We Can't Keep Going On Like This
Rating: Teens and Up Characters: Steve Rogers, James ‘Bucky’ Barnes Pairings: James ‘Bucky’ Barnes/Steve Rogers Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe Warnings: Referenced Sexual Content (But nothing more than that) Major Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Hurt Steve Rogers, Hurt Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers Needs a Hug, Bucky Barnes Needs a Hug, Hospitals, Established Relationship, Quadruple Drabble
Summery: Steve and Bucky have a chat after Bucky is called out on a mission that landed them both in hospital.
For the @stuckybingo’s Flash Bingo prompt “Hurt/Comfort” [Card 2; prompt #1] (Link to Card)
+ Bonus Challenge: Write all five dialogue prompts in a single, coherent conversation.
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"You promised me- You promised," Bucky hears as he wakes up. He opens his eyes to see Steve leaning over his hospital bed, looking beaten and tired.
"Hey, I'm alright," he mumbles.
"Bucky. You promised me that you wouldn't take any more dangerous missions like this. And I had to pull your ass out of the fire!" Steve says, burying his head in his hands. "We can't be fathers if we keep going on like this."
"I have a plan," Bucky tries to assure.
"Is it a good plan?" Steve huffs, dropping his hands to look up at buck with his red-rimmed eyes. "Because- Because if you keep going back on it, it can't be much of a good plan." The man laughs without humour.
"Steve... Hey, we'll work it out," he says. "I promise."
"Like the last time you promised?" Steve says, looking away.
Bucky's heart pangs in his chest, hurting for the both of them. They both wanted to be fathers so bad. But if that's to happen, Steve was right, they had to settle down. They couldn't keep going on like this.
"We'll get there, Stevie."
Steve lets out a tired sigh, his eyes downcast.
Bucky takes Steve's hand in his own, pulling it to his lips, kissing each of his bruised knuckles.
After a while, Steve attempts to pull his hand back, but Bucky doesn't let him.
"Very cute, now give that back," Steve says, the corners of his mouth curling up into a small smile.
"That?" Bucky laughs.
"My hand," Steve grumbles, pulling away. "You know what I meant."
"No," Bucky says, tugging at Steve's hand. "C'mere," he says, attempting to pull Steve over onto the hospital bed.
Steve shakes his head, "No, you're... I don't want to jostle your injuries.
"You won't," he says, tugging Steve towards him again. This time Steve allows himself to be pulled onto the bed. "Fine. If only to stop you moving around so much."
"Whatever you want to tell yourself," Bucky says, grinning as Steve curls up against his chest.
"Tell me a story," Steve says, once he's settled. "From when you were growing up."
Bucky flashes Steve a smirk, slipping his hand under Steve's shirt. "or a can tell you about all the ways I want to fu-"
"Maybe this will keep that big mouth of yours shut," Steve says, pressing his lips to Bucky's, silencing him.