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03 January 2010 @ 02:24 pm
new beginnings: a drabble fest  


Love to write? Love to read? Come on over and participate in thefuturequeen's New Beginnings drabble fest!

How to participate:
One user posts a list of prompts, ranging from "green" to "Gwen meets Lancelot for a third time in the middle of winter." Then, other users can reply with their own drabbles.

1. The drabblefest theme is "New Beginnings," so prompts and drabbles must be directed toward post-Series Two stories.
2. All pairings and characters are allowed as long as Gwen is a prominent character.
3. Drabbles must fit into one comment. There is no minimum length for a drabble.
4. There is no limit for replies to prompts.
5. Please post your prompts and drabbles in this post.

Have fun!

Note: This will contain spoilers for Series 2.
 
 
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kePPy: Merlin: A/G b&w splicekepp0xy on January 4th, 2010 08:54 am (UTC)
# 2 - ehm, rated R-ish?
He knows Guinevere. He trusts Guinevere.

But the image of her expression as her hand rested delicately in Lancelot's, before her fingers squeezed his - in the sort of quiet affection and silent communication which Arthur had now accustomed himself to receiving - is still burned inexorably in his mind, and it drives him mad to see them together.

Guinevere is demure, and her eyes drop when Lancelot says something too forward. Arthur is nearly certain that most of her interaction with the knight is polite. Guinevere likes and trusts Lancelot - in his sane moments (Merlin would say those are increasingly rare these days) Arthur likes Lancelot, too - and she views him as a great asset to Camelot, however brief his stay is likely to be.

He is no fool. He has two eyes.

There are lingering glances. Whatever his reasons for leaving her in the forest, Lancelot had clearly arrived intent to restoke whatever flames had sparked between them at Hengist's. He had backed down, officially, with news of Arthur and Gwen's public romance. But Lancelot's eyes study, critically, where Gwen's eyes observe, curiously. There's future and possibility in the line of their shared glance that has Arthur fearing for his own.

Rage tinges Arthur's cheeks mottled red, though he knows the colour really ought to be green.

Relief is almost crippling when Guinevere appears at his chambers near midnight. He takes her to bed because she allows him to, but beneath the covers he restakes his claim upon her. He demands she say his name; he tries not to beg when he asks if she loves him. He employs his knowledge of her body to persuade her nearly to climax, only to let her drift back from it, just to take her there again while ordering that she open her eyes, that she watch the man who pleasures her. Watch the man who makes love to her, and induces her to a screaming release.

And, though he played master, he is ultimately her servant. It's there, in the way her fingers stroke soothingly across his slick skin when they're done. In how her lips dust across the curves of his ear, as she voluntarily repeats the words he had earlier demanded in her honest whisper that tickles right down and around his heart. It eases the aching throb of his jealousy, this familiar and tender intimacy.

Shame burns his cheeks then, and she laughs, calls him daft, before she declares that she will show him exactly how deeply her love for him goes.

Edited at 2010-01-04 08:58 am (UTC)
Danielle: [CELEB] Hussy & Angelatomic89 on January 4th, 2010 09:12 am (UTC)
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish?
Lovely ♥, especially the last line - I'm totally loving the idea of Gwen calling Arthur daft :D
kePPy: Merlin: A/G drawn widekepp0xy on January 4th, 2010 10:06 am (UTC)
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish?
Thank you! I think Gwen will very likely call Arthur "daft" and variations thereof quite frequently over their time together ;D Or at least, I hope she does.
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish? - til_tomorrow on January 5th, 2010 08:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish? - kepp0xy on January 6th, 2010 08:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
That's a French-ass name, Nicolette!mancalahour on January 4th, 2010 09:40 am (UTC)
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish?
HOLY CHEESE!

Don't ask me where that came from.

Um. K. Hi, this was sexy as hell. Artie being all, 'say mah name, bitch.' Guh. Totally canon.
kePPy: Merlin: A/G b&w splicekepp0xy on January 4th, 2010 10:10 am (UTC)
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish?
... Holey cheese comes from Switzerland. BADUM-BUM-CH. And just like that, I've given you yet another brilliant pun. Ish.

NGL, jealous!Arthur is very interesting to play with. His honour and love for Gwen (and how he constantly wants to do right by her) war quite viciously with his jealousy and insecurity.

And somehow your comments puts me in mind of Destiny's Child. ... *sidles over to YT*
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish? - mancalahour on January 4th, 2010 10:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
robinmarianrobinmarian on January 4th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish?
Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!!!! OMG! Kelly!!! I don't know what to say bb so let me just sing for you instead....

If I were a boy... even just for a day... nananananana....



kePPy: Merlin: Arthur/Gwenkepp0xy on January 4th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
And so the Destiny's Child/Beyonce theme continues
LOLOLOLOLOL. Er... thanks? ;D ♥
I'm feelin' younger, it's better than wiser: She's not yoursmustbethursday3 on January 5th, 2010 06:58 am (UTC)
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish?
God Damn! I was just about to leave, (drabbles...I could get lost in drabbles) and then I started this and had to read it all. Wow...now THAT'S Arwen - hot, tender, desperate and aching....

It just leaves me with the burning question 'why on earth do they insist on Merlin being a children's show?'
Trinhcrazy_in_lost on January 5th, 2010 06:59 am (UTC)
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish?
Maybe we'll get a spin-off that's geared toward older audiences. :P
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish? - mustbethursday3 on January 5th, 2010 07:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish? - mustbethursday3 on January 5th, 2010 07:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
kePPy: Merlin: A/G second kiss; in this wakingkepp0xy on January 6th, 2010 08:54 am (UTC)
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish?
*L* thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed this :]
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kePPy: Merlin: A/G support you alwayskepp0xy on January 6th, 2010 09:12 am (UTC)
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish?
Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed this! In all honesty, it's the balance that draws me to Gwen & Arthur as a pairing: that even when things get dark, their affection will keep them from going over the edge, as it did here. ♥
felix aeternus: Arthur - Legendfelix_aeternus on January 5th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
*FLAAAAAAAAIIIILLLLLLLL*
WOAH MAH GAWD, BB, I knew to expect great things from you but I'm just blown out of my mind! OMG, ARTHURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. my heart broke for him a hundred times through this, and his attempts of *reclaiming* her, then the shame of having ever doubted her, OMG. WHAT IS THIS FICLET IF NOT PERFECTION. JKLHKJAHHSSALJKHSHJK.
kePPy: Merlin: Arthur/Gwenkepp0xy on January 6th, 2010 09:17 am (UTC)
Re: *FLAAAAAAAAIIIILLLLLLLL*
w00t! thank you for calling them "attempts" because that's what they were - there was no reason to reclaim anything. Gwen was always his. ANYWAY, this comment totally made me smile, so thank you and I'm so so glad you enjoyed ♥!
dfriendly: GwenxArthurxLancelot: Who will win?dfriendly on January 6th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish?
GAH!

Loved the intensity with Arthur possessing her and especially the relieving sweetness following it.
It's there, in the way her fingers stroke soothingly across his slick skin when they're done. In how her lips dust across the curves of his ear, as she voluntarily repeats the words he had earlier demanded in her honest whisper that tickles right down and around his heart. It eases the aching throb of his jealousy, this familiar and tender intimacy.

I also like the acknowledgment that Arthur actually likes Lancelot (even if he might try to resist it). Because I am a semi-closeted fan of Arthur/Lancelot friendship and even if I sometimes don't like him for threatening the A/G & am not a fan of the 'dying a thousand deaths' etc... he's still a nice guy & I like Arthur & him being all brothers-in-arms-y
Re: # 2 - ehm, rated R-ish? - kepp0xy on January 6th, 2010 09:22 am (UTC) (Expand)