Scales- pt. 2
(A/N): I effin loved this one
Request: Could I request a 2nd part of Scales where the Maximoff twins asks Nat and the reader about how they first met and fall in love with each other? They met during the first Avengers movie and the reader was very timid and self conscious about her powers and appearance until she saves Nat from the Hulk by transforming into her full Western dragon form. If it’s not too much trouble that is. I really love dragons. :) They’re so fascinating.
Warnings: some swearing, almost injury
(I also couldn’t find the first part to link, like what the hell my tumblr?)
Pietro watched fondly as Nat and (Y/N) ate breakfast in silence, holding each other’s hands like the cuties they were. Pietro was almost hesitant to break the beautiful silence, the tranquility that had fallen over the two but his curiosity was getting the better of him.
“Nat? (Y/N)?” Pietro asks quietly, still trying to keep that peaceful air about the room. Nat looks up at Pietro with a mouthful of food and (Y/N) follows suit. Nat quickly swallows the chunk of toast in her mouth, clearing her throat slightly before answering.
“Yeah Pete?” Pietro smiles as he leans forward onto his elbows, placing his hands under his chin as he stared at Nat and (Y/N) fondly.
“How did you guys meet?” (Y/N) nearly chokes on their coffee, a huge smile overtaking their features as they attempt to reign in the small dribbles of the liquid falling from their chin. Nat chuckles a bit, shaking her head as (Y/N) finally swallows their drink, gulping it down before coughing a bit.
“It’s a bit of a long story…” Nat eyes (Y/N) fondly before directing her attention to Pietro.
“She doesn’t want to tell you because I had to save her ass,” Pietro’s eyes widen as he leans forward a bit more, a wicked smile rising to his lips as he does so.
“Nat really needed saving?” He asks in a hushed tone as if speaking any louder would cause the story to suddenly stop. (Y/N) nods proudly, even a bit smugly if Pietro said so himself.
“You nearly destroyed shield headquarters doing it,” Nat murmured, the smile on her face betraying her mock hurt tone.
“Okay, okay,” Pietro leans back, smiling at the two people before him. “I really have to hear this story,” Nat sighs, rolling her eyes even in spite of the smile on her face.
“Well…it actually started the day the Avengers were formed,” And so Nat begin to tell the story of how her and (Y/N) met.
It’d been a pretty hectic day, with all these heroes deciding to show up at the helicarrier. Nat had to worry about Mr. Nosy Steve and Tony, “I could kill someone in an instant” Bruce, the oaf Thor, and this seemingly shy and quiet new agent.
Nat had seen them around a bit, skimmed over their file but she hadn’t payed them much mind until now.
“So uh-” Tony flips his chair around to face the quiet person sitting across from him. “What does this shy cutie got up their sleeve?” Tony flashes them a smile causing them to blush a bit.
“I uh-” They trail off, staring down at their hands folded in their lap. “It’d be easier if I showed you,” all the team members perked up at this, their interest piqued.
(Y/N) smiles nervously as they rise from their seat, gently moving the chair away from them before breathing in deeply. Slowly, almost methodically, a pair of wings grew from their back as did a pair of horns atop their head.
Their wings grew and grew until they were nearly touching the floor and then (Y/N) expanded them to their full length, showcasing just how large they really were. Their eyes slowly open and when they do the team is surprised to see they’ve changed to more of a golden snake like form.
Everyone is quiet for a moment, just staring at (Y/N) silently before Tony begins to clap, whistling a bit as well.
“That was incredible!” There’s a huge smile on his face as he rises to his feet, crossing over to where (Y/N) was standing. Tony walks around them a bit, just staring at their new form. “May I touch them-”
“Mr. Stark,” Fury chastises, “professionalism remember,” Tony smiles a bit, his hand almost lingering by (Y/N)’s wing before he drops it to his side instead crossing back over to his seat. “(Y/N) is something incredible,” (Y/N) blushes a bit at this, Fury’s words soothing the small flame of self-consciousness within them. “Essentially they’re a dragon hybrid, part human part dragon. They can breathe fire, fly, the whole shebang,” Everyone stares at (Y/N) excitedly, their eyes twinkling as they stare at the dragon hybrid.
“We have many a great dragon where I come from,” Thor’s booming voice rings out. “I am glad to have a small piece of home with me,” (Y/N) smiles shyly, hanging their head as their cheeks burn even brighter and holy hell Nat thought it was the cutest thing she’d ever seen. How had she not realized how cute this agent was before? With their cute smiles and shy nature Nat was almost offended she had failed to make their acquaintance.
Nat smiles as she leans forward, truly captivated by (Y/N) and their shy nature. Nat could vaguely hear the people around her asking questions about (Y/N) or simply noting something interesting about their new appearance but Nat payed them no mind, she was too focused on the way (Y/N) was smiling and blushing.
“Tony and Bruce,” Fury’s voice interrupts everyone. “I want you down in the lab working on this thing ASAP, understood?” Both scientists nod before rising from their seats, dusting themselves off before beginning to walk down the hall together. “The rest of you can do whatever the hell you want just don’t fuck anything up,” The rest of the team nods before rising as well, the four of them remaining branching off to go do their own thing.
Steve and Thor went god knows where but Nat had other plans in mind.
"Hi,“ Nat smiles as she slides up beside (Y/N). “I’m Natasha,” (Y/N) smiles shyly again and Nat could almost melt at the sight.
"It’s great to have you here (Y/N), god knows we need a least one level headed person on this team,” (Y/N) chuckles a bit, even if it is just out of courtesy. “So you need a tour of the place?” Nat presses on, not quite ready to give up on this almost conversation she was having.
“Yes, please, that’d be great,” (Y/N)’s tone is quiet and soft and oh so sweet.
"Great, let’s get started right down here,“
The two had travelled quite a bit of the helicarrier by the time they reached the labs. In passing Nat looked inside and found most of the team congregated there, everyone but Fury and the two in fact.
"Wait (Y/N),” Nat raises her hand as she stops (Y/N) in their tracks. She gestures towards the lab with her hand, signaling for (Y/N) to follow her in. Nat pushes open the sound proof doors and the noise level that suddenly appears was not what she was expecting.
Tony and Steve were arguing while Thor would occasionally add in his two cents, Bruce stood in the corner watching the fighting silently.
The group doesn’t even recognize the door being opened or the sound of two extra pairs of feet on the floor, no one even snapped out of the fighting until the door opened again and Fury was suddenly standing there, looking at the group angrily.
“What in the hell is going on here?” Fury demands as he looks about the group. Everyone falls silent for a few moments before the group explodes once again.
“Shield is planning on using the tesseract for weapons,” Tony points to a screen behind him. “Steve even found some of Hydra’s old weaponry.” (Y/N) looks between Fury and Nat in complete and utter shock.
“Wait-” (Y/N) begins, “why do you need-"
"To stop things like me,” Bruce finally pipes in. “Isn’t it?” Fury sighs as he rubs his temples in slow circles.
“Bruce it isn’t anything personal or-"
"It sure feels like it,” Bruce mutters and (Y/N)’s heart aches for the poor guy.
"Did you know about this?“ Steve takes a step towards Nat, his demeanor cold and menacing.
"Mr. Rogers, I can’t-"
"Just answer the question Romanoff,"
"Steven,” Fury interjects, “I need you to take a step back-"
"No,” Tony slides up beside him, glaring dagger at Fury and Nat. “We need the truth,"
"Stark-” and suddenly everyone begins their screaming match once again, leaving (Y/N) to shy away into the furthest corner of the room, attempting to get as far away from the fighting as possible.
Their gaze flits about, refusing to look at the fighting, anywhere but the fighting. They glance out of the glass walls and through the glass front of the helicarrier it was then they saw it. It was quick in its movements but they had most definitely seen it.
“Guys,” (Y/N) breathes out, the shock of what they just saw making it damn near impossible to speak any louder. “You guys,” (Y/N) state a little louder but everyone was too into the fighting to notice, everyone but Bruce that is.
“What is it (Y/N)?” Bruce comes to stand beside (Y/N), tucking his hands into his pockets as he does so. They merely point outside, hoping Bruce could catch a glimpse of the helicopter that was lingering around the ship.
“(Y/N) I don’t see anything, what are you- oh my god,” Bruce trails off as his eyes catch on what (Y/N) had been pointing out. “You guys,” Bruce went to warm everyone but it was too late, within a moment chunks of helicarrier were exploding, sending everyone sprawling across the floor.
(Y/N) groans softly as the world around them spins for a moment and then settles once again in a dusty, concrete covered mess. They slowly sit up from the ground but by the time they do Fury is already giving everyone orders.
"Rogers, Stark, you get this thing flying. Thor, make sure Loki is contained. Natasha,“ Fury looks around for the redhead only to find she was nowhere to be seen. However in her place Fury finds a gaping hole in the floor, leading down to some floors below. "And (Y/N),” Fury points to the highly shocked dragon hybrid. “I want you to find Agent Romanoff, understood?” (Y/N) gives an affirmative nod and a gentle ruffle of their wings, shaking the dust off of the fragile skin. Without any hesitation they drop into the hole in the floor, their sharp gaze looking about them for any sign of the redhead.
There was some debris from the hole and a few fallen beams but other than that everything looked to be in order. (Y/N) squints against the dark lighting, attempting to see a bit further. However, there searching became pointless when an ear shattering roar filled the air and it didn’t come from (Y/N) and that could only mean one thing.
“Shit,” (Y/N) whispers as they take off in the direction of the roar. They’re feet carried them quickly as did their adrenaline so it was no surprise when (Y/N) rounded a corner to see a furious hulk chasing after Nat. Without any thought (Y/N) charges straight for the green monster, their instincts telling them to protect the defenseless redhead.
It was almost natural to slip into this larger form, to slip into this full dragon mode. In fact (Y/N) had hardly even noticed the way their body would change and expand with each step they took, that was until their too large for the helicarrier body began to press against glass and metal. (Y/N) elected to ignore the sudden tightness around them and instead push forward, bound and determined to contain the hulk.
Their talon like claws reach out, plucking the hulk from the floor as (Y/N) began to beat their wings, taking them upwards towards the ceiling. The hulk roared and beat furiously upon (Y/N)’s feet but they payed him no mind, they could barely feel his fists on their scaled feet. Instead (Y/N) roared back, even louder than the hulk could, silencing the monster into shocked silence. In fact the entire helicarrier seemed to fall silent at (Y/N)’s roar, everything suddenly quieting down into an almost unnatural state.
“(Y/N)!” A voice calls from below the dragon. “Let him go!” (Y/N) glowers down at the voice only to have it melt away when they realize that it was Nat calling out to them. Nat was safe and okay, that’s all that mattered. Almost casually (Y/N) drops the hulk back to the ground, not even caring when his body made a loud thump against the metal, He’d be fine after all.
(Y/N)’s taloned feet touch the ground with a clack and their body follows smoothly after until every chunk of dragon was perched atop the ground. Nat was a bit breathless and her hair was sticking to her forehead but despite this she smiled, giving (Y/N)’s front paw a gentle pat.
"Thanks for saving me,“ She sucks in a great amount of air in between words. (Y/N) makes something akin to a hum, more of a purr given their state at the moment. "But uh-” Nat’s smile grows as she looks about her, surveying the damage caused by (Y/N)’s form. “I think Fury’s going to be pissed you destroyed the lower half of the helicarrier,"
Pietro leans back into his seat after the story was over, smiling softly to himself as he does so.
"Needless to say Fury was pretty damn pissed,” (Y/N) chuckles as they finish their coffee, an almost amused twinkle in their eyes.
“Wow,” Pietro scoffs a bit, “that was-”
“The greatest love story ever told,” Tony interjects as he waddles into the kitchen, his hair disheveled from the small amount of sleep he’d gotten. “I’m jealous I wasn’t there to see it,” Pietro smiles fondly at his teammates, just appreciating their sleepy conversations and shared smiles.
“Yeah,” Pietro nods as he yawns a bit. “I think I may have to agree with Tony,”