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he doesn’t give it a second thought because of course it’s steve, it’s always been steve, no one else even crossed his mind. but then, a few months later, after he’s been fighting alongside the avengers (he still doesn’t consider himself one of them, doesn’t think he ever will, really) he gets called in by coulson.
"we need you to list your next of kin, any and all people we should contact if something happens to you. we would have gotten to this sooner but we’ve been a bit busy cleaning up after hydra."
bucky takes a moment to think it over, then nods his head decisively and rattles off his list: “steve rogers, natasha romanoff, sam wilson, clint barton, tony stark, pepper potts, bruce banner, thor odinson, jane foster, darcy lewis, and james rhodes. those are the people that should be notified if anything happens.”
he’s always had steve, but it’s nice to add more people to the list
my neck hurts because i choked back a really loud sob
the contrabass saxophone is such an absurd instrument
talk dirty to me
Have ya’ll seen the double contrabass flute before???
reblogging my own post because what in the fuck
i give you the contrabass tuba. Why is it real. I dont know.
Know what’s even better?
I hope it makes kazoo noises
they don’t hear sam’s knock on the front door because they’re too busy screaming along to ‘sk8r boi’ at the top of their lungs.
steve is singing into a bowl full of pancake batter while bucky has half a pancake shoved in his mouth and is trying (and failing) to air guitar with a small spatula when sam coughs pointedly.
"this isn’t what it looks like," steve gets out after a few moments of stunned almost-silence, sk8r boi continuing to play in the background.
sam grins knowingly. “well, that’s a damn shame, ‘cause i love this song.”
they don’t hear natasha come in through the window twenty minutes later because she’s stealth incarnate (and also because the three of them are in the middle of a rousing rendition of ‘since you’ve been gone’).
she gives them a round of applause when the song ends - sam drops the syrup bottle, bucky chokes on half a pancake (a different half this time; he really loves pancakes), and steve grabs a frying pan to use as a weapon.
she just raises an eyebrow, unimpressed. “you better have ‘toxic’ on that thing.”
OH MY GOD BUT CAN YOU IMAGINE THE AVENGERS PLAYING LASER TAG.
like it starts out as just tony and steve and bucky and then one day natasha and clint appear out of nowhere and are positively ruthless in their victory. and bucky just shakes his head at steve and tony and says, “screw you guys i’m going to team up with the sniper.”
(tony just screams TRAITOR while clint sticks his tongue out at him. what babies.)
but it turns into a massive thing, okay, because natasha and clint and bucky together are lethal, so tony reels pepper in and steve gets sam in, and natasha bribes darcy with delicious cookies and darcy drags thor in (who tony kicks out after he break two guns, so thor helps bruce officiate)
the game moves past the arena into the tower and then into the city. it continues off and on for years, but it all comes to a head just after SHIELD is properly reestablished.
the new shield headquarters are sprawling and it becomes the ideal playing ground. soon every agent is playing on one team or another, and no one objects because it’s good tactical training-
that is, until fury rides through the doors on a motorcycle with two laser guns the size of small cannons to mow down everyone in sight. (bucky, watching everything go down with director coulson in his office, is laughing so hard tears are leaking.)
and that’s the end of that.