Bucky keeps driving, not looking at Steve. “You gonna give me a blue ticket?”
“What?” Steve stops, frozen, and Bucky stops the Jeep and gets out and walks back to him.
“Not like you could think what you saw was anything but what it was. So I wanna know if you’re gonna give me a blue ticket and send me home.”
“You think I’d do that.” Steve can hear the hurt in his voice, and Bucky flinches from it. “You think I’d do that. To you.” He shakes his head. “Looks like neither of us knows each other as well as we thought we did. Go back to base. I’ll be there in a while.”
Steve looks at Bucky and shakes his head. “Go back, Buck. I’m not very good company right now.”
Steve catches Bucky fucking a man. Neither one of them knows how to deal with this fact. The Howlies just want their leading team to make up. – Love the progression here, slow without feeling artificially drawn-out.