“Because, Bucky! Because—you really wanna know? It’s because we’re fucking. We’re fucking and I can’t fuck you and live with you and hang out with you all the time because then it’s too much like a relationship and I just—I can’t right now, okay? I need a relationship like a need a hole in the head and we’ll just both be miserable.”
Adult, AU, trans!Steve/Jewish!Bucky. In which Steve & Bucky are childhood best-friends-with-benefits – but Bucky would like it to be so much more… Unfortunately, Steve isn’t cooperating. This is emotionally satisfying and sexy as hell – and I love how it deals with Steve’s trans identity (i.e. carefully, without making it an Issue). My only criticism is that Steve’s a bit of an ass to poor Bucky.