Rating/Genre: G, Crack to the nth degree
Characters/Pairings: Arthur/Gwen, Merlin
Spoilers/Warnings: inspired by a 3-second clip in the series 3 trailer (clip content outlined in summary). Otherwise, nope.
Summary: When Arthur begins transforming into a donkey, Gwen visits him. Little do either of them know that her single act of affectionate sympathy sets her up for a transformation of her own.
Author's notes: Between the cracktastic clip in the trailer and watching The Sword in the Stone for the first time a couple of weeks ago, this was a crackeriffic explosion waiting to happen. Dedicated to crayford for sharing TSITS and lots of miscellaneous other with me, and to felix_aeternus because she encourages my crack addiction so willingly ♥ mancalahour gets my epic thanks for being a speedy beta on this, and for her suggestion of soup ;)
ETA: now with added artwork by the ever-brilliant felix_aeternus, upon which one scene of the fic is inspired ♥! Click the thumbnail to view the adorableness!
( She drops her chin, and reigns in her smile to something a little more sympathetic, if still entirely amused, and reaches towards the abominations on his head to give them a slow, appeasing stroke. And he will resolutely not admit that it actually felt rather pleasant.Collapse )