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    Ethereal gold eyes serenely peered at Arthur, his face looking like Merlin's usual earnest self, but there was an otherworldly quality that Arthur couldn't decipher. "I have a bleeding wound on my back, an arrow hole on my shoulder, a stab wound on my stomach. The magic I've used would have killed a normal sorcerer long ago. I shouldn't be alive. If I am human now, I think my human side will abide by that rule." He smiled ruefully, oblivious to the king's horror.

    "There is only so much I can do in a physical body, even as Emrys, but I've...always done differently than what is told." Emrys gave him a small smile - more Merlin bled through the facade, but as a result, a pained expression shadowed him, and his palms hovered over Leon's fatal wound with occasional trembles giving away his weakness.

    "Arthur, could you bring me to the lake of Avalon, once it's over? I think I'd like to be there, please."

    In which there is a reveal, and a struggle of acceptance, self-worth, and destiny. Arthur learns just who exactly his Merlin is, and the protector is now the one needing to be saved before it's too late.

    *Gradual built-up Merlin/Arthur & Merlin/Knights brotherhood. Warning: Whump*

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    Gwaine's got some rules when it comes to living in Camelot, and they usually revolve around Merlin

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    Merlin’s head tilted up, his eyes meeting Arthur’s once more, and he felt his body go cold. There was only one word on Arthur’s lips. One word, over and over. And he finally understood what he was saying. Merlin. He was saying his name, but he couldn’t hear him. He couldn’t hear anything at all. *Completed*

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    Nothing good ever comes from eavesdropping. Or, that one time Leon and Gwaine decided to commit treason.

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    The land of Ospana is full of wordless magic users, and Aurelie is happy there with her five siblings and loving parents. But when a plague hits, Aurelie loses everything. So she packs up and hits the road, travelling aimlessly for just over four years - until she runs into two other travelling swordsmen, who sweep her into a plot filled with a vengeful sorceress, immortal soldiers, the most powerful warlock to every walk the earth, and a prince who has to reclaim his kingdom.

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    “The Gods have deemed you worthy of returning to the land of the living, Sir Lancelot.” He was sure he could hear bitterness in her words.
    “Why?”
    “Emrys needs you. He is their vessel, and he is drowning under his burden. He will fail without counsel. The Gods have decreed it shall be you who saves him.”

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    Lancelot is sent back to Camelot to share Merlin's burden. Arthur thinks they're together romantically and gets jealous. A magic reveal turns their worlds upside down, and Lancelot is left to pick up the pieces. With Gwaine's help of course.

    Canon divergence after the Lamia (4x08) but before Lancelot du Lac (4x09)

     

    OR: the Lancelot return and Mercelot friendship we all deserved.

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    When Lancelot approaches Arthur to ask permission to court Merlin, Arthur gives it easily. Little does he know that from that one conversation secrets would be unraveled.

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    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I / I took the one less travelled by, / And that has made all the difference. ~ Robert Frost

    What is the truth of fate, of the destiny that shows providence to us in our lives and in ourselves?

    What good was it for Merlin to hear, always, from the Great Dragon Kilgharrah that he was destined to serve Arthur, Arthorius, Mac Aeden - Welsh or Scottish born, Romanised, Anglicized and creator of the glory days of Camelot - as Emrys, the master sorcerer who could never be known for his true power as long as magic was banned.

    Yet if Arthur was destined to die by the hand of a son, in league with his half-sister and known by his dearest love, how could Merlin yet follow such a destiny? Why would he take the dragon's word rather than forging his own path?

    And what would happen if he had chosen a different way?

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    It's late after an outing from Camelot, and in a moment of calm, Gwaine asks a question that is harmless enough, or at least harmlessly meant. But Gwaine, being Gwaine, might have a bit of trouble reading the mood, and certain someones get rather fired up about it.

    ...Or else, perhaps he is more aware than he lets on.

    (Set in the course of show canon when Lancelot still lives and Mordred has not yet grown up enough to join the knights - on an evening after an excursion out of Camelot)

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    During a visit to discuss a treaty with Nemeth, the crown prince takes an interest in Merlin.
    Merlin begins to wish he had stayed safe in Camelot.
    When things go as wrong as they possibly can, will Merlin ever be able to return to Arthur's side?

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    This is a Gwaine/Reader fanfic.
    You, a modest yet well known painter, have been commissioned by the legendary King Arthur to paint portraits of the royal court. (That being him, his queen, and his Knights of the Round Table.)
    With such a large workload, you’ll be working exclusively for the king for months on end. In your time in the palace, you get to know the knights and many of those who live within the city walls. One knight in particular, however, continuously draws your attention: A dark haired rebel with a good heart. Sir Gwaine is the perfect gentleman and you can’t help but get excited every time he looks in your direction.

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    The years following the day Merlin became Arthur’s servant were eventful. The strain grew heavy upon Merlin had he battled alongside Arthur and with his own destiny. He felt questioned at every turn, every sun rise and sunset. It was tempting fate to stay he wouldn’t come out unscathed. However, the wounds Merlin suffered could not be seen upon the skin, the scars collected merely waged war within.

    It was not hard to understand why Merlin merely stopped eating and why Arthur nearly ruined everything trying to help.

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    Merlin has the flu. Arthur notices it and sends him back to his chambers to rest, but an important event forces Merlin to heal himself to be able to attend the event by Arthur's side. The healing didn't go quite right though... Something is suddenly wrong with Merlin's magic. Read on as chaos ensues.

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    There is no future without Arthur.

    With this thought, Merlin chooses to follow Arthur into the unknown.

    This decision changes everything. The paths of destiny are unmade and reformed. Arthur Pendragon returns to the throne and the people of Camelot rejoice.

    However, gold is forged in fire. A new threat rises, closer and more insidious than anyone could imagine.

    Warning: Dark!Gwen & lots of Merlin!Whump. Because we hurt the ones we love.

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    Of all the ways Arthur and the knights could've found out about his magic, Merlin hadn't thought it'd be due to a sparrow. There will be a happy ending, but it's gonna take a while.

    "Arthur was terrified when he saw Merlin make up his mind to jump. He put on a burst of speed, willing his body to give everything he had so he could just-reach out and….He crashed at full speed into the warlock, knocking them both out of breath, but most importantly, far away from the edge of the ravine. Merlin fought him, kicking and clawing for escape, but it was clear that whatever had fueled him for so long was gone, and eventually the kicking and punching and shouting was gone, and Merlin wept in Arthur’s arms, trembling hard.

    “Sorry, so sorry, so so sorry. ‘M so sorry, Arthur,” he sobbed desperately, and Arthur held him close, heart racing and eyes wet. “I’m so sorry, please don’t burn me. I’m so sorry. I didn’ mean to, I was born with it.” Merlin cried, and Arthur shushed him gently."

    UPDATE: INCREDIBLE artwork provided by Sunfall_of_Ennien, who is wonderful and amazing. Thank you so much, my friend. <3

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    When Gaius is falsely executed, Camelot move on, but not Merlin. Part of his world has ended, and he has no idea how to move on.
    Especially when one royal prat can't help but meddle with things Merlin (and the knights) really wished he wouldn't.

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    Gaius is executed and Arthur tries to help Merlin but spectacularly fails.

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    When a sorcerer captures Arthur, the Knights, and Merlin, he seeks revenge for Uther's wrongdoings by wanting to give Arthur a potion that will make him endure the pain of the worst wound received by everyone in their party, while everyone gets to see the vision of the wound being inflicted. 7 painful wounds. It's too much for one man.

    Merlin knows he can't let his King take that. Will the sorcerer let him take his place? What happens when the Knights see Merlin's most painful wound? How does one survive a Serket sting?

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    "What do you mean, he strangled Merlin?!"

    In which Gwaine punches the king and Arthur ignores his feelings.

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    After Gaius’ rescue, it is once again clear that there was only one person in Arthur’s court who had the opportunity to betray him. Unfortunately, Arthur’s state of denial opens up a last resort for his enemies to take over Camelot. And to his neverending dismay, Merlin may be the only one who can do anything about it. AU after 4x07 “The Secret Sharer.”

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    Arthur and the Knights find out Merlin has magic when he saves them from a bandit attack they were definitely going to lose.

    Arthur has the nerve to say Merlin knows nothing of loss, and Merlin explodes on him, letting out years worth of pain and suffering.

    Arthur, needless to say, is speechless.

    OR: the one where Merlin finally has a breakdown.

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