Anonymous said: Prompt: Bucky gets turned into a hedgehog. Steve's the only one who can get him to unroll.
so as soon as steve realizes what’s going on, he whisper-screams at tony because it’s probably best to assume it’s tony’s fault until proven conclusively otherwise.
then he picks up the carrier with a ball of prickles curled up aggressively in the furthest corner it can manage and says, “bucky hey bucky hey pal hey” and reaches his hand slowly in while making low crooning noises.
it takes a couple minutes before he can touch bucky without the ball of prickles flinching further away, but steve slowly gets his hand around him and slowly pulls him out of the carrier. he holds bucky to his chest and says “hey bucky buddy it’s just your pal steve i ain’t gonna hurt you come on, it’s okay” and rubs his hand down bucky’s prickled back
there’s a long pause and then suddenly bucky uncurls himself and nudges himself into the crook of steve’s hand
"there we go bucky there we go," croons steve. "you stay there and i’ll punch stark with the other hand okay pal? okay."
why did this make me want to cry
MY FUCKING LIFE, WHAT IS IT ANYMORE.