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Guys go read this:

A Beacon in the Dark is the fic I told a few of you about, it’s absolutely fantastic. It includes lawyer!Arthur, a bit of kid!fic, and general fantastic writing.

In a society where people with magic are persecuted, Arthur is a lawyer who takes on a prominent murder case. The suspect is a sorcerer: Merlin, Arthur’s former childhood friend, who vanished at sixteen when his magic was discovered. Now, ten years later, Merlin is a prostitute, and Arthur has to solve more than Merlin’s secrets to save the man he still loves from execution.

A story about two friends, who after losing their hope, their innocence and their way, finally find each other again.

It’s part of Paperlegends Big Bang, and I know how hard she worked on this and it definitely paid off! Seriously, go read. Now.

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Iced!

Hockey team captain Arthur Pendragon is determined that this year, their team will win the league championship. They’ve got everything they need to win: the perfect combination of players, and they’ve put in the training and effort to make their team a well-oiled machine. The Red Dragons are well on their way towards winning a spot in the playoffs when disaster strikes and their star center Gwaine is knocked out for the season. With their prospects for a replacement slim to none, it’s going to take a miracle to win the cup now.

Figure skater Merlin Emrys has put his hockey past, and the painful memories that go with it, behind him. He’s accepted his ‘twirl girl’ status and enjoys his new sport. So when Coach Kilgarrah enlists his help with the hockey team’s predicament, Merlin is not at all sure he wants to help. Especially since the team captain is such a prat.

One of my fave PL entries this year. If you have nothing to read this weekend then add this to your list! Check out the art too! The “shower scene” is to drool for… 

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Late fall 2014 I was going through a dark period and I read nearly 50k+ words of Merthur fic a day. So because someone asked (whybecauselogic) long ago, and because I appreciate these works so much for haven gotten me through that time, here’s my merthur rex. Most are novels! Happy FFWA, all you writers out there!

(gif is not mine found it on google but no link to original)

canon era:

stars above, stone below by destina

words: 46,843 | rating: explicit | genre: romance
summary: After the disastrous end of his betrothal to Gwen and the regret of his offer to Princess Mithian, Arthur swears off finding a wife until he’s ready to wed. When Merlin offers himself to Arthur as bedmate, Arthur suggests they hand-fast in secret for a single year of mutual pleasure without obligation. As their year together unfolds, and secrets and betrayals unravel around them, Arthur and Merlin learn there is no such thing as uncomplicated pleasure. Everything they thought they knew can change in the span of a single year.

para bellum by destina

words: 51,464  | rating: explicit | genre: romance/est relationship
summary: After Merlin goes missing, Arthur forges new alliances to repel a deadly threat to Camelot. Nothing will stop Arthur from finding Merlin, and nothing will stop Merlin from protecting Arthur – no matter the cost.

seven magpies by syllic

words: 33,448 | rating: explicit | genre: romance
summary: Arthur opened his eyes a minute later to the sight of seven magpies streaking across the top of the clearing, their shapes dark against the white clouds and the muted grey of the sky. He tried to remember what it was that seven magpies meant—he’d had a nurse who had sung the rhyme to him as a child—but couldn’t. Arthur wakes up somewhere he doesn’t recognise, but where he clearly belongs.

in want of a wife by syllic

words: 43,209 | rating: explicit | genre: romance
summary: uther intends marry off arthur, so arthur takes it as his chance at a bit of freedom before he is to be married.  (my summary not the authors)

the knights have a thousand eyes by stakeaclaim

words: 73,565 | rating: general | genre: friendship/romance
summary: In which Arthur is out of sorts. His manservant leaves a lot to be desired, Morgana is scary, Merlin’s ‘luck’ is becoming too noticeable, his knights need to learn some lessons, and they’re beginning to act very strangely. Arthur blames Merlin.

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Shit I forgot to sign it.

Art entry to Paperlegends 2013.

Scene from fic:

“True,” Merlin conceded as he wound his red and gray striped fringe scarf around his neck. While the approaching winter chill left much to be desired, Merlin enjoyed breaking out his knit caps and brightly colored scarves. It added color to the monotony of dark colored suits and starched dress shirts, which Merlin hated.


Artist’s Notes: Uh. My first bigbang, I though I was going to draw for two stories with three drawings for each story.

….Overestimate much you cocky dumb fuck?

I’d like to send a million million thank you to my author KD, whose patience knows no limit and gave me all the support I needed. I’d also like to apologize for making her wait and worry excessively and not drawing this digitally (I tried. I really did. As penance I will be taking photoshop painting class starting next month, no joke).

Thanks for viewing, now go read!

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The Only Safe Thing

Arthur Pendragon has been, for the most part, raised by his father’s butler and cook. His sister got away from home and company as soon as she was old enough to do so, but Arthur is stuck in his role as Jr. CEO at Pendragon Industries, in the closet, and miserable. His life consists of his plants, his neighbor’s fish, and his Harry Potter DVDs. When he decides to be adventurous and take on a flat-mate, he hopes it might put a little spice into his life. Merlin Emrys has ADHD and is being thrown out of his flat because he can’t remember to pay his rent or lock the door. He’s openly gay, his f-buddy, Mordred, is a little bizarre, and Merlin’s ADHD meds are about to give him sleep problems. He can’t believe that the boss’s son and future CEO of the company is offering him a room in a gorgeous penthouse flat for next to nothing. People at work are either scared of Arthur Pendragon or think he’s odd, but Merlin just thinks he’s hot and a little endearing. Cue karaoke, posing in the nude, Neil Diamond, sleep-walking, dirty dancing, sex toy stores, and mid-night confessions. And, just maybe, love!

The first entry I’ve read for paperlegends this year. Mainly because I am a fan of the author and it’s modern au haha. I liked this story. I liked how Arthur struggle to keep himself in the closet, I like how Merlin protects Arthur even from his friends. I just like it.

Star Above, Stones Bellow

After the disastrous end of his betrothal to Gwen and the regret of his offer to Princess Mithian, Arthur swears off finding a wife until he’s ready to wed. When Merlin offers himself to Arthur as bedmate, Arthur suggests they hand-fast in secret for a single year of mutual pleasure without obligation. As their year together unfolds, and secrets and betrayals unravel around them, Arthur and Merlin learn there is no such thing as uncomplicated pleasure. Everything they thought they knew can change in the span of a single year.

Canon AU

Rating: NC-17

Author: Destina
Wordcount: 46,843

I would say that if any of us had written the end of S4, that’s how it would have gone. It has it all - deep friendship, developing romance, intrigue and a reasonable character development, along with a magic reveal. I recommend it a lot.

Rated: A+

~ Diana Prallon

Read it here

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My lovely friends! What you’re looking at is my contributions to PaperLengeds! You should read the story that goes with them~

Calling All Heros

Length: 34,345

Rating: Teen

Pairings: Merlin/Arthur Pendragon, Gwen/Lancelot

Summary: It isn’t Arthur’s fault he’s a villain. He was just raised that way. People should be feeling sorry for him, really, have you seen the mask and costume combos Morgana’s been making him wear? Sympathy please. And of course, because the world hates him that much, he would be sent to Camelot, where the only living warlock with any left studies, apparently destined to be a superhero.

The battle of nature vs nurture flares; will they choose to be Merlin and Arthur, fated lovers, or Emrys and The Dragon Prince, rivals to the bitter end?