When Bucky had first conceived of starting his own dance company, of finally escaping all the pressure of his old life for something new and exciting, this isn't exactly what he'd had in mind.
"Christmas is coming up, I'm telling you we should put on the Nutcracker. Even a very limited run would drum up a lot of ticket money."
"I hear you, okay. I'm just—"
"We're not trying to pressure you, Bucky. We're really not." Coulson sighs delicately though his nose, sitting back in his chair like he has all the time in the world to discuss this.
Which is a complete lie, of course, because if he wanted them to put on the Nutcracker he should have said something
ago. "You don't necessarily have to take a principal role, all we need is your name on the poster to get people into the theatre."
"Uh, yeah, he does. Nobody's going to show up after the first performance if they find out they're seeing the
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