The Common Touch

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Title: The Common Touch
Author(s): lamardeuse
Date(s): 22 February 2009[1]
Length: 8,300 words
Genre: slash
Fandom: Merlin
External Links: The Common Touch (when the world is puddle-wonderful)

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The Common Touch is a Merlin/Arthur story by lamardeuse. The cover is by nicci_mac.

Author's summary: "Arthur could see the thought take shape in the empty space behind Merlin's silly, mobile face and turn it more insubordinate with each passing second. NC-17."

This is not quite a role reversal story but one where Merlin talks Arthur into pretending to be a commoner so that they can visit a village fair together.

Recs and Reviews

  • "Merlin talks Arthur into spending a day with him as a peasant among the common people. Because it could be fun, he says. He's also got other reasons. When this works out the way he hadn't quite dared to hope, they have to find a way to also make this work when things are back to normal."[2]
  • "Merlin and Arthur go to a fair (aka peasants for a day!)"[3]


  1. ^ lamardeuse. New Merlin Fic: The Common Touch, 22 February 2009. (Accessed 11 November 2011)
  2. ^ rodneyscat. Multifandom fic and vid recs and linkage, 26 March 2009. (Accessed 11 November 2011)
  3. ^ The Marci Rating System. (Accessed 11 November 2011)