Friday 13 October 2023

Friday Fics Fix - Sam and Bucky Undercover(s)

'They were supposed to be roommates.'

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So much the SamBucky! Lol.

OK, so as you can probably tell from that, this is a The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS) SamBucky fic. 

Because I remain TFATWS trash.

(Fandom notes:

SamBucky is a romantic and/or sexual relationship between Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes from the MCU (Marvel movies,) also known as WinterFalcon)

The deal here is that Sam and Bucky are going undercover to catch the new Hydra leader before they can really get started on all the evil-doing.

To do that, they have to sell that criminal Smiling Tiger and notorious assassin The Winter Soldier have rented an apartment near to where said villain-in-waiting lives.

The plan is to be roommates - criminal roommates, the kind that might be hired by a reborn Hydra, or at least move in the same circles without attracting that much attention.

...That was the plan. Which lasted about a minute. And now, somehow, they're fake husbands.

Bucky Barnes: I didn't do anything
Via Giphy

Which... they can totally sell, right? Yeah, they can sell that.

I mean, they already sleep in the same bed - platonically, of course, just two bros being guys - at home, and Bucky's clothes are essentially all stolen from Sam at this point, so it shouldn't be too hard to convince people they're married, right?

...Turns out that's not the hard part.

Superhero-action-wise, the plot is wafer-thin here - the tropey romancey goodness is totally where it's at.

And I don't mind that at all - but it does feel like we've wasted the potential of some pretty cool (in a bad way, ofc,) comics-sourced villains.

I mean... Sin freaks me the f**k out in the comics. And here she's just... kind of there?

Like I said, that's not really the point of this fic.

This fic is 100% about the romance. There's a little angst, but only enough to give a little tension to proceedings.

Plus! It features one of my favourite randomly-specific fic tropes -

- that being the one where literally everyone, (usually meaning all the people in Sam's home town,) knows that Sam and Bucky are dating, before Sam and Bucky know they're dating.

That's not the main trope here - we've got enough of 'em going on, after all - but it's there, and I always love to see it! 😅

OK, a couple of Content Warnings, but not many for this one:

- Nazis (because Hydra)

- racism

- Homophobia/Queerphobia

- general violence

- references to sexy-times always, it's possible I've missed something, so please be careful dearest nerdlets!

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Are you a SamBucky fan?

Don't you hate it when your platonic bedmate ends up making you pretend to be married to them? 😅

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  1. I love a good tropey romance! (Both fics and books). I'll give this one a read!


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