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16 October 2009 @ 11:48 pm
Gwen Battle; Summer '09 - Master Fic Post  

I'd just like to say, on behalf of kepp0xy and myself, how amazing this Gwen Battle has been. As you'll see from all the stories below the following cuts, there have been a lot of submissions, and this is just the fiction side of things. The art will be coming up in the next couple of days. I hope this helps people to find those stories they may have missed, and here's to more in the future! ♥

Title: Of Swords and Needles
Author: maroon_sue
Prompt: A-10 - girl!knight
Rating/Warnings: PG [Pre-series, a tomboy-ish Gwen?]
Summary: Gwen challenged a boy to a sword fight.

Title: The Strings of Time
Author: fashi0n_mistake
Prompt: A-22 - harp
Rating/Warnings: G
Summary: The calluses on her hands tell the story of how her life has changed.

Title: Guinevere
Author: ebonystar
Prompt: A-35 - "And as for accomplishments, I just did what I had to as things came along." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Rating/Warnings: U/G
Summary: Gwen realises that things are changing in the kingdom, through little things she does without thinking each day. This leads her to think, and ponder, exactly how she sees herself.

Title: Through Dreams She Soars
Author: ebonystar
Prompt: A-43 - Dream - Priscilla Ahn
Rating/Warnings: U/G
Summary: Her dreams have spanned her entire life...

Title: in this state she gallops
Author: la_esmeralda_
Prompt: A-32 - Gwen learns magic (note: prompted as "any pairing")
Rating/Warnings: PG [Gwen, Merlin, Morgana - hints of OT3]
Summary: The one where Gwen's bffs teach her magic.

Title: The Ties That Bind
Author: ebonystar
Prompt: E-5 - chains
Rating/Warnings: U/G [Gwen/Merlin friendship]
Summary: Gwen muses over the chains that have bound her both to Camelot and Merlin.

Title: Routine
Author: insideminds
Prompt: A-2 - the best time of the day
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: There's something to be said about early morning in Camelot.

Title: The Opposite of Work
Author: sophinsba
Prompt: A-7 - unravel
Rating/Warnings: G [Spoilers for 1x12]
Summary: Gwen helps Morgana with her needlework.

Title: High School, Camelot
Prompt: B-26 - Camelot in 2009
Rating/Warnings: PG-13 [Some foul language]
Summary: The Arthurian legend retold in a modern setting through the eyes of Gwen.

Title: pay my respects to grace and virtue
Author: magneticwave
Prompt: B-9 - Gwen and Morgana ruling together - Over Camelot or some other place. (note: prompted as a Gwen/Morgana AU)
Rating/Warnings: PG [Angst. Touch-and-go at points.]
Summary: “Thank you, my lady,” Gwen says, and leaves before her voice cracks. She thinks, as she bows away, that she might hate this Camelot a little bit more than the one she left.
Author's Notes: The format is weird for this, as it is written backwards. I thought it might suit the nature of Morgana's visions, in an artsy, pretentious sort of way. Sort of follows the prompt, as it is mostly about the end of the era that the prompt outlines.

Title: Supernatural Legends (1/?)
Author: notoriousreign
Prompt: A-39, B-4 (blended) - Morgana turns evil and leaves Camelot. Gwen goes with her. (note: prompted as "any pairing"), AU/xover with Supernatural, Sam and Dean end up at a haunted castle in the UK - Gwen in the ghost, or Gwen is the good spirit trying to protect visitors from an evil spirit.
Rating/Warnings: PG-13 [Supernatural Crossover - spoilers for season 4]
Summary: Sam and Dean Winchester find themselves in the past where the legends of King Arthur are real and still happening. There's something evil going on but will they be able to stop everything in time without ruining things?

Title: Glimpses
Author: midniterose
Prompt: C-33 - glimpses
Rating/Warnings: PG [Gwen/Arthur]
Summary: Gwen and Arthur have been stealing looks from each other.

Title: Untitled
Author: exoticrooftile
Prompt: B-8 - Gwen/Arthur AU
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: Tom was never killed, Gwen takes Athur home for dinner.

Title: Periphery
Author: ebonystar
Prompt: C-43 - The Golden Floor
Rating/Warnings: U/G
Summary: How the prince may see Gwen, and how it affects him.

Title: Back to the Future
Author: exoticrooftile
Prompt:A-33 - "A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon." ~ Arnold Haultain
Rating/Warnings: PG

Title: and that was the turning point
Author: magneticwave
Prompt: A-20 - Gwen gets a makeover.
Rating/Warnings: PG [Crack]
Summary: “It’s just a dress, Gwen,” Arthur says, and he firmly believes that until he comes around the corner of the changing screen and finds her, hands full of laces, attempting to tug it off.

Title: Soothing Touch
Author: dfriendly
Prompt: C-26 - touch
Rating/Warnings: T [Fluff]
Summary: Gwen and Arthur lie in bed one hot summer night.

Title: It was Gwen's nature to do what was necessary
Author: exoticrooftile
Prompt: "As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to as things came along." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.
Rating/Warnings: PG-13 [Also Gwen/Lancelot - Mentions of 1.10, follows the path we know the legends will take]

Title: Three times Arthur did not kiss Gwen when it was raining, and three times he did
Author: kepp0xy
Prompt: C-19 - kisses in the rain
Rating/Warnings: G [Angst, hurt/comfort, lots of fluff]
Summary: Title is self-explanatory. ;)

Title: What happens on wedding night...
Author: misspopuri
Prompt: C-1 - wedding night
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: Arthur and Gwen are getting married. Gwen and Morgana talk about what happens on the wedding night. Morgana foresees a baby in Gwen's future.

Title: A kiss on my lips
Author: misspopuri
Prompt: C-7 - tremble
Rating/Warnings: G
Summary: A simple kiss on the lips leaves doubts in Gwen's mind.

Title: Lighten Up, Gwen
Author: misspopuri
Prompt: C-29 - teasing and playing
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: Gwen is writing in her diary when Arthur comes up to surprise her.

Title: Forget the Laundry
Author: misspopuri
Prompt: C-35 - first encounters
Rating/Warnings: PG-13 [Some nudity]
Summary: Gwen gets more than she bargains for when she walks into the bath to find Arthur.

Title: Who's Your Daddy?
Author: misspopuri
Prompt: C-39 - can't keep their hands off each other but try to keep it a secret
Rating/Warnings: M/NC-17
Summary: Arthur and Gwen try to hide the growing attraction between them, but they secretly do things that would be blasphemous in the eyes of God.

Title: Cries Over Spilled Milk
Author: misspopuri
Prompt: C-40 - Morgana and Arthur trade servants for a week
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: Arthur has made a bet with Morgana that Gwen is a far better servant than Merlin.

Title: Unfaithful
Author: misspopuri
Prompt: C-41 - 20 reasons (give or take) to be unfaithful
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: Gwen tries to think of reasons why she should be unfaithful to Arthur.

Title: Notice the Bird
Author: misspopuri
Prompt: C-25 - notice
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: It was the bird on the apron of the dress that attracted Arthur to Gwen.

Title: Calming Influence
Author: misspopuri
Prompt: C-14 - the man Gwen sees inside
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: Arthur wants to know what Gwen meant by "the man he is inside".

Title: For Respect and Love
Author: misspopuri
Prompt: C-28 - fighting with swords
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: Gwen is a talented blacksmith, but did you also know that she can fight? Gwen takes a stand against Arthur's bullying. How will that play out?

Title: The Man Inside
Author: midniterose
Prompt: C-14 - the man Gwen sees inside
Rating/Warnings: PG [Death and violence]
Summary: Gwen remembers the battle at Ealdor.

Title: This Is Not A Love Story
Author: fashi0n_mistake
Prompt: C-41 - 20 reasons (give or take) to be unfaithful
Rating/Warnings: PG [...Angsty? Implied slash. Implied Character Death]
Summary: They were not wed out of love.

Title: Soon Enough
Author: sophinisba
Prompt: C-38 - campfire
Rating/Warnings: G [Spoilers for episode 1x10]
Summary: Merlin and Morgana leave Gwen and Arthur alone at the campfire.

Title: Silence
Author: blackmamba_esq
Prompt: C-34 - lessons
Rating/Warnings: NC 17 [Strong sexual content, mild BDSM (silence, immobility)]
Summary: Arthur teaches Gwen the art of being pleasured like a lady.

Title: Ever Mine
Author: blackmamba_esq
Prompt: C-2 - we speak in whispers
Rating/Warnings: PG-13 [Off Canon, Dark Fic, Violent Imagery, Sexual References ]
Summary: This is the type of thing your father says can never hurt you.

Title: Breathless
Author: ebonystar
Prompt: F-2 - letting go
Rating/Warnings: 12/PG-13
Summary: Wherein Gwen allows one night to take Lancelot in her arms, with the knowledge that when the morning comes, they must part.

Title: and the hand of the watchmen
Author: magneticwave
Prompt: F-3 - Glass - Bat For Lashes
Rating/Warnings: PG [Crack]
Summary: “Listen,” interrupts Merlin, standing up and getting that look in his eye, the I May Actually Have a Spine expression that he bears whenever Arthur is being a prat, “Gwen and I are going to go save our friend. Past telling us where this mysterious glass castle is, you don’t have to be involved.”
Author's Notes: This is total crack, somewhat inspired by my rereading of The Once and Future King and opinions therin. This song legit almost made me cry. I apologize to whomever prompted this and expected some hardcore angst. Maybe post-battle I’ll write some, yes?

Title: Lancelot Returns
Author: dfriendly
Prompt: I-4 - love triangle (Arthur's jealous)
Rating/Warnings: PG [Spoilers for S1]
Summary: Lancelot has returned to Camelot, stirring up the subject of a past flirtation with Gwen. When Arthur learns of it, he is irked by the knowledge, but he doesn't really know why.

Title: Ostriches Are Not the Only Enemy
Author: la_esmeralda_
Prompt: D-6 - future visions of Gwen
Rating/Warnings: PG [Fluffy crack, angst]
Summary: Morgana foresuffers an awful lot. Fortunately, Gwen's armed with a notebook.

Title: escape from the nunnery
Author: exoticrooftile
Prompt: A-42 - escape from a nunnery (note: prompted as "any pairing")
Rating/Warnings: PG-13

Title: The Way We Kissed
Author: fashi0n_mistake
Prompt: D-2 - letting go
Rating/Warnings: G
Summary: Gwen must let the Morgana's memory go. That doesn't mean it's an easy thing to do.

Title: No Longer Do I Find Joy In Your Eyes
Author: fashi0n_mistake
Prompt: D-15 - "The two women exchanged the kind of glance women use when no knife is handy." ~ Ellery Queen
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: Where once there was love, now there is only hatred.

Title: Autumn Days Have Come
Author: fashi0n_mistake
Prompt: D-9 - of days past
Rating/Warnings: PG-13
Summary: As the end draws near, Gwen retreats into herself and her memories.

Title: Untitled
Author: exoticrooftile
Prompt: H-2 - "Women keep a special corner of their hearts for sins they have never committed." ~ Cornelia Otis Skinner
Rating/Warnings: R [Gwen/Uther, one-sided]

Title: Spring Bloom
Author: kepp0xy
Prompt: E-8 - bloom
Rating/Warnings: G [Fluff and romance]
Summary: After saving Camelot, Merlin and Gwen unwind in each other's company.

Title: Magic Soak in my Spine
Prompt: I-9 - day and night
Rating/Warnings: PG-13 [Somewhat angsty in places, presumerably pre-series-ish]
Summary: Arthur frowns, and wishes (a bit prattishly, so maybe Merlin is right) for the days when he could give Morgana a good ribbing and she would dish it back. Now all she does is blink at him, a bit owlishly, and go back to her weaving.
Author's Notes: Not quite OT3 as much as a triangle of interdependency; not so much day and night as other things; but altogether, I think the prompt has been fulfilled. Arthur’s voice is fun and I made him a total sap and I feel a bit bad about that. Ah, well.

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blackmamba_esq: gwen3blackmamba_esq on October 16th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
Hey there! Thanks for putting this together. I just wanted to let you know that the name of my submission was Silence, not Submission. Also, I posted another fic called Ever Mine in response to the “We speak in whispers.”Arthur/Gwen prompt. If I overlooked it or tagged it incorrectly, I apologize.

Thanks again! :)
Shakespeare aka Kimberley: Merlin; Gwenshakespeare on October 17th, 2009 07:00 am (UTC)
Gah. I knew that I'd miss some. I really hope there's no one else's that I missed. It took me ages last night and by the end I think I was getting word blindness. Ahem. :o) I'm not sure if you tagged it correctly, I probably missed it - I tried to get everyone's in, but I have a feeling there may be more I missed. I really hope not, though.

Thanks for the heads up. ♥
That's a French-ass name, Nicolette!: Merlin - becomemancalahour on October 21st, 2009 10:59 am (UTC)
As a new member of Merlin fandom, I just want to thank you for all the work this must have taken. I do so love a consolidated list of fic at my fingertips. ♥