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Title: You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs… Or Just Kiss the Frog a Lot
Show: Merlin
Characters/Pairings: Gwen/Arthur
Rating: PG
Word Count: 627
Warnings: Fluffy Fluff is Flufftastic.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Merlin or its characters. If I did… we would have 2x as many A/G kisses, if not more. Cuz I’m greedy like that.
Summary: Gwen and receives a visitor. Is he Prince Charming or the Frog Prince?
A/Ns: For camelot_love’s Help Haiti Thing-a-thon hosted by the selfless threemeows. starry_laa’s request was “Something with a fairytale-ish theme.”
I’m going off the assumption that some fairytales date back to Arthurian times.
I have NOT seen The Princess and the Frog movie yet, btw. Just going off what I’ve always heard of the tale, plus some wiki-ing:


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“Who is it?” Gwen called through her door to whoever had just knocked. It was too late at night to just open the door to anyone.

“Prince Charming,” an all-too-familiar voice answered.

Gwen laughed as she pulled back the bolt and let in her visitor.

“Just what were you laughing about?” Arthur asked, pulling back his hood once the door shut.

She smiled. “What you said.”

“That Prince Charming was at your door?”

The near onset of more laughter caused her smile to tug wider. “That you are Prince Charming.”

He scoffed in good humour. “I don’t see why not. I’m both a prince and very charming.”

“But that does not make you Prince Charming.”

“Then who am I, fair maiden?”

Gwen pressed her lips together in thought before answering, “You are the Frog Prince.”

Arthur opened his mouth in feigned hurt, much like when she told him he snored. “I am not a frog.”

“You are more still a frog than yet being a prince charming,” she retorted.

“Well that will have to be remedied. Isn’t there always a beautiful maiden who breaks the curse on him with a kiss?” His smile turned feline as his arms slid around her waist and pulled her close.

She shook her head. “But that has already been tried several times without success.”

“I have also heard another version where the frog sleeps on the maiden’s pillow with her, and in the morning she awakens to a handsome prince lying next to her. We could always try that.”

Gwen blushed at the idea of his body so close to hers on her small bed for an entire evening. “I have never heard that particular version.”

“What other versions have you heard?”

“Just two others. It has been said that in order to undo shapeshifting magic, a violent act must be performed. So in one story, she throws the frog against a wall.”

Arthur pulled a face. “I can’t say I much care for that option. What’s the other way?”

“She beheads the frog,” she answered simply, trying to suppress her smile at his reaction.

“I’d say that is even less favorable. I think we should try my suggestion before yours.”

“Maybe we try neither and you just stay a frog,” she whispered.

He chuckled, leaning down to her. “As long as I am a frog in your care, I can’t say I much mind,” he whispered back before connecting with her lips.

His kiss was tender, as he usually was with her for this stage in their relationship. And she wondered, sighing against his mouth, if maybe he was more of a prince charming than she gave him credit for.

As if reading her mind, he paused to murmur, “Although I do feel more and more charming the more times we do this.”

She gave a small laugh between another kiss. “Perhaps it is a slow transformation,” she answered lowly.

He moaned contently as she continued to kiss him. “How fortunate I am to have a brave maiden to rescue me from this wretched curse.” He punctuated with another kiss. “It is surely a daunting task.” And another kiss. “Not for the faint of heart.”

Gwen thread her arms around his neck to bring herself tighter against him. “I promise to not rest until the curse is broken and fair prince is saved.”

Arthur smiled before resuming the kiss for a few minutes more.

“I should be going back soon,” he finally groaned.

But Gwen did not relinquish her hold on him. “You haven’t even said why you came yet.”

He shrugged and smiled again. “Just wanted to see you. And maybe kiss you.”

Gwen felt the pleased flush creep up in her face. Perhaps Arthur was her Prince Charming.

Comments

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threemeows
Jan. 18th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
was waiting for you to post this on your LJ so i could comment! ;D

i loved the sweet little cuteness between them - just enough sweet without being high on sugar.

and i'm lol about the multiple versions of the princess and the frog. fairy tales were definitely not made for kiddies, before disney got their hands on them, at least. ;D
dfriendly
Jan. 25th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm glad I made it just the right level of sweetness for you. I suppose the sobering effects of violent fairy tales might bring that down a bit ;)
kepp0xy
Jan. 23rd, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
Aww... this was too adorable. AM BASKING IN THE WONDERFUL FLUFF, BB. I just love how happy you've made them here. So much ♥
dfriendly
Jan. 25th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
Yay for fluff! haha. For all the angstiness that I put them through in my head, it's nice to make our kids all fluffy & happy

Thanks :D
janjelicab
Jan. 23rd, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
Too cute :D
dfriendly
Jan. 25th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
Thank you!
whimsey
Jan. 25th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
Aww. Pure sweetness.

Their bantering is super cute.

Lovely job!
dfriendly
Jan. 25th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
Haha. I do love banter between couples. In a perfect world, my future partner and I would have the ability to banter. (But since life isn't TV, that probably won't happen.)

Thanks :)
cifan70
Jan. 25th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
*sighs* This was so adorable. Also a bit funny.
dfriendly
Jan. 25th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you found it funny (I did try)
red_cortina
Jan. 25th, 2010 09:07 am (UTC)
Very, very sweet - just as sweet as they are in your gifs!
dfriendly
Jan. 25th, 2010 09:27 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
sophielou21
Jan. 25th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
Aww! I needed a little bit of fluffy bunny rabbits before my Monday afternoon lecture. Thank you! I briefly studied fairytales this year and I have heard the countless versions of the frog prince tale. I wasn't surprised at how violent fairytales could be, though. Even the more child-friendly ones are violent at times.

Great story - anything with Arthur/Gwen kissing deserves a read. :D
dfriendly
Jan. 26th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)
Word on A/G kissing fics.

I wiki'd the frog prince (and other fairytales) while brainstorming, and although I knew that fairytales were originally quite grim (or 'Grimm' ;)) I hadn't heard the particulars on this story. I also find it a little surprising that as far as I've known, the violent stuff usually happened to the baddies (Cinderella's stepsisters cutting off toes & heels to fit in the shoe is the one I remember best), but not the good guys. Although I assume the prince would still turn out ok in the end? I guess Arthur wasn't willing to chance it tho, haha.

Glad to be your fluff provider :)
mattyroh07
Jan. 26th, 2010 07:10 am (UTC)
I saw "Fluffy Fluff is Flufftastic" and knew this would be a great fic, lol. :D
dfriendly
Jan. 28th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
Thanks :D

Fluff: it's good for the heart. ♥
mostly_a_reader
Nov. 19th, 2010 07:53 am (UTC)
Oh gosh, too cute. I now have a foolish grin on my face. Thank you!
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