MCU Wintershock Author Spotlight on MarvelLitChick

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Title: MCU Wintershock Author Spotlight on MarvelLitChick
Interviewer: MCU Wintershock
Interviewee: MarvelLitChick
Date(s): January 16, 2017
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Marvel Cinematic Universe
External Links: MCU Wintershock Author Spotlight on MarvelLitChick, Archived version
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What about Wintershock as a pairing appeals to you?

I think it’s just the idea that they would be perfect for each other–if they ever actually met. Bucky is full of charm and snark. Darcy is full of charm and snark. They both act very careless but turn out to be the most loyal of the bunch. And that’s not to mention the fact that neither of them has really had the screentime or backstory opportunities needed to truly fill out a character. Bucky takes care of Steve, Darcy takes care of Jane. But what drives them both–really? And Bucky’s so damaged now, and we’ve seen Darcy as this warm caretaker type. So if they met, just imagine the snarky sparks, right?

How did you first encounter the pairing?

Hm. I must’ve been reading on Don’t ask me which story, I truly do not remember. My initial favorite pairing was Darcy with Loki, because again, they both act like they’re wearing armor, and you just know it’s soft and vulnerable underneath. Loki needs Darcy to lift him up a bit and maybe Darcy needs Loki to give her some levelling out and some perspective. Must’ve stumbled across her and Bucky by accident, loved them all, but thought…’Gosh, I want something with an established relationship – I know! I’ll write it myself!’

Do you have any specific Wintershock headcanons? Are there any particular fic tropes you like concerning the pairing?

Favorite tropes? Hm. It’s got to be the old bit where they’re maybe, playing with Nerf guns or something and everyone gets caught in the crossfire, you know? Haven’t done anything like that yet. Totally should. Headcanons? Another hm…in my head, they just do a lot of reading together. Bucky, after all that HYDRA crap, just likes peace and quiet, you know? And he wants to catch up, and he and Steve read some Lord of the Rings during the War, swapping paperbacks. And so he likes fantasy and he latches onto Harry Potter. But Darcy wants to join, because–it’s Harry Potter and she wants to re-read them. So he starts reading it out loud and they read the whole thing like that, like, every night, before they turn the light out. Or…every Friday is movie night. He’s got to catch up on that stuff too. And at first, it’s just the two of them, like a date. Then Tony shows up, maybe he’s up late in the shop and hears them laughing from out in the hall and just comes in. Then he just shows up after that on his own, with pizza or popcorn. And he mentions it to Clint. Then Natasha comes over and drags Steve along. And then Jane and Thor because Thor really, really wants to watch huge alien robots beating each other up. And it sort of becomes this giant pillow party. But Darce and Buck don’t mind–as long as everyone’s out by two so they can go to bed. ;)