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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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    Arthur tries to build a snowman but can't quite seem to get it right, Merlin has just the thing

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    "What're you doing?"
    "What does it look like we're doing Merlin?" Arthur answered, but there was barely any hint of his usual teasing tone.
    "I meant why are we dancing?"

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    Merlin sings some Sara bareilles whilst doing dishes, not realising Arthur is around until he answers his question

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    514
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    1/1
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    2
    Kudos:
    18
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    4
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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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    22/24
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    Arthur glanced back, and presumably noting his confusion, waved a hand vaguely at his back. “You know—with your wings. Have you ever flown?”

    “Oh, right.”

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    Arthur can't help but wonder, now that he knows about Merlin's wings, if he flies.

    Series
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    1/1
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    2
    Comments:
    14
    Kudos:
    143
    Bookmarks:
    12
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    692
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    Merlin was never supposed to come back to Ealdor. He was too changed now, he could never bear coming back to the life of pretending. But with his mother threatened, he felt he had no choice.

    And then, Arthur decided to come along, which complicated things even more.

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    1/1
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    8
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    54
    Bookmarks:
    8
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    286
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    Merlin knows that his destiny is with Arthur but it’s becoming incredibly difficult to protect him when all he can focus on is how perfect his king is. Sometimes he lets himself hope that Arthur thinks the same way about him.

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    1/1
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    1
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    99
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    11
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    Winter has come to Camelot.
    While Merlin doesn't really like the cold, Arthur seems to have a lot of fun with the season.

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    1/?
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    3
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    “Don’t you just love this?” Merlin called out, laughing still, as he finally stopped spinning to look at the King. “It’s so—”

    “Beautiful?” Arthur offered up, walking over to his Court Sorcerer. He knew he wasn’t talking about the snow, but Merlin didn’t need to know that.

    Though, maybe he already knew that—if the blush that rose to his face was any sign, he did.

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    Merlin drags Arthur out in the middle of the night to experience the first snowfall of winter.

    Series
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    Words:
    1,577
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    42
    Kudos:
    208
    Bookmarks:
    26
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    Merlin is Arthur's favorite. Everyone knows that. Apart from Arthur.

    Language:
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    30
    Kudos:
    373
    Bookmarks:
    41
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    In moments like these, Arthur truly wondered if he was human, and not some…otherworldly, magical being exploring the planes of this realm. He was ethereal, in every aspect of the word.

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    Merlin & Arthur sneak away for some time alone together, and Arthur is madly in love with his betrothed.

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    Words:
    1,055
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    2
    Comments:
    26
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    186
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    21
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    1140
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    A quiet night in between Camelot’s most notable pair.

    Language:
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
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    77
    Bookmarks:
    4
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    548
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    Arthur's perspective on the years after he and Merlin got together, and how he deals with Merlin's memory loss.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
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    62
    Bookmarks:
    7
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    On the eve of their marriage, Arthur's betrothed was nowhere to be found.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    168
    Bookmarks:
    23
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    1222
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    "Did you really think I'd leave you behind?"

    Merlin looks up from where he's polishing Arthur's armour. It's a few weeks after their return from the Cauldron of Arianrhod and all the revelations that entailed, and they're finally speaking normally again.

    "I wouldn't have, but I've learned over the last few months that it's best not to assume anything like that about my friends."

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    1/1
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    9
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    Bookmarks:
    24
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    1320
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    The man paled, stumbling back into the water again, this time until he was standing thigh deep, with wide eyes. He looked shaken and slightly frightened. “You’re the prince!” He exclaimed.

    “I am,” Arthur confirmed, frowning. Normally people were reassured when they learned he was the prince! Not frightened! Not unless… “You’re a sorcerer?”

    Selkie,” the man corrected, voice harsh and biting, “I won’t let you kill me! I’ve done nothing wrong. The rumours are fake, lies—I’ve never hurt anyone!”

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    Looking for a resting place for the evening, on his way home to Camelot, Arthur stumbles across a handsome selkie named Merlin.

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    Chapters:
    2/2
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    1
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    44
    Kudos:
    204
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    24
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    1458
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    Merlin only has one secret from Arthur because frankly, he never thought Arthur would be interested. On this occasion Merlin is careless and Arthur is too nosey to ignore what he sees.

    Series
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    Words:
    1,210
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    72
    Bookmarks:
    8
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    733
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    "I'm just..." Merlin broke off.

    Arthur’s mouth nudged against the neckerchief, which was tightly wrapped around Merlin’s eyes.

    "I know."

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    Or: Merlin is overwhelmed and Arthur guides him through it.

    Language:
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    Words:
    783
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    1
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    47
    Bookmarks:
    3
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    611
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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.

    Language:
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    Chapters:
    2/2
    Comments:
    12
    Kudos:
    191
    Bookmarks:
    22
    Hits:
    1653

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