definewisdom: (Valiant - Jayne)
Title:Avalon
Author:[livejournal.com profile] mariana_oconnor
Movie Prompt: Serenity
Pairing: None as the focus, but Gwen/Lancelot, pre-slash Merlin/Arthur
Rating: R for language and adult themes.
Word Count: ~43500
Spoilers/Warnings: Violence, spoilers ), abuse of Old English
Author's Notes: For those of you who know Serenity and Firefly, you will recognise that several aspects of the television series, not just the film have made their way into this fic. You’ll probably spot all of them. I’ve tried to splice them together as well as I can.

For the purposes of narrative flow and to cut down on word count and lengthy excerpts in which nothing much happens, the Pendragons do not spend as long on board Avalon as the Tams spend on Serenity. This makes the interpersonal relationships evolve a lot faster than I would have liked, but some things are just necessary.

This follows the major plot of the original film quite closely, although I’ve changed things on many significant points. I’m not telling you whether those include any of the deaths (no, not even going to tell you about that one).

I cut the Inara role out of this fic because the only Merlin character I could think of who was remotely Companion like was Sophia, and she’s more of a Saffron character. (God, I want to write that fic now!)

In the spirit of the original, the characters swear and sometimes comment in a second language. As I don’t know Mandarin, I didn’t use that. I did, in true Merlin style, do them all in Old English, which I also haven’t learnt. I apologise for any grammatical or vocabulary errors, all of it comes from www.oldenglishtranstator.co.uk. All translations are in the post-fic notes along with a timeline, detailing the major events in the history of the fic, and extended character notes. Feel free to ask questions or point out plot holes. In fact I encourage you to do so.

I’ve tried to include small nods to Serenity and Firefly, and also Merlin, along the way. Some original dialogue from both fandoms is included, some things are just in built.

I hope I’ve managed to do both sides of this justice, though I can’t imagine I have. Please enjoy, and be kind. I’m not Joss Whedon.

Acknowledgements: So many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] wrennette again for being an awesome beta. I really do abuse the privilege terribly. Though I've been tweaking things right up to this morning. ^_^;; Also thanks to [livejournal.com profile] krazykipper and [livejournal.com profile] merelyn for being kind enough to let me rearrange my posting day... twice. ^_^ And to my f-list who didn't tell me to shut up. ^_^


Summary:Arthur Pendragon just wanted to keep his sister safe, he didn't really think about anything else. But now he's being hunted by the Alliance. Captain William Moore and the crew of his ship, Avalon, have no idea what they're in store for when they pick up two passengers at Camelot space-port.

part 1|part 2|part 3|part 4|part 5|part 6

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definewisdom: (Valiant - Jayne)
Title: Avalon
Movie Prompt: Serenity
Pairing: None as the main focus but: Gwen/Lancelot, pre-slash Merlin/Arthur,
Rating: R for language and adult themes (I have always wanted to say that)
Word Count: ~ 43500 (less than last time, not that that's saying much)
Spoilers/Warnings: Violence, spoiler ), Gratuitous (and probably incorrect) use of old English.
Author's Notes: See Master Post

Summary: All Arthur Pendragon wanted to do was keep his sister safe, he hadn't really thought about what that might entail.

Things are going to get much, much worse. )

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