Title: our memories are like a city
Pairing: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov
Word Count: 4068
Summary: They train us to learn things like this: nothing is sacred and nothing is actually real. There are masks behind masks behind masks, each one more layered than the other, and if you are smart, if you can figure out how to look past them, then maybe – just maybe - you can survive. [or, the world from Natasha Romanov’s point of view.]
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov
Characters: Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov
Author’s Note: Finally, I wrote a Clint/Natasha sequel to Here I Dreamt I Was A Soldier. It does function as a standalone fic as well, so you don’t have to have read ‘Soldier’ first.
The doctor in the ward gave her an indulgent smile that did not quite meet his eyes. “He can’t hear very well,” he told her. “And he might have trouble speaking. But he can write.”
It was a wartime romance, but now the war is over.
Title: Drawing gold from the dark (come inside)
Pairings: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton & Kate Bishop
Rating: Teen and up
Word count: approx. 21,200
Summary: “Hey,” he says. He puts his most winning smile on his face and says cheerfully, “You here to make a bad decision?”
The corner of her mouth curves upwards in a hint of a smile and she says in a soft voice that makes something jolt under Clint’s skin, “I was hoping to, yeah.”
OR: that AU in which Clint runs a tattoo shop that Natasha stumbles into one day and then keeps coming back to, and Clint gets maybe a little too invested and Kate teases him relentlessly.
In which Clint and Natasha work undercover as barista and nanny.
Nat comes by Clint's breakfast joint everyday
for some secret message exchange.
Sometimes Clint will put something really embarrassing in that bag.
What I love about the The Avengers-end credits
except for the obvious detail porn...
Notice how part of Clint's bow is broken in the first gifs...
I like to think he broke it when jumping through that damn window.
Also note how the focus zooms from his bow to Tony's suit,
indicating this is Avengers-armory we see here.
Now I have that headcanon where Tony insists on repairing Clint's bow.
And Clint is all like, "Tony, I've done this myself for 30-ish years.
I'll be fine."
But Tony brags until Clint finally gives in.
And still uses his own bow whenever Tony isn't looking.
"Why won’t you look at me?"
Natasha’s head is turned, her hand covering her quivering lips. Most of the time the assassin has the perfect poker face, the perfect little smirk to hide all emotion. This isn’t the time though. Not with Clint and not with what she sees.
The archer moves into her line of vision and asks again, “Hey, c’mon! Why won’t you look at me?” She turns her head again, shoulders shaking as she tries to hold it in.
She looks as if she wants to cry. As least, Clint thinks so. With a frown, he moves again so he could look at her. “Are you upset because I did something?” She shakes her head, which leaves him confused.
"Are you upset because something happened?" She shakes her head again, leaving him more confused. "Well, what?"
Taking a compact mirror from her purse, Natasha shows him his reflection. All over his face are drawings, mostly in black marker, of a Stark-style mustache and beard, along with other more colorful items. Though Clint looks horrified, Natasha finally lets out the laughter she has been holding in.
"What the fu- Stark! What the hell?" As the archer leaves, rightfully angered and hopeful the marker isn’t permanent, Steve walks in. Within a minute, the loud accusations and denials from Clint and Tony can be heard. That’s when Steve and Nat’s eyes meet and they start to snicker like kids.
"Not bad, Steve, not bad."
"How did you know it was me?" he says, a boyish, teasing grin on his face.
"I didn’t, not until now," she replies, her lips curled in a smirk. "There is something ultimately funny about Captain America drawing dicks on someone’s face though."
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov
Characters: Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov, Maria Hill
Additional Tags: Post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: The Winter Soldier Spoilers, Hurt/Comfort, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Mission Fic, POV Female Character, Spy Natasha Romanov
After the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D., two things happen: HYDRA pins a target on Natasha’s back, and the long-lost Clint Barton shows up in her living room.