STEVE WATCHING THE RETRIEVE THE ARROW SCENE IN MULAN THOUGH
yo but steve having ‘i’ll make a man out of you’ as his workout soundtrack like that is the only song he will run to anymore and then one day when sam’s with him he’ll hear it and be like NO WAY YOU TOO THAT HAS BEEN MY JAM SINCE ‘98
so along with his nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills and computer hacking skills, somewhere along the way bucky also picked up some piano playing skills, right?
only sometimes he can get a little too…angsty about it, so steve decided to learn guitar, thinking maybe if bucky’s got someone to jam with (and to stop him playing “i’ll be seeing you" for the 345654567th time) it’ll keep him from slipping back into that dark headspace
steve’s not that great at hitting all the chords yet, but it seems to be working for them.
"on your left," steve calls as he laps sam once, twice, thrice around the jefferson memorial
"on your left," steve interjects when he sees nat walking towards sam
"on your left," he says weakly when he sees sam sitting to the right of his hospital bed
"on your left," steve laughs when sam can’t find his silverware at the restaurant they go to on their first date
"on your left," steve yells when he sees the terrorists running towards his wingman
"on your left," steve gasps when sam’s desperately rummaging around for the lube on the nightstand
"on your left," sam whispers when he’s finally sliding the ring onto steve’s finger
you know what i keep thinking about, is a fic where bucky was like, fucking somebody else in the 107th, before they got captured, before he knew steve was coming over, because he was lonely and horny and pretty sure he was going to die, and whatever, just, whatever
and that guy died, maybe, or wasn’t in the HC, or just sort of…. vanished, after steve showed up, like everyone more or less did, for bucky
but in the ensuing years either he remained alive, and told people about it, or his journal survived somehow
and so bucky barnes became… kind of an icon, for the queer community? this famous war hero, captain america’s right hand, confirmed as having fucked other men by at least one primary source
and so when bucky is relearning himself, based on like, SHIT OTHER PEOPLE SAY OR HAVE SAID, he has to discover his own sexuality through the lens of having been analyzed as part of queer theory and history classes?
OH MY GODDDDDDD