like normal jam, only better
ficlet: the comedown 
02 25 09
phantomjam: (Arthur - crimson)
Title: The Comedown
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Word count: 880
Warnings: PWP
Spoilers: None
Summary: Quick and dirty post-battle adrenaline sex with no other redeeming features whatsoever.
A/N: Quick comment fic for [livejournal.com profile] credulesque that ended up a little too long for a comment.


Merlin shoves Arthur back against the wall the moment they're inside, magic and adrenaline firing in his blood and coursing like molten want down his spine. His mind is still dizzy with the grind of splitting earth and breaking bones, the shrilling clash of swords and the bone-deep detonation of thunder; he can still feel the heady thrill of the air itself coming apart under the bursting floodgate of his power, swelling and snapping and burning up the breath in his lungs, and now there’s Arthur under his hands, cold metal and fresh sweat and a frenzied pulse that he can feel jumping in Arthur’s throat as he sets his teeth to it.

Arthur swears as his back hits the stone and he twists a hand in Merlin’s hair to pull his head up; Merlin catches a flare of dark eyes, brutal and blown, flushed cheeks and drying blood before Arthur yanks him forward into a messy clash of tongues and teeth. Their foreheads knock together and their noses bump and it’s rough and clumsy and violent and not nearly enough for what Merlin craves; he surges against Arthur, insatiable and insistent as the pull of the tide, sucking and licking frantically at his mouth and tearing at the straps of his armour, out of his mind with the need to have him naked right fucking now and so desperate he'd be ripping at the buckles with his teeth if he didn't think it would just slow him down.

All Merlin can focus on is the heat of their bodies and the thrumming race of blood, visceral and alive; his thoughts are flitting by at a thousand miles an hour in time with the hysterical pounding of his heart and he can’t catch hold of a single one. He wants Arthur, earthy and solid against him, wants to dig his fingers into Arthur’s skin, into the flex and coil of his muscle and feel him physical and primal and close.

'Come on, come on,' he hisses, scrabbling at Arthur's hauberk even though it's obvious he'll never get it off; it doesn't help that Arthur keeps distracting him, his mouth wet and sinful against Merlin's neck and under his jaw, biting at him impatiently and heedless of the marks he leaves behind. His hands shove forcefully under Merlin’s tunic and flatten against his skin, palming his ribs as though to press right through them, as though even that much contact isn’t enough. He pulls Merlin flush against him, fingers curling sharply round the angle of his hips and Merlin makes a noise low in his throat and gives up his fumbling attempts to strip Arthur, settling instead for hauling up the bottom of Arthur’s hauberk, worming his hand up under the padded undershirt and then down inside Arthur’s breeches to fist his cock.

Fuck,’ Arthur gasps with feeling and thrusts into Merlin’s grip, dragging Merlin in even closer until he’s riding the press of Arthur’s thigh between his legs, groaning at the friction and the frustration of so much cloth in between them.

‘I want,’ Merlin grits out, ‘I need-’

‘I know,’ Arthur says hoarsely in his ear, and then his broad hand wraps impossibly hot and tight around Merlin’s cock. The world narrows to Arthur’s calloused palm sliding against him and Arthur’s cock thick and rigid in his hand; everything else is just white noise beneath the taut pleasure stoking low in his stomach. He buries his face in Arthur’s neck, eyes closed against the lightning and fire flashing in memory at the back of his mind – the unsettled euphoria of victory and near-death and his magic unleashed for the first time in plain view; the wild freedom of acceptance.

Arthur’s arm hooks around his shoulders, a comforting weight holding him in and grounding him as they stroke and rut against each other with abandon, Arthur panting harsh and heavy in his ear. The reckless excitement and the nervous tension prickling in Merlin’s limbs and at his restless fingertips is swallowed by the furious upwelling of arousal, searing him through from the inside out until it feels as though his very bones should be cracking open with the force of his want. He mouths blindly at Arthur’s jaw and bites down, grinding up and in. Arthur bucks and comes with a muffled groan, spilling over Merlin’s wrist and stomach, staining his tunic where they rub together; Merlin comes a moment later with his face pressed into Arthur’s hair and Arthur’s blunt nails scraping at the back of his neck.

He sags into Arthur, shaky and unbalanced, plummeting down from his shattering high. His heartbeat slows to something more human as Arthur’s fingers card through the short hair at the nape of his neck and move to frame his face. Arthur presses soft kisses to the corner of Merlin’s mouth, sliding a tease of tongue across his lips and Merlin sighs into him and kisses back as his strength begins to return.

Arthur pulls back to look at him, eyes still dark and fraught though they’ve lost their edge. He trails his fingers through the sticky mess of their come on Merlin’s clothes and bares his teeth in feral approximation of a smile.

‘Not bad for you first real battle.’
Comments 
02 25 09 (UTC)
Um so basically, I'm meant to be revising, but I was like LOL I'LL CHECK MY FLIST ONE LAST TIME, and and THIS WAS THERE AND AND KDJFS;DLFKAJ;LZDSKFJ HOLY SHEEYIT.

He buries his face in Arthur’s neck, eyes closed against the lightning and fire flashing in memory at the back of his mind – the unsettled euphoria of victory and near-death and his magic unleashed for the first time in plain view; the wild freedom of acceptance.
Um, you are amazing.

URGHFDKS,GNGGGHH THIS WAS LIKE EVERYTHING I WANTED BUT LIKE, BETTER AND STUFF *brain has been fried* ♥♥
02 25 09 (UTC)
I LIVE BUT TO PROVIDE ♥

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR EXAMS! (mocks?)
02 25 09 (UTC)
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This was gorgeous. You could feel the abandon. Thanks so much for sharing!
02 27 09 (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
02 25 09 (UTC)
I really shouldn't be reading things like this at work. HOT DAYUM. Loved how descriptive you were.

"His heartbeat slows to something more human as Arthur’s fingers card through the short hair at the nape of his neck and move to frame his face."

This made me go all gooey.

And it wasn't just porn, it had great plot points like this:
"the unsettled euphoria of victory and near-death and his magic unleashed for the first time in plain view; the wild freedom of acceptance."

02 27 09 (UTC)
Thank you! Ahaha but illicit work!porn just makes things more fun ;D
02 25 09 (UTC)
Oh, my. Very hot. Loved the description of the emotion of lust and want and need. Great job with this.
02 27 09 (UTC)
Thank you so much! :D
02 25 09 (UTC)
Gnnnnnnnnnnnn! You killed me dead *fans self*
02 27 09 (UTC)
Aha thanks but dammit, now I have to find a way to dispose of your corpse without anyone finding out...
02 25 09 (UTC)
DAYUM. Very nice. That last line totally made it even more awesome than I expected :D
02 27 09 (UTC)
Thank you! :D
02 25 09 (UTC)
Yeah. Um. Woah. I can't comment right now. I need to go have a cold shower first.
02 27 09 (UTC)
Ahaha, thank you, mission accomplished ;D
02 25 09 (UTC)
*flails* Gah.

...Gah.

*flails some more*

More when my brain unmelts from TEH HOTT? :D
02 27 09 (UTC)
Hee, thank you! *preens over your flailyness*
02 25 09 (UTC)
Oh I was feeling so mellow and ill and now I just feel sort of ughhhhh yes. Thank you for making me a happy bunny. In a non-dodgy way. Also, have I ever mentioned I love your fic. Mostly, all your fic? Oh well. If I hadn't, I do. Thanks for sharing!

Speshul appropriate icon for you.
02 27 09 (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much! ♥ I'm glad it made you feel better.

AHAHAHA AWESOME ICON! Unfortunately the best I can offer in return is a nicely cropped shot of Arthur's ass ;)
02 25 09 (UTC)
Excellent! Hurrah for 'shameless porn'! Especially when it's so nicely set within the context of the show, with Merlin outing his magical self, and so on. That adds a lot of depth to what would otherwise be a very hot PWP. Well done!
02 27 09 (UTC)
Thank you! Some occasions really do just call for shameless porn :D
02 25 09 (UTC)
BEST.PORN.EVER

Seriously. The imagery of Merlin's want is just WOW
02 27 09 (UTC)
SCORE! \o/ Thank you ♥!
02 25 09 (UTC)
Oh good God. You could feel all of their heat and want so well. I'm actually hot now.
02 27 09 (UTC)
Hee, thank you!
02 25 09 (UTC)
*fans self* Damn. That was incredibly hot. Very vivid imagery (which I'm sure we all appreciate). Nice.
02 27 09 (UTC)
Thank you, glad you liked it!
02 25 09 (UTC)
OH GOD *____*

REREADING FOREVER.
02 27 09 (UTC)
Ahaha, thank you! \o/
02 25 09 (UTC)
that first sentence.."Merlin shoves Arthur back against the wall the moment they're inside, magic and adrenaline firing in his blood and coursing like molten want down his spine....

you captured my imagination completely and totally with that image and i was transfixed til the very last word. the need, the desire, they sheer intensity it was almost violent. AND so in charcter as well.

fast becoming a groupie me thinks. ahem. ;P

wonderful wonderful stuff
x x x

02 27 09 (UTC)
Thank you so much! ♥ I'm really glad you liked it.

YAYZ, a groupie of my very own! I'm so proud *ego trip* ;D
02 25 09 (UTC)
i am shamefully ded of hot. god, nothing serves as an amazing pwp as adrenaline sex. fuck yeah!
02 27 09 (UTC)
Yeah, adrenaline sex rocks. Thank you! :D
02 25 09 (UTC)
Steamy! I like it :) I am glad te boys found a way to realease some of that adrenaline :p Good job :)
02 27 09 (UTC)
Well, they had to get rid of all that tension somehow... ;p

Thank you! :D
02 25 09 (UTC)
i think you should know, i see phantomjam porn on my flist and i just go FUCK YES, and then i read it, and then i go FUUUUCCCKK YES again. this was hot and hot and gorgeous and amazing and STILL managed to have good writing. HOW DO YOU DO THAT? also, PLEASE NEVER EVER STOP.
02 27 09 (UTC)
THANK YOU SO MUCH! It is my pleasure to pass on the joys of porn ♥

I SHALL NEVER STOP. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY I RETAIN MY SANITY (SUCH AS IT IS ;D).
02 27 09 (UTC)
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
02 25 09 (UTC)
No other redeeming features??! Good God - wonderful writing. I love the idea of Arthur and Merlin in the heat of battle together, each supremely powerful in his own way. And you show us what happens afterwards. Wow!
02 28 09 (UTC)
Thank you! Powerful!Merlin and Arthur is a personal kink ;D
02 25 09 (UTC)
Wow, that was... well actually I have no words. You write these sooooo well, I think my favourite aspect is that even when it's porn (and the porn is brilliant by the way) you still convey real affection between them. Excuse me while I go lie down.
02 28 09 (UTC)
Thank you so much! Ahaha, I don't really think too much about adding in affection - in my mind they're just so obviously head over heels for each other that I can't write them any other wat :)
02 26 09 (UTC)
Hot like fire! Wow.
02 28 09 (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
02 26 09 (UTC)
Oh, this was very intense. Nicely done! I could feel their urgency.
02 28 09 (UTC)
Thank you, glad you liked it!
02 26 09 (UTC)
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ALSDKFLAKSDF *keysmash*

Oh. Uhm. Hai. That was. Good gravy. That was just. Awesome. *beams*
02 28 09 (UTC)
OMG I LOVE YOUR ICON! :D

Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it ♥
02 26 09 (UTC)
That was HOT!
02 28 09 (UTC)
Thank you! :D
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