03 May 2016 @ 12:37 am
TITLE: We Are Not Shining Stars
PAIRING: Clint Barton/Laura Barton/Natasha Romanoff
WARNINGS: Choose not to use -- but my Ao3 tags pretty much cover it, so take a look at those or feel free to message me with questions ;)
SUMMARY: That people might have to die in order to protect the future is a reality Natasha has long accepted. It’s practically been the basis of her training, her work, in each incarnation of her life. She just isn’t used to those people being the ones she loves. Speculative Civil War aftermath, in which the cost isn't quite what anyone has thought. (No spoilers.)

23 September 2015 @ 09:12 am
title: til the clocks run down [ch.1-4]
author: [livejournal.com profile] findthesea / andibeth82
word count: 12,221
rating: Mature
pairing: Clint Barton/Laura Barton/Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton/Laura Barton, Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov, Laura Barton/Natasha Romanov
warnings: slight reference to PTSD
notes: ongoing WIP, see work notes for more

“We’re all a mess,” Laura says bitterly and Natasha shrugs, pouring tea.

“We are,” she admits, handing Laura and Clint their cups. “But we still love each other, right?”

[snippets, expansions & additional moments from i only love that which they defend.]

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10 September 2015 @ 11:12 am
title: i love only that which they defend
author: [livejournal.com profile] findthesea / andibeth82
word count: 45,743
rating: mature
pairing: clint barton/laura barton/natasha romanov, clint barton/laura barton, clint barton/natasha romanov, laura barton/natasha romanov
warnings: general warnings include descriptions/heavy talk of miscarriages, polyamory, panic-induced nightmares, references to post-traumatic stress, and brief mentions of parental deaths.

She finds that she laughs more with Natasha, almost as much as she does with Clint, but for different reasons. Clint had his huge heart and his stupid jokes and easygoing demeanor that Laura had always been attracted to, his perpetually messed up hair and klutzy manner that caused him to drop a slice of pizza on the floor or spill coffee on the couch -- all of the things that had made her fall in love with him in the first place. Natasha, for all that she was stoic and rigid and carved out of knives and battle scars, was warm in a way that Laura couldn’t quite describe, as if she was a perfect fit for the missing piece Laura had always been looking for in both a friend and a partner.

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12 August 2015 @ 08:34 pm
Speculative in the extreme and based on rumors, but...

3600 words | PG-ish | Clint Barton, Natasha Romanova, Laura Barton (Steve Rogers, Tony Stark)

Natasha chooses her side in the Civil War as pragmatically as ever, with her eyes on the long game. Clint has no such luxury because the stakes are too high for there to be any choice at all.

"Steve's plan is to appeal to our better natures," Natasha explained. The Black Widow explained. "He still sees people as fundamentally good and considerate and willing to do what they can for the betterment of the many. He still thinks there's a community and not a collection of people with their own wifi connections and that people will choose their neighbors over their own fears. He thinks that reason will win out, that liberty will triumph over security, and that the Accords won't be approved.

"Tony knows better. He knows that the Accords will pass because people are terrified. They see aliens pouring down from the sky in New York and London. They see robots laying waste to Seoul and Sokovia. They see the Hulk destroying Harlem and Johannesburg. They see costumed freaks big and small tearing up the streets all over the world and they're not sure if it's a bad guy or a good guy because the body count's the same. They feel helpless because they are helpless. And if someone tells them that the Accords will give them some measure of protection, then they are going to grab on to it like a life preserver because drowning people act out of panic.

"Tony's not doing press to counter Steve. He's doing press to get in with Ellis and the people who are going to be enforcing the Accords because he knows we can't stop the Accords from without. But we can mitigate the damage from within. If he can grab the wheel, then there's a chance we don't drive off the road before we can stop the car."

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16 May 2015 @ 04:10 pm
title: Angry Enough for the Both of Us
author: Koren M. (CyberMathWitch)
word count: 734
warnings: none
pairing: laura barton & natasha romanov
rating: teen & up
spoilers for Age of Ultron

"She made me remember things from my past, but differently."

A conversation with Laura, instead of Bruce - a small AU-ish divergence and/or missing scene from AoU.

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16 May 2015 @ 09:30 am
title: but the silence spoke volumes
author: [livejournal.com profile] findthesea / andibeth82
word count: 12,785
warnings: none
pairing: clint barton & natasha romanov, clint barton/laura barton
rating: teen & up
a/n: spoilers for age of ultron, obviously. post movie, and an exploration of laura and nat's relationship as it relates to clint.

Laura trusted Natasha enough to know she could put her husband back together in ways that she couldn't, and Natasha trusted Laura enough to know that if she had to leave Clint for weeks on end, he would be taken care of in a way no one else would bother to understand.