January 5th, 2013

London town

FIC: I've learned how to paint my face (2/?)

TITLE: I've learned how to paint my face
FANDOM: Marvel Cinematic Universe
CHAPTER: Two/??? [First Chapter]
WORDS: 4524/9188
RATING: Teen (for now)
WARNINGS: references to implied child abuse
CHARACTERS: [in chapter] Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Original Characters
PAIRINGS: background Clint/Natasha
A/N: Written for this prompt @ avengerkink. Many thanks dictator_duck for letting me borrow her brain; further thanks to lordoflorien for beta-ing in the face of great adversity. ♥ The song quoted is Star Spangled Man, from Captain America, and the title comes from Dessa's Children's Work:
Now I've learned how to paint my face,
How to earn my keep, how to clean my kill

SUMMARY: A mysterious explosion leaves a number of SHIELD personnel, including Agent Romanoff, both injured and children again. Suddenly, the team has to deal with a highly trained and messed-up twelve-year-old Natalia Romanova while trying to find a solution, and dealing with the fallout.

All Natasha wants is to go home.

I've learned how to paint my face @ AO3
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BASKET: The Nature of Dust (for sugar_fey) - R

Title: The Nature Of Dust
Author/Artist: inkvoices
A Gift Basket For: sugar_fey
Rating(s): R for sex
Warning(s): highlight to view (spoilerish)*sex, mild bondage (with rope), offering sex as payment, kind of personified weather trying to kill people/nature as violent and deadly*
Pairings: Clint/Natasha
Brief Description/Prompts Used: Fic with accompanying collage of graphics/manipulations and icons for the prompt 1930s dustbowl AU. Clint and Natasha are members of a travelling circus. Dark/supernatural elements a la Carnivale optional but very welcome. Thanks to this prompt I am now watching Carnivale, but I’m not familiar enough to use the supernatural elements from it… so I made up my own. I hope this is something like what you were looking for! Happy Holidays :)
Authors Notes: Title taken from the song ‘Nature of Dust’ by Laura Marling. http://www.goodmagic.com/carny/c_a.htm covers all of the circus slang used in the fic. I’ve aimed for historical accuracy, except for use of fire poi – my research suggests that wasn’t really around until the early 1960s, but the character that performs with it is well travelled and innovative, and I really wanted to use it ;)
It takes a village: many thanks to the legion of people who helped me with the research for this, thanks to everyone who bounced ideas around with me, huge thanks to the amazing rthstewart and lar_laughs for applying their magic beta abilities to my words, and thanks to anuna_81 and cybermathwitch for orchestrating this whole Secret Santa party.

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FIC: We Wish You a Covert Christmas, and a Clandestine New Year (for book_junkie007) - PG-13

Title: We Wish you a Covert Christmas, and a Clandestine New Year
Author: TaleWeaver nessataleweaver
A Gift For: book_junkie007
Rating: PG+15
Warnings: sexual innuendo, violence, swearing, political maneuvering, and maybe Santa abuse (not the real one, though!).
Pairings: Clint/Natasha
Summary/Prompt Used: Five Christmas-time missions Clint and Natasha did as a favor to Nick Fury, and one Christmas-time favor he did them in return
Disclaimer: The Characters herein belong to Marvel, not me. The story is mine mine mine.
Author's Notes: For the Be_Compromised bar’s Secret Santa party of 2012. ( Mission #2 was mostly inspired by the Secret Santa Banner of Clint and Natasha in the snow. )
Calendar Note: According to my research ‘the twelve days of Christmas’ actually last from December 25 (Christmas Day) to January 5 (Twelfth Night or Ephiphany – see the first part). So they count as ‘Christmas-time’ too, not just the days that show up on the Advent calendars.

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FIC: desert creatures (for sweetwatersong) - PG-13

Title: desert creatures
(Dune crossover/AU)
Author: workerbee73
A Gift For: sweetwatersong
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Alia Atreides (Natasha Romanoff)/Duncan Idaho (Clint Barton)
Summary/Prompt Used: In some folklore tales, the hero is challenged to hold onto someone and never release them, regardless of the shape the other person takes. Natasha won't let go, no matter what he becomes.
Word Count: ~1,150
Warnings: Vague references to violence, drug use, and sexuality; implied underage relationship (if you have concerns, I encourage you to read the Author’s Endnote at the very bottom of the fic for a more detailed explanation, as this is a direct reference to the crossover source material, and, in this instance, ‘underage’ is a fluid concept.)
Author's Note: This fic draws heavily from the second book in the Dune series, Dune Messiah, by Frank Herbert. NOTE: There is a longer author’s note at the end of this story, containing more detailed (spoilerish) information about the source material. Feel free to read before or after, depending on how unspoiled you want to be. So much love and gratitude to my darling beta, who never gave up on this fic and without whom it never would have seen the light of day.

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FIC: Lover of Leaving (for beanarie) - PG

Title: Lover of Leaving
A Gift For: beanarie
Rating: PG
Warnings: None.
Pairings: Clint/Natasha
Summary/Prompt Used: Clint vanishes shortly after the battle of New York. Natasha knows she's the only one who can bring him back.
Authors Notes: Happy Holidays! I hope you like the fic!
Author: quiet_rebel

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FIC: The Chaos of Love (for tempered_rose) - PG-13

Title: The Chaos of Love
A Gift For: tempered_rose
Rating: T
Pairings: Clint/Natasha, mentions of Steve/Peggy
Characters: Clint Barton, Natasha Romanoff, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Thor
Summary/Prompt Used: 3. Implications of Steve/Natasha with jealous Clint until she tells him that look, there's nothing going on. Love if Steve is oblivious.
Authors Notes: - I hope I did justice to your prompt! Really great one by the way. I didn’t manage to write everything I thought for this due to health problems but I hope you like it ^^

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