we owe ourselves to someone better
Fandoms: The Avengers (2012), Marvel (Comics)
9 May 2012
For this prompt: Natasha. She knows what it's like to be unmade.
- Part 1 of we owe ourselves to someone better
Fandoms: Marvel (Comics), The Avengers (2012)
13 May 2012
She's stopped at a corner, waiting for traffic to stop so she can cross the street. Their intel says she'll be continuing down this street, headed right for a convenient bottleneck, a narrow, winding stretch of the street where it passes between two high buildings, no windows or fire escapes or doorways in which she might find cover or escape, unless she lives up to her namesake and can actually climb sheer walls.
Traffics halts at the corner, and she continues on, drawing nearer and nearer towards the bullet Clint's been ordered to put through her skull.
- Part 2 of we owe ourselves to someone better
Fandoms: The Avengers (2012)
31 May 2012
Barton’s file included several notes about his penchant for improvisation, for ignoring orders which he thought were stupid, his inability to remain silent on comms, even during covert operations. He’d worked with nearly every handler and team leader in the agency, and he’d pissed off nearly every single one of them in some way, despite his almost astronomical clearance rate and his frankly insane proficiency with just about any weapon he could get his hands on.
It’d been inevitable that he and the lead handler would butt heads, but that didn’t make it any less irritating when Phil had gotten his orders stating that he was to tag along in a minimal capacity to monitor the situation and intervene or issue other orders as needed to oversee the completion of the mission.
- Part 3 of we owe ourselves to someone better