Christmas Together“What’re you planning to do for Christmas, Nat?” Clint dropped onto the sofa beside her, distracting her from the pages of the novel in her hand. It was something Russian, the characters on the cover told him that much, but he was still new to learning the language and the translation of the three words surpassed his knowledge. He had an inkling that one word meant ‘lost’, exactly how he felt whenever she persuaded him to give such a book a try.
She shrugged. “I thought I’d read, watch a movie.”
He tilted his head with a smile. “What, you don’t want to hang out with me? I’d love to spend it with you.”
“Don’t you have plans? People to spend it with?”
“Well I don’t have family, and you know you’re the best friend I have.” He smiled.
“Then what do you usually do?”
“On the day itself, depends. Every year around Christmas, I go and spend a morning helping at an
New Year's Eve Together“Tasha, you got a minute?” Clint leant onto the kitchen island, peering across at her.
Showcasing her ability to multitask, she had a novel in one hand, reading it whilst eating her breakfast with the fork in the other. A smile grew on her lips as she finished her mouthful. “You know I’m not busy. You know that for some reason Fury has suddenly stopped testing me.”
“You’re doing great. I asked him for some time off around Christmas.”
“And no one else will work with me.” She tilted her head to the side and then straightened it. “Smart.”
“Their loss is my gain.” He smiled. “We both have the time off, so just let me finish.” He pulled a stool towards him and settled onto it, silent.
“I did some research, just a little, and I found… I think I found a photo of you when you were younger.” Her brow tensed, but before it could crease fully, he cut in. “No.
Clintasha/Steggy Double Date the Movie“What about Ashton from logistics?” The redhead said as she firmly gripped on the handle of the Quinjet flying through the dark, foggy sky. She eased the Shield plane up to a comfortable altitude and switched on auto pilot.
“I told you Natasha I just don’t feel comfortable getting back into...well… dating,” The super soldier replied as he took his shield from his back and walked over to the plane’s drop off zone.
“But Steve you just seem so lonely...What if it was a double date, then would you feel more comfortable?”
“And who would you go with,” Steve smirked. “Maybe a certain Avenging archer?”
Unamused she replied, “This is about your love life Steve not mine.” Changing the subject Natasha alerted him that they were only minutes away from the drop zone.
“We need to keep this quick Steve. In and out. If Hydra is alerted we might start an all out war.”
Steve nodded. Hours earlier Shield
Trust Saves“Hawkeye, can you hear me?”
Clint grinned, turning his head to the right, instinctively drawn to the sound of his partner’s voice in his ear. “Yeah, what is it, Nat?”
“You’ve got to get out of there. Now.”
“What? Why?” He waited for a reply, but the connection wasn’t great and though she’d heard his words, Natasha was too busy listening for a sign that he was leaving as she ran to find him. There were none, just that steady, familiar voice. “What’s going on?”
“Forget the assignment. Listen to me and get out. Now, Barton. Get. Out.”
“Why? What is it? Talk to me, I don’t understand.”
“Don’t question it, just do it. There’s a bomb, and it’s going to blow any minute, any second; so if you don’t get out, just get out!” Silence; a silence that set her heart racing. “Barton, are you there? Please. Get out of there. Come on. You have
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