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    The lyrics come around in his sleep, every century, always on Arthur’s birthday. He hears them just as his eyes slip close, a soft yet heartbroken baritone that Merlin just can’t place.

    By the early 1800s, Merlin has assembled them into a song.

     
    (For The Sorcerer's Guild: Quest 1 – Adiós Avalon)

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    Arthur has witnessed his father’s death and needs Merlin by his side, but Merlin is not by his side. (If only he knew that Merlin really was by his side.)

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    Arthur believes Merlin has good reason to hate him. He has every reason too, doesn’t he?

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    Merlin is arrested for sorcery in Camelot. He is supposed to be executed at dawn, and he is-- except somehow he survives.
    The only problem is there's a new prophecy this time, one that keeps Merlin away from everyone he knows and loves.

    When the prophecy allows them to reunite again, Arthur and Merlin start on their journey to right a generation of wrongs, and find out what exactly a manservant could mean to his prince.

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    Merlin frowned, and tried to inhale, but choked on a cough. He opened his mouth, trying to speak but his mouth was sticky and full and he felt warm, warm, warm, warm spilling down down down down…

    The world tilted on its axis a little bit, and Merlin leant into Arthur’s body. Why was the world tilting?

    Arthur’s face shifted from annoyance to horror.

     

    **content warning: graphic descriptions of blood**

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    Arthur sinks into the bathwater, closing his eyes. He can feel Merlin scrubbing the parts of him that he can’t reach, and suddenly it feels meaningless and cheap. He doesn’t want Merlin scrubbing him if Merlin doesn’t mean it. And so he wrestles the soap and washing cloth away from the servant and declares that he’ll do it himself.

    And he does. It’s not as nice or as pleasant as having Merlin do it, but he gets the job done. He even manages to wash and rinse his hair, even as his servant stands back with a look of bewilderment on his face.

    When Arthur stands up, Merlin steps forward with a towel, but Arthur snatches it out of his grasp. “I can do it. I’m not completely useless, you know.”

    Merlin looks more confused than ever. “But I thought that was your calling card. You know, useful in the saddle, useless everywhere else.”

     

    Or: Arthur walks in on Merlin with a girl. But he's not jealous. Definitely not.

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    Arthur can’t help but think that while he’s willing to die for the thousands of people who will one day be under his rule, he would sacrifice literally everything for Merlin. Camelot. His riches. Even the hot baths he luxuriously soaks in night after night. He would give it all up to see Merlin smile.

    It’s too bad the other boy will never know this.

     

    Or: Arthur decides to teach Merlin how to fight. This does not go well.

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    Micah confronts Arthur with life changing news.

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    12
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    Arthur is surprised he doesn't know that much about Merlin. As time moves the more he learns about his manservant.
    Or, 4 things Arthur learns about Merlin and one time he put that knowledge to use.

    Or, Arthur plans their wedding without realizing it.

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    Captured to become one of King Cenred’s slaves, Merlin manages to escape his kidnappers for the moment- Until he clashes with two Knights wearing Camelot’s colors.

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    Arthur is left with a broken heart when Guinevere is caught kissing Lancelot, but only he knows that his heart was broken long before that. Can a bath, with help from Merlin, help to mend that old wound?

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    1/1
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    “I thought I‘d never see you again,” Arthur admits in a rush.

    “Don’t be ridiculous,” Merlin scoffs, turning away with an affectionate smile. Insubordinate, like Arthur remembers. “You don’t seriously think I’d ever truly leave you.”

    “Yes, that is exactly what I thought,” Arthur thinks, almost hysterical. He spent twenty-nine summers without Merlin by his side—he doesn’t know what else he was supposed to believe.

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    Drunken singing makes Merlin to come to a sad realization

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    Stripped of his humanity, Emrys must decide for himself his own destiny.

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    1000 years. He had waited patiently. Waited and cursed the fates for their dark, twisted sense of humor. Was this some sort of cruel joke? He had promised that he would protect Arthur with his life, or that he would die trying. But now Merlin was left to pick up the broken pieces alone.

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    “Y’know Arthur, you can’t keep going on like this,” Merlin said. It was as good a time as any to finally get into the messy stuff.

    “I can and I will, Merlin,” Arthur said, lifting the wine again in defiance. 

    “Stop- stop with that bloody bottle,” Merlin tried to swipe the liquor. “You’re already drunk enough as it is.”

    Arthur kept the glass infuriatingly out of Merlin’s reach in his opposite hand. Usually Merlin found a drunk Arthur hilarious, but this time he couldn’t focus on anything but the cold pit in his stomach.

    “I will be drunk enough when I say I’m drunk enough….” Arthur took another swig and nodded silently for a moment. “Okay now I’m drunk enough.”

    Merlin snatched the bottle and put it far out of Arthur’s reach.


    Arthur Pendragon is not taking his father's death and subsequent Kinghood as well as he thought he could, but he can't very well let the whole kingdom know it. And the whole kingdom just so happens to literally mean every single person, including his friends. Luckily, Merlin is having none of it and with a tip from Gwen that maybe Arthur isn't doing very well that night, he goes to comfort the stubborn prat if it's the last thing he does.

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    Arthur thinks he is being clever in his endeavour to push away his new manservant, Merlin, who he has most unfortunately developed feelings for, but his plan has a major flaw and unexpected consequences. How far will he go to get what he’s lost back?

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    Merlin takes Arthur's place when they reach the Isle of the Blessed. Arthur returns to Camelot to continue on with his life without him. How does it affect his parenting? How does Gwen handle a depressed Arthur for years on end?
    (One-Shot)

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    There, at the front of the crowd, held back by four men whose faces have gone red with toil, screams Arthur. The people have parted around him. Those nearest spare him concerned glances that linger only briefly before returning to the dance in front of them. Arthur does not look beautiful this close to the blaze. His eyes glint crazed and wild and his skin runs with grime and sweat. The heat has chafed his cheeks and neck and arms.

    This is who Merlin has suffered for.
    Merlin would do it all again in a heartbeat.

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    A serving boy dies and the whole world mourns.

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