Merlin AU - Scholarly Pursuits
a university student/teacher AU for Caitlin
There are a few things Merlin knows for certain: he’s clever, he learns fast, he has an unhealthy caffeine habit and a slightly overzealous passion for old dusty stories, his handwriting is messy, he’ll never understand the rules of football, and his research supervisor is completely, unfairly fit. And off-limits.
But even knowing all that Merlin can’t help the skip in his heart when Pendragon praises him or his work. Or the warmth that pools in his stomach when he realizes they’ve been discussing Merlin’s thesis, and Pendragon’s—Arthur’s—work for hours without either of them getting tired. Or the shiver down his spine when Arthur leans over a book with him—tracing the words with his fingers, speaking low and close to his ear—and Merlin has to resist the urge to lean against Arthur, into the solidity of his body.
And so there are a few things Merlin knows he wants and doesn’t want. He wants to finish his thesis with honours, and to publish at least one paper before the end of the year. He wants to work with Arthur, but he also wants Arthur, but he doesn’t want to get expelled, or for Arthur to lose his job, or to change program or school, or to stop coming into Arthur’s office with a coffee at the end of the day, and for Arthur to look up from the papers he’s grading, hair messy and tie loosened, and for his face to split into a grin at the sight of Merlin.
It’s a bit of a mess really, but Merlin’s up to the challenge. After all, he’s clever and fast and he might not know how to play football, but there are other games he’s willing to bet he can learn how to play.
Dean Winchester in Camelot.
I was waiting for this. :D
Dean met Merlin in tavern, who introduced him to Arthur. Then Dean tries to flirt with Merlin and surprisingly Arthur is jealous like hell. And in the end, Dean’s all like: “Well, if you like him, go and tell him, dude.”
Films I’d like to make: The Children of Hurin
Original story by J.R.R. Tolkien, completed by Christopher Tolkien; The tale of the Man Hurin and the cursed lives of his children, Turin and Neinor, who endure death, misfortune, estrangement, and horrible secrets.
With Richard Armitage as Turin Turambar, Keeley Hawes as Neinor, Tom Hiddleston as Beleg Strongbow, James D’Arcy as Gwindor the One-Handed, and Michelle Dockery as Morwen Eledhwen
“Evil have been your ways, son of Hurin. Slayer of your friend, outlaw, thief, deserter of your kin. You strike misfortune into the lives of all you meet, lead innocents to death and destruction. A fate of misery was placed on you long ago and with every breath you full-fill it.”
He builds an army and takes it north with Shaggydog, the cooper of blood still fresh on his tongue and revenge burning in wild eyes. He is winter in all its unmerciful rage and he is coming for you.
#I WANT RICKON TO BE CRUEL #AND RUTHELESS #AND MILDLY INSANE #I WANT HIM TO REMEMBER THE LITTLE DETAILS LIKE ROBB’S CHAIR AND CAKES WITH HONEY #AND HIS MOTHER’S HAIR #I WANT HIM TO BE LONELY EVEN IF HIS FAMILY IS REUNITED #I DONT WANT HIM TO CARE ABOUT ‘HONOR’ #BECAUSE WHERE WAS THE HONOR IN WHAT HIS LIFE BECAME #I DONT WANT HIM TO BE THE HERO #I WANT HIM TO BE THE VILLAIN IN SOMEONE’S STORY #THE NIGHTMARE THAT SPARKS A THOUSAND MYTHS (x)