18 July 2017 @ 11:02 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: Second Hand Emotion: Public
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: past Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Will, Merlin
Summary: When Arthur, or more accurately Arthur’s publicist, announced less than a week later that he was taking a break between projects for “personal reasons,” the tabloids ​exploded with speculation.
Warnings: Depression
Word Count: 525
Prompt: #271: Potential
Author's Notes: It's late and I'm not entirely thrilled with it, but better than nothing! Part one, part two. One more to come?

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26 June 2017 @ 06:30 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: A Minor Detour
Rating: PG-13/R
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Arthur, Uther, Morgana
Summary: “If Camelot truly had your heart,” Uther spat bitterly, “we would never have had this problem.”
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1,000
Prompt: #268: Argument
Author's Notes: Part 1|10|15|20||All Parts on AO3

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20 June 2017 @ 07:04 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: Friendly Competition
Rating: R
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: The look Arthur got on his face when he was determined to do something was the cause of many of Merlin’s regrets; namely, the way he couldn’t ever seem to say no to Arthur’s challenges.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1,000
Prompt: #267: Competition
Author's Notes: Sorry I'm late! In penance, I offer two drabbles. <3 Link to part 2 at the end.

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Part 2 (NC-17)
 
 
13 June 2017 @ 10:46 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: Deck the Halls
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Arthur wrapped his hands around Merlin’s waist from behind and pressed soft, warm lips to the nape of his neck. It would have been a much sweeter gesture if he weren’t standing around making sweet gestures instead of helping Merlin scrub crayon off the damn walls.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1,000
Prompt: #266: Children
Author's Notes: Takes place in the First Noel 'verse. Short version: Merlin and Arthur are married with two young kids, Merlin is a stay-at-home dad.

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03 June 2017 @ 02:21 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: A Minor Detour, Part 20
Rating: PG-13/R
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Gwaine, Gwen
Summary: He’d left his crew in Albion’s cells without a second thought, the men who’d lived on his (junkheap of a) ship for who even knew how long and trusted him as their captain, at least to whatever extent scavengers trusted anyone.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1,000
Prompt: #265: Honor
Author's Notes: Part 1|10|15|16|17|18|19||All Parts on AO3

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30 May 2017 @ 11:05 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: A Minor Detour, Part 19
Rating: PG-13/R
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Morgana, Uther, Arthur
Summary:
Warnings: Past minor character death
Word Count: 1,000
Prompt: #264: Promotion
Author's Notes: Part 1|10|15|16|17|18||All Parts on AO3

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23 May 2017 @ 07:03 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: A Minor Detour, Part 18
Rating: PG-13/R
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Gwaine, Merlin, Percival
Summary: “Hey, pretty boy.” Gwaine gripped the side of Merlin’s head and shook it, rattling him into stillness at last. “If you’re done with the holostar dramatics, we can try something actually useful to rescue your poor romantic lead in peril.”
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1,000
Prompt: #263: Favor/Favour
Author's Notes: Part 1|10|15|16|17||All Parts on AO3

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14 May 2017 @ 09:48 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: A Minor Detour, Part 17
Rating: PG-13 (R overall)
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Arthur, Uther, Merlin, Morgana
Summary: His father leaned in, his ruddy face large and menacing in the projection. “No one would even notice if an orphaned station rat got himself stabbed and thrown out into the vacuum.”
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1,000
Prompt: #262: Family Dinner
Author's Notes: Part 1|10|15|16||All Parts on AO3

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09 May 2017 @ 08:12 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: A Minor Detour, Part 16
Rating: PG-13 this part, R overall
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Gwaine, Percival, Leon, Arthur
Summary: Looking at the reflection of his makeshift garment, Merlin couldn’t decide if he found it hilarious or mortifying.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1,000
Prompt: #261: Idiot
Author's Notes: Part 1 | ... | 10 | ... | 15 || All Parts on AO3

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19 March 2017 @ 05:27 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: Oceans Rise, Empires Fall
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: hints of Cenred/Merlin
Character/s: Merlin, Cenred, Arthur
Summary: He couldn’t breathe as Cenred’s fingers twisted tighter in the collar. “You belong to me,” Cenred said when Merlin’s face was inches from his. His eyes were dark and hot with greed.
Warnings: Vague hints of non-con, abuse, hopeful ending
Word Count: 1,000
Prompt: #254: You'll Be Back
Author's Notes: This is my favorite Hamilton song. :D So cheerful and terrible!

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13 March 2017 @ 10:14 pm
 
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: A Minor Detour, Part 15
Rating: R overall
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Gwaine, Percival
Summary: Most of his life had been guided by having nothing to lose and everything to gain, so why should this be any different?
Warnings: None
Word Count: 832
Prompt: #253: My Shot
Author's Notes: Part 1 | ... | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 || All Parts on AO3

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07 March 2017 @ 09:32 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: Second Hand Emotion: Arthur
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Will, Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Arthur stared at him. Those pretty blue eyes made men and women swoon all over the world, but Will just saw bleariness, a bit of redness at the edges.
Warnings: Depression, poor communication, angst
Word Count: 780
Prompt: #252: Wait For It
Author's Notes: Part 2 (Part 1 here) of what will now be 3 parts instead of 2, I guess!

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28 February 2017 @ 05:02 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: I Wonder as I Wander
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: pre-Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Running headlong into Arthur Pendragon wasn’t the first time Merlin’s tendency to daydream led him to trouble, but it was by far the most disastrous.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 425
Prompt: #251: Perfectly Imperfect
Author's Notes: Merlin and Arthur's first meeting in the First Noel 'verse, but can be read alone.

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28 February 2017 @ 01:34 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: A Minor Detour, Part 14
Rating: Let's move it up to R
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur, Gwaine
Summary: Everything about Merlin ought to have been awkward. His ears were too big, his smile too wide. Bare, his body was the same.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 845
Prompt: #251: Perfectly Imperfect
Author's Notes: Part 1 | ... | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 || All Parts on AO3

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20 February 2017 @ 05:54 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: Hold It Against Me
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur, very minor Merlin/Others
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: “If I told you you have a nice body,” the man he’s been grinding on starts after they’ve been going a while.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1,000
Prompt: #250: Pick Up Lines
Author's Notes: Arthur is totally that guy in the club, and I'm romanticizing it, but this is fic. No one actually likes that guy. Don't be or let your friends be that guy.

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07 February 2017 @ 10:42 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: Second Hand Emotion: Merlin
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Will, Arthur mentioned
Summary: Merlin obviously thought they weren’t going to talk about it. “We’re talking about this,” Will informed him.

Warnings: Depression, poor communication, mentions of kink
Word Count: 772
Prompt: #248: We need to talk
Author's Notes: Part 1 of 2. Wanted to get both out this week, but life got in the way.

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31 January 2017 @ 04:44 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: A Minor Detour, Part 13
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur, mild Gwaine/Merlin flirting
Character/s: Merlin, Gwaine, Arthur
Summary: Merlin was stupid for his captain, and Pendragon’s reciprocation was neither an issue nor a question. They just needed a shove. Luckily for them, Gwaine happened to be bored and extremely good at shoving.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1,000
Prompt: #247: Embarass
Author's Notes: Part 1 | ... | 10 | 11 | 12 || All Parts on AO3

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17 January 2017 @ 03:49 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: A Minor Detour, Part 12
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: That was the feeling he’d seen in Arthur’s features, which was why all half-dozen of the opening gambits he’d practiced for this conversation flew out of his head and instead, he found himself blurting out, “You can still go back.”
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1,000
Prompt: #245: Enough
Author's Notes: Part 1 | ... | 10 | 11 || All Parts on AO3

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10 January 2017 @ 02:38 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alx_diamond
Title: Accident-Prone
Rating: R
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur, Uther
Summary: So when during Merlin’s second summer at the palace, the actual King of England, Uther Pendragon himself walks in on Prince Arthur tickling Merlin’s tonsils with his prick and bellows, “What the devil is going on here?” Merlin thinks he can be forgiven that his instinctively terrified response is, “I fell!”
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1,000
Prompt: #244: Accidental

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