1 - 20 of 157615 Bookmarks in Merlin

Pages Navigation

List of Bookmarks

  1. Public Bookmark 16

    Tags
    Summary

    Morgana has hatched a plan to disrupt the kingdom by causing conflict between the king and prince, using Merlin.

    (Potential Merlin/Arthur in later chapters, right now it is just friendship/speculative)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    14,785
    Chapters:
    4/?
    Comments:
    23
    Kudos:
    79
    Bookmarks:
    16
    Hits:
    2275

    17 Sep 2014

    Bookmarker's Tags:
  2. Public Bookmark *

    Tags
    Summary

    Arthur is a world class violinist, trapped in Sydney, Australia, by his fear of flying. In the wake of a mediocre concert, vicious critics and with barely a month to go before his next (hopefully reputation-saving) recital, Arthur is almost at breaking point. When his accompanist, Morgana, breaks her wrist in a car accident, Arthur is more or less doomed. And the story begins, when the Maestro at the conservatoire, Gaius Stresemann, recommends his protege Merlin Emrys to step in. Merlin, who plays by ear, as he pleases and really just wants to be a kindergarten teacher.

    Well. The story really starts six months previously when Arthur passes out drunk outside Merlin's shoe-box apartment.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    103,679
    Chapters:
    12/12
    Comments:
    64
    Kudos:
    285
    Bookmarks:
    138
    Hits:
    7982

    17 Sep 2014

    Bookmarker's Tags:
  3. Public Bookmark *

    Tags
    Summary

    As the precocious heir of a diamond magnate and a famous designer, Arthur lived his entire life sheltered, protected, nurtured and spoiled. He always knew that he would have to step out from behind the scenes and into the limelight to run the family business some day, but he never expected that it would happen so soon or that he would encounter resistance from a board of directors who believe that his disability makes him unfit to lead.

    Merlin has stood on every stage in every city in the world, performing to critical acclaim, but after years of globetrotting, he's well and truly burnt out. He didn't quit -- he ran away from stardom, dropping to obscurity in the blink of an eye, forgotten, just another face in the crowd. He's aimless and without purpose until a friend asks him to fill in on a job.

    Neither Arthur nor Merlin are looking for salvation. They don't think there's any for them, that things are just too rotten, too far gone. But in the end, Arthur's quiet strength will be a balm to Merlin's broken soul, and it will be in Merlin's steadfast faith that Arthur finds courage.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    134,304
    Chapters:
    4/4
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    331
    Kudos:
    1655
    Bookmarks:
    605
    Hits:
    51235

    17 Sep 2014

  4. Public Bookmark *

    Tags
    Summary

    “You’re the Prince?” Merlin says, eyeing him. He hesitates, then adds, defiant, “The Mad Prince of Camelot.”
    Arthur doesn’t move. There’s quiet for a long time, then he says it. “I am.”
    “You don’t seem mad,” he says.
    The smile wells up from somewhere deep, and very sad. “Well, Merlin,” he says, “give me time.”

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    76,831
    Chapters:
    28/28
    Comments:
    523
    Kudos:
    2138
    Bookmarks:
    690
    Hits:
    87198

    17 Sep 2014

  5. Public Bookmark 3

    Tags
    Summary

    In retribution for crimes against her kind, Nimueh demands tributes to be sent to Ascetir yearly as sacrifices. Merlin is chosen from Ealdor, Arthur from Camelot and together with the other tributes they travel to Ascetir to face their fate. It's there that Merlin and Arthur discover the true meaning of destiny.

    "Here at the end of his life, at possibly the worst place in the world to do it, he'd fallen in love."

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    40,465
    Chapters:
    2/2
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    27
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    684

    17 Sep 2014

  6. Public Bookmark 41

    Tags
    Summary

    Life on an offshore petroleum rig is hard, all long shifts and little relaxation. It's solitary too, especially for Merlin Emrys, the new chief engineer. He's young, naive, eager to challenge the restrictions imposed by corporate cynicism, and has yet to gain the respect of his crew. Everything changes after a controls room tryst with a man whose name he doesn't know. It ought to be a cliché, but it changes everything.

    Written for the tavern_tales comm prompt: 'First Time, Last Time, That One Time'.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    17,498
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    40
    Kudos:
    244
    Bookmarks:
    40
    Hits:
    3790

    17 Sep 2014

  7. Public Bookmark 9

    Tags
    Summary

    King Uther of Camelot falls in love with young Prince Merlin of Anglia. While Morgana may not be bothered by the fact that Uther’s husband is younger than both of them, Arthur, on the other hand, is certain that Prince Merlin only wants the crown and he’ll prove it soon enough.

    In which Arthur can’t understand how a young and beautiful man like Merlin can ever fall in love with Uther.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    9,055
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    56
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
    787

    17 Sep 2014

    Bookmarker's Tags:
  8. Public Bookmark 2

    Tags
    Summary

    A fanart prompt. Merlin is De-aged. Arthur gets to protect him this time.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    275
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    26
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    115

    17 Sep 2014

  9. Public Bookmark *

    Tags
    Summary

    “I was wondering if you might come home with me.” Merlin stops mid-rant and stares at him, and then down at his panini again, and back at Arthur. This is a panini of lies and pain. He can tell already.

     

    “For Christmas? I’ve got an uncle and a mother and a sister waiting for me at home, in case you hadn’t remembered, I’m not going home with you just because you’re a workaholic.”

     

    “No, it’s. My mum might be under the impression that we’re a little bit married.”

     

    In which Merlin gets conned into spending Christmas with Arthur's family and pretending to be his husband, because somehow this is his life.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    11,537
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    116
    Kudos:
    2025
    Bookmarks:
    461
    Hits:
    28590

    17 Sep 2014

    Bookmarker's Tags:
    Bookmarker's Notes

    Arthur comes out of the bathroom and then hesitates really obviously at the side of the bed. “Just get in already,” says Merlin when he can’t stand it anymore, thumping the mattress on Arthur’s side of the bed. “There will be uncomfortable cuddling and probably even more uncomfortable morning erections for a few days, but I’m fairly sure our friendship has suffered worse. Like fake marriage, for instance.”

    “Shut up,” says Arthur, but he gets in bed. His feet are freezing, because Arthur has terrible circulation, and when his hand brushes Merlin’s trying to get pillows arranged to his satisfaction, there’s a cold shock of metal on it, and since Arthur always takes his thumb ring off at night, Merlin knows what it is.

    There are a few minutes of silence when they’re both settled, Merlin curled towards the wall and Arthur flat on his back, both of them knowing the other one isn’t asleep. “At least the families get along,” he offers when Arthur makes it quite clear he’s never going to say anything.

    “That will be a great comfort at the fake divorce proceedings.”

    “Oi, you don’t get to be a dick about this, this was your idea.”

    “You should have said no like a reasonable human being and sent me here in disgrace and shame or to continue the façade!” Arthur pauses, because even he has to realize how insane that sounds. “Look, thank you. It’s just weird, suddenly having my best mate be my husband.”

    Merlin tries really hard not to turn pink and mostly finds himself grateful that the room is dark. “Your best mate?”

    “Shut up, I’m not saying it again.” Arthur makes a gloomy noise. “My mum loves you.”

    “That’s because I’m charming.”

    “God knows what the appeal is.”

    “You could have picked a different fake husband.”

    “I’m afraid you’re stuck with me. No, but … thank you, Merlin, really. Somehow you’ve managed to be quite a passable husband, my mother is charmed, my stepmother is amused, my sister liked you already, and my father is at least willing to deal with you. So thanks.”

    “You’re welcome,” says Merlin, and decides it’s in his best interest to start pretending he’s asleep before Arthur starts saying anything else stupid and lovely.

  10. Public Bookmark *

    Tags
    Summary

    Merlin has been wandering the world for hundreds of years alone; one day a young blond man moves into the flat upstairs. But does Arthur remember? Post S 5 reincarnation fic. Spoilers.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    18,553
    Chapters:
    11/11
    Comments:
    341
    Kudos:
    943
    Bookmarks:
    213
    Hits:
    24554

    17 Sep 2014

  11. Public Bookmark 34

    Tags
    Summary

    After years of magic being outlawed, the Sorcerers’ Rights Movement is starting to make some progress. Merlin wants to help by creating an exhibit in the Museum of Medieval History showing the beneficial use of magic historically, but two things stand in his way: his boss, Arthur, whose father is one of the politicians leading the anti-magic charge, and the sudden disappearance of magical artefacts from the museum’s collection.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    25,117
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    31
    Kudos:
    147
    Bookmarks:
    34
    Hits:
    2534

    17 Sep 2014

  12. Public Bookmark 21

    Tags
    Summary

    Modern X-Factor AU. A nervous Merlin auditions for the X-Factor with just his guitar and a dream to impress Arthur Pendragon, the bad guy judge who has been known to make grown men cry on national television. Arthur, on the other hand, has to juggle the pressures of his job with his media mogul of a father constantly looking over his shoulder and second-guessing his decisions. He doesn't want to like Merlin at first, but as time goes on he finds himself more and more drawn to the strange contestant.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    62,344
    Chapters:
    13/13
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    45
    Kudos:
    145
    Bookmarks:
    21
    Hits:
    1932

    17 Sep 2014

  13. Public Bookmark *

    Tags
    Summary

    In a world where Arthur and Merlin never went to Ealdor, Merlin is home visiting his mum. People soon are getting annoyed about all his talk about this Arthur chap, they don't believe for a second that Merlin of all people could be close to the king. Until the king pays a visit.

    Written for prompt #87 at Merlin Muses Prompt Fest

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    6,834
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    59
    Kudos:
    1074
    Bookmarks:
    238
    Hits:
    14215

    17 Sep 2014

  14. Public Bookmark 9

    Tags
    Summary

    Arthur lives to humiliate him, Merlin is convinced of that, but he'll get his revenge someday.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,873
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    51
    Bookmarks:
    9
    Hits:
    1592

    17 Sep 2014

  15. Public Bookmark *

    Tags
    Summary

    Kings, even new ones, were not supposed to long for their menservants. They shouldn't let their eyes linger on their wrists, the plump of their lips, or the shape of their thighs. Arthur knew this, but he still wanted. There was nothing about Merlin he didn't want.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    9,746
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    59
    Kudos:
    693
    Bookmarks:
    140
    Hits:
    11112

    18 Sep 2014

  16. Public Bookmark 21

    Tags
    Summary

    "You're coming to my football game, right?"

    Merlin's curled up on Arthur's bed, face pressed into the pillow. His gangly limbs are tucked underneath him, eyes shut. He looks like a cat. Arthur's pretty sure Merlin loves his bed more than he loves him.

    Merlin shrugs, eyes shut. "Er, no."

    Arthur frowns. "Why not?" He smirks. "I like you as my own personal cheer leader."

    "I'm not a fucking cheer leader, Arthur," Merlin scowls, and flips him off without opening his eyes.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,766
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    25
    Kudos:
    182
    Bookmarks:
    21
    Hits:
    4046

    17 Sep 2014

  17. Public Bookmark 40

    Tags
    Summary

    All Merlin ever wanted was to be a mechanic in peace without anyone giving him grief for the magic he was born with. But his life is flipped upside down when he is sucked into an epic adventure alongside the famous protectors of the realm, The Order of Avalon, as they set out in search of the mysterious Emrys. Magic, mechanical dragons and swashbuckling abounds.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    38,360
    Chapters:
    11/11
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    22
    Kudos:
    141
    Bookmarks:
    40
    Hits:
    3616

    17 Sep 2014

  18. Public Bookmark 30

    Tags
    Summary

    For the kinkme_merlin prompt: Arthur/Merlin "You know, you'd be an excellent father."

    Arthur wants that forever kind of love.

    Disclaimer: These characters do not belong to me. They are the property of BBC and Shine.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    28,340
    Chapters:
    12/12
    Comments:
    66
    Kudos:
    180
    Bookmarks:
    30
    Hits:
    6311

    17 Sep 2014

  19. Public Bookmark 88

    Tags
    Summary

    Arthur just needed to know that he could take a good dick pic. He wasn't going to do anything with it, obviously. It was just an experiment, just a test he had to prove to himself that he could pass.

    Drunk Arthur had other ideas, though. Who knew there were people online willing to review other people's dick pics?

    And frankly, Arthur was never going to settle for anything less than an A+.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    7,934
    Chapters:
    2/2
    Comments:
    68
    Kudos:
    563
    Bookmarks:
    88
    Hits:
    6361

    17 Sep 2014

  20. Public Bookmark 17

    Tags
    Summary

    A series of phone calls between friends shy!Merlin and popular!Arthur that might or might not lead to more.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,969
    Chapters:
    5/5
    Comments:
    29
    Kudos:
    192
    Bookmarks:
    17
    Hits:
    2546

    17 Sep 2014

Filters

Filter results:

Pages Navigation