The first Merthur fic I ever read (not including Bella’s 100 Merthur headcanons… although, they were actually the first Merthur anything I ever read, and then I found this in her rec list):
Hehe, I dug this up, because I really remember reading it, and just being like moremoregivememore, but I don’t really remember much about the actual story *queue reread*
It’s modern AU, and apparently a Merthur classic, and I can see why, because it definitely helped draw me into the fandom. I recall that Merlin was a complete slob in it, and Arthur was quite OCD, and Morgana was cool but a little mean to Arthur. I enjoyed it immensely, and I recommend it highly. Now, I must go read it again xD
My favourite Merthur fic:
Just, this fic. There is no fault I can find in it, honestly. Everything about it is simply stunning, and seriously, there have been times when my blog has just become a place for Pianos appreciation.
It’s the characterisation, I think, which does it for me. The way Merlin is written… I mean, I love Merlin, he’s my favourite character, but I think I love fishwrites’ Merlin more than any other, even the one in the actual show.
Obviously, he has very clear elements of the Merlin in the show, but it’s modern AU, so there are twists in his character, and adorable little quirks, and I just couldn’t get enough of him.
It was the same, perhaps a little less so, but still, with Arthur. I adored him, and I adored the dynamics between them.
Also, the language used is breathtaking; the description is superb, and throughout the whole thing, I was just saying to myself “what wouldn’t I give to be able to write like this?”
So, yes. Pianos are Made for Falling.
I think you should all go and read it now.
And for crying out loud! Don’t forget the epilogue! (it is tres important, trust me)