(and this is a jump off from a post I just saw @mcgregorswench reblog, but it was a Supernatural lean and I didn’t want to sway their post with a different fandom)
The People vs Bucky Barnes … Legal Defence … Elle Woods.
Bucky chokes on his own tongue - You’re not serious right? They could actually sentence me to death here and you’re pinning this all on a girl I think I saw in the June issue of Playboy?
Elle - Wrong on both counts, Mr. Barnes. The state of New York abolished the death penalty in 2007, and it was the July edition. Fourth of July edition, actually. She pauses to wink at Steve, who flushes hard. Turning back to the man sat incredulously in front of her, she assesses him with a quick once over, top to toe. Believe me, you have nothing to worry about. Apart from that hair. What, do they not have conditioner in Russia?
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Okay so this might not be really coherent or sensible but I think I figured out why this idea grabbed me so hard. It’s because Bucky doesn’t want to fight, he doesn’t want to hurt anyone, he wants the chance to be gentle, to be kind. He wants to be, in a sort of way, harmless (witness me resisting the obvious pun here), which he can never be and which no one, I mean no one, will ever see him as. Not even those who love him best are ever going to look at him, no matter what the future holds, and see him as someone who’s harmless, because he can never be that, no matter how much he might want to be. He’s always going to be dangerous, even if he gets the triggers out of his head. People who don’t love him, who don’t trust him, are going to look at him and see a weapon. They don’t know what’s inside.
People (those who love her excepted, obviously) look at Elle and see someone who’s pretty much harmless, fluffy, the very opposite of dangerous (unless someone’s seeing her as a passive danger, an object lesson of privilege). They don’t see what’s inside: the strength, the steel, the smarts (hell, at first neither did she). Like Bucky, what the world sees from the outside is not what is at their core. What people see when they look at Elle, Bucky would maybe like a little bit of that. And maybe Elle would like a little bit of what people see when they look at Bucky, because
on her chosen battlefield
she’s just as dangerous as Bucky can be on his, although it wasn’t Bucky’s choice (but maybe not; the element of surprise and all that). Sure, she’s also kind and silly and gentle, but when it’s time for war? She’s the Soldier and she will lay waste to Bucky’s enemies.
So in many ways they’re the same, but imagine them in the court room, Elle defending Bucky. Imagine everyone watching the two of them, being afraid of Bucky, not having any idea that the one they should be looking out for, the one who was going to burn their world down around their ears, was Elle. And god, imagine how damned protective she’d be of Bucky as she came to know everything he’d been through. Everything that had been done to him. Because she’d have to know. Your lawyer can’t defend you if they’d don’t know everything. Privilege exists for a reason.
Imagine her giving him Bruiser to hold when he started to get too stressed, started to shut down, in their pre-trial prep: “Because Bruiser scares easily and he needs someone he knows will protect him.” Bucky staring down at this tiny, tiny dog sitting in his metal hand, looking up at him fearlessly, and then staring across at this tiny blonde woman, who should be afraid of him and isn’t, who looks like she should be modelling or something somewhere, but he knows that look in her eye. That’s a look that says she’s not going to stop fighting for him. That says she believes him. That she believes in him. And she’s rattling off case law, at least he thinks it’s case law, and Latin like it’s going out of style and something in him starts to ease and he scratches the dog behind the ears and starts telling her everything he can remember. Things he can barely handle thinking about some days.
Because Elle is a warrior. She’s fierce. She’ll fight for him and she’s not going to stop. Remember, trial by lawyer is a just a prettied up version of trial by combat. Elle Woods is amazing and she and Bucky Barnes would be an unstoppable combination.
Imagine how great it would be if they’d ever made a sequel to Legally Blonde. What a shame they never did that.
Esp. If she had to deal directly with Hydra (see her Congressional experience - I never watched the sequel. Probably should fix that).
The ‘well, I thought Sen. Stern was just a regular misogynistic asshole creep, but the Hydra revelation certainly explained a lot, and created a basis for a kick-ass class action suit’ plot-line alone would make for awesomeness.
Elle Woods, Esq. for the Defense and the Win.
I did the thing.
Justice is Blonde
The United States vs Bucky Barnes.
The Winter Soldier is called to account for his crimes. He needs a miracle. He needs a decent lawyer. He needs Elle Woods. He just doesn’t know it yet.
“You have amazing bone structure. Very classic. Very James Dean.” Elle said, settling into the chair next to him with a magazine, her blonde hair twisted into little bright blue rollers. “Did you ever consider modelling?”
“Between the Depression, the war and then brainwashing, no, it never came up.” Bucky answered, staring at himself in the mirror.