04 March 2013 @ 11:23 am
Fic: Amnesia  
Author: jelazakazone
Title: Amnesia
Rating: PG
Pairing/s: Merlin/Arthur
Summary: Arthur can’t remember.
Word Count: 150
Prompt: #47:memories
Author's Notes: This is a continuation of Waiting to Exhale, now from Arthur’s pov. Unbetad.

Arthur shivered, his wet clothing hanging uncomfortably.

“You called me, Arthur,” he said uncertainly to the man who’d just pulled him from the water. “Do I know you?”

“Er, I’m Merlin.” Choking back a sob, he said, “Do you not remember?”

Arthur slowly shook his head. He couldn’t remember anything. He wasn’t even sure his name was Arthur. He wrapped his arms around his sides, trying to reduce his shivering, trying to hold himself together, as though he would fall apart otherwise.

Merlin reached out as though to put his hand on Arthur’s shoulder and then let his arm drop. “We’ve got to get you into some dry clothes and warmed up. I’ll take you to my place.”

Merlin paddled them to the shore, dragging his little canoe onto shore. Arthur followed him, curious. There was something about him, something he couldn’t put his finger on, but he trusted Merlin.
Bunny: Arthur at windowbunnysworld on March 4th, 2013 05:37 pm (UTC)
I love this. Even though he can't remember a thing, he knows he can trust Merlin.
Terrifyingly Friendly: Arthurjelazakazone on March 4th, 2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I like to think it's about the only thing he knows right now.
47eleven: Merlin and Arthur47eleven on March 4th, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
Wonderful sweetie :)
Terrifyingly Friendlyjelazakazone on March 4th, 2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks, darling! Glad you enjoyed it.
I just hope there's another Arnold where I go next: Merlin: old merlin omg!exx_cecilegr on March 5th, 2013 02:35 am (UTC)
I love this. <3
Terrifyingly Friendlyjelazakazone on March 5th, 2013 02:40 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad. Thank you. I was wondering if it would work with the first piece since the first one was so atmospheric. I want to continue to explore this 'verse, which I may do alongside my PL fic since they are totally different eras.
millionstar: (Colin: Merlinlips)millionstar on March 5th, 2013 03:01 am (UTC)
The inherent trust Arthur has despite the amnesia gives the reader hope, thank you for that.

Really enjoyed this.
Terrifyingly Friendlyjelazakazone on March 5th, 2013 03:24 am (UTC)
Yay! Thanks. I am so glad you enjoyed this:D I hope to play with this 'verse a bit over the next few months as I write PL.
archaeologist_d: Merlin Emrysarchaeologist_d on March 5th, 2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, poor Arthur and worse, poor Merlin. I liked how Arthur trusted him even if he didn't know him.
Terrifyingly Friendlyjelazakazone on March 5th, 2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
I know! Poor Merlin. As in your fic, it's always worst for Merlin.

I think there has to be a bond, somehow between them, even if Arthur can't remember.