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Title: A Patch of Gold
Author: [ profile] valancy_joy
Characters: Merlin Emrys, Arthur Pendragon, with cameos by Gaius, Geoffrey Monmouth, Uther, and Gwaine, and mentions of Will, Morgana, Leon, and obliquely, Kilgarrah.
Rating: Mature for themes and language.
Word Count: 7696

Based on the 1965 Sidney Poitier movie, A Patch of Blue. A million thanks to [ profile] paragraphs for the beta-ing an early partial draft, and for her twitter cheerleading as I struggled to finish this.

Summary: A grieving Merlin stumbles upon a blind and friendless boy one day. And that day will change his life in ways he can’t even imagine.

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Jun. 8th, 2011 03:55 pm
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You guys I could probably find a million great things to say about this Merlin/Gwaine fic. Maybe I love it so much because I know pining so well. I don't know ... but love letters ... political intrigue ... UST ... oh so MUCH UST...

I started reading this the other night, and couldn't stop. I was up until 2 a.m. finishing it. If you like Merlin/Gwaine, and need a love story betwixt them... carve out some time and READ READ READ. Its as much about what ISN'T said, as what is, but that just adds to the loveliness, IMHO.

(p.s. for chat peeps. Gwaine's thighs get mentioned three times in the first chapter ;)))

(p.p.s -- I want fan art of Gwaine in the surcoat he is gifted with towards the end of the story. So much!)

Along a Wandering Wind (63401 words) by faviconHope
Fandom: Merlin (BBC)
Rating: Explicit
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Merlin/Gwaine, Lancelot/Gwen/Arthur
Characters: Gwaine, Merlin, Lancelot, OCs, Arthur, Guinevere

Just when Gwaine finds a reason to end his roaming, he must leave Camelot again, this time on royal orders. Whether and how he returns may depend on the secrets Merlin—and others—are keeping from him.

(A romance of letters, intrigue and knightly apprenticeship, set post-S3.)

you can also find a masterpost on lj here

or on dreamwidth here

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Ok, well, I was looking for my big(ish) Merlin/Arthur fic as I had an idea there I wanted to get down before I forgot it... but I came across this OTHER Merlin/Arthur thing which only needed cleaned up a bit, and I think it's ready to see the light of day. Surprise!fic as it were. I don't remember when I wrote it. Probably during NaNo month as I haven't really written much since then. (Damn NaNo... be another month, November just is the worst time of year for me.)

Title: Golden
Fandom: Merlin (BBC)
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur, mentions of Arthur/Guinevere
Word Count: ~800
Rating: PG13
a/n: More a character piece than anything. Just moody golden firelight time for Arthur to be himself, and Merlin to let him.
click, click, clicky... pretty please ... )

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I sent this along in alba's holiday card as she was the one who gave me the prompt one uninspired day in November. She encouraged me to post it, so here is a little Merlin-y goodness for the Solstice...

prompt: It all started with the tiny plastic pink dish that was left in the middle of the floor

Merlin was six. He was lying on the rug in front of the electric fire coloring. He had looked up, remembering the cookies that were in the dish next to the sofa. Before he could even fully complete his "I wish that dish was over here near me" thought, the dish slid across the floor coming to a stop only when it gently bumped against his fingers.

He didn't know what to think about what had just happened. It was cool, sure, but he was pretty sure things like that weren’t supposed to happen. He reached out and carefully poked the dish, but it stayed put this time.

Not knowing what to think, he'd mostly just ignored what was going on, ate his cookies and went back to his coloring book.

He did look up at his mother that night as she was tucking him in and ask, "Are you sure I'm not Harry Potter?"

"No scar," she said, tapping him on the forehead and laughing. "Now go to sleep. I knew it was a bad idea to let you watch that movie..."

She laughed again when she tucked the stuffed owl that was his constant companion these days under the covers with him.

"Sleep tight Merlin. It's okay to dream about Hogwarts if you want to."

As she left the room, pulling the door shut, Merlin rolled over on his tummy, tucked Owliver under his chin, and stared into the darkness lit only by the castle shaped nightlight glowing in its plug in the far wall.

He never told anybody the stories he made up about the people who lived in that tiny castle in the far dark lands. But he thought about them every night as he drifted off to sleep. Sometimes he even dreamed about a fair-haired prince who rode a white horse and fought strange monsters with Merlin's help.

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Here's another of the NaNo bits, cleaned up a good deal, and sparked by a discussion about whether Merlin feels lonely in this odd life of his. I'm not sure that's exactly what this ended up being about, but it's part of it.

Title: In the Lick of the Firelight, Under the Gleam of the Moon
Fandom: Merlin
Characters: Merlin, mentions of Gwaine and Arthur
Wordcount: 796
Summary: Merlin sits and thinks of Arthur. And his life. And what it all means. Set during “In the Eye of the Phoenix.” S3.E8.

story under the cut... )

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Title: There be Dragons
Rating: Mature (for theme)
Word Count: 3463
Fandom: Merlin
Characters, Pairings: Morgana, Merlin, Arthur
Notes: Written for the “sexual extortion to keep a secret (high school)” square on my hurt/comfort bingo card. Because you can’t write in this fandom without doing an AU fic, and high school fics are everywhere! And because I can’t resist the allure of physicks = physics.

(There be Dragons) )
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