Fandom Category: Thor/The Avengers
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Clint "Hawkeye" Barton
Fic Title: Not Your Mother's Alma Mater
Rating/Warning(s): Starts off PG, but, according to the author, will probably get up to R/NC-17 in later parts
Genre: post-movie, humor
WIP?: Yes, at 5 parts and counting
Why This Must Be Read: Smitty is one of my favorite authors and I've followed her works for years. As far as I'm concerned, Smitty Can Do No Wrong, and this fic is no exception. In this story, Darcy realizes her internship is coming to an end and she needs to return to university. Jane and SHIELD work things out so that Darcy can stay on the project and receive credit for college. Darcy becomes a SHIELD intern, is taught the secrets of being an administrative ninja by Pepper Potts herself, and is generally awesome, which fact is fully appreciated by everyone on the project (the scene where Tony, Coulson, and Jane fight over ownership of Darcy had me in stitches). And where does Clint fit into this? Apparently, Darcy failed phys ed in college (she took ballroom, but unfortunately, she preferred to lead), so he's responsible for teaching her archery so that she can fulfill her PE credit. I cannot even begin to describe how perfect Darcy and Clint are together. The banter and the characterization are pitch perfect. Highly recommended
Fic Title: Emotion in Motion
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, Warnings for explicit sex
Why This Must Be Read: Another Smitty fic written for norsekink. Darcy is a virgin and Clint takes the time and effort to make her first experience special. I love this story so, so much. It's panty-melting hot and Clint is the perfect blend of cocky, considerate, and tender.
Fic Title: Just Temporary, Ma'am
Rating/Warning(s): R, Warnings for language, implied sexy tiems
Genre: post-movie, HUMOR (so many lulz, you guise, so many)
Why This Must Be Read: This. is. hilarious. Jane gets it into her head to matchmake, so Darcy recruits Clint as her fake boyfriend to head Jane off. Cue hilarious banter, not-dates, friends-with-benefits sex, and the kind of shenanigans that are inevitable when one is associated with Tony Stark.
Fic Title: Talking Trash and Wasting Time
Genre: Romance, humor
Why This Must Be Read: This is a fun and surprisingly sweet one-shot which revolves around the Avengers' weekly "team-building exercise" aka Thursday Drunk Night (because honestly, what else would you expect when you're on a team with a bunch of Asgardians and Tony Stark?). Features Clint trying repeatedly (and somewhat ineptly) to hit on an oblivious Darcy.
Fic Title: Even a Miracle Needs a Hand
Genre: Holiday fic, Romance
Why This Must Be Read: This is a lovely holiday one-shot, which, again, features the fake boyfriend trope. Darcy needs a boyfriend to bring home to her family for Christmas so that her horrible Aunt Lucy doesn't give her the "You're Going to Die Old and Alone" speech. Clint helpfully obliges. Darcy and Clint are wonderful together in this and you can see just why they were meant for each other. Darcy's family is also a treat and I love how Clint fits in so well with them and their holiday traditions. Features cookies, pies, mistletoe shenanigans, and Clint in holiday penguin pajamas.