AU Avengers: In which Steve and Natasha go undercover as husband and wife, and Clint lets his emotions run the show.
“It took me four months to find you… I’m impressed,” she said in the silence of this small log cabin, “and the hermit style doesn’t suit you. You look terrible.”
His whole face lit up in a smile that Natasha didn’t expect to have missed that much.
” ‘happy to see you too ‘Tasha.”
Bucky: Ha! Got it.
Clint: Sure, but I was barely tryin’ that time…
Bucky: Ah! You cheat, Barton!
Clint: Says the guy with the bionic arm!
Natasha: So, I’m assuming this means nothing to you, James? That you’re still planning to attend… and in uniform?
I think it’s funny that Natasha is just content to sit around and watch the sweaty shirtless manfighting for a while. A lot of people were confused by how Natasha’s casually sticking to the walls here, but her costume has always supposed to let her do that, it’s just something that’s rarely remembered. Brubaker referenced it previously in the fight sequence in issue #27. It’s a bit awkwardly drawn, but yeah, she’s using her shoes to stick to the wall while leaning up against it.
From Captain America #600, by Ed Brubaker and Butch Guice.
I didn’t know that about Nat’s costume