Pirates, cowboys, cruisers and more! It takes a lot of talent for a writer to fully immerse the readers in a whole other time. Here are several that do it seamlessly.
All fanfictions listed below are Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes.
Cruising Kids ♥ SkyisGray
Prompt 5 for the 2014 SteveBucky BookClub: Era Fic (1960s)
AMAZING fic set in the 60s . 7k . rated explicit
Game of War ♥ RichAtSin
It has been almost a year since he was put in this life - compensation for the crime of striking a young noble. It mattered not that it had been in the defense of someone else. The only reason he hadn’t been charged with death was that his father had been a great soldier and Lukin saw great opportunity for a gladiator in him.
Gladiator AU with Gladiator!Bucky and Nobleman!Steve . 2k . rated teen
together undivided (forever we’ll be free) ♥ mwestbelle
As captain’s clerk aboard Ocean’s Shield, Steve Rogers is not the naval hero he hoped he would be. But when his ship comes across the dread ship Winter, everything changes.
Pirate AU with solid plot . 9k . rated mature
Frontier Justice ♥ marlowe_tops
Unable to adjust to life in the wake of the American Civil War, Steve heads West looking for a new start. After Tony Stark talks him into coming to an obscure mountain town to serve as Deputy, Steve begins to investigate the outlaw gang calling themselves ‘Russian Winter’, only to find himself fixated on the outlaw who reminds him inexplicably of his childhood friend Bucky.
A Western AU tht’s oh so good . 28k . rated teen
Coming Apart (In My Arms) ♥ harborshore
1950s Avengers AU. Bucky is a war veteran, Steve works for Tony Stark’s newspaper. Bucky doesn’t talk about the war. They share an apartment and they go to work and nothing’s like it was before Bucky left. And then Tony lends them his cabin for a vacation.
50’s AU with some cross-dressing . 3k . rated explicit
It Wakes The Seeds ♥ Sharksdontsleep
They still call him a sharpshooter, even if they let Bucky bring his own rifle, not a Sharp, a nine-pound breech-loader that feels like certainty when he slings it across his back. // Bucky and Steve, becoming who they become. Civil War era AU.
Civil War AU . 7k . rated teen
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"Who is this?" "The good-looking guy in the sunglasses at your ten o’clock."
now we’re torn torn torn apart there’s nothing we can do
(just let me go we’ll meet again soon)
A companion piece to my “The Long Fic Edition" because as I was making that list I kept wanting to put fics on it that were under 40k.
Not too long, not too short - these fics are the perfect size to keep us entertained for a few hours.
All fanfics are Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes.
Yes, Captain ♥ marlowe_tops
Starts pre-Serum, in which Bucky takes seriously terrible care of himself because he’s trying to stifle the feelings he keeps having for Steve. Steve gets so pissed that he flat out orders Bucky into eating and sleeping and they both quickly realize Bucky loves being ordered around, but their new-forged domestic bliss is quickly damaged by the encroaching war. ~ “Yes, Captain,” Bucky sasses, when he’s capable of speech again. // Steve stills. His head tilts very slightly. Not shocked, not angry. Considering. // Bucky feels adrenaline flood through his body. This little punk is ninety pounds wet, and Bucky is absolutely frozen in his chair intimidated by him.
Pre-serum Steve Rogers, kink exploration, and has it’s own Post-Winter Soldier sequel . 23k . rated explicit
Critical Feline Mass ♥ Kryptaria, rayvanfox
Adjusting to civilian life is hard for any military veteran — especially for one ex-sniper with a cybernetic arm, a classic Harley, and friends who keep trying to ‘help.’ When Sam Wilson at the VA sends Sergeant Barnes to rent a room from the hottest guy in the DC area, Bucky thinks maybe civilian life is worth it after all. And then he finds out Captain Rogers is everything Bucky’s not: a real hero, a Medal of Honor recipient, and an all-around nice guy. Bucky doesn’t have a chance in hell with him. // Sam was a huge help to Steve Rogers when he left the military. In the spirit of ‘pay it forward,’ Steve decides to rent out his basement room to a vet in need. But when Sergeant Barnes shows up on his doorstep, he knows he’s in for a world of trouble. Barnes is exactly what Steve never knew he wanted, from his bedroom eyes to his wicked innuendos. And he’s Steve’s tenant. // A love story in twelve chapters, including two Harley-Davidsons, a guardian angel, multiple snipers, the only woman who can scare them into behaving themselves, spontaneous kittens, and one attacking sheep.
A modern “no superheroes” AU that is perfection . 39k . rated mature
this city bleeds its aching heart ♥ Renne
The one where Steve and Bucky pose as a happily married couple while on a mission for SHIELD, to catch an international arms dealer hiding in a suburban neighbourhood.
Fake undercover marriage and all the delight & feels that trope brings with it . 34k . rated explicit
The Sole Unquiet Thing ♥ belial
You’re a killer, a monster, a machine; a soldier, a weapon, a hit man and a whore. So why is it, when Captain America looks at you, you feel like you’re redeemed?
Post-Winter Soldier fic . 33k . rated explicit
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To ♥ EmilianaDarling
“What about you, Barnes?” asks Dugan. The sound of his voice brings Bucky back to the present, dredges him out of memories of a beat-up little apartment with sunlight streaming in through the windows. “Got yourself a girl waiting for you back home?” // There’s an answer on the tip of his tongue, one that he’ll deliver with a cocky grin and a half-laugh and a little shake of his head. But Bucky is exhausted and hungry and so sore it hurts to move, and one of the guys in their platoon fucking died yesterday. His mouth tastes like iodine water and his feet hurt and none of it’s going to get better any time soon, and all at once Bucky misses Steve so badly he can barely see straight. // “Yeah,” Bucky declares abruptly, the word escaping from his mouth before he fully realizes what he’s saying. “Yeah, I do.”
War-time fic . 26k . rated explicit
The Long Way Home ♥rogueworld
James Barnes takes the long way home.
Post-Winter Soldier fic . 31k . not rated
Home Is Wherever I’m With You (a.k.a. Avengers Bonding Time Adventure) ♥ Sunche
Tony drags everyone to Bonnaroo music festival because he thinks they need some serious bonding time, now that they have another super assassin on the team. It’s a lot of first times for Bucky: his first vacation, his first time in a crowd in years, his first time seeing live music since the recovery, his first time in a Silent Disco, his first time telling someone how he feels about Steve. It’s an adventure, and it lasts four days. And then some more.
Music festival bonding time fun & shenanigans . 26k . rated explicit
Don’t Ask ♥ AnnaFugazzi
Captain America and Bucky Barnes were like brothers. Everyone knew that.
War-time fic with lot’s of feels . 21k . rated mature
Wanderings ♥ sariane
With their names at the top of SHIELD’s Most Wanted lists, Steve takes Bucky - the Winter Soldier - and runs to save him. // Bucky isn’t sure why he goes with Steve, especially after everything he’s done, or why Steve is giving him a second chance. He only knows that he owes it to Steve to try. Post-Winter Soldier fic . 22k . rated explicit
Will You Be My Kriskrindle? ♥ sirona
Just because he was a unicorn did not mean he had to fall in love and mate for life, and those assholes could suck it because Bucky Barnes was not going to let himself be paraded before the screaming public just to raise some cash for the forest, no matter how good the cause.
It’s a magical AU that you never knew you wanted (Unicorn Bucky!) . 21k . rated explicit
Your Favorite Ghost ♥ augustbird
It’s harder than Steve ever expected to bring Bucky home.
Post-Winter Soldier fic . 21k . rated explicit
To The One I’ve Sinned Against ♥ Dira Sudis
He knelt, touched his fingers to forehead, chest, left shoulder, right, and said more words than the soldier could ever remember speaking together. // They came in a well-worn fluent rush, easier than any post-mission report: “Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It has been a long time since my last confession.”
A beautiful Post-Winter Soldier fic with flashbacks to before . 20k . rated explicit
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