Through Cities And Churches – Speranza – Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: Captain America: Civil War (Movie), Fix-It, More Roman Catholicism, Steve Rogers Is A Lying Liar Who Lies
Summary: A tale of many cities and churches and two boys. Happy 100th Birthday, Bucky Barnes: March 10, 2017.
“I do; I love you,” Steve said, throat tight.
Bucky looked like he couldn’t believe Steve really said it out loud. “I—believe it,” he scraped out, and kissed Steve in the old way, ripe and urgent. Steve closed his eyes and let himself revel in it. Then Bucky moved his mouth to Steve’s ear and whispered, “But if you do, you have to let me go. Draw them away from me, buy me some time,” and Christ, he had to fight the urge to argue, to beg and plead: No, don’t go—I haven’t got anything else; nothing; not a single goddamned thing—but he couldn’t put all that on Bucky, not when he had only just gotten free.
Canon divergence after CA: WS. Steve finds Bucky, but that doesn’t mean everything’s HEA… This is incredible – seriously, I started and couldn’t stop, because this is everything.