Title: The Hawk and His Handler
Author: charis 2770
Fandom: Marvel Comics, Avengers (2012)
Relationship(s): Phil Coulson/Clint Barton; some Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov
Genre: Romance, BDSM, D/s, First Time, Hurt/Comfort
Word Count: 207380
Summary: The romantic and filthy story about how Clint and Phil got together, learnt each others kinks, and fulfilled each others fantasies. Clint and Natasha have a relationship as well, and Tasha encourages Clint (who’s been secretly in lust) to seek out Phil to see if he might be interested. Phil is. Note: the author doesn’t really have a summary, so these are my words summarizing the piece. Here’s the author’s note, which they inserted as the summary: “I debated (and resisted) writing this for a long time. But I read some really amazing Barton/Coulson fics that wormed into my brain and wouldn’t leave. My Clint loves Natasha, and that’s not going to change, but I realized that my Clint is probably the least sexually repressed person I know and that loving both of them isn’t that much of a stretch for him at all. And that Natasha is probably the only character in my fics secure enough in herself to really be okay with it. These stories are complete filth. If you read my stuff because it’s not slash, you’re gonna want to skip these, but omitting them won’t mess up the rest of the storyline. I don’t know how much I’ll do with this, but my brain is a VERY sick place, so this is probably only going to get worse!”
Why You Should Read This: If you’re looking for a story where Phil is his competent, sarcastic, funny, caring, seriously-fucking dominant, sadistic, and just all-round amazing: this fic is for you. Charis’ Clint is unashamedly filthy, sexy, not repressed at all, caring, and just all-round awesome. I warn you though: this story is filthy as all hell, the BDSM (particularly the SM) is definitely not in the background in this story! If the idea of Phil doing sexy-cruel things to Clint while Clint happily begs and pleads and squirms and cries out isn’t your cuppa, don’t read this one.
I read this. No, that sounds like past tense, let me restate. I keep this on my phone, where I can read it whenever I get an urge for something just right. I have been reading this since it first popped up on AO3. I check every week to see if it’s been updated, just in case the AO3 notifications aren’t working… Yes, this is a fantastic story. Should be read by anyone who enjoys this type of kink. I’ve never recommended it, because I generally do not read WIPs. Ever. So I don’t recommend them to others. But, I cannot stay away from this one.
Good job on the rec!
Thanks! It’s definitely one of my favourites, and now that Chapter 20 is up, it doesn’t really feel like a WIP, which is nice. I mean, I’d happily read more of it, but I don’t feel like there are hanging threads that I *need* to see tied off, you know?