Awwww… Clint is de-aged. Pepper gets him the uniform, which Tony follows up by giving him the mini bow and arrows. The Robin Hood stuffed animal is from Phil because he knows Clint always wanted one as a kid. Steve takes him to the mall where he takes this video to send to everyone else.That is ADORABLE.
MINIFIC: Take the Wheel (for Ralkana)
"Are you sure you don’t mind?"
"Of course not, Phil," Steve answers, smiling down at a four-year-old Clint, who peers around Phil’s legs with a tentative smile of his own.
"I wouldn’t ask — Fury assured me I wouldn’t need to come in while we wait for the potion to fade from Clint’s system — but there’s an emergency at HQ and you’re the only other adult he seems okay to be around."
"I really don’t mind the company." Steve squats down to Clint’s current eye level and winks. "I’m sure we’ll have a great time, right kiddo?"
Clint steps out from behind Phil, clutching his stuffed Robin Hood in one arm, and moves toward Steve. “Okay.”
Steve sees Phil’s hand twitch, as if he’s just keeping himself from reaching out and pulling Clint close to him again, but the agent takes a definitive step back toward the elevator instead. “I’ll be back in a few hours.”
The doors start to close when Clint suddenly spins and shouts, “Phil!” before running straight into Phil and wrapping his arms tight around the agent’s mid-section. “Gon’ miss you.”
A painfully fond look crosses Phil’s face before he bends to give Clint a quick squeeze. “I’ll miss you too, Clint. I won’t be gone long. Behave for Steve, okay?”
Clint nods and walks back to Steve, while Phil gives JARVIS the okay to finally get the elevator moving. Steve leads Clint into the kitchen with the promise of chocolate chip pancakes and they spend a happy hour making and eating their fill. Steve is just putting the dishes in the sink when Pepper walks in, making Clint duck shyly from where he sits at the breakfast bar.
"Oh! JARVIS said he was here," Pepper says with a bright smile. "Hi Clint. I’m Pepper. I’m hoping Phil won’t mind, but I couldn’t resist getting this made for you."
Pepper hands Clint a bag and Steve walks over to help him spill the contents out on the counter. What tumbles out is a miniature replica of Hawkeye’s uniform, complete with combat boots and sunglasses. Clint’s eyes widen and huge grin breaks out across his face before he jumps off the stool and gives Pepper a tight hug.
"A Hawkeye costume! Thank you! Can I put it on, Steve? Can I? Please?"
Clint is jumping up and down in glee and Steve grins back. “Sure you can.” He knows that Phil had shown Clint footage of Hawkeye in action when it was clear that his fascination with archery had started at an early age.
Tony, of course, arrives the second they’ve finished getting Clint into the uniform. He doesn’t ask for permission, just hands Clint a child-sized bow and a quiver full of arrows.
"What?" he shrugs at Steve and Pepper’s incredulous expressions. "Like you didn’t already expect me to make them. The arrows are blunted and non-explosive, at least not yet."
Tony smirks at a gaping Clint and Steve bustles Clint out of the Tower before Tony can make do on his promise. Unsure where else to go with a four-year-old, they walk to the mall where Steve has seen a large kid’s area in the center. Steve is about to suggest Clint ride the merry-go-round when he notices the boy’s eyes are fixated on a ride shaped like a red sports car. It looks a little like Lola and Steve walks them over before Clint can ask.
Steve starts the ride and Clint jumps in, placing the ever-present Robin Hood on the seat next to him. Clint starts making revving and screeching noises, which is when Steve remembers that his phone can take video.
"Keep your head down, Robin," Clint says, "those Hydra goons are gaining on us."
Clint jerks the fake steering wheel back and forth a few times, as if swerving from their chasers, then looks behind him. He gets an intense and very familiar look in his eyes before turning to Robin. “Take the wheel.”
Clint slides the stuffed animal into the driver’s seat and then stands on the passenger’s seat, smoothly pulling out his bow from Tony and nocking an arrow from his quiver. Steve experiences a moment of panic, but Clint only makes several “Thwish!” noises and then slides back into the seat with a satisfied grin. “Got ‘em!”
Steve stops the video and sends it to all the Avengers, including Phil. They spend about an hour at the mall before heading back to the Tower and Steve absolutely does not tell Tony about the five phone numbers he has in his pocket.
OMG! I needed this! Adorable art and an equally adorable fic to go with! Sometimes, I’m so freakin’ grateful for fandom that I can’t even.
☞ LadiesLead Femslash - Pepper/Natasha Potential
This is probably my favorite MCU femslash pairing, most likely because of all those ‘exasperated redheads’ gifsets you see around (I’m a sucker for people being exasperated together, hence Carol/Peter). Ao3 lists over a thousand works for Pepper/Natasha (and yet they weren’t listen on that ‘ship statistics’ list that went around, for some reason) and there’s a lot of Iron Man 2 basis for it for fans.
The first three -ignore Tony’s creepyness) is in Deadly Origin, when Tony is doing research into Natasha’s background because they’re dating. Pepper’s trying to warn him off, saying that she kills the men she sleeps with, and Tony replies ‘Then I just have to leave at the right time.’ Pepper’s a little more than admiring, though, with how she describes Natasha- “She’s continuously beautiful.”
The rest of the panels are from Name of the Rose, where Lady Bullseye shoots Pepper to get to Tony. Natasha invites her to meet, poisons and paralyses her, and makes sure she does get buried alive- and tells her to remember that the next time she comes after Natasha’s friends.
RVBB: Can’t Fool a Spy or Five Time others noticed how Phil felt about Clint, and One Time Clint did, M
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Characters: Phil Coulson, Clint Barton, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Jasper Sitwell, Natasha Romanov, Pepper Potts, Tony Stark
Additional Tags: Secret Crush, Bets & Wagers, Community: cottoncandy_bingo, Community: trope_bingo, Trope Bingo Round 2, Pre-Avengers (2012), Maria Hill is a good friend, Awesome Pepper Potts, Phil Coulson & Pepper Potts Friendship, Natasha Romanov Is a Good Bro, Jasper Sitwell is too but he’s adorkable at it
Summary: Phil Coulson was a professional, and a secret agent. Despite his legendary undercover skills, he failed to conceal his feelings for a certain archer from his friends and co-workers until even Clint noticed how he felt.
—- Just dropping this here because this manip deserves to be pimped far and wide
fight like a girl
oh my god, that was really violent
Have a nice day.
I got a great girl
1/5 Friendships ➝ Pepper Potts & Agent Phil Coulson
Saw it. Loved it. Not saying more except that I will be seeing it again.
1/5 Friendships ➝ Pepper Potts & Agent Phil Coulson
AVENGERS ALPHABET - X for XX chromosomes
Pepper and Phil Part 1
}}}}clio-jlh answered: your clint/coulson is so fab—could i tempt you to draw some natasha/pepper?
OMG THANK YOU, i CAN’T EVEN, THIS IS SO AWESOME.
Okay so obviously I love your style, but I love how you used color here, these two oranges, fabulous. There’s so much tenderness and trust in the way they’re touching each other and not touching each other, just breathing the same air for a while. This is really beautiful.
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