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    In a year they’ll be standing on a dirt road in Cuba, Natasha’s hand around a gun and Yelena’s hand around Natasha’s. In two years they’ll be back in the Red Room, blood dripping through their teeth and knives pressed to their hearts. In twelve years they’ll be split apart like the continents, tucked away in the darkest corners of each other’s memories: if not forgotten, then not for lack of trying.

    But here and now, shoulders pressed together, sitting in the backyard while fireflies flash like lighthouses welcoming ships home, they are at peace.

     

    [Yelena and Natasha, before.]

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    30 Aug 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 29

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    Kate wakes the next morning to find Yelena curled into her side, their legs tangled together, their hands touching. Yelena blinks slowly at her, smiles. “Good morning,” she says, her voice still heavy with sleep and her accent softly sweet, and there’s that strange flash of familiarity again.

    All of a sudden, the realization hits Kate like a sledgehammer: the accent, the blonde hair. The assassin Clint told her about earlier.

    Okay. This looks bad.

     

    [Yelena wants to lay Clint out. Kate just wants to get laid.]

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    29 Aug 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 85

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    yelena isn’t sure what to expect when, after finally taking down dreykov and setting all the other widows free, natasha tells her she wants her to meet her second family. 

    “you want me to meet the avengers?” yelena says, perplexed as natasha rolls her eyes and wraps an arm around her shoulders.

    “i’ve kept secrets from them long enough. besides, don’t you wanna come do all the fighting with the cool kids?” 

    yelena can’t argue with that.

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    aka yelena belova meets her sister's second family, and becomes quite the fan favorite of the avengers, but also journeys through healing the wounds the red room and the abandonment of her adoptive family has caused her.

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    aka yelena and natasha heal because they deserve it.

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    29 Aug 2021

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    Previously titled This Could Be Really, Really Good or Really, Really Bad

    Peter Parker had been Spider-Man for five months and things were looking up. The beautiful and intelligent Gwen Stacy was showing interest in him. He found budding friendships with the Avengers. His reputation was growing in New York City. Spider-Man seemed to be at the top of his game and Peter Parker was finally regaining his footing after the death of his Uncle Ben.

    But as Gwen lamented his lack of attentiveness, the Avengers sniffed around Spider-Man's secret identity, and a mysterious man with a strange power and a terrifying plot emerged, Peter realized that he still had a lot to learn about leading this life he'd chosen.

    And with tragedy poised over his head, ready to fall, Peter was going to need to learn fast.

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    19 Aug 2021

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    Skyenet is one of the best hackers in the world, but nobody knew who she was. Tony was determined to change that.
    Quake was a small-time local vigilante until she stopped a bank robbery with a new distortion weapon Shield wants and sends Natasha and Clint to acquire.
    Daisy was just a teenage jogger until Steve sees bruises on her face and gets concerned.

     

    It would have really helped all four Avengers if someone had told them they were all looking for the same person.

     

    In which Jarvis gets a date, Tony gets hacked, Clint goes on a trip down memory lane, Steve stress bakes, certain AIs gain sentience, certain programmers don't sleep, and Daisy doesn't think before she speaks, not necessarily in that order.

     

    I've borrowed a character from Agents of Shield, and it contains spoilers for season 2, but you don't have to have watched Agents of Shield to understand this fic.

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    18 Aug 2021