Bananarchy SplitAuthor: tari_sueArtist: vickytokioPairings:
Merlin/Arthur, sides: Gwen/Lance, Leon/Gwaine, Ygraine/Nimueh.Characters:
Merlin, Arthur, Leon, Gwen, Elyan, Gwaine, Percy, Lance, Will, Mordred, Elena, Freya, Hunith, Tom, Ygraine, Nimueh, Cenred, Kanen, ValiantRating:
Mentions of drugs and a possible drowning and lots of ice creamDisclaimer:
I don’t own Merlin or Arthur or any of the others, I make no profit from any of this and I don’t own an ice cream van.Author's notes:
This fic came about from a half-baked idea I had about Merlin and Will owning an ice cream van, and a brilliant prompt from Aoigensou about Arthur owning an ice cream parlour with punny names for the ice creams. The puns themselves, and the vengeance ice cream names later on, are the work of various members of The Merlin Fic Book Club, especially Aoi herself and Camelittle – who invented the Bananarchy Split, and Kilgharrah’s theme. Thank you to everyone in The Merlin Fic Bookclub and The Tavern, both on Discord, who have all been putting up with me whinging about this fic for many months now – I’m sorry and I will finally stop doing that, you'll be glad to know. But also, special thanks to Cam, Clea, LFB and Polo, who bore the brunt of the whinging and encouraged me to go on, offering many ideas and suggestions along the way, most of which I shamelessly stole.
The work ended up about twice as long as it was supposed to be and was rescue-betaed by Aoigensou and Camelittle, who did a proper job of putting up with my insecurities, terrible spelling, poor grammar, and inability to find an ending to this fic – without them it would still be unfinished I'm quite sure. Thank you, you wonderful people, I am completely in your debt forever.
And of course, last but very much not least, thank you so much to Vicky Tokio for picking my fic and for providing the wonderful art to go with my rambling words. Please all remember to go to the art post and give her all the love in the world dreckly!Artist's notes:
"Once I saw the summaries this year, I immediately knew I HAD to claim this one. It's such a cool idea and drawing it was so fun! I hope you all enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed making it!"Summary:
What could be better than a summer spent selling ice cream on a beach in a sleepy fishing village on Cornwall’s idyllic north coast? It’s bound to be far less stressful than writing your dissertation for uni or selling insurance for the world’s most demanding father… right? It’s not as if you’d get caught up in a feud with a rival ice cream seller, or nearly drown, or fall in love with a complete prat, is it?
Proper job.Story link:https://archiveofourown.org/works/33885442/chapters/84253651Art link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/34054159