The Underground by raiining

Title: The Underground
Author: raiining
Fandom: The Avengers
Pairing(s): Phil Coulson/Clint Barton
Rating: NC-17
Genre: First Time, Romance, BDSM
Word Count: 24,500


It’s been a month since Loki, since New York, since Phil. Clint has been hired out to the FBI for busy-work, and gets loaned to the DEA on the side. Someone decides he would be perfect for a quick infiltration job to a local BDSM bar (sorry, “dungeon”) and sends him in. Clint isn’t sure how, but he knows this is going to end badly … (Please note that the author included warnings for dubious consent (not main characters), mentions of child abuse, whipping, spanking, and mild Daddy-kink.)

Why You Should Read This:

This is a really great insight into Clint’s head after the incidents that occurred during the movie. I liked it because Clint wasn’t completely over what had happened, but didn’t shoulder all the blame; he wasn’t perfect at everything; and we got to see him actually uncomfortable with a situation. If course, we also got to see Coulson be a BAMF, which is always very nice. I really liked the characters in this one, and thought that the entire piece was treated with respect, especially considering that the author claimed no knowledge of BDSM lifestyles other than what could be Googled.

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