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    In the year 2082, thirty Sorcerers who called themselves “The Pure” took over England in a violent coup, established a magical supremacy, and ruled until Uther Pendragon and his underground forces defeated them. Uther became dictator, taking charge of the country in its State of Emergency. All sorcerers tied to The Pure were publicly executed. Sorcery was declared illegal. Uther's peacekeeping Patronus force crushes rebellions. All who are suspected of practicing magic disappear or are executed. England grows increasingly restless under Uther Pendragon. Laws on sorcery have begun to change in other countries, and civil unrest stirs again in England herself.

    In this changing political landscape, Uther Pendragon’s son Arthur finds himself at University, caught between his father’s expectations and his own growing unease about his father’s policies and persecution of magic. His friend and classmate from childhood, Merlin Astur, has kept his secret as long as he's been alive. In the face of a changing world, threats to his closest friends, and an ancient Druid legend, he struggles to keep his magic hidden while protecting those dear to him.

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    He let go of Arthur’s neck and let one of his fingers trail down Arthur’s chest, stopping short on top of Arthur’s heart. “I was worried you were getting a little… soft,” Merlin continued, repeating his words from the feast.



    alternatively, shameless smut I have no excuse for

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    So Merlin sat down, and went to sleep again. He slept and he slept, and once a year, he took note of the battle. One for All and All for One. Once a year, he watched One for All get passed down, it’s connection to magic growing larger as it did so. And once a year, he stared into the lake, watching the strand of light that was Arthur’s soul float gently upwards.

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    Merlin reincarnates himself into Izuku and Arthur into Katsuki, and they both have a bit too much free time on their hands.

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    Kilgarrah has been cryptic at best and infuriating at worst. Merlin's not sure what he expected, but surely the great lizard could've given him a heads up that he'd start growing SCALES.
    That's not the least of it, and he can't exactly ask for a work leave to get his brand new claws in order. What's he gonna tell Arthur? And is it going to be even a little bit believable?

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    People [are] hiding everywhere; stand still as a stone...

    Merlin has imagined telling Arthur his secret. He's thought about it countless times, hundreds upon hundreds. Thought about his fate, his destiny to serve Arthur as the Once and Future King.

    But he's never imagined this. Never thought this would happen, never thought he would take such a step.

    And now he is certain that his end has come.

    (Or, Merlin plans or rather decides spur of the moment to reveal his magic and - if necessary - die trying. Because how can he be completely, utterly certain that he is immortal, Kilgharrah? And how can he truly serve Arthur if he forever conceals an integral part of himself?)

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    Five times Arthur couldn’t get anything done without Merlin on his lap and one time where Merlin couldn’t get anything done without Arthur on his lap.

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    I hope you never find these, but in case you do, don't find me weird. I've never met you and this is as far as I let my imagination wonder. I'm not even sure If I am allowed to call you father, but let's pretend I am.

    So, 'Father', these letters are for myself, not for you. I do this to ease my mind so I don't think about the lack of your presence every second of the day.

    Sincerely, your son(?)
    Merlin.

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    A group of sorcerers take over the throne room and summon the god of magic.

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    It was a rainy autumn afternoon when Merlin drove a familiar route in his car. It was the long, isolated road that ran past Lake Avalon. Repressed memories. A gap that has never been closed. When it was already getting dark, a hitchhiker with a black hood suddenly appeared...

    or:

    An alternate ending in which Arthur returns after 1,500 years.

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    Merlin wished for nothing more than his bed as he finally left the banquet hall. He had spent the entirety of the day as Arthur's punching bag or running around delivering remedies from Gaius. Then, of course, there was the banquet itself and Merlin would have been fine if he hadn't been asked to stay behind and help clean up. Now, he was simply exhausted.
    He made his way across the courtyard and yawned when he suddenly saw one of the statues on the balcony lean over. The stone cracked and broke, toppling over the edge.
    He looked down, spotting the son of a nobleman sitting on the steps. The boy was maybe 11 years old. He didn't see the statue. He sat there throwing pebbles at a larger rock, unaware of the block of stone above him.

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    In the age old tradition of all the clichés we love enough to call tropes: Merlin owns a bookshop full of board games and everything D&D. His friend Arthur (who would never enjoy such silliness, thank you very much Mer-lin) is a frequent visitor.

    And they’re best mates, nothing more. Except maybe Arthur’s jealous, and maybe Merlin’s catching feelings. But snuggling and watching Doctor Who is totally platonic, right?

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    Merlin was simply hunting for garlic when he was attacked by a group of bandits. Next thing he knows, he's alone in the bottom of a pit and slowly bleeding out with very little hope of rescue. Until, quite suddenly, he's not alone any more.

    (Written for Day 2 of MerthurWeek2021: 'If we don't get out of here—' 'We will!')

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    To start things off.
    Arthur is 23 years old. Gay, and still in the closet.
    Even as everyone around him seems to come out at their own pace, he himself seems stuck in here.
    He wants to tell someone, but there are several reasons why he can't.

    That is... until he's swept off his feet by Martin Emerson. Or, as he calls himself: Merlin.
    A man who is so utterly and completely strange and so not what Arthur expected destiny to throw at him.
    Yet... there was something about the boy. He just couldn't put a finger on it.

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    This is just a cute little fluffy poem paying homage to Merlin's true love: his neckerchief. Inspired by a line from "The Neckerchief", a FFN one shot by Gingeraffealene

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    A group of bandits torture Merlin in front of Arthur for their own entertainment, using Merlin's beloved neckerchief against him in the cruelest of manners. Now, Arthur must struggle to come to terms with a traumatized Merlin, whose neckerchief has been replaced by a ring of bruises. TW: strangulation, panic attacks. Written for Febuwhump on Tumblr. Day 21: torture

    Based on the drabbles from "Moments" by the same name.

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    Arthur's hurt, and Merlin uses his magic to heal him.

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    Merlin hasn't been himself since he lost Lancelot. He thought he was doing good at hiding how he felt, but he didn't. All the Knights could tell that Merlin wasn't his bubbly happy self like he used to be, one Knight in particular who could tell was Gwaine. He would do anything to get happy Merlin back...

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    I'll let you decide....

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    It was a silly thing, Arthur thought, to be so distracted by such a small piece of cloth. It was hardly worth a second thought; yet, he'd found that every other thought of his own seemed to be about it. From the off-red, almost pink color - and really why couldn't it be just one or the other? - to the tattered, frayed-looking edges, and the way it wrapped around its subject's neck. He just couldn't stop thinking about it.

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    TW: SUICIDE
    Please please please read the tags.
    Merlin knows the laws of magic. Arthur must return. An eye for an eye.

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