"We’re supposed to figure out what we’re going to do without SHIELD," he finally said. She frowned at him, clearly not liking the answer he’d given. "How?" she asked. "Hell if I know," Clint responded honestly without an inch of sarcasm or lightness in his voice. "But until then, I’m just going to focus on the fact that we’re safe on this farm, mainly because it’s in the middle of nowhere, and I’m here with you. And honestly, those are the two things I’m really looking for here. Safety and you." Natasha’s face softened, and for a second, there was guilt in her eyes, but it was gone just as soon as it’d appeared. Tentatively, she took a step in towards him, and Clint knew that that was his cue to hug her. So he did. He held out his arms and wrapped her up in them, resting his cheek on top of her red hair. She hadn’t dried and straightened it today, so it hung loose and wavy, all natural and completely lovely. She was one of the few people he knew who could wear her hair any way at all, and she’d look amazing with it, something he’d told her before, and she’d laughed off. But it was true. Natasha looked great with any hairstyle.
Finally, months later, I’ve fixed the many broken links in the treatise (oh god, I hope they’re all still working). I created a new sideblog, treatiselinks, and reblogged everything I could to there, and then changed the links in the treatise to the posts on that blog instead — so when y’all change your URLs, my links don’t also break. Still can’t do anything about read more posts or links to content found elsewhere on the web, like YouTube, but this is already a vast improvement. I also edited quite a bit of it, and added content from the last number of months, so the treatise is once again a reasonably decent — though far from comprehensive — summary of the evidence that Harry and Louis are in a relationship.
Massive thanks to those who helped with identifying broken links and finding replacements: jaw-drops (who truly went above and beyond and even sent messages to people trying to track down posts and bloggers), madame—me (who turned around a list of links in like one day and then never yelled at me for complaining to her for four months about not wanting to do the work), larrystytom (who sent me a list of links before I even ASKED for help), and lifechangeing (who thought up a bunch of ideas for making the links more sustainable, including the idea I actually implemented). You’re all fantastic.
Thanks as well to everyone who has suggested content to add to the treatise. (I continue to welcome suggestions/corrections/etc.! I’m sure I forgot lots of things.) I am very very grateful for everyone’s help.
Those of you who asked for my permission to do translations and have been waiting on me all this time: thank you for your patience, and you should feel free to translate now if you still want to.
You can find the treatise here and the short(ish) version here.