Archive | November, 2013

Paper Faces

8 Nov

So for last week’s Halloween prompt Masquerade I came up with this little scene using Hawkeye and Black Widow from the Avengers:

Natasha dresses up as a formal masquerade ball-gower, with a flowing red gown and a sparkly, feathered masque. Clint dresses up as something comical. Fury? Hill? Loki? Banner? Before the party or where ever it is they are (under cover?) He takes off her masque and plays with her hair and tries to get her to be someone else, to be an actual thing. Some time (later? After the party? On a cold, breeze balcony?) She explains that she loves the idea of the masquerade because the mask isn’t her own. She is always masquerading as someone else, and by dressing up but as no one in particular, she is actually allowed to be herself.

I liked it so much that I turned it into a fan fiction. And actually though the emotional weight of the summery is centered on Natasha, when I was writing it kind of flipped, at least for now, to Clint. Anyway, if you’re interested it’s called Paper Faces and you can check it out here.

(And yes, I now have the Phantom of the Opera stuck in my head. Bonus points if you know why!)