Pairings/characters: Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Lancelot
Word Count: ~40, 500
Summary: In the quiet train town of Camelot, Arthur is Head Engineer and Merlin is his Head Conductor. They can’t remember a time when it’s not been like this. Station Master Uther seems to be trying his best to keep it that way, but there are other problems that need to be fixed. The broken clock tower for one, and the never-ending luminescent rain for another. In his spare time Merlin tinkers and toys with building clocks and re-imagining the oil lamp, but Arthur has a much bigger project hidden away beneath the ground that can change the way their little steam powered town is run.
I am the type of writer your mod warns you about. I procrastinate, work better under pressure, and am just plain disabled at emailing. Despite that I was given the best artist and beta a writer could want. sweetestel took my descriptions and made them real in the most breathtaking way. And writing2death was quick and patient and just plain awesome. So I thank both of them. I also wanted to thank the_muppet for being patient and kind with me. And, well, you know. Running the Big Bang. ♥s to all of them, and to whoever is reading this right now. You're amazing.
Artist's notes: All of this was created for peasnbeanstalks' Merlin fanfiction Beat Your Heart In Time With Mine in the occasion of the 2011 Merlin Big Bang. It's a wonderful story, it's inventive and fun and mysterious and very well written and you just NEED to read it, people!
Art link: The Pretty
Disclaimer: I do not own Merlin, or any of the characters affected by his magical ability. I just gratefully borrow (or steal), play, and put them back (reluctantly).