“Not Merlin, my lord, if you please,” Strange protested when Lord Wellington first hailed him by that name. Merlin, as Strange tried to explain, if indeed he ever existed, was quite the wrong kind of magician for him, or English magic, to be associated with. Wellington dismissed these objections with some impatience, while Major Grant looked on with his usual sardonic expression.
Title: Not Merlin
Characters: Jonathan Strange
Summary: What’s in a name?
Author’s Notes: For second_skin. This belongs to the same ‘verse as Speaking Likeness and A Lesson from Scripture – it’s one of the first things I wrote for this fandom.