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    Merlin will never die. Time has withered him to a standoffish, hollow mimicry of what he has once been. The boy who wore his smiles with pride and genuine feeling.

    The worst part is he never truly lives, not until destiny spits Arthur Pendragon back out.

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    The downfall of Camelot is well known. Merlin always believed his king would come back when Albion needed him most. He had to believe it. It was the only thing keeping him going after all these centuries. So why was Merlin in deep space with a spaceship so old it had an actual personality and no king?

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    All the ways Arthur could return. The good, the sad and the ridiculous.

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    Things don't quite go as expected when Arthur returns

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    The second he was able, Merlin Emrys had vanished without so much as a word spoken to those he loved in Camelot, following Arthur's demise. It is only the paper trail that he leaves in his wake throughout the centuries after that, which gives those searching for him an inkling as to where he may be.

    Once Arthur rises from Lake Avalon in the present day, he is tasked with finding the missing sorcerer, as those who have held faith that Merlin would return believe the Once and Future King is the only one who is certain to complete the task.

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    Ooops I went to see Les Mis on the West End and then this happened.
    Probably this is not original I don't really care sorry.
    This is my first work on here so pls review and give kudos thanksss

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    After taking part in the World War II, Merlin had been left hurt. After losing a part of himself because of the war, he had been placed in a institution with others invalide soldiers.

    Lost, sad, angry, depressed, and lonely more than ever, Merlin was starting to fade away. For the first time, after Arthur died, Merlin was started to feel like he was slipping away, and he wasn't even fighting it. Because he simply didn't want to.

    Would Arthur finally wake up now? Would he return now? Or would he leave his other half fade away in sadness and pain?

     

    Inspired from a pic I saw online with a merthur AU : "When Arthur finally rose from Avalon he was afraid when he didn't find merlin waiting for him. Instead he saw the world he once knew, in a state of turmoil and war. And he was heartbroken when he discovered Merlin broken and powerless in a hospital cot."

    (I changed a few things but the main subject is still the same).

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    Merlin wanted Arthur to know all of him, and all that he had been through. But Arthur couldn’t, how could he? He hadn’t lived Merlin’s life. He hadn’t waited. And Merlin didn’t know how to express it in words himself.

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    We take a look at two very specific genres in the Merlin fandom: Arthur Pendragon Returns, and Reincarnation fics. We discuss classification of these genres, give plenty of examples, and cry over sad headcanons. The usual :).

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    Arthur sports a neon orange crown made of cardboard. Their daughter, with her rainbow coloured blanket-turned-cape, pink crown and toilet paper roll sword, is safe in his arms. Around Arthur's shoulders, a ruby red blanket serves as a cape. It flares and swoops as they spin around and around.

    It’s missing a golden dragon on the left shoulder, Merlin thinks offhandedly.

    And then Merlin remembers.

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    Arthur Pendragon was an engineer working on MER-B, later christened Opportunity.

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    When Arthur finally returns, Merlin refuses to let him go for a long time. Fortunately, Arthur is more than a little okay with that.

    Happy Valentine's Day, Merthur fandom! 💗

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    "Arthur’s hand came up to mirror his until they were palm to palm, and Merlin could finally begin to believe that this was real. This was real. No dreaming, no trickery; just the warmth of Arthur's skin a sure and steady thing against Merlin's own as his pulse thundered between them. Real."

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    The one where Arthur returns, Merlin's door throws a hissy fit, and his apprentice really needs to stop messing around with his books.

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    It would take a terrifying threat on Albion for the Once and Future King to come back from the dead. Knowing fully what it entails, Merlin isn’t exactly overjoyed by Arthur’s return.

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    "Merlin has walked the earth for a lot longer than he’d like to admit. Just waiting for Arthur’s return that is inevitable. At least, according to that asshole of a dragon, Kilgarrah. He just never expected Arthur’s return to be the way that it was."

     

     

     

     

    This is the story of a partner seeing their lover truly discover themselves in their late 20s, and loving them unconditionally and being supportive every step of the way. This is just with a Merthur spin on it.

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    Of course it was sorcery. It was in Merlin's home, after all. He just didn't understand what was happening, or why.

    Based off the prompt: "In order to keep himself sane during his thousand-year wait, Merlin uses a Pensieve (a la Harry Potter) to set aside those memories that are too painful (or too precious) to deal with. One day, after his return, Arthur discovers the basin and, seeing himself reflected in its depths, gets curious. What he discovers comes as a total shock: Merlin is in love with him and has been for hundreds of years."

    Temporarily on hiatus.

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    -OS. AU Réincarnation- Sa propre voix lui sonna affreuse, mais Merlin s'en fichait, ce n'était qu'un détail, il pouvait de nouveau vivre. Et quand Arthur lui répondit par un sourire bienveillant, alors Merlin sut. Il pouvait à nouveau respirer.

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    The gust of wind became a cyclone and in the middle of it rose a man with the clearest eyes and hair like wheat, the same man he had drawn in his journal for the past two thousand years, the man he had once sworn to protect.
    Merlin's voice broke as he jumped into the water to rescue the body of his fallen king from certain death by drowning, "Arthur!" He cried out and finally, his waiting was over.

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    Arthur comes back to life in the twenty-first century, but he brings enemies with him. As always, Merlin is here to fix everything.

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    My version of season 6. Arthur returns from that very wretched lake. Merlin has been waiting. Albion or what is left of it is in trouble. You know what? This is Marvel era so throw the whole universe at stake. And our Merthur's gonna save us all. Ending? It seemed happy in my imaginations

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    It's been nearly a millennia since Merlin sent Arthur across Lake Avalon, since he watched Camelot burn, since he stopped really being "Merlin". When the Amulet of Daylight chooses a human for the first time, Merlin isn't necessarily sure what to do, especially considering that human is 15, and one of his students. Arthur returning from the dead complicates things a little more, though.

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