What We Have (and What We Have Left)
|Title:||What We Have (and What We Have Left)|
|Date(s):||04 September 2010|
|External Links:||Fic masterpost (LiveJournal, PDF)|
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What We Have (and What We Have Left) (Ebook Library)
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What We Have (and What We Have Left) is a Merlin/Arthur canon AU by Morcalivan (30,370 words). It was written for Paperlegends, the Merlin Big Bang challenge in 2010, and is a response to the kinkme_merlin prompt, Merlin is raised by Nimueh and is sent to Camelot with the mission of seducing and killing Arthur. Unfortunately he gets side-tracked with kinky dub-con sex. The author said in the story notes: "Sadly I failed to deliver on the dubcon (unless you squint really hard) or the kinky (unless your kink is liking it rough, and even then, only mildly so)."
sandrainthesun created a georgeous photo art cover and backcover for the story.
Recs and Reviews
- "It's an AU in which Merlin [...] comes to Camelot as a magical ambassador. Let's just say, that changes the dynamics completely. Oh, and he tries to seduce Prince Arthur, rather clumsly at times. ;)"
- "I loved reading this, I have a weakness for alternate ways for Arthur and Merlin to meet up and then start their story as Prince and manservant. *g* Arthur knowing about Merlin from the beginning is so cool, and he actually cooked up a nice story so he could keep Merlin by his side. Way to go, Arthur! The sex scenes were hot! I love the dynamics here, and that there were chemistry between them from the beginning."
- "I loved morcalivan's take on Merlin, how angry he is over Uther's slaughters, how he truly believes that what he is doing is just- and then he actually meets his villains. And realizes that maybe things are less cut and dry than he was led to believe by Nimueh. This well-written and interesting, and although there is a fair amount of hand-wavy-ness along the way, highly enjoyable and a damn good read."
- anonymous. Kink Me! #2, 26 April 2009. (Accessed 17 September 2010)
- morcalivan. Fic: What We Have (and What We Have Left) (1/4), 04 September 2010. (17 September 2010)
- sandrainthesun. Art (Merlin, Merlin/Arthur, Big Bang, PG13), 04 September 2010. (Accessed 17 September 2010)
- emeraldteal. Comment, 05 September 2010. (Accessed 17 September 2010)
- lolitakun in epic_recs. What We Have (And What We Have Left), by morcalivan (NC-17), 29 November 2010. (Accessed 14 December)