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.