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29 April 2013 @ 04:05 pm
Fic: Stumble Into Destiny  
Author: brunettepet
Title: Slip Into Destiny
Rating: G
Pairing/s: Arthur/Merlin
Character/s: Arthur, Merlin
Summary: Merlin would spill his drink on this biggest arse at the club.
Warnings: Excessive cheese
Word Count: 488
Prompt: Blue
Author's Notes: I apologize for the title and pretty much everything else

The club was crowded and steamy. A loud bass line thumped right along with the pounding in Merlin’s head. His drink had been an electric blue that was now staining a fit blonde’s white Oxford. Merlin dabbed ineffectually at the soaked shirt, not meeting the other man’s eyes, red faced with embarrassment.

“Sorry,” he yelled, straining to be heard over the music, patting at the man’s chest, eyes focused on the pebbled nipples now visible through the soaked cloth. “I tripped on something. Sorry.”

“Your own drunken idiot feet most likely,” the blonde growled, pushing Merlin’s hand away. “Where should I send the dry cleaning bill, then, or more likely the bill for replacing this shirt?”

A flare of anger ignited and Merlin huffed, indignant, “Hey, no need for name calling. I said I was sorry. I’ll be happy to pay for the dry cleaning.”

“And what should I do in the mean time, walk about in this?” The man waved a hand over his ruined shirt. He looked at Merlin’s torso and gave an unpleasant smirk. “Give me your shirt. I can’t walk around like this.”

Merlin crossed his arms across his chest and glared. He’d gotten this T at an early Deathcab gig and he wasn’t giving it up without a fight. “Not likely. You couldn’t fit in this on a bet. You’ve got two stone on me.”

The blonde’s eyes narrowed dangerously, “Are you calling me fat?”

“No but I am calling you an arse. I’m not going bare chested just so you can make a point. You’d look even stupider in this shirt.”

“So now you’re saying I look stupid?”

“Well, you look like you spilled a drink all down your front so, yes, I’d say you look a bit stupid and you’re behaving like an arsehole so you’re acting the part, too. Give me your phone so I can give you my contact info and we can end this and move on.” Merlin made a grabby motion with his hand. The man just stared back.

“Phone. Now,” Merlin gritted out. This guy was getting on his last nerve.

The man pulled out an iPhone and handed it over.

Merlin punched in his contact information and gave it back, turning to the bar to get a refill. He really, really needed that drink now.

“Merlin? Your name is Merlin?” The man laughed incredulously.

Merlin spun back, “Yes, my name is Merlin, what of it?”

The blonde held up his hands in a placating manner, his scowl replaced by a bright smile. “No, see, I’m Arthur. It’s a funny coincidence, isn’t it?”

Merlin waited a beat before relaxing into a smile of his own. This Arthur was a jerk but he was a very handsome, well built jerk. “I don’t believe in coincidences. I think this might be destiny. Drink?”

Arthur laughed and clapped him on the shoulder, steering them both toward the crowded bar.
From a little spark may burst a mighty flamedante_s_hell on April 29th, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
I liked this very much! Thanks for sharing!
brunettepetbrunettepet on April 30th, 2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading!
millionstar: (Colin: I'll Be In my Bunk)millionstar on April 30th, 2013 01:18 am (UTC)
"Are you calling me fat?”

“No but I am calling you an arse."


The banter, oh wow, this was a blast to read. Thanks for posting!
brunettepetbrunettepet on April 30th, 2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
*grins* Thanks!
Destiny & Chicken: Arthur Simpletondestiny_chicken on April 30th, 2013 02:20 am (UTC)
Loved it! How Arthur-like to demand Merlin's shirt to wear! I started grinning at the warning for excessive cheese and didn't stop until it was over--wish there was more!
brunettepetbrunettepet on April 30th, 2013 02:16 pm (UTC)
It is really cheesy but I'm glad you liked it!
47eleven47eleven on April 30th, 2013 03:01 am (UTC)
This is very nice!
brunettepetbrunettepet on April 30th, 2013 02:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
lullabylily: Merlin_breakfastlullabylily on April 30th, 2013 07:21 am (UTC)
Awesome! I love that Arthur had the gall to demand Merlin give him his shirt, and Merlin's not having any of it. Destiny, definitely, but they're going to drive each other a bit crazy first <3
brunettepetbrunettepet on April 30th, 2013 02:17 pm (UTC)
They are going to poke at one another until they fall in love!
XRosheen: Arthur|Merlin: A new Dawnsallyna_smile on April 30th, 2013 09:26 am (UTC)
Well, Merlin's name saved his own arse this time XD
brunettepetbrunettepet on April 30th, 2013 02:17 pm (UTC)
I bet Arthur is still going to demand payment for the dry cleaning bill!
i'm glad you're here, merlinandiwould on April 30th, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
Ohh, this was precious, loved the banter!

And yes, you should apolgise, but for not writing more often! This was great, I hope you do it more from now on ^^
brunettepetbrunettepet on April 30th, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you. This was a fun experiment and I'm going to try my hand at the next prompt. We'll see what happens.
aeris444: gwaineaeris444 on May 1st, 2013 03:09 pm (UTC)
Great first meeting!

I've loved it!
brunettepetbrunettepet on May 1st, 2013 03:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Silent Thinker: m/a touching me?inspired_being on May 2nd, 2013 01:30 pm (UTC)
Adoring Merlin standing up to Arthur and demanding he give him his phone. Arthur was being quite the prat and to think Merlin only had to say his name to get Arthur to be pleasant xP Great job!
brunettepetbrunettepet on May 2nd, 2013 02:40 pm (UTC)
You're right, Arthur was being a total prat! Thanks for reading!
archaeologist_d: Merlin hatarchaeologist_d on May 2nd, 2013 08:22 pm (UTC)
That was cute. I liked how Merlin wasn't going to back down. :D
brunettepetbrunettepet on May 2nd, 2013 11:24 pm (UTC)
You know how Merlin hates a bully! Thanks for reading.
bumerbmwbumerbmw on May 7th, 2013 09:50 am (UTC)
modern retelling of Merlin. Lovely!
brunettepetbrunettepet on May 7th, 2013 02:48 pm (UTC)