July 3rd, 2021

Merlin Emrys

Black Velvet

Author: archaeologist_d
Title: Black Velvet
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur,
Summary: Why did all the villains have to wear black?
Word Count: 100
Camelot_drabble Prompt: Bingo 2021: black velvet
Author's Notes: unbetaed,
Disclaimer: Merlin characters are the property of Shine and BBC. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
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It was getting ridiculous. Villains popping up left and right. Always in black. The early years at Camelot, they wore red, purple, even hideous green, but it was as if the gods of magic were running out of colours. Black this, black that. Smirking Morgana, reborne Lancelot, smarmy Agravaine, even evil Gwen, all in black.

But when Arthur showed up in black velvet, Merlin was only human after all. It set off Arthur’s eyes and golden hair. He looked absolutely scrumptious. And eager for Merlin’s touch.

If Arthur were evil, Merlin would get around to magicking him back. Eventually.

Maybe. 
Merlin Emrys

Bitter Endings

Author: archaeologist_d
Title: Bitter Endings
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Merlin(unrequited)/Arthur, Arthur/Gwen
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur, Gwen
Summary: Merlin loved Arthur with everything in him. But Arthur didn’t love him back.
Word Count: 100
Camelot_drabble Prompt: Bingo 2021: friendship
Author's Notes: unbetaed,
Disclaimer: Merlin characters are the property of Shine and BBC. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
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Merlin couldn’t watch.

Gwen was a good friend, standing by him always, backing him up when he needed it most. But seeing her glide down the hall, Arthur waiting, his grin brilliant in the light as the wedding march played, was too much for Merlin to bear.

He loved Gwen, he did, as a friend.

But he loved Arthur with everything in him. His heart, his soul, his destiny.

Turning away, knowing Arthur’s joy was Merlin’s desolation, he wept at the loss. Knowing tomorrow, he’d have fake smiles and good wishes for them both.

But tonight, Merlin refused to watch. 
Merlin Emrys

Bruises

Author: archaeologist_d
Title: Bruises
Rating: R
Pairing/s: none
Character/s: Merlin, Arthur
Summary: Threatened, Merlin looked at his purple bruises and tried not to think of the night to come.
Word Count: 100
Camelot_drabble Prompt: Bingo 2021: purple
Author's Notes: unbetaed,
Disclaimer: Merlin characters are the property of Shine and BBC. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended.
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Purple surrounded his wrist, morphing into yellow and a sickly green on his arm. The noble had been anything but gentle, twisting Merlin’s arm hard, throwing him up against the wall, threatening him if he didn’t submit, promising a night of pleasure and pain.

He knew if Arthur saw the bruises, he would ask and scoff at the answer. No royal, not even Arthur, would believe him over a blooded knight.

It was just the way of things. But still, Merlin pulled down his sleeves and thought about bolt-holes and fear and magic.

And hoped that morning would come soon.