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Read by: Jennacorinth (on LJ and DW)
Length: 04:17:37
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur, Lance/Gwen, Merlin/Will
Summary: Arthur is a prattish Executive VP of the Pendragon Corporation with a disturbingly non-ironic love of Demotivational posters. Merlin is a tree-hugging barista with a "magic" tongue. Morgana's a peeping Tom and her breasts have superpowers. Gwen and Lancelot get married. Owain is the company bicycle. Arthur attempts to steal Merlin's affections from Will through epic DDR combat. Merlin gets drunk a lot. There is a pillow fight, and a helicopter ride, and rooftop confessions, and Arthur decides Merlin really is his destiny, whether he likes it or not.

*Takes a moment to ensure coherency* OKAY! Where to even start. I guess I should begin by saying that the fic itself is brilliant. I haven't been this in love with a fanfic since 'Pianos are Made for Falling', and this was just so upbeat in places and sweet and hilarious, with just the right amounts of all those things that you have a love/hate relationship with like bloody UST, and the times when Arthur's trying to do something right but DAMMIT BOI YOU'RE DOING IT ALL WRONG! Also (SPOILER ALERT) the Arthur/Will dance off was one of my favourite fanfic moments ever.

I think I tend to get a lot more involved with fics when I can just listen to them, because I'm lazy like that, and also because if the reader's good then it's just so damn engaging. I seriously listened to about an hour of this every night until I was finished, and the reader did the voices so spot on (and she has a wonderful Scottish accent which, you know, I thought was an added bonus, although each to their own XD). Her drunk!Merlin made me want to smish things, and her frustrated!Arthur sort of had me squealing and bouncing because 'That's him, omg! That's Arthur!'

Total number of weeping sessions: 4
Total number of smiles: 738534853495, roughly
Total number of laugh out louds: okay, I'll be honest, the only ones I kept track of were the crying ones, but I laughed aloud A LOT.

So, yes. Download this NOW, and get ready for some srs love, and quite a lot of feels. I was a bit of a gooey mess by the end, and somehow the affection I have for my OTP had grown in a way I hadn't thought was possible.

MP3 | M4B

Oh and FUN FACT: this was written for reel_merlin (which I will be scouring later, GUH!), and the film it's based on goes by the same name as the fic, although I doubt it's as good. You can stream it online here and I intend on watching it later. DON'T WATCH IT TILL AFTER YOU'VE LISTENED TO THE FIC THOUGH BECAUSE SPOILERS.

January 2013

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