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Take All The Courage - prettybirdy979 - Daredevil (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
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Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Daredevil (TV), The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton & Matt Murdock, Matt Murdock & Avengers Team
Characters: Clint Barton, Matt Murdock, Avengers Team (MCU), Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Natasha Romanov, Bruce Banner, Thor (Marvel), Jarvis (Iron Man movies), Original Antagonist Character(s)
Additional Tags: Ableism, Canon Disabled Character, Secret Identity, Identity Issues, Identity Reveal, Misunderstandings, Deaf Clint Barton, All Clint Bartons are Deaf Clint Bartons, Disability, Disabled Character, Clint Feels, Hurt Clint Barton, Clint Barton Needs a Hug, POV Clint Barton, Matt Murdock Needs a Hug, Sign Language, Human Disaster Matt Murdock, BAMF Matt Murdock, BAMF Clint Barton, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Blind Character, Deaf Character

When what should have been a straight forward mission in Hell’s Kitchen goes pear shaped due to lack of communication, teaching his teammates sign language seems like a logical step to Clint. Communication when their comms are down - great plan! And including the local vigilante, who’s been working closely with them on this, is a real no-brainer.

Until it turns out said vigilante is an asshole that thinks sign language is beneath him, judging by the way he’s stubbornly refusing to learn it.

(Conversely - Matt’s trying, he really is but damn it, those two signs are exactly the same… what do you mean they mean completely different things?!)

Finally posting this monster fic…

My whole life, all I ever wanted was excitment. Adventure. And I actively searched for it. But somehow, even with all the things I’ve experienced, the places I’ve seen, I still felt empty”
“Why do you think that is?” he asked.
“I don’t think it’s a question of thinking,” I admitted. “I know why I’ve been feeling empty. This past couple of weeks, here with you, proved it. Everything I do with you is an adventure. Every second spent with you is exciting. And as cliche as it sounds, and I hate to admit it, but it turns out you are my adventure. You are all I’ve been searching for my whole life.
—  L.W. - excerpts from a book i’ll never write #30
“Do you think it would have made a difference?” I blurted.
“What?” He asked, turning back to look at me.
“Telling you how I felt, all those years ago.”
He blinked, surprise fluttered across his face. “I knew you felt.”
I looked away, embarrassed. “You never said anything.”
“It wasn’t my place to say anything. I knew how how you felt, I just didn’t think you were ready to admit it yet. And I couldn’t force you to admit that you loved me.”
He sighed. I looked up, catching his eye again.
“So yeah. I think it would have made a difference,” he admitted.
—  L.W - excerpt from a book I’ll never write #33