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    The Once and Future King sleeps in the hills, waiting to return in Britain’s hour of greatest need. This much we know. Arthur’s name echoes down to us out of the Dark Ages. But why? When that terrible hour finally comes, what will happen?

    My theory involves an ancient Volvo, a lot of bees, Arthur in pyjamas from Marks and Spencer, a random dog, some very old Anglo-Saxon magic, doom, death and the serpent-spawn of a dark god. [Thanks to thesmallhobbit for beta-reading & encouragement]

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    Merlin was dead set on being a sad man by a lake until Arthur returned, honestly, he was!

    Only, Sir Leon showed up in that hideous blouse and Merlin knew he needed one. And then there was just so much to see and just so much to do, and yes, maybe he got a little distracted on the way. Well, you can never say Merlin didn’t know how to enjoy life.

    Otherwise known as Merlin and Leon get in far too many ridiculous situations and Freya has to deal with these idiots. Vaguely inspired by a tumblr prompt I found and lost.

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    The fifteen hundred years which have passed since the battle at Camlann have not done Merlin any favours.
    He's been left alone without his friends, without his king... and without his magic.

    All this time, Arthur has been watching over Merlin from behind the veil, desperate to find a way to help Merlin restore his magic. When Arthur finally washes up on the shores of Lake Avalon, he's in an unfamiliar world. He doesn't know where to go, but feels a strange pull. Without any other options, he decides to follow it.

    Some things might not be lost to Merlin after all...

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    Merlin's been alone in the failing remains of Ealdor, lonely and bitter as the years pass around him and Arthur never returns. Traveling to Avalon a last time, Merlin is fully prepared to end his suffering, but is instead finally rewarded for his centuries of waiting. Reunited, Merlin tries to acclimate Arthur to an entirely new life, unaware that Avalon did not bring back Arthur simply for him.

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    After Arthur returns to Merlin in the modern age, he is struggling to find his place in society. Even though, for Arthur, it hasn’t felt like much time has passed he feels like a completely different person. Like he’s completely useless.

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    Merlin was told Arthur would rise again when Albion needed him the most, but when he does, it is not only for his duty with the promised land, but to protect the person he cares about most in the world.

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    When the Avengers are forced to ask for help to defeat the universe's newest threat, Tony never expects King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to show up at his door. He also never expects his intern-turned-almost-son to go missing within the same week. As the Avengers scramble to both find Peter and deal with the looming threat of Thanos, the Knights realize that one of their friends is also missing: Merlin. Could the two disappearances be connected? And what does any of it have to do with the return of King Arthur?

    [Updates whenever possible.]

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    A year after Arthur returns from Avalon, he finds himself taking care of Merlin, who has suddenly come down with strep throat.

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    Merlin brings home a new friend. Arthur is apprehensive, but quickly warms up.

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    Alternative title: And I Look For You In The Spaces In-Between

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    The old man smiles again, pulling out a handkerchief and wiping his mouth and hand. The blood makes Arthur’s stomach curl.

    “There are worse fates than death,” the man say, tired. Relieved, maybe. But regretful.

    Arthur crosses his arms over his chest to hide the way his hands are shaking.
     

    Or: Arthur meets a peculiar old man at a garden party who he has never met before but inexplicably knows.

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    For Merlin Fic Book Club server's Melee Challenge (a past week's challenge!). Prompts: pavilion, ‘There are worse fates than death’, garden party & Green Yellow Crayola

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    Sometimes when Merlin blocks everything out with his headphones and closes his eyes he can still hear the echo of Arthur’s voice. Arthur makes sure that Merlin can never forget him again.

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    Arthur Pendragon returns to a world ruled by greedy politicians that is overrun by superheroes who are crucified and threats that lurk behind shadow. Larger summary inside.

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    Arthur, not a day older than on his deathbed and soaked to the bone stares at him in shock.

    There's a steady drip as water pours from Arthur's shoulders, or more likely from the shoulders of whoever is disguised as him. It pours unnaturally, pooling at his bare feet as if he's merely caught in the rain.

    "Who- who are you." It's not a question. Merlin's voice is hard but it betrays him, breaking at the last syllable.

    When a drenched Arthur Pendragon materialises in Camelot ten years later equipped with innate magical abilities, a disillusioned Merlin is offered a second chance at the life he fought for years ago.

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    “I can’t forgive you for poisoning me, Merlin,” Morgana says at last.
    It wasn’t just the poison. It was making her think herself a monster. Morgana thinks Merlin knows this too.
    “And I have not forgiven you for Camlann,” replies Merlin.

    Or: a long-overdue meeting. A reincarnated Morgana runs into Merlin on her campus, and remembers.
    Mostly soft h/c with minimal comfort; Canon compliant.

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    Benjamin Manning and his partner Greg purchased Pennoyer Mansion in the hopes of flipping it and turning it into a profit. The estate has been relatively abandoned for many years, so the work is extensive. One Tuesday afternoon, they receive a mysterious stranger by the name of Merlin who claims to be the groundskeeper, although no evidence towards him actually doing any work in the house can be found. Will Benjamin be able to fathom out Merlin and his past? And what is up with the increasing feeling that there were other people in the house?

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    When Arthur, Gwen, and the knights return to an unfamiliar world, they are faced with an even more unfamiliar Merlin. This Merlin doesn't smile, her laugh no longer dances through the air, and her once-expressive eyes have grown cold, hardened, and distant. She's seen too much in her time spent alone, wandering the world and protecting the land where the kingdoms of Albion once stood. Merlin is tearing herself apart and has been for far too long. All Arthur wants is one chance to put the pieces back together, to say the words he should have been saying to her all along.

     

    STATUS UPDATE: This story is a WIP and I'm struggling right now to work on this story. There will be a brief hiatus and I may be updating/slightly changing the chapters already posted so watch out for updates if you've already read through what has been posted. I'm so excited for you to read what I'm planning. This is the biggest writing undertaking I've done in years and I want to give it all I've got. HIATUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

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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 is effectively trying to make origami with a chainsaw. Not that he knows what origami or chainsaws are.

     

    Just an average Arthur Rises Again fic, full of as much humor as my pandemic induced depressive episode will allow.

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    Arthur is the king of Pendragon Penitentiary, and his Knights are down one member. The skinny, black-haired boy among the newest crop of inmates may just fit the vacancy in his gang and in his heart, if he can get the stubborn idiot to let down his guard.

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    Born of the very fires of Hell, Merlin is chaos incarnated. Compelled to completely dominate any living being to assert his dominance in the desolate place he lived, he wasn't one to cross paths with. So of course Arthur of all humans was foolish enough to speak to the demon in the name of kingdom and country.

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