Your WingsCan you hear all the cries?
Can you see the pain?
Does any of it reach you?
Through the lies and fingers pointing blame?
I opened my eyes
And saw a world full of fear
How can you watch from on high
As I lose all that I hold dear?
I'm down here on my knees
Begging you to hear my prayers
Just need to know that you're still there
Listen as I call your name so please tell me
Do you see my tears?
All I've ever wanted was your love
And to rest under the shelter of you wings
Blood stained pages full of words old as you
Cities falling and children crying
Tell me is this what you wanted us to do?
Are you watching as all mankind is dying?
Will you open your eyes?
Will you see all the pain?
Will you just stand by?
Are all the prayers in vain?
Please, I'm begging you
Take a moment and look
See those of us who still need you
Can you hear me?
I'm calling out to you
Can you see me?
I'm still right here
And I still want to rest
Beneath the shelter of your wings
MCU daemon!AU art.
Blurb about Clint Barton and his fisher cat daemon, Rael:
Rael is an African name meaning "innocent"
It surprised everyone, except for Natasha, when, after the Battle of New York, they rallied at the Stark Tower, his daemon was not some kind of bird. They'd assumed, given his codename, that it was partially due to his daemon being a hawk or an eagle. Rael had scoffed at them all and rolled his golden eyes. "Idiots," his daemon had hissed in his ear before tucking himself around Clint's neck like a living scarf.
Later, when they'd watched Thor take Loki back to Asgard, Rael had, much to everyone's surprise, leapt down from Clint's shoulder and darted over to stand on his hind legs a few feet from Loki, those sharp eyes blazing as the daemon spoke, for the first time, to a member of their group who wasn't Clint.
"You get the bag of crazy cats out of your brain and we might consider the thing."
He'd zipped back to Clint then, curling around the archer's leg, watching silently as Thor and Loki transported back to their world using the Tesseract. When he and Natasha began the trip back to the Helicarrier she asked what Rael had meant but Clint had simply smiled, scratching behind Rael's ears and earning a soft nip to his fingers for his trouble.
"That's between us and him, Nat."</i>
MCU daemon!AU art.
Blurb about Nick Fury and his Bobcat daemon, Aletta:
Aletta is a Danish name meaning "truth"
Aletta growled as she limped along beside him, her gaze narrowed in on Pierce, pretending to be calmer than she actually was. But when he threatened Natasha and Feroze she lost what little composure she'd been holding onto. Snarling, she leapt at Zahra, but stilled again when Pierce aimed the gun at Nick.
Thankfully Natasha was still quick-witted, using one of her own Stingers to disable the pin long enough for Nick to shoot the miserable snake. Aletta watched in satisfaction as Zahra burst into golden Dust. After they managed to escape the Triskelion and were back in hiding she curled up across his legs and looked up at his face, at the stone mask he wore.
"We did the right thing," she said as his hand ran lightly over her fur. "Exposing all those secrets, killing Alexander, giving SHIELD to Phillip. It was the right thing, Nicholas."
He nodded but she knew he was still bothered by Pierce's betrayal. Bothered that he hadn't seen such a large scale threat until it was too late. "We'll do better next time," she said as she stretched up her paw, batting at his chin. "We always do."
He laughed lightly and finally nodded, reaching up to scratch behind her ears which made her purr loudly.