definewisdom: (Morgana cloak)
Title: Postremus Regum Britanniae or The End of the World and What Came Next
Fandom: Merlin
Rating: R (for violence and images that may disturb younger readers)
Pairing(s): Merlin/Arthur
Warnings: Character death , violence, swearing, Pop culture references abound, Spoilers for Season 2 of Merlin,
Word Count: ~59,500
Disclaimer: I own nothing mentioned within this work of fiction and I'm getting no money from it. All characters, musical references, etc. belong to their respective owners.
Author's Note: Written for [ profile] apocabigbang. So many, many thanks, go to [ profile] lemniciate for the beta for taking the time to try and whip this into shape and whack me round the knuckles for my obsession with the ellipsis (it's an addiction, I swear). Also thanks to her for help making this actually make sense and even advice about Tube stations.

Summary: As Newton's Third Law of Motion states: 'For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction'. For years the world of 'reality' has pushed away the ideas and creatures of magic, forcing them back. Now magic has returned bringing with it chaos and nightmares and the only person who can reunite the worlds of reality and the supernatural is the Once and Future King. However, Destiny has lost its way and a small group of complete strangers (or so they think), guided by a mad woman, are left to search for the only weapon that might save them. But without their memories to help them they're off the beaten track. Here there be dragons.

Prologue )


Chapter 1: The Earth was Ripped Asunder
definewisdom: (Valiant - Jayne)
Author:[ 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 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 [ 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 [ profile] krazykipper and [ 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

alternate ending

My poor attempt at banner making

Translation|other notes|Time Line


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