Bucky Barnes x Reader
Summary: Bucky’s first interaction with his soulmate doesn’t go as he expected
Warnings: Violence, guns, mind control, hospitals, injuries, flashbacks, mentions of puke/vomit, language.
flashbacks are in italics
Kotzbrocken- pile of puke (or something of that sort)
Everyone is born with freckles covering a patch of skin that indicates where their soulmate will touch them for the first time. For Bucky it was in the middle of his chest. He always figured that he would bump into his soulmate or something of that sense, not them roundhouse kicking him.
Bucky walked into the living room where he saw Steve talking rapidly into his phone.
“How many? What do we need?”
There was murmurs from the other end of the line that Bucky was not able to pick up but he could tell it was a feminine voice. With a nod and a sigh Steve ended the phone call with the mystery woman and turned towards him.
“Suit up and be in the hangar in ten, I’ll fill you in on the way” ordered Steve calmly and walked away briskly but Bucky could see that he was worried.
Footsteps, you could hear footsteps. You were lying on something soft probably a bed, and if the smell gave any indication you were in a hospital or something of that sort. Opening your eyes slowly and letting them adjust to the harsh lights of the Avengers Med Bay you took in your surroundings. Steve sat to your left and Natasha to your right while doctors and nurses went about their business in the background.
“What happened” you asked, your voice gravely and your throat hoarse and dry.
“What do you remember, Sestra?” a term of endearment Natasha used for you when she was worried or serious.
Steve handed you a glass of water which you accepted happily and tried to soothe the roughness in your throat. Bits and pieces came back to you and slowly you pieced everything together.
Gunshots and yells could be heard all around you. The intel had been wrong, this was most certainly not a abandoned HYDRA base, that or whoever gave Tony and Fury the intel had a warped definition of abandonment. Muttering several curses under your breathe you reloaded your gun and advanced down the hallway keeping a lookout for movement. Rounding the corner you saw two guards patrolling the entrance to what seemed like a laboratory. Using quick and lethal moves you detained the both them silently and efficiently. Walking into the room you saw what looked like several medical instruments and a viewing deck. In the corner stood a man, not any man but Him. The man who raised you, if you could even call what he did raising a child. Suddenly you started getting flashbacks of what HYDRA did to you. How they turned you into a machine for their own purposes. How they stripped you completely of your personality and sense of self. How they took away your hope and your loved ones at the age of eight.
“Printessa, how nice of you to join us, we have much to catch up on and discuss.” the asshole said with his thick Eastern European accent.
“I would rather rot in hell and have all my limbs pulled from my sockets then ever have anything to do with you again.” you spat out venomously.
“Ah, ah, ah what have I told you about disrespecting your elders, Liebling? We can either do this the easy way or the hard way.” Herr Wasserschiffer or as you liked to call him, Herr Kotzbrocken said condescendingly.
“Don’t call me Liebling, asswipe.”
“The hard way it is” he said with an evil grin taking over his face.
Raising an eyebrow you looked at him confused, he didn’t have any backup nor any weapons or a way for calling for help. Chuckling quietly he said “Don’t tell me you have forgotten?”
Realization hit you like a ton of bricks and you and you yelled through the comms to warn Natasha about what was about to go down. With a smirk, Herr Wasserschiffer started to recite from perfect memory.
“March, June, Independence”
No, this could not be happening, you could hear Nat’s voice in your ear but it felt like it was a thousand miles away, you were frozen still.
“Tea, Ten, Nightfall”
You sunk to your knees in desperation.
“Submarine, Oval, Quartz.”
With the last word your mind went blank and you felt like you were watching a movie through the main character’s eyes.
“Asset?” questioned the handler.
“Ready to comply.”
With glassed over eyes, you looked at both Steve and Natasha searching for any visible injuries. They could both see your mind racing at a hundred miles per hour and did their best to convince and reassure you that you did them no harm. Still feeling a little skeptical that they hadn’t told you everything you opened your mouth only to get cut off by Doctor Cho before you could get a word out.
“Oh good your awake! How are you feeling? You took quite a hit to the head (Y/N).” Doctor Cho questioned whilst glaring at Steve, who was looking sheepish, with the last sentence.
“Well that certainly explains the headache, how long have I been out? And why does my left foot feel tingly?”
Doctor Cho’s eyes widened slightly and she looked at the resident redhead and blonde. “You haven’t told her?” she enquired?
“Told me what?”
“You have been out for four hours, courtesy of Steve and his patriotic dinner plate and it is six eighteen in the evening.” Natasha replied while dodging the question expertly.
“Sorry (Y/N) but it was the only way” Steve apologised.
You waved him off with a smile and a reassurance that it was alright and he did what he had to and turned back to Natasha trying to figure out what she was hiding.
“I’ll leave you three to it then, (Y/N) take care of yourself and if there are any further issues you know where to find me. Other than that you are all clear.” Doctor Cho said.
“Thanks, Doc” you replied and once she left you turned to Steve using your best puppy eyes on him knowing he couldn’t resist. Eventually his resolve broke and he blurted out what you had been waiting for.
“You met your soulmate!”
That would explain why the bottom of your left foot felt like it had a severe case of pins and needles.
“I did not see that coming.” you murmured, suddenly you looked up with wide eyes and a deer caught in headlights expression on your face. “You’re telling me I met my soulmate when I was under HYDRA’s control?!” you screeched.
Natasha pulled you into a sisterly hug and tried to calm you down from your panicked state.
“Oh my god, what did I do? I probably ruined everything!”
“Hey, it’s okay. He is fine and you are fine. Everything is gonna be fine. He actually wants to meet you! You didn’t ruin anything (Y/N/N).” Steve said while rubbing circles onto the back of your hand.
“He wants to meet me?”
“Mhm, if you are ready we can bring him to you.” Natasha offered.
You nodded vigorously as the shock gave away to excitement. Your soulmate! The person who the universe had intended for you to be with! The one human being who would accept you no matter what!
Steve got up to get your mystery man and Natasha filled you in on the day’s events. Soon enough a large figure stood in the door way unsure how to proceed. Nat walked up to him and whispered what seemed to be a threat, all you could hear was “hurt her and “, and then left the room with one more glance and smile at you.
Mystery man sat down in Steve’s vacant chair and looked at you with longing and something else you couldn’t pin point. During all of this you realised that the mystery man was none other than Bucky Barnes, Steve’s best friend. You faintly recalled Steve mentioning his arrival but you were to be on a mission so you wouldn’t see him up until now.
“Hi” Bucky greeted shyly.
“Hello” you greeted back equally as shy and slightly remorseful of what had gone down earlier. “Sorry about what happened, I really did not mean it.”
Bucky looked at you with a smile, “It’s okay, doll no harm done, just surprised ‘s all.”
With an eager grin you let out a slight giggle. “So soulmates huh?” you said as you shook your head slightly. “In all the ways that could have happened i wasn’t expecting that.”
“You can most certainly say that again!” Bucky laughed.
The two of you spent the next few hours getting to know each other and it felt as if you had found the missing piece to the puzzle of your life. Slowly but surely you found your self falling deeper in love with every word and in that moment you knew that no matter what, as long as you had Bucky, everything would be alright and everything would work out.
(A/N): Small authors note here! This is my first Bucky x reader so please be nice! Feedback and constructive criticism is most certainly welcome!