“Paint Brushes, Suspenders, and One Frog” by synonym4life with artwork from jay_scrawls
Pairing: James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers
Word Count: 14,444
Follow Steve Rogers as he navigates student life at Marvel Art Academy. Watch him suffer through Banner’s boring classes, Loki’s disturbing lessons, and Danvers’s eccentric pedagogical approaches, all while dealing with his attraction to the newest asset to the student body: one hipster Bucky Barnes.
While for the most part, I have managed to come to terms with all those feels Avengers: Endgame left me with, I still feel the need for some fluffy fics. They are like comfort food (read: cookies), just as sweet, but way fewer calories. Fluffy fics help soothe the pain.
“Paint Brushes” is a Stucky fic equivalent to a plate of warm chocolate chip cookies. Satisfying without walnuts, peanut butter chips, or any of those other bell and whistle ingredients. Low on the angst. No conflict. Awesome Natasha, Clint, and Thor moments. And a frog who steals the show. As a bonus, the fic has amazing artwork which accompanies it.
Now I need some cookies.