I don't normally read cross-overs, but as it's you...
Very funny. Loved the reveal of what Buffy and Spike were arguing about.
Thanks for posting.
I've been watching all the Marvel movies since Disney+ launched 😭 (and mostly screaming every time Coulson's on-screen, lol) I'm pretty sure this fic came about from a shout box discussion about Riley being punched by Captain America, with a side of jokes about Spike and Steve bonding over love of their significant other's hair. And I couldn't resist a Friend's mention, lol. Thank you for the read and review! :-D
So...a fun story about this story. I read this story a while ago when I first discovered your work and was ravenously devouring everything you'd written. I don't know much about Captain America or the marvel universe, so I enjoyed the adorableness but didn't think much about it after reading it.
Then, I went to see Black Panther with my husband, and when it got to the after-credit scene, I asked him who that guy was, and he said it was Bucky Barnes, and I was like, "Oh hey, I know who that is, he's Captain America's boyfriend!" all proud of myself that I actually remembered some random fact about the marvel characters, and he looked at me confused and laughed and said, "What? No he's not." And I got all confused too because I was sure I had read somewhere that they were together but couldn't remember how I'd gotten that idea in my head. And then I was rereading through your stories a few weeks later (as I often do) and reread this one and suddenly it all made sense! (Although now I'm super disappointed that Bucky and Steve aren't together in canon, but that's okay, I can just read this story to cheer me up!)
*fist pump* Gort and I refuse to refer to Bucky any other way besides "Captain America's boyfriend" (and really...fandom is on our side on that, lol) so yay! o/ another convert! (And I just can't get away from the MCU...*face palm*...I don't write Steve/Bucky but now I'm writing SHIELD and dragged Gort into it)
Thank you so much for sharing this story!! It totally made my day!!
Okay I know I told you I was getting to this one soon. And it’s pretty awesome as I LOVE Bucky and Cap.
And love Bucky playing with his hair even as Cap tells him it’s fine. And Buffy and Spike fighting over Ross and Rachel - ahahaha. Amazeballs!!
You know my feelings on Riley from previous reviews and this made me SO HAPPY!!! Like a checkbox I didn’t know I had got ticked - Steve F’ing Rogers punching Riley Wet Blanket Finn was all I needed but you gave us more!
Gort was always sad I never got as far as the Farmer's market, lol.
This fic is mostly crack but I had a lot of fun writing it and frankly, Riley could use a few more punches to the face.
:-D :-D :-D
J'aime j'adore encore si Buffy avait ete avec Riley et que Steve le frappe.
Riley should be punched in the face more often! (And Buffy is so done with Riley here! This was so much fun to write!) Thank you for the read an review!
Aww cute one shot thank you for writing it!
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed! Riley doesn't get punched in the face enough.
I agree lol
Your Steve and Bucky were adorable (don't tell them I said that). A very nice short piece to make me smile, thank you!
I was so impressed with Bucky's hair in Civil War that it needed a story ;-) I'm glad you enjoyed and thank you for the read and review!
Sweet satisfaction. I love, love, love the Cap and whole heartedly agree that he would not take kindly to Riley. I know it's America's birthday, but thanks all the same for the gift!
It's rather cathartic, isn't it, lol. I couldn't think of something more fitting for the 4th!
Captain America and the winter soldier save the day!.... Knocking out Riley and arresting him totally counts as that, right? Such fun. Thank you for sharing, and I hope Gort enjoyed her gift!
It totally counts! Riley getting punched in the face and Spuffy kissing make any holiday better! Thank you for the read and review!
I don't know the specifics of Bucky's history, but, tbh, “It’s not like they’re really human-“ is pretty much always a Wrong Thing to say. :)
All those casual PDAs between Steve and Bucky, though - a lovely and right thing. Good stuff keeps cropping up, too, as history repeats itself. I love the perspective Steve and Bucky bring.
And the shampoo insult *was* mind-boggling, yes. :)
Riley is such an ass. I figured hurling mysoginic insults with underlying toxic masculinity would so be him. And he just needed to be punched in the face.
Though now I kind of want to know what Sunnydale's farmer's market would look like...
Thank you for the read and review!
Squeeee!!! It's Bucky and Steve! How very patriotic of you. Bucky's hair sounds like it is looking great, and I hope they were able to get some nice from the farmer's market. Poor Spike, thank goodness Captain America was there to save the day from dumb Riley. I love this story so much! I'm so glad you shared.
Nothings more 'Merican than Steve being out with his boyfriend and punching a misogynistic loser in the face to protect someone he probably wouldn't like much from being treated unfairly.
No handless Parkers were hurt in the making of this fic.
Steve and Bucky as a couple, not my thing really but I suppose it's a big thing in that fandom. With the history they have lived through, they wouldn't like experiments or talk about how some aren't human.
It was nice to see how Spike and Buffy clearly was a couple.
It's a *huge* thing in that fandom!
Poor Spike, he was so worried and it tugged at Buffy's heartstrings, so she just had to make-out with him. That's how that works, right?
Hahahah. That was awesome. My oldest daughter made us watch Captain America today and then to get on here and see a story that was just fantastic! Great laugh. Made her read it because she is a Steve and Bucky junkie.
Thank you! And great timing! (I know I have timelines all snarled up...but it's just a bit of fluff so I decided not to worry about it).
Hee! But a little bit deep, too!
Sometimes I think we’ve come so far. And sometimes it seems like history is endlessly repeating.
Ain't it the truth. Thanks for posting this silly thing today!
Thank you! Glad it could give you a laugh for the holiday. I appreciate the read and review!
No idea who Steve and Bucky are, but this was a cute ficlet! I like seeing an outsider's view of Spike and Buffy and Riley. That insult was...creative.
*Blinks* wait... you haven't seen the Marvel movies? Steve Rogers and Bucky Barns? Captain America and the Winter Soldier?!? Shoot, I feel like I need to buy copies and send them to you!
I had to get Riley's misogynistic tendencies in there somewhere...
I haven't seen many recent Marvel movies. (I sorta burned out on superhero movies for a while.) I haven't seen the Captain America movies...I guess I need to, huh? :o)
Awww a lovely prezzie for the holiday. Bucky and Steve finally expressing their obvious love (and such a cute couple too), Buffy and Spike together and cute and the best of all Riley getting clocked...who could ask for more?
Steve will be doing the true right thing and help close down the horror of the Initiative and that gives one hope. A REAL Captain America would have been horrified by the Initiative.
Excellent as always.
Gort laughs at me because I never call Bucky by his name...it's always "Steve's Boyfriend". And in Civil War Bucky has some crazy nice hair. How does he do that when he's on the run?
Riley so needs to have his face punched in! At a minimum over being okay with what the Initiative was doing.
Thanks for the read and review!
Wonderful story! I had a ton of fun reading about Buffy and Spike from another's point of view, particularly Steve's; he's such a sweetheart and is the epitome of all that the America should be. Also, he's a great foil to someone like Riley (a lot of the wrong with America). Thanks so much for this 4th of July gift! I'm sure Gort will love it! :D
It totally could be a longer fic (though someone besides me would have to write it). I can't imagine Steve being happy with the Initiative at all. Thanks for your help getting it out quickly!