10 February 2014 @ 09:43 am
Author: brunettepet
Title: Trigger
Rating: G
Pairing/s: None
Character/s: Merlin
Warnings: Slight angst
Word Count: 100
Prompt: 95, One Direction's "Strong"

The song came on over the supermarket speakers as Merlin was reading the active ingredients on a spray bottle of bathroom cleaner. He fought back the threatening tears as he stood clutching his basket. It was almost ridiculous how a song could cut him to the bone.

“Damn,” he muttered, blinking. This hadn’t happened since the early 90’s and then it had been nearly three years of fighting back sobs every time he heard the intro music to “Wind Beneath My Wings.” That damn song had been everywhere. He’d had to stop using elevators.

He hoped “Strong” faded much quicker.
clea2011: Merlinclea2011 on February 10th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
Aww, poor Merlin. Hopefully Arthur will return to him soon. Heartbreaking, yet the line about the elevators made me smile! :)
brunettepetbrunettepet on February 10th, 2014 11:55 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that line made you smile.

Thanks for reading.
candymacaron on February 11th, 2014 07:05 am (UTC)
I enjoyed the scene, and could feel Merlin's embarrassment over almost crying in public because of a song. X)

Edited at 2014-02-11 07:06 am (UTC)
brunettepetbrunettepet on February 11th, 2014 11:34 am (UTC)
I bet it would be mortifying.

Thanks for reading.
osky291osky291 on February 12th, 2014 02:26 pm (UTC)
Aaah its sweet torture when a song that makes you feel so much gets stuck in your head. I can undersrand his worry. Good one!
brunettepetbrunettepet on February 12th, 2014 03:06 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Thanks for reading.
Emilyrottencreampuff on February 12th, 2014 09:21 pm (UTC)
Poor Merlin. For his sake, hopefully the song will fade away, as songs that remind someone of something sad are not fun to hear.
brunettepetbrunettepet on February 16th, 2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
This song doesn't seem like it will linger, but you're right it's sad to randomly be pulled back into a melancholy memory.

Thanks for reading.
aeris444: gwaineaeris444 on February 16th, 2014 02:10 pm (UTC)
I think I already told you how much I love when you write short drabbles! You're really good at it!

This one was so heartreaking but so beautifully written!
brunettepetbrunettepet on February 16th, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're enjoying the drabbles. They're an excellent writing exercise.

Thanks for the nice compliment!
aeris444: gwaineaeris444 on February 16th, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC)
I love writing 100 words drabbles, too! I think I'll do it with the Valentine's Day prompt on Merlin writers!