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04 July 2011 @ 12:44 am
Trust [Merlin/Arthur, drabble, G]  
Today was... harsh.

So, you know, fanfic! I don't even know... *shrugs*

Title: Trust
Author: universaldogma 
Word count: 235
Genre: ? Hell if I know. If anyone has the brainpower to categorize it, be my guest
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine~
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur-ish, but it's just faintly implied
Summary: “Do you trust me?”

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Arthur sighed, relaxing minutely as he searched for Merlin. After walking through half the castle, and mind starting to calm down after a taxing day, he found his servant on a balcony (well, ledge. But it doubled as a small balcony), sitting on the edge with legs swinging.

“Hey.” He whispered, sitting down next to Merlin.


They sat in silence, legs dangling as they took in Camelot. As unsaid words and sentences passed between them, so many things they could say, but settling on nothing. For now. 

“What exactly are you doing up here, Merlin?” Arthur spoke. Merlin spared a glance at him, shrugged, and then looked to the horizon.

“Thinking.” Sighing, Arthur looked down to the lower towns, watching the bustle of his people. The ensuing silence could’ve been around for minutes or hours. As the sun was setting, slowly turning the world multi-hued with oncoming darkness, Merlin broke the silence.

“Do you trust me?” He said softly.

“With my life.” The reply was automatic. Merlin fidgeted, biting his lip. He took Arthur’s hand, fingers intertwining naturally.

Merlin looked at him, eyes ringed with gold as he leant closer, “jump with me,” he whispered, like a secret the world’s not meant to know.

“Jump.” Merlin whispered as their breath mingled, eyes slightly manic.

Do you trust me?

As night fell on Camelot, painting their world dark blue

they jumped.

With my life.

Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: RA - Crazy Little Voices
isisanubis on July 3rd, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry today was harsh for you. *hugs*

I'm really intrigued by this drabble. There's so much potential - what was going on, when is it set, what's going to go on? Very nicely done.

Lenre Li: Colin - THAT awkward blue collaruniversaldogma on July 3rd, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥

I have no idea. XD Although I imagine that day being when they find Uther dead, and Arthur taking on preparations to become king...
Terrifyingly Friendly: Merlinjelazakazone on July 4th, 2011 10:44 am (UTC)
O.M.G. Just surfing over here. This is totally how the magic reveal should happen. Yes. It is. Especially since you are keeper of Canon!facts.
Lenre Li: Merlin - BAMFuniversaldogma on July 4th, 2011 10:48 am (UTC)
Magic reveal? *strokes chin* I dunno, I thought Arthur knew in this. XD

But if you want it to be a magic!reveal~ *shrugs* I am open to ideas.
Terrifyingly Friendlyjelazakazone on July 4th, 2011 10:52 am (UTC)
Oh, really? I was thinking that they had all this trust between them, which they totally do, and for once Arthur was wide awake with no danger of being knocked out and no one else was around to see and Merlin took him for a little ride.
Lenre Li: Merlin - resignationuniversaldogma on July 4th, 2011 10:53 am (UTC)
Considering I don't even know what this drabble is about, other interpretation is cool~ :D
Terrifyingly Friendlyjelazakazone on July 4th, 2011 10:55 am (UTC)
:D The reader always brings her own context to any text. Other interpretations are inevitable. I'm glad you are open to other ideas. It'd be interesting to see what other people think the backstory is here. I don't write fic, so I'm no help here:D
Lenre Li: Colin - RSAMD licking lips~universaldogma on July 4th, 2011 10:58 am (UTC)
It would be interesting what others would think. XD However, I have yet to post it anywhere but here~

I like hearing about what other's think of what they're reading. <3 Which also extends to my icons... <.<;;
Terrifyingly Friendlyjelazakazone on July 4th, 2011 11:01 am (UTC)
I should totally rec this on Merlin_love when the rec post comes up. Heck, I'll rec it on my own lj for the three other people who love Merlin on my flist:D

I'm thinking I should friend you. Would you mind?
Lenre Li: Colin - blue eye~universaldogma on July 4th, 2011 11:03 am (UTC)
Awww. :D

No, I would certainly not mind~ ♥ ♥
Terrifyingly Friendlyjelazakazone on July 4th, 2011 11:04 am (UTC)
Ok. I'm off to do it. I also recc'ed this on my lj because I am not going to remember to do it when it comes up on merlin_love.
Lenre Li: Bradley/Colin - intrepid heroesuniversaldogma on July 4th, 2011 11:06 am (UTC)

... Over 240 FCC icons I've made...

Terrifyingly Friendlyjelazakazone on July 4th, 2011 11:08 am (UTC)
Wow. That's insane awesome! I don't really make icons (I think I've made like 3 in 8 years). I just don't have time. I'd rather comment and post:D Two little kids keep me fairly busy and the husband has expectations that things get done, like cooking and some cleaning. And I'd rather make a quilt than an icon, to be honest. But I love that other people make icons!
Lenre Li: Colin - gasp!universaldogma on July 4th, 2011 11:09 am (UTC)
I do suffer bouts of insanity... XD And usually that's turned towards Photoshop.

Ooooh, my mum likes making things like that! :D Quilts, bags, clothes...
Terrifyingly Friendlyjelazakazone on July 4th, 2011 11:23 am (UTC)
Yeah. I can understand that. I just don't have that kind of focus any more, except when it comes to beads on fabric. let's not talk about that new obsession.

I pretty much only make quilts any more. I love how they don't have to fit perfectly and the creative aspects are limitless. Bags, clothes, etc just don't have the same appeal, although they are more practical. I do make myself dresses for dancing. I need to make more stuff, but I have barely had two minutes to sew this year (due to a trip to Italy back in late April/early May). If you want to see pictures of my quilts, you can look at them on picasa at https://picasaweb.google.com/hummingjoni The woodworking stuff is my husband's.
Lenre Li: Colin - hand in hairuniversaldogma on July 4th, 2011 11:24 am (UTC)
Terrifyingly Friendlyjelazakazone on July 4th, 2011 11:31 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks:D It occurs to me there are more pictures of older quilts on my actual webpage. If you are interested in those too, let me know. But you can see what I mean about the beading thing from the wallhanging pics. I got a little crazy with it, but I love beading. I'm about to try fabric origami and I'm hoping I don't love it the way I love beading:D
Lenre Li: Bradley/Tom - FTW!universaldogma on July 4th, 2011 11:34 am (UTC)
Sounds like fun! :D
Terrifyingly Friendlyjelazakazone on July 4th, 2011 11:37 am (UTC)
Which? All of it? Great icon there, by the way. If you want to check out my other quilts, you can see them at http://members.cox.net/jsam/quilt/quilts.html
Lenre Li: Eoin - hotuniversaldogma on July 4th, 2011 11:38 am (UTC)
Yep. XD Think I'll get my mum to look at them eventually... it's 1:30 am, so she's asleep. Naturally.
Terrifyingly Friendlyjelazakazone on July 4th, 2011 11:40 am (UTC)
LOL. WHY ARE YOU UP SO LATE? It's not yet noon here. Lots to get done today and everyone is home because it's Independence Day here.
Lenre Li: Bradley - jawlineuniversaldogma on July 4th, 2011 11:49 am (UTC)
I'm naturally nocturnal. XD

Though, after I post up my icons, I'll go to bed~
Terrifyingly Friendlyjelazakazone on July 4th, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
Ah, got it. Thanks for the friend-back:D Now LJ won't let me view your journal at all. *headdesk* It won't let me see someone else's entries. All I see is that her lj is f-locked. Anyhow, I'll see you on my LJ and in other posts too:D Go to bed already and sleep well!
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Lenre Li: Colin - not me!universaldogma on July 5th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
Your thoughts are interesting! Especially with the 'suicide pact'~

but the piece felt very different (dark or light) in the different contexts. Awesome! :D Especially for something written completely at random...

I need to write more...
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Lenre Li: Colin - OPL prettyuniversaldogma on July 6th, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
Hahah. XD I need to write more in general... this is far from my first writing endeavor...

*shrugs* Dunno. This is as far as I got with this drabble. What happens after might come to me...
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Lenre Li: Merlin - broodsuniversaldogma on July 6th, 2011 06:31 am (UTC)
Yep. XD Fade to black~