ok first things first i love your blog and you have nice meta and you seem p. cool. SECONDLY i looked at that post about skinny!steve going on the cyclone at Coney Island and i thought about steve going to like. modern amusement parks. imagine steve at like, cedar point. imagine steve on the magnum or the dragster
Skinny!Steve loving literally anything that goes fast and high-up but acting like he doesn’t because his body can’t take it, and he’s way, WAY more comfortable going “I don’t like them” or “I don’t want to” than he is saying “My stomach can’t handle them” or “those harnesses aren’t built for tiny shits like me, so I rattle around too much and end up super bruised and it sucks.”
Bucky knowing all of this and just playing along but at the same time, pressuring Steve into going on certain rides with him, usually ones he’s caught Steve staring at from the corner of his eye.
Steve riding one of those wooden rollercoasters and walking with a limp for the rest of the week because the motherfucker bruised his tailbone. Steve and Bucky doing one of those rip-line things where they strap you to each other and drop you on a bungie cord. Steve politely smiling while the guy strapping them together tries to talk him out of it or is acting WAY too impressed by Steve’s general lack of fear in the face of falling that damn far with nothing but a glorified rubber band keeping them from falling to their deaths. Steve fighting through vertigo to enjoy himself and Bucky coveting every moment Steve’s able to forget himself and just have fun. Just forget his body and have fun and smile.
Bucky rubbing Steve’s back and shoulders as they sit on a bench afterwards as far away from any #food venders as goddamn possible, Steve’s head between his knees so it’ll stop spinning, and Bucky having to bite his tongue because all he wants to talk about is how damn beautiful Steve looked the moment right before the coaster dropped over the hill. When they were staring straight fucking down into oblivion and Steve closed his eyes and his mouth pulled into an excited smile. And the only other thing Bucky can think to say is how glad he is Steve still gets on coasters for him, cuz he deserves to do shit that excites him that much, and Bucky’s so damn lucky he gets to be around to see it.
Bucky doesn’t say any of that shit, though, because Steve’s in no mood to hear and appreciate it, so instead Bucky laughs and rambles about nothing and no one of importance, not caring if Steve’s really listening and not expecting him to if he can’t focus, but going on anyways on the off chance Steve needs that white noise, needs some reason to believe Bucky’s still enjoying himself even if they’re stuck off on the sidelines while Steve recoups. Needs that, so he has one less reason to hate himself for needing to recoup in the first place.
And when Steve’s got some of his breath back, he puts his hand on Bucky’s knee and squeezes. And the first thing he says may be about what a bastard Bucky is for putting him on that thing in the first place, the hand on his knee is the honest reaction, the honest gratitude that Bucky’s here with him and they’re making this a good day together.
(ps you are fantastic, thank you for saying that first bit, bb. I’m really glad to hear it)