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    It has been a thousand years since Arthur died. In the modern age, Merlin passes the days by maintaining Camelot's castle and healing the sick. He spends each night at the edge of the Lake of Avalon, awaiting a man he fears will never return.
    But of course, Arthur does return - to a world he doesn't recognize. Merlin must help him adjust to modern society before it is too late. Arthur struggles with his past and his destiny, along with the new world that he has difficulty making sense of.
    The world is in peril; a modern plague, climate change, and war threaten the existence of any future. Magic is dying, with Merlin being the only sorcerer at full power left on earth.
    Arthur and Merlin are the only ones who can do it. And, it being the two of them against the world, some feelings may finally bubble to the surface.

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    Dudley Dursley had not expected his life to change as dractically as it did when he found an ancient ring in his attic. And he had certainly not expected to suddenly (re)gain memories long lost - of a past life he hadn't know he'd had - along with some new abilities.

    He's a sorcerer now. He remembers. And his name is Gilli.

    (Now all he has to do is deal with his new existential crisis about his magic, his magic-hating family, find anyone who might help him with this reincarnation thing, and maybe make some new friends on the way. Not necessarily in that order.)

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    Shortly before beginning university, Merlin nearly drowns in Lake Avalon and is rescued as Arthur emerges from the depths after nearly 1,500 years. Reincarnation has brought almost everyone back together, even though they cannot yet remember their past lives. In the present age, magic is undergoing a chaotic rebirth, and the world is struggling with the implications. Some oppose the return of the Old Gods, while others seek new sources of power in an uncertain era. Struggling with aspects of his own identity, Merlin's memories return more swiftly than the others, but the return of those memories breaks open old wounds and raises new questions. Arthur, happy to be back at Merlin's side, seems to know more than he's letting on, but even he is unsure about why this is the moment for his return. Soon out and out war erupts between magical, non-magical, and pseudo-magical groups who vie for control over the public narrative of the rebirth of magic. Camelot may be gone, but it is not forgotten.

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    Just the little scene after Arthur's return.

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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.”
     

    Or

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

    ___

    Continues on from canon, not a time travel fic.

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    This will be a repository of my Merlin gen art - mostly portraits, occasional comic/concept art piece.

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    The thing about memories that nobody really talks about is how you don’t realize that they’re gone until it’s too late. You only start to panic when you can remember having a memory, but not being able to recall the actual thing.

    At year 300, Merlin started a diary. A record of everything he could remember. That way he could protect himself from the greedy hands of time.

    He read those books every year. Once he was done with the last one it would be time to start the first again. Merlin clutched desperately onto the memories of his friends, his family.

    But after 300 years was year 400.

     

    After 400 came 500.

     

    Eventually year 600 rolled around too.

    700…

    800…

     

    And magic can do very little for the mind, when the heart is already broken.

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    Merlin introduces Arthur to fireworks; they share a blanket under a tree and wait for the fireworks to start.

    The fireworks aren't the only sparks to fly.

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    When Arthur rises from the Lake, it isn't immediately clear what new purpose he's meant to be fulfilling this time around. Thrown into a strange new world with strange new problems and next to no clue what to do about them, Arthur finds solace in the only two things that remain from his old life:

    Merlin, and the mysterious stranger who wants Arthur dead.

    Just like old times.

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    1500 years after his untimely demise, Arthur finds himself drenched and clad in his heavy iron armour at the shore of a lake, along with the knights of the round table and Gwen.

    Whilst trying to navigate through this strange new world of steel and electricity, and trying to find out what the hell is actually going on, Arthur and the knights find themselves on yet another mission: Finding Merlin.

    Whilst locating said former servant proves to be less of a challenge than expected, it turns out the hard part is actually contacting the now world famous celebrity.
    (Merlin is a singer)

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    Merlin has a new pet not-quite-a-dragon, Leon has a son who is maybe a little too interested in that lake in the middle of the park, and maybe these two immortals are finally getting all their friends back. At least, that's how it seems now that Lancelot saved Leon's son from drowning and Elyan ran out of the lake with his sword drawn ready to cause problems.

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    Prophecy is a tricky, untrustworthy thing; long on promises and short on concrete information. The Once and Future King will return; that much is certain. Merlin knows the who, and he knows at least vague outlines of the what. The how and when and where of that return are less so, and the why is a complete mystery. He's spent a lot of time wondering about all of those questions, and even more time trying *not* to wonder about what will happen next.

    Then he found out.

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    Merlin has been alive for millenia. He has lived for so long that by now the earth has been destroyed.

    Now he is sitting on a bus, on a planet called Midnight, with his newest adoptive parents. There is one man who is unique, something Merlin had never seen before despite his millions of years alive.

    A retelling of the Doctor Who episode Midnight.

    WARNING: This story contains references to past suicide attempts and past suicidal thoughts.

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    "I think... I think they're all wrong. I think Merlin-- uh, wizard-Merlin was Arthur's advisor, sure, but... they must have been friends, too. I mean, Merlin would need to actually like Arthur to stick around a bunch of meathead knights, shitty love triangles, and deadly quests. More than just believing in the king, they’d need to be friends. So, yeah. I think they probably got on.”

    --

    The new year has just rolled over into 1985 and closet-Arthurian-legend-nerd Steve Harrington is already so overwhelmed by the new gaggle of children hanging off of him and wheedling him into being their personal chauffeur that he’s entirely unprepared for the chaos the new student would bring into his life.

    Merlin just wants to know why this guy feels so familiar. And why his magic drew him to Hawkins, Indiana of all places.

    (Post-Season 2 AU for ST, modern reincarnation style for Merlin)

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    Out in the far reaches of space on small exploratory vessel, the Once and Future King returns to his eternally loyal Emrys. Merlin has some feelings about "Albion's darkest hour" being a seemingly minor ship malfunction.

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    Where everything was fiction, future, and prediction
    Now, where am I?

    merthur whumptober 2022

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    Andy’s mother forces him to help the strange old Mr. Emrys. An unexpected friendship blossoms.

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    When Arthur rises again, Merlin is waiting for him. He always is.

    Even though he knows it isn’t real.

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    Merlin is tired. Tired of waiting. With every day that passed, his shoulders seemed to slump more and more, and exhaustion sunk into his bones. And still he waited for the day Arthur would return.
    Merlin doesn't even know if he cares anymore. It's been too long. And it seems like the end is coming soon anyways, whether he wants it too or not. The once steady balance of magic is becoming precarious, and Merlin doesn't know if he can fix it. He doesn't even know if he should bother trying.
    Or, what I imagine season 6 of the show would be like if Arthur came back and everyone was less emotionally constipated.

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    Thousands of years later, Merlin is given a second chance to help the once and future king again.

    Can be Merthur if you want

    I do not own Merlin, or any of the characters mentioned

    (on hold)

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