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    Bereft of the emotions that should have come at the implications of the sentence, Uther's tone is stoic as if his own son is a common prisoner. “You are to leave Camelot by nightfall. If we find you have returned to the grounds of this kingdom we will have no choice but to carry out your original sentence in the highest order.”

    Exiled and disinherited? Brilliant.


    An AU where Uther, under the influence of Troll!Catrina and Goblin!Gaius legitimately disinherits Arthur and he must deal with the consequences thereof in an attempt to reclaim Camelot.

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    "On the house, since it's yer first time here, I reckon," the barmaid says, sliding a tankard toward Merlin, who, like the fool he was, smiles gratefully, and takes a careful sip of his ale; his lips tremble at the bitterness, while Arthur watched him with a clouded expression.
    First time?

    OR,

    The one time Merlin goes to the tavern, and spills the beans-- quite literally, and uses magic to clean them up.

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    What if Merlin gave different advice and in turn Arthur made a different choice in S5E5: The Disir. Magic would have become accepted in Camelot early in season 5 and changed the entire course of the show.
    Magic reveal/Canon end fix/Magic returned to Camelot/In Character/Butterfly effect story/Alternative Ending
    Beta on ff: Koala789!

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    Arthur moved, clumsily and drunkenly, to close the almost negligible distance between himself and Merlin.<
    Merlin either didn’t notice the movement or was desperate enough and knowledgeable enough to halt the Prince in his tracks.
    “And you don’t even know everything.” Merlin said, less than a whisper, barely even a breath. Arthur was frozen, and his muscles groaned as if he had just been thrown violently to the ground.
    “I tried to kill her.” Merlin barely choked out, and though he was close enough that Arthur could feel the other man’s breath, and though Merlin was looking him in the eye, it seemed that Merlin was looking past Arthur. As though he wasn’t seeing him.
    Arthur’s heart stilled in his chest. And this time Arthur was sure. This was certainly the death he had been fearing all night.

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    Arthur, unexpectedly, let out a laugh, shaking his head exasperatedly. “Gods you sound like Merlin!”

    “Heh!” She smirked, wiggling her feet over the side of the bed. “Great minds think alike!” She teased, winking at the boy.

    “More like idiots think alike considering you're a sorceress moving back into Camelot!” He reiterated, earning himself an eye-roll from her in return.

    “Well us idiots have got to band together if we wish to survive right?” Meredith joked, chuckling as the prince groaned.

    ------

    When a rambunctious, shape-shifting druid, that seems far too well acquainted with the royals, comes to Camelot, the courses of destiny and fate take a whole new turn. One where the future and present seem far more perilous than one may remember.

     
    Title is based on the song by Ye Banished Privateers with the same name

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    He probably learned magic to help, and did- to make you better- but…
    How long until he's conspiring against Camelot?


    The worst thing about betrayal is when it comes from someone you trust.

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    The dagger’s edge bit into his skin and Merlin felt a single drop of blood running down his neck. His thoughts swirled and tumbled into a mess. Arthur cruelly had him pinned against the stone wall and pressed a knife at this throat. “You are an abomination.”

    Magic is darkness. Magic is evil. King Arthur cannot allow it take root in Camelot. Now magic has taken his best friend and twisted him. Merlin is a sorcerer and Arthur has never felt such betrayal. Not even destiny can stop a king’s wrath.

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    A collection of Merthur kiss one-shots, all in one convenient place. Each work will be a separate chapter, with its own title and summary. Tags and characters will be updated as works are added. Updates will come whenever inspiration strikes, and my college/work schedule allows me to write.

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    All the signs are there, but Arthur doesn't want to believe Merlin has magic. Because if he does...

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    “Merlin has magic…”

    Three words uttered by Uther Pendragon’s spirit sets off a chain of events that will dramatically alter the lives of not only Merlin and Arthur, but everyone around them. Before Arthur can fully come to terms with his friend’s betrayal Merlin is captured by a vengeful Morgana who knows he is Emrys. Fearing for his life, Arthur sets out on his own to find his friend and bring him home…hopefully before Morgana’s army attacks Camelot.

    Merlin finds himself far from home, without his magic, and at the mercy of Morgana. When all her efforts to break Merlin fail, Morgana wonders just what it will take to crush his spirit. A desperate attempt to do so has a startling effect, not just on Merlin, but on Morgana as well. It forces them both to face the past and the feelings they thought long buried. Merlin knows the only way out is through and if he can bring Morgana with him then just maybe they could alter the path fate had laid out for them.

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    “—prat, come on!”
    Hard, rhythmic pressure on his chest.
    “You cannot die on me here, you stupid, arrogant, moron of a prince!”
    Merlin?
    A soft, warm mouth blowing air into him.
    Air. He needed air.

    Or

    Arthur is aware of everything that happens around him while he's under Sophia's spell – and he learns more than he'd ever have dreamed.

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    Arthur wakes up to a pounding headache and sore body. He sits up, grumbling to himself about how his stupid manservant can’t even help him onto the bed, but his complaints die on his lips as soon as he opens his eyes. This is not his bedroom. This isn’t even Camelot’s dungeon.

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    Arthur messed up, badly, and Merlin doesn't think he can take Arthur's doubt, misplaced as it was. But when Merlin is taken (because of Arthur, the prince knows), Arthur walks directly into the trap laid for him without hesitating. After all, he comes to learn, Merlin had been doing it for quite some time now. It is time he returned the favor and makes sure his servant knows exactly what he means to Arthur.

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    “Sorcerer,” the accusation came hoarsely from the king. Any other person might only have seen the fury and betrayal. Merlin, however, could see Arthur’s world all but shattering behind his eyes. It was like a knife to Merlin’s heart.

    “Yes,” Merlin confirmed in a voice much steadier than he felt.

    “You lied to me.”

    “Yes.”

    “You deceived me.”

    “Yes.”

    “You betrayed me.”

    “No.”

    Arthur’s brow furrowed in the beat of silence that followed.

    “No?” Something hardened behind Arthur’s eyes. The shattered pieces of Arthur were swept to the side, and the King took control. Arthur’s jaw tightened as he raised his chin. The blad was pressed harder into Merlin’s throat, breaking his skin. The iron scent of blood wafted into Merlin’s nose as he felt the steady but slow stream of something wet run down his throat. A ‘drip, drip, drip’ began echoing through Arthur’s chambers, and glancing down, Merlin saw his own lifeblood run along Arthur’s blade before being overtaken by gravity. “Enlighten me,” Arthur cruelly mocked.

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    Merlin finally confesses his magic to Arthur, and our boys has a lot of things to work out.

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    “Sorcerer! Sorcerer in the court!” screamed Uther, his face red with rage. “Seize him!”
    “No! Father, he saved our lives!” exclaimed Arthur.
    “A ploy, to deceive us, to make us trust him! All magic is corrupted, Arthur, when will you learn? I want him dead at once!”

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    The reveal of Merlin's magic drives Uther into a rage with fatal consequences.

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    The spell rolls across the field, flattening the grass with all the howling power of a gale-force wind. As the wave of magic crashes against them, Merlin has no time to gasp out a spell. He only throws up his arms to cover his face, his own sorcery flaring around him in the same defensive instinct — twin reflexes, beyond conscious thought.

    OR: On a morning patrol outside the castle, the knights encounter a sorcerer hell-bent on revenge. Merlin can save Arthur, but doesn't realize what it will cost him until it's too late.

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    “I'm sorry” the words seem to come out as barely a whisper. This wasn’t how Merlin wanted Arthur to find out, he had always imagined it would go down in an epic display of magic, magic used to defend the King and save camelot. Not like this.

    Or Merlin finds out how far Mordred is really willing to go.

    Written for Whumptober 2021!

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    “Because I could never let you choose. It would always have been me or your father. It wasn’t fair. Bloody hell, it wasn’t fair. In the beginning, it was only because it was destiny, but then I got to know you.” Merlin ran his fingers through his hair. A bitter smile on his face.
    “What changed?” Arthur could see the tension running through Merlin, and he felt guilty as he looked at him. He knows this was his fault.

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    Merlin suffers a small accident that turns him into a five-year-old kid. While Gaius works on an antidote, Arthur agrees to take care of Merlin, unaware that he will embark on a crazy week in which, thanks to this strange and at the same time familiar child, he will get to know his servant better and begin to understand what he really feels for Merlin.

    This is a tale full of Arthur being protective, of Merlin being Merlin, and of the two of them being the best duo in the history of television. It contains magically appearing chickens, overly sincere children, princes wanting to be swallowed up by the earth, veiled confessions, bedtime stories, entrenched secrets and agonizing doubts. Featuring Gwen being the kindest and most generous soul in Camelot and Lancelot and Gwaine being the great friends that they always are. The rest of the knights, Gaius, and a decrepit Uther complete the scene.

    Warning: in this story everyone adores Merlin. After all, isn't this what the original show is about?

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    “Yes, right, you deserve rest,” Galen interrupted him. His tone had gone from kind to patronising. “How would you like to rest more comfortably tonight, Merlin?”
    “Sorry?”
    Galen gave him a pitying look. “I mean that I would enjoy your company tonight, Merlin. Surely the prince hasn’t tired you out completely.”
    It took a moment before Merlin understood what he meant. He tore his wrist out of the other man’s grip and took a step back, trying to keep the horrified expression off his face.
    “I don’t serve Arthur in that way, nor would I someone else.”

    Or

    A visiting noble propositions to Merlin and does not take Merlin’s rejection well. But Lord Galen’s displeasure pales compared to Arthur’s fury.

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