Friday 17 September 2021

Friday Fics Fix - Sh** Goes Down At The Mall


'...he’s able to slink into a shadowed Pottery Barn. He makes it past the faint light cast from the skylights in the atrium, then the pain crashes over him.'

'Fics Fix!' with purple background and white lightning bolt shape

I love a good mission fic.

Especially when it's a The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS) mission fic.

Especially when it's a TFATWS mission fic with much Bucky whump and lots of hurt/comfort.

And it was my birthday on Wednesday, so I get exactly what I want 😜😘

(Fandom notes: 

A mission fic is a fic based on action/adventure media where there's a central, stand-alone-episode-style, adventure-based storyline. May or may not be based on a military mission.

Whump is where bad things upon bad things happen to one particular character, often in the form of serious injury, or multiple misfortunes, this allows room for -

- Hurt/Comfort (H/C), where one character is hurt or ill either emotionally or physically (or sometimes both) and the other character/s comfort them.)

The fic author here describes the premise of this fic as the following:

'every buddy cop show has to have that episode(s) where one of our heroes sets out to do something completely innocuous, and ends up in a life or death situation. This is my humble offering to that particular god.'

Bucky (Seb Stan): Hi!
Via Giphy

Basically, Bucky's doing Sam a favour by picking something up at the mall.

Coincidentally, today is the day when a group of armed hostage-takers have put this particular mall on their 'to-do' list.

Cue drama, peril, and bad things happening to our darling Bucky bear: will Sam reach him in time?!

Oh, and for once I've chosen a fic which isn't SamBucky (i.e. Sam + Bucky = romance,) - well, no more so than TFATWS is in the show, anyway. 

So my fellow Queer nerds will have to cope with only the obvious subtext. Sorry 😅

Lot's of violence going on here, so please be aware of the following Content Warnings:

- general violence, including gun violence and explosions

- hostage-taking

- serious injury

- blood and mild gore

- blood loss and shock

- murder and attempted murder

- discussions of slavery and human trafficking

- self-sacrificing actions that lead to serious injury and/or danger

- self-blame

...I think that's everything but, as always, be careful while reading, and stay safe dearest nerdlets!

This week's fic, then, is:

Sold, American by LivingProof

Are you a fan of mission fics?

Can you see Bucky being randomly caught up in a situation like this?

Talk to me! 😊💬

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  1. I didn't know there was necessarily a term for a mission fic, but the answer is yes, I love these types of stories! I'm happy to see you're still posting TFATWS content. I love that show so much.

    1. Mission fics are awesome! ;) And I think it make take a while for my TFATWS fangirling to run down - I love it so much!!! <3


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