|Reviews for To Guard You|
| guardianofdragonlore chapter 1 . 12/14/2014
This is so...powerful.
| It's a crazy-kept secret chapter 1 . 5/10/2014
Actually Kay was a character from one of the MANY tomes of legend published about our fair (read: fairly AWESOME) king. Anyways, I really liked the fic, you did a great job! I especially loved the part where Merlin was conceived just as Arthur was born. I thought that was really cool how you worded it. Amazing job! (I'm adding this to faves and checking if you have anything else I'd like. Judging by this, I do.)
| wryter501 chapter 1 . 3/2/2014
i loved this - it was a beautiful treatise on the connection merlin's magic has with arthur... i love arthur feeling the residual magic of merlin's playing when he's still a child... i love merlin's magic saving arthur even if he can't physically get to him in time... how come they didn't do something like that with the last ep.? very well done. :)
| MamzelleHermy chapter 1 . 2/27/2014
Loved it ! Really brillant analysis of Merlin's magic and its purpouse to keep Arthur safe.
| Insanityisgood25 chapter 1 . 2/26/2014
Hello! It's your British hedgehog over here! How are you me dears?
A story! Oh gosh! It's another brilliant creation of yours! I love it to pieces and it ACTUALLY MAKES SENSE! You're brilliant. Again. As always.
| freshly caught Cornish pixies chapter 1 . 2/25/2014
| Guest chapter 1 . 2/24/2014
As always, your work is beautiful.
| Guest chapter 1 . 2/23/2014
and yet again, a brilliantly moving story. I love the deep friendship you paint between Arthur and merlin, please continue to write!
| Yakarin chapter 1 . 2/23/2014
This, all of this was too beautiful to give it justice with words. Thank you. Thank you so much.
| LaPotatoFairy chapter 1 . 2/23/2014
This is lovely and a lovely headcanon and you're lovely and omg
| SpangleyPony chapter 1 . 2/23/2014
Very nice and unique idea. :-)
| monkey76 chapter 1 . 2/23/2014
That was absolutely beautiful. I loved young Arthur's connection to Merlin even before they met. Had poor Merlin given his life for Arthur in the end there? That was how I read it, anyway, and it was heartbreaking but so perfect that even then he was there with Arthur.
I always get so excited to see an alert for you in my mailbox. Your stories are lovely and perfectly capture the things I love most about Arthur and Merlin's devoted friendship (which even seems such a poor choice of words to describe their relationship, doesn't it?).
Thank you for reminding how much I love this fandom.
| chele the original chapter 1 . 2/23/2014
| Mika271170 chapter 1 . 2/22/2014
Thank YOU for all the brilliant work in this fandom!
This story is great as always,full of bromace,real love and loyalty!
I don t think i will ever move on from Merlin,even after so long,i can still enjoy reading good fics or ever watch all episodes in a raw!
Please dont ever stop writing!
| CaptainOzone chapter 1 . 2/22/2014
I cannot even express in words how much your dedication alone means to me. Honestly, without your support—you were always there, it seemed, during it all—I’m not sure where I’d be with my writing, and just know…for as grateful as you are to me (for playing around with words! I don’t deserve that!), I’m just as, if not more, grateful for your friendship throughout the years we’ve known each other. Thank you, Ocean.
I am listening to the song you suggested we listen to on repeat. The violin is utterly beautiful, and now I’m tearing up because the /lyrics/. Wow. This is indescribable.
*after listening through the song twice, finally begins to read*
Beautiful initial paragraph. The imagery is stunning, and… dude, I see Kay’s name, and I’m just flailing around like a fool. /Thank you/. I don’t even have to look at that little footnote to know, and I really can’t thank you enough. *hugs*
And again, I’m back to commenting on imagery. It’s…magical. It’s not only because of the similies/metaphors you make, either. There’s that indescribable element of peace and beauty there.
Oh my god. Ocean. I can’t. I just can’t right now. I cannot contain my love for you for using “Wart.” And “attuned with magic?!” HEADCANON 200% ACCEPTED.
“He was again consumed by the incessant and indescribable stirring of something deep inside of him, almost like the weak fluttering of a bird's wings that had just been awoken.” That has to be the loveliest simile I’ve read in awhile, no joke.
He’s sensing Merlin. OMG, this is pre-series, isn’t it?
EALDOR. THEY ARE THERE.
I love the progression you built up. It was well executed, and I love the hint of confusion in Arthur, his unconscious reluctance to leave the trail of Merlin’s magic.
“"I thought I told you to stop calling me that." Arthur, the Once and Future King, said with a small grin. "Shut up Kay. I'll race you to the stream."” This is so perfect. This. Is. Them. This is their relationship in a nutshell.
Oh, gosh, that scene with the Druid. That was so raw and powerful. I find myself completely…in awe of how human, how real, Arthur’s reaction was. There’s so much in between the lines. I could spend a long time just analyzing and appreciating the depth of that scene alone.
Oooh, Uther inviting Druids to the castle? Serious business then!
I love how you write Druids. All of them. Their faith in Arthur is so wonderful—and it certainly wasn’t shown in the show half as well as it should have been.
“"I do not have him with me."” OMG, Ocean, you are going to kill me. That. That right there.
O.O Taliesin. You are /brilliant./
“Arthur had long since stopped thrashing and held in his strong grip one of the first neckerchiefs that a boy that would later become his manservant and best friend owned.” LSKDJF:OSLKGH:OIFSLJKFOIELKHFG:OIBJKFN:OIALSKJDNIUJKFBHOAIWLKSJDNIFSKJDHF”WOLFKJ
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME, WOMAN!?
Okay, I love how this entire fic is structured…And dear goodness, I’m completely /stunned/ by this next scene here with Morgana. I seriously have no words right now.
THIS QUOTE IS BASICALLY THE BEST, MOST GENIUS AND PERFECT THING EVER:
“"Merlin." Gaius' voice was suddenly at his ear and strong hands were tugging him upwards- those were not Gaius' "Merlin, what did you do?"
As he continued to stare in awe Merlin could only mutter one word, "magic."”
"They didn't speak for a long moment for Arthur knew he needed no words to tell Merlin 'thank you.' so he settled for reaching upwards and squeezing Merlin's shoulder with heartfelt warmth.
"No need to thank me." Merlin answered him with ease, "I would do anything for you, Arthur."
Ocean, how I have missed you. How I have missed your bromantic writing.
Ocean….you marvelous human being:
“My magic is yours the same way your first breath was the first spark of my existence. That's why you can see- that's why you can feel my life-force so clearly, that's why it is compelled to aid you. We're part of the same thread.”
And I may have said this before, but it’s all the unsaid things that makes their relationship so gorgeous, and you, without fail, capture it every time. And without fail, every time, I’m left even more awed and humbled than I was after reading the last fic you wrote. :)
(Last comment: the song in the ending author’s note is sooooooooo so so so so fitting)