three things natasha romanoff never thought she would do, and one thing she never dreamed she would
natasha romanoff never thought she would find a family in the avengers.
she never thought she would end up here, curled up on the couch next to thor and bruce, watching steve and tony snark at each other while clint counted out how many times they had to stop themselves from kissing each other.
she never thought she would have a team there to have her back, to keep her company and always, always remind her that yes, she is loved, and yes, she deserves love.
she never thought she would be able to drop all the lies for once, to be open with people who care, to let them know that she cares too, behind the distance and the ice, behind everything that made the black widow so deadly, and so alone.
she never thought she would find peace in a group with a soldier, a god, a mechanic, an assassin, a scientist, and whatever the hell she is at this point.
she never thought she would learn how to put trust in friends, both again and for the first time simultaneously.
natasha romanoff never thought she would have a daughter.
she never thought she would meet a teenager with facts and sass and ice, enough like her and unlike her to be the perfect new addition to her family.
she never thought she would slowly crack, making sure this girl had the tools she needed to make herself the person she wanted to be, meeting her friends, supporting her before debates, discussing the latest congress bill with her.
she never thought she would pull a tony and find and help a mini-her, making sure she was never as broken as natasha had become, teaching her about psychology and the inner workings of bureaucracy and how to get elected to office in the most honest way possible.
she never thought she would be credited as a parental figure in a speech by one of the world’s bravest, cleverest, most productive leaders.
she never thought she would accidentally adopt mj.
natasha romanoff never thought she would fall in love.
she never thought she would meet a woman, intelligent and fierce and funny, and know immediately that she needed to know her more.
she never thought she would go on, of all things, a date, a real, honest to god, unrelated to a mission, date, with one of her fellow defenders of the world.
she never thought she would be able to trust someone like this, love someone like this, flirt and laugh and want to be with them for, well, the rest of her life.
she never thought she would have someone love her in return, genuinely and purely, because they met and talked and became best friends, not because one of them wanted something.
she never thought she would marry hope van dyne.
natasha romanoff never dreamed she would die surrounded by her family, loved and trusted and having become more, so much more, than just a secret or a mask or another soldier in another war.
Check out these Afrofuturistic promotional images for “Africa On Fire”, created for the One Source Live Campaign sponsored by Absolut Vodka South Africa. The campaign is a creative arts festival set to be held in Johannesburg in March 2018.
The campaign also included a sci-fi short film featuring these characters. You can see the film on our YouTube channel here >>>> Africa On Fire
The promo images & film stars:
Fabrice Monteiro as “The Iron Warrior”
Khuli Chana as “The Dragon”
Sho Madjozi as “The Rain Queen”
Osborne Macharia as “The Eye”
Trevor Stuurman as “The Explorer”
ARTIST COMMENTARY: “Africa is in the midst of a creative revolution. A new breed of artists, musicians, and fashion designers are changing the way the world perceives Africa. Happy to have collaborated with Absolut Vodka on this project dubbed One Source: Africa On Fire both as a creative revolutionary featured in the film as well as the photographer for the campaign.”