FanFiction ID: 12160059
Status: Complete (oneshot)
My rating: 3.5 of 5
Arthur’s finally back. And he soon finds out that Merlin has not been waiting idly for him. Oh no, he’s been quite busy. . . .
So, Old Habits Die Hard is a pretty random little oneshot–almost a drabble, really–set post-reincarnation. I like that it’s just an easygoing, fun picture of Merlin and Arthur enjoying their friendship with everything out in the open. The banter is fantastic. It’s also interesting the way the story is set up to play with the reader’s head (saying any more would be spoilers, for sure). Basically, this isn’t one of those epic reincarnation fics that involves huge, complex plot–but it manages to be quality writing, fun, and memorable, which is all I ask for in any story, really. Recommended.
Note: You can find Old Habits Die Hard at https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12160059/1/Old-Habits-Die-Hard.