omg so steve and bucky are super close right? so close that everyone, literally /everyone/ (the media, shield, avengers, /tony/) think that they're dating. tony doesn't cope well.
Steve thinks it’s funny up until he finds out there are legitimate documentaries in which they interview the Howling Commandos, all of whom think Steve and Bucky are in a relationship.
"Son of a bitch," Bucky says from beside him, and throws popcorn at the black-and-white screen. "Dugan, you asshole, I told you that story in confidence.”
"I’m pretty sure they all knew we kissed that one time as teenagers," Steve says, and then pauses to chew popcorn. "Huh."
"Hmm," Bucky says, turning his head but not taking his eyes off the screen.
"Nothing," Steve says. "Just- I thought they knew we weren’t actually in a relationship."
Bucky snorts. “Why, you offended?”
"How dare you think I could be offended by our timeless love,” Steve deadpans, and turns to Bucky, holding out his arms. “Come here, you big lug.”
"Fuck off," Bucky shouts as Steve all but leaps on him, making kissy noises. They’re locked in an epic wrestling match, complete with exaggerated kissy noises that are half-laugh, when they hear Tony say, "Oh."
They both twist awkwardly to see Tony white-knuckling a cup of coffee in one hand and a doorknob in the other, his smile strained. “Sorry,” he says. “I- JARVIS usually tells me if someone’s getting frisky in the room I’m walking into. Sorry,” he says again, and walks out, closing the door a bit too hard.
Steve blinks at the closed door. “Shit,” he says, turning to Bucky with wide eyes. “Bucky, shit.”
"They think we’re together," Steve says. "I always thought they were joking, and we always went along with it, didn’t we?"
"Yes," Bucky says slowly. "Because it’s hilarious, why are you- ohhhh, shit," Bucky says, barking a laugh. "That’s why Stark hasn’t been flirting back! I thought it was because you stink at flirting."
"Shut up," Steve says, sticking him in the ribs with his elbow, and Bucky yelps and the wrestling resumes.
Or, it resumes until Clint walks in, makes a face and says, “Ew, god, not on the couch, c’mon, guys,” and walks back out.
"We should probably tell them we aren’t dating," Bucky says, voice muffled from biting Steve’s shoulder.
They do it at breakfast. Everyone’s eating, and Steve makes sure the whole team is in the room before saying casually, “You all know Bucky and I were never actually together and never will be, right,” at which point Bucky snorts into his cereal and everyone turns to stare at them.
Except for Tony, who hunches further over his coffee.
"Uh," Bruce says, and then coughs. "Steve, you know we’re perfectly fine with-"
"I’m aware, thank you," Steve says. "I’m also aware that Bucky and I have only ever just been friends."
The staring doesn’t stop.
"We’re very close," Steve tries.
"I walked in on you making out yesterday," Clint frowns, and Steve sighs.
"We were wrestling."
"All of the Commandos said you were together!"
"Yeah, well, we were in very close quarters and Bucky and I have been friends forever-"
"Look, we love each other, okay," Bucky cuts them off, raising his hands. "And maybe, maybe we’ve macked on each other a couple of times, but that was out of curiosity, and also, c’mon, we’re both really hot. But we don’t have fuzzy feelings for each other, right, Stevie?”
"Fuzzy friendship feelings," Steve says. "But no romantic feelings."
"You call him Stevie,” Clint points out, and Bucky shrugs.
"Yeah, ‘cause we’re close. Still not dating." Bucky shovels more cereal into his mouth. "Thought we’d tell you guys. For reasons.”
Steve kicks Bucky under the table for adding that last bit, and that turns into a foot-wrestling match that eventually knocks the table over.
Later, when Steve is sitting in Tony’s lab, Tony puts his soldering iron down and says, “It does make more sense, now.”
Steve looks up. “What does?”
"Bucky telling me to ask you out last week," Tony says. "I thought he was making fun of me, which didn’t add up, because Bucky and me stopped being dicks to each other about a year ago. He did a whole speech about how good we’d be together."
"Yeah? You gonna ask me, then?"
"I’m," Tony says, and scrunches up his nose at his own outfit. "I was supposed to do it with a tux on, and probably some flowers, but-Steve, would you like to go to dinner with me sometime?"
"Love to," Steve says. "Is eight tonight good for you?"
"Eight is great," Tony says, and Steve grins before getting out his phone to text Bucky, thanks, jerk.
His phone vibrates seconds later: you’re welcome, punk. i’ll accept tony’s thank you in the form of a new gun.
The thing that sucks about mental illness is that if you aren’t depressed enough, suicidal enough, bad enough, nobody cares. Nobody cares until you reach their standard, and that standard is when your problem is bad enough to effect them
The amount of people who can relate to this makes me equally incredibly sad and immensely angry
Protests aren’t so sexy and revolutionary to white motherfuckers when black people do it for self-defense, huh. I like this selective picking and choosing of what constitutes as the “right” kind of retaliation and what’s “wrong.” Your racism is as obvious as the sun in the sky, you V for Vendetta geekass bitches.
Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.
Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (EDIT: i’ve discovered that the Brown family wishes for any and all photos of Michael lying in the streets to be removed. please respect this and do so)
There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident), that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.
According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.
Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)
The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]
Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.
It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.
And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.