Tony was relatively distant while Steve gave Bucky a little tour, which was just fine, it gave Steve the time he needed to make sure that Bucky didn't feel ignored.
"Is it you and him here?" Bucky looked to another window. He had a problem looking the man in the eye.
"Well I'm pretty new to his place. He lives here with his best friend, James Rhodes." Steve smirked, "Thats the one he calls mama."
That statement made the newcomer cringe a bit, "I don't understand."
The man waivered as he thought of a way to describe it to Bucky, "Well, Rhodes basically takes care of him. He's like the mom of the house."
"So...Are you like the father?"
Steve paused and thought to himself. He had been an aid lately and been being bossed about enough where it felt like it, "I guess I am." he nodded, "Yeah, thats about right."
Bucky looked a little uneasy at first, "Are you and Rhodes a couple?"
"What!?" the man blushed at the comment, "No! Not like that! We're just friends." he shook his head at the image, "We both just play the roles expected in a family setting.
We have no interest in a relationship like that."
"Sorry, I just figured if you were the father and he was the mother."
"No, it's not like that, Bucky." he blushed again, shaking the creepy thought out of his head.
Steve hadn't had a decent girlfriend in years, since before he was frozen. And Tony kept Rhodes too busy to date anyway. But just the thought of them as a couple was enough to make the blond a little queasy.
Bucky could see he had made the man uncomfortable and decided it was best to change the subject, "Is there anything else to see?"
"See? Well not much else. I showed you the study and the gym, you've been in the kitchen," oh the kitchen. Steve needed to replace that counter top before Rhodes had his neck.
"What about the bedrooms?"
"Well, yeah I can show you those," he nodded, heading back to the second level.
Tony had done a nice job rebuilding his penthouse, making it more roomy and homey in Steve's opinion. Somehow he didn't think that Tony even did this. Probably Pepper.
"Well, this is my room," he showed him the first room on the right.
It was originally a guestroom, of course, but it was just as roomy as all the others and no less luxurious. Steve had even managed to do a little personalizing. Tony had JARVIS find some retro style things from Steve's era to make it feel a little more, well, his intentions were for it to make Steve more comfortable but in reality it just reminded him of how out of time he was.
He had a radio, a plastic phone with a false rotary dial, a small lamp on his nightstand for late night reading or drawing. Most of the items that were meant as gifts were just small things, and to be frank those three items were more than enough for him. Everything else he had was more up to date, except the easle he had and a trunk for his art stuff.
The trunk being something Rhodes' had got for him and the easle he got himself.
Asides those few items the room was rather average. A desk, a chair, and other furniture. No TV, Steve wasn't a very advent tv watcher and definately not enough to have one in his room.
Onto the next room. Adjacent to him was Rhodes' room.
"This is mama's room," he opened the door.
Rhodes had been there long enough to do some decorating. There was a poster of Sakura trees on the wall in front of his computer desk, some personally assembled figures on shelves. Figures ranging from Transformers to cars to Jagaers. Some books and a few other items.
It was obvious his military training by the level of organization that one recieves in such occupations.
"He likes to builds things as well." Bucky looked the items over, his eyes falling on a bear high on the shelf.
"Yeah, everyone has their hobbies," he nodded, closing the door and taking him to Tony's room.
"And this is your little brother's room."
"Little brother?" Bucky looked into the room.
Tony had the room of someone probably a quarter his age. His current bedspread being little penguins, including matching pillows and a stuffed one on the floor next to his bed. A vain Ironman rug and several figures about the room, mostly the Hulk and several remote control toys.
What really caught Bucky's curious eye was a cabinet at the wall. He assumed it was full of clothes but felt like it wasn't as the man had a giant closet in the room with a dresser in it as well as a full body mirror.
"This is the bathroom you two share," Steve escorted him across the room. The novelty of Tony's room had worn off on him quite a while ago so he thought very little of it.
"I have my own bathroom?" he looked at the large egg, shaped tub. It was big enough for two people. And next to it a glass shower with a removable head.
"Well you share with Tony, but yeah." he nodded, "Both the bathrooms on this level are masters so there is a tub and a shower as you can see. Just make sure you step on the towel, the tile can be slippery when wet."
Bucky turned to the man, ready to ask him why he was doing this but stopped himself and looked down, "I've never had things this nice."
Steve nodded, "Me either. Must be nice to come from money, huh?" he joked.
The man smiled a bit and wanted to say something but a crash could be heard from the kitchen. The counter had just fallen over.