This? Everything I love and everything that inspires me.
Anonymous asked: Imagine Bucky finding a puppy and being terrified he's gunna hurt it but it licks his face and Bucky realizes he might not be as ruthless as he thinks
It’s a tiny little scrap of a thing, curled up under a dumpster in the alley The Winter Soldier had been trying to get some sleep in. At the sign of a person nearby it had bounded out of its hiding place and gone up to him, skinny little legs trembling with excitement or hunger or cold, he doesn’t know. at first, the unexpected movement has him in red-alert mode, knife in hand and ready to kill, but when he sees the thing jumping around and wiggling, practically trying to climb his pant leg looking for affection, a surge of protective warmth wells up from a place he didn’t know he had in him anymore. he sheathes the knife and cautiously bends down to let it sniff his hand. the puppy jumps into his lap and bashes its face into his nose, licking like crazy, and he gingerly pets it. it whimpers and cuddles and he feeds it half of what he’d scavenged for himself, and when it curls up against the curve of his stomach to sleep, he wonders if this is how James Buchannan Barnes used to feel protecting a skinny, sickly little scrap of a man named steve.