|bewarethesmirk (bewarethesmirk) wrote,|
@ 2010-05-14 15:17:00
Merlin Rec: Love me, and mend by
I've not been reading Merlin much lately, and I'm trying to get back into the mood for it so I can write a very belated help_haiti fic for staraflur. A good way, I thought, would be to read spiny's latest fic, and I was so, so right. I know a lot of you have already read this. Consider re-reading or reading it for the first time, even if you're sour because of wank or Series Two or interviews.
Love me, and mend by spiny (Merlin/Arthur, NC-17, 10,000 words)
Her writing is so close to perfect, I don't even know. It's the kind of fic you just fall into and you forget you're reading. The writing is rich and seamless, interesting but natural. The characters are pulled straight from the show, so recognizable. The tension is subtle, as is the humor. There's very little exposition, just a wave of words, actions. No words wasted.