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08 July 2011 @ 04:54 pm
CHEWYSTORIES The weight of a secret love  
Title | The weight of a secret love
Author | chewableprose 
Fandom | Merlin
Pairing | Merlin/Arthur
Rating |
Dedication | tomboytoy, because you’re so good to me, and because I wanted to make a manip as sweet as you
Ficlet | To lie with another man in these medieval times was something that was mostly done in secret, or rationalised as part of a knight training his squire, the boy seeing his mentor’s manhood as a symbol of ideal maleness. But there were no such rituals between a master and manservant, particularly when the master was of royal blood. And so Arthur would have Merlin fetch bedding from the palace and make a place for them outside of Camelot. It was here, in the ruins of a once fortress, that they could be together, and here only. But as Arthur’s responsibilities grew and the opportunity to get away with his servant became fewer, the weight of their secret love was felt by both.
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 | To lie with another man in these medieval times was something that was mostly done in secret, or rationalised as part of a knight training his squire, the boy seeing his mentor’s manhood as a symbol of ideal maleness. But there were no such rituals between a master and manservant, particularly when the master was of royal blood. And so Arthur would have Merlin fetch bedding from the palace and make a place for them outside of Camelot. It was here, in the ruins of a once fortress, that they could be together, and here only. But as Arthur’s responsibilities grew and the opportunity to get away with his servant became fewer, the weight of their secret love was felt by both.

Notes | I made some icons from this manip if any of you are interested. If you take any please credit me.


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Current Location: Sydney, Australia
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: armour for liars by birds of tokyo
 
 
 
xenalaoma on July 8th, 2011 07:05 am (UTC)
thank's
chewableprose on July 8th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
You're welcome.
wirrrn on July 8th, 2011 07:09 am (UTC)


Awwww! I don;t think Tony Head or Richard Wilson would mind :)
chewableprose on July 8th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
Haha, I don't either.
leo1583 on July 8th, 2011 07:10 am (UTC)
This Pair is love. Out of every fandom and every real so I could almost see this pairing...if only the writers would slightly twick the show...only a minor twick. Great Job
chewableprose on July 8th, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, I love this pairing too.
tomboytoy on July 8th, 2011 08:24 am (UTC)
Oh Joe, you're too kind, thanks a lot *hugs*

This is a real nice and sweet manip really. They look good together (even though they seem a little sick too me there). Thanks for dedicating it to me ^^
chewableprose on July 8th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks Tom, and you're welcome. Curious, in what way do they look sick?
(no subject) - tomboytoy on July 9th, 2011 08:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - chewableprose on July 10th, 2011 12:52 am (UTC) (Expand)
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chewableprose on July 8th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks, thrilled you like it :).
bristol_man on July 8th, 2011 10:47 am (UTC)
They're looking a bit wary: we must reassure them that we don't mind!
chewableprose on July 8th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
Agreed, they can stay in my bed ;).
chaddyback on July 8th, 2011 12:12 pm (UTC)
Arthur just look s so sweet and careing. yet in need of more time alone with his love. fantastic job
chewableprose on July 8th, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
He does doesn't he? Thanks so much.
kolman8 on July 8th, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
So hot together. That show would have such a godd following if it had been more adult and less family oriented.
chewableprose on July 8th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
That's true, although I do also like the innocence of it.
jackmanor on July 8th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
This pair is magic. And now you've fulfilled a dream -- wrapped in Bradley's arms. Luv-er-ly!
chewableprose on July 8th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
Glad I could, thanks for your comment :).
maxwell_555 on July 8th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
Loved the ficlet and the manip too. They look good together.
chewableprose on July 8th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, glad you liked it :).
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chewableprose on July 8th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for your comment, especially considering you don't watch the show. You should check it out, it's excellent. More manips soon :).
xiiithotaku on July 8th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
That's really sweet (^^) Gotta love Colin, and i hope you feel better if your mood is anything to go by.
chewableprose on July 9th, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, glad you like it. Yeah I've had the flu pretty bad, hopefully I'll start feeling better soon.
zdae69 on July 9th, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
Oh ho ho! NICE! I've now got Merlin on my list of shows to buy next! (Don't have TV, just buy the boxsets, or off of iTunes) Still in a Supernatural craze right now! lol! As always, perfect work!
Hope you get to feeling better if you're still sick! :)
chewableprose on July 9th, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
You're in for a treat then, Merlin's great. Thanks, yeah, I'm still very sick, hopefully I'll start getting better soon. Glad you liked this one :).
marky176 on July 9th, 2011 09:42 am (UTC)
sweet and sexy all in one thanks brilliant x
chewableprose on July 10th, 2011 12:52 am (UTC)
You're welcome, thanks for the comment :).
heretick_will on July 9th, 2011 11:18 am (UTC)
Sexy duet))) well done))
chewableprose on July 10th, 2011 12:53 am (UTC)
Thanks :), glad you enjoyed it.
anothersuperboy on July 9th, 2011 11:37 am (UTC)
Mmmm Arthur/Merlin. Love this pairing. Awesome manip. Love how Merlin looks a bit pensive and Arthur is all *holds onto and grr mine*
chewableprose on July 10th, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
Hehe, you're spot on about the intended meaning of the expressions. Thanks for the comment, glad you liked it.
xenalaoma on July 9th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
hi great art on the merlin one if u world look to were love a sam & dean NC.17 I please.
chewableprose on July 10th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
There will be a new Supernatural soon enough.
lee_2006_me on July 9th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Really nice!!
Thanks
chewableprose on July 10th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
Cheers, glad you liked it.
handsomeppants on July 10th, 2011 07:50 am (UTC)
Mmm. So sweet. So beautiful. So hot. I love the looks on their faces, especially Melin's. And the delicious skin tone. Excellent work. :D
chewableprose on July 10th, 2011 10:19 am (UTC)
Thanks :). Glad you enjoyed this one, I like to use warm tones with these two, like sunshine their love is so gentle (in my eyes anyway), that's what I love about the pairing. Thanks for the support, it means a lot.
(no subject) - handsomeppants on July 10th, 2011 10:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
sexy12315 on July 18th, 2011 08:19 am (UTC)
If only Merlin & Arthur could like just be a couple! Cute couple! :)
chewableprose on October 4th, 2011 09:06 am (UTC)
They would be so cute.
caspianlewis01 on September 18th, 2011 10:58 am (UTC)
Merlin is such a great show...and it helps that its actors are hot! great work
chewableprose on October 4th, 2011 09:06 am (UTC)
Agreed.
caspianlewis01 on October 4th, 2011 09:03 am (UTC)
nice work with the boys! Wish i could join in the cuddle
chewableprose on October 4th, 2011 09:06 am (UTC)
Cheers, me too :).
marki_fungi on December 13th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
Nice cuddle scene.

I like when Arthur's like this and it reminds me of that scene at the beginning of the fourth season when they were together in that castle just before Merlin ran for the ghost to protect Arthur. That's got to be my favourite scene in all the episodes because of Arthur's reaction.

Anyway great work.
chewableprose on December 15th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
Thank you, I do love a good cuddle. I'll have to go back and watch that episode to remind myself of the scene you mean.
zoe61 on September 8th, 2013 11:23 am (UTC)
love it
chewableprose on September 9th, 2013 05:59 am (UTC)
I'm glad :).
vex47 on October 11th, 2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
Love that fiercely protective look arthur has. Really suits the situation of us-against-the-world.
chewableprose on October 12th, 2013 01:45 am (UTC)
I imagine he'd be a pretty protective boyfriend, which I find super hot :).