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22 November 2012 @ 07:55 am
ONE REASON  
So I was wooed into doing some graphic art and a drabble for merlin_mpreg by kitty_fic and this was the result:


ONE REASON

There were at least five good reasons why Merlin and Arthur shouldn’t be together. In fact, each of them could probably come up with five reasons of their own, with none of them overlapping the other’s. At the top of Merlin’s list would be that Arthur was an arrogant bastard who often said careless and hurtful things. Headlining Arthur’s list would be that Merlin was an idealist who always expected too much of him and from him.

But none of these reasons really mattered. Because there was one reason that trumped them all; one reason that had kept them together and would keep them together forever.

The pregnancy hadn’t been easy for either of them. Arthur had suffered ridicule and shunning from his friends and co-workers and had been disowned by his father. And Merlin...Merlin had almost died, the only things that had saved him and the baby were his stubbornness and his magic. But at the end of it all – through the ridicule, the disowning , the near death – there had been this perfect, regal, angelic bundle – a baby girl who had been named Emrysse Pendragon.

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They had stayed together not for the sake of their daughter but because she was the very expression of their commitment, loyalty, and love. And that beat out any arguments over clashing personalities, past transgressions, or who said what to whom. It was Emrysse who reminded Merlin that he loved Arthur beyond any sense and who reminded Arthur that he would die for Merlin any day. Emrysse – who looked so much like Merlin and was already cocky and arrogant like Arthur - was the one reason that trumped all the other reasons.

And maybe, just maybe, one reason was all they needed.
 
 
 
kattale: ArthurAithusakattale on November 22nd, 2012 02:15 pm (UTC)
This was incredibly beautiful. The expressions on the faces, so tender. Love it!
cheeky: b/c - oh boysthecheekydragon on November 22nd, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
owensheart: Merlin/Arthurowensheart on November 22nd, 2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
This was amazingly beautiful and those pictures..breathtaking.
cheeky: b/c - looksthecheekydragon on November 22nd, 2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed :)
merlenhiver: Merlin/Arthurmerlenhiver on November 22nd, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
That manip is amazing. Pushing all my buttons. <3
cheeky: merlin - perksthecheekydragon on November 22nd, 2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
Pushing all your buttons is good, right? :)
Cristabelorangefriday on November 22nd, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
I've got the biggest grin on my face. This is so sweet and tender. I love the colours and Merlin's expression. Amazing job!
cheeky: merlin - glee facethecheekydragon on November 22nd, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
Merlin would be a good daddy, wouldn't he?
Neliana: Bradley & Colin by bowie28neliana on November 22nd, 2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
Awe those pic made this complete.
*melts*
cheeky: b/c - psstthecheekydragon on November 22nd, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
janiecatjaniecat on November 22nd, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love this and I want to read the back story! The photos are moving and beautiful, and Emrysse's cartoon is the icing on the cake. I want to meet her! Well done.
cheeky: merlin - yellowthecheekydragon on November 22nd, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
hmmm, maybe i'll have to write that back story as well as what follows!

thanks :)
La Reina del Pantanodisco_mouse on November 23rd, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
Very very sweet and nicely done. Looks real!
cheeky: merlin - perksthecheekydragon on November 24th, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
thanks, mouse! ♥
bumerbmwbumerbmw on November 23rd, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
aww this is so beautiful!
cheeky: merlin - bluethecheekydragon on November 24th, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)
deezy_y: Bradley and Colindeezy_y on November 24th, 2012 12:14 am (UTC)
Absolutely beautiful fic and art. Loved it!
cheeky: m/a - glad youre okaythecheekydragon on November 24th, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)
alba: Merlin Arthur/Merlin colorful shadowalba17 on November 24th, 2012 01:07 am (UTC)
Meep! This is so sweet and lovely, both words and art.
cheeky: m/a - love bumpthecheekydragon on November 24th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks! :)
Kittykitty_fic on December 3rd, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
*adores*