themadmaryholiday asked: imagine bucky watching kids' movies and identifying really strongly with the iron giant and stitch, because they were made to be weapons and managed to be heroes instead.
it’s monthly avengers movie night and tony is insistent about watching the iron giant
(“don’t you dare badmouth this movie barton it’s a fucking classic”)
steve and bucky just shrug and go with the flow b/c they’ve learned that there’s not much else they can do when tony gets his mind set on something
everything’s going well (lots of popcorn throwing and general rowdiness) until the end. the silence filling the room is crushing, and no one knows what to do or say until they hear a few sniffles from where bucky’s situated between steve and sam on the couch. there’s a flurry of movement and suddenly every avenger and guest of an avenger is touching bucky somehow, just little touches of reassurance and trust and love
no one acknowledges the other sniffles that arise when the iron giant saves jim and the town, but after that night tony can often be found working on upgrades for bucky’s arm and telling him “easy there iron giant” when he gets really stressed