↳ "Yes, I am yet to be King, and I don’t know what kind of King I will be, but I do have a sense of the kind of Camelot I would wish to live in. It would be where the punishment fits the crime.”
Some Station Wagon AU for my Week 2 Bonus post for Pthon.
They’re dawdling on the side of the road coming back from a concert because they don’t want to go home quite yet. The car is named Kilgharrah, obvs. It’s crappy and banged up, and the back left window doesn’t roll up all the way (you don’t even have auto windows, Merlin!!), but it was his dad’s and Merlin loves it.It breaks down at least twice a year, and Arthur inevitably has to go find Merlin stranded on the side of the road in the pouring rain, but still Merlin insists that he doesn’t want to buy another one. When Kilgharrah eventually dies for real, and no amount of whacking around in the engine can bring him back, Arthur pretends that he doesn’t see Merlin tearing up a bit as it’s loaded up onto the tow truck and taken away to the scrap yard. (“But the back seat was just so good for fucking in; it was so roomy" Merlin sniffles reminiscently)("There there," Arthur says, "We’ll get you a new car that’s just as ridiculous")
And that’s the origin story of Aithusa, the powder blue Prius. Her back seat is decidedly not any good for fumbling around in, but saving the environment is more important, Arthur.Voting for Week 1 is still going on - you can check out all the great entries here!
Merlin Prison AU
Arthur is a Prison Officer at Camelot Penitentiary, a place where his father Uther is the warden and the prisoners are all illegal magic users. He initially thinks the incarcerated men and women are all monsters until he meets their leader Merlin, who changes everything Arthur believed about magic. Before he knows it, they’re working together to bring the prison down.