movie // avengers // still believe

Fic snippet

I'm kind of in this almost-1am mode where everything is hilarious, so I apologize in advance.


The apartment building hasn’t changed in the two years since his last visit, when he and Natasha had dropped in after the Antwerp assignment to patch themselves up, sleep, and wait for extraction. It’s modern and more than a little ugly, three stories tall, faced with crumbling brickwork and festooned with windows that don’t seem to quite line up.

He leads Rogers to the side of the building and points up. There’s no proper fire escape, just a ladder bolted to the side of the building that ends ten feet above the pavement. Rogers shakes his head. “Do you have something against going through the front door?” he asks, kneeling to give Clint a boost.

Clint grabs the bottom rung of the ladder with one hand and pulls himself up the rest of the way. “This place has twenty-seven apartments,” he says over his shoulder, climbing up far enough that Rogers has a place to land. He hopes the ladder doesn’t break; it would be extremely embarrassing to die from a fifteen-foot fall with his bow and arrows still in the bag across his back.

Rogers jumps up after him; the ladder holds. “So?”

“So,” says Clint, continuing to climb. “We want room twenty-eight.”

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I love that no only does Clint apparently never go through the front door, but that he has a reason, and that that reason is a secret apartment squeeeee! Cap, just nod and follow :)
Clint always has a reason :D

Steve is doing a lot of 'nod and smile' so far. Mainly he's been useful because he's tall. I may have to go back and work on that *feels bad for Steve*
I don't know, I think back in the day Steven did planning (in Captain America) and he and the Howling Comandos did their own kind of undercover operation, but what Clint and Nat do is somewhat beyond that, isn't it? Playing the game, becoming other people, assassinations, and in a new century with new century politics, technology, systems... I think Steve probably would do a lot of nodding and smiling until he got the hang of things and even then know that he's never going to match those two. Different type of planner.

Sorry, rambling :)
I suppose you're right. Plus at this point he's also kind of moral support, and that's important too :)