It’s not easy being a fanboy.
imagine bucky meeting coulson for the first time
SHIELD is in ruins, so hey, coulson doesn’t have to pretend to be dead anymore
so coulson stops by avengers tower and steve is SO EXCITED to see that coulson is alive and he wraps him up in a big bear hug and coulson about pees his pants he’s so excited
and bucky skulks in the room (hasn’t had his coffee yet) and raises an eyebrow “who’s this”
"this is phil coulson," steve explains, but coulson’s eyes are going huge
"IT’S SGT. BARNES. THAT’S SGT. JAMES ‘BUCKY’ BARNES. HE’S HERE." like he’s some sort of rare action figure or something and bucky just runs his hand through his hair like it’s too early for this shit
"coulson’s like, cap’s biggest fan of all time," tony says from the breakfast nook. "he’s read like every biography, seen every show… he’s had a hard-on for cap for about 50 years"
coulson blushes but bucky puts down the coffee pot and walks towards them, eyeing coulson, and he wraps an arm around steve’s waist and pulls him in for a big, sloppy kiss, running his hand down his chest, “let’s go back to bed,” he purrs, big blue eyes lidded and wanting, and steve has no option but to follow his boyfriend back to the elevator (not that the metal hand circling steve’s wrist would let him protest) and coulson just stands there staring at the elevator and murmurs “I never read about that in any of the biographies” very quietly
- The Origins of Agent Coulson
- Coulson’s Favorite Story
- Coulson and the Asgardians
Iron Man 2
- Coulson Watches Supernanny and Other Stuff Happens
- Coulson Gets Shit Done and People Run Around in Silly Costumes
Can we take a minute to appreciate that most of the humans are shitting their pants, because JESUS ITS AN ALIEN OR AT THE VERY LEAST A DUDE WITH A MAGIC HAMMER AND HE”S BACK FROM THE DEAD, and Coulson is all “Listen here skippy, you might be magic and outweigh me by 70lbs and have a magic hammer, but I’ve seen Nick Fury without his morning coffee, so don’t try that shit on me.” Completely fucking unfazed that he’s talking to a God.
Son of Coul indeed.
“listen here skippy”
Agent Coulson has taught me that if you deny a character death completely, that character will come back.