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.

Disclaimer: This is a work of fanfiction – none of this ever happened. No copyright infringement is intended. No profit is made from this work. Please observe your local laws with regards to the age-limit and content of this work.

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

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More Precious Than (The Found Something Good Remix) [Arthur/Merlin; PG-13]

Apr. 9th, 2011 | 04:29 pm

Summary: While on a hunting trip, Merlin skipped stones by the moonlight. Arthur came across him at the lake shore and found something good.
Character(s): Merlin-centric, Arthur/Merlin
Rating: PG-13
Original story: “Hunting Trip: 01 Men Behaving Chivalrously (or not)” (Merlin/Arthur, PG-13, 1891 words) by Harlequin/[ profile] slashweaver
Beta: [ profile] symetric
Word count: 1582~ words
Notes: Written for [personal profile] camelotremix @ AO3. This ended up being a not-so-ambitious remix*, employing pov change and tone change (and a bit of structural change) but keeping the main action more or less the same. I was possibly too enamored by the notion of Arthur and Merlin skipping stones together.
* I love writing vignette-y remixes, but that wasn't my vision for this particular story (for once).
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.

More Precious Than (The Found Something Good Remix) )

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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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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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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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"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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