Summary: Hockey team captain Arthur Pendragon is determined that this year, their team will win the league championship. They’ve got everything they need to win: the perfect combination of players, and they’ve put in the training and effort to make their team a well-oiled machine. The Red Dragons are well on their way towards winning a spot in the playoffs when disaster strikes and their star center Gwaine is knocked out for the season. With their prospects for a replacement slim to none, it’s going to take a miracle to win the cup now.
Figure skater Merlin Emrys has put his hockey past, and the painful memories that go with it, behind him. He’s accepted his ‘twirl girl’ status and enjoys his new sport. So when Coach Kilgarrah enlists his help with the hockey team’s predicament, Merlin is not at all sure he wants to help. Especially since the team captain is such a prat.
Neither of them expected to fall in love.
Warnings: Homophobia, gay bashing, violence (not graphic) and does fluff require a warning? Probably 'underage' just to be on the safe side. Merlin's 17, Arthur 18.
Word Count: 54613
Author's Notes: Written for this year’s Paperlegend. Notes are on AO3.
Read here on AO3