Home Sweet Home
Pairing: Bucky Barnes x female!reader
Word count: 910 words
Summary: Bucky returns home after a day out with the boys. Means, he wants to cuddle with you. Special guest: Alpine the Cat.
Warnings: none, just pure fluff.
Author’s note: This gif is my new comfort gif because...it’s so pure. The way he reaches out and makes those kinda grabby hands??? So freaking cute!!! Oh, and i’m rewatching Avatar again haha!
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„Secret Tunnel! Secret Tunnel!“
Smiling, (Y/N) hummed the melody of the show as she ran her fingers through Alpine’s fur. The cat lay relaxed on her back and had her gaze also turned to the TV. Her mommy had decided to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender. Again.
Bucky had disappeared from the small apartment a few hours ago, which they shared at the Avengers headquarters. Apparently, he had promised Steve and Sam to watch a baseball game with them. He wasn’t particularly motivated, but in the end, (Y/N) was sure he wouldn’t regret the trip with his friends.
At the same moment, Alpine straightened up and pointed her ears. She heard sounds (Y/N) couldn’t hear yet. That could only mean one thing.
A smile spread across (Y/N)’s lips as Alpine sat up and jumped from her lap. The agent leaned back and looked over the backrest at her cat. Strictly speaking, Bucky’s cat.
“Is Daddy coming home? Can you hear him, sweetie?” (Y/N) watched the cat as she walked slowly up and down in front of the door. She gave a longing meow and built herself up to lightly scratch at the door.
A few seconds later, (Y/N) could hear Bucky’s footsteps approaching as he walked down the hallway to their shared room before he opened the door. Alpine hurriedly jumped back, before she cleaved a way through Bucky’s legs. Purring, she rubbed her head against his leg while some of her hair got stuck on his dark jeans in the progress.
“Hey, Al. Aww, did you miss me?” Bucky squatted down and stroked his cat through her soft white fur. That’s why he chose to name her after the white alpines. A short meow from her confirmed his assumption.
With a smile, he looked up and locked eyes with (Y/N), who was still watching them over the backrest.
“Hey, doll”, he straightened up and made his way up to his girlfriend of three years. Grinning, she reached out to him as he leaned down and gave her a kiss. She briefly ran her hand over his stubbly chin: “Hey, handsome. How was the game? Did you guys have fun?”
Bucky quickly hung his jacket by the door before he dropped on the couch next to (Y/N) and put his arm around (Y/N), who immediately snuggled up to him.
“It was good. The boys play better than they used to, that’s for sure. It’s been ages since I went to a game. It’s a miracle that I still know the rules”, he laughed softly and drove his fingers through her hair absently. She muttered in agreement and glanced at the clock: “Are you hungry or did you eat something on the way?”
“I had a hot dog during the break, but otherwise-. ”
“I’ll warm up the meal that’s left over from yesterday”, she leaped off the couch and slipped over into the small kitchen. (Y/N) insisted to have one when she and Bucky moved into the apartment. Since she was lazy and didn’t want to climb up the five floors for her midnight snack. So, they got a kitchen.
Now Bucky was the one who peeked over the backrest at her: “You don’t have to. I’m not that hungry.”
“But I’m hungry. And if you eat with me, I don’t have to feel bad about myself”, she blew him a kiss and prepared two plates of food, which she then put in the microwave one after the other.
A meow came from the right. Alpine was hungry too.
“I’m so sorry, princess”, (Y/N) held her chest in shock and fetched fresh cat food from the cupboard, which she quickly filled up the empty food bowl with. Satisfied, the cat made her way to the bowl when her mommy stepped aside.
When the microwave was done for the second time, (Y/N) took both plates and brought them over to Bucky, who watched her from the couch. Her boyfriend was already reaching out to her expectantly, but not for the food as it seemed. The moment (Y/N) wanted to give him his plate, Bucky just shook his head and kept his arms up.
(Y/N) chuckled and placed the plates on the small coffee table in front of them. The next moment, she was already sitting on Bucky’s lap, who put his arms around her and pressed a kiss to the tip of her nose.
“Did I already tell you that I love you today?” he wiped a few strands from her face and looked at her face extensively, as if he wanted to prevent himself from ever forgetting what she looked like. How her eyes lit up in candlelight or how she puckered her face, which he found so incredibly cute.
Pondering, she wrapped her arms around his neck and thought aloud, “Right this morning, after we woke up, at breakfast, and when I came out of the shower after training. So, three times, yes.”
“Then I’ll say it again for the fourth time. I-.”
“I love you”, she smiled softly and fondled him at the back of his head. It was unusual for her to run her fingers through the short hairs, but she loved it anyway. Just like him.
Laughing, he poked her in the sides of her waist and nudged her with his nose: “I was just about to say that.”
“I guess I was a little bit faster then.”, (Y/N) winked at him.
And Bucky was totally fine with that.
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