Having sex vs making love
Natasha and Clint are saddled babysitting baby!Peter Parker for Steve and Tony (Superfamily!)
PTSD!Clint and Natasha easing him back into the world one bit at a time
Clint has no idea how to tell Natasha he likes her, so he asks the other Avengers...
Clothes swapping, for any reason.
Hot and steamy in the shower. Or the sauna. Or the rainforest...
Clint and Natasha's relationship from Maria Hill's POV...
“I thought you said you weren't her boyfriend.” “Twelve-year-olds have boyfriends. I'm her man.”
Jeremy Renner's previous roles (your choice, but especially MI4) as undercover assignments for Clint.
ANGEL: Slang used by intelligence officers for a member of an opposing service.
Let's break it down to a level I can understand, You be the woman and I will be your man...
Natasha: this song
Western AU, with gun slingers and saloons and all that stuff
WALK IN: A defector who declares his/her intentions by walking into an official installation...
Clint: this song.
"True Lies" AU...
BLIND DATE: A meeting by an intelligence officer with an agent at the time and place of the agent’s choosing...
SUCKING DRY: Russian term for the prolonged debriefing of an agent following an operation.
Sight seeing in New York.
Debts are only beautiful when they are paid. - Russian proverb
Clint on his back. With Natasha being the one who put him there...
One of the Avengers learns how to read minds.
BLACKLIST: Counter-intelligence listing of hostile collaborators, suspects, sympathisers or politicians...
CRACKING: Illegally gaining entry to a computer or computer network in order to do harm.
A marriage is a private thing...
PATTERN: The behaviour and daily routine of an operative that makes his/her identity unique.
LEGEND (cover): The complete cover story developed for an operation.
210 A.D. He's a Roman soldier charged with tracking down the Briton who keeps killing their scouts...
Dark!fic, You like your girls insane.
In the City, there are three kinds of people: the dead, the devils, and the detectives.
When you awake you're alone / You say "is this a war?" / Hardly, and then you hit a wall...
Natasha works at a chocolaterie and discovers that chocolate makes everything better...
Clint and Natasha get sent on a mission that requires they infiltrate the mark's social circle...
Epic slightly cracky crossover road trip fic where Clint and Natasha come across people from a bunch of fandoms.
"My lover she's waiting for me / Just across the bar / My seats been taken by some sunglasses / Asking 'bout a scar
Pretty thing, I've got you / Right where I used to be. / We ride across this city / Starting fires recklessly.
"Give me a man that's human and careless and loves life, and one who can enjoy the rough-and-tumble of passion."
Clint helping Natasha break free from Machikha Nash would be fascinating and dark and dire.
Floating on the wind until I find you / I bury myself deep inside your heart
A room full of kindergarteners. Hilarity ensues.
i do not know what it is about you that closes / and opens; only something in me understands...
There is no need for you to speak... There is only one question: Who is to rule?
19th century AU. Bonus points if they're still spies/assassins.
"He'll kill her. And then he'll kill himself." "I won't accept that." "Because you think I'm wrong or because you're in love with her?"
Circus AU: Clint and Natasha have a few acts they've been working on (knives and arrows and aerial acrobatics, oh my!).
There are times for silence and there are times for words...
we grew up on different streets, both the streets of shame
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses? You been out ridin' fences for so long now...
Firefly like AU. But nobody dies, please.
The team finds a hurt little puppy. Very cute puppy. What happens then?
Natasha goes to great lengths to make sure that Clint never forgets her every again. (Remember Us by artygrl)
There is a moment, right before they go off to fight whatever bad guy is ready for a busting that particular days, that is just for them...
AU where Clint has to pretend he's still under Loki's control
They'll take their sleep wherever and whenever they can. There are rules, though. There are always rules. (Sleep III by azu-graph)
Circus traveling across the dustbowl in the 1930's AU, or Clint/Natasha, Carnivale style.
Clint and Tasha and whatever other characters you choose, surviving in the post-apocalyptic world after an alien invasion
God have mercy on the man / Who doubts what he's sure of
Remember the pictures that Stark found on the internet?
Natasha can't concentrate when Clint slides out from under one of the cars in the Stark Towers garage, a smudge of grease on his cheek.
AU where Clint and Natasha are awesome art thieves together
AU where Clint and Natasha are the snarky, angry IT people at a company...
It's not that Clint doesn't appreciate the rest of her appearance, but watching Natasha's hair in the shifting light fascinates him.
There are missions they'd rather forget ever happened. (Bogota by sairobi)
He hunted Romanova, but he works with Romanoff.
Toska - noun /'to-sk?/ - Russian word roughly translated as sadness, melancholia, lugubriousness...
AU (or not) for Lady Gaga's "You and I." Not the video but the lyrics
Some days I don't know if I am wrong or right / Your mind is playing tricks on you, my dear
"I like a girl with secrets."
"we've always been like two wolds apart//now you're seeing two nightmares collide"
You're not friends. You'll never be friends. You'll be in love 'til it kills you both...
you make me breakfast in bed / when I'm mixed up in my head
When she dances, she entrances, she wins roses and romances...
There are things she keeps in the attic.
Natasha and Clint are turned into children...
Hot and bored...
"The reason [you're not dead] is lying in a hospital bed. If I was any kind of a man, I'd be there with her right now."
...She hands him a pair of coveralls. "Go. Get dirty and greasy. You know how I like it."
The beach agrees with Clint...
Clint, chair, guitar and no clothes.
There's something incredibly attractive about a man who uses his hands to fix things.
Body swap. With all the possible hilarity and awkwardness.
Clint undercover as a stripper.
Kept here in the quiet tide I swim around you / I watch you tend to yourself...
Undressing can be a bit complicated when you carry so many secret weapons on you.
Natasha visits Clint up in his nest.
You can win this war we're fighting, but can you tolerate the peace?
You wear nothing but yourself, but you wear it so well
Clint - temporary loss of sight.
NSFW fanart set in Budapest!
This photo. How the hell did a woman half my size manage to kick my ass so thoroughly into bed?
When one of them goes out on a mission, the other doesn't know what to do with the solitary time. Homecomings are always... interesting.
An entirely different prompt based on the Renner photoshoot: Prestige magazine photos.
This comics conversation
They say a legal kiss is not as good as a stolen one. So sometimes he steals them.
Clint thinks an open comm is an invitation for conversation.
Long have they pass'd, faces and trenches and fields...
Have I been a soldier long, sir? - About ninety-two years, or more...
He's always wondered, if it really came down to it, spy-vs.-spy-fight-to-the-death style, who would win. Well, now he knows.
Whedon Dollhouse AU
One or both of them dealing with sexuality and/or gender issues...
For the love of books: Clint and Natasha work for a library...
Modern day "Much Ado About Nothing" set in the MCU. Clint/Natasha as Benedick & Beatrice
Love is friendship set on fire
Natasha sends Clint an address and it ends up being a country honky tonk bar...
Natasha is a famous ballet dancer who has been receiving death threats (those dance fans are mean!) and Clint is the bodyguard her agent picks for her.
Hawkeye and Black Widow? They have reputations, both in the wider shadowy community and in SHIELD. Attached to reputation is rumour...
"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
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
Painting walls. Color smudges. Baths and showers after, together.
Crossover - Natasha is sent to kill Zalachenko (from the Girl who Played with Fire)
I wish I was strong enough / to lift not one but both us
Crossover: During an op, Clint and Natasha run into/meet up with/have a run-in with Sam and Dean from Supernatural.
I love slow / Slow but deep / Feigned affections / Wash over me
Some people live in a life / Some people need more than a slice
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
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."
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.
"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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
Clint and Natasha either duetting or he's just on the guitar as she sings, or both...
"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.
I never met a more impossible girl.
She was entirely out of his league, which is how he knew she was his type.
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.
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.
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
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
circus!AU - target-shooter Clint meets Natasha, queen of the Spanish web
Clint and Natasha are on an undercover op, posing as passionate newlyweds
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.
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.
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
Clint doesn't kill Natasha as ordered, but instead of bringing her back to SHIELD, they have to go on the run.
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.
On the run, there's a life for livin' / But the people there, they just don't care
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!"
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
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.
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