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27 May 2015 @ 12:06 pm
The Avengers, 6 recs, Natasha/Clint  
Fandom: The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton
Title: Roads I Used to Run
Author: enigma731
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/238218
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Word Count/WIP?: 8,633 (an incomplete series with three completed works)
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: Though the shippy aspects of this beautiful story have been jossed by, well, Joss, the relationship between Natasha and Clint has rarely been written better. The author gives them a deep understanding of each other, and the exploration of Clint’s ties to his farm and his own past—and what these things mean to Natasha—is unforgettable.

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Fandom: The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton
Title: Introduction to Western Literature
Author: igrockspock
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1251493
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 2,645 (complete)
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: I’m shocked this story doesn’t appear to have been recced here before—it’s so satisfying, and so relateable, and so well-written, and so totally enjoyable whether or not you’re here for the romantic content.

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Fandom: The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton
Title: So Let Me Go Under
Author: red_b_rackham
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/943786/
Rating/Warning(s): Teen, major character death
Word Count/WIP?: 16,995 (complete)
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is a heart-crushingly good story about not just what Natasha and Clint mean to each other but also what they mean to the rest of the team—in obvious ways as well as subtler ones. The author has a great grasp of Natasha’s characterization, and you will feel all the feels when you’re done reading it.

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Fandom: The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton, Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Title: one single static frame
Author: postcardmystery
Link: http://postcardmystery.livejournal.com/46881.html
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 3,137 (complete)
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: This is one of many stories about the pair learning to work together, as fighters and as individuals, and falling for each other along the way. But it’s a really good example of that sort of fic, with bonus Pepper and Tony and some solid smut later on.

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Fandom: The Avengers/Harry Potter
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton
Title: Rise and Join a New Order
Author: igrockspock
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/906377
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 1,996 (complete)
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: This fusion fic—Natasha’s an agent of the Death Eaters whom Clint recruits to the Order of the Phoenix—mashes up and balances out the two canons perfectly, complete with character backstories and the requisite Albus Dumbledore.

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Fandom: The Avengers/Pacific Rim
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton, Natasha Romanoff/James “Bucky” Barnes
Title: Perilous Business
Author: sidhera
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/890413
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 12,018 (WIP)
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: The short version is that Natasha is Raleigh, Clint is Mako, and this AU is awesome. The longer version is that this fic is even better than it sounds. (And it gives a fair shake to my fellow Natasha/Bucky shippers, to boot!)
 
 
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Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on May 27th, 2015 04:10 pm (UTC)