"don’t trash other people’s ships" was literally the first thing we all learned in Fandom Kindergarten what the fuck happened to you guys
Exorcizamus te, omnis immundus spiritus, omnis satanica potestas, omnis incursio infernalis adversarii, omnis legio, omnis congregatio et secta diabolica, in nomine et virtute Domini Nostri Jesu Christi, eradicare et effugare a Dei Ecclesia, ab animabus ad imaginem Dei conditis ac pretioso divini Agni sanguine redemptis.
Lol get off my blog you crazy demons.
At first, Sam and Dean are wary of the strange man, he is disheveled, dirty, and looks simultaneously terrified and terrifying.
After fighting off and killing the demon, they take Bucky to a diner and buy him a meal, after staying there well past sunrise they also buy him a room in the same hotel they’re staying in. After some discussion, they agree to ask for Bucky’s help in quelling the demon problem that has descended upon the town. Bucky, for his part, is glad to do so; it gives him a mission, something to focus on, and the Winchesters agreed to pay him in food and the room.
It takes almost two weeks before the Winchesters are satisfied that the town is clean. During that time not only are they astounded at Bucky’s skill, they are also witness to his outbursts and confusion. When Bucky explains (carefully couched to leave out most of the Soviet assassin parts) his past, using what he memorised at the Smithsonian and the cryo freezing, Sam and Dean initially don’t believe him; after some thought they realise that a person having been in and out of stasis for 70 years is no more unbelievable than fighting demons and accept Bucky’s story.
Dean, having been caretaker to Sam, was the first to help Bucky through the outbursts, but Sam was always there as backup; it took the two of them at full strength to restrain him. They only ever touched him if he was a threat to a person, and only then to restrain him. When Bucky asks if he can sleep in their room, they agree readily thinking this will help him even more than the place to sleep and the food could. At first they thought it would be awkward but Sam and Dean agreed they would share a bed to leave Bucky the other; Bucky refused and continued sleeping on the floor.
Even after only two weeks, there is a noticeable difference in Bucky’s demeanor: he is less jumpy, he doesn’t flinch away if Sam or Dean brush or bump into him, and his outbursts and confusion are dramatically less severe. He even hugged Sam once, much to Sam’s shock. As they packed their gear to leave, Bucky simply perched on the windowsill, watching the people passing by. After several significant looks, Sam finally speaks:
"James," (Bucky had given his name as James, he was still unsure who ‘Bucky’ was) Sam began
Bucky looked over at him from the window “Yeah?”
"We were wondering if you’d like to come with us for a while?"
Bucky smiles slowly and nods.
As they pull out of the motel parking lot, Bucky thinks to himself how he can’t remember a time when he felt so free, Sam and Dean share the thought that the man who had been stranger to them only two weeks earlier looked content to be part of their team.
Then, Castiel appeared in the car.