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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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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In the Middle (Arthur/Merlin/Lancelot, shades of OT5, PG-13, 150 words)

Dec. 11th, 2009 | 12:50 pm

It’s not that Merlin hates being in the middle. Arthur’s bed is big enough for three grown men, especially if one is as skinny as Merlin. It’s just that the king and the first knight always gravitate to the middle, effectively quashing him.

Lancelot would tuck his head into Merlin’s neck, one of his legs trapping Merlin’s. The man is so selfless that Merlin doesn’t have the heart to shove him off, even if his flyaway hair tickles.

Arthur would toss and turn, kicking the blanket off no matter how cool the night air is. Then, lying on top of the covers, he would turn on his side and half-lie across Merlin.

Some nights, Merlin would gently extricate himself and slip quietly next door. Gwen always scoots over to make space for him in Morgana’s bed. Most nights, however, he would lie overheated under his lovers’ embrace, awake and content.

ETA 5/25/10: The Russian translation by [ profile] nataliny1 is here.

A/N: Cut it down to 150 words. Go me!

In my fanon, Gwen and Morgana keep an extra nightgown* for the nights when Merlin drop by. It's important that they match~ after all.
Also, Santiago Lancelot grows his luscious locks out thanks to Merlin's Pout of Magnitude. The HEA end.

* Part 1 starts here

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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

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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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Seven Deadly Sins (Merlin drabbles, 7 X 100 words)

May. 4th, 2009 | 09:12 pm

Sloth & Pride are companion drabbles. Everything else stands on its own. I'm not cool enough to make all seven drabbles related, sadly.
I want to do another sins set in the future (with different characters & prefferrably an interconnected storyline) because these ones come across as sympathetic & rather tame.


"Gluttony" - Gaius, G
Gaius grew up in a small village where going hungry during lean winters was a fact of life. )

"Wrath" - Uther, Igraine, G
Given time, perhaps his queen could have tempered his iron grip )

"Envy" - Morgana, PG
If only she could trade her visions )

"Sloth" - Merlin, Arthur, G
If he had polished Arthur's armour by hand, this wouldn't have happened. )

"Pride" - Arthur, Merlin, G
Arthur had always prided himself of his judgment. )

"Lust" - Lancelot/Gwen, Arthur, PG-13
The first time it happened, they were young and carefree in love. )

"Greed" - Mordred, Arthur, G
'Your precious prince, now grown old to be a pitiful king.' )

ETA 07/06/10: [ profile] dreaming_athena podficced my Seven Deadly Sins drabble series here =DDD [ @ Audiofic Archive
1. Is there a Merlin LDWS comm. somewhere? We have Merlin tweetfic comm., there should be a Merlin LDWS, yeah?
LJ, IJ, DW, doesn't matter.

2. Also, LDWS comm.s, why the high upper limit? 499-word = flopsy, not a drabble. And 1K words = ficlet, not a drabble.
This is what modding a drabble community get you, you turn into a purist without realizing it =P

3. You know what Merlin pastiche hasn't been done yet? Merlin/FMA. So, Merlin characters in an FMA-like world.
Consider this: magic ~ balance // alchemy ~ equivalent exchange.

Merlin saves Arthur's life but Something Goes Horribly Wrong. Arthur comes back to life, but now he's caught in a never-ending loop of Saving the Day and Dying a Bloody, Tragic Death at a Terribly Young Age.
After the however many times Merlin had Arthur dying in his arms, Merlin swears to break the circle. But what does Merlin have left to offer up in exchange (and not having Arthur die on him again?)

Depressing plotbunny is depressing.

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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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