04 August 2013 @ 08:36 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] candymacaron
Title: Captured
Rating: G
Pairing/s: None
Character/s: Merlin, Morgana, (Arthur mentioned)
Summary: Morgana wants what she can't have
Warnings: None
Word Count: 200
Prompt: 69, Envy
Author's Notes: This is short and ridiculous. Merlin is a pushover.
Read more... )
31 October 2012 @ 02:25 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] weepingwillow9
Title: Sheets
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur/Lancelot/Gwaine
Character/s: Gwaine, Lancelot, Merlin, Arthur, Morgana, Elaine(OC)
Summary: Morgana has a Halloween party
Warnings: None
Word Count: 367
Prompt: Ghosts
Author's Notes: This started as an image of these four as retro sheet ghosts, and grew a bit. It's not as polished as I'd like since I've been going out for Halloween or working

......... )

They all go to the party as ghosts. Merlin, Arthur, Gwaine and Lance, showing up on Morgana’s doorstep in retro holes-cut-out-of sheets. Elaine opens the door for them and just laughs, but when Morgana sees them it’s the full force of her glare they get.

“Really? You couldn’t have been any more imaginative?”

Arthur, or at least the sheet that sounds like Arthur, laughs.

“At least we’re co-ordinated, Morgana.”

Morgana huffs because it’s true; while she opted for a sexy Frankenstein’s monster costume, Elaine is a little ironically dressed up as a witch.  Lance brushes past them all with a sigh, tugging Gwaine into the party proper.

“As if it actually matters,” he says, smile hidden by the sheet.

They have eyeholes, and a mouth hole to drink through, but that’s it. And they’ve been quite sparing with the cutting, so it’s difficult to tell who’s who. Especially with the lights down (so Morgana’s pumpkins glow at their full beauty) and a few drinks in their system.

Gwaine treats it a bit like a lucky dip. He knows the other ghosts are his, so he reaches out for whichever passes him; a grope or a kiss to determine who’s who. His own personal Halloween game, that Merlin quickly catches on to and joins in. A quick chat with a friend, a drink, a kiss…

Arthur doesn’t usually socialise much. In parties like this he stands at the sidelines and watches. But these are people he’s known for years. He speaks when spoken to, enjoying the buzz, the humming sound of voices mingling together, the beat of the music. And, of course, the lips and the hands when they come for him.

Lance spots what Gwaine’s doing almost immediately. And of course he thinks it just a little immature. But he doesn’t complain, because Gwaine’s having fun, and he’s not disturbing anyone else… and, well, it’s nice to be kissed, especially when you least expect it.

They catch up with a lot of friends, dance a bit, play Morgana’s drinking games. But by two in the morning, they’re back home, four little patches of white on the moon-soaked bedroom floor, four men squashed into a bed, fast asleep.

Current Mood: cheerful
31 October 2012 @ 01:00 pm
Prompt #30-Master List

Another successful prompt! We are so happy and excited. Please check these wonderful drawbles and drabbles that were created for this week’s prompt. And don’t forget to leave them your love, they all deserve it!

Drabbles and drawable can now be posted anywhere you want. Also, our A03 mod is now accepting submissions to our AO3 subcollection for this prompt. If you have any questions about submitting, please let [livejournal.com profile] fuckyeah know.

Masterlist for Prompt #30-Ghosts )
31 October 2012 @ 02:11 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] judin
Title: Your hearts beat as one
Rating: R (Series rating: R)
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin, Gwaine, Queen Annis, Mordred
Summary: Queen Annis knows.
Warnings: Buckets of angst (+ teeny spoilers for 5x02).
Word Count: 2620
Prompt: #30 Ghosts
Author's Notes: This is officially not a drabble series anymore, but a fic that I’m writing in increments and with prompts to guide me. Thank you so much, Yenny2206, for giving me permission to keep going anyway.

Arthur and Guinevere are not married in this verse! The topic will be expanded upon later.

You can find the rest of this series on AO3, or here at Camelot Drabble.

Part 3 follows on directly from part 2.

Your hearts beat as one )
30 October 2012 @ 08:22 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] railise
Title: The Legend of Ealdor Village, Part 1
Rating: PG
Character/s: Merlin, Hunith, characters based on Washington Irving's characters from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
Summary: Merlin goes to investigate a headless knight that has been terrorizing Ealdor.
Word Count: 866
Prompt: Ghosts
Author's Note: This has completely gotten away from me! I meant for this to be a simple, short little piece inspired by "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," and instead it's turning into a Merlin-setting retelling. So, this is Part 1; Part 2 will be at my fic journal when we can re-post thesesoon-- I've had a sick kiddo and a family emergency, which haven't allowed for fic writing. Hoping to get it done ASAP, though.

a headless ghost )
30 October 2012 @ 08:12 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] luxorien
Title: Restless
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: N/A
Character/s: Merlin
Summary: Set after the S4 finale. Merlin is haunted by the actions he took in defense of his king.
Warnings: N/A
Word Count: 429
Prompt: #30 - Ghosts
Author's Notes: Bit of a rush job. Probably should have left it at 210, but I didn't quite get the angle I was going for.

Restless )
Author:[livejournal.com profile] kleinefee92
Title: I want you (If you can't see it, you're blind.)
Rating: PG
Characters: Merlin and Arthur
Pairing(s): pre-Merlin/Arthur
Summary: “You’ve reached the Supernatural Consulting Agency, this is Merlin Emrys speaking, how may I help you?”
Word Count: 1050 (So, this is awkward...)
Prompt: Ghosts
Author's Notes: This follows several weeks after I want you to want me. It’s a modern werewolf AU, wherein Merlin is still just a warlock. If, you know, there’s ever anything “just” about Merlin.

I want you (If you can't see it, you're blind.)

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29 October 2012 @ 11:17 am
Author: Loopstagirl
Title: A life alone
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur,
Summary: he had had just long enough to remember who they were before Merlin had been taken from him. But is he gone?
Word Count: 555
Warnings: None
Prompt: 30: Ghosts
Author's Notes: Didn't come out quite the way I planned, but never mind.

... )

Current Music: Weekend in New England, John Barrowman
Current Mood: calm
28 October 2012 @ 11:19 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] weepingwillow9
Title: Moving On
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: 'As the veil closed, did you look back?'
Warnings: Spoilers for 5.03, character death
Word Count: 794
Prompt: Ghosts
Author's Notes: Sorry for the angstiness! I had to...

......... )

Current Mood: busy
27 October 2012 @ 09:53 pm
Author:  rocknvaughn
Title: Homecoming
Rating: PG
Character/s: Merlin, and a tiny bit of Arthur and Gwen
Summary: Sometimes temptation gets the better of even Emrys.
Warnings: SPOILERS through 5x03.
Word Count: 856
Prompt: #30 ~ Ghosts
Author's Notes: As soon as I saw the prompt this week, this is immediately where my mind went... This is my first drabble; I usually write long pieces. I hope I did all right! :)


Two days after Arthur had banished Uther’s ghost, he placed the Horn of Cathbad into Merlin’s hands and asked him to take care of it. The unspoken understanding was that Merlin would lock it away in the vaults; hide it from Arthur so he would never again be enticed by its dark power.

The problem for Merlin was that Arthur’s temptation had become his own.

Merlin’s first mistake was hiding the Horn under the loose floorboard in his room instead of taking it to the vaults. What difference did it make? He was still hiding it from Arthur; that was the important part, he’d reasoned at the time.

And for a while, it had been enough. For days, just knowing that it was there, underneath him while he slept, satisfied him.

But then Merlin found that—at random times of the day and for no reason at all—he would stop by and visit the Horn…just hold it, turning it over and over in his hands, sliding his long fingers against its curves, admiring its beautiful construction and thinking…wondering…

Merlin knew what was happening, because it had happened before with the Crystal of Neahtid: that ancient, powerful magic was calling to him, recognizing him as kin…as Emrys.

So, Merlin tried to put it out of his mind. He really did. But he couldn’t. The Horn called to him like a siren to a sailor, over and over, and like an idiot he kept going back for more.

For five weeks, Merlin fought the growing, aching need taking root in his soul. It got to the point where he barely ate and hardly slept, his mind churning with possibility.

And then something inside Merlin just broke. Why? Why should he deny himself? Why could he not have something that he desperately needed for a change? For once in his life, could he not just have something that was his?

The next morning, while Arthur and Gwen were breaking their fast, Merlin approached them, asking whether he might be able to have a little time off to travel to Ealdor to visit his mother.

Gwen’s eyes immediately met Arthur’s. Just the last evening, after Merlin had been retired for the night, the two of them had pondered aloud about what was troubling him.

They’d noticed his distraction of late, how he’d lost weight, didn’t seem to have the same spring in his step, how his smiles no longer reached his eyes…and wondered why. Perhaps now they had discovered the answer. It had been almost a year since he’d last petitioned for time to visit Hunith; maybe he was missing her…homesick for the tiny village he’d once called home.

“Of course you can go,” Arthur said warmly, placing a friendly hand on Merlin's slight shoulder and giving it a squeeze. “Give Hunith our best regards.”

Heading out the next morning with the Horn tucked safely in his saddlebag, Merlin knew he should have felt guilty. He knew he should…but really, what was one more lie in the sea of the thousands he’d told over the years? And this one wasn’t even a lie, he reasoned, but more of an omission, since he did truly mean to travel on to Ealdor once his detour was complete.

And that was how Merlin found himself standing on the windswept plain, his horse grazing lazily nearby as he stared at the ancient Stones of Nematon erupting from the great grass mound like the first buds of spring reaching for the sun from snowy ground.

This is stupid! Merlin thought, but he could not deny that his heart was pounding more from excitement than from fear.

“This is stupid, Merlin,” Merlin scolded himself again, this time aloud. He tried to reason to himself one last time. “You know how stupid this is…”

Another step, closer…then another. “High Priestesses trained for years before attempting it…”

But his stubborn feet kept moving him closer to the immense stone circle. “Gaius said this was dangerous…”

His fingers reflexively grasped the Horn even tighter; its side warmed to his touch. “Look what happened to Arthur…”

But it was no use and Merlin knew it. He could no sooner stop himself from this action than he could stop the world from turning.

In the end, it mattered not that he was a warlock, or even that he was Emrys.  Despite that, despite his destiny…he was still human, after all…

And this was a homecoming he’d earned many times over with blood, sweat, tears, and loss.

It was all Arthur’s fault. Really, it was. If only he hadn’t said it, then I wouldn’t have thought about it, dreamed about it, obsessed over it:

“If you were given the same chance to see your father, talk to him…would you do the same?”

His answer was the same now as it had been weeks before: Yes. He would.

Merlin stepped inside the ring; the stone sentinels surrounded him in silent vigil as the ancient magic swirled all around him, making his breath catch and his blood sing. With tears of joy pricking his eyes, he lifted the Horn to his lips…and blew.

For anyone interested, the sequel to this story is here. I would have posted it here, but it was way over the word limit.
27 October 2012 @ 11:21 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sidhe_faerie
Title: Daisies
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Arthur/Gwen
Character/s: Merlin, mentions of Lancelot
Summary: Gwen’s guilt makes her believe Lancelot has sent her a gift from the grave.
Warnings: Character death
Word Count: 673
Prompt: Prompt 30 ghost
Author's Notes: MODERN CAMELOT Immediately after prompt 24 awake from the dream. I’m revisiting the ‘Lancelot’ thing this may get ugly.All previous prompts are on AO3

Daisies )

27 October 2012 @ 11:03 am
Artist:[livejournal.com profile] thecheekydragon
Title: Merlin Busters
Rating: G
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin, and Leon
Media: Graphic Art
Prompt: 30 (Ghosts)
Artist’s Notes: ...IDEK, k? This just happened lol

Merlin Busters: Supernatural Spectacular )
26 October 2012 @ 10:00 am
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