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Three Months Later
Bucky stared out into the quiet stillness of the morning, letting a sigh rumble out of him. Camped out on the very edge of an astral tear, Hermione had crafted them a rather resplendent hunting lodge within another ridiculous little tent. Every so often, she slipped out into the real world to send letters to her friend, Harry, letting him know she was all right.
And, more importantly, that she was happy.
Even after weeks upon weeks of peace, they could not quite find equilibrium with the calm state of their lives. Equilibrium with one another, however? Bucky glanced back over his shoulder. Loki and Hermione were snoozing on the floor before the fireplace, all but lost amongst a nest of pillows.
A smirk curved his lips as he shook his head and returned his gaze to the horizon. That balance had been much easier to happen upon, once they'd all stopped fighting it.
Still, as much as they enjoyed this . . . . That smirk shifted into a thoughtful frown as he gave another shake of his head. He could feel that it was not just him. Loki and Hermione, too, were getting a little stir-crazy with somuch calm surrounding them.
Bucky didn't hear the body shifting against the floor, or the footfalls coming toward him. He became aware of the presence at his back before the arms slid around his waist, elegant, long-fingered hands clasping before him.
With a second rumbling sigh, he let himself sink back against Loki. Bucky tilted his head to one side expectantly as Loki lowered his chin to rest in the crook of Bucky's neck.
"Your thoughts are troubled this morning."
Again, a thoughtful frown played on Bucky's lips as he shook his head. "Nah, just . . . restless, I guess. Too much solitude."
"I suppose it is a bit mind-numbing."
"And if I can say?" Bucky rested his arms over Loki's. "This is still weird," he said with a chuckle.
"Yes, well," Loki started, amusement edging his tone, "lucky for us that 'weird' can also mean absolutelyphenomenal."
A snore cut across the interior of the lodge, then. They turned in unison to look at the slumbering witch—who would swear she didnotsnore! Or, at least, that she could not possibly snore to rival any pair of male lungs.
"What do you say we wake her pleasantly?"
"Hell, yeah. But it's my turn, you did it last time."
Loki smirked, mischief glimmering in his green eyes as he caught Bucky's chin in his hand. "All right. But . . . ." His gaze lowered to Bucky's lips as he traced over the soft, plump bit of flesh with tip of his finger. "You must dothis other thing for me."
Hiding a grin, Bucky sighed a final time and nodded. "Fair is fair."
Hermione awoke to the delicious abrasive tickle of Bucky's ever-present five o'clock shadow scratching against her throat. Stretching, she draped her arms around his neck before she even opened her eyes.
When she did, she noticed Loki leaned back from them, watching the display as Bucky's mouth captured hers in a hungry kiss. Bucky settled between her thighs as she nipped and suckled at his plunging tongue.
He broke the kiss and shifted lower against her, dragging his lips and the very edge of his teeth against her skin as he moved.
Opening her eyes, once more, albeit in a bit of a daze, this time, she dropped her gaze to watch his head as he moved down along her body. She reached out blindly, her hand finding Loki's lap.
With a warm, appreciative chuckle for her sleepy efforts, Loki guided her fingers to wrap around him and start moving in slow, lazy strokes. He leaned over, stealing a kiss of his own from her as Bucky flicked his tongue in a line, descending from her navel.
She felt the brush of Bucky's fingers over her, teasing and testing before he slipped them inside. Groaning, she broke Loki's kiss as she lifted her hips, meeting the delving of Bucky's hand.
God, she wasso ready it made how hard he was hurt. Withdrawing his hand—the sound of disappointment she uttered at that causing both men to chuckle—he grasped her hips. That first month had been a bit tricky with learning to control the strength of his metal arm in thesesorts of situations for which none of his training had prepared him, but after a few times of bruised bones and healing charms, he'd gotten the hang of it.
Sitting back on his heels, he shifted her against him. He positioned himself between her thighs, only to hold back. He watched her, her eyes had drifted closed again as she waited, her hand working over Loki, still. Loki, for his part, merely sat with his head tipped back, enjoying the moment. Bucky knew how she would respond to his entry, anyway, so he allowed a few seconds to tick by.
Finally, Hermione forced her eyes open to meet Bucky's. "Get on with it," she said in a breathless, pleading whisper.
Grinning, he thrust his hips, burying himself inside her.
She gasped, throwing her head back and rolling her hips to meet him. Reflexively relinquishing her grasp on Loki, she gripped her hands into the pillows on either side of her as she started rocked against Bucky's motions.
A smirk that made Loki damn proud curving his lips, Bucky crooked a finger at the Asgardian.
"I do enjoy it when you take charge."
Bucky shook his head, even while he shuddered at the way Hermione's body gripped him as she rocked against him. "Just shut up and get over here."
Chuckling, Loki moved to kneel beside Bucky.
Hearing the discussion over her own rushed and moaning breaths, Hermione forced open her eyes. Almost as delicious as the sensation of Bucky withdrawing and driving into her again and again was the sight of Loki and Bucky meeting in a savage, devouring kiss.
God, they were bothsodamn beautiful . . . .
She forced herself to keep moving against Bucky as he got a bit distracted with being in the center of the activity. The sharp, jerking movements of his hips had her nearing the edge, fast.
Loki broke the kiss, gripping a hand into Bucky's hair as he rose up by increments. He dragged Bucky's mouth along his skin, moving down over his chest and abdomen, and lower, still, until Loki was on his feet.
Hermione sank her teeth into her bottom lip, biting back a moan as she watched Loki slide himself into Bucky's mouth. Almost immediately, his head fell back and he let out a groan as he started rocking his hips, accommodating the other man's suckling pulls.
She lost herself to that moment—to the gorgeous sight of them before her and the sweet, heated tension of her muscles going taut and her body clenching tight around Bucky's thrusts. Forcing her eyes to stay open, she kept her gaze on them all the while as she came.
For several blissful seconds, nothing else existed but the pleasure spiraling through her and the hungry sounds Bucky was uttering as he drew on Loki; nothing else but the way Loki gasped and dropped his head, his fingers tightening mercilessly in their grip on Bucky's hair.
As her orgasm ebbed, she felt Bucky's motions becoming erratic. He was close . . . and from the way Loki shuddered even as he jerked his hips, forcing himself through Bucky's lips faster, she knew he was, too.
Poor Bucky was probably having a hell of a time concentrating on both of them.
Shifting, even as sweet aftershocks rippled through her, Hermione lifted herself to straddle Bucky's lap. She wrapped her arms around his shoulders for leverage, moving against him as he stilled in that final, wonderfully hard thrust.
Burying her face in his neck, she lapped and suckled at the skin there as she rocked over him. Only when she was certain he'd spent himself, entirely, did she slow. Though, she waited for his pained groan before she stopped, entirely.
And just in time, too, she thought, a wicked giggle edging the words in her mind. As she lifted her head from Bucky's throat, Loki froze. She stared up at him, unblinking as he let out a series of gasping breaths, his hands clutching at Bucky's head, helpless.
After what almost seemed too long, Bucky eased back. He allowed Loki to slip from between his lips with a dazed expression on his face.
As Bucky struggled to catch his breath, he said, "I . . . I love being in the middle, but I sometimes think you two just might kill me."
Loki and Hermione shared a snicker at that, even as the witch pulled them both down onto the pillows to cuddle with her.
After their pulses had slowed, and their breathing had steadied, she brought up a subject they'd decided to shelve sometime last month, but had yet to approach, again.
"I'm still worried about the future."
Both males groaned in unison.
She laughed and shook her head. "No, seriously. I know we're enjoying living in the moment, and that's fine for now. But, I'm only a witch, and while I'll have a very long life by human standards, you're Asgardian—"
"Untrue! I am—"
"A Frost Giant, yes, shut up." She ignored Bucky's snicker at her admonishment. "You are an exceptionally long-lived alien. Bucky is a super-soldier whose cellular regeneration means he's going to outlive me, as well. You know what'll happen to the remaining two, what life will be like, if one of us dies. I don't want to leave you two to that fate, if I can help it."
God, she never would have thought there would come a day when she would wish the secret of creating the Sorcerer's Stone had not died with Nicholas Flamel and Dumbledore.
"You know . . . ." Loki tapped a finger against his chin as he thought. "Now that I am thinking on it, I do seem to recall hearing of an artifact that grants its bearer an exceedingly long life."
He waited a moment, catching each of their gazes, in turn, before he tacked on, "But the search for it could be . . . rather dangerous."
Bucky and Hermione exchanged a glance before answering in the same breath, "We're listening."
Again, thank you so much for reading! Please join me for more crossover (and MCU) fun with these new and upcoming tales I have in store for you [all WIP titles are posted to FFN]:
Aeternum Tua (Bucky/Hermione) *AU* Emergency use of a Time Turner at the wrong place [and time] tangles the artifact's magic with the energy of the tesseract, pulling Hermione to a WWII HYDRA facility, and into the life—time and again—of James Buchanan Barnes. Having no control over when she'll appear, or for how long, she can only hope to find a solution in the moments she shares with him. *WIP*
The Broken Ones (triad fic, Bucky/Hermione/Fenrir) When Hermione crosses paths with Fenrir's most recent victim, she knows she's in over her head. After all, if Bucky Barnes was an unstable super-soldier before, she would be insane not to be terrified of what he'll become after. But how can she stop hunting Fenrir when her quest for revenge has given her post-war life purpose?*WIP*
My Prize (poly-fic, Thor/Hermione, Loki/Hermione) When a kidnapped Migdarian witch is offered as a prize in a grand melee, Thor wants to save her and Loki wants to claim her. No true victor emerging, they are forced to share the spoils. The brothers soon realize the mysterious entity hosting the melee has a plan in giving them the witch, and that Hermione Granger—true to her word—is NO prize.*WIP*
No Forgetting You (Bucky/Hermione) *AU* An explosion sends Hermione careening off-course, mid-Apparation, & straight into the path of a man with no memories, only his mission. Bucky recalls nothing before waking as the Winter Soldier, never questioning his programming, until a wild-haired witch crashes into his life. They try to continue on as though they've never met, but Fate has other plans.*WIP*
BEWITCHED BY YOU SEQUEL: We, Alone (triad fic, Bucky/Hermione/Loki) *AU* In their search for a very special amulet, Bucky, Hermione, and Loki learn things-namely, that their unique bond gives off a type of energy others would seek to use for their own gain, and that the key to finding the amulet may lie in the hands of an unsavory figure from Hermione's past.*WIP*
Thunderstruck (Thor/Hermione) No one is more surprised than Hermione to find a weakened, supposed-god on the outskirts of the Hogwarts grounds. Though their connection is immediate—and quite steamy—Hermione worries over how fast she's falling for him, since she must find a way to send him back to wherever he came from.*UPCOMING*
It's Only Forever (Loki/Hermione) *AU set in the world[s] of Labyrinth* To escape the Labyrinth, Loki offers Jareth the one thing he might value more than the delights of tormenting his Asgardian prisoner—Hermione, the daughter the Goblin King never knew he had. Yet, once she enters the Goblin City, Loki is no longer so certain of his desire to leave.*UPCOMING*
Average (triad fic, Darcy/Bucky/Hermione)*AU* Darcy never thought of herself as normal—even less-so, now that she's in irrevocable possession of an artifact that makes her a tuning fork for supernatural energies. Compared to her new, not-necessarily-willing traveling companions, Bucky and Hermione, however, she feels pretty average for the first time in her life *UPCOMING*
Shatter (triad fic, Natasha/Bucky/Hermione) *AU* Tracking Tony after he's captured by HYDRA, Bucky and Natasha realize they need a different sort of aid when it becomes evident there's magic involved. Hermione is released from prison for one purpose—to help find Iron Man. Though eager to earn her freedom, her new partners just might give her reasons to stick around when the mission is over. *UPCOMING*
Lead You Home (triad fic, Natasha/Bucky/Hermione)*Sequel to Shatter* After Bucky leaves, fearing himself too dangerous for anyone's good, Hermione and Nat resolve to find him and prove they're better together—or, at least, that he's not too dangerous for them to handle. In their search, they are reminded of one thing: even when Bucky Barnes isn't looking for trouble, trouble finds him. *UPCOMING*
God of Mischief (Loki/Hermione) *AU* When an unexpected event sees Loki ascending the throne of Niflheim, he is granted a most precious gift. Hermione knows she should be dead, but Dark magic she doesn't recognize keeps her on the brink between life & death. Finding herself the toy of the God of Mischief, she's got a feeling if she doesn't play nice, her afterlife may hang in the balance. *UPCOMING*
My Weakness (triad fic, Bucky/Hermione/Steve) *AU* When the Ministry believes an Artifact is behind incidents at a Muggle gym, Hermione is sent to investigate, only to find a truth stranger than magic. Bucky and Steve know there's something off about the new girl who's hired them for lessons, but they have no idea how much she'll come mean to them—or how much she'll teach them about what they mean to each other. *UPCOMING*
Magic and Mayhem (triad fic, Bucky/Hermione/Sirius) *AU* When Bucky escapes HYDRA, they consider the Winter Soldier program a failure, instead turning their attention to a long-forbidden experiment, even for them—the genetic manipulation of a being who already wields magic. Catching wind of this, Bucky feels compelled to return and break free their unwilling subject. He has no way of knowing that one of her own kind has infiltrated the facility, as well, with the same goal in mind. That, and causing the Muggles who run the place as much chaos as he possibly can, in the process. No one kidnaps a loved one of Sirius Black and gets away with it. *UPCOMING*
A Perfect Mess (poly fic, Hermione/Bucky, Nat/Loki-Nat/Thor, Valkyrie/Fenrir) On the anniversary of a heartbreak, Hermione devises a spell to protect herself—one that matches her to someone who would never harm her. When her magic mingles with the secret whims of two warriors from an alternate realm, the Fates intervene, flinging seven souls into the void. To escape, they must rely on each other—and learn to accept their soulmates, flaws and all, along the way. *UPCOMING*
Whimsy (poly fic, Hermione/Thor-Hermione/Loki) *AU* Crossing a witch from another realm renders Hermione victim of an odd curse. Feline by day, and herself—but mute—by night, it seems the curse's whimsy is boundless, as she wakes in a distant world. Thor & Loki don't know what to make of the little beast, but when nightfall leaves a strange, silent girl in its place, they're unsure if they're scared, or intrigued. *UPCOMING*
Witch's Moon ([HP/Teen Wolf] Hermione/Derek) *AU* Dispatched to Beacon Hills to investigate the savage murders of Muggle werewolves, Hermione, Harry, and their unwilling ally Fenrir Greyback, find themselves working with the surviving members of the once-venerated Hale Pack. Sparks flying between Derek and Hermione is a complication no one expected, yet one with which Peter is suspiciously happy. *UPCOMING*
Chilled Skin and Warm Breath ([HP/Twilight] triad fic, Jacob/Hermione/Jasper) *AU* Invited by a tribal elder to study natural werewolves in her search for a cure to the lycanthropy curse, Hermione uncovers an ancient secret. When trying to undo this forgotten magic means relying on Jacob and Jasper, she finds herself drawn to them, both. Stranger, still, with her there, they don't quite mind one another's company, anymore. *UPCOMING*
Just Us Monsters (Natasha/Bucky) *post-war, peace time* In the aftermath of an epic battle, Natasha and Bucky begin to see each other differently. Neither accustomed to life without combat (or need of their 'skill sets'), they wonder who they can trust—if not themselves—when they both begin experiencing negative effects from their programming. *WIP*
Dårlig Månen Stiger (Thor/Darcy) Cursed by a Priestess of Fenrir, Thor finds himself giving into increasingly feral thoughts—including an attraction to Darcy that's more potent than he could've possibly imagined. Though the curse was meant to accomplish quite a specific task, Thor's sudden connection with Darcy may help her learn about a legacy all her own before the Priestess' will is done. *UPCOMING*
Free Agents (triad fic, Bucky/Natasha/Loki) *AU* A master assassin with regrets, a fallen god without power, an experimental super soldier with no memory. They've all come to small university in NYC in search of clues to an artifact that will grant the one thing they all desire—a second chance. Now, if they can only keep from getting distracted by university life—and each other—one of them might succeed. *UPCOMING*
Imprison Me (Loki/Natasha) *AU* After breaking one of Asgard's laws, Nat finds herself cellmates with Loki. He's not any happier about the arrangement, as she's one of the few who sees through his tricks. Eavesdropping on an evil scheme, and with no one willing to listen, she must rely on Loki to help her escape so she can stop things before all of Asgard is endangered. And, of course, Loki is happy to help. For a price. *UPCOMING*
Shadows in Winter (Bucky/Natasha) Waking in an unknown wilderness, neither with any recollection of how they got there, Bucky and Natasha are forced to work together to find out who's responsible, and why—if they can survive each other, that is. *UPCOMING*
Spaseniye (salvation) (triad fic, Bucky/Natasha/Steve) *AU* Trying to help his friends finally break free of HYDRA, Steve goes on the run with Bucky and Natasha. He expects the organization will eventually catch up to them, what he doesn't expect is the effect seclusion has on people who share so much history—and chemistry. None of them expect redemption, but maybe they can find salvation in each other. *UPCOMING*
Snark and Sincerity (triad fic, Bucky/Darcy/Loki) *AU* Inheriting a mysterious key, Darcy feels compelled to follow its pull—even if it pulls her to two pieces of an ancient puzzle, currently in possession of people with no desire to be found. Though Bucky tries fighting what might be fate, Loki is a victim to his curiosity from the start. Of course, there's that saying about cats and curiosity. *UPCOMING*
The Undying (Darcy/Thor, Loki/Jane) Believing she's dying, Jane leaves to spare Thor pain. Loki knows all is not as it seems, using her intellect against her and secreting her away in Asgard. In their search for her, Thor and Darcy become linked, bringing them closer than either expects. Despite their past connections, none of them are able to ignore the pull of newly ignited feelings. *UPCOMING*
Who Would've Thought (Thor/Natasha) *AU* Spotting Thor and Natasha inebriated and flirting at an Asgardian celebration, Loki hatches a plot. Not only is the idea of them utterly absurd—it might be the thing to breed disruption in the lives of the Avengers. Finding themselves handfasted in more than mere ceremony, the mismatched couple may just realize they're not so unhappy about the situation. *UPCOMING*