Pairing: Natalia Romanova/Clint Barton
Fic Title: Ashes (series)
Link: ashes (series)
Rating/Warning(s): t/violence/shades of past violations
Genre: character development/angst/drama
Why This Must Be Read: Though this is more a character study and the evolution of Natalia Romanova to Natasha Romanoff in successive stories, Clint features significantly. Threads of comic canon have been woven nicely with MCU canon/outline/speculation, really, since we have no origin movie for either of them. It gave me flappy fangirl hands and a tidal wave of feelings because though it's never said, these two chose each other as family.