09 July 2016 @ 03:34 pm
Title: Spoke Those Words In Vain
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/Characters: Sharon Carter & Natasha Romanov, Maria Hill & Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov
Word Count: 1466
Summary: Natasha still plans on rebuilding what's left of them, reaching out to Rogers and soothing the storm, try and repair what's been broken. Only now it won't be in the Avengers’ name, or in that of Stark, but in her own.

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15 December 2015 @ 04:52 pm

Title: You Never Know

Fandom: Avengers, Marvel Cinematic Universe

Rating: PG

Characters/pairings: Natasha, Clint, Bucky, Steve, Coulson, OC, cameos by Pepper, Tony, Bruce, and Vision

Warnings (including spoilers): The fluffiest way I could possibly write indentured servitude(?) of children(?)

Wordcount: 1,482 words

Author’s note: This fic was inspired by thegirlinthebyakko’s series of intensely adorable series of drawings on tumblr which are linked in order here, and also this one.

Summary: Natasha is starting to think no one will ever want to adopt them.

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but the sky is the same
by dirty diana
27 000 words
rated teen
no standard warnings apply
Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov, Phil Coulson, Bobbi Morse

completed a few weeks ago for Marvel Bang 2015. This story takes place one year after Clint makes the unexpected choice to bring Natasha Romanov in from the cold. They've become co-workers and acquaintances, but Natasha is still as much a mystery to Clint as she was on the day he was first sent to target her. A story about making friends and making choices, set against the backdrop of daily life at SHIELD.
22 September 2015 @ 05:14 pm

Title: just a voice like a riot

Fandom: Avengers-- MCU
Rating: G

Characters/pairings: Clint/Natasha, team, Maria Hill

Warnings (including spoilers): Vaguely for Winter Soldier, and I made up some pre-canon.

Wordcount: 1,362 words

Summary: Finding the balance between necessary change and self-preservation is difficult when the world around you is constantly shifting. Natasha isn’t searching for a place to stand steady, but she may have found one anyway.
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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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30 May 2015 @ 08:29 am

Greetings! I come bearing genfic/friendship fic:

The Velveteen Spider [LJ notice | tumblr notice]
26k words | PG-13-ish | Natasha Romanova, Clint Barton, et al.

summary: Natasha Romanova thinks that accepting Nick Fury's offer to join SHIELD is the end of her old life and the beginning of her new one. In hindsight, she had no idea of what that really meant.

“You’re an idiot, Barton,” she said when he’d finished. “An amazing idiot.”

He made a dismissive noise as he shifted over to get up, presumably to go to the restroom. “Is that anything to say to your best friend?”

She looked up at him, shocked at the words. “Who says that you are my best friend?”

“You got any others?” he asked with a shrug. “Therefore, I am the best one.”

“That means you are also the worst one,” she called after him as he headed off, but she was just drunk enough for the words to float around in her mind like mosquitoes.

She remembered the conversation the next morning, when she dragged her hungover but far more sturdy self to SHIELD’s New York headquarters off Times Square to go get yelled at by Coulson in person. She could say that Barton was presumptuous for considering himself her friend, but it would probably be more truthful to say that he’d simply recognized it sooner.

That’s when she started calling him Clint, first in her head and then out loud. The first time, it slipped out and it startled her. Startled Clint, too, but he recovered and beamed at her and then continued driving like a maniac because it was the only way they were going to get out of Hungary alive unless they wanted to swim the Danube from Budapest to Vienna.

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.