The Exile is Updated and Other Stories.
Chapter20: Wartime Tales, Tale the 1st, The Lost Boy
One Shot: The Days of Fire and Ash
Genre: Romance-Fantasy, AU
Spoilers: Up to and Including episode 4x9
Characters/Pairings: Guinevere, Tom, Sir Elyan, Queen Annis, Lord Constans the Duke of Cornwall.
Summary: Wartime Tales, Stories Out of the Occupation of Camelot is a collection short stories of Morgana’s second occupation of Camelot as experienced by two commoners and two knights, Hafrene Daughter of Magistrate Grigor, Janet the second bracelet victim, Sir Elyan and Sir Gwaine. The first tale, the Lost Boy begins several days before the occupation as Sir Elyan learns of Morgana’s plan to invade and finds himself torn between his loyalty to family and his loyalty to the people of Camelot.
Author’s notes: there are three more shorts following and then stories weave back into the regular narrative. Tale the 2nd is Spring Flowers, Hafrene’s tale, Tale the 3rd is The Blighted Blossom is Janet’s Tale and Tale the 4th The Fallen Shield is Sir Gwaine’s Tale.
Betaed: Bluemagicrose and Tassja, thank you both for all of your help, The Exile would be so much less without you both.
TW: while the rating remains teen be warned that these tales are violent.
Chapters: One-shot complete
Summary: Set before the start of season 1. After his best friend was burnt at the stake for the crime of sorcery fourteen year-old Elyan ran away from home. Angered and frightened by her brother’s absence Gwen blames their father. Now whenever there is an execution for sorcery Tom and Gwen argue.
Author’s Notes: written for the AG fic community MC6 short fic battle 2012. This story is part of The Blacksmith’s Daughter timeline and expands a little bit on things mentioned in The Exile regarding Sir Elyan’s back story and his motivations in the present.
Beta: just me.
Read: The Days of Fire and Ash
The Angel Coulby tag, and keeping your fanfic out of it
So, THIS conversation’s been happening the last couple days, regarding fanfic in actors’ tags. It was originally started because some of us perceived a sudden influx of Katie/Angel pictures as well as Morgwen fanfic in the Angel Coulby tag, an influx which appeared self-serving, and I was personally bothered because much of it seemed to detract from Angel’s new project “Dancing on the Edge,”, for which she’s already receiving accolades above and beyond what “Merlin” was willing to concede, both as a show and a fandom.
While this conversation is being framed by some as a shipper war or a war between Gwen stans and Morgwen stans, I thought I should clarify this:
FIC DOES NOT BELONG IN AN ACTOR’S TAG.
Repeat after me:
FIC DOES NOT BELONG IN AN ACTOR’S TAG.
I do realize that currently it’s mostly Morgwen fans being called out, and I’m wary of the femslash being targeted here, especially in a fandom that’ so misogynistic and show that’s outrageously sexist. I know there hasn’t been as much Arwen stuff in the AC tags, but there is some. And that does NOT belong in her tag either. You wanna write a Gwen/Arthur AU where she’s a jazz singer from the 30s based on DoTE, do it! Just keep it out of her tag! You want to do the same for Morgana/Gwen? Great! Just keep it out of her tag!
I’m currently writing a lot of fic involving Bonnie Bennett and Derek Hale, and I’ve yet to tag any of my posts with “Kat Graham” and “Tyler Hoechlin”, and believe me I’m sick to death of visiting the latter tag and being bombarded with eyesore Sterek manips.
Ever since Bradley James made an tasteless comment about Gwen being ‘slutty’, this blog hasn’t been shipping Arwen. In fact, if you look through my tags I’ve reblogged more Morgwen in the last few months than anything with Arthur’s face even remotely on it. So believe me this isn’t coming from a shipping place.
When Gwen/Angel’s tag is always full of her relationships with white characters/cast members, that is a problem. Write all the Gwen fanfic you want! I love Gwen fic. I’m always looking for more good Gwen fic. But can we all remember that ‘Merlin’ treated Angel like shit when it came to screentime and promotion, and as a WOC the promo she’s getting for DoTE is amazing and long-deserved.
So let Angel’s tag have that without getting dragged into a show that never appreciated her to begin with.
He Gets What He Wants
Title: He Gets What He Wants
Chapter: on shot
Summary: So a while ago I found a prompt on the kinkmeme, asking for Arthur to try and convince Guinevere that they should have 3some with Lancelot and well I decided to fill it.
Author’s notes: smut,threesomes, orgasm control
Betaed: my best friend Shanel and the wonderful Tassja
Here is the original prompt:
Arthur and Gwen both want Lancelot and Lancelot wants them, but Arthur knows that neither Lancelot or Gwen will make a move because of Arthur and Gwen’s marriage/they’re unsure of how Arthur feels.
In a bid to convince Gwen that threesomes are the solution, Arthur fucks Gwen from behind one afternoon, right in front of the window so they can watch the knights (including Lancelot) training. Arthur goes into great detail talking about how hot Lancelot is and how perfect it would be if he joined them in bed.
i bet angel coulby is sitting home sad, and when merlin lost, she curled up in a little ball, and just whispered “je suis loser, angel.”
Actually she’s doing promotion, marketing, and interviews for Dancing on the Edge.
Fandumb refuses to see, hear, read, comprehend, and face reality.
Angel also rarely goes to events because she really doesn’t need or depend on the publicity to land roles. Her last several roles were landed after the very first audition.
Didn’t Bradley’s mum look lovely? I wonder when she’s going to hang out with Bradley, his friends, and girlfriend again?
Aren’t you glad Shine got rid of the dead weight in the production staff? Or are you waiting for that six series and those three movies????????
Jokes by their very nature are supposed to be funny, and you shouldn’t have to back track or describe your sarcasm if you used it properly.
This must be the amazing fanbase I’ve heard so much about.
Are these cheerios??? They are heart healthy and can lower cholesterol. These have redeeming qualities! Even when soggy and tasteless, which is something Bradley has yet to figure out.
OMG Merlin you better kill that hoe. Now I’m serious because if Gwen cheats with Lance fucking again I’m going to cry! ESPECIALLY BECAUSE IF YOU ARE ENGAGED TO A MAN AS BEAUTIFUL AS ARTHUR WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU EVEN BOTHER WITH LANCE? Uggg FUCKING FRUSTRAIGHTED. Come to me Arthur I WILL NEVER cheat on you with a bitch ass fucking hoe. Really bitch really? I want to kill that hoe.
REALLY GWEN REALLY?
If your man looked like this would you cheat on him?
THAT’S WHAT I FUCKING THOUGHT.
I AM SO FUCKING ANGRY WITH HER.
Leaving aside the fact that Gwen was, oh you know, DRUGGED and COERCED into cheating on Arthur with a fucking zombie (yea, let’s leave that aside shall we? just sexual assault with a magical roofie, NBD!)
leaving that aside
between THIS GUY
and Arthur the Once and Future Flop?
Sorry we don’t all cream our panties over some soggy bowl of Golden Grahams that occasionally burps out discernible words.
things that aren’t going to happen
- gwen’s happily ever after
- morgana finding out about emrys
- a magic reveal to ANYONE
- a magic reveal to arthur
- merlin’s whole destiny