A Mother Always Knows,by readergirl1013
Steve lets out a weak cough and Bucky tucks himself more tightly around his friend, one arm lying protectively over him. Winifred flinches as Bucky whispers, “I love you,” again.
Her son doesn’t sound like he’s speaking to a best friend or even a brother. He sounds like a husband speaking to his wife. But Sarah’s face shows no recognition of such a thing; nor does Father Donovan’s, who says, “They’re just like young David and Jonathan.”
Teen, POV Bucky’s mom. This rings so very true for the times they grew up in, and I love how we get to piece together Bucky and Steve’s love story through the worried eyes of Winifred Barnes. Also manages to paint an interesting picture of the rest of Bucky’s family.