Say Something Chap3Chap 3Say Something Chap3 by DeanWinchester
It takes a lot of coaxing before Bucky agrees to sleep on the couch. Steve quickly gives up on the bedroom, seeing as how he's entirely unable to even coax the other man inside of it, much less into the bed. So he sits on the armrest, having forced his friend to lie down on the couch with a blanket, and idly smoothes down his hair. Just touching, trying to be comforting. Tony and Pepper's quiet background conversation makes it easier for Steve to relax. At least until Pepper decides to go to bed, and Tony saunters over to talk.
"The arm looks damaged," he tells Rogers.
"Look, Stark, I know we invaded your house, and your privacy, and all that, but he's had enough of people treating him like a lab rat or a toy, and if you think--"
"I didn't say I wanted to play with it, I told you it looks damaged. And if there's any nerve hook-up it might be causing him discomfort. That's all. Calm down there, soldier."
Steve tries to remember that he could kill Tony with a backwards flip of his
Say Something Chap2Chapter 2Say Something Chap2 by DeanWinchester
They both leave, Steve reaching back to hold Bucky's hand and bring him forward, glances around before realizing he doesn't know where to go. Frustrated with himself, he glances around, knowing that his hesitation is going to cost him. Bucky starts to tense back up, and there's nothing Steve can do to stop him. "I just don't remember where the bedroom was, I'm sorry," he says. "After you sleep, if you still want, Pepper said she'd cut your hair," he offers. It's not strictly true, Pepper said after a bath, she would cut his hair. But he highly doubts that she'll really mind letting Bucky sleep first.
"No, cut it...cut it first," he says, face tight. "I...I want to look like Bucky."
And that's what does it. Steve can't stop the tears, so he turns his head away. But you are Bucky, he wants to tell him. He's not trying to refit the Winter Soldier into Bucky's image, he's trying to pull Bucky out of the soldier. And he's not sure how. It'll involve therapy, he knows that. But who
Say Something (I'm giving up on you)Like, they’re both in the shower, at Tony’s, of course, because who else has a house that could withstand a nuclear attack? And it’s taken Steve the better part of half an hour to convince Bucky to even come into the bathroom, forget the removal of any of his clothes for washing. He’s promised a thousand times they’re only going to wash them, and that in the meantime Tony is pulling out some sweatpants for them, and a few sweatshirts and t-shirts. They’ll have something warm and soft after. Why is it so horrible to take a shower? And then he realises he really doesn’t want to know why Bucky is afraid of showers and bathtubs, and what sort of horrible things have happened to him involving water. If it’s even about the water, and not the whiteness of the room.Say Something (I'm giving up on you) by DeanWinchester
But what’s even worse is that by the time Steve has figured out how to turn on the water, and get it to a pleasant temperature, he realises the damn shower head is more complica