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12 May 2012 @ 10:03 pm
In the Night  
Author: mara93
Title: In the night
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Arthur,Guinevere
Summary: There is one kind of whisper, and then another…
Warnings: none
Word Count: 337
Prompt: Whispers in the Night
Author's Notes: Another wonderful prompt!



In the Night

It cannot be said that during the day there is none. Between meetings of council and throne sittings he will covertly encircle her waist with his fingers, blow words into her ear. They’re called whispers, having to do with things he’d rather others not overhear. During the day this means mostly political feelings that he has no care to share with someone else. It is just for his partner.

However, during the night, once the moon has flown into the sky and the stars have enchanted the earth with their light, the whispers are not so regal, instead intimate.

They each feel a little dazzle of heart when the night produces a showering of light, when the stars are so abundant that the sky is almost white. So after another war, in which the fighting has finally ended, leading to another kingdom to be united into the peaceful Albion circle, he is home and they escape.

Together they feel spontaneous delinquency as they gather the blankets, escape the walls. Running into the night like young children, feet bared, they laugh, tickle along the way. The moon above seems just as whimsical, a silvery glow at its trough that is the vision of a smile.

The stars hypnotize their eyes, send flashes of illumination that play upon their forms as clothing is shed. They dance underneath it, feeling the touch of each other’s revealed body. They breathe against each other. Whisper. Talk of love. Talk of passion. Teases to the ear of just a touch of naughtiness. Their lips elicit it all. They culminate. Together. They lay. A coil of satiation.

After all, it is what marriage is about, at its most pinnacle point. Not the kinds of whispers kings and queens utter during the day of political necessities. But the kind they utter during the night, alone, under a volley of stars, outside with nature, a whispering of lips.

A whispering of not King Arthur and Queen Guinevere.

But simply the man Arthur and his lady,

Guinevere.
 
 
Neyahneyah444 on May 13th, 2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
Very beautiful and poetical. You described their love perfectly!
mara: fierce red pendragonsmara93 on May 16th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
Oh thank you! The prompt and characters are so inspiring for me.
Yennyyenny2206 on May 13th, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
Well done hon.

After all, it is what marriage is about, at its most pinnacle point. Not the kinds of whispers kings and queens utter during the day of political necessities. But the kind they utter during the night, alone, under a volley of stars, outside with nature, a whispering of lips.
mara: fierce red pendragonsmara93 on May 16th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!
you light the skyms_notebook on May 14th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, this is beautifully written. The imagery and lush language just jumps out at me like stars. Speaking of stars, I just love the way you use stars in this drabble. Everything is surreal and magical, the way the night is their refuge, the only time that they can be themselves and really love each other, whisper their vows and truths, anything.

Such a poignant piece, I don't even know how to describe how much I liked it. It's gorgeous <3
mara: fierce red pendragonsmara93 on May 16th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
Oh wow. Such kind lovely feedback again. I kind of love the stars so glad you liked them in this. And you conveyed beautifully exactly what I wanted to show.

Thank you so much!
bluemagicrosebluemagicrose on May 15th, 2012 06:01 pm (UTC)
Wow. Beautiful. Just beautiful.
mara: fierce red pendragonsmara93 on May 16th, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
Ah, thank you!
(ノ⊙ω⊙)ノ~『✧~~✧』fuckyeah on May 16th, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
Wonderful imagery like always! Those last lines say so much!
mara: Merlin Gwen hug animmara93 on May 18th, 2012 06:04 am (UTC)
Ah, the lovely comment about the imagery makes me smile big. And yay, the last lines worked. Thanks!

Edited at 2012-05-18 06:05 am (UTC)
Millyyllimilly on May 17th, 2012 12:13 am (UTC)
This was simple and beautiful at once, and I must say my favorite part were the last three lines.

Very nice read :)

-Milly
mara: MaraJademara93 on May 18th, 2012 06:07 am (UTC)
Ah, that was the balance I felt and wanted. Glad the last lines worked. Thanks so much for the lovely comments!
archaeologist_d: Merlin heroic Arthurarchaeologist_d on May 17th, 2012 12:33 am (UTC)
That was very sweet. Well done.
mara: Fierce Arthur Merlin yellow surroundingmara93 on May 18th, 2012 06:07 am (UTC)
Ah, thanks!
Deborah Henning-Huff: Rose Beautyhogwartsvixxxen on May 18th, 2012 06:01 am (UTC)
Arthur/Guinevere isn't my pairing of choice but I took a chance and I loved it. The characterazation and the romance wasjust amazing as was the imagery. Well done. ♥ *hugs* :)
mara: old typewritermara93 on May 18th, 2012 06:14 am (UTC)
Ah, I have so much respect and appreciation for people who take a chance on what they read. Per show I'm pretty much cannon on the relationships, but honestly in fic I really enjoy reading a lot of friendship, but also slash Arthur/Merlin because I think it shows some of the best writing of their characters. So when someone takes a chance on A/G it makes me happy. :)

I'm glad those parts worked because they're vital to me when I write. Thanks so much! On a little side note, this community is so awesome!

And *Hugs!*
Deborah Henning-Huff: Bear Hughogwartsvixxxen on May 18th, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you. ♥ Well I know how hard authors work so I try and read what I can, also to open my own eyes. I might be missing a great pairing. *hugs* :)