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Five Avengers Recs, Natasha/Clint

Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton (Black Widow/Hawkeye)
Fic Title: we were emergencies
Author: gyzym
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/405828  
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit for smut & taking a good, hard look at what is effectively mind-rape. Oh, & spoilers for the movie. ;) 
Genre: Post-movie
WIP?: No. 

Why This Must Be Read: The summary reads, "It's not about being unmade; it's about remaking, one aching step at a time." I couldn't have put it better, and I can't begin to describe the beauty of this fic. It takes the line, "You and I remember Budapest very differently," and runs with it. Basic premise? Clint thinks he and Natasha are violently in love, and that Loki has messed with Natasha's memories. Natasha thinks love is for children, and that Loki has messed with Clint's memories. We don't know who's right. This fic has humor, angst, drama, romance, suspense, and an absolutely beautiful look at the way the minds of two very dangerous, battle-scarred people work, and the way that their equally dangerous, battle-scarred hearts might work together. 



Excerpt:

"If you're going to treat me like a fragile wilting flower, Barton, I will fly you to the desert and leave you there," Natasha says, more teasing than dangerous. "And of course I wasn't worried."
"She leaves terrifying, she comes back terrifying," Clint says, relieved despite himself. "Which desert, out of curiosity?"
Natasha rolls her eyes. "Like I'd tell you. That would make it too easy."
"Have I mentioned lately that you are my favorite murderous lunatic?"
"I'm everyone's favorite murderous lunatic, Clint," Natasha says. "I mean, usually only for the last four, five minutes of their lives, but still."

Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton (Black Widow/Hawkeye)
Fic Title: the only way out is through
Author: Nokomis
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/405902 
Rating/Warning(s): Gen.
Genre: Post-movie
WIP?: No. 

Why This Must Be Read: An interesting look at the way Natasha sees and interacts with the other Avengers, especially Clint. They have such lovely dynamics in this work; there's a sense of underlying familiarity that makes it clear they're old partners, though whether it's romantic or not is ambiguous, although I firmly view it with shipper-glasses on, thank you very much.

Excerpt:

She’s always loved sparring with Clint. He doesn’t hold back or pull his punches. They’ve worked together so long that sparring is familiar and comfortable, and it’s more like playing than anything else Natasha does. Dodge, kick, twist, bend, hit.

Intellectually Natasha knows there’s little benefit to sparring with Clint anymore; they know each other’s moves far too well to learn anything. It’s stagnation.
But Natasha won’t give it up, still loves the way Clint’s knuckles graze off her arm as he deflects a true punch, loves the solid feel of his body when she pulls him down to the mats.


Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton (Black Widow/Hawkeye)
Fic Title: Put a Ring On It
Author: natacup82
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/406413
Rating/Warning(s): PG, PG-13(?) for mild language. 
Genre: Pre-movie? Humor. Romance.
WIP?: No. 

Why This Must Be Read: A short, hilarious fic involving a fake wedding that perfectly showcases how Natasha's got Clint wrapped around her finger. Surprisingly serious underneath the sweetness and humor, in a really, really good way.


Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton (Black Widow/Hawkeye)
Fic Title: Elemental
Author: ReaperWriter
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/403923 
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, references to violence and sex. 
Genre: Pre-movie?
WIP?: No. 

Why This Must Be Read: It's excellent character study, with the two characters in question doing the studying, of both each other and themselves. A lovely look at how well they know each other and how much they need each other.


Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton (Black Widow/Hawkeye)
Fic Title: First Watch
Author: SomeoneElsesDream
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/406253/chapters/670413
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit for violence and sex. 
Genre: Pre-movie.
WIP?: No. 

Why This Must Be Read: Yet another fic inspired by the line, "You and I remember Budapest very differently." Shows both sides of the mission, first from Natasha's POV, then Clint's. Manages to be sexy and funny. Gotta love that in a story. ;)



Tags: fandom: avengers, ship: natasha romanoff/clint barton
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