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Scent - Merlin - Arthur/Merlin [Feb. 25th, 2009|10:43 pm]
where the daydreams reign

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Title: Scent
Pairing: pre-Arthur/Merlin
Word Count: 555
Rating: PG
A/N: Vampire!AU written for AU day at comment_fic. The first fic in the Scent 'verse.
Summary: "Merlin is about 99% sure that the first thing that people are supposed to do upon meeting you is not to press you against the nearest wall and start sniffing you."


Merlin is about 99% sure that the first thing that people are supposed to do upon meeting you is not to press you against the nearest wall and start sniffing you.

No handshakes, no 'hi, how are you?', no 'My name's Rude Prat, what's yours?'. Push and sniff. That's all. He hears the stranger take another deep inhale, face buried by his neck with his nose brushing against Merlin's skin. His blond hair tickles against Merlin's jaw and the grip of his hands on Merlin's upper arms is almost unnaturally strong. He'll probably have bruises there tomorrow.

"Um," Merlin says, clearing his throat awkwardly and wondering what is the appropriate thing to say in this kind of situation. He's new to Camelot and new to the castle, but even he knows enough to say that this is not normal around here. "Can I help you?"

"You smell good," the stranger growls at him. His hands clench on Merlin's arm.

Merlin blinks, then looks around the empty stone corridor that they're in. It doesn't seem that anyone is going to come along and untangle him any time soon. "Thank you. I think. Will you let go of me now?"

The stranger's hands only tighten.

Merlin decides to clear his throat at him. "Really. I have things I have to do today."

"You're a servant," the man sighs, still buried at his neck. "It can't be that important."

Merlin rolls his eyes. "Certainly not as important as sniffing random people's necks, but we can't all be as vitally integral to the running of the castle as you. I need to go. You need to let me go."

The stranger pulls back and meets Merlin's gaze, still pinning him against the wall with supernaturally strong hands. "I want to taste you."

That is… Well. That's not exactly what Merlin had been expecting as a response. His mouth flounders for a few moments, lost for words. His mother had warned him that there were some very strange people around once you left the village. He'd thought she was exaggerating, as overprotective as ever.

"I don't know you that well yet," he says once his brain kicks into gear.

Yet.

The second that word slips out he's mentally kicking himself and wondering if he has some kind of death wish. Associating with Random Neck Sniffers cannot be good for your health, even if you have magic skills to protect yourself.

The stranger's mouth twitches in a smile that looks naturally cruel. "What is it?" he asks. "Why do you smell so…"

"I smell perfectly normal, thank you very much," Merlin says, while resisting the urge to raise his arm and take a whiff.

Eyes narrow and focus on his neck, lingering there without responding to Merlin's defence of his scent. "What did you say your name was?"

"I never told you my name. But it's Merlin."

Nodding, the stranger backs away. "I'm Arthur," he says. "I'll see you soon, Merlin."

It's hard to tell if that's a promise or a threat or something half-way in-between. Merlin watches Arthur retreating up the corridor and restrains a shiver: there's something just not right about that man.

It isn't until he's half-asleep that night that he realises what it was that had bothered him: when Arthur pulled back from his neck, his eyes had been black.
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From: supersonica
2009-02-25 10:54 pm (UTC)
Uhm. Do write more, please. Vampire!Arthur = dead me. *FLAILS*
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[User Picture]From: toestastegood
2009-02-25 11:05 pm (UTC)
;) Glad you liked it!
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[User Picture]From: eumelkeks
2009-02-25 10:57 pm (UTC)
LOL, it's Edward Cullen!
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[User Picture]From: toestastegood
2009-02-25 11:06 pm (UTC)
Oh man, can you imagine Arthur sparkling?!
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[User Picture]From: rose_walker22
2009-02-25 11:02 pm (UTC)
Ooh ooh ooh! Need more! Yes vamps are good! *ignores own vamp fics for now* I'm not going to say twilight coz... uh so over rated *ducks incoming raving fangirls* i think this is more... 'Being Human' the vamps on that have black eyes!

Def. need more though!!!
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[User Picture]From: toestastegood
2009-02-25 11:06 pm (UTC)
The prompter at comment_fic mentioned Mitchell from Being Human so that's definitely the kind of vampire I had in mind. Glad you liked it!
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[User Picture]From: flwrpwr_vampyre
2009-02-25 11:05 pm (UTC)
*flails* It's Mitchell!Arthur!

I really hope you write more!
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[User Picture]From: toestastegood
2009-02-25 11:08 pm (UTC)
:DD I imagine this is one of those 'verses that I'll come back to with snippets and one-shots. Vampire!Arthur drawn in by magic!Merlin = so much fun.
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[User Picture]From: babydracky
2009-02-25 11:08 pm (UTC)
Wow! This tasted was very good!!!^^
Poor Merlin meeting Vampire!Arthur but happy us! ÖÖ
Let them meet again! Please! xD
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[User Picture]From: toestastegood
2009-02-26 09:32 pm (UTC)
^^ I'm so glad you liked it!
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[User Picture]From: dragonfly126
2009-02-25 11:12 pm (UTC)
I love this fic *so* much! The shear amount of squealing it caused was just shameful on my part=) I really, really, really hope you do more in this verse.
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[User Picture]From: toestastegood
2009-02-26 09:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I probably will at some point. It's too much fun not to indulge in again. :)
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[User Picture]From: sequinedfairy
2009-02-25 11:13 pm (UTC)
I LOVE YOU. What do you want to write more? Babies? Bradley James? Colin Morgan in a skintight catsuit? Infinite gold? They are YOURS.
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[User Picture]From: toestastegood
2009-02-26 09:48 pm (UTC)
Ooh, bribes are fun! Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: _profiterole_
2009-02-25 11:20 pm (UTC)
Awesome! The world always needs more vampire stories! And this is happier than Being Human these days.
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[User Picture]From: toestastegood
2009-02-26 09:49 pm (UTC)
Hee, I think after the latest episode it'd be safe to say that anything is happier than Being Human these days. ;)
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[User Picture]From: ravenflight21
2009-02-25 11:20 pm (UTC)
"His mother had warned him that there were some very strange people around once you left the village." Got that one right! Lovely fic
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[User Picture]From: toestastegood
2009-02-26 09:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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From: kelene
2009-02-25 11:44 pm (UTC)
Gah, this just completely blew my mind. ♥ Please to be sparkling, Arthur. Thanks. :D
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[User Picture]From: toestastegood
2009-02-26 09:50 pm (UTC)
:) Thank you! The idea of sparkling Arthur blows my mind.
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[User Picture]From: toestastegood
2009-02-26 09:50 pm (UTC)
:D Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: obscure_blues
2009-02-26 12:03 am (UTC)
Oooh you hit my kink, pretty please write more, lots more *grin* - I can sniff you if you likes lol ;D
smootchies from Jax
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[User Picture]From: toestastegood
2009-02-26 09:50 pm (UTC)
Hee, glad you liked it. :D
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[User Picture]From: fresica
2009-02-26 12:21 am (UTC)
His mother had warned him that there were some very strange people around once you left the village. He'd thought she was exaggerating, as overprotective as ever.
lmao That line kills me.

Seriously, this 'verse needs more stories!
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[User Picture]From: toestastegood
2009-02-26 09:51 pm (UTC)
:) Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: justmyteacup
2009-02-26 12:27 am (UTC)
vampire!arthur!!!!!!!!!! *is dead*

i'm so glad you say you're thinking about writing more!!!
this hit all of my vampire kinks in a way that's scary!!! but very good ;)
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[User Picture]From: toestastegood
2009-02-26 09:51 pm (UTC)
:D Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: rui2
2009-02-26 12:37 am (UTC)
I have been waiting for this kind of story for a while. Please continue! :):):)
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[User Picture]From: toestastegood
2009-02-26 09:51 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it!
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