Title: The Evolution of Clint Barton
Author: Morgane (smilla840)
Pairing(s): Clint/Phil, Natasha (Also mentions of Phil/others. The man dates.)
Genre: Action, Drama, First Time
Word Count: ~17,000
Clint is 17 the first time he meets Fury. This is what happens after. The author also noted the following: My attempt at a Clint’s backstory. While I used some of the comics’ canon for Clint’s childhood (caveat: I haven’t actually read any of them) this is firmly set in movie ‘verse. Also I should probably mention that the working summary for this was “Clint’s gay, Phil is straight and Natasha doesn’t sleep with anyone – somehow it works”. It diverged from that to become more firmly Clint/Phil but Natasha is still very much present.
Why You Should Read This:
I read this this morning, after having it on my list of things to read for a while. This really is about Clint and how he becomes who he is, and it is amazing. Heartbreaking and so very real, it’s really something that everyone should read.
Yes, it really was awesome. The canon of Clint, who becomes the Hawkeye and the subsequent adventures of Blackwidow and Phil Coulson. Trials, tribulation and triumph all in one story. Satisfying and special bonus points for Clint/Nat lovers because they just belong together no matter what form of expression their relationship takes.