31 December 2014 @ 10:00 am
Thank you all for taking part on our third Holiday Exchange Fest. So many great stories and a beautiful piece of art this year. A massive thanks to all the writers, artist, lookers, readers and commentators for being part of this community. I’ve said this so many times before and will continued saying it-you are all the heart and soul of the community and without you there would be no function. Again, we are thankful and grateful to each and everyone of you. Here to another year!!

This community runs the way it does because I relied on my wonderful co-mods. Special thanks to our Friday mod,[livejournal.com profile] aku_rin, who do all the signs up. Our Wednesday mod, [livejournal.com profile] candream, who do our masterlist. These ladies keep things in function when I am not around. Also, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] fuckyeah who does our AO3 things.

There’re so many things that we want to share and plan for you. We also like for you to continue to take part in the community and to let us know what changes you want to see or fest, etc. We always looking for things that interests you and that are fun.

I would also like to thank [livejournal.com profile] sassafrasx, [livejournal.com profile] digthewriter and [livejournal.com profile] hart_d who have been were the pitch hitter. They are simply amazing, and I would’ve gone crazy without them pitching in. Therefore, as a thank you gift I would like each of you to choose a prompt of January 2015.

Also, there’s an AO3 Holiday Exchange Fest 2014 Collection if you wish to post your work on AO3.

The masterlist for this year Holiday Exchange Fest is below, don’t forget to read and comment on the wonderful entries.




Holiday Exchange Fest 2014 Masterlist )
 
 
Title: A quiet holiday morning
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] rotrude
Artist:[livejournal.com profile] aku_rin
Rating: G
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Media: Ink on paper
Warnings: none
Artist’s Notes: Sorry for the delay, rl sucks. I wish for you to have beautiful holidays, dear [livejournal.com profile] rotrude!!! I hope that this is enough to make you smile a bit despite its lateness ♥
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

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29 December 2014 @ 11:22 pm
Title: Back in your arms
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] dante_s_hell
Author: [livejournal.com profile] side_steppings
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Everything had changed, but Arthur knew Merlin still loved him. Now all he had to do was save him.
Warnings: Violence, angst, illusions to magical violence/harm
Word Count: 2218
Author's Notes: Sorry this is late, there was a complete mess of broken wifi, holidays and other stuff. But here it is now!
To [livejournal.com profile] dante_s_hell, I hope you enjoy it! I enjoyed writing this, it's a bit different to what I usually write :)
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] inspired_being for the last minute beta!
And thanks to the mods for being wonderful and helpful in my minor panics!!
Have a wonderful Christmas season and New Year everyone :)
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

Back in your arms )
 
 
29 December 2014 @ 08:08 am
Title: Signs
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] osky291
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sassafrasx
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Summary: First there was a dove. That was Arthur’s first sign.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 2100
Author's Notes: Happy Holidays, [livejournal.com profile] osky291! :D This is set vaguely during the early seasons and I hope you enjoy it!!
All the thanks to [livejournal.com profile] cerch, who is lovely and incredibly helpful and owns an excellent whip <3
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

Also on AO3.

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28 December 2014 @ 10:42 pm
Title: Finding Out: The Hard Way
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] argentsleeper
Author: [livejournal.com profile] inspired_being
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin (established), (with Gwaine and Mithian as side characters)
Summary: Merlin has been distant, Arthur jumps to conclusions and they both learn a lesson or two.
Warnings: Angst! (with happy ending), hurt/comfort
Word Count: 5233 (I got slightly carried away and had to claw it back loads)
Author's Notes: Dear [livejournal.com profile] argentsleeper, I really hope this is to your liking and that you’ve had a lovely holiday season thus far!
A huge thank you to [livejournal.com profile] wanderlust48 for the urgent beta job. I owe you one!
I must also thank all my fellow sprinters for their help and support while I was writing this. Couldn't have done it without you. I hug you all!
Disclaimer: Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.



Finding Out:The Hard Way )


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~*inspired being*~
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
Title: No More Secrets
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] side_steppings
Author: [livejournal.com profile] celeste9
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: When Arthur and Merlin are held for ransom, Arthur finds himself needing to trust Merlin like he never has before.
Warnings: mild violence
Word Count: 3365
Author's Notes: Happy holidays to [livejournal.com profile] side_steppings! You wanted Arthur and Merlin getting captured with a magic reveal and happy ending, so I hope this satisfies. :) With many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] deinonychus_1 and [livejournal.com profile] clea2011 for the beta. Also just happens to fill the 'hostages' square on my [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo card.
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

No More Secrets )


or read on AO3
 
 
28 December 2014 @ 09:24 am
Title: Deluge
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] eaardvark
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eurydice72
Rating: PG13
Pairing/s: Gwaine/Percival
Summary: Just when Percival thinks floods in the lower town are going to best him, Gwaine shows up to offer a helping hand.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 3479
Author's Notes: Happy holidays, [livejournal.com profile] eaardvark! Your request for Gwaine and Percival cuddling and cozy after a hard day turned out a little more angsty than I expected, but I hope you like it anyway. :)
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

Deluge )
 
 
28 December 2014 @ 01:00 am
Title: Soup, Sunshine, and Snow
Recipient: The Drabble Community!
Author: [livejournal.com profile] argentsleeper
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Arthur is sick, but Merlin knows just how to cheer him up.
Warnings: The world's worst flirting
Word Count: 1.7k
Author's Notes: First I informed the mods that I wouldn't be able to participate due to illness, so they found a pinch hitter.  Then a couple days ago I felt better for a bit, so I whipped something up. Since my recipient is now receiving their personal gift from the pinch hitter, I decided to gift this one to everyone!

(This is being posted by ArgentSleeper's proxy.  I apologize if I did this wrong.)
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.
Outside Link: AO3

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28 December 2014 @ 12:31 am
Title:Holiday exchange fic for Amarette
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] amorette
Author: [livejournal.com profile] amarie_authiel
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Gwaine/Merlin, sort of one-sided Morgana/Merlin.
Summary: It's quite ridiculous really how many mind controlling creatures Morgana manages to find. What did they do when they were not being captured in glass containers and used by evil sorceresses? One might hope to be immune soon. But not today, it seems.
Warnings: Angst, mind control, some physical abuse.
Word Count: Approx. 4000
Authors’s Notes: Dear Amorette, I hope this is at least reminiscent of what you were hoping for. I am terribly nervous.
A million thanks to [livejournal.com profile] eaardvark for jumping in on extremely short notice and beta-ing this into shape, and many thanks to my dear man whom I have neglecting a bit (much) while I was battling this fic.
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

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27 December 2014 @ 11:28 pm
Title: Of Candy Canes and Elf Pinups
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] inspired_being
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sassafrasx
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin/Gwaine
Summary: In which Merlin owns every Christmas film ever made and there is some disagreement about how to celebrate (or not celebrate) — and, most importantly, who has better abs.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 2200
Author's Notes: Happy Holidays, [livejournal.com profile] inspired_being! :D I was very excited when I received your prompts (OT3 Christmas fluff? Yes please!) and I hope you enjoy what I've done with them. I may have gotten a bit distracted by the bare chests part of your likes... Ahem. ;)
So much thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wrecksfic and [livejournal.com profile] ememmyem for being awesome and making this fic so much better!
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

Also on AO3.

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Title: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow…
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] alafaye
Author: [livejournal.com profile] clea2011
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Summary: Merlin is home with his family for Christmas. If only Arthur could be there too...
Warnings: None, though it does get quite fluffy
Word Count: 3681
Author's Notes: Happy Holidays, Alafaye. Your prompt was 'Kisses in the snow!, coming home from tour (love modern AU with one of the boys in the army), holidays with family (not a lot of angst please)'. I have tried to do something that incorporates all of that and really hope I haven't put in too much angst! Huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] celeste9 for the fast last-minute beta and to the Camelot Drabble mods for all their hard work in giving us another lovely fest <3
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

Let it snow )

(or here on A03)

 
 
27 December 2014 @ 04:23 pm
Title: As You Wish
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] celeste9
Author: [livejournal.com profile] dante_s_hell
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Leon/Gwaine, Morgana/Gwen, Arthur/Merlin
Summary: Power-driven Morgause, enraged Morgana chose to side with Arthur Pendragon because of her love for Gwen, steals her away. It's up to Arthur, Gwen, and the knights with a little help from their Fairy Godmother Magical Advisor, Merlin, to save her.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 4945
Author's Notes: Princess Bride fusion with a sprinkle of episodic goodness from The Fires of Idirsholas. [livejournal.com profile] celeste9, you wanted BAMF!knights and fairy tales. I hope I have succeeded in bringing you both. As per your wish, there is no incest. Happy New Year!
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

On AO3

May I please have a contributor's tag? Thank you.
 
 
27 December 2014 @ 02:48 pm
Title: I hate him, I love him
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] wanderlust48
Author:[livejournal.com profile] aeris444
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Arthur asks Merlin to accompany him to Dubai to sign an important deal... on Christmas.
Warnings: none
Word Count: 2678
Author's Notes: When I saw your prompts and likes, this idea immediatly came to my mind! I hope you'll like it! Happy Holidays, [livejournal.com profile] wanderlust48
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] derenai for the beta!
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

I hate him! )
 
 
27 December 2014 @ 02:41 pm
Title: Sweet stuff
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] clea2011
Author: [livejournal.com profile] wanderlust48
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/ Arthur
Summary: A tired Merlin, a troublesome Christmas tree, one helpful stranger and a lingering mountain of mince pies. Not quite a regular day at the cafe where Merlin works.
Warnings: fluff
Word Count: 2846
Author's Notes: Happy holidays Clea2011! It appears we are destined as you were my recipient last year as well, lol! Written for the prompt-The first snowfall, but the mince pies and tree insisted on muscling in too. Big thanks to camelittle for the quick beta. Thanks mods for this exchange, it's one of my favs! <33

Sweet stuff on AO3

Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.
 
 
27 December 2014 @ 12:00 am
Title: Duties of a Servant
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] kleinefee92
Author: [livejournal.com profile] dead_pendragon
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Merlin/Gwaine
Summary: Arthur wants a sweet after dinner. Merlin just wants to go to Gwaine’s chambers and cuddle with him.
Warnings: slight homophobia
Word Count: 1770
Author's Notes: The prompt was: Things have been especially hectic in Camelot, lately (Set between S4 and S5?), and Merlin is running himself ragged, trying to protect Arthur (Who just has to make things as difficult as possible. He means well, but he's a royal handful.). Gwaine steps in and does what he can to make sure someone is taking care of Merlin, too. [livejournal.com profile] kleinefee92I tried to stick to it as much as possible. I had a lot of fun writing this. Thank you so much for the prompt! I hope you like it.
beta'd by the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] inspired_being. Thank you so much for your beta. Any remaining errors are mine.
I'm obviously very bad at titling things...
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

Duties of a Servant )
 
 
26 December 2014 @ 08:40 pm
Title: Christmas Magic
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] sassafrasx
Author: [livejournal.com profile] amorette
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~ 2,550
Contents/Warnings:Modern non-magic AU
Disclaimer: Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement intended.
Summary: Merlin has a new job around Christmas time. Arthur thinks it’s ridiculous.
Author’s Note: Dear [livejournal.com profile] sassafrasx, I hope you like what I have come up with. I know you wanted something that spoke of the holidays, and I tried my best to do just that:) Please enjoy the ficlet, and Merry Christmas! Thank you [livejournal.com profile] melusinahp for the thorough beta!


-- Mods, can I please have an author tag? :)



Christmas Magic )
 
 
26 December 2014 @ 10:50 am
Title: Flight Cancelled
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] amarie_authiel
Author: [livejournal.com profile] digthewriter
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Arthur's flight's cancelled and he's stuck at an airport in the middle of nowhere.
Warnings: Modern!AU
Word Count: 3350
Author's Notes: I started writing this ficlet when I, too, was stuck at an airport in Aruba and thought about what Merlin and Arthur would do! I hope you enjoy it, [livejournal.com profile] amarie_authiel. I didn't have enough time to give you everything you'd requested so I hope that me adding on 'art' will make up for it! Happy Holidays! - DIG
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.


Flight Cancelled )
 
 
26 December 2014 @ 10:39 am
Title: Kilgharrah's Gift
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] hogwartsvixxxen
Author: [livejournal.com profile] robespierre
Rating: NC-17
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Summary: It's Arthur's first Yule as king, and when he realizes that he's forgotten about a gift for Merlin, he turns to Kilgharrah for help.
Warnings: None.
Word Count: 4900
Author's Notes: [livejournal.com profile] hogwartsvixxxen, I hope that you like this. I had a lot of fun writing it for you.
Disclaimer: Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

Kilgharrah's Gift )
 
 
Title: He says all the right things at exactly the right time
Recipient:[livejournal.com profile] digthewriter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kleinefee92
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Arthur/Original Male Character, Arthur/Merlin
Summary: Merlin acted like he was saying goodbye shortly after Arthur began healing from the bite of the Questing Beast, and then he disappeared for a day. He came back, but Arthur has no idea where he went, or what he did while he was gone. A few months down the road, Merlin is acting strange, and Arthur feels strange - in that he doesn't really feel at all.
Warnings: N/A
Word Count: 5,000
Author's Notes: Hey, [livejournal.com profile] digthewriter! I hope this fic helps make your holiday a little bit brighter. Lots of love and thanks go to my wonderful friend and beta, [livejournal.com profile] jelazakazone. This fic would not be what it is without you. Thanks also to the mods of our community, who were incredibly patient with me and my perpetual lateness, and who made this gift exchange possible. The title for this comes from Vertical Horizon's Everything You Want. I hope to, when I have the chance, post a companion piece to this fic on Ao3. It will fill in the blanks resulting from the gaps in Arthur's knowledge during this fic, and allow Merlin to have a chance to explain his side of things.
Disclaimer:Merlin is owned by the BBC and Shine. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made. Don't send us to the dungeons.

He says all the right things at exactly the right time may also be found here on Ao3.




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