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    Queen Murainn (Merlin) of Dyred is to be wed to Prince Arthur Pendragon, according to the betrothal contract set between the late King Balinor and King Uther. Will this union finally bring Magic back to the lands of Camelot? Or will the forces working against them seal a different fate for Camelot?

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    Before Arthur could dwell on the fact that he might be about to kill his servant, a voice boomed across the courtyard, the words cutting through him with an icy chill. He knew that voice, but never before had he heard it used with such venom.

    “Arthur Pendragon. Poor, powerless little Prince. You couldn’t protect your treasure. You couldn’t protect your servant. And now, you cannot protect your Kingdom.”

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    Set in s02e01. Alone and injured, it’s up to Arthur to put an end to Sigan’s destruction, even if the sorcerer’s soul is currently trapped inside Merlin.

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    "He’d written every plea off—had sent Merlin to the dungeons—sent him out of his sight so he wouldn’t have to bear witness to his cracked and heartbroken pale-moon face.  His face, which Arthur sees most every night in his restless and wishful dreams.  His face the planes of Arthur’s unseen devotion and desire, too savage to be spoken of.  His lovely, pearlescent face of dark shadowed lashes and crystal blue eyes which Arthur has time and time again forced tears out of with his brutish behavior.  He’s made rivers of Merlin’s cheeks on too many occasions to count, but for some reason this is the time he cannot fathom facing his servant."

     

    What if Arthur actually realized how much he'd hurt Merlin by taking Cedric's side over his? What if he wanted to make amends?

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    What if Cornelius Sigan succeeded in possessing Merlin?

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    Merlin never thought he'd be able to kill someone. But here he is, just afew days in Camelot, and he's already got blood on his hands.

    The longer he stays, the longer they keep adding up. But its okay, because he's doing everything for Camelot's sake. Everything he does is for good.

    It doesn't matter if he loses his humanity along the way.

    Really everyone should thank him because he's doing them a favour.

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    Merlin's next heist is crucial. It could mean the fate of the world. His target? The Pendragons.

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    Merlin. Magic. Magic. Merlin. He can't fit the two together in his mind. Because if Merlin has magic then that means he's evil. But Merlin's not evil. So then he can't have magic. But he does have magic, he saw it with his own eyes, he can't pretend it didn't happen. So is he evil then? But he's Merlin, he's not evil.

     

     

    Arthur finds out about Merlin's magic during Cornelius Sigan's attack and exiles him for his own protection. But as much as he tries to live without him, they still need him, and Arthur needs to recover what he's lost, what he can't even remember is gone.

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    Whatever state you are in, however you manage to return... just come back home.

    ( or

    Episode tags for Gaius taking care of Merlin. )

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    “Merlin?” he could tell his tone of voice had surprised Merlin.

    Instead of turning around with an exasperated look or raised eyebrows, Merlin looked over his shoulder with wide eyes. Arthur took a deep breath. “Once you’ve told them to be quiet, will you come back here and spend the night with me?”

    Merlin smiled and he nodded. “Yeah.”

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    Arthur was knocked backward, head slamming against stone. He felt the air leave his chest, vision blurring. The courtyard floor seemed to hurt a lot more than he remembered.

    A man stood a few paces from him, golden eyes shining in the dark.

    Did he ever really know Merlin?

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    Cedric never stood a chance against Merlin and Arthur. Not when they are literally two sides of the same coin, bound by destiny, and especially not when they're secretly dating and trust each other with everything.

    Or—Cedric doesn't notice Merlin in Arthur's bed when he goes to steal Arthur's keys in the middle of the night, and that's his undoing.

    So no. He never stood a chance.

    Set in the episode 2x01 The Curse of Cornelius Sigan.

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    Uther Pendragon has snapped. Renewing his fight against magic he is determined to see it exterminated once and for all. As tensions in the kingdom rise and events unfold, Gwen, Arthur, Merlin, and Morgana find themselves trying to navigate through their increasingly complicated lives. Politics, love, war, and betrayal; nothing will ever be the same again.

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    Arthur is done with Merlin’s excuses and is determined to find out how exactly an ancient sorcerer was defeated while he was unconscious.

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    Merlin does not forgive Arthur at once for the whole Cedric affair, and Arthur has to deal with guilt, fixing his mistakes, asking for forgiveness and facing the possible losses and fallout of being, well, a clotpole.

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    6+1 alternative scenes in which Arthur is slightly less of a clotpole and Merlin's efforts are if not valued, at least recognised, and he isn't treated as badly. Or, how the episode should have gone, in my opinion.

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    There are tears in Merlin’s eyes, you’re sure, because there’s tears in his voice. You’re not going to think about what that means, not yet. Not now, when he’s both a sorcerer and a friend who might die for you and you’re — you’re simply lying there, faking unconsciousness like a coward to be able to listen to every word of this exchange.

    Arthur overhears Merlin and Cornelius Sigan’s conversation.

    (written for the Merlin Canon Fest 2019, episode 201: The Curse of Cornelius Sigan)

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    In today's episode, the hosts review the first episode of the second series of BBC's Merlin: The Curse of Cornelius Sigan.

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    Cornelius Sigan rotted in his tomb. But beneath the castle, forgotten by time was his triumph; a new body, immortal and undying, waiting in the dark.
    Eager to destroy the Pendragons, Nimueh resurrects the shell Sigan created--an automaton with innate magic--to be her assassin.
    There's just one problem: Merlin's got a will of his own.

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    Uther was dead.

    News of the king's death rang through the entire kingdom, alighting fear in the hearts of some and relief in others. But it wasn't only the death of the king that spread rumors of the new ruler who would preside over Camelot, word had it that the king had been killed in cold blood. The new ruler's men had done it without any remorse, fueled with thoughts of magic returning to the kingdom in full force. After that day, an ominous presence stood over Camelot and would not recede, for even if the sun shined high, the citadel loomed over the citizens with its menacing aura.

    AKA, Merlin takes the crown.

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    Cornelius Sigan possesses Cedric's body and attempts to destroy Camelot. Merlin's not about to let that happen, even if it means risking his own life in the process. Arthur, however, manages to witness this.

     

    So this is basically a divergent ending to the episode, because I was Not A Happy Camper and was frankly disgusted with the way Arthur treated Merlin. And I love a bit of spite (that inevitably comes back to haunt you) so I just changed it up a bit. You know. Made Arthur regret everything he's ever done. The usual.

    Alternate summary that I included purely for the bants:

    When Cornelius Sigan takes up residence in the body of Cedric (Arthur's not-so-hot new manservant), Merlin is (once again) the only one who can save Camelot. He has to get over his (well-justified if you ask him, petty if you ask Gaius) grudge against the dragon and actually protect this goddamn unprotectable city. All whilst Arthur takes a little nap (knocked out from battle wounds, but. you know. same thing.)
    But this time Arthur's awake enough to see just how he does it.

    This is actually a really serious and dramatic piece of work. Like no comedy in it at all. Sorry if the summary is a bit misleading.

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