Title: Learn How To Tell You Goodbye
Pairings: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes, Tony Stark/Pepper Potts (very brief Steve Rogers/Clint Barton)
Length: 40,000 words
Warnings: violence, graphic injury, field amputation (off-screen), grieving and discussions of grief.
Summary: When Phil Coulson's life model decoy is attacked on the Helicarrier, the World Security Council seizes the opportunity to send him deep undercover in Russia.
Meanwhile, back in New York, Clint Barton struggles to come to terms with the loss of his handler and unexpectedly finding himself part of the Avengers, a group of people who can't quite call themselves a team. Yet.
Notes: Huge thank you to all the people who have been supportive about this fic, especially to everyone on twitter who had to put up with me talking about it endlessly. Thanks especially to harborshore for the awesome and super-fast beta and to elucreh for the Americanpick and comma-wrangling ♥
Art: davincis_girl made absolutely beautiful art for this story. If you weren't already excited about Sebastian Stan's Winter Soldier, you will be after seeing it! Check it all out and feed her with praise in her master post.
Story: here on AO3 or here on LJ.