dazzledfirestar asked: are you taking pairings for the trope meme? Nick/Clint #3
I am!! YEAAAHHH
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#3 - DrunkFic
"Say it," Clint commands, one finger wavering in Nick’s face.
"Strategic, Intervention, of Homeland, Securi- wait," Nick stops himself, face flushing as his teeth bare in a grin. "Wait, start over."
"Nope, no do-overs," Clint crows, sliding a shotglass across the bar. Their fingers fumble for the glass, and Nick comes away with the shot and fingers that are now sticky and wet. "Drink, that’s what you get for disint- for failing to uphold the- for not getting it right."
"Oh no, what a heartbreaker," Nick deadpans. Well, it’d be deadpan if he were sober. He downs the shot and blinks a few times, startled. "What was that?"
"Fireball," Clint tells him, downing his own shot with a grimace. "Mm. Not my favorite." He hails the bartender, fishing cash out of Nick’s wallet with an ease that should have put Nick’s teeth on edge. Instead, something warm burns in Nick’s gut and spreads out into his fingers and toes when he thinks about Clint’s hand in his pocket.
He’ll blame the whiskey for that one.
"What’s nest?" Clint asks Nick, and Nick catches himself grinning at the slip. Clint’s face slips in and out of focus, the way it used to when Nick first had to get accustomed to the patch.
"Tequila?" Nick suggests happily.
"Tequila," Clint responds heartily, slapping a few bills onto the counter. "Fucken, just, do it, we’re ready."