She-WolfBut there is a wolf in you,She-Wolf by Angelgirlwithadream
She’s the one that says those things that you always think are too forward.
That you bite you lip and never say.
Listen to her,
"Time has warped you," she'll whisper softly in you ear. "little one, you aren’t what you once were.
I see the bruises that reach far deeper than carbon,
And you know there is being polite and kind, and then, there is standing up for yourself
And you’ve begun to believe that you can’t do both."
(People have told you this: “Stop being a bitch” and you, you little darling you, have never wanted to be someone people don’t like. So you’ve become meek and have forgotten how to howl with all your heart.)
"You’ve always had the courage," she'll say. "To know when to hold your tongue and to stiff up your lip against all that they say."
She'll smile at you, all teeth and wit, cooing softly in the hopes that you'll hear her, caring as if you are bone of her bone and flesh of her flesh.
And I Will Return to YouMerlin calls Arthur back two months and three weeks after he leaves.And I Will Return to You by Angelgirlwithadream
He grabs the horn from the vaults in the middle of the night, sneaking through a still mourning city and he leaves, riding through the night, and he prays that Arthur will come – because Merlin doesn't know what he will do if he doesn't.
He'd tried to follow Arthur, but he – he just came back.
It terrified him.
He does not care for the consequences he needs Arthur. He hadn't realized how much his life revolved around the blonde man until he was gone, he hadn't known how much love he had held – he hadn't known, and their goodbye was to brief and Merlin –
He was scared; he needed to hear Arthur's voice, even if he revealed all the things that Merlin never wanted to hear.
He closes his eyes and presses his lips to the end and he blows.
He opens his eyes to a blinding light and then there is Arthur, dressed in red and white, blonde and blue eyed and so painstakingly familiar that it hurts, he swall
As Summer Days Fade AwayIt’s as the summer fades to fallAs Summer Days Fade Away by Angelgirlwithadream
That I think of you the most
Because – of course you’re on my mind the rest of the year
It’s just that when the leaves abandon the trees
I can picture you the clearest
You were old, great-grandpa and smoked like a chimney
Even with that oxygen tank trailing behind you
And in the fall, you’d bundle up in your mustard colored jacket
And sit with me on the front porch
And we’d carve jacko’ lanterns
Flinging bits at Austin who'd glare at us over his coloring book
Still six and chubby cheeked
And we'd eat crisp Granny Smiths and Ida Reds
The bite in the air cool against our faces
But the days got shorter
And the last leaves fell
And the world frosted over in the way that it does
Before the snow comes
And then the snow fell
And I remember the world was white
I was only eight you see, when you left
And I was busy with school and dance
But I never forgot to come see you
Except sometimes I did, and I regret it now
Different Eyes Chapter 15Different Eyes Chapter 15 by Angelgirlwithadream
Arthur found himself in the crowded streets of Camelot, the people milling around him in sweeps of skirts and rustles of tunic shirts. It was a normal day and he frowned in concentration, while he was aware – now – how unobservant he could be, he couldn't figure out what was so important about a regular day in the streets of Camelot.
People where buying produce and trinkets from street venders, dressed in their everyday clothes, dresses and tunics and hooded cloaks – wait, he turned his attention from the rest, zeroing in on the two cloaked figures, one smaller, clothed in a distinctive turquoise, Arthur watched, feeling his stomach sink.
Because this was the boy he'd rescued, this was the one he'd betrayed in the worst way, killing his love – despite it being necessary - knowing how it would feel if someone had killed his Guinevere, the gut deep revulsion such a thought brought.
He watched as they approached the stall and he watched as the man called the guards