We're Lost, It's Cold, and There Are Dragons Out There
|Title:||We're Lost, It's Cold, and There Are Dragons Out There|
|Date(s):||14 April 2011|
|Genre:||slash fanfiction, Modern AU|
|External Links:||We're Lost, It's Cold, and There Are Dragons Out There (Glomp Fest)|
We're Lost, It's Cold, and There Are Dragons Out There (AO3)
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Summary: Modern AU with magic. Arthur is relatively sure that Bear Gryllis has never had to deal with anything like the world's most aggravating baby dragon when he was out surviving in the wilderness. Merlin thinks that Arthur has taken the whole "magic reveal" thing pretty damn well, which might have something to do with Merlin saving Arthur's life just now when the helicopter crashed. The dragon thinks they're both idiots.
"This fic is a wild adventure. Very rich plot and a great OC (in the form of a little dragon). It's a modern magical AU in this complex world where people use magic instead of electricity and Arthur and Merlin work for Uther (whose company encourages non-magical power). After a helicopter crash, Arthur and Merlin discover the dramatic lengths that Uther is willing to go to provide cheap/clean power to the world and reduce the dependence on those with magic."
I found this fic by accident, I don't know why it's not recced everywhere at every opportunity. It's absolutely lovely in terms of Arthur/Merlin, and in terms of the adventure, and has one of the cutest OC (baby dragon) I've ever met. See, the cute baby dragon thing? It's not that I dislike things like that precisely, but let's say I enjoy other things maybe a bit more. Yet here I was absolutely charmed from the get go. Maybe because the author didn't intentionally set out to make it a cute overdose but rather wrote it as it went? I don't know. All I know is this fic is gorgeous and an endless pleasure to read.
This was fun. Really fun. I loved the world the author built. Merlin (who is Arthur’s PA) and Arthur (soon to be CEO) have to survive in the wilderness, and take care of a baby dragon, and oh, possibly also save all of the dragons that are held captive by evil humans who use their magic to make electricity. And Arthur might die at one point but not really, and Merlin is the last Dragonlord, of course. This read like an exciting adventure story, with romance, comedy and a whole lot of magic. Great read.
- marguerite_26. Merlin Recs, 25 April 2011. (Accessed 29 April 2011)
- gilli_ann. Comment, 13 April 2011. (Accessed 29 April 2011)
- kathyh. Comment, 14 April 2011. (Accessed 29 April 2011)
- mizufae. Comment, 15 April 2011.(Accessed 29 April 2011)
- kianspo. Recs (from a tired person), 07 April 2012. (Accessed 27 April 2012)
- dirtybookshelves. We’re Lost, It’s Cold, and There Are Dragons Out There, 31 October 2012. (Accessed 01 November 2012)