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gameofsocks ([personal profile] gameofsocks) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2016-05-18 09:55 pm

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[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-05-19 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
[ No matter how much he wished that he could have died from the fall back in '45, save him the misery of the torture and being kept in cryo, a part of him was kind of glad he was still kicking. Despite being on the run and on edge almost 24/7. He got to stay in Romania and was content with his small apartment, the trips to the street market. Honestly, he wouldn't mind just sleeping for a little while, take a very much needed vacation from living. Come back when the world wasn't looking for him, pretend to live a life he tried to remember.

Now he was lounging by one of the many giant windows that showed endless wakandan jungle, watching the slow moving fog at the edge of the canopy and birds flying away from the waterfall to the building's left. T'challa was kind enough to replace his arm with a much lighter and more durable replacement. A stack of journals hidden under a laptop on old files about him, he placed a pen as a place marker in the journal he was currently working. It was time for a much needed break from memory searching. ]
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-19 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
[Everything had happened way too fast for Peter's liking. It started, as most things around here did, when Tony Stark showed up unannounced at his home. Fast forward through a battle that left Peter with a nasty concussion and a killer black eye to explain to Aunt May - he thought he was done. Decided, hey, he'd go back to his street corner, nabbing thugs and saving babies from burning buildings. The Avengers could have the world - he had Queens.

No such luck. He's here in Wakanda as yet another favor to Tony, though it's less a favor and more, 'If you don't, I'll tell your Aunt'. As if Peter weren't sulky enough about the tattling-on-you card, it was under the guise of an internship program, and Aunt May couldn't be happier about the whole damn thing.

Anyway, he's here, checking in with T'challa and his team, making sure Bucky was comfortable. Steve and Tony had sort of made up, but Tony was still under scrutiny from the State Department, and being too friendly with the Black Panther might have looked suspicious. Hence the unassuming teenager.

He knocked to announce his presence in the doorway, peeking his head around the corner to spot Bucky by the window. The view was breathtaking. Peter had only ever left the city twice; the first time was that damn airport, so it's of some comfort that the second at least appears to be worth his while.]
Hey, uh -

[It struck him that he really had no idea how to address Bucky. They hadn't exactly held a conversation before, not in so many words.] ...Sarge?

[He was a Sergeant, right? Peter really needed to brush up on his history.]
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[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-05-19 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
"It's been 70+ plus years since someone called me sarge, kid." [Bucky couldn't help but smile at the mere mention of his old rank. He stood up, placing his journal where he was sitting next to the window. He'd been sitting there for a good couple hours so it felt nice to finally stand. Lifting his arms over his head to stretch, re-adjusting the sleeves of his hoodie.

"I was actually starting to wonder when i'd get the chance to see you again, after the whole fight n' all." [ He beckoned the boy over, patting the island counter of the small kitchen that was in the same room. He heard steve mention that the kid was from Queens but he was more curious as to how he stopped his arm in that fight, he could certainly hold his own that's for sure.]

"We haven't had the chance to be properly introduced, name's bucky. What's yours?" [He grabbed two glass from the cabinet and placed it on the island, laying out a few drink options from the fridge. Airplane food isn't always the best, well unless he flew over in one of stark's then there was probably a whole four-course meal.]
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-19 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
"Sorry." [Peter smiled sheepishly, sidling into the room. The smile from Bucky was definitely encouraging; Peter was really hoping there weren't any hard feelings over the whole fight thing. He'd pretty much been pay-for-play without the pay. He couldn't help it when his eyes tracked the movement of Bucky's arm, still fascinated by it, though this time he kept it to himself.]

"Well, you know, if you're ever in New York. I'll be around." [Peter slowly came to lean against the counter, glancing around the room. It was spacious, probably bigger than the entirety of his house. Definitely comfortable, royal by Wakandan standards.]

"Peter." [He nudged his glasses up onto the bridge of his nose from where they'd started to slip. He didn't need them anymore, not with the bite, but at this point it was pretty much habit.] "Nice to meet you. Actually meet you, I mean. Uh."
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[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-05-19 07:21 am (UTC)(link)
"I'll keep that noted when.. if .. i get the chance to visit again. Maybe i could get you to show me around, it would be interesting to see how much Brooklyn has changed." [He poured himself a glass of water from the pitcher he had put on the counter, motioning to peter if he wanted some in his glass.]

"And it's nice to finally meet you as well, outside of the fighting, which by the way was pretty impressive for someone of your age and skill." [He took a slip from his glass, looking the kid over. He couldn't have been older than a high school student? How did Stark even find this kid to begin with, something to ask about later if he gets the chance.]
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-19 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)
"Right, you grew up native too, right?" [Peter accepted the pitcher, pouring himself a glass of water too. He hadn't had any since touchdown, which was at least two hours ago. And Wakanda was humid, which was bound to dehydrate you quicker.]

"Thanks." [Peter offered a small smile, kicking his shoe against the bottom of the counter.] "I'm really just a street fighter. Kind of surprised I'm even alive after that, to be honest."

[Peter took a sip of his water, tilting his head back. He'd only just recently graduated, currently attending at ESU.]
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[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-05-19 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)
"If it hasn't changed that much, maybe i'll show you were steve picked fight with bullies and almost won." [ Placing his glass back on the counter, that much he remembers in better detail than what it used to be. Maybe he could get steve to tag along, show peter the good o' Rogers tour before the serum, the one not told at the Smithsonian.]

"If anyone was going to make it out of that, I'm not all that surprised you did. After all, you did stop this.." [He raised his metal hand, closing it into a fist." "with your bare hand. Not many have." [Raising a brow, a small smirk forming on his lips.]
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-19 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
"Almost?" [Sure, Peter's seen the pictures, but a skinny Steve Rogers seems almost unfathomable, over all these years. And a Steve Rogers, skinny or not, failing at something is not something Peter has ever seen.] "Yeah, man. And I'll take you to the best diner in Queens - best pie in the city."

"Ah," [Peter grinned sheepishly, taking another sip of water.] "I'm a little stronger than the average nineteen year old."
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[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-05-19 10:32 pm (UTC)(link)
" Almost But those stories are best told by steve himself, over good pie of course." [He'll write that in one of his journals under, " Pie tour with peter - bring steve " with a side note of "don't let peter pay for anything, it'll be a 'gift' for sorry i had to fight you". Maybe coax steve into bring an actually gift seeing as he almost killed the kid by dropping that airline walkway on him.]

[Bucky raised his brows.] " A little. Really? There has to be more to it than that. " [ A nineteen year old stopping a punch from a metal arm with such ease and not dying in a fight with super soldiers, assassins and people like Wanda and Scott. He couldn't imagine fighting giant Scott felt good either. Not to mention throwing a chunk of airport straight at his head.]
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-19 10:42 pm (UTC)(link)
"And I'm sure you'll supply the details he leaves out." [Peter laughed, already somewhat at ease with Bucky. He was a lot less frightening without the murder in his eyes, surrounded by the soft white of the room and the green vegetation outside. And the walkway had not been fun, he'll be the first to tell you that.]

"Radioactive spider bite." [Peter was pretty sure that was the first time he'd ever really said it out loud. Tony hadn't cared how he did what he did, or even, really, why.] "I can stick to things, uh. Y'know, like climb walls."

[Has he apologized for throwing the concrete at Bucky? He'd been feeling a little...not spiteful, but snarky enough to toss it back. They had been in a strange in-between, not fighting to kill, but still willing to hurt.

And yeah, that concussion sucked for two whole days.]
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[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-05-20 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
" You bet. " [He smiled. Grabbing his cup to finish what water he had left in it. The moment he heard about the radioactive spider bite, that instantly got his attention. Placing the glass back on the counter.]

"Radioactive spider bite, huh?" [He brought his metal hand towards his chin, tilting his head in thought, focusing his gaze on peter's hands for a good minute or so. This was a little out of his knowledge zone but he can certainly guess.] "So i'm guessing, heightened senses and superhuman strength besides the whole sticking to walls thing?"

[Curiosity is going to get the best of him but he didn't want to pester the kid with endless questions either. The fight was pretty much forgiven for even if they didn't formally apologize to each other for it. No hard feelings. He's just lucky he dodged that concrete chunk before it took off his head.]
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-20 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
[It was all too easy to forget that superheroes were humans, first. Well, most of them. But Bucky was a welcome window into someone who had become untouchable through time. The clear friendship Bucky had with Steve was, at first, disconcerting, but Peter felt like he could relate.]

"Very heightened. It can be kind of distracting. My theory is proportional strength of a spider." [He had no way of proving it, but say there was a spider as big as he was? That's the theory, anyway. Peter's fingers fidgeted on his glass; it was harder to stay still nowadays.]

[Peter doesn't mind, as long as he can ask a few questions about the metal arm. Because seriously, that thing was even cooler now than it was before, all shiny and upgraded by T'Challa's scientists.] "And you? You don't punch like a regular guy."
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[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-05-20 04:43 am (UTC)(link)
" I can only imagine. Proportional strength of a spider... sounds like a sound theory." [ He made note to do some research on spiders after this, biology wasn't his strongest area of expertise and knowledge pertaining to arachnology was pretty non-existent to him outside of the basics. He noticed the fidgeting before he returned his gaze back to peter's face, lowering his hand.]

"Experimented on with a recreated super soldier serum that Steve has with training in assassination and espionage." [He looked at his metal hand.] "This on the other hand, well actually the one you faced, was cybernetic much like this with a variety of alloys i'm not quite sure of, enhancing my already enhanced strength." [He flexed his fingers.] " This version is about the same as the last, just made from vibranium and possibly another alloy.

[He knew the kid was curious about it so he rolled up the sleeves of his hoodie as far as he could and held out his hand. Offering him a look at it, if he wanted an in-detail report, they'd have to go to the labs for that.]
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-20 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
"I really don't know much about how it affected me. Not even sure how I survived. There were a couple other people who had similar accidents that...didn't turn out so well for them." [Dr. Connors and Harry. Both fell victim to the same side effect in the serum that had...strangely, left him alone.]

[Peter gave a low whistle at that, draining the rest of his glass. Certainly explained the killer moves on the battlefield. Seriously, why was everybody trained assassins nowadays? Yet another reason why Peter should stick to his street fights.]

"...it's kind of incredible." [Peter nodded to the hand, more than a little in awe when Bucky held it out towards him. It was so responsive, so far beyond any prosthetic Peter had ever seen. He reached out, gently running his fingertip over the shifting plates.] "We should arm wrestle sometime."
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[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-05-20 07:55 am (UTC)(link)
"Perhaps, your genetic code adapted to it. Accepted it. Unlike the others." [Immunity could be a factor. He did get bit by something that was living with the created serum rather than something made in a test tube and applied. Now he was just thinking about some possibilities peter probably already thought of.]

"I think they still have the replica model in the lab if you wanted to tinker around with it. You'd probably have to ash T'Challa nicely first." [He said as he watched him poke at his arm.]

[He couldn't help but grin at the idea of arm wrestling.] " You think you have what it takes, kid. Have some stakes on the line to fight for. " [He had to arm wrestle peter at least once, of course he gets to choose the arm he goes against.]
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-21 05:42 am (UTC)(link)
"I don't see why it would have. I mean - don't get me wrong, totally glad that whatever worked with me worked but - I just don't understand why." [And he was a scientist. He liked understanding why. Whatever the solution was, he was pretty sure it died with Richard Parker. Even the decay rate algorithm hadn't helped.]

"If that wouldn't be too weird. You're not like, a science experiment." [Peter didn't want Bucky to think that was the only reason he was being nice. Even if it was of noticeable intrigue to the teen.]

"What could I possibly put up to gamble?" [Peter laughed, eyebrows rising. Both, maybe. Serum vs. Machinery. Maybe Bucky would win with both.]
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[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-05-21 09:04 am (UTC)(link)
"Sounds like you need the more heads than just yours to figure it out." [He knew one day, he'll find that answer he was looking for. Answers always find their way back eventually, perhaps in ways one does not expect.]

"Once upon a time, I was someone's science experiment." [He learned to accept that fact, so it didn't bother him. Peter looked like someone who like to take things about and put them back together to get a better idea on how they worked. The kid would get a kick out of tinkering with wakandan technology.] "We'll head to the labs in a bit and we can ask the king if he'll let you play with his toys on the way over."

"Hmm... How about if i lose, i'll have to do anything you say for a day. If you lose, you buy me one of those pies from the diner. Not on the same day as the tour though. Deal?" [He smiled, holding out his had for a handshake for the stakes.]
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-22 08:25 am (UTC)(link)
"Maybe. Not sure I trust anyone with my DNA, though." [Hard to tell who was on your side nowadays. But Bucky was right - one day, all things would eventually come to light.]

"And it sucks. Scientists are assholes." [Peter nodded respectfully. He'd never had to play the unfortunate role of lab rat, but he'd gotten taste enough. Plus, brushing elbows with the superhero and mutant communities - it wasn't uncommon.] "Thanks, that sounds...really cool."

"Anything? You sure you're willing to risk that?" [He tipped his head back, smile wide and bright.] "An entire pie? What are you going to do with a whole pie?"

"Deal." [Peter grasped his hand firmly, shaking it and sealing their fate.]
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[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-05-22 09:02 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, I wish you the best of luck finding the answers your looking for. [If anyone was going to figure it out, he had faith peter could.]

"I seconded that comment. Truer words have never been spoken. Quick shout out to those nice scientists though." [If he could he would gather those scientists that did this to him and let them try to survive Serbian winter. But they have long past been dead so that was out of the picture. Besides you can't group all scientist under the asshole category. Most sure but not all.] "My treat for Stark dragging you all the way out here."

"At this point, why not take a little risk." [A pie for a day of whatever this kid could think of, it sounded like a fun idea so why not.] "I'm going to enjoy eating said pie is what i have planned."

"Pleasure doing business with you, Mr. Parker." [He gave his hand a good shake before letting it go.] "We'll do the challenge before you leave back state side. How long were you planning on staying here anyway?"
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-23 06:23 am (UTC)(link)
[Hey, Peter is totally fine admitting that they're assholes. Takes one to know one, right? There's just a difference between asshole and asshole-with-no-regard-for-human-life.] "Speaking of, anything you want to tell him about settling here? As acting messenger I'm probably legally bound to ask you that."

"Because my level of tyranny can be intense." [Peter laughed, genuinely enjoying the visit by this point. Too bad they lived on separate continents now.] "I know our metabolisms can handle it, but should they?"

"Couple days. Stark sold it under the guise of an internship program, so my Aunt thinks I'm gone for the weekend."
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[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-05-23 08:58 am (UTC)(link)
"I'll send you with an entire right up, if he wants to know so badly. You can read it on the flight back, have some light reading." [It would be a folder of 10 pages, 9 of them blank and a cover page. That one page saying "If you want to see how well i'm settling why not come visit? I probably have a better view than you." with a P.S at the very bottom, "Send Peter to visit soon, I like talking to that kid. Might need a rematch on our arm wresting matches."]

"Well it better get used to it because i see many whole pies in my future." [He shrugs, unable to hold back a low chuckle. God he really needed this visit, sure T'Challa visits when he's free from his king duties. Steve's been gone for while on a mission to rescue the team from that floating prison. But he really enjoyed peter's company and will ,honestly, miss him when he returns state side.]

"Hmmm, wonder if we can fit in a small tour of the palace, the labs, our arm wrestling match and whatever you'd like to see before you have to go. We'll have to send you back with a stealthy gift basket for your aunt. " [He stared off in thought for a few minutes.]
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-23 02:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"If you're that bored." [Peter would definitely laugh it up, until he had to turn it over to Tony but - well, he had only asked for a messenger. Wasn't really his fault if Bucky didn't have a message he cared to send.]

"Horrible. Just horrible." [Peter shakes his head in mock disappointment. He's not sure Steve or Bucky are well-acquainted with the food pyramid. Something to teach on their tour. Maybe Peter could make it out to visit more often - once a month, perhaps, would be acceptable for an intern?]

"I'm totally free. Betting we could." [Peter chuckles at the idea of secreting gifts back to his Aunt. He's pretty sure they unpacked and repacked his luggage. It was just a little too neat when he opened his bag.]
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[personal profile] formerweapon 2016-05-24 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
"I promise to make it interesting." [He can imagine stark being irritated with his report. He's going to need someone to record his reaction, it'll be too good not to.]

"What can i say, I gained quite the sweet tooth while i've been in hiding." [He's been having fun trying foods he's never had that opportunity to try, be it before the war or under hydra's control. Sweets and fruits have so far been his favorite. Steve would hound him to eat a proper meal rather than nothing but fruits and said sweets. Maybe he can ask T'Challa and Stark to create a secure network for them to use outside the once a month visits.]

"What would you like to see first? While with still have daylight left to spare." [ He said as he stretched, standing in one spot was just as bad as sitting in one. Placing a hand on his hip, waiting to see what shenanigans they're going to start off with.]
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[personal profile] spideyguy 2016-05-25 05:20 am (UTC)(link)
"Suit yourself." [Peter could be sneaky with a camera. Although FRIDAY probably recorded everything that happened on Stark premises, so.]

"I'm going to show you the wonderful art of the salad and crockpot dynamic dinner combo." [Peter vows, leaning on his forearms against the countertop. He'd learned all the tips and tricks for homecooking with Aunt May - meatloaf wasn't her strong suit - and anything he knew about grilling came from Uncle Ben.]

"I'd hate to wreck your room, so maybe we should save the arm wrestling for concrete outside somewhere."

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