05 December 2012 @ 03:43 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] karuvapatta
Title: Wicked Witches And Dark Forests
Rating: G
Pairing/s: None
Character/s: Merlin, Mordred, Arthur, Gwaine, Gwen, Leon, Percival
Summary: After Merlin reveals his magic he is banished from Camelot, never to return. Over a year later, Mordred examines some rumours.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1000 and 112
Prompt: #35 Amnesty Post, with #34 Devotion and #13 Time
Author's Notes: None

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03 December 2012 @ 08:34 pm
Title: A Chance Meeting
Author: [livejournal.com profile] magnolia822
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Merlin is late for class but needs his coffee, Arthur is the prat he runs into . . . and recognizes from . . . somehwere? (I couldn't help it, this drabble is based on lillybells' final Merlin chibi gifset).
Prompt: #13: Time
Warnings: Implied character death (reincarnation).
Word Count: 987

The queue at his usual Starbucks was halfway out the door, strange for a Wednesday; when he huffed and crossed his arms a middle-aged woman with a child in tow gave him a sympathetic smile and explained, Eggnog Latte season, love. Merlin frowned, chancing a glimpse at the clock on the wall as he debated what to do. It was either suffer the wrath of his stodgy English lecturer or go the morning without caffeine and thus endure the inevitable headache that came along with ignoring his addiction.

Decision made, he fell in behind a blond man wearing an expensive sport coat to wait his turn at the counter. The queue moved quickly until a woman with an office-wide order began rattling off drink after drink. In front of him, the blond bloke sighed with exasperation and glanced at the clock. Merlin smiled to himself, feeling the secret commiseration of annoyed and harried adults when routines are thwarted. He spent the next few minutes staring at the back of the bloke’s tan-for-December in England neck, wondering where he worked, what kind of coffee he’d order. Black, Venti. No frills. In and out, easy.

When Merlin’s turn finally came, he greeted Gwen the barista and ordered a small Eggnog Latte because why the hell not, it was the holidays after all, ferreting around in his pockets for loose change.

“Nice jumper,” Gwen said, giving him a wide smile.

“Thanks.” He felt a blush heat his face. “Actually my mum made it.”

Normally Merlin didn’t make a habit out of wearing clothing that featured reindeers frolicking, but it was cold enough to freeze bollocks and the rest of his wardrobe was dirty—it was far past time he did laundry.

Gwen laughed. “She’s very talented. And you wear it with such beautiful irony.”

“Er, I guess that’s a good thing?” He pushed up the frames of his thick-rimmed glasses.

“Yeah, it is. Cheers, Merlin.”

“Cheers.” Merlin smiled back and accepted his change, tossing it into the tip jar, then stood to the side to wait for his coffee. Fuck, now he was really going to be late, but at last his order was called and he grabbed his drink from the counter and whirled around towards the exit, running smack dab into the blond man from the queue, sending both of their hot coffees flying into the air—and down the front of the bloke himself.

“Watch where you’re going, you complete idiot!”

“Shite! Sorry, sorry,” Merlin said, swiping at the ruined jacket with a napkin, a fruitless action which only served to spread the mess of his foamy latte.

“Give me that!” the blond yelled. “Do you have any idea how expensive this jacket is? It’s a bloody Tom Ford.” His blue eyes narrowed as he considered Merlin’s ridiculous-as-of-now Christmas jumper.

“Well you don’t have to be such a prat about it!” Merlin said, blindly groping for more napkins, which he thrust against the man’s rather broad chest. “I apologised. It was an accident.”

“An accident that’s going to make me late for a very, very important meeting.” Despite his imperious tone, Merlin couldn’t help noticing the prat was fit. He had the kind of jaw one could spend an entire day contemplating (or biting) and his lips were full and rosy, slightly chapped from the cold. And they were frowning at him.

Merlin cringed as he regarded the ruined suit jacket and the fine silk shirt beneath it. “I’m really, really sorry. Look, I . . . I’ll pay for it.” He reached into his pockets and gathered the rest of his loose change, holding it out with the hand he wasn’t using to dab at the mess.

“Are you kidding me? Two pounds twenty?”

“It’s all I have, all right? This coffee was fucking expensive.” He stared morosely at the floor and the puddle of delicious goodness gone to waste. Maybe Gwen would take pity on him and give him another.

The blond snorted. “What the hell is it, anyway? Smells like—” He sniffed, wrinkling his nose with disdain. “Holiday cheer.”

Merlin leaned a bit closer and inhaled, catching a whiff of the latte mingled with whatever cologne the prat wore, something woodsy and intense.

“That’s the, er, cinnamon. It’s eggnog.”

“I abhor eggnog.”

All of a sudden Merlin, completely overcome with the ridiculousness of the situation, snorted, and his snort immediately morphed into a laugh. It was horrible—before long he had a case of the church-laughs and couldn’t stop, could barely get a breath, and the prat was looking at him like he was completely mental, mouth slightly ajar. And that only made Merlin laugh harder. The prat had adorably crooked top teeth.

“What’s so funny?”

“You!” Merlin howled, clutching his sides. “Who abhors eggnog? I mean, you can dislike it, sure, but abhor is a strong word for such an innocuous beverage.”

“Innocuous?” The prat was glaring at him now, though the corners of his mouth seemed to be debating whether to smile or frown. “You and your eggnog are a menace to society, clearly.” The smile finally won.

Their eyes met again, and Merlin nearly gasped as the strangest sense of déjà vu he’d ever felt washed over him. There was something so familiar about this man, something he couldn’t put his finger on, and the harder he wracked his brain the more confused he grew.

The prat’s smile became confused, too.

They spoke simultaneously:

“—know you from somewhere?”

“—seem so familiar.”

All around them people were getting their coffee, hurrying to work or to school or to loaf, and Merlin couldn’t stop staring because right then, for no reason at all, he was going mad. There was a field and a bright red flag waving, not victorious, and the fading embers of the eyes of the man he loved as the life drained from his body.

04 July 2012 @ 01:00 pm
Prompt #13: Time--Master List

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Masterlist for Prompt #13: Time )
04 July 2012 @ 01:36 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] vampiric_zombie
Title: Time for Gym Class
Rating: R
Character/s: Merlin, Gwaine, Arthur
Warnings: Profanities, Un-beta'd
Word Count: 625
Prompt: #13 Time
Author's Notes: So I had some ideas but for some reason I couldn't get them on the screen. This is what came out after I stared at a blank page and blinking cursor for half an hour.

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Current Mood: aggravated
04 July 2012 @ 01:11 am

Author: [livejournal.com profile] judin
Title: Time to settle in
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Merlin looks good in his new clothes.
Warnings: -
Word Count: 753
Prompt: #13 Time
Author's Notes:
The series so far:
Threshold” (#9 Tears)
In Ruin” (#10 Tangled)
Out of darkness into light” (#11 Temptation)
Together through the coming storm” (#12 Tease)

Time to settle in )
03 July 2012 @ 10:48 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] inspired_being
Title: Timing
Rating: G
Pairing/s: None
Character/s: Arthur, Gaius and Merlin
Summary: Arthur discusses things with Gaius and Merlin hears the reason he’s been waiting for.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 992
Prompt: #13 Time
Author's Notes: Making the most of my time this week, with last week seeing me unable to post. I think this prompt fit in better anyway, so it turned out alright. Oh, and it’s the next part of the Seen and Hidden ‘verse too.

Timing )

~*inspired being*~
Current Mood: accomplished
03 July 2012 @ 08:41 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] candream
Title: It's only a matter of time
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: -
Character/s: Merlin, Gaius
Summary: Merlin remembers his father on Christmas Day
Warnings: Drama
Word Count: 410
Prompt: #13 Time
Author's Notes: First I wrote this in German (my first language) and then translated it into English. Hopefully I didn't screw this up too much. All mistakes belong to me because I didn't have a beta-reader.

It is only a matter of time ... )
Current Mood: sad
Current Music: Xandria - Now & Forever | Powered by Last.fm
03 July 2012 @ 12:45 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] springinstep
Title: Caught Attention
Rating: R
Pairing/s: Gwaine/Lancelot
Summary: Lancelot falls asleep in Gwaine's bed. And comes to regret it. At least that's what he'll keep trying to tell himself
Warnings: Dub-con, bondage, oral
Word Count: 1,000
Prompt: #13 Time

Caught Attention )
02 July 2012 @ 09:05 pm
Author: oflittleuse
Title: Shoe Box Memories
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Merlin finds a shoe box of memories when he's packing.
Warnings: ModernAu with Magic
Word Count: 989
Prompt: Time
Author's Notes: Ties in with my kidfic series (Masterlist found here) but can be read separately. And yay the use of clipart!

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02 July 2012 @ 08:45 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sidhe_faerie
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Morgana 
Summary: Perfect timing for the unexpected.
Warnings: mush
Word Count:
Prompt: prompt 13 time
Author's Notes: same 'verse as prompts 11 & 12


02 July 2012 @ 05:06 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tambear13
Title:Star Small.
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Arthur/Gwaine
Character/s: Merlin
Summary:Arthur get s a kitten, if he can say he loves it maybe there's hope he'll tell Gwaine he loves him.
Warnings: None.
Word Count:925
Prompt: Time
Author's Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hogwartsvixxxen [Unknown site tag] who wanted a fic exploring our love of our cats, and well this came out! And for [livejournal.com profile] bunnysworld [Unknown site tag] who wanted a cosy Arthur/Gwaine fic. I tried guys, I tried...

Start Small.  )

02 July 2012 @ 03:02 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] weepingwillow9
Title: You Haven't Changed
Rating: R (though the full story is NC-17)
Pairing/s: None in this, Merlin/Arthur in full story
Character/s: Merlin (plus Arthur if you follow the link)
Summary: Merlin can't age
Warnings: Age disparity (but again, only if you follow the link)
Word Count: 238
Prompt: Time
Author's Notes: I had great plans for this. And then it turns out my great plans overran the word count. So this is the related drabble. Go here for the full 2512 word fic!

......... )
02 July 2012 @ 02:51 pm
Author: Loopstagirl
Title: Time's running out.
Rating: NC-17 (just)
Pairings: Arthur/Merlin
Characters: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Did Arthur ever have time for him? Or was Merlin asking too much?
Warnings: None
Word Count: 521
Prompt: #12, Time
Author Notes: Couldn't get this out of my head even if I had just written one. So just had to do two.

Arthur had always put work first. )

Current Mood: awake
Current Music: Papercut, Linkin Park
02 July 2012 @ 10:02 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tygermine
Title: Lifetime
Summary:Merlin hasn't seen Arthur is weeks.
Word Count: >300

Merlin was half asleep when he entered the kitchen... )

02 July 2012 @ 09:20 am
Author: Loopstagirl
Title: Time Flies
Rating: G
Pairings: None
Characters: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Merlin reflects on how things had changed since he arrived in Camelot.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 465
Prompt: #12, Time
Author Notes: Bit different to the last couple, it's almost nice to be back on known territory.

He looked out over the kingdom he now saw as his own. )

Current Music: If you were Gay, Avenue Qa
Current Mood: blah
02 July 2012 @ 08:53 am
Title:Teasing for Tomorrow II
Rating:anything higher than NC-17
Character/s:Merlin, Arthur
Summary:After his advances and teasing go unnoticed for months Merlin desided to turn up the heat
Warnings:explicit sex,a little rimming and finger fucking, romance and a bottle of olive oil
Word Count:982
Prompt: #13 Time
Author's Notes: for those of you who love Merlin’s neck. Teasing for Tomorrow Mistakes are mine.

Well the time for doing the right thing the thing that Camelot expected him to do had passed )
01 July 2012 @ 03:09 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] min7girl
Title:Lady of Dragons
Summary:Hunith has a repeated guest in the form of an old friend.
Word Count:480

He was pleased. )