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    “He’s more than just a servant. He’s a prince. And I’m in love with him.”

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    The bandits didn't see any reason to keep Merlin alive when Arthur was the one with real ransom value. Arthur claims that Merlin is much more than a servant...in multiple ways.

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    Of all the ways Arthur and the knights could've found out about his magic, Merlin hadn't thought it'd be due to a sparrow. There will be a happy ending, but it's gonna take a while.

    "Arthur was terrified when he saw Merlin make up his mind to jump. He put on a burst of speed, willing his body to give everything he had so he could just-reach out and….He crashed at full speed into the warlock, knocking them both out of breath, but most importantly, far away from the edge of the ravine. Merlin fought him, kicking and clawing for escape, but it was clear that whatever had fueled him for so long was gone, and eventually the kicking and punching and shouting was gone, and Merlin wept in Arthur’s arms, trembling hard.

    “Sorry, so sorry, so so sorry. ‘M so sorry, Arthur,” he sobbed desperately, and Arthur held him close, heart racing and eyes wet. “I’m so sorry, please don’t burn me. I’m so sorry. I didn’ mean to, I was born with it.” Merlin cried, and Arthur shushed him gently."

    UPDATE: INCREDIBLE artwork provided by Sunfall_of_Ennien, who is wonderful and amazing. Thank you so much, my friend. <3

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    Merlin awaited Arthur's return for over 1000 years yet he never rose from Avalon, with the help of the Triple Goddess Merlin embarks in a journey through time to fix his mistakes and right his wrongs bringing about the return of magic into the land and uniting Albion under Arthur's rule. Determined to complete his destiny he returns to the moment in time where the beginning of the end approaches and fate begins to set for all those around him. With the weight of destiny and fate once again in his hands Merlin now wiser, more powerful and fearless takes upon himself the role of Emrys as well as Merlin. This time around he will not fail.

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    When Arthur comes out to his father, the last thing he expects is to end up in an arranged marriage. But that’s exactly what happens.

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    After a hunting party gone wrong, Merlin is send back to Camelot. Arthur continues the hunt to come across sorcerer's with plans of there own.

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    “Hey, Arthur.”
    “You’re getting blood on my bed.”
    “…That’s it? No asking where I’ve been for the past 3 months?”
    “Well, you’re back, aren’t you? And you’re getting blood on my bed. Go to the chair or get on the floor, I don’t care.”

    Or: Merlin disappeared right after Arthur confessed his love and comes back three months later bleeding out on Arthur's bed. How will Arthur react? Will Merlin finally tell Arthur all his secrets?

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    "I'm not sure what I'd have done."
    "And I didn't want to put you in that position.”

    For better or for worse, Arthur knows Merlin's secret. The problem? Merlin doesn't know Arthur knows. This leaves Arthur with a predicament... and an opportunity. A test. Three trials and three opportunities for Merlin to prove he doesn't deserve death. Arthur hopes he will pass them. Maybe then the image of Merlin's golden eyes will stop haunting him.

    (AKA a really in-depth character study of Arthur's psyche but with a giant dose of angst and suspense because DRAMA. Also served with a side helping of Merlin character analysis and difficult moral calls. Lastly, this is really how I wanted Season 3 to go and was my prediction at the time. I stand by it).

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    “Arthur." Merlin's voice calls, through the haze of cold and the devastation of death. He lays his forehead against Arthur's back, in-between his shoulder blades when he refuses to turn, blinking the tears from his gaze and holding his head high. “Arthur.” Merlin pleads, forehead still against his back, long fingers holding tightly onto the king's arms, before he rises his face to press a kiss to the back of Arthur's neck and noses along his hair. “Turn around.”

     

    (in which Arthur goes back in time, to find Merlin right after having lost him).

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    A side effect of Merlin's magical ability is an uncanny connection to the weather, which seems to change accordingly to Merlin's moods.
    Arthur, who is still refuses to put two and two together about Merlin's magic, has no idea why the sky changes so often. Until he does.

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    The knights of the roundtable team up to help their bestfriends admit their undying love for each other, recruiting other friends along the way. It all goes south when they find out Merlin’s secret and their loyalty is tested.

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    Of course Merlin knew this day would come. As convincing as he was as the bumbling fool of a man servant, he was actually quite intelligent. So he knew that, one day, Arthur would find out that he had magic. But he didn’t prepare for it, he didn’t prepare because he still clung to the blind hope that maybe, just maybe, Arthur wouldn’t find out.

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    I'm a sucker for Arthur-finds-out-fics and happy endings, so here we are.

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    What happens when an unknown spell brings Merlin, Arthur, and the knights leads to their younger selves being brought forward in time. Will they find a way to send them back or will they have to take the children in.

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    So there they were... Arthur cradling Merlin, a goose, while he trudged up the stairs to his chambers. Merlin gave an exasperated honk. How did he manage to continue getting into situations like these?

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    Inspired by this post on tumblr: “Concept: fairy tale where the wicked step-parent (who is of course also some sort of warlock) transforms the princess into a swan, as one does, but rather than running off to mope around in a lake and be beautifully tragic, the princess decides to stick around the palace and cause problems on purpose.”

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    Arthur can't find Merlin anywhere, as per usual.
    When he goes to Gaius' chambers, Merlin's there, also as per usual.
    When he hears Merlin whisper words in an incoherent language to see lights dance around his fingertips, it's not exactly as usual.

    Now Arthur has to deal with his feelings about a secret he isn't supposed to know- as well as of course his feelings for a certain sorcerer.

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    One would probably think that servants and knights didn't really work together. Well, at least nobles and commoners were pretty certain about that.
    You guys on the other hand know – they are actually two sides of the same coin.

     

    Alternatively: A story about a very unlikely friendship between Leon and George.
    (Also everybody loves Merlin. That's just a fact)

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    "...if two look at each other and see,
    to love is to undress our names…."

    -Octavio Paz

     

    In which Merlin undresses Arthur every day, in every way, throughout their lives.

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    Merlin and Gaius happen upon a young woman locked up in a cage. The man holding her is a bounty hunter, in Camelot to claim his reward money for catching a witch. The cage keeping her locked up, helps keep her dark secret at bay.

    Merlin, being the innocent sweetheart we all know and love, decides to free the young woman, helping her escape into the siege tunnels under the castle. While helping her plan her escape he finds a friend in her, not wanting to hide who he is and hating the court he's now forced to be a part of, they plan to run away together. However, Merlin's Alpha Arthur has other things to say about it.

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    In a land of soulmates, and a time of prattish princes, Merlin once again has to clean up everyone’s mess.

    Basically another soulmate au

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    Merlin and Lancelot are sneaking around, so there is only one solution.

    For Gwaine and Arthur to sneak after them.

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    “And you know what?” Merlin goes on, his voice low and menacing in a way Arthur barely recognises, “Arthur is a so much better King than you ever could be, in spite of what a horrible father you were. He’s kind and just, and his people love him so much more. It’s not magic that has poisoned this kingdom, it was your fear – no, your guilt that you couldn’t bear to live with, like the coward you are. All you’ve lost, you only have yourself to blame for.”

    Arthur doesn’t need to see his father’s face to picture the fury perfectly. As it is, his head is spinning too badly to process most of what was said, the words tumbling over each other and becoming blurred.

    His father doesn’t seem to have such problems.


    Or: When Merlin confronts Uther's ghost, he finds that he has a few more things to tack onto his rant. It really depends on who you ask if it’s unfortunate or not that for once, Arthur doesn’t stay unconscious for just the right amount of time.

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