August 16th, 2016

Merlin: Merthur

aftercamlann FIC: Just to Lose Control (Arthur/Merlin, NC-17)

I haven't talked about it too much here, but I signed up this year for the Merlin aftercamlann big bang. I've had this Arthur/Merlin Modern AU fic idea in my head since last year, but it's not my primary fandom and I wasn't sure I'd ever actually finish it. But that's one of the reasons I love fests, because they give you deadlines and motivation! :D

This is the longest non-HP fic I've written, and I had a lot of fun playing with two very different characters. I've also been wanting to write a BDSM fic that goes beyond just some light D/s, and overall I'm really pleased with out it came out. Especially because I just *barely* squeaked in over the word count minimum... :D

I also got the most AMAZING artist, karovie! This was the first time anybody's ever created art based on something I've written, and it was a beyond cool experience. I totally lucked out, and it was great working with her. :D

Title: Just to Lose Control
Author: gracerene
Artist: karovie
Pairings/characters: Arthur/Merlin, non-explicit mentions of Merlin/Morgana, past Merlin/Will, background Gwen/Lance
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~25,000
Warnings: Modern AU, Non Magical AU, BDSM, D/s, Dom!arthur, sub!merlin, spanking, rimming, anal fingering, anal sex, blindfolds, light bondage, blow jobs, face-fucking, frottage, flogging, butt plugs, bottom!merlin, light praise!kink, past character death
Summary: Merlin may need to submit every once in awhile, but that doesn't mean he wants a relationship, and he certainly doesn't want to fall in love. Of course, he wasn't counting on Arthur.
Author's notes: I have been wanting to write a Merlin fic for a long time, and I'm so happy aftercamlann gave me the push I needed to follow through! Thanks to my beta lauren3210 for looking this fic over for me and providing me with wonderful feedback! And a million thanks to the lovely karovie for claiming my fic and creating some seriously amazing art to go with it. <3

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