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    The realization dawned on him, irritating as fuck. “You’re not here,” Bucky said, stabbing a finger at Steve. “Fuck you, you’re not real.”

    Steve tilted his head and gave him a truculent one-eyed stare. “Well, maybe not. So what?”

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    19 Sep 2022

  2. Rec 99

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    The kid staring at him across the bar is young, Hawaiian shirt and blue board shorts, aviators pinned to a thin white undershirt, the V of his crooked collar showing a light smattering of freckles over sun-kissed clavicles. Probably some navy admiral's rebellious kid looking for a good time. Maverick's gone through his fair share of them way back when. This one is at least a decade too young for Maverick's current tastes. That ridiculous old-school mustache he's got going on does nothing to hide the signs of youth in the rest of his body — smooth supple skin and the effortless muscle that Maverick has to work hard to keep at his age.

    "Like what you see?" Maverick says in way of greeting. It's a lot more straightforward than his usual pickup lines, but he's four drinks in and itching to be bent over some flat surface and fucked hard.

    Something that looks like disbelief flits over the kid's face, then his expression smooths out once more, hardens.

    He opens his mouth and it's a man's voice that says, "Yeah, I do."

    Companion Piece to: This Empty Love
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    07 Sep 2022

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    S.H.I.E.L.D Agent Bucky Barnes is captured on a mission and meets Commander Steve Rogers, the erstwhile Captain America.

    It escalates quickly.

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  4. Rec 83

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    If he were staying on as an instructor, Maverick reflects, Cyclone would probably have to ream him out for employing unnecessary violence, and particularly for ending up in a brawl with civilians. Even if nobody at the unofficial-official Navy bar would side with a bunch of drunken dickheads over their own and report it, the admiral would find out soon enough.

    He still hasn’t actually told anyone that he’s leaving.

    With a trail of wreckage behind him again; Rooster’s bruised jaw, half a dishwasher tray of smashed glasses, one pool cue now in two different places in the bar, some yuppie’s no-longer veneered teeth, and his own crumpled dignity. And two crashed F-18s. Three total damaged planes, to be technical about it.

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    19 Aug 2022

  5. Public Bookmark 45

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    “Sometimes I forget that I wasn't much older than you when I flew my first mission," Mav said. "I got my dress whites and thought I was ready to take on every bandit in the sky, be a big damn hero."

    “And were you? A big hero?”

    Mav startled at Bradley’s question, his voice suddenly much closer than before. He loomed behind Mav’s back, studying the photo over his shoulder. And when the hell did he get so tall? The last time Mav had visited him and Carole in Richmond, Bradley had barely reached his shoulder.

    Mav put the picture back on the shelf and stepped away from the cabinet, throat tight around a familiar knot of guilt.

    “No. I wasn't.”

    Or: Mav and Rooster's relationship over the years, in thirteen snapshots.

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