Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Clint "Hawkeye" Barton, background Jane Foster/Thor Odinson
Fic Title: Raise a Little Elf
Genre: AU, Humor, Romance
Why This Must Be Read: There are a number of great Darcy/Clint fics out there, but this one has stolen my heart. The concept itself is hilarious - that Clint is secretly an elf - but the world-building is well-thought out and I love any fic that portrays the Avengers as an odd, dysfunctional, yet extremely loyal family. It's the perfect mix of sweet and snarky banter between Clint and Darcy that steals the show, though.
Go. Read. You won't regret it.
Darcy rolls her eyes, then grins at Clint. He looks nervous. "So," Darcy says, standing and leaning across her desk. She's not even pretending to do work while he's loitering. "Were you born from a tulip?"
"Did a flower unfurl and there you were?"
"Oh my god," Clint groans. "This is why I didn't want anyone to know."
"Did a beam of sunlight and a daffodil love each other very much?"
"I'm not a cabbage patch kid," Clint snaps.
"Aw, that was my next guess," Darcy says.