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    Percy isn't dealing well with adjusting to life in New Rome. He tries, but panic attacks still find him. But so does Nico. Percy opens up about some of his past and Nico wants to help him, but isn't sure how.

    Percy is hiding when he hears Piper and Annabeth talk by the lake. They don't know he's there, but what Annabeth says, hurts him so much that his heart breaks. Not ready to deal with the people he trusted most calling him a monster, he vapor travels for the first time and finds himself in an unfamiliar place.

    A man offers to help, if he wants it. Percy offers his friendship in return.

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    Set during/after the S2 finale, what if Balinor had not died in the forest, but had made it back to Camelot, only for Uther to betray him as soon as he finished saving them from the dragon?

    This is the last straw for Merlin, leaving Arthur to deal with Merlin's disappearance, struggling with unknown feelings and the rumours that now brand him an enemy, and leaving Merlin to either try and start over anew, or seek out revenge.

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    Set after 5x02 and then deviates from there.

    Intent on protecting King Arthur from his prophesied death at the hands of Mordred, Merlin is entirely distrusting of the new Knight of Camelot. After discovering a secret meeting between Mordred, Morgana, and a mysterious woman Merlin has never seen before, his deepest fear is realized when he is forced to reveal his magic in an attempt to protect Arthur and Guinevere from a deadly assassination plot at the hands of Morgana. With Merlin’s most guarded secret revealed, will Mordred succeed in fulfilling his destiny? Or will Merlin be able to stop him?
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    "I do not think Mordred is the one lying to me, Merlin," Arthur said through clenched teeth. "You used magic. You used magic against a knight of Camelot. Not Morgana. What am I to make of that?"

    And Merlin saw how Arthur saw it. He saw how it looked. He shook his head helplessly because he also saw one other thing: Arthur wasn't going to believe him. He had attacked a knight of Camelot. With magic. Arthur and Gwen had seen. And Mordred, though he was the true traitor, had not done anything to suggest that he was. Mordred looked completely innocent. And Merlin looked very much guilty.

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    In the time that Merlin has been at Arthur's side, he has discovered that he is actually quite reliable about the important things. So whenever Merlin has a problem, the first thing he does is go to Arthur for help and together they always find a solution. At least, for every problem not surrounding magic. That is the one problem he fears what solution Arthur may find.

    Or a super fluffy 5+1 of the five times Merlin goes to Arthur for help and receives it and the one time he doesn't go to Arthur at all.

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    “I am so sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt you, I wanted to tell you, all of you, I am sorry, I am sorry.” There is another sob wrecking his body, throwing his shoulders forward.

    Merlin has always known that he is Emrys. Son of the Earth, the Sky and the Sea. It is, what the trees are whispering, what the sun tells and the moon sings of. When a dragon tells him that Arthur is his destiny… things start to make sense.

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    The Pendragon Lineage was cursed upon the day Arthur was born.
    The Pendragon curse had become a curse of its own making.
    One sorceress’ words had changed the fate of a whole family and in turn the King and country.
    Those that sort to destroy the monarchy were desperate to find out the secret.
    To discover the best kept mystery in the whole of the world.

    Arthur’s curse.

    A secret Arthur would protect with his life if he had to.
    Turning his back upon his family and his royal roots would only be the beginning.
    This was not the end.
    He would not allow it to be.

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    When Arthur asks Merlin if he has magic, Merlin lies, as always. This time though, it might just cost him everything.

    Written for Week 7 of the Merlin Finale 10 Year Anniversary Challenge on The Merlin Library Discord server.
    Prompts: Lies, Suspicion, Fear

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    A collection of short stories and one shots explaining the different ways that Arthur and the others could have found out about Merlin's magic.

    Double posted on Wattpad with a different username.

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    The druids of old created the Prophecy of The Once and Future King.

    And they got it wrong.

    “They what?”

    “Wrong. They misinterpreted it.” Whatshisname is excited and has no idea Merlin is about ten seconds away from having the meltdown to end all meltdowns. Possibly literally. He is really rather stupidly powerful in his old age.

    “Explain. Quickly. Less excitedly.”
     

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    There are reasons why you shouldn’t plan your future based on crystals. Or Druids. Or Dragons. Merlin would like a do-over, thanks.

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    Continues on from canon, not a time travel fic.

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    Merlin stared in silence at the parchment in front of him. It was stupid, really, that one piece of paper could render even the mighty Emrys himself so scared. Well, it was less so the paper itself than what it read.
    Not that he knew what it said, however. The unbroken wax seal holding it closed was evidence enough that the boy had not brought himself to read the contents, despite the fact it had sat there for well over a day now.

    “You’ve still not opened it then?” the physician assumed, sitting across from his surrogate son at the table. “You can’t leave it there forever, my boy.”

    He was right, of course.

    “I know.”

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    Merlin receives a letter with a seal he thought he might never see again, then a second only a few days later. With a little push and support from Gaius, he opens them to discover his kingdom has been reclaimed by the king, his father, meaning he could finally return home after nine years of exile. Merlin leaves with little explanation to Arthur, but when an unfortunate loss means Merlin has to step up to the throne sooner than expected, he invites Arthur to visit the reason he left so suddenly.

    A royal!Merlin merthur fic because if you cant find it, write it.

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    Uther really needs counsel (*cough therapy cough*) and who better to give it than an ancient dragon who would never be able to tell anyone what they discuss as he is locked in a dungeon.

    Uther, long used to the beast's ways, just proceeds straight to the point and laments on why he is here. Arthur's servant, Melvin.

    "Merlin, you mean," Kilgharrah corrects, "ah yes, the boy has left quite the impression if it disturbs you so ."

    How did this beast know of my son's inconsequential servant? Perhaps I was wrong and he truly is a sorcerer in disguise.

    "Who is this boy, and what has he done to my son?"

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    Merlin has access to everything relating to the Prince, including the keys to Arthur’s coffer. And why shouldn’t he? If there’s one thing Arthur is certain of, it’s that Merlin can be trusted completely. Then, one afternoon, Arthur walks in on Merlin about to steal money from his strongbox. The incident leaves Arthur with one burning question: Why, after two years of loyal service, would Merlin (almost) turn into a thief?

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    “Is it so hard to believe that I assumed at least one of you would take my side? That one of the men I call family would believe in me? That someone would fight for me? Say no, Arthur would never kill Merlin?” His voice began rising, agony taking over his need to shut his body down. “Is it so hard to believe?” he yelled into the otherwise quiet forest. “That I wanted someone to take my side? That someone would love me first?” Arthur tore his gaze away from Leon, “that I wanted one person in this whole fucking kingdom to love me?”

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    Arthur saw Merlin use his magic and has to deal with realizing every one of his most trusted knights -his family- all believed that he would kill Merlin.

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    A little smile had touched Arthur’s lips, drawing up the corners of his mouth. He’d looked keen and kind, and like he’d just solved one of the greatest mysteries of all time. And part of Merlin had wanted to point out the idiocy of having missed this rather obvious detail until now, but that part was drowned out entirely by the feel of Arthur’s eyes locked onto his, of being on the receiving end of his smile. Not the cocky ones or the condescending ones, but this one, this one right here, small and soft and warm. The sun was streaming in through the window, and, for a moment, Arthur’s hair and his skin and all of the world Merlin could see was golden, and that was it. That was all it had taken. Merlin was absolutely, unequivocally not his own from then on. 

    Merlin arrives at Camlann just in time. When the truth comes out, will Arthur accept him? Will they be able to face the feelings each of them has for the other? Will they ultimately defeat Morgana - together?

    This is the story as it might have ended if things had been just a little bit different.

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    Merlin always thought that his mission in life was to protect Arthur, but what comes after the last threat has been dealt with?

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    Mordred was about to kill Arthur but he got beat to it. Arthur meets his mother and she has some news. Luckily he’s still alive and going to fulfill his damn destiny.

     

    Basically what I think s6 should’ve maybe perhaps been.

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    Arthur is the reigning king of Camelot. He spends his mornings training new knights, his afternoons in council, his nights with Merlin, and by all accounts, he should be serenely happy. It's only when his nights grow restless that shadows begin to lengthen in the crevices of his life. Merlin's nightmares jerk them both awake in the hours before dawn, and Merlin's face grows taut and strained with secrets as the days pass by. Arthur tries fruitlessly to get the truth out of him, only to be met with hostility and anger, and turns to frustration himself. It's in the intimate silence of night when Merlin at last tells him the truth, and in the aftermath, Arthur is left to realize that there is no such thing as being unnatural, only what he has seen of human nature, and what he hasn't.

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    One day Merlin uses his magic to save a child. It’s impossible to hide it.

    “Say your goodbyes and leave.”

    It’s better than Merlin could have hoped for, but he had hoped.

    “It doesn’t end like this,” Merlin tells Arthur. “We don’t end like this.”

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    A season 2 rewrite featuring established Merthur, following canon events with an exponential divergence.

    Each chapter is one episode and is a complete mini story on its own. Archive warnings in notes.

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