Remix reveals have happened!
I took Brenda
's fic As Time Goes By
, in which Tony creates a pre-op ritual for the Avengers of macking on Cap, Clint feels guilty, and Steve misses Bucky, and thought to myself "okay, so let's add Bucky."*
This gave me As Time Goes By (The Fundamental Things Apply Remix)
, in which Bucky, remembering himself, watches the Avengers, watches over the Avengers, and eventually refuses to let Steve get away with erasing that pre-op ritual.
It's not what I wanted to write at the start - that fic was going to be The Passing It On Remix, and in it Clint was going to talk Bucky though his own, similar guilt, with a bit of a postscript of Bucky getting into the pre-op kissing - but that fic just wouldn't come together in time.
The Fundamental Things Apply is a little more lighthearted, a little recovery details-light, and ends silly and fluffy as hell. Once I accepted this was not going to be a Serious Fic, I guess I kind of embraced that? And tbh, the mental image of Bucky V-J Day kissing Steve made me smile for days after I wrote it.
*(Funnily enough, that's the same thought process someone else
had for a Remix Madness take on the same fic.)