York with a big backyard for the kids to run around in and plenty of toys to break.

That's why he didn't feel like an ass when he drew the line with the dogs.

Or: Bucky has collected thirteen stray dogs and something has to be done before everyone is drowning in poop.
fanfic  Avengers  gen  Bucky  Tony  Steve  ficlet(500-5000)  *good 
may 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
The Age of Pirate Ships [StilesBastille24]
They stop in front of the three to four year olds playroom. A big bullet proof window looks in on the chaos of pre-schoolers. Bucky slants a glare at his friends. What does Bucky care about a bunch of toddlers? He needs to find Steve. He needs to tell Steve off for scaring him like this. He needs to -

“Oh no,” Bucky breathes, gaze suddenly snagging on a horribly familiar head of straw blonde hair.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky  Steve  Bucky/Steve  short_story(5000-15000)  *good 
may 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
Pick Up Your Cross and Follow Me [shadesfalcon]
Post-Winter Soldier Bucky Barnes shows up on Steve’s doorstep and tells him they’re running away together. It’s not as romantic as it sounds. Just a declaration. Bucky has been following Steve for years. Now it's Steve's turn to shut up and do as he's told. Even if Bucky hasn't exactly decided where they're going.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky  Steve  Bucky/Steve  short_story(5000-15000)  *good 
may 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
après nous le déluge [tomorrowsrain]
After us, the deluge.

Steve and Bucky break, mend, and try to find their place in the world without the mantles of Captain America or the Winter Soldier. AU, post Civil War.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Bucky  Steve  short_story(5000-15000) 
may 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
Peaceable Skills [Dira Sudis (dsudis)]
He doesn’t steal, and that means he has to pay. To pay he has to work.
fanfic  Avengers  gen  Bucky  ficlet(500-5000) 
may 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
o holy. [orange_crushed]
“Go away,” Steve says, imperiously, from behind the drape. “This room’s for performers only.”

“Jesus Christ.”

“Him too, sure,” says Steve. “Performers and Jesus Christ only. So get out, Buck.”
fanfic  Avengers  gen  Steve  Bucky  *best  ficlet(500-5000) 
may 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
triggered [bell_yay]
When they wipe you clean, that's all you are: clean. There's nothing, just a fuzz and a confusion that you can't shake, but there's no power over you, no control.

But when you bring a bunch of memories into the blank mind, when you fill it up with emotions that you can't understand any more, that you can't handle

when all you see is the face of a man you can't name, a man who caused you so much pain

when they become the only source of context for your ravaged psyche

the programming kicks in and you're gone, gone, gone.

Ready To Comply
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky  Steve  Bucky/Steve  *better  ficlet(500-5000) 
may 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
a marvelous gift [biblionerd07]
Bucky Barnes has a curse: he has to obey any orders he receives. It gets more complicated when he becomes best friends with Steve Rogers--the prince who will one day be king.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Bucky  Steve  various  EllaEnchanted  *Fusion  *best  novel(50000-100000) 
april 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
Of Many [Asidian]
He tries it the easy way, the first time, like the coward Steve's never believed he is.

It's 1943, and Bucky's still waking clammy with night sweats, phantom restraints pinning him down and Zola's voice in his head. He's still talking big to cover how he jerks away whenever anyone puts a hand on him. He’s pretending he doesn't see the way Steve looks at him, the way they all look at him, like he's in danger of coming apart.

Only this time – this time when they try to give him a discharge, he takes it. He crams what little he owns in his duffel and ships off for the states.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Bucky  Steve  various  short_story(5000-15000) 
april 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
Down Into The Golden Lands [Speranza]
"Did he leave a forwarding address, the emigrating bastard? Steve Rogers, 50 Main Street, Valhalla?"
fanfic  Avengers  Steve  Thor  Bucky  team  Bucky/Steve  short_story(5000-15000) 
april 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
Prisoners of New York [thecommodore_squid]
"Hi," he said, and Steve blinked a few times. Because it was one thing to acknowledge someone on the subway, but it was an entirely different thing to actually speak to someone on the subway. "So, I'm with Humans of New York, and I was wondering if I could use this picture of you for our website."

AKA
Bucky and Steve find each other through Humans of New York.
fanfic  Avengers  Steve  Bucky  Natasha  Bucky/Steve  *better  ficlet(500-5000) 
april 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
The Winter Army [gaudior]
The Winter Soldier's not sure why he's hearing voices in his head. Or why they seem so upset about the target.

He thinks he might be able to use them, though.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Bucky  Steve  Tony  novel(50000-100000) 
april 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
Not The Thing I Was [IamShadow21]
You're the Winter Soldier, and the men who use you fear you almost as much as they covet what you can do for them, given the right perch, the right target, the right gun.

You're the Winter Soldier, but the name sits uneasily on you, like a thorned crown.

You used to be something else, something more.
fanfic  Avengers  gen  Clint  Bucky  ficlet(500-5000)  *better 
march 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
Choice Is Not A Word A Bullet Knows [bomberqueen17]
Steve and Sam return from a futile tour of the globe on the heels of the ghost of the Winter Soldier to find a pile of postcards with the names of confirmed-killed HYDRA agents waiting at Stark Tower: mission reports from the ghost to the only commanding officer he still feels he has.
All of it is set to culminate in New York City... if Bucky can remember what he set up.

With some Clint/Natasha, Bucky/Natasha, Steve/Sam pining, a whole bunch of friendship dynamics, gratuitous pop culture references (Bucky is obsessed with pop music, as a coping strategy), slash, het, and a lot of cussing.

[second fic is currently incomplete. but it has really fabulous body horror and mind control, so read it anyways.]
fanfic  Avengers  epic(100000+)  Bucky  Steve  Sam  team  Bucky/Steve  Bucky/Natasha  Steve/Sam  *better 
february 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
winteriron
prompt: Practical jokes abound. Latest is Jarvis plays theme songs every time one enters the room. James really would like AC/DC's TNT to be his hoping to get Tony to notice him. Instead it's all sappy sweet love or sexy songs. Jarvis playing matchmaker.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky  Tony/Bucky  Tony  JARVIS  ficlet(500-5000)  *better 
february 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
Ain't No Grave (Can Keep My Body Down) [spitandvinegar]
It's six in the morning, and Steve is heading out on a run when he nearly trips over a bouquet of sunflowers on the front steps of his brownstone.

For a second paranoia takes over, and he kicks the flowers a little, waiting for them to explode. They don't. They also came with a card, which he picks up. The front of the card has a tasteful picture of the Brooklyn bridge at sunset. It's very nice and sedate, like the kind of card you would buy to give to your boss. On the inside someone has written a short message in big, shaky block letters.

I AM SORRY FOR SHOOTING YOU.

Steve sits down hard on the steps.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky  Steve  OCs  Bucky/Steve  Sam  team  epic(100000+)  *better 
january 2016 by Presto.Cadenza
I'll Be Your Bodyguard (If You'll Be My Security Blanket) [NarutoRox]
When one of Loki's pranks gone wrong leaves the team with a young Winter Soldier in their care, they know they're going to have their hands full. Especially since this newer, tinier version of Bucky seems to have a bodyguard complex - and a particular attachment to Tony.
fanfic  Avengers  ficlet(500-5000)  Tony  Bucky  Tony/Bucky  *good 
december 2015 by Presto.Cadenza
Cinnamon and Thread [daphnomancy]
[read the version on your computer to avoid a squick!]
“It hurts most the first time, but you get used to it,” Bucky whispered. Steve jerked at the sound; it was Brooklyn, it was 1939, it was Bucky. “Bucky!” he tried to scream through the gag, fresh tears coming down his face. “You’re strong though. You’ll make a good asset. I’ll show you.”
“He’s secure,” Bucky said, voice toneless and mechanic once more
The chair lowered and Steve was screaming through the gag, still thrashing against the restraints even harder. Something lowered over his head and pressed against his face. He could not even jerk his face away, he was held too tightly. He met Bucky’s eyes; desperate, terrified as he tried to tell Bucky everything, tried to convince Bucky to stop this through eye contact alone.
The machine revved up under the chair. Bucky smiled down at him. Then all Steve knew was pain before darkness finally took hold of him. The last thing he saw was Bucky smiling. He looked the same.
fanfic  Avengers  Steve  Bucky  Bucky/Steve  *best  novel(50000-100000) 
november 2015 by Presto.Cadenza
What do you mean we Left Clint on Mars? [sara_holmes]
“What do you mean we left Clint on Mars?”

Cap’s incredulous voice cuts through the stunned silence of the cockpit, loud and shocked. He’s standing there with his cowl in hand, gaping at the holo-screen at the front of the jet. Next to him, Tony is standing with his hands on his head, mouth hanging open in a similar fashion. Over on the other side of the cockpit is Jane, who has both palms clapped across her mouth like she’s trying to hold back hysterical giggles.

For his part, Bucky is just staring at the screen like he can’t quite believe what’s going on.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky  Clint  Clint/Bucky  novella(15000-50000)  team  *best 
october 2015 by Presto.Cadenza
20th Century Limited [Speranza]
"Where am I? Where is this?" and he was in Brooklyn, he was on a beach, the train was shaking around him. He was in the plane, ice splintering up onto the windshield. He was in a tank, tubes trailing from his face, from his groin. Christ, he was cold. There was still ice on his fingers. He was in the Grand Canyon. He was in Times Square. This couldn't be Times Square. Where the hell was this? "Tell me! Where am I, who are you, where's—" —Bucky?
fanfic  Avengers  Steve  Bucky  Bucky/Steve  *best  novel(50000-100000) 
september 2015 by Presto.Cadenza
Could Never Prepare You [Dira Sudis (dsudis)]
Bucky never expected to have to explain his own rapes to Teddy before he had a chance to tell him anything about normal sex, but here they are.

[now part of a series]
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve/Sam  Bucky  OC  Steve  Sam  short_story(5000-15000)  *better 
august 2015 by Presto.Cadenza
The Apple Kerfuffle [keire_ke]
Steve always takes a bite of Bucky's apples. It's a source of much puzzlement and many questions among the denizens of the Avenger's Tower, but of course asking why that is the case would violate Sam Wilson's patented manual, whose main points were detailed in the infamous Super Soldier Therapy for Dummies PowerPoint presentation. When it becomes apparent the habit dates back to the times only Steve's memory can recall with any measure of reliability, the race to cajole the truth out is on.

Whether the story will be believed, is another matter entirely.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Bucky  Steve  team  *best  novella(15000-50000) 
june 2015 by Presto.Cadenza
Ipseity [SkyisGray]
Even the strongest personalities, when subjected to great physical, emotional, and sexual abuses, can splinter, or dissociate.

Bucky Barnes lives a nightmare after falling from a train and being recovered by Hydra. His mind deals with the trauma by splintering into the soldier, the prisoner, the patriot, and the assassin.

Years later, they team up to save Steve Rogers.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky  Bucky/Steve  Steve  various  epic(100000+)  *best 
may 2015 by Presto.Cadenza
Elegance and Taste [Fyre]
When a threat is made against the Captain America Pageant, Agent Steve Rogers is dispatched by the FBI to go undercover to see if he can find out who might be behind the threats. The only trouble is that Steve Rogers has never been any good at undercover.
fanfic  Avengers  Miss_Congeniality  Steve  Bucky  various  Bucky/Steve  *best  *Fusion  novella(15000-50000) 
april 2015 by Presto.Cadenza
Steve Rogers' Dad Face and Other Common Hazards [AggressiveWhenStartled]
Today, Peter was honest-to-god going to see Captain America himself up close, in person, and not from a rooftop or tiny crevice like a creepy stalker fanboy.

Even better, he was going to watch Steve Rogers make history by soldiering his beleaguered way through the most intensely awkward and honestly ridiculous press conference in the history of ever-- jaw thrust out and spine ramrod straight. Trying hard to be polite and respectful in the face of adversity.

While a bunch of assholes with cameras and microphones shouted at him about Iron Man’s adolescent dick.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve  Peter  Bucky  Steve  ficlet(500-5000)  *best 
april 2015 by Presto.Cadenza
Redshift [Kryptaria, rayvanfox]
For seventy years, the Winter Soldier has been a legend, a ghost whose identity was hidden from friends and foes alike. After the firefight on the bridge, Steve thinks he recognizes his friend.

He's wrong.

Redshift: A shift toward the red end of the spectrum; longer wavelengths of light emitted by an object that is moving away from the viewer.

[werewolf Bucky and Steve]
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky/Steve/Sam  Steve  Bucky  Sam  various  epic(100000+) 
march 2015 by Presto.Cadenza
your blue-eyed boys [Feather (lalaietha)]
Steve has no plan. Not because he hadn't tried to make one. He'd tried to make lots of plans. Plan, adapt, plan again, tried to think of every contingency.

And then he'd thrown them away, because there wasn't much point. What could you plan for? He couldn't guess the possible contingencies, the situations, the potentials. And he sure as sure hadn't figured on what's happened now, on coming back to his place and finding Bucky here. He hadn't even hoped for that.

He hadn't realized he could.

[also lots of related short fic: http://archiveofourown.org/series/132585]
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky  Steve  Bucky/Steve  Tony  Betty  epic(100000+) 
march 2015 by Presto.Cadenza
lilies with full hands [refusals]
His body is not his own.

This may not be the first thing they teach him, but it is the first thing he learns.
fanfic  Avengers  Bucky  Steve  Bucky/Steve  epic(100000+)  *better 
march 2015 by Presto.Cadenza
this time is difficult [radialarch]
Steve goes back in time to save Bucky. But time is a complicated thing.
fanfic  Avengers  Steve  Bucky  Bucky/Steve  short_story(5000-15000) 
march 2015 by Presto.Cadenza
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