September 25th, 2015


Bucky Barnes, Recovery

Hello everyone,

I'm desperately looking for a story I read a year ago on Archive of Our Own and cannot find again. It took place right after "Captain America: The Winter soldier" and started with Bucky going back to a Hydra Basis because he wasn't sure what to do with himself. He stayed there and finally someone appeared who he thought was his new assigned handler. In reality it was Clint Barton. Bucky is actually pretty annoyed at first with this new handler, who doesn't seem to know how to take care of the asset at all and lets him wash and prepare food etc. by himself. One after another, all the Avengers appear at the base, under the guise of "handlers", while in reality they are helping Bucky rehabilitate himself by slowly letting him be his own person again. I think at the end Bucky was escaping because he realized that his "handlers" are not capable of containing him and then he crosses Steve again who explains everything.

If anyone knows what story I'm talking about I would be really greatful. I really wanted to read it again.

Thank you in advance!