Blind Spot

Apr. 4th, 2010 09:30 pm
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Title: Blind Spot
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: PG
Word count: ~750
Warnings: sex, voodoo, and booze
Disclaimer: This Merlin and Arthur = Not Mine. BBC's. *wistful sigh*
Summary: Uther Pendragon does not have suspicions. He has facts.
A/N: Written for this week's [livejournal.com profile] awdt prompt, I'm just trying to add a littl excitement to our sex life.



In his defense, King Uther Pendragon had a great deal working against him when it came to ever, ever finding out that the boy Merlin was secretly a sorcerer. Arthur would never tell, and the knights would never cross Arthur. Morgana would never tell, and the servants would never cross Morgana, because that would mean crossing Gwen—and no one crossed Gwen, for many reasons. Gaius would never tell, and if you crossed Gaius…well. Medicine was such an inexact science.

But not least among all these reasons was Uther's own faith, the almost belief that, were a user of magic ever to infiltrate his castle and court, he—Uther, if no one else—could never be taken in. Even the sudden spate of attacks that had rocked the foundations of Camelot in recent months could not shake that; nor the revelations of treachery from within, as first Morgana's maidservant and then the girl's father were brought up on charges.

After all, hadn't the blacksmith been the only one to recover from the deadly, magic plague that had devastated the city? Clearly the sorcerer had taken root in his living heart instead, driving him to seek out and consort with those who longed to see Camelot brought to ruin. And Uther had found out that taint the moment it manifested itself, turning a once trusted servant into a deadly enemy…and he had purged it from his lands. As he always had, and always would. To keep Camelot safe.

And so—barring another magical plague, another breach in Camelot's defenses—the longer the boy remained in Arthur's service, no matter how many odd happenstances and inexplicable strokes of fortune seemed to accrue to him, perversely the less likely Uther was to believe that he could ever be a sorcerer.

Because, surely, Uther would have sniffed him out within days, and certainly never let him get so close as to become the manservant of his only, his all-important heir.

So when Uther strode into Arthur's chambers after nearly a week of illness and excuses from his son, the first that crossed his mind was that there had to be a reasonable explanation as to why Arthur was lying, spread-eagled, in the center of a pentacle drawn in wine with a dozen colored candles arrayed about him. An explanation that would also cover why Merlin was kneeling of Arthur with an enormous, rune-etched dagger in one hand and what looked like—good heavens—a decapitated black cockerel in the other.

Though, Merlin's frozen expression of guilt did nothing to help his cause. The boy's gaze darted from the cockerel to the candles, to the knife, to Arthur, to the knife again—and then, finally, he scrambled off the prince with a gasp and flung the dagger across the room.

"Your Highness—Your Majesty," he stammered, what limited knowledge he had acquired of court protocol apparently flying right out his ears. "I—I can explain! Not that there's anything that needs explaining. But if it—I mean, it might look like—because, you know, things, not what they seem, that sort of—"

"Father."

Arthur had learned his lessons well. Uther himself was compelled to look over to where his son lay, now propping himself up on his elbows—to say nothing of the boy, who had clapped his mouth shut with an audible gulp. Arthur looked fever-flushed and sweaty, as he had all week, but his voice did not waver.

"Please, forgive Merlin's clumsiness, Father. He must be rather embarrassed. He likely has a right to be, considering what I've asked of him. Which you just happened to…step in on." He cleared his throat and glanced away for a split second; he was still, prince, after all, not yet king. "I was…just trying to add a little excitement to our sex life."

"Arthur!" Merlin yelped, and Uther would have struck it him for it if Arthur had not still, somehow, held his gaze in thrall.

"Your…sex life." The king said flatly, his expression as inscrutable as when he had conducted battlefield negotiations on the Mercian border.

"Yes, Father."

"Yours and…Merlin's"

"Yes, Father."

"Which has grown so dull and familiar that you simply had to find this," he waved a hand, "ridiculously elaborate way to make it interesting again."

"…Yes, Father. I'm afraid so."

Uther's left eye began to twitch.

"This conversation," he hissed, glaring both young men fiercely in the eye, "never happened."

And then Uther Pendragon swept out of the room in a majestic swirl of scarlet robes, quite thoroughly relieved that he hadn't missed a sorcerer living under his nose for months.

Really, It would have been inconceivable.

-fin-

Date: 2010-04-05 01:46 am (UTC)
eosrose: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eosrose
"Yours and…Merlin'smonths.

Really, It would have been inconceivable.


Did you delete some bits by accident? The end there is rather jarring.

Date: 2010-04-05 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
...dammit, this is what I get for posting when I'm sleep-deprived.

XP

*fixes* Thanks for the catch *sigh*

Date: 2010-04-05 02:22 am (UTC)
eosrose: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eosrose
I read the end now! This story really is utterly adorable. ♥

I'm particularly fond of the implication that Gwen and Gaius are two of the most terrifying people in the history of ever. XD

Date: 2010-04-06 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Hee, thank you! ^_^

EVERYONE is afraid of Gaius's eyebrow. Gospel Truth. ;)

Date: 2010-04-05 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rotrude.livejournal.com
Uther's voluntary blindness is cracking me up. And Merlin's flailing was hilarious as was Arthur's effort to stay collected, Very, very nice. Loved the POV.

Date: 2010-04-06 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Hee! ^_^ I'm pretty sure that talent runs in the family... ^_~

Thanks so much for reading & commenting! ♥

Date: 2010-04-05 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lpgirl14.livejournal.com
D8...8D...D8...8DD That was.... I'm a tad disturbed and greatly amused. Who takes beheaded chickens to be a valid way to spice up a sex life? God, this was hilarious!

Date: 2010-04-06 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
LOL, this is very true...XD Possibly it is some sort of exotic druid mating ritual. Because Arthur wants Merlin's MAGIC BABY. OR SOMETHING. IDEK. *sporfles*

I didn't mean to traumatize anyone...but I'm glad you liked it anyway! *pets* ♥

Date: 2010-04-05 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nuclearsugars.livejournal.com
LOL, this is hilarious.

Date: 2010-04-06 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Hee, thank you!

Also: OMG YOUR ICON *sporflsporflesporfle*

Date: 2010-04-05 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twilighthdfan.livejournal.com
LMAO. This was awesome. Hee. Loved Uther walking in on them, Merlin being all bumbling and Arthur just talking about their sex life. Brilliant :D.

Date: 2010-04-06 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D I haven't written a ton of these boys (yet! ^_~) so I'm glad you enjoyed. :D

Date: 2010-04-05 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadowglove88.livejournal.com
Seriously. FUNNEH!
I LOVED this! Especially all the reasons why Uther would never find out about Merlin and the last line! PRECIOUS!

Date: 2010-04-06 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Haha, thank you very much! It was great fun to write; I'm glad you enjoyed it. ^_^

Date: 2010-04-05 05:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dk323.livejournal.com
LOL. How awkward - not sure for who more - for Uther or Merlin (Arthur seemed to be taking it well enough, which was a good thing for Merlin's sake). Still, the whole thing was rather amusing. What an interesting way to spice things up...I'm guessing Merlin was playing the evil sorcerer? There are just no words...not sure how Arthur could have kept a straight face during their roleplay (ritual sacrifice, was it?).

I enjoyed reading this. :)
Edited Date: 2010-04-05 05:15 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-04-06 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Hee! ^_^ Yes, Arthur has all sorts of these secret evil!sorcery fantasies... ;)

Thank you so much for the lovely comment! I'm glad you liked it so much. ♥

Date: 2010-04-05 05:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lambertlover.livejournal.com
Fucking Incredible. I was laughing out loud very loudly and in a decidly un-ladylike fashion.

Adn the penultimate line was genius. Uther in denial is so much fun.

Great job!

Date: 2010-04-06 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Haha! Oh yay :D

Thanks so much! ♥

Date: 2010-04-05 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shutupeccles.livejournal.com
*epic word fail, fic too fabulous to comment coherently*

Date: 2010-04-06 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
LOLOL Thank you! :D I think that's the first time I've heard that without smut... *is ridiculously pleased*

Date: 2010-04-05 07:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toffee-and-tea.livejournal.com
LOLOL LOVE IT!! XD!!!

Date: 2010-04-06 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Hee, thank you! :D ♥

Date: 2010-04-05 08:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lady-drace.livejournal.com
LOL! Poor Uther. He needs brain bleach now. :oP

And nothing ever gets past him! Oh no, not King Giles! *snicker*

Date: 2010-04-06 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Haha! You're too kind to him. ^_~

Thanks for reading & commenting! :D

Date: 2010-04-05 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-slash-thee.livejournal.com
XD Yesss, I loved it! :D

Date: 2010-04-06 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Wahey! :D I'm glad you liked ^_^

Date: 2010-04-05 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zephre.livejournal.com
LOL, Arthur! that kid is a genius. ;)

nicely done.

Date: 2010-04-06 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Hee, thank you! ^_^ I'm glad you enjoyed.

Date: 2010-04-05 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] texan-elf.livejournal.com
*gigglesnort*

Date: 2010-04-06 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Haha, thanks!

Also: ICON WIN XD *roflroflrofl*

Date: 2010-04-05 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ravenflight21.livejournal.com
Oh I enjoyed this! While I wag my finger at Uther for killing sorcerers, I rather like him for thinking his son using candles, a knife and a decapitated cockerel to spice up his sex life with his servant would be preferable!

Date: 2010-04-06 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
LOL! King's gotta have his priorities... ^_~

Thanks for reading and commenting! ♥

Date: 2010-04-05 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] star-momma.livejournal.com
rofl I love you. That made my day!

Date: 2010-04-06 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Hee. ^_^ I'm glad to hear it!

Thanks for reading. ♥

Date: 2010-04-05 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavellington.livejournal.com
I... there are no words. The premise of this fic is SO Merlin. It's so in keeping with the tone of the show. I mean, not the kinky voodoo, but the denial, flimsy subterfuge and just the right amount of corniness. Well done!

I ♥ Uther. :)

Date: 2010-04-06 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
LOL, thank you very much! I AM GLAD TO HEAR UTHER APPROVES *rofl*

I'm happy you enjoyed ^_^ ♥

Date: 2010-04-06 04:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snottygrrl.livejournal.com
heeeee! ♥

Date: 2010-04-06 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
HAHAH UTHER SQUEE XDDD

Glad you liked, lovely! *squishes* ♥

Date: 2010-04-06 06:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thewitness.livejournal.com
very, very cute and well-done.

Date: 2010-04-06 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed. ^_^

Date: 2010-04-06 09:40 am (UTC)
ext_3952: (Merlin - Arthur jumped Merlin)
From: [identity profile] duskwillow.livejournal.com
lmao!!! This was hilarious!

Date: 2010-04-06 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Hee, thank you! :D

also: *points at icon* OH IF ONLY XD *sporflesporfle*

Date: 2010-04-07 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debris_k.livejournal.com
Inconceivable! *cackles*

That was truly, completely wonderful.

Date: 2010-04-07 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Haha! :D That word, I do not think it means what Uther thinks it means... ^_~

Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked *hugs* ♥

Blind Spot

Date: 2010-04-11 06:24 pm (UTC)
ext_41255: (hilarious - Honoria)
From: [identity profile] joan-waterhouse.livejournal.com
Ahaha! Brilliant! :D

Re: Blind Spot

Date: 2010-04-12 04:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maja-li.livejournal.com
Hee! ^_^ Thanks very much, love! *huggles*

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