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    “Where did you learn to do that?” Gwaine asked, following Merlin up the bank.
     
    “This is how normal people fish,” Merlin replied dryly. “Not trying to stab them with swords.”

    “This is a knife,” Gwaine retorted, sounding every bit as sulky as he felt.

    “Still, you didn’t catch a fish.”

     
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    Gwaine saves a young Merlin from a beating and ends up with a new little brother to take care of on his travels.

    Or, what would Merlin be like if he had Gwaine influencing him over his formative years?

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    Merlin knew it was going to happen at one point or another, it has happened before and he knows he’s not subtle enough, he's not as careful as he should. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t feel like all the breath has left him and the blind panic of something worse than fearing for your life.

    So, it happened. Merlin just wished it was under a less bloody circumstance.

    “I was going to give you a hand,” Gwaine said, with the sword still on his hand. Merlin can’t breathe “but clearly you didn’t need it.”

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    Based on the song "Black Sheep" by Poor Man's Poison with lyrics from that and "Pressure Cracks" (also by them).

    Arthur finds out about Merlin's magic, and needless to say, he doesn't react very well.

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    Secrets, lies, sarcasm and cryptic prophecies mean that no-one is on the same side of the coin. This leads to a whole lot of awkward misunderstandings and people behaving like idiots.
    Meanwhile, Merlin returns to Camelot when Arthur and Gwen host a tournament to welcome their new addition to the Pendragon family. The guests bring with them more surprises than gifts and the baby prince’s life is at risk of being ended before it begins.

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    “Lancelot did describe them well…”

    “But it wasn’t Lancelot” Gwaine cuts him off, glancing around challengingly. “Was it?”

    Gwaine knows his fellow knights and that thing looking like Lancelot is not one of them.
    Thankfully, the others agree – not-so-thankfully, it seems avoiding a disaster is up to the four of them.
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    Merlin has a habit of keeping Arthur out of trouble, without the prince noticing of course. But when it's the warlock's turn to keep himself from harm's way he's not as on top of things as he'd like to believe, leaving the task up to those closest to him. A series of connected short stories featuring our favorites from Camelot and their mission to keep one selfless sorcerer safe.

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    Gwaine could have happily gone their whole life without seeing Camelot. Unfortunately for him, King Rodor and Princess Mithian are travelling there to sign a treaty that will be sealed with the marriage of Mithian to Prince Arthur of Camelot. As Mithian's bodyguard, Gwaine accompanies them in the attempt to dissuade Mithian from marrying Arthur. However, when they arrive, two people catch Gwaine's eye and it's going to make leaving all the more painful...

    (Also known as the Merwaincelot Aro Mithian AU on tumblr)

    Written for Merwaincelot Week 2021 (day 6: AU)

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    Returning to Camelot from the Perilous lands, is not as easy as Merlin hoped.

    Arthur puts the pieces together and understands Courage, Strength, and Magic.

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    Basically, Merlin, Gwaine, and Lancelot get themselves temporarily banished from Camelot during a visit from some nobles because of their unique propensities for getting into trouble and are sent off on a quest that they think is going to be easy and harmless and turns out to not quite be.

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    After the immortal army has been defeated, Lancelot realises that he's perhaps a little more injured than he first thought. And, after finally crashing from the adrenaline rush he's been surviving on since being separated from Lancelot in the forest, Gwaine realises that he's perhaps hanging on by a thinner thread than he'd initially believed. Luckily for them, Merlin – despite being thrown against a stone wall – is significantly more at ease than usual and is there to help them through it.

    Written for Merwaincelot Week 2021 (day 2: angst).

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    During the routine bandit ambush, Gwaine is mortally wounded. Merlin saves him with magic, and instead of exploding at the reveal, Arthur is overcome with guilt. Merlin has been dealing with the trauma of taking a life--alone. Nothing, not even the new powers Merlin has, can keep Arthur from wanting to protect the younger man.

    Fluffy magic reveal with Gwaine as the protective comic relief.

    Edit: now including original draft per request.

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    Men gaped at the hue of him
    Ingrained in garb and mien,
    A fellow fiercely grim,
    And all in glittering green.

    When a fierce Green Knight shows up in Camelot with a challenge for King Arthur, his loyal knight Sir Gwaine steps up to take the challenge himself. [Art]

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    So apparently when you’ve been imprisoned, tortured and starved for a week things don’t just go back to normal once you get out??

    Who knew.

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    The world was strange. There was a time where almost every other person had some sort of magical ability. Whether it was making toys hover through the air or helping bathwater to stay warm longer. But some had abilities that scared those without. Their vibrant colored hair showed the extent of their powers. While most people would have a few streaks here and there, or color that was only at their nape, it was common knowledge that they held some innate skill with magic. There were many who didn’t know what their ability was, but they held a colored streak that would fade as they grew older. It tended to manifest in many in their adolescence; their magical abilities. If they studied to try to figure out what their ability was, if they didn’t know, then their hair would brighten the closer they got to figuring it out. Once their color settled, their eyes would glow a brilliant gold color when they applied their magic. It was breathtaking to behold.

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    Gwaine and Lancelot get mistaken for each other

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    In the past few days he may have neglected his duties as Merls’ best friend a bit – he was out searching for the man, who just up and disappeared for starters – but when Gaius is in trouble and Merlin says he’s been abducted, Gwaine ceases his chance. He knows Merlin is right, because in these things, Merlin is always right, just like how his bad feelings always lead to an attack.

    Gwaine is a loyal to Merlin - anyone would tell you that. With Gaius kidnapped, it is time for that loyalty to shine.
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    Merlin saves Arthur and the Knights while on a hunt, but his magic is revealed.

    He stays in the cells until Arthur decides to hold his trial. The guards don't appreciate how Merlin has magic, and let him know how they feel about him.

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    An angst-filled mystery winds its way through this tragic tale of love, loss, and learning to love again.

    Merlin Emrys mourns the death of his partner. He’s lonely and wants to have someone in his life, yet he isn’t quite ready to move on from his once-in-a-lifetime love.

    Arthur Pendragon mourns the death of his recently-deceased father and struggles with the relatively recent realisation that he prefers men to women.

    A memorable meeting at The Rising Sun could very well be a precursor to great things for these two lost souls. Unfortunately, someone known to both Arthur and Merlin doesn’t want them together.




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    In "The Darkest Hour", Gaius wasn't sure what it will take to repair the tear in the veil between worlds (blood sacrifice was merely a guess) and Kilgharrah insisted that "the spirit world demands no sacrifice", that "it is the demands of the Cailleach".

    What if... the Cailleach asked for something other than blood sacrifice? What if she asked for the two halves to be made whole instead?

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    Elyan and Percival get drenched while on patrol, but when they return to the castle, Elyan realizes that it isn't just the cold and wet making him feel bad. Gwaine is there to look after him

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