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    'None shall be harmed. There has been enough.'

    This time, Hunith watches everyone’s faces. Clearly they hear it- feel it- too. 

    'Each person in this room has played a part in my child’s destiny. It is time you understand.'

    “Understand what…?”, Percival asks quietly.

    “Your child?”, Arthur echoes, much more forceful.

    Hunith’s face whips to Merlin. His brows are drawn together, his eyes so distant, on something unfathomable. This is the part of her son Hunith can’t reach. This is beyond her. 

    As much as it pains her, Magic was his mother first.

     
    'Relearn the past. It will become clear.'

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    Magic decides its child has been alone long enough. It brings those relevant to the crystal cave to share some of its memories pertaining to its child. Merlin and his friends watch him arrive in Camelot from a fresh set of eyes.

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    Arthur survives the battle of Camlann but discovers that Merlin is a sorcerer when Merlin kills Morgana to save Arthur’s life. Feeling angry and betrayed, Arthur banishes Merlin.

    Five years later, in a war-torn Camelot, Arthur is finally ready to talk to Merlin, and they realize that they can only fulfill the prophecy together, side by side.

    The next morning, they wake up in the past, in their young bodies.

    ~

    “Someone or something has sent us back in time, right to the beginning, with all our memories,” Merlin says, and it’s only now that it dawns on him what that truly means. “Just imagine everything we could do, everything we could change for the better. We could make everything right this time.”

    Arthur hesitates for a moment. “Can we even change the future?”

    “Yes, I think we can”, Merlin answers with confidence and new-found hope in his voice.

    ~

    The story is complete, updates on a weekly basis

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    “If I do this, if I cast this spell, there’s no telling where it will take you.”

    There’s only one thing Merlin needs to know. “Will Arthur be there?”

    Freya nods hesitantly. “I believe so, yes.”

    And that’s all that matters.

    “Then do it.”

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    "How was your journey here?" Balinor asked.
    “It would have been pleasant if a certain servant had stopped prattling on during the entirety of it.“ Arthur gave the black haired boy a pointed look, but the servant just shrugged and turned to Balinor.
    „Don‘t mind him. He woke up at the wrong side of the bed today, which wasn‘t my fault, may I add. I‘m Merlin.“
    And then he stuck out his hand, oblivious to the way Arthur‘s mouth dropped open

    Or, during the Great Purge, Balinor can convince Uther not to kill all dragons. Instead, Uther magically imprisons him and the remaining dragons at the Dragon's Keep. Now, almost twenty years later, prince Arthur regualary comes to check on him. Things change, when he brings a certain manservant with him.

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    “What did you do now Merlin?”

    “Got cursed.”

    Merlin slumped into the room and fell onto the bench of the table across from Gaius, laying his head dramatically on a book of something or other Arthur didn’t bother to look too closely at.

    “Cursed.” Gaius echoed, unimpressed.

    “Cursed.” Merlin sighed back, like some kind of weepy maiden.

    “He can’t lie,” Arthur supplied, walking further into the room and standing behind Merlin, pushing his head off the book roughly. Merlin squawked and glared at him before shaking his head and turning back to Gaius.

    "It gets worse."

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    Arthur has known about Merlin's magic for quite some time, but Merlin didn't know this. Arthur was going to tell him he knew, though, because he couldn't take it anymore, watching as Merlin threw himself into danger without help at every single opportunity.

    However, plans get scattered when Merlin hits his head pretty hard...and cannot remember the names of these two handsome men staring at him with concern.

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    In which Arthur Pendragon gets kidnapped by a strange mystical being who decides that the best way for him to learn about the things he doesn't know is to send him to five different alternate futures in which his past self had made the wrong choices.

    Arthur gets a sneak peak preview of what could happen if he messes up majorly, ends up discovering more than a few things about himself and Merlin, and has to make a choice on everything he's ever known.

    aka

    Five alternate futures in which Merlin is not having a good time (due to alternate-future Arthur) and present-Arthur decides that he is not letting that happen, ever

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    After Arthur died from his wounds at Camlann, Merlin sends his soul back into his own body in the past, where he's still Prince, Morgana isn't crazy- yet- and he hasn't married Gwen.

    After Morgana returns with plans with plans to overthrow Uther, Arthur decides to intercept her, hoping that by talking to her before she does anything irreparably drastic, he may be able to salvage their relationship and stop her from waging war. An unexpected side affect of that is that Merlin realizes that Arthur, acting very Kingly, is suddenly very Attractive.

    Continuation of The King is dead, long live the Prince. Can be read as a stand alone.

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    Merlin eyes water as they meet Arthur’s. Blue clashing with blue, unspoken truths passing between them. Even as they gravitate towards each other, they stay a foot apart, as if afraid of being seen even when they’re completely alone. 

    They never acknowledge these moments, even when they feel so real and all encompassing. They both pretend they’re just passing fancies, moments of brotherhood, when they know it’s much more than that. Brotherhood doesn’t (shouldn’t) have lingering touches and glances, bitten lips and watery wanting eyes, or wet dreams in the middle of the night.

    This isn’t brotherhood, and both of them are well aware. Too aware. 

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    Ten times Merlin and Arthur (unsuccessfully) hid their feelings from each other and the one time they didn't.

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    *inspired by Netflix movie "wish dragon".

    When Arthur runs away from home, he has an encounter with an annoying dragon who is stuck inside a tea pot.
    Apparently, the dragon offers three wishes to whoever frees him.
    Naturally, Arthur is an idiot. So he wishes to be a king.

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    "Only the person Merlin loves most can wake him." The girl took on the air of someone who held the upper hand over their adversaries. "Only a kiss from the person he desires most can break the curse."

    "Why?" Mordred questioned, "Why lay such a curse on him and offer the chance of a cure?"

    But Arthur knew the answer even as she said it. "Merlin desires no one. It isn't within his capability to."

    Takes place a year after 5 x 6, The Dark Tower

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    Every year, Guinevere uses the Horn of Cathbhadh to speak with Arthur. Merlin attends but cannot bring himself to use it. One day, he has to.

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    Arthur had never thought he’d see Merlin again…least of all on the battlefield

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    Morgana died during her second invasion of Camelot. The consequences are not what anyone expected. Camelot is shaken to it's very core.

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    Arthur Pendragon had always looked at Merlin differently than how he was supposed to. When Merlin's magic is accidentally revealed in an attempt to save the kingdom, and Uther sentences him to death, Arthur is forced to face his feelings and everything that comes with them. Because really, there was no way in hell he was going to watch his Merlin burn on the stake, now was there?

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    Arthur saves Merlin from his untimely execution and they run away from Camelot together.

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    An AU of the season 4 finale, wherein Arthur refuses to abandon his castle during Morgana's seige, and Merlin refuses to use magic to take away Arthur's will, so they're at an impasse.

    Rather than break his moral code to bewitch Arthur, Merlin decides to break his secrecy. If Arthur doesn't want to leave his Castle... fine. They won't. Merlin will just have to take it back for him... and all that entails.

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    In the age old tradition of all the clichés we love enough to call tropes: Merlin owns a bookshop full of board games and everything D&D. His friend Arthur (who would never enjoy such silliness, thank you very much Mer-lin) is a frequent visitor.

    And they’re best mates, nothing more. Except maybe Arthur’s jealous, and maybe Merlin’s catching feelings. But snuggling and watching Doctor Who is totally platonic, right?

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    "Arthur closed his eyes. He wished that he was not King. If only he could love whomever he wanted. If he could have been an ordinary man, he would have loved Merlin.
    Destiny was cruel."

    Arthur marries Gwen and breaks his own heart and Merlin's in the process.

    If you're looking for an angsty time, but a happy and smutty ending, then this is a fic for you!

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    A Merlin fix-it in which Morgana never becomes evil, Arthur finds out about Merlin’s magic, Lancelot lives, and Arthur becomes a great king with a long life with Merlin by his side.

    Quick summary: Arthur is having terrible nightmares about a future Camelot with an evil Morgana. The nightmares always end in the same way: a long bloody battle ends with his death by a man he does not recognize. When Gaius gives Arthur a sleeping potion, Arthur is relieved that the dreams have stopped. However, he is then horrified to find that he is now stuck with an old sorcerer with a long white beard making making mostly annoying, but sometimes helpful comments inside his head. On top of the old sorcerer's snarky comments, Arthur must deal with evil giants, kidnappings, and the emotional turmoil of falling in love with his servant.

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    Merlin is magic, itself, born of the fabric of the earth. As the seasons change, so does Merlin. In winter, he's colder than everyone. Summer, he's warmer than everyone. Spring, he's more aroused than everyone. When he and Arthur become sexually involved after seven long years, Guinevere's love for Arthur leaves her determined to find out what happened to them, during that fateful Spring.

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