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15 April 2011 @ 11:43 pm
CHEWYSTORIES Our castle  
Title | Our castle
Author | chewableprose 
Fandom | Merlin
Pairing | Merlin/Arthur
Rating |
Dedication | nicci_mac, you continue to inspire my Merlin manips
Donor bodies | Jake Lyons (left) and TommyD (right) from Just Sex!
Ficlet | After a public declaration of love between a king-to-be and his magical man-servant led to their exile, distraught they fled Camelot. But not for long. In the mountains surrounding the kingdom Merlin built tunnels in the stone for them to live in secret, and for Arthur to be close to his people. Gwen and Lancelot and Gawain visited from time to time with supplies and news of the goings on, but mostly they provided for themselves, Arthur hunting and farming a hidden garden on the mountain’s top, living a simpler life of which he’d always dreamed. While Merlin was able to be himself without fear of discovery. He taught Arthur about magic and its potential for good, and in turn alliances were forged with magical creatures of all kinds in readiness for the coming of a new age. And in the rock face Merlin made openings for Arthur to watch from all angles the kingdom he would one day return to claim. But until that day they would make the most of this time of solitude to learn what they could about each other. And for now Arthur was content with his life, a free man with the one person he loved in a castle of their own. It was like destiny, like they were two sides of the one coin.
Disclaimer | this is a work of Photoshop manipulation, the author of this work does not, in any way, profit from the work and all creative rights to the characters belong to their original creator(s)


Ficlet | After a public declaration of love between a king-to-be and his magical man-servant led to their exile, distraught they fled Camelot. But not for long. In the mountains surrounding the kingdom Merlin built tunnels in the stone for them to live in secret, and for Arthur to be close to his people. Gwen and Lancelot and Gawain visited from time to time with supplies and news of the goings on, but mostly they provided for themselves, Arthur hunting and farming a hidden garden on the mountain’s top, living a simpler life of which he’d always dreamed. While Merlin was able to be himself without fear of discovery. He taught Arthur about magic and its potential for good, and in turn alliances were forged with magical creatures of all kinds in readiness for the coming of a new age. And in the rock face Merlin made openings for Arthur to watch from all angles the kingdom he would one day return to claim. But until that day they would make the most of this time of solitude to learn what they could about each other. And for now Arthur was content with his life, a free man with the one person he loved in a castle of their own. It was like destiny, like they were two sides of the one coin.

Notes | This is not part of my Merlin series. I had a dream about Bradley the other night, he was more of a modern day Arthur actually. That dream inspired this manip, as, after all, aren’t we all holding out for a hero?

 

Click to enlarge, comments are ❤.
 
 
Current Location: Sydney, Australia
Current Mood: flirtyflirty
Current Music: holding out for a hero by bonnie tyler
 
 
 
tomboytoy on April 15th, 2011 03:08 pm (UTC)
This one looks incredibly good!! Love the tenderness of it . Great work on the background and on the boys ^^
The background is really dark but it really helps build the atmosphere and make the boys shine: you made them shiny boys!! lol

Love beardy arthur by the way ;)

And now looking at it I want to snuggle... which is kind of frustrating since I can't ;).

ps: the base for the boys looks kinda familiar ;p
ps2: By dream you mean naughty Bradley dream, right? ;p
ps3: great choice of songs even though my favourite version of it is the one from Shrek 2 sang by Jennifer Saunders ;)
chewableprose on April 16th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
Thanks Tom, it is pretty tender isn't it? That's what I love most about this pairing, it's just so romantic. Glad you like the background, it was murder, hehe. And glad you noticed the moonshine on the boys.

Me too! He is so sexy with a beard, and normally I don't like facial hair. He's such a sexy man.

Yeah, snuggling's awesome. The dream I had was so nice, when I woke up I just wanted to go straight back to sleep, which is why I made the manip.

PS. I know that you used another shot from this series for a fabulous Jakeward manip you did, which is still saved to my desktop. It was the one on the couch with the window behind them. But have you used this one too?
PS2. No, not a sexual one (although I've had plenty of those ;), it was a really innocent dream, which I really liked about it. He was staying with my family, and I guess I was like his manservant or something, and we talked lots and held hands, it was really sweet, and just reminded me of how gorgeous he is.
PS3. Haha, yeah that's great *runs off to listen to it now*

Thanks for the fabulous feedback *hugs*.
tomboytoy on April 16th, 2011 02:45 pm (UTC)
Those kind of dreams are indeed really nice to have ;p.
Ans I think I used this base or one that looks a lot like it for my Santas 2010: I think it was for day 1 actually: the Damon-Stefan one.
chewableprose on April 17th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
It's a nice set, and suits the body types of Merlin/Arthur perfectly. I'll probably use other images from it in the future.
wirrrn on April 15th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
Awesome- love the ficlet and the manip. Colin looks as edible as always, and even the chin-pubes don't spoil Arthur. Love the background and the idea of magickally excavated mountain stronghold too!
chewableprose on April 16th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
Thanks Gav, it means a lot that you appreciate both the manip and the ficlet. Hehe, Bradley looks hot with a beard *nods*.
kolman8 on April 16th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
The guys look as good as ever. They look so happy together.
And I love bearded Bradley - so sexy.

And I have Jennifer Saunders stuck in my head now ...
chewableprose on April 16th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
Cheers, I'm thrilled you like it. And yes, bearded Bradley is very nice, as is that song :).
vodou_blue on April 16th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
Delightful! Lovely story, lovely pics. *s*
chewableprose on April 16th, 2011 10:36 am (UTC)
*blushes* Thanks a bunch, glad you enjoyed it.
bristol_man on April 16th, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)
Great manip as always, but I'm afraid I hate face fungus. Arthur is starting to look like the villainous black knight who carries off the princess in all those costume dramas - at least the beard isn't pointy!
chewableprose on April 16th, 2011 10:35 am (UTC)
Haha, thanks so much, and each man to his own, I think he looks adorable.
ps1on1c on April 17th, 2011 11:09 am (UTC)
fab
chewableprose on April 18th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
Thanks for the comment :). More soon.
xiiithotaku on April 18th, 2011 11:29 am (UTC)
this is so incredibly cute >.< you are honestly one of the best manip-ers i know of, and I lurk on the JUB forums. I hope you keep doing this for a long time to come.

and gain SQUEEE!!
chewableprose on April 20th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, that means a lot (I lurk on JUB too sometimes). And as long as I have people like you who appreciate my work I'll keep doing it :).
jjcreativ1 on April 23rd, 2011 10:39 am (UTC)
Does anyone know why I can't see this? :S
nicci_mac on April 28th, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
Awww this is so sweet and Romantic. The look on merlin's face is absolutely priceless. I swing back and forth between loving and hating the scruff, but it works brilliantly in this image.

Concit note: I am fairly certain that this would benefit from dropping Merlin's head size down by around 3-5% and Arthur's a little more. Bradley James has a very small head for his body size and it's an absolute bugger to match. But looking at the size of the models hand and then his head - it's definitely in need of a wee bit shrinkage.
lee_2006_me on April 29th, 2011 06:07 am (UTC)
OMG!!!
YOU ARE VERY GOOD!!!
THANKS
chewableprose on April 29th, 2011 11:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for the comment, it's much appreciated.
leo1583 on May 17th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
Love
I am a big big fan of Merlin/Arthur. How can you watch the show and not see them together...impossible. Great work.
chewableprose on May 18th, 2011 08:40 am (UTC)
Re: Love
Agreed :). Thanks so much, more Merlin/Arthur on the way.
sexy12315 on July 18th, 2011 08:21 am (UTC)
:) yumm thats all that needs to be said about the sample :)
chewableprose on December 15th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
Haha, glad you found it tasty.
marki_fungi on December 10th, 2012 03:18 am (UTC)
Ah, this is one that I definitely never used to be able to see, let alone comment on. I love the ficlet to it and the setting you've created for them to be together in. Not as explicit as normal but I think you've captured their relationship really well in this pic.

Brilliant work.

(I'm afraid you'll have to wait for my next comments. It's far too late here in the UK for me to still be awake and literate. Take care.)
chewableprose on December 15th, 2012 02:23 am (UTC)
Thank you. Yes, I remember this one took ages to make, the setting and environment was almost more important than the manip itself. So I'm thrilled to hear it was a success. Thank you for your lovely words of support.
vex47 on October 11th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
A very classically romantic stance, with their naked bodies pressed up against each other. :)
chewableprose on October 12th, 2013 01:43 am (UTC)
Thanks, that's exactly what I was going for.