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Merlin - Ladder 37 - Fire Rescue by texasislandr Merlin - Ladder 37 - Fire Rescue by texasislandr
I was bored today so I threw this together. It's an art piece for another kink me prompt that I'd like to see filled. I hope this inspires someone to write the fic :D I have to say that I love converses on Merlin squeeeee. This was fun to make, I've never done anything fire-like before, which is why I left the fire vague.

Prompt located here:…

Merlin is trapped in his apartment and the building is on fire. Smoke is quickly filling the small space and chocking out all the air, while flames and heat are consuming the place from the outside in.

Arthur and his men the "knights" are firefighters. Arthur saves Merlin

(virtual cookies if you include whump of any kind) :D
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RaiTsui Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is lovely! Wonderful work on everything, the lines and colors, and also working the background in so naturally! The lighting is perfect!!
texasislandr Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. Ive been thinking of adding to this and making it a series sometime.
Hey! I found the ff over tumblr and then was surprised by this amazing picture you made. It was like a giant chocolate cake you didn't expect at a small birthday party (though the fic was awesome to read too). 
I love that you picked this particular scene. That's how I pictured them. And that you drew their whole bodies. It looks awesome. Love their body postures and Arthur's uniform seems quite realistic. ADSFGDFGHFT&//(/ You did a great job! I'll put it on my tumblr!
texasislandr Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!!! *blushes* You're comments made my day :D I'm so glad you liked it. I had fun drawing this, and my own chocolate cake came in the form of someone writing a fic for it. I was surprised and happy that it inspired someone to write :D
You know what? That was such a shite comment that doesn't even convey what I think. The ART is AWESOME. I really like your style a lot. This is the third piece of yours I've seen this week and I've been very impressed with all of them :) 

(And sorry, I have this little voice in the back of my brain that keeps yelling at me that firefighters don't carry people like that though cuz my grandfather was one.)
texasislandr Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Lol, I have friends that are also firefighters, and I know that logically they would do a firemans carry, but I decided to 'screw the real world' this was fanart :D I almost made it with a firemans carry though. I also neglected to add the mask, because it would cover Arthur's face. I kinda was inspired with how Percival carried Merlin in episode 4x02 but I didn't make Merlin the limp board he was in that scene. Sometime reality must suffer for the sake of the fandom :D


I'm glad you like it despite it all *grins* It makes me happy.

Yes, I suspend my disbelief because really, this piece rocks! And cuz well, what firefighters do is not at all romantic and this piece is. I'd have hated to see only Merlin's arse (lovely as it may be) over Arthur's shoulder and a mask where Arthur's gorgeous face should be. Frankly, that might be more accurate but it sure as hell wouldn't be anywhere near as appealing!
texasislandr Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, that's what I thought :D I'm glad you like it the way it turned out, real life alterations and all :)
Roxanna123 Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is such a cool picture! Is it ok that I write a story about it?
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