Sam Wilson has to pull Bucky out of cryosleep. Captain's orders. But before he can be of use, he has to guide Bucky through some extensive therapy to undo Hydra's brainwashing. Each word chains to a series of memories. Are the memories real, or just a horrific byproduct of his conditioning?
This fic uses the structure of Bucky's reconditioning to bounce through time in a unique way, exploring his history with Steve, his past torture, and his life within The Winter Soldier.