With you I have zero strength, there’s no limit on how far I would go, no boundaries, no lengths. Why do we say that until we get that person that we think’s gonna be that one and then once we get ‘em it’s never the same? You want them when they don’t want you and soon as they do, feelings change. It’s not a contest and I ain’t on no conquest for no mate. I wasn’t looking when I stumbled onto you, must’ve been fate.

Headcanon (1)

Arthur has a really, reeeaaaally bad singing voice and no musical talent whatsoever. Merlin on the other hand can actually sing very well and is often found humming one tune or the other.

So of course Arthur gets annoyed any time that Merlin starts singing softly under his breath while he is doing his chores. Because how can such an idiot (Arthur’s words, not mine) have such a beautiful, melodic, perfect voice?!

Of course Arthur’s jealousy subsides once Merlin starts actually singing for him. When they’re out hunting and setting up camp and Merlin starts humming some irritating tune it is no longer annoying but rather endearing.

And in the early hours of the morning, when the only ones awake besides them are the cooks in the palace kitchens and the bakers in the lower towns, when Merlin and his Prince are lying side by side in Arthur’s warm, cozy, comfortable bed and Merlin sings softly, Arthur doesn’t have it in him to feel jealousy. He only feels love.

Footsteps approached behind him, the soft swishing of feet through fine sand. A hand touched his shoulder, and Arthur turned to look at Merlin, the blackness of his cloak a solemn yet comforting contrast to the brightness of the sun and the beach around them. When he smiled at Arthur, there was nothing but love and acceptance in his eyes.

“Show them the strength of Camelot,” Merlin whispered. “Show them the strength of a king.”

And then he kissed Arthur. It was brief, just a soft brush of lips, but still Arthur revelled in the warmth of Merlin’s closeness, the knowledge that, no matter what, Merlin would always be there. And yes, he was aware as he curled his fingers in the front of Merlin’s cloak to pull him closer, that his knights and Merlin’s friends and Akon and the entirety of Olig’s army could all see them, but in that moment, he didn’t care.

Let them see. Let them see what Arthur had won, what he had earned. He was not ashamed. He would never be ashamed of Merlin.

The Beard

Alternate Universe – Modern Setting

The beard had only appeared because Merlin was absolutely and entirely bored of being treated like a six-year-old by those in more power at ‘Pendragon Technologies’. He looked far too young and a beard made him look at least vaguely like he might be approaching late twenties to thirties, rather than early twenties.

Arthur took one look at him, and his jaw dropped.

Merlin looked gorgeous. Mature but still the innocence he had always had, a perfect juxtaposition, and Arthur had always loved beards on beautiful men. It was just an insanely lovely thing to witness.

“Merlin, can I see you in your office quickly?” Arthur asked, throat dry.

Merlin looked at him, glanced up and down. “I’m terrified,” he said with a slight smirk, and opened his office door.

Arthur walked in, shut the door behind Merlin, and literally pounced on the man. “Fuck,” Arthur breathed, hands running over Merlin’s throat, his face, the spike of the beard. “Fuck, you’re beautiful.

Merlin raised an eyebrow. “It took a beard, obscuring my face, to make you see that?!”

Arthur was a very long way from apologetic; he just essentially pinned Merlin against the wall, and kissed him. It would go one of two ways; Merlin would be delighted, or Arthur would have a broken nose.

Mercifully, Merlin went to the former.

Abruptly, they were kissing with a terrifying type of passion. Arthur would have stubble rash for a month, but couldn’t bring himself to care very much; he kept pulling back just to look at Merlin, to document his face, imprint him in his memory.

“You should have grown this weeks ago,” Arthur hissed. “I go on a business trip, and come back to find that my PA is abruptly gorgeous.”

“Thank you,” Merlin laughed, kissing Arthur back. “You’re pretty good-looking yourself, I must say.”

Arthur just raised an eyebrow. “Glad to hear it,” he smirked, and just kissed his PA senseless.

So I was watching Merlin on Netflix, I just started btw I fucking love it, and my dad asked me if it was a series because I think he thought it was a movie so I said yes and he asked me what it was about and I said “it’s about the sorcerer Merlin before he was a great and powerful infamous sorcerer and instead prince Arthur’s manservant andsecretgaylover what?” I need to stop talking about TV shows around my family, just last week I made a destiel sex joke when my dad asked me something about Dean

For Narnia!

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by 7dancingzebras

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Words: 1579, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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