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    [One hunting trip. That’s all Arthur wanted. One trip that didn’t involve dangerous magical creatures or bandits or other non-traditional hindrances. For once he would like for his biggest problems to be a damp sleeping bag.
    But no, it could never be that easy. Arthur’s camp was long forgotten as he dangled from the claws of the dragon. He’d woken up to see a dark figure standing over him and the next thing he knew he was dangling hundreds of meters in the air with a pounding headache.]
    Or, Merlin is a dragonlord, the son of the dragonlord Balinor who rules over the dragons in the North. Arthur is the prince Merlin is instructed to kidnap. Balinor is the exasperated father and general who just wanted to legalize magic but accidentally set his son up with the child and heir of his greatest enemy.
    Whoops.

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    Arthur was born of magic. Scared and unsure of how to use his power and a father who hates all that is magic, will he and his new friend Merlin be able to learn and co-exist in a world that was made of magic?
    Who will magic call her own in the end?

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    “Can magic corrupt a person?” Arthur hated how weak he sounded, but it is truly something he didn’t understand and he wanted to know the truth.
    “Is a sword evil or good?” Merlin countered the question slightly. He knows that Arthur needs to see that magic is neutral that it is the wielder who manipulates it.
    “Neither.” Arthur gave Merlin an unsure look.

    Updates: Sundays

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    Set during Season 3 episode 12, The Coming of Arthur Part 1. AU. Merlin sends Arthur with Gwaine and Elyan to safety in the woods staying back to buy them time to get to cover.

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    This is a story originally written by bitsandbobsofwriting on Tumblr, check out their other stories, they truly are amazing!

     

    Kilgharrah: "Kill the child, Merlin!"

    Merlin (like a normal person): No?? What the fuck???

    With that everything changed.

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    Very rarely, a child can be born to two druids who possess no magic at all. Druids will still protect them, as they do all those seeking refuge, but if the unmagic child decides to leave, they will not be stopped.

    An unmagic druid is discovered during a Camelot patrol. They are being attacked and the knights step in. The unmagic druid proves themself to be handy with a sword, and Arthur invites them back to Camelot.

    The trouble is, magic or not, they are a druid. They know of the druids and their ways.

    They have to make a choice whether or not to stay in camelot

     

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    this fic is not going to be updated for a month
     

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    They say not to put all your eggs in one basket, but Arthur only has one basket. He must somehow convince Camelot that Merlin - and, by extension, magic - deserves to be free on the actions of the warlock alone. Only, his subjects are difficult to sway, and his nobility harder. Meanwhile, he must battle his growing feelings for his manservant - and the fact that he doesn't only love Merlin.

    In which Merlin must fess up to everything he's ever done in front of all of Camelot, and he has to hope that his good deeds outweigh his evil ones. It has all come down to this.

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    Merlin is overworked and exhausted, so Arthur is determined for him to get some rest. A trip to Ealdor sounds like a perfect idea.

    There is only one problem: Will.

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    Arthur had finally put his finger on it.
    The thing that had made Merlin stand out, the thing that had intrigued him about the boy ever since the first time he’d met him. The thing that was going to get him killed… Merlin had magic. Not only had it, but used it freely all the bloody time. It was only a matter of time before someone saw him do it, and then they’d report him to the king and Merlin would be dragged out into the courtyard and executed.
    Well, not if Arthur had anything to do about it.

     
    Mid series one, Arthur, for once not being totally oblivious, discovers that Merlin has magic. The problem is, having magic gets people killed and Arthur very much prefers Merlin alive. It turns out making sure nobody sees Merlin do magic is rather a full-time job however...

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    Arthur sank with a groan onto the bed. Muscles were sore that he didn’t even know he had. How easy the exercises were a few months ago and now it just feels like he had never done anything in his life.

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    Well, actually I'm not sure what happened either," Merlin began to babble. "There was this group of revenge-bent sorcerers and they could command a few beasts—"
    "Hold on, define a few?"
    "—shush, Arthur, there were only about ten magical beasts when I got there."
    "And you still went after them... alone!??" 

    "It's not like I was looking for trouble." Merlin scowled at the prince's near hysterical tone. "Trouble was looking for one certain dollophead royal pratness, and I was just there to intercept them. Besides," the warlock grinned, sweet and somewhat menacing at the same time, "you should see the other guys."

    Arthur ran a hand over his hair, relief and exasperation mixing together into a budding headache. "Merlin, what have I told you about not doing these stuff alone anymore?" 

     

    In which Arthur is dealing with worries over Merlin's daredevil tendencies.

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    'Wait-” He paused. “Were you two... worried about me?”'

    lit-beyond-measure prompted 'hiding-your-face hug with merwaincelot?'

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    In a time of peace and a world of magic the happiness of a young boy rests on the shoulders of two immortals their name’s — the Prats
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    When Dumbledore leaves baby Harry on the Dursley’s doorstep their neighbours from across the road vow to themselves to look after the little boy as best they can

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    Merlin is magic.

    The world doesn't like magic.

    ...does it?

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    "[Merlin] can’t get out of his bed. The tiniest amount of pressure he puts on his arms has him screaming in pain. He can’t push himself up without feeling like his shoulders are burning. His mother’s worried face makes him squeezes his eyes closed with guilt. He can’t afford to be in bed all day. They need to take care of their fields now, or the harvest will not be enough to get through the next winter. Ealdor can’t afford to lose any crops.

    He tries to tell his mother as much, but she won’t hear it. “You don’t have to worry about that, Merlin. You need to rest, so you’re back to full strength. Then you can worry about helping the village. Now, can you turn over so I can have a look at your back?”

    Merlin manages to roll over onto his stomach and pulls his shirt over his head. He hears the small gasp of his mother and turns his head to look over his shoulder. He can’t see anything, so he just frowns at her. She reaches out to his shoulder blade and her fingers lightly brush over his skin. Immediately, Merlin jerks away in pain. It feels like her fingers leave a burning hot trail on his skin."

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    Three years have passed since Merlin's partial reveal of his magic. On the eve of their assault on Helios and Morgana's forces, Emrys must finally reveal himself in full. Quite without his knowing, it alters the entire course of Camelot's future—as well as his own, with the Once and Future King…

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    With all the things Sir Leon has been through, its no wonder he's plagued by nightmares. When Merlin witnesses one of them and wakes Leon, it starts a trend of Merlin helping Leon through the aftermath of his nightmares.

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    After getting separated from Merlin by bandits, their leader curses Arthur with a fate worse than death. At least, that's how Arthur feels about it, anyway.

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    Arthur never realised he had magic. Until a faithful day when he needed to protect Merlin and couldn't do it the normal way.

    Extraction: Arthur groaned when he woke up. His head was pounding and it took him a few seconds to realise he was in the dungeons.

    R/darkfic prompts: "Thank you for agreeing to help. My son is in a difficult position."

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    Arthur pushed the front door closed behind him and leaned against it, a white grip on his laptop bag, eyes red and screwed shut. He heard Merlin appear from the kitchen. Arthur couldn’t speak – couldn’t even meet his husband’s eyes. He looked at the ceiling, mouth squeezed tight, holding it all in.

    Merlin eased Arthur’s bag from him, then drew him into his arms. Arthur’s breath heaved as he sunk his head onto Merlin’s shoulder. They stood locked together and Merlin felt Arthur silently shuddering, until he managed to force himself to stop, with deep breaths.

    Merlin kissed his forehead. “What happened, love?”
     

    Arthur took over as CEO of Pendragon Enterprises a year ago. When he starts having problems at work, Merlin hates seeing him upset and decides he should do something about it - but best intentions don't always lead to the best results.

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    Lancelot plans to heal Sir Gareth and Sir Bedevere, who were injured during a patrol. The problem is, he's hurt too.

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