‘All around them the tumbledown remains of the cathedral had been overlain with a wavering, translucent layer of elsewhere, or rather elsewhen; Merlin could still see the weathered grey stones, but at the same time he was looking at smooth new walls that reached up to elegant ceilings of an edifice pristine and newly-built. [...] She stared around at St Andrews Cathedral as it was six hundred years earlier. They were standing in the cloister, looking out over a neatly manicured garden full of vivid plants; the salt sea air carried the scent of herbs towards them, along with the ghost of unfamiliar incense. In the distance Merlin could hear male voices chanting rhythmically in Latin; the occasional sound of a car or bus was still audible, but strangely stifled, as though some thick, invisible wall separated them from the world of 2010 in which they had been standing only moments earlier.’ - FayJay, The Student Prince. #standrewscathedral#merlinbbc#fayjay#thestudentprince#fanfictionisliterature#scotland#trip#erasmus#timetravel#fandom
‘It was early evening, and he was having some trouble believing how many different things he'd managed to cram into his day already. Arguably being dragged half way through Poseidon's realm in a warm, rubbery bubble of air and light by a well-meaning sea monster had probably been the least upsetting part of his day; the kraken really was a rather lovely singer, and when it wasn't busy devouring the various creatures of the deep it seemed to have quite a good relationship with them these days. Evidently it had taken Merlin's advice to heart. He was a little bemused by the sight of the mermaids – terrifying creatures with their razor-sharp teeth, swirling seawrack hair and spindly fingers – busily braiding the kraken's smaller tentacles together, and was adjusting his ideas about sharks to encompass a hammerhead that had been trained to fetch tossed branches of coral.’ - FayJay, The Student Prince. #merlinbbc#fayjay#thestudentprince#standrews#fanfictionisliterature#scotland#trip#bucketlist#beach#fandom#fanfiction
‘Merlin swallowed hard, looking around at a whole world suddenly frozen like a fly in amber: the seagulls suspended soundlessly overhead; [...] the darkly cresting waves and the salt-white bursts of spray; the curdled clouds high above – all, all were suddenly still, and the sound of his own breathing was the only audible thing in all the world. It was one of the creepiest, most profoundly upsetting things that Merlin had ever experienced, and he wanted it to be over now. The thought that anyone could just step outside of reality in this fashion, and take time to ponder and spy in the space between the shifting of electrons – it was somehow far more deeply shocking than cherries blooming in midwinter, or krakens stirring in Cardiff Bay, or any of the countless other odd and disquieting things that he had done without meaning to over the years. This – this made him feel like everyone and everything but him was a toy or a picture on a screen. That they were all less real than him.’ - FayJay, The Student Prince. #bucketlist#standrews#merlinbbc#thestudentprince#fandomclassics#fanfictionisliterature#jayjay#standrewsuniversity#erasmus#scotland#englishliterature#trip
I'm a simple person who hides a thousand feelings behind the happiest smile -------------------------------------------------
The start of a rather busy week for me... Or busy end of the week.
Plan for today should be to make more edits... But we will have to see whether that happens or not.