So, let’s face it, in 9/10 pre-war Steve/Bucky fics winters in the 1930’s meant one thing: Bucky pulling Steve into bed and wrapping himself around him to keep him warm, cuddling him to his chest.
Even if Steve might have been a stubborn mule and refused to ask for Bucky to hold him through the war (because he didn’t need the heat any more after the serum) he probably missed sleeping in that position a lot.
After finding Bucky again, I doubt he can keep up the stubborn when it comes to this though .
I tried a similar style for this that I tried for that Kirk/Spock art 'almost kiss' about a year ago. I think I've actually improved and that's great for me to see XD .