You and Clint Barton go way back. Since you joined the circus as a child, he took it upon himself to keep you away from the people who really wanted to hurt you. For years the two of you danced a line between dark and light.
When he chooses light the two of you go your separate ways.
Fifteen years later he tracks you down. Those feelings the two of you shared never went away, but now he is not only an Avengers but a single father. Can the two of you make it work after all this time when your lives have gone in such different directions?
A series told in flashbacks and current day.
Warnings: Canon Typical Violence, Snakes and snake bites, smut (MF, light DS, oral, vaginal and anal sex, pegging, bondage), Mentions of past childhood abuse including sexual (not explicit), mentions of underage sex (not explicit), mentions of an underaged porn ring (not explicit).
A/N: Clint is a mixed MCU/616 Clint leaning heavily into the 616 stuff. I killed Laura (Sorry Laura – but hey, one less time than Marvel’s done it) for plot reasons. All the most triggering stuff in this fic is only mentioned and not explicit, and is not romanticised. They are however something that is done to the reader character. Please be aware if you have triggers. Reader is a gymnast/circus performer/underworld criminal, but otherwise physical descriptions are kept out. Reader is also not keen on being a parent (though not because they don’t like kids).