January 19th, 2016

Spikeitaly

The Email Order Bridegroom, Chapter 25

Author: brunettepet
Title: The Email Order Bridegroom, Chapter 25
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Arthur has a plan to stay in the United States. That plan is Merlin.
Warnings: More job hunting and fluff
Word Count: 904
Prompt: Expectations
Author's Notes: This is a continuations of The Email Order Bridegroom which starts here.

The morning gets off to a bad start when they both sleep through Arthur’s alarm and Merlin has to shake him awake forty minutes after he’s usually showering. It’s a mad dash to get out of the house to make a morning meeting he needs to cover for Uther. Merlin hands off a travel mug of coffee, gets a quick kiss and is left feeling frazzled and half awake.Collapse )
Travel Amiens

Expectations

Author: archaeologist_d
Title: Expectations
Rating: G
Pairing(s): Merlin & Arthur
Summary: Expectations only bring hope or the death of it.
Warnings: none
Word Count: 150
Prompt: expectations
Author's Notes: time for some angst. I would like to say I was sorry but it would be a lie.
Disclaimer: I do not own the BBC version of Merlin; BBC and Shine do. I am very respectfully borrowing them with no intent to profit. No money has changed hands. No copyright infringement is intended.
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When he was a little boy, Merlin always thought that when he'd grown up, he'd no longer have to hide his magic. He'd be Ealdor's hero, perhaps even Albion's, a sorcerer fighting against injustice, beloved by all. No longer a monster, no longer hiding who or what he was. Sometimes, too excited to sleep, the very thought kept him up at night. He'd finally be able to share his magic with the world.

Years later, as he watched Arthur's body floating away, and before the punch of grief tore him apart, Merlin realized that his childish wish had come true. He no longer had to hide who or what he was.

But it didn't matter. Expectations had destroyed that little boy, expectations of a glorious destiny destroyed the man, too.

He just hoped that waiting for Arthur's return wouldn't destroy that last vestige of humanity still beating in his breast.
Practical Magic

Expectations vs Reality

Author: little_huntress
Title: Expectations vs Reality
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Merlin finds out that reality is never quite what you expect, especially when you're on a car ride with Arthur.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 503
Prompt: #194 Expectation
Author's Notes: Part 3 of my Lab Coats & Scrubs ‘verse which you can find here.


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