Natalia gifted Bucky with a library’s worth of books for his 99th birthday. Fortunately for his shelves, they came stored on a Starkpad.
Bucky didn’t remember ever telling his former protégé about his reading habits, but she was a spy by a trade and a meddler by nature,
so he didn’t ask questions and simply thanked her for her present. Her gift was still six times better than Barton’s gift of a homemade Winter Soldier Buckybear.
Later that evening as Bucky readied for bed, he spotted the Starkpad perched on his bedside table, having mysteriously teleported from the coffee table where he left it.
He had no doubt that it was Natalia’s doing.
She had dodged into the bathroom before leaving with Sam and Sharon,
and he'd been preoccupied by the card Coulson had passed along through their grapevine of friends and acquaintances to reach Bucky's hands on his birthday.
Rolling his eyes, Bucky decided to placate his ex-student by doing some reading before bed.
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