Date: Jun 23, 2009 10:48 am Title: Firsts
This very sweet, though I kept thinking 'Poor Merlin' for much of it.
At least it all worked out in the end.
Author's Response: Poor Merlin did have quite a hard time of it, but I'm sure that will only let him appreciate even more what he gets in the end:) Thanks for reading!
Date: Feb 24, 2009 06:46 pm Title: Firsts
Arthur and Merlin really would do things better the second time around, don't they? Even their first introduction didn't go so well.
The "wretched beyond the telling of it line" made me smile... and I didn't stop smiling until long after I'd finished reading. It's so true to life for anyone who has ever gone camping in the rain, as it is for anyone who's ever been inconvenienced by stray thoughts and memories at inopportune times. This is one of those few fics that I'll come back to read again and again.
You've taken a fairly straightforward, even standard, fic plot and infused it with enough details and quirks that make it both entertaining, unique, and plain old fun to read.
I love love love this story! Having made my way through quite a portion of this archive, I can confidently say that this is among the very best of the Merlin/Arthur stories here. Brava! I'm glad to see your story has its deserved place on the top ten list.
Thank you for writing and sharing your work!
Author's Response: Wow, thank you again for such a lovely comment! I had such fun thinking of all the ways their firsts could have gone wrong, because yes, they don't have that great a a track record with even their canon firsts. *g* I am so glad that you enjoyed it, and thrilled to know that you will read it again:)