I'll Keep You Safe Here With Me.

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Title: I'll Keep You Safe Here With Me.
Author(s): sara_holmes
Date(s): July 6, 2014 - April 26, 2015
Length: 110,568 words
Genre: Slash
Fandom: The Avengers Movieverse
External Links: AO3

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I'll Keep You Safe Here With Me. is a slash fanfic for the pairing of Clint Barton/Bucky Barnes in the MCU. It takes place Post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier.


Yes, Clint is avoiding the other Avengers. No, he does not want to go back to New York. But then again, he didn't exactly want to be kidnapped by the Winter Soldier either. Really, he just wants to go back to bed.

Warnings: Kidnapping, PTSD, Canon-Typical Violence, Depression, Mind Control Aftermath & Recovery, Panic Attacks

It has minor Steve/Tony pairing.

Main Characters

Author's Notes

Clint and Bucky feels, because you're all terrible enablers. Movie-verse, because the whole 'where the hell was Clint Barton?' furor gave me a perfect opportunity to have my two favourite damaged Marvel men together.
HUGE thanks to Naturallyvicious, EveryWorldNeedsLove and OceanRebel for helping me mash this into shape and giving me the guts to continue with it.
Title cheerfully swiped from 'Have Faith in Me' by A Day to Remember.

Reactions & Comments

As of May 17, 2015 on AO3, the fic has 686 comments, 2168 Kudos, and 586 Bookmarks.

"oh god. this fic. this fic ruined me for good. bc at this point i dont think i’ll find any winterhawk fic to top this. #gO READ THIS FIC I PROMISE YOU YOU WONT REGRET IT"[1]
Mostly because I stumbled on sara_holmes' I'll Keep You Safe Here With Me, and wondered how a 100k epic for a rarepair had managed to get more than 3000 kudos. Then I read it, fell in love with it, devoured all of her other Clint/Bucky fic, and fell in love with the pairing.[2]

Fanworks Inspired by it


  1. ^ apitnobaka. Tumblr post. 11 May 15.
  2. ^ Anon comment on FFN December 14., 2015