royal au headcanon:

one night when peggy’s still up working on shield stuff, she gets a phone call from a private number.

it’s bucky, clearly out of his mind either drunk or high—she can tell by the way his speech is slurred, a little mumbled and not at all like his normal enunciation.  he doesn’t even give her a chance to start their conversation off with the niceties before he’s begging her to give steve a chance, telling her all the reasons why he’d make a fantastic boyfriend in precise detail, literally fucking monologuing about what their future together might be like.

peggy’s too shocked to hang up (how did he even get her number?) before she hears it: the stumble of his voice, the vivid scenes he paints like he’s been thinking about this for far too long, the words all rushing out half unintelligible until all peggy can pick out is the swell of anguish.

and he breaks off in the middle of a sentence.  goes completely silent.  peggy doesn’t know what to say, just listens to him breathing on the phone.  he’s clearly hurting but peggy doesn’t know how to comfort him because he’s a stranger only made familiar through steve’s words.  she doesn’t really know him.

"you have to marry him," bucky tells her, "it’s the only way."

"bucky," peggy says, trying for soothing, reasonable.

"you have to," bucky says.

in the morning she gets an email.  it says i’m sorry i shouldn’t have and please don’t tell him.

1 month ago  —  7/18/2014  —  90 notes
#captain america #our golden age #my fic #sort of #this headcanon brought to you by keaton henson's romantic works #THE ENTIRE NEXT CHAPTER BROUGHT TO YOU BY KEATON HENSON'S ROMANTIC WORKS




OUR GOLDEN AGE - timeline: post-graduation (23)

fandom: captain america (mcu)

pairing: steve rogers / james “bucky” barnes

Wherein Bucky is the crown prince and Steve still becomes a hero.

tags: alternate universe - modern setting, alternate universe - royalty, pining

1 month ago  —  7/9/2014  —  24 notes
#captain america #our golden age #9am me is going to hate 4am me so much #i'm sorry future me #i'm so sorry #my fic




OUR GOLDEN AGE - timeline: junior year of college (20)

fandom: captain america (mcu)

pairing: steve rogers / james “bucky” barnes

Wherein Bucky is the crown prince and Steve still becomes a hero.

tags: alternate universe - modern setting, alternate universe - royalty, pining

2 months ago  —  6/14/2014  —  63 notes
#captain america #our golden age #this chapter was so long jfc #BROUGHT TO YOU BY TAYLOR SWIFT #my fic




OUR GOLDEN AGE - outsider pov: halley (11)

fandom: captain america (mcu)

pairing: steve rogers / james “bucky” barnes

Wherein Bucky is the crown prince and Steve still becomes a hero.

tags: alternate universe - modern setting, alternate universe - royalty, pining

2 months ago  —  6/11/2014  —  10 notes
#captain america #our golden age #IT'S 3AM LOL FUCK #i have so many other things i want to write for this thing too ahhh #TOMORROW NIGHT MAYBE?? #lol i say all of this as i think about the chip experiment i have to embark on this week #REAL LIFE GETTING IN THE WAY ALL THE TIME #sophielostandfound #I THINK I WROTE THAT TAG IN TOO LATE #I'M SORRY FRIEND #I HOPE U FIND THIS POST #my fic




OUR GOLDEN AGE - timeline/alternate: post-graduation (22)

fandom: captain america (mcu)

pairing: steve rogers / james “bucky” barnes

Wherein Bucky is the crown prince and Steve still becomes a hero.

tags: alternate universe - modern setting, alternate universe - royalty, pining

2 months ago  —  5/31/2014  —  23 notes
#captain america #our golden age #rageprufrock #tbh this chapter is just a pwp #AU OF AN AU PWP #sorry not sorry #my fic




OUR GOLDEN AGE - timeline: various, ends on college graduation (22)

fandom: captain america (mcu)

pairing: steve rogers / james “bucky” barnes

Wherein Bucky is the crown prince and Steve still becomes a hero.

tags: alternate universe - modern setting, alternate universe - royalty, pining

3 months ago  —  5/22/2014  —  96 notes
#captain america #our golden age #my fic #I SAID I'D GET BETTER AT ANNOUNCING THESE ON TUMBLR #:))))) #um my friends are crashing at my place and then i have to turn in my app on june 1st #i might be mia for a while




Anonymous said:

how often will you update 'our golden age'? don't want to rush you but I'm like really eager for a new chapter, hope this is ok to ask

hi anon!  thanks for dropping by and i’m thrilled to hear that you’re enjoying this universe! :’)))))

i’ve got the ~main arc~ of the story plotted out (not just the random backstory parts) but i’m waiting for an open 2-3 weeks in my schedule to show up before i commit to writing something that big, which isn’t going to be until, idk, late june?  july?  until then, i’m just doing backstory—which gets written in 2-3 hours basically whenever inspiration hits and whenever i find the time.

of course i say all of this now and i might just get fed up with med school apps and stress-write like 50 pages of this story so????  who knows???

3 months ago  —  5/17/2014  —  5 notes
#our golden age #my fic #captain america #whoops i just realized i've been terrible at announcing new chapters on tumblr I'LL GET BETTER AT THAT #Anonymous #text post




applerepublic replied to your post “hey if any of you guys have been following the most self-indulgent au…”

omg what kind of cliche fluff do I not want to see in this universe?? anything with steve and bucky being domestic-y, especially if one of them is sick, texting while bucky is at some boring princely thing, scenes from when they were in college. <3

I DID IT

3 months ago  —  5/10/2014  —  4 notes
#applerepublic #my fic #our golden age #captain america




OUR GOLDEN AGE (1/?)

fandom: captain america (mcu)

pairing: steve rogers / james “bucky” barnes

Wherein Bucky is the crown prince and Steve still becomes a hero.

tags: alternate universe - modern setting, alternate universe - royalty, pining

3 months ago  —  5/7/2014  —  18 notes
#captain america #hahaha NO ONE LOOK AT ME #crawls into a hole #i mean i wouldn't be properly introduced into a fandom without a ludicrous au right #good night i'm so ashamed #my fic #our golden age





i have fond memories of you writing wonderful drrr!! things and if you're still vaguely interested in it, for the meme: kida masaomi + secrets. (if not, i can up with something else!)

hhhhehehe 

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3 months ago  —  5/3/2014  —  4 notes
#durarara #my fic #meme #sulfatetocopper #text post