Pairings/characters: Arthur/Merlin, Gwaine/Elena (with implied Arthur/Elena)
Word Count: ~33k
Summary: Modern AU, Merlin uses his magic to work as a magical matchmaker. Elena is a customer hoping to snag Arthur Pendragon but things don’t go exactly as planned. Gwaine is there to be Merlin's always helpful, nearly always shirtless, neighbor.
Disclaimer: Merlin belongs to the BBC and Shine, I make no profit from this endeavor.
Author's notes: Tons of love and thanks goes out to winterstorrm for the wonderful Brit-pick, as well as achelseabee for the beta AND art, both of which are amazing in every possible way. I'm in awe of your work and it's been so amazing working and collaborating with you on this. I can’t possibly thank you both enough. Also, all the love in the world to my flist, who cheered me on and patiently listened to me whine/throw temper tantrums during the writing process.
Artist's notes:I'm so excited to finally be posting for my first ever Big Bang! Thanks so much to giselleslash for being immensely patient and supportive, and for giving me a truly spectacular and lovely fic to be inspired by. Gigi, since joining the Merlin fandom, your fics have been some of my absolute favorites, and I feel so honored that I got to work with you, darling! More thanks to my dear friends over on tumblr for keeping me (somewhat) sane and kicking my butt into gear when I needed it most. And last, but most certainly not at all least, thanks to the_muppet for making paperlegends possible and being the most amazingly organized and flexible person I've ever come across in my lifetime. Kudos!
Story link: Masterpost
Art link: ART