syllic: ([merlin] dessert)
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Word Count: Approximately 49,500 (ARGH)

Pairing: Merlin/Arthur

Rating: NC-17

Summary: Arthur is an Oxford Blue. Merlin is an Oxford cox. Lancelot is Merlin's romantic-dalliance-loving friend. Morgana is horribly clever; Gwen is cleverly waiting for Lancelot to grow up. Merlin and Arthur rub each other the wrong way, at first, but it soon becomes clear that Arthur is a university-class rower with a world-class heart (yes, I typed that). Clichés ensue.

Notes: January 09-September 09. Uh... fun ride, everyone?

First of all, an immense thank you to [livejournal.com profile] nicolasechs, without whose prodding and guidance this could not have been completed. She did everything, from pointing out typos to providing assistance in deciding how to structure this story. She was there when it was born, ugly, in my brain, and she was also there to receive my "MOTHERFUCKER YES!" ((c) [livejournal.com profile] ifyouweremine) message when the last word was coded.

I must also thank [livejournal.com profile] puckling, [livejournal.com profile] _la_la_la, [livejournal.com profile] pennyplainknits, [livejournal.com profile] cellophane_ria, and [livejournal.com profile] green_grrl for sanity stabilisation measures, the Dirty Cantab Troop for friendly and encouraging jabs, and, of course, [livejournal.com profile] woldy for her invaluable assistance. [livejournal.com profile] ras_elased, what's a high without a five?

[livejournal.com profile] arlad, [livejournal.com profile] phantomjam, [livejournal.com profile] meredyth_13 and [livejournal.com profile] lilith_lessfair ran me to the finish line on this, because I had eaten too many oatcakes and had an oatcake-related leg cramp.

All remaining mistakes are very much my own.

This was written for [livejournal.com profile] harlequinmerlin; thank you, [livejournal.com profile] mklutz, for organising it.

The story began with [livejournal.com profile] phantomjam's birthday, and ended with [livejournal.com profile] skyebanshee's. It is therefore for both of them: very many felicitations for you both, and thank you for helping to make sure this got finished.



picture credit: flickr, owenreading.

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(Read the story in one file at Archive of Our Own.)

Learn About Rowing! (Geeky Rowing Notes)
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