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06 July 2015 @ 11:40 am
Marvel, 5 recs, Natasha/Bucky  
Fandom: Marvel
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/James “Bucky” Barnes
Title: Hello Night
Author: red_b_rackham
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3803686
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Word Count/WIP?: 1944 (complete)
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: I’m biased because this story was literally written *for* me, but whatever, it’s an excellent little story that toys in interesting ways with universe alterations and alter-ego musical chairs, and the shippy content is a great balance of incidental and essential.

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Fandom: Marvel
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/James “Bucky” Barnes
Title: Mission Gone Wrong
Author: sevensneakyfoxes
Link: http://sevensneakyfoxes.tumblr.com/post/114015583934/buckynat-prompt-mission-gone-wrong-or-their
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 738 (complete)
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: Short though this ficlet is, it packs a heck of a punch. It’s emotional and sexual and utterly, hauntingly feasible.

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Fandom: Marvel
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/James “Bucky” Barnes
Title: Bittersweet
Author: letthesongtakeflight
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3498719
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 5,003 (complete)
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: Quiet and blunt by turns, this story shows Natasha as she should be written when there’s a love interest in the picture—deeply feeling but always careful, and taking care of herself first while wondering what else is out there.

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Fandom: Marvel
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/James “Bucky” Barnes
Title: tabula rasa
Author: dance_at_bougival
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1478791
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 10,390 (complete)
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: Bleak and disjointed, just like its subject’s mind, this fic pulls no punches in its exploration of Bucky’s years of brainwashing and torture, nor the glimmer of hope for his recovery. His connection to Natasha is woven throughout his history, and it’s just as fraught and important for him as it should be.

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Fandom: Marvel
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/James “Bucky” Barnes
Title: Ricochet
Author: lanyon
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/422548
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 3,068 (complete)
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: This is a neat fic in that Natasha and Bucky’s burgeoning relationship is quite present and meaningful for both…but the story is really about Steve and his struggle to balance his new, modern life with the reappearance of his old, unremembering friend. (It was written in early 2012, so before the release of any Avengers films or CA:TWS, but it holds up nicely.)
 
 
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endeni on July 6th, 2015 04:45 pm (UTC)
Yay, more Bucky/Nat recs! <3
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on July 6th, 2015 04:56 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad someone else is reading them! I have SO MANY and they're just the best OTP...
endeni on July 6th, 2015 06:58 pm (UTC)
I love them together too, so much so! Both in the comics than in MCU. Actually I ship them in pretty much every continuity... <3
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on July 6th, 2015 08:16 pm (UTC)
Me tooooo (in case that isn't obvious). But I still want them to smush faces onscreen. Like, a lot.
endeni on July 6th, 2015 09:11 pm (UTC)
I know, how can you resist Scarlett Johansson and Sebastian Stan?!?
You see, I'm a multifannish multishipper but with Marvel my slash ships somehow tend to be neatly divided along the comics/movie divide. For example I ship Steve/Tony in the comics and Steve/Bucky in the MCU. Plus, MCU-wise, I looove me some Steve/Bucky/Natasha. But my love for Bucky/Natasha is very special because it crosses all kinds of canons. *g*
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on July 6th, 2015 09:24 pm (UTC)
Because it is unquestionably CANON! Ha!

I need a Buckynat icon, I really do.
endeni on July 6th, 2015 09:31 pm (UTC)
Aw, I'd really like one too. Did you have any particular pic(s) in mind?
Katherine Joy Summers: Kissstars_inthe_sky on July 6th, 2015 11:06 pm (UTC)
Ha, actually, basically as soon as I clicked "post comment" earlier, I dug back through my Tumblr tag to find one of my favorite Buckynat manips (by whodahellisbucky) and cropped/resized it like so. So I'm good! And it feels great, let me tell you.
endeni on July 7th, 2015 05:22 am (UTC)
Aw, cute! Also, now I'm surfing through whodahellisbucky's work, so beautiful!

Edited at 2015-07-07 05:24 am (UTC)