Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanova/Bruce Banner
Fic Title: Neither Wild Nor Tame
Rating/Warning(s): M/R. Warnings for sex
Genre: Post-movie fic
WIP?: Yes, at 5 chapters and counting. Updated fairly regularly
Why This Must Be Read: This fic is beautiful and the author does a fantastic job of showing us how well Natasha and Bruce could work together. I love the subtlety to their relationship, the calm understanding and quiet companionship. Seriously, just beautiful. There's also a prequel written from Darcy's POV that's worth checking out as well.
Fic Title: Things Being What They Are
Genre: Post-movie fic
Why This Must Be Read: This fic is a nice little gem, with subtle humor, gorgeous prose, and Bruce and Natasha in all their quietly complicated glory. They have an interesting dynamic, and there's a lot going on beneath the surface of their interaction.
Fic Title: o fill me with strength
Rating/Warning(s): E/NC-17. Warnings for sexytimes
Why This Must Be Read: Natasha is rescued after a mission goes pear-shaped. She doesn't react well, and Bruce is the only one who seems to know how to handle her. This is a great character study for both Natasha and Bruce with some nice little moments of humor.
Pairing: Natasha Romanova/Clint Barton
Fic Title: Of Languages
Rating/Warning(s): Not rated, I would say PG-13ish for language
Genre: Post-movie, team fic
Why This Must Be Read: Clint and Natasha have been partners for so long, it's like they live in a bubble with their own private language. Tony is a brat who hates being left out of things and Clint and Natasha spend the entirety of the story trying to find a language that the rest of the team doesn't speak so that they can continue to converse privately while Tony tries to thwart their every effort. Clint and Natasha have a lovely rapport and there are some nice team moments.
Fic Title: Any Way I Do
Genre: Humor, Secret Relationship
Why This Must Be Read: This is hilarious. Tony figures out Natasha and Clint got secretly married when Thor (who was their witness and sworn to secrecy) accidentally lets the cat out of the bag. Tony reacts about as well as you might suspect, Thor insists that he didn't technically violate his promise, and Steve and Bruce are there to watch the trainwreck unfold. So much fun.
Fic Title: Countdown
Why This Must Be Read: This is a fun, sexy ficlet, written for avengerkink for a prompt based on this clip from "The Unusuals", a short lived TV show that Jeremy Renner used to star in. You kind of need to see the clip to understand the purpose of the game and I don't want to spoil it here. Clint and Natasha keep quoting numbers to each other and none of the other Avengers can figure out what they're referring to.
Fic Title: Waiting For You
Rating/Warning(s): Not rated, but I would say PG-13 for innuendo
Why This Must Be Read: This features Clint and Natasha being fun and flirty together while waiting for their turn in the shower. The banter is enjoyable--an entertaining and breezy read.
Fic Title: See Yourself As Part of The World
Rating/Warning(s): No rating, but I would say PG
Why This Must Be Read: This was meant to be more of a gen/friendshippy story, but you can read more shippy overtones into it if you wish. Mostly I wanted to rec this because the relationship between Natasha and Clint is drawn so perfectly. I loved the complete trust they have in each other, the way they know each other so well, and Natasha's affectionate violence. Such a lovely read.
Pairing: Natasha Romanova/Steve Rogers
Fic Title: what a smile means
Rating/Warning(s): M/R. Warnings for sexytimes (nonexplicit)
Why This Must Be Read: Everything musesfool writes is gold and this is no exception. I liked the slow build of the relationship and since it's Steve, there's a lovely sweetness and earnesty to it that I really enjoyed. The ending is slightly angsty, if you're familiar with Marvel canon and the Winter Soldier.
Fic Title: Win/Win
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17. Warnings for explicit sex
Why This Must Be Read: Written for avengerkink, sparring leads to the inevitable porny conclusion of kink memes everywhere. And this? Is hot like burning.
Fic Title: Subject to Change
Rating/Warning(s): M/R. Warnings for nonexplicit sex
Why This Must Be Read: This is a wonderful read and a great character study of Natasha and her relationships with a number of characters, not just Steve. I enjoyed that the Steve in this fic isn't nearly as innocent and old-fashioned as people seem to think, and I really liked the way their relationship unfolded. Highly recommended.
Pairing: Natasha Romanova/Phil Coulson
Fic Title: Cupid Ain't No Cherub
Why This Must Be Read: This is a fun read with Clint attempting to play matchmaker for Natasha and Phil, his two favorite people. The banter is great and Clint's machinations are ridiculous and amusing.
Fandom Category: Iron Man
Fic Title: Good luck
Rating/Warning(s): T/PG-13. Warnings for violence and character death
Genre: Slight AU, kinda angsty
Why This Must Be Read: This is a little bit of a darker take on what and who Natasha is during Iron Man 2. It's interesting to see the growth in their relationships and their characters across the years that they have known each other, and the glimpses of Natasha's personality that only seem to come out when Phil is around.
We can has Natasha/Steve and Natasha/Phil tags please?