Title: The Waiting That Happens In The Space Between
Characters/Pairings: Bradley x Colin
Summary: All that was long ago, and when Merlin wraps, Colin finds himself waiting for something that may never happen.
Disclaimer: The title and chapter headers of this story are taken from poems by Richard Siken.
Notes: I'm probably a 'closet shipper' because of all the reasons you don't ship real people, but then how impossibly cute are B and C together? nympha_alba went and borrowed these beautiful, beautiful quotes from Richard Siken to go with her fic -- as if it weren't heartbreaking enough! -- and it wasn't long before images started to flit around in my head. <3
Extras: WIP | outtake | in Chinese (Thanks to speachless_jing for translating / fussing and obliqueo for fussing! <333)
On Tumblr and AO3.
PS. kitty_fic wrote an excellent little micro-drabble to fix my merlin_horror entry Shattered! <3
Just as Arthur is so broken and completely wrecked with grief, sobbing over Merlin's body and unsure how he'll ever carry on without him, Merlin takes a shuddering breath- a painful gasp of air, filling his lungs, as his heart starts to beat once more. Arthur slumps over his body, hands grasped tightly hold of Merlin's tunic in stark relief.
PS. Do check out obliqueo's entry merlin_horror entry Frost! It's a simple story that she illustrated from top to bottom children's storybook-style, and it stays true to canon but also reads like a Grimm's fairytale -- sort of subtly grotesque, and I feel like there's a moral in there somewhere. Her art is stunning, as usual -- go and give her some love! \o/
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