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New fic: Tonight, I Dream in Technicolor

Ugh, this thing has eaten my life and posting it's been a nightmare with AO3 all fucked up. But yay, done finally. Now I can move on to torturing myself with other things.

Tonight, I Dream in Technicolor (35339 words) by gwyneth rhys
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers, Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers
Characters: Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes, Peggy Carter, Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan, Jim Morita, Gabe Jones, James Montgomery Falsworth, Jacques Dernier, Abraham Erskine, Chester Phillips, Howard Stark, Pepper Potts, Clint Barton, Sam Wilson, Thor (Marvel), Maria Hill, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Natasha Romanov
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Alternate Captain America: The First Avenger, Pre-Serum Steve Rogers, World War II, Trapped in a Movie, Captain America Movie Serials, Pining, Period Typical Attitudes, Tiny Steve Goes to War, and that's the true story of how I really became Captain America
Summary:

Steve had concocted numerous highly imaginative scenarios for how he would reunite with Bucky once he finally made it into the army. There was: Bucky’s in a firefight, pinned down by German artillery, when Steve’s unit swoops in to save them, and Steve drops down next to him in the foxhole to ask nonchalantly, “What have you gotten yourself into this time, Barnes?”


or


Steve slides in next to Bucky in the mess, where he’s regaling his buddies with stories over chow, and says, “Is this seat taken?”


It was never: Steve’s leading a ragtag squad of international war-hero rejects, wearing a dead man’s jacket and helmet, accompanied by a paunchy actor in a Captain America costume with droopy tights and a goofy mask, and together they’re rescuing Bucky from the stronghold of a comic-book villain come to life.

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mackiemesser
Oct. 29th, 2015 02:23 am (UTC)
I dig the Purple Rose of Cairo aspect, and did imagine someone vaguely Jeff Daniels-ish as Gardner...

An interesting and fun AU!
gwyn_r
Oct. 30th, 2015 07:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I was happy when I finished it.
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