everythingilovehere said: so… it’s being a while since you draw clint and nat! if you could guess, what they’re doing now? they finally meet again?
i finally have the answer! (this) photoshoot, with nat in there.
bc i want her to be there too tsh. they just cant properly sit like normal human being, eh? haha.
Avengers Deleted Scene
#i wish they kept this #she looks like she’s giving up #and then she looks at clint fighting #figthing for new york #FIGHTING TO SAVE LIVES #AND SHE JUST GETS BACK UP#BECAUSE #THAT’S WHAT THEY DO #THEY GET BACK UP #IF YOU DON’T THINK HEROES AREN’T INSPIRING #GET OUT OF MY FACE #sobs (via im-not-their-hero)
CLINTASHA AU - Clint relapses back into Loki’s hypnosis and S.H.I.E.L.D. is forced to contain him. Natasha does her best to stall Fury while the possessed Clint takes advantage of her exposed vulnerability.
"So many lives would have been avenged if I had finished my mission. All that blood spilled by the infamous Black Widow, and yet you’re here. Living and breathing and lying to yourself every day of what you really are, when we all know the truth. Did you think S.H.I.E.L.D. would ever really trust you? Did you think I would ever really trust you?”
Avengers Assemble #13
Just a little hint that The Kiss from Avengers Assemble #5 wasn’t the only Clintasha moment in the series… though, admittedly, it was the best. In the “Widow’s Ledger” arc, Natasha is called to Moscow; in the unspecified past, she distributed nine coins to nine people she’d badly, and unjustly, wronged. One token has been cashed in, and Nat - with Clint and Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman, at the time dating Clint) in tow. She didn’t want to bring them along - but as this sequence shows, it’s a good thing she did.
I won’t summarize the storyline… what I really enjoyed was Clint’s reaction to seeing Nat badly, and likely mortally, hurt. He loses it. It’s not his “berzerker button” - he just has every coherent thought blasted out of his head, and he’s at a complete loss. His only thought seems to be, Gotta save Nat. Gotta save Nat. Don’t know HOW, just gotta do it.
And then there’s that lovely little foreshadowing… “We’re gonna get you out of here, Tash. We got unfinished business, you and me." Hmmm. Love is for children… I owe him a debt?
And sure enough, on the last page, Jess (who has, in recent issues, become close friends with Nat) wants to know how many more tokens are out there. She guesses, probably correctly, that if Nat is going to be diving into trouble, Clint will be right there with her - and where Clint goes, Jess (who’s got a bit of a jealous streak) is darned well going, too.
What she doesn’t know is that Clint is one of the remaining tokens… Unfinished business.
claire’s fic: i was a little drunk when i wrote this for you
↳ "Clint Barton sits in his apartment with too many cans of beer, and writes Natasha a letter. He doesn’t stop himself when the words get jumbled. Maybe he should have stopped, but … well, he couldn’t. Kate might’ve stopped him, Lucky might’ve stopped him, but they’re not here."