i was watching the first avenger and wondering how Bucky knew Steve was getting his ass kicked in the back of some random alley behind a movie theatre
like does he just check alleyways whenever he’s walking down a street to see if Steve’s started another fight he can’t finish
the answer is probably yes
Well, when Steve starts going, “I was beat up behind that diner and that alleyway, etc.” to Peggy, I kind-of figured that’s what happened.
That there were too many times that Steve stumbled home, or just to Bucky, bleeding and bruised and maybe with a broken rib or two, wheezing and gasping for air and Bucky patching him up, holding him close, and demanding to know what happened.
And too many answers revolved around alleyways Bucky had power walked past without even a glance.
And it was too consistent, so ever since, Bucky looked down alleyways and behind diners and through parking lots, trying to keep Steve safe.
He can’t always jump in from the beginning, but if he can keep Steve from ever stumbling to him like that again, it is worth the extra hour it takes to get from work to home.
Or from anywhere to home.