sua sponte

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Sua Sponte, Chapter 14: "Facing Down Goliath"
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“Sua Sponte”
An Marvel fanfiction set in the Motion Practice universe
Chapter 14: “Facing Down Goliath”
Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, Will Simpson, P.J. Barton, Wade Wilson, Kate Bishop, Barney Barton, Foggy Nelson, Karen Page, Matt Murdock, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Maria Hill, Natasha Romanoff, Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers, Peggy Carter, Jane Foster, Thor Odinson, Darcy Lewis, Pepper Potts, Kate Bishop, Nick Fury
Rated M for language and adult content; 8,036 words

In this chapter, Phil and Clint deal with the immediate emotional aftershocks of their threatening visitor. But more than that, they deal with the long-term consequences of the last few months in the form of an uncomfortable lunch—and a discussion with Barney.

Slowly, the pieces start to knit together. 

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Sua Sponte, Chapter 16: "Baby Steps"
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“Sua Sponte”
An Marvel fanfiction set in the Motion Practice universe
Chapter 16: “Baby Steps”
Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, Amy Jimenez, Dot Barnes, Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, P.J. Barton, Kate Bishop, Barney Barton, Darcy Lewis, Tony Stark, Natasha Romanoff
Rated M for language and adult content; 2,620 words

“Call your brother,” Bruce says, and a few days later, Barney appears on their doorstep.   

Clint’d always warned Phil that Barney might cause them trouble someday.  Might pop back up, out of the ashes, armed with heavy baggage and ready to drag everyone he loved down with him.  But despite all these warnings—these near-promises whispered in the dead of night—Phil’s never really believed his husband. 

At least, until now.

In this chapter, our heroes move forward.  Or rather, P.J. moves forward.  On his own steam.  But everyone else moves forward, too.

The end of almost eight months of work, here for your reading pleasure.

Thanks as always to Jen and Sara, who in many ways are the rock upon which these words are built. Or something like that, at any rate.

And thanks to all of you for sticking with me and being so supportive. You really are the best.

I’m going to blitz all remaining comments next weekend, as part of my hiatus work. In the meantime, I’m going to take a few minutes and bask in that little green check mark for a while.

I think this might be my favorite bit in Chapter 8 of Sua Sponte:

Tony shrugs.  “Teddy and his boyfriend usurped the television last weekend for a magical musical marathon, and now all the lyrics are burned into my brain.  It’s only a matter of time before I start asking Sitwell how he solves a problem like Maria.”

I mean, it’s hard for me to decide, but I am very proud of that.

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Sua Sponte, Chapter 2: "Call Your Brother"
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
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“Sua Sponte”
An Marvel fanfiction set in the Motion Practice universe
Chapter 2: “Call Your Brother”
Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Bucky Barnes, Teddy Altman, Natasha Romanoff, Isabelle Hartley, Melinda May, Barney Barton
Rated M for language and adult content; 9,552 words

In this chapter, Bruce Banner issues an ominous warning, and Phil calls on a lot of help to stave off a crisis in the making. (Or at least, what he assumes is a crisis. He never knows with Barney.)

nightshadezombie  asked:

Thanks for sliding Foggy into Unfolk Regional Aid office with Wade! Will we see more of him in a later episode? I can just picture him eventually joining Wade and Clint at the dive bar on Monday after Muy Thai.

Without revealing too much, Wade’s mention of Foggy (and wee Foggy-shaped crush) is not just coincidence or to drive poor Matt Murdock up the wall. Whether we’ll see him in Sua Sponte or another story, though– Well, you will just need to wait and see.

I feel like Foggy optimistically tags along to Muy Thai one time, thinking he’ll enjoy it. And after he sweats more in half an hour than in his entire life up to that half hour, he swears to never go again. Instead, he (and sometimes Karen) are just always at the bar around the same time Clint and Wade land there, and always have Clint and Wade’s drinks ready.

And sometimes, Karen beats the boys at pool.

(In my head, by the way, Wade’s favorite dive bar is also the dive bar where Jasper hangs out with Hartley, Hand, and their crew. They just all have a very strict “what happens at the crappy bar stays at the crappy bar” policy. Especially after that one time  year ago that Wade hit on Bobbi and– Well. No one needs to be reminded of that incident.)

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Sua Sponte, Chapter 13: "The Last of the Colier Park Residents"
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“Sua Sponte”
An Marvel fanfiction set in the Motion Practice universe
Chapter 13: “The Last of the Colier Park Residents”
Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, P.J. Barton, Barney Barton, Wade Wilson, Karen Page, Foggy Nelson, Robert Gonzales, Kate Bishop, Matt Murdock
Rated M for language and adult content; 9,657 words

In this chapter, the truth about the Colier Park Trailer Park, Barney Barton, and Colonial Investments is revealed. But while they finally have a plan to deal with Barney’s misdeeds, Phil and Clint are still trying to figure out a plan for the other lost boy in their life: P.J.

There’s some lengthy end notes on this chapter, but they basically boil down to this: 

Thank you.

Thank you for tolerating my failure to respond to comments and asks, my sometimes lackluster presence here on tumblr, and the shaky quality of some of these chapters. Thank you for standing by me and my words even when they leave a lot to be desired. Thank you for caring, for supporting me, for being part of this universe that I desperately love.

My health issues kicked my ass over the last six months, and my hope is that my new doctor and I can come up with a long-term or even permanent solution for my horrible knees. Because if the last month has proved anything, it’s that I am a completely different, much better person when my knees aren’t hurting. I want to be that person all the time.

I know there will be a hiatus when Sua Sponte wraps up. I want to write some one-shots that I planned months ago and plan Presumptions in a way that it can be the very best story for all of you. Because you deserve that. 

Of course, the loudest and most devoted thanks to Sara and Jen, who weather all the word-storms together. Jen constantly sniffs out errors that I don’t even recognize as errors, and Sara’s omnipresent honesty about my tics and the weaker bits of the story saves my bacon every time.

You are all the greatest, and I appreciate you more than I can even explain. Here’s to a year with less pain. At least, I hope.

Well, Sua Sponte’s finished. The last words, written and saved in Word. I’m holding onto Chapter 16 for a few days (I want to reread it, because I feel like the narration is clunky in parts), after which, I will send it to Jen and Sara for the final look-through. 

It will be posted one week after Chapter 15 is posted. And like I’ve said before, you should see Chapter 15 soon.

There is always a weird feeling after I finish a story. It is surreal and empty, a little like the feeling after you finish a book. I don’t know what to do with myself, really. Except be surprised that this one ever ended, because it feels like I fought it uphill the whole way. 

The final chapter needs to be typed up and probably tweaked, but as of about an hour ago, Sua Sponte is finished.

This one really fought me the whole way through, but I think you’ll all like the ending. And more importantly, you’ll like what’s coming down the pike. Watch this space. Watch it for so much good stuff.

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Sua Sponte, Chapter 3: "P.J."
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
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“Sua Sponte”
An Marvel fanfiction set in the Motion Practice universe
Chapter 3: “P.J.”
Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, P.J. Barton, Barney Barton, Nick Fury, Melinda May, Beth Fury
Rated M for language and adult content; 9,316 words

In this chapter, Phil and Clint deal with the aftermath of Barney’s unexpected arrival.  Some aspects of his visit, they expect.  Other aspects are surprises they’re not prepared for.

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Sua Sponte, Chapter 1: "The Other People We Might Be"
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“Sua Sponte”
An Marvel fanfiction set in the Motion Practice universe
Chapter 1: “The Other People We Might Be”
Phil Coulson/Clint Barton
Rated M for language and adult content; 2,096 words

“Call your brother,” Bruce says, and a few days later, Barney appears on their doorstep.  

Clint’d always warned Phil that Barney might cause them trouble someday.  Might pop back up, out of the ashes, armed with heavy baggage and ready to drag everyone he loved down with him.  But despite all these warnings—these near-promises whispered in the dead of night—Phil’s never really believed his husband.

At least, until now.

In this chapter, Phil and Clint discuss the women in their lives, the ever-growing number of children in their office, and the life they could have had if they’d met only a few years earlier.

Welcome back to your normal, biweekly editions of the MPU! As always, standard disclaimers apply, tags are subject to change as the story evolves, and your feels are in dire peril.

For the curious, sua sponte means “of their own accord.” In law, it generally refers to when a court acts without the prompting of any of the parties.

I will have an updated MPU schedule ready in two weeks to coincide with Chapter 2, “Call Your Brother.” In the meantime, please enjoy Chapter 1, which started out with an entirely different title because my brain is fickle. 

And as always: thanks to my beta-readers for being full of faith and encouragement, and to every single one of you for the very same thing. I could not do it without all of you guys. No joke.