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    In the aftermath of a losing battle against Morgana, Merlin exhausts his magic to save Arthur's life, putting his own life at risk in the process. When Arthur wakes up, he finds his manservant completely unresponsive and panics. They're stranded alone in the middle of an unfamiliar forest with barely any supplies, and Arthur must figure out how to keep Merlin alive.

    But that's not all; Morgana and the beast she conjured are still out there, patiently waiting for the chance to strike again.
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    With magic being freed from persecution, Arthur decides to journey to a temple that magic users have begun trekking to. Their pilgrimage, Leon called it. Merlin can't place why he thinks it's a bad idea, but feels like they shouldn't go. Naturally, where Arthur goes, Merlin goes, and so the King, his servant (read: friend), the Knights of the Round Table, all ride out to investigate the temple in hopes of proving that magic is truly free and not a ploy of the Pendragons to instigate another purge.

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    Someone were to ask the crown prince of Camelot how he would rather spend the tonight's feast with all the guests of the 5 kingdoms this was NOT what he had in mind

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    “Merlin, you’re not fine! You’re- you’re so far from fine! You died right before my eyes!” Lancelot shouted, disbelieving his own words as he tries to convey the seriousness of the situation. “Right here Merlin! In my arms!” His chest heaved with the unspoken words he wanted to express even as they died on his lips.
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    Everything changes when Merlin discovers the real destiny the fates had in store for him. The real meaning of the title he was given at birth, Emrys.

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    “And we can’t have you going around thinking what you did was alright and that it didn’t warrant any disciplining.”

    “Because that’s what we’re hear for, to discipline you. Now you’ll think twice before throwing yourself into danger like that.”

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    Merlin's waited years, and still Albion hasn't come. Arthur still treats him like trash. His life is still meaningless, and even the small joys are starting to mean nothing to him. Was this really what destiny had in store for him?

    The only thing he has left for himself is his attractions, and he understands that they're directed towards Camelot's Knights. Well, one knight in particular now. The one that would treat him gently, if only he allowed it. How would it ever work between them?

    Is this really a life worth living?

    Is Camelot really worthy of Merlin?

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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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    Perspectives before and after Merlin showed up. From different people around Camelot.

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    Visiting nobles and knights treat Merlin badly, and Arthur finds out. But his efforts to protect Merlin don't work completely, and with invasions on the way, alliances to be made and laws to change, there's a lot to do, and a long recovery ahead for Merlin.

    Set just before s3e11 onwards.

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    The first things he learned were never talk back, keep quiet, and don’t tell anyone.

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    Day 29: All Work And No Play ('You're still not dead?' | too weak to move | overworked)

    Merlin keeps falling asleep in random places as he's working so hard. His friends stage an intervention.

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    Gwen gets injured in a bandit attack, then tries to hide said injury. No one copes particularly well with this.

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    Anyone who worked in the palace, or around the palace, knew the rules. They were unspoken, of course, but everyone followed them, servants, knights, and even nobles alike. They were pretty simple, as far as rules go, but adhered too more than many of Camelot’s laws.

    The Merlin Rules Go as Follows: Don't hurt him, disrespect him, flirt with him, spread rumours about him, or mention his magic. If you break any of those? Well you'll more than likely find yourself at the mercy of a few knights, the Kings ward, and the King himself.

     

    (That's what it was meant to be. It's really just all of them loving Merlin (especially Arthur) and trying to protect him but I wasn't feeling very mean)

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    "Why on earth did you do that?" he demanded, eyes shining with anger.

    "You were hurt." Merlin responded, tightly gripping Percy's arm to pull himself straight. He was confused as to why Arthur seemed mad.

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    Nearly almost loosing Merlin made Arthur realize just how much he cared for him and needed him in his life.

    So when Camelot is faced with a new challenge, Arthur absolutely refuses to allow Merlin to deal with this one on his own. Merlin is confused about the whole ordeal, why does Arthur care this much?

    He'd be surprised at how far Arthur is actually willing to go to protect the one he loves the most.

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    When Morgana places a curse on Merlin that makes his greatest pain physical, Arthur wonders what it is that makes his manservant's heart hurt. He ponders this and faces some long ago buried feelings by Merlin's bedside (and wrapped around Merlin. For body heat, obviously).

    That's a pretty shit summary but it's 2 am. Basically, Merlin gets badly hurt, Arthur gets stressed and protective, and there is friendship, love confessions, cuddling, and maybe a few kisses.

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    He doesn’t notice how the quiet begins to grow around him, nor does he really understand how easily he accommodates the quiet until he can fit himself within it, without ever making a sound.

    ..........in other words, Merlin doesn't know he's loved and the others are doing their best to hold space...well...not everyone...

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    2/?
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    Alright. Merlin’s going to be honest. Is the absolute best at hiding his magic from people? No. Is he a damn sight near better than some other bastards would be if they had his magic? Yes, yes, he is, thank you very much. They would do quite well to remember that he is magic, and he’s had it since he was born, so he knows what he’s doing when it comes to knowing that he has it. Yes, thank you, he doesn’t go around doing every single thing he could with magic because well, then he’d never get to do much of anything ever again.

    And that would be boring.

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    Arthur thought that everything would, at long last, be alright. After all, Merlin’s secrets are out in the open. He’s working on legalizing magic. They’ve definitely gotten over their fight about it.
    He was wrong, and Merlin may pay for his king’s naïveté with his life.

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    Merling thinks he's good at keeping secrets. Arthur, Gwen, and Morgana quickly prove him wrong.

    In other words, Merlin gets exposed as the worst secret keeper ever.

    This is set somewhere after season 3. Everything still happened except Morgana never joined Morgause.

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    In a land of prejudice, and a time of despair, the burden of keeping everyone alive rests on the shoulders of a young boy. His name… Merlin.

    Merlin finally loses it when Balinor dies in his arms. While the warlock drowns in guilt and sorrow, the end game shifts.

    A story in which Merlin’s mantra is “Destiny, prophecies, and Kilgharrah can shove it somewhere the sun doesn’t shine.”

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    Chapters:
    17/?
    Comments:
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    Kudos:
    727
    Bookmarks:
    133
    Hits:
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