hawk and hydra( He finds her in a diner outside of Cleveland, lost among the winds of the Great Lakes and the souls of two million people.Collapse )
characters: Natasha Romanoff, James "Bucky" Barnes, Pepper Potts, Tony Stark
summary: As the dust settles in D.C., the world turns to hunting down HYDRA while Steve chases after the Winter Soldier. Natasha, meanwhile, has her own search to make for a missing archer - and the three things may be more connected than anyone else realizes.
author's note: This is a purposefully incomplete story. The two scenes below came from a prompt by inkvoices:
"No one hears from Clint during the events of Cap 2, or after. Then there's a rumour, or some 'evidence' that he's dead. But Fury, Coulson, Bucky... there's a lot of this 'supposedly dead' going around.
In which Natasha doesn't help Steve and Sam chase Bucky because she's got her own 'dead' guy to find. In which Steve, Sam, and Bucky may eventually join Natasha's manhunt. In which so might the rest of the Avengers. In which everyone becomes pretty convinced that sometimes people do actually die. Everyone except Natasha."
What if Clint had been captured by HYDRA? After all, if you're going to imitate or use the staff, what better subject to study than someone it has been used on before? These scenes are all that came of the prompt, but I like them nonetheless. Enjoy a glimpse of the Barton Manhunt 2014!
Day 2 of this year's 12 Days of Winter hard drive clean-out.