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    "...if two look at each other and see,
    to love is to undress our names…."

    -Octavio Paz

     

    In which Merlin undresses Arthur every day, in every way, throughout their lives.

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    “Arthur." Merlin's voice calls, through the haze of cold and the devastation of death. He lays his forehead against Arthur's back, in-between his shoulder blades when he refuses to turn, blinking the tears from his gaze and holding his head high. “Arthur.” Merlin pleads, forehead still against his back, long fingers holding tightly onto the king's arms, before he rises his face to press a kiss to the back of Arthur's neck and noses along his hair. “Turn around.”

     

    (in which Arthur goes back in time, to find Merlin right after having lost him).

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    This is it. Lewis finally has his chance for revenge, but when that moment comes, that simple "Lewis?" freezes him in his tracks. Unable to kill his old friend -- at least, for now -- he rescues Arthur from the treacherous spiky drop. But why? Why couldn't he just let him fall?
    And why did dropping his murderer break his heart when this was what he wanted all along?
    ... Or was it?
    With emotions running high and Arthur putting his true feelings out into open air, a simple touch shows Lewis a new side of things: Arthur's side.

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    Death found him peaceful and waiting, laid back on the blue immensity of his bed. His wife to his side, and their four children around them, three sons and a daughter.
    'What took you so long?' he means to ask 'There's someone outside the walls of Camelot that waited a lifetime for me to return to them.'

    (sequel to 'a good death' and 'the best, the dearest, the one I held the nearest'; final installment to the 'le Roi de Camelot et Merlin d'Avalon')

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    Gwaine's been mentoring Arthur on how to get Merlin into his bed, until things change quite suddenly

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    Arthur awoke from death as though it were a thirteen-century long dream. Slowly, his memories return to him as he makes the journey to find shelter. He falls into the care of a man who is unlike Merlin in nearly every way... save his face and his air. He's even taken up a wife. Soon, Arthur starts to remember more aspects of his previous life, while Merlin seems to have all but forgotten his.

    What will happen when Arthur starts to make him remember the time before?

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    An afternoon of hunting gone wrong leaves Merlin at the edge of finding out something about Arthur that the prince would rather keep hidden.

    or - In a heartbeat AU

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    Uther Pendragon had many secrets and at this moment he'll only tell you three.
    One - He knows that his son is in love with his manservant. This one was not to had to figure out, as everyone knew but the two offenders themselves.
    Two - Uther really wants grandchildren. He had wanted more children
    Three - He won't ever get them, because of his own stupidity.

    So he might as well let his foolish son marry his manservant, he'll just have some fun at their expense while doing it.

    Will be adding tags as the story progresses.

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    Merlin isn't a good servant, understatement of the century, really.

    Sometimes Arthur doesn't know why he lets him keep the job.

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    Arthur returns and searches for Merlin – only to find that he has been doing just fine in the modern age.

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    Merlin goes to Oxford, but his roommate is Arthur, the diplomat's son.

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    Flavio was adopted when he was 8, and ever since Fafnir was left behind at the orphanage, he hasn't seen him. A twist of fate brings them together once again, and thus, their friendship picks up from where it had left off years ago.

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    He pushed up his crown with a crooked smile that sent Arthur's stomach into cartwheels. It was much too big, and the previous utterance of the reason being that it was proof of Arthur's big head slid aside at the spark that danced across Merlin's eyes.

    When Arthur Pendragon finds his servant tied to a stake on a trek through the kingdom, his heart is left shattered for reasons he can't explain. And, as time wears on, his feelings flourish into something deeper than friendship. Try as he might, he cannot prevail in this particular battle. With everything to prove as a monarch and even more to lose, Arthur must either relinquish his emotion or his throne. But the hearts of men are complex creatures and cannot be reasoned with.

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    Why should Arthur get to marry and Merlin be his dirty little secret? Does Merlin not have to procreate the next dragonlord? What happens when a Merlin who does not believe in infidelity loves Arthur? When Arthur loves Merlin? Follow this story as misunderstanding leads to heartbreak and love.

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    Arthur has a lifechanging discovery at the local corner shop.

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    Soulmates exist. Soul marks are your way to identify your soulmate. But what if one is oblivious? What if the semi-truths surrounding one makes it impossible to identify one's soulmate? Who will win, nature or destiny? Will the rules of nature pan out or will destiny hold supreme? Find out the answer in a Merlin drama.
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    Merlin and Arthur are soulmates. Merlin knows. Arthur don't. The clock is ticking. What will happen?

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    Throughout the lands, sorcery is persecuted. It has been this way since before anyone can remember differently. Those who those who are caught using magic are persecuted, and when they are caught they are shown no mercy. For magic users, this means a life of hiding and fleeing. For one young warlock in particular, the hurt and loss he’s faced in the run for freedom has taken its toll.

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    Prince Arthur and his knights are on a quest near Camelots borders when they encounter a party of slavers illegally transporting through Camelot lands. After defeating the slavers and setting most of their “cargo” free, the knights meet a young sorcerer bound by magic chains. He refuses to speak or trust his rescuers, which frustrates Arthur to no end, what with Camelot very publicly legalizing magic years ago.

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    Arranged marriages were usually quite the cold and formal affair. So, when Merlin Emrys had walked down the throne room towards him and Arthur had fallen in love on the spot, the Crown Prince of Camelot had felt… perplexed, to say the least.

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    Emrys has always known that it is her destiny to turn the spoiled Prince Arthur Pendragon into the greatest king Camelot has known since magic was expelled from the kingdom. But if Emrys guides Arthur to his destiny, she leads herself to her own doom. Emrys hopes to be able to change her fate, but it's hard to focus on that when she's busy trying to keep the prat of a prince from being killed by everything else.

    (In case you didn't read all the tags, this story is MAJOR canon divergent. There are original characters in this, some taking place of canon characters and others added in as side characters. This story contains a lot of original plot points, with a sprinkling of beats from some favorite episodes. I hope you'll give it a chance and still enjoy it!)

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    Merlin stumbles upon Arthur's notebook when he's cleaning his room. He's never been able to take a peek at it because Arthur's very protective of it. Here's what he finds.

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    4/4
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    29
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    500
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    39
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    8679

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