corilannam: (Merlin - pendragon)
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Title: The Lonely King
Author: [ profile] corilannam
Artist: [ profile] ambelie
Pairings/characters: Arthur/Merlin (Gwaine/Vivian, Merlin/Freya, Arthur/Mithian, and other minor pairings)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~57K
Content notes: Modern royal AU; bisexuality; death of a parent/grieving; societal/religious homophobia
Disclaimer: Neither of us have any legal claim on these BBC characters (or any others, for that matter). They are used here for fun, not profit.

Summary: The Prince of Wales at his school. Merlin was sure it was all just a very bad joke.

Author's notes: Thank you to [ profile] the_muppet for once again running a near-flawless fest with astonishing patience, good humor, and really hard work! Another thank you to my wonderful artist [ profile] ambelie for her beautiful work.

Enormous thanks go to [ profile] anna_zee, who has been helping me figure out this story from the moment I started it almost two years ago all the way until the final edit at 1 o'clock this morning. This would be a giant mess without her, no lie. Huge thanks as well to [ profile] chelseafrew for betaing and also putting up with my constant need to be scribbling at all times this summer. And a grateful shout out to [ profile] stellarmeadow, [ profile] lawgoddess, [ profile] gwylliondream, and [ profile] gilli_ann for the support and camaraderie.

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7
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Art Post

Date: 2012-08-17 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Hope you enjoy it, my dear!

Date: 2012-08-17 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
DL'd a PDF from AO3 and just thought I would drop in and say how much I enjoyed this.Thanks for sharing

Date: 2012-08-18 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks so much for coming back and commenting! I really appreciate it, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :-D

Date: 2012-08-17 11:10 pm (UTC)
ext_1175: (Merlin/Arthur CAKE OF DESTINY)
From: [identity profile]
Ugh, I loved this SO SO MUCH. Devoured it today, and it's just pitch-perfect - from the romance to the clever way you worked in Merlin's role as Arthur's advisor to the way the characters are enough like themselves to be recognizable and yet different enough to be interesting. Reccing now. :)

Date: 2012-08-18 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*beams* Thank you so much! I'm thrilled you enjoyed it, particularly Merlin's remote access advisory capacity. *g*

And thank you so much for the rec! I appreciate it.

Date: 2012-08-20 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I really adored this! Arthur as the Prince of Wales is one of my favorite AU settings. You had just the right amount of angst, too--some, but it was never overwhelming. And I loved Gwaine and Will. LOL! They were just perfect. And I loved how Arthur was still a champion and fighting for something. I had the biggest grin on my face through the whole coronation scene at the end.

Date: 2012-08-22 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I LOVED it and wished so hard this was true. It would have been awesome!! It was just PERFECT!! :)

Date: 2012-08-31 11:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh wow! I loved your fic! I loved Arthur coming out and how much he and Merlin cared for each other, and that kiss in front of the world! And when Arthur was at the place his father died and he wanted Merlin there.. that bit hurt but it was brilliant, too.

I will read and savour this again. :)

Date: 2012-09-05 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Brilliant fic! I enjoyed it immensely!


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