I was thinking about that George Cloony ad and Bucky would fit right in~ *w*
RIGHT?! They could re-do the same concept but with even bigger success. “Bucky Barnes is inside!” //a legion of crying fanboys & girls mobilises within seconds
First fanart I’ve draw in months…
This was vaguely inspired by a prompt in this post about Steve taking care of Bucky and trying to restore him to his old self but apparently that was too cheerful for me so it turned into Bucky angsting in front of a cracked mirror because symbolism.
I wish I had known about this when we had all that fucking snow this winter.
#do you wanna stab a snowman #it doesn’t have to be a snowman
#it doesn’t have to be a snowman
U know when you were a kid and won a game in first place and there was that little bitch who went “first is the worst second is the best” like how the fuck did that even make sense
at least it makes better sense than the Swedish version which starts out the same with “First lost, Second won” and then goes on to “Third lost his/her pants and Fourth disappeared.”
don’t forget the fifth that went to Candyland!! I don’t even..
It starts with macchiatos but it certainly doesn’t end there. Steve’s a bit heartbroken when Bucky seems to be following him less often, not even to collect the coffee cups. It’s not because Bucky doesn’t want to but damn it if he went through all this shit to drink shitty cup o’ joe’s no I am not having it. When Bucky learns that in this day and age you can get all kinds of coffee with all sorts of different, weird names in no less than THREE! DIFFERENT! SIZES! there’s just no going back.
His mission: to visit every Starbucks in New York City. Then other chains and after a while smaller, local cafés and bistros who, he has to admit it, does it better. Sometimes he takes trips outside the five boroughs because he’s heard a vague rumour about this amazing place - and one day he sets off on a two month walking trip to Canada because Tim Hortons, right? Right. Natasha tracks him, convinced that this time he has finally cracked and she can not, even after all she’s seen, believe her eyes when a rugged, bearded and mudcovered Bucky walks into a Tim Hortons and politely orders a caramel latte.
It’s his first step towards rehabilitation and a few hundred styrofoam cups, a unorthodox walkabout to Canada and years later, when he’s closer to being Bucky than he has ever been since 1944 and he moves into his own apartment, Steve splurges and buys him this huge, completely over the top coffee machine. “Gotta put those barista lessons to use, y’know?” he grins with a smile that could go back in time and uninvent cancer, that’s how happy he is. “The man doesn’t need another metallic extension of himself, but whatever you say man,” Sam sighs as he helps Steve carry/balance it up the too narrow staircase to the apartment. He sighs less when Bucky serves him the best damn espresso he’s had in his life.
Bucky is more than pleased with the thing, but he still keeps his low budget Nespresso machine for when he’s feeling more humble. One day, at one of Sam’s meetings, he let’s that slip to a pretty girl and her eyes go wide and BAM, Bucky is in a conference room with a bunch of suit clad executives wondering if he’s ever fancied himself a career in advertising? Bucky scowls and wonders what Hydra would say if they saw him now. Then he realises that whatever Hydra scum is still out there probably will see him and it will scare the shit out of them to see the Winter Soldier selling Nespresso on every TV screen in the country. It’ll probably put them off coffee forever! Bucky thinks, delighted with himself. “All right, I’m in” he says but kind of regrets it a little the following week when it’s time to start filming. I mean, they never mentioned there’d be some other dude in these ads. Who the hell is Matt Damon?
This was one of Steve’s biggest sources of guilt, the fact that out of his whole crew of Howling Commandos were these guys that he convinced to come into battle with him. It’s the one guy that didn’t make it back, and that was the one guy that was always there for him.