26 August 2015 @ 09:00 am
Prompt #174: Master List

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Masterlist for Prompt #174: Intent )
25 August 2015 @ 11:53 pm
Author: clea2011
Title: Paved With Good Intentions
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin, Morgana, Lancelot, Mithian, Cenred
Summary: Morgana has an extra job for Merlin when they arrive in Los Angeles.  He's not sure it's in his job description.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1703 (sorry)
Author's Notes: Written for camelot_drabble prompt 174 - 'intent', and also fills the 'fish out of water' square of my merlin_writers trope bingo (that's 16/25 done).  With special thanks to Lian and Polo in Merlin chatzy, who were most helpful with Merlin's wardrobe.

This is the fifth part of the 'Impressions' series, which can all be found on A03 here.

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.

Here on A03
Paved with good intentions )

25 August 2015 @ 05:12 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ajsrandom
Title: Meet the Fam
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Arthur/Gwen
Character/s: Arthur, Gwen, Elyan, Tom
Summary: Arthur's decided to marry Gwen, but he has to go through her family first.
Warnings: none
Word Count: 755
Prompt: #174, Intent
Author's Notes: Enjoy!

Meet the Fam )
25 August 2015 @ 01:24 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brunettepet
Title: The Email Order Bridegroom, Chapter 9
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Arthur's got a plan to stay in the united States. That plan is Merlin.
Warnings: Defrauding the government and Merlin reveals something about himself
Word Count: 1015
Prompt: Intent
Author's Notes: This is a continuation of The Email Order Bridegroom

“Well, that’s the last of them gone. It was nice of your mum to "give us some privacy“ Arthur says with an exaggerated eyebrow waggle. Merlin snorts in amusement.

“Is there any more champagne? ” He’s lost the jacket, vest and tie, chugging a glass of water, looking hopeful.Read more... )
25 August 2015 @ 10:27 am
Author: [livejournal.com profile] osky291
Title: Spring Cleaning
Rating: Gen
Pairing/s: -
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Spring cleaning takes an unintentional turn
Warnings: -
Word Count: 237
Prompt: Intent
Author's Notes: -
Read more... )
25 August 2015 @ 08:45 am
Author: Loopstagirl
Title: Purpose and Intent
Rating: R
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin,
Summary: Merlin would always protect Arthur. Even if Arthur didn't remember.
Warnings: Mild attempted non-con
Word Count: 1000
Prompt: Intent
Author's Notes: Enjoy!

... )
Current Mood: content
Author: [livejournal.com profile] amarie_authiel
Title: Walking, talking, living doll (last part of this series)
Rating: PG-13 cause there's a little bit of drinking.
Pairing/s: ;)
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Merlin completes his mission.
Warnings: Wee bit of drinking. Mainly silly fluff.
Word Count: ~890
Prompt: #174 Intent

Author's Notes: Last part for this series and another fill for my bingo card.
- Pick up your phone you gigantic clotpol,
- online
- I just called to say I l...ook nothing like that doll.
- Say hello to my little friend.
- In vino veritas, in Sambuca... well, it's worth a shot.Read more... )
24 August 2015 @ 08:08 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] bunnysworld
Title: Rocky Road
Rating: G
Pairing(s): Merlin/Percy
Summary: Merlin is not happy with something Percy has done
Warnings: none
Word Count: 141
Prompt: Intent
Author's Notes: Sorry, the weekend was too short, I only wrote that now. Not beta’d.

Rocky Road )
24 August 2015 @ 03:16 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sidhe_faerie
Title: Picking Up The Pieces
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: none yet
Character/s: Gwen, Elyan, Arthur, Gaius
Summary: Gwen tries to come to terms with things in the past and in the present.
Warnings: none
Word Count:1090
Prompt:174 intent
Author's Notes: Where The Heart Wanders #5

XPicking Up The Pieces )
23 August 2015 @ 11:42 pm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] araneieisel
Title: Fork, Let me Introduce you to Happy
Rating: G
Pairing/s: sort of Merlin & Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur, Morgana, Gwaine, Gwen & Lance
Summary: Merlin has good reasons.
Warnings: mild homophobic comments
Word Count: 1,034
Prompt: #174 Intent
Author's Notes: Followup to Say Something href="http://archiveofourown.org/works/4638294"
This could also be fork in the road in my Merlin Bingo Card.

“Will I ever see you again?” The words kept running through his mind. Not goodbye or I’m going to miss you or I’m sorry or …’ He stopped that thought. He wouldn’t lie to himself but he didn’t need to torture himself either. It hurt, ate at what was left of his heart. He was doing the right thing. He knew that inside and out but it was hard.

Gwaine didn’t say anything as he got into the car. He just started it up, turned on the radio and drove. Merlin for his part just stared out the window. He watched them pass his favorite coffee shop and the funky Indian place that Morgana liked, saying goodbye. He had loved his life here. The constant hustle and bustle of this city. He had a cool flat and lots of places he loved to hang out. He was employed doing something he loved that was interesting and unique, rare books and manuscript preservation. He always had something to do and someone to do it with until he didn’t or couldn’t or wouldn’t. Now it had too many memories, too much that was shared.

They had met in the first week of classes at Uni, Art History. They were like oil and water that somehow mixed and they spent the next four years bantering about. For Merlin a masters was his career. Arthur went to work for his father. Life was good and somewhere along the way together became together.

Until Uther stepped in.

“You are grown up now, Arthur. You need to stop your... experimenting.” “I expect you to marry Arthur, preferably someone with a strong social standing.” “A respectable businessman has a family. It shows he has his life together and consequently his business.” “No one wants to do business with a homosexual Arthur. It just suggests deviance from the top down.” On and on and on it went like a worm burrowing, infecting, tainting.

Uther was smart and had a plan. He was always kind to Merlin, never said a thing against him as a person. He was always careful to invite him to family get togethers and make him feel welcome.

It all worked. Arthur started to pull away and as he did, Uther rewarded him, gave him the attention he wanted, praised him. She wasn’t unknown to them. They had met Gwen in Uni but back then she had been all about Merlin’s friend Lance. Uther approved. Gwen’s father ran a very successful hardware company and the beginnings of a construction empire. Gwen was an up and coming manager with a head for numbers. They seemed made for each other and before long Merlin had found himself on the outside looking in.

They shared the same friends, the same hang outs, the same interests. Everywhere he went they were there. He tried to let it go, to find new things, to be happy that Arthur was happy except that somehow they were still there. It almost felt like Arthur was following him. He still glanced at him and touched him, just an arm over the shoulders or a pat on the back but it all felt presumptuous. And god, did it hurt. So he just stopped. He stopped going to his favorite coffee shop, he avoided the pub and the Thai restaurant, the used bookstore was off limits, and he quit going to his friend’s places. The months still seemed to drag him down as Arthur, almost always with Gwen, somehow managed to stay in his sight.

The final straw was an impromptu party Morgana had thrown together. She had insisted he come, said there would be a lot of people and a surprise. Lance had returned home from the Peace Corp. The real surprise though was Arthur and Gwen. They were there, of course, along with Arthur’s jealous ego. He had watched as Gwen greeted Lance with a long hug and a kiss on the cheek. He noticed how she had stayed close holding his hand as they exchanged a few words and Arthur being the prat he was made a rash decision. Instead of following a plan that he had spent a couple of weeks working on and waiting for the right moment which would have been any moment that Merlin wasn’t there, he got down on one knee in the middle of Morgana’s living room.

Merlin had glanced quickly at Lance and then at Morgana. He was out the door before he could hear Gwen say yes. He had arrived at the fork in the road and going left never looked better.

Gwaine’s question pulled him out of his reverie, “Are you ok?”

Merlin took a deep breath, “Yeah.”

Gwaine glanced over at him, “Did you tell him off?”

“Gwaine,” Merlin sighed. “It was never my intent to tell him off. I just had to say goodbye, for me.”

Arthur had stood there for a moment watching Merlin walk away. He was leaving and he wasn’t coming back. He took a deep breath trying to hold himself together. He wasn’t supposed to feel this way anymore. He was with Gwen now. They were getting married, he was happy, Gwen was happy, Uther was happy, everyone was happy. Happy. Happy. Happy.

“Here, you look like you could use this.” Morgana held out a glass of something clearly alcoholic.

“You knew.” He said as he tossed back the drink.

“I helped him find a new place.” Morgana gave him a neutral look. Arthur just stared at her.
“Go ahead and ask Arthur. I might tell you the answer.”

Arthur stared at her for a moment, “Why?”

Morgana looked at him curiously, “Did I help him leave or why did he leave?”

Arthur gave her a pained look. He wanted the answer to both but knew this was the only time she was ever going to answer either question. She took his silence for an answer of sorts. “Because you wouldn’t let him go Arthur. You wanted to have your cake and eat it too.” She stepped forward and put a hand on his shoulder. “I know it wasn’t your intent to hurt him, but you did, over and over again.”
21 August 2015 @ 10:00 am
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