Title: Like an Arrow Through a Flock of Doves
Author: arsenicarcher & hoosierbitch
Fandom: Avengers, Marvel
Pairing(s): Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Genre: Drama, First Time, Angst, Crossover – READ THE WARNINGS!!
Word Count: ~63,000
When he takes the rap for a crime committed by Barney and the Swordsman, Clint is charged as an adult at 17 and spends the next four years of his life without protection in prison. Enter one Neal Caffrey, who knows how to charm his way to whatever he wants or needs, and Clint’s life gets a lot more interesting. Pretty much, the story of Clint in prison, Clint getting out, and Clint, like always, finding his way to SHIELD, and Phil.
Why You Should Read This:
An interesting take on what could have happened to Clint in his past before he met Phil. In this one, Clint takes the fall for a crime he didn’t commit and meets Neal Caffrey on the inside. The psychological damage done to a teenaged Clint while living in a federal prison is heart wrenching I was in tears during parts of this, but it was an incredible read. As soon as I finished, I raced over here to rec it.