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starlight. ([personal profile] ofstarlight) wrote in [community profile] stardustly2017-05-06 11:32 pm
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stevegrogers: (reflective)

@matt & bucky.

[personal profile] stevegrogers 2017-06-14 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
Prior to the war, Steve's life consisted mostly of just Bucky but he never felt as if he missed out on anything or longed for more. Bucky made sure they had what they absolutely needed and more than that, Steve felt so cared for. They took on the world together and Steve always believed they would win. For awhile they did until one moment changed everything. Losing Bucky tore apart his entire existence and crashing the plane nearly felt like a release. For seventy or so years, it just so happened to be. Waking up in the new time period, however, unsettled him but eventually there were so many others in his life, something he didn't always know what to do with. It overwhelmed him but encountering Matt Murdock one fateful day clicked some things into place.

He belonged again. He made sense again and what more could he ask for? They didn't really make sense but somehow they did because of how different they were. Little did Steve know they actually had quite a bit in common with their 'hobbies'.

What more could he ask for?

Apparently, the last missing piece of the puzzle. Bucky returning. He survived and the tangibility of him once again changed everything and yet it couldn't. He loved Bucky, yes, but he also loved Matt. It made things murky and he knew he owed Matt an explanation and hopefully to work things out. Without Matt, he wouldn't have survived in the new time period and he couldn't just close the door on it. At the same time, he couldn't ignore Bucky being back and remembering their life together.

"Hey Matty," Steve greeted as he walked into their apartment, a rather new development and one which oddly took a lot of convincing. Did he snore in his sleep or something? "I got us dinner." He dropped the take out bags on the counter, gripping loosely on the edging. "We should - probably - talk about -" He let out a sigh. "I wanted to before but I know you've been really busy with that case of yours. A lot of late nights huh?" Again, little did Steve know. "Bucky - he - you mean so much to me, Matt. Our life together is so important to me but I can't lie about Bucky not meaning anything. Before this - before I ended up here, Bucky was my life. Both of you mean so much to me and I don't really know what to do with it - about it. I don't want to hurt either of you."
takesabeating: (pic#11420626)

[personal profile] takesabeating 2017-06-14 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
Some days, Matt wonders if he took too hard a blow to the head and is really in a coma having the most incredible dream. His life took such an unexpected turn when Steve Rogers walked into it, and despite the added complications, things are good. Better than he deserves. And he knows he should just tell Steve his secret, that he's only making things inevitably worse by drawing it out, but every time he considers doing it, he chickens out. What if Steve gets angry, or maybe even worse, tries to put an end to his work as Daredevil? It's not a risk he's ready to take.

Besides, lately he's had a bigger issue on his mind. Bucky's return. The minute he heard that the man who was the Winter Soldier had been brought into the fold, he knew everything was heading toward this conversation. After all, Bucky and Steve have history, and it's obvious every single time Steve mentions his oldest friend that it's the kind of history that you don't just move on from.

"Yeah. It's a big case." That particular lie probably won't make much difference now, will it? Breathing slowly through his nose, Matt fixes a quiet smile on his face and walks over to stand next to the other man. "It's okay, Steve. I understand. More than anything in the world, I want you to be happy."
stevegrogers: (wistful)

[personal profile] stevegrogers 2017-06-14 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Complication filtered through all aspects of his life but he needed to at least ease and clear up one part. The romantic part meant so much to him and acted like something of a safe haven against everything else. There were a lot of transitions taking place but the Avengers could handle it. They always handled it. At least, the big bads of the world were currently quiet and it allowed him to have a moment to breathe and think. To consider what needed to be done.

Reaching out for Matt, he cupped his cheek for a moment. "I want you to be happy too, Matty. That means a lot to me." He looked down, trying to gather his thoughts. "Buck, he - needs me. He was always there for me when we were growing up and I can't just -" Shaking his head, he shifted to be able to unload the bags of food. It gave him something to do with his hands and nervous energy.

"I care about you both. Both of you -" He broke off with a deep sigh. "I wish we could - I don't know - all be together. Do people even do that?" If Bucky and Matt even got along but shouldn't they? Steve did and they both cared about him. It might not work out that way, though. Tony probably would have been proud Steve even considered it a possibility. It sounded like something the man would indulge in. "But like - a committed thing? Not just -" A sex thing or something else equally as depraved.
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[personal profile] takesabeating 2017-06-14 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
It's so hard for Matt to maintain his composure with that warm hand on his cheek, and he has to be grateful that the other man doesn't share his gift for interpreting heartbeats, because his has been erratic since Steve walked in the door. His courtroom experience has never served him better than right now.

"I am happy, I hope you know that. Happier than I've been in a long time." And even if things were to end right now, his life would still be better for the time that Steve has been in it.

Moving back so he's out of the way while the food is unpacked, he listens to Steve's breathing as much as to his words. There's so much worry there, and maybe Matt shouldn't feel as jealously pleased at that fact, but he can't help it. He loves this man, and he wants to be able to believe that wouldn't be easy for Steve to let him go.

"Together?" To be honest, that isn't a proposal he ever expected, although it does make sense in a way. It certainly would be the easiest solution for Steve, if he truly was struggling to choose between them. And just the fact that he is struggling makes the decision an easy one for Matt. "There are a lot of different types of relationships. It's pretty rare, I think, but a committed threesome isn't unheard of. Is that what you want?"

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icycold: (50)

Side Conversation with Bucky and Matt

[personal profile] icycold 2017-06-14 02:14 pm (UTC)(link)
By the time Steve was able to catch Bucky and bring him back to the Avengers, he felt the weight of his crimes over the past decades bear down on his shoulders. To top that off, his memory was hazy at best. He did eventually remember Steve, some of their time together growing up, and the love they felt for one another.

The fact that Steve still wanted him despite the monster he'd become left Bucky humbled beyond belief. There was one issue, however; he'd fallen in love with someone else in the meanwhile. He was a blind lawyer named Matt Murdock, and one sight of his handsome face and how well put-together he was in that suit made Bucky feel a degree of jealousy.

Not that he had any right to feel jealous. It had been so many decades... and he'd done so many awful crimes. The fact that Steve and the others are even willing to give him a chance is more than he ever deserved.

And now he had the opportunity to speak with Matt while Steve 'casually' went to the tower for a sudden meeting.

Bucky sat on one of the couches in the otherwise empty office. He felt a bit nervous, but also glad that Matt, in his well-tended attire, with his done hair and beard, couldn't see Bucky's lack of shaving, long hair and casual attire. Most of all, he was glad that Matt couldn't see his metal arm, covered by his long-sleeved shirt as it was.

"Uh. So. You and Steve."
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[personal profile] takesabeating 2017-06-14 02:34 pm (UTC)(link)
The minute he realized he and Bucky were going to be alone, Matt knew what they'd be talking about. It's only natural, after all. If their positions were reversed, Matt would want to know everything he could. Hell, he wants that now, although he has an advantage: a great deal of James Barnes' history is public knowledge, and what isn't still filters to him through Steve.

None of that makes it any easier to fill the awkward silence that follows those few simple words.

"Yeah." He licks at his lower lip, fidgeting a little with his cane between his hands. Although this isn't the first time the two men have met, it is the first time they've really had the opportunity for a private conversation. "I get that reaction a lot. Guess I'm, uh, not what most people would expect someone like him to be with."
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[personal profile] icycold 2017-06-14 02:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Bucky's eyes raise at the comment, not at all what he expects. Is it because of his blindness? That seems... petty. It must be because he doesn't participate with the Avengers or other spy organizations. If he'd been asked from the start, knowing nothing else, Bucky might have assumed that Steve was involved with Thor or Black Widow.

But Matt is very attractive, has an impressive profession, and knows how to keep himself nice and together. Bucky doesn't think he can really manage any of those things right now.

"Don't be ridiculous," he starts to wave a hand dismissively, then remembers not to. "Steve's a person too. A great person, but he's allowed to like whoever he likes."

Finding out the two have moved in together makes everything all the worse. Bucky hates this jealousy, hates the way it makes him hate Matt despite his own words.
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[personal profile] takesabeating 2017-06-14 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
In return, Matt raises his eyebrows at the response. Honestly, he'd expected the third degree rather than immediate acceptance, and it makes reevaluate his ideas about Bucky.

The hint of scolding, however -- even if it was directed at the world in general and not directly at Matt -- relieves some of his hesitance, and he sits back with a soft chuckle. "He is a great person, and I completely agree. But I also know how lucky I am."

Immediately he sobers, brow furrowing as he thinks about how Bucky probably feels exactly the opposite. And now here's Matt, bragging about how he's essentially usurped the other man's position, and only because a fluke of history separated the two friends. He feels certain that if Steve had known Bucky was still alive, he'd never have given Matt a second look.

"Look, I know how awkward this is. Trust me, I argue for a living and I'm not sure what to say right now. But I do want you to know that the last thing I would ever do is try to come between the two of you in any way."

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side convo ii. @bucky and steve.

[personal profile] stevegrogers 2017-06-15 07:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Shifting his weight between his feet back and forth a few times, Steve looked up the moment he heard Bucky approach. A smile lit up his face despite the slight reservations he felt churning around inside of him. He couldn't predict how Bucky would react and it worried him. What if it upset Bucky? Letting out a breath, he gestured forward for Bucky to take a seat on the couch beside him.

"Hey Buck. How was your day? Good session?" The doctors and therapists seemed really hopeful lately and it made Steve feel a teeny bit better. It wouldn't give Bucky back the life he lost but at least he would be able to form something new for himself.

There were so many things he wanted to say but didn't really know how to put everything into words. "There's something about Matt I wanted to talk to you about. I mean it's about both of you. Kind of about all three of us." Way to make sense, Rogers.
icycold: (37)

[personal profile] icycold 2017-06-15 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Ever since Steve found him and brought him back to the Avengers Tower, most of Bucky's life consisted of seeing various doctors to try and treat his mind, undo his conditioning, and work on his PTSD. None of it was easy and none of it was fun, but he went through it, mostly for Steve. As time went on, however, he began to do it for himself as well.

Bucky wanted to get better rather than running away from what he'd done, even if that meant a massive trial to come in the future. He wanted to live as independently as possible, and once Matt Murdock took on his case, he was able to gain enough cash to move into Steve's old place and start to live by himself.

That wasn't easy either as he wasn't used to independence. It took a lot to take care of himself, and the nightmares... they were ever present. Luckily he had Steve around to help him, and a few of the Avengers, such as Sam, became his friends. That was more than he could remember having before.

"Yeah, good day. I should be able to stay in the apartment for now."

The doctors were feeling increasingly optimistic about him, which helped his odds about being able to remain living alone. Therefore, Bucky was feeling more satisfied than usual when he saw Steve, offering a smile of his own. That was, until he mentioned Matt. Matt and him? All three of them? What?

"I think you'll have to be a bit more specific, Steve."
stevegrogers: (thinking)

[personal profile] stevegrogers 2017-06-16 09:04 pm (UTC)(link)
The recovery took time and Steve knew there would be plenty of good days and bad days but he always longed for the former and downright dreaded the latter. He knew to expect them, though, and as long as Bucky remembered him at all, he felt he could withstand anything else. No matter what happened now, they had each other, which made the need for a resolution on their situations more important. His bond with Bucky would never end but he couldn't turn away from Matt either.

Brightening up considerably at Bucky's words, Steve nodded his head. "I'm really glad, Buck," Steve responded, reaching out to squeeze Bucky's hand. "I'm also glad Matt was able to help with all of that. He's such an incredible lawyer." The affection in his tone was evident as anything and not something Steve could really hide. He believed in Matt and his capabilities from the beginning and it pleased him to see others figuring it out too. Even Fury begrudging accepted the man's skills and Matt handled more than a few things for the Avengers.

"I - uh - mean, I care about both of you and I was thinking if we could all try - being together? You and Matt would have to get to know each other and that'll take time. But I can't - I want to be with you Buck. You mean so much to me and always have. Always will. But Matt, I love him too, Bucky. I thought we could - uh - try to be together? The three of us. A courtship? Dating?" Could a person really love two people at the same time? It sure felt like it.
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[personal profile] icycold 2017-06-19 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)

Bucky's face fell at first at the thought of all three of them being together. That meant that Steve didn't care about him enough to want to be with him alone, however... he had met Matt himself and the man was extremely likable and definitely attractive.

He could understand why Steve would have met him while Bucky was still the Winter Soldier and didn't want to leave him.

Beside, he'd made his own vows about now burdening anyone. Maybe if it was the three of them, it wouldn't be so bad. The burden would be spread among them, and no one person would have to deal with him individually.

"I guess... maybe it's not such a bad idea," he replied after thinking it over a bit more.

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Everyone talks

[personal profile] icycold 2017-06-23 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Steve had given him the address where to meet him and Matt after his final session that evening. It was a top apartment in Hell's Kitchen. He took a bus to get there, careful to wear a coat and glove over his metal arm, and then stepped out onto the street in front of the front of the place.

Soon he had taken the elevator to the top and knocked on the door. Matt let him in, leaving all of them in the awkward situation of being together, knowing about the threeway relationship without all have spoken about it.

Bucky kept looking to Steve as if for help. He knew he was supposed to be able to trust Matt just as much, but at the moment it was difficult to imagine; the two barely knew each other. He wanted Steve to start the conversation, or even Matt. Anybody but himself.
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[personal profile] takesabeating 2017-06-23 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Matt isn't exactly comfortable himself, but he knows it has to be even worse for Bucky. Doing his best to be a good host, he offers the man a beer or water from the fridge, and urges everyone to grab a seat in the little living room area. For himself, he sits in one of the armchairs, leaning forward a little with his elbows on his knees.

"I'm going to apologize up front if I come off too much like a lawyer here, but I've been thinking about this. And it seems to me that the best way to avoid any confusion or misunderstandings is for Steve to lay out exactly what he wants. And for Bucky and myself to be honest about what we are or aren't willing to agree to."

It sounds cold and clinical, but this is a situation ripe for disaster. He wants to be sure they all understand each other going in.
stevegrogers: (reflective)

[personal profile] stevegrogers 2017-06-24 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
Nerves rattled Steve as he waited for Bucky to arrive and the conversation to take place. What if it went terribly and he lost everyone in the process? With how much he lost already, he couldn't imagine losing someone else, which probably drove him to be a little selfish. Should he be able to easily choose between them and go about their lives?

He wished things were simpler but they never were for him.

Looking down for a moment once they were all situated, Steve barely refrained from rolling his eyes at 'lawyer Matt' surfacing. It tended to be his default when he felt unsure about something and wanted some semblance of control over matters. In a way, it made him feel a little better, though.

"I've talked to both of you individually about it and I wish I had an easier solution but --" He looked up with a slight grimace playing at his lips. "Both of you mean so much to me and I do think you'll get along if you guys get to know each other. I know a committed threeway relationship is different but - like I said I think we could make it work. We would be able to balance one another out and -" He gave a shake of his head. "I can't lose either one of you and I - really don't want to."
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[personal profile] icycold 2017-06-26 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Bucky found it difficult to talk about this issue at all. It wasn't that he didn't agree to it earlier, or still agree to it now, however... it felt so strange, hearing Steve discuss the benefits of a threeway relationship.

He felt out of his element here. It had been decades since the idea of romance had surfaced, decades in which Bucky spent either frozen, or busy assassinating people. But he was remembering more as time went on, remembering how he cared for Steve specifically. Out of all that, Matt seemed so foreign, such a wild card.

But he had to say something. Everyone was relying on this being a group discussion, not a Steve and Matt discussion.

"I, um," he began, eloquently as expected. "I want to do what Steve wants to do."

And that was all there was to it. If Steve wanted Matt too, then he would have Matt too. Bucky would do anything for him.

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@samantha wilson.

[personal profile] brilliantscientist 2017-06-24 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
[ sliding down until she landed on the ground, Gwen carefully leaned against the nearby brick wall. Samantha Wilson - aka: Captain America - aka b: dreamy as anything. a lady out of time and able to make any man succumb to their knees. basically, a woman after her own heart. she preferred to think of herself as the same but she had an unfair advantage of knocking others off their feet.

hello, web slinging prowess. ]

Well, well, what's Cap doing in my neck of the woods? Anything I can help with? It'll only cost you a pizza.


Two pizzas. I recently raised my rates. Economy, you know. Hitting us all.
samerica: (07)

[personal profile] samerica 2017-06-24 04:12 am (UTC)(link)
You just can't stop those one-liners, can you?

[Even after decades lost in time and space, Sam's voice still carries a touch of a Southern drawl. You can take a girl out of the South, but you can't take the South out of the girl.

(Which might explain why she knows where all the best soul food restaurants in New York are, and why she can make a mean sweet tea.)

Sam pushes her goggles up on her forehead. The shield's slung over her back; whatever she's doing, it hasn't involved any trouble.]

Keeping an eye on things, is all. Making sure there aren't any more giant lizards around.

[Getting out of an apartment that's too damn small when you have to share it with a teenage boy.]
brilliantscientist: (uh what)

[personal profile] brilliantscientist 2017-06-24 09:43 pm (UTC)(link)
And disappoint the admirers? Never. What kinda monster do you think I am, Cap? [ Gwen offered a smile, one of her legs bending at the knee for her to settle it against the wall. She needed to finish her patrol of the city but so far nothing seemed to tug at her to check out. Things were oddly quiet for the most part, which worried her more.

Maybe it'd actually allow her to attend band practice, though, for once.

Lizards. Her chest felt too tightly as so many images assaulted her mind just from the mere word. After a couple of seconds, she pushed it all aside, determined to keep her focus on the present and not on all the things she couldn't change or fix. ]

Nope, nothing slithering happening here. Unless, you count the pizza joint down the street. Got to watch the quick fingers of the owner there. [ She gave a tiny shudder. ]

Where did we land on that pizza?
samerica: (11)

[personal profile] samerica 2017-06-25 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
One with more Twitter followers than me, apparently.

[...not that Sam uses Twitter, but Sam-13 likes to amuse himself by running social media feeds for her. Since it's a relatively harmless hobby, she doesn't see anything wrong with it; better that than a lot of other things he could be doing.]

As long as we go someplace that doesn't have a sketchy owner, sure, I could go for a pizza.

[It'll give her something to do other than her aimless wandering through darker areas of the city, at least.]

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@veronica ; text ; post-s1

[personal profile] hashtagtwinning 2017-07-06 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for everything, I guess.

Take care of the River Vixens and my HBIC shirt. I'm staying with Josie right now.

Everything is fine. :)

[ Okay, Cheryl. Neglect to mention the fact that you burned your house down. That's fine. ]
Edited 2017-07-06 02:53 (UTC)
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[personal profile] wreckshavoc 2017-07-06 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
Lying will not help anything, Cheryl.

You are not fine! You burned down your house!

Are you staying with Josie permanently? If not, you can move in here with me.
hashtagtwinning: (close my eyes)

[personal profile] hashtagtwinning 2017-07-06 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
Reports of my culpability have been greatly exaggerated, Veronica.

At least, Mommy isn't pressing charges.

I'm not sure that would be the best idea, given our parents' history. I appreciate the offer, but really, it's fine. I'm sure you have more pressing concerns with Archibald, anyway. #JusticeForFred

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@starkingenuity | continued.

[personal profile] stevegrogers 2017-07-27 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
[ x ]

While Steve retained the repression from his era, there were a very things he didn't necessarily pick up on. For one thing, he had been practically in love with Bucky, despite how wrong it felt. Not only because of the whole 'best friend' thing but also due to the same sex thing. It went against what they were taught, especially for Steve being Catholic and how strict the notions were within the religion. But they also lived in a district where there were 'areas' devoted to being 'open' and yourself. So, while it surprised Steve to see the progress when he first arrived, it also felt like a relief. It meant the feelings he had inside actually mattered and weren't just wrong and sinful. While he didn't feel the same for Bucky any longer, his eyes still turned towards both men and women. Bisexuality happened to actually be a thing! It made Steve feel apart of something.

With Tony, his brazen ways he spoke of intimacy troubled him far more than the actual acts he described. Okay, no, sometimes those made him wide eye too. The man did not have any sort of discretion and he never knew how to cope with it. In his time, people were more hidden with their exploits and kept things more prim and proper on the outside.

"So, you admit you were actually waiting for me," Steve responded with a smirk, moving towards the bed to sit down on one side of it. He slid off his shoes before settling in. The comfort surrounded him and he let out a tired sigh.

He looked over at Tony with a shake of his head. "Would it even matter?" He shifted until he could pull at Tony to bring him into his arms.
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Re: @starkingenuity | continued.

[personal profile] starkingenuity 2017-07-27 11:23 am (UTC)(link)
[I was hoping you'd reply. I was really digging out thread.]

Though he was no boys out, Tony tried to be prepared for everything. Sometimes he was more capable than others and sometimes he just I flipped his safety nets and free fell into places he really didn't belong. This was probably one of those places, in bed in a foreign country with a former friend and potential enemy. Then again, that was par for the course. At least neither of them had their clothing off, but the moment Steve pulled him back, Tony could no longer claim not to be in a compromising position.

"Easy does it George," he referenced, Steinbeck likely one of those authors that Steve hadn't gotten to because he'd been in school way before the author wrote much less became a mandatory part of American curriculum for fifteen year olds. That powerful arm around him could have been frightening, but Tony didn't take it as that, his breath momentarily held as Stevd pressed firmly against his back. He made a really good big spoon, he thought to himself, the blond's breath stirring wisps of hair around his ears.

He did not speak to having waited for Steve because it didn't matter. They both knew he had waited. And long enough for his tea to get cold. He probably would have waited all day if he had to.

Amber eyes closed. His breathing evened.

"You've done a lot of apologizing and threatening to turn yourself in. But you said you wanted to talk about us." Big us. All capital letters US. "Or is that an after nap time if you're still around and haven't crushed me accidentally in my sleep sort of discussion."