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Title: Wait
Author(s): eldee
Date(s): 12 December 2011
Length: ~10,000 words
Genre: slash, Modern AU, BDSM
Fandom: Merlin
External Links: Wait (merlin_holidays)
Wait (AO3)

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Wait is a Merlin/Arthur Modern AU by eldee. It was written for marguerite_26 for Merlin Holidays 2011.

Summary: It's been a couple of weeks since Merlin and Arthur have had the chance to get together for a night of play. (Warnings/Contents: established bedroom D/s relationship (dom Arthur, sub Merlin), bondage and sex toys but no painplay.)

Recs and Reviews

"I have a soft spot for real and serious D/S or BDSM scenes, with a responsible dom and people really enjoying themselves. And this one is exactly that, and even more. It's incredibly hot and wonderful and the way Arthur and Merlin feel for each other is overwhelmingly amazing. If you enjoyed Castle, read this. If you didn't read Castle because painplay triggers you, read this. If you don't know what Castle is, read this and go read Castle afterwards :p"[1]
"This is D/s fic, but it does NOT have any painplay in it (though god knows I wouldn't object to a sequel with some in it) so if you're interested in D/s fic, but nervous about the whips and wax, this might be one for you to try. It's much more about the dynamics of the play, which is my favorite bit, I have to say. Hot hot hot, but really emotional too. Arthur was really gorgeous in this."[2]
"This was so much of everything I love about D/s play. Dom!Arthur with his quiet authority, and sub!Merlin with his struggles to give over control warring with his desire to please... yeah. This was delicious. They are established, but still new enough to each other and their roles that it’s practiced but still fresh, Merlin knows what’s expected but it’s still an effort to comply at times. I loved the choices the author made in both the play and the characterisation. Hit all my buttons just right."[3]


  1. tami_abi. Merlin Holidays Rec #3, 18 December 2011. (Accessed 11 March 2012)
  2. hermette. rec: wait, 12 December 2011. (Accessed 11 March 2012)
  3. marguerite_26. Merlin Recs, 16 December 2011. (Accessed 11 March 2012)