I think shipping is in a way our desperate need to believe that eternal love can exist. That belonging to one and only person can actually be achieved. It’s why we cling so hard to these fictional relationships and live vicariously through them. Why our peace of mind depends on whether or not they are an endgame. Because they give us hope for something many of us don’t think will ever happen to ourselves and if our otp is at least happy, then maybe one day we can be too. Shipping is just so weird and wonderful and painful all at the same time.
A year from today, Merlin will barely remember the lashing. He will only know that the pain sang through him. The sting of the long, bloody welts on his back resonated in time to the irregular crack of the whip, each sharp snap of pain echoing through the rest of his body until all his nerves screamed in crescendo.
Afterwards, he hung limply from the manacles, sick and shaken. Small details will stand out, oddly vivid in his memory. The guards’ hands ,surprisingly gentle as they lowered him to the dungeon floor. The press of dirty straw against his cheek.
And Arthur. His strong, square hand felt cool on Merlin’s jaw, a soothing caress as he lifted Merlin’s head to cradle him carefully in his arms. He will never forget the look in Arthur’s eyes, a well of guilt, sorrow, and concern so deep that Merlin almost thought he could slip inside them, away from the burning cacophony of pain.
Summary: Arthur has traveled to sign a treaty of friendship
with other kingdoms, when he realizes they’ve intended to set him up to marry
as well. He doesn’t want to marry for the sake of marrying, so he pulls a
clumsy, crowned Merlin in with false talk that they married quietly.
Arthur’s true in saying he wants to marry for love, because
he chooses Merlin for more than one reason.
Summary: “I was wondering if you might come home
with me.” Merlin stops mid-rant and stares at him, and then down at his panini
again, and back at Arthur. This is a panini of lies and pain. He can tell
“For Christmas? I’ve got an uncle and a mother and a
sister waiting for me at home, in case you hadn’t remembered, I’m not going
home with you just because you’re a workaholic.”
“No, it’s. My mum might be under the impression that
we’re a little bit married.”
In which Merlin gets conned into spending Christmas with
Arthur’s family and pretending to be his husband, because somehow this is his
Summary: Dating Arthur Pendragon, even when the relationship
is fake and the man is his best friend, was a lot more work than Merlin
would’ve expected. Featuring discussions about magic with Uther Pendragon, a
magical show off between Merlin and Sophia in the middle of a dance floor,
getting fitted for suits Merlin definitely could not afford to buy with his own
money, a talking gecko, and growing feelings that might not be as fake as
Merlin had let himself believe.
Comment: Art by eviko! Very
fluffy, pretend relationship!
I was tagged by the lovely, amazing, incredibly talented @themalfoymanner. Thank you so so much! (If you don’t follow her, like.. what are you even doing on my blog? Seriously go. Now. Right now. Go. Follow her immediately, it will be the best thing you ever do (also send her a little hello and thank her for all she does because she’s incredible and does a lot for the Drarry squad! <3)
Rules: using song titles from one artist, cleverly answer these questions.
What is your gender? Lost Boy (lol uh)
Describe yourself: Happy Little Pill
How do you feel? Too Good
If you could go anywhere, where would you go? Heaven (Omg)
Favorite mode of transportation? Wild (?)
Your best friends? For Him
Favorite time of day? The Quiet
If life was a tv show, what would it be called? Suburbia
What is life to you? Cool (Lol)
Relationship status? Don’t Keep Love Around
CHALLENGE 2: Five favorite ships!
Johnlock (John Watson/ Sherlock Holmes)
Marthgwen (Merlin/ Arthur/ Guinevere)
Phan (Dan/Phil) *BROTP/ OTP*
Destiel (Dean/ Castiel)
CHALLENGE 3: 5 of my favorites villains
Draco Malfoy *Pure cinnamon roll in disguise*
Jim Moriarty (Sherlock)
Can’t think of another tbh.
CHALLENGE 4: Random Questions
Name: Shelby | Nickname: Don’t have one, don’t want one.
Star sign: Scorpio | Gender: Female
Height: 5′10 | Sexual orientation: Who knows | Favorite color: Burgundy
Time right now: 2:01 am (so tired) | Current location: My bed | Average hours of sleep: like…. 5-8.
Lucky number: 4 | Last thing I googled: XIII December 13, 2013. (Don’t even ask.)
Number of blankets I sleep under: like 7 unless there’s somebody to cuddle <3
Favorite fictional characters:
Favorite book: Any Harry Potter book, any book by Dan Brown.
Dream job: Foster mom who does pottery and sells drawings/paintings on the side.
Current amount of followers: 678, I love every one of you to bits ahh!! <3
What do you post about?: All things Harry Potter! :)
When did your blog reach its peak?: A little before Christmas time. Not quite sure why, but I’m just happy that I get to talk to so many of you lovely people! You are all so sweet and kind, every message just makes my day better Thank you all so much! <3 :)
What made you decide to get a tumblr?: Not sure, but I still haven’t decided if it was a good decision or not hehe
Do you get asks on a daily basis?: I get messages on a daily basis, but asks are usually a weekly thing?
Why did you choose your URL?: I like the sound of it :) I wish it didn’t have ‘x’s though :(
CHALLENGE 5: More random questions!
What was the last movie you watched? The Way He Looks- OH my god SO GOOD!!! You must watch it RIGHT now.
What was the last song you listened to? Lucky by Britney Spears omg…
What was the last show you watched? Once Upon A Time, I believe.
What was the last book you read? Inferno by Dan Brown, so good!!
What was the last thing you ate?Probably mashed potatoes or something
If you could be anywhere else, where would you be?On a beach somewhere, probably. I’ve always wanted to go to Italy, so that would be just lovely! :)
If you could pick a decade to travel back in time, what would it be? I dunno… History is pretty shitty. 1990′s haha
If you won the lotto and millions in cash, what would be the first thing you’d do? Probably buy a house in the UK somewhere and move there as soon as possible.
Which fictional character would you like to hang out with for a day? Oh shit… Shit… Draco Malfoy? Narcissa? Shit… I don’t know!! Mr. Dursley to ask what the fuck he was doing.
What was the last fandom you joined? OUAT!
CHALLENGE 6: Either Ors
Sunny day or rainy day? Sunny (but only if it’s like 65 degrees and I can sit in the sun happily without getting too hot.
What’s your all-time favorite book/movie? Anything Harry Potter, but probably The Half Blood Price or Prisoner of Azkaban
Are you more fascinated by space or the deep sea? The sea omg that shit is crazy and we’ve only explored like 5% of it?!!?! WHAT the fuck.
If given the opportunity, would you buy a boat? Sure, why not? I always like riding in boats and having the wind whip across my face. Its so peaceful :)
If you could do anything, what would your dream job be? Foster Mom selling Potter/ drawing/ miscellaneous art on the side.
Describe your weirdest dream I dream of the weirdest shit, okay? I cant even say my weirdest one, so let’s go with the second weirdest in which I had a penis. I have the genitalia of a female and would like to keep it that way. Not sure why that happened.
Are you the kind of person who sleeps with only one cushion? No. I litearlly have 6 cushions on a twin sized bed and thats really still not enough. I just need another person next to me tbh (im accepting applications, thanks.)
Arthur Pendragon can’t decide who he hates more: the privileged upper-class company he keeps or himself. Bored, lonely and despairing, he turns his emotions against himself, dead-set on a fast track to the grave. At first, the alcohol and the eating disorder seem like a cliche, but he soon finds solace in the blackout nights and the toxic burn of bile in his throat. Enter Merlin Emrys, professional slacker and occasional sex god, with cheekbones as sharp as tequila and blue eyes that burn almost as much as the bile. And Arthur wonders if this beautiful boy might save him, or whether he’s just a one-way express ticket to the end.