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11 September 2013 @ 12:17 am
Second Nature  
Author: candymacaron
Title: Second Nature
Rating: G
Pairing/s: None
Character/s: Merlin
Summary: Merlin makes magic.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 179
Prompt: 74 Warm
Author's Notes: Writers block is an evil curse. So, here's a tiny dragon.

Merlin bolted the door to his chamber shut and listened to the calming hum of silence.

He pulled out three logs from a basket. Heaped them into a stack in the hearth and breathed an incantation that had become second nature to him.

Golden sparks danced in Merlin's palm, the beast fluttering to life. He caged it between his hands, admiring it's heat before placing the creature ceremoniously into the hearth.

The fire dragon stared up at him with ember eyes. It flapped its wings, sending a gust of ash billowing through the air.

With whispered words of encouragement from Merlin, the tiny dragon turned circles on the white birch logs. Yawing in a burst of flame, before curling into a deep sleep that warmed his entire chamber.

archaeologist_d: Merlin Emrysarchaeologist_d on September 10th, 2013 05:14 pm (UTC)
I like the imagery of it. I could really picture it!
candymacaron on September 11th, 2013 08:36 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
osky291osky291 on September 10th, 2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
'Merlin makes magic' indeed. Really nice piece of writing!
candymacaron on September 11th, 2013 08:37 am (UTC)
Very kind of you! Super unmotivated to write this week so I'm happy it worked. :)
brunettepetbrunettepet on September 10th, 2013 07:56 pm (UTC)
What a cool, well executed idea!
candymacaron on September 11th, 2013 08:38 am (UTC)
Thank you! Inspired by Merlin's fire dragon for Arthur in the last episode. :)
alba: Merlin Merlin magic staffalba17 on September 10th, 2013 08:35 pm (UTC)
Adorable. Love when Merlin does little cute magical things like this.
karuvapattakaruvapatta on September 10th, 2013 08:58 pm (UTC)
Aww, what a lovely image!
candymacaron on September 11th, 2013 08:38 am (UTC)
Thanks very much. :)
k_nightfox: Merlin Ssn1k_nightfox on September 11th, 2013 05:51 am (UTC)
Gorgeous imagery <3
candymacaron on September 11th, 2013 08:38 am (UTC)
Thank you, glad you enjoyed. :)
47eleven47eleven on September 11th, 2013 11:11 am (UTC)
clea2011: Merlinclea2011 on September 22nd, 2013 12:22 am (UTC)
That's a lovely image :) Nice drabble.
candymacaron on September 22nd, 2013 01:39 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's a little short, but I'm really glad you think it worked. :D