05 December 2012 @ 12:51 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rocknvaughn
Title: In Hot Water
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: None
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Merlin sneaks a bath.
Warnings: None
Word Count:  865
Prompt: Amnesty Post (Prompt #1 ~ Skin, Prompt # 3 ~ Scars, Prompt #11 ~ Temptation)
Author's Notes: Set during S4 sometime after 4x06. I had originally wanted this to be a longer/scar reveal story, but I ran out of time. Hopefully, you'll still like it!

In Hot Water

Merlin sighed as he stepped into the steaming water of Arthur’s tub. Yes, technically he was supposed to be cleaning Arthur’s room, but it was so rare that Arthur went out on patrol without him that he just couldn’t resist the temptation. It wasn’t as if he couldn’t use his magic to finish the job in about 30 seconds once he was done…

After all, it had been ages since his last bath! Certainly Gaius did not have a tub of his own and while there were ones provided for the royal household staff to use, they were in public bathhouses. Merlin was a bit modest, sure…but that would not have ordinarily stopped him from using such a place. However, it was what someone would see on him if they walked in while he was bathing that caused him to shun them.

In the seven years since Merlin had become Arthur’s manservant, he had certainly accumulated quite a lot of scars from foes both magic and mortal. Too many and too showy to go unnoticed…and noticed led to questions, questions that Merlin could not easily answer.

So when the knights would strip down at the edge of a lake or river too cool off after a hard day’s ride while on quests or patrols, Merlin reluctantly had to content himself with simply taking his boots and socks off and dipping his toes in the water while they all teased him for his bashfulness.

Merlin reached around on the bottom of the tub for the bar of soap. After retrieving it, he slicked down his neck, his arms, and his chest before sinking himself down neck deep in the water. Of course, this meant he had to scrunch his legs up so that his knees stuck out, but he didn’t mind that so much. Getting his sore shoulders into the warm water was definitely worth it.

Gods! This is just so cozy! Merlin thought as he fought back a yawn. He couldn’t stay in here much longer. He needed to get his work done before Arthur got back. But the morning sun took that moment to come out from behind the clouds and bathe Merlin with warm, golden light and he thought, Just five more minutes…and closed his eyes.

It felt as if the sun must have gone back behind a cloud, blocking out the warmth of the rays and Merlin shivered. Cracking an eye open drowsily, he yelped and startled, sloshing a good amount of water onto the floor; because a very, very Arthur Pendragon shaped cloud was staring stonily down at him.

Merlin…what the hell are you doing?” Arthur bellowed.

Suddenly aware of his very bare (and scarred) state, Merlin tried to surreptitiously slide his chest back into the water before Arthur’s ire abated enough for him to start noticing things. “Um…taking a bath?” he squeaked sheepishly.

“Yes, Merlin. Your gift for stating the obvious knows no bounds,” Arthur snarked. “However, I am rather sure that you were supposed to be cleaning my room this afternoon.”

Merlin suddenly noticed that the bathwater was now tepid and felt a sinking feeling in his stomach. “Surely it hasn’t been that long since you left?”

Arthur rolled his eyes. “Merlin, it’s been three hours.”

Merlin shook his head in disbelief. Of course, it was always his luck that things never went to plan… “I’m sorry, Sire. It was meant to be a quick wash. I must have fallen asleep…”

Arthur let out a long-suffering sigh. “And?” He motioned with his hands. “Out!”

Scandalized, Merlin squawked, “What? Now? With you standing right there?”

“Merlin, I do it with you almost every day…surely you’re not that bashful. We do have the same parts, after all.”

Beneath the surface of the water, Merlin’s pruned fingers rubbed against the edges of the burn mark in the center of his chest. Panic began to rise in his throat. Nevertheless, he tried to keep his voice calm. “Yes, actually, I am that bashful, Arthur.”

Arthur gave Merlin the ‘You’ve got to be kidding me!’ glare and crossed his arms impatiently across his chest. “Then consider this your punishment for misappropriating my bath. Out. Now.”

Gathering his legs under himself, Merlin reluctantly pushed to a stand. Water cascaded in sheets off his wrinkled body. Merlin hunched forward and crossed his arms across his chest in a vain attempt at hiding the worst of the scars, praying that Arthur was too irritated with him to notice the rest.

But it seemed that the gods hated him today. Before he’d even gotten one leg over the side of the tub, Arthur sucked in a sudden breath. Merlin felt a hand clamp down on his shoulder and spin him around. “By the gods…” Arthur breathed. “What the hell happened to you?”

Merlin rubbed at the bottom of his nose self-consciously and looked anywhere but at Arthur. “Uh…nothing?”

Arthur grasped Merlin by the other shoulder as well and shook him. “How can you stand there looking like you…were mauled by a bear and tell me it’s nothing?”

Merlin took a deep breath as he finally met Arthur’s eyes. “Trust me, Arthur…you really don’t want to know.”

01 December 2012 @ 06:42 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sidhe_faerie
Title: The Kings Mark
Rating: PG
Character/s: Arthur
Summary: Arthur wonders about the mark on his chest.
Warnings: Mentions of Arthur’s death.
Word Count: 202
Amnesty Post Prompt: Prompt 3 Scars
Author's Notes: Modern Camelot Please check the list on AO3 to see where it goes.
All previous prompts are on AO3

The Kings Mark )
01 December 2012 @ 05:28 pm
Author: Loopstagirl
Title: Scars
Rating: NC-17
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin, past Arthur/Cendred
Summary: Even now, after everything, Arthur still finds himself hesitating.
Warnings: rape/non-con
Word Count: 967
Amnesty Post Prompt: Prompt 3 Scars
Author's Notes: AU. I've kind of been planning a longer story around this idea, so thought I would see what came out.

Read more... )
Current Mood: Sleepy
Current Music: Escape, 30 Seconds to Mars
01 December 2012 @ 10:45 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sidhe_faerie
Title: Just Scars
Rating: PG
Character/s: Morgana, Merlin
Summary: Morgana is hurt and conflicted.
Warnings: angsty
Word Count: 129
Amnesty Post Prompt: Prompt 3 Scars
Author's Notes: Canon
All previous prompts are on AO3

Just Scars  )
25 April 2012 @ 01:00 pm
Below is the master list for another successful prompt! We are so happy and excited. Please check these wonderful drabbles and drawbles that were created for our third prompt. Please read/view them and don’t forget to leave them your love, they all deserve it!

Drabbles 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 3-Scars )
25 April 2012 @ 02:14 am
Author:[livejournal.com profile] inspired_being
Title: Seen and Hidden
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: None
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: What Arthur hides worries Merlin more than what he doesn’t.
Warnings: angst
Word Count: 523
Prompt: #3 Scars
Author's Notes: I was aiming for sexy fluff, but all that wanted to come out was angst *sigh*

Seen and Hidden )

~*inspired being*~

P.S. For more in this 'verse, see 2. False Representation, 3. Escape Plans, 4. No Escape From Destiny, 5. A Few Wise Words, 6. The Decision, 7. A Sensory Bout, 8. A Good Plan, 9. Timing, 10. Reflection, 11. Time For Change, 12. Surrounded By Truth, 13. Breaking Tradition, 14. Memories Are Golden, 15. The News Is Broken, 16. A Promise Between Friends, 17. Seeing Red, 18. Thoughts and Memories19. A Show of Loyalty, 20. For Merlin and For Magic.
Current Mood: determined
Current Location: home
24 April 2012 @ 06:35 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rotrude
Title: Geography of Scars
Rating: pg
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin, Arthur/Gwen
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur, Gwen
Summary: Arthur needs salve. He finds out about the price of Merlin's devotion.
Warnings: None.
Word Count: 903
Prompt: Scars
Author's Notes: Spoilers for S4. Let's say that this takes place a few months after the S4 finale. Established M/A, established A/G

A Geopgraphy of Scars )
24 April 2012 @ 04:02 pm

Author: [livejournal.com profile] neyah444
Title: Vulnerable
Rating: G
Pairing/s: none
Character/s: Kilgharrah
Summary: Feelings a dragon shouldn’t know at all
Warnings: unbeta'd
Word Count: 100
Prompt: #3: scars

Vulnerable )

24 April 2012 @ 03:19 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rotrude
Title: One Good Scar
Rating: pg-13
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: There was only one scar that Merlin liked.
Warnings: None.
Word Count: 575
Prompt: Scars
Author's Notes: none.

One Good Scar )
24 April 2012 @ 10:29 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] icecream_junkie
Title: A Scarred Soul
Rating: G
Pairing/s: none
Character/s: Gwaine, Morgana (sort of)
Summary: Gwaine wonders about the state of Morgana's soul.
Warnings: none
Word Count: 104
Prompt: #3 scars
Author's Notes: Thanks again to our wonderful mods for beta reading this drabble. All remaining mistakes are my own.

A Scarred Soul )
24 April 2012 @ 10:05 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kleinefee92
Title: On this day, the anniversary of our joy
Rating: PG
Pairings: Arthur/Merlin
Characters: Arthur, Merlin, and Kilgharrah
Words: 661
Summary: Merlin and Arthur do something special, just the two of them, to celebrate their anniversary.
Notes: This can probably stand on its own, but it's actually a one-shot for my modern AU, Even Though We're Doing Everthing Wrong, We'll Eventually Get It Right.

Read more... )
24 April 2012 @ 03:10 am
Author: [personal profile] hogwartsvixxxen
Title: Your Scars Are For Me
Rating: R
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin past Lancelot/Merlin
Character/s: Lancelot, Arthur, Merlin and in passing Gaius and the other knights.
Summary: Arthur discovers Merlin’s scars
Warnings: Un-beta’d, Character death not, Merlin or Arthur
Word Count: 750
Prompt:#3 scar
Author's Notes: This is a continuation to Scar For Me. Scar For Me For everyone who said Arthur better protect his man.

I want his head; I want him ended )
Current Mood: sleepy
23 April 2012 @ 04:41 pm

Author: [livejournal.com profile] neyah444
Title: Promises
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Promises they cannot keep
Warnings: unbeta'd
Word Count: 100
Prompt: #3: scars
Author's notes: Thank you for all the lovely comments on 'Flames', I hope you'll also like this one. I didn’t want to post this, because I don’t like it personally, but I thought what the hell. The style I used here is totally strange for me, never used it before, I can only hope I could make it work. I can't say I'm totally satisfied with it, but here it goes.

Promises )

23 April 2012 @ 04:37 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] emjayelle
Title: Notches
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: slight mention of Gwen/Arthur, Gwen/Lancelot
Character/s: Gwen
Summary: She counts them all. One by one.
Warnings: Spoilers for series 4 (maybe?)
Word Count: 165
Prompt: Prompt #3 - Scars
Author's Notes: I just couldn't stop thinking about how not enough credit is given to Guinevere and all she has been through.

Read more... )
23 April 2012 @ 01:41 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] bluemagicrose
Title: A Lifetime of Scars
Rating: Umm…G?
Pairing/s: Meh...not a pairing type story. But since this is about a queen then Arthur/Gwen. I suppose.
Character/s: Guinevere
Summary: The Queen has scars too.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 645
Prompt: Scars
Author's Notes: Horrid title. But hope the rest of it is better.
Lifetime of Scars )
22 April 2012 @ 09:34 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] mountingsnow
Title: Prat Face
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Pre-Arthur/Merlin
Character/s: Gwen, Merlin
Summary: Merlin is very invested in Gwens' artistic process.
Warnings: Not betaed
Word Count: 476
Prompt: Scars
Author's Notes: Hope you enjoy!

Gwens favourite... )

Current Mood: nervous
22 April 2012 @ 06:21 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alby_mangroves
Title: Underneath, Part 2
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Characters: Merlin and Arthur
Summary: Asking Arthur out for coffee seemed a no-brainer in life-drawing class, until Merlin realizes he has to talk to him. In words.
Warnings: Mention of past cutting
Word Count: 764
Prompt: Scars
Author's Notes: Continuation from Prompt 1: Skin "Underneath"

Underneath, Part 2 )
22 April 2012 @ 02:31 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ceeebee
Title: Unblemished 
Rating: G
Pairing(s): Merlin/Arthur
Summary: “Show me,” Merlin breathed, nosing at the visible skin of Arthur’s neck, tongue flicking out slightly, just brushing wet beneath his jaw. Arthur shook his head, slowly.
Warnings: None :) 
Word Count: 756
Prompt: Scars
Author's Notes: Sleepy!Merlin is my favourite thing right now and it's ridiculous- I can't get away from him xD I was intending to write some Merlin/Arthur/Gwaine, but all that came out was Merthur. Ahh well. Hope you like it :)

Unblemished )