Hawkeye and Black Widow? They have reputations, both in the wider shadowy community and in SHIELD. Attached to reputation is rumour...
Serial killer AU
♥ I've been raised to kill (R), alwaysenduphere
"This is not funny. Next time I am choosing our covers."
Sword of Truth AU
How do a couple of master assassin spies deal with the media/paparazzi/stalkers?
Something loosely based on The Vow, along the lines of Clint helping Natasha recover the memory of who she is
Sparring = foreplay
Her ledger is finally settled
Stay at home dad/domestic but badass
♥ Effects of maternity (PG13), anuna_81
The world is curious about Avengers. There are outrageous, ridiculous stories in the media; there are also devoted fans. Is there fan fiction?
"You can't open the book of my life and jump in the middle."
What if Natasha becomes unmade again? What if the one man who understands what that means is gone?
Thou and I are too wise to woo peaceably.
Training/team-building exercises pre-Avengers.
Natasha and languages...
Night Circus AU
Next time, I get to seduce the rich guy...
Maybe they really are The Black Widow and Hawkeye, maybe they've just been imagining it and they're in an institution
Meeting as foster kids AU
♥ Bows and Catapults (PG), flying_android
Painting walls. Color smudges. Baths and showers after, together.
Crossover - Natasha is sent to kill Zalachenko (from the Girl who Played with Fire)
Anything with Clint and Natasha being yin and yang or two sides of the same coin or complementary opposites.
I wish I was strong enough / to lift not one but both us
It is difficult for some people to accept that love is a choice...
♥ Eight Steps to You: Nocking the Arrow (PG13), lar_laughs
Crossover: During an op, Clint and Natasha run into/meet up with/have a run-in with Sam and Dean from Supernatural.
Clint was obsessed with Natasha long before he ever physically laid eyes on her
♥ Agent Barton's Strictly Professional Interest (R), im_ridiculous Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
I love slow / Slow but deep / Feigned affections / Wash over me
Some people live in a life / Some people need more than a slice
Natasha was not the first Red Room girl (former or otherwise) Clint had been assigned to kill, but she was the last.
♥ A Matching Set (PG13), cybermathwitch
To see a world in a grain of sand / And a heaven in a wild flower / Hold infinity in the palm of your hand / And eternity in an hour
Let not the world deceive thee with it's beauty / It is the dream of a dreamer, a mirage of the desert
All men dream - but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity...
Natasha and Clint have to go undercover in Hollywood for reasons. Their covers are Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson.
Prohibition era gangster AU
Migraine. And what to do about it.
♥ Not Tonight, Honey, I have a Headache (NC17), pixiesio
♥ Let Him Be (G), ashen_key
♥ Sharp and Sweet (PG13), cybermathwitch
I'd give up forever to touch you / Because I know you feel it somehow...
♥ Eight Steps to You: Grip it Tight (PG), lar_laughs
midnight ronkers / city slickers / gunmen and maniacs / all will feature on the freakshow...
Clint and Natasha are trapped during a firefight, the first one since Loki, and are forced to finally admit some things, smut welcome.
either internal or actual dialogue from clint: just can't keep up with your ghosts tasha
it's okay, you can call him a child
tony finds out the hard way that symphony no. 7 second movement is an old red room trigger; clint is the only one who knows the fail safe phrase
When I was just a baby, my mother told me, "Son, always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns."
Morse code against her (his) skin.
♥ out to get you (R), workerbee73
I don't wanna wake up with another / but I don't wanna always wake up with you either
♥ (Not) Always You (PG), flying_android
You think you know a lot about my kinda woman / But you don't know nothing 'bout me
It's not that they are adverse to tying each other up on occasion, it's just that he finds it far hotter when she simply tells him to not move.
"GEE, IT SURE WOULD BE NICE IF WE HAD SOME GRENADES, DON'T YOU THINK?"
Clint and Natasha become Animorphs.
Clint, Natasha, music, Clint's hearing loss.
♥ Never Prepared For This (G), 8m57w6
"failure is just a rehearsal for success" Until the day he fails.
You called me strong, you called me weak, But still your secrets I will keep
It's amazing how two little lines can change everything.
First-time-with-each-other sex can always be awkward, no matter how well they know each other.
It's not just sexy scars the pair of them will get...
♥ The wise are mightier than the strong (PG13), folie_lex
twice i turned my back on you, i fell flat on my face but didn't lose
it's the sound of the unlocking and the lift away
sometimes you don't even need to be a hero to save the world
♥ Best Friends Forever (unrated), anonymous
We all wear masks, everyone, every day, and sometimes we wear them so much, we forget who we really are.
believe me i'm more scared than not that this isn't the way and please be there i can barely hang on but oh i'll wait til i break
he’s already on the outskirts i’m still pulling at his sweatshirt he says fate is not a factor
Sometimes, Natasha's ability to become other people - to talk differently, move differently, to have other people's expressions on her face - disconcerts the hell out of him.
Clint leant Natasha his sweatshirt on a traumatic mission...
♥ Pick-Me-Up (E), spysincera
Natasha is a language snob
Clint and Natasha are already dating but no one knows it and they end up getting a mission where they have to pose as brother and sister...
Somewhere between Iron Man 2 and The Avengers Nat cut her hair and she finds out that Clint kept a lock of it.
Codename: Captain Tightpants
Wrong place, wrong time
All the umbrellas in London couldn't hide my love for you. The gloom of the city at evening is still. You whisper come to me and I always will, always will, always will.
“Killing a woman, it's not the same as killing a man. You have to pull the trigger a different way.” - Miguel Bain
“The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.” - Stephen King
ASOIAF/Game of Thrones AU
Pre-Avengers/Doctor Who crossover
Everyone has a comfort piece of media (book, TV show, movie, song, etc) that they go to when they need some cheering up...
strange how we fit each other
Sex involving hair pulling.
Clint leaves his gloves/arm guards on during sex.
♥ After Hours (M), workerbee73
MEMO FROM THE OFFICE OF DIRECTOR FURY Re: Conduct Unbecoming a SHIELD Agent
Natasha and Clint are assigned to work opposite sides of an undercover mission and must pose as enemies
...Tasha is finding it a bit hot that she and Clint are basically having comm!sex and there is a pantsless guy in the middle without any clue...
Someone from the Red Room shows up with a kid and tells Natasha its hers...
Clint Barton, Vampire Slayer.
♥ Clint Barton, Vampire Slayer (R), flying_android
put your hands on me
♥ to have and to hold (PG13), ashen_key
If the sun stops burning / And the world stops turning / I'll be right here with you
The jokes get a whole lot less so when Natasha actually becomes pregnant...
The critical period in matrimony is breakfast time.
Maternity could only increase Natasha's scary potential.
♥ The Other Law We Live By (PG), ashen_key
Clint and Natasha either duetting or he's just on the guitar as she sings, or both...
I heard your heart beating / you were in the darkness too / So I stayed in the darkness with you
♥ so I stayed with you (G), ashen_key
"This is a hospital, not a nightclub."
"Shit, man, I'm a natural born killer."
She said she'd always been a dancer / She worked at 15 clubs a day...
They all believe her, but he believes in her, and she finds that terrifying.
"The words 'co-dependent' and 'unhealthy' have been used to describe their relationship, which is just another way of saying 'fucked up.'"
♥ the sweet days of sugar (PG13), bob5fic
I never met a more impossible girl.
She was entirely out of his league, which is how he knew she was his type.
Some male SHIELD agents say insulting things about Natasha in Clint's presence...
♥ your heart was an open book (PG13), bob5fic
An exploration of what Loki intended to have Clint do to kill Natasha but where "intimate" doesn't mean that it's a sexual thing.
Dancing as a metaphor for trust...
“I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other. ”
♥ our dark evergreen (PG13), bob5fic
Five scars Natasha has + one scar that Clint has.
soulbonding/imprinting fic where "making a different call" actually meant "we couldn't let each other go"
safety pin me to your chest so I can stay put
I know the world's a broken bone / but melt your headaches, call it home.
place me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm / for love is as strong as death
♥ All Through the Night (PG), poppetawoppet
Natasha's views on love are complicated, and cannot be reduced to a soundbite.
WWII AU/time travel
Clint and Natasha are forced to go to couples therapy (a la Common Law), but can't tell anyone what they really do.
If you could only see the beast you've made of me / I held it in but now it seems you've set it running free
In order to keep working in the field, Natasha has to pass a test at shield to show she can recover after losing control
My love / You know that you're my best friend / You know that I'd do anything for you
Two words: booty call
♥ down time (M), workerbee73
There's an old voice in my head that's holding me back / Well tell her that I miss our little talks
I travel the world and the seven seas / Everybody's looking for something
I want to walk in the open wind / I want to talk like lovers do
I jumped in to save a girl / It was somebody's daughter / And now the ring that's on my hand / It was given to me by her
Under the bleachers sex
Getting together after Loki
Natasha has to go further than usual to seduce a mark, and it's after she and Clint have become lovers. He has to watch the whole thing.
10+ year age difference
Tony knows Natasha's with someone...
♥ Midnight Ramblings (PG13), maxiekatt2
circus!AU - target-shooter Clint meets Natasha, queen of the Spanish web
Clint and Natasha are on an undercover op, posing as passionate newlyweds
the very first time they make love, he touches her, tastes here, takes her, like he's done it a thousand other ways on a thousand other days.
♥ Art is in the details (R) folie_lex
I know the borderlines we drew between us / keep the weapons down / keep the wounded safe
: I FOUND THOSE SPARE MAGS THAT YOU LOST LAST NIGHT
Clint keeps trying to propose to Natasha, but they keep getting interrupted.
Natasha doesn't wear a diamond on her wedding finger. what does she wear instead?
♥ Of Sparkles and Rings (and other shiny things) (G), ashen_key
Clint does get jealous sometimes, but he tries his best not to let it show. Mostly.
♥ nothing more than a fear (PG), ashen_key
Rock star AU
Natasha's never been good with telling Clint how she feels, so a demonstration is in order. After all, actions do speak louder than words.
Natasha's parents aren't really dead. That's just a lie the people in the red room told her to keep her from running off.
Free time, going somewhere they've never been
♥ Drabble (or why Clint and Natasha ended up spending a month in Timbuktu) (PG), anonymous
Someone (Clint? Tony?) gets Natasha a pet spider (tarantula? poisonous?) as a joke. She keeps it.
Clint isn't from US and Natasha isn't from Russia...
Misunderstandings and physical appearance
AU: A school for kids who are SHIELD material...
Natasha and Clint's relationship from Steve's POV cos Steve is much more savvy than people give him credit for
What's past is prologue
♥ I'll Teach You How to Flow (PG), book_junkie007
Clint doesn't kill Natasha as ordered, but instead of bringing her back to SHIELD, they have to go on the run.
Clint teaches Natasha sign language. They practice in different places...
♥ Our Secrets Are Our Own (PG13), lar_laughs
we are a fever ain't born typical
When they're apart, especially when they're on separate missions, they have their own clandestine ways of keeping in touch...
♥ Communication Difficulties (PG), dictator_duck
AU: Clint is a performer in an orchestra or musical group of some sort that's invited to accompany a ballet group which Natasha is a member of...
They will never, ever, admit to anyone about that time they tried a William Tell trick.
Clint/Natasha Polyamory or open relationship...
♥ The Line We Walk (PG13), nightswhisper
On the run, there's a life for livin' / But the people there, they just don't care
Dragonriders of Pern AU
♥ Brown and Gold (T), cybermathwitch
Clint is the hand-to-hand combat expert in espionage and seducing the bad guys with the mysterious past in Russia. Natasha is the archer who sees better from a distance...
The first time Agent Clint Barton goes undercover.
MOSCOW RULES: The ultimate tradecraft methods developed for use in the most hostile of the operational environments.
NAKED: Operating entirely alone and without the availability of immediate assistance.
The Philadelphia Story AU
The differences in slang ... can occasionally lead to some specular miscommunication and mutual confusion
They're still totally in love with each other. They just won't admit it. All they need is a little push to get them back together...
Clint and Natasha don't actually speak in ASL - but they are perfectly fluent in SHIELD's brand of sign-language...
The Black Widow never resorts to sleeping with targets to fulfill her mission. She might seduce and entice, but that’s as far as it has ever gone...
AU or crossover: World of Warcraft
Abidjan and Budapest
Natasha doesn't cry, or at least Clint had never seen her cry until the time they were at a dance show
Got fire in your veins / Burnin' hot but you don't feel the pain / Your desire is insane / You can't stop until you do it again
Sometimes 'friends with benefits' doesn't work out
Clint has a hard time hitting a woman...
"We're not married!"
college AU where Clint is Natasha's professor
She shuts the door behind them and Clint pushes her up against it, kissing her with a muttered, “Jesus, 'Tash, how do you walk in those shoes?”
Do you know where friendship ends / and passion does begin? / It's between the binding of / her stockings and her skin
But all I’ve ever learned from love / Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
♥ Eight Steps to You: Assume the Correct Stance (PG13), lar_laughs
My old man is a tough man but / He's got a soul as sweet as blood red jam
Tell you something that I've found / That the world's a better place / When it's upside down, boy
Take my hand come undercover / They can't hurt you now
Girls' night out
Could he feel a daily stab of hunger for her? Find nourishment in the very sight of her?
Clint’s lead to believe for whatever reason that Tasha’s been taken out.
You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
post-Avengers road trip. They've been assassins for so long they don't know how to handle vacation time.
Natasha and Clint meet at military school
There's this one time they (have to) go to a Renaissance festival and Clint has fun with bows and Natasha wears a rather low-cut dress...
archer/avengers x-over with clint and natasha being sterling and lana
clint: wait, cuban missle crisis? natasha: yeah.
Natasha is actually really good with technical things and engineering...
Clint is not coping , not at all, and Natasha is the only person who can really get through to him. She knows the only way to help him.
Natasha had sister-relationships with some of the other girls in the Red Room, and Nat was hardly the only one to escape.
Coulson isn't dead...
Clint and Natasha on a yacht
None of your scars can make me love you any less.
The most interesting scars are the ones they've given each other.
It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you.
your chains are like an anchor / I've got to let them go / and where I'll finally end up / hell if I should know
Is there so much hate for the ones we love / Tell me we both matter don't we
Harry Potter mash-up
The young queen, she fixed him with an arrogant eye / She said, "You won't understand, and you may as well not try"
Maria asks Natasha to be her bridesmaid at her wedding
I will shake myself into your pocket, / Invisible / Do what you want / Do what you want
Came from Bahrein, got to Beirut / Looking for someone comparing to you
Playing a Mr and Mrs Game
AU: Natalia Romanova writes novels, Clint Barton is a historian
i'm at your back door / with the earth of a hundred nations in my skin
in another life / i was married at thirteen / you were killed at twenty-one / on a minor battlefield
Spektor's gut wrenching rendition about faith and belief
Hey love / Is that the name you're meant to have / For me to call
i'm the man who loves you
Clint and Natasha decide that [insert couple here] need help getting together and decide to play Cupid.
He's an arrow in her heart; she's a knife in his gut.
Natasha is Peggy Carter's daughter...
Trials and tribulations of looking after each other when they're both injured
She is weary to the bone, but she will wait 'til he is home.
we leave the sound on 'cause silence is harder / and no one's the killer and no one's the martyr
I won't let you fall apart
we'll find the perfect place to go where we can run and hide / i'll build a wall and we can keep them on the other side
sometimes it's just that nothing seems worth saving / i can't watch her slip away
walking like a man, hitting like a hammer / she's a juvenile scam, never was a quitter
Pride and Prejudice AU
♥ Scenes from a Leviathan (unrated), dictator_duck
Natasha has to use the Iron Man suit; Clint is jealous