Five Moments in the Life of Arthur Pendragon,

Feb. 9th, 2014 | 01:13 am

St. Albion Student and Sleep-deprived Boyfriend of Merlin

Summary: University AU. The lives and times of Arthur and Merlin at St. Albion.
Rating: PG-13
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Arthur/Merlin, mentioned Lancelot/Gwen and Gwaine/everyone
Warning: Reverse chronology.
Notes: Written for [ profile] agenttrojie's prompt: "They'd stay in bed, but they've got lectures to attend."

I'm finally posting this because I want to sign up for this year's [personal profile] camelotremix. Please do tell me if you notice any errors, SpaG and otherwise. (The two people I lined up ages ago to beta/Britpick this thing fell through, and then I gave up ^^;;) This could've been tighter/more concise.

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Five Moments in the Life of Arthur Pendragon, St. Albion Student and Sleep-deprived Boyfriend of Merlin )

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A Wizard's Education (The Teach your heart Remix) [HP/X-M:FC, Scorpius-centric, PG-13]

Apr. 29th, 2012 | 07:47 pm

A Scorpius-centric fic guest-starring X-Men: First Class characters. No knowledge of X-M:FC necessary.
Main characters: Scorpius, Draco, Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Additional characters: Albus Severus, James Sirius, Dolly Dursley, Alex Summers, Sean Cassidy, Raven Darkholme, OC students
Rating: PG-13
Original story: The Better Men (X-M:FC/HP, Erik/Charles, 71K words) by [ profile] TurtleTotem
Beta(s): Beta-ed and Britpicked by the lovely [personal profile] symetric. First draft audienced by [personal profile] rea_saint
Word count: ~1.8K words
Notes: Written for RemixMadness2012 @ AO3. SPOILERS for The Better Men. This fic contains Wizarding sex metaphor, mention of character death, Sebastian Shaw, skeevy power imbalance situation, implication of sexual misconduct and crossed out lines.
Dolly Dursley and Imogen Cox are [ profile] TurtleTotem's OCs. Some of the dates are guesstimated from the original story. Halloween masqued balls aren't canon, but there's no stopping us!

Disclaimer: The characters are created and owned by JKR, Bloomsbury and Marvel. No money is being made, and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

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Four in the Afternoon (Arthur and Merlin, PG, Little Prince fusion, 1.5K)

Apr. 16th, 2012 | 02:03 pm

"If you come at four in the afternoon, then when three o'clock strikes my heart will know to be happy."
Arthur met Merlin in the park and made him his friend.

Content Notes: Minor character death. A vignette with whimsical symbolism. Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince (primarily chapter 21).
Word Count: 1.5K
Beta: [ profile] lovely_dusk
Prompts: [ profile] merlin_games' Peter Pan Syndrome and an old [ profile] kinkme_merlin prompt that asks for LittlePrince!Arthur and Fox!Merlin (I thought it was KMM 6, but apparently not. And trying to use just caused rage-induced stomachache >_<)

Disclaimer: This permutation of Merlin, Arthur, etc. are created and owned by BBC. No money is being made, and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

Four in the Afternoon )

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Mutants: Second Generation (Gen | Arthur/Merlin pre-slash, PG-13, ~9K)

Feb. 16th, 2012 | 01:26 pm

An X-Men: First Class fusion//ModernDay!AU.
Powerful telepath Merlin went through life identifying as an empath until the night he encountered a brilliant mind in the waters.

Characters: Arthur/Merlin pre-slash, Morgana, Gwen, Gwaine, Leon, Lancelot, Morgause, Anhora
Word Count: 8989
Betas: Part one betaed by dear [ profile] symetric and proofread by [ profile] lovely_dusk, part two betaed by [ profile] lovely_dusk <3
Content Notes: SPOILERS for X-M:FC. Italics.
Prompt: [ profile] sweetestel's awesome manip for [ profile] merlinreversebb.
Give feedback to her lovely posters and wallpaper here <3
Author's Note: Thank you [ profile] sweetestel for letting me switch around Arthur and Merlin's roles from your original prompt. Brainstorming with you and sending you fic snippets helped me stay motivated <3
All references in the fic are Google-able. Here are the spoiler-y Mutants: Second Generation "Playlist" and the spoiler-y character list.

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Have no story to be told )

Making a home down there )

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Feel free to write anything for this series: sequel, prequel, deleted scenes, timestamp fic, remix, side story, drabble, listfic, etc. (I call dibs on Arthur prequel/backstory and Morgana prequel/backstory). Just link me so I can compile it on the series' main page =) I'm also open to co-writing offers. Here's Camelot First Class character list, for your reference.

Fanarts, translations, podfic, fanmixes and other fan creations = <3

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Sunflowers and Motorcycle Helmet (pre-Gwen/Lancelot, PG, 150 words)

Dec. 22nd, 2011 | 01:36 pm

"I'm off to make my last delivery," Gwen said, retying her flyaway curls before putting on her motorcycle helmet.

Lancelot looked up from rearranging velvety roses in the storefront. "Are you going to Morgana's?"

"Yes." She smiled, picturing her friend's delight at the purple bouquet she'd arranged.

Lancelot walked to the counter and handed her a bouquet. "Here."

"Oh, um..." She reflexively clutched the armful, eyes widening at the riot of colours. Her bouquet seemed so shoddy compared to this masterpiece. The vivid sunflowers, interspersed with wildflowers, were beautiful, but they were her favourite, not Morgana's—

"Congratulations on getting into nursing school."

"Oh. Oh! You made this for me?" She looked up, saw Lancelot's fond expression, and flushed.

"You're the best worker I've ever had," Lancelot said warmly. "I hope I'll still see you after you're off to uni."

She gazed back at him and smiled slowly. "I'd like that."

For [ profile] isstillabear, who gave me the prompt Lancelot being adorbs. Flowers optional. I guess this is more Gwen being adorable?

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Unlucky (Five, Six, Seven Eight Nine Ten I Love You) [Arthur-centric, implied Arthur/Merlin; R]

Oct. 21st, 2010 | 02:36 pm

Character(s): Arthur-centric, implied Arthur/Merlin, Arthur/Leon mentioned
Rating: R for subject matter
Original story: “Thirteen Years” (Merlin/Arthur, PG, 1066 words) by [ profile] nyargles
Beta: [ profile] symetric. Audienced by [ profile] rea_saint. Thank you [personal profile] netgirl_y2k, [ profile] symetric and other lovely, helpful British people who answered my questions.
Word count: 1317 words
Content Notes: suicidal thoughts, suspicions of child molestation, sexual behaviour in children (12/15), parenting, original characters, outsiders' pov, vignettes/snapshots in reverse chronology <-- Highlight for content notes
Author's Notes: Here's the tl;dr A/N aka "An extremely brief discourse on reincarnation."
Written for [personal profile] camelotremix @ AO3. Section titles from The Beatles' "All Together Now."
Disclaimer: This permutation of Merlin, Arthur, etc. are created and owned by BBC. No money is being made, and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

Perhaps that, right there, was where it went wrong. They were greedy for time, and now they both had to pay the price. )

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This is a remix, and non-fic transformative fanworks for this fic is welcome.

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Uncharted Territory (one-sided Arthur/Merlin, Merlin/Freya, PG, 100 words)

Sep. 14th, 2010 | 09:02 pm

Arthur often ribbed Merlin about Professor Nimueh or his flatmate Gwen, but this was uncharted territory.

Merlin had blown him off two Fridays in a row to help Freya; there seemed to be a new academic crisis whenever Merlin was supposed to be spending time with his best friend.

Arthur sat alone in a cafe and stared at his mobile.

"I'm sorry!" Merlin materialized in front of him, breathless. "I was leaving on time, but Freya—"

"Did you sleep with her?" Arthur blurted out.

"Wh-whatever gave you that idea?"

As the blush rose on Merlin's face, Arthur's heart sank.

A/N: Answers [ profile] prompt_in_a_box prompt: "Did you sleep with her?" and [community profile] merlin100's Change prompt.
Tried to come up with an optional epilogue/sequel, but no inspiration yet. Feel free to throw ideas at me or write your own optional epilogue/sequel.

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"Enchanted No More" (one-sided Vivian/Arthur, Vivian/Leon, 500 words)

Aug. 14th, 2010 | 11:36 pm

I've always wanted to address Vivian's fate after Merlin 2 X 10, in which she remained enchanted and would continue to be so until someone she truly loved kisses her. Her fate is even more disturbing than A Midsummer Night's Dream's Demetrius, who is, after all, an unfaithful, inconstant jerk.

How is the enchantment ever to be broken since:
a) Vivian is young and never falls in love before (unlike Arthur/Merlin Arthur/Gwen), and
b) Vivian's dad would kill and decapitate anyone who dares touch his precious daughter?

This is not that fic.

It's a silly modern-day!AU ficlet for [ profile] summerpornathon, because BY GOODNESS I cannot address the above issue in just 500-750 words.

Title: Enchanted No More
Fandom: BBC Merlin
Pairing: one-sided Vivian/Arthur, Vivian/Leon
Rating: mostly PG-13, but soft R for explicit kissing, I guess?
Beta: [ profile] symetric; Britpicked by [ profile] vivitchi
Word count: 500 words
Notes: Written for [ profile] summerpornathon's challenge four: write other pairings. Also answers these [community profile] writing_game prompts: As the World Turns, Flushed, Mint-Flavored, Old Money, Part, Quaint, and Rosebud.
Disclaimer: This permutation of Arthur, Uther, Vivian, Leon, etc. are created and owned by BBC. No money is being made, and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

Enchanted No More )

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A Prince's Flavour (Arthur/Merlin, PG-13 for innuendo, 100 words)

Aug. 13th, 2010 | 04:05 pm

"Merlin! Come here and explain this!"

"Yes, Arthur?"

Arthur waved at his laptop screen. "What's this—this pornographic poem you've posted for all the world to see?"

"Technically I mailed the postcard, and the site owner put it up. Wow, he actually picked my postcard." Merlin beamed.

"Never mind that!" Arthur said, impatient. "Who gave you permission to write porn about the Prince of Wales?"

"Why would you think it's about you?" Merlin asked, smiling coyly. "That's a Prince Albert apple."

Arthur snorted. "A prince's flavour. Real subtle, Merlin."

Merlin's Post Secret )

A/N: Written for [ profile] merlin_flashfic's Post Secret challenge. Once upon a time, [ profile] benebu misread my drabble "A Prince's Favour" (The Rights of Possession Remix) as "A Prince's Flavour."
I'd prettify the Post Secret except I've spent too much time on it already T_T My Photoshop skills are sadly lacking.

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Knight and Dragon's Tea Party (Arthur, Morgana, Merlin, G, 100 words)

Jul. 28th, 2010 | 03:26 am

"Arthur, what are you doing with my tea tray?"

"This isn't your tea tray; it's my chest plate!" Arthur informed his sister smugly.

"Arthur, give it back! Gwen and I are having a tea party."

"Yeah? Well we are playing knight and dragon."

"Hi, Morgana," Merlin said, voice muffled behind the paper plate dragon mask he was wearing.

"Merlin wants to have tea with us, don't you Merlin?" Morgana asked sweetly.

"No! He wants nothing to do with your stupid tea!"

"We have chocolate biscuits."

Merlin took off his mask. "Please, Arthur? This dragon is hungry."

"Oh, alright," Arthur groused.

A/N: Answers [community profile] merlin100's armour prompt and [community profile] writing_game prompts: Finders Keepers! & Retaliate. I pictured [ profile] clubcamelot kids when I wrote this.

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For the Thirty-first Time (Will, Merlin, Gaius, implied Merlin/Arthur, PG-13, 100 words)

Jul. 17th, 2010 | 04:28 pm

Merlin seriously regretted telling Will that today was his and Arthur’s one-month anniversary.

“Like a virgin, touched for the thirty-first time.”

“Shut it!” Merlin hissed.

“Like a viiiiirgin,” Will warbled.

Merlin usually plied Will with drinks until his friend belt out Madonna songs during karaoke nights. But this was not acceptable.

“Mr Matthews, unless you’re singing about atomic attraction, stop that incessant noise at once.

Will shut up real quick.

“Sorry Professor Gaius,” Merlin mumbled.

“Thirty-one times, Mr Emrys?” The professor’s eyebrow reached unprecedented heights. “Even for someone your age, surely daily anal sex is inadvisable.”

Will is so dead.

Answers [community profile] writing_game's Quit prompt and [ profile] 31_days' prompt: Like a virgin touched for the thirty-first time.

A/N: "atomic attraction" suggested by [ profile] rea_saint as being geeky. I also considered "molecular bonds," but I can't ignore how Atomic Attraction sounds like a girl band X-D
Also, what's Will's usual surname in modern day AUs? I think I saw "Will Matthews" once, but I'm not sure...

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The Non-Vegetarian Option (Hunith, Merlin, implied Merlin/Arthur, PG, 100 words)

Jul. 13th, 2010 | 07:45 am

“When you leave, take some of the beef stew home with you.”

Merlin swallowed his spoonful of stew and nodded. “Yes, Mum.”

“Are you eating right, Merlin?” Hunith looked concerned. “You're not skipping meals just to save money, are you?”

“Yes, Mum,” Merlin said soothingly. “You know Arthur insists on having three meals a day.”

“Well, I'm glad that boy is taking good care of you.” Hunith reached across the table and squeezed his hand.

Merlin smiled at her.

“You need some meat on that skinny frame of yours. I bet Arthur would love to grab and squeeze—”


Answers [community profile] writing_game's Family member prompt and [ profile] 31_days' prompt: Every time you go away you take a piece of meat with you.

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Sunday Taste (Merlin/Arthur, PG-13, 100 words)

Jul. 4th, 2010 | 02:24 pm

Sunday tradition dictates Merlin showing up at nine bearing breakfast, just in time to greet Arthur from his morning run.

“Donuts again, Merlin? It’s a miracle your eyes haven’t turned brown.”

Arthur secretly loves Merlin’s Sunday offerings. In the past two years, they never repeated even once.

Merlin grinned. “It’s raspberry glaze this week. The owner swears it’s his best yet.”

He took a big bite and chewed. “Aren’t you having any? They’re really good.” He licked glaze off of his fingertips.

Leaning forward, Arthur licked the corner of Merlin’s mouth.

“You’re right,” Arthur smiled. “It’s the best I’ve tasted.”

Answers [ profile] 31_days prompt: "Donuts make my brown eyes blue" and [ profile] awdt prompt: "That's the best we've tasted, so far."

A/N: In my head Merlin and Arthur are friends, and this is Arthur's first move. But you may read it however you wish, of course ;-)

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(Merlin/Arthur haiku, PG-13, implied erotic asphyxiation)

Red scarf on white neck:
Arthur counts ten fingerprints
hidden from their eyes.

Answers [ profile] summerpornathon's poetry challenge. So what if it's not pr0ny >_>

A/N: Japanese title: kimi ga inakerya ikimo dekinai (I can't even breathe without you) from a boys' love manga. Because I obv. read too much BL.

Lemme know if I should put those three lines above under an LJ-cut.

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A Less-Than-Mystical Evening (Merlin/Arthur, PG, 100 words)

Jun. 29th, 2010 | 09:48 pm

"When you said 'a mystical evening on the beach,' this was not what I expected."

Arthur toed the scarf-sized blanket.

"But Arthur—"

"No buts!" Arthur pointed his finger at his boyfriend. "I'm missing football on telly for this; there should at least be a bottle of wine."

"We can cuddle for warmth?" Merlin suggested hopefully.

"As skinny as your arse is, Merlin, I don't think both of us can fit onto that handkerchief you call a blanket."

Merlin sighed. The blanket promptly transformed into a familiar beaten red couch.


Pulling Merlin close to his side, Arthur smiled. "Much."

Answers [community profile] merlin100's mystical prompt & [ profile] writing_game's diss prompt

A/N: OHAI I'm writing Merlin again \o/

How've you been this past *cough* half a year, F-list?

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The Headmaster's Son (Merlin/Arthur AU, PG-13, 100 words)

Jun. 21st, 2009 | 12:17 am

Of all the barely legal men out there, why did he fixate on the headmaster’s son?

Arthur was a good student who didn’t give the staff any trouble. Except for his Literature teacher.

On Tuesdays, Merlin always wore long jackets, because Arthur would be right there with his pouty lips and pen-biting.

Today, Arthur had stayed behind and ambushed Merlin with a kiss. Of course, the headmaster just happened to wander by.

Lifting guilty hands from Arthur’s shoulders—to push him away, not clutch him closer—Merlin contemplated throwing himself out the midget-sized window.

What is the meaning of this?”

Answers [ profile] merlin_flashfic's Alternate Universe challenge.
Audienced by [personal profile] oconel.
[personal profile] ayes_sid gave me the prompt: Merlin/Arthur, Uther finds out and there's no way out for Merlin. She didn’t say I can’t write a ModernDay!AU, so =P

In other news, people should go check out [ profile] cliche_bingo, a multi-fandom challenge (no deadline, min. 500 words for fic, you can do recs/fanarts/icons instead, etc.) Will make a proper pimping post later, although they really don't need it.

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"First Time" & "Extracurricular Service" (Merlin/Arthur drabbles, PG-13)

May. 22nd, 2009 | 05:24 pm

First Time (Merlin/Arthur drabble, PG-13)

The first time Merlin kissed Arthur, they were standing on an ocean of grass.

Merlin trembled a little, and the kiss remained chaste until Arthur pulled at his stupid scarf—trust Merlin to be wearing a scarf on a glorious summer day—and plundered Merlin's lips.

The grass was heavy with dew, and later Arthur would find mud dotting the back of his jeans. But right this moment he could only listen to the tiny sounds Merlin made at the back of his throat.

The first time Arthur kissed Merlin, just two nights ago, he had thought Merlin was asleep.


Answers [ profile] merlin100's Ocean prompt and [community profile] writing_game's Scarf, Kiss prompt

*** )
Extracurricular Service (implied Merlin/Arthur, PG-13 for suggestiveness)

"Well, this is awkward," Merlin said from his kneeling position on the floor.

Gwen let out a helpless giggle behind her hand. Lancelot, ever the gentlemanly knight, kept his eyes on Merlin's face. He was favoring his left ankle, Merlin noted. A sprain from training exercises, perhaps.

Arthur, red-faced and flustered, pulled on his long red tunic. "You're giving them the wrong idea!"

"Right, of course," Merlin said distractedly. "I wasn't performing any...extracurricular service. I was merely giving the king a physical examination."

"Oh, is that what they're calling it these days?" Gwen said with a smirk worthy of Morgana.


Answers [ profile] merlin100's Awkward prompt and [community profile] writing_game's Kneel prompt.

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Cupid Undone (Merlin/Arthur drabble, PG-13 for incest)

May. 15th, 2009 | 11:25 pm

Arthur/Merlin, reincarnation, one time they get re-born as brothers. )

A/N: Answers [ profile] kinkme_merlin's prompt: Arthur/Merlin, reincarnation, one time they get re-born as brothers.
Also answers [community profile] writing_game Cupid Undone prompt and [ profile] merlin100's Awkward prompt.

If someone wants to make this long and pr0ny, be my guest. *beams*

One of these days I'll write canon incest. And by that I mean Arthur/Morgana, not Uther/Arthur =P Although Igraine/Tristan has potentials.

ETA: [personal profile] derryere wrote an awesome EPIC based on this teeny drabble:
at least it would seem that we don't | M/A AU | NC17 | ~15,8K

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"Boys' Night Out" (Merlin/Arthur flashfic, PG-13)

May. 13th, 2009 | 05:28 pm

In which Arthur stole Merlin's food, watched his DVD, took him out to a boring party and manoeuvred him to bed (to sleep).

★ All-in-one beta & Britpicker: [personal profile] lilithilien
☆ The first version won third place at [ profile] armer_gayms' Bro Code challenge.

☆ 555 words. Or 731. It's all relative.
★ Borrowed the varying flashfic length from [ profile] b_hallward's Increments (Merlin/Arthur)--am not the genius that came up with it. The 5, 10, 20, ..., 100 words structure fits what I have in mind, didn't mean to steal ^^;;

In which Arthur stole Merlin's food, watched his DVD, took him out to a boring party and manoeuvred him to bed (to sleep). )

<-- Merlin's pyjamas Arthur's Arsenal shirt. Please credit if taking, etc.

Rambling A/N of sorts:
There's a funny story about this fic. Read more... )

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Merlin has a not-so-secret addiction to cute fridge magnets

May. 3rd, 2009 | 05:25 pm

The turtle moves. )

This was originally submitted as an answer to [ profile] armer_gayms' ModernDay!AU challenge. Check out [personal profile] roflolmaomg's submission, 'tis epic! Whereas [personal profile] ifyouweremine slays you with baby cuteness =P

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ETA 5:53 p.m. Good thing to know: when you click "edit tags," the edits aren't automatically x-posted. I have different tagging systems over at IJ/LJ, so yay!

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"Overheard in a bar" (Merlin & Gwen, PG, 100 words)

May. 2nd, 2009 | 03:43 pm
mood: "OMG U liek Arthur too?!111"

"I saw him first!" Merlin protested.

"He smiled at me!"

"No way is someone that gorgeous straight."

"Contrary to what you believe, Merlin, people can be attracted to both genders."

"Uh-huh, they’re called Closet Cases," he said with a straight face. "Or, Morgana-is-just-a-roommate-nothing-happened-Merlin."

Predictably, Gwen smacked his arm.

"Oh God, he's coming over here. What do I do?" Gwen hid her face behind a cupped hand.

"Did you change your mind? Can I have him?"

"Merlin!" Gwen couldn't help but laugh.

"I'll keep his blond friend distracted; you go and dazzle him." Merlin slid down his bar stool. "Good luck!"

A/N: Yep, you weren't imagining the implied Gwen/Lancelot, implied Merlin/Arthur, and implied past Gwen/Morgana. What can I say? They're all so pretty =D

Answers [ profile] merlin100's friendship prompt & [community profile] writing_game's truce prompt.

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