Is my rec totally subjective because thassalia wrote this for me, channeling pure plasma electricity like a lightning rod? Eh, perhaps.
It's also amazing, spot-on, complicated and hot, gorgeous and lush and makes me so glad I not only get to read her, but floored i get to write with her, and honored to get to spend time with her brains, beyond tasty and off into ambrosia.
There's a Dearth of Poetry About Spies (17758 words) by Thassalia
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Bruce Banner/Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov, Bruce Banner & Tony Stark, Bruce Banner & Clint Barton
Characters: Natasha Romanov, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Tony Stark
Additional Tags: Post-Iron Man 3, Post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Spies, Pre-Avengers: Age of Ultron (Movie), Supposed to be a sex romp through Europe but it got away from me, Sex is totally a plot
"It’s truly a fantasy, and one she could spin, for him, but spies don’t work like that -- in breathless, charged teams. They need steady hands, even heart rates. And if she were somewhere she thought she’d get caught she’d just leave, or lie. Eliminate the threat one way or another."
Spycraft and control and letting someone peek behind the curtain...and monsters playing high-stakes hide and seek with their hearts.