||[Aug. 28th, 2012|09:52 pm]
Title: Something to Believe In
Pairings/characters: Merlin/Arthur with some others in the background
Rating: PG-13 overall, NC-17 for one chapter
Word Count: ~52k
Warnings: Mentions of alcoholism, drugs, suicide. Also, tropes. And newbie non-British writer.
Summary: Arthur is a secret agent who is dedicated to his job, but recent happenings in his life made him second guess the path he had been following. When Gaius sends him to a seemingly boring mission, he needs to employ the help of the mysterious and eccentric hacker Merlin. The two of them try to uncover an underground medicine conspiracy while struggling against the chemistry that pulls them together.
Author's notes: [insane rumbling at masterpost] I haven’t processed that I’ve actually finished this thing, neither that it ended up being twice the length I planned it to be. My thanks go to this entire community for kicking me when I needed kicking, the_muppet for their flawless organization, my Twitter friends for bearing with me and my boyfriend for his support. ko_no_yo has my eternal love for picking my story, being patient with me, giving me detailed feedback midway and creating a bunch of breathtaking illustrations for the story - those are the best thing that came out of this whole ordeal, honestly.
Artist's notes: Ahaha, she lies. The story is amazing, everyone go read it. I’m glad it’s finished for the world to see. On my side of the coin (haha, see what I did), I had a lot of trouble picking the scenes I wanted to draw because there were a lot of scenes that tie the whole story together. Also, as many of you know, time zones are a pain. I’m actually pretty happy with the way they turned out and I wish I could have done more. But alas, school and life and stuff. But why are you still reading this. Shoo go read.
Story link: Masterpost on LJ
Art link: Masterpost on LJ Tumblr
Disclaimer: If this is pulled from the internet it’s because Shine bought it for the Merlin reboot movies, but until then we only own the bloody sweat.
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