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just wrote over 2k words of more Prince-verse. God, it's SUCH a long road to get Merlin and Arthur back together in this blasted thing! I wanted to manage it by my big fat 4th of July Nerd Weekend Bash, but that's not gonna happen. Well, maybe. If we slam it all out like robots. At least I know people will like this part I wrote, and the rest of their road back together is full of things I'm kind of excited about because I know people will really like them.

When we conceived of the whole Sophia thing, I was sort of psyched at the prospect of trolling the shit out of our readers. Like obviously I don't mean it in a malicious way, but the people who read these fics exclusively for a WHAM BAM THANK YOU MAAM FLUFF EXPERIENCE probably weren't gonna appreciate it, you know? (I am definitely one of those people for other fics, so don't take this as an insult.) And in such a slash-heavy fandom, writing explicit HET is kind of this weird... almost... deliberate provocation. You know? Am I making sense?

Anyway I was looking forward to messing with people the teeniest bit, making them read some slightly hard things that maybe they wouldn't know what to think about... But the process of writing it was just HARD. ARGH. It coincided with too many bad things for me and psmithery. We put it off for as long as we could and then it sort of broke me for a couple of days.

I'm better, obviously, and it actually helped me write my pthon entry I think, but there's just the big part of me that's looking at our elaborate story diagram and the journey we've laid out and I just want to throw up my hands and write, like:

"Merlin, what are you doing on my doorstep in the rain in the middle of the night? You'll catch your death of cold!" Arthur bundled Merlin in and gave him a blanket after Merlin shucked out of his wet clothes.

"I love you, and I've always loved you, Arthur!" he said.

"Oh Merlin, I love you as well!" Arthur said.

Then they kissed and had sex. And the next day they came out to everyone and everyone was happy for them. Then a few years later they got married. Arthur wore a white tux. "You're a dirty liar, Pendragon," Merlin said, looking him up and down.

Arthur waggled his eyebrows. "Wait 'til you see what I've got on underneath. It's all in white, too."



Jun. 24th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
Also, BWAHAHA, your alternate Prince story! *cuddles it*
Jun. 24th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
Yes. So Arthur had been wearing brocade and lace garters and stockings and corset underneath his white tux, which looked quite the picture, and had Merlin practically done at the sight of him, but the problem was that, Merlin had only ever unlatched one bra in his life, let along dealt with things like stockings, and although he could mostly leave it all *on* and still *get* to Arthur, Merlin wanted all that skin available to him for his ministrations. So by the time he'd gotten Arthur completely unwrapped, free of all the little fiddly hooks and strings and snaps, splayed out completely nude on their cheesy, deliberately rose-petal-strewn marital honeymood suite bed, they were practically tired enough to just take a nap.

"You always make things so complicated," Merlin groused, pulling at a white satin ribbon which had somehow ended up in his hair.

Arthur chose that moment to stretch obscenely. So they didn't have naps for quite some time after all.