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12 September 2017 @ 08:40 pm
The Magic Show  
Author: fifty-fifty.dreamwidth.org
Title: The Magic Show
Rating: Gen
Pairing/s: None
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Arthur is absolutely certain that he will win this competition, there’s not a single magician out there who is better than him. Until he sees Dragoon the Great perform. How on Earth did he do that trick!?
Warnings: None
Word Count: 150
Prompt: #279 – 150
Author's Notes: Just an idea I’ve had floating around for ages. Maybe one day I’ll actually write a full length fic of it. The basic premise will be that Merlin and Arthur are competing magicians. But Merlin actually has magic and mixes it in with his tricks. Also now on AO3 here.

Arthur rolled his eyes. Dragoon the Great? It was all he could do not to snort out loud and he'd heard some terrible stage names in his time. Still, he sat and waited for the lights to come up. The magician was a tall man, although probably only just a man. He barely looked a day over eighteen. He was dressed casually in a blue t-shirt which hung off his thin frame and dark jeans.

Arthur smirked. What a naive kid he was if he thought he could win this competition. Arthur was sure he'd got this in the bag.

The man started his act with a standard, cliche card trick, and then another tried and tested trick that any magician worth his mettle would know how to do. And then he threw Arthur and the rest of the audience for a loop. How on Earth had he managed that!?
ajsrandomajsrandom on September 12th, 2017 09:20 pm (UTC)
Ooh, this could indeed be the start of something good!
fifty-fifty.dreamwidth.org: Merlin 2fifty-fifty.dreamwidth.org on September 12th, 2017 10:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'd like to write a whole fic. But can't quite seem to get a fully formed idea. It will have to continue to simmer for a while, I think. Or perhaps it might build over time through drabbles. *shrug*
archaeologist_d: Merlin hatarchaeologist_d on September 12th, 2017 11:54 pm (UTC)
LOL. Loved how Merlin threw them all including Arthur for a loop. Very cute.
fifty-fifty.dreamwidth.org: Merlinfifty-fifty.dreamwidth.org on September 13th, 2017 12:09 am (UTC)
Yes, I figure that it's got to be very difficult to surprise other magicians, but of course Merlin is cheating. ;)
safarialunasafarialuna on September 24th, 2017 11:18 pm (UTC)
I love this! It reminds me of that one episode when Merlin juggles and Arthur goes from smug to incredulously impressed. :)
fifty-fifty.dreamwidth.org: Merlin 2fifty-fifty.dreamwidth.org on September 24th, 2017 11:30 pm (UTC)
I hadn't thought about that. But yes, I imagine the facial expression would be pretty much spot on!